2016-17 Hillsborough Social Calendar

Published September 9 2016

Clink those glasses and enjoy helping arts, education and human services organizations strengthen the Tampa Bay community. Our annual Hillsborough Social Calendar offers a host of opportunities for donors, volunteers and advocates to get involved. And be sure to look for the weekly Diary in the Tampa Tribune edition of the Tampa Bay Times to catch the latest news, updates and philanthropic trends observed on the local social scene. Amy Scherzer, Tampa Bay Times

September

Today (Sept. 9): Imagination: A gala to benefit Glazer Children's Museum, 6:30 p.m.; 110 W Gasparilla Plaza; $250 and up; (813) 443-3805.

Today (Sept. 9): Air Force Ball, 69th birthday celebration; 5:30 p.m.; Hilton Tampa Downtown; guest speaker Maj. Gen. Richard Haddad; $30 and up; tampaairforceball.com.

Saturday (Sept. 10): 18th annual Art of Helping Children, the Jungle Book Gala benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, 6 p.m. Hilton Tampa Downtown; $250; (813) 769-3636 or bbbstampabay.org.

Sunday (Sept. 11): Bubbly and Benedicts brunch benefits Frankie's Friends, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Eddie V's; $150; (813) 549-6978 or frankiesfriends.org/florida.

Thursday (Sept. 15): 14th annual Champions Luncheon benefits Champions for Children, 11:30 a.m.; Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport; $50; (813) 673-4646 or cfctb.org.

Thursday (Sept. 15): 25th annual "Feastival" benefits Helen Gordon Davis Centre for Women: VIP, 5 p.m. $75 ($100 at door); general, 6 p.m. $25 ($50 at door); Egypt Shrine Center; thecentre.org.

Sept. 16: Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce's Casino Night, 6:30-11 p.m.; the Regent; $65; (813) 689-1221 or brandonchamber.com.

Sept. 16: "Caskablanca," Tampa Theatre's 15th annual WineFest and screening of the 1942 classic Casablanca; 7 p.m., premium tasting, $90; 8 p.m. grand tasting, $55; Casablanca-inspired attire; Sept. 17: Caskablanca Wine Pairing Dinner, $275 or $250 per couple; tampatheatre.org/winefest.

Sept. 17: FARA Energy Ball benefits Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance and the USF Ataxia Research Center; 5:30 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $375 and up; (813) 600-8179 or curefa.org/ energyball.

Sept. 22: Shattering Barriers annual dinner benefits MacDonald Training Center; 6 p.m.; Tampa Sheraton Riverwalk; $75: (813) 870-1300, ext 310.

Sept. 23: Fifth annual Brand New Day gala benefits University Area Community Development Corporation, 6 p.m.; 14013 N 22nd St.; (813) 558-5212 or uacdc.org.

Sept. 23: 20th annual Night of the Iguana, a Dishes & Wishes event, 7 -11 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $100; (813) 288-2600 or nightoftheiguana.wishcentral.org.

Sept. 24: Seventh annual CITY Fashion + Art + Culture benefits Tampa Museum of Art: VIP, $250; 7 p.m.; general, $100, 8 p.m.; tampamuseum.org.

Sept. 24: Ybor City Chamber of Commerce Gala, Gonzmart Award presented to "Booky" Buchman Family; 6:30 p.m.; Columbia Restaurant Ybor City; $100 or $190 per couple; (813) 248-3712.

Sept. 27: Boys & Girls Clubs Steak Dinner, 35th anniversary; community hero Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $300 and up; (813) 769-7535 or bgctampa.org.

Sept. 29: 11th annual Thomas Thrasher Awards benefit for National Organization for Transplant Enlightenment, 6 p.m.; Palma Ceia Country Club; $60 advance; $70 at the door; (813) 629-2973 or noteus.org.

Sept. 30: A Taste of Ybor auction benefits Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life, 7 p.m.; Tampa Garden Club; $75; (813) 872-2691, ext. 118.

Sept. 30: Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Tea Party benefits Legacy Voices missionary team to Japan, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Empress Tea Room, 12924 N Dale Mabry Highway; $35; (571) 386-6192.

October

Oct. 1: One Step At A Time Gala benefiting the Freedom To Walk Foundation, 6 p.m.; Centre Club, 123 S West-shore Blvd.; $75. freedomtowalkfoundation.com/events.

