The Tenth Annual Something's Cooking: 3-6 p.m. Nov. 3, Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Avenue, Evanston. Join us for plentiful platters, delicious desserts, a bountiful bar and silent auction. $50. Proceeds raised will go towards helping individuals with disabilities have access to all opportunities of a full life. independentfutures.com
Joan Taxay Weinger Retrospective 1962-2011 to Benefit NSAL Scholarship Program: On display Nov. 4 - Dec. 2 during school hours. The exhibit features 16 paintings, drawings and digital collages by this prominent Chicago-area artist and educator. Opening reception, 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Brierly Gallery, New Trier High School, 385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka. This special show celebrates Joan's 38 years as teacher and mentor at the North Shore Art League as well as her 86th birthday. All pieces will be for sale by silent auction. Proceeds from art sales will fund the North Shore Art League’s art scholarships awarded to graduating seniors who show excellence in the arts while at New Trier.
Children’s Oncology Services 35th Anniversary Gala: 6-11 p.m. Nov. 7, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago. Cocktails reception, dinner, live entertainment. $250. onestepcamp.org, (312) 235-6834.
The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) Midwest Region Gala Dinner: Nov. 9, Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus, Chicago. Honors Chicago philanthropist and owner of Chicago Cubs Tom Ricketts. Individual tickets to the gala event begin at $500, or $5,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorship levels begin at $10,000. For additional sponsorship information or to purchase tickets email Sylvia Margolies at Sylvia@ACWIS.org or call 312-861-7752.
Heartland Animal Shelter Golden Paw and A-cat-emy Awards: 7 p.m. Nov. 9 , Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2875 Milwaukee Ave., Northbrook. Pet-friendly gala, drawing approximately 200 guests. The black-tie optional event is $85 per person and $25 per dog in advance and $110 per person and $50 at the door. To learn more about the event, make a reservation or enter the Golden Paw & A-cat-emy Awards Online Contest go to heartlandanimalshelter.net or call 847-296-6400.
The Candlelight Ball: 6:30-11 p.m. Nov. 9, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 160 E. Pearson St., Chicago. Black tie; hosted by Women’s Board of Heartland Alliance. $300. Benefits Heartland Alliance. thecandlelightball.com.
The Park Ridge Fine Arts Society (PRFAS) annual benefit: Nov. 9, Park Ridge Country Club. Dinner, silent auction, raffle and dancing. Contact Mike Maggio, PRFAS publicity chair, at 312-968-9199.
UCCRF Women’s Board Grand Auction and Gala: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Four Seasons Hotel, Chicago. Black tie, dinner, dancing and auction. $600. cancerboard.org or contact Nicole Seidlitz at (773) 834-1387.
Friends of Youth Services Girlfriends’ Breakfast & Boutique Benefit: 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Hilton Chicago Northbrook Hotel, 2855 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Northbrook. Benefits Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. Features a shopping boutique, sit down breakfast and key-note address from Elizabeth Coulson, raffle and more. $65. girlfriendsbreakifast.com, (847) 501-0854.
St. Norbert Parish Autumn Gala, "An Evening to Remember": Nov. 16, North Shore Country Club in Glenview. Features silent and live auction, raffles, games, buffet dinner with assigned seating, numerous libations and an evening of dancing to the music of the Stu Hirsch Orchestra. All proceeds from the benefit support St. Norbert's ministries within the parish, school and community. Cocktail attire requested. stnorbertparish.org/pages/events