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Tampa social events calendar 2011-2012

September

Sept. 13: Brinner of Hope benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; 5:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $100; fastercure.org or (813) 269-0955.

Sept. 14: Trends, Tips and Tricks shopping party benefits Girlstories Leadership Theatre; 6 to 8 p.m.; Neiman Marcus; $40; (813) 205-3451.

Sept. 15: "Shattering Barriers" luncheon for MacDonald Training Center; noon; Wyndham Westshore; free with reservation by Monday; (813) 870-1300, ext. 310.

Sept. 15: Metropolitan Safari dinner and auction benefits Akilah Institute Scholastic Fund; VIP cocktails, 6 p.m.; general admission, 7:30 p.m.; $100; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; metropolitansafari.org or (813) 425-1932.

Sept. 16: International Curry Festival; VIP kick-off; 7:30 p.m.; Indian Cultural Center benefits Patel Foundation for Global Understanding, Georgetown Wesleyan University and Derrick Brooks Charities; 125 or $250 per couple; tbicf.com; (813) 863-3048.

Sept. 17: Under the Big Top, the Art of Helping Children gala benefits Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $150; bbbsfl.org or (813) 769-3636.

Sept. 17: Ybor City Chamber of Commerce 46th annual gala; Gonzmart Award to the Moré Family; 6:30 p.m.; Columbia Restaurant; $95 or $180 per couple; (813) 248-3712, ext. 22.

Sept. 22: Georgette's Boutique & Shoe Salon's eighth annual fashion and music extravaganza to benefit HARC; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $75 and up. 10:30 a.m.; fashion show, noon; live auction, 1 p.m.; (813) 830-7825.

Sept. 22: 15th annual Diamonds & Denim Gala benefits South Florida Baptist Hospital Foundation; 7 to 10 p.m.; Expo Building, Strawberry Festival Grounds, Plant City; $50; (813) 757-1277.

Sept. 24: Pan American University Women fashion show benefits Latino scholarship and various charities; 11 a.m.; Marriott Westshore; fashions from Dillard's; $45, or $22 under age 12, (813) 935-0776.

Sept. 24: Back to Back Ball benefits the Spine Foundation; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $150 and up; Las Vegas-style attire; thespinefoundation.org or (813) 470-7865.

Sept. 24: Fourth annual Southern Charm Wine & Food Gala benefits Brandon Community Foundation; 6 p.m. VIP, $125; 7 p.m., general admission, $75; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; black-tie optional; (813) 689-6889 or southerncharmwineandfoodgala.com.

Sept. 24: Krewe of Queen Anne's Revenge's Tropical Ball benefits Camp Hopetake; 7:30 p.m.; Hula Bay, 5210 W Tyson Ave.; $50; (813) 966-2130.

Sept. 24: Board Games Bubbly & Brew to benefit Glazer Children's Museum; 7-10 p.m.; 110 W Gasparilla Plaza; $50; glazermuseum.org

Sept. 24: La Dolce Vino; 10th annual movie-themed wine­fest weekend benefits Tampa Theatre; $85 for VIP wine tasting at 7 p.m.; $50 for grand tasting at 8 p.m.; 711 Franklin St.; tampatheatrewinefest.org or (813) 274-8982. Sept. 25: Wine brunch, 11:30 a.m. at the theatre; $40.

Sept. 30: CITY: Fashion+Art+Culture benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 7 p.m.; 120 W Gasparilla Plaza; VIPs, $200; 8 p.m., general admission, $100; live runway show by Neiman Marcus; (813) 421-8370.

Sept. 30: Night of the Iguana food and wine sampling benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation; 7-11 p.m.; Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center; $85, advance, $100 at the door; (813) 288-2600.

October

Oct. 1: 23rd annual Tampa Hispanic Heritage Man and Woman of the Year gala honors Enrique Woodroffe and Maritza Rovira Forino; 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $70; (813) 253-7744.

Oct. 1: Great Gatsby Party benefits H.B. Plant Museum; 7:30 p.m.; University of Tampa Fletcher Lounge; 401 W Kennedy Blvd.; $75; (813) 258-7302.

