Home + Aid
The Children’s Home + Aid Women’s Board will celebrate its 92nd year at its annual gala Sept. 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, Chicago. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, dancing and the presentation of the Pauline Potter Palmer Award. Tickets are $500. For more information call (312) 266-8729 or visit childrenshomeandaid.org/gala2012.
The Women’s Board of the Adler Planetarium will hold its annual Celestial Ball Sept. 8 at the Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. The black-tie gala will include cocktails, dinner and dancing to the orchestra, Sway. Tickets are $600 per person. For more information, e-mail
email@example.com or call (312) 553-2000.
The Parkinson’s Disease Walk-A-Thon 2012 will be held on Sept. 8 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 320 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville. There is no cost but those making a donation of $25 or more receive a Walk T-shirt. All monies received from this event go directly to the University of Chicago for research toward a cure for Parkinson’s disease. For more information, visit www.apdamidwest.org or call (630) 321-0545.
Brunch and show
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration noon-3 p.m. Sept. 9 at The Drury Lane Theater, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Activities include brunch and raffles followed by the Second City comedy troupe performing “Second City for President.” Tickets are $60 or $575 for a table of 10. For more information, visit myastheniagravis.org or call (800) 888-6208.
Bob Chinn’s 10th annual Charity Golf Outing will take place Sept. 10 at Chevy Chase Country Club in Wheeling and The Arboretum Golf Club in Buffalo Grove. Spots at Chevy Chase are already sold out for the event and foursome spots are filling quickly at The Arboretum. The entry fee is $225 through Sept. 7 and $250 the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation. For more information, visit www.BobChinnsGolf.com.
The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden will hold the 14th annual Harvest Ball at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at 1000 Lake Cook Road in Glencoe. The black-tie affair will feature a silent and live auction, a cocktail reception and dinner. Tickets are $550. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s youth and teacher education program. For more information, call (847) 835-6830.
The fourth annual World MRSA Day Kickoff Event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn Chicago/Oak Brook, 1000 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. Admission and parking are free and entire families are welcome. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.MRSAsurvivors.org or call (630) 325-4354.
The 61st annual Home Tour sponsored by the American Association of University Women will take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 30 and feature five homes in Hinsdale. A reception will take place from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at The Community House, 8th and Madison, Hinsdale; and an after-tour party will take place from 4-7 p.m. at Normandy Remodeling, 440 E. Ogden Ave., Hinsdale. Tickets are $35 through September and $40 the day of the tour and $30 for groups of six or more. To order tickets or to see a list of stores where tickets are available, visit www.hinsdale-area-aauw.com or call (630) 789-6173.
The 19th annual Barkapalooza, a fundraiser benefiting the West Suburban Humane Society, will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Lisle Community Park at 1825 Short Street in Lisle. Adult registration fee prior to Sept. 21 is $10, $15 after. Children 12 and under are free. Walkers with $100 or more in collected pledges will have their registration fee waived. Activities include the dog walkathon, a clown, face painting, balloon sculpture, games, an agility demonstration and the Dog Scouts of America Doggy Olympics. For more information, visit www.wshs-dg.org or call (630) 960-9600.
Fear City Chicago Apocalypse and Hades Haunted House, both located at 8240 N. Austin Ave. in Morton Grove, will hold an event Oct. 11 to benefit the Greater Illinois Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Both houses will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the door beyond the first 600 people to enter. Three percent of ticket sales from both houses will be donated to the society for the duration of their run. Fear City and Hades will be open each weekend in October beginning Oct. 5. Tickets are $25 per haunted attraction or $35 for a ticket to both haunts on the same visit. For more information, visit www.FearCityChicago.com or www.MSIllinois.org.
Wellness House gala
Wellness House of Hinsdale will hold “A Starry Night,” a premier fundraising event at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at The W Chicago—City Center, 172 W. Adams St. in Chicago. The evening will feature cocktails, auctions, dinner, a surprise performance, and entertainment. Tickets are $350. For more information, call (630) 323-5150 or visit www.wellnesshouse.org.