APRIL 2013 EVENTS
Updated: April 18, 2013 8:02PM
Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council’s 10th Anniversary Red or White Ball: 8 p.m. April 5, Venue One, 1044 W. Randolph St., Chicago. Evening of music, dancing, cocktails, local cuisine and a silent auction, and VIP reception at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit Steppenwolf for Young Adults, the theater’s nationally recognized arts education program. Individual tickets are $150 in advance or $175 at the door (if available). A limited number of $250 VIP tickets are also available and include an exclusive cocktail reception at 7 p.m. chef tasting stations, whiskey tasting, VIP gift bags, special access to Steppenwolf artists and other perks. Tickets online at steppenwolf.org/rowb, via e-mail at email@example.com or (312) 654-5623.
Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association Annual Benefit, “Secret Agent Night from GLASA with Love”: 6:30 p.m., April 13, Knauz Classic Car Showroom, 775 Rockland Road, Lake Bluff. Hosted by Knauz Automotive Group, the evening features live and silent auction, casino, music by the Dave Shelton Trio and much more. Tickets: $125. Proceeds help provide year-round, daily adaptive sports programming and financial assistance for over 40 percent of GLASA athletes who use the Athlete Scholarship Fund. Cherie Hrusovsky (847) 283-0908 (GLASA Office), glasa.org.
Haven’s 14th annual Benefit: 6 p.m., April 13, North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Road, Glenview. Dinner, a live and, dancing, raffles, auctions and bar that includes beer, wine and signature martini. Hosted by Haven Youth and Family Services. Tickets: $160; Young Adult Board member $90; raffle $25 or 5 for $100. Benefits Haven Youth and Family Services. havenforyouth.org.
The Lake County Haven Black and White Fundraiser Gala: 6 p.m. April 13, Ravinia Green Country Club, Riverwoods. $175. Black tie optional. Auction, food, music. Proceeds benefit Lake County Haven. 847-680-1703, 847-680-1703.
Midwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Assn. (APDA): 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13, Meadows Club, 2950 W. Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows. “APDA Symposium/Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds.” Cost: $40.00, which includes complimentary valet parking, continental breakfast, full morning symposium, lunch, and a Parkinson’s-related comedy play. Proceeds benefit APDA. apdamidwest.org
The Glencoe PTO Benefit Fashion Show/Fundraiser/Luncheon: 11 a.m. April 17, Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave W Highland Park. The event features an exciting fashion show featuring a number of the local fashion and beauty businesses from the North Shore such as Ami Ami, Chalk, The Shop @ Equinox, Frannie, Green Gable Denim and Such, Krista K, Shirise, Skandal and So Shee, among others. Vendors will be selling their wares at the event and donating 20% of their sales to benefit the Glencoe PTO. Lunch will be served at noon (approximately) and the fashion show will follow. Fashion Week in which many local stores will participate in the Style Saver discount card from April 18-26, will follow the Glencoe PTO event. The holders of the Style Saver cards will receive 20% off (some restrictions and exclusions apply) at contributing stores. Cost: $75 advance, $90 door. Melissa Lederer, (312) 543-9537, glencoepto.org (see website to purchase Style Saver cards)
The Antiques & Garden Fair Chicago Botanic Garden: April 18-21. Features works in antique garden furnishings, botanical art and home and garden design by more than 100 dealers from Europe and the United States. Indoor display gardens interpreting the theme, “Color in the Garden: An Artist’s View,” and will be donated and installed by premier landscape designers. Lectures/talks by Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, Michael S. Smith and Charles Stick. Tickets purchased on or before April 18 for either the Smith or Stick lecture are $65; $60 in advance for Garden members; after April 18, they are each $70; $65 for Garden members. A combination ticket for the Smith and Stick lectures is available for $105; $100 for Garden members. Lecture ticket purchase includes a three-day Fair pass. Fair hours are from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets purchased on or before April 18 are $15; $12 for Garden members. Tickets purchased after April 18 are $18; $15 for Garden members. A three-day pass is $20 for all. 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. The Preview Evening on April 18 features priority shopping and elegant fare; tickets begin at $250 and are available online at chicagobotanic.org/antiques or by phone at (847) 835-6944. Proceeds from the Fair benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s conservation, education and research programs.
