A jampacked calendar of galas, golf tournaments, luncheons, auctions, fashion shows and more, the 2009-10 lineup promises to keep you busy year-round with the parties and fund raisers for which Sarasota is known. And each event, whether glitteringly elegant or casually down home, benefits a worthy cause; every date you circle represents a way to help our area’s nonprofits continue their good work in the community. Visit our Web site, sarasotamagazine.com, for updates, party pictures and more details throughout the year.
March, June, August 2010 WUSF Public Broadcasting On-air membership campaigns Television. (813) 974-8700
Oct through May Starry Night Dinner Series Sponsored by Sarasota Magazine Asolo Repertory Theatre Various locations, $200, Margaret Wise, Katherine Harris, Lee Peterson. (941) 351-8000
Sarasota/Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) SMART Chef’s Dinners Nick G. Drizos. (941) 746-1493
Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, 2010 Sarasota Concert Association Munchtime Musicales Noontime performances. Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, free. (941) 955-0040
First Tuesday of each month, October through May Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Art and backstage tours Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, $5, Anne Hayes. (941) 330-0680
Napier’s Log Cabin Horse & Animal Sanctuary Horseback rides To benefit sanctuary animals. Bowman Ranch, Verna Road, $25/hour.
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Restore Home Center Sells quality donated items. 1400 Ogden Road, Venice; aluminum recycling throughout south Sarasota County, purchased goods. (941) 493-6606
Pet Therapy Inc. Bichon Babysitting Camp Pet Therapy, donation, Kathy Alexander, Chalyce Sullivan. (941) 358-2225
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Baby Bottle Boomerang Local churches and organizations, donations. (941) 330-2273
October 2009; March 2010 WUSF Public Broadcasting On-air membership campaigns Radio. University of South Florida, Cathy Coccia.
Sarasota Council of Concern Sales at the Mustard Seed Thrift Shop (941) 365-5999
Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 28, 2009 through mid-May 2010 Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary Weekend shows Big Cat Habitat, adults, $12; seniors, $10; children under 12, $6. (941) 371-6377
Saturdays October through May Asolo Repertory Theatre Mainstage Matinee Luncheon Series Asolo Repertory Theatre, $62, Noela Wright. (941) 351-8000
Feb. 9 Sarasota Opera
Guild Sweetheart of the Opera Luncheon Michael’s On East, Marilyn Bezner.
Feb. 10-11 Plantation Community Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic Plantation Golf and Country Club, $350 per player (spectators free), Steve Rich, Ron Noble. (941) 497-4826
Feb. 12 Lillette’s Foundation for the Arts Fifth Annual “An Elegant Evening with Lillette” Glenridge Performing Arts Center. (941) 556-1330
Feb. 12 New College Foundation Big Band Bash Michael’s On East, $225, Kathy Coffey, Renee Hamad, B.J. Creighton. (941) 487-4686
Feb. 12-14 Child Protection Center Sarasota Exotic Car Fest Friday reception: Rectrix Aerodrome Center; Saturday: St. Armands Circle, Gary and Marilee Roberts. (941) 365-1277
Feb. 12-March 7 (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) Big Cat Habitat and Sanctuary Fifth Annual Animal Extravaganza Big Cat Habitat. (941) 371-6377
Feb. 13 Hispanic-American Center Honoring Our Angels The Meadows Country Club, $125, Anna Thompson, Dennis Celorie. (941) 955-3934
Feb. 13 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Hope Gala Annual black-tie fund-raising event. The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. (941) 907-0811
Feb. 13 WEDU Channel 3, Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting Sojourn Annual black-tie, wine-paired cultural gala. A La Carte Pavilion, $250-plus, Cathy Unruh, Tom Sansone. (800) 354-9338
Feb. 14 Designing Women Boutique Fashion Week 2010 Fifth annual fashion and cabaret-style show. Designing Women Boutique, $100, Mary Ann Robinson, Chris Currie.
february 14 van wezel foundation A NIGHT OF MUSIC AND ROMANCE WITH GLADYS KNIGHT Sponsored by sarasota magazine Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Monica Slater, Dr. Richard Van Buskirk. (941) 366-5578
Feb. 16 Goodwill Foundation Goodwill Fat Tuesday Party Michael’s On East, $100, Greg and Christin Haarer.
