Following are fundraisers, donations and other charitable events happening in the Midlands. E-mail your information about good deeds to email@example.com or call 402-444-1040.
Gently used: ReRuns R Fun, a nonprofit consignment sale, will have more than 100,000 items for sale from Friday through Sept. 28 in the ReRuns Event Center, 85th Street and Brentwood Drive in La Vista. Look for fall, winter and holiday clothing (infant to teens), costumes, shoes, coats, boots, cribs, bikes, strollers, car seats, baby equipment, electronics, furniture, maternity, toys and Christmas gifts. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Most items will be reduced 25 percent Sept. 26 and 50 percent Sept. 27 and 28. Want to shop two days before the sale opens to the public? To be admitted from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, visit Rerunsrfun.org and make a $10 donation to one of several local charities and receive an early shopping pass for one adult, children younger than 3 get in free. Reruns will match every $10 donation.
It's back: The 56th annual rummage sale to benefit Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, Neb., will run Thursday through Sept. 22 at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Arlington, Neb. The hospital's auxiliary hosts this fundraiser. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 for a bag sale only.
Annual sale: The semiannual Goodwill Sale at Bon-Ton Stores, including Younkers and Herbergers, will run Thursday through Oct. 5. Younkers will reward shoppers for donating gently used clothing at any of its stores. For each donation, the giver will receive a coupon for up to 25 percent off nearly all store merchandise and 15 percent off fragrances and cosmetics. The stores will donate all items received to Goodwill Industries for sale in the community in which the items were donated.
Life is a cabaret: Reservations are due Wednesday for the Museum of Nebraska Art Guild's annual Cabaret-Fest. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Kearney, Neb., museum's Outdoor Sculpture Garden. Guests will have German food, polka music and a live auction. Tickets are $50 per person and include beverages and dinner. Reserve a spot by calling the museum at 308-865-8559. Proceeds support the MONA Guild.
Museum benefit: The Sarpy County Museum garage sale will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the historic Bellevue depot, 2402 Clay St. in Bellevue. Sale proceeds will go to support the museum, which will offer free admission Saturday.
Leader Dogs: Help the Millard Lions Noon Club support Leader Dogs for the blind by participating in a 2K fun run and walk from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Zorinsky Lake at the boat dock. Register for $10 at the event. Kids and dogs get in free. Bikes and strollers are welcome.
Wounded warrior: A Sept. 22 benefit will help pay medical expenses for a wounded warrior and 2002 Bellevue West High School graduate now diagnosed with pilocytic astrocytoma, a form of brain cancer. Justin Anderson served in the Army from 2002-04. He was wounded in combat in Iraq and honorably discharged. This June, doctors found a tumor. Family members and the local chapter of the Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club are sponsoring the fundraiser to help Anderson, wife Kristen and daughter Lylah. The noon to 6 p.m. benefit will feature food, drink and entertainment at the Bellevue Volunteer Firefighters Hall, 2108 Franklin St. in Bellevue.
European vehicles: Omaha Elks Lodge 39 will sponsor the Sept. 22 European Car and Bike Expo at 6410 S. 96th St. The 3 to 7 p.m. event is open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Proceeds from those sales will support community activities sponsored by the Elks.
On the links: Trinity Lutheran Church in Papillion will sponsor a fundraising golf tournament at 1 p.m. Sept. 22 at Sunset Valley Country Club, 9300 Arbor St. in Omaha. The cost is $50 a person, which includes golf, a cart and a meal. For more information or to register, contact Tina Persinger at 402-690-5367 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will benefit The Raining Season, which works with orphans and impoverished families in Sierra Leone.
Through the countryside: Wish Ride 27 will be Sept. 29, starting from the fire station in Percival, Iowa. Proceeds benefit the Made-A-Wish Foundation. The department will serve breakfast at $5 for adults and $3 for children. Sign-in will be from 7 to 9 a.m. with riders starting between 8 and 9. Distance choices are 24-, 38-, 54- and 64-mile routes. Snacks and beverages will be available at the stops. Helmets are required. Knights of Columbus Council 3152 from Nebraska City sponsors the ride. For more information call Ron Osovski at 402-873-7607.
Hoofin' It: True Buddy Farms, 13714 S. 84th St. in Papillion, will host its second annual pumpkin festival and “Hoofin' It” run Oct. 6. The festival, $5 a person, will run from noon to 4 p.m. The 5K trail run will start at 1 p.m. and the one-mile walk will start at 1:30 p.m. All proceeds will go towards funding programs to teach life skills to youths and adults with special needs and medical challenges through animal therapy, including the farm's Luv A Lamb program, and recreational farm work. The pumpkin festival will feature family activities, such as hayrack rides, games and music. Register by Sept. 23 for $25. The fee is $45 for late entry by Sept. 27. For more information or to register, call Donna at 402-578-2388 or Kathy at 402-510-3989, or email email@example.com.
9/11 Memorial: The Bellevue Kiwanis Club has started a capital campaign to upgrade Bellevue's 9/11 Memorial at American Heroes Park. The campaign's goal is $39,000. Donations can be made to the Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Foundation, a 501(c)3 entity, with Bellevue 9/11 Memorial on the memo line of the check. Mail contributions to the Bellevue 9/11 Memorial, c/o Nebraska-Iowa Kiwanis District Foundation, 11765 Amos Gates Drive, Bellevue, NE 68123-1177.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax with World-Herald News Service