Friday 30

BELLS AND BOWLS art, food, music and holiday gift event at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild to benefit the Guild and its mission, 727-6266 or


Saturday 1

HOLI-DUE BOUTIQUE presented by Ladue High School’s Due Care student club at Ladue Middle School to benefit community families in need, 477-7673.

‘ANTICIPATION’ 2012 GALA presented by the Friends Board of the Saint Louis Art Museum at the museum with a sneak peek of the new East Building to benefit the museum’s endowment, 721-0072 or

SILVER BALL at the Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis to benefit the Arthritis Foundation, 447-4881 or

Through Sunday 2

Sixth annual GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST at Plaza Frontenac to benefit Lydia’s House, 771-4411 or

Sunday 2

ANNUAL HOLIDAY CELEBRATION featuring one of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ principal artists, Deanna Breiwick, at Old Warson Country Club to benefit the opera company’s Professional Training Programs for Emerging Artists, 963-4223 or

One-mile WALK FOR WATER fundraiser at Delmar Baptist Church to benefit Watering Malawi and its efforts to build a deep-water well for a Malawi village, 432-1960 or

Wednesday 5

18th annual CAREGIVER AWARDS LUNCHEON at St. Louis Marriott West to benefit the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, 918-8222 or

Friday 7 through Saturday 8

CHARITY WEDDING GOWN SALE hosted by Brides Against Breast Cancer at Millennium Hotel St. Louis to benefit education and outreach for people impacted by cancer,

Saturday 8

SHEER ELEGANCE: ELEMENTS OF STYLE & GRACE emceed by Nine Network’s Wendy Wiese and KPLR-11’s Christine Buck in the Khorassan Room at The Chase Park Plaza to benefit the Mathews-Dickey Girls’ Program, 382-5952 ext. 234 or

First annual LIVING WELL FOUNDATION 5K UGLY SWEATER FUN RUN at Tower Grove Park to benefit the Foundation, 636-674-5014 or

Tuesday 11 through Wednesday 12

AAFA FUNDRAISER three-course meal at Copia Restaurant & Wine Garden with 50 percent of proceeds benefiting the Asthma & Allergy Foundation, St. Louis Chapter, 645-2422 or

Friday 14

ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON fundraiser hosted by Kelly Driscoll, Chris Fairbairn, Therese Hagemeister and Jessica Theodorou at the Driscoll home to benefit Our Little Haven, 909-1215.

Monday 17

A WICKED WONDERLAND performance featuring the National Touring Company of Wicked at the Sheldon Concert Hall to benefit STAGES St. Louis Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, 534-1111 or

Through Saturday 22

‘LIGHT UP A LIFE’ ornament program sponsored by St. Anthony’s Medical Center’s Charitable Foundation at various locations to benefit St. Anthony’s Hospice and the Fern & Russell F. de Greeff Hospice House Charity Care Fund, 748-4438 or

Through Monday 24

SAINT LOUIS CRISIS NURSERY HOLIDAY HEARTS CAMPAIGN collecting toys, clothing, household products, non-perishable food and other holiday wish list items to benefit families in need, 292-5770 or

Through Monday 31

MISSOURI LOTTERY SCRATCHERS TICKETS PROMOTION at the Humane Society of Missouri, Animal Protective Association of Missouri and St. Louis County Animal Care and Control to encourage homeless animal adoption during the holidays,

Coming in JANUARY

14 ‘NOTES FROM HOLLYWOOD’ concert featuring Leonard Slatkin at the Sheldon Concert Hall to benefit the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, 941-6309 or

19 ‘TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME’ TRIVIA NIGHT at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church to benefit Our Lady’s Inn, Family Shield Ministries and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Pro-Life, 351-4590 or

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