November 1 - Enjoy The French Master Chefs’ Gourmet Gala: An Evening in Cannes, presented by the March of Dimes. The evening will feature a live auction, entertainment and a four-course dinner prepared by visiting French Master Chefs directed by Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza; $150. For tickets or more information, contact John Vonder Haar at (513) 769-3588 or jvonderhaar@marchofdimes.com. • Hoxworth Blood Center holds an evening of celebration in recognition of its 70th anniversary. Proceeds go to the purchase of a new bloodmobile. 6:30 p.m.; Duke Energy Center; $70. For more information, call Scott Inscho at (513) 558-1243.

November 5 - The American Jewish Committee is pleased to present its annual community service award to James Miller at a reception. 5:30 p.m.; Mayerson Jewish Community Center. For information or reservations, call the AJC at (513) 621-4020.
 
November 8 - Join the Ronald McDonald House Charities for a Red Hot Affair, an annual red-tie gala. The evening will feature cocktails, a silent auction, dinner, a live auction and entertainment by Soul Pocket. 6:30 p.m.; Hyatt Regency; $150. For more information, contact Tracy Carl at (513) 636-5551 or at tcarl@rmhouse.org. • The Southern Ohio Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting its fifth annual Taste of the World Wine & Beer Festival. 7:30 p.m.; Newport Aquarium; $80 (advance), $90 (at the door). For more information, visit www.lls.org/soh/taste or contact Christina McCarthy at (513) 361-2100 ext. 117 or at christina.mccarthy@lls.org.
 
November 13 - Celebrate the remarkable life of Joni Herschede at a luncheon and hat auction sponsored by the Fifth Third Foundation. About 40 of Herschede’s marvelous hats are up for grabs during a silent auction. Ten more hats will be sold during a live auction. Proceeds benefit the Cincinnati Ballet. 11:45 a.m.; The Phoenix; $100. For more information or reservations, contact the Cincinnati Ballet box office at (513) 621-5282.
 
November 14 - It’s a Secret ArtWorks reception and sale of more than 1,000 original 5-by-7 paintings, drawings and photos. 6 p.m.; The Westin Cincinnati; $125 (entitles you to one Secret ArtWork, plus music, hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine). To learn more, visit www.artwork scincinnati.org or call (513) 333-0799. • The Imagine: A Home for Every Child dinner and auction benefits Focus on Youth Inc., a foster care and adoption agency. 6:30 p.m.; Sheraton Cincinnati North Hotel; $100. For more details, visit www. focusonyouth.com or contact Kim Beatty at (513) 644-1030 or kbeatty@focusonyouth.com.
 
November 15 - Meet best-selling thriller writer David Baldacci at the Mercantile Library’s 21st Annual Niehoff Lecture. The event includes a black-tie dinner. 7 p.m.; Netherland Plaza Hall of Mirrors; $150 (Mercantile members), $175 (non-members). For more information, visit www.mercantilelibrary.com or call (513) 621-0717.
 
November 20 - The French-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Cincinnati will join the worldwide celebration of Beaujolais Nouveau . 6:30 p.m.; Netherland Plaza; $60 (European-American Chamber of Commerce of Cincinnati members), $75 (non-members) or $90 (at the door). For more information or tickets, contact Anne Cappel at (513) 852-6510, e-mail eacc@europe-cincinnati.com, or visit www.europe-cincinnati.com.
 
November 23 - The Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion holds its 26th Annual Cincinnati Associates Tribute Dinner honoring Kevin Kabat. Business attire is requested. 5:30 p.m. (reception begins); Hyatt Regency; tickets start at $250. For more information or reservations, contact Phyllis Volan at (513) 487-3032 or pvolan@huc.edu.
 
November 29 - Garrison Keillor and his amazing cast of actors and musicians from A Prairie Home Companion  will broadcast live from Music Hall to benefit Cincinnati public radio station 91.7 WVXU. 5:45 p.m.; $35 to $60, with a special ticket package for $160 that includes a ticket to the dress rehearsal and a private reception. For more information, visit www.wvxu.org or contact Kevin Reynolds at kreynolds@cinradio.org or (513) 419-7104. To buy tickets, visit www.cincinnatiarts.org or call (513) 621-2787.
 
For a complete 12-month listing of all fundraising events in the area, contact Janet Ach at Greater Cincinnati’s Master Calendar (513) 221-6900, or e-mail events@cincycalendar.com.