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Get Involved is a weekly series pointing readers toward community-oriented events, volunteer opportunities, and good causes in Colorado. 

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A golf tournament, a wine tasting, a gourmet luncheon—they may sound indulgent, but this week you can give back to Colorado while enjoying yourself in style.

Win-Wine: By giving women the essential skills to succeed in culinary arts and jewelry manufacturing, Women’s Bean Project has been providing transitional work for the unemployed for nearly 25 years. Join them this week for a wine-tasting fundraiser, sponsored by Argonaut Wine & Liquor. Tue 5:30 p.m.; Park Hill Golf Course

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Good Energy: It’s safe to say most of us take the energy that keeps our houses comfortable and functional—heating, air conditioning, gas—for granted. However, many Coloradans are not as fortunate. This week’s Energy Outreach Colorado golf tournament, hosted at Sedalia’s Sanctuary Golf Course, will raise funds for families who can’t afford energy in their homes. Thu 10 a.m.; Sanctuary Golf Course

Making History: Each year, middle and high school students from around the state gather to engage in a bit of healthy competition for National History Day. This Friday, join the stars of History Day at a luncheon where they will present their winning exhibits, documentaries, and performances. The first fund-raising event in the competition’s history will host distinguished guests such as U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, University of Colorado Denver chancellor Don Elliman, and Denver Public Schools superintendent Tom Boasberg. Fri 11:30 a.m.; CU Denver Academic Building 1, Room 2600

A Run For Your Money: As the summer slowly comes to a close, grab the family and enjoy a day off at Boulder Creek’s Hometown Festival 5K this Labor Day. The easy 5K run/walk benefits LiveWell Colorado, a nonprofit organization committed to reducing obesity in Colorado by promoting healthy eating and active living. Mon 9 a.m.; Boulder Library

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