Barrington Youth and Family Services Fundraising Gala: 6:30 p.m., April 20
, Barrington Hills Country Club, 300 W County Line Rd Barrington, (847) 381-4200. “Skyball,” a James Bond-themed gala, features an elegant dinner including James Bond’s signature Vesper martini, live music by Blonde Ambition, and a raffle drawing, live auction items and more. Per Amy Wickstrom, “Skyball” co-chair. “We’ve chosen five distinguished gentlemen in our community to help us boost raffle ticket pre-sales. The one who sells the most raffle tickets will be crowned Barrington Bond 007 at the gala. You can purchase a raffle ticket at various businesses in Barrington and write the name of your favorite Barrington Bond candidate on the back to help him reach his goal. The winner of the raffle will receive a gift certificate to Long & Company Jewelers.” The five men in the running to become Barrington Bond 007 include Barrington residents Jon Stickney, David Nelson, Paul Fischer, Jim Gustafson and Barrington High School Football Coach Joe Sanchez. Raffle tickets can be purchased until April 18th at Mia Sorella, Barrington Bank & Trust, Phillips Menswear, Little Shop of Papers, Roots 2, Cook Street Coffee and Wickstrom Auto Group. Tickets: $150. Contact Barrington Youth and Family Services at 847-732-1512 or see barringtonyouthandfamilyservices.org. Proceeds benefit BYFS, a nonprofit, social service agency offering professional counseling, outreach, and prevention programs to Barrington/Carpentersville area youth and their families.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance - Greater Chicago (DBSA-GC) 14th Annual Symposium: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 20
, Evanston Hospital, Frank Auditorium, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston. At this mini-conference, the experts will explore what they know about mood disorders and the connections to our brains. Speakers include Dr. Thomas Bristow, Dr. John Gottlieb, Dr. Rachel Jacobs, Dr. Seoka Salstrom and Dr. Corey Goldstein. Q&A session. Cost: Individuals - $25-65; Families - $65-85; includes continental breakfast and lunch. Online payment is accepted at http://dbsa-gc.org/symposium.html.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston Spring Benefit Dinner Dance: 7-10 p.m. April 20, Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster Street, Skokie. This year’s event is titled “Gatsby Glam” evoking the style of the 1920’s era. Attendees are encouraged reflect the theme in their attire. Evening will include dinner, dancing, raffles, live and silent auctions, and much more. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian in Evanston. wcofe.org, Natalie Banovitz, Spring Benefit Chairwoman, Mobile: 312-320-9005, firstname.lastname@example.org
Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair Preview Party by The Women’s Board of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC): 5:30-8 p.m. April 25. The event is a benefit for the RIC and features the finest assortment of objets d’art and a broad range of antiques and worldly treasures in an exclusive environment. Over 100 dealers are expected to display their wars including The Country House from Lake Foreste. Event features fine edibles, background music by the DePaul University musicians. The Party Chairs are Dianne Millard of Kenilworth and Susan West-Slayton of Naperville. Members of the committee from the north shore are MJ Black and Mary Beth Jones of Wilmette and Vickie Demas of Lake Forest. To purchase tickets for the Antiques Fair Preview Party that start at $150 per person, please go to ric.ejoinme.org/previewparty or call (312) 283-6023.
Urban Gateways Fundraiser: 6-9 p.m. April 25, David Weinberg Photography Gallery, 300 W. Superior, Suite 203 , Chicago. Weinberg’s gallery currently features a decade of his own printmaking, Part1 being abstracts, Part2 narrative abstracts. David’s father was a long-term Urban Gateways board member. Spoken Word by Kristina Rae Colon and Avery Young; live music by Hooked on Cuba; dance by Shantal Moody. Tickets: $25; limited number at door for $30, includes appetizers, entertainment, beer, raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Urban Gateways’ arts education programming. urbangateways.org.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago second annual “Veterans in Need” dinner: April 26, Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson Boulevard, Chicago. Aids in providing counseling, food, as well as housing and employment for homeless veterans at such facilities around Chicagoland such as the Bishop Goedert Residence, St. Leo Residence and Cooke’s Manor which provides alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation and the Veteran’s Employment Program. 6 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. dinner; Former Secretary of Veteran’s Affairs R. James Nicholson keynote speaker at the event. Entertainment during dinner will include the Ken Arlen Jazz Quartess, as well as a presentation of Colors by the Color Guard from the Lincoln Park High School Junior ROTC Cadets. There will also be a raffle with prizes that include once in a lifetime trips to Washington, D.C. with a private tour of the Pentagon and trips to Boston with a Sam Adams brewery tour, Las Vegas and Napa Valley. Tickets: $200; table of 10, $2,000. catholiccharities.net/veteransinneed. To RSVP, please contact Dave Gardner at email@example.com or 312.655.7907 for more information.
