More autumn benefits.

Oct. 27

DC Vote's annual Champions of Democracy awards reception and fundraiser at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel honors Sweet Honey in the Rock, Councilman Jack Evans and Catherine Hughes, founder of Radio One. Tickets: $125. Call 202-462-6000, Ext. 12.

Oct. 30

The Herndon Optimist Club's Katy Benko concert, dance and fundraiser at the Herndon Community Center will benefit youth involved in performing arts in Herndon and surrounding communities. Tickets: $20. Call 703-713-3340 or visit

Nov. 5

Sen. Richard G. Lugar (R-Ind.) and Rep. Donald M. Payne (D-N.J.) are the honorees at Africare's Bishop John T. Walker Memorial Dinner at the Hilton Washington Hotel. Tickets: $150. Call 202-328-5364 or visit

The Capital Ball, a benefit for Rachael's Women's Center, is at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Building. Tickets: $85 until Nov. 4. $95 on Nov. 5 and at the door, if available. Call 202-682-1005 or visit

The Cosmopolitans' singles cocktail dance (for singles over 40) to benefit the American Cancer Society is at the Army Navy Country Club. Tickets: $45 ($50 at the door). Call 703-522-5344 or 703-379-6137.

The International Eye Foundation's Eye Ball is at the Four Seasons Hotel. Tickets: $300. Call 240-290-0263, Ext. 18.

Nov. 6

The Fabulous Greaseband will play the 2004 Builders' Ball at the Washington Convention Center. The evening benefits Samaritan Inns, ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, the Washington Architectural Foundation's CANstruction and Vanguard Services Unlimited. Tickets: $250. Call 202-861-8007.

"A Night of Hope," the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's annual gala, is at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Jeffrey Osborne entertains. Tickets: $350. Call 202-465-4113.

Nov. 8

Signature Chefs of D.C., a benefit for the March of Dimes, is at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. More than 20 of the area's top chefs will prepare food for guests to sample. Tickets: $150. Call 703-824-0111, Ext. 19 or visit

The National Women's Law Center annual dinner at the Hilton Washington honors Julie Foudy, captain of the gold-medal-winning U.S. Women's soccer team and advocate for the Title IX anti-discrimination law, and Roderick Jackson, the plaintiff in Jackson v. Birmingham Board of Education. Ticket prices start at $150. Call 202-588-5180 or visit

The Foundation for Moral Courage ceremony and dinner at the residence of the French ambassador honors Ingrid Betancourt, a human rights advocate and political prisoner in Colombia. Former Colombian president Alfonso Lopez Michelsen will speak. The ceremony will also include the presentation of the 2004 Jan Karski Documentary Film Award. Tickets: $175. Call 202-429-9320.

Nov. 9

Jim Craig, the gold-medal-winning goalie for the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, is the guest speaker at the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing's benefit dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel. Tickets start at $250. Call 202-393-7109.

A dinner and performance saluting the contributions of Jewish composers to American popular music is at the Washington Jewish Community Center and benefits the Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts. Tickets: $125 and $250. Call 202-777-3259.

D.C. Councilman Phil Mendelson and Quadel Corp. are the honorees at the Family and Child Services of Washington, D.C.'s annual award reception at Meridian House. Tickets: $125. Call 202-289-1510, Ext. 126, or visit

Nov. 10

Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies will perform at the Party for Life benefit at the Clarendon Grill in Arlington. The event benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Mental Health Association and includes a raffle and an auction. Tickets: $60. Call 703-338-2449 or visit

"A Toast to Hope," Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Virginia's wine and cheese reception, is at the NRECA Conference Center in Arlington. Tickets: $25. Call 703-836-1820.

Celebrando el Espiritu Latino, a benefit for the March of Dimes that honors the volunteer service of Latino community leaders, is at the Madison Hotel. Tickets: $150. Call 703-824-0111, Ext. 30 or visit

Nov. 11

National Press Club holds its 2004 Fourth Estate Award dinner honoring William Raspberry. Tickets: $85. Call 202-662-7501.

