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Shoes, better food and views mark 2010-2011 Tampa social calendar

Look down to discover what charity groups hope will attract this year's major donors.


From stilettos on silver platters to famously designed heels in fashion shows, a number of organizations are banking on footwear as the hook to boost their attendance.

So, why are shoes stepping into fundraising strategy?

"Shoes are an extension of your personality," says fashion designer and personal shopper Bobbie Kingsbury. Utilitarian flip-flops —"our state shoe," she jokes —to luxurious Louboutins. "Everybody wears shoes."

Incorporating a shoe sampling into a wine tasting, the concept behind Wine, Women & Shoes, has proven popular in many cities, says Kingsbury, who is helping to merge those three irresistible forces in a three-day benefit for the Children's Dream Fund.

"All women love shoes and wine, so why not pair them together while doing good in the community?" Kingsbury says.

Okay, I can march to that kind of thinking. But still, why shoes?

"Because no matter what the economy does, everyone will go buy beautiful shoes,'' says Cynthia Lake, director of the Children's Dream Fund. "It's the final splurge."

Lake expects more than 700 women to participate in the first-time Tampa event. In November, guests will sip wines from the West Coast, shop from high-end designers and watch a fashion show that "will pair pumps with pinot noir and slingbacks with syrah,'' she says.

In February, Easter Seals will sponsor A Pair to Remember, its second shoe auction at the Tampa Yacht Club. Businessmen and athletes will tempt a tent full of female bidders by strutting table to table with designer shoes on silver platters.

There's sure to be more foot candy Oct. 6 when the Tampa Museum of Art hosts CITY: Fashion + Art + Culture. Neiman Marcus will stage the fashion show, and guests will be able to buy the runway styles at a pop-up shop open for the night. One lucky raffle-ticket buyer will win two tickets to Spring 2011 Fashion Week in New York.

And don't miss Georgette's & the Shoe Salon's over-the-top fashion shows for HARC and St. Joseph's Hospital. Elaborate is an understatement when Georgette and Tashia Diaz stage these annual productions.

You may notice that two venues have made changes.

TPepin's Hospitality Centre inked an exclusive contract with Orlando caterer Puff n' Stuff. Previously, says general manager Andy Brouillard, "a variety of caterers offered various levels of quality" at the 50th Street facility next to the Pepin distribution center.

"Price to value will be better than ever," he said. "The food is upscale, but you'll always feel you got your money's worth."

Nonprofit organizations may still apply for a discounted rate and accept donated food and beverages for their fundraisers, but Puff n' Stuff will service the event, Brouillard said. "This place was built to help charities keep their costs down.''

The Hyatt Regency Tampa unveils a second-floor redo this weekend: new carpet and wall coverings. The nearly $1 million project will wow, vows general manger Derrick Morris.

"It's stunning," he says of the lighter, more vibrant color scheme. He's eager to hear comments from the stylish Chiselers when they walk into the ballroom for their fashion show Monday.

The 2010-2011 Social Calendar lists nearly 150 occasions to put on your shoes and go dance, drink and donate.

See you there!

2010-2011 Social Calendar


17Ybor City Chamber of Commerce 45th annual gala presenting the Gonzmart Award to the Fuente Family; 6:30 p.m.; Columbia Restaurant, $95 per person or $180 per couple; (813) 248-3712, ext. 22.

18Pan American University Women's annual fashion show benefits several scholarship funds and local charities; 11 a.m.; Tampa Airport Hilton; Fashions by Dillard's; $40, adults; $22, children 12 and under; (813) 831-0535.

1823rd annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man and Woman of the Year Gala honors Arturo Fuente Jr. and Margarita Romo; 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $70; (813) 253-7744.

19Tampa Tailgate benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; 12:30 p.m.; Raymond James Stadium east club level; $100 and up; (813) 374-9041.

19Island Night at Jackson's Bistro buffet, auction and casino party benefits LifePath Hospice; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island; $100; (813) 871-8111.

19St. Peter Claver Catholic School Benefit Concert; 5 p.m.; featuring jazz/gospel artist Belinda Womack and many others; $40; Ferguson Hall-Straz Center for the Performing Arts; (813) 446-2387.

20Silhouettes of Style Fashion Show benefits Tampa Bay Hotel Preservation Partnership and the Chiselers; 11 a.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa, fashions by Neiman Marcus; $85; (813) 837-6449.

20VIVO Mixer; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Seasons 52, 204 N West Shore Blvd. $10 members/$15 guests to benefit the Florida Orchestra; (813) 503-6366.

