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POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 18, 2011 Page 9 by JIilda M. Morrill Pictured at "A Midsummer Night&apos;s Dream Bail" are, left to right, Boston Ballet Executive Director Barry Hughson, Chairman of the Board Jack Meyer, and Artistic Director MJ]d¢o Nissinen. Boston Ballet, one of the world's leading dance com- panies and an international leader in dance education, hosted the "Midsummer Night's Dream Ball" on Saturday. March 5, at The Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama. Invitations had promised to transport guests to a fantastical wonderland for an evening including din- ner, live and silent auctions, dancing, and performances by Boston Ballet and Boston Ballet School students• The elegant soiree included a special presentation cel- ebrating the upcoming 20 th anniversary of Boston Ballet's Citydance program• The Event Chairs were Carol Friscia, Ruth Little- child, Eve Rounds and Marie Schwartz• 7News anchor Frances Rivera emceed the evening with Christie's auctioneer Jennifer Jones conducting the live and (Photo by Eric Antoniou) paddle auctions• The event also featured a special after- party hosted by the Young Partners of Boston Ballet, which was open to Young Partners members and friends, as well as "A Mid- summer Night's Dream Ball" guests. All proceeds benefited Boston Ballet and its work on stage, in the studio, and in the community. Boston Ballet partners included Altieri Events, Max Ultimate Food, Barefoot Wines, Win- ston Flowers and Be Our Guest Party Rentals, for what many are calling "the event of the season." ....... On Saturday, March 26, Archbishop Williams High School will honor its "2011 Athletic Hall of Fame" inductees during a festive celebration at Lantana's in Randolph. The festivities begin with a cocktail recep- tion at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:45 p.m. Smiling for the camera at Boston Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream Ball" are, left to right, Jared Bowen, Eve Rounds, and Luciana Schachnik. {Photo by Eric Antoniou) Congratulations to: John Leetch '57, Hockey; Roland Lamontagne '58, Golf; Donald May '64, Cross Country/ Track; Mary Jo Riley '64, Basketball; Steven Mele '73, Baseball; John Finnegan '73, Football; James Roberts '76, Baseball; Jeffrey Morris '95, Soccer; and Gino Marini, Golf Coach• Athletic Hall of Fame Criteria include: - Athletes who have made significant contributions on the basis of playing ability, sportsmanship, & leadership to their team & school• - Coaches & athletic direc- tors who have made signifi- cant contributions to the success of school athletics and the promotion of sound educational values in their athletes and have served the Archbishop Williams community for at least five years. Friends and others who have made special contri- butions to the improvement, betterment, or in the best interest of Archbishop Williams athletics• For tickets and more infor- mation, contact Tina Cahill at 781-843-3636 or visit ....... On Monday, March 28, the Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) will host the 7 th annual "A Spoonful of Ginger," a fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art, held in the new Art of the Americas Wing at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts beginning at 6:30 p.m.. The soiree will bring to- gether Boston's finest chefs to raise funding and in- crease awareness of the growing incidence of diabe- tes among Asian Americans. This year's event will honor Dick & Deb Carlson, Eugene & Lai Wong, and Boston Chef Joanne Chang for their long-standing commitment to the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Asian American Diabetes Initiative. Participating chefs and restaurants include Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Jasper White of Summer Shack, Joanne Chang of Flour Bak- ery and Myers + Chang, Wesley Chen of Changsho, and Jose Duarte of Taranta, Cafnation, and Chinatown Caf, to name a few. All proceeds from "A Spoon- ful of Ginger" support Joslin's AADI, which en- hances the quality of life and health outcomes for Asian I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exeh. Ndg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Enjoying Boston Ballet's "A Midsummer Night's Dream Ball" are, left to right, Ruth Littlechild, Carol Friscia, Eve Rounds and Marie Schwartz. {Photo by Eric Antoniou) Americans living with diabetes through research, education, outreach and culturally appropriate treat- ments. For tickets or more infor- mation, call 617-309-2531 or visit org /ginger /. ....... The Carroll Center for the Blind and the Massa- chusetts Commission for the Blind are pleased to announce the opening of the "2011 Carroll Awards" campaign, which will recog- nize outstanding blind or visually impaired employees in the workforce and their employers throughout the Commonwealth of Massa- chusetts. This year's Carroll Awards will mark the 29 th season• If you know of a blind or visually impaired person who demonstrates the high- est degree of excellence as an employee or is success- fully self-employed, you are invited to nominate him/ her to be recognized through the Carroll Awards• Nomina- tions may come from any source but must be con- firmed and approved by the candidate's employer and others who know their work. All nominations must be received before April 9, 2011. Candidates selected will be honored at a ceremony to be held on June 3 ra. For further information or to nominate someone, visit or con- tact Dina Rosenbaum at 617-969-6200. The Carroll Center for the Blind is located, at 770 Centre Street Newton. ....... Celebrating its 3 2 "d year, the "Simmons Lead- ership Conference" is con- sidered the preeminent women's leadership forum in the country and annually attracts a global audience of 2,000 business and profes- sional women. Taking place on Tuesday, April 26 at the Boston Sea- port World Trade Center, the conf< nce is considered by ma: ocals as a wonderful opportunity to socialize and network. This year's Keynote Speakers include: Donna Karan, legendary fashion designer, chair and leader designer of the Donna Karan Company; Anne Mulcahy, renowned business leader, former CEO of Xerox Corpo- ration; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, hospitality pioneer, chair and former CEO of the Carlson Companies, Inc.; and Maria Hinojosa, the award-winning PBS and NPR journalist. 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