Oct. 2: SunTrust Island Night at Jackson's Bistro buffet, auction and casino party benefits LifePath Hospice; 5 to 8:30 p.m.; Jackson's Bistro on Harbour Island; $100; (813) 871-8111.

Oct. 7: The 21st annual Mabel H. Bexley Gift of Peace Breakfast benefits the Spring of Tampa Bay; 7 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $50; thespring.org or (813) 247-5433, ext. 332.

Oct. 8: 10th annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Indoor Tailgate Party; Raymond James Stadium, East Club Level; watch multiple college football games on television and sample food from area restaurants; doors open at 5:30 p.m.; $100; tampatailgate.com or call (813) 374-9041.

Oct. 11: Elegant Evenings jazz concert benefits Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; private Culbreath Isles residence; $45 per concert or $200 for five concerts; brightertomorrowsTampa.org or (813) 926-3760.

Oct. 12: "A Winter Wonderland" Fantasy Hair, Fashion and Art Show hosted by Hello Beautiful Color Salon & Art Spa to benefit Toys for Tots; 8 p.m.; Hula Bay Club; one $15 toy required for admission; (813) 837-8200.

Oct. 13: Bridging Generations luncheon benefits Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay; 11:15 a.m.; Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Drive; $50; after Sept. 26, $60; guest speaker Jane Castor; seniorsinservice.org or (813) 932-5228, ext. 228.

Oct. 14: Brews by the Bay benefits Florida Aquarium; 8-11 p.m.; 80 beers, food and entertainment; $75, VIP; $50 in advance; $60 day of event; brewsbythebay.com or (813) 273-4030.

Oct. 15: Broadway Ball benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; 6 p.m.; Morsani Hall stage, $500; (813) 222-1037.

Oct. 15: Eye Ball benefits Lions Eye Institute; black-tie optional; 7 p.m.; Raymond James Stadium Pirate Cove; $150 and up; (813) 289-1200.

Oct. 19: Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce 2011 Women of Influence luncheon; guest speaker Soledad O'Brien; 11 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $75, members; $90, nonmembers; (813) 276-9440.

Oct. 19: Key to the Cure kick-off fashion show; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue donates 2 percent of sales; $100; insidemoffitt.com/KTTC or (813) 745-4327.

Oct. 21: USF Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Fall Symposium; guest speaker Allison Levine; 11:30 a.m.; USF Tampa campus; $100, members; $125, nonmembers; (813) 974-8846.

Oct. 22: 11th annual National Hispanic Scientist of the Year gala benefits MOSI; honoree Cristián Samper; 7 p.m.; 4801 E Fowler Ave.; $80 or $150 per couple; mosi.org or (813) 987-6000.

Oct. 22: Dream Gala "A Cure for the Kids" Moonlight and Magic benefits Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Tampa Bay chapter; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $250; (727) 344-2873.

Oct. 22: Pink Tie Masquerade Gala benefits the Florida Suncoast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 6 p.m., Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, ticket price to be advised; komensuncoast.org or (727) 823-0728.

Oct. 22: BrewHaHa benefits ChairScholars Foundation; 8 p.m.; Rutland-Farley mansion, 5030 Sunrise Drive S, St. Petersburg, $100 advance; $125 at the door; (813) 926-0544 or chairscholars.org.

Oct. 26: Success Stories luncheon benefits Hispanic Business Initiative Fund; 11:30 a.m. Tampa Marriott Waterside; $50 and up; HBIFFlorida.org or (813) 980-2765.

Oct 27: Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade annual luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; Tampa Yacht Club; $40, students, $25; tbowit.org.

Oct. 27: Luncheon to benefit Starting Right, Now; guest speaker Ashley Rhodes Courter; 11:30 a.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; $75; startingrightnow.org.

Oct. 27: Casino Cocktail party with John Racener to benefit Starting Right, Now; 5:30 to 9 p.m.; Ferguson Law Center, 1610 N Tampa St.; $125 per person or $200 per couple or $350 per seat for a 45-minute "sit and play" with John Racener; startingrightnow.org.

Oct. 27: Wine, Women & Shoes benefits Children's Dream Fund; 6 p.m.; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $125; winewomenandshoes.com/tampabay or (727) 896-6390.

