When…the St. Louis regional chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council gave its first ‘Growing Green’ awards at the Coronado Ballroom? Out of 80 nominees, winners included the William A. Kerr Foundation, Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, the City of Clayton, Richard Reilly, David Bertorelli and LoftWorks LLC. Pictured: Tom Tyler, Jaime Kelly and ‘Quietly Green’ award winner David Bertorelli.

When…the Little Sisters of the Poor held its 2009 benefit dinner at Kemoll’s ‘Top of the Met?’ Since 1882, the nonprofit has cared for thousands of St. Louis’ needy elderly, providing services that help them remain independent. Pictured: Mary Ann and Anne Bisch with John Inkley.

When…Tony-award winning Broadway star Ben Vereen visited the Monsanto YMCA to discuss his experience with diabetes? Vereen’s presentation was part of his ‘Take the Stage for Diabetes’ program, an effort to educate society about the disease. Pictured: Ben Vereen.

When…Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center hosted a fund-raiser at Strathalbyn Farms Club in St. Charles? The 110 guests in attendance enjoyed a picnic style-dinner, hayride and bonfire. Between proceeds from the Strathalbyn Farms fund-raiser and a benefit at Trattoria Branica, the Friends group raised nearly $35,000 for the organization. Pictured: Marilyn Abkemeier, Stephanie Mannis, Robin Ude, Joe Lipic and Ron Grimoldi.

When…nearly 400 supporters of St. Louis’ seven NativityMiguel network schools and 21 area college preparatory schools raised more than $190,000 at the inaugural St. Louis NativityMiguel Scholarship Fund dinner? Proceeds will support tuition scholarships for the 125 eighth graders who graduated from NativityMiguel schools this year. Pictured: NativityMiguel students.