Oct. 1: Tampa Bay's Dancing With the Stars benefits Hands Across the Bay, A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, Pinellas Safe Harbor and the Kimberly Home; 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $250; (727) 573-7720 or handsacrossthebay.org.

Oct. 6: 11th annual USF Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Fall Symposium and luncheon, featuring Claire Shipman; 8 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.; Hilton Tampa Downtown: $125; (813) 974-6996 or usf.edu/wlp.

Oct. 6: Trinity Cafe 15 for 15 Celebration, 6-9 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $50; (813) 865-4822 or trinitycafe.org/event.

Oct. 6: Tampa General Hospital Foundation's 42nd Annual Dinner, 5:30 p.m.; Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club; $80: (813) 844-7262 or tgh.org/ foundation/events.

Oct. 7: Chiselers Inc. and H.B. Plant Museum Society fashion show luncheon benefits the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel; 11 a.m., Hilton Tampa Downtown; fashions from Neiman Marcus; $100; (813) 263-6668.

Oct. 8: Not a Gala benefits Jobsite Theater; 7:30 p.m.; Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center; $100; cocktail attire; jobsitetheater.org/2016-gala.

Oct. 8: Hispanic Man & Hispanic Woman of the Year Gala, 6:30 p.m.; Tampa Hilton Downtown; $80; tampa hispanic.org.

Oct. 8: 15th annual Port Tampa Anchor Ball benefits Steinbrenner Memorial Scholarship fund and Tampa Port Ministries Seafarers Center, 6:30 p.m.; Port Terminal No. 3; 815 Channelside Drive; $150; (813) 247-5237 or tampaport ministries.com.

Oct. 8: A Trip to the Far East benefits Bridging Freedom, 6-11 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $150; bridgingfreedom.org.

Oct. 14: Power Plate: Ryan Nece Foundation's 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon benefits the Power of Giving programs, 11:30 a.m.; Ferguson Law Center, $100, (813) 676-8492 or ryannecefoundation.org.

Oct. 20: Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture & the Arts Annual Impact Awards, 6:30 p.m.; Dalí Museum and Mahaffey Theater.; St. Petersburg; $300 and up; tbbca.org.

Oct. 21: Junior Achievement's Circle of Enterprising Women's inaugural "Night on the BizTown," 7 p.m.; Muma JA BizTown; $125 or $200 per couple; (813) 382-6487 or jatampabay.org.

Oct. 21: Fifth annual Five by Five Celebration presented by Arts Council of Hillsborough County, 8-11 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art: $10, free to members, (813) 276-8250.

Oct. 22: Eye Ball Gala-Vintage Hollywood benefits Lions Eye Institute, 6 p.m.; Westly Event Center, 6308 Paddock Glen; $250; lionseyeinstitute.org/eye-ball-gala-2016.

Oct. 22: Tuxes & Tails-Arabian Nights benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $150; (813) 876-4150 or tuxesandtailstampa.com.

Oct. 22: TampaBay-Job-Links 5th Anniversary Tampa celebration, 7 p.m.; private residence, $125; (813) 344-0200 or tbjl.org.

Oct. 22: MOSI 16th annual Hispanic Scientist of the Year gala: honoree Adriana Ocampo, NASA program manager, 7 p.m.; 4801 E Fowler Ave; $80 per person, $150 per couple; mosinhsoy.org.

Oct. 22: Silent Disco benefits Tampa Museum of Art, 8-11 p.m.; at the museum; $35, or $20 members; tampa-museum.org.

Oct. 26: Franci G. Rudolph Star Event luncheon benefits Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood, guest speaker Jennifer Weiner; 10 a.m. registration; 11 a.m. luncheon; Renaissance International Plaza Hotel; $75; $90 after Oct. 5, (813) 876-2377; zedek.org/starevent.

Oct. 27: Beyond the Suit, 18th annual fashion show luncheon to benefit Tampa Bay Dress for Success, 11:30 a.m.; Hilton Tampa Airport; guest speaker Marla Wynne; $60; (813) 259-1876.

Oct. 27: Red Cross Angels Silver Brunch, 11 a.m.; Barkett residence, Bayshore Boulevard; $50; (813) 251-4165.

Oct. 27: Ghoulwill Bash benefits Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, 7 p.m.; Yacht StarShip, Channelside Plaza; $80 ($90 after Oct. 19); goodwill-suncoast.org/ghoulwill.

