dancing stars of atlanta at the Loews Atlanta Hotel – June 15
Seated: Courtney Westmoreland Rider, Toni Moceri, Joanne Truffelman and Cathy Iannotti. Standing: Patti Dickey, Martha Hubbard Pritchard, Dr. Karen Joanson, Debbie Gross, Sher Reene, Jere Metcalf, Gary Gross, and Nancy Senner.
May MARCH OF DIMES 29th annual DINING OUT May 3 7 PM. A delicious excuse
to dine at one of Atlanta’s premier restaurants and help raise critical funds for Georgia’s babies. Enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings, followed by a Stepping Out after-party with live entertainment, dessert and an auction. Carvel Grant Gould of Canoe is honorary chef. 404/720-5308.
DERBY DAY PARTY
May 4 The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s annual fundraiser at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers. Guests can watch the live broadcast of the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs and enjoy music, southern food and fabulous silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. derbyday.com.
seersucker suits are encouraged). The event will feature a seated dinner and fabulous live and silent auctions. 404/870-9600. padv.org.
THE DOWN HOME DERBY May 4 5 PM. Celebrate the
Kentucky Derby at In Your Dreams Farm in Alpharetta with horses, bluegrass music, food and a blue ribbon hat parade, plus live and silent auctions. Benefits the Child Development Association. 770/992-
and gloATL at the W AtlantaMidtown. Co-chaired by Nancy Hooff and Todd Tautfest. For tickets, visit wonderglo.org.
HOPE FOR A CURE GALA
COLLECTIVE SPIRITS WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL Highlands, N.C.
May 11 The 18th elegant blacktie evening at the InterContinental Hotel features a cocktail party, seated dinner, and live and silent auctions. Jeff and Meg Arnold, and Robert and Pam Kaufmann, chairs.
May 16-18 A benefit weekend for the education programs of The Bascom, with private wine dinners, grand wine tastings, a gala dinner, live and silent auctions, a culinary sampling by local chefs and symposiums. collectivespirits.com.
ZOO ATLANTA’S BEASTLY FEAST
ROCKIN’ AT THE RIVER
benefit for the Chattahoochee Nature Center, with cocktails, fabulous food, entertainment and silent auction. For more information, call 770/992-2055.
A night in blue
May 4 Guests can meander through the grounds of Zoo Atlanta, enjoying delicacies from popular restaurants while being entertained by the exotic residents of the zoo. The evening features a catered dinner under the Ford Pavilion, an auction featuring sports tickets and memorabilia, fine art, jewelry and vacation packages, and dancing to live music. Tickets start at $450. 404/624-5836. zooatlanta.org.
HEARTS WITH HOPE
BACK ON THE FARM
fundraiser for PADV (Partnership Against Domestic Violence) at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is themed Creative Black Tie (hats and
party with fabulous entertainment and a seated dinner of locally sourced seasonal food served in the farmyard of the Smith Family Farm.
May 4 6:30 PM. The 25th annual
Tickets $225; patron tickets start at $375. Sponsorships available up to $30,000. Sally Dorsey, chair. 404/933-4457 or sallydorsey@
May 10 An elegant but casual
May 11 7:30 PM. 10th annual
May 18 6:30-11 PM. The
TECHBRIDGE DIGITAL BALL
May 11 6:30 PM-midnight. 13th annual black-tie gala at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis emphasizes the impressive work of TechBridge’s nonprofit clients. Co-chairs Lisa McVey and Ed Steinike. techbridge.org.
wonderglo: the race
Atlanta Police Foundation hosts the 8th annual black-tie dinner, dance and auction at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Mayor Kasim Reed, honorary chair: Janin and Tad Hutcheson, chairs.
A TONY EVENING
May 18 Fabulous fundraiser for
May 11 7-11 PM. A one-night experience benefiting WonderRoot
Atlanta’s own Tony® Award-winning Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center. Stephanie Blank, chair. Call Lindsey Hardegree 404/7334615 or email lindsey.hardegree@
Southern Seasons Magazine
Third cover of Spring 2013 issue for better newsstand coverage on sale May 2013.