Feb. 18 Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) Second Hand Rose Fashion Show and Luncheon The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Emily Walsh Parry. (941) 365-0208
Feb. 19 TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care Compassion
in Caring Award Luncheon The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota. (941) 552-7500
Feb. 19 Children First Children First Golf Tournament Pelican Pointe Golf and Country Club. (941) 953-3877
Feb. 19 The Community Pharmacy of Sarasota County Annual Trivia Night $25.
Feb. 20 Animal Rescue Coalition “Best in Show” Gala Michael’s On East, $250.
(941) 957-1955 ext. 8
Feb. 20 PAL Sailor Circus Annual gala Sailor Circus arena. (941) 361-6530
Feb. 20 Sarasota Christian School 51st Annual Auction (941) 371-6481
Feb. 21 ORT America saramana ort fashion show Polo Bar and Grill.
Feb. 22 Junior League of Sarasota Legacy Luncheon Michael’s On East, $85, Michelle Crabtree. (941) 953-5600
Feb. 23 Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida 44th Annual Dinner Municipal Auditorium, $150; sponsorships available, Liebe Gamble, Kyla Weiner.
Feb. 23 First Step of Sarasota Seventh Annual Caring Hearts Luncheon Michael’s On East, (941) 366-5333
Feb. 25 Founders Garden Club of Sarasota A Gardeners’ Fair and Luncheon Chelsea Center, Selden Sutton.
Feb. 25 ORT America GulfsidePalm ORT fashion show Michael’s On East.
Feb. 26 Education Foundation of Sarasota County Evening of Excellence Elegant dinner and spirited student art auction showcasing outstanding high school talent. Michael’s On East, $200; patron, $250. (941) 927-0965
Feb. 26-27 Venice Art Center Paint-Out in Paradise Venice Art Center, $35. (941) 485-7136
Feb. 27 Cat Depot Cat’sino 2010 Sarasota Yacht Club, $150, Bev Meadows, Garo Partoyan. (941) 351-0824
Feb. 27 Englewood Helping Hand CROP Walk Five-mile walk. Community Presbyterian Church, free; sponsors pledge funds, Ted Anderson.
Feb. 27 New Gate School Enchanted Evening Dinner, dancing, silent and live auction. Private home, $125, Susan Wahl, Kerri Dowdell. (941) 922-4949, (866) 338-0321
Feb. 27 Southeastern Guide Dogs Annual Walk-a-thon Manatee County Fair Grounds, Palmetto, pledges, Paula Best. (941) 729-5665
Feb. 27 United Way of South Sarasota County United Way Agency Walk-a-thon Centennial Park, free, Jan Frey.
Feb. 27 Wildlife Center of Venice Party in Paradise American Legion, Venice, Christine Schrader. (941) 484-9657
Feb. 27 Lemon Bay Playhouse Annual Dearborn Wine Walk (941) 475-6756
Feb. 28-March 6 Jazz Club of Sarasota Sarasota Jazz Festival Players Theatre and other locations, $5-$50. (941) 366-1552
Sarasota Orchestra Association 35th Annual Designer Showcase $20 in advance; $25 at the door, Sally Brown, Anne Scott. (941) 685-0425
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Gallery Gala Ringling Museum. (941) 359-5700
Venice Area Beautification Le Tour de Venice Poker Run Venetian trailhead, $35.
Lemon Bay Conservancy Toast to the Coast
Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County Deal Me In for Literacy Card and game party. Aston Gardens, Venice, $10. (941) 488-8994
March 3 and 7 CHOCOLATE SUNDAE & THE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Sponsored by sarasota magazine United Cerebral Palsy of Sarasota-Manatee Chocolate-themed interactive dinner and tasting. (941) 957-3599
March 3 Plantation Community Foundation Fashion Show Plantation Golf and Country Club, $35, Linda Mittelstaedt.
March 3 Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Historic Homes Tour $20, Jesse White. (941) 953-8727
March 4 Community Music School of Southwest Florida Supper Club Dinner, music and dancing. The Oaks Club, $74. (941) 587-4026
March 5 Hearts Afire Annual benefit Auction items from around the world. Michael’s On East. (941) 552-1584
March 6 Sarasota Ballet 19th Season Gala Sponsored by sarasota magazine Sarasota Ballet of Florida Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $250; table sponsorships available.
