Indy Reads to benefit from the 6th annual spelling bee Oct. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Sponsorships: $700 and $1,000, teams: $100 and $350, general admission: $25. Visit indyreads.org.
Mental Health America of Indiana to benefit from the annual “Removing the Mask” gala Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Tickets: $125. Contact Tiffany Peek at email@example.com or visit mhai.net.
The Arthritis Foundation to benefit from the annual Bone Bash Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at The Indiana Roof Ballroom. Tickets: $75. Contact Tammy Sander at 879-0321, ext. 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Francis Hospice House to benefit from the Franciscan Alliance Foundation-St. Francis Health Chrysanthemum Ball Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Westin. Tickets: $250, sponsorships available from $1,250. Contact Keri Brantley at 528-7807 or visit givetohospice.org.
Child Advocates to benefit from the Superhero Run Oct. 27 at 8 a.m. at White River State Park. Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of the race and $15 for the family walk. Contact Dionne at 493-2240 or email@example.com to register.
Mid-North Shepherd’s Center to benefit from Sax in the City Jazz Brunch Oct. 27 11 a.m., North United Methodist Church. Tickets: $25. Contact 925-0959.
International Violin Competition of Indianapolis to benefit from Viva Il Violino Tango 2012 Gala Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. at The Columbia Club. Tickets: $175-$325. Visit violin.org.•