APRIL 2012 EVENTS
Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council presents the 2012 Red or White Ball on April 13, at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. Hundreds of Chicago’s young arts supporters will gather for a high-energy evening of music, dancing, cocktails, impressive local cuisine and a silent auction to benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults. See calendar for details.
Updated: May 1, 2012 8:05PM
Hadassah North Shore Chapter is continuing their Mitzvah Project of collecting notions, gift cards to grocery stores and glasses for distribution to Women’s Shelters. Chairman is Rose Wolf of Highland Park. Drop off items at the Hadassah North Shore office at 3000 Dundee #313 in Northbrook. for more information call the office at (847) 205-1900 or firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Northbrook Woman’s Club/Foundation General Meeting: noon April 5, The Northbrook Park District Sports Center, 1730 Pfingsten Rd.. The meeting features a light lunch and Kellie O’Brien of English Gardens Limited. Free. Call Cathy Gregory at (847) 559-8997 if interested in attending.
The Northwest Circle of Friends Social Club luncheon: 11:30 a.m. April 10, Le Titi de Paris, 1015 West Dundee Rd., Arlington Hts. Kirstin Synnestvedt presents ‘Hats Off to Music.” Kirstin, accompanying herself on the piano, sings old favorites and tells stories while she models 50 hats! Tickets are $25.00 which includes lunch and program. Reservations are due by Friday, April 6 to Edna Poduch of Palatine, chairman, (847) 991-9521. Guests are always welcome. For more information see nwcircleoffriends.com or call Denise at (847) 514-8843.
Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center: April 12 and April 15, 222 Waukegan Rd., Glenview. Grand opening of new location. Special “Optimizing Your Vision” free two-day event will showcase the facility’s cutting edge comprehensive low vision services, including adaptive technology, occupational therapy, psychological counseling. Additionally, our new Tools for Living™ retail store will offer a wide array of independent living items, including talking watches and desktop/portable CCTVs, designed to assist individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Among highlights will be a radio show with a live studio audience focusing on vision challenges for seniors and new ways to live independently; presentations with Q & A from experts in vision care and adaptive technology; tours and hands-on demonstrations of the latest cutting edge low vision devices. Free parking will be available. Additionally, facility is accessible by Pace Bus Routes # 208 and #210. There is also frequent Metra train service via the Milwaukee North line from Union Station in downtown Chicago to the Golf, Illinois station, which is close to our site. The Lighthouse will provide free shuttle service between the Golf station and 222 Waukegan Rd.. RSVPs will be required: Contact IIene Green at (312) 997-3668, email@example.com or see chicagolighthouse.org.
The Lincolnshire Garden Club 36th Charitable Benefit “In the Garden”: 7-10 p.m., April 13, Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove. Hor’s d’oeuvres and beverages served while you shop. All proceeds go to the community. The Garden club has donated over $200, 000 to local community organizations, the library, schools, and the Village. Help us to do more. Tickets are $37.50. Visit LincolnshireGardenClub.com. to obtain a reservation form.
Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council Presents the 2012 Red or White Ball: 7:30 p.m. VIP reception, 8 p.m., April 13, Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago. Hundreds of Chicago’s young arts supporters will gather for a high-energy evening of music, dancing, cocktails, impressive local cuisine and a silent auction to benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults, the theater’s nationally recognized arts education program which annually impacts over 15,000 students, teachers and families. Tickets: $135 or $150 at the door (if available). A limited number of $250 VIP tickets are also available and include an exclusive cocktail reception at 7:30 pm, delectable tasting stations, VIP gift bags, special access to Steppenwolf artists and other perks. VIP Reception attendees enjoy tasting stations from Paris Club, Zed 451, Chef Jean Tippenhauer of FREDS Restaurant, Chef Moosah Reaume of The Pump Room, and a cocktail station from the Master Mixologists of Barrelhouse Flat. The Honorary Chair is ensemble member and star of Law & Order: Criminial Intent, Kathryn Erbe. Actors Lily Mojekwu (fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life) and Robert Schleifer (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter) are Honorary Co-Chairs. Kim Davis is Chairman and Dina Searle and Bryce Cooper are Co-Chairmen. Highlights from the auction at the 2012 Ball include a private party on a rooftop garden; a one-night stay and a round of golf for two at the Grand Geneva Resort; tickets to a BRd.way show and a taping of Live with Kelly in New York City, including round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations; and dinner for two at NoMI Kitchen in the Park Hyatt Chicago. Raffle prizes include a custom-made suit by Tom James Company; a Steppenwolf Theatre Company Premium Package, including tickets to the opening night of a production, the pre-show dinner, after party and a signed poster; and a Google Cr-48 notebook computer. Tickets can be purchased online at steppenwolf.org/rowb, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (312) 654-5681.
Acts Of Kindness Cabaret: 8 p.m. April 14, Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Shokie. “A Little Help from My Friends” starring Caryn Caffarelli, Hilary Ann Feldman, Marianne Murphy Orland and Paul Hamilton. Acts of Kindness is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide professional cabaret performances, largely free of charge, as fundraising events for other Chicago-area non-profit organizations. To date, Acts Of Kindness Cabaret performance events have raised over $201,000 for a wide variety of needful organizations throughout Chicagoland. Tickets are $22; discounts for non-profit reps and cabaret donors. See gorillatango.com or call (847) 419-7664.
CareerPlace “Get Jazzed” Benefit: 6:30 p.m. April 14, Park Ave. Wine Bar, 205 Park Ave., Barrington. Evening features jazz and wine tasting, with entertainment by the internationally acclaimed and Elmhurst College-based jazz ensemble “Late Night Blues.” Chairman is Ms. Mickey Brown of South Barrington. Tickets are $50. For more information, call (847) 304-4157 or see mycareerplace.org. Proceeds benefit CareerPlace, a locally managed, career-counseling service for job seekers.
Fifth Annual “Chip in for Camp” SCOPE Midwest Benefit: April 14, The Westin North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. SCOPE which stands for Summer Camp Opportunities Provide helps send underserved children throughout the Midwest to not-for-profit summer camps. The benefit, chaired by Dana Cohn of Chicago and Dayna Hardin of Lake Forest, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps, will include cocktails, dinner, games, dancing and a silent auction. The event is supported by a number of Independent Midwest camps including LaCamp Marimeta, Camp Horseshoe, Camp Northstar, Camp Thunderbird, Banner Day Camp, Tamarak Day Camp, Camp Birch Trail and Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods Camps. Tickets start at $195. For more information about SCOPE Midwest visit scope-midwest.org, e-mail email@example.com or call Dana Cohn or Dayna Hardin (847) 242-0009.
Community Youth Network (CYB) Take a Step for Kids 5K/10K Run & 5K Walk: April 14, Independence Grove Forest Preserve, 16400 W. Buckley Rd., Libertyville (entrance for Independence Grove is just east of Rt. 21 on Rt. 137 (Buckley Rd.). Benefits CYN, a nonprofit community counseling organization in Grayslake, and is in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Start time: 9 a.m. runners; 9:15 a.m. walkers; North Bay Pavillion; pease register early. T-shirt sizes not guaranteed; quantities while supplies last; packet pickup 10 a.m.-6 p.m. April 13, Runners Edge, 111 E. Cook Ave., Libertyville. Registration fee: $25 before April 14; $30 day of race; CARA members $2 discount. Awards and post-race activities. For more information, call (847) 548-6040 or see cyngrayslake.org.
