Fernbank Museum of Natural History will host its annual black-tie fundraising gala, Water For Life: A Timeless Affair on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 7 p.m. to midnight. The evening will commence with a sunset wine and cocktail hour on the Dinosaur Plaza followed by dinner in the Great Hall. Tony Brewer & Company will transform the museum with water-inspired décor, and there will be live music by Party Nation. Guests will also get to see the new exhibit Water: H20=Life, which opens earlier that day. The ball will honor long-time museum benefactors, Sherri and Jess Crawford, who have both been influential in Fernbank’s success. Becky Blalock and Craig Ramsey will serve as Corporate Chairs of this year’s A Timeless Affair, and Laura and Rutherford Seydel will serve as Patron Party Hosts, welcoming the ball’s patrons and sponsors to their home, EcoManor, on Sept. 16. For more information, call (404) 929-6376 or visit www.fernbankmuseum.org.
Gourmet gingersnap cookie company Susansnaps hosts Sweets for Smiles, benefiting the Susan Carver Foundation for cancer patient gifts, Oct. 1-2. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Susansnaps Spice Cake slices ($4) and gingersnap “Snack Packs” ($5.50) will be donated to the foundation. For every $2 raised, a bag of gingersnaps will be given to cancer patients going through treatment during the holidays. For more information, call (404) 497-9210 or visit www.susansnaps.com.
In recognition of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, Northside Hospital will host the 2010 Atlanta Walk to Remember, Sunday, Oct. 10, at 2 p.m., at the Concourse Corporate Center in Sandy Springs. Parents, families, friends and health care professionals are encouraged to attend – to remember the babies that they’ve lost and to help raise public awareness of pregnancy and infant loss. The event will begin with a formal program and include T-shirt and car magnet sales, a half-mile walk through the office park and a balloon release. Anyone whose life has been touch by perinatal loss is welcome to participate. Children are welcome. While the event is free to participate, donations will be accepted. Proceeds benefit the enrolling of more Atlanta nurses in RTS Bereavement Training classes for perinatal loss. To register for the walk or to make a donation, please call Tara Spolan at (770) 442-8995 or visit www.atlantapnl.com.
The Woodruff Arts Center has again partnered with Target to present the 3rd annual Target Free Family Day at The Woodruff Arts Center. Visitors will experience the best family programming from each of the Center’s Divisions – Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences. The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. Admission is free. For more information, call (866) 449-5165 or visit www.woodruffcenter.org/target.
The St. Regis Hotel in Buckhead will be the new site of Skyland Trail’s Benefits of Laughter, A Seriously Funny Night, the principal fund-raising event of the nationally acclaimed mental health treatment organization. On Thursday, Oct. 21, supporters will enjoy a cocktail reception, formal dinner created for the occasion by the St. Regis chefs and entertainment by Comedy Central personality John Heffron. For more information, including reservations and sponsorships, contact Ashley Vance at (678) 686-5905 or email@example.com.
AtlCares Fundraising Banquet will take place on Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event will feature live music, art gallery, a silent auction and the creations of up-and-coming designers in a Walk-Thru fashion show. This event was created to give local artists a platform to shine while using proceeds to benefit three other non-profit organizations. Tickets are $35. For more information visit, www.atlcares.com.
Garden historian James R. Cothran will discuss his new book, Charleston Gardens and the Landscape Legacy of Loutrel Briggs, on Wednesday, Oct.13, at 7 p.m. followed by a book signing and Charleston-inspired reception. This special evening will be held at the Atlanta History Center and is a fundraising event for the endowment of the Cherokee Garden Library. Admission is $35 individual; $50 couple. For more information, call (404) 814-4046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org