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Chalk painting from the Denver Chalk Art Festival. —Photo courtesy of the Larimer Arts Foundation

Our Top Charitable Picks for May 30-June 5

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

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45th Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair: The Capitol Hill People’s Fair is a free, community-oriented, volunteer-based art and music festival set to feature more than 80 local bands and performance groups. The Fair benefits Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods (CHUN) and other nonprofit organizations, and has partnered with the Denver Art Festival to feature 85 local fine artists. Tickets for carnival attractions, games, food, and beverages are available at four locations at the fair, and cost $5 for a strip of eight tickets. Find more information at peoplesfair.com. Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Civic Center Park; Free

Campout for the Cause: The eighth Annual Campout for the Cause will bring the community together under the stars. The weekend, which features river events, camping, yoga, live music, and local vendors, benefits nonprofit partners Big Heart, Big Hands, the Education Foundation of Eagle County, and the Children’s Global Alliance. This year’s major attractions include Crossroads, a lifestyle village with featured partners, an expanded riverside yoga deck, and the Stand-up Paddle Colorado Invitational on Sunday. Live music, featuring acts from local artists Paper Bird, Head for the Hills, Trout Steak Revival and more, begins each afternoon and runs until 11 p.m. Thursday night and 2 a.m. for the remainder of the weekend. Campfires are allowed in designated areas. Dogs are not allowed inside the event grounds. There will be food and free water sources. Thursday to Sunday; Rancho Del Rio, 4199 Trough Rd, Bond, Colo.; Prices vary

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Arvada Trails Day: The annual Trails Day Festival has partnered with the Sustain Arvada Festival this year, incorporating both events’ activities, including the Park-to-Park Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races. With three locations, the event will offer free shuttles between venues and a Healthy Places Passport, which offers activities and challenges guests can complete to win prizes. The Majestic View Nature Center will feature guided nature walks, recreational biking, and live animal presentations by the Denver Zoo, HawkQuest and the Downtown Aquarium throughout the day, while Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge offers similar nature walks, live animal exhibits from The Butterfly Pavilion and Birds of Prey Foundation, environmental education, face painting, and free refreshments. Ralston Central Park will be home to the running events, sustainable Fine Arts & Crafts Fair, food trucks, and activity zones with free Zumba, yoga, and dance classes. Register to run or sign up to volunteer at arvadaparktopark.com. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.; 7030 Garrison St.; 58th Ave. and Garrison St.; 9210 W. 80th Ave.; free apart from running events

Denver Chalk Art Festival: Mile High’s oldest and most historic block will bring more than 200 artists, from students to professionals, to Larimer Square to showcase their talent during the Denver Chalk Art Festival. The event is free for the public. Whether the art is original or a recreated masterpiece, spectators can watch as the many intricate chalk paintings come to life. There will be live music from Redline Radio, Owen Kortz, Hanna Hall, Treehouse Sanctum and more. Food and beverages will also be available. Looking to lend a hand? Sign up here. Saturday, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; 1430 Larimer St.; free

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