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SHELTER TO SOLDIER: PHOTO BY MONICA HOOVER PHOTOGRAPHY Attend benefits Blue Water Film Festival MARCH 21-24 | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS The 2024 Blue Water Film Festival, presented by the Blue Water Institute, has announced its honorees and film lineup for its 5th Annual Blue Water Film Festival. The four-day event will showcase features, shorts, and animated films with a total of 44 films, composed of 12 features and 27 short films. Maude Barlow will receive the Global Guardian Award, which is presented to an industry world leader whose contributions led to the protection of the natural laws of the environment and has changed the world for the better. The award will be presented by Matthew Oppenheimer from the Canadian Consulate on March 24, during the Blue Water Awards show. BWFF kicks off on March 21 with the opening night reception and screening of Jean-Albert Lievre's Whale Nation at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park. The festival centerpiece presentation will be the feature documentary film Orca: Black, White & Gold, directed by Sarah Nörenberg. The festival will close with Boston Globe feature reporter David Abel's Inundation District and In The Whale. The Blue Water Film Institute supports the Blue Water Film Festival as an emerging festival whose intention is to bring greater awareness to our planet's precious life supply of water through cinema and engagement. bluewaterfilmfestival.org "Saving Lives, One Swing at a Time" Golf Tournament APRIL 5 | SINGING HILLS GOLF RESORT AT SYCUAN Shelter to Soldier, a nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become service dogs for post-9/11 veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, Military Sexual Trauma, or other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences, presents its fifth annual "Saving Lives, One Swing at a Time" Golf Tournament. Attendees will indulge in an afternoon of golf, complete with a boxed sandwich lunch, sponsored seltzers, beers, and select cocktails, event-branded hat and polo, swag bags, and a post-tournament dinner buffet. Event sponsors include Subaru USA, Sycuan Casino Resort, Unite Hair, Avion Law, Black Market Spirits, and Jet Methods. bit.ly/STSGolf5 Rady Date Night for a Cause APRIL 13 | BELLY UP TAVERN The North Coast and Del Mar Units of Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary present the 12th Annual Date Night For A Cause featuring a live performance by Atomic Groove. This year's event benefits the Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego Healing Arts Program, which exists due to the hospital's belief that caring for children goes beyond medical excellence. The atmosphere surrounding children and families is also vitally important to promoting physical and emotional well-being. Through innovation in design, art, and child-friendly programs, Rady Children's Hospital provides a healing environment that is truly special. radysncu.com/date-night-for-a-cause A New PATH 25th Anniversary Celebration APRIL 6 | THE GUILD HOTEL A New PATH's 25-year anniversary event, titled "It Takes a Community," will be a true celebration of recovery and achievement. The gala will recognize April Ella and Pierre Alexander, who have been an integral part of A New PATH's history and mission with PATH to Recovery Awards, for their efforts to reduce the stigma associated with substance use disorders. Media personalities Rory Devine and Geni Cavitt will serve as event emcees. Co-chairs are Caroline Stewart, LCSW and Leo Sandoval. A New PATH Advisory Board members David Bergman and Donald Stewart will serve as honorary co-chairs. The evening will include a silent auction, dinner, awards presentation, and musical entertainment featuring vocal soloists and dancers from the Bravo award-winning Strut for Sobriety! Proceeds from the event will benefit A New PATH's efforts to increase access to quality treatment and recovery services, promote harm reduction strategies, and save precious lives. anewpath.org Maude Barlow ranchandcoast.com 38 MARCH 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE

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