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2007-2008 Social Calendar

By TIMES STAFF
Published September 7, 2007


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SEPT.

14 Ybor City Chamber of Commerce Gala annual Cesar Gonzmart Award; 6:30 p.m.; Columbia Restaurant; $85 or $160 a couple;248-3712, ext. 22.

15 How the West was Wine"benefits Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; 7-8 p.m.; Premium wine tasting, silent auction; $85 in advance and $95 day of event; 8-10 p.m.; Grand wine tasting, $50 in advance, $60 day of event; 274-8680.

15 Taste of Tampa Bay benefits A Gift of Life, 6:30 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $85 in advance, $95 at the door, 361-3444.

17 Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa Tune-Up Party; 10 a.m.; Beach Park home of Debbie Porter; no charge; 994-6270.

19 Festival of Fashions celebrity model fashion show benefits HARC sponsored by Georgette's of Old Hyde Park; silent auction, 10:30 a.m.; luncheon at noon; Hyatt Regency Tampa; $60; 273-6364.

22 FAMU Tampa alumni association Scholarship Gala; 6 p.m.; Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St.; guest speaker; President James H. Ammons, $60; 879-0372.

26 Legacy Gala benefits Bay Area Legal Services; 6:30 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $60; 232-1222, ext. 156.

27 Jules Burt Glam Ball benefits Easter Seals; 8 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; $75 advance; $95 at the door; 541-3248.

27 Ducks Unlimited banquet; 5:30 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $65 and up; 251-0961.

29 Brunch con Brio featuring Richard Kaufman benefits Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa; 11 a.m.; Emerald Greens Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive; $50 and up; 839-0279.

OCT.

6 20th anniversary gala with Liza Minnelli benefits the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; 5 p.m.; dinner on Ferguson Hall stage followed by performance; $750 and up; 222-1037.

6 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Gala honors Dr. Louis Martin-Vega; 7 p.m.; Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.; $75, individual; $140, couple benefits MOSI YES! Team; 987-6077.

7 Night of 1000 Dishes benefits Hadassah, the Children's Home and the Spring; food and wine tasting, auction of celebrity plates; 4-9 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; $55 and up; www.nightof1000dishes.com.

10 Red Cross Angels Silver Coffee; 11 a.m., home of Beverly and Al Austin, $20 suggested donation; 254-6271.

11 Glitz & Sticks celebrity casino benefits Tampa General Hospital and Tampa Bay Lightning foundations; 7 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; $250; 301-6590.

12 Fur Ball benefits Big Cat Rescue, special guest Bo Derek; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $150; 889-7244.

13 Fifth annual Hearts of Fire Gala benefits Muscular Dystrophy Association; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $250; (727) 577-4217.

17 Key to the Cure kick-off party benefits women's reproductive cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center; 5:30-9 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue donates 2 percent of sales; $50 and up; 745-4327.

20 Let the Conversation Begin banquet benefits Council on American-Islamic Relations; 6 p.m.;Tampa Convention Center; $50 until Oct. 6, then $60 or $75 at the door; 514-1414.

24 Tampa Bay Business Committee for the Arts awards gala; 6 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; $85; 221-2787.

26 10th annual NautiNight costume bash benefits Florida Aquarium; 21 and older; 8 p.m.; 701 Channelside Drive, $50 in advance; $65 at the door; ($45 members); 273-4568.

26 13 Ugly Men Foundation's 10th Annual Halloween Freakshow benefits A Gift for Adoption; 8 p.m.; Club Underground, 802 E Whiting St.; www.13uglymen.com or 1-888-845-9247.

27 10th annual All That Glitters wine tasting auction benefits MacDonald Training Center; 7-10 p.m.; Tampa International Jet Center, 4751 Jim Walter Blvd.; $75; (VIP $100); 870-1300, ext. 283.

27 SpookTacular costume ball benefits Patel Foundation for Global Understanding; 7 p.m.; Pepin Hospitality Center; $300; 685-2005.

NOV.

3 Zoofari sampling from more than 80 restaurants benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo; 7 p.m.; 1101 W Sligh Ave.; $75 online; $80 telephone; $85 day of the event; www.lowryparkzoo.com or 935-8552.

