Friday, May 17…Enchanted Garden, to benefit Rose-Mary Center, 6 p.m. at Van Sweringen Arcade, Prospect Ave., Cleveland. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dessert tables, live entertainment and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $100. Call 216.481.4823, ext. 105.
Friday, May 17…Fiesta on 55th, to benefit Vocational Guidance Services and hosted by the Sunbeam Board of Vocational Guidance Services, 6:30 p.m. at Vocational Guidance Services’ Training Center, 2235 E. 55th St., Cleveland. Live and silent auctions, music by the Roberto Ocasio Foundation Latin Jazz Project and cocktails served by guest bartenders. Valet parking. Tickets are $100. Call 216.881.6003.
Saturday, May 18…Fill the Air with Hope, to benefit Dana Farber Cancer Institute, lung cancer research, 7 p.m. at Eton Chagrin Boulevard, Woodmere. Silent auction, opportunity drawing, live music and food catered by Café 56. Event to pay tribute to policeman Mike Gottlieb. Tickets are $50. Call 216.831.8381.
Saturday, May 18…90th Anniversary Benefit: illuminate!, to benefit PlayhouseSquare. Celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the completion of PlayhouseSquare’s historic theaters with cocktail reception, dinner, desserts, dancing and performance by Tony Award-winning Broadway star Sutton Foster with musical director and conductor Michael Rafter. Tickets start at $300. Call 216.640.8411 or visit playhousesquare.org/illuminate.
Saturday, May 18…Patchwork Benefit, to benefit DDC Clinic Center for Special Needs Children, 5:30 p.m. at Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, Chesterland. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, authentic Amish wedding dinner, dessert dash, Champion Awards and live auction. Tickets start at $75. Business casual attire. Call 440.632.1668.
Saturday, May 18…Sweet Dreams Gala, to benefit Domestic Violence & Child Advocacy Center, 6:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland. Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, exciting auctions and recognition of The Rev. Cathy B. Horton, Esq. and her children, Charlie and Rachael Horton, for their generous support and contributions ending child abuse and domestic violence in the community.Tickets are $150. Call 216.688.7229.
Saturday, May 18…Works of Art, to benefit The Ratner School, 7 p.m. at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Ames Family Atrium. The Ratner School to honor its founding families, the Ratners, Millers and Shafrans, whose vision and generosity have shepherded The Ratner School through five decades of innovative and progressive education. Online auction through Charitybuzz.com, musical performances, cocktails, dinner and more. Tickets start at $150. Call 216.464.0033 or visit theratnerschool.org.
Saturday, May 18…Rhodies After Dark, to benefit The Holden Arboretum, 7 p.m. at the Arboretum. Cocktails and food stations, performance art, the Dave Sterner Quartet and fireworks, all in celebration of the opening of the new Rhododendron Discovery Garden at Holden. Tickets are $55 per person or $90 per couple. Call 440.602.8017 or visit holdenarb.org.
Saturday, May 18…Blossom with Art, to benefit Hudson Blossom Women’s Committee, 6 p.m. at Space 208 in Hudson. Evening includes entertainment by jazz pianist, Rock Wehrman, faculty member of both Cleveland Jazz and the University of Akron, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, silent auction and more. Space is limited. Tickets are $35 per person. Call 330.653.9201.
Wednesday, May 22…A Walden Experience, to benefit The Cleveland Orchestra, 11:30 a.m. at the Barn in Walden, Aurora. Luncheon and entertainment with raffle drawing for one-night stay at the five-star Walden Inn, spa treatments for two and dinner at the Barn. Call 330.995.8688..
Thursday, May 30…Heritage Award Dinner, to benefit Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, at InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland. Event to honor Delos Cosgrove, M.D. Call 216.593.0575.
Monday, June 3…Farm to Table, to benefit Cleveland Botanical Garden’s Green Corps and the North Union Farmers Market, 5:30 p.m. at Cleveland Botanical Garden. Panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. called “Berry Benefits” featuring Buster Woolf of Woolf Farms, Mike Mitchell of Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and Mladen Golubic, M.D., Ph.D., medical director for the Center of Lifestyle Medicine at Cleveland Clinic. Live music, appetizing offerings of fresh, locally sourced incredients to be served at chef stations on the Geis Terrace beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $85 for CBG and NUFM members and $100 for non-members. Admission includes open wine bar. Call 216.721.1600, ext. 100.
Wednesday, June 5…Treating Addiction…Liberating Lives, to benefit Women’s Recovery Center, 4 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland. Client Graduation ceremony to feature Cheryl Richardson as Commencement Speaker. For more information, call 216.651.1450 or visit womensctr.org.
Friday, June 7…Zippity Zoo Doo, to benefit Cleveland Zoological Society, 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, dancing under the summer skies and Wild Side silent auction. Tickets start at $250. Call 216.635.3323 or visit ClevelandZooSociety.org.
