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  • Wine, Women & Shoes

    Wine, Women & Shoes

    Voices for Children’s sixth annual Wine Women & Shoes event was held May 20 at the historic Canfield-Wright Estate in Del Mar. The afternoon garden party, which featured fashion, fine wine and philanthropy, benefits Voices for Children (VFC) and its Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program.VFC’s...

  • Comedy Night benefit for UCP

    Comedy Night benefit for UCP

    “Comedy Night” comedians performed May 19 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event featured headliner Russ T. Nailz, Terrell Wright (from T-Money on Storage Hunters) and Emcee Zach Miller. Proceeds from the event, which included a raffle, buffet, silent auction and live auction, will benefit...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s ‘Gala 2017’

    Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s ‘Gala 2017’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its “Gala 2017” at the Del Mar Country Club May 20. This year’s gala theme was “The Love Boat!” The event featured a cocktail reception, hosted bar, three-course gourmet dinner, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions and “cruising entertainment.”...

  • ‘Little Hearts Big Hopes’

    ‘Little Hearts Big Hopes’

    An annual fundraiser - called “Little Hearts Big Hopes” - was held May 21 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Linda and Jeff Church with the goal to raise funds to benefit pediatric cardiology Jacobsen syndrome research led by Dr. Paul Grossfeld (see story on page A3.) The event honored William (Bill)...

  • SPARK Gala 2017

    SPARK Gala 2017

    The SPARK Gala, an annual UC San Diego Health fundraiser, was held May 13 to celebrate recent advances in the fight against cancer and spur on new discoveries. Proceeds from the event will benefit research and patient care at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, including the Center for...

  • Village Church Women’s Spring Potluck Luncheon

    Village Church Women’s Spring Potluck Luncheon

    The Village Church held its Women’s Spring Potluck Luncheon May 10 at the church’s fellowship center. The event included Target gift cards for the church’s outreach project at the Elma Barnett Children’s Center in Kenya, Africa.

  • 2017 Pro Am Invitational at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

    2017 Pro Am Invitational at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

    The Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club held the 2017 Pro Am Invitational honoring Skeets Dunn May 12-13. Photos on this page were taken at the May 12 cocktail hour, dinner, SDSU tennis exhibition and Calcutta.

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts author Amanda Quick

    Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts author Amanda Quick

    The RSF Library Guild presented Amanda Quick, author of more than 50 New York Times bestellers May 10 at the RSF Library. Quick, whose latest novel is “The Girl Who Knew Too Much,” writes romance-suspense in three different worlds--contemporary, historical and futuristic. The event included a light...

  • ‘Hats Off to Children’

    ‘Hats Off to Children’

    The ladies of the Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary are tipping their hats to the recent success of Hats Off to Children, held at the end of April and chaired by Denise Stein. Patrons sipped signature pink martinis as they entered the door. Hats and fascinators by Jenifer Buckley...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club Cinco de Mayo Party

    Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club Cinco de Mayo Party

    The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club held a Cinco de Mayo Party May 5 at the RSF home of Lori and Alan Balfour. The event, which featured great Mexican food and libations, celebrated the Rotary Club and its philanthropic services. For more information, visit www.rsfrotary.com

  • Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Healthy Aging Conference

    Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Healthy Aging Conference

    The Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center presented the 3rd annual Healthy Aging Conference at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club May 5. The conference featured dynamic speakers, a delicious lunch, and prize drawings. Master of Ceremonies for the day was Richard Lederer, renowned author, speaker and columnist....

  • ‘UNITE, HEAL + THRIVE’

    ‘UNITE, HEAL + THRIVE’

    The Carsyn Neille Foundation (CNF) presented a “friendraising event to UNITE, HEAL + THRIVE” May 5 at the Fairbanks Ranch home of Henny and Sandra Den Ujil. The event included entertainment, wine, food and education. CNF’s mission is to “support and comfort families affected by childhood cancer...

  • Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center benefit

    Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center benefit

    A cocktail reception was held May 3 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe to benefit the Gary and Mary West Senior Dental Center. The nonprofit is trying to raise funds to reach a goal of $250,000, which is generously being matched dollar for dollar. Donations will help low-income seniors facing issues...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund celebrates 2017 grant recipients

    Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund celebrates 2017 grant recipients

    Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund held a night of “Hollywood Glamour” May 2 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe to celebrate and present checks to the organization’s 2017 grant recipients. The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is “to educate, inspire, and increase the number of women committed...

  • Bags & Baubles

    Bags & Baubles

    The San Diego-based Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE), hosted its annual silent auction fundraising event, Bags & Baubles, April 30 at a Rancho Santa Fe estate to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of life-saving care. “Bags & Baubles is a unique event that allows guests...

  • 9th Annual ‘A Creative Affair’ Art Auction

    9th Annual ‘A Creative Affair’ Art Auction

    The 9th annual “A Creative Affair” Art Auction Celebration was held for all R. Roger Rowe School parents on April 27 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. School parents bid on unique art masterpieces created by R. Roger Rowe School students as well as several non-art items, including a private jet trip...

  • Sixth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL Family Foundation

    Sixth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL Family Foundation

    The “Sixth Annual Fundraiser for SEAL Family Foundation” took place April 29 at the Del Mar Country Club. The event was co-chaired by Madeleine Pickens and Dominique Plewes. The event featured keynote speaker Captain Richard Phillips, who was dramatically rescued from the clutches of Somali Pirates...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Wine Gathering for gala

    Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Wine Gathering for gala

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center hosted a Wine Gathering Party April 24 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event was a promotional kick-off for the Community Center’s “The Love Boat” gala to be held on Saturday, May 20, at the Del Mar Country Club. All wine collected will benefit the May 20...

  • ‘2017 In the Company of Women’ benefit

    ‘2017 In the Company of Women’ benefit

    YWCA of San Diego County held the 2017 In the Company of Women benefit luncheon April 25 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. This signature fundraising event includes the prestigious Tribute to Women & Industry Awards (TWIN), recognizing outstanding professional women in San Diego. Proceeds benefit...

  • ‘Regale in the Ranch’

    ‘Regale in the Ranch’

    The Beach & Country Guild, an all-volunteer organization of women raising money for United Cerebral Palsy in San Diego, hosted the 5th Annual Regale In The Ranch, a casino-themed fundraising event, at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club April 22. The evening featured bites and libations from local...

  • Empty Bowl Dinner at Rowe School

    Empty Bowl Dinner at Rowe School

    The 3rd Annual Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser took place April 20 at R. Roger Rowe School. All middle school art students worked hard to create beautiful ceramic bowls, which event attendees received when they bought tickets for the dinner, which included a bowl of soup and dessert. The event raised...

  • Local doctor/author speaks at RSF Library Guild event

    Local doctor/author speaks at RSF Library Guild event

    Urologist, surgeon and author Dr. Kelly Parsons spoke at the Rancho Santa Fe Library April 20 about his latest book, “Under the Knife,” which was published in February by St. Martin’s Press. The event was sponsored by the RSF Library Guild. Parsons’ new novel- his second - is about a vengeful,...

  • ‘Help a Horse Day’

    ‘Help a Horse Day’

    Laughing Pony Rescue (LPR) welcomed the community to its rescue ranch April 23 for ASPCAs’ national holiday “Help a Horse Day.” Visitors had the opportunity to learn about how LPR rehabilitates and cares for rescued horses through a fun and interactive event experience, which included tours of...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Easter Brunch

    Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Easter Brunch

    RSF families enjoyed a fun-filled and delicious Easter Brunch April 16 at the RSF Golf Club. The event included Easter Egg hunts, face painting, Rad Hatter, ballons, a Petting Zoo, portraits with the Easter Bunny, activities on the driving range and more.

  • ‘Pairings with a Purpose’

    ‘Pairings with a Purpose’

    Feeding San Diego hosted its annual fundraiser “Pairings with a Purpose” April 15 at the Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum. The event featured a top lineup of chefs, breweries and wineries from San Diego and Baja. All proceeds will help to support Feeding San Diego’s programs that provide meals...

  • Peacemaker Awards Dinner

    National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) presented the 29th Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner April 8 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The event honored individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to conflict resolution nationally and locally. The event will...