Oct. 27: 10th annual Gary Nix Memorial Bash on the Blue pretournament party benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Tampa Harbour Yacht Club & Marina, 5200 W Tyson Ave.; $65 or $100 per couple; (813) 843-1833 or kidscharitytb.com/events/bash-on-the-blue.html.

Oct. 28: Hillsborough Head Start Community Foundation annual luncheon; 11:30 a.m.; University Club, Tampa City Center, Suite 3800; $50; (813) 545-4496.

Oct. 28: Pavilion XXVI patrons party benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 6:30 p.m.; home of Bretta and Don Sullivan; patrons of $1,250 and up; (813) 421-8370.

Oct. 29: African Ambassadors eighth annual Sanfest, Lean on Me international food and wine tasting; 6 p.m.; Holiday Inn Express Stadium, 4750 N Dale Mabry; (813) 878-2223; $35; africanambassadors.us.

November

Nov. 3: Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market Kickoff Shopping Party; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall; $25 and up; (813) 254-1734 or holidaygiftmarket@jlthq.com.

Nov. 3: 30th Annual Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Steak Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Desert Grill, Busch Gardens; honoree Richard Gonzmart; $300; bgctampa.org or (813) 769-7536.

Nov. 4: 24th Annual Northside Auxiliary "Puttin' on the Glitz" benefits Auxiliary of Northside Mental Health Center's PhoneFriend for Latchkey Children 6-11 p.m.; $75; (813) 985-3861 or (813) 995-0603.

Nov. 5: 25th anniversary Zoofari sampling safari of 60 restaurants benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 7-11 p.m.; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; $75 and up; www.lowryparkzoo.com or (813) 935-8552, ext. 276.

Nov. 5: Pavilion XXVI annual black-tie gala benefits Tampa Museum of Art, 6 p.m. at the Museum; $600 and up; (813) 421-8370.

Nov. 7: Peace Couture, fashion, art and music show benefitting the Spring of Tampa Bay; 5 to 9 p.m.; the Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba; $30; peacecouture.com or (813) 247-5433, ext. 332.

Nov. 9: 18th annual Tree of Lights Breakfast benefits Hillsborough County Salvation Army; 7:30 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $60 and up; (813) 224-9119.

Nov. 9: Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts 17th annual awards gala; 6:30 p.m.; Coliseum, St. Petersburg; $85 advance, $105 at the door; $75 advance, $95 at the door for artists and nonprofit staff; (813) 221-2787.

Nov. 11: Gulf Ridge Council wine-tasting and cigar-rolling auction benefiting the Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life; 7 p.m.; Italian Club Ybor City; $25 or $40 per couple; (813) 872-2691, ext. 118.

Nov. 14: 10th annual Star Event luncheon benefits Schaarai Zedek Sisterhood; 10 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza; guest speaker Anne Heyman; $65 and up; zedek.org or (813) 876-2377.

Nov. 15: Elegant Evenings classical concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; Harbour Island residence; $45; brightertomorrowstampa.org or (813) 926-3760.

Nov. 15: Tampa Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Pinellas joint kick-off reception; guest speaker is Dan Senor, author of Start-Up Nation; 7 p.m.; Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; $54; $36 through Oct. 25, then $54; (813) 264-9000.

Nov. 16: National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon sponsored by Florida Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 947-1894.

Nov. 17: 22nd annual Tampa March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction presented by Sykes Enterprises; 6:30 p.m.; InterContinental Hotel, 4860 W Kennedy Blvd.; $75; (813) 287-2600, ext. 121.

December

Dec. 2: LAMPLighters 22nd annual Christmas Silver Coffee benefits Metropolitan Ministries; 11 a.m.; location to be advised; suggested donation $25; (813) 928-5378.

Dec. 2: H.B. Plant Museum Society Holiday Cocktail Buffet and Victorian Christmas Stroll Party; 7 to 9 p.m.; University of Tampa; $75; (813) 258-7302.

Dec. 3: Pink Carpet Affair: Winter White and Pearls Soiree benefits Gamma Theta Omega (AKA sorority); 8 p.m.; Galleria at USF Connect, 3720 Spectrum Blvd.; $50; akagto.com.