Maze Home Store Booksigning/Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., April 26, 735 Elm St., Winnetka. Owner, Cindy Galvin hosts a book signing for children during the day and a kick-off for the outdoor entertaining season with picnic goods and a wine tasting during the evening hours. Bring your children- ages 4-8 - during the day for a book signing by author, Cynthia Bardes, author of Pansy at the Palace, the story is about a crime-solving dog in Hollywood. From 5-8 p.m. Winestry will be pouring four summer ‘craft’ wines and Maze will serve cheese, fruit and charcuterie to enhance these libations. Winestyr is the creation of the sons of Maze’s own Maggie Wilson- a creative north shore family business. Maze Home Store will donate ten percent of the store’s sales during the evening, including the wine, to PAWS, a not-for-profit organization and the area’s largest No-Kill Humane Organization that offers dog and cat adoptions, clinics, education, resources and animal advocacy. For further information, please call (312) 266.8729 or (847).441.1115.
Misericordia Candy Days, April 26 and 27. Throughout Chicagoland. Contact Tessa at (773) 273-2768, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see misericordia.org to volunteer.
Smart Love Family Services and The Natalie G. Heineman Smart Love Preschool Benefit: 6 p.m. April 26, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago. Event features a cocktail hour, live and silent auctions, dinner and an informative program about Smart Love’s many offerings for children, adults and families. All proceeds support the “Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper M.D. Scholarship Fund” at Smart Love which serves children and families who meet eligibility requirements for financial aid. The Fund is dependent upon the charitable contributions from Smart Love families and supporters. Tickets: $125. Carolyn Friedman at 773-665-8052 or email Carolyn.Friedman@smartlovefamily.org.
College Bound Opportunities annual Gala and Fundraiser: 7 p.m. April 27, Fields Jeep Chrysler Dodge, 670 W. Frontage Rd., Northfield. Casino themed event where guests will have the opportunity to take their winnings and purchase tickets for more than 25 raffle items, including sports memorabilia, sports tickets, restaurants, trips, family outings, and more! One person will also win a FIAT 500c sports convertible. Car raffle chances are $100 each. Cuisine from area restaurants such as Abigails, Giordano’s, Lovells, Merlo’s, Philly G’s, and Royce. Wine will also be provided by Cooper’s Hawk. Additional sponsors include First Bank of Highland Park, Victory Park Capital, and Arnstein & Lehr. Tickets: $150. Jarrod Daab, (630) 290-2364.
Highland Park Woman’s Club Annual Fundraiser: 5 p.m. April 27, Highland Park Community House, 1991 Sheridan Road, Highland Park. “Elvis Lives!” features a cash bar, food by Real Urban BBQ, silent auction, hat raffle ($85 hat + $150), door prizes, dance contest. rock and roll with Travis Morris, Elvis impersonator and actor. Prepaid Admission $35 for Adults, $15 children over 10, $15 for Kids 5 – 10, free for kids 4 Years and under. All proceeds to Scholarships for Highland Park and Deerfield High Schools, Moraine Food Pantry, Highland Park Historical Society, Nicasa Expanded Women’s Services, A Safe Place, Reading Power, Habitat for Humanity of Lake County and other worthy organizations. Download a Reservation Form from http://highlandpark.gfwcillinois.org/. Click on “Annual Fund Raiser” or send Reservation info with check made out to Highland Park Woman’s Club to Dolores Banderowicz, 830 Audubon Way, Apt.T05, Lincolnshire, Il 60069. Questions? Call Camille Tadin at (847) 432-5953.
Italian American Chamber of Commerce Award Gala Dinner/Benefit: 6:30 p.m. April 27, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Stock Exchange Room (entrance on Columbus), 230 S. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Black tie Lifetime Achievement Award Gala Dinner honoring Maestro Riccardo Muti, director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for his contribution to music, culture, art and beauty. Tckets: $250; special price for students and young professionals under 35. Stefano Meni, 312-553-9137 ext. 17.
Metropolis’ annual Gala fundraiser: 6-11 p.m., April 27, Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 E. Rand Rd. in Arlington Heights. Evening features a 4-course dinner, open bar, preview of the upcoming Metropolis season, dancing, live and silent auctions and much more. Fund-A-Show option lets guests contribute to specific items of a Metropolis produced show. Guests can choose to support the show by helping to fund purchases for the set, costumes and more. Proceeds from this year’s Fund-A-Cause will be earmarked for tuition assistance for students of our School of the Performing Arts. General proceeds will benefit Metropolis’ theatrical and educational arts programs. Tickets are $125 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, drinks and dinner. MetropolisArts.com, (847) 577.2121.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Congé 2013 annual Dinner and Fundraiser: Begins at 6 p.m., April 27, The Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf. Event features live and silent auctions. Tickets start at $200; sponsorships available. Proceeds are used to support scholarship and financial aid for Woodlands Academy students. woodlandsacademy.org. NAMI Cook County North Suburban annual spring benefit “Happiness is….Recovery… Making the Pieces Fit” : 6:30 p.m. April 27,
NAMI Cook County North Suburban annual spring benefit “Happiness is….Recovery… Making the Pieces Fit” : 6:30 p.m. April 27,Sunset Ridge Country Club, Northfield. Dr.Shawn Shea will be the keynote speaker. Hugh Brady, President of NAMI Illinois will be honored, WGN legend Orion Samuelson will be master of ceremonies and Sunset Foods legend Ron Bernadi will be auctioneer. NAMI CCNS funds support mental health programs offered at no cost in Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Lincolnwood, Kenilworth, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Skokie, Wilmette, and Winnetka. 847-716-2252 or email email@example.com.
