The 2009-2010 Season Calendar

By: Hannah Wallace

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 […]


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.

 

Ongoing Events

 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.
(941) 750-8185

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.
(813) 974-8700

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

 

February 2010

Feb. 9 Sarasota Opera
Guild  Sweetheart of the Opera Luncheon Michael’s On East, Marilyn Bezner.
(941) 350-3638
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.
(941) 366-5293
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.
(941) 355-2721

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.
(941) 445-5687

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.
(941) 907-0317

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.
(941) 365-3913

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.
(941) 927-0749

Feb. 25 ORT America  GulfsidePalm ORT fashion show Michael’s On East.
(941) 907-0317

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.
(941) 474-5864

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.
(941) 408-0595

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

More February

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.
(941) 207-8224

Lemon Bay Conservancy  Toast to the Coast
(941) 830-8922

Literacy Volunteers of South Sarasota County    Deal Me In for Literacy Card and game party.  Aston Gardens, Venice, $10. (941) 488-8994

 

March 2010

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.
(941) 497-4826

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.
(941) 359-0099

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.
(941) 365-7716

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.
(941) 312-5587

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.
(941) 359-9760

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.
(941) 953-3877

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)
371-4917

March 14-15 Special Athlete Boosters  Coast Cadillac Laurel Oak Cup golf tournament Laurel Oak Country Club. (941) 412-0402
march 15  
Renaissance Luncheon "Dare to Dream"
Sponsored by  
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)
953-3477

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.
(941) 366-6646

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.
(941) 365-0700

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.
(941) 955-0875

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
(941) 921-9182

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.
(941) 330-2273

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 2010

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.
(941) 953-5600

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.
(941) 951-2916

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.
(941) 685-0425

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)
821-1975

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 2010

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.
(941) 358-4407

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 2010

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.
(941) 922-5126

Rotary Futures  Venice Sports Hall of Fame Bogey’s Restaurant, $60. (941) 480-3178

 

July 2010

July 4 Gloria Musicae  A Glorious 4th Historic Asolo Theater, adults, $22; students, $12. (941) 954-4223

 

August 2010

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)
492-9622

More August Events

Community Youth Development  CYD Leadership Breakfast $25. (941) 922-5126

Parkinson Research Foundation  Antique auto show Burns Square, Sarasota, $5. (703)
821-1975

Rotary Futures  Comedy Night Venice Art Center, $100.
(941) 480-3178

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.
(941) 312-9049

Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches  Michelle Wells Memorial Golf Tournament
(941) 776-1777

Florida Studio Theatre  Row Party Black-tie gala celebrating the opening of FST’s winter mainstage season.
(941) 366-9017

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.
(941) 366-0038

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)
488-1010

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
(941) 953-3877

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.
(941) 474-5864

First Step of Sarasota  Sixth annual golf classic
(941) 366-5333

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
(941) 366-4539

Westcoast Center for Human Development  Annual Anniversary Concert
(941) 366-4539

Westcoast Center for Human Development  Founder’s Fund-Raising Luncheon (941) 366-4539 

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