  • 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest

    Dog lovers enjoyed a special day at the 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest held April 9 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event also featured contests for cutest dog, best trick, dog who looks like their owner and more. Gift baskets with dog products were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in...

  • ‘Legends & Legacies Fundraiser Honoring Our Veterans’

    Honor Flight San Diego held a “Legends & Legacies Fundraiser Honoring Our Veterans” April 9 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event featured keynote speaker RADM “Mac” McLaughlin, USN (ret.), president & CEO, USS Midway Museum; music by Peter DeLuke and the Mellotones, a nine-piece Big Band;...

  • San Diego Film Festival hosts filmmakers discussion in Rancho Santa Fe

    The San Diego Film Foundation, best known for presenting The San Diego International Film Festival, hosted an intimate discussion April 6 with Hollywood filmmakers Stephen and Kathleen Gyllenhaal as part of their Industry Insider Series at a private estate in Rancho Santa Fe. The Industry Insider...

  • ‘Tee It Up For Foster Teens’

    “Tee It Up For Foster Teens” golf tournament, dinner and auction took place April 3 at The Santaluz Club. The event, which benefits the foster teens of San Pasqual Academy, was held by Friends of San Pasqual Academy and chaired by Adam and Carly Zuffinetti. The tournament provides much-needed funds...

  • Village Church hosts Eggstravaganza

    The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe hosted its annual Eggstravaganza April 8, an event for children and their families featuring an Easter egg hunt, petting zoo, face painting, balloon art and light refreshments, at the church campus.

  • ‘The Fabulous Equinox Little Big Band’ performs in Rancho Santa Fe

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe (CCRSF) closed its 17th season with an independent concert featuring “The Fabulous Equinox Little Big Band” on April 1 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. They are the Big Band for a younger generation, re-inventing the Great American Songbook to their own...

  • Community Resource Center English Tea

    The Community Resource Center hosted its 22nd annual English Tea event April 1 at the Encinitas Community Center. Established in 1979, according to its website CRC “has grown from providing basic needs for families in crisis, to offering extensive programs that facilitate the safety, stability,...

  • ‘Date Night for a Cause’

    The sixth annual “Date Night for a Cause” was held March 31 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. The event was hosted by The North Coast Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised at this event will contribute to the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary...

  • Solana Santa Fe PTO hosts Donor Appreciation Party

    The Solana Santa Fe Elementary School PTO thanked its Silver and Gold Leaf donors for their generous contributions to the 2016/2017 Giving Tree Campaign at an event held April 1 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe.

  • Soroptimist International High Tea Pre-Sale Kickoff Party

    The Soroptimist International High Tea Pre-Sale Kickoff Party was recently hosted by Soroptimist International of Poway and North San Diego at member Pam Warnock's home. Committee members gathered to try on and purchase hats created by Aimee (Fuller) Meals of Aimee's Boutique. Aimee also unveiled...

  • Carmel Del Mar/Solana Santa Fe Father-Daughter Dance

    Carmel Del Mar and Solana Santa Fe elementary schools held a combined Father-Daughter Dance April 2 at the Hilton Del Mar. In addition to a great dance to music by Rob the DJ, the event included a photo booth, delicious food, raffles, slide show, hula hoop competition and more. Solana Santa Fe...

  • $75M gift kicks off $2B UCSD fundraising campaign

    Rain that flows upward. Robots that take selfies. 3D printing that saves lives. These are just a sampling of the innovations showcased at an invitation-only celebration of the technology developed at UC San Diego, March 25 at RIMAC Arena. The event launched the Campaign for UC San Diego, a $2 billion...

  • SDSU Men’s Tennis hosts Stanford at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club

    The San Diego State Men’s Tennis team held its non-conference dual match against Stanford March 29 when it took on the Cardinal team at Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club. The Aztecs women’s tennis squad was also at the event to lend their support throughout the festivities.

  • NCL Senior Recognition Ceremony honors graduating 2017 Ticktockers

    The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League Inc. (NCL Inc.) honored 15 members on March 25 at the Hyatt Regency at Aventine in La Jolla during its 27th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony and Dinner Dance. Known as “Ticktockers” within the NCL organization, the graduates have completed...