24TEAL Triumphs dinner, dancing and auction benefits Ovacome USA; 5:30 p.m.; Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club; $75; guest speaker Dr. Johnathan Lancaster, women's oncologist; (813) 416-7773 or

24Masque dans le Miroir benefits 1Voice Foundation; masks and costumes encouraged; 8 p.m.; Ritz Ybor: $75: (813) 868-1999.

24-25Midnight in the Vineyard of Good & Evil wine-pairing dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Mise en Place, 442 W Kennedy Blvd.; $195 includes ticket to movie-themed tasting party to benefit Tampa Theatre. $85 for VIP wine-tasting-only ticket at 7 p.m., Grand Tasting at 8 p.m.; $50; 711 Franklin St.; (813) 274-8982 or

25The Roaring '20s 20th annual Starlight Ball benefits University Community Hospital Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $250; benefits ICU; black-tie or roaring '20s attire; (813) 615-7663.

25Broadway Rocks, annual Hope Through Research gala and cabaret benefits USF Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center; 6:30 p.m.; Straz Center; (813) 844-4547.

3020th annual Mabel Bexley Gift of Peace Breakfast benefits the Spring of Tampa Bay; 7 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $50; (813) 247-5433, ext. 332.

30Metropolitan Safari benefits Akilah Institute Scholastic Fund; VIP cocktails, 6:30-7:30 p.m. $125; general admission, 7-10 p.m., $75; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; or (813) 425-1932.


1USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Fall Symposium; guest speaker Twyla Tharp; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $100; (813) 974-8846.

1The Great Gatsby party benefits H.B. Plant Museum; 7:30 p.m.; University of Tampa Fletcher Lounge; entertainment by Full Circle; 401 W Kennedy Blvd.; (813) 831-1891.

2Hunter's Green Country Club Tailgate Party to benefit Susan G. Komen Fund; 5 p.m.; Raymond James Stadium; $30; (813) 817-5468.

212th annual Art of Helping Children Gala benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $150; (813) 769-3636.

5&7Elegant Evenings, Broadway show tunes concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; Beach Park home of Teresa Williams; $45; (813) 868-7705.

6CITY: A Night of Fashion + Art + Culture benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 7 p.m.; featuring Neiman Marcus Pop-Up Shop; $100; 120 W Gasparilla Plaza; (813) 421-8370.

7Georgette's & the Shoe Salon presents Viva Las Vegas, seventh annual Viva Fashion and Music Extravaganza to benefit Hillsborough Achievement and Resource Centers; Hyatt Regency Tampa; 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; $75 and up; (813) 273-6364.

7Fifth annual Flavor of Jazz restaurant samplings and music by Richard Elliot to benefit Hoffman Performing Arts jazz program and Clearwater Jazz Holiday educational programs; VIP package, 5 p.m. entry, $93; general, 6 p.m., $48; Ruth Eckerd Hall; (727) 791-7400.

7Ducks Unlimited dinner and auction benefits wildlife conservation; 5:30 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $65 and up; (813) 251-0961.

8Fur Ball benefits Big Cat Rescue; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $150; (813) 323-5991.

814th annual Night of the Iguana restaurant sampling and auction benefits MakeA-Wish Foundation; 6:30-11 p.m.; Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center; $85 advance; $100 at the door; (813) 288-2600.

9Eighth annual Hearts of Fire gala benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $250; (813) 903-2900.

9Brews by the Bay sponsored by Pepin Distributing, to benefit the Florida Aquarium; 8 p.m.; $50 in advance; $60 at the door;

9Italian-American Women of Excellence Awards; 11:30 a.m.; Italian Club; 1731 E Seventh Ave.; $40; (813) 886-7595.

15Third annual Vine to Vine tasting and auction benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay; 6:30 to 10:30 p.m..; Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Road, Lithia; $50; or (813) 523-9620.

16MOSI Hispanic Scientist of the Year award gala benefits YES team; honoree Dr. Dan Arvizu; 7 p.m.; Museum of Science and Industry; $80 or $150, couple; (813) 987-6321.

16Broadway Ball benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; 6 p.m.; Morsani Hall stage; $400; (813) 222-1037.

19Progressive dinner at H.B. Plant Museum and the Tampa Museum of Art benefits both sites; 6-8:30 p.m.; price to be advised: (813) 258-7304.

20Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2010 Women of Influence Luncheon; guest speaker Barbara Corcoran; 11 a.m.; $60, members; $70, (813) 276-9440.

20Key to the Cure kick-off fashion show party benefits women's cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue donates 2 percent of sales; $100; (813) 745-4327.

21Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts 16th annual awards gala; 6:30 p.m.; the Ritz Ybor; $105, or $95 for artists and nonprofit staff; (813) 221-2787.

21Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market patrons party for donors of $1,000 and up; 7 p.m.; home of Sustainer Suzanne and Roger Perry; (The Holiday Gift Market itself is Nov. 5-7 at the Florida State Fairgrounds.)

22St. Andrew's Society of Tampa Bay Heritage Night dinner; 6:30 p.m. Emerald Greens Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive; public welcome; $55; (813) 949-4113.

23Eye Ball benefits Lions Eye Institute; black-tie optional; 7 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art; $150; (813) 289-1200.

23African Ambassadors seventh annual Sanfest gala; 6 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $50; (813) 230-5410.

23Night of Mystery gala benefits Tampa Bay Academy of Hope; 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $75; (813) 277-0464.

2711th annual Eternal Light Award Dinner to benefit Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies; 6:30 p.m.; Westin Harbour Island; honorees Gail and Paul Whiting and St. Leo president Arthur F. Kirk Jr.; $200; (352) 588-8597.

318 Over 80 dessert reception benefits Weinberg Village; 3 p.m.; Congregation Schaarai Zedek, 3303 W Swann Ave.; $40 advance; $45 at the door; (813) 769-4729.


3Red Cross Angels Silver Coffee; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; home of Renee and Ron Vaughn; $30; (813) 868-7665.

4Night of Hope benefits Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Tampa Bay; 6:30-9 p.m.; Columbia Restaurant Ybor City: $45 prior to event; $55 at the door; (813) 837-4856.

4One Nation, One Dream; NAACP Hillsborough County branch Freedom Fund dinner; Busch Gardens; 6 p.m.; $50; $75, includes one-year membership; $500 for table of 10; (813) 234-8683.

4Vintners and Vines benefits Children's Dream Fund; 7-10 p.m.; Maestro's at Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $55; VIP pre-party to meet the vintners, 6-7 p.m.; $75 for both; (813) 490-9970.

5Wine, Women & Shoes, Children's Dream Fund signature event; strolling wine and food tasting, boutique shopping, fashion show and auctions; 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; Straz Center's Morsani Hall and Riverwalk Promenade; $150; (813) 490-9970.

5LAMPLighters Fall Into Fashion brunch benefiting Joshua House, 8:30 a.m., Nordstrom, $35: (813) 928-5378.

5Puttin' On the Glitz; Passport to Broadway, 23rd annual dinner and fashion show to benefit Northside Mental Health Auxiliary and PhoneFriends; 6 p.m.; TPepin Hospitality Centre; $75; (813) 988-2647.

5Dessert First benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida; 7 p.m.; InterContinental Hotel; $50 in advance; $60 at the door; (800) 881-4475, ext. 1792.

6Sixth annual Cup of Hope tea party benefits Bay Area Legal Services; 1-4 p.m.; Shore Crest Circle private home; $35 adults in advance, $40 at the door; $15 children in advance, $20 at the door; (813) 232-1222, ext. 131, or

624th annual Zoofari food fest benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 7 to 11 p.m.; $75 and up, general admission; $135, Rhino

Club; 1101 W Sligh Ave. www. or (813) 935-8552, ext. 276.

6Pavilion XXV gala benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 7 p.m.; 120 W Gasparilla Plaza; $600 and up; (813) 421-8370.

7Cruising to a Cure luncheon and chef competition benefits Children's Cancer Research Group at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital; 10 a.m.; aboard MS Ryndam, Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal 3; $75; (813) 872-0979.

9Elegant Evening, jazz concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; Harbour Island home of Teresa and Ignacio Armas; $45; (813) 868-7705.

13Dream Gala benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; 6-11:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion, $225; (727) 344-2873.

13Flavor of West Tampa benefits Judeo-Christian Health Clinic; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; West Tampa Convention Center; purchase samples from many restaurants; (813) 870-3231.

15Peace Couture shopping and fashion show benefits the Spring of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Neiman Marcus; $50; VIP $75; (813) 247-5433, ext .332.

17National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon sponsored by Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 251-9172.

1729th annual Steak Dinner benefits Boys & Girls Clubs; Lee Roy Selmon honoree; 6:30 p.m.; Desert Grill Busch Gardens; $300 or $500 per couple; (813) 769-7536.

1817th Annual Tree of Lights Breakfast benefits Salvation Army; 7:30 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $60; (813) 224-9119.

24Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Debutante Ball; Tampa Marriott Waterside, invitation only; (813) 251-4500.

