The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is sponsoring a fundraiser, The River Valley Fest, on Sunday, Oct. 17 between 2 p.m. and sunset at the Rancho Valencia Resort, 5921 Valencia Circle in Rancho Santa Fe. The public is invited to an afternoon of Spanish cuisine from San Diego Paella, sangria, wine and beer, music by guitarist Bill Fleming, tennis round-robin, croquet, and a silent auction. The proceeds from the event will help support the work of the conservancy. Advance reservations are required by Oct. 11. Tickets are $100 per person, or $150 for those who wish to play round-robin tennis, limited to 48. Guests will also receive a 15 percent discount on Rancho Valencia room reservations the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased online at
or by calling 858-755-6956, the conservancy office.