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Attend benefits River Valley Fest OCTOBER 15 | MORGAN RUN CLUB & RESORT Funds raised at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy's 14th Annual River Valley Fest will allow the Conservancy to continue its role in making connections within the San Dieguito River Valley and watershed. Titled "Wings of Migration," this year's River Valley Fest invites guests to discover the beauty of migration and celebrate raising $2 million for SDRVC's campaign to complete all 71 miles of the Coast to Crest Trail. The program includes hosted wine and beer, music by guitarist Bill Fleming, and live auction items including a Salk Institute Lab Tour. SDRVC preserves, protects, and shares the natural and cultural resources of the San Dieguito River Valley through collaborative efforts to acquire lands, complete trails, restore habitats, establish educational programs, create interpretive centers, encourage recreation, and mobilize public support. sdrvc.org Women's Empowerment International Fall Fundraiser OCTOBER 15 | THE ALEXANDRIA Join Women's Empowerment International for an afternoon celebrating women's strength and resilience at the Empowered WE Rise fall fundraiser. Partnering with high-impact nonprofit organizations, WE funds microloans, training, education, and other holistic poverty alleviation strategies benefitting women locally and internationally. Maya Madsen, founder and CEO of Maya's Cookies, will take the stage as the keynote speaker, discussing the barriers women face in business, in society, and as BIPOC individuals, and the importance of access to opportunities in her speech, "Putting on your Big Girl Pants in an Adverse Society: A Journey of Empowerment." Funds will be raised through silent and live auctions as well as through general pledges, sponsorships, and donations to support the WE mission. Proceeds will fund grants for vetted, high-impact partner organizations that directly offer economic empowerment programs for women experiencing poverty and extreme poverty in under- resourced communities. womenempowerment.org/fall-fundraiser A Night For Sight featuring e Beach Boys OCTOBER 28 | THE SOUND The Vision of Children Foundation's biennial A Night for Sight event will feature entertainment legends The Beach Boys at San Diego's new state-of-the-art concert venue, The Sound, located within the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Under the guidance of co-chairs Maggie Bobileff, Jacki Johnson, and Vivian Hardage, Vision of Children's largest fundraising event will provide a unique opportunity to enjoy the band's music within an intimate setting, all while contributing to a meaningful cause. Guests will enjoy singing along to The Beach Boys' greatest hits, indulging in refreshing beverages, savoring a delightful three-course meal, participating in silent and live auctions, and engaging in exciting opportunity drawings. Renowned for their global record sales, The Beach Boys have earned extensive critical acclaim and stand tall as one of history's most esteemed bands. Mike Love, The Beach Boys' current lead, is a central figure in carrying the band's legacy. As a founding member and lead vocalist, his distinct voice and magnetic presence are vital to their ongoing success. Proceeds will help fund critical vision research to find cures for genetic vision disorders and childhood blindness, and will provide support services for visually impaired children and their families. visionofchildren.org THE BEACH BOYS: PHOTO BY UDO SPREITZENBARTH The Beach Boys Maya Madsen ranchandcoast.com 50 SEPTEMBER 2023 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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