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Events that raise money for some type of charity, including galas, golf outings, rummage sales, shopping events, fashion shows, picnics and sport nights. Send items to two weeks before event date.

March 4

Eat Around Town: Wednesday, March 4 and Thursday, March 5, Giuseppe's La Cantina Restaurant, 1062 Lee St., Des Plaines. Dine in or carry out an order and Maine West Dollars for Scholars will received 10% of the purchase price.

March 5

St. Viator High School Floral Fantasy: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Jeuck Auditorium, 1213 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights. Local experts create floral pieces, while discussing ways to five your home an instant face lift with floral design. Arrangements will be raffled. $10 at the door or at Pam, (847) 253-9447.

Taste of Morton Grove: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, White Eagle Banquet Hall, 6845 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Raffles, auction, cuisine from area restaurants. $30 in advance; $40 at the door. Benefits are charities. For tickets, Maslov, (847) 663-3832. For information, Terry, (312) 907-4035.

Relay For Life kickoff event: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Bartlett Fire Barn, 220 S. Main St., Bartlett. Kick off for the 2009 Relay For Life of Bartlett, Hanover Park and Streamwood. Mardi Gras theme, refreshments, register teams, hear survivor stories, more. Doug, (847) 368-1166 or

Leyden Faculty basketball game: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park. Faculty basketball game to benefit Chris Reynoldson, a former student who has gastroparesis. Jason, (847) 451-3058.

Festa della Donna: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Enzo & Lucia Ristorante, 343 Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. Three-course Italian dinner, fashion show, and a discussion on historically significant accomplishments by women in honor of International Women's Day. There will be a cash bar. Tickets are $35 per person; a portion of each ticket will benefit PADS. For reservations, call (847) 478-8825.

March 6

St. Joseph the Worker Friday fish fry: 4-8 p.m. March 6, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. All you can eat fist fry includes choice of potato, coleslaw and rye bread. Shrimp dinners, salad bar and soup also available. (847) 537-2740.

Schaumburg Township Council of PTAs scholarship auction: 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 6, Meridian Banquets, 1701 Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Benefits scholarships for high school seniors who had been District 54 students. Call Debbie, (847) 301-9394.

St. Baldrick's Foundation: 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, John Barleycorn, 1100 American Lane, Schaumburg. Shave your head, in return for pledges of financial support, to help kids with cancer, raffles, silent auction, music, food, more. All ages.

March 7

Spring Fashion and Gift Show: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Schaumburg High School, 1100 W. Schaumburg Road. Sponsored by the Schaumburg High School Very Interested Parents Club the event highlights two fashion shows throughout the day with spring apparel and prom fashions sponsored by local retailers. Also featured are 50 exhibitors selling related products or services including clothing, jewelry, handbags, fragrances, candles, skin care, and accessories. Admission $3, benefits scholarships and mini-grants. Concessions, including pizza, hot dogs and bake sale goodies will also be available. Free parking, handicapped accessible.

Evening of Laughter to help diabetic kids: The Second City comedy tour group will offer an evening of laughter at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at Barrington High School to benefit the American Diabetes Association's Triangle D Summer Camp. Tickets are $30; at For details about The Second City event, call (847) 381-3274. For information about ADA Summer camps and diabetes, visit

Resurrection Health Care Monarch Ball: 5:45 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Entertainment by Dennis DeYoung and The Music of Styx. Proceeds benefit the West Suburban College of Nursing. $350. Call Anita Kepley, (847) 813-3464.

Clearbrook Guardians Spring Casino Night: 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Getz Workshop, 746 S. Vermont Ave., Palatine. Poker, blackjack, roulette, craps, wheel games. Admission free. Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities. Contact the Guardians at (847) 385-5305 for information or

St. Joseph's Club Bocce Night: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Pinstripes, 100 W. Higgins Road, South Barrington. $45 includes buffet and use of five bocce courts. Cash bar, raffles. Benefits the McKenna Family.

