Hello everyone! Jerm here with another update for you on on the Tampa Bay nightlife scene, but for a great cause as well! The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida, Suncoast Region, hosts its 14th annual food and beverage sampling event, Night of the Iguana, Friday, October 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the new Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Tampa.

After a brief hiatus in 2009, the tropical-themed Night of the Iguana returns with live entertainment including an array of performers, cocktails, live and silent auctions. More than 20 of Tampa Bays elite restaurants will showcase signature dishes for guests to enjoy.

All Children's Hospital, The Tampa Chapter of Credit Unions, Maggianos, Brio Tuscan Grille, AquaKnox, Donatello, Ruth's Chris, The Melting Pot, The NoHo Bistro, Pepin Distributing, Shakers Vodka, and the Green Iguana in Ybor City are among those partnering with Make-A-Wish in support of the events mission to raise funds for more than 10 wishes in the Suncoast region.

The average cost of a wish is $7,000 and all proceeds go directly toward granting the wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Tickets for the Make-A-Wish Foundations Night of the Iguana are $85 and can be purchased by visiting http://nightoftheiguana.wishcentral.org or by calling (813) 288-2600. A limited number of reserved tables are available upon request for groups of 10 people. Sponsorship and restaurant opportunities are also available. About the Make-A-Wish Foundation Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 193,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world.

That's all for now, but stay tuned in for more updates from us on things to do in Tampa Bay!