Thursday, March 22…Savor, to benefit Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry programs and services, 6:30 p.m. at Silver Grille at the Higbee Building. Event to feature well-known chefs from Cleveland for a spectacular culinary event. For more information, visit lutheranmetro.org.
Friday, March 23…Luncheon, to benefit Northeast Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra’s “Kids Love Musicals,” an interactive program presented by the Musical Theater Project Teaching Artist. Luncheon at noon in the Gully Brook Dining Room at Grace Woods Rivers Edge Building, Ohio Living in Willoughby. Check-in at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon, 1:15 p.m. program. Reservations are required. $15 per person. Call 440.255.8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 24…10th Cleveland LUNAFEST Film Festival, to benefit student scholarships and Breast Cancer prevention partners of Cleveland Chums, at Tri-C Corporate College East, Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights. Nine films selected from more than 1,000 entries. Visit lunafest.org/cleveland0324 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, April 7…Framing the Future!, to benefit Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity, 7 p.m. at LaMalfa, Mentor. Open bar with grand buffet, live and silent auctions, $1,500 reverse raffle, live entertainment by Monica Robins and The Whiskey Kings. Tickets are $90 per person. Call 440.226.3000, ext. 108 or visit lake-geaugahabitat.org/product/framing-the-future-ticket.
Thursday, April 12…Big Wish Gala, to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, at Hilton Cleveland Downtown. Registration, cocktails, program, live and silent auctions. For more information, call Keri Haibach at 216.367.5654 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 14…Heroes for Andy, to benefit The Andy Nowacki Foundation, Inc., 5:30 at Hilton Garden Inn, Mayfield. Special Guest, Micheal Barrett, 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps. Call 440.413.5991 or visit nowackischolarship.org.
Saturday, April 14…Chef’s Fantasy, to benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, at Ritz-Carlton Cleveland. VIP reception, 5:30 p.m., cocktail hour, 6 p.m. and dinner, 7 p.m. Call 216.901.CURE or visit northernOH.cff.org.
Saturday, April 14…Nurture, Grow, Thrive, to benefit the Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development. 6 p.m. at Hanna Perkins Center, 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Heights. Event to honor “The Grandmothers” (Ginny Steininger, Kathy Smith Baker, Georgianna (Gann) Roberts, Maria Kaiser and Coordinator Barbara Streeter) with the Hadden Award for supporting healthy emotional development in children through a series of helpful articles and upcoming book on raising young children. Cocktails followed by dinner and dessert by Spice; plus live and silent auctions. For more information, call 216.991.4472 or visit hannaperkins.org/benefit.
Saturday, April 14…Party Like a Champion, to benefit Youth Challenge, 7 p.m. at Ariel International Center, Cleveland. Open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and more. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite sports team apparel. (VIP option at 6 p.m.) Tickets are $125. Call 440.892.1001 or visit youthchallengesports.com.
Saturday, April 14…Deaf and Hard of Hearing Night at Progressive Field, to benefit Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. Cleveland Indians v. Toronto Blue Jays. Gates open at 2 p.m. and first pitch is at 4:10 p.m. Rally Together at the ballpark by cheering on the Cleveland Indians and supporting the Deaf Community! A portion of each ticket goes to Cleveland Hearing & Speech Center. Family deck seats are $22. To purchase tickets, visit tinyurl.com/CHSC2018, offer code CHSC.
Saturday, April 14…Tangible Moments: The Legacy of Lee Heinen, to benefit the Legacy Society of the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 5 to 7 p.m. at Moreland Courts, Shaker Blvd., Cleveland. Wine, signature cocktail, hors d’oeuvres from Murray Hill Market and live piano accompaniment by Susan Covey. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Guided tours will be offered of the art collections at select Moreland Courts residences from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Presentations in the new gallery space at 6:30 to 7 p.m. Guest speakers to include Roger Welchans and Meg Harris. Tickets are $80 per person and $150 per couple. Tangible Moments exhibition to be on view at Moreland Courts Gallery through May 13 to the public by appointment only. Call 216.721.9020 or email@example.com.
Friday, April 20, 2018. A Century of Excellence spring benefit by the Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra, 6 p.m. at Executive Caterers Landerhaven. Reception, dinner and music by Cleveland Orchestra musicians Charles Bernard, Cello, Jiah Chapdelaine, Violin and Sonya Molloy, Viola. Performance followed by a conversation with Ilya Gidalevich, Cleveland Orchestra Artistic Administrator and auction. Proceeds benefit the Orchestra’s education programs including Mindful Music Moments, a daily school announcement that combines classical music with guided listening to provide a focused environment for learning. Tickets are $150, $250 and $500. For tickets and more information call 216.346.1086 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, April 20…10th Anniversary Gala Celebration, to benefit Dancing Classrooms, 6:30 p.m. in the Orchid Ballroom at The Westin, Cleveland. Open bar, three-course dinner, Jerry Bruno Orchestra, student performances and live auction. Cocktail attire. Tickets are $125 per person. Call 440.230.5170 or visit DCNEO.org/gala.