March 5 Longboat Key Center for the Arts En Plein Aire Affair Dinner, dance, live auction. Longboat Key Club Harbourside, $175-$300; table sponsors, $1,500-$5,000, Lisa Walsh. (941) 383-2345
March 6 All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota and Manatee All Children’s Miracle Ball Sarasota Yacht Club, $150, Denise Berceau, Jerry Filipowski. (941) 400-1499
March 6 Temple Beth Sholom Schools The 17th Annual Celebration of Imagination, Club South Beach Temple Beth Sholom, $125, Donna Newman, Ann Angelastro, Christine Fenner. (941) 552-2770
March 6 CLUB FORTY FORTYCARROTS FAMILY CENTER Sponsored by sarasotamagazine Sarasota’s hottest nightspot for one night only. Food, cool bars, DJ, gaming tables, silent auction.
March 6-7 Jewish Housing Council Foundation Festival of Jewish Food Kobernick House, free. (941) 377-0781
March 7 Sarasota Chorus of the Keys 61st Annual Concert Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, $20-$40, Joe Rocklein.
March 8 Sportsmen’s National Land Trust Fun Shoot Knight’s Trail Park, Nokomis, $200 per shooter; $1,500 team and sponsorship, David Wilcox. (941) 746-2136
March 8 United Nations Association of the United States of America Sarasota-Manatee Chapter Celebration of an International Woman Liberian School Project guest.
March 8-12 Venice Art Center Fine art sale and show Free, Marilyn Cassidy. (941) 485-7136
March 9 Friends Dinner Gala, “A Dream A-Fare" ARTIST SERIES OF SARASOTA Michael’s On East, $100; underwriters $500-plus, Patricia Anderson. (941) 388-1188
March 9 Children First Little Black Dress Luncheon Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse.
March 9 Senior Friendship Centers A NIGHT AT THE OPER A madcap evening of fun with the Sarasota Opera and “Marx Brothers” antics. The Friendship Center, $150. (941) 556-3205
March 12 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Sixth Annual Sports Legends Weekend Gala and Auction Hyatt Regency, $175, Patti Johnson. (941) 331-4376
March 12-13 Fine Arts Society of Sarasota Creators and Collectors Tour Several artists’ studios, $20, Susan Schober. (941) 330-0680
March 13 Crowley Museum and Nature Center Starry Nite Dinner and silent auction; powerful telescopes available to view the night sky. Crowley Museum and Nature Center. (941) 322-1000
March 13 Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Rock the Roof Lasula Parking Garage rooftop, Emily Walsh Parry, Amie Swan. (941) 917-1286
March 13 Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School Cardinal Mooney Gala: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence. Cardinal Mooney’s Selby Center, Ginger Judge. (941)
March 14-15 Special Athlete Boosters Coast Cadillac Laurel Oak Cup golf tournament Laurel Oak Country Club. (941) 412-0402
Renaissance Luncheon "Dare to Dream"
sarasota magazine The Women’s Resource Center The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $95; sponsorships: table of five, $1,250; table of 10, $2,500, Renee Hamad. (941) 366-1700
March 17 National Council of Jewish Women, Sarasota-Manatee Section March Medley Temple Beth Sholom, Nancy Miller, Nancy Gold. (941) 342-1855
March 18 Literacy Council of Sarasota Celebrating Authors and Illustrators in Our Community luncheon Michael’s On East. (941) 955-0421
March 18 Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation Women’s Passover Celebration Michael’s On East. (941) 371-4546
March 19 ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE SEASON GALA Sponsored by Sarasota Magazine Boulevard of the Arts Waterfront Park, $250 and up, Margaret Wise. (941) 351-8000
March 20 Child Protection Center Spring Fest 2010 Clark and Sawyer Loop roads, Eliza Culverhouse. (941) 365-1277
March 20 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk to Cure Diabetes Annual 5K walk. Siesta Key Beach, free; walkers collect donations. (941) 907-0811
March 20 Mental Health Community Centers Inc. Celebrity waiters dinner Venice Yacht Club, $50. (941)
March 20 Out-of-Door Academy Banyan Ball Celebrating 85 years of school spirit and 30 years of Extravaganzas. Petrik Thunderdome, the Uihlein Campus at Lakewood Ranch, $200, Kitty Cranor, Mickey Davis, Kim Githler, Nora Johnson, Elizabeth Mahler, Terri Vitale. (941) 349-3223
March 20 The Wellness Community Flight of Hope Dinner/dance gala. Dolphin Aviation, $195. (941) 921-5539
March 21 New College Foundation Crissy Galleries and NCF Auction New College bayfront, Crissy Galleries and NCF. (941) 487-4686
March 23 Girls Incorporated of Sarasota County 22nd Annual Celebration Luncheon Bestowing “She Knows Where She’s Going,” “Visionary” and “Girl of the Year” awards. The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $75, Lisa Walsh, Emily Walsh Parry, Kate Honea.
