Northwest suburban fundraisers

Published: 3/18/2009 12:01 AM

March 19

Alzheimer's Association wine tasting: Thursday, March 19, River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago. "A Toast to Remember," premier wine tasting. $100-$125.

Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center charity concert: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Chicago House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Featuring Richard Marx. $135.

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.

Field of Dreams Horse Rescue Bunco night: 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 20, Campton Township Community Center, 5N082 Old LaFox Road, Campton Hills. $25 per person. (847) 431-6302.

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.

Charity hockey game: Saturday, March 21, Allstate Arena, Rosemont. Local public servants, police officers and firefighters, will skate to raise funds for the American Brain Tumor Association.

Sleep-Out-Saturday: Saturday, March 21, Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church, Palatine. Sleep out in a cardboard tent to benefit PADS. Includes soup dinner, worship service, discussion. (847) 359-8440, ext. 4 or

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 25

Senior center fundraiser: 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25, Buona Beef, 1420 Golf Road, Rolling Meadows. If a flyer is presented at time of purchase, a portion of the sale will go to the Rolling Meadows Senior Center. Flyers are available at the center, 3705 Pheasant Drive, Rolling Meadows. Call (847) 818-3205.

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.

Women's Auxiliary of The Danish Home luncheon: 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Old Orchard Country Club, 700 W. Rand Road, Mount Prospect. Luncheon and entertainment. $40 by Saturday, March 28. Gentlemen welcome. Shirley, (773) 775-4189.

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.

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. Proceeds benefit local missions. Donations of clothing will be accepted from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, March 30; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, March 31 and April 1; and 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, April 2. Tax donation receipts will be available. (847) 836-5540.

Rummage sale: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1500 Old Church Road, Streamwood, is having a Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 3, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 4. Items for sale include clothing, household items, electronics and more. (630) 837-0190.

Field of Dream Horse Rescue Bingo night: 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 3, Elburn Lions Club, 500 Filmore St., Elburn. $25 per person. (847) 431-6302.

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.

Boy Scout Troop 25 breakfast: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Christ Church, Cora and Henry streets, Des Plaines. All-you-ca-eat french toast and sausage breakfast. $5; $3 for seniors and children ages 5-12; free for children under age 5. Benefits troop sponsored activities. (847) 635-7875.

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 6

Field of Dreams Horse Rescue and Adoption: Monday April 6-Wednesday, April 8, any Jewel-Osco store. Shop at Jewel-Osco and 5% of your purchase will benefit the horse rescue and adoption organization. For donor slip, call (847) 431-6302.

April 16

DreamHome Preview Party: 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, Merchandise Mart, Chicago. Benefits the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation Women's Board. Be the first to see The Merchandise Mart's DreamHome. $110. (773) 702-6566 or

Kenneth Young Center pizza fundraiser: Thursday, April 16, California Pizza Kitchen, 1550 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Eat in or carry out from California Pizza Kitchen and 20% of your check will benefit the Kenneth Young Center, Elk Grove Village. Coupon needed. (847) 524-8800.

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 19

Backbones 5K run, walk and roll: 8 a.m. Sunday, April 25, Country Gardens Park, 901 N. Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights. Benefits people with spinal cord injury and their families. $35. Deadline April 19.

April 22

Spotlight on Barrington's Stars luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, Biltmore Country Club. Community and business recognition award winners luncheon, fashion show. $40. (847) 381-2525 or

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.

Ecuadorean 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.

Spring gala: St. Raymond de Penafort, 301 S. Ioka Ave., Mount Prospect, will offer its Spring Gala - Let Your Light Shine, a 60th Anniversary Celebration, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumburg. Ticket price: $100/person. Contact: (847) 253-8600.

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 14

Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption: 7:15 p.m. Zanies Comedy Club, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles. Enjoy an evening of fun and humor to benefit the horse rescue and adoption organization. Featured comic Patti Vasquez. Adults 21 and over only. (847) 431-6302.

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

July 27

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation golf outing: Monday, July 27, Boulder Ridge Country Club, Lake in the Hills. For information, call Robert Schmitz, (847) 394-4400 or