Friday, June 7…A Celebration of the Leadership and Legacy of Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, to benefit Tri-C Foundation’s Pathways to Possibilities Scholarships for students, 6 p.m. at Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and entertainment. Call 216.987.4868 or visit tri-c.edu/foundation.
Saturday, June 8…Green Site, Starry Night, to benefit Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, 6 p.m. at the Nature Center at 2600 S. Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. Open bar, appetizers, dinner, auctions, raffle, award presentation and dancing. Tickets are $195. Call 216.321.5935 or visit shakerlakes.org.
Saturday, June 8…Strike Out ALS, to benefit ALS Assn., Northern Ohio Chapter, 6 p.m. at Progressive Field. Open bar, appetizers, seated dinner, entertainment, auctions and award presentations. Tickets start at $150. Call 216.592.2572 or visit alsaohio.org.
Sunday, June 9…A Grand Affair, to benefit Montefiore in celebration of its 130th Anniversary, 6 p.m. at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Cocktail reception, dinner, live auction and concert featuring Michael Cavanaugh, Cleveland’s own Tony- and Grammy-nominated star of the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.” Call 216.910.2350 or visit montefiorecare.org.
Sunday, June 9…Chef Jam, to benefit The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs, 7 p.m. at The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. Top chefs will serve specialties inspired by their favorite band or musician and dress like the rock stars they are featuring. Asleep at the Wheel will perform, as well as a special performance by Cream of the Crop and special guest appearances by the Chef Jam All Stars. Sample culinary delights at more than 20 different food stations. Tickets are $75 and include food, Great Lakes Brewing Co. beer, wine and tours of the Museum’s exhibits. Visit rockhall.com or the Rock Hall Box Office.
Thursday, June 13…Sip and Shop for a Cause, to benefit the Junior League of Cleveland, all-day event with cocktails and savories to be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lilly Pulitzer, 25293 Cedar Rd., Lyndhurst. Mystery gifts for first 50 shoppers and enter to win a one-of-a-kind Lilly Pulitzer original painting. Call 216.291.8670.
Friday, June 14...Beer & Brats at the Benedict, to benefit Cleveland Restoration Society, 5:30 p.m. at the Sarah Benedict House, Cleveland. Admire the grilling skills of board members Mike Cummins, Joe Marinucci and Gordon Priemer as you munch on a Cleveland brat. Tickets are $50. Register online at clevelandrestoration.org.
Saturday, June 15…Five Star Sensation, to benefit University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, 7 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus, Highland Hills. Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck to serve again as honorary chair of this culinary extravaganza and celebration of food and wine. Patrons will dine on premium delicacies prepared by 35 chefs from the finest restaurants in the nation and will enjoy wine served by more than 40 vintners from premier wineries from around the world. For tickets, call 440.446.0713 or visit fivestarsensation.org.
Friday, June 15...Twilight in the Garden Party, to benefit Shaker Historical Society, 6 p.m. at private home in Shaker Heights. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, Raise the Paddle, live music and dancing. Tickets start at $150. Call 216.921.1201 or visit shakerhistory.org.
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15…Cleveland Wine Festival, to benefit Bright Side of the Road Foundation for ALS, at Voinovich Park, Cleveland. Festival offers a variety of tastings, food and wine education and cooking demonstrations in a relaxed setting on the scenic shores of Lake Erie. Guest will have the opportunity to taste more than 300 wines from around the world. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, and 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $29 in advance and $35 at the door. Admission includes 10 wine tastings and a souvenir wine glass. Call 847.382.3270 or visit clevelandwinefestival.com.
Saturday, June 15...Celebrity Bartenders Night, to benefit Dogs Unlimited Rescue, 3 to 6 p.m. at Gamekeeper's and the Little Bar, 87 West St., Chagrin Falls. Join Stefani Schaefer, Mary Taylor, Mark Zinni and Mike Fratello and bid on raffle items. Visit DogsUnlimitedRescue.org.
Wednesday, June 19...Dinosaurs! Summer 2013, to benefit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, 6 p.m. at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Open bar, live music and animal encounters (adults only). Complimentary food provided by Outback Steakhouse. Business casual attire. Call 216.661.6500, ext. 4403.
Friday, June 21…125th Anniversary Gala, to benefit Eliza Jennings, 6 p.m. at InterContinental Hotel, Cleveland. Reception, silent auction, special award presentation. Tickets are $160. Call 216.325.1250.
Friday, June 21…Summer Solstice, to benefit Hopewell, 6 p.m. at the Rankin Apple barn, Hunting Valley. Come for a casual night of cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Tickets start at $195. Summer casual attire. Call 440.247.0912 or visit Hopewell.cc/events.