Oct. 29: Broadway Ball: An American in Paris, benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 6 p.m.; Morsani Hall; $500; (813) 222-1037 or strazcenter.org.

November

Nov. 3: Wine, Woman & Shoes: benefits Children's Cancer Center, 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel; $100 and up; (813) 367-5437, ext. 5 or wwstampa.com.

Nov. 4: Kicking it Up at the Glitz: benefits Northside Mental Health Center auxiliary PhoneFriends program, 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $75; (813) 988-7756

Nov. 4: Evening of Hope benefits Greater Brandon Community Foundation; 6 p.m.; the Regent; $50 and up; (813) 689-6889 or brandonfoundation.org.

Nov. 5: Pavilion XXXI: Tampa-Havana benefits Tampa Museum of Art, 6:30 p.m.; at the museum; $650; (813) 421-8368 or tampamuseum.org.

Nov. 5: Ninth annual Sustainable Buzz: a tasting event benefiting Sustany Foundation, 6-9 p.m.; Straz Center; $40; or $70 per couple; $45 at the door; VIP, $150 or $250 per couple; (813) 507-1111 or sustany.org.

Nov. 5: JDRF Tampa Bay chapter Night of Hope Gala benefits juvenile diabetes research, 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $300; (727) 344-2873.

Nov. 6: Island Night Swashbuckler Soiree benefits LifePath Hospice, 5 p.m.; Jackson's Bistro, Harbour Island; $100; (813) 871-8431 or chaptershealth.org.

Nov. 10: Fourth annual Trashy Flashy Fashion Show benefits Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, 6:30 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $50, VIP; $25, general admission; keeptampabaybeautiful.org.

Nov. 10: Holiday Gift Market Preview Party, benefits Junior League of Tampa: VIP, 6:30 p.m., $65; General, 7 p.m.; $35, Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall; tbtim.es/15x5.

Nov. 11: Twenty-third annual Tree of Lights Breakfast: benefits Salvation Army in Hillsborough County, 7:30 a.m.; Marriott Waterside; $100; salvationarmytampa.org.

Nov. 11: Tampa Bay History Center Gala: Charting the Future, 7 p.m.; 801 Old Water St.; black-tie; $250; (813) 675-8991 or tampabayhistorycenter.org/gala.

Nov. 13: Festosa: Dade City Garden Club Magnolia Circle fashion luncheon, 1 p.m., Lunch on Limoges, 14139 S Seventh St.; $30; no tickets at the door; (352) 567-6436.

Nov. 15: National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon hosted by Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, 11 a.m.; Lowry Park Zoo; $75; afpsuncoast.org.

Nov. 16: March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, 6:30 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $150; (813) 898-4954 or signaturechefs.org/tampa.

Nov. 18: Dessert First: benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, 6:30 p.m.; Hilton St. Petersburg, Carillon Park; $100; (813) 262-1688 or dessert firsttampa.org.

Nov. 18: Best Buddies Tampa Bay Champion of the Year gala, 7 p.m.; Vinoy Renaissance Hotel; $200, or $300 per couple; (813) 293-4545; bestbuddieschampion.org/tampabay.

Nov. 18: New Tampa Players 2017 Season Reveal Party, 7:30 p.m.; Hunter's Green Country Club; $14 minimum donation; newtampaplayers.org or (813) 644-8285.

Nov. 19: Afternoon of Cricket benefits Children Across Borders, noon-5 p.m.; Steinbrenner Field; all-white attire; $150; $250 per couple; $300 per family; cabcricket.com.

December

Dec. 1: Ninth annual Jingle Jangle Jam benefits Eckerd Kids, guest speaker John Quiñones, 6-9 p.m.; Hilton Carillon Park; $200; (727) 461-2990 or eckerd.org/jjj.

Dec. 1: Ryan's Rockin' Holiday Party: benefits the Ryan Nece Foundation's Power of Giving programs. 6-10 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $60; (813) 438-2310 or ryannecefoundation.com.

Dec. 2: Georgette's 28th annual Holiday Fashion Show & Luncheon to benefit St. Joseph's Women's Hospital Newborn Resuscitation Room, 10 a.m.; Hilton Downtown Tampa; $100; sjhfoundation.org/events or (813) 872-0979.