St. Hubert Development Core Team fundraiser: Saturday, March 7, The Seville, 700 Barrington Road, Streamwood. Dinner, open bar, live entertainments, raffles, auctions. $50. Benefits students of St. Hubert Catholic School, Hoffman Estates. (847) 885-7702.

Fremd Spring Boutique: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 1000 S. Quentin Road, Palatine. Over 150 crafters, raffles, more. Free, supports the school.

2009 Maryville Guardian Medallion Award gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Drake Hotel, Chicago. Cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, dancing and the presentation of the Guardian Medallion. For tickets and information, call (847) 294-1982.

A Night Out for Autism: Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner seating at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Dinner, silent auction, raffles. Benefits the Alexander Leigh Center for Autism. $50; $450 for a table of 10. Kelly Weaver or Dorie Hoevel, at (847) 458-6802, or visit

Rock and Roll fundraiser: Saturday, March 7, AMVETS Hall, 700 McHenry Road, Wheeling. The Friends of Wheeling High School Jazz Band host. Entertainment by the band Way Past Curfew from Barrington, live and silent auctions, appetizers, desserts. $15; $20 at the door. Brian, (847) 718-7111.

Prospect Heights Lions Club spring dance: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Atlantis Banquets. Cocktails, open bar, dancing, raffles and prizes. $45. Tom, (847) 392-4243.

Trivia Night fundraiser: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Elk Grove Village. Sponsored by Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Association - Kappa Delta. Benefits Shelter Inc. and Prevent Child Abuse America. $120.

Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Rotary Classic 10,000: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Meadows Club, 2950 W. Golf Road, Rolling Meadows. Cocktails, hors d' oeuvres, dinner, silent/live auctions. Benefits community projects and the Children's Hospital at St. Alexius Medical Center. $175.

Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, First United Methodist Church, 123 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. Fran, (847) 358-3570.

Prospect Heights Lions Club spring dance: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Atlantis Banquets, 1273 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Cocktails, open bar, dancing, raffles. $45. Tom, (847) 392-4243.

March 8

PFLAG Northern Illinois Council: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, March 8, Improve in Schaumburg. Headliner Vicki Shaw, opening act, Mike Neubecker. $50, includes admission, meet and greet, lunch, silent auction. Must be 21 and over. For information or tickets, (847) 240-2001.

Chili Cook Off: 1-4 p.m. Durty Nellie's, 180 N. Smith St., Palatine. The Palatine Police and Fire Benevolent Association, with the support of the Palatine Jaycees, is hosting this cook off between the fire and police departments. All-you-can eat chili, cash bar, raffle, T-shirt sales, more. (847) 604-0288.

March 10

Victory Centre of Bartlett: 11:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 1101 W. Bartlett Road, Bartlett. Barb Meyer presents Barb's Boutique featuring clothes, hats, purses, bags, scarves, jewelry, cosmetics, more. Benefits resident events.) 630) 213-0100.

Relay For Life of Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights kick off: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, Prospect High School, Community Room, 801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect. Sign up your 2009 team, get fundraising ideas, learn how you can make a difference. RSVP to Ryan, (847) 368-1166 or ryan,

March 13

St. Joseph the Worker Friday fish fry: 4-8 p.m. March 13, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. All you can eat fist fry includes choice of potato, coleslaw and rye bread. Shrimp dinners, salad bar and soup also available. (847) 537-2740.

Children's Resale: 6:30-9 p.m. Friday March 13; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, March 14, St. Colette's Parish Center, 3900 Meadows Drive, Rolling Meadows. Gently used children's clothing, equipment, toys at bargain prices. Free.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser: 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 13, Grace Lutheran Church, 1624 E. Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. Hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Mount Prospect proceeds benefit Kiwanis programs serving the children of Mount Prospect and Resources for Community Living. (847) 827-6874.

March 14

A Night for Renee fundraiser: March 14, Meridian Banquets, 1701 W. Algonquin Road, Rolling Meadows. Music, dancing, live entertainment, appetizers, raffles and cash bar. $30; $45 at the door. Benefits WINGS. (847) 269-5409.