Dec. 7: 23rd annual Celebrity Holiday Fashion Show presented by Georgette's & the Shoe Salon to benefit St. Joseph's Children's Hospital; 10 a.m.; $75; (813) 872-0979.

Dec. 7: Elegant Evenings holiday vocals concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; 7:30 p.m.; private Davis Islands residence; $45; brightertomorrowstampa.org or (813) 926-3760.

Dec. 8: Ryan's Rockin' Holiday Party to benefit Hillsborough County Department of Children's Services Power of Giving, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Aqua at the Westin Tampa Bay, 7627 Courtney Campbell Parkway; $25 donation or $25 gift card (Walmart, Target and Best Buy preferred); (813) 785-9249.

Dec. 9: Seventh annual "Home is Where the Heart Is" Holiday Stroll benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; elegant Davis Islands block party; $100; (813) 843-1833.

Dec. 10: Red Cross Gingerbread House decorating brunch; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall-Fletcher Lounge; $75, adults; children under 12, $50; or $100 with apron, chef's hat and extra goodies; flwestcoastredcross.org/gingerbread or (813) 868-7651.

Dec. 31: Aqua Eve celebration benefits Florida Aquarium; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; at the aquarium; $80 until Dec. 4; $90 from Dec. 5-18; then $100; flaquarium.org or (813) 273-4030.

January

Jan. 5: 21st annual Night at the Circus patrons party benefits Tampa General Hospital Foundation; 5:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $2,500 and up sponsorships only; (813) 844-8217.

Jan. 6: Cocktails for a Cause auction benefits Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF; 6-8 p.m.; Mise En Place, 442 W Kennedy Blvd.; no charge; (813) 974-9264.

Jan. 14: Masquerade Ball VI, "Greased Lightning"-themed black tie sockhop benefits Stageworks Theatre; 6:30 p.m.; Centro Asturiano, $125 and up; (813) 784-6832.

Jan. 16: Elegant Evenings classical concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; Palma Ceia residence; $45; brightertomorrowstampa.org or (813) 926-3760.

Jan. 20: Third annual Biggest Aquarian Birthday Bash benefits Wheels of Success; 6-10 p.m.; location to be advised; $40, or $75 per couple; wheelsofsuccess.org or (813) 417-1090.

Jan. 28: Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Invasion, parade and parties along Bayshore Boulevard.

Jan. 29: Annual President's Dinner benefits Tampa Jewish Federation; 6:30 p.m.; ticket price to be advised; A La Carte Event Pavilion; (813) 264-9000.

Jan. 29: Gaspar, A Pirate Fantasy; a portion of ticket sales from 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. ballet performances benefit YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, Drew's Shoes and American Red Cross Tampa Bay chapter; strazcenter.org.

February

Feb. 2: A Choice Affair luncheon benefits Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; 11:30 a.m.; Maestro's at Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $60; under age 25, $20; (941) 365-3913, ext. 1115.

Feb. 9: WEDU Be More Awards luncheon; 11 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; (813) 254-9338, ext 2241.

Feb. 9: Girl Scouts of West Central Florida Charity Night; 6-8 p.m.; Tampa Club, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., $5; (813) 262-1759.

Feb. 11: Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Coronation Ball; Tampa Convention Center; invitation only.

Feb. 14: Annual Valentine dinner benefits Pepin Heart Hospital & Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute. 6 p.m.; TPepin's Hospitality Centre; ticket price to be advised: (813) 615-7663.

Feb. 18: Opera Tampa Gala; immediately after the Arias & Encores concert starting at 7:30 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $350 and up; (813) 222-1037.

Feb. 18: Einstein on Food and 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.; $70 in advance, $80 at the door; mosi.org or (813) 987-6000.

Feb. 19: Glitz & Sticks benefits Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation; 6 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; ticket price to be advised; (813) 301-6652.

Feb. 22: Elegant Evenings opera concert to benefit Brighter Tomorrows; Beach Park residence; $45; brightertomorrowstampa.org or (813) 926-3760.

Feb. 23: To Life, annual Loebenberg Humanitarian Award benefit for Florida Holocaust Museum, 6:30 p.m.; Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; $150; (727) 820-0100, ext. 274.

