LIFESTYLE

Making a difference

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

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