Delaware Today Social Datebook 2012: March events

March 3 A Taste for Art
Location: Greenville Country Club
Benefits: Children & Families First
The event (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.) offers food provided by students from local culinary programs and more than 20 area artisans selling their work and donating a portion of the proceeds.
Tickets: $75
Contact: 777-9768,

March 3 Wilmington Heart and Stroke Ball
Location: Chase Center on the Riverfront
Benefits: American Heart Association
This black-tie gala features live and silent auctions and dancing.
Contact: 286-5704,

March 4 Crazy Catwalk for Kidds
Location: Hockessin Memorial Hall
Benefits: Supporting Kidds, The Center for Grieving Children and Their Families
A hair and fashion show hosted by J. Christian Studio.
Tickets: $5 in advance, $7 at the door
Contact: 235-2306,

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March 9 Grapes & Grain South Jersey
Location: Auletto Caterers, Almonesson, N.J.
Benefits: Delaware Valley Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Relaxed evening of wine and beer tasting, light fare and entertainment. VIP tastings from 6-7 p.m.; main event, 7-10 p.m.
Tickets: $75 and $125 (VIP)
Contact: (610) 325-6001,

March 9 YWCA Evening of Style
Location: Deerfield, Newark
Benefits: YWCA Delaware
Celebrating women leaders of today and empowering leaders of tomorrow. Awards ceremony, dinner and entertainment. Cocktail attire.
Early bird tickets: $175
Contact: 655-0039 ext. 231,

March 10 Beethoven in Blue Jeans
Location: Greenville Country Club
Benefits: The Music School of Delaware
The Brandywine Fiddlers and Matson Run Pickers are featured in this evening of music, and food that includes a live auction, beer from Twin Lakes Brewery and bourbon tastings.
Tickets: $125; benefactor level $250
Contact: 762-1132,

March 10 3rd Annual Viva Las Vegas Denim and Diamonds
Location: Mendenhall Inn
Benefits: Wilmington Flower Market
Contact: (610) 368-2226

March 11 Beauty and the Blessed
Location: Currie Hair, Skin & Nails, Wilmington and Glen Mills
Benefits: Ministry of Caring
All proceeds from services provided during the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. event benefit Ministry of Caring programs that serve the poor and homeless in the Wilmington area.
Contact: 478-1810, (610) 558-HAIR,

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March 17 Dover Heart and Stroke Ball
Location: Dover Sheraton Hotel
Benefits: American Heart Association
This black-tie event features dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, casino and a raffle.
Contact: 286-5723,

March 22 Light Up the Night
Location: Wilmington Country Club
Benefits: Sojourners’ Place, a facility that helps homeless men and women get back on their feet.
The organization’s biggest fundraiser of the year includes dinner, dancing and a silent auction from
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Contact: 764-4713,

March 24 Annual Spring Benefit Auction
Location: Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover
Benefits: Delaware Agricultural Museum
Find antiques, collectibles, tools, furniture, household items and more at this auction, flea market, bake sale and book sale.
Contact: 734-1618,

March 30 Vine, Dine & Deal
Location: Christiana Hilton, Newark
Benefits: American Red Cross of the Delmarva Peninsula
You can bet on a good time with Monte Carlo-style gaming, a silent auction and food and wines from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. VIP tickets include a high-end wine tasting from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Contact: 472-6242,

March 31 Epilepsy Foundation Gala
Location: Deerfield, Newark
Benefits: Delaware Epilepsy Foundation
The 26th annual gala, with a Mardi Gras theme, runs from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will also be a silent auction and music by Heavenly Hash.
Tickets: $85
Contact: 999-9313,

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