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,

May 3 Wine, Dine & Deal
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.
Contact 472-6259,

May 4 Wilmington Garden Day
Greater Wilmington area
Benefits Friendship House and St. Michael’s School and Nursery
This self-guided tour of some of the most enchanting gardens in the Brandywine Valley has benefited underserved children of Delaware since 1947. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine.
Tickets $30 in advance, $35 day of event
Contact 981-4927,

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May 5 Winterthur Point-to-Point
Winterthur Garden and Estate, Wilmington
Benefits Winterthur Garden and Estate
Experience a glorious day (11:30 a.m. to 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 March 1
Contact 888-4600,

May 8 Kind to Kids Spring Breakfast
Benefits Kind to Kids Foundation
Kind to Kids gives opportunities to foster children and children and families in poverty.
Tickets $25
Contact 654-5440,

May 9-11 Wilmington Flower Market
Rockford Park, Wilmington
Benefits Delaware children
This Mother’s Day weekend event includes great fun for everyone—thrilling rides, rockin’ entertainment, delicious food and drink, and a huge selection of plants for sale.
Contact 995-5699,

May 16 Go Red for Women, Wilmington
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.
Tickets $65
Contact 286-5704,

May 16-17 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Auction
Bethany Blues (Thursday night); Midway Par 3 (Friday)
Benefits Sussex County Habitat for Humanity
This two-day fundraising event includes an evening auction with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, live music, and live and silent auctions followed by a day of golf.
Contact 855-1153,  

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May 18 An Affair with the Arts
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 Philadelphia party band Jump Street.
Tickets $100
Contact 674-2111 ext. 105,

May 18 Breath of Spring Gala
World Cafe Live at the Queen
Benefits American Lung Association in Delaware
It’s a glamorous party, Great Gatsby-style. Roaring ’20s attire is suggested for this evening of dining and dancing.
Tickets Regular price $150; first-timers pay $130
Contact 737-6414 ext. 23,

May 24 Antiques Show Preview Party
Brandywine River Museum,
Chadds Ford
Benefits Brandywine River Museum
Preview the 42nd Antiques Show and enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Contact (610) 388-2700,

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