jan. 10 MAYORAL BALL SUPPORTS the COMMUNITY
The Junior League of St. Petersburg will present the 2014 Mayoral Ball, a nonpartisan Wizard of Oz-themed event titled "There's No Place Like St. Petersburg," to raise money for community projects of the league and of St. Pete's Promise, a city mentoring and scholarship program. The black-tie optional dinner is set for Jan. 10 in the Mahaffey Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Arts, 400 First St. S. Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner to follow. Individual tickets $150 (seated dinner, fireworks, dessert, dancing). On the Green tickets $25 (dessert, fireworks, dancing). jlstpete.org/mayoralball.
Nominate your top female volunteers
Pinellas County's Queen's Court is accepting nominations for outstanding female volunteers. Submissions must be sponsored by guilds, auxiliaries or other nonprofits. For an application, call (727) 822-7571. Deadline is Jan. 3.
The court also is accepting applications from Pinellas charities to receive grants for the 2015 event. Call (727) 894-7543. Deadline is March 1.
The 56th annual Queen of Hearts Ball on Feb. 22 benefits the Abilities Foundation, Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg and Daystar Life Center.