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley gala: Saturday, March 14, Geimer's Greenhouse, 2727 Route 52, Long Grove. Proceeds from the Dream Builder's Soiree will benefit the organization's first green-built house project in the Northern Fox Valley area. $100, cocktail attire, includes buffet dinner, open bar, entertainment. (847) 836-1432.

Prospect Girls Softball pancake breakfast: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 14, Prospect High School, 801 W. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect. Pancakes, bacon, fruit juice, coffee, bake sale. $6; $5 students with ID; $4 children. Martin, (847) 718-5298.

St. Patrick's Day celebration: 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, American Legion Post 208, 121 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. Corned beef and cabbage dinner followed by music and dancing. $15. Reservations to (847) 253-6632.

March 15

Bartlett Woman's Club's 28th fashion show luncheon: Noon, Sunday, March 15, Villa Olivia Country Club, 1401 W. Lake St., Bartlett. Fashions from The Arboretum of South Barrington, door prizes, raffles. $30 adults; $16 under age 12. Peggy, (630) 830-8407 or Paula (630) 372-1677.

Strike Out Cancer event: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, Brunswick Zone, 824 E. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Reserve a lane for $75 for your group of five; single bowlers $15. Supports the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Jeanne, (224) 217-5098.

March 16

K's For Kids: 6 p.m. Monday, March 16, The Ram, 700 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling. Dinner, brewery tour, raffle. K's For Kids provides opportunities for children to attend Cubs games. $35. Kim, (847) 826-4502.

March 20

St. Joseph the Worker Friday fish fry: 4-8 p.m. March 20, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. All you can eat fist fry includes choice of potato, coleslaw and rye bread. Shrimp dinners, salad bar and soup also available. (847) 537-2740.

CURE's 11th annual Benefit Chicago: Friday, March 20, Field Museum, Chicago. Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy host benefit with guest speaker Tom Brokaw. (312) 255-1801.

March 21

Almost Home Foundation fundraiser: "Kick Up Your Paws," 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, Garden Terrace Banquets, 1000 Wellington Ave., Elk Grove Village. Concert extravaganza featuring live music, DJ, cash bar, raffle. $20 in advance only.

March 24

Clearbrook's Dine and Donate: Thursday, March 24, California Pizza Kitchen. Participating locations include: 3 S. Evergreen, Arlington Heights; 1550 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg; 20502 N. Rand Road, Deer Park and 939 W. North Ave., Chicago. Dine at California Pizza Kitchen for lunch or dinner and a portion of the proceeds benefits Clearbrook, a nonprofit supporting children and adults with disabilities. Event flyer must be presented. Visit and donate for flyer and information.

March 27

St. Joseph the Worker Friday fish fry: 4-8 p.m. March 27, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. All you can eat fist fry includes choice of potato, coleslaw and rye bread. Shrimp dinners, salad bar and soup also available. (847) 537-2740.

March 28

Resources for Community Living gala benefit: March 28, The Meadows Club, Rolling Meadows. Theme: Celebrating Independence. For sponsorship information, (847) 701-1554.

March 30

Streamwood Woman's Club Floral Design Showcase: 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, Canton Middle School, 1100 Sunset Circle, Streamwood. Floral arrangements created by local florist will be raffled off. Benefits Alexian Brothers Women's Services and Hanover Township Food Pantry. $10. Celia, (630) 289-9562 or

Like New Spring and Summer Clothing resale: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 3; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 4, Barrington United Methodist Church, 98 Algonquin Road, Barrington. All types of spring and summer clothing at rummage sale prices. Donations of clothing will be accepted from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday March 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday March 31 and Wednesday, April 1; and 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 2. (847) 836-5540.

April 2

Miniature Artisans, Dollhouse and Miniatures show/sale: Workshops, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2; show hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 3; and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Embassy Suites-Schaumburg/Woodfield, 1939 Meacham Road, Schaumburg. $7; $12, two-day pass, $3 children ages 12 and under. (630) 513-8329 or

April 3

Countryside School PTA dinner auction: Friday, April 3, The Stonegate Banquet and Conference Center, Hoffman Estates. Featured entertainments, comedian Tom Dreesen. $85. or Diana or Frank at (847) 687-8220.

