OCTOBER 2012 EVENTS
Ball Co-Chairmen Kathleen Carbonara of Winnetka and Susan Faurot of Wilmette with Anupy Singla, best-selling Indian cookbook author, prepare for the The Field Museum Women’s Board's annual gala, Maharaja Ball on Oct. 13. See calendar for complete details.
Updated: October 29, 2012 8:55PM
Hadassah North Shore Chapter will hold an unwrapped Toy Collection for families in need as a Mitzvah (good deed) Project for 2012. This Chanukah/Holiday season the toys will be given to The Ark for distribution to the children and their families. Drop off is at the North Shore office, 3000 Dundee #313 in Northbrook from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Toys are being collected now. North Shore Chairwoman is Rose Wolf of Highland Park. Chapter President is Randy Heidenfelder of Lake Zurich. For more information contact Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
The North Shore Women’s Platform Tennis League “Court the Cure”: 9 a.m. Oct. 4, at platform tennis courts throughout the North Shore. (Evanston CC, Winnetka PD, Indian Hill, Mid-town Bannockburn, Northmoor, Northshore CC, Sunset Ridge, Valley Lo, Skokie CC, Exmoor, Westmoreland, Michigan Shores, Lake Shore CC, Tennaqua, Pro-Am Glenview). Benefits area charities including breast cancer research at NorthShore University HealthSystem. $50 to play at all clubs. Karen Ury, (312) 215-7955
AIDS Foundation of Chicago AIDS Run & Walk Chicago: 8 a.m.-noon Oct. 6. Raise money to fight AIDS during this 5K/10K walk/run in Grant Park, Congress Parkway and Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Cost is $25. Call (312) 922-2322 or visit aidsrunwalk.org.
Lyric Opera Opening Night Gala Benefit: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 6. The season opener “Elektra” begins at 6:30 p.m. The evening features hors d’ouevres and sweets before the performance and during the intermission at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker, Chicago. The opera ball, featuring a seated dinner and dancing to the Stu Hirsh Orchestra, follows at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan. Opera tickets are $79 to $600; ball tickets are $475. Proceeds benefit the Lyric. Call (312) 827-5600 for opening night tickets or (312) 827-5682 for ball tickets or visit lyricopera.org.
Friends of Conservation Ball: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Harold Washington Library, 400 South State Street, Chicago (entrance at 401 South Plymouth Court). Winter Garden ballroom. Hosted by Reute Butler who is joined by Chicago’s own Zoraida Sambolin. Dinner catered by George Jewell followed by a wildlife exposition of rare and beautiful animals by wildlife expert Jim Fowler of Wild Kingdom fame, auction of unique and exotic vacation adventures, silent auction of rare art & gift packages, and dance under the stars until midnight with the Stu Hirsh Orchestra. Tickets beginning at $350-$700 ($250 for age 35 and younger) For more information, contact Sue Mitchell (630) 288-2714, friendsofconservation.or
The Friends of Mothers Trust Foundation fundraiser “The Betty Ball”: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 12, Lake Forest College, 555 North Sheridan Road Lake Forest. The event features a fabulous silent auction filled with wonderful treasures and “Dan the Piano Man” who will provide live piano bar entertainment. Tickets: $85. motherstrustfoundation.org, (847) 482-9189.
Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity Fashion Show and Lunch: 11 a.m. Oct. 12. Proceeds from this event held at Stonegate Conference and Banquet Centre, 2401 W. Higgins Rd., Hoffman Estates, will ensure the continuation of free counseling, support groups and the Baby & Maternity Closet for those in need. Cost will be announced. Call Liz Noe at (847) 359-4967, ext. 19, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sphd.org.
Collaboraction’s 11th Annual Beggars’ Banquet: Oct. 13. Held in the Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, this annual event treats guests to food, cocktails, theater and art. Cost to be announced. Money raised supports Collaboraction. For more information visit collaboraction.org.
The Field Museum Women’s Board’s annual gala, “Maharaja Ball”: Oct. 13, The Field Museum. This year’s event will be celebrating the opening of Maharaja: The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts, an exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, please contact the Women’s Board Office at (312) 665-7135 or email@example.com.
