Benefiting the Greater Fort Worth-Arlington Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the 2014 Promise Ball took place March 22 at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel. Themed Field of Dreams, the evening included cocktails, dinner, live entertainment and auctions. Among the notable auction items were an autographed Texas Rangers jersey, a puppy and a quilt made by families of children who have diabetes.
Texas Ballet Theater held its Come Dance With Us Gala on March 1 in conjunction with the companys performances of Serenade, L and Gloria. Themed All Things British, the three-part evening included cocktails and dinner at McDavid Studio, a ballet performance at Bass Hall and post-performance drinks and dancing at the Swan Tavern Pub in McDavid Studio.
The Kimbell Art Museum hosted The Red Party on March 1 at the Renzo Piano Pavilion. Decked out in red attire, guests were given the chance to tour the new pavilion and get an up-close look at the Samurai: Armor From the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection" exhibition. Other highlights from the evening included live music from the Buster Brown Band, DJ GEO and a group of Taiko drummers.
The 2014 Go Red For Women Luncheon took place at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel on Feb. 28 with guests decked out in their best red attire to take a stand against heart disease, the cause of more deaths among women than all types of cancer, AIDS and accidents combined. The annual event included health screenings, hands-only CPR instruction, cooking demos and a silent auction. Special guest speaker for the luncheon was Granbury native and four-time Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer.
The Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance and Foundation threw its annual Medicine Ball, benefiting community health projects, Feb. 1 at the Cendera Center. Themed Glitz, Glamour & Gatsby, the party saw guests dressed in their best Roaring Twenties attire as they dined, sipped cocktails and danced to Dallas-based band Motion.
Stage West held its annual Acting with the Stars event Feb. 14 at the Fort Worth Clubs Horizon Room. The main event of the evening was an acting competition starring professional actors paired with local celebrities including Bud Kennedy, Janice Knebl, Therese Moncrief, Andy Taft, Steve Tatum and Donatella Trotti.
Mansfield Cares hosted its 15th annual Charity Ball on Feb. 22 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Guests were encouraged to dress in their best disco duds to match the nights theme of Peace, Love & Mansfield Cares. The party, which benefited various charitable causes in the area, featured auctions, games, gourmet dining and music from the disco band Le Freak.
The eighth annual Mid-Cities SOS Celebrity Chefs event took place Jan. 19 at the Hurst Conference Center. A roster of local chefs, including Jon Bonnell, Brian Olenjack and Donatella Trotti, prepared a variety of entrees and desserts for guests to sample. The evening, themed Step Into New Lives, benefited SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
Benefiting the Joan Katz Breast Center, the Beyond the Bag fundraiser took place at the Champions Club inside Amon G. Carter Stadium on Jan. 25. The evening featured a silent auction of more than 100 designer bags and a raffle of a Lexus IS 250, plus food by chef Tim Love and live music from the Hailey-Zukoski Jazz Trio and Professor D.
The Junior League of Fort Worths second annual Grand Entry Gala kicked off the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo on Jan. 11 at Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum. Guests enjoyed a reception of cocktails and hors doeuvres, followed by dinner and live entertainment from country duo Big & Rich.