Thursday, April 19, 2018
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This fundraiser invites you to stay home

Stay home, send gift

"Everybody who's anybody won't be there," the invitation reads. Through Tuesday, the nonprofit Personal Enrichment Mental Health Services is seeking contributions for its annual nonevent, the "No-Show No Snow Holiday Ball," to benefit the charity's children's programs. Credit-card gifts can be made at pemhs.org; checks may be sent to PEMHS, 11254 58th St. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 (Attention: Dee Cash).

Mayoral Ball is set

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 (dinner, fireworks, dessert, dancing). On the Green tickets $25 (dessert, fireworks, dancing). jlstpete.org/mayoralball.

Queen's Court events

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.

Also, Pinellas charities can apply 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 Abilities Foundation, Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg and Daystar Life Center.

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