Saturday, April 21…Ride the Rainbow 2018—Growing Our Big Backyard: A Night of Baubles, Bow Ties & BBQ at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Signature biennial event of the UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation will raise funds to make UH Rainbow’s care accessible to all, spreading hope from backyard to backyard. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner and program at 7:30 p.m. Event features silent auction, raffle and dancing to the Bluewater Kings. Honorary chairs are Stacey & Howard “Hoby” Hanna and event chairs are Stephanie Antunez, Lynne Marcus Cohen and Terri A. Kennedy. Tickets and sponsorship information available at ridetherainbow.org or by calling 216.844.1513.
Saturday, April 21…Roots and Wings Gala, to benefit Mount Alverna Village, 5:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn – Independence. Cocktails, dinner and dancing, silent auction and raffles, and major raffle with grand prize of $10,000. Tickets are $75 per person or $150 per couple. Call 440.663.1102.
Saturday, April 28…Moonbeams Over Sunbeam….an evening to benefit Vocational Guidance Services and brighter futures, 6:30 p.m. at Music Box Supper Club, Cleveland. Entertainment by Sunrise Jones. Paddle Raise. Various corporate sponsorships available.
Saturday, April 28…It Takes Two, to benefit GroundWorks Dance Theatre, at Cleveland Museum of Art. Local celebrities and GroundWorks artists takes to the stage for an evening of dance. Performance, dining and dancing. Call 216.751.0088 or visit groundworksdance.org/it-takes-two.
Saturday, April 28…Fourth Annual “Stitching the Future” Advancing Employment Opportunities Fundraiser, to benefit Esperanza Threads, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt Carmel School, 1355 West 70th St. [entrance off parking lot]. Features good food, good “conversational” music by Dance Music, silent auctions and Pick-n-Choose baskets. The event honors National Safety Apparel and Jane Cibulskas. Tickets $40/person and 100% of the money goes to advancing the mission of training low income individuals in the skill of industrial sewing and helping them to get jobs in Cuyahoga County. Esperanza Threads will also be selling their earth friendly clothing and accessories at the event. Tickets can be purchased online at esperanzathreads.com or by calling 216.961.9009. Tickets will be held at the door.
Saturday, May 5…Kentucky Derby Party, to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society’s hunger centers, 4 to 8 p.m. at Great Lakes Brewing Company. Fun-filled event attended by young professionals and business leaders who enjoy the Run for the Roses on the large screen, horse betting, a silent auction, hat contest, raffles, authentic Derby fare and Cleveland’s own Great Lakes Brewing Company beer. For more information, call 216.696.6525, ext. 2520, email email@example.com or visit svdpcle.org.
Saturday, May 5…Ursuline Derby Day!, to benefit Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. Kentucky Derby party at the City Club Lounge at First Energy Stadium. Attendees will join the sisters in a fabulous buffet, raffles, live auction and of course watching the race! For details visit ursulinesisters.org.
Saturday, May 5…Bloom, to benefit Lawrence School, 6 p.m. at Upper School campus. Silent and live auctions, cocktails and dinner. Call 440.832.7828 or visit lawrenceschool.org.
Tuesday, May 8…Spring into Style, to benefit Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Shoreby Club. Boutique shopping starts at 10:30 a.m. with vendors displaying their merchandise. Yellow rose raffle and auction items. Luncheon and fashions provided by Toni In Style. Tickets are $60. Call 216.844.0417 or email Sharon.Klonowski@uhhospitals.org.
Saturday, May 12…Calle Carnaval Luncheon and Music Fest, to benefit the Eliza Bryant Village, 11 a.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Wonderful food, fantastic music, vendors with specialty items and beautiful gift baskets for purchase. Tickets are $45. Eliza Bryant is a 121-year-old nonprofit, philanthropic, multi-purpose organization. The mission is to provide a dignified and fulfilling quality of life for the elderly through
facilities, programs and services designed to enhance their health and well-being.
Contact LaVonne C. Adams at 216.470.1525 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 16…The 24th annual Silver Spoon Awards Party, to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 6-9p.m. at the Cleveland History Center. A strolling food and wine tasting event at which guests will sample delicious dishes from more than 40 of Northeast Ohio’s best restaurants and several international wineries. The event also includes the Sysco VIP Lounge, a fabulous silent auction and exciting raffles. Purchase tickets at clevelandmagazine.com/silverspoon.
Thursday, May 17…Celebration of Altenheim Senior Living, 7 p.m. on its recently expanded Strongsville Campus. Dinner by A Taste of Excellence, entertainment and exciting raffle. Tickets start at $125. Visit altenheim.com/flourish or call 440.878.5264.
