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, 6-9 p.m. on April 28 and 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.
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 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 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, an 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.
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 Road, 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.
Ball de Fleur
The Alexian Brothers Foundation will host their annual Ball de Fleur on May 5 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom. The evening will benefit opening of the Alexian Brothers Hospice Residence, as well as the existing Alexian Brothers Center for Mental Health and the Alexian Brothers AIDS Ministry. Featured performances include Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension. Tickets are $500 each. For more information, visit www.alexianfoundation.org or call (847) 385-7304.
The Hinsdale Historical Society Woman’s Board will hold a kitchen walk 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 11 beginning at Immanuel Hall, 302 S. Grant St., featuring five local kitchens. Tickets 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.
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.