The Richards-DAR House Museum, 256 N. Joachim Street, has scheduled its 8th Annual Benefit Garden Party, "A Victorian Spring," on Sunday, April 12, 2-5 p.m. Tax-deductible tickets are $20. Call 251-208-7320 for tickets; see www.richardsdarhouse.com for information.
Guests can look forward to "scrumptiously delicious hors d'ouvres, desserts and other tea party fare." There will be a hat contest with prizes in the following categories: Breath of Spring, Vintage, Funniest, Most Creative Hat and Outfit Ensemble and Just for Kids.
The fundraiser will include an auction of four gift baskets, each valued at $150 or more. The themes are "Shop a Lot," "Taste of the Town," "Art about Town" and "For the Guy in your Life."
Funds from the Garden Party will go toward the $75,000 restoration of fence and gallery lace ironwork at the Richards-DAR House Museum.