AUGUST 2012 EVENTS
Updated: August 17, 2012 7:23PM
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. ‘Lunch for Lurie Children’s Hospital’ includs a three-course paired with sparkling wine to benefit the hospital. Cost is $35 per person and fifteen 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.
Ed Debevic’s: Throughout August. Ed’s holds a Back to School Supply in Partnership with The Israel Idonije Foundation. 640 N. Wells St., Chicago. Guests may give back to a great cause for the entire month of August by dropping off school supplies for Ed’s Fest Back to School Drive in partnership with The Israel Idonije Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to connecting children and families in underserved communities by investing in social and emotional development. eddebevics.com or call (312).664.1707.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Illinois Chapter Luncheon/Fundraiser: Aug. 3, 11:30 p.m., Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago. Women on the Move Luncheon honors Donna F. Zarcone, President and CEO of The Economic Club of Chicago. Zarone will also be the keynote speaker. This luncheon is a nationwide fundraising event that brings exceptional women, community and business leaders together in a social environment and provides an opportunity for networking and education, while raising funds to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The 2012 event includes a keynote address, lunch, silent auction, raffle and the opportunity to meet influential women working in the Chicago area Tickets: $150. Get tickets at WomenontheMoveChicago.org.
Easter Seals and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Fundraiser: Aug. 4., 5-9 p.m., The Sanfilippo Estate, Barrington Hills. Carousel riders will test their fundraising prowess as they climb aboard the Eden Palais, a spectacular European salon carousel located at The Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, Illinois. The 18th Century French carousel will serve as a unique fundraising vehicle to raise money for both Easter Seals and Ronald McDonald House Charities Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Participants will go round and round and up and down, armed only with their cell phones as they call friends and contacts to solicit donations for the two nonprofit organizations. Riders will not be allowed off the carousel until they’ve reached their individual fundraising goals. Easter Seals and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana have a combined fundraising goal of $115,000 between them. Both are member organizations of Festival of Children Foundation, a Costa Mesa, California based nonprofit that strives to improve the lives of children by strengthening the charities that serve them. 100% of funds raised will go directly to the participating organizations. festivalofchildren.org/chicago
Shriners Hospital for Children “Summer Music Festival” Benefit: Aug. 4., noon to 7:30 p.m., Grill in the Park (Lincoln Park), 248 W. Diversey Pkwy., Chicago. Presented by Arts4Kids Foundation in collaboration with Kontinent Media Group, Connect.Inspire.Grow. This family oriented fundraising event will feature an appearance by Chris Errera, a Chicago-based musician and composer extraordinaire as seen on Rosie O’Donnell and Fox News. He’s been in and out of Shriners Hospitals suffering from diastrophic dwarfism. Miss Chicago, Marisa Buchheit will appear and a popular Chicago band Guitarra Azul will perform their rhythm Contemporary Latin, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern music. Popular local bands including The Eli Story, Amanda Sena, Paul Gilvary (Acoustic as Bob Dylan) and an 11 year old Eastern European solo artist sensation, Kayla Alexis, will perform. The event will include a raffle and fun activities for children. Guests as part of their $25 donation (cash venue) to support the pediatric care for Shriners will enjoy a variety of grill delicacies and beverages. shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.
Warming House Car Wash and Fundraiser: Aug. 4, 2-4 p.m. and Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Forrest’s Duxler Wilmette, 1201 Green Bay Road, one block south of Kenilworth Metra station. $10 suggested donation.
The Chaverot Group of Hadassah North Shore Chapter: Aug. 5, 4 p.m. Summer Concert & Pizza Party, Fountain Square 228 Robert Parker Coffin Rd., Long Grove. Listen to Vance Gilbert. At 6 p.m., the group will continue the evening at Lou Malnatii’s Pizzeria, 85 S. Buffalo Grove Rd., Buffalo Grove to enjoy a complete family style dinner. Tickets: $18. Reservations required. Event Chair is Dora Grinberg of Mundelein. Reservation chair is Sandy Braunstein of Mundelein. Co-Presidents are Sharon Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel of Mundelein. Hadassah North Shore office at (847)205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ornorthshore.hadassah.org.
