JUNE 2012 EVENTS
The Barrington Relay for Life takes place June 8 at the BHS Community Stadium. The June 11, 2011 Barrington Relay For Life holds the world record 17,000 cupcake tower. See calendar for details. | Photo by Bob Reynolds
Updated: June 14, 2012 12:27AM
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.
Northwestern Gridiron Network (NGN) Auction: June 2, Soldier Field, Chicago, for the first off-campus celebration by NGN, the support group for Wildcat football. From cocktails on the field, to giant Jumbotron flashes of auction items and ‘play of the day’ highlights to appearances by former ‘Cat standouts, the NGN 2012 Auction will feature more than a few surprises including once-in-a lifetime packages, plane trips, restaurant outings, jewelry, sports memorabilia and theatre offerings. “The support of the NGN is critical to maintaining Wildcat Football as a winning program in the Big 10 and funding state-of-the-art tech support for the coaches and players, upgrading facilities and training equipment such as the Field-Turf practice field. Auctions by Cellular, wine raffle, kickoff tee retriever for a day and much more. Tickets: $175, includes beverages and food. Free parking at Solder Field, shuttle buses will also be available. Jean Yale at firstname.lastname@example.org or (847) 491-3694. Follow daily listings on twitter @ngnauction2012
Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Prentice Women’s Hospital Black-Tie Gala: 5:30 p.m.-midnight, June 2. Friends of Prentice hosts its 26th annual hospital fundraiser in the grand ballroom of Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand, Chicago. The evening will feature cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner and dancing. Co-chairs are Erica Goldman, Chris Newton and Stanley Pillman. Tickets are $500. Call (312) 926-7133 or visit friendsofprentice.org.
Countryside Association Seventh Annual Opportunity Walk: 9:30 a.m. June 3. Held at Independence Grove, 16400 W. Buckley in Libertyville, this 5K run/walk raises money for people with disabilities. Cost is $25 or $10 for Countryside clients, people with disabilities and children younger than 10. Contact Dee Atkinson at (847) 540-3705 or visit countrysideassn.org.
Wellness Place Community Cancer Walk/Run: 8 a.m. June 3. This 3K walk/5K fun run at Harper College in Palatine also offers kids games and a remembrance ceremony to raise cancer awareness and celebrate cancer survivors. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for kids 6 to 16. Call LeeAnn Atwood at (847) 241-5973 or visit wellnessplacewalkrun.kintera.org.
WINGS (Women in Need Growing Stronger) 12th Annual Benefit Ride: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 3, JD Bootlegger’s, Antioch. 100 mile motorcycle odyssey through picturesque Illinois and Wisconsin. Purchase a $10 raffle ticket to ‘Split the Pot’. See wingsprogram.com/events.
Cancer Wellness Center Library Benefit: June 6. Joyce Schragher will speak about women in politics during this fundraising dinner for the Cancer Wellness Center Library at the Ravinia Country Club in Highland Park. Tickets are $75. Call Breanne Finkelberg at (847) 509-9595, e-mail Bfinkelberg@cancerwellness.org or see cancerwellness.org.
Catholic Charities The Junior Board White Sox Outing: 7:10 p.m. June 5, at U.S. Cellular Field. Join the Junior Board as we cheer on the White Sox against the Toronto Blue Jays! Invite your family and friends and spend an evening at the ball game. Half of your ticket cost helps support the Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Programs to provide food, clothing, shelter and other emergency services to the poor throughout Chicagoland. Tickets are $40 each. Call Lisa Pauletto to learn more about a pre-party at Cork and Kerry, and to purchase your tickets: email@example.com or (312) 655-7932.
Israel Bonds honors the National Women’s Division of Israel Bonds Fundraiser: 5:30 p.m., June 6, Bryn Mawr Country Club, 6600 N. Crawford Ave., Lincolnwood. Tickets TBA. Contact Shelby Goldstein at (312) 558-9400, ShelbySiegel@israelbonds.com.
The Night Ministry in Chicago Lighting Up The Night Awards Dinner, Auction and Benefit: 5:30 p.m. June 7, Four Seasons Chicago, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago. Celebrate the contributions of outstanding community partners and volunteers. Event features a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, honoree presentation and live auction. Tickets: $325. All proceeds will directly benefit vulnerable and homeless youth and adults living in Chicago. E-mail Kirstin@thenightministry.org or see thenightministry.org.