Les Turner ALS Foundation Iron Horse 5K: 7:30 a.m. start (Packet pick-up and race-day registration at 6:30 a.m.), April 14, Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve, Elgin/ $30. Proceeds will be used to support medical research; the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center; patient services such as support group meetings and respite grants and educational programs. Kim McIver, (847) 679-3311, Kmciver@lesturnerals.org, Lesturnerals.org.
The Peoples Church of Chicago “Baseball and Hot Dogs” fundraiser: April 14, United Church of Christ, 941 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago. A donation of $25 is being asked and the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the baseball game at 12:05. Old Style and hot dogs throughout the entire nine innings. Raffle of two tickets to a Cubs game including free parking and 4 cocktails, tickets $5. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com or call (773) 784-6633.
St. Catherine Laboure Parish “Late Nite Catechism”: April 14. Doors open in Marian Hall, 3535 Thornwood, at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00. Chairman is Mary Beth Wejman of Glenview. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance by calling Joyce at (847) 729-0514 or Vi at (847) 729-1457. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. There will be a cash bar, and complimentary dessert and coffee will be served after the show. All proceeds benefit St. Catherine Laboure Parish. This interactive comedy is part catechism class, part stand-up routine. The one-nun show was originally performed in Chicago in 1993, and has since been performed in almost every major U.S. city, in addition to successful stints in Australia, England, Ireland, Canada, and Malaysia. For more information about the show, please see nuns4fun.com.
New Foundation Center “After the Revolution” Spring Benefit: 1 p.m. April 15, Next Theatre, Noyes Cultural Center, 907 Noyes St., Suite 108, Evanston. Event features a wine/hors d’oeuvres reception followed by the 2 p.m. performance, the story of an American family forced to reconcile its thorny past and delicate legacy. Chairman is Betty Budnikof Highland Park. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased on-line at newfoundationcenter.org or contact Mary Gallagher (847) 501-2879.
Buffalo Grove Hadassah “April Happening” meeting: noon April 16, Hadassah North Shore Chapter office, 3000 Dundee, Northbrook. The guest speaker is Bob Levi who will expose how our music “In Opera” was contributed by Jewish composers, conductors and singers from the past and into the present. Tickets are $12 and includes lunch and entertainment. Proceeds will be used to continue the innovative work being done at Hadassah Hospital. Reservation Chair is Helane Ellison of Buffalo Grove. Presidents are Beverley Bakal of Arlington Heights, Ruth Glass of Lincolnshire and Carol Schechter of Buffalo Grove. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Chaverot Hadassah of the North Shore Chapter Program: 6:30 p.m. April 16, Lakeside Lodge at Grand Dominion, Mundelein. “Jews in Cuba Past and Present,” presented by Miriam Levinson who, through pictures, will recount her growing up in pre-Castro Cuba and how she is trying to impact her Jewish Cuban identity into her life today. A $5 donation is payable at the door. Program Chairs are Linda Magad and Dora Grinberg of Mundelein. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email@example.com, northshore.hadassah.org
Aviva/Lilah Hadassah Fundraising Boutique: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. April 17, member’s home in Glenview. Everything for sale will be individually made, much of it from repurposed items. There will be items for men, women and children, just in time for mother’s day, graduations, showers, teacher gifts and father’s day. Prices range from under $10 for some things to in the hundreds of dollars. Additionally, there will be a raffle. Chairman is Elaine Silver of Deerfield. Proceeds benefit Hadassah Medical Organization. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org, northshore.haassahorg
North Shore Congregation Israel Fundraiser: 7 p.m. April 17, North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe. Supporting the 2012 Jewish United Fund-Israel Emergency Fund. The event will feature basketball star Tamir Goodman, who first gained notoriety as the kippah-wearing standout at Townson University in Maryland. Dubbed by Sports Illustrated as the “Jewish Jordan,” Goodman played six professional seasons in Israel for some of the most competitive teams. As a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, he was awarded the “Outstanding Soldier Award” for his service specializing in armored personnel carriers. The event is co-chaired by Jackie, Jason, Zachary, Aaron and Julia Peltz of Glencoe. Light refreshments will be served. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. There is no charge. Allison Rosenfeld, (312) 444-2844.
Family Service Center Benefit “An Evening with Scott Turow”: 7-10 p.m. April 18, Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. Lively discussion with Scott Turow hosted by Rick Kogan (WGN Radio and Chicago Tribune reporter); cocktails and appetizers. Tickets are $100. Call Julie Lewis, (847) 251-7350 or see familyservicecenter.com,
Morton Grove Hadassah Lunch/Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m. April 18, Chateau Ritz, 9100 Milwaukee Ave., Niles. This April Meeting is the big fundraiser “Drawing of Raffles”. Bring your friends, meet new friends and enjoy a fun afternoon with the women members of Morton Grove Hadassah. Tickets are $20. Raffle co-chairmen are Dori Kessler of Skokie and Sonja Gebel of Buffalo Grove. Reservation chairman is Beverly Silverman of Morton Grove. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Allendale Shelter Club Spring Luncheon/Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., April 19, Allendale Shelter Club, 300 N. Green Bay Road, Lake Forest. Featuring Jenny Sullivan Sanford, former First Lady of South Carolina, born and raised in Winneteka and author of “Staying True.” She will be speaking about the personal courage to weather difficult challenges. She has very limited speaking engagements and ASC is very honored that she has agreed to speak on behalf of the children of Allendale School in Lake Villa. Co-chairmen are Cindy Annibali and Laura Capstick, both of Lake Forest. Ticket are $65. See allendaleshelterclub.org for tickets and more information.