Highland Park Hadassah annual fundraising Barbecue Pool Party: Aug. 5, 5 p.m., at a member’s home in Lake Forest. The entertainment will be the humorist Rabbi Barry Schecter. Bring your friends and enjoy this delightful evening aiding stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization. A donation of $50.00 per person. Fundraising Co- Chairwomen are Lana Eisenberg and Lorraine Shepard. Program Co-Chairwomen are Edith Turner and Maxine Simon. Group President is Sally Stiefel all of Highland Park. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com ornorthshore.hadassah.org.
Catholic Charities William E. Joyce Golf Invitational: Aug. 6. Held at the Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club in Orland Park, the outing benefits Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide. Golf starts at noon with cocktails and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Cost for singles is $375; foursomes are $1,500. Dinner only is $75. Call Dave Gardner at (312) 655-7907, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit catholiccharities.net/events/program.
Chaverot Hadassah “What’s really at stake in the 2012 Elections”: 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Lakeside Lodge, 3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein. Guest speaker will be Jay K. Footlik, CEO of Global Policy Initiatives. Mr. Footlik, a Special Assistant to the White House, helped build support on domestic, foreign and Middle East policy issues. $5 at the door. Program Chairperson is Dora Grinberg. Co-Presidents are Sharron Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel all of Mundelein. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org.
The Chai Group of Hadassah North Shore next Mitzvah (good deed) Project: Aug. 8, 4-7 p.m., Beth Emet Soup Kitchen, 1224 Dempster St., Evanston. The Chai members will purchase the established menu, prepare the food and serve it to the people who come to the soup kitchen on that night. Project Co-Chairs are Susan Goldberg of Wilmette and Marcia Rosenbaum of Highland Park. Co-Presidents are June Gold of Buffalo Grove and Lana Lake of Northbrook. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or northshore.hadassah.org.
ROAR Ralph Russo ALS Memorial Golf Classic Benefit: Aug. 13, Itasca Country Club, Itasca. The event is held in memory of Ralph Russo who lost his long battle with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, in September 2010. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch before the 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Dinner and awards will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the evening program will include a paddle raise, raffle and exciting live auction. Proceeds from the ROAR (Reaching Out Around Ralph) golf outing will support The Ralph Russo Patient and Family Services Grant Program, which provides financial assistance to patients in need of equipment such as wheelchairs and bathroom adaptations. Early registration is recommended. The event fee is $250 per player, which includes golf, cart, lunch and dinner. Tickets are also available for non-golfers who wish to attend the dinner and evening program for $100. The event registration form is available online at www.LesTurnerALS.org/ROAR.
The Mission Hills Group of Hadassah North Shore annual Game Day: End of Summer Event: Registration, light repast and games start at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 16, Mission HIlls Country Club, 1677 Mission Hills Road, Northbrook. Meet new friends, bring your game and enjoy the afternoon. Reservations are required. A luncheon buffet will be served at noon. Benefits Hadassah Medical Organization working through healing, teaching, and research projects. Reservation Chair is Helene Gordon of Northbrook. President Of the Mission Hills Group is Celia Lustig of Northbrook. (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or northshore.hadassah.org.
The 4th Annual Taste of the Gold Coast, benefiting The Israel Sports Center for the Disabled: Aug. 16, 6-9 .m., Ballroom of the Sofitel Chicago, 20 East Chestnut Street, Chicago. Event extraordinaires Cece & Melinda and samples from signature cuisines from over 15 neighborhood restaurants, live entertainment and silent auction. Participating restaurants include: Carmine’s, Il Mulino, Cape Cod, Saloon Steakhouse, Fred’s, Le Architect, Gaylord, Hendrickx Belgian Bread Crafter, Frankie’s Scalloppine, Cantina46, Francesca’s on Chestnut, Bar Toma, The Grill, Lou Malnati’s, Big Bowl and Morton’s. Guests will be treated to Goose Island Belgian Style Ales and Terrazas Chardonnay and Malbec wines all while enjoying live entertainment performed by Colby Beserra & The Party Faithful. Benefiting the Israel Sports Center for the Disabled, the silent auction will feature many great offers from teeth whitening, spa services, gift certificates sporting event tickets and more. Tickets ae $80-$100 pre-event and $120 at the door. Available at raymiproductions.com.
