October TBD Annual Chocolate Festival
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.
Contact: 655-7232, ppdel.org
October TBD DCCA Art Auction
Location: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington
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, thedcca.org
October TBD Eleganza
Benefits: Ministry of Caring
Food, drinks, fashion show and gaming to benefit the ministry’s emergency shelters.
Contact: 428-3702, ministryofcaring.org
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, dcadv.org
October TBD A Taste for Art of
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.
Contact: 604-6277, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, thelatincenter.org
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, fbd.org
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, debreastcancer.org
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, youngfriends.org
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.
Contact: 356-2469, wilmu.edu/greenandwhite