Dancing for Seniors
The DuPage Senior Citizens Council will hold its inaugural Dancing for Seniors: A Blockbuster Gala 6-11 p.m. April 21 at the Hilton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3003 Corporate West Drive, Lisle. Tickets are $125. For more information, contact Dianne Skrabacz, development associate, at (630) 620-0804, ext. 108, or visit www.dupageseniorcouncil.org.
Garden Fair Preview
The Antiques and Garden Fair Preview Evening will take place 6-10 p.m. April 19 at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. The evening will include dishes by Jewell Events and the chance to shop for classical and contemporary garden furnishings, botanical art, jewelry and more from more than 100 exhibitors. Tickets are $250 each. For more information, call (847) 835-6944 or visit www.chicago
The Helping Hand Family Association will sponsor its annual Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at Ashton Place, 341 75th St., Willowbrook. Tickets are $35 for adults, $22 for adult clients and $14 for children. Call Kelly Partyka, (708) 352-3580, for tickets. Proceeds will benefit children and adults with disabilities.
Whirl at the zoo
The Women’s Board of the Chicago Zoological Society, in partnership with the Society’s Board of Trustees, will host the 31st annual Whirl at Brookfield Zoo at 6:30 p.m. April 21, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield. The theme for this black-tie fundraiser is “It’s a Wonderful Whirl.” The cost is $600 per person. For tickets or more information, call (312) 553-2000 or visit www.CZS.org.
The Friends of the DuPage County Children’s Center will hold its annual Family Brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 22 at Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. The brunch will feature entertainment including a face painter, and a DJ. Additionally, attendees will be able to take part in a silent auction, featuring products and services from local stores and attractions. Tickets are $65 for adults and $15 for children ages 4-12; children 3 and under are free. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, contact the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office at (630) 407-8220.
The Women’s Board of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will sponsor the preview party for the Merchandise Mart International Antiques Fair on April 26, 5:30-8 p.m. There will be 120 dealers from across the United States and Europe. Guests will be able to preview the show while enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dessert. The event is a benefit for the RIC. Tickets start at $150 per person. For more information, call (312) 238-6023 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Fashion Show
The Fenwick High School Mothers’ Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Sweeten Your Style, will be held on April 26 at The Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Boutique shopping begins at 10 a.m. followed by the luncheon and fashion show at 11:30. Professional models, current parents and students will be showcasing spring fashions. Tickets are $65 and are available by contacting Sharon Lange at email@example.com or Anne Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second City performance
The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the Second City Touring Company to provide support of the local ADA Camp Program for children. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on April 27 in the Theater of Western Springs, 4384 N. Hampton Ave., in Western Springs with a wine-and-cheese reception and silent auction. A performance by Second City will begin at 8 p.m. Ticket are $35 and are available online at www.diabetes.org/thesecondcity or calling Kristen Young at the ADA, (312) 346-1805, Ext. 6572.
Walk the Walk
Register for the annual Charlie’s Gift Walk, the Walk for Autism on April 29. The 3-mile walk will begin and end at Hinsdale Central High School. The registration fee is $25 per participant and includes a T-shirt (available on a first-come first-served basis). Register by visiting www.charliesgift.org or www.thecommunityhouse.org. Charlie’s Gift is a program of the Community House dedicated to providing support for children and families facing autism, sensory processing and related disorders. Charlie’s Gift is located at 1048 Ogden Ave. in Downers Grove. Call (630) 810-1200.
Aging Care Sports Ball
Aging Care Connections’ 11th annual Sports Ball Benefit Gala will be held at 6 p.m. May 5 at Harry Caray’s at the Westin Hotel, 70 Yorktown Center in Lombard. ABC-Channel 7 Chicago sports reporter Rafer Weigel will host the event that will also include the chance to meet celebrity athletes along with cocktails, skybox dining, auction and dancing. Tickets are $150 each. For more information, call Niki Chibucos, director of development and public relations, at (708) 354-1323 ext. 226.
The Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Children’s Home + Aid will host A Kentucky Derby Post Party on May 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook. Tickets are $125 each. For more information, visit www.childrenshomeandaid.org.
A Day at the Races
The DuPage Community Foundation’s Next Generation Initiative will host its fifth annual A Day at the Races Derby Celebration and Auction on May 5 at Dunham Woods Riding Club, 33W333 Army Trail Rd., Wayne. Activities include viewing of the Kentucky Derby on jumbo televisions, mint juleps, authentic derby fare, cocktails and a silent auction. For more information, call (630) 665-5556 or visit www.dcfdn.org/NGI.
The Women’s Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago will host their annual Medicine Ball on May 12 at the Peninsula Chicago, 108 E. Superior St., Chicago. This year’s theme is “Return to Havana.” Tickets are $600 per person. For more information, call (312) 238-6023 or visit ric.org.
The Shedd Aquarium will hold the black-tie gala Luminescence from 6 p.m.-midnight June 9 at John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. The evening will include an aquatic performance in the Abbott Oceanarium Amphitheatre, dinner, and dancing to the music of Stu Hirsh. Tickets are Visit www.sheddaquarium.org.