Arlington Park’s Million Gala Benefit for Metropolis Performing Arts Centre: Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., Medieval Times, 2001 N. Roselle Road Schaumburg, (866) 543-9637. Ticket includes open bar and hor d’oeuvres, followed by Medieval Times’ unrivaled dinner and tournament. Attend the official pre-Million party and help raise funds for Metropolis, too. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased at MetropolisArts.com or by stopping by or calling the Box Office at (847) 577-2121. MetropolisArts.com.
Dance for Life Benefit: Aug. 18., 5 p.m., gala reception, Hilton Chicago Grand Ballroom, 720 S. Michigan, Chicago. Chicago’s leading dance troupes unite to raise funds for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Services. Participating companies include The Joffrey Ballet, Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, River North Chicago Dance Company, Luna Negra Dance Theater and Ron de Jesus Dance. This year, Dance for Life hosts two exciting, world-premiere performances by renowned choreographers Randy Duncan and Harrison McEldowney. A silent auction and raffle will also be held. Funds raised through Dance for Life benefit the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, the Dancers’ Fund and the Chicago Women’s AIDS Project. 8 p.m. Dance for Life Performance – Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago. Complimentary shuttle bus service provided between the two venues. Tickets: $175-$500 (includes admission to 5 p.m. reception and premiere seating at performance); $50-$75 performance only. Call (312) 431-2357 or see danceforlifechicago.com.
The Morrison-Shearer Foundation Gala/Fundraiser: Aug. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave., Winnetka. “A Summer Soiree: Celebrating Sybil Shearer’s centennial” is a joyful celebration of Northbrook’s internationally acclaimed dancer, Sybil Shearer. Featuring a performances by Hedwig Dances and dance students from New Trier High School, with choreography set by Winnetka resident Toby Nicholson; plus hors d’oeuvres & silent auction. Tickets: $25; $10 children and students Proceeds will be used to support the Morrison-Shearer Scholarship Fund for students at the Winnetka Community House. Tickets online at morrisonshearerfoundation.org, by phone (847-291-9161), or at the door. Reservations suggested.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation hosted by Mangel Gifts of Long Grove: Aug. 19, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., 421 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long Grove. Visit downtown Long Grove and help fight against pediatric cancer one cup at a time. Mangel Gifts of Long Grove will host Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to support pediatric cancer patients and research. In honor of the nonprofit, the keepsake and décor shop will donate will generously donate twenty percent of the day’s sales to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. The old-fashioned lemonade stand will greet guests in front of Mangel Gifts. Guests can choose from three delicious flavors of classic lemonade, raspberry, and “Arnold Palmers” (ice tea with lemonade). Talented face paint and balloon artists will also entertain children with their fun artistic creations. $1.00 per glass of lemonade with all proceeds benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. www.alexslemonade.org.
Buffalo Grove Hadassah Afternoon Group Opening Meeting Luncheon Aug. 20, noon, Temple Chai, 1670 Checker Road, Long Grove. Guest speakers will be Dr. Samuel Wexler, a Dental Historian and his wife Charlene Wexler, author of several books. Vegetarian Chinese Buffet is $18. Program Co- Chairs are June Saltzman of Buffalo Grove and Hennie Elisco of Wheeling. Group President is Joyce Scholl of Lincolnshire. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at 847-205-1900, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem’s ACE 2012: Aug. 23-26. The annual American Craft Exposition kicks off with a preview party from 6:30-9:00 p.m. Aug. 23 ($125, includes 3-day pass to Show and all demonstrations; Collectors’ Hour begins at 5:30 p.m., $175), with the sale taking place Aug. 24-26 (admission: $13 adults advance online, $15 for adults, $5 for kids 10 and younger). Feaures more than 160 juried craftspeople from across the U.S. Hours: 8/24: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; 8/25: 10 a.m. -6 p.m.; 8/26: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Both take place at Northwestern University’s Henry Crown Sports Pavilion, 2311 Campus Drive, Evanston. Proceeds support NorthShore research into preventing ovarian cancer in at-risk women. Call (847) 570-5095 or visit americancraftexpo.org.
