This 'ball' is for children's sake
Through Saturday, the nonprofit Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services Florida will accept contributions for its "No-Show No Snow Holiday Ball" to benefit children's programs. Credit card gifts can be made at pemhs.org; checks can be sent to PEMHS, 11254 58th St. N, Pinellas Park, 33782-2213 (Attn.: Dee Cash).
For iconic women
The St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations to honor Pinellas County women who have made an impact in the community. Formerly known as the Women's Symposium/Women of Distinction Awards, the new event is known as Iconic Women of St. Petersburg. Women can be nominated or can nominate themselves through Jan. 9. Forms are available at business.stpete.com; email IconicWomen@stpete.com or call (727) 893-8698.
The Queen's Court, which raises money for charities and civic organizations through its Queen of Hearts Ball, is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers who live in Pinellas County. Submissions, due Jan. 5, must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofit organizations. Call (727) 894-7543.
The court also is receiving applications from Pinellas organizations for grants from the 2013 event. Charities must be 501(c)(3) organizations. Applications can be obtained by calling (727) 822-7571. The deadline for submissions is March 1.