3.21 WOMEN OF DISTINCTION/WOMEN OF PROMISE: Luncheon benefits Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, guest speaker Mary Lou Retton, noon; Glazer Family JCC; $75; (813) 262-1688, or gswcf.org/wod
3.24 A PAIR TO REMEMBER benefits Easter Seals; 10:30 a.m.; Straz Center; $125; (813) 769-5923 or apairtoremember.com
3.25 GOLDEN BATON AWARD PRESENTATION: The annual seated dinner with live music honors Mark Mahaffey for outstanding support to the Florida Orchestra. Benefits the Florida Orchestra. 11 a.m., Renaissance Vinoy Plaza Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $100 and up. (727) 528-6595. WOMAN’S SERVICE LEAGUE PROMENADE: The 67th annual “Flowers Galore” themed service awards lunch and fashion show by Pippa Pelure to benefit three Pinellas County nonprofits. 11:30 a.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $60. wslstpete.org EVENING OF DREAMS: Academy Prep St. Pete fundraiser gala will honor Liz Sembler. 6 p.m. Tradewinds Island Grand Resort, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $200. (727) 322-0800. academyprep.org
CELEBRATE THE SEASONS: The 24th annual luncheon and fashion show featuring clothing and accessories by the Suncoast Hospice Resale Shoppes. The boutique opens at 9 a.m. Show and luncheon begin at 11:30 a.m. Benefits the Suncoast Hospice Foundation and Empath Health. RSVP required by March 20. 11:30 a.m., Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $50, $75 VIP. (727) 523-2441. ALL STAR CHARITY GALA: DeBartolo Family Foundation hosts annual fundraiser with Tony Bennett. 6 p.m.; Marriott Waterside; $400; (813) 964-8302 or debartolofamilyfoundation.com. OPERA TAMPA GALA: Anton Coppola joins the Centennial Celebration; 4 p.m.; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; $375; (813) 222-1275 or operatampa.org
3.30 DAISY GRANTS FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON: Daisy Grants Fashion Show and Luncheon. 11 a.m., Belleair Country Club, 1 Country Club Lane, Belleair. $45 donor; $55 patron. (727) 461-7171. ART IN BLOOM FLOWERS AFTER HOURS: Enjoy appetizers, cocktails and a specialty drink as you view floral interpretations from the museum’s exhibits. $100. Benefits the Museum of Fine Arts. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667. ART IN BLOOM DINNER: An intimate Southern style dinner with special guest cookbook author James Farmer. $125. 8 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.
3.31 ELEGANT FARMER LUNCHEON: Enjoy seasonal foods and entertaining ideas with special guest and cookbook author James Farmer. Benefits the Museum of Fine arts. $90. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Petersburg. Renaissance Vinoy Grand Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2667.
Jean Kohler looks at a floral arrangement by Cassie Osterloth with Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft at Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts, 2016. Photograph by Eve Edelheit
COUNTRY WESTERN LUAU: Mix and match cowboy hats, boots and tropical attire for this dance with a buffet dinner and door prizes. Benefits the baby milk fund at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. 6 p.m., American Legion Post 14, 1520 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $12 advance, $15 at the door. (727) 894-7320.
Fly Away. Vol. 10, No. 5. Copyright 2017.