St. Joseph the Worker Friday fish fry: 4-8 p.m. April 3, 181 W. Dundee Road, Wheeling. All you can eat fist fry includes choice of potato, coleslaw and rye bread. Shrimp dinners, salad bar and soup also available. (847) 537-2740.

St. Emily 2009 Fashion Show: 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, Victoria in the Park Banquets, 1700 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. Raffles, cocktails, cash bar, dinner, fashion show. $45. Maritza, (847) 253-4907.

April 4

Literacy Connection's 12th Trivia Bee contest: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Grand Victoria Casino, 250 s. Grove Ave., Elgin. General admission, $5, includes refreshments and a chance to win audience participation prizes. Teams of three receive free admission as part of their $500 registration fee. For information, (847) 742-6565 or

Message of Hope gala: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, InterContinental Hotel Chicago, 505 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Hosted by the Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. $350. (312) 222-8900.

April 5

PAL luncheon and auction: Sunday, April 5, Maggiano's, Schaumburg. Cocktails, luncheon, presentation, live and silent auctions, raffle to benefit young adults with severe disabilities through Clearbrook's PAL, Partners in Adult Learning. (847) 870-7711.

April 17

Women's Club of Inverness Spring Fashion Show: 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 17, Stonegate Conference and Banquet Center, Hoffman Estates. Includes boutique, silent auction, cocktails,; hors d'oeuvres, luncheon and fashion show. Karen, (847) 397-8955.

April 23

St. Thomas Becket Women's Guild fashion show/dinner: Thursday, April 23, Bristol Court Banquets, Mount Prospect. "Ribbons and Rubies" will feature fashions by Carson Pirie Scott and Cold Water Creek. Raffle. $35. (847) 827-9220 or (847) 299-6571.

April 24

Clearbrook's Shining Star Ball: 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. Black-tie gala features auction items, gourmet foods, lavish ball gowns and music provided by the band, Indigo. Tickets $500 per person. Proceeds benefit children and adults with disabilities. Contact Gloria Drake, (847) 385-5012 or for tickets and event information.

April 25

PHD Spirit of Life Gala: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center, 1551 N. Thoreau Drive, Schaumburg. Benefits PHD counseling center. Dinner, silent auction, entertainment by The Gold Coast Orchestra. Liz of Kelly, (847) 359-4919 ext. 19.

American Brain Tumor Association's run/walk: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Soldier Field, Chicago. Fourth annual Path to Progress 5K run/walk.

Ecuadorian Volunteers Association dinner dance: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Pescatore Palace, 3400 N. River Road, Franklin Park. Dinner, dance, live entertainment, silent auction, raffle. $100. (708) 771-2519.

April 26

Amazing Grace at Arlington Park: Sunday, April 26, Arlington International Racecourse, International Room, Arlington Heights. Supports the St. Joseph's Home for the Elderly operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor, Palatine. Dinner, raffle, silent auction. For questions or sponsorship information, call Sister Patricia, (847) 358-5700.

May 9

Kenneth Young Center Walk for the Mental Health of It: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 9, rain or shine, Busse Woods, Elk Grove Village. Three-mile walk, run, jog, roller blade, wagon, strollers, wheelchair, wheelbarrow, etc. Dogs welcome. No registration fee, sponsorship donations collected. (847) 524-8800, ext 156 or

Alzheimer's Association Rita Hayworth Gala: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $500. (312) 604-2453.

May 19

Palatine Chamber golf outing: Tuesday, May 19, Palatine Hills Golf Course, Palatine. Palatine Area Chamber of Commerce hosts its sixth annual golf outing. For registration, sponsorship or volunteer information, call (847) 359-7200.

June 5

Relay For Life of Bartlett/Hanover Park/Streamwood: 6 p.m. Friday, June 5-6 a.m. Saturday, June 6, Community Park, Hanover Park. Doug, (847) 368-1166. realyfor