Community events from March to May


March 9

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Blooms & Butterflies
Learn about butterflies from around the world and see them in the gardens of the Conservatory; runs through Sept. 2
Price: $11 adults, $9 students and seniors, $3 kids 3-17, free for members and those 2 and younger
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., East Side
Contact: 614-715-8000,
FPConservatory.org

March 21

YWCA Columbus: Leadership Luncheon Series
Be empowered and inspired with this month's theme: The Power of Freedom;begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $30, $300 table of 10
Location: YWCA Columbus, 65 S.
Fourth St., Downtown
Contact: 614-627-1257,
YWCAColumbus.org

Women for Economic and Leadership Development: 2013 WELD Keynote Event
Dinner and program led by PBS anchor Gwen Ifill and emceed by NBC4's Colleen Marshall;begins at 5:45 p.m.
Price: $95 for members, $125 for non-members
Location: Hilton Columbus,
3900 Chagrin Dr., Easton
Contact: 866-614-9353,
WELDOh.org

April 3

YWCA: Women of Achievement
Annual luncheon honoring women who have made an impact in the community;begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $125, $625 for half table (5 seats), $1,250 for individual table (10 seats)
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Downtown
Contact: 614-627-1203, YWCAColumbus.org

April 6

Short North: Gallery Hop
Stroll down High Street on the first Saturday of each month and enjoy shopping, art, entertainment and more; begins at 4 p.m.
Price: Free
Location: Throughout the Short North
Contact: 614-299-8050,
ShortNorth.org

April 10

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute: Stefanie's Champions
Lunch honoring five heroes to cancer survivors; begins at noon
Price: $125; sponsorships available
Location: Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Campus
Contact: 614-366-6533,
Cancer.OSU.edu

April 12

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Central Ohio Chapter: Wild Crush
An evening of wine tasting, food and entertainment; begins at 7 p.m.
Price: $65 general admission, $125 VIP
Location: Walter Commons at St. Charles, 2010 E. Broad St., Bexley
Contact: 614-846-2440,
CFF.org/Chapters/CentralOhio

April 13

Big Brother Big Sisters of Central Ohio: A Taste of Class for Kids
A black-tie affair that includes a multi-course dinner and live and silent auctions; begins at 6:30 p.m.
Price: $400, $5,030 for a table of 10 with sponsorship benefits
Location: Winding Hollow Golf Club,
6140 Babbitt Road, New Albany
Contact: 614-839-2447 ext. 121, BBBSCentralOhio.org

April 20

Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art: Decorators' Show House Preview Party
Step into the 1920s during a themed preview party of a Bexley home transformed by Columbus designers; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $100
Location: 21 S. Parkview Ave., Bexley
Contact: ColumbusMuseum.org/DSH

April 23

Women's Board of the Columbus Museum of Art: Decorators' Show House
Tour a Bexley home featuring interior and exterior designs from Columbus designers; runs daily through May 12 (hours vary based on day)
Price: $15 presale, $20 day of event
Location: 21 S. Parkview Ave., Bexley
Contact: ColumbusMuseum.org/DSH

April 25

Wexner Center and OSU STAR Program: An Unforgettable Evening with Natalie Cole
A Harmony Choir performance and concert by Natalie Cole. Pre-show dinner included with sponsorships; begins at 7:30 p.m.
Price: $25-$250, sponsorships available
Location: Mershon Auditorium, Wexner Center for the Arts, 1871 N. High St., Campus
Contact: 614-292-3096, WexArts.org

May 1

National Council of Jewish Women: WoMen of Valor
A luncheon discussing teen dating abuse prevention; begins at 11:45 a.m.
Price: $60, sponsorships available
Location: Jewish Community Center,
1125 College Ave., Bexley
Contact: 614-231-9241,
NCJWColumbus.org

May 3

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens: Les Chapeaux dans le Jardin
Annual Hat Day luncheon and fundraising event, featuring Tim Gunn, to support Conservatory programs; begins at 11 a.m.
Price: $300, sponsorships available
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St.,
East Side
Contact: 614-715-8044,
FPConservatory.org

May 4

Childhood League Center: Merry Go Round
Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Childhood League Center's annual fundraising event; begins at 6:30 p.m. (VIP reception begins at 6 p.m.)
Price: $100, $250 VIP
Location: Capitol Theatre, Riffe Center, 77 S. High St., Downtown
Contact: 614-253-6933,
ChildhoodLeague.org

May 9

Women's Fund of Central Ohio: Keyholder
Actress America Ferrera headlines the annual program; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $50
Location: Ohio Theatre, 55 E. State St., Downtown
Contact: 614-225-9926, WomensFundCentralOhio.org

May 10

Columbus College of Art & Design: Senior Fashion Show
The annual fashion show of clothing designs by upcoming graduates; VIP reception begins at 7:30 p.m.
Price: VIP $325 by March 29 ($350 after), general admission $100 by March 29 ($125 after)
Location: CCAD Design Studios on Broad, 390 E. Broad St., Downtown
Contact: 614-224-9101, CCAD.edu

May 11

JDRF Mid-Ohio: 2013 Promise Ball
An evening of food, entertainment and live and silent auctions to benefit diabetes research; begins at 6 p.m.
Price: $200 to $300
Location: Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Campus
Contact: 614-464-2873,
JDRF.org/MidOhio

May 16

YWCA Columbus: Leadership Luncheon Series
Be empowered and inspired by the theme: The Power of Reflection; begins at 11:30 a.m.
Price: $30, $300 table of 10
Location: YWCA Columbus, 65 S. Fourth St., Downtown
Contact: 614-627-1257, YWCAColumbus.org

May 18

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
Location: Smith & Wollensky, 4145 The Strand West, Easton
Contact: 614-293-4700, Cancer.OSU.edu