Published: 4/22/2009 12:01 AM

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.

Clearbrook Jelly Belly Days: Volunteers are being sought to work various shifts between 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, at intersections throughout Chicago and the suburbs during Clearbrook's Jelly Belly Days. Volunteers trade signature gourmet Jelly Belly candy for donations. For information, call Janis at (847) 385-5008.

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

Friends of the Sparrow luncheon meeting: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, Wynstone Country Club, 1 S. Wynstone Drive, North Barrington. Unique boutique shopping, luncheon, speakers. $50. Sue, (847) 526-3981.

Streamwood Chamber auction: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, Seville banquets, 700 Barrington Road, Streamwood. Scholarship recognition fundraiser. (630) 837-5200 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.

Grace Lutheran Church rummage sale: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23 and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, April 24, Wolf Road and Euclid Ave., Mount Prospect. Benefits the church and other charitable organizations. (847) 824-7408.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church rummage sale: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 23; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, April 24; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25, 304 W. Palatine Road, Prospect Heights. Clothing, household items, more. Benefit the mission and fellowship activities of the church.

WINGS Program, Inc., luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Speaker Michele Weldon, author of "I Closed MY Eyes: Revelations of a Battered Woman." $60. (847) 519-7820 or

Post 208 dinner dance: 6 p.m. Friday, April 24, American Legion Post 208, 121 N. Douglas Ave., Arlington Heights. $10 includes spaghetti dinner followed by dancing until 10 p.m. Benefits the Hines Fisher House. (847) 253-6632.

Fourth annual Pink Party: 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday, April 24, Bogies Ale House, Palatine. Benefits Net Work of Strength formaly Y-Me for Breast Cancer. $10. (847)670-0330.

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: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumburg. St. Raymond de Penafort's "Let Your Light Shine," 60th anniversary celebration. $100. Contact: (847) 253-8600.

Journeys from PADS to HOPE walk: 9 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights. 4.5-mile walk for the homeless. To register, or (847) 963-9160, ext. 16.

Do the Dewey Fundraiser: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, April 25, Des Plaines Public Library. $35 in advance; $40 at the door. Live music, programs and activities, more. Benefits the library. (847) 376-2800 or

Run for Rett: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25, Busse Woods, groves 5-16, off Higgins Road, just west of Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village. International Rett Syndrome Foundation 10th annual 5K run/walk; one-mile fun run/walk. $20 before Monday, April 20; $25 after. Register at or call (847) 524-7540.

Our Lady of Ransom rummage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 8300 Greenwood Ave., Niles. Clothing, toys, household items, more. Benefits the parish as a whole. (847) 823-2550.

Pan Hellenic Scholarship Foundation: 7 p.m. Saturday, April 25, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, Skokie. Twentieth anniversary celebration. (847) 729-3406.

April 26

Eat Around Town: 11 a.m.-10 p. m. weekdays; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. weekends through Sunday, April 26, Dairy Queen, 1165 Elmhurst Rd., just north of Algonquin. Purchase a medium Blizzard and say "Maine West Dollars for Scholars," and Dairy Queen will donate $1 to the scholarship fund.

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.

March for Babies: Sunday, April 26, Busse Woods, Grove 5, Elk Grove Village. Supports the March of Dimes. or (800) 525-9255.

Backbones 5K Run, Walk, n Roll: 8 a.m. Sunday, April 26, Country Gardens Park, 901 N. Schoenbeck Road, Prospect Heights. $35. Online registration available through Sunday, April 19 at Race day registration $40.

Stepping Up to Wellness event: Sunday, April 26, Independence Grove, Libertyville. Includes 10K run/walk; 5K run; and one-mile family walk. Benefits the Cancer Wellness Center. For event information, (847) 509-9595 or

April 27

Orphans of the Storm animal shelter benefit dinner: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Monday, April 27, Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort. Cocktails, silent auction, dinner. $250. (847) 945-0235.

Silent Auction: Through Monday, April 27, Indian Trails Public Library, 355 S. Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. The Foundation for the Indian Trails Public Library District will host a silent auction for the public. Items include a round of golf for four, restaurant gift certificates, tickets to local entertainment establishments and health/fitness prizes. All proceeds benefit The Foundation. For information, call the library, at (847) 459-4100 or

April 28

Candy's Coasts for Kids dinner dance: 6 p.m. May 16, Meridian, Rolling Meadows. Raffle, silent auctions, dinner, entertainments. $40 before Tuesday, April 28; $50 after. Benefits coats for needy children. Doreen, (847) 202-1118 r Claudette, (847) 854-4931.

April 29

Arlington Heights Woman's Club fashion gala: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, Rolling Green Country Club, 2525 Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Food, fashions, raffles. $35, benefits scholarships. Florence, (847) 253-3789.

April 30

Strong Kids Campaign: 6:45-9:45 p.m. Thursday, April 30, Durty Nellie's in Palatine. Buehler YMCA is holding a charity fundraising event at to help raise money for its Strong Kids Campaign. Features a special guest performance by the band Bucket Number 6.