Relay For Life of Barrington: 6:30 p.m., June 8, Barrington Community Stadium, 616 West Main Street, Barrington. Ticket cost: Sign up a team for $25.00. Contact Joanne Dalessandro at (847) 644-5991, Sara at (847) 368-1166 #3 or see relayforlife.org/barringtonil for sponsorship and additional details. RFL of Barrington holds the world record with almost 17,000 cupcakes on a display.
4th Annual Allstate Life Insurance Chicago 13.1 Marathon® and Karhu 5K: 7 a.m. June 9, starting and ending at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr, Chicago. Runners will enjoy a beautiful half-marathon course along the lakefront and the sounds of over 10 party stations while they run. At the finish line all runners will enjoy festivities with friends and family including live entertainment, food and refreshments, and the chance to donate the shoes off their feet through a special partnership with Allstate and Give Your Sole, which provides worn athletic shoes for those in need. Cost: 13.1 Marathon: $90 until June 3; $100 walk-up available at packet pick-up; no race day registration. Karhu 5K: $30 until June 3, $35 walk-up available at packet pick-up (space permitting); no race day registration. For more information and to register, please see active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1967838
Shedd Aquarium annual Society Soiree “Luminescence”: 6 p.m.-midnight, June 9, John G. Shedd Aquarium, 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Black tie. Event celebrates the aquarium’s timeless beauty, marveling over the original 1930s grace of the animal-inspired architectural details in marble, bronze and terra cotta sparkling throughout the original aquarium. Guests will enjoy a twilight dinner among the fishes, dance to the music of Stu Hirsh and marvel at the sights on Shedd’s scenic terraces, which feature sweeping views of the Chicago skyline. Guests will view a unique aquatic performance in the Abbott Oceanarium Amphitheatre and adopt an animal through Shedd’s popular Fund-a-Friend program, which benefits Shedd’s accessibly programs to provide free admission throughout the year to school children and first responders. Tickets: $600; $6,000 per table. The aquarium’s gala supports more than 300,000 students who learn about aquatic environments and conservation at Shedd each year. Teaching children about the world’s aquatic ecosystems is a primary responsibility of Shedd Aquarium. Call Kaie Clark at (312) 692-2713, firstname.lastname@example.org, sheddaquarium.org.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater 2012 Gala: June 11. This annual party at the theater, 800 E. Grand Ave. on Navy Pier in Chicago. Funds raised will benefit the Regional Theatre Tony Award recipient’s education and civic engagement initiatives, including Team Shakespeare, which serves over 40,000 students and teachers annually across the Midwest. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the second annual “Spirit of Shakespeare Awards.” This year’s Civic Honoree is Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust and leading classical actor and Tony Award recipient Brian Bedford is the Artistic Honoree. Gala 2012 features performances by Broadway stars Brent Barrett and Susan Moniz, who triumphed in CST’s production of Follies earlier this season, and Chicago favorites Hollis Resnik and Felicia P. Fields. Tickets: $1,000. Sponsorships $2,5000-$50,000. Call PJH & Associates Inc. at (312) 553-2000 or see chicagoshakes.com.
Countryside Association Clipped Wings and Countryside Foundation Golf Outing & Dinner: 11 a.m. June 11 (golf starts at 12:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30). Benefiting people with disabilities, the outing will take place at the Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. Cost is $175 for golf and dinner, $50 for dinner only. Contact Dee Atkinson at (847) 540-3705 or visit countrysideassn.org.
ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K: June 14. he Wilmette-based Leukemia Research Foundation hosts its 18th Annual ABC 7 Jim Gibbons 5K in Chicago’s Lincoln Park. The event includes a 5K competitive run - the start of which is covered live on ABC 7 Chicago during the 6 p.m. news. There is also a 3K noncompetitive walk led by blood cancer survivors. The online registration fee is $35 for adult runners - $15 for children 14 and under. The Gibbons 5K experience is even more fun if one participates and raises money as part of a team. Teams consist of three or more individuals who run, walk, volunteer or any combination of the three. Teams also register online at Gibbons5K.com.