Feb. 24: A Pair to Remember luncheon and shoe auction benefits Easter Seals Florida; 11 a.m.; Tampa Yacht & Country Club; $125; (813) 769-5923.

Feb. 24: Cigars & Mojitos benefits University of Tampa scholarships; 6-8 p.m., Plant Hall east veranda; $25; (813) 257-3582.

Feb. 25: Stars and Pars gala auction to benefit the Children's Home; 7-10 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $50; (813) 864-1532.

Feb. 26: Oscar Night America-Tampa Bay annual Academy Awards ceremony party with Red Carpet Festivities benefits Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; ticket prices to be advised; (813) 274-5507.

Feb. 29: Bright House Networks Fashion Funds the Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; 6 p.m.; Neiman Marcus at International Plaza; $100; fastercure.org or (813) 269-0955.

March

March 2: Sixth Annual Andrea's Sip for Life wine and tapas tasting benefits Moffitt Cancer Center. 7-10 p.m.; Tampa Bay History Center; $100 per person; columbiarestaurant.com.

March 9: DeBartolo Family Foundation ninth All Star Charity Gala; time and location to be announced; $300; (813) 964-8302.

March 9: 49th annual Chiselers Market preview party and auction; 7-9 p.m.; University of Tampa Plant Hall; $50; (813) 258-0037.

March 9: GFWC Temple Terrace Woman's Club Spring Boutique and Luncheon benefits various charitable projects; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Embassy Suites Tampa/USF, 3705 Spectrum Drive; $35; (813) 988-4431.

March 10: Delta Sigma Theta's 54th biannual Queen of Hearts Charity Ball benefits Tampa alumnae chapter's scholarship fund; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $65; (813) 684-1302.

March 13: 2012 Women of Distinction luncheon benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida; 11:45 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; guest speaker Jane Seymour; $75; gswcf.org or (813) 262-1690.

March 17: Jazz Art Auction benefits Tampa chapter of the Links Inc.; 6 p.m.; location to be advised; $50 and up; (813) 215-8955.

March 17: Purple Gala benefits the Spring of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; location to be advised; $125; thespring.org or (813) 247-5433, ext. 332.

March 22: New York Yankees Luncheon benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay; 11:30 a.m.; Tampa Marriott Waterside; $350; bgctampa.org or (813) 769-7536.

March 22: GreenFest luncheon benefits Friends of Plant Park; 11 a.m.; Tampa Yacht & Country Club; $60; tampagreenfest.com or (813) 254-4950.

March 23: 16th annual Cattle Barons' Ball benefits American Cancer Society; 7 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $500; (813) 319-5926.

March 24: 16th annual ChairScholars Festival; 1 to 6 p.m.; Keim residence; 16101 Carencia Lane, Odessa; (813) 926-0544.

March 24: Heart Ball benefits American Heart Association; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $500; Heart.org/TampaBayHeartBall or (727) 563-8112.

March 24: Third annual Wishmaker's Ball benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region; 6:30 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $150; (813) 288-2600.

March 26: Top Chef of The Year Tampa Bay benefits Child Abuse Council; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; topcheftampabay.org or (813) 673-4646.

April

April 7: Circle of Friends Dinner benefits Friends of Joshua House Foundation; black-tie dinner at South Tampa residence; $350; (813) 263-3469.

April 12: Head & Heart awards luncheon benefits Frameworks of Tampa Bay; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $50; myframeworks.org or (813) 574-6927.

April 12: Art of Giving benefits United Way of Tampa Bay; guest speaker America Ferrera; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $125; uwtb.org or (813) 274-0901.

April 13: The Art of Safe Sex benefits Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; 8 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art: $75 advance; $100 at the door; (941) 365-3913, ext. 1115.

April 14: Fashionollia '63 luncheon and fashion show sponsored by Tampa Woman's Club; 10 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza, $60; (813) 839-7457.

April 14: Karamu XXIV black-tie gala benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; ticket price to be advised; (813) 935-8552, ext. 376.

April 14: Taste the Best of Tampa Bay, wine and restaurant sampling benefits Straz Center for the Performing Arts; 7 p.m.; $75 and up; (813) 229-7827.