March 24-27, April 1-3 PAL Sailor Circus 61st Annual Show $16; children under 12, $12; general admission, $10. (941) 361-6350
March 25 Habitat for Humanity Sarasota Hammers and Hope Hyatt Regency Sarasota, $100, Elsie Souza, Barbara Portanova.
March 26 Art Center Sarasota i(con)cept Rockin’ fashion show of art couture created by local visual artists. Art Center Sarasota, Lisa Berger, Gale Fulton Ross. (941) 365-2032
March 26 Sarasota/Manatee Association for Riding Therapy (SMART) Sarasota Polo Club Polo Ball The Lake Club, $175. (941) 746-1493
March 27 THE ANNUAL ORCHID BALL MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS Sponsored by sarasota magazine Selby Gardens, $250. (941) 366-5731
March 27-28 Sarasota Garden Club Flower show Free; items to purchase.
March 28 Friends of Sarasota County Parks Tour-de-Paris Legacy Trail and Venetian Waterway Park, $30, Joel Calabrese. (941) 486-2706
More March Events
American Red Cross—Southwest Florida Chapter Heroes Campaign (941) 379-9300
Camp Florida Fish Tales Springfest Block Party
Community Haven for Adults and Children with Disabilities Haven Mad Hatter Tea $25, Marla Doss. (941) 355-8808
Neuro Challenge Foundation Second Annual Cause4Fashion Upscale fashions modeled by survivors of Parkinson’s, MS, autism and attention deficit disorder.
$75. (941) 926-6413; (888) NCF-GIVE
Parkinson Research Foundation Annual conference
Tampa, $10 registration. (703) 821-1975
Sarasota Audubon Society ∙ Pinecraft Potato Fest Clean-up and exotic-plant removal. Pinecraft Park. (941) 364-9212
American Cancer Society—Sarasota Unit Relay for Life. $100 per team. (941) 328-3754; (800) ACS-2345
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter WalkMS 2010 $125 to receive a commemorative WalkMS shirt. (800) 344-4867
Resurrection House Celebration of the 20th year of operation Michael’s On East. (941) 365-3759
Salvation Army Sarasota Area Command The Glitz at the Ritz-Carlton—the Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award Luncheon The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $75 and up. (941) 364-8845
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Walk for Life Donations, pledges.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Mid-Florida Chapter 2010 Bike MS $250 minimum fund raising. (800) 344-4867
West Coast Civic Ballet Spring Festival Booker High School, $15 and $20; seniors, $10 and $15; students, $5 and $10. (941) 504-6762
April 3 SOULSPEAK Video Sizzle An evening of art videos featuring collaborations between poets, artists, musicians and dancers. (941) 366-6468
April 5 Gloria Musicae Sacred Side of Rossini Sarasota Opera House, adults, $22; students, $12. (941)954-4223
April 6 Junior League of Sarasota Child Advocacy Luncheon Michael’s On East, Nikki Taylor.
