Party with a Purpose: Benefits National Kidney Foundation of Florida. 7-10 p.m. $45-$55. Organ donors saving lives! Masquerade Black Tie Ball. Delicious tastings, live band., D.J., silent auction and champagne reception. Discounted tickets available now. rayjweddings .com
Wellington Dinner Dance: For the Boys & Girls Club: 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 4. $250. Wycliffe Country Club, 650 Wycliffe Country Club Blvd., Wellington. 561-683-3287.
The Policeman’s Ball: A black-tie dinner and dance to honor the Palm Beach Police Dept. and James Patterson. Proceeds benefit Police Foundation scholarships to dependent children of officers and employees. $750. 6:30 p.m. The Mar-a-Lago Club, 1100 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach. 561-820-8118, pbpf.us
Jacob Plays Beethoven: Benefits The Victory Center. Piano prodigy Jacob Velazquez, 11, will be performing a solo concert, 7:30 p.m., to benefit autism support. Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, 3385 NE 188th St., Aventura. $40-$60. 305466-1142. ticketmaster.com. Sacred Heart School 9th Annual Tea: Ten percent of ticket sales benefit the Sacred Heart School Scholarship Fund. Features a fashion presentation, 2 p.m., with beauty tips and tricks. $100. Saks Fifth Avenue, 172 Worth Ave., Palm Beach.
561-379-4593. sacredheart schoollakeworth.com
6th Annual Palm Beach Medical Briefing Luncheon: Proceeds support research at The Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation. $550. 11:30 a.m. The Breakers, 1 South County Road, Palm Beach. 888-9444408, questforthetest.org.
JAFCO Broadway Comes to Ibis: Evening event features the sounds of Broadway to benefit the children served by the Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options organization. $225. 6:30 p.m. The Club at Ibis, 8225 Ibis Blvd., West Palm Beach. 954-3158696, jafco.org/events/ broadway-comes-to-ibis/
2nd Annual Call for Backup Party: Benefits the Boca Raton Police Foundation that funds outreach programs to improve public safety, etc. Features hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, entertainment, demonstrations and silent auction. 7 p.m. $99. Bell Estate, 3678 Princeton Place, Boca Raton. 561-988-1711. bocaratonpolicefoundation .org
Polo for a Purpose: Benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, noon. Wellington’s
6th annual charity equestrian event. International Polo Club, 3667 120th Ave. S., Wellington. $25-$1,000. 561616-8682 or poloforapurpose .org.
Palm Beach Dinner for Hanley Foundation: Features an elegant evening including live entertainment. Proceeds help prevent and educate children, parents and caregivers about substance abuse and addiction. 6 p.m. $500. The Sailfish Club of Florida, 1338 N. Lake Way, Palm Beach. 561-268-2355. hanleyfoundation.org
Scopus Award Gala: Benefits American Friends of the Hebrew University and pays tribute this year’s award recipients Marjorie and Robert Emden. The award recognizes those who demonstrate humanitarian concerns and make outstanding contributions to education. $1,250. The Breakers, Palm Beach, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-750-8585. afhu.org.
Conine All-Star Golf Classic to benefit Conine Clubhouse at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital: 9 a.m.
$5,000. Fort Lauderdale Country Club, 415 E. Country Club Circle, Fort Lauderdale. jdchf.org, 954-265-7241, crco[email protected]
15th Annual Palm Beach Poetry Festival, Jan. 21-26:
4 p.m. $15 for public events;
$895 entire week. Includes workshops, talks, interviews, readings and panel discussions. Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach. 561-868-2063, palm beachpoetryfestival.org
JAFCO Luncheon & Fashion Show: Proceeds benefit Jewish Adoption and Family Care Options to help provide care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community. $90. 10 a.m. The Kravis Center, Cohen Pavilion, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 954-315-8663.
12th Annual Palm Beach Wine Auction to benefit arts education at the Kravis Center: Live auction and five-course dinner paired with select wines from around the world. 6 p.m.
$1,000. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 561-651-4320, kravis @kravis.org. palmbeach wineauction.org
MS Gala Luncheon: Benefits National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 10 a.m. $165. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive. 954-6763925.
Support Arts Education: Proceeds benefit Dreyfoos School of the Arts Foundation, 6:45 p.m. Includes refreshments, followed by presentations in dance, theater, communication, visual arts and digital media, plus vocal and instrumental music. $60. Meyer Hall, 501 S. Sapodilla Ave., West Palm Beach. 561-805-6298, soafi.org/centerstage
‘Race for the Cure’: Benefits Susan G. Komen Foundation to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those who have been lost.
$35. 5:30 a.m. Meyer Amphitheater, 105 Evernia St., West Palm Beach. 561-514-3020. komensouthflorida.org/race or [email protected]southflorida .org
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Black Tie Gala: Help find a cure for blood cancers,
6:30 p.m. $750. The Breakers,
1 S. County Road, Palm Beach.
561-616-8682. lls.org/palm -beach-area
‘Call to the Heart’ Ball: Proceeds benefit Caridad Center. Healthcare and philanthropic elite gather at 6 p.m., for an evening of cocktails, dinner, professional dancers, entertainment, and dancing. Honorees: Christine and Bob Stiller. $500. Eau Resort Palm Beach, 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan. caridad.org, 561-853-1638. Vintage Motorcycle Show: Benefits K9s for Warriors and Southeastern Guide Dogs. Fee to enter bikes, free for bystanders. Includes vendors, music and play areas. 10 a.m. Frost Park, 300 NE Third St., Dania Beach. 954-830-8855.