The Business & Professional Hadassah of North Shore “Taste and Tell” luncheon: 11:30 a.m. April 19, North Shore office, 3000 Dundee #313, Northbrook. Come and join new friends at this fun afternoon. The couvert is $20 benefiting stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. Rose Wolf of Highland Park is the Program Chair. President is Gwen Packard of Highland Park. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter annual Book & Author Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., April 18, Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave West, Highland Park. The guest author will be Goldie Goldbloom, Professor at Northwestern University, who has written “The Paperbark Shoe.” Cost is $40 to benefit on going stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. Chapter Chairs are Michele Solomon of Buffalo Grove and Barbara Saxton-Turek of Northbrook. Chapter President is Michele Rubin of Northbrook. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Henrieta Szold Hadassah Holocaust Remembrances Day: 7:30 p.m. April 19, members home in Long Grove. Bring your friends to hear author Marty Brounstein tell about the “Two Among the Righteous Few”, a story about a Catholic couple in the Netherlands who risked their lives to save two dozen Jews during World War II. Dessert will be served. No charge. Reservation Chair is Linda Landsberg is from Buffalo Grove. Chairman is Jan Mosoff of Buffalo Grove. President is Risa Kleban of Lake Zurich. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Kick Start the Ride for “Operation Route 66” Fundraiser: 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 19, Columbia Yacht Club, 111 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Local photographers and founders of Gerber + Scarpelli photography are using their talents to help tell the story of Middle East war veterans on a project that they are embarking on in May called “Operation Route 66,” to give a light to some of the forgotten war veterans of our generation. The duo founded 41 Degrees North Productions, as a nonprofit documentary film to help others. To help fund the $140,000 for production and travel costs, the duo is hosting “Kick Start the Ride” a benefit to help get Operation Route 66 on the road. The mission of Operation Route 66 is to raise funds and awareness for veterans’ organizations benefitting American soldiers who have served in the wars in the Middle East. Tickets are $150. Email Kurt Gerber at email@example.com or call (312) 455-1144. operationroute66.us
Mundelein Seminary Hosts An “Evening of Tribute” honoring Reverend Robert E. Barron and Mr. & Mrs. Michael Winn: April 19 Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, Chicago. The event is hosted by Mundelein Seminary, the Board of Advisors and Cardinal Francis George. Proceeds support Mundelein Study Pilgrimages to the Holy Land as part of seminarian formation and other programs at the seminary. Tickets for a night of dinner, fellowship, inspiring presentations, and the music of Rich Daniels and the City Lights Orchestra are $300 per person and $5,000 for a table of ten, available by calling Mundelein Seminary at (847) 970-4830 or visiting usml.edu. The Joseph Cardinal Bernardin “As Those Who Serve” Award will be given to Rev. Robert Barron in recognition for a life of service to the Church and tireless promotion of the Catholic Faith. Rev. Barron is founder of Word on Fire and the creator of CATHOLICISM, a ten-part DVD series that was shot on-location around the world. The Francis Cardinal George “Christo Gloria” Award will be given to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Winn as recognition for “living the tenets of the Catholic faith so that family, friends, colleagues and the wider community benefit from their Christian spirit of justice, wisdom and charity.” They participate on the Big Shoulders Board, the Willows Academy Board; and they provide invaluable support for Catholic Relevant Radio, FOCUS, and the Thomas More Law Center among many others. They have been married for over 50 years and they have eight children, 56 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Northshore Panhellenic Fashion Show/Fundraiser: April 19, Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. 6 p.m. silent auction; 7:30 p.m. dinner; 8:30 p.m. fashion show. Chairman is Ann Marr of Libertyville. Proceeds will provide scholarshiops for young women. See northshorepanhellenic.net for details and tickets.
Planned Parenthood of Illinois Generations Benefit: 6-9 p.m. April 19, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Featured guest Joan Walsh, Editor At Large for Salon.Com and MSNBC political analyst to speak about the current state of women’s health care. Co-chairmen are Prue and Frank Beidler of Lake Forest and Ronna Stamm and Paul Lehmann of Evanston (and their children), will honor Doris Conant and Family of Glencoe for their commitment to protecting women’s health care over the past 40 years. Event includes reception and a silent auction. Tickets: $150; $100 for ages 35 and under. VIP Tickets: $500. All proceeds benefit Planned Parenthood of Illinois’ programs and services. Purchase tickets at Ppil.Org/generations or call (312) 592-6858.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago The Walk 2012: 6 p.m. April 19. Held in Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade North, 201 E. Randolph, Chicago, The Walk 2012 supports the production of student work as well as student scholarships, and honors SAIC’s Legend of Fashion Award recipient each year. The event begins with a cocktail reception that is followed by a runway show featuring designs by students in SAIC’s fashion design program, which boasts distinguished alumni such as Halston, Cynthia Rowley, Gary Graham, J. Morgan Puett, Lawrence Steele and Maria Pinto. The evening concludes with a post-show dinner. Chairs are Kate Neisser and John Jones. Individual tickets run $500 to $1,000, and tables are $5,000 to $25,000. Call (312) 499-4194 or visit saic.edu.
Barrington Junior Women’s Club Spring Social: April 20. Enjoy an evening of games and fun with friends at the Onion Pub & Brewery, 22221 Pepper Rd., Lake Barrington. Visit bjwc.org for more information.
Lambs Farm Popcorn Days: April 20, Chicagoland suburbs. Lambs Farm and its volunteers will be collection donations at suburban intersections in exchange for delicious carmel corn from The Popcorn Factory. To volunteer, contact Kathy McMeins at (847) 990-3749. lambsfarm.org.
Chicago Botanic Garden Antiques & Garden Fair/Fundraiser: April 19 (preview night), April 20 thru April 22. While 24 display gardens bloom outside, more than 100 displays from dealers from Europe and the United States showcase the best in antique garden furnishings, botanical art and home and garden design. Two speakers will give lectures during the Fair: David Easton at 11 a.m. on April 20 and David Howard at 11 a.m. on April 21. Complimentary floral arrangement demonstrations will be given on Saturday and Sunday at designated booths at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Indoor display gardens will interpret the theme “Around the Garden Table” and will be donated and installed by premier landscape designers. Fair hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Advance tickets are available online at chicagobotanic.org/antiques or in person at the Visitor Center. Tickets are $15 advance; $12 advance for members; three-day pass is $20 for all; single-day tickets at the door are $17; $14 for members. Children under age 16 are free with an adult. For safety reasons, strollers are not permitted in the Fair. Parking at the Chicago Botanic Garden is $20 per car; free for Garden members. Lecture tickets are $65 per lecture advance; $70 per lecture at the door; tickets for both lectures are $105. Garden members receive $5 off each price. All lecture tickets include a three-day Fair pass. Preview attendees may purchase a lecture ticket for $50 or both for $95. The preview evening, featuring priority shopping and elegant fare, will be co-chaired by Cathy Busch of Winnetka, Jen Kasten of Chicago and Peggy Swartchild of Winnetka. Preview tickets are available by phone at (847) 835-6944. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s conservation, education and research programs. chicagobotanic.org.
Feed my Starving Children Benefit Gala and Auction: 6-10:30 p.m. April 20, Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, 5555 North River Road, Rosemont. The evening features dinner, entertainment, live and silent auctions, and FMSC MarketPlace, where you can purchase global items made by those who receive our food. Tickets are: $125. Entertainment by Mosaic Ensemble of Waubonsie Valley High School. Complimentary parking provided at the Williams Street Garage. Parking validation will occur at registration. Semi-formal attire is encouraged. Proceeds will be used to launch a $1.55 million public expansion campaign for Feed My Starving Children in the Chicagoland area. msc.org/2012ILgala, (847) 519-9614.
Lake County Catholic Charities Spring House Walk Weekend: April 20 and 21 at Royal Melbourne Country Club, 4700 Royal Melbourne Drive, Long Grove. Get an inside look at some amazing homes and take back great ideas for your own home. The event benefits Lake County Catholic Charities programs. Sue Kinney of Kildeer and Mary Pat Lundgren of Lake Forest are the co-chairmen. Related programs: 10 a.m. April 20, House Walk with Tea; includes tour of homes, a Southern High Tea (two seatings 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., tickets are $55; 10 a.m. April 21, House Walk with Workshops and Speakers, featured speaker is Joyce Konstantinow; tickets are $45; 6:30 p.m. April 21, elegant dinner featuring cocktail hour, wine tastings, buffet dinner with eight stations, tickets are $125. To register online, see catholiccharities.net/housewalk or call Mary Ellen Mason at (847) 782-4115. In-home vendors include Lovell’s of Lake Forest, and The Olive Tap of Long Grove. Steve Foley Cadillac will display Rolls Royce’s at select homes.
