Attend a gala for a good cause

On Friday, Oct. 12, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd., New Moms will hold its 35th Anniversary Gala. 

Enjoy an elegant and inspiring evening as New Moms celebrates 35 years of interrupting the cycle of poverty, empowering young mothers, and creating strong families. The event will feature a silent auction, paddle raise, presentation, music, and good food and drink, with a keynote speech from Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.

Tickets: $115. Sponsorship packages available. For more info or to register, visit:


Catch another gala for good 

On Saturday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive, Habilitative Systems, Inc. (HSI), a longstanding health and human services agency for treatment of at-risk youth and adults, will host a fundraiser and 40th Anniversary Gala (“Jazz with Pizzazz”) to support new programming on the city’s West Side.  

For tickets and information visit or contact Della Akres at (773) 854-8313 or