26Krewe of Venus Debutante Ball; Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park; invitation only.


2H.B. Plant Museum Society Victorian Stroll party; 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa; $75; (813) 258-7302.

321st annual LAMPlighters Christmas Silver Coffee benefits Metropolitan Ministries; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hyde Park home of Roger and Suzanne Perry; $25 suggested donation; (813) 928-5378.

4St. Andrew's Society Feast of the Haggis; 6:30 p.m.; Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club; invitation only; (727) 867-6616.

7Elegant Evenings, classical concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; Culbreath Isles home of Carolyn and David Harbert; $45; (813) 868-7705.

922nd annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show presented by Georgette's & the Shoe Salon to benefit Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital; 10 a.m.; $75; (813) 872-0979 or (813) 254-1141.

9Second annual Ryan's Rockin' Holiday party to benefit Ryan Nece Foundation Good Samaritan Celebration; 6 p.m.; location and ticket price to be announced; (813) 251-3624.

10Sixth annual "Home is Where the Heart Is" Holiday Stroll on Davis Islands benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay; 6:30 to 9 p.m.; $150; (813) 843-1833.

11Red Cross Angels Gingerbread House decorating brunch; 10:30 a.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall; $75, adults; $55, child; (813) 868-7665.

31Aqua Eve celebration benefits Florida Aquarium; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; downtown chic attire; at the aquarium; $80 until Dec. 5; $90 from Dec. 6-19; then $100; (813) 273-4030 or


6Tampa General Hospital Foundation's 20th annual Night at the Circus featuring Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey benefits neonatal intensive care unit; 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $500 and up; (813) 844-7273.

8"On Broadway," Masquerade Ball V benefits Stageworks Theatre; 6:30 p.m.; Centro Asturiano; $125; (813) 784-6832.

8Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago Coronation Ball; A La Carte Event Pavilion; invitation only; (813) 248-3088.

8Krewe of Venus Coronation Ball; Fort Harrison Hotel, Clearwater; invitation only; (813) 289-9310.

13WEDU Be More Awards luncheon ; 11 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; honorary chairman Ryan Nece; $50; (813) 254-9338, ext 2241.

20Philanthropic Women of St. Joseph's annual luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Palma Ceia Country Club; $50; (813) 879-8605.

21Tampa Bay History Center annual black-tie gala; 7 p.m.; 801 Old Water St.; $250; (813) 228-0097.

27A Choice Affair luncheon benefits Planned Parenthood; guest speaker Michelle Goldberg; 11:30 a.m.; Maestro's at the Straz Center for Performing Arts; $50, general; $25, student; (941) 365-3913, ext. 1105.

28"Unmasking the Shadows" 10th Anniversary Gala benefits Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health; 7 p.m.; Lion's Eye Institute, 1410 N 21st St.; $50; or $95 per couple; (813) 974-6571 or federationof

29Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Invasion, parade and parties along Bayshore Boulevard.

30Annual President's Dinner benefits Tampa Jewish Federation; guest speaker Charles Krauthammer; 6:30 p.m.; $150; A La Carte Event Pavilion; (813) 264-9000.


12Sojourn South Africa, black-tie gala benefits WEDU; Renaissance Vinoy Resort; $250; (813) 254-9338.

14Sweet Heart Rodeo dinner dance benefits Pepin Heart Hospital and K.C. Patel Research Institute; 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $250 and up; (813) 615-7663.

17To Life, Music of Hope annual Loebenberg Award and auction benefit for Florida Holocaust Museum, 6 p.m.; Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $150; (727) 820-1000, ext. 242.

24Handbags & Happy Hour benefits Make A Wish Foundation: 6-9 p.m.; Centre Club; $45; (813) 288-2600.

24Opera Tampa Gala following A Night of Stars concert: Anton Coppola Award honoree Placido Domingo; Ferguson Hall stage at Straz Center for the Performing Arts immediately after the concert; $250 includes gala dinner. Patrons, $325 includes preconcert cocktail party with Placido Domingo, Gala dinner and April 28 La Traviata set party; (813) 222-1275.

25A Pair to Remember luncheon and shoe auction; benefits Easter Seals; 11 a.m.; Tampa Yacht Club; $75; (813) 769-5923.

26Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Coronation Ball; Tampa Convention Center; invitation only.

26Einstein on Wine tasting benefits Museum of Science and Industry; 4801 E Fowler Ave.; VIP entry at 6 p.m., $125; general admission at 7 p.m., $60, members, $70 nonmembers; $80 after Feb. 20; (813) 987-6077.