Nov. 12

A Medieval Evening of Feasting and Foolery, the Washington Revels gala celebration at the Fairmont Hotel, benefits the organization's year-round educational programs. Gala tickets start at $250. Call 202-723-7528 or visit

ArtCentric 04, Friends of the Corcoran's annual benefit art auction, is at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Tickets: $90 ($70 for members) until Nov. 10. After then, $105 ($85 for members). VIP member tickets also offered. Call 202-639-1796.

Heroines in Technology, a benefit for the March of Dimes, is at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. Tickets: $175. Call 703-824-0111, Ext. 21 or visit

Nov. 13

"Noche Tropical," Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care's annual benefit, is in the atrium of the Homer Building in Washington. Tickets: $125 and $500. ($35 tickets are available for late-night activities.) Call 202-483-8319, Ext. 226 or 306 or visit

Viva Las Vegas, a benefit by the Joy of Sports Foundation, an organization for at-risk youth, is at the Almas Temple Ballroom. Tickets: $65 ($75 on the day of the event). VIP tickets: $100. Call 202-409-3910.

So Others Might Eat auction and dinner dance at the Capital Hilton honors Ann and Peter Prichard. Entertainment by Peaches O'Dell and her orchestra. Tickets: $200. Call 301-229-2046.

Nov. 15

Tony Deyo, Vanessa Hollingshead, Bill Santiago and Barry Weintraub are the entertainers at the Freddie Mac Foundation's Comedy Concert for Children's Hospital at the Warner Theatre. Tickets: $30. Call 202-884-4225 for information; to order tickets, call 202-397-7328 or visit the Warner box office.

The Lab School of Washington's Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers awards gala at the Hilton Washington honors Thomas E. Rothman, chairman of Fox Filmed Entertainment; Paul Sereno, paleontologist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence; Adrianne Noe, director of National Museum of Health and Medicine, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; and Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Tickets: $175 to $1,000. Call 202-944-3076 or 202-994-3075.

Cesare Lanfranconi, Ristorante Tosca chef/owner, and Freshfarm Markets co-directors Ann Yonkers and Bernadine Price host the Farmland Feast, a four-course autumnal feast in support of Freshfarm Markets' mission to protect the farms in the Chesapeake Bay Region. At Ristorante Tosca. Tickets: $150. Reservations must be made by Nov. 1. Call 202-362-8889 or visit

Nov. 18

Stevie Wonder is the honoree at the National Rehabilitation Hospital's 2004 Gala Victory Awards dinner at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Tickets: $400 and $500. Call 202-877-1781.

A dinner celebration by the Quarterback Club in honor of the D.C. area's 2004 Super 44 High School All-Star Football Team benefits the Good Samaritan Foundation, the charity founded by former Redskins Art Monk and Charles Mann. The dinner features the presentation of the Art Monk Offensive Player of the Year and the Charles Mann Defensive Player of the Year awards. Tickets: $75. Call 301-279-7900 or visit or by Nov. 12.

Nov. 19

QuinTango, the National Museum of Women in the Arts' benefit for the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts, is at the museum and offers cocktails, a concert by the music group QuinTango (featuring the premiere of Robert Duvall's tango composition "Volvere"), dinner and dancing. Tickets: $250 and $500. (Ticket holders are also offered tango lessons for $25, Nov. 8 and 16.) Call 202-783-2815.

We Are America Now, the Center for Multicultural Human Services' benefit at a private home in McLean, offers a fashion show, food, drinks and dancing. The organization provides services to refugees, immigrants and survivors of war and trauma. Tickets: $50. Call 703-533-3302, Ext. 210.

Nov. 20

Creedence Clearwater Revisited is the featured entertainment at "Rolling on the River," the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area's Kidney Ball, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Tickets: $300. Call 202-244-7900.

Sibley Memorial Hospital's Celebration of Hope & Progress to benefit the Sibley Cancer Center is at the Four Seasons Hotel. Jack Valenti, former president and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, will speak. Tickets: $300. Call 202-537-4700.

Support Our Aging Religious award dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel honors Sister Carol Keehan, who for 15 years served as president and CEO of Washington's Providence Hospital. Tickets: $300. Call 703-723-1781.

Steven Page of Barenaked Ladies will play the Party for Life benefit Nov. 10.Stevie Wonder will be the National Rehabilitation Hospital's honoree Nov. 18.