10th Annual Night of Laughter: Proceeds benefit Debbie’s Dream Foundation for curing stomach cancer,
5:30 p.m. $60/advance; $70 at door. 954-475-1200 or [email protected]biesDream.org. Stage 954 at Dania Beach Casino, 301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., Dania.
Fashion Show to benefit the Women's Club of Coconut Creek: Local celebrity models, professional DJ choreography. Funds go toward scholarships for graduating students in Coconut Creek. 3 p.m. $20. Township Center for Performing Arts, 2452 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. womensclubcoconutcreek .com, 754-205-6655
‘Shop for a Cause’ with Zeta Tau Alpha at Kendra Scott: 1 p.m. Twenty percent of sales will help provide college scholarships, plus benefit breast cancer awareness. Kendra Scott Mizner Park, 411 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. 901-413-1291, greater ftlauderdale.zetataualpha .org
Walk Like MADD: Kick-off party for 2019 MADD Dash 5K, with bites by BRIO Tuscan Grille, silent auction and raffle. 5:30 p.m. $25. ArtServe, 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Help create a future with “No More Victims.” 954-448-7880, walk likemadd.org/fortlauderdale
Dance Revealed Annual Luncheon to benefit Ballet Palm Beach: Short performance, remarks by dance photographer Steve Caras, and a live auction. 11:30 a.m.
$175. Cohen Pavilion, Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. 551-6308235
Jet, Cruise en Rouge Hanger Party to benefit Gilda’s Club South Florida: Cuisine, wine, spirits, and craft beer at a Hangar Party. 7 p.m. $150. Gold Aviation Services at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, 1420 Lee Wagener Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954763-6776, [email protected]club southflorida.org. gildasclub southflorida.org
Rappelling to End Homelessness to benefit The Lord’s Place: Join as a sponsor, dare to rappel yourself, or "Toss the Boss." $25 registration fee; $1,000 must be raised to rappel. 9 a.m. Comeau Building, 319 Clematis St., West Palm Beach.
561-578-4928, [email protected]elords place.org. thelordsplace.org Classic Rock & Roll Party to benefit HomeSafe: Cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, open bar and a private concert with KC & the Sunshine Band. Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain is celebrity host. 6 p.m. $500. Hard Rock Event Center, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood. 561383-9842, ChereBrodi @HelpHomeSafe.org. HelpHomeSafe.org/
Gem of an Evening Gala to benefit JDRF: Black-tie optional dinner dance themed A Night in Casablanca. 6 p.m. $350. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa,100 S Ocean Drive, Manalapan.
561-801-7271, sbevilacqua @jdrf.org. jdrf.org/greater palmbeach
Leo Geller Golf Tournament to benefit Parkinson’s Foundation: Lunch then a shotgun start. Raffles, awards, cocktail reception and dinner. 11 a.m. Boca Rio Golf Club, 22041 Boca Rio Road, Boca Raton. 561-9621702, [email protected]son.org
Taste ‘N Tell luncheon to benefit Children’s Aid Club: Live auction, silent auction, raffle baskets and bake sale. 11 a.m. $100-$150. Located at a private club on the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale. 954-205-7652, info @ChildrensAidClub.org. ChildrensAidClub.org
Holy Cross Hospital Golf Classic: Benefiting the Partners in Breast Health community outreach program at the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center. Includes lunch, golfing, cocktails, dinner, live and silent auctions, and an awards presentation. 10 a.m. $625. Coral Ridge Country Club,
3801 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-229-8562, dona[email protected] Lion of Judah Luncheon to benefit Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County: Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Jodi Kantor will speak at luncheon to celebrate women who contribute $5,000 or more to the federation’s 2019 Annual Campaign. 10:15 a.m.,
$100. The Polo Club of Boca Raton, 5400 Champion Blvd. Boca Raton. 561-852-3163, maris[email protected]cafed.org
SoFIA Celebrates Honorees Presented by BB&T: To benefit the South Florida Institute on Aging, 6 p.m. Cocktails and silent auction with live entertainment. $90. The W Hotel, 401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-484-7117. [email protected]sofia.org
LitLunch to benefit Broward Public Library Foundation: Women’s centric luncheon featuring a best-selling author. 11 a.m.
$100. Mary N. Porter Riverview Ballroom at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5th Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-7382, [email protected]dation.org. The Winter Ball to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County: Cocktail hour, three-course meal, live auction, dancing. 7 p.m. $1,000. The Breakers, 1 S. County Road, Palm Beach. 561-6833287, jmi[email protected] bgcpbc.org
Gala Dinner & Dance to benefit Boca Raton Museum of Art: Inspired by Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State.
6:30 p.m. $400. Royal Palm Yacht Club, 2425 West Maya Palm Drive Boca Raton. 561392-2500, giv[email protected] museum.org. bocamuseum .org/gala
Reflections of Hope Luncheon: Breaking the Stigma of Mental Illness to benefit Ruth & Norman Rals Jewish Family Services: Author Jeannette Walls ("The Glass Castle") will keynote. Proceeds benefit JFS’ Counseling & Mental Health Services.
11 a.m. $136. Boca West Country Club, 20583 Boca West Drive, Boca Raton.
561-852-5013, [email protected] ralesjfs.org