12th annual Barrington Country Garden & Antique Faire: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 15 and June 16. This 2-day event allows guests the rare opportunity to tour the properties of three gorgeous private estates in beautiful Barrington. Faire proceeds benefit Hands of Hope. Walk among the hundred year-old Oaks, past ponds, pools, and Japanese gardens. Stroll down winding pathways and discover secret gardens, indoor and outdoor model train displays, designer created garden party vignettes, and one-of-a-kind serene settings. In addition, you will find a seemingly endless array of antique and boutique shopping on the main estate grounds. Specially selected vendors will be featured in a French Market setting along with unique decorative garden items and furnishings, and an upscale flea market overflowing with unusual finds. Tickets: $50. Tickets are good for return visits over the 2-day event. A special $75 “Early Buy” ticket will be offered for those who want to shop before the faire opens, 8:30-10 a.m.on Friday morning. Shuttle busses will depart every 15 minutes from the following locations: Friday: from Barrington High School, 616 W. Main St.; and 800 Hart Road (across the street). Saturday: from 800 Hart Road only.
For more information, call (847) 622-5201 or visit the website at handsofhopeonline.org.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago “Veterans in Need” Benefit Dinner”: 6 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner, June 15, Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago. Inaugural event. Proceeds will provide veterans with job placement, counseling, Admiral Vernon E. Clark, (ret.) former Chief of Naval Operations, will be the featured speaker. Admiral Clark received numerous military decorations throughout his 37-year U.S. Navy career, including four Defense Distinguished Service Medals, three Navy Distinguished Medals and three Legion of Merit awards. Phil Culpepper of Aurora and Claudia Dunne of Chicago are co-chairs of the event. Tickets: $175; table of 10 $1750. Cocktail attire. catholiccharities.net/veteransinneed/home or call (312) 655-7907.
Chicago magazine and The Auxiliary Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital Benefit: 7 to 10:30 p.m. June 15, Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), 220 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago. 12th annual Summer Lovin’party with NBC 5 weekend morning anchor Stefan Holt and meteorologist Cheryl Scott. Event features delicious food from leading Chicago restaurants, cocktails, and outstanding entertainment, as well as access to the MCA’s eclectic exhibits. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a raffle for a luxurious Hawaiian vacation and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets: $85 by June 14; $95 at door. Proceeds from the event will support research and therapies for stroke patients at Northwestern Memorial. summerlovin.net. Attire for the eventis casual chic. To make a donation over the telephone, please contactElizabeth McKevitt at (312) 926-4199.
The Dance Foundation Youth Company Chicago, partnering with The Dance Foundation Company Chicago and Fisher Dance Center will present the Chicago premiere of “New Beginnings: The Documentary”: 7:30 p.m. June 15, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Tickets are $25; $15 students; $10 for groups of 20 or more. (847) 920-9121, or email at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit The Dance Foundation, a 501(c)3 not-for profit organization.
The 12th Annual Eric & Kathy Charity Golf Outing/Fundraiser: June 15, Willow Crest Golf Club, Oak Brook Hills Marriott, 3500 Midwest Road, Oak Brook. Cost is $950 for a foursome and includes a round of golf, lunch, dinner, awards and event shirt. Event features a raffle and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit The Super Jake Foundation for Pediatric cancer research and local grants. Andi Cannata, (708) 227-1336. thesuperjakefoundation.org.
Juvenile Protective Association (JPA) 2012 Spring Benefit and Gala: 6:30 p.m. June 15, The Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware, Chicago. Event features dining in the Grand Ballroom and decor designed by Erin Parick Events; live auction led by David Goodman of Auction Results; silent auction including nearly 100 items; video presentation of JPA’s impact on children in crisis and more. Tickets: $350; sponsorships available. Ramona Maza at (312) 698-6939 (work), (312) 560-1826 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org, juvenile.org.
A Just Harvest Benefit: Noon to 2 p.m. June 16, A Just Harvest, 7649 N. Paulina St., Chicago. Food for 30-40 participants, plus the donation of any special cookware used to prepare meals. For example, if a crock pot or a wok was used, the donor would provide a crock-pots or wok for each family participating. This particular cooking class is sponsored by North Shore Chinese Christian Church. Julie Choi will be instructing the class. David Crawford, (773) 262-2297 x29.
