WHERE: St. Charles Bowl, 2520 W. Main St.
WHEN: Noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 8
COST AND INFO: Price varies; lane reservations can be made at bensmiles.org/events
ABOUT: A bowl-a-thon will benefit the Ben Smiles Memorial Foundation. The family-friendly fundraiser will include two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and snacks, roaming magic by Scott Piner and face painting. There will be raffles and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the foundation, formed in 2017 in the memory of Benjamin Gerlach (shown), a young triplet brother. The fund’s mission is to provide adapted toys, devices and communication tools to children with motor/cognitive delays.