Lambs Farm 2012 Annual Benefit “Harvesting the Spirit”: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 13, Winter Garden at the Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street, Chicago. Features Celebrity Chef Jimmy Bannos of Heaven on Seven and The Purple Pig, delectable food, wine and crafted beer pairings, silent and live auctions, music of Dan Hayes and much more. Tickets: $300. (847) 990-3733, lambsfarm.org
North Suburban Medical Research Junior Board (NSMRJB) “All You Need is Love 2012 Benefit”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Field’s Infiniti of Glencoe, 2100 Frontae Road, Glencoe. Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Research. Event features live music and dancing by the Gold Coast All Stars, food, drinks and exciting prizes. Proceeds from the event will go to Dr. Stewart Goldman, Medical Director of Neuro-Oncology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Tickets start at $150 per person. To purchase tickets at the event, or for more information, see nsmrjb.org
PumpkinFest in downtown Libertyville: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 13, downtown Libertyville, Cook Memorial Park (Milwaukee Avenue between Church and Cook Streets). Presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman’s Club. The event features live entertainment including a kids’ DJ from Improv Playhouse / Music Now DJ, a free pumpkin with canned food donation, pumpkin painting and other crafts in Cook Park, Touch the Trucks (sponsored by the Cook Memorial Library District), and various activities like cookie decorating and Halloween games at various downtown businesses. All proceeds benefit the Libertyville Township Food Pantry. libertyvillejuniors.org. Jessica Brown, (847) 918-1498. contact: Jessica Brown; 847.918.1498.
Chaverot Hadassah North Shore dinner/speaker: 4 p.m. Oct. 14, Dover Straits Restaurant, 890 E. US Highway 45, Mundelein for a trip down memory lane from “Division Street” ago to today. Guest speaker will be Kenneth N. Green, author, attorney and boxer, detailing his life story in “I’m From Division Street”. Tickets: $18, reservations required. Chaverot Presidents are Sharon Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel of Mundelein. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
The Party Dress Project Shopping Event: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 14, Autohaus on Edens, 1600 Frontage Rd., Northbrook. The Party Dress Project accepts gently used, short teen party dresses from Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Confirmations, Dance Classes, Graduations, Dances, etc. for donations to create a greater selection of dresses. The Party Dress Project Boutique is an exciting event filled with your favorite shopping routines, such as dress trying, buying the perfect fit, refreshments to refuel your shopping energy, and exciting raffle prizes such as spa services and local gift and clothing boutique gift certificates. Bring your dress donations to Autohaus on Edens by October 13th. Free to enter; $25 per dress. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Willow House, a Chicagoland agency dedicated to supporting children, teens, families and communities who are coping with death and dying. Primary services include peer support groups, educational resources and referrals, community outreach and special programs and workshops (willowhouse.org). For more information or to donate a dress, please visit partydressproject.org or call (847) 863-8608. The dresses for donation should be clean and neatly hung on a hanger. A tax donation receipt will be emailed to you for your generous donation.
The Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes: check-in 8 a.m., start 9 a.m., Oct. 14, Independence Grove, Visitor’s Center, Libertyville. For more information, please visit jdrfillinois.org.
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah Educational meeting: noon, Oct. 15, Dover Straits Restaurant, 890 E. US Highway 45, Mundelein. Guest speaker Greta Rothschild, Hadassah North Shore Organization chair, will present “What’s going On In Israel & 100th Anniversary of Hadassah.” This event will be $25 with the proceeds to benefit Hadassah Hospital’s Mother and Child Center. Reservations taken by Evelyn Kamikow of Buffalo Grove. President is Joyce Scholl of Lincolnshire. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org
Morton Grove Hadassah North Shore Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17, Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee Ave, Niles. Features Joanne Stein, lecturer and teacher, presenting “From the Ghetto to Glamour” the story of the Garment Industry and the American Jewish Designers of today. Tickets are $20 with proceeds to benefit Cancer Research at Hadassah Hospital. Program Chair is Edith Goranson of Mt. Prospect. Presidents are Mona Dubin of Northbrook and Sonja Gebel of Buffalo Grove. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
A Silver Lining Foundation Fundraiser Event “Chocolate and Wine”: 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 18, Francesca’s Bellezza at 75 S. La Grange Road, La Grange. Tickets are $25, and include chocolate-inspired tastings that have been expertly crafted by Francesca’s Chef Jorge Avalos using Kokku Chocolate as the main component. Kevin Roblee of Kokku Chocolates will also be in attendance with a sweet table filled with cocoa concotions and guests can complement these delectable desserts with a variety of wine varietals. In addition, raffle tickets will be available for purchase with a plethora of prizes from restaurant and salon gift cards to wine and jewelry. A portion of the ticket sales and one hundred percent of raffle revenue will go to A Silver Lining Foundation, which has helped ensure cancer resource information, treatment options, support, and mammogram services to thousands of people in the Chicago and Rockford areas since its founding in 2002. silverliningfoundation.org or call 312-345-1322.
