Updated: May 1, 2012 12:46PM
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.
Party for the Parade
A Party for the Parade will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight May 11 at Park Place, 6240 Joliet Road, Countryside. The cost is $66 in advance or $80 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the La Grange Pet Parade. For more information, call (708) 482-9317 or visit www.petsanpals.eventbrite.com.
Make a wish
The Make-A-Wish Foundation will hold The Wish Ball 2012 featuring cocktails at 6 p.m. and a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. May 12 at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt in Chicago. The black-tie affair includes dancing, a raffle, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $500. For more information, visit www.wishes.org or call (312) 602-9474.
Run Like a Mother
Bridge Communities, a DuPage County Organization that helps homeless families transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency, will hold Run Like a Mother at 8:30 a.m. May 13 in downtown Hinsdale. The registration fee is $40 per person. A kids’ 1-mile run is also an option at $15 per child. For more information, visit www.
A Night Out For Scottie will take place from 7 to 11 p.m. May 18 at Robert E. Coulter Jr. America Legion Post 1941, 900 S. La Grange Road in La Grange. The evening will feature food, entertainment, a raffle and silent auction. Proceeds benefit La Grange resident Scott Bocek who is living with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis. Tickets are $30. For more information, contact Erin Moken at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Party for Pillars
Pillars, a La Grange-based mental health and social service agency, will be hosting Party for Pillars: 30 Days, 20 Parties 1 Cause, a month-long celebration throughtout June. There will be a variety of parties, events and happenings, including Mad Men Martini Party, Pilates for Pillars, a mini-house tour and a concert by the all-male collegiate a cappella group from Indiana University, Another Round (formerly Straight No Chaser). For a full list of parties and advance tickets, visit www.pillarscommunity.org or call (708) 995-3512.
The Shedd Aquarium will hold the black-tie gala Luminescence from 6 p.m. to midnight June 9 at John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. The evening will include an aquatic performance in the Abbott Oceanarium Amphitheatre, dinner, and dancing to the music of Stu Hirsh. Tickets are $600. Visit www.sheddaquarium.org.