Misericordia Family Association Benefit Dinner Dance: June 16, Donald E. Stephens Convention Cener, Rosemont. Features cocktails, sit-down dinner, live and silent auctions and dancing. Participate in “The Giving Tree”. Tickets: $125. Bill and Laurie McCarthy at (773) 599-9889.
The Eighth Annual YOUth Make a Difference 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. June 17, Gallery Park in the Glen. The USATF certified race route begins on Chestnut Avenue in the Glen between Patriot and Lehigh, proceeds through the surrounding neighborhood, circles Lake Glenview, and ends in the Gallery Park area next to Attea Middle School. The event includes entertainment and food, with many prizes awarded by gender and age category.Proceeds will benefit Youth Services and the nearly 3,500 children and parents in Glenview and Northbrook who depend on their assistance. Register for the YOUth Make a Difference 5K at youthmakeadifference.org. Sign up today, only the first 500 registrants receive T-shirts and goodie bags. For further information, or to offer support as a race sponsor, call (847) 729-5605.
PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Benefit and Gala “Soaring with the Stars”: June 16, Merle Reskin Theater and dinner and dancing at Hilton Chicago. 10th Annual Awards Ceremony will award $250,000 in scholarships to academically excellent and financially deserving college students of Greek-American descent. dinner and dancing at the Hilton Chicago Honoree is Alexander Payne; emcee is Dean Richards; guest entertainer is Petros Gaitanos from Greece. Tickets: $200; sponsorships available. Elaine Sotos (312) 357-6432, panhellenicscholarships.org.
Buffalo Grove Afternoon Hadassah luncheon: 1 p.m. June 18, Hadassah North Shore Office, 3000 Dundee #313, Northbrook. Enjoy a guest performance by Minna-Rae Friedman talking to the late “Erma Bombeck”. This event filled with laughter, coffee and dessert will be $5. Reservation Chair is Hennie Elisco of Wheeling. President is Joyce Scholl of Lincolnshire.For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
CASA Lake County Golf for a Child: 13th annual Golf, June 18, Kemper Lakes Golf Club, 24000 North Old McHenry Road, Kildeer. Open to all regardless of skill level. Mid-morning brunch followed by a four person team scramble teeing off at 11:30 a.m. The day will be topped off with a post tournament dinner and exciting and interesting silent and live auctions. CDW and Lundbeck are corporate sponsors of the tournament. The committee organizing the Golf for a Child Invitational Tournament is composed of: Don Minner, Barington, Jerry Stricker, Hawthorne Woods, Kathleen Anderson, Vernon Hills, Pat Braskich, Vernon Hills, Haydon Paquin, Libertyville, Greg Guess, Grayslake, and Mike McGuire, Kildeer. Cost is $400 per golfer or $1,600 per four person team and $200 for dinner only. Proceeds benefit CASA Lake Conty, a nonprofit organization whose nearly 250 volunteers advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children while also serving as fact finders for the Juvenile Court judges. To register for golf or the dinner only or learn how your business can help sponsor this special day, visit casalakecounty.com and click on events or call CASA at (847) 383-6260, extension 217.
The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation (LSCRF) 21st Annual Play for the Cure Golf Outing: June 18, Onwenstia Club, 300 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest. The 18-hole outing begins with registration at 11 a.m., followed by lunch. Tee-off is at 1 p.m., and the day is capped off with an evening cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. Open to golfers of all skill levels. Cost is $900 per person. Proceeds go toward breast cancer research. Call (312) 926-7133 or visit lynnsage.org.
Illinois Currency Exchange Charitable Foundation “Back 2 School 2012” Fundraiser: 11:30 a.m., June 19, Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W Grand Ave Chicago. Cost: $95. Proceeds will go toward ICECF’s program to distribute over 18,750 Back 2 School kits filled with over 500,000 school supplies) to underserved children in August and September, as well as award two annual college scholarships to high school seniors, plus recognize Education and Corporate Sponsor Award recipients YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago and MB Financial Bank. (847) 268-3550. icef.org.
