Updated: April 17, 2012 9:22AM
The Helping Hands dinner and auction will take place 6:30-11 p.m. April 20 at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Ave., Orland Park. Tickets are $80 each and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the Catholic Charities New Hope Housing Program in the Southwest Region. For more information, call (708) 430-0428 or visit www.catholic charities.net/helpinghands.
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.
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.
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 a face painter, a DJ and 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
Spring fashion show
The Fenwick High School Mothers’ Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, Sweeten Your Style, will be held 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Carey at email@example.com.
Second City show
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. April 27 in the Theater of Western Springs, 4384 N. Hampton Ave., in Western Springs with a wine and cheese reception and a silent auction. A performance by Second City will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and are available at www.diabetes.org/the
secondcity or by calling Kristen Young at the ADA, (312) 346-1805, ext. 6572.
Gallery trunk show
Mary Vincent Fine Art Gallery will host a trunk show of original oil paintings and graphic works of art on April 28-29 at their studio, 22 Calendar Ave., La Grange from 6-9 p.m. on April 28 and from 1-4 p.m. on April 29. The event will feature Walter Edelman, an art historian and docent from New York City who will bring more than 400 canvases and discuss tips for finding the right painting for a space as well as speaking about established and up-and-coming artists on the art scene. Admission is free; wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
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.
Advocate Christ Medical Center will host their annual red carpet gala, Salute 2012: Mission Possible, on May 5 in the United Club at Soldier Field. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for CNN, will deliver the keynote address. Tickets are $350 each, and tables of 10 are $3,000; a portion of that amount will be tax-deductible. Gala sponsorships also are still welcome. More information and tickets are available by calling (708) 684-3764 or visiting www.advocatehealth.com/salute.
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 Hinsdale Historical Society Woman’s Board will hold a kitchen walk from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 beginning at Immanuel Hall, 302 S. Grant St., and featuring five local kitchens. Ticket are $35 in advance and $40 that day. Proceeds benefit the society and the preservation of the Zook home and studio located at Katherine Legge Memorial Park. For more information, visit www.kitchen-walk.com.