May TBD Bays, Bubbly and Brushstrokes
Location: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, Indian River Inlet
Benefits: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays
Kick off summer with an evening (6-8 p.m.) of champagne, seafood dishes prepared by local chefs, and the work of a local artist.
Contact: 226-8105, inlandbays.org
May TBD Party on the Patio
Benefits: Supporting Kidds, The Center for Grieving Children and Their Families
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and silent and live auctions.
Contact: 235-5544, supportingkidds.org
May 5 Breath of Spring Gala
Location: Wilmington Country Club
Benefits: American Lung Association in Delaware
Enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres as you watch the Kentucky Derby live on the big screen, then follow up the excitement of the race with dinner, auctions and dancing.
Tickets: Regular price $150; first-timers pay $130
Contact: 737-6414 ext. 17, email@example.com
May 5 Wilmington Garden Day
Location: Greater Wilmington area
Benefits: Friendship House and St. Michael’s School and Nursery
This self-guided tour of homes and gardens in the greater Wilmington area has benefited underserved children of Delaware since 1947. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of event
Contact: 981-4927, wilmingtongardenday.org
May 6 Christi Awards Gala 2012
Benefits: Christina Cultural Arts Center
CCAC honors individuals for outstanding achievements in the arts, including arts advocacy, education and philanthropy. Enjoy a reception with light fare and drinks and music by the Grace Kelly Quintet.
Contact: 652-0101, ccacde.org
May 6 Winterthur Point-to-Point
Location: Winterthur Garden and Estate, Wilmington
Benefits: Winterthur Garden and Estate
Experience a glorious day (11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) of steeplechase racing and family fun at Henry Francis du Pont’s estate. Have a picnic or tailgate and enjoy one of the most stylish and entertaining sporting events of the year.
Tickets: Wristbands go on sale in March.
Contact: 888-4600, winterthur.org/ptp
May 9 OperaDelaware Speakeasy Fundraiser
OperaDelaware’s fundraiser this year will be tied in to its May performances of Porgy and Bess.
Contact: 442-7809, operade.org
May 10-12 Wilmington Flower Market
Location: Rockford Park, Wilmington
Benefits: Delaware children
This Mother’s Day weekend event includes sales of plants, flowers and crafts as well as rides, games, entertainment and food.
Contact: 995-5699, wilmingtonflowermarket.org
May 11 Kind to Kids Spring Breakfast
Location: Diamond Club, Frawley Stadium
Benefits: Kind to Kids Foundation
Kind to Kids gives opportunities to foster children and children and families in poverty.
Contact: 654-5440, kindtokids.org
May 12 JDRF Delaware Hope Ball
Location: Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington
Benefits: Delaware Chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
The theme is Lights, Camera, Take Action. The event (6 p.m. to 1 a.m.) includes seated dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and raffles.
Contact: 888-1117, jdrf.org/delaware
May 17 Go Red for Women, Wilmington
Location: Ammon Medical Center, Christiana Care, Newark
Benefits: American Heart Association
The luncheon includes a silent auction and fashion show featuring models who are survivors of heart disease.
Contact: 286-5704, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 19 The Biggs Twentieth Anniversary Gala
Location: The Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover
Benefits: The Biggs Museum of American Art
The tented gala (6 p.m. to 11 p.m.), includes cocktails, gourmet food, a silent auction and dancing to Deja Groove.
Contact: 674-2111 ext. 101, biggsmuseum.org
May 25 Antiques Show Preview Party
Location: Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
Benefits: Brandywine River Museum
Preview the 41st Antiques Show and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact: (610) 388-2700, brandywinemuseum.org