Beads, Bracelets, Booze, Greyhounds, Tea

Beads 7-shelter-icon-bestJune 25 is a very important date in Tucson – greyhound racing ends!

That means a celebration hosted by Beading Divas to the Rescue, a 501c3 who has raised more than $150,000 for animal charities by selling one handcrafted beaded bracelet at a time. That is a whole lot of beads, maybe millions of beads (all donated).

When: Saturday June 25 from 4 to 7 PM

We are asking party attendees to bring beads and/or old jewelry that can be reused. When you bring beads to the party, your favorite 501c3 animal charity will be entered into a drawing and the August fundraising recipient will be randomly drawn at the end of the evening.                        12932696_1157447447623014_5895972673364136022_n-shelter-lounge

Where: The Shelter Cocktail Lounge, 4155 E. Grant Road, no cover charge, 21+

This is a fundraiser for Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption. As the dog track closes SA Greys has taken 11 dogs this week many with injuries. Since 2012, this all volunteer organization has transitioned more than 400 dogs into forever homes.

What: Bracelet sales, celebrity bartenders donating tips, fabulous raffle prizes, $1 for every Greyhound or Salty Dog cocktail will be donated to the dogs, You Sly Dog food truck (beef & vegan hot dogs), and greyhounds!

alfie blog copy-sagreysWhy: Celebrate greyhounds crossing the final finish line. Bring your friends or make new ones.

Tea Tasting

For a more genteel experience another fundraiser happens on the morning after.

When: Sunday June 26 from 10 AM to noon

Experience a guided tea tasting in a serene setting at Tucson’s traditional Chinese Tea House.  421057_10150730422189913_1554440609_n-7cups

Where: Seven Cups, 2516 E. 6th Street (across from Rincon Market), reservations not required

The cost is $20/pp ($10 donated to the greyhounds) + 10% of all packaged tea and tea-ware sales during the event will be donated to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption + raffle prizes and bracelets for sale.

Seven Cups was named one of Travel + Leisure Magazine’s Best Places to Drink Tea in America.

Why: Closing a track is a once in a lifetime challenge. Please support the costs of helping these beloved dogs find their forever homes.

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