American Parkinson Disease Association Midwest Chapter Open Golf Scramble: June 20, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca. 11 a.m. registration; 1 pm. shotgun start; 5 p.m. dinner, awards, raffle. Cost: $150 individual (golf, cart, box lunch, drink tickets, dinner); $550 foursome (golf, cart, drink tickets, dinner); $40 (dinner only). RSVP by June 15. Proceeds benefit APDA. (630) 933-4393, apdamidwest.org.
Catholic Theological Union “Blessed are the Peacemakers” Trustee Dinner: 5:30 p.m. recepton, 6:30 p.m. dinner, June 20, The Westin Chicago River North Grand Ballroom, 320 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Honoring Renee and Lester Crown and Shirley and Parick Ryan. Tickets: $500. http://pjhchicago.com/ctu or call (312) 553-2000.
Chaverot Hadassah “LADIES GAME DAY OUT” Luncheon/Benefit: 9:30 a.m. June 20, Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road, Buffalo Grove. Includes th a Continental breakfast. delicious lunch and boutique shopping and fun and games with your friends. Cost: $36 benefiting the on-going research in Juvenile Diabetes at Hadassah Hospital. Hosts are Susan Kaplan and Bobbi Ezell of Mundelein. Co-Presidents are Sharon Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel of Mundelein. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or seenorthshore.hadassah.org.
ChildServ’s Golf Outing and Fundraiser: June 20, Ruffled Feathers Golf Course in Lemont. Chaired by Wesley Stuart Jones of First United Methodist Church in Arlington Heights, Larry Huber of Long Grove and Jack Yong of Chicago. Former Chicago Bears Brent Novoselsky, Tom Hicks and Mike Hoben will attend in support of ChildServ. Noon check-in and start at the practice range, a golf clinic, a grab-and-go lunch, a 1:30 p.m. scramble start, and 6 p.m. cocktails, followed by a dinner and silent auction and awards ceremony. Cost: $275 per golfer; $1,100 per foursome, inicludes greens fee, golf cart, lunch, cocktail hour,dinner and awards. Contact Suzan Lea at email@example.com or at (773) 867-7361. Proceeds benefit ChildServ and its programs for children and their families.
North Shore Garden Club biennial garden walk and benefit “Garden Fantasies”: 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 20. Visit five special gardens in Highland Park, Deerfield and Lake Forest that include inspirational designs filled with beautiful and rare plants. Tickets are $25 advance; $30 day of the walk. They will be sold on the patio at the Deerpath Inn in Lake Forest. Net proceeds will go to fund scholarships at the College of Lake County, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Green Youth Farm in North Chicago, and other horticultural projects. To order tickets in advance mail check payable to North Shore Garden Club with a stamped, self-addressed business sized envelope to: North Shore Garden Club 1500 Sheridan Road, #7L, Wilmette, IL 60091. For further information see northshoregardenclub.org, call (847) 989-6736 (10 am – 4 pm) Lee Frank, president
Triton College Foundation Golf Outing: June 20. 15th Annual outing; Open to amateur and skilled golfers alike, the annual event raises funds for scholarships, programs and other initiatives. At last year’s golf outing, the Foundation raised more than $43,000. Tee off begins at 8 a.m. at the White Pines Golf Club, 500 W. Jefferson St., in Bensenville. The cost is $135 per golfer and includes a dinner awards reception immediately following the event. The cost for dinner only is $55. Sponsorships available. To register, contact the Triton College Foundation at (708) 456-0300, ext. 3019, or visit triton.edu/foundation, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is June 15, 2012.
The Chicago Botanic Garden Ninth Annual Summer Dinner Dance: 7 p.m. June 22, Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe. Black-tie soiree celebrates the Garden’s 40th Anniversary. Event features cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served in the Linden Alleé, followed by an intimate dinner dance in an elegant pavilion in the Rose Garden. Tickets begin at $750; tables at $7,500. Proceeds support the Garden’s conservation, education and research programs. Heffernan Morgan will create the beautiful setting inside the pavilion to reflect the surrounding pink colors of the Rose Garden. Passed hors d’oeuvres and dinner will be catered by Calihan Catering. The Ken Arlen Orchestra will play while guests dance the night away. The Committee is co-chaired by Elizabeth & Timothy Dugan of Kenilworth, Tricia & Will Hagenah of Kenilworth and Helen & Dick Thomas of Winnetka. The Summer Dinner Dance is generously underwritten by JPMorgan Chase & Co. For more information and to order tickets, call (847) 835-6944 or see chicagobotanic.org.
