CATHOLIC CHARITIES NORTH SPRING GALA. Thursday, May 2, 7 to 9 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. Presentation of A Salute to Partnership awards to Mary Jane and David Solimine Sr. and their family and the faith community at St. Mary’s Parish in Lynn. The cocktail reception theme is an International World Market featuring five unique buffet spreads, including signature drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrees and desserts. www.ccab.org/NorthGala.
DAA ANNUAL FUNDRAISER. Friday, May 3, 6 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Silent and live auctions, food, and drinks. $10 at the door. www.danversart.org.
SPRING SCHOLARSHIP GALA. Friday, May 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Marian Court College, 35 Little’s Point Road, Swampscott. Features Jim Braude of WGBH and NECN, locally crafted food and beverages, and silent and live auctions. Event kicks off with a reception with Sheriff Frank Cousins at 6 p.m., open to silver, gold and platinum sponsors. Tickets for the gala start at $50, and sponsorship levels start at $500. Money raised benefits the college’s scholarship fund. www.mariancourt.edu.
“HATS OFF TO EDUCATION” GALA AND AUCTION. Friday, May 3, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square West, Salem. To benefit Salem Education Foundation and academic and extracurricular programs at all public schools in Salem. The “hat-themed” ticketed event features a live auction, $5,000 reverse raffle, food, live music and the new Wall of Wine. Wear a festive hat. 978-744-8008, email@example.com or www.salemeducationfoundation.org.
90TH BIRTHDAY GALA FOR WENHAM MUSEUM. Saturday, May 4, Misselwood Estate, Endicott College, Beverly. A pre-party, Kentucky Derby Watch will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by the gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests are encouraged to wear flapper finery to the Kentucky Derby Watch, where Southern fare will be served amid a selection of 1920s artifacts from the museum. The celebration will continue in Roaring ’20s style in the main tent with the music of the White Heat Orchestra; casual dining; and a live auction including an African photo safari, Porsche Boxster weekend getaway, Great Gatsby movie package and a Red Sox Day at Fenway Park. Proceeds from the gala support the museum’s mission to protect, preserve and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life, and the history and culture of Boston’s North Shore. Tickets are $175 for the gala, $225 for the pre-party and gala at www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.