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, supportingkidds.org
May 3 Wine, Dine & Deal
Location 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, redcrossdelmarva.org
May 4 Wilmington Garden Day
Location 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, wilmingtongardenday.org
May 5 Winterthur Point-to-Point
Location 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, winterthur.org/ptp
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.
Contact 654-5440, kindtokids.org
May 9-11 Wilmington Flower Market
Location 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, wilmingtonflowermarket.org
May 16 Go Red for Women, Wilmington
Location 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.
Contact 286-5704, email@example.com
May 16-17 Sussex County Habitat for Humanity Auction
Location 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
May 18 An Affair with the Arts
Location 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.
Contact 674-2111 ext. 105, biggsmuseum.org
May 18 Breath of Spring Gala
Location 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, lunginfo.org
May 24 Antiques Show Preview Party
Location Brandywine River Museum,
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, brandywinemuseum.org