“Back to School” Gal’s Shopping Night and Benefit: Aug. 23, 5-8 p.m., Sara Campbell, 563 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka. Hosted by Mary Murray Felish of Wilmette. A Trunk Show of Premier Designs Jewelry’s fall line including collections of high fashion affordable ‘bling’ for today’s women of all ages will be featured. Guests will also be able to shop for Sara Campbell clothing, Ten percent of all the proceeds of Aug. 23 will be donated to the Gift of Adoption Fund, a national 501(c)3 charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to qualified parents—giving children without families permanent homes and the chance to thrive. Admission is complimentary and the night will include wine and cheese for everyone’s enjoyment. Please call Mary Murray Felish at 847/251-1448 to let her and the Winnetka store know they’ll be attending. For more information on the Gift of Adoption Fund, call 877-905-2367 or see giftofadoption.org.
Chicago Opera Theater’s (COT) Opera Underground “I’m On a Boat!” Fundraiser: Aug. 23, 6:15 p.m. boarding. COT’s young person’s social club (ages 21-45) start a new tradition with its first annual Booze Cruise (youtube.com/watch?v=9iUjx4_X1qA0 . Guests will coast down the Chicago River and Lake Michigan on Chicago Cruises’ “Summer of George” while enjoying wine, beer, a delicious assortment of hors d’oeuvres, and opera selections performed by COT singers. Guests will begin boarding at 6:15 p.m. from Chicago Cruises’ dock in front of the 330 N. Wabash Building, from where they will depart at 6:30 for the 2-hour cruise. The ticket will include a wine and beer bar with light hors d’oeuvres. The evening’s entertainment will be provided by singers from COT’s upcoming new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute opening Sept. 15 at the Harris Theater in Millennium Park. The program will include selections from The Magic Flute as well as other opera favorites. Cost: $40 advance; $50 door (space is limited). (312) 704-8414, ChicagoOperaTheater.org.
Winnetka Parks Foundation “Party on the Pier”: Aug. 24, 6:30-11 p.m., Tower Road Beach (Tower and Sheridan Roads, Winnetka). Catered Surf & Turf Taco Bar, full libations and feature entertainment by 7th Heaven. 104.3 will be in attendance as well. Rain or shine, dress is beach chic. Cost: $95. see winnetkaparksfoundation.org for information and tickets or mail a check to P.O. ox 26, Winnetka, IL 60093.
Nehara Hadassah Couples Bowling League Benefit: Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., Lakeside Lanes 900 S. Lake St., Mundelein. The cost is $27 per couple per month with proceeds to benefit stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. This league plays once a month on the 4th Saturday at 7:30 pm from August thru May. Membership in Hadassah required with a commitment to bowling for the entire year. Committee Chairs are Norma Kahn of Vernon Hills and Michelle Levine of Mundelein. Nehara Hadassah President is Keeley Kossof of Vernon Hills. For more information contact the Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, Email: email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
46th annual Woman’s Club of Wilmette Rummage Sale: Aug. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Woman’s Club of Wilmette, 930 Greenleaf Ave., Wilmette. Annual fundraiser from which sale proceeds benefit local organization. This year, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Youth Connection, an organization that provides after-schoolprograms to Wlmette-area 5th-8th graders. Money is raised through the sale of donated rummage items. The sale features 18 deparmtents including furniture, clothes, children’s items, household items, linens, books and colledtibles. Contact Kay Malm at (847) 256-2629 or wee womansclubofwilmette.org. No fee.
