Share some laughs with family and friends at a "Comedy Night with Jeff Applebaum & Guests" presented by Horses Healing Hearts Inc. on Sept. 27 at the Veterans Memorial Building in Danville.

Beyond the giggles and guffaws, participants will enrich the lives of horses and the humans whose lives they touch. Horses Healing Hearts Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and adoption services for horses in the community as well as education and access to the benefits horses provide to people.

"It takes a village to find 'forever homes' and rehabilitate these majestic friends," said Leigh Chronister, of Danville, in an email to me. She's helping her good friend, Melissa Caplan Austin, founder of Horses Healing Hearts, to get the word out about the Comedy Night. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 8 at 400 Hartz Ave. The price of $50 per person includes appetizers, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages provided by Piatti, Forbes Mill Steak House, Norm's and Mexcal.

Proceeds from an auction and raffle will also help to raise money for the cause. To learn about workshops through Horses Healing Hearts that are available to the public, or to make a donation, contact Leigh at chronister.leigh@gmail.com. Tours of the facility are also available on request. "Without your support, there will no longer be any horse sanctuaries in Alameda and Contra Costa counties," Leigh said.


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Youth athletic training: Leigh is also assisting in another event, a "Scholarship Spectacular," to help support Wave Circle Sports, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, hands-on group of professional sportsmen who train youths how to prepare safely and move properly while increasing strength and endurance for athletics. It's from 2 to 5 p.m. Sept. 21, at Earl Anthony's Dublin Bowl, 6750 Regional St., and will include bowling, free use of bowling shoes, music, food and silent and live auctions showcasing local vendors, Leigh said. Prepurchased tickets are $20, or $25 at the door.

Michael Oliphant is the founder of Wave Circle Sports. A graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, he spent several years in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1988 and later traded to the Cleveland Browns.

Wave Circle Sports is dedicated to including as many youths as possible between the ages of 7 and 13 in its sports training program at no cost. Its motto, according to the website, is "Preparing the youth of today, for the challenges they will face tomorrow." Hopeful scholarship participants must submit an application for the training program (available at http://www.wavecirclesports.org). The training programs seek to increase strength, speed, endurance and flexibility through discipline, structure, quality trainers and coaches, a computerized assessment report, state-of-the-art training equipment, awards and prizes.

All proceeds from the Scholarship Spectacular will benefit future training programs. Chronister will collect tax-deductible donations and items for the silent and live auctions. Local businesses are encouraged to attend to promote products and services, she said. Contact her at chronister.leigh@gmail.com.

Wave Circle LLC, is located at 4125 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 300, in Danville. They can be reached at 925-336-4444 or via email at mike@wavecirclesports.org.

Contact Georgia Lambert at around- danville@yahoo.com.