Wood Family Foundation Mother-Daughter Tea, Fashion Show and Benefit: “Hats Off to Girls we Love”, 2 p.m. April 27, Upper Level Atrium, Neiman Marcus, 5000 Northbrook Ct., Northbrook. Special guest Cynthia Bardes, author of “Pansy at the Palace”; prior to tea, Cynthia will be signing her book at Neiman’s Northbrook location. Tickets: $60 adults; $30 up to age 12. RSVP by April 20. Limited seating. 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Foundation. WoodFamilyFoundation.org, (312) 924-9234.
Writers’ Theatre WordPlay Gala 2013: “Saturday Night Fever.” April 27, Grand Ballroom of The Four Seasons, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago.Guests will enjoy an elegant dinner and special performance celebrating Writers’ Theatre. Co-chairmen are Trustee Gillian Goodman of Glencoe and Stephanie Sick of Winnetka. WordPlay Grand Raffle prize is a cash prize of $10,000. Tickets are $100 each; only 400 will be sold. Tables of ten are available as follows: Vice Chair tables are $20,000; Sponsor tables are $10,000; Benefactor tables are $5,000; and individual reservations are $500 per person. To reserve tables or tickets or for more information, call (847) 242-6012, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit writerstheatre.org/gala.
The Lake Forest Chapter of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago 15th biennial Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens: April 27-May 19. One of the top 10 showhouses in the country, this year’s home is one of David Adler’s most famous, an Italianate lakefront mansion built in 1916. It is well-preserved, with gardens overlooking Lake Michigan. Proceeds from the home tour will benefit the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center. Tours will be offered Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. To date, leading landscape and interior designers, including Bravo’s “Top Design” winner Matt Lorenz, Michael Del Piero, Summer Thornton, Julia Edelman and Susan Fredman, have signed on to update the historic estate with their latest design ideas. Celebrity designers, including HGTV’s Monica Pedersen, will speak at special events as part of the Lake Forest Showhouse & Gardens’ programming. Tickets: $35 per person advance online/ $40 door. Shuttle information and other details will be available at lakeforestshowhouse.com.
Catholic Charities 22nd Annual Blossoms of Hope LOSS Brunch: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 28, Drury Lane of Oakbrook Terrace. Supports the Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) and help spread suicide awareness in the Chicagoland area. Hosted by HGTV’s Monica Pederson, who lost her brother to suicide, the afternoon will feature a delicious brunch and silent auction, plus, Tregg Duerson, son of Chicago Bears Great, will be presented with the 2013 Charles T. Rubey LOSS Award. Tickets are $60 per adult, $15 per child or $600 for a table of ten. For more details, seecatholiccharities.net/lossbrunch or call (312) 948-6797 to reserve your tickets.
The Evanston Art Center 26th annual Spring Benefit “Party at the Clarke”: 1-4 p.m. April 28, Opening reception. Exhibition dates April 28-May 18, Gala Party and Live Auction, 6:30-11 p.m. May 18, 2603 Sheridan Road, Evanston, Art Auction and party will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner. The live auction of approximately 10, items, including artwork and “Experience packages” will follow at 8 p.m. All proceeds from the sale of the work will benefit the EAC’s scholarship, exhibition, and outreach programs. Tickets: $100; $65 35 years old and under. (847) 475-5300 or evanstonartcenter.org.
Short Story Theatre fundraiser to benefit the Cancer Wellness Center in Northbrook: April 28, Szechwan Kingdom, 545 Waukegan Road, Northbrook. Dinner begins at 6:15 p.m., and storytelling will take place from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Storytellers are Mary Lou Gilliam of Deerfield, Ron Levitsky of Lake Forest, Peggy Lewis of Lincolnshire, and Donna Lubow of Riverwoods. Donations are made payable to Cancer Wellness Center. $50 ($18 for Chinese buffet dinner, $32 tax-deductibe donation to Cancer Wellness Center). To reserve a place, contact Ron Levitsky at email@example.com. For more details, shortstorytheatre.com.
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