April 7 New College Library Association Pique-nique sur la Baie Charles Ringling Mansion and bayfront, $125. (941) 487-4600
April 9-11 Special Athlete Boosters Sharks Tooth Festival Venice Airport Festival Grounds, $3. Maggie Riggall. (941) 412-0402
April 9-18 Sarasota Film Festival and Filmmakers Tribute Dinner Honoring a legendary film talent, scholarship winners and film award recipients. Festival, Regal Hollywood 20; Tribute Dinner, Sarasota Opera House, $6-$100, Mary Ann Robinson. (941) 364-9514
April 10 Historic Spanish Point An Affair to Remember Historic Spanish Point, Kathy Coffey, Judy Veale, Ann Moore. (941) 966-5214
April 10 Doctors for Charity Ball Sponsored by Sarasota Magazine Bethesda House and Catholic Charities Michael’s On East, Sandy Gallagher, Susan Kosco, Dr. Velma Vega. (941) 366-1886
April 10 Sarasota Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day 1660 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, free. (941) 951-2916
April 10 State College of Florida Foundation Evening Under the Stars Pops concert. SCF Venice, Cathy Kuhlman. (941) 752-5390
April 12 Children’s Guardian Fund First annual GAL Golf Tournament Laurel Oak Country Club, $150; $40 for the after-event only, Patricia Coslett, Maxine Giacobbe, Jack O’Brien. (941) 861-4875
April 15 PALS Partners in Education Outstanding School Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Michael’s On East. (941) 927-9000
April 15 The Hermitage Artist Retreat Greenfield Prize Award Celebration Flora Major. (941) 475-2098
April 17 American Cancer Society—Sarasota Unit Cattle Barons’ Ball $240, Debbie Plotts, Scott George. (941) 328-3754; (800) ACS-2345
April 17 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast Big Blast Outdoor recreational festival. Lakewood Ranch Park, $5. (941) 331-4376
April 17 Charis Center Third Annual Siesta Key 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health Awareness Siesta Key. (941) 378-1549
April 17 South County Family YMCA Tropical Nights Palm Island Resort, $175. (941) 492-9622
April 19 Sarasota Family YMCA Evalyn Sadlier Jones Golf Tournament TPC Prestancia, $125.
April 20 Circus Sarasota Laughter Unlimited Luncheon $250. (941) 355-9335
April 20 Community Video Archives (CVA) Annual Hall of Fame Luncheon Michael’s On East, $75, Chris Pfahler. (941) 365-7052
April 21 All Children’s Hospital Guild of Sarasota and Manatee Carrabba’s luncheon/fashion
show Carrabba’s, University Parkway, $25, Denise Berceau, Jerry Filipowski. (941) 400-1499
April 22 Samaritan Counseling Services of the Gulf Coast Women of Compassion Helping Women in Need The Silent Samaritan campaign gathers funds to provide affordable faith-based counseling to women and children in need, culminating with a celebration luncheon. Michael’s On East, $100, Cherie Leetzow, Debbie Howell. (941) 926-2959
April 22-25 Florida Winefest and Auction Friday night gala dinner; Saturday brunch and charity auction. Primarily at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, and 30-plus local venues, Winefest events, $15-$300; Saturday charity auction, $175; Friday night gala, $300. (941) 952-1109
April 24 Lighthouse of Manasota Be a Visionary Walk Sarasota Jungle Gardens, adults, $25; children five and older, $10, Josh Kollman, Alicia Aponte, Sandy McCall. (941) 359-1404
April 24 Moffit Cancer Center Foundation Magnolia Ball A La Carte Event Pavilion, $1,000. (813) 745-1403
April 24 Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center SPARCC Prince and Princess Ball Girl Scouts Conference Center, Donna Johns. (941) 365-0208
April 24 Sarasota Opera Divas and Dudes 5K Race Benefiting Sarasota Youth Opera. Payne Park, $20. (941) 366-8450
April 25 All Faiths Food Bank Giving Hunger the Blues Daylong festival with area bands, games, food and beverages. Hillview Street, $5, George Generoso. (941) 379-6333
April 29 Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida Walk for Wishes The Ritz-Carlton Members Golf Course, $10, Lisa Misiewicz. (941) 952-9474
More April Events
Center for Autism Resources and Education Annual Cut-A-Thon Benefits the Integrated Social Groups program, which pairs children with autism with typical peer volunteers for social skills training and development. Statements Salons, fee for service, Carmen Penker, Marla Whittemore. (941) 758-4529
Center for Autism Resources and Education 5K Run/Walk for Autism, “C.A.R.E. Be Aware” More than 1,000 attended the event in 2009, raising $80,000. Main Street Lakewood Ranch, $20, Ray Colombo, Andrea Guthrie. (941) 758-4529
Sarasota Orchestra Association Spring luncheon Julie Riddell.
