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Wine and Dine in the D at the Westin Book Cadillac

More than 350 people attended the 7th Annual Wine and Dine in the D on Oct. 12 at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit. The event, which included 24 restaurants, 17 wineries, three brewers, and one distiller, along with a silent auction and live entertainment, raised $130,000 for the National Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, which in recent years has made great strides in treating what is a cancer of the white blood cells.

Big Wine Classic 2017

On Aug. 28, the Big Wine Classic was held at the Birmingham Country Club. The annual golf, wine, and food event endows the Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Fund, which provides a full-ride, four-year scholarship to a Michigan-based university. This year, the scholarship went to Allison Peel, a senior at Royal Oak High School who will be attending Central Michigan University to study biology and pre-med in pursuit of a career in research pediatric cancer.

Sunset at the Zoo 2017

The Detroit Zoological Society held its annual Sunset at the Zoo fundraising event on June 16, where more than 2,000 guests were treated to a live auction, strolling dinner and dessert stations provided by restaurants in metro Detroit, and live entertainment.

Taste of the Lions 2017

The Detroit Lions hosted their annual Taste of the Lions event at Ford Field on May 17. The strolling food and wine event featured dishes from more than 20 metro Detroit restaurants and an opportunity to meet the 2017 Detroit Lions, who signed memorabilia.

Sunset at the Zoo Benefactor Party

Several dozen patrons gathered at a private residence in Oakland County on May 16 for the 2017 Benefactor Party for Sunset at the Zoo, a major fundraiser for the Detroit Zoological Society. The evening included a strolling food-and-wine extravaganza.

The Garden Party 2017

The Garden Party was held on Sunday, June 11at Meadow Brook Hall in Rochester Hills to benefit Oakland Community College's trade program. More than 700 guests enjoyed a strolling dinner, 100 different wines, live music, and a display of classic and muscle cars.

Karmanos Art After Hours 2017

Karmanos Home and Garden hosted Art After Hours on Thursday, May 18 to showcase the art and performances of Detroit Country Day School students. More than 100 guests enjoyed paintings and ceramics, along with music, theatre, and dance performances throughout the evening.

Oakland County Bar Foundation Signature Event

The Oakland County Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the county and the legal profession, hosted its 18th annual Signature Event for more than 400 guests at the Oakland Hills Country Club on Friday, April 28. The event raised more than $281,000 to help support Oakland County-based legal aid and education programs.

Tigers Opening Day 2017

Thousands of fans flocked to Comerica Park in Detroit to celebrate Opening Day on Friday, April 7. The unofficial local holiday was celebrated with food and beverages at various local establishments and private parties throughout the city, and the Tigers beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5.

Fiesta Hispana Gala 2016

The Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fiesta Hispana fundraising dinner on December 2 at the MGM Grand Detroit. More than 700 guests enjoyed a sit-down dinner, speaker presentations, and live entertainment.