Saturday, April 5 – The Rotary’s Gift of Life Inc. holds its 27th Anniversary Dinner Dance at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel at 7 p.m.

Saturday, April 5 – Christ the King Alumni Association holds its Annual Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village, at 7 p.m. Call 718-366-7400 Ext. 272.

Wednesday, April 9 – Samaritan Foundation’s Annual Spring Benefit Dinner, New York Hilton, 11:30 a.m. 718-206-2000 Ext. 203

Friday, April 11 – AABR and the New York Child Learning Institute host the 47th annual dinner dance at Terrace on the Park honoring Joseph Bechtold, representative of Local No. 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and James Dolan of Architectural Flooring Care and Architectural Tile Restoration. Cocktails at 7 p.m. followed by dinner.

Friday, April 11 – Steppingstone Day School in Kew Gardens Hills holds its annual theatre benefit at the Schubert Theatre production of “Gypsy” starring Bernadette Peters in Manhattan. For information call 718-591-9093.

Sunday, April 27 – QSAC, other nonprofits are sponsoring Autism Awareness Day at the Mets vs. Diamondbacks game at 1:10 p.m. at Shea Stadium. The first 12,000 kids 12 and under will receive a Mets jersey. For more information call 718-AUTISM, Ext. 1

Thursday, May 1 – Queensborough Community College Fund honors Norman Bigman, president of Planning Management Construction, at the 16th Annual Partners for Progress Awards Dinner at Terrace on the Park beginning at 6 p.m. For more information call 718-281-5144.

Friday, May 2 – The White Community Volunteer Ambulance Service is giving its annual dinner dance to honor its members at Verdi Caterers & Risorante in Whitestone. For information call 718- 767-1000.

Thursday, May 8 – Ozanam Geriatric Foundation holds the 6th annual Rose of Carmel Benefit Gala honoring Edward and Carole Miller at Leonard’s of Great Neck. For more information call 718-971-2020.

Tuesday, May 13 – Queens Centers for Progress holds the Phil Olin Dinner Dance honoring all past distinguished honorees from 1955 to 2002 at 7 p.m. at Terrace at on the Park.

Thursday, June 5 – Flushing Town Hall holds a retirement party for Jo-Ann Jones, executive and creative direction for Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information call 718-463-7700, Ext. 229.

Thursday, June 12 – Queens Botanical Garden holds its Rose Ball 2003 in the Cherry Circle at the garden at 43-50 Main St. in Flushing from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to honor Russell Albanese, president of Albanese Development Corp.

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