As fall approaches, charities around Tampa Bay are holding more benefits for causes like breast cancer, animal rescues and the arts. Here are some upcoming events where you can chow down for a good cause.
Dunedin Wine and Art Walk Art, wine tastings, food and live entertainment. Celtic music, drumming and Highland dancers combine in this stroll with exhibits from more than 30 local merchants and galleries. Benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Alliance. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fri. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. $10 wristbands. (727) 734-8671. 2ndFridayDunedin.com.
Desserts 4 the Cure Make a donation to fight breast cancer and enjoy ice cream, root beer floats, desserts and more. Benefits Susan G. Komen 3 Day Team Walk. 3 to 6 p.m. Sat. Crabby Bill's, 401 Gulf Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. Desserts served with donation. (727) 698-0078. bikers4boobs.com.
Imagine: A Night of Possibilities Food and wine tasting, '70s music show to benefit USF's Parkinson's Disease & Movement Disorder Center. 6:30 to 10 p.m. Sat. Ferguson Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $75, $125 VIP admission. (813) 844-4547. tbpac.org.
Sip and Shop A tea social with vendors. Proceeds from purchases benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sun. American Cancer Society, 4801 86th Ave., Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 812-7028.
Tea For Tots Enjoy a light lunch with a trumpet performance by Patrick Henry Hughes. Benefits the Lighthouse of Pinellas Children's Department. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tue. Margarete Heye Great Room at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50. (727) 544-4433. lighthouseofpinellas.org.
Breakfast of Hope Breakfast by the Pediatric Cancer Foundation to raise funds for the Sunshine Project and children's cancer research. 7:30 a.m. Wed. Crowne Plaza Hotel Westshore, 5303 West Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $75. (813) 269-0955. fastercure.org.