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2008 Annual Benefit Gala

WHO:Queens Council on the Arts

WHEN:April 24, 6 p.m.

WHERE:The Water's Edge Restaurant, East River at 44 Dr., Long Island City

COST:$500 per ticket; Sponsorships, $5,000-$20,000

CONTACT:Jenn Becker, 718-647-3377 ext. 13 or e-mail jbecker@queenscouncilarts.org

I Love My LIFE Giants Awards Breakfast

WHO:LIFE Camp Inc. & Our Times Publication

WHEN:April 25, 8 a.m.

WHERE:Auntun's Catering Hall, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village

COST:$100 per person, $900 per table

CONTACT:718-481-9518 or e-mail lifecampinc@aol.com

EXTRA:Honoring Michael Strahan, The Ladies of Fan Family Inc., Scott Perilstein of Nemet Motors, Terrance Banks, Adina Callendar, Tamra Simmons, Ceillise Craig, and Ronald Merritt.

Car Wash

WHO:Guyanese Students Association of Queens College, Qc Qayamat, and the Indo-Caribbean Youth center

WHEN:April 26, 10 a.m.

WHERE:Queens Colege Parking Circle, corner of Melbourne Ave. and Kissena Blvd., Flushing

COST:Cars, $5; Trucks/SUV's/Vans, $8

CONTACT:718-997-5000

Laffey Bowl-a-Thon

WHO:Laffey Associates Fine Homes & Estates, First Allied Mortgage Bankers, Coldwell Banker, e-Realty, Kylemore

WHEN:May 1

WHERE:Dave & Busters, 1504 Old Country Rd., Westbury

COST:Sponsorships: $250-$1,000

CONTACT:Cathy Poturny, 516-626-1500 ext. 390 or e-mail cpoturny@laffey.com

22nd Annual Jim Kinnier Stanner Golf Classic

WHO:Archbishop Molloy High School, St. Ann's Academy

WHEN:May 5

WHERE:North Hills Country Club; Plandome Country Club

COST:Sponsorships, $2,750-$15,000

CONTACT:718-441-9210

EXTRA:Reserve by April 4

Rose of Carmel Benefit Gala

WHO:Ozanam Geriatric Foundation

WHEN:May 6

WHERE:Russo's on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach

COST:$300 per ticket; Tables, $4,500-$7,500

CONTACT:Gail D. O'Donovan, 718-971-2020/2021

EXTRA:Black Tie preferred. RSVP by April 11

2008 Annual Dinner Dance

WHO:Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade

WHEN:May 7, 7 p.m.

WHERE:Terrace of the Park, 52-11 111 St., Corona

CONTACT:718-279-3200 or visit www.memorialdayparade.org

10th Anniversary MediSys Golf & Tennis Classic

WHO:Gateway Investments

WHEN:May 12, 9:30 a.m.

WHERE:Old Westbury Golf & Country Club, Old Westbury

COST:Dinner Only, $200; Tennis Only, $300; Golf Only, $500; Level of Participation, $1,500-$11,500

CONTACT:718-206-8291 or 718-206-8613

Annual Luncheon

WHO:VISIONS Queens Advisory Board

WHEN:May 14, 12 noon

WHERE:Terrace on the Park

COST:$100 per person; $1,00 per Friend Table of 10; $1,500 per Supporter Table of 10; $2,500 per Patron Table of 10; $3,000 per Benefactor Table of 10

CONTACT:www.visionsvcb.org

EXTRA:Honoring Dr. Sandra Delson, Robert T. Hettenbach, Susan Leder, Dr. Eduardo J. Marti, and Fernando Viana.

Warmth of Spring 29th Anniversary Dinner Dance

WHO:Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation

WHEN:May 16, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:La Bella Vita Caterers, 106-09 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park

COST:$65 per ticket

CONTACT:718-805-0202

EXTRA:Tickets available at the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation, located at 84-01 Jamaica Ave., Woodhaven

2nd Annual Dinner Dance

WHO:St. Fidelis Mother and Child Residence

WHEN:May 17, 7 p.m.

