More summer benefits.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand and his daughter Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol are guests of honor at the United States-Thailand Amity Council's Taste of Thailand at the Wardman Park Marriott. The event benefits the King of Thailand's Raparajanugroh Foundation for tsunami orphans. The evening offers food prepared by acclaimed Thai chefs, a performance by Marvin Hamlisch and an auction led by "Dr. Ruth" Westheimer. Tickets start at $250. Call 202-232-0845 or visit www.ustac.org.
The Arlington Diocese's Office of Resettlement's 30th anniversary dinner is at the Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner. Tickets: $75. Call 703-524-2154 or visit www.arlingtonrefugeeservices.com/new_page_8.htm.
The Coast Guard Foundation's Tribute to the Coast Guard in Our Nation's Capital is at the National Building Museum. Tickets: $500. Call 301-229-2046.
The Awesomely Bad Ball and Auction to benefit Forum Theatre and Dance is at 3305 M St. NW. Tickets: $99.95. Call 202-256-3571.
The National Quarterback Club's 20th anniversary dinner honoring Peyton Manning, Darrell Green, Billy Kilmer and others at the Capital Hilton benefits the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. Tickets: $250. Call 202-857-5979 or visit www.nqbc.com.
The Washington Area Parrot Head Club's cruise on the Potomac to view the national fireworks display benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. The cruise departs from the Alexandria City Dock. Entertainment is by Jim Morris and the Big Bamboo Band, and Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Salt Water Cowboys. Tickets: $89. Call Rock at 703-801-3154 or visit www.waphc.com.
The Bobby Mitchell Hall of Fame Gala, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is at the Lansdowne Resort in Virginia. Guests of honor are more than 40 pro football and basketball players. The gala is held in connection with the Bobby Mitchell Toyota Hall of Fame Golf Classic July 9-10, sponsored by the Washington Area Auto Dealers. Gala tickets: $250. Call 703-960-1100.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers's Flag Football Legends Showdown at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Center in Landover features NFL alumni from the Washington and Philadelphia chapters in an hour-long flag football competition. The event benefits the Washington Redskins Alumni Charities, Philadelphia Eagles Alumni Charities, the Greater Washington Sports Alliance and the NFL Players Assistance Trust Fund. The event opens at noon with a festival. The matchup is at 3. Tickets: $20. Call 202-297-7328 or visit www.ticketmaster.com or www.flagfootballshowdown.com. VIP tickets, including premium seating, admission to a Saturday night party and a postgame reception with the players from both teams: $75. Family packages (two adults plus two children 16 and younger): $60.
The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's Redskins Welcome Home Luncheon is at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Tickets: $175. Call 703-726-7111or visit www.redskins.com.