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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Diaper drive: Through Saturday, May 9, ReMax Suburban, 330 E. Northwest Highway, Mount Prospect. Diapers will be donated to the Mount Prospect Food Pantry. All sizes needed. For information, (847) 259-0202.
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.
Ice cream fundraiser: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, Baskin and Robins, 850 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines. Members of the Des Plaines Professional Firefighters Local 4211 scoop ice cream to benefit fire prevention public education. (847) 391-5300 or desplaines.org.
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.
Rummage sale: Community Presbyterian Church of Mount Prospect will hold its 24th annual rummage sale Thursday to Saturday, April 30 - May 2. Hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A half-price sale will be held Saturday. In addition to clothes, toys, household goods, books and more, there will be a hot dog lunch and bake sale. The church is located at 407 N. Main St. (Route 83) in Mount Prospect. (847) 392-3111.
Rummage/bake sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, St. Paul United Church of Christ, 144 E. Palatine Rd, Palatine. Benefits community outreach projects.
Research for Rosie: Through Friday, May 1, Photo's, 301 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine and 1706 E. Kensington Road, Mount Prospect. Eat at Photo's and present the special coupon through May 1 and the cost of your meal will be donated to the "Ride for Kids" to benefit pediatric brain tumor research. Research4Rosie@yahoo.com or Jo, (847) 705-8456.
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 alexianfoundation.org.
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 volunteerinfo.net.
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.
Spaghetti dinner: 5, 6 and 7 p.m. seatings Saturday, May 2, St. John United Church of Christ, 1475 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine. $7.50 per ticket, or $30 for five tickets, children under 3 eat free. Seating is limited. Call (847) 202-5562 or e-mail email@example.com for information or reservations.
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.
Cinco de Meow: 5 p.m. May 3 at El Sombrero, 1100 S. Elmhurst Road, Mount Prospect. Benefits the animals at Heartland Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter. Mexican buffet, music, raffles, games and prizes. $25 per person; reserve online at www.heartlandanimalshelter.net or send a check to Heartland Animal Shelter, 2975 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook, IL 60062 in care of "Cinco de Meow."
Spring Fling: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, May 4, Barrington Park district, 235 Lions Drive, Barrington. Barrington Junior Women's Club hosts event open to all seniors in the 60010 ZIP code. Entertainments by The Banjo Buddies Dixie Trio, lunch and Bingo. Reservations to Linda, (847) 381-5030.
Garden Club of Mount Prospect Spring Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, St. Emily's Church, 1400 E. Central Road, Mount Prospect. Lunch, raffle, plant auction. $18 before Monday, May 4 to Kathy, (224) 234-0327.
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 aidschicago.org/makestatement.
Elk Grove Jaycees Best Pizza Contest: 7-9 p.m. Friday, May 8, Holiday Inn on Busse and Landmeier Road, Elk Grove Village. Sample different kinds of pizzas from Elk Grove restaurants and vote on your favorite. Includes silent auction and raffle for charity. elkgrovevillagejaycees.org.
ECC Classic 100 dinner: 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, Spartan Terrace Restaurant, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin. $95. Benefits the Elgin Community College culinary program. (847) 622-0300.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 HWWC.info.
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 signmeup.com/64978 preregistration ends Saturday, May 9. For information, visit raceforsincerehearts.weebly.com
Rummage sale: The Presbyterian Women at Church of the Cross will have the annual spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the church, 475 W. Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates. (847) 885-1199.
Arlington Million Ladies golf cart raffle: Sunday, May 10, Arlington Park. (847) 724-4345.
FED ED's spring legislative luncheon: Noon, Monday, May 11, Rosewood Restaurant, 9421 W. Higgins Road, Rosemont. FED ED is a consortium of 115 school districts, educational organizations and corporate sponsors. $40. Dave Peterson, (630) 533-1009.
Mount Prospect Woman's Club luncheon/fashion show: 11 a.m. Thursday, May 14, European Crystal Banquet Hall, 510 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights. $30 before Monday, May 11. Call Marge, (847) 394-4695.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Great Strides walk-a-thon: Sunday, May 17, Citizen's Park, Barrington. Benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Call Kim at (312) 236-4491 or cff.org/great_strides.
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.
Restaurant Extravaganza to benefit St. Jude: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, Hilton Chicago Hotel, 720 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago. $350. stjude.org/fourstarchicago.
Woodfield Area Children's Organization golf classic: 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, Poplar Creek, 1400 Poplar Creek Drive, Hoffman Estates. $125 includes lunch, goody bag, green fees, card, practice, BBQ dinner, raffle. Dinner only $40. To golf, volunteer or donate, call Sandy, (847) 409-8431.
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 clearbrook.org.
Elgin Symphony and PADS partner brunch: 11 a.m. Sunday, May 30, First Congregational Church of Elgin, 356 E. Chicago St., Elgin. $25 before Thursday, May 28. Call (847) 888-4000 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Flea market: St. Mark's Church, 337 Ridge Road in Barrington Hills, will have a flea market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30. (847) 381-0596 or www.st-markschurch.org.
Patrick Sean Botterman Fundraiser: Sunday, May 31. Call Kathleen, (847) 253-9032.
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 lifebhps.com.
Fired Up: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 7 at Weber Grill, 1010 N. Meacham Road, Schaumburg. Fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. $25 per person; sponsorship packages available. email@example.com or (847) 695-6977.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.