Business & Professional Hadassah North Shore Chapter Luncheon: noon Oct. 18, at a member’s home in Highland Park. Learn about “Chicago’s Great Houses” presented by Susan Benjamin, noted educator, lecturer and author. Tickets are $10 to benefit research at Hadassah Hospital. Reservation Chair is Rose Wolf. President is Gwen Packard of Highland Park. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org.
Glencoe/Northbrook/Winnetka Hadassah Fundraising Game Day Event: 10:30 a.m. registration, Oct. 18, Mission Hills Country Club, 1677 Mission Hills Road, Northbrook. Buffet lunch will be at noon. Play time will be from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. when prizes will be awarded. This fundraising day is $30 to benefit Youth Aliyah and Young Judaea. Reservation Chair is Lieba Goldman of Northbrook. Co-Presidents are Leona Swirsky of Glencoe and Marcia Weiland of Northbrook. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
Mission Hills Hadassah Pizza Party: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18, North Shore office, 3000 Dundee #313, Northbrook. Guest speaker will be Elise Ginsparg reviewing the book “The Prime Ministers” by Yehuda Aavner, former speech writer for Menachem Begun and Golda Meir, revealing ‘what happened behind the scenes’ stories in the book. Tickets are $10. Reservation Chair is Harriette Kurtz. President is Celia Lustig of Northbrook. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org.
North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Fall Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18. Book dramatist Barbara Rinella will entertain during DAR’s annual fundraiser. Location and cost will be announced; call Sharon Collias at (847) 295-2644 for more information.
The Auxiliary of NorthShore at Highland Park Hospital kick off the KEY TO THE CURE shopping weekend at Saks Fifth Avenue in Highland Park with a cocktail reception from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 18. Guests will enjoy a first look at the items available for sale throughout the weekend, as well as hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and a silent auction to support Kellogg Cancer Center at NorthShore Highland Park Hospital. A percentage of sales made at the kick-off and throughout the weekend will further support NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. Tickets: $20 - $25. Visit northshore.org/kttc.
The Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center Fashion Show/Fundraiser: Oct. 18, The Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe, Chicago. Tickets are $325 for general admission and $500 for VIP admission; sponsorships at several levels available. Proceeds will be used for state of the art imaging equipment for early detetion of breast cancer at The Breast Imaging Center at Rush University Medical Center. Contact Sarah Sliva, Director of the Woman’s Board, (312) 942-0041 or see thefashionshow.org. for more information.
Woman’s Board of the Winnetka Community House Antiques + Modernism Winnetka Show: Oct. 18-21. Preview party from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 18 includes a cocktail buffet ($125 in advance/$150 at door, includes three-day show admission). The show runs Oct. 19-21 and tickets are $15 for all three days. Both take place at the Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave. All proceeds support the programs and services of the Winnetka Community House. Call (847) 446-0537 or visit thewinnetkashow.com.
The Urban Gateways New Arts Forum’s third annual ARTini: 6-9 p.m., Oct. 19, Lumen, 839 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. Evening features Urban Gateways’ artists, DJs, wine raffle, and a silent auction. Guests will be greeted with an array of appetizers and a three-hour open bar hosted by Svedka Vodka, featuring three themed specialty drinks “ARTinis”, red wines from PRP Wine International, and Goose Island Beer, energetic featured live dance and improv performances by DanceWorks Chicago and Chicago Improv Productions. Tickets: $40. Ticket sales and all other proceeds benefit Urban Gateways’ arts education programming. Kristy Conway at 312-445-2744 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit urbangateways.org.
Cancer Wellness Center Annual Benefit: Oct. 20. The gala will be held at Viper Alley in Lincolnshire. More information will be announced. Call Breanne Finkelberg at (847) 509-9595, e-mail Bfinkelberg@cancerwellness.org or visit cancerwellness.org.