Dec. 3: H.B. Plant Museum Society Victorian Christmas Stroll Preview Party, 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa; 401 W Kennedy Blvd.; $75; (813) 731-4509.

Dec. 8: Beach Park Women's Club annual Silver Coffee, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Beach Park residence; $40 minimum donation; (813) 774-2778.

Dec. 9: LAMPLighters 26th annual Christmas Silver Coffee benefits Metropolitan Ministries, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; private home; $35 minimum suggested donation; (813) 417-0481 or lamp lighterstampa.org.

Dec. 9: Home is Where the Heart Is Holiday Stroll benefits A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.; Davis Islands; $100; akidsplacetb.org or (813) 381-3839.

Dec. 31: Aqua-Eve at the Florida Aquarium, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; $90 and up; (813) 273-4030 or flaquarium.org.

January

Jan. 25: Tampa General Hospital Foundation's 26th annual Night at the Circus benefits TGH Children's Medical Center; 7:30 p.m.; $500; $2,500 sponsors and up invited to Patrons' Party at 5:30 p.m.; Amalie Arena; (813) 844-7262 or tgh.org/foundation/events.

Jan. 28: Gasparilla Day parade and festivities on Bayshore Boulevard and downtown Tampa.

Jan. 29: Annual President's Dinner benefits Tampa Jewish Federation; guest speaker Ron Prosor; 6 p.m.; Bryan Glazer Family Jewish Community Center; $180; $75 for 30 and younger; (813) 264-9000.

February

Feb. 4: The Florida Orchestra Gala featuring Itzhak Perlman, 7 p.m.; Mahaffey Theater; price/tickets at floridaorchestra.org.

Feb. 10: For the Love of a Garden: benefits Tampa Garden Club, 6:30 p.m.; 2629 Bayshore Blvd.; $75; (813) 777-0779 or tampagardenclub.com.

Feb. 11: Bollywood Nights Masquerade Party benefiting Children Across Borders, 6 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art; black-tie or ethnic formal; $600; childrenacrossborders.org.

Feb. 18: Cattle Baron's Ball of Tampa Bay, benefits American Cancer Society; 5-10 p.m.; Water Works Park; $500 and up; (813) 319-5926 or cattlebarons balltampa.org.

Feb. 23: Twelfth annual WEDU Be More Awards Luncheon, 11 a.m.; Glazer Family JCC; $65, includes WEDU annual membership; (813) 739-2949 or wedu.org/bemore.

Feb. 24: Athletes+Causes event benefits several charities including Ryan Callahan Foundation (pediatric cancer), Lance McCullers Foundations (dog rescue), 5:30 p.m.; location to be advised; sponsor-only event; athletes andcauses.org

Feb. 25: Equality Florida Tampa Gala, 7:30 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $125; (813) 870-3735 or eqfl.org.

Feb. 27: 25th Anniversary To Life Celebration benefits Florida Holocaust Museum; guest speaker David Eisenhower, 6 p.m.; Vinoy Renaissance; $250 and up; tbtim.es/15xf or (727) 820-0100.

March

March 2: Junior Achievement Hall of Fame annual dinner, 6:30 p.m.; Busch Gardens Dragon Fire Grill; $500; (813) 382-6487 or jatampabay.org.

March 4: Dream Keepers Ball benefits Champions for Children; 6:30 p.m.; Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; $150; cfctb.org/dream-keepers or (813) 673-4646, ext. 1113.

March 4: Spurs & Bling gala benefits Firehouse Cultural Center, 5 p.m.; Diehl's Farm and Ranch Estate, 16801 Balm Wimauma Road, Wimauma; $175 or $250 per couple; (813) 645-7651 or firehouseculturalcenter.org

March 10: Waves of Change Luncheon: Helen Gordon Davis Women's Leadership Award, honoree Sheila Johnson; 11:30 a.m.; Hilton Tampa Downtown, ticket price to be advised; (813) 251-8437 or thecentre.org.

March 10: The Chiselers Market Auction Preview Party; 6:30 p.m.; Plant Hall, University of Tampa; $75; (813) 254-2530 or chiselersinc.org.

March 11: The Chiselers Market 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Plant Hall, University of Tampa.

March 21: Women of Distinction/Woman of Promise luncheon benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, guest speaker Mary Lou Retton, noon; Glazer Family JCC; $75; (813) 262-1688, or gswcf.org/wod.

