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Diamonds & Denim—Vegas Style Gala

Highlights: The 5th annual gala features casino gaming, live music and auctions.
When: August 22
Where: Gaylord Palms Resort
Benefits: BETA Center
Itinerary: Cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m.
Dress: Denim or formal attire recommended
Tickets: $150 individual
Contact: 407-398-6213. betacenter.org

Taste of the Nations

Highlights: More than 30 Central Florida restaurants come together to offer an evening of culinary samplings. The 20th annual event showcases each chef’s talent and creativity.
When: August 29
Where: Orange County Convention Center West Concourse, 9800 International Drive
Benefits: Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank
Itinerary: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with samplings until 10 p.m.
Dress: Cocktail attire recommended
Tickets: $100 general admission; $125 VIP
Contact: 407-426-1259.

That ’70s Party

Highlights: Dig out your grooviest ’70s look and join other guests on the multicolor-lighted dance floor. The night features costume and dance contests with the Orlando chapter of the Buoniconti Fund.
When: August 29
Where: Church Street Station ballroom, 225 S. Garland Ave.
Benefits: The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and its spinal cord injury research
Itinerary: Doors open at 7 p.m. with cocktails and light food, followed by dancing and drawings, until midnight
Dress: ’70s attire or costume recommended
Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
Contact: 305-243-3863. thebuonicontifund.com

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