Editor's Note: Welcome to the "Social Whirl," a look at what is going on around town. We plan to keep you posted about events on the social scene and feature photographs and information from selected events. We will include events that are coming up soon as well as those that are scheduled for later in the year.
Metro St. Louis loves to socialize. It's even better to have fun when the cause is worth supporting. In fact, St. Louis regularly ranks among the top U.S. cities for charitable giving.
Each week Patch will highlight social and charity events to help you decide which one or ones you will attend and/or support.
The Charity Event: The Sheldon Gala 2012
Save the date: Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
The Beneficiary: The Sheldon Arts Foundation
Get the Scoop: This special evening will feature Maureen McGovern, two-time Grammy-nominated vocalist, celebrated recording artist, and theater and concert performer. In addition, gala-goers will enjoy pre-concert cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an elegant dinner, dessert and dancing. McGovern will perform the music of the 1960’s and 70’s including songs of the Beatles, Carole King, Bob Dylan and more from her latest album, A Long and Winding Road. This event is co-chaired by Myles and Elaine Kelly and Debbie Rub.
Attire: Cocktail attire.
The Location: The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO
Cost/Tickets: Gala tickets start at $500 and include pre-concert cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, an elegant dinner, dessert and dancing, preferred concert seating, complimentary valet parking, and a tax deduction. Corporate tables are also available. Call The Sheldon at 314.533.9900 to order tickets. Single tickets are $40 orchestra and $35 balcony. For tickets, call MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or click here to order online!
For more information: Visit the event website.
The Social Event: Wish Upon a Star
Save the date: March 4, 2012 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. (Silent Auctions close at 5:30 and 6:00)
The Beneficiary: Kid’s Place
Get the Scoop: The Wish Upon a Star event, now in its sixth year, is an annual event to benefit Kid’s Place, a nonprofit after school education and enrichment program dedicated to providing academic support to low-income children through intensive tutoring and literacy programs. Highlights of the event include a reception with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, beer, wine and soft drinks, silent auction and musical entertainment by St. Louis’s own, Kim Massie. Also, Bill Solomon will be honored with the inaugural Kid’s Place Galaxy Award for his dedicated service to the organization.
Attire: Dressy casual attire.
The Location: SqWires Restaurant and Annex, Lafayette Square, 1415 South 18th Street, St. Louis, MO
Cost/Tickets: $60 each. Click here to purchase online or submit check or money order payable to Kids' Place, Inc., Attn: Wish Upon a Star 2012, 6901 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63130
For more information: Visit the event website.
The Charity Event: Tacky Ball 2012, Happily Ever After…Furry Tails Can Come True
Save the date: Saturday, March 24, 2012 from 6:30-11:30 p.m.
The Beneficiary: Support Dogs, Inc.
Get the Scoop: Dance to the sounds of The Fabulous Mowtown Revue. Enjoy dinner and drinks while giving your support to a fabulous, furry event. Support Dogs, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that assists in placing support dogs with individuals with mobility-related needs.
Attire: Tacky formal attire is desired, but normal formal attire is also admired.
The Location: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, 315 Chestnut St., St. Louis, MO
Cost/Tickets: Ticket prices vary. Visit the website for prices.
For more information: Call 314-997-2325 or Visit the event website.
The Charity Event: Bring on the Cure, Bring It On, The Musical
Save the date: Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
The Beneficiary: Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
Get the Scoop: An evening of song and dance which features members from the national touring company, Bring It On, the Musical. Taylor Louderman of Bourbon, Mo and a 2009 Sullivan High School graduate will perform in this show to support diabetes research and to support her younger sister, Madison, 8, who was recently diagnosed with diabetes. The evening will include a cast party and dessert reception.
The Location: Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO
Cost/Tickets: Tickets range from $25.00 to $100.
For more information: Call 314-729-1846 or Visit the event website.
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Other noteworthy events:
Friends of Birthright 2012 Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show
Monday, March 5, 2012
For more information click here.
The 16th Annual WiseWrite Young Playwrights Festival
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Webster University, Loretto-Hilton Center
For more call 314-968-7340 or click here.