First Look at the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Benefit Gala: 6 p.m. April 20, Lurie Children’s, 225 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Chicago philanthropist Ann Lurie, along with a committee of leading philanthropists and Chicago civic leaders, is the host. Event co-chairs include Lester Crown, Ann Lurie, Andrew J. McKenna, Robert S. Murley, Penny Pritzker and J. Christopher Reyes, who are also co-chairs of Heroes for Life: Campaign for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Bombardier and Guggenheim provided generous underwriting support for the event. Guests will enjoy exclusive, first-look tours of the hospital, dinner and entertainment. Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is guest host and Harry Connick, Jr. performs. Children’s Memorial Hospital will be renamed Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in recognition of Lurie’s $100 million gift. A limited number of table sponsorships are still available; call (312) 553-2000 or see pjhchicago.com/luriechildrenshospital.
Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield “It’s a Shore Thing” Benefit: 6 p.m. April 21, Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. Event features entertainment by the Jazz Ensemble, live and silent auctions, a raffle for an iPad, delicious refreshments and a sit-down dinner. Tickets: $150; raffle tickets are $40. Proceeds enable Family Service to fulfill its mission of providing counseling and psychotherapy on a sliding fee scale to anyone who lives, works, worship or attends school in Winnetka or Northfield. For tickets and further information, please call Family Service of Winnetka-Northfield at (847) 446-8060 or see familyservicewn.org.
HealthReach 20th Anniversary Gala: 6 p.m., April 21, Ivanhoe Country Club, 28846 N Thorngate Dr., Mundelein. Hosted by the Board of Directors of HealthReach. Cocktails, dinner, dancing, live auction. Tickets: $125. Proceeds benefit Lake County’s Free Healthcare Clinic providing health services to the underserved, medically uninsured residents of Lake County. Kelly Rentas, (847) 360-8800 ext 2229, or see healthreachcares.org.
Highland Park Woman’s Club Annual Benefit: 5-9 p.m. April 21, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Rd., Highland Park. Experience the driving rhythms of Las Guitarras de Espana (The Guitars of Spain) including a Flamenco singer and dancer. Eat mouth-watering Tapas from Tapas Gitana plus coffee, tea and desserts. Event also features a silent auction, hat raffle and door prizes. Tickets: $35 prepaid admission for adults and kids over 10; $15 for kids 5-10; kids 4 years and under are free. All proceeds go to our philanthropies, including Scholarships to Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools, Moraine Food Pantry, Highland Park Historical Society, HP Community House, Nicasa Expanded Women’s Services, A Safe Place, Reading Power, Habitat for Humanity of Lake County and other worthy organizations. Send Reservations with checks made out to HPWC Benefit to: Dolores Banderowicz, 1230 Park Ave. West, #211, Highland Park, IL 60035. For questions, call Camille (847) 432-5953. highlandpark.gfwcillinois.org.
The Lake County Family YMCA Centennial Celebration: 6-10 p.m. April 21. The dice will roll during this casino-style fundraiser at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 510 E. Route 83, Mundelein. In addition to a casino, there will be a silent auction, live auction, fund-a-cause and a raffle. Call Makayla Cansler at (847) 996-6321 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Regina Dominican hosts first annual Dance Marathon, “Crohnic Dance Syndrome”: 5-10 p.m. April 21, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette, to benefit the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. The Foundation is an important cause in the Regina community as one of our alums, Kayleigh O’Malley ‘10, has Crohn’s and is a strong advocate for promoting CCFA awareness and raising money for a cure. Open to all high school students. The Dance Marathon Committee asks that each person who attends the event pledge $25, which includes admission, dinner and a Dance Marathon t-shirt. If you are interested in helping to underwrite the event, or have additional questions, please contact Katherine Fernholz at email@example.com. If you are interested in donating directly to CCFA, please see rdhs.org
Writers’ Theatre 20th Anniversary WordPlay Benefit Gala: 6:30 p.m. April 21, Four Seasons Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. Event features a reception, dinner, celebration, performance and live auction including luxury vacations and one-of-a-kind offerings, and the Grand Raffle. Co-chairmen are Pam Phillips Weston and Roger Weston of Winnetka and Christine Pope and Michael Pope of Glencoe. Pam Phillips Weston is a Writers’ Theatre Trustee and Roger Weston is the former CEO of Greatbanc Trust Company. Christine and Michael Pope are Writers’ Theatre Artist Council members; Michael Pope is a Partner at McDermott Will & Emory LLP. Vice Chairmen are Eric and Liz Lefkofsky of Glencoe and Alexandra and John Nichols of Winnetka. Tickets: $500 individual; Vice Chair table(s) of 10 are $20,000; Sponsor table(s) of 10 are $10,000; Benefactor table(s) of 10 are $5,000. BMO Harris Bank and Mary Winton Green are 20th Anniversary Season Sponsors additional corporate support has been generously provided by: Aon; Abbott Laboratories; Fox, Hefter, Swibel, Levin and Carroll, LLC; and BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois. Call Amber Belcher, Director of Individual Giving and Special Events, (847) 242-6012, firstname.lastname@example.org. writerstheatre.org.
YouthBuild Lake County (YBLC) “A Night of Dessert Stars” Benefit: 7-10 p.m., April 21, Hyatt Deerfield (Lake Cook and 294). YBLC is bringing top Chicago area pastry chefs together with Food Network star Duff Goldman to benefit YouthBuild Lake County, a non-profit dedicated to helping young people achieve their dreams through education and job training. It promises to be a fantasy night of fun and desserts created by these super chefs and judged by the “Ace” himself. Tickets are $150. Not only will attendees meet the chefs and taste their creations, they’ll have the chance to bid on some great Silent Auction items, enjoy appetizers and beverages, and have their picture taken with Duff Goldman. If you or your organization would like to join Procter & Gamble and Jelly Belly Candy Company as a sponsor, or donate items for the auction, please contact event coordinator, Lexi Zerivitz at LZerivitz@youthbuildlakecounty.org or (847) 473-3483. For more information, visit www.youthbuildlakecounty.org.
Hadassah Mah Jong Tournament: 10 a.m. April 22, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Sponsored by the Tamar-Modin Group of Hadassah Chicago Chapter. Registration and an exciting boutique starts at 10:00 a.m., brunch runs from 10:30 to 11:30. Mah Jong will be played from 11:30 to 2:30 and raffles and prizes will be distributed until 3:00 p.m. If women have their own foursome, they can play together. Women who don’t have a foursome can be grouped with other players. Tickets: $50; if a woman becomes a Hadassah Life Member for $212, the afternoon is free; event supports Hadassah Hospital in Israel. For further information and reservations, please call the Hadassah Chicago Chapter office, (847) 675-6790.
Imerman Angels presents Spring Launch: 4-8 p.m., April 22, Moe’s Cantina, 155 W. Kinzie St., Chgo. Imerman Angels What’s Your Date Campaign recognizes the celebrations, anniversaries, tributes and memorials that dot our collective calendar and have affected all of our cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers. Event features an open bar provided by 4 Rebels, appetizers, and raffle packages, as well as an opportunity to honor the cancer stories that make our Angels who they are. Pre-sale tickets are offered for $30, or at the door for $40. Tickets can be purchased at www.iaspringlaunch.eventbrite.com. All proceeds will benefit Imerman Angels in its mission to provide personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.
