'Green' evening to benefit nonprofit Tampa Bay Watch
Girls Night to Give plans a "green" evening for Tampa Bay Watch from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit, which protects and restores marine and wetlands. $40 at door. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org; (727) 480-4560; email@example.com; (727) 867-8166.
Former Buccaneer to speak at benefit
Former Tampa Bay Buc Derrick Brooks will be the keynote speaker at Saturday's "Heroes Among Us" dinner presented by the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation. The evening will honor David Punzak, Judge Thomas Penick and Michael Faehner. The black-tie optional benefit begins at 6 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave. $150. (727) 823-7474.
Boys & Girls Clubs to honor founders
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast plan "Be Groovy Too," a 1960s-'70s themed event starting at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. The event honors the Nicklaus and Sokolowski families as founders. $150. (727) 524-2427.
Oscar-inspired fundraiser Saturday
The All Children's Hospital Guild Evening Branch will present the 80th annual Charity Ball at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE. The Oscar-inspired fundraiser is black-tie optional. $250. (727) 347-6288.