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‘Objects d’Art’ Auction Event
6-9 p.m. Friday, March 8
Herberger Theater Center
222 E. Monroe
602-254-7399, ext. 105
Live and silent auctions will offer the works of many talented local Arizona artists for guests interested in expanding their personal collections. Sponsored by Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Objects d’Art is an evening of art, cuisine, cocktails and live entertainment. Tickets are $50 each. All proceeds benefit the Herberger Theater Center’s Youth Outreach Programs. Visit http://www.herbergertheater. org/objects_art.

Teaming Up for Girls Luncheon
11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 14
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
602-288-4514
Florence Crittenton’s signature fundraising event raises money to help further its mission of providing safety, hope and opportunity to disadvantaged girls. This year’s event will feature a silent auction and raffle, lunch and a compelling program, including Keynote Speaker Laura Ling and HOPE Award recipient Jason Schechterle. Tickets are $275 each. Visit http://flocrit.org/events.html.

Phoenix Tour de Cure
Saturday, March 16
REACH 11 Sports Complex
2425 E. Deer Valley Road
More than 2,000 riders are expected to join forces to help raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association and people with diabetes. The ride features routes from 8 miles to 100 miles and they are designed by experienced cyclists to offer safe and scenic rides that are fully supported with rest stops and SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles. All riders return to a party, full lunch and entertainment at the finish line. Registration fee is $15; fundraising minimum is $175. Visit diabetes.org/phoenixtourdecure to register and for current event updates and information.

Valley Leadership Man & Woman of the Year Luncheon
11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 21
Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
602-952-6760, ext. 3
The honorees are Tom Ambrose and Ambassador Barbara Barrett. Check-in begins at 11 a.m. Tickets are $120 per person for the luncheon. Raffle tickets are five for $50 or 12 for $100. Visit www.valleyleadership.org.

ShamRock Bowling FUNdraiser
5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 21
Squaw Peak Lanes
3049 E. Indian School Road
602-353-9900
A benefit bowling event for the Phoenix Conservatory of Music. Your $25 registration fee includes multiple games of bowling (two hours’ worth), raffle, hot dogs, and drink. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Raffle prize donations are still being accepted. Call for details; to register in advance, visit www.pcmrocks.org.

13th Annual Rock the Zoo
7-11 p.m. Friday, March 22
Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Parkway
602-273-1341
Featuring live music from local bands, beverage sampling, food tasting in the VIP Lounge, food for sale from Valley food trucks, the Rockin’ Raffle and other activities. Must be at least 21 years old to attend. Tickets are $40-70 in advance. Visit www.phoenixzoo.org.

The 100 Club of Arizona’s Annual Banquet
Wednesday, March 27
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort
11111 N. 7th St.
602-485-0100
Celebrating 45 years of giving back to public safety in Arizona while paying tribute to three officers and firefighters from across the state who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The event will be attended by the surviving family members, statewide public safety agency chiefs and representatives, members of the 100 Club and supporters in the community and includes a social hour, silent auction and dinner followed by a special tribute ceremony in memory of the heroes being honored. Tickets are $100. Visit www.100club.org.

The Board of Visitors’ Charity Ball
Saturday, April 6
Marriott’s Camelback Inn
5402 E. Lincoln Drive
Featuring the Presentation of the 2013 Flower Girls. First held in 1915, The Board of Visitors Charity Ball is the oldest established ball in Arizona. Black tie attire is requested; cocktails begin at 6 p.m., followed by the Flower Girls Presentation at 7 and dinner and dancing at 8. Proceeds go to deserving Valley programs focused on health care needs for women, children and the elderly. For more information, visit www.boardofvisitors.org. For tickets, call 602-235-9554.

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