More summer benefits.


The Frederick B. Abramson Foundation's annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon honoring 24 D.C. public school seniors is at the Hotel Monaco. Tickets: $55. Call 202-463-6585.

June 29

The 19th annual National Quarterback Club Awards Dinner, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, honors many of the nation's top quarterbacks, including Eli, Peyton and Archie Manning. Tickets: $250. Call 301-279-7900.

July 4

Watch the fireworks on the Mall from the Cherry Blossom riverboat as part of the Washington Area Parrot Head Club's sixth annual Tropical Patriot Cruise to benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The cruise departs at 7 p.m. from the Cameron Street Pier in Old Town Alexandria and will anchor on the D.C. waterfront. Music by Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band. Tickets: $84. Call 703-405-8793 or visit

Enjoy the fireworks from Baltimore's Inner Harbor at the USS Constellation Museum's fourth annual Independence Day Deck Party Picnic held in association with the Classic Catering People. Music by Automatic Slim and His Sensational Band. Tickets are $60 for those 15 and older ($45 for museum members, with a limit of four tickets per membership); $20 for those 6 to 14 ($15 for members, also with a four-ticket limit); free for children 5 and younger. Call 410-539-1797, Ext. 422.

July 9

The Allen Iverson Celebrity Summer Classic weekend, which benefits local charities, offers many activities, including the Denim & Lace Party on July 9 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City; the Celebrity Summer Classic Softball Game on July 10 at Prince George's Stadium in Bowie; and the Summer Splash Party Caliente on July 11 at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club in Stevensville, Md. July 9 tickets: $40 and $80; July 11 tickets: $35. Call 240-223-7624 or 301-809-6094 or visit The softball tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for box seats. Call 301-464-4865.

July 10

The Bobby Mitchell Hall of Fame Gala, which benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is at Lansdowne Resort in Loudoun County. The evening honors more than 40 pro football and pro basketball players who are Hall of Fame members. The event includes a raffle for a 2004 Toyota Highlander. Tickets: $250. Call 703-960-1100.

Aug. 15

The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation is hosting the Official Player's Party of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic (Aug. 16-24) at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. Ticket prices are pending. Call 202-291-9888 or visit