September galas and benefits calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Big Ball Marathon and Festival
Aug. 31-Sept. 1 An annual 24-hour softball marathon and festival at Silver Lake Park in Middletown raises money for local charities. 379-1531,

Incredible Back-to-School Wig Out
Sept. 9 Help the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware and the National Alopecia Areata Foundation when the J. Christian Studio presents this lively event at Sanford School.

Wilmington Heart Walk
Sept. 9 Be part of the American Heart Association’s signature fundraising event.

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United Cerebral Palsy Silent Auction & Happy Hour
Sept. 13 At this fifth annual event in support of UCP, enjoy live music, guest bartenders and a silent auction at Catherine Rooney’s in Wilmington. 764-2400

Women’s Race for the Pink Ribbon
Sept. 13 This women-only 5K race at the Wilmington Riverfront benefits the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and is followed by a pink party.,

The Farmer and The Chef
Sept. 20 Local farmers and chefs whip up a tasty competition at the Chase Center in support of the March of Dimes.

Biggs Museum Golf Tournament
Sept. 21 Biggs’ second annual event at Wild Quail Golf and Country Club in Wyoming includes 18 holes, cocktails, a silent auction, dinner and an awards ceremony. 674-2111,

Pancakes for Parkinson’s
Sept. 22 This all-you-can-eat affair at Sanford School in Hockessin benefits the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Wine & Dinosaurs
Sept. 23 Sample wine, craft beers and hors d’oeuvres while bidding on silent auction items to benefit the Delaware Museum of Natural History. 658-9111,

Delaware Mud Run
Sept. 23 Slip, slide and slosh (or just watch) during the “original” mud run at Frightland in Middletown to benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware.

Delaware Hospice Golf Outing
Sept. 27 Tee up for Delaware Hospice at White Clay Creek Country Club at Delaware Park. An awards dinner and open bar close out the day.

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