Updated: July 16, 2012 11:05PM
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Fundraiser: Through Labor Day. deca Restaurant and Bar, 160 E. Pearson Street on the 12th floor of The Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Deca serves up new three-course lunch this summer to benefit Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and introduces Wine Down Wednesdays with half off wine bottles. deca RESTAURANT welcomes to the neighborhood with a ‘Lunch for Lurie Children’s Hospital’ three-course paired with sparkling wine to benefit the hospital. Executive Chef Mark Payne shares a special seasonally inspired menu featuring Ricotta Gnudi with Wild Mushrooms, Sage, Pecorino Romano; the deca Lobster Salad; and his special Lemon Tart perfectly paired with Lunetta Prosecco N.V. Cost is $35 per person and fiftee percent of each lunch sold will be donated to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. For reservations, please call (312) 573-5160 or see decarestaurant.com.
The Village Presbyterian Church Picnic/Fundraiser: 1-2:30 p.m. July 4, 1300 Shermer Road, Northbrook. Free and open to the public. Guests will be invited to make a free will offering to support the work of A Just Harvest. The church is collaborating with A Just Harvest to cater their 4th of July picnic celebration, and free will offerings are also accepted to support the work of A Just Harvest. Chairman is Nancy McMichael, Northbrook.
Les Turner ALS Foundation 3rd Annual Strike Out ALS 5K: Time and date TBA, July. U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago. The Strike Out ALS 5K is an exciting race at U.S. Cellular Field that features a rare opportunity to “run the bases” and complete a lap around the ballpark’s warning track. After the race, runners can celebrate with family, friends and White Sox fans at a spectacular party featuring the MLB All-Star Game under the lights of U.S. Cellular Field. The concession stands will be open and the game will be broadcast on the Jumbotron. Admission to the post-race party is free for runners. Donations will be accepted at the gate for non-runners. Cost: $30. Proceeds will be used to support medical research; the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center; patient services such as support group meetings and respite grants and educational programs. Kim McIver, (847) 679-3311, Kimciver@lesturnerals.org, Lesturnerals.org.
Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity Golf Outing: 9 a.m. July 11. Tee off at the Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Hwy, Barrington, to support free services provided to pregnant women and the mothers of children younger than 3. Cost will be announced. Call Liz Noe at (847) 359-4967, ext. 19, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sphd.org.
Lincoln Park Zoo’s Great Catsby Ball: 6:30 p.m. to midnight July 13, Lincoln Park Zoo, 2001 N. Clark St., Chicago. The zoo ball will mark 35 years by celebrating the zoo’s most marvelous mammals: cats. The modern-day Gatsby-themed event will feature a four-course meal and a silent auction. Suzanne A. Meder and Cynthia Ross Polayes serve as chairmen of the ball, sponsored in conjunction with the women’s board. Tickets are $600 with tables beginning at $6,000. Call (312) 742-2296 or visit lpzooball.org.
Les Turner ALS Foundation Lou Gehrig Day at Wrigley Field: Time TBA, July 14, The Vic, Wrigley Field, Chicago. The event begins with a pre-game party in Wrigleyville hosted by 93XRT’s Lin Brehmer. Following the party, guests will catch a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Guests will enjoy unlimited food and beverages, an exciting raffle and live auction, and a terrace reserved ticket to the game. One lucky auction bidder will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game and four attendees will have their photograph taken in Wrigley Field’s on-deck circle. Meet and greet with Les Turner ALS Foundation spokespeople, 1985 Chicago Bears Super Bowl Champ Keith Van Horne and acclaimed author Jonathan Eig. Proceeds will be used to support medical research; the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center; patient services such as support group meetings and respite grants and educational programs. Liz Melvin, (847) 679-3311, Lmelvin@lesturnerals.org, Lesturnerals.org.
Congregation Ezras Israel Brunch/Fundraiser: 10:30 a.m. July 15, Congregation Ezras Israel, Rosenberg Auditorium, 7001 N. California Avenue, Chicago. The event will feature Michael Kotzin discussing “Anti-Semitism: The Traditional and the New.” Cost is $15 per person. Benefits the 2012 Jewish United Fund-Israel Emergency Fund. The event is chaired by Shirlee Shafter of Lincolnwood. Michelle Cotlar, (312) 444-2838.
Feed the Dream Eighth Annual Charity Ladies Golf Outing and Luncheon: 8:30 a.m. July 16, Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. Nonprofit Feed the Dream works in cooperation with indigenous women and children in rural villages throughout Guatemala by providing crucial nutrition and vitamins to them. To register for this event or to find out more about Feed the Dream, visit feedthedream.org.