Wellness Place Auxiliary fundraiser “A Night in Casablanca…Your Passport to Morocco”: Aug. 25 7 p.m., dinner 8 p.m., Chicago Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. The elegant fundraising event includes dinner, live auction, music and dancing. Proceeds benefit Wellness Place Cancer Education and Support. This year’s event is chaired by two Barrington residents and Auxiliary members, Judy Benkendorf and Kimberly Gray. Tickets: $250. Live auction will be followed by dancing to The Stu Hirsh Orchestra. Presentation of the Pat and Vince Foglia Commitment and Loyalty Award to Peter Economos of North Barrington, who has been a Wellness Place board member and supporter for many years. Generous sponsor doncations ensure that 100% of the evenings proceeds go directly to the organization. (847) 221-2400. wellnessplace.org.
17th Annual Jack Rizman Memorial Golf Outing: Aug. 26, Buffalo Grove Golf Club, 48 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove. Sponsored by The Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Judea. First tee off at 10:30 a.m. There will be a Handicap Scramble (come as a foursome or the Men’s Club will arrange one). Hole-In-One Contest sponsored by Woody Buick GMC, Elgin. Players will have four chances to win. Each par 3 hole on the course will be a Contest Hole. New This Year!: Win a 2012 Buick Verano (4th hole). Other grand prizes for a Hole-In-One on the other par 3’s. If no Hole-In-One occurs. Closest to the Pin will be awarded on 2 of the par 3’s paying out $50 to each winner! Cost to enter for a chance on all 4 par 3’s is only $10. Event cost is $100; includes 18 holes of golf with an electric cart, 6:30 p.m. dinner at eSkape in the Buffalo Grove Town Center; $20 for adults for dinner only; $8 for kids dinner only; golfers, non-golfers and businesses can sponsor a hole for $150. Proceeds go directly to the Jack Rizman Memorial Fund at Congregation Beth Judea, established in the memory by Dr. Jack Rizman’s family and friends following his passing in January 1996, and are used to provide Jewish musical concerts and programs for Beth Judea and the local community. To register for either the golf/dinner package or just for the dinner, or for more information, leave a message for Men’s Club Golf Outing Co-Chairpersons, Chuck Walcer or Morry Rizman, at the Beth Judea office at 847/634-0777. send a check to Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club Golf Outing, at 5304 RFD, Long Grove, IL 60047 - Attention: Chuck Walcer. See bethjudea.org, click on “Rizman Golf Outing’ under Events for registration form and more information. The Men’s Club is affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). Beth Judea is located on IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove.
Whole Foods Market and JJ’s List to Host “Cupcakes & Conversation”: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 29, Whole Foods, 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston. Whole Foods Market Evanston South is co-hosting with the local disability non-profit JJ’s List to help everyone build confidence and comfort in interacting positively with individuals who have disabilities. The store and JJ’s List will make fun learning opportunities available to visitors. Visitors will have their questions about interacting with disability answered by volunteers who have personal experience with disabilities. They can learn how to “sighted-guide” a person who is blind, and they will find useful tips and facts about disability throughout the store. Specially-made Whole Foods cupcakes will be served to celebrate disability awareness! Five percent of the day’s net sales at will be donated to JJ’s List to support its programs to train teens and adults with disabilities in technology and digital literacy for employment readiness. firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-869-0000.
Dress for Success Benefit: Aug. 30, 7-10 p.m., Gigi Bottega, 612 Davis St., Evanston. Next Level Bodies & Gigi Bottega partner to create a Charity Fashion Show Benefiting Dress For Success. Personal training company Next Level Bodies, LLC and clothing boutique Gigi Bottega will launch a seasonal fashion show geared towards women on Chicago’s North Shore called “The Bella Vita Project”. For each seasonal event, the two companies will choose a charity to support and local vendors to bring the event to life. 21 and over. Tickets: $45 online or $50 at the door, includes drinks, hors d’oeuvres, fifteen percent off all services and merchandise, swag bags, and more. Bring in “gently used” women’s business clothing to receive an additional five percent off any purchase made at the event. http://thebellavitaproject.eventbrite.com.
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