Events Calendar

Sam's Fans organizes great events to raise funds for music and art therapy. Hope you can come have fun with us! You can join us in our biggest fundraiser of the year, A THREAD of Hope, and enjoy fashion, music, food, drinks, and much more! Or perhaps you are more interested in physical activity, in which case we recommend you to join us for our annual Sam's Fans 5k. You will be able to find more information on the upcoming events this year below. Hope you can join us!


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A THREAD of Hope 2020

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 07:00 pm
Where: TBA

Ice Cream With Sam’s Fans 2020

When: Sunday, April 19, 2020 | 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
Where: Virtual

Ice Cream with Sam’s Fans will take place as a virtual event! You can register on this page to receive reminders about the FREE Livestream and to get the FREE eBook with music and art games….

Volunteer Social

When: Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 07:00 pm – 09:00 pm
Where: Worthington Hills Country Club

7-7:45: Social time
Program: 8…

#GivingTuesday Party with Sam’s Fans

When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Where: TBD

Join us on December 3rd to celebrate #GivingTuesday! GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday,…

Wine and Write (Hand Lettering Wine Bags and Wine Tasting) Workshop

When: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 06:30 pm
Where: Naterdoodle Studio – 3515 N High St. Columbus, OH 43214

Each participant’s experience includes:

One (1) wine tasting experience with The Winemaker’s Shop, including education from wine experts
Three (3) samples of different Columbus made wines
Three (3) canvas wine bags
Two (2) fabric markers to keep and access to multiple colors for accents
Designs for your wine bags created by lettering artist Natalie Keller Pariano of NatterDoodle (6+ to choose from!)
One (1) NatterDoodle-designed coloring page
All supplies needed to transfer a design to wine bags
A thank you gift from Natalie (a $16.99 value!)
Two hours of instruction,…

Drinks and Dinner to Celebrate and Support Sam’s Fans

When: Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 06:00 pm
Where: Tarpon Lodge

Please join our hosts Joe Feidner and Glenn Green for drinks and dinner to celebrate and support Sam’s Fans! Please RSVP below:

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Hills Market Charity Happy Hour

When: Wednesday, September 4, 2019 | 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Where: The Hills Market, Worthington, OH

Sam’s Fans 5k 2019

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 08:00 am
Where: Wolfe Park

Sam’s Fans 5K was one of the very first things we did in memory of Samantha McCarthy. It continues to be one of our most favorite events….

Sam’s Fans 5k

When: Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 08:00 am
Where: Wolfe Park

This is our FIFTH Sam’s Fans 5K! This race was one of the very first things we did in memory of Samantha McCarthy. It has continued to be one of our dearest events throughout the years!…

ACH 2019

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 06:00 pm – 08:00 pm
Where: Considine Center Akron Children’s Hospital

Join hosts Susan and Paul Popovich as we introduce you to Sam’s Fans. A registered 501(c)3, Sam’s Fans is dedicated to supporting and enhancing music and art therapy programs for seriously ill children and their families….