3 Caribbean Reflections, Journey of the Drumsgala to benefit Caribbean Cultural Association; 6:45 p.m.; USF Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Blvd.; $60; 654-7805.

7 Boys & Girls Club 26th annual Steak Dinner; 6:30 p.m.; Busch Gardens Desert Grill; honors David Gee; $300; 875-5771, ext. 3026.

8 Holiday Gift Market Kick-off Party benefits Junior League of Tampa; 6:30 p.m.; Junior League headquarters,87 Columbia Ave.; $50; 254-9593.

10 Pavilion XXII "Imagine" white-tie gala benefits Tampa Museum of Art; 6 p.m.; 600 N Ashley Drive; $600 and up; 274-8074.

10 Victory Ball II benefits USF Suncoast Alzheimer's & Gerontology Center; 6:30 p.m.; InterContinental Westshore; $125; 974-4355.

10 Dress for Success benefit fashion show luncheon, 10 a.m.; Intercontinental Hotel, $55; 541-3248.

11 Island Night benefits LifePath Hospice; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Jackson's Bistro Harbour Island; $100; 871-8111.

14 Tree of Lights Breakfast benefits Salvation Army; 7:30 a.m.; Tampa Convention Center; $60 and up; 226-0055, ext. 260.

16 Night of the Iguana tasting, casino and auction benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation; 7 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $100 in advance; $125 at the door; 288-2600.

16 Third annual Dessert First Dinner and Auction benefits Girl Scouts of Suncoast Council; 6:30 p.m.; Embassy Suites, 513 S Florida Ave.; $150; 262-1688.

16 Opera Tampa League's La Boheme opening night reception; 6 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center; prices to be announced; 222-1275.

17 Tango," 17th annual Starlight Ball benefits University Community Hospital Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $300 and up; 615-7663.

29 Georgette's 19th annual Celebrity Holiday fashion show; hosted by Georgette's of Old Hyde Park, benefits St. Joseph's Women's Hospital; 10 a.m.; Marriott Waterside; $60; 872-0979.

30 H.B. Plant Museum Society Victorian Stroll preview party; 7-9 p.m.; 401 W Kennedy Blvd.; $75; 258-7302

DEC.

1 Red Cross Gingerbread House champagne reception, 10 a.m. University of Tampa Fletcher Lounge; $65 for adults; $50 for children; 348-4820, ext. 882.

6 LAMPlighter Silver Christmas Coffee benefits Metropolitan Ministries; 11 a.m.; South Tampa home of Kim and Matthew Hoffman; $20 suggested donation;831-8969.

11 Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa Soiree; 7:30 p.m.; home of Jean Mattison; $45; 293-6784.

14 Home Is Where the Heart Is third annual Holiday Stroll benefits Kid's Charity of Tampa Bay; 6-10 p.m.; tours and treats at three Davis Islands homes; $150; 263-3469.

31 Aqua Eve benefits Florida Aquarium; downtown chic attire; 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.; $80 until Dec. 9; $90 until Dec. 23; $100 after that; 273-4568.

31 13 Ugly Men's Resolution Ball benefits Children's Dream Fund; 8 p.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza; ticket prices to be announced; 1-888-845-9247 or www.13uglymen.com.

JAN.

3 17th annual Night at the Circus to benefit Tampa General Hospital Foundation; 7:30 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum; 844-7273.

5 Krewe of the Knights of Sant' Yago Coronation Ball; A La Carte Pavilion; invitation only; 248-3088.

12 Masquerade Ball II "Carnevale di Venezia" benefits Stageworks Theatre; 6:30 p.m.; Centro Asturiano; $100; 784-6832.

12 Krewe of Venus Coronation Ball; 7 p.m.; Busch Gardens; invitation-only; 289-9310.

15 Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa Soiree; 7:30 p.m.; home of Rene Proano, $45; 293-6784.

18 Tampa Bay Black Heritage Gala; 7 p.m.; Pepin Hospitality Center; price to be announced; 1-888-224-1733, ext. 143.

26 Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Invasion and parade.

FEB.

1 Choice Affair Luncheon benefits Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida: noon; Hyatt Regency Tampa; keynote speaker Dr. Kenneth Edelin; $50; (941) 365-3913.

2 Sojourn dinner and auction benefits WEDU; 6 p.m.; Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront; 254-9338, ext. 2241.