  • ‘Private Tours, Tapas and Tequila’ at custom-built estate for sale

    Attendees had the opportunity to view Hacienda Del Corazon (The Home of the Heart) for a night of “Private Tours, Tapas and Tequila” at the authentic Spanish Colonial Compound on March 23. The evening featured Spanish cuisine, a private performance by local country artist Steven Ybarra, Aston Martin...

  • ‘Thrive in the Ranch’

    “Thrive in the Ranch,” a “collaboration of caring, independent Rancho Santa Fe Covenant residents and business people who are dedicated to creating a series of ongoing gatherings and special events” held its first adventure March 23 with a Pizza Picnic and Market at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. ...

  • 2017 Women of Dedication Luncheon

    The 2017 Women of Dedication Luncheon was held March 23 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The theme of this year’s event was “Angels of Dedication.” The 12 Women of Dedication for 2017 are: Dee Ammon, Sally Fuller, Susan Hoehn, Norma Jones, Caroline Nierenberg, Rosemary White Pope, Nayda Locke, Yolanda...

  • ‘Over the Top Tables’ Spring Luncheon

    The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center held its popular “Over the Top Tables” Spring Luncheon March 22 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The luncheon’s theme, “Over the Top Tables,” reflects the variety of unique tabletop designs that were on display. Awards for individual tables were given in...

  • Notre Dame Academy hosts annual gala

    Notre Dame Academy held its annual gala/fundraising event March 25 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The theme of the event was “One Family Growing Together” which is why Notre Dame Academy invited the heads of school from local Catholic high schools, such as Cathedral Catholic,...

  • ‘A Night of One Thousand Spotlights’

    “A Night of One Thousand Spotlights” was held March 25 at Temple Solel in Cardiff . The event, which was organized by Caitlin McGuire, a high school student from Rancho Santa Fe, raised funds for Sahasra Deepika Foundation For Education (USA), an organization providing residential care, education...

  • Patrons of the Prado presents ‘The Gown Event’

    Patrons of the Prado held an afternoon of fashion March 17 at “The Gown Event,” held at Neiman Marcus. The event included a champagne reception, hors d’oeuvres and a fashion presentation. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the “Bucks4Buses” program, which “provides funding for transportation...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Chris Cleave

    The Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society held a luncheon March 16 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event featured author Chris Cleave, who discussed his novel “Everyone Brave is Forgiven.” (See story in next week’s issue of the RSF Review on March 30.) The next RSF Literary Society luncheon will...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts ‘Dodge City’ author

    Bestselling author Tom Clavin spoke about his new book, “Dodge City,” March 13 at the RSF Library. Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are two of the most famous names from the history of the American West. As lawmen and adventurers, they sought to bring a measure of order to frontier towns known for...

  • Freedom Frontline event features Heritage Foundation speaker

    Freedom Frontline hosted a dinner and discussion with special guest speaker Rachel Bovard, director of Policy Services for the Heritage Foundation, March 16 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Bovard spoke “on how and why, as citizens, we can and should hold our government accountable to do that which...

  • International Festival held at R. Rowe School

    Students had the opportunity to learn about and celebrate different cultures at the International Festival held March 10 at the R. Roger Rowe School gym. The event, which was sponsored by the RSF Education Foundation, featured cultural tables and booths, international food and more.

  • ‘The Great Purim Circus’

    “The Great Purim Circus,” Chabad Jewish Center of RSF’s “creative twist to this year’s community celebration of Purim, the holiday commemorating the Jewish people’s salvation in Persia of old,” took place March 12 at Cielo Village. The event featured the Fern Street Circus, aerialists, jugglers,...

  • Welcome reception for new RSF Association Manager

    The Rancho Santa Fe Association hosted a welcome reception March 8 at the RSF Golf Club to introduce new RSF Association Manager Bob Hall to the community. Hall assumed the role of Association manager on March 6.

  • ‘Symphonic Soiree and All That Jazz’

    A fundraising event, “Symphonic Soiree and All That Jazz,” was held March 11 to benefit Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Instrumental Music program. The event was held at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Darryl and Elsa Wong. The event featured a jazz concert, hors d’oeuvres, champagne cocktails and...