Chicago Lights Associates Board’s inaugural gala, “GLOW”: 7 p.m. Oct. 20, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 East Chicago Ave. Evening features entertainment from DJ M2, an open bar with beer, wine and specialty cocktails, catering by Wolfgang Puck, a sweets bar with Sprinkles cupcakes and more. Tickets: $100, online at chicagolights.org or at the door for $115. Benefits its six signature programs include the Chicago Lights Urban Farm, Elam Davies Social Service Center, Tutoring, Summer Day, Academic Success in Schools and Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy at the Nancy B. Jefferson Alternative School.
Church of the Redeemer Sonrise Benefit: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 20, Church of the Redeemer, 1731 Deerfield Road, Highland Park. Event features Joris Cyizere, speaker, Sonrise School, Musanze, Rwanda, graduate Northwestern University student; live jazz music and refreshments. Brick by Brick Auction for Sonrise School; Benefit for the Sonrise Primary & Secondary Boarding Schools in Musanze, (Ruhengeri) Rwanda, Africa. Tickets: $5 advance, $10 door. (847) 579-0733; http://redeemernorthshore.org/global/sonrise/auction-for-sonrise-school/
SASI’s Ruby Slipper Event: There’s No Place Like Home: 6 p.m. Oct. 20. This annual fundraiser at the Evanston Golf Club supports the nonprofit Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes. For ticket information, call (847) 864-7274 or visit sasiathome.org.
Countryside Association Recipe for Success: Oct. 22. This culinary extravaganza at the Meadows Club, 2950 W. Golf Rd., Rolling Meadows, features food and drinks from dozens of area restaurants. Proceeds benefit disabled individuals served by Countryside. Tickets are $75 for individuals, $25 for Countryside participants and $675 for tables of 10. Call Dee Atkinson at (847) 540-3705 or visit countrysideassn.org.
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Annual Midwest Region Gala Dinner: Oct. 27. The annual fundraiser for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, will be held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus. Cost to be announced. Call (312) 861-7752 or visit weizmann-usa.org for more information.
Midtown Athletic Club in Bannockburn 3rd annual “Kickin’ Parkinson’s, One Lap at a Time”: 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28, 2211 Waukegan Rd., just south of Half Day Rd. This charity fundraiser is open to the public and swimmers can swim for up to one hour with starting times assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Lanes will be designated by speed with a maximum of six swimmers per lane. A brunch for all participants will be held from 10 a.m.-noon. Non-Midtown members who participate are welcome to being their families and enjoy Midtown’s facilities complimentary that day. Susan Kauffman of Lake Forest, is the aquatics director at Midtown Athletic Club; she is the mother of two, is 45 years old and has Parkinson’s disease. She was honored in 2010 by actor Michael J. Fox after her first swim-a-thon netted $60,000 for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research. Individual entry fee is $20 plus a minimum donation of $50 and includes lunch. A family entry fee is $50 with a minimum donation of $150 and includes lunch. For more information or to register, call Susan Kauffman at (847) 945-1818, visit midtown.com/bannockburn or e-mail email@example.com.
Chicago Rhythm Project Jubalee: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29. This annual gala benefit supports CHRP performance, education and community programs by presenting tap and percussive dance artists from around the world. It also honors individuals who have made a significant contribution to Chicago and the arts. The evening features a reception, concert (7 p.m.) and dinner (8:15 p.m.) at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion Stage in Millennium Park, Chicago. Tickets are $150-$500 per person. Call (773) 281-1825 or visit chicagotap.org.
Wine and Dine “Raise a Glass to the Kendall College” Charitable Trust Gourmet Dining Event: Oct. 30: 5:30 p.m.: Pre-event VIP access to celebrity chef alumni, special tastings and intimate Q&A; 6:30 p.m.: Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction; 7:00 p.m. : Gourmet foods prepared by celebrity alumni chefs at specialty dining stations; Kendall College, 900 N. North Branch St., Chicago (Complimentary Parking). The evening will feature gourmet dining stations and interactive cooking demonstrations by Kendall alumni chefs from notable Chicago restaurants including, such as Jennifer Jones, Bradford Phillips, Ryan Pitts and more. At the event guests are invited to bid on a wide variety of one-of-a-kind experiences and priceless items. Prior to the event, guests will have the opportunity to bid online to experience every food lover’s dream; the opportunity to don a personalized Kendall College chef’s jacket and work side by side with some of Chicago’s finest chef. Pre-Event VIP Access: $50; dining event $200. RSVP and purchase tickets, see KendallFoundation.org or contact Robin Malpass at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-752-2352.
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