2 Einstein on Wine tasting benefits Museum of Science and Industry; 6-9 p.m.; $60 in advance; $70 day of event; 987-6077.

3 Ebony Fashion Fair benefits Derrick Brooks Charities Youth Auxiliary; 3 p.m.; Tampa Theatre; $30; 238-8117.

14 Soiree a la Monet benefits Tampa Garden Center; 6:30 p.m.; 2629 Bayshore Blvd.; $50; 251-5059.

19 Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa Soiree; 7:30 p.m.; Avila home of Lewis and Ileana Berger, $45; 293-6784.

23 Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla Coronation Ball; 8 p.m.; Tampa Convention Center; invitation only.

23 To Life, To Memory and Promise; dinner benefits Florida Holocaust Museum; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $225.; (727) 820-0100, ext. 242.

24 Oscar Night America benefits Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; time and ticket price to be announced; 274-5507.

MARCH

1 Tampa Woman's Club annual Fashionollia; 10 a.m.; Renaissance Hotel International Plaza; price to be announced; 839-7457.

1 Stepping Out gala benefits St. Joseph Hospital Foundation; 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; ticket price to be announced; 872-0979.

3 LAMPlighters Luncheon of Light; Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show; 11 a.m.; Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; $80 to benefit Joshua House and Metropolitan Ministries; 250-3737.

8 Cigar City Celebration benefits Achieve Tampa Bay; 7 p.m.; Cuban Club; $125; 239-1179.

11 Fashion Funds the Cure benefits Pediatric Cancer Foundation; 6 p.m. Saks Fifth Avenue; $75; 269-0955.

14 Chiselers' Market Preview Party and Auction; 7-9 p.m.; Plant Hall at University of Tampa; $50; 289-0985.

15 Baseball for Kids annual dinner benefits All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg and Major League Baseball Players Alumni; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $225; (727) 767-8422.

15 Red, White and Blue gala benefits American Red Cross; 7 p.m.; Pepin Hospitality Center.Cost to be announced; 348-4820, ext. 869.

APRIL

12 Tampa Bay Heart Ball benefits American Heart Association; 6 p.m.; Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay; $500; (727) 563-8112.

16 Florida Orchestra Guild/Tampa Soiree; 7:30 p.m.; Avila home of Blossom Leibowitz; $45; 293-6784

17 Judeo-Christian Health Clinic Testimonial Dinner; 6 p.m.; Higgins Hall; $95; 870-3231.

18 Best of Tampa Bay benefits Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m.; price to be announced; 222-1037.

19 Karamu, 20th annual black-tie gala benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave.; 6:30 p.m.; $275 and up; 935-8552.

23 Salvation Army Auxiliary fashion show luncheon; 10:30 a.m.; Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W Cypress St.; $50 and up; 226-0055, ext. 260.

24 Opera Tampa League Tosca patrons party; 5:30 p.m.

25 Tosca opening night gala and post-performance dinner with cast; prices to be announced; 222-1037.

25 Mozart, Motown and More benefits the Florida Orchestra; featuring orchestra musicians and guests; 6:30 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; dinner, dancing, auction; $250 and up; 286-1170, ext 340.

26 Cattle Barons' Ball benefits American Cancer Society, auction, casino, Western buffet; 7 p.m.; Port of Tampa Cruise Terminal No. 3; $550; 319-5904.

MAY

2 Silverspoons & Sandcastle's XVII benefits Mayor's Beautification Program; 7-11 p.m.; Tampa Port Authority Cruise Terminal 3; $85; 221-8733.

3 15th annual Magnolia Ball benefits Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute; A La Carte Pavilion; $1,000; 745-1403.

10 Tampa General Hospital Foundation 11th annual Moments in Time gala, 7:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency Tampa; price to be announced;844-7273.

10 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Suncoast chapter 2008 Man and Woman of the Year Gala, 6 p.m.; Pepin Hospitality Center, 4121 N 50th St.; $100; 963-6461.

17 Ninth annual Storybook Ball, Where the Wild Things Are, benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities; 6 p.m.; A La Carte Pavilion; $300; 258-6430.

Compiled by Amy Scherzer

[Last modified December 21, 2007, 14:48:53]


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