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ranchandcoast.com 34 APRIL 2024 RANCH & COAST MAGAZINE Party for the Planet APRIL 20-21 | BIRCH AQUARIUM In honor of Earth Day, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego is hosting Party for the Planet, a family-friendly event that highlights some of the simple steps we all can take to make a difference. The event runs from 11am to 3pm both days and includes an hourly parade, people-powered music, and interactive stations that demonstrate how we can collectively tackle some of our planet's greatest climate challenges. Attendees can contribute to an upcycled kelp art project crafted by Barrio Logan-based fabric artist Sew Loca, engage with climate communicators from Estudios Planeteando, and take in improvisational performances by Imagine Theatre Company. The event is included with the cost of general admission. aquarium.ucsd.edu Spring Luncheon APRIL 24 | THE WESTIN CARLSBAD RESORT & SPA Celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, The Country Friends presents its annual Spring Luncheon from 10am-3pm. Co-chaired by Maggie Bobileff and Sage Billick, the event will feature a delectable lunch, complimentary glass of bubbles and valet parking, boutique shopping, and a presentation by Community Resource Center. The Country Friends funds many San Diego agencies each year that offer preventative programs, self-improvement and/or job training programs, as well as medical facilities with special equipment needs. thecountryfriends.org e Talk of the Town MAY 3 | ATHENAEUM MUSIC & ARTS LIBRARY The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library will be transformed into 1930s Hollywood as the nonprofit toasts the town. Guests will enjoy an open bar and delicious food, and are encouraged to dress in their finest attire from the 1930s. In the Athenaeum's historic library, attendees can dance the night away to the sounds of live big band music, or meander through halls viewing the treasured books and dazzling art collected by the Athenaeum over the decades. Those with VIP tickets will be invited to arrive early and walk the red carpet in style. Each guest will receive movie star treatment with champagne, cocktails, and delicacies. ljathenaeum.org/tott Meet the Chefs APRIL 28 | HILTON DEL MAR Nearly 350 food enthusiasts and community supporters will gather to taste, sip, and savor at Casa de Amparo's 27th Annual Meet the Chefs. The popular event brings together local chefs to raise over $150,000 annually to benefit Casa de Amparo's transformative programs that serve foster youth in San Diego County. Guests will enjoy unlimited samples of signature tastings crafted by chefs from premier local restaurants. Complimentary wine, beer, and champagne will also be served. The VIP wine pour and reception will be hosted by Daou Vineyards and Pamplemousse Grille. casadeamparo.org/meet-the-chefs BIRCH AQUARIUM: PHOTO COURTESY OF BIRCH AQUARIUM AT SCRIPPS SPRING LUNCHEON: PHOTO BY BOB STEFANKO MEET THE CHEFS: PHOTO BY GARY ANDRADE Attend benefits Chef 's Dinner presented by Walden Family Services MAY 6 | PAMPLEMOUSSE GRILLE Walden Family Services Presents its Chef's Dinner at the celebrated Pamplemousse Grille in Solana Beach. This special evening brings together food lovers and philanthropists for a unique dining experience to support children in foster care. Renowned executive chef Jeffrey Strauss will headline the evening, guiding guests through a gourmet journey with a delicious four-course dinner expertly paired with a handpicked selection of fine wines. "We are always delighted to partner with Chef Jeffrey Strauss and Pamplemousse Grille and this special event is no exception," says Teresa Stivers, CEO of Walden Family Services. Proceeds will directly benefit Walden Family Services' mission to provide vital support and resources to children in foster care, empowering them to thrive and achieve their full potential well into adulthood. waldenfamily.org Chef Jeffrey Strauss Denise Hug, Maggie Boblieff, and Sage Billick

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