  • ‘Evolution of the Art Market’

    US Trust hosted “Evolution of the Art Market” at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club March 9 featuring Evan Beard, National Art Services Executive with the private wealth management firm. Beard took eight paintings to explain the current state of the global art market and considerations for the modern...

  • Susan Taylor featured speaker at Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund meeting

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund hosted its “February General Meeting and Site Visit Signup” at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club Feb. 28. The event featured guest speaker Susan Taylor, a former NBC San Diego news anchor for 15 years who now represents Scripps Health as Executive Director of External...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Little League Opening Day

    Rancho Santa Fe Little League celebrated Opening Day for the 2017 season March 4 at RSF Sports Field. The event included Opening Ceremonies, a Home Run Derby, pictures, carnival and more. Visit www.rsfll.com

  • Beach & Country Guild New Member Brunch

    The members of the Beach & Country Guild held their annual New Member Brunch March 1 at the RSF home of Lisa Sullivan. The Guild’s mission is to raise funds supporting United Cerebral Palsy Association of San Diego (UCPSD). Dave Carucci, executive director at UCPSD, spoke at the event. The New...

  • Scholar discusses “The Kabbalah of Happiness”

    Internationally-acclaimed philosopher and scholar Rabbi Manis Friedman, author of “Doesn’t Anyone Blush Anymore?”, discussed “The Kabbalah of Happiness” at a Chabad Jewish Center of RSF community lecture Feb. 28 at the home of Jeff and Linda Church. The event was sponsored by Charles And Randi...

  • Future Legends mentors, board meet at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club

    The Future Legends mentors and board of directors met at the RSF Golf Club March 2 to welcome back to RSF their first graduate, Steven Sakara, as well as to nominate and officially install Sakara as a member of the board of directors. Sakara graduated from Baylor University in 2016 and immediately...

  • Oscar Awards Viewing Party benefits San Diego Film Foundation

    Attendees had the opportunity to “walk the Red Carpet and watch the Academy Awards in style” at the annual San Diego Film Foundation Oscar Awards Viewing Party Feb. 26.The evening also featured signature dishes from acclaimed local chefs, desserts and champagne toasts. The event, which benefits...

  • The Howell Foundation hosts Salk Institute speaker

    The Salk Institute’s Janelle Ayres, Ph.D. spoke March 2 on “Ending the arms race with infectious diseases” at a luncheon held by The Howell Foundation at Morgan Run Club & Resort. Founded in 1995, the mission of the nonprofit Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is to fund undergraduate...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts Pack 766 Pinewood Derby

    Rancho Santa Fe Cub Scouts Pack 766 held its 2017 Pinewood Derby Feb. 27 at the Village Church. Winners of the 2017 Pinewood Derby include: Tiger Rank: 1st Place: Henley Willingham, 2nd Place: Anthony Slosar, 3rd Place: Bennett Gamache; Wolf Rank: 1st Place: Matthew Bellows, 2nd Place: Alexander...

  • 2017 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon

    The 2017 San Diego Go Red For Women Luncheon was held Feb. 24 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Go Red For Women encourages women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. The event featured a "Heart Healthy Panel Discussion" hosted by UC San Diego Health, guest speakers, a fashion...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presents Alina Kiryayeva

    Alina Kiryayeva performed her show titled “Moving Pictures” on Feb. 24 at the Community Concerts of RSF event held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. (See a review on the concert inside this issue.) The next CCRSF concert will be held April 1 and feature Equinox Little Big Band. Visit www.ccrsf.org.

  • Woodward Center Doggie Gras Parade

    Helen Woodward Animal Center's fifth annual Doggie Gras Parade took place Feb. 26 at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center in Fairbanks Ranch. The festivities "shine a light on Woodward Center orphan pets by inviting participants to join a parade supporting...

  • Music, Mimosas & More

    A spirited Broadway brunch featuring performances of the greatest hits of American songwriting duo Rodgers and Hammerstein was held at the Village Church Feb. 26. Proceeds from the event – Music, Mimosas & More – will help fund the church’s Chancel Choir Presbyterian Heritage Concert Tour to Scotland...

