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Charitable Events

Date Event Description Time / Location

Savvy Caregiver Plus

Join Savvy Caregiver Plus, a special series dedicated for family caregivers. You will gain practical skills to improve care, along with a greater confidence and understanding of Alzheimer's disease. This series is on Thursdays for seven weeks. RSVP to Carleena Bhaduri at 949-757-3752, or e-mail, or visit

INFO 9 to 11:30 a.m., at Silverado Senior Living - San Juan Capistrano, 30311 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month

 "Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future: A six event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children." Each event commemorates a genocide that started during April. April 1-Rwanda "My Neighbor, My Killer," April 2- Armenia "The Armenian Genocide," April 3-Cambodia "Enemies of the People," April 17-Sudan "A collection of short films," April 23-Bosnia "I Came to Testify," and April 29-The Holocaust "Numbered." Call 949-891-2005, or visit

INFO 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Surf and Sand Resort

Find Your Spark Charity Event & Auction

Join us for our inaugral "Find Your Spark" Charity Event and Auction! Find Your Spark is designed to educate the community about Camp Fire Orange County by giving everyone a first-hand look at Orange High School's after-school program. Guests will have the opportunity to write letters of encouragement to students, win various raffle prizes, including student sculptures and photographs and bid on silent auction items provided by our community partners. Call 951-265-1153, or visit

INFO 6 p.m., at Orange High School, 525 N. Shaffer St. Orange, CA

America's Family Pet Expo

America’s Family Pet Expo is the world’s largest pet and pet product expo with thousands of pet products for sale at special show prices. A variety of animals will be on display in stage shows, competitions like the Kids Aquarium contest and demonstrations featuring police dogs, cats, birds, and reptile show with hands-on petting. Animal experts will also be on hand to offer pet adoptions, and other learning opportunities. America’s Family Pet Expo can provide what you need for a happier, healthier pet. Call 602-882-6734, or visit

INFO Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m. t o 6 p.m., at OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Celebration of Children Black & White Ball

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Orange County will host their annual Black and White Ball honoring some of its leading supporters and volunteers at the gala. The evening will feature dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction with proceeds supporting CASA to train mentor-advocates who serve abused and neglected children. Cost is $450 per person. Call 714-619-5155, or visit

INFO Cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m., at The Island Hotel & Luxury Resort, Newport Beach, CA

Preventing Crimes against Older Adults: How to Prepare and Protect Yourself

Talks will cover crime prevention and raising awareness among seniors and community members. Speakers will include representatives from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office, UC Irvine Health Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, the Council on Aging Orange County, Adult Protective Services, and the District Attorney’s Office. Refreshments provided. RSVP 949-757-3775, contact, or visit

INFO 10 a.m. to noon, at Clifton C. Miller Community Center, 300 Centennial Way, Tustin, CA 92780

Walk for Wishes - Orange County

Start a team, join a team, or donate today! This day of celebration will feature a spirited walk with fun for the whole family! A world of wishes festival area will be offered where you'll have the opportunity to experience all four types of wishes: to be, to have, to go and to meet all in one day! Guaranteed entertainment, inspiration and fun! Download a Vendor Application and be sure to check out our Sponsorship Opportunities. Call 714-573-9474, or visit

INFO 8 a.m. to finish, at Orange County Great Park Irvine

Cheers for Change

We invite guests to enjoy a variety of fine wines, delicious food, and live musical entertainment. During the tasting, we’ll have a silent auction with many items available for bidding, including one-of-a kind items from our generous donors, and autographed copies of Captain Charles Moore's book "Plastic Ocean" Get yours autographed in person! Come visit with Captain Moore and our Symposium speakers, and help us inspire solutions to plastic pollution! Call 661-916-1859, or visit

INFO 4 to 9:30 p.m., at Newport Sea Base 1931 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA

Diamonds & Dance Gala for The Maple Youth Ballet

Diamonds & Dance benefits The Maple Youth Ballet and its productions, community outreach and scholarship program. A performance will highlight the evening. Philanthropists of the Year Jennifer Condas and Eve A. Kornyei will be honored. Call 949-933-6279, or visit

INFO 5 to 8 p.m., at Shady Canyon Golf Club

Let's Roll ... Cars, Casino & CHOC

Casual evening with dinner, dancing, casino games, prizes, silent and live auction in the ambiance of the Astor Classics private museum. The museum showcases a multi-million dollar collection of vintage and classic automobiles and other antiques. All proceeds benefit CHOC Children's Radiology Department! Call 714-745-8247, or visit

INFO 6 to 11 p.m., at Astor Classics Event Center, 1563 S State College Boulevard, Anaheim, California

WHW's Mission Possible Luncheon and Fashion Show

Since 1993 the nonprofit WHW (Women Helping Women/Men2Work) has provided employment support services for over 40,000 challenged job seekers at no charge and with no obligation. Come celebrate Employment Success at WHW’s Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show at The Islands Hotel in Newport Beach. Featuring a silent auction, gourmet lunch, elegant fashion show and secret agent surprises, this retro afternoon will offer a fun mission that you will not want to miss. Call 949-631-2333, ext. 304, or visit

INFO 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at The Islands Hotel, Newport Beach

Team Up 4 Life Charity Water Polo Event

Come play in a fun and unique water polo tournament, and raise money for a great cause! Be creative and show us your best costumes and team names. All entry fees will be donated directly to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for cancer research. Call 949-813-9625, or visit

INFO 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Capo Valley High School Pool

KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament

Golfers (144) will tee off in a shot-gun start at 11 a.m. New this year is a Taste of Santa Ana where gourmet food and drinks from downtown Santa Ana's finest restaurants  will be served on the course. Included in the festivities are a live auction; opportunity drawings, helicopter ball drop ($1,000 cash prize), cocktail reception and buffet. Golfers will also receive a Travis Mathew Golf Shirt. Sponsored