Saturday, March 2….Gala, to benefit City Ballet of Cleveland, 7 to 10 p.m. at Shaker Heights Country Club. Join us for an evening celebrating City Ballet of Cleveland’s extraordinary corps of young dancers, accomplished alumni, and guest artists. Toast the evening with signature cocktails, libations, and hors d’oeuvres. Bid on carefully curated Swan Lake inspired auction items. Come prepared to participate in a wine pull like no other, including bottles from the private cellar of an international wine connoisseur and collector. Remember to wear your dancing shoes. For more information, https://cityballetofcleveland.org/event/city-ballet-of-clevelands-annual-2024-gala/.

Sat., March 2…32nd Annual Gala, to benefit the Kidney Foundation of Ohio, 6:30 p.m., Cleveland Marriott Downtown. Guest will enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live entertainment and a silent auction. The evening includes honoring the 2024 Person of the Year, and the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Individual tickets are $250. Go to http://www.kfohio.org or call 216-771-2700.

Saturday, March 2…Shining Bright, to benefit Mandel Jewish Day School, 7:45 p.m. at 26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood, 44122. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, open bar, seated dessert, amazing auction items and Ohio City Dueling Pianos.

Saturday, Mar. 2…”Nourish: A Recipe for Hope,” to benefit the Village Project, supporting families fighting cancer, 6 p.m. at the Emerald Event Center, 33040 Just Imagine Dr., Avon. Tickets are $150. Visit www.ourvillageproject.com.

Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3…Warehouse Sale, to benefit Hospice of the Western Reserve. Saturday, March 2, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, March 3, Noon to 4 p.m., at Hospice of the Western Reserve Headquarters, 17876 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland. Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Warehouse Sale is the place to be to find gently-used home furnishings, accents and accessory pieces—all priced at a fraction of their original retail prices!  This Sale Only –earrings, vases and clear glass 50 percent off. In addition to furniture, framed artwork and lamps, the selection often includes sets of fine china, glassware, antiques, jewelry, collectibles and one-of-a-kind treasures. The proceeds benefit patients and families. Call 216.255.9090 for more information.
Tuesday, March 5…First Giving Event of 2024, to benefit 100 Women Strong OHIO, 7 to 9 p.m. at Walden Inn, 119 Aurora Hudson Rd., Aurora, 44202.A Giving Circle of philanthropic women who meet 3 times per year to pool our resources to give to charities that impact women and children in need throughout Northeast Ohio. https://www.100womenstrongohio.org/.

Thursday, March 14…Women Who Light the Way Award Ceremony & Reception, to benefit Ursuline College scholarships, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Lorraine & Bill Dodero Center for the Performing Arts on the Gilmour Academy Campus. Ursuline College has named Jeannette Sorrell, founder, artistic director, and conductor of Apollo’s Fire, as its 2024 recipient of its Women Who Light the Way award. The award honors a woman leader of national stature who serves as an inspiration to Ursuline students and to future generations. It will feature a dialogue between Sorrell and outgoing Ursuline College president Sister Chris, who will retire at the end of June after nine years at College’s helm. Individual tickets are $75. For more information, visit ursuline.edu/light.

Thrusday, March 21, 2024 Annual Community Luncheon, to benefit Cleveland Restoration Society, 11:30 a.m. at Student Center Ballroom, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 44115. Celebrating Ohio’s Hopewell Ceremonial Earthworks recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keynote Speakers Glenna J. Wallace, the first elected Chief of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe with a 38-year career as an instructor, department chair, division chair, director or travel and interim academic dean at Crowder College; and Brad Lepper, Senior Archaeologist for the Ohio History Connection’s World Heritage Program and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Denison University. Tickets start at $75. Contact Peggy Sexton at 216.426.3102 or psexton@clevelandrestoration.org. Register online at www.clevelandrestoration.org before 5 p.m. Wed., March 13.

Saturday, April 6…Spring Gala: Up, Up, & Away, to benefit Ohio Contemporary Ballet, formerly Verb Ballets, 7 p.m. at Vocon’s headquarters, 3142  Prospect Avenue East.This year’s theme of Up, Up, & Away! is a reflection of Ohio Contemporary Ballet’s performance excellence and how the company continues to break barriers. At this exciting fundraiser, guests of the Gala can explore the home of Vocon, an award-winning interior design and architectural firm, while engaging in interactive experiences. A presentation by Ohio Contemporary Ballet dancers will be followed by a Raise-the-Paddle fundraiser. The annual Spring Gala provides the vital financial support necessary to maintain the company’s high level of artistry, its  general operations, and educational programming for the community. Tickets start at $175, and include dinner stations by Trifles Catering, drinks and valet parking. Sponsorships are available starting at $1,500. For more information, visit https://ocballet.org.