Metropolitan Chicago Region ORT: 11:30 a.m. April 22, at a suburban country club. America’s Lunch With an Artistic View will feature artist Mindy Weisel, editor of Daughters of Absence: Transforming a Legacy of Loss and Touching Quiet: Reflections in Solitude and Andrew Winer, author of The Marriage Artist. Tickets are $85. The co-chairmen for this year’s book author kickoff campaign event are Dora Jaeger of Lake Forest and Gwen Heyman of Highland Park. Call The Claire and Bob Mazer Metropolitan Chicago Region office at (847) 291-0475 or e-mail Judy Rosen at email@example.com.
Regina Dominican hosts a Dodgeball Tournament to help kick off Misericordia Candy Days: 1-4 p.m. April 22, Regina Dominican High School, 701 Locust Road, Wilmette. A team roster holds 10 people and there are three divisions of play: Regina Dominican students, Co-Ed, and Grade School students. There is a $50 fee per team; all proceeds go to Misericordia. Please register by April 19 by contacting Pattie Fuentes or Katherine Fernholz at (847) 256-7660 ext. 223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See rdhs.org for more details.
WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) Strike It Up! Benefit Bowl: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., April 22, Pinstripes, 100 W. Higgins Rd., South Barrington. Tickets: $35 adults; $10 children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Registration includes Pintastic Brunch & 1 bowling game or 2 Bocce games. Pre-register before April 19, and pay $30/adult. Raffle Drawing at 1 p.m. (winner need not be present). See wingsprogram.com/events.
The Sarah Siddons Society will present “Chicago Directs”: 4:30 p.m. April 23, Annie May Swift Hall, 1920 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus. A special conversation with two of Chicago’s premiere stage directors, Anna D. Shapiro and Frank Galati, moderated by Chicago Tribune theatre critic, Chris Jones. Tickets: $20. Proceeds go to the organization’s scholarship fund and students and faculty members are free. Seating is limited for the event and all tickets must be reserved. Tickets may be purchased by calling Mary Lou Bilder-Gold at (847) 446-4140 and students and faculty members must e-mail Jessica Fisch to reserve a ticket. One ticket per student. Jessica.email@example.com. Patrons should enter the Evanston South Campus from Sheridan Rd.. Free Parking is available after 4 p.m.
A Fab Barbs Concert and Fundraiser: 7:30 p.m. April 24, Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Ave., Wilmette. Headliner Rob Dorn. Evening celebrates the 70th anniversary of Barbra Streisand. Tickets: $25; $20 seniors. Proceeds benefit Three Cats Productions who do outreach programs involving music with the community. (847) 251-7424. wilmettetheatre.com.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center’s Annual Spring Luncheon: April 24, The Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, Chicago. Registration at 11 a.m.; luncheon at 11:30 a.m.; program from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Features Sherry Lansing. Co-chairmen are Laura Roth of Kenilworth and Sonja Smith of Winnetka. Tickets are $150. For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance, please contact The Woman’s Board office at (312) 942-6513 or see thewomansboard.org.
Chai Hadassah Knitters/Crocheters: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 25, May 30, June 27. Bring your needles and yarn and join them to work on blankets for the Linus Project or the project that has been waiting for you to finish. The meetings are at a member’s home in Highland Park with a $5 donation to Hadassah. Chairman is Lynda Maram of Highland Park. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Sisterhood of Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim Benefit evening: 5:30 p.m., April 25, 1201 Lake Cook Rd. (at Pine), Deerfield. The evening of fun and games includes mah jongg, bridge, canasta, poker, gin rummy and favorite board games, with the proceeds to benefit the congregation’s many projects for the children and the community in general. A delicious dinner and a gourmet dessert bar will also be featured. The cost is $36 for advance reservations and $40 at the door. For more information, or to make a reservation, contact Bobbie (847) 947-2854.
Stanley Paul Foundation Beverly Blettner “One Magnificent Life” Fundraiser: 6 p.m. April 25, The Casino. 195 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. 6 p.m. cocktails; 6:45 program; 7:15-9 p.m. supper. Tickets are $200. Honors Beverly Blettner, Benefits Raelene Mittelman Scholarship. (312) 836-1041.
Twentieth Century Club of Park Ridge’s A Century of Service 1912-2012: 11 a.m. April 25. Held at the Park Ridge Country Club, the annual luncheon celebrates 100 years of working in philanthropic, educational and cultural directions for the benefit of the Park Ridge community. Tickets are $50. Proceeds benefit Twentieth Century Club of Park Ridge. All are welcome to attend. Co-chairs are Mary Ann Tate, Dorothy Bartolone and Joan Kean. Reservations required by April 16, contact Diana Evanson, (847) 825-5907.
Anixter Center’s Soaring to Success: 6 p.m. April 26. This inaugural event includes a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and an informative program in the Winter Garden at the Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State, Chicago. All proceeds support the more than 7,400 children and adults living with disabilities who use the services of Anixter Center. Tickets are $350. Contact Amy Laboy at (773) 929-8200, ext. 270, or email@example.com.
Catholic Charities 4th Annual Legal Lifelines Event: 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 26, Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Cocktail Reception. Co-chairmen are Carolyn Trenda of Chicago, and Megan Horton of Wilmette. A highlight of the event will be the presentation of the “Justice For The Poor Award” Board of Advisors Member, Tom Morsch in recognition of his dedication to serving the needs of the poor. Funds raised at this event will support the Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Program, which provides free legal advice through a help-line, referrals to legal service providers for specialized needs, assistance from private pro bono attorneys if possible and educational seminars addressing key legal topics. Tickets: individual $85 and sponsorship opportunities are available. Dave Gardner, at (312) 655-7907 or catholiccharities.net/registrations/event/2012_legal_lifelines
Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair: April 26-30. 15th annual fair showcases more than 120 of the world’s top dealers of antiques and fine art. A number of special events and features will complement The Fair. 5:30-8 p.m. April 26, Private Preview, sponsored, for the 15th year, by The Women’s Board of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC); benefits the RIC; $150; 8-10 p.m., Preview Night, $25; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 28, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 29 and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 30. The President of the Women’s Board is Alicia Ziegler of Chicago. The Party chairmen are Mary Arnberg of Chicago and Lori Nerenberg of Wilmette, both of whom chaired the event in 2011. To purchase tickets for the Antiques Fair Preview Party, please see ric.ejoinme.org/AntiquesFairPreviewParty2012. For further information, call (312) 266-8729 or(312) 238-6023. See merchandisemartantiques.com. for more details.
Relay for Life of Barrington “Purple Heals in Barrington” Kick-off event: April 26, Park Ave. Wine Bar, 205 Park Ave., Barrington. Event starts with complimentary glass of wine. Raffle prizes with the main drawing at the RFL on June 8th. A percentage of all purchases will go to the RFL with a “ Purple Designer Dress” for a night on the town! Our BHS fashion Merchandising class led by teacher Carla Darlington has designed and donated eight RFL paper dresses, all unique to help promote this event and the RELAY along with our PURPLE heels to be rotated at business’ around town. In addition, we are coordinating a “Cake” contest for all levels of bakers from professional through young children. There will be a panel of celebrity judges on June 8th, one coming from New York City, Food Network and Chicago. Wickstrom Auto Group, our Premier Sponsor and Honorary Chair, will have their dynamic Purple RFL Jeep at our events supporting the American Cancer Society. Schedule of Events are still evolving. See http://bit.ly/ypefmE or call Joanne Dalessandro at (847) 644-5991.