COVE Alliance fundraiser: 6-10:30 p.m. June 22, DoubleTree Hotel, 510 E. Rt. 83, Mundelein. Cost is $45, cash bar with complimentary soda. Enter the raffle to win The new iPad. Bid in the Silent Auction to win one of many wonderful items. Shop the African Village Store for beautiful handmade crafts. Purchase a bottle of wine with a chance to win a bonus prize. Sue Binetti and Carol Armstrong are the chairmen. Proceeds will help COVE Alliance will go to support the orphaned and disadvantaged children in Kapeeka Uganda. covealliance.org.
Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evaston and Glenbrook Hospital’s Latin Nights, City Lights: 6:30 p.m. June 23. This 40th annual gala at Hilton Chicago grand ballroom, 720 S. Michigan, features delicious delicacies and libations, entertainment by the Marshall Vente orchestra and Flamenco dancers, silente and live auctions and more. Co-chaired by Julie Karagianis of Northbrook and Gayle Stellas of Glenview. Proceeds support the DodoNA Project: DNA prediction to improve neurological health. Tickets: $400. Call (847) 570-5041 or visit northshore.org/gala.
Cade Foundation Illinois Race for the Family: 8 to 11 a.m., June 23, Deer Grove Forest Preserve, Palatine. Local families, couples and individuals will come together for the first annual race to raise funds for families undergoing infertility treatment or pursuing domestic adoption. Hosted by the Cade Foundation and the Fertility Centers of Illinois and sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Clifford Law Offices. For more information, to register for the race or participate in the silent auction, visit ilraceforthefamily.com.
Fun & Fit Family Day: Noon-5 p.m. June 23. Bring your family to Lambs Farm, 14245 W. Rockland Road, Libertyville, for a day full of fun activities that all ages can enjoy. Sponsored by Advocate Condell Medical Center, is a free event designed for families to spend a day outdoors, and learn how to be healthy together (includes activities and entrance to the farmyard). There will be a variety of vendor and informational booths, as well as several demonstrations and competitions that encourage physical activity - a Zumba class and a giant family dance party to name a few. (847) 362-4636, http://lambsfarm.org.
Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois “An Affir to Remember” Gala: 5:30-11:30 p.m. June 23 of Flannery Estate of Barrington Hills. Agency’s annual gala to raise funds for its programs. Cost: $300. Contact Kristin Frazier, (224)-770-2414.
Piven Theatre Workshop Gala 2012: 7-11 p.m. June 23, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston. 6-7 p.m. special champagne VIP meet and greet with Jeremy Piven. Honors Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz. Cost: $500; $100 (ticket & cash bar); $150 (ticket and full bar); $250 (one adult and one child with games for child, ticket and full bar); $25 (raffle tickets, $100 for five). (847) 866-8049. piventheatre.org.
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church Youth’s “Shine at Zion II” Car Wash and Car Show: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. June 23, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, 10 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield. Enjoy the car show while your car is washed and/or vacuumed. Food will be sold. Car wash is $10; Vacuum is $5. Zion’s youth are raising money for the ELCA youth’s 100 wells challenge, to build a well that provide water for up to 500 families. And, they will also purchase items for service projects in New Orleans. ziondeerfield.org. (847) 945-2009.
Buddy Foundation Fundraiser: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 24, Roti’s Northbrook, 984 Willow Road. Receive a free lunch when customers make a donation of any size, to The Buddy Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit, no-kill shelter, at 65 West Seegers Road, Arlington Hts. The free lunch includes a sandwich, salad or Mediterranean plate. The offer is limited to one per person, who must be present to receive the free lunch.
Catholic Charities “A Day at the Races at Arlington Park”: June 24. The event returns to the Governor’s Room. The Governor’s Room features outstanding panoramic views of the entire track, including the homestretch and the finish line. In addition, guests will have easy access to a shaded patio area from which the sights and sounds of the track can be thoroughly enjoyed. The event begins at noon, and post time is at 1 pm. Benefits Catholic Charities Emergency Services. Reservations are $125 per person, and early reservations are suggested as the Governor’s Room has a limited seating capacity. Mary Beth Hartmann, (847)376-2121.