Friday, June 21…Spirit of Independence Award, to benefit Easter Seals Northern Ohio, 6 p.m. at the Spitzer Conference Center at Lorain Community College. Event to honor Northeast Ohio businessman, Bill Starbuck of Star, Inc. with the Spirit of Independence Award. Event to feature sit-down dinner, silent auction and a performance by Dancing Wheels. Call 440.838.0990, ext. 104.
Saturday, June 22…Midsummer Soiree Night of Topography, to benefit Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 6:30 p.m. at The Ledges Shelter, CVNP. Cocktails at the Overlook, hiking twilit trails, gourmet dining, roaring bonfires and beautiful music under a canopy of stars. Call 330.657.2909, ext. 222 or visit email@example.com.
Saturday, June 22...Wine, Beer & Whiskers, to benefit Happy Tails Cat Sanctuary, 6-9 p.m. at Colonial Beverage, 8389 Mayfield Rd., Chesterland. Wine and beer tasting and a hot and cold appetizer buffet, salads, cake, soft drinks, silent auction, 50-50 raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $35; $30 for designated drivers. Call 440.759.0076 or email HappyTailsCatSanctuary@gmail.com.
Friday, June 28…The Enchanted Garden, to benefit Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, at Stan Hwyet Hall & Gardens, Akron. Inspired by the new season’s theme for the Estate, “Passion for the Land,” the event will capture the ambience and intimacy of a rare, secluded garden. Guests will savor delicacies from a specially designed menu and will dance the night away under the moonlit sky against vistas of the West Terrace and Birch Tree Allee. Preferred guest ticket price includes dinner in the dining room, an exquisite formal dinner party in the Manor House. Tickets start at $300. Call 330.315.3248.
Friday, June 28…Grapes & Ale, to benefit Our Lady of the Wayside, 6 p.m. at Progressive Field. The Hottest BBQ of the Summer with fine wine, blues, brew and BBQ. Tickets are $50. Call 440.934.6054 or visit thewayside.org.
Sunday, June 30…Hearts in Flight Kite & Garden Fest, to benefit Hospice of Western Reserve, 1 to 4 p.m. at Hospice of Western Reserve, 18485 Lake Shore Blvd., Cleveland. Event to feature an arc of memorial kites sent skyward in a colorful mass tribute over the Lake Erie skyline. Family-friendly event to feature kites in memory of loved ones and a variety of activities including kite demonstrations form the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites, sidewalk chalk arts and crafts, animal exhibits from the Lake Erie Nature Science Center, Super Hero guest appearances and more. Rain date is Sunday, July 14. To sponsor a kite or for more information, call 216.502.4451 or visit hospicewr.org/kite.
Saturday, July 13…Butterfly Gala to benefit Stewart’s Caring Place: Cancer Wellness Center. 330.836.1772.
Tuesday, July 16…Rock the Night in Black and White, to benefit Kidney Foundation of Ohio, Inc., 6 p.m. at 10500 Edgewater Dr., Cleveland. Come dressed in black and/or white. Visit kfohio.org.
Friday, Aug. 9…Six Courses for a Cure, to benefit The Meredith A. Cowden Foundation for leukemia and lymphoma, at The Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call 330.864.1978 or visit sixcoursesforacure.com.
Saturday, Aug. 10…BRAVO PIANO, to benefit Cleveland International Piano Competition, at Severance Hall. Cocktails, dinner, spectacular performances, jury’s announcement of winner, champagne toast and dessert reception. Event to honor Barbara and Mal Mixon for their generous support of the Cleveland Piano Competition. Call 216.707.5397 or visit clevelandpiano.org.
Tuesday, Aug. 13…Night at the Shoreby, to benefit Cleveland Kids in Need Resource Center. Visit ClevelandKidsInNeed.org.
Wednesday, Sept. 4…Red Wagon Boutique, Luncheon & Fashion Show, to benefit Christ Child Society of Cleveland, at Embassy Suites Hotel, Independence. Boutique shopping begins at 9:30 a.m. with luncheon at noon. Call 440.843.1632.
Saturday, Sept. 7…The Bake Near the Lake, to benefit Lake Erie Nature & Science Center, 6:30 p.m. at LENSC. Call 440.871.2900, ext. 208 or visit lensc.org.
Saturday, Sept. 28…Home Sweet Homes, to benefit North Coast Community Homes, at White North Stables. Visit ncch.org.
Saturday, Sept. 28…Gala, to benefit Cleveland Museum of Natural History, at the Museum of Natural History.
Friday, Oct. 18…Viva Volunteers, to benefit Greater Cleveland Volunteers. Call 216.391.9010 or visit greaterclevelandvolunteers.org.
Saturday, Oct. 19…Familia XXVII, to benefit Ronald McDonald House, at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Reception at 10:30 a.m., fashion show at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon and fashion show featuring local celebrities who will model the lastest fall fashions from Dillard’s, plus a raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $60 and $80. Call 216.229.5757, ext. 120.