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Dracula Orchid Ball Gala Under Glass @ Conservatory of Flowers
Oct 19 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm

dracula-ball-socialThe Dracula Orchid Ball and Gala Under Glass is the annual benefit for the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.

The event will highlight the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and tactile beauty of rainforests all over the world. Each gallery will seduce you with sublime experiences.

Proceeds from the Dracula Orchid Ball support the 138-year-old historical treasure, the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. Funds will be used to renovate the Cloud Forest Gallery and its supporting greenhouse, which are critical to maintaining and protecting rare, endangered orchids. Rainforests lose more than 80,000 acres daily, which means a loss of 135 plant and animal species each day.

The Dracula Orchid Ball is a multifaceted experience designed by Carina Hessmer of Entire Productions.

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The Gaslamp Fantasy @ Conservatory of Flowers
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm – 11:59 pm

Gaslamp Fantasy, Conservatory of Flowers, Red Carpet Bay AreaThe Gaslamp Fantasy is the afterparty for the Dracula Orchid Ball and a benefit event for the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.

The Gaslamp Fantasy set in the Victorian splendor of the Conservatory of Flowers offers a playful, immersive experience that includes music and dance, performance art, libations, savory delights, and artful illumination.

Tickets are $75 and include food and open bar. All proceeds benefit the Conservatory of Flowers. And don’t forget to wear something fancy but funky!

Attire: Fancy but funky!

Party experience designed by Mustafa Khan and Carina Hessmer

15th Annual Fashion Fights Arthritis @ The Fairmont Hotel
Oct 20 @ 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Yuka Uehara, Tokyo Gamine, Red Carpet Bay AreaJudy Jorgensen, Fashion Fights Arthritis Chair, Sharon and David Seto, Honorary Chairs, and Chelsey Seippel, Bay Area Arthritis Auxiliary President, invite you to a thrilling runway show featuring designs by Yuka Uehara. Join us for this fun-filled day of fashion to support our efforts in the fight against arthritis.

10:30 a.m. – Champagne Reception & Silent Auction
12:00 p.m. – Luncheon, Live Auction & Runway Show

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This Old Bag: Power of the Purse @ Clift Hotel
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

This Old Bag, Power of the Purse, Red Carpet Bay AreaThis Old Bag: Power of the Purse is a silent and live handbag auction for Breast Cancer Emergency Fund.  Donations from elegant and affordable designer and celebrity-donated handbags provide financial assistance to low-income women in San Francisco and Silicon Valley battling breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Emergency Fund Delivers

BCEF provides emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals battling breast cancer, enabling them to keep up vital medical treatments, avoid utility shut-off, prevent eviction and maintain stable housing.

Many of our clients are working women without access to employer-paid health insurance or disability coverage. Others find themselves under-insured once treatment begins. We help lighten the financial burden and emotional toll of unpaid bills so they can focus on what is important: personal health and family.

Personalized Help, Fast

With the help of our extensive network of community service provider partners and resources, our caring staff determines and delivers a personalized assistance program that addresses each client’s unique needs and circumstances. We work quickly; assistance is usually available within five days (often within 48 hours!).

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Open Hearts Gala 2017 @ SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

unnamed-1The Open Hearts Foundation is a nonprofit charity founded by actress and philanthropist Jane Seymour in 2010. The Open Hearts Gala will honor six remarkable individuals with Open Hearts Awards and will feature Emmy-nominated Mindy Burbano Stearns of KTLA as the evening’s emcee.

The Open Hearts Foundation is a social impact accelerator that is committed to empowering emerging and growing nonprofit organizations, whose origins and mission are consistent with the precepts of the Open Hearts philosophy.  The Foundation, by providing expertise, resources, and tools, enables these nonprofits to not only raise their profile but also further their mission and objectives.

Striking Out Childhood Cancer @ AMF Boulevard Lanes
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

striking-out-childhood-cancer-logoAlex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation will host the 3rd Annual Striking Out Childhood Cancer, presented by Northwestern Mutual. The birthday bowling bash is also a celebration of life for local childhood cancer hero C.J. Banaszek. Following the bowling bash, join us for a cocktail hour and dinner party hosted by Lombardi’s Catering, with free refreshments from MillerCoors, Trinchero Family Estates, and Bacardi. Cocktails and dinner will take place next door at the Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building.