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Our Top Charitable Picks for August 15-21

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

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Pins for PAVE: Get a group of friends together, slip on your bowling shoes and head to the Denver Athletic Club for an hour of competitive pin-tipping. The evening benefits Project Pave—a local nonprofit that empowers youth to end the cycle of relationship violence through intervention, prevention classes, and youth leadership programs—and includes drinks, apps, and a raffle. Tuesday, 5:30–8:30 p.m.; Denver Athletic Club, Glenarm Place; $15–$250

Wonder Women: Elite Athlete Panel: This discussion caters to female cyclists, but benefits World Bicycle Relief, a nonprofit that works to mobilize people globally through the gift of two wheels. The panel takes place at Golden’s newest (and gluten-free) brewhouse, Holidaily Brewery, and will address the demands of training, plus the challenges of balancing competitive athleticism and personal and family lives. Wednesday, Holidaily Brewing, 801 Brickyard Cir., Golden; $25

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Hope Floats Derby Duck Race: The fourth annual duck race benefits Colorado Crisis Services, which provides support and assistance via a phone call for anyone in need. Adopt up to 25 ducks for your chance at the $1,500 prize; with each rubber duck purchased, you will also be entered into a drawing for multiple prizes. Saturday, 11 a.m.; Great Lawn Park, Yosemite St.; $5–$100

Denver NF Walk: Strap on your tennis shoes and get ready to walk or run through the finish line. Benefiting the Children’s Tumor Foundation, this 5K run focuses on supporting those who live with neurofibromatosis. This family-friendly event will include balloon animal making, face painting, a bouncy slide, and appearances from Star Wars characters, Batman, and The Flash. Saturday, 4:45 p.m.; Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton; free

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