The Capital Area Humane Society will host the third annual "Defend Your Friend 5K Run/1K Fun Walk" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Road in Hilliard.

The Capital Area Humane Society will host the third annual "Defend Your Friend 5K Run/1K Fun Walk" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Homestead Park, 4675 Cosgray Road in Hilliard.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the CAHS Animal Cruelty Investigations program.

All runners, walkers and friendly dogs are welcome to attend. The entry fee is $20 per person for CAHS members. The non-member fee is $25, and each dog entered in the race is $5.

The first 250 registrants and 50 dogs will receive an event T-shirt or bandana. Prizes will be awarded immediately following the race. Register online at www.premierraces.com.

Cocktails for a Cause

Dress for Success Columbus will host its first annual "Cocktails for a Cause" gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at COSI Columbus, 333 W. Broad St.

The event will raise awareness for Dress for Success and its mission to help central Ohio women on their paths to self-sufficiency.

Tickets to the gala are $50, or $100 for VIP. VIP tickets include a 6 p.m. champagne reception. To purchase tickets, call (614) 291-0431 or visit http://cocktailsforacause.eventbrite.com.