Trinity Charities Second Annual AIDS Bike Ride Legacy Trail, free, Paul DiPlacido (941) 355-0847
Parkinson Research Foundation Taking Steps for Parkinson’s Disease Sarasota, $10 registration. (703)
Rotary Futures Duck Pluck Sharks Tooth Festival, $5 per chance. (941) 480-3178
Easter Seals Southwest Florida Meadows Cup Annual pro-am golf tournament. The Meadows Country Club. (941) 355-7637
May 1 American Red Cross—Southwest Florida Chapter Hurricane Bash 2010 Mote Aquarium, $100-$125. (941) 379-9300 ext. 223
May 1 InStride Equine-Assisted Therapy Derby Day 2010 Michael’s On East, $150. (941) 412-9333
May 1 YMCA Foundation of Sarasota ELEMENT AU DINNER AND AUCTION. Sponsored by sarasota magazine The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $250 (941) 951-1336
May 1 Community Music School of Southwest Florida Kentucky Derby Party Dinner, music, auction and the race on a big-screen television. $59. (941) 587-4026
May 1 Fabulous Foxes & Hot Mamas Luncheon UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF SARASOTA-MANATEE Sponsored by sarasota magazine Michael’s On East. (941) 957-3599
May 6 Greater Sarasota Junior Golf Association Legacy Ladies Invitational Legacy Golf Club, $65 (golf and lunch), Ida Remmers. (941) 366-0445
May 6 Make-a-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida Handbags and Happy Hour Michael’s On East, $45 in advance; $55 at the door, Monica Barth, Nicole Kaney, Rochelle Nigri. (941) 952-9474
May 6 Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center SPARCCle on the Links golf tournament Plantation Golf & Country Club, Phyllis Smith. (941) 365-0208
May 6 Take Stock inChildren of Sarasota County Celebration of Hope: Hope Springs Eternal Dinner celebrating graduating seniors. Booker Middle School, free; sponsors, $200.
May 7 Teen Court of Sarasota Annual golf tournament The Meadows Country Club, $100. (941) 861-8460
May 8 St. Francis Animal Rescue Birthday Pawty St. Francis Animal Rescue shelter, free, Bertie Erickson. (941) 492-6200
More May Events
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Go Red for Women Luncheon $100. (941) 929-5051
First Tee of Sarasota/Manatee The First Tee Sarasota Manatee. The Concession. (941) 993-0046
Manasota Association of Retarded Citizens Celebration Dinner and Auction (941) 752-2976
Second Chance-Last Opportunity May Picnic Party (941) 360-8660
Pregnancy Solutions…Knowing Your Choices Ninth Annual Walk for Life/Run for Fun Venice Avenue, walkers solicit tax-deductible sponsorships, Mary Jane Schneiderhahn. (941) 408-7100
SCOPE Annual celebration and Boundary Crosser Award Free; donations accepted, SCOPE Communications Committee. (941) 365-8751
June 5 The Women’s Resource Center Third Annual WRSC Sharon Monk Golf Invitational The Meadows Country Club, $85; $340 per foursome. (941) 366-1700
June 12-14 Loveland Center Loveland Follies Venice Theatre $15. (941) 493-0016
June 26-July 4 Suncoast Foundation for the Handicapped Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Festival (941) 371-8820 ext. 1800
June 27 Venice Theatre International Amateur Theatre Festival Venice Theatre, $10-$40, Lee Thacker. (941) 488-1115
More June Events
Camp Florida Fish Tales Children’s Art Auction (941) 921-9182
Community Youth Development Dancing with a STAR Benefit for STAR leadership training.
