Social Datebook


Headdress Ball

Highlights: Hope and Help Center of Central Florida will host its annual black-tie Headdress Ball, which includes a silent auction and VIP pre-party.
When: October 3
Where: Hilton Orlando, 6014 Canadian Court
Benefits: Hope and Help Center of Central Florida
Itinerary: VIP pre-party and silent auction begin at 6 p.m. Main event begins at 7 p.m.
Dress: Black-tie
Tickets: Start at $200 individual; $350 for VIP admission; sponsorships available
Contact: 407-645-2577 ext. 111 or 112,


Evening of Valor

Highlights: Join the Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando in honoring the 2009 George Wolly Community Leadership Award recipients at its annual fund-raising event. The evening includes hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, a raffle, dinner and a presentation of a community leadership award.
When: October 25
Where: Lake Mary Marriott, 1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary Benefits: Jewish Family Services of Greater Orlando
Itinerary: 5-8 p.m.
Dress: Business
Tickets: $175 individual
Contact: 407-644-7593,  


Dick Batchelor Run for the Children

Highlights: The Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children encourages people of all ages to take part in its 29th annual fund-raising event. Children can participate in the Kids’ Fun Run following the 5K race.
When: October 24
Where: Lake Eola Park, downtown Orlando
Benefits: Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
Itinerary: Registration 6:30-7 a.m., opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m., 5K (3.1 miles) kickoff at 8 a.m. and Kids’ Fun Run at 9:15 a.m.
Dress: Running attire
Tickets: 5K registration fee $20-$30; Kids’ Fun Run is free.
Contact: 321-841-7016,