When…St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association held its first annual Monte Carlo Gala? Guests enjoyed fine dining, dancing and gaming at Palladium-St. Louis. The organization provides services annually to more than 29,500 children struggling with a learning disability, their families and teachers. Pictured: Elaine Knight, Joan Morrissey and Sheryl Silvey.

When…Action for Autism held its second annual trivia night, raising more than $20,000? Held at Maryland Heights Centre, the event included ‘special guests’ such as Cruella de Vil and seven of her Dalmatians.

When…Ladue Horton Watkins High School held ‘Art in the Limelight’? The event offers visual arts, music, drama and dance experiences to students and residents of the district. As part of this year’s festival, two of Ladue High’s most talented musicians, Haohnag Xu and Daniel Kopp, performed along with the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra. Pictured: Haohang Xu.

When…Women’s Connection of Jewish Federation held its second annual Personal Care Shower at the JCC? Volunteers collected personal care items to help make Mother’s Day special for women served by the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Volunteers were treated to dessert and listened to guest speaker and honorary chair Rabbi Amy Feder. Pictured: Lauren Levinson, Nancy Green, Stacy Siwak, Jennifer Deutsch, Peggy Kaplan and Rabbi Amy Feder.

When…the St. Louis chapter of CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) honored outstanding members at its fifth annual Networking Awards Luncheon at Hilton St. Louis Frontenac? The awards promote the success of women in commercial real estate. Pictured: Colleen West, Susan Sauer, Sabina Frank-Holtzman, Tracy Howren, Lynn Goessling, Lisa Hosey and Amy Garrison.

When…Chesterfield Day School held its annual FANTASM event at Kemp Auto Museum, raising more than $100,000 for the school? This year’s Mouse Racing event was a hit with guests, as was the auction, which featured Grammy award-winning producer Alonzo Lee offering studio time to aspiring young singers. Pictured: Kathy Wunderlich, Kathy Yamiguchi and Amy Shands.

When…Jewish Community Center held a grand opening for its new Jewish Arts & Education Building? As part of the celebration, comedy troupe Second City performed Jewsical! The Musical in the new building, which features a performing arts & banquet center, studio theater, early childhood department, adult day center, adult lounge, meeting rooms and space for administrative staff. Pictured: Thom and Mike Kuhn.

When…Rossman School held its biennial dinner auction, ‘Set Sail with Rossman,’ which drew more than 250 people to the Hilton Frontenac and raised more than $160,000 for the school? Pictured: Melissa Kantrovitz, Marci Bluestone, Linda Smith, Lisa Mella, Colleen Geller and Jody Rodeheaver.

When…McTeacher’s Night’ raised more than $48,000 for schools in the community? Nearly 90 area McDonald’s restaurants partnered with educators and families to raise money for their schools.

When…Gateway Academy, a private Catholic school in Chesterfield, held its gala auction at Kemp Auto Museum? More than 250 parents and friends of the school gathered to raise more than $167,000 to benefit the students.

When…Mary Ryder Home, which provides aid to underprivileged seniors, raised $51,000 at a dinner and auction? The event was held in honor of the home’s 80th anniversary. Pictured: Tim Butler, Tanya Pereira and Carol Daniel