Social Datebook

Mark your calendar for these upcoming society events.


Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Highlights: Celebrate with the Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation at its annual event to raise money for Central Florida Marines and their families. Other Central Florida groups that address the needs of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan also will benefit.
When: November 7
Where: Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive
Benefits: Central Florida Marine Corps Foundation
Itinerary: Cocktail reception at 6 p.m. Ballroom doors open at 6:45 p.m. for sit-down dinner
Dress: Black-tie
Tickets: $65 individual
Contact: 321-297-1616,


The Greatest Night

Highlights: Orlando’s up-and-coming business professionals who have excelled in leadership or volunteer roles will be honored by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at its annual fund-raising event.
When: November 12
Where: CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.
Benefits: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Itinerary: Cocktail reception at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres
Dress: Business casual
Tickets: $35 individual
Contact: 407-339-2978,


Concours d’Elegance

Highlights: Six blocks of Park Avenue in Winter Park will close for the eighth annual judged exotic car show, which will feature 120 automobiles. The weekend consists of a Tour d’Elegance driving tour on Saturday, followed by the Aeroport Reception at Orlando-Sanford Airport in the evening. On Sunday, the Concours d’Elegance show and judging will be followed by an awards presentation.
When: November 7-8
Where: Reception at airport’s southeast ramp; driving tour and show along Park Avenue in Winter Park
Benefits: Orlando Ballet
Itinerary: On Saturday, the duPont Registry Live Aeroport Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Sunday’s events begin with an 8 a.m. registration; Concours d’Elegance runs from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m., with the awards presentation at 3 p.m.
Dress: Cocktail attire recommended for reception; business casual or casual for automobile show
Tickets: $100 for reception; free admission on Sunday
Contact: 407-649-9190,