WHERE:St. Fidelis Church Madonna Room, 123-06 14 Ave., College Point

COST:$50 per person

CONTACT:JoAnn Lynch, 718-353-4749

EXTRA:Honoring Deacon Jack and Carol Reichert.

Walk & Family Fun Day

WHO:St. Mary's Healthcare System for Children

WHEN:May 18, 7:30 a.m.

WHERE:Belmont Park, Elmont

COST:$10 per T-shirt

CONTACT:718-281-8890 or visit www.stmaryskids.org

11th Annual St. John's Prep/Mater Christi Golf Outing

WHO:St. John's Prep and Mater Christi

WHEN:May 19

WHERE:Seawane Club, CLub Dr., Hewlett Harbor

CONTACT:718-721-7200 ext. 685

22nd Annual Tribute Dinner

WHO:Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation

WHEN:May 21, 6 p.m.

WHERE:Russo's on the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Blvd., Howard Beach

COST:$150 per person

CONTACT:Cheryl Blake, 718-327-5300

EXTRA:RSVP by April 25

Relay for Life of Fort Totten

WHO:American Cancer Society

WHEN:June 7

WHERE:Fort Totten Parade Grounds, Weaver Rd. and Totten Ave., Bayside

CONTACT:John Link, 718-263-2225 ext. 38 or e-mail Fort.Totten.Relay@cancer.org

EXTRA:Sign up online at events.cancer.org/RFLforttottenNY

Spring Luncheon

WHO:JSPOA Senior Centers

WHEN:June 14, 12 noon

WHERE:Antun's, 96-43 Springfield Blvd., Queens Village

COST:$50 per person

CONTACT:Theodora G. Jackson Adult Center, 718-657-6618

Rose Ball

WHO:Queens Botanical Garden

WHEN:June 17, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing

CONTACT:718-886-3800 or visit www.queensbotanical.org

Opening Night Gala

WHO:Friends of the Arts

WHEN:June 20, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE:FOA Pavillion, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay

COST:$500 per person, $4,500 per table of ten

CONTACT:FOTA, 516-922-0061

EXTRA:Honoring Monte N. Redman

26th Annual Golf Classic

WHO:Holy Cross High School

WHEN:June 23, 8:30 a.m., Check-in

WHERE:Engineers Country Club, Roslyn Harbor; Glen Head Country Club, Glen Head

COST:$150, Cocktail Reception & Dinner only; $425, Individual Player before May 15; $425, Individual Play after May 15; Sponsorships, $350 - $5,000

CONTACT:Gail Sicoli, 718-886-7257

EXTRA:Those interested in making contributuons to the auction, call Gail Sicoli at 718-461-1288 or e-mail, alumni@holycrosshs.org

The Crystal Ball

WHO:Queens Library Foundation

WHEN:Oct. 6

WHERE:The Water's Edge, 401 44 Dr., Long Island City

COST:$350 per person

CONTACT:718-480-4273

St. Mary's Kids

WHO:St. Mary's Foundation for Children

WHEN:Daily

WHERE:29-01 216 St., Bayside

CONTACT:718-281-8890 or www.stmaryskids.org

2007/2008 Campaign for a Healthier New York

WHO:United Hospital Fun

WHEN:Daily

WHERE:350 5 Ave., 23rd Floor, Manhattan

COST:$10 - $100

CONTACT:212-494-0781 or www.uhfny.org

EXTRA:Donations should be made to the above address or website.

Madison Square Boys $ Girls Club Annual Fund

WHO:Boys & Girls Clubs of America

WHEN:Daily

WHERE:350 5 Ave., Suite 912, Manhattan

COST:Donations $50 - $1,000

CONTACT:350 5 Ave., Suite 912, Mnhattan

PENCIL Fund

WHO:PENCIL

WHEN:Daily

WHERE:30 West 26 St., 5th Floor, Manhattan

COST:$250 - $5,000

CONTACT:646-638-0565 or www.pencil.org

EXTRA:Make donations out to the above address or to www.pencil.org/donate

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