Delaware Today Social Datebook 2012: October events

October TBD Annual Chocolate Festival
Location: TBD
Benefits: Planned Parenthood of Delaware Client Services
Enjoy chocolate, cheese and hors d’oeuvres while sipping wine and chocolate martinis. Taste treats from Wilmington’s leading chefs and more than 15 area chocolatiers from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets: $60
Contact: 655-7232,

October TBD DCCA Art Auction
Location: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington
Benefits: DCCA
DCCA’s largest fundraiser of the year features an art auction that showcases the work of local and regional artists. Creative dress is encouraged.
Contact: 656-6466,

October TBD Eleganza
Location: TBD
Benefits: Ministry of Caring
Food, drinks, fashion show and gaming to benefit the ministry’s emergency shelters.
Contact: 428-3702,

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October TBD The Purple Ribbon Event
Benefits: The Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The event honors two Delaware leaders and advocates and features a keynote speaker, all to raise awareness about the issue of domestic violence in Delaware and the United States.
Contact: 658-2958,

October TBD A Taste for Art of
Southern Delaware
Location: The Clubhouse at Baywood Greens, Long Neck
Benefits: Children & Families First
Event offers a blend of food and art, with local chefs providing the food and local artists selling their wares and donating part of the proceeds.
Tickets: $55
Contact: 604-6277,

Oct. 12 Latin American Community Center Grand Ball
Location: The Waterfall Banquet & Conference Center, Claymont
Benefits: Latin American Community Center
The annual grand gala features cocktails, dinner, music and an awards ceremony.
Contact: 655-7338,

Oct. 13 Blue Jean Ball
Location: Food Bank of Delaware, Newark
Benefits: Food Bank of Delaware
The ball (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.) is held in the Food Bank’s warehouse and features fine food from The Culinary School at the Food Bank of Delaware, wine and beer, dancing and a silent auction.
Contact: 444-8074,

Oct. 13 Northern Lights of Life: An Evening of Living and Giving
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square
Benefits: Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
The evening includes dinner and cocktails, a live and silent auction, and a fashion show featuring local breast cancer survivors.
Contact: 778-1102,

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Oct. 20 All Hallows’ Eve
Location: Brandywine River Museum, Chadds Ford
Benefits: Brandywine Conservancy
Dance the night away with the Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy in the Brandywine River Museum’s “haunted” courtyard at this popular adult party, which features live music, food and beverages, and a spirited costume competition.
Contact: (610) 388-2700,

Oct. 27 Wilmington University Green and White Scholarship Ball
Location: Doberstein Admissions Building, Wilmington University, New Castle
Benefits: Wilmington U. Scholarship Fund
This black-tie masquerade party (7-11 p.m.) features food from top restaurants placed in themed rooms with music to match.
Tickets: $100
Contact: 356-2469,

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