  • 'Hidden Masterpieces' event held in Rancho Santa Fe

    A reception and lecture titled “Hidden Masterpieces,” presented by the San Diego Museum of Art, Great Masters and Guru, was held Feb. 23 at the RSF Garden Club. Featured speakers included Roxana Velasquez, Maruja Baldwin executive director of the San Diego Museum of Art, and Maurizio Seracini,...

  • Torrey Pines High School fundraiser features bestselling author

    Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of A Paris Apartment and I’ll See You in Paris, held an intimate Book Club signing brunch at the RSF home of Helen Nordan, as part of a fundraiser for Torrey Pines High School, the author’s alma matter. Each guest was given a signed copy of I’ll...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild presents author Scott Morrow Johnson

    The RSF Library Guild presented sports journalist and author Scott Morrow Johnson Feb. 18 at the RSF Library. Johnson is the author of “Phog: The Most Influential Man in Basketball,” the story of the legendary basketball coach Phog Allen (available on Amazon.com). In addition to the author presentation,...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Diana Abu-Jaber

    The RSF Literary Society hosted guest speaker Diana Abu-Jaber, author of “Life Without a Recipe,” at a luncheon held Feb. 13 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. For more on Abu-Jaber, see page A5. The RSF Literary Society is sponsored by Northern Trust, the RSF Community Center and the RSF Review.

  • USC scholarship fundraiser held in Rancho Santa Fe

    Trojan League Associates of San Diego County (TLASDC) held its annual “LUSCious” dinner to raise funds for USC scholarships Feb. 18 at the RSF home of Louay and Sophia Alsadek. The event included a western-themed BBQ dinner. Channel 8 news anchor Carlos Cecchetto served as the event’s celebrity...

  • Rady benefactors gather ‘For the Love of a Child’

    The 108th annual San Diego Charity Ball, “For the Love of a Child,” was held Feb. 11 at the Hotel Del Coronado to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. Phyllis Parrish chaired the gala this year and a shout-out went to Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president/CEO...

  • Ocean Week at Rowe School

    Events celebrating the 25th anniversary of Ocean Week in the Rancho Santa Fe School District were held Feb. 6-10 at the school. Photos on this page: A kick-off assembly with an original play featuring Rowe students and adapted from Dr. Seuss, A Wish for a Fish, was held Feb. 6 at the school’s Performing...

  • Opera gala heralds upcoming ‘Falstaff’

    The San Diego Opera (SDO) hosted its “Gala Redefined” on Jan. 28 at the Port Pavilion, Broadway Pier. Dinner was catered by Sycuan Casino, with entertainment by The Mighty Untouchables and singer Sacha Boutros. SDO will next present Giuseppe Verdi’s “Falstaff,” Feb. 18, 21, 24 and 26 at the San...

  • ‘The Ballerina of Auschwitz’ speaks at Village Viewpoints event

    “The Ballerina of Auschwitz,” Dr. Edith Eva Eger, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 12 Village Viewpoints event held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. The Holocaust survivor shared her ultimately inspirational story with a captivated audience. Village Viewpoints is co-presented by the Rancho...

  • ‘For the Love of Horses’

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars La Jolla sponsored the Valenti Foundation Valentine fundraising event “For the Love of Horses” at the Valenti Equestrian Club Feb. 12 to benefit Saving Horses, a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and provides equine assisted therapy programs. The event showcased...

  • Operation Game On’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

    Operation Game On’s 3rd annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge was held Feb. 6 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The 15-Inch Cup Challenge took place on the driving range, with four distances, ranging from 50-yards to 125-yards. Every hole-in-one won cash. The event also included a silent auction, corporate...

  • Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse fundraiser

    The Torrey Pines High School boys lacrosse team held its first fundraising event, the “Face-Off Golf Tournament,” with an auction and dinner, Feb. 4 at Morgan Run Club & Resort.

  • Chopped at Church contest

    Talented cooks from across San Diego took on a formidable challenge Feb. 4 – they created mouth-watering meals from the simple ingredients offered at food pantries that serve low-income residents. Teams from six Presbyterian churches, including RSF’s Village Church, armed with just a two-burner...