March 24: Eighth annual "A Pair to Remember" benefits Easter Seals; 10:30 a.m.; Straz Center; $125; (813) 769-5923 or apairtoremember.com.

March 25: DeBartolo Family Foundation All Star Charity Gala, 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $400; (813) 964-8302 or debartolofamilyfoundation.com.

March 25: Opera Tampa gala: featuring Anton Coppola Centennial Celebration; 4 p.m.; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $375; (813) 222-1275 or operatampa.org.

March 31: GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club 22nd annual spring boutique and luncheon, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; USF Embassy Suites; $30; (813) 417-3600.

April

April 2: Uncorked, a wine sampling and culinary demonstration, benefits Dade City Garden Club, 3-6 p.m.; 13630 Fifth St. Dade City; $30-$40; (352) 567-6841 or dadecitygardenclub.com.

April 4: A Choice Affair annual luncheon to benefit Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, guest speaker Dahlia Lithwick. 11: 30 a.m.; Glazer Family JCC; $75; (941) 365-3913 or ppswcf.org.

April 6: The Longest Table benefits WUSF Public Media, 6 p.m.; Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg; $100-$175; wusf.org.

April 7: Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon benefits Friends of Joshua House Foundation, 11:45 a.m.; Tampa Armature Works; $50; (813) 263-3469 or friendsofjoshuahouse.org.

April 7: Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show Luncheon, 10:30 a.m.; Higgins Hall; $55; salvationarmy tampa.org.

April 8: Fifth annual Around the World tasting experience benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; 6-11 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $175 until March 1; then $200; (813) 868-2700 or stjude.org/tampadinner.

April 9: Sunday in the Arts benefits Las Damas de Arte; 6 p.m. Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, $50; (813) 620-8021 or lasdamasdearte.com.

April 20: LAMPLighters Lights Fashion Hope benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House; 6 p.m. Straz Center; $100; (813) 417-0481 or lamplighters tampa.org.

April 21: "Fostering Hope" Black Tie Gala benefits A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.; Glazer Family JCC ; $250; akidsplacetb.org or (813) 381-3839.

April 27: Transformations benefits Community Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m.; Maestro's, Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $50; communitytampabay.org or (727) 568-9333.

April 29: American Heart Association Tampa Bay Heart Ball, 6 p.m.; Tampa Marriott Waterside; $500; 727-563-8112; tampabayheartball.heart.org.

April 29: Best of Tampa Bay beer, wine and restaurant sampling benefits the Straz Center; 7 p.m.; 1010 N MacInnes Place; $70 and up; (813) 222-1037 or strazcenter.org.

April 29: Pride & Passion benefits Tampa Museum of Art, 8 p.m.; $85; (813) 421-8368.

May

May 5: Junior League of Tampa Luminaries award luncheon; noon; Tampa Downtown Hilton; jltampa.org.

May 6: Eighth annual Wishmaker's Ball benefits Make A Wish Foundation, 6:30 p.m.; Glazer Family JCC; $250; (813) 288-2600.

May 6: Tampa General Hospital Foundation's 20th annual gala, 7:30 p.m.; Hilton Downtown Tampa; $500; (813) 844-7262 or tgh.org/foundation/events.

May 6: Friends of Joshua House Foundation Circle of Friends Dinner, 7 p.m.; South Tampa residence; $375; (813) 263-3469 or friendsofjoshuahouse.org.

May 6: Fashion Funds the Cure: benefits National Pediatric Cancer Foundation; fashions by Dillard's; Port Tampa Bay; VIP 6: p.m.; 6:30 p.m.; $100 and up (813) 269-0955 or nationalpcf.org.

May 13: St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Foundation's Heroes Ball, 6:30 p.m.; Glazer Family JCC; $300; (813) 872-0979 or sjhfoundation.org/events.

May 16: Fork Fight 2017: benefits Feeding America Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $300; (813) 254-1190 or feedingamericatampabay.org.

May 20: Magnolia Ball, benefits Moffitt Cancer Center; 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside ; $1,000; black-tie; (813) 745-4860 or moffitt.org/magnoliaball.

May 20: Storybook Ball-Mulan benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.; Glazer Family JCC; $500; (813) 258-6430 or rmhctampabay.org.

June

June 3: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala; 6 p.m.; Hilton Downtown Tampa; $200; mwoy.org/sun.

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