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Social scene: Florida Orchestra Guild, Children's Dream Fund, Boy Scouts of America council all have events

Their gold standard

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The Florida Orchestra Guild presents "Heart of Gold," a tribute to longtime supporter Helen Torres, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. For 20 years, Torres has supported the orchestra's "Pops in the Park" concerts. Cocktail attire. $50. (727) 824-8577.

Leaders are honored

The West Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America will honor community leaders Dr. Jonathan Ellen, Bill Harvard, Greg Holden, Debbie Sembler and Bob Willis at its 16th annual Distinguished Citizens Award banquet on Thursday. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the USFSP University Student Center, 200 Sixth Ave. S. (727) 391-3800, ext. 219.

A designer's eye

Internationally recognized designer Sally Morse will present "Interior Design Colors and Trends for 2014" at a fundraiser for the Children's Dream Fund on Thursday at the Blind and Shutter Gallery, 2610 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Food and drink will be offered beginning at 6 p.m.; the seminar begins at 7. Parking available on site, at Sherwin-Williams next door, or on neighboring side streets. $20. (727) 823-2929.

Blame the moon

Friday's "Heroes, Villains & Vixens: Full Moon Madness" party to benefit Goodwill Industries-Suncoast starts at 7 p.m. at the Kapok Special Events Pavilion, 923 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Featured will be a fashion show of Goodwill finds, psychic readings and roving magicians, plus food and drink. Business, cocktail or Halloween attire. $75. goodwill-suncoast.org; toll-free, 1-888-279-1988, ext. 1052.

BrewHaHa

BrewHaHa 2013, a Halloween-themed benefit for the Shriners Hospital for Children — Tampa, starts at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Rutland-Farley estate, 5030 Sunrise Drive S, St. Petersburg. $100. brewhaha.info

Diamond Reflection

PARC's annual black-tie "Diamond Reflection Ball," honoring the 13 Magnetic Men of 2013, is scheduled beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $150. parc-fl.org; (727) 341-6962.

Denim & Diamonds

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast will host a "Denim & Diamonds Gala" beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar. $75 single, $125 couple. (727) 524-2427, ext. 2003.

Social scene: Florida Orchestra Guild, Children's Dream Fund, Boy Scouts of America council all have events 10/11/13 [Last modified: Friday, October 11, 2013 1:42pm]
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