Empty Bowls event: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 30, West Leyden High School, 1000 N. Wolf Road, Northlake. West Leyden Art Club hosts fundraiser for the Leyden Food Pantry. Soup and bread dinner. $15. (847) 451-3119.

May 2

Alexian Brothers Foundation Ball de Fleur: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Brookfield Zoo, Maywood. Dinner, silent/live auctions, dancing, private zoo tour, more. $300. (847) 385-7304 or

Break the Silence Walk for Ovarian Cancer: 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, Chicago Park District Grove 13, south of Belmont Harbor off Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. Benefits the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition. (888) OVARIAN.

Volunteer Center of Northwest Suburban Chicago: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 2, Arlington Heights District 214 Forest View Educational Center, 2121 Goebbert Road. Celebration to honor volunteers includes a concert by the Neverly Brothers at 2:45 p.m., raffle prizes, children and family activities, food, Cayman Island Resort giveaway silent auction, more. Tickets for the Neverly Brothers are $15-$20. For reservations, (847) 228-1320 or

Ms. Fitz Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mary 2, corner of Brinker and Country Line roads, Barrington Hills. Rummage and bake sale to benefit Countryside, Woodland an Sunny Hill elementary schools. Donations accepted from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, April 27-Thursday, April 30. (847) 687-8220.

May 3

Lox boxes: 8-11 a.m. Sunday, May 10, at Congregation Beth Judea, Route 83 and Hilltop Road, Long Grove. The Men's Club of Congregation Beth Judea is selling Lox Boxes for pickup or delivery. Orders for delivery need to be received by May 3. A special Mother's Day Brunch can be arranged if ordered in advance. Boxes cost $25 for one, $47 for two, or $40 for one box for you and one for the ARK. (847) 634-0777, ext. 115.

Firehouse Pancake Day: 8: a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 3, Prospect Heights Fire House, 10 E. Camp McDonald Road. Prospect Heights Lions Club and the Prospect Heights Fire Department host pancake breakfast to benefit the Prospect Heights Fire Protection District's purchase of a rescue boat. Silent auction, free hearing exams by the Lions Club. $6; $5 children ages 3-12; free for ages under 3. $1 discount per ticket when you bring three cans of food, which will be donated to the St. Alphonsus food pantry and the Wheeling Township Food drive.

May 7

Shower of Hope fashion show and luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 7, Sunset Ridge Club, Northfield. Friends of Maryville Academy's Crisis Nursery host luncheon featuring fashions, marketplace boutique from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., fashion show, raffle, more. $85. Guests are asked to bring a gift of diapers, wipes or baby formula for the Crisis Nursery. Ellen, (847) 294-1982.

Make a Statement - Design For the Cure event: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St., Chicago. $65. (312) 922-2322 or

May 9

Kenneth Young Center Walk: 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.

Plant sale: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Trinity United Methodist Church 605 W. Golf Road, Mount Prospect. Variety of plants including hanging baskets, garden flowers, vegetables, ground cover. Master gardeners on hand to answer questions. Baked goods available. (847) 439-0950.

American Cancer Society Elgin Walk & Roll: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Festival Park, Elgin. Walk, bike or skate to fight cancer. Includes entertainments. (630) 879-9009.

Mother's Day luncheon fashion show: 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, Kemper Lake Golf Club, Long Grove. Benefits the Hawthorn Woods Women's Club. $35. Lunch, fashion show, boutique shopping. Sponsored by Inca's Inc. of Long Grove in conjunction with Olivia's Past, Casa Brasil and Cleo's all in Long Grove. (847) 955-0223 or

Race for Sincere Hearts: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 16, Deer Grove East Forest Preserve, Palatine, corner of Dundee and Hicks roads. 5K fun run/race. Benefits the Baan Jing Jai Children's Home in Pattaya, Thailand. Register at preregistration ends Saturday, May 9. For information, visit

May 10

Arlington Million Ladies golf cart raffle: Sunday, May 10, Arlington Park. (847) 724-4345.

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 16

Community garage sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Elk Grove High School, 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village. Benefits the Grenadier Athletic Boosters fitness center equipment fund. $20 per space to participate. call Joe at (847) 323-0164 or e-mail

Candy's Coasts for Kids dinner dance: 6 p.m. Saturday, May 16, Meridian, Rolling Meadows. Raffle, silent auctions, dinner, entertainments. $50. Benefits coats for needy children. Doreen, (847) 202-1118 r Claudette, (847) 854-4931.

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.

May 20

Restaurant Extravaganza to benefit St. Jude: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $350.

May 23

Clearbrook Guardians garage sale: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24, Getz Building, 746 S. Vermont, Palatine. Benefits children and adults with disabilities supported by Clearbrook. (847) 385-5305 or

May 29

Relay for Life Mount Prospect/Prospect Heights: Friday, May 29-Saturday, May 30, Prospect High School, Mount Prospect. Signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The steering committee is looking for additional community teams to participate; local business to help sponsor the event; and cancer survivors to walk the opening survivor lap. For information, contact Ryan at (847) 368-1168 or ryan,

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