26Stars & Pars dinner and auction benefits the Children's Home; 7-10 p.m.; Emerald Greens Golf and Country Club; $50; (813) 864-1532.

27Oscar Night America-Tampa Bay annual Academy Awards ceremony party with Red Carpet Festivities benefits Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; time and ticket prices to be announced; (813) 274-5507.


4DeBartolo Family Foundation eighth All Star Charity Gala; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $300; (813) 964-8302.

4Fifth annual Andrea's Sip for Life wine and tapas tasting benefits Moffitt Cancer Center pediatric sarcoma research; 7-10 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100; (813) 248-3000, ext. 24.

10Fashion Funds the Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; celebrity host Carson Kressley; 6 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; $100; (813) 269-0955.

1148th annual Chiselers Market preview party and auction; 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall; $50; (813) 258-0037.

1214th annual Cattle Baron's Ball benefits American Cancer Society; 7 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds; $350 and up; (813) 319-5904.

1217th annual Stepping Out Gala benefits St. Joseph's Hospitals; 6 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $250; (813) 872-0979.

14Top Chef of The Year benefits Child Abuse Council; 6 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa ; $125; or (813) 673-4646.

22Women of Distinction luncheon benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida; noon; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $75; (813) 262-1792.

23New York Yankees Luncheon benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; Tampa Marriott Waterside; 11:30 a.m.; $300; (813) 769-7536.

23Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary fashion show luncheon; 11 a.m.; DoubleTree Hotel, 4500 Cypress St.; $50; (813) 224-9119.

24GreenFest luncheon benefits Friends of Plant Park; 11:30 a.m.; Tampa Yacht Club; $60;; (813) 902-0750.

26Fashionollia '63 luncheon and fashion show sponsored by Tampa Woman's Club; 10 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, $60; (813) 839-7457.

26Tampa Bay Heart Ball benefits American Heart Association; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $500; (727) 563-8108 or

26Purple Gala benefits the Spring of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Busch Gardens Desert Grill; $125; (813) 247-5433, ext. 332.


7Judeo-Christian Health Clinic Testimonial Dinner; 6 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $95; (813) 870-3231.

9Friends of Joshua House Foundation Circle of Friends dinner; location to be announced; 7 p.m.; $500; (813) 263-3469.

16Wishmaker's Ball benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region; 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $150; (813) 288-2600.

16Karamu, 23rd annual black-tie gala benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 6:30 p.m.; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; $275 and up; (813) 935-8552, ext 276.

28Third annual LAMPLighters Lights, Fashion, Hope benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House; 6-9 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; $75; (813) 928-5378.

30Taste the Best of Tampa Bay wine and restaurant sampling benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $60 and up; (813) 229-7827.


5The Children's Home Annual Donor Recognition Luncheon honors Shelton Quarles; 11:30 a.m.; location to be announced; $40; (813) 864-1532.

5United Way of Tampa Bay's Seventh Annual Art of Giving benefits Summer Care program; 5-9:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $100; (813) 274.-0901.

6SilverSpoons & Sandcastles XX benefits Tampa Bay Beautification; 7-11 p.m.; Tampa Port Authority Cruise Terminal 3; $100 in advance; $125 at the door; (813) 221-8733.

6Go Red For Women Luncheon benefits American Heart Association; 10:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; (727) 563-8108;

7Tampa General Hospital Foundation "Some Enchanted Evening" 14th annual Moments in Time Gala, 7:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $250 and up; (813) 844-7273.

7Sea Grapes food and wine festival benefits Florida Aquarium; 8-11 p.m.; VIP at 7 p.m., prices to be announced; or (813) 273-4568.

14Magnolia Ball benefits Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $1,000; entertainment by Foreigner; (813) 745-3658.

14Suncoast Leukemia & Lymphoma Man and Woman of the Year Gala; 6 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $125; (813) 963-6461.

14Tuxes and Tails celebrity and pet fashion show and dinner benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $125; (813) 876-4150.

2111th annual Storybook Ball benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities; black tie; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $350; (813) 258-6430.


4A Night in Havana gala benefits American Red Cross; 7 p.m.; Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza; $175; flwestcoast; (813) 868-7665.

18Army Ball Tampa; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion;

25Fifth annual Ryan Nece Gala; 7:30 p.m. after limo scavenger hunt at noon; location and ticket price to be announced; (813) 251-3624.

26Krewe of Zingaro's sixth annual Uncork the Cure benefits Children's Cancer Research Group at St. Joseph's Children's Hospital; 4-7 p.m.; location and price to be announced; (813) 872-0979.

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