Making A Difference

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly
Rebecca Mayne, Ed Feldkamp and Patrick Carmichael at BalletMet's Nutcracker Ball 2011

November 2

Homeless Families Foundation: Come Home for the Holidays

A winter fundraiser with wine and beer tastings, hors d'oeuvres and auctions to create awareness for family shelter services in Columbus; begins at 6:30 p.m.

Price: $70, sponsorships available

Location: Brookside Country Club, 2770 W. Dublin Granville Rd., Worthington

Contact: 614-461-9247, website

November 9

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Sustaining Board: Culinary Capers

The chance to shop the Ohio Artisans Marketplace with lunch and a cooking demonstration by Ohio author Marilou Suszko; begins at 9 a.m.

Price: $100

Location: Bridgewater Banquet & Conference Center, 10561 Sawmill Pkwy, Powell

Contact: 614-464-0066,

November 10

American Diabetes Association: The Art of Giving Gala

Honor those who help support diabetes research with dinner, and silent and live auctions with artwork from local artists; begins at 7 p.m.

Price: $150, $275 per couple

Location: Hilton Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr., Easton

Contact: 614-436-1917,

November 10

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Black Tie Ball

A black-tie affair with dinner, dessert and dancing to benefit the Children's Hospital Behavioral Center; begins at 7:30 p.m.

Price: $75 in advance, $100 day of event

Location: Ohio Union,

1739 N. High St., Campus

Contact: 614-791-1826,

November 10

Ohio Environmental Council: Green Gala 2012

Enjoy dinner, entertainment, an eco-friendly silent auction and ceremony to honor recipients of the Environmental Achievement Awards; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $50 OEC members, $75 non-members

Location: Sheraton Columbus Hotel, 75 E. State St., Downtown

Contact: 614-487-7506,

November 11

Riverside Oncology Service Board: High Tea High Fashion

A holiday soiree with a silent auction and fashion show to benefit cancer services; begins at 1 p.m.

Price: $45, $20 children

Location: Worthington Hills Country Club, 920 Clubview Blvd., Worthington

Contact: 614-457-3843,

November 30

Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council: Leaders for Tomorrow

A luncheon to promote girls making positive changes in the community; begins at 11:30 a.m.

Price: no cost, but registration required

Location: Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., Easton

Contact: 614-487-8101,

December 1

Women's Service Board of Grant Medical Center: Candy Cane Charity Ball

A black-tie affair benefitting cancer services and programs with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and a silent auction; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $175

Location: Renaissance Columbus, 50 N. Third St., Downtown

Contact: 614-544-4524,

December 6

Charity Newsies: Clothe-A-Child Gala & Auction

Helps provide free clothing to needy children in Franklin County; begins at 6 p.m.

Price: $25, $40 per couple

Location: Aladdin Shrine Center, 3850 Stelzer Rd., Easton

Contact: 614-263-4300,

December 8

BalletMet Columbus: The Nutcracker Ball

Annual black-tie gala supporting BalletMet's world-class dance company and their artistic and educational endeavors; begins at 7:30 p.m.

Price: $800 per couple

Location: Hilton Columbus,

401 N. High St., Downtown

Contact: 614-586-8671,

December 8

Nationwide Children's Hospital: Christine's Christmas

A holiday concert with a dessert reception to benefit The Christine Wilson Burn Center; begins at 8 p.m.

Price: $100

Location: Capitol Theatre,

77 S. High St., Downtown

Contact: 614-355-0818, website