Rotary Futures Venice Sports Hall of Fame Bogey’s Restaurant, $60. (941) 480-3178
July 4 Gloria Musicae A Glorious 4th Historic Asolo Theater, adults, $22; students, $12. (941) 954-4223
Aug. 6-7 Woman’s Exchange Annual August sale 539 S. Orange Ave, free; items to purchase. (941) 955-7859
Aug. 21 South County Family YMCA Luau South County Family YMCA, $50. (941)
More August Events
Community Youth Development CYD Leadership Breakfast $25. (941) 922-5126
Parkinson Research Foundation Antique auto show Burns Square, Sarasota, $5. (703)
Rotary Futures Comedy Night Venice Art Center, $100.
Sarasota Film Society 12th annual GLBT Film Festival Burns Court and Lakewood Ranch Cinemas, Barbara Caras, Tim Calandra. (941) 364-8662
Incarnation Catholic School $100,000 Raffle Incarnation School and Incarnation Parish office, Donation of $100 gives purchaser 10 chances to win $10,000. Only 2,000 tickets are sold, Kathy Connett. (941) 924-8588
TBA and More to Come
Some organizations had not yet finalized the dates or months for every fund-raising event at press time, but we’ve included phone numbers here so you can call and check on the ones that you’d like to know more about.
All-Star Children’s Foundation Serving Up a Grand Slam Celebrity tennis classic. Longboat Key Club, Graci McGillicuddy, Tom Cail.
Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches Michelle Wells Memorial Golf Tournament
Florida Studio Theatre Row Party Black-tie gala celebrating the opening of FST’s winter mainstage season.
G.WIZ—The Science Museum 2010 Gala Sponsored by sarasota Celebrating 20 years as an organization and 10 years in the building. (941) 309-4949
Lakewood Ranch Community Fund The Gala (941) 556-5442
Legal Aid of Manasota Justice is Served Food and wine extravaganza. Debbie Allen.
Lou Gehrig’s Disease Association of Southwest Florida Golf Tournaments (941) 955-4771
Marriage Builders Benefiting the Hope Fund to provide special assistance/sliding scale for individuals and families in need. $100. (941) 685-8490
Suncoast Communities Blood Bank BLOOD DRIVE All Suncoast Communities Blood Bank locations, varied, Julie Platt. (866) 97-BLOOD
Suncoast Pajama Program PJ’s with a Purpose Valerie Dorr. (941) 350-5234
The Foundation for Dreams 2010 Tournament Fore Dreams (941) 748-8809
The Venice Symphony Dinner dance to introduce the new conductor. (941)
ALSO Out Youth Progressive Dinner Host houses, $50, Kyla Weiner. (941) 951-2576
American Jewish Committee—West Coast Florida Chapter Human Relations Award Dinner $250. (941) 365-4955
Animal Rescue Coalition Dog’s Night Out Saks Fifth Avenue. (941) 957-1955, ext. 8
Children First Celebration Dinner/Auction
Diversity: The Voices of Sarasota Spring concert/cabaret Beatrice Friedman Center, Holley Hall, $20. (941) 957-0404
Englewood Helping Hand Faith Night concert and Stone Crabs baseball game Charlotte Sports Park, $9, Ginny Anderson, Jay Smythe.
First Step of Sarasota Sixth annual golf classic
Florida Studio Theatre Bags and Baubles Luncheon Attendees bid on vintage handbags. Goldstein Cabaret. (941) 366-9017
Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County Sweet Home Habitat Dinner, dance, build-a-house auction. (941) 493-6606
Junior Achievement Breakfast program (941) 361-1410
Moffit Cancer Center Foundation Sarasota Cancer Symposium The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, $100, Bill Matthers, Mary Forte. (813) 745-1403
Pet Therapy Inc. Youth Awards Banquet and Bichon Bash (941) 358-2225
Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation Ninth Annual Physicians Golf Tournament (941) 917-1286
St. Martha Catholic School Light up the Knight
Dinner, dance, auction. St. Martha Catholic School, Mary Ellen Blechta. (941) 953-4181
Wildlife Center of Venice Garage sales Free, Jane Reeves. (941) 484-9657
Westcoast Center for Human Development Annual Benefit Banquet
Westcoast Center for Human Development Annual Anniversary Concert
Westcoast Center for Human Development Founder’s Fund-Raising Luncheon (941) 366-4539