Fences For Fido hosts its annual gala fundraiser, “Our Kitchen Table: Celebrating Our Beginnings,” May 17 at Castaway in Portland. The event commemorates the organization’s start, when several women gathered around a kitchen table and formed a plan to build free fences for dogs who would otherwise remain chained. The evening will feature live vintage swing jazz, a silent auction, dessert auction, 50/50 raffle, and a comfort food and cash bar. Festivities will also include celebrating the new anti-tethering law enacted earlier this year, and the more than 650 dogs who have been unchained since 2009. Auction item donations are currently being accepted and sponsorship tables are available. Learn more at FencesForFido.org.