Riverside Foundation 16th Annual Riverside Golf Outing: 11 a.m. July 16. Taking place at White Deer Run Golf Club, 250 W. Gregg’s Pkwy. in Vernon Hills, this event includes lunch before golf and dinner afterward. Proceeds benefit developmentally disabled adults. Cost is $250 per golfer or $1,000 per foursome. For more information, call (847) 634-3973 or visit riversidefoundation.net.
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah Ice Cream Social: noon July 17, Long Grove Confectionary Co. Outlet, 333 Lexington Drive, Buffalo Grove. Enjoy a tour and tasting of chocolate delights followed by creamy custard at Culvers of Buffalo Grove, 450 McHenry Road. The $10 cost will benefit Hadassah hospitals’ research projects. For more information, call the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900 or visit northshore.hadassah.org.
Lambs Farm’s 28th Annual Golf Day in Memory of Jack Stein: July 17, ThunderHawk Golf Club, 39700 N. Lewis Ave., Beach Park. The event includes two start times, breakfast, lunch, contest, golf gifts and a reception. Proceeds benefit Lambs’ programs. Cost is $400 per person, $1,600 per foursome. Call (847) 990-3733, email email@example.com or visit lambsfarm.org.
Hadassah Chicago Chapter Educational Series: July 18 and 25 at the Chicago Chapter office, 4711 Golf Rd #600 in Skokie with registration and coffee and starting at 9:30 am. The July 18 session will be Step Up for Israel, shared Israeli / Western values and A Portrait of a “True Story”. Charlotte Glass will lead the discussion on contemporary Israeli literature. On July 25 the topics are “intifada coming to campuses” and learning about why the need to speak up on Israel’s behalf. Each day is $15 or $20 at the door. For more information contact the Hadassah Chicago Chapter at (847) 675-6790 or email: bigchapter.chicago@Hadassah.org. northshore.hadassah.org
The Gateway for Cancer ResearchSM Rambo Golf Classic: July 19, Abbey Springs Golf Course, Fontana, WI. The event is held every year to remember Rick Rambo, who died of colon cancer, and raise funds for. ). Organizer Roland Szkwarek says The Gateway’s pledge to put 99 cents of every dollar received toward clinical research for new treatments for cancer patients is the motivation for the donations. Participants will enjoy a buffet breakfast, food and refreshments served under a huge shoreline tent, and a silent auction and raffle. Thee event costs $80.00 for golfers and $25.00 for non-golfers and is open to the public. For information or registration contact Szkwarek at . Spaces are limited.
Mission Hills Hadassah’s Youth Aliyah Luncheon: noon July 19, Wildfire, 1300 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview. Caryl Derenfeld will present “Feisty Females.” The event costs $36 and proceeds will benefit children-at-risk programs. Co-chairmen are Sheila Chinskey of Northbrook and Marilyn Gillerman of Wheeling. For more information, contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
Wellness Place Wellness Challenge Golf Outing: July 19. This 14th annual event will take place at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. The event raises money to support those affected by cancer. Cost is $550 for golf and dinner, $100 for dinner only. Call LeeAnn Atwood (847) 241-5973 or visit wellnessplace.org.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago’s Lawn Ball: 6:30 p.m. July 20, Saddle & Cycle Club, 900 W. Foster, Chicago. Guests will wine and dine and bid on silent auction packages during this eighth annual summer party while playing lawn games, all in support of BGCC. Final Say will provide live music. Cost is $325 per person or $3,250 for a table of 10. Contact Rebecca Waite at (312) 235-8029 or email@example.com. For more information, visit bgcc.org.
Women’s Board of Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. Summer Soiree: 8:15-11:30 p.m. July 20, Michael’s, 1879 Second Street, Highland Park. Event feature an evening (casual attire) of unlimited cocktails, food and dessert; entertainment for the evening will be provided by Jamie Lono who has participated on the television show The Voice. Tickets are $65 and proceeds will support Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. and One Step At A Time Programs! onestepcamp.org or call (312) 235-6836.
