Couture for a Cause

Internationally recognized designer and Las Olas retailer, Zola Keller, presents “Couture for a Cause,” benefiting The Pantry of Broward, on Saturday, Sept, 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ArtServe (1350 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale). This first-of-its-kind, one-day sale of hundreds of evening gowns, cocktail dresses, bridal gowns and suits at 50% to 75% off features a VIP Preview Opportunity from 10-11 a.m. for a $25 donation to The Pantry (which helps seniors in need); entry is free of charge thereafter. “We have never put on a sale of this magnitude,” explains Zola, “and are excited that Couture for a Cause will help such a meaningful organization and one that has always been so close to our hearts.” Contacts: Trudy Reilly at 954.358.1481 or Ave Keller at 954.462.3222.


Signature Chefs Auction

Get ready to delight your taste buds at a gourmet extravaganza when March of Dimes Broward Division once again hosts their premier Signature Chefs Auction Presented by The Salah Foundation. The 18th annual event will take place at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, Florida on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Guests will sample scrumptious fare from 15 handpicked Signature Chefs from Greater Fort Lauderdale’s finest restaurants, as well as bid on an impressive array of live and silent auction items. Proceeds from the Signature Chefs Auction fund support programs and research to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and prevent birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Tickets are $250 per person. For more info, contact Denise Jordan at 754.300.2614 or visit www.marchofdimes.com/florida. 


Greenspoon Marder Foundation Celebrity Golf & Tennis Classic

Greenspoon Marder Foundation will benefit Dan Marino Foundation and Here’s Help, Inc., in this Second Annual Celebrity Golf and Tennis Classic held at Parkland Golf & Country Club on Oct. 7 at 11:30 a.m. Mercedes-Benz of Coconut Creek will return as Presenting Sponsor and winners of the tennis and golf tournaments will advance to Pinehurst for the Mercedes-Benz Eastern Sectional tournament. A VIP Kickoff concert for sponsors only, will precede this tournament on Sept. 4 and will feature The McBrainiacs, headed by Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden. For sponsorship opportunities, contact [email protected]


21st Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction

Dozens of South Florida’s most renowned and beloved Celebrity Chefs will unite at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. for the 21st Annual Celebrity Chefs Food Tasting & Auction to benefit the Ann Storck Center, one of Florida’s most respected non-profit organizations. This delectable event kicks-off the season featuring the diverse gourmet flavors of South Florida prepared by more than 20 elite talented chefs. Guests will enjoy scrumptious cuisine, cocktails and conversation amidst imaginative and fanciful décor, including one-of-a-kind, hand-embellished electric guitar centerpieces created by Ann Storck Center artists. These guitars can be purchased for $100, with all proceeds directly benefitting the Ann Storck Center. Tickets are $150 per person or $275 per couple and can be purchased at www.annstorckcenter.org or call 954.584.8000. 

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