Saints Faith Hope and Charity Women’s Guild Fabulous Finds, A Day on the Town to Shop and Save: Starts at 8:30 a.m., April 26, in the downtown district of Winnetka, Illinois. The event will feature discounts and door prizes at participating downtown Winnetka businesses. A light lunch reception at the Winnetka Community House with raffle packages is also included. In previous years, the Women’s Guild has hosted a fashion show to raise funds for its parish and outreach organizations. “This year, instead of the show coming to the ladies, the ladies will come to the stores, “ stated Healy. “We believe Fabulous Finds is a great way to promote a sense of community among the women of our parish and beyond.” Cost is $60 per person in advance; $75 at the door. Proceeds will be used to benefit the charity organizations supported by the Women’s Guild. For businesses in the Winnetka downtown district (Elm Street) interested in participating, please contact Jody Johnson at (847) 386-6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For reservation and additional information, contact Beth Healy at (847) 331-4853 or see faithhope.org/womens.htm
Supplies for Dreams Second Annual Inspiration Fundraising Gala: 6:30 p.m. April 26, Kenilworth Club, 410 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth. Theme is “What’s the next step?” and will feature live music from the Aurelia Trio, food, and drinks and a silent auction with items ranging from gift certificates to local restaurants to Southwest Airlines tickets. Exec. Director Hiro Kawashima and Stacy Stewart, the principal of the Northwest Side Belmont-Cragin Elementary School, will speak at the event. Tickets are $60. All proceeds will support underprivileged children in the Chicago Public Schools District. Ellie Ryan, (319) 572-1350, suppliesfordreams.org.
Court Theatre’s Board annual Gala: 6 p.m., April 27, The Ritz Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago. “And the Angels Sing,” an elegant black tie event, will feature a cabaret performance of selected Broadway show tunes performed by the cast of Court’s Spring 2012 production of Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Highlights include a cocktail reception, dinner, live musical performance, silent auction, and special recognition of Emeritus Professor and Court Theatre Founding Trustee David Bevington. The musical performance will feature the cast of Court’s Angels in America including Mary Beth Fisher, Heidi Kettenring, Rob Lindley, Geoff Packard, Hollis Resnik, and Larry Yando; directed by Doug Peck and Artistic Director Charles Newell. Among the Silent Auction Prizes are a ski trip to a condo in Snowmass, CO; a one-week stay at a villa in Umbria, Italy; and a one-week stay at a flat in London; a behind-the-scenes trip to two shows on BRd.way with a stay at the Four Seasons Hotel; a four-day getaway to Prague; and a catered dinner on the 10th floor of the Logan Center. The Raffle Prize is $1000 cash; tickets are $25. The Gala chairmen are Joan and Warwick Coppelson. The Gala Committee includes Leigh Breslau, Suzy Campbell, Kate Collins, Joan Feitler, Karen Frank, Virginia Gerst, Dana Levinson, Amy Osler, Linda Patton, Marilyn Vitale, Rian Walker and Peggy Zagel. Individual tickets are $175 (for young professionals under 40), $500 or $1,000; tables are $1,750 (for young professionals under 40), $5,000, $7,500, $10,000 or $15,000. To learn more, purchase event tickets or raffle tickets, please contact Rebecca Silverman, Court’s Assistant Director of Development, (773) 834-5293 or email@example.com.
The Northern Suburban Special Recreation Foundation (NSSRF) “Shining Stars” banquet: 6-10 p.m. April 27, Northbrook Hilton, 2855 N. Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. NSSRF is the fundraising arm behind NSSRA, the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association. Event celebrates the remarkable achievements of NSSRA’s participants along with its outstanding, dedicated partners and volunteers and partners in the following areas: Friend, Volunteer, Partner Agency, Advocate, Family, Program Staff, Youth Participant, Gator Athlete and Adult Participant of the Year. 6-7 p.m. cocktails; 7:15-7:30 p.m. welcome and video; 7:30-8 p.m. dinner; 8-9 p.m. awards, 9-10 p.m. dancing. Tickets: $15 participants; $25 individuals. (847) 509-9400, nssra.org
Romeo’s Fund (WINGS) Benefit: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27, Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows, 2905 W. Golf Rd.. Taste Takes Flight is a culinary and shopping extravaganza featuring more than 15 restaurants/caterers from throughout the area. Chefs will demonstrate and provide samples of the best they have to offer. The International House of Wine and Cheese from Richmond, Il will have nearly 30 wines for sampling and ordering. Tickets: $50 advance; $60 door; $100 VIP (advance only). A portion of the funds raised will help support Romeo’s Fund which supports WINGS’ (Women in Need Growing Stronger) Safe House. See wingsprogram.com/events
American Cancer Society Discovery Ball: 5:30 p.m. April 28, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr., Chicago, Pre-event reception includes a silent auction followed by an elegant dinner, a live auction and incredible entertainment. Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon will be the featured guest. Co-chairmen are Greg and Anna Brown of Barrington Hills. Maria Bartiromo, anchor of CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” will be the emcee. The live auction will feature several one-of-a-kind items, including a yellow and white diamond ring from Tiffany & Co. and a 2012 London Olympic Games experience. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society’s mission to help people stay well, get well, find cures and fight back to ensure a world with less cancer and more birthdays. More than 800 guests are expected to attend. For more information, please contact the ACS Discovery Ball office at (312) 279-7213 or see www.discoveryball.org.
American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled Annual Casino Night: 7 p.m. April 28. Sponsored by the B’nai Brith Sports Lodge and American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled will raise money for the center through the casino night at the Holiday Inn-Mart Plaza in Chicago. Poker costs $175; casino play is $100. Contact Stuart Nitzkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (773) 875-2425.
Catholic Charities’ Benefit for Homeless: 5 p.m. April 28, Sanfilippo Estate, Barrington Hills. The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills hosts the Hearts for Homeless Families Dinner & Auction, supporting Catholic Charities New Hope Apartments for the homeless. “The 8th Wonder of the World Tour,” features world famous collections of antique music, arcade and gambling machines, calliopes and Tiffany lamps. Come see an 8,000-pipe organ rise from the floor in a recreated opera house. Visit an old fashioned ice cream parlor, 200 music boxes, phonographs, a restored 1890 European carousel and an 1881 Grant Locomotive. Chairman is Trent Bohacz of Mount Prospect. Tickets are $175 and includes tour, valet parking, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, elegant dinner, and auctions emceed by award-winning WGN radio host, Garry Meier. See catholiccharities.net/hearts or call (847) 376-2118 for reservations.
Hands of Peace “Imagine....Peace” Gala: 6 p.m. April 28, Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel, 933 Skokie Blvd., Northbrook. Event includes music by The Not-For-Profit Band, silent auction and raffle. Attendees will also hear reflections from some of our most honored guests. Chairman is Tina Plunkett of Glenview. Tickets are $100. Proceeds benefit Hands of Peace, an interfaith organization developing peace-building and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens through the power of dialogue and personal relationships. For more information, call Tina Plunkett at (847) 724-2777 or see handsofpeace.org. Call Julie Kanak, Executive Director, at (224) 406-5045 or contact her by email at email@example.com.