April 16: 19th annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary fashion show; 11 a.m.; DoubleTree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St.; $55; (813) 224-9119.

April 17: Fourth annual LAMPLighters Lights, Fashion, Hope benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House; 6-9 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue; $75; (813) 928-5378.

April 19: Tampa Palms Women's Club annual fashion show luncheon benefits OASIS; 11 a.m.; Tampa Palms Country Club; $22; fashions from My Accessories & More; reservations required, (813) 903-9034.

April 19: Judeo-Christian Health Clinic Testimonial Dinner; 6 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $95 and up; (813) 870-3231.

April 20: Child Abuse Awareness Luncheon benefits Friends of Joshua House Foundation: 11:45 a.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $50; (813) 263-3469 or friendsofjoshuahouse.org.

April 20: Seventh annual Fiesta by the Bay benefits Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at USF; 5:30 p.m.; Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 E Seventh Ave.; $20 in advance; $25 at the door; (813) 974-9264.

April 21: Magnolia Ball benefits Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $1,000; black-tie; (813) 745-4860.

April 27: Sixth annual R.A.C.E. luncheon & Hub Cap Awards benefits Wheels of Success; 11:30 a.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; donation requested; wheelsofsuccess.org or (813) 417-1090.

April 28: Man & Woman of the Year Gala benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; 6 p.m. Hyatt Regency Tampa; $125; lls.org or (813) 963-6461.

April 28: Sea Grapes food and wine festival benefits the Florida Aquarium; 8-11 p.m.; VIP at 7 p.m., prices to be announced; seagrapes.org or (813) 273-4568.

May

May 4: Go Red For Women luncheon benefits American Heart Association; 10:30 a.m.; A la Carte Event Pavilion; $250; Heart.org/TampaBayGoRedForWomenLuncheon or (727) 563-8112.

May 4: SilverSpoons & Sandcastles XXI benefits Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful; 7-10 p.m.; Cruise Terminal No. 3, Tampa Port Authority; $100; (813) 221-8733.

May 5: 15th annual Moments in Time gala, benefits Tampa General Hospital Foundation; 7:30 p.m. $250; (patrons at 6:30 p.m., $750 and up); Hyatt Regency Tampa; (813) 844-8217.

May 5: 10th annual Tuxes & Tails celebrity and pet fashion show and dinner benefits Humane Society of Tampa Bay; 6 p.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $125; humanesocietytampa.org or (813) 876-4150.

May 11: Vine to Wine, tasting and silent auction benefits Kids Charity of Tampa Bay and A Kid's Place; 7 to 10 p.m.; the Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview; $50; treycurryfoundation.org or (813) 655-0269.

May 12: Boobalishes, fourth annual cancer survivor fashion show benefits Faces of Courage camps; 11 a.m.; fashions from La France; $50; prizes for best accessory made from a bra; Crowne Plaza, 5303 W Kennedy Blvd; facesofcourage.org or (813) 988-2267.

May 12: Mother's Day luncheon and fashion show benefits Brighter Tomorrows; 11 a.m.; Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club; (813) 868-7705.

May 12: 19th annual Stepping Out gala benefits St. Joseph's Hospitals Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; location to be advised; $250 and up; (813) 872-0979.

May 15: Handbags & Happy Hour benefits Make A Wish Foundation: 6-9 p.m.; Centre Club; $50; (813) 288-2600.

May 17: 23rd annual Recognition Luncheon benefits the Children's Home; $50; location to be advised; (813) 864-1532.

May 19: 13th annual Storybook Ball: Cat in the Hat benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities; black tie; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Event Pavilion; $350; (813) 258-6430.

May 19: Pride & Passion benefits Tampa Museum of Art exhibitions; 8 p.m.; 120 Gasparilla Plaza; $75 and up; (813) 421-8370.

June

June 2: Networking for a Need gala benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; Renaissance Hotel at International Plaza; ticket price to be advised; (813) 374-9041.

June 23: Sixth annual Capture the Moment benefits Ryan Nece Foundation; limo hunt, 11 a.m. starting at Neiman Marcus; gala, 7:30 p.m. at TPepin's Hospitality Centre; call for ticket prices; (813) 785-9249.

Compiled by Amy Scherzer

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