Friday, April 12 … Friday Night on 55th to benefit Vocational Guidance Services programming for individuals with disabilities, 6 to 8:30 p.m.; VGS Training Center, 2235 East 55th Street, Cleveland, 44103. Join the Sunbeam Board and VGS for an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music. Tickets are $125. For more information and to purchase tickets visit https://vgsjob.org/fridaynight_tickets/.
Saturday, April 13…Heroes for Andy, to benefit The Andy Nowacki Foundation, 5:30 p.m. at Four Points Sheraton, 35000 Curtis Blvd., Eastlake, 44095. Visit www.nowackifound.org.
Saturday, April 13…Backstage Bash, to benefit Great Lakes Theater Festival, at the Hanna Theatre, 2067 E. 14th St. Cleveland, 44115. Performance, food and dessert stations, open bars, raffles, interactive experiences and more. A live performance and then head backstage to enjoy live music and dancing with the GLTF performers. Tickets prices start at $175. Visit greatlakestheater.org.

Saturday, Apr. 20, 2024…Northern Ohio Chef’s Fantasy, to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland. The evening features an exquisite dinner comprised of multiple courses, each prepared by a different stand-out chef and perfectly paired with wine. Tickets start at $250. Visit http://www.events.cff.org/chefsfantasy2024.

Friday, April 26…Make-A-Wish Northern Ohio Wish Gala, to benefit Make-A-Wish Northern Ohio Chapter, 5:30 p.m. at Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner, live and silent auctions and more. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit wish.org/oki/northern-ohio-wish-gala-2024.

Friday, April 26…Bash for the Brook, to benefit BeechBrook, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at TopGolf, Independence. Visit beechbrook.org.

Saturday, Aug. 24…Night at the Museum 2024 Gala, to benefit Canton Museum of Art’s Exhibition, Education and Art Therapy Programs. More information to come. Visit cantonart.org/artinspiresgala.

Saturday, May 4…Sparkle: Bourbon & Blues, to benefit Achievement Centers for Children, 6:30 p.m. at InterContinental Cleveland. More details to come.

Saturday, May 4…Take Flight with Youth Challenge, the annual benefit and auction, takes place at the Aviator Event Center, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The evening includes food and drinks and live entertainment. Tickets start at $160. Visit www.youthchallengesports.com.

Thursday, May 16…A Celebration of Hope 2024, to benefit Alzheimer’s Association. To be presented by Barb and Brad Sacks at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. The Cleveland and Greater East Ohio Area Chapters will honor Champion Award recipient Bill Herzog, who made it his mission to support families facing the uncertainties of this disease after losing his beloved wife to younger onset Alzheimer’s. Tickets and sponsorships are now available for purchase: https://www.alz.org/cleveland/events.  Contact Seana Dailey at 216.342.5566 or smdailey@alz.org with questions.

Saturday, June 1…Nature at Night, to benefit Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. An evening outdoors under the stars.  Guests kick off summer from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Nature Center with local chefs, music, mingling, and fun!

Saturday, June 8…Garden Gala: Dancing on the Dewdrops, to benefit Community Life Collaborative, 6 to 10 p.m. at the Family Life Center, 16349 Chillicothe Rd, Bainbridge. Join us for a delightful summer evening of dining, dancing to the music by Tweed, special drink, lively games, unique raffle baskets, silent auction and fun.   Proceeds to support the CLC’s mission which is to raise awareness, amplify voices and inspire shared action toward a just and sustainable world.  Together.    For ticket and sponsorship information contact  admin@communitylifecollaborative.org or call 440.708.1961 or go to our website communitylifecollaborative.org.

Saturday, July 13…Sunflower Winefest, to benefit Prayers from Maria Foundation, 4 to 9 p.m. Depot St., Rocky River. Wine, craft beer gardens, live music and fabulous food. Garden wristband is $60 presale/$75 at the door admission. VIP wristband is $250, includes a private full bar, food and seating.