Midwest Regional Office for the US Fund for UNICEF Message of Hope Gala: 6:30 p.m. April 28. Held at the Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, the event raises money for UNICEF programs. Paul Havey of Evanston is co-chairman. Tickets are $500. UNICEF’s Message of Hope Gala is SOLD OUT!! However for more information, and to be added to the wait list, please email Elisabeth Kasdorf-Torney at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (312) 222-8900x.12, unicefusa.org. Tickets for the After-Party are still available. See below.
Midwest Regional Office for the US Fund for UNICEF Message of Hope After-Party: 9-11:30 p.m. April 28, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, Chicago, the event raises money for UNICEF programs. Features the music of the Stitely Orchestra, delicious cocktails and delectable desserts, Message of Hope raffle and exclusive auction packages from Chicago’s top restaurants, boutiques and more. Tickets are $100. Elisabeth Kasdorf-Torney at email@example.com, or call (312) 222-8900x.12, unicefusa.org.
Highland Park/Highwood Rotary annual Fundraiser: 6 p.m. April 28, Highland Park Country Club. Featuring the improv comedy of the Second City. Tickets are $100. See highlandparkrotary.org.
Omni Youth Services 40th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit: “An Evening of Laughs with Jay Leno,” April 28, Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Gala tickets are $350 and $400 and include pre-and post-party event, 6:30 p.m. cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 8 p.m. performance; 8 p.m. performance only tickets are $135 and $150. Second City also performs; emcee is Eric Ferguson. A 2012 Harley Davidson Softail Deluxe signed by Jay Leno will be raffled; raffle tickets are $100 (does not include entrance to performance). Proceeds benefit OYS in Buffalo Grove. See omniyoiuth.org or call (847) 351-1500 for tickets and details.
Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI) “A Fair to Remember” Benefit: 1-4 p.m. April 28, Orren Pickell Design Showroom, 1700 Willow Road, Northfield, free parking. Boutique fair showcasing jewelry and wearable art by local artisans. Free raffle drawing. Cash, check and credit cards (MC/D/V) accepted. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit SASI. For details, contact SASI at (847) 864-7274 or info@SASIathome.org.
Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity Spirit of Life Gala: 6 p.m. April 28. This fundraiser to provide free counseling and support groups for pregnant women or women with kids younger than 3 will be held at Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, 2401 W. Higgins, Hoffman Estates. Co-chairmen are Ann and Ray Franczak, owners of Dobby’s World Wide Liquors in downtown Palatine. Tickets start at $200. Call Liz Noe at (847) 359-4967, ext. 19, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sphd.org.
The Wilmette Theatre’s ATC Teen Repertory Company’s production of “The Secret Garden’ partners with Flowers For Dreams, a flower organization that gives a backpack filled with school supplies to a Chicago Public Schools student for each purchase. Flowers For Dreams will be at the opening show of The Secret Garden at 10 a.m. on April 28 and will have information about the work they do and the events they are a part of; they will be decorating the lobby of the Wilmette Theatre for all 4 performances to create the magic of The Secret Garden for all Wilmette Theatre event attendees. The lobby will be decorated through May 19th for the enjoyment of all who attend movies and live events at the Wilmette Theatre. Future performances are 10 a.m. May 5, May 12 and May 19. Tickets are $12. Call (847) 251-7424 or wilmettetheatre.com.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s Congé: 6 p.m. April 28. This annual black-tie optional dinner and auction at Glen View Club, 100 Golf Rd., Golf. is an evening of camaraderie and celebration while raising money for the school. 6 p.m. cocktails and silent auction; 7:30 p.m. invocaton and dinner. Celeste Denton of Wilmette, Jeanmarie Olson of Evanston and Mary Swift of Mettawa are the 2012 co-chairmen Tickets are $175. Contact Tami Rocha at email@example.com.
Youth Job Center (YJC) of Evanston annual benefit “Destination”: 6:30-11 p.m. April 28, Union Station Grand Hall, 210 S. Canal St., Chicago. Black tie optional. Emcee Val Warner of Windy City Live! Co-chairmen are Marsha Mead-Stllerman and Mark Tendam of Evanston and Gerri Sizemore of Skokie. 6:30 p.m. Cocktails & Hors d’Oeuvres; 6:30 p.m. Silent Auction; 8 p.m. Dinner & Program, Live Auction. Tickets: $150 individual; tables available. Special $7.50 parking rate for attendees (in garage only). Enter garage at main enterance, 320 S. Canal St. between Jackson and Van Buren. Ticket validation at the check-in table. See youthjobcenter.org or call (847) 864-5627 for tickets and information.
Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook’s 40th anniversary benefit: 6:30 p.m. April 28, Hilton Northbrook. Event features dinner, magician and mentalist Ross Johnson, silent auction for over 100 items, live auction, raffle tickets and more. Take a break from your hectic schedule and join Youth Services for an exciting evening out with a touch of magic. Tickets are $75. All proceeds from this Benefit will go directly to Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook and the services they provide (mental health, character development and physical well-being of children and families in our communities). See youthservices-gn.org or call (847) 724-2620 for more information or to purchase tickets.
Aviva Na’amat USA in Buffalo Grove Fundraiser: 10 a.m. -12 noon April 29, Charming Charlies in Randhurst. Aviva Club will receive a portion of all sales made during this period. Snacks will be served. All proceeds will benefit women and children. For more information call (847) 675-7275. Aviva Club is also accepting new members. If you want to join please contact the Na’amat office at (847) 675-7275.
Chaverot Hadassah of the North Shore Chapter Culminating Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., April 29, White Deer Golf Club, 250 W Greggs Pkwy, Vernon Hills. A program is planned for the installation of in-coming 2012-2013 Presidents Vicki Siegel and Sharron Rosenthal of Mundelein. Chairs are Sharon Weintraub and Judi Ohren of Mundelein. Tickets are $36. Reservations required to attend this event. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
The Evanston Art Center (EAC) 25th Annual Spring Benefit Art Auction: April 29-May 19. Presented by the EAC’s Board of Trustees and Event Chairman Karen Hunt and Co-Chairman Debra Favre. 2603 Sheridan Rd., Evanston. The art-loving public will have an opportunity to view and bid on paintings, drawings photographs, ceramics, sculpture, prints, and other artworks donated by more than 120 leading Chicago-area artists. New this year, an “Experience Auction” offering items such as hotel stays, restaurants, and spa packages. Co-chairmen are Karen Hunt of Evanston and Debra Favre of Wilmette. Opening reception: 1 p.m. April 29. Exhibition and proxy bidding wll be open to the public until the Spring Benefit event, May 19. The silent auction and exhibition will be free and open to the public for the three weeks from 1 p.m. April 29 until 3 p.m. May 19. Spring Benefit Art Auction and Gala: 6:30-11 p.m. May 19, cocktail reception, dinner, live auction of approximately 10 items, including artwork and “Experience packages.” All proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit the EAC’s scholarship, exhibition, and outreach programs. Tickets are $100 per person, $65 for 35 years old and under. For reservations, please call (847) 475-5300 or see evanstonartcenter.org.
