Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

A roping good time at Hope gala on March 21

Fashionably dressed in denim and diamonds, guests will mosey into the beautiful Speedway Club Ballroom on March 21 for a big, bright night of hope at the annual Hope Dinner & Auction hosted by Community Storehouse.

The charity relies heavily on the popular event to raise money to enable it to focus on keeping children in classrooms in Northeast Tarrant County by meeting educational and well-being needs that arise during the year. “Closing the gap between opportunity and achievement for the children in our community” is the agency’s vision.

An elegant, festive dinner, spectacular auction items, raffles, entertainment and dancing will be preceded by a cocktail hour that opens the inspiring evening of fun. Add a sprinkling of excitement by getting a ticket for the wine pull, and buy one of only 100 tickets for a chance to pre-select your choice (excluding trips) of live auction items before bidding begins.

Former award-winning TV sports anchor Scott Murray, now the host of radio and TV shows and owner of Murray Media, will host the event as emcee. Special honorary guests are Fulvio and Collette Andreani.

Live music by the Hazard County Band, playing songs from such bands as Eli Young, Gary Allan, George Strait, Eric Clapton and the Eagles, will get people on the dance floor for a boot-scootin’ good time.

Arrive early to allow time to peruse the expansive silent auction offering food, jewelry, sports packages, spa experiences and other fantastic gifts. Convenient mobile bidding on your cellphone or on tablets provided at the event will make it easy to keep up with your bids.

Later during the live auction, a fully paid, four-day trip to Puerto Rico; a private dinner for 10 catered by DC’s Catering; a trip to a Lake Tahoe resort; an autographed Troy Aikman helmet; and dinner for eight at Classic Cafe will keep bidders competing to win one of these amazing prizes.

Tickets are $90 each or $875 for a table of 10. Purchase online at www.HopeDinner.com or call 817-431-3340. Texas Motor Speedway is at 3545 Lone Star Circle.

Colleyville Woman’s Club Fashion Show and Benefit

The glamour of Audrey Hepburn, straight from the set of Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is the theme of the upcoming Colleyville Woman’s Club Fashion Show set for March 20 at the Hurst Conference Center.

Featuring both professional and community models wearing gorgeous fashions from Dillard’s, the show will be produced by Rhonda Sargent Chambers of RSC Show Productions in partnership with Dillard’s North East Mall. Television and radio personalities and sportscasters Scott Murray and Brooke Williamson will host the event as the emcees.

Guests will enjoy shopping at a silent auction before the luncheon and the show. “A new feature this year is the Treasure Chest featuring luxury gifts from Eisenman Jewelers and the Northpark Luxury Collection,” writes club Vice President Ruth Ann Meek. “Attendees may purchase a raffle ticket for $100 for a key that gives them a chance to open the Treasure Chest, where gifts range in value from $250 to $3,500.”

“The Colleyville Women’s Club is particularly excited about this year’s fashion show because it is the 30th anniversary of the event — 30 years of ‘Giving With Style,’” said event chairwoman Tammy Nakamura. “We have an exceptional fashion show that we think the audience will absolutely love. It’s already close to a sellout.”

New this year is the Experience Board, offering the chance to bid on a variety of exciting trips and adventures. Back by popular demand are the Dine & Dash drawings for gift cards to local restaurants.

As part of the anniversary celebration, the audience will enjoy a video of photos from three decades of the popular luncheon and fashion show. Kudos to Colleyville Woman’s Club for raising more than $3.3 million for Tarrant County charitable organizations since it was established 37 years ago.

Tickets are $100 each. Purchase online at www.c-w-c.org or call 817-358-1805.

Fort Worth

Red Cross B*A*S*H on Saturday benefits military

A live concert at The Shack at Panther Island along the banks of the Trinity River from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday will feature Green River Ordinance, a Fort Worth-based band with a big local following. Also taking the stage will be Dallas country-rock band Larson and the Law.

The music and lots of other activities are hosted by the American Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces program, which provides global support to America’s military families. Event co-chairwomen are Alice, Victoria and Andrea Puente.

Attendees will experience an outdoor adventure area, shop at a silent auction and dine on great offerings from several of Fort Worth’s most popular food trucks. To ramp up the fun, dress in your best military chic attire (aka camouflage, army green, or maybe vintage Red Cross T-shirts).

The military-themed, family-friendly event will have a display of vintage military vehicles, climbing wall, face-painting, obstacle course and other fun experiences.

“The Red Cross B*A*S*H gives our local community the chance to support service members from enlistment to life after the military,” said honorary event Chairman Dennis Shingleton, Fort Worth City Council member and Red Cross board member. “Last year alone, the Red Cross helped 4,900 members of the military and their families right here in the Metroplex.”

VIP tickets are $100 and include a special VIP entrance and reception area, complimentary valet parking, free drinks and food, and a special concert viewing area. General admission is free if reserved in advance or $5 on the day of the event. Get tickets at www.eventbrite.com/e/red-cross-bash-2015-tickets-13013336239.

The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. To inquire, contact Anita Foster at anita.foster@redcross.org.

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