7-11 PM. The Nature Conservancy in Georgia’s 25th annual celebration will be held at The Promenade at Piedmont Park with live music, gourmet cuisine, a silent auction of excursions and experiences in nature, and the opportunity to talk with Conservancy scientists. nature.org.
The Atlanta International School community will celebrate Journey to Martiniques at The Fairmont. The evening features a seated dinner, dancing, entertainment and exciting live and silent auctions. aischool.org. 404/841-3869.
The Shepherd Center Junior Committee’s big bash features a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby on big screen TVs, as well as music, food and silent and live auctions at Chastain Horse Park to benefit the center’s Therapeutic Recreation Program. 404/350-7778. derbyday.com.
4-7 PM. Choate Construction’s 10th annual benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation features 120-plus stellar cars, tasty BBQ and craft brews, a silent auction and live music at 8200 Roberts Dr., Atlanta. Tickets: $30-$50 ($20-$40 adv.); free for children under 8. carsnq.com.
4:30 PM. Annual gala of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer. Enjoy a seated dinner with piano accompaniment, live and silent auctions, and an inspiring speaker from CURE. This all-volunteer Tri Delta Alumnae Chapter is CURE’s second largest benefactor. care-affair.com.
5-9:30 PM. Celebrate the Kentucky Derby at Iron Horse with a live viewing of the derby, wine pull, games, dancing, food and beverages, and live and silent auctions. 16470 Westbrook Road, Milton. Benefits the Children’s Development Academy. cdakids.org.
6-11 PM. Experience the glamour of ballroom dancing at this fun-filled night at Cobb Galleria Centre to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. Local celebrity “stars” are paired with professional dancers to raise money by gaining votes in a one-night dance competition. alz.org.
6 PM. Enjoy a cocktail party, seated dinner and a live and silent auction at the InterContinental Buckhead at the annual gala of the Georgia Chapter of JDRF. 404/420-5996. georgia.jdrf.org.
6:30 PM. Zoo Atlanta transforms into a sultry soiree for its annual black-tie benefit, featuring a sunset stroll through the grounds with festive fare and cocktails, a seated dinner and dancing under a lavishly-appointed pavilion, designed by Tony Brewer & Company, and a spectacular silent auction. Contact Amy Walton at 404/624-5826 or visit zooatlanta.org/beastly_feast.
6:30 PM. Experience a lovely evening outdoors on the beautifully lit grounds of the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell with a patron party, gourmet dinner and live auction at the Ben Brady Lakeside Pavilion, followed by dessert and dancing at the Green Roof Discovery Center. Supports CNC’s efforts to connect people to nature. 770/992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org.
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