April galas and benefits for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Le Gala Du Chat Noir
April 13 Help support the Faithful Friends Animal Society during The Black Cat Ball at the Wilmington Country Club. 427-8514, faithfulfriends.us

Spring Gala
April 14 This third annual event at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington features dinner, drinks, music by The Fabulous Greaseband and a silent auction to benefit Exceptional Care for Children. 894-1001, exceptionalcare.org

Habitat for Humanity Annual Dinner
April 19 Join Habitat for Humanity at Cavaliers Country Club near Newark as it celebrates 2011’s accomplishments and 26 years of growth. 652-0365, habitatncc.org

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WOW Awards Celebration
April 20 The Delaware HIV Consortium’s annual event honors excellence in community leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy at the Clarion Hotel—The Belle in New Castle. 654-5471, delawarehiv.org

Delaware Guidance Services Champagne Dinner & Silent Auction
April 20 There’ll be dancing, too, at this event at Harry’s Savoy Grill & Ballroom. 652-3948, delawareguidance.org

Medicine Ball
April 20 Dine and dance at World Cafe Live at the Queen to benefit Christiana Care Health System’s nursing and allied health professionals scholarships. 327-3305, christianacare.org/medicine-ball

Meals From The Masters
April 20, 22 This weekend of culinary events—Evening with the Masters, Cellar Masters’ Live Wine Auction and the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch—benefits Meals On Wheels Delaware, with events at both the Doubletree Hotel and Bank of America in downtown Wilmington. 656-3257, mealsfromthemasters.com

Barbara Santoro Jazz Brunch
April 22 This event at Harry’s Savoy Grill features a New Orleans-style brunch, Bloody Mary and mimosa bars, local jazz musicians, live and silent auctions, raffles and an international coffee station, all to benefit Delaware Hospice. 478-5707, delawarehospice.org

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Dining Out for Life
April 26 Participating restaurants donate one-third of their food sales for the day to benefit AIDS Delaware. 652-6776, aidsdelaware.org

Emmanuel Dining Room Auction
April 27 Join the Ministry of Caring at this major fundraiser for the Emmanuel Dining Room at Barclays Bank on the Wilmington waterfront. Look forward to plentiful fare, live and silent auctions and a grand raffle. 652-5523, ministryofcaring.org

The Carnivale Gala
April 27 It’s a night of pretend and play for grown-ups to benefit the Delaware Children’s Museum, with signature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and entertainment by NYC’s DJ Wolf. 654-2340, delawarechildrensmuseum.org

SOAR Anniversary
April 27 SOAR (Survivors of Abuse in Recovery) marks 20 years at the World Cafe Live at the Queen. survivorsofabuse.org

Rare Plant Auction
April 28 Plant lovers descend on Longwood Gardens for this distinctive event to benefit Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Community Greening Program. Enjoy entrance to the gardens for the day, cocktails and dinner. 658-6262, thedch.org

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Midnight in Wilmington
April 28 Channel your best Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, Salvador Dalí, Picasso, Ernest Hemingway or one of the Fitzgeralds during this 1920s art salon to benefit the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. 656-6466, thedcca.org

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