The Greater Chicago Chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation “Stepping Out to Cure” Scleroderma walk: June 24, beginning at the Highland Park Downtown Metra Parking lot. Registration at 7:30 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. 10th annual walk. Scleroderma is a chronic, often progressive, autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own body. Those interested in participating in the 1 or 3 mile walk can call the Greater Chicago chapter at (312) 660-1131, or register at firstgiving.com/scleroderma-chicago/10-annual-highland-park-walk; scleroderma.org/chapter/illinois and click on the link to view information about the walk. Food and refreshments along with tee shirts for all registered walkers will be available.
Hadassah Centennial 3K Walkathon: June 24, Wood Oaks Green Park, on Sanders between Dundee and Walters, Northbrook. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. We welcome all walkers, volunteers and sponsors to continue the life giving work of Hadassah. You can pay the Registration fee of $36 (on day of Walk $40) individually. Fill out the required Registration/Release Form. Bring forms to Walk. Each participant receives their own t-shirt. One Size Fits All Family Package: Pay $40 for whole family to walk. One t-shirt will be given out to your family. Registration packets are available at the office (847) 205-1900, and online atnorthshore.hadassah.org.
Starlight Foundation Midwest Fundraiser/Happy Hour: 6:30 p.m. June 27, Benchmark, 1510 N. Wells, Chicago. Features drinks, appetizers, and Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament. $25. Caroline Friedman, (312) 596-3418. starlight-midwest.org/midwest/events.
Mission Hills Hadassah Open Meeting: 10 a.m. June 28, Northbrook Library. Jack Cooper, author of “Who Knew” will present a program on unusual stories from Jewish History. This program is free and open to the public. Lunch following the program, on your own, will be at Max & Benny’s, 461 Waukegan Rd. in Deerfield. Reservation chairwoman is Harriette Kurtz of Northbrook. Group President is Celia Lustig of Northbrook. Annual membership in Hadassah is $36. Life Memberships this year through December 2012, Hadassah Centennial Year, is $212. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Gastro-Intestinal Research Foundation Anniversary Ball: June 30. The black-tie gala features cocktails, entertainment, dinner, dancing and a live auction at Navy Pier in Chicago. Cost to be announced. Call (312) 332-1359 or visit girf.org.
Lookingglass Theatre’s Junior Board, Ringleader Anthony Fleming III and co-costs Andrew White and Philip R. Smith announce the 11th Annual Madhatter’s Ball, “The Madhatter’s Circus”: 8 p.m. VIP reception; 9 p.m.-midnight June 30, Riverfront Theater Tent, 650 West Chicago Avenue (at Halsted St.), Chicago; midnight-2 a.m. After Party, Lumen, 839 W. Fulton Market, Chicago. Guests will run away with The Madhatter’s Circus in a 70-foot tall circus tent in River West and enjoy cocktails, one-of-a-kind circus performers, hors d’oeuvres, live music, DJs, dancing, and a silent auction and raffle with once-in-a-lifetime prizes, all under the big top of the Riverfront Theater. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Attire is circus cocktail. Costumes are optional, but hats are recommended. Regular tickets are $80 and include the celebration at The Riverfront Theater and admission to the after-party at Lumen. VIP Tickets are $150 and also include a pre-event reception at The Riverfront Theater at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the Lookingglass box office, (312) 337-0665 or online at lookingglasstheatre.org/events. Proceeds from the event will support the operation, expansion and outreach of Lookingglass’ Education and Community programs, which encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence for thousands of community members each year.
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From calendar items and invitations (by mail or e-mail) I decide which events to cover. [Full disclosure: I like fashion, so I hit more fashion shows and shopping events than galas] Sometimes I assign Trend columnists to various events, but many times, they receive their own invitations.
Since there are more events on the social calendar than we can possibly attend, chairwomen need to provide a post-event press release and high-resolution photographs (with full names and hometowns) of guests. Please include your photographer’s name so we can give proper credit.
We no longer assign photographers to events we don’t cover. Many guests have cameras on their cell phones, and we’re happy to accept those images. — Meg Moore