Saturday, May 19…Yuri’s Night: Space Party, to benefit Great Lakes Science Center’s STEM education initiatives, day camp scholarships and other programs that encourage curiosity and provide opportunities for tomorrow’s scientific leaders, 7:30 p.m. at Great Lakes Science Center. This annual fundraiser is an outer space, after-hours party with live music from 7:30-10:30 p.m., a DJ from 10:30-11:30 p.m., an open bar with beer and wine, appetizers, specialty bites, and science demonstrations. Come dressed to impress in your best outer space/science fiction- themed costume and compete for prizes in the costume contest, and experience the museum after dark! Buy your tickets early and save. VIP tickets available. Visit GreatScience.com or call 216.621.2400.
June 1 and 2…ideastream Grand Tastings and Seminars, to benefit ideastream programs and public service, at Idea Center at Playhouse Square, 1375 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Tickets are now available for all events including the Friday evening Grand Tasting, a Saturday evening Grand Tasting, five wine seminars Saturday afternoon and a special Super-Pass ticket package. New this year, and expected to sell out, are a Saturday afternoon food demonstration by legendary Chef Jacques Pépin and an exclusive Saturday evening VIP dinner with Chef Pépin (dinner guests will receive a signed copy of his latest cookbook). Tickets range in price from $40 to $400. Visit Eventbrite.com/e/ideastream-grand-tastings-and-seminars-tickets-39727808946.
Saturday, June 2…The Disco Ball, to benefit Cleveland Play House, Allen Theatre, Playhouse Square. Dinner, auction, theatre presentations and dancing in the Allen Theatre rotunda. Centennial Star Award recipients for 2018, Jean and Walter Kalberer will be honored. Call 216.400.7030 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 2….Flyways not Highways: A Nature Inspired Trailblazing Benefit, to benefit Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 6:30 pm at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. Kick off summer with a spectacular evening under the stars in the heart of the Shaker Parklands. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center’s environmental education programs and public grounds. $295 Trailblazer ticket and $195 Strolling ticket. Call 216.321.5935, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit shakerlakes.com.
Friday, June 8 … ZippityZooDoo to benefit Cleveland Zoological Society, at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Be one of the first guests to view Asian Highlands, the Zoo’s new habitat for snow leopard, red panda and more. Enjoy cocktails and gourmet dishes by Driftwood Catering. Support Zoo programming by bidding on exciting auction items and enjoying an all-new wine pull! Individual reservations begin at $250; tables begin at $3,500. Reserve today at ClevelandZooSociety.org/ZZD or call Leta Obertacz at 216.635.3346.
Friday, June 15…Summer Solstice, to benefit Hopewell, 6 p.m. at 39100 Shaker Blvd., Hunting Valley. The event includes cocktails, an extensive upscale silent auction, a three-course seated dinner under an elegant tent, an exciting live auction and Fund-a-Need, and more. To purchase tickets, call 440.247.0912, ext. 202 or visit hopewellcommunity.org/support-us-/events/summer-solstice-2018.
Friday, June 15 …5th Annual Irish Roots-A Celebration of the May Dugan Center, to benefit the May Dugan Center serving those in need in our near west side neighborhoods, 6 p.m. at Music Box Supper Club, West Bank, Flats, Cleveland. A festive evening of fabulous food, live music by the 80’s Alternative Band, raffles, silent auction and fun. Sponsorships available. Call the Development Office, 216.631.5800, ext. 125 or email email@example.com.
Saturday, June 23…The 6th Annual Cleveland Big Wheel Relay, to benefit programs and services of the Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center, 1 to 4 p.m., Lincoln Park, Tremont. A family-friendly fundraising event. For more information, visit clevelandbigwheelrelay.com or call 216.325.7574.
July 13…50th Anniversary Benefit Evening, to benefit The Cleveland Orchestra, at Blossom Music Center. Blossom Friends of The Cleveland Orchestra will present “A Symphony of Food and Fine Wine”, a one-of-a-kind benefit. Event to include cocktails and music in Kulas Plaza, gourmet dinner, fine wine auction, and a special performance by members of The Cleveland Orchestra. The garden-to-table dinner with fine wine pairings will be prepared by acclaimed regional and national chefs, and will be served on the Blossom stage and in surrounding areas. Bobbi and Peter van Dijk are the honorary chairs; Mr. van Dijk, a renowned Cleveland architect and winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize, designed Blossom’s award-winning Pavilion. More information will be available at clevelandorchestra.com this spring.
Saturday, July 21…Butterfly Gala, to benefit Stewart’s Caring Place, at home of Tim Franklin and family. Dr. Larry and Betty Cervino to be recognized as Spirit Award recipients.