  • CU Boulder alumni reception held in Rancho Santa Fe

    On Friday evening, Feb. 3, Rich and Koki Reasons hosted a festive CU Boulder (University of Colorado Boulder) reception for 80 guests at their home in Rancho Santa Fe. Rich received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 1985. The reception brought together local CU Boulder alumni,...

  • Michael Dukakis speaks at Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club reception

    Michael Dukakis, the former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential candidate, spoke and answered questions at a reception sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club Feb. 4. The event was held at a home in Fairbanks Ranch. The Governor spoke on the topic “The State of the...

  • Former Rowe Superintendent Lindy Delaney honored

    Community members gathered at the RSF Garden Club Feb. 2 for a reception honoring former longtime RSF School District Superintendent Lindy Delaney. The Lindy Delaney Legacy Fund was established at the Rancho Santa Fe School Endowment Fund in Delaney’s honor. To make a tax-deductible donation to...

  • Fundraiser held for Rancho Santa Fe Tennis Club pro James Conda

    A fundraiser was held Feb. 4 at the RSF Tennis Club for one of the club’s tennis pros, James Conda, who recently suffered from kidney failure. He has already undergone many medical procedures and is currently on dialysis. He will continue this daily treatment until he can receive a kidney transplant....

  • ‘Bubbles and Blanca’

    The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund held a fun and festive event called “Bubbles and Blanca” Jan. 26 at the home of Mary Schulman in The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe. Attendees wore white to the event, enjoyed bubbly drinks and were introduced to the RSF Women’s Fund’s mission, which is to “educate,...

  • Rowe School Father-Daughter Dance

    R. Roger Rowe School fathers, daughters (K- grade 8) and other special family members and friends gathered for a fun-filled evening Jan. 20 at the RSF Garden Club for a Father-Daughter Dance sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation. The event also featured food, drinks, sweets, games...

  • Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe hosts singer Melinda Doolittle

    Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presented Melinda Doolittle in concert Jan. 20 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall in Rancho Santa Fe. Doolittle has wowed audiences everywhere from the White House to the Kennedy Center to Carnegie Hall. A powerful pop vocalist, Doolittle became a household...

  • Local Rotary Clubs hold annual ‘6-Way Meeting’

    A “Six-Way Meeting” was held for six regional Rotary Clubs Jan. 19 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Among the Rotary Clubs at the meeting were the Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Del Mar-Solana Beach Sunrise and Encinitas Rotary Clubs. RSF Rotary Club President Susan Callahan served...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 hosts parent meeting, guest speaker from Sam’s Posse

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 chapter held a parent meeting Jan. 11 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Teen Volunteers in Action is “an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of volunteerism, philanthropy,...

  • Rowe School presents K-8 Shining Stars Variety Show

    R. Roger Rowe School showcased the many talents of its students at the K-8 Shining Stars Variety Show held Jan. 11 at the Performing Arts Center. The event featured a variety of acts, including magic shows, skits, stand-up comedy, puppets, singing, dancing, playing music, karate and more.

  • Evening with Team Hoyt San Diego

    The third annual Evening with Team Hoyt San Diego fundraising event took place Jan. 13 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Guests also had the opportunity to meet the internationally-acclaimed athletes (father and son) Dick and Rick Hoyt, who has cerebral palsy, as well as athletes...

  • Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Joshua Hammer

    The RSF Literary Society hosted guest speaker Joshua Hammer, author of “The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu,” at a luncheon held Jan. 13 at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Hammer, a journalist as well as an author, visited Timbuktu numerous times over the past 20 years. According to the RSF Literary...

  • Rancho Santa Fe School’s donated blankets warms hearts in Mexico

    “El Fuego! El Feugo! El Fuego!” Little 8-year-old Miguel screams in delight as he points to the flames on the fleece blanket as it is handed to him. He tucks the blanket under one arm and runs into his cinder block cottage, through the common room decorated with a small Christmas tree and into...

  • Poker players go all in for Graves Disease and Thyroid Foundation

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