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Attend benefits Starry Starry Night SEPTEMBER 28 | THE RADY SHELL AT JACOBS PARK Voices for Children, along with event chairs Patricia Brutten and Marina Marrelli, will host a spectacular evening under the stars to support children living in San Diego County foster care and the life-changing advocacy of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Emceed by CBS 8's Marcella Lee, the event will feature a cocktail reception, music, and performances by the San Diego Children's Choir, Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra, and the San Diego Civic Youth Ballet. Attendees will enjoy an exquisite dining experience while listening to impactful stories from the CASA program and the CASA of the Year award presentation. Guests can participate in a live auction, Fund- a-CASA paddle raise, and dancing. Proceeds from Starry Starry Night advance Voices for Children's vision of providing a CASA to every child in foster care who needs one. voicesforchildrenssn.org Sunshine Gala SEPTEMBER 30 | MARRIOTT MARQUIS SAN DIEGO MARINA Embark on a musical voyage that will transport you to a breezy, sun-soaked coastal paradise at this year's Serving Seniors Sunshine Gala. Set sail for the nostalgia and carefree fun of the yacht rock theme, highlighted by a live concert featuring The Windbreakers. Event supporters will enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner under the stars, and an auction full of surprises. Best of all, proceeds will support life-changing services for low- income and unhoused seniors throughout San Diego County. Distinguished San Diego philanthropist and longtime Serving Seniors supporter Darlene Marcos Shiley serves as the gala's honorary chair. Major event sponsors include Shiley, Neal and Marge Schmale, and Qualcomm. servingseniors.org/sunshine Champions of Scouting SEPTEMBER 30 | USS MIDWAY The San Diego-Imperial Council Boy Scouts of America will pay tribute to civic leaders Malin Burnham and Steve Williams at its annual Champions of Scouting Celebration. The event honors San Diego community leaders who recognize and support the positive impacts resulting from its youth leadership and community service programs."There are no stronger advocates for San Diego than Malin and Steve," says SDIC Scout Executive/ CEO Sean Roy. "They lead by example and exemplify what Scouting is all about by doing, as Scouts like to say, 'good turns daily.' We are thrilled to honor these two fine gentlemen." The Champions of Scouting Celebration includes dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and more. 619.618.8234, joseph.garcia@scouting.org Grand Chef rowdown SEPTEMBER 30 | SHERATON SAN DIEGO HOTEL & MARINA The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation welcomes back its annual Grand Chef Throwdown, highlighting the talents of more than 25 chefs from San Diego and Baja. The progressive evening will bring together a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs, food critics, and San Diego personalities who will take on the task of awarding the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence based on specific criteria for each dish. The Bernard L. Lewis Humanitarian Award will be presented to Wendy and Mike Remington and Angie and Devin Fitzmaurice for their years of service and volunteering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Master of ceremonies is five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist at NBC Telemundo Tania Luviano. grandchefthrowdown.com GRAND CHEF THROWDOWN: PHOTO BY DAN GRAHAM SERVING SENIORS: PHOTO BY MELISSA JACOBS Malin Burnham and Steve Williams Jennifer Allyn and Eric Ganci ranchandcoast.com 44 SEPTEMBER 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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