Highland Park Historical Society’s AUTO HISTORICA XII Antique Auto Show and Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 21, on the grounds surrounding the Highland Park Historical Society Museum, 326 Central Avenue, Highland Park. European Cars in the Sporting Tradition from the teens to the sixties will be the featured models. Approximately 50 cars will be on display – notably two 1954 Porsches, including one of the earliest Speedsters, as well as a 1920s Vauxhall and Bentley, a 1960 Morgan Plus 4 Drophead Coupé, and a 1959 PTV 250 microcar, the only one of its kind in America. Another highlight will be a 1929 Detroit Electric Car. Event also features a raffle and live auction. Admission is $5; children under 12, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free. All proceeds will benefit the Highland Park Historical Society. For more information, call (847) 432-7090 or visit highlandparkhistory.com and highlandparkhistory.org,
Ravinia Festival Gala Benefit Evening: July 21. The Ravinia Women’s Board hosts the annual black-tie benefit, which begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the north lawn at 5 p.m. followed by a performance by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in the pavilion at 7 p.m. Dinner follows in the Gala Marquee. Tickets, including priority seating for the concert, are $750 for individuals. Tables of 10 are sold at tiered prices from $7,500 to $50,000. Call (847) 266-5045, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ravinia.org/GalaBenefit.aspx.
Pilgrim Chamber Players Poolside Music Benefit: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 22, 83 Woodley Road, Winnetka (home of PCP President James Stone). The afternoon will feature a cocktail reception, an auction and a concert featuring the Cavatina Duo. Tickets are $85. Call (312) 266-8729, (847) 433-0979 or visit pilgrimplayers.org.
Catholic Charities 18th Annual Charities Golf Classic: July 23. Held at Knollwood Country Club in Lake Forest and Shoreacres in Lake Bluff, this event benefits Catholic Charities’ Lake County Services. The daylong event starts with registration at 10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. to noon and a shotgun start at noon. At cocktail reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner, music and auctions. Foursomes range from $4,000-$5,000. Call Mary Ellen Mason at (847) 782-4115, e-mail email@example.com or visit catholiccharities.net.
Catholic Charities 15th Annual Golf Invitational: July 25. Benefiting Catholic Charities’ Family Services Programs, this golf outing has a 10 a.m. shotgun start at the Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont. Breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m., lunch will be served on the courses and the day ends with a cocktail reception, dinner and auctions. Foursomes range from $2,000 to $3,500. Call Jennifer Wolff at (312) 948-6797, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit catholiccharities.net/golf.
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation’s Summer Soiree, 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 25 at Roka Akor, 456 N. Clark St., Chicago. Guests will enjoy Japanese appetizers, cocktails and dinner. The event co-chairmen are Joanna Aaron, Tom Ordover, Melissa Lederer and Julie Novack. All event proceeds benefit breast cancer research programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door and are available by ordering online at lynnsage.org or by calling (312) 926-7133.
American Cancer Society’s Skyline Soiree, 7 to 11 p.m. July 27, River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois, Chicago. The fourth annual soiree features a birthday theme, celebrating all the birthdays ACS makes possible. It combines elements of a traditional child’s birthday party with some adult twists. Festivities will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, raffle and entertainment. Tickets are $95 online and $105 at the door. For more information, skylinesoiree.org or call Amy Kramer at (312) 960-2328.
Imerman Angels 2012 Spread Your Wings Summer Boat Party; 7-11 p.m. July 27, Columbia Yacht Club, 111 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. This event will recognize all of the individuals who have come together and developed relationships to empower each other through the cancer journey, via shared experiences and similar circumstances. Admission to the Spread Your Wings Summer Boat Party includes live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, and appetizers, as well as raffle packages and a silent auction. Pre-sale tickets are $85 until July 27, or $100 at the door. http://iasummerboatparty.eventbrite.com/ All proceeds will benefit Imerman Angels in its mission to provide personalized connections that enable 1-on-1 support among cancer fighters, survivors, and caregivers.
Shedd Aquarium’s BLU, 7 p.m. to midnight, July 28 at the Shedd, 1200 S. Lakeshore Drive, Chicago. Celebrate the “blu” world of marine animals during the Shedd Auxiliary Board’s annual summer fete. Sip cocktails among the crustaceans and do the twist on the terrace while supporting Shedd education and conservation programs. Sample cuisine from several of Chicago’s finest restaurants and explore the aquarium’s original galleries. Co-chairmen are Janet Barnes and Ashley Weinzweig. Tickets are $150 and include open bar, hors d’oeuvres and entertainment. VIP tickets are $195 and include a VIP party, specialty cocktails, a tasting menu and private performances. Purchase tickets at sheddaquarium.org/blu.
For Autistic Kids Foundation Annual Golf Benefit: July 30, Twin Orchard Country Club, 22353 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Starts at 11:45 a.m., registration and lunch; 1 p.m. shot gun teeoff; 6 p.m. dinner, silent auction, golf prizes. $500,000 for hole-in-one shot. Speaker Willie Abt. Cost is $788 for individual golfer, includes green fees, cart, giveaays, lunch and dinner; $65 dinner only. Sponsorships available. Online registration at forautistickids.org.