Hadassah North Shore Chapter Fashion Show and Luncheon: 11 a.m. April 29, Hyatt Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Rd.. Benefiting the Henrietta Szold Group. The new Life members of Hadassah will model fashions of Chico’s of Northbrook Court. Tickets are $40 with the proceeds to benefit Breast Cancer Research work at Hadassah Hospital. Event Chairs are Sheryl Ackerson and Vicki White of Buffalo Grove, Heidi Patzik of Highland Park and Dina Hoffman of Northbrook. President is Risa Kleban of Lake Zurich. Call Nancy, North Shore Chapter, at (847) 205-1900 or e-mail email@example.com.
Moriah Congregation JUF Event: 7 p.m. April 29, at the synagogue, 200 Taub Drive, Deerfield. Dairy dessert reception supporting the 2012 Jewish United Fund-Israel Emergency Fund. The event features Charles Small, Director of the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism. Small also is Director and Founder of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy. Co-chairmen are Sara and Andrew Poticha of Northbrook and Linda and David Ross of Winnetka. For reservations or information, call Karen Zaransky at JUF at (312) 444-2810, or e-mail her at KarenZaransky@juf.org. There is no charge.
NAWBO Chicago (National Association of Women Business Owners) and the Emergency Fund “Women in Business Helping Women in Crisis” Family Concert Benefit: 3-7 p.m. April 29, at Viper Alley, 275 Parkway Drive, Lincolnshire. All-ages show designed to bring families together to enjoy dinner, entertainment, and even bowling. NAWBO Chicago is participating in this collaborative event with the Emergency Fund to bring awareness of our outreach and charitable commitment to helping women in crisis. The Emergency Fund helps families in crisis and helps to fight homelessness and has recently merged with the Chicago Alliance to Prevent Homelessness (emergencyfund.org.) Joan Gand of Riverwoods and Lori Hilson Cioromski of Wheaton and are the co-chairmen. Entertainment by the Chicago Women in the Blues featuring Chicago’s top blues divas, “a bevy of blues bombshells” backed by event organizer and keyboardist Joan Gand with the Blue Road Band. Special guest vocalists include Peaches Staten, Vivian Vance Kelly, Shirley King, (daughter of BB King); Liz Mandeville and Donna Herula, winners of the Chicago Blues Challenge; and more. See chicagoblueswomen.com. Tickets are $45 and include dinner. Call (847) 370-4623, see viper-alleycom/calendar/details/368. One hundred percent of the ticket price goes to the Emergency Fund.
The Nehara Group of Hadassah North Shore Illinois Holocaust Museum Tour: 12:30 p.m. April 29,, 9603 Woods Drive, Skokie. Self-guided tour. Museum admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors 65+. Nehara will start the morning with brunch at 11 a.m. at the Bagel Restaurant Old Orchard in Skokie. Reservations required. Reservation Chairs are Ilyse Wharton and Marni Rotblut of Vernon Hills. President is Keeley Kosoff of Vernon Hills. (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org, northshore.hadassah.org.
Team Dishalicious Shapeup for a Cure: 1:30-4 p.m. April 29. To raise money for the 2012 Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, this is a two-hour group fitness and fundraising challenge at Equinox Highland Park Fitness Club. Admission is $50 in advance and $70 at the door. Participants can register at shapeupforacure.com. Contact Dana Silver at (847) 505-8444 or Rachel Stein at (312) 560-3854 for more information.
Temple Beth-El JUF Event: 9 a.m. April 29, at synagogue, 3610 W. Dundee, Northbrook. Brunch supporting the 2012 Jewish United Fund-Israel Emergency Fund featuring author Deborah Lipstadt, American historian and author of the books “Denying the Holocaust” and “The Eichmann Trial.” The event is co-chaired by Shari and Duncan Forsythe of Northbrook. For reservations or information, call Karen Zaransky at JUF at (312) 444-2810, or e-mail her at KarenZaransky@juf.org. There is no charge.
Warren “Billy” Cherry Scholarship Annual Award Dinner: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. dinner, April 29, Maggiano’s Restaurant, 175 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. Yearly celebration and recognition of those receiving scholarships and book awards from the foundation. This year’s guest of honor and featured keynote speaker is Bill Geiger, President and CEO, McGaw YMCA. Co-chairmen are Robert and Patty Reece of Skokie. Tickets are $50 each. See cherryscholarshipfund.org or call (847) 424-1065 for tickets and information.
Aid Africa’s Children Annual Benefit: April 30, Hyatt Deerfield, 1750 Lake Cook Rd., Deerfield. Cocktails, dinner and special program. Host and emcee, Bill Campbell formerly with ABC7 Chicago. Tickets: $75 individual; $675 table of 10; $50 students. (847) 359-1243, email@example.com, aidafricaschildren.org.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) 19th annual Women of Achievement Awards Dinner/Benefit: 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner, Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago. ABC 7 Chicago’s Kathy Brock will emcee. This year’s Women of Achievement honorees include Anne Pramaggiore, President and Chief Executive Officer, ComEd; Sherry Barrat, Vice-Chairman, Northern Trust; Carla Michelotti, Executive Vice President, Chief Legal, Government, Corporate Affairs Officer, Leo Burnett Worldwide; Joan Walker, Executive Vice-President of Corporate Relations, Allstate Insurance Company and Humanitarian Award: Paula Fasseas, Founder, PAWS Chicago. Tickets: $350; tables of 10 are $3,500. Call ADL office at (312) 533-3917 or see http://regions.adl.org/upper-midwest/.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Auction & “Jersey Boys” Benefit Concert: “Dancing in the Street,” 7:30 p.m. April 30, Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro, 171 W. Randolph Street, Chicago. Kimpton’s Hotel Allegro in partnership with the members of the First National Tour Company of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning musical “Jersey Boys” will hold a one-night only concert and auction to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Evening begins at 6:30 pm with 1960s inspired cocktails and party hors d’oeuvres created by the top chefs at the Allegro. At 7:30 the live band hits the stage and members of the cast of “Jersey Boys” will rock the Allegro’s Grand Walnut Ballroom singing the hits of Motown. The night continues with dessert, dancing, a silent auction boasting autographed Four Seasons memorabilia & a live auction full of one-of-a-kind Jersey Boys, music and Broadway collectibles. Limited tickets are $100. A $200 VIP ticket comes with a 6 p.m. private pre-party with select cast members, preferred seating and keepsake souvenir. Jackets are suggested but not required. See broadwaycares.org/jerseyboys or call (212) 840-0770, Ext. 268.
The Center for Enriched Living Gourmet Tasting Benefit: 5:30-8:30 p.m. April 30, The Lincolnshire Marriott, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. 12th Annual Chefs’ Night & More! This elegant, unlimited dining extravaganza will feature special tasting menus from more than 30 Chicagoland restaurants and food and beverage purveyors. Proceeds from Chefs’ Night & More benefit the members at The Center for Enriched Living (CEL). CEL exists so that people with developmental disabilities can be fully included in the community,achieve personal success, and enjoy a good quality of life. Tickets are $90. Contact Katie Roth, CEL’s Special Events Manager, at (847) 315-9916 or at Katie@CenterForEnrichedLiving.org.
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