Make a run for it
Every day, nine U.S. children are diagnosed with a brain tumor. You can help by joining the Running for Rachael 5K. Proceeds will go to treatment, cure and prevention efforts at the Brain Tumor Institute at Children's National Medical Center.
Running for Rachael 5K
U.S. Air Force Academy
Saturday, March 29, 8 a.m. check-in; 9 a.m. race, $25
Contact: rachaelsribbonsofhope.org ("Upcoming Events" link)
All that glitters
Learn how you can impact poverty in other countries by purchasing fair-trade products. See Black Gold, a film about the injustices of the coffee industry, and participate in a coffee tasting of fair-trade coffees. Proceeds benefit the Roots and Wings Guatemala Scholarship Fund.
Fellowship Bible Church Auditorium
5580 N. Nevada Ave.
Saturday, March 29, 7 p.m., $5 donation
Contact: 598-7870 ext. 106; RSVP online at fbccs.org/blackgold
Turn out the lights
Just one hour is all you need. Join citizens worldwide in an event to create awareness about energy conservation by shutting off all non-essential lights and electrical appliances for one hour. Celebrate with a candle-lit dinner, a living room "campout" with the kids, or create a new tradition.
For more civic and volunteer opportunities, see our Listings section.