Capital Causes events in May and June

May 4
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens:
Les Chapeaux Dans Le Jardin (Hat Day)
Luncheon with proceeds benefiting educational, horticultural and community gardening programs; begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $300
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,
1777 E. Broad St., East Side
Contact: 614-645-8733, FPConservatory.org

May 5
Childhood League: Merry Go Round
Dinner, music, and live and silent auctions; VIP reception begins at 5 p.m., general admission at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $100-$200, $1,500 table of six, $2,500 table of 10
Location: Capitol Theatre,
The Riffe Center,
77 S. High St., Downtown
Contact: 614-306-3593, ChildhoodLeague.org

May 9
Directions for Youth and Families: State of the Child Luncheon
Annual luncheon to raise funds for programming with performances by youth; begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $50
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center,
400 N. High St., Downtown
Contact: 614-294-2661, DFYF.org

May 10
Buckeye Ranch: The Taste of Dine Originals
Food from 50 Dine Originals, wine, beer and a silent auction; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $100
Location: Capital University‚ Capital Center,
2360 E. Mound St., Bexley
Contact: 614-228-7441, DineOriginalsColumbus.com

May 11
CCAD: Senior Student Fashion Show
Cocktail party and runway show featuring student designs; VIP pre-show party begins at 7:30 p.m., general admission at 8 p.m.
Price: $100-$350
Location: CCAD Design Studios on Broad, 390 E. Broad St., Downtown
Contact: 614-222-3268,
CCAD.edu

May 19
James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Celebration for Life
Dinner and fundraiser with proceeds used to purchase new technology and further research; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $2,500 per person, sponsorships begin at $5,000
Location: Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand West, Easton
Contact: 614-293-3744,
Cancer.OSU.edu

May 19
King Arts Complex: 25th Silver Anniversary Gala
Celebrate 25 years of educational and cultural activities at the complex; begins at 8 p.m.
Price: $50 a person or $80 a couple (members), $65 a person or $100 a couple (non-members)
Location: King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Ave., Downtown
Contact: 614-645-5464, KingArtsComplex.org

May 23
Wexner Center for the Arts and the STAR Program: An Evening with Carrie Fisher
Actress Carrie Fisher will speak on trauma and bipolar disorder during a fundraising event; begins at 7:30 p.m.
Price: $45-$75
Location: Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St., Campus
Contact: 614-291-9802, WexArts.org

June 7
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Tastings on the Terrace
An evening of fine food and drinks to support horticulture programs; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $150, sponsorships available
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus
Contact: 614-645-6402, FPConservatory.org

June 13
National Kidney Foundation: Cooking with the Stars
Local chefs and celebs create dishes; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $100, $125 VIP, $1,000 corporate table
Location: Blackwell Hotel,
2110 Tuttle Park Pl., Campus
Contact: 614-882-6184, NKFofOhio.org

June 16
Crohn & Colitis Foundation of America: Take Steps Columbus
Two-mile walk and family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for Crohn‚s disease and colitis; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: Minimum $25 donation, fundraising encouraged
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens,
1777 E. Broad St., Columbus
Contact: 614-889-6060, CCTakeSteps.org/Columbus

June 21
Recreation Unlimited Foundation: Celebrity Sports Gala
Benefits programs in sports and education for individuals with disabilities; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $100, $2,500 table of 8
Location: Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union, Campus
Contact: 740-548-7006, RecreationUnlimited.org