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Fourth Annual Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi's Kidz Invitational Scramble; Photo courtesy of KB Digital Design

Our Top Charitable Picks for July 13-19

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

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Diplomas & Dreams Tour: Take just an hour out of your day to learn about Denver Kids, an organization that supports Denver Public School students who face personal challenges in higher risk environments. Many of the Denver Kids graduates are the first in their family to finish high school, and 85 percent pursue post-secondary education or a career-readiness program. The tour will introduce you to the organization and varied ways you can help. RSVP for a tour at 720-423-2308 or [email protected]. Wednesday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; 1860 Lincoln St.; free

Cooking for a Cause: Do you burn your meat every time you grill, or you fancy yourself a grill-master? Either way, pick up handy tips and tricks that’ll wow your friends the next time you have a neighborhood cookout at this cooking class with Tyler Wiard, the executive chef and culinary director at Elway’s Restaurant Group. More importantly, 100 percent of ticket sales benefit Work Options for Women, an org that helps women work their way out of poverty through permanent employment. Buy tickets here. Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m.; Cafe Options, 1650 Curtis St.; $75

Fifth Annual Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz Invitational Scramble: Grab your clubs, soak up the summer sunshine, and help Colorado children in need at this annual golf tournament. Proceeds will benefit Dolls for Daughters and Kenzi’s Kidz. Dolls for Daughters has provided more than 20,000 toys to Colorado children since it launched in 2007, and Kenzi’s Kidz provides school supplies, clothing, extracurricular activities, and birthday and holiday gifts for a year to children in low-income families. Bonus: Your registration fee includes 18 holes of golf with a power cart, breakfast, a barbecue lunch, and drinks on the course and at the bar. Donate or register here. Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; The Ridge at Castle Pines, 1414 Castle Pines Pkwy, Castle Rock; $200

Breckenridge Brewery’s Hootenanny: Jam and imbibe at Breckinridge Brewery’s annual Hootenanny, an annual party that will celebrate the brewery’s 25th anniversary and the grand opening of its new 12-acre brewing campus. Tickets include beer, food from the annual pig roast, and music—with Colorado’s “polyethnic Cajun slamgrass” band Leftover Salmon as a headliner. Proceeds will benefit Colorado-based Conscious Alliance, a non-profit that fights hunger across the nation through grassroots food collection and hunger awareness programs. If you bring 20 non-perishable food items or a $25 donation, you’ll receive a limited edition Hootenanny screen-printed poster. Purchase tickets here. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Breckenridge Brewery’s New Brewery & Farm House, 2920 Brewery Ln., Littleton; $20-$95

Donor Dash 5K: Walk, run, or volunteer at this annual event by the Donor Alliance designed to honor the lives of organ and tissue donors, celebrate the lives of recipients, and recognize those who await transplants. Bring along your little ones for a free Diaper Dash, and stay for a balloon release at 10 a.m. Register online before Friday here or on race day an increased price. Sign up to volunteer here. Sunday, 8 to 10 a.m.; Washington Park, E. Mississippi Ave. & S. Franklin St.; $15-$40

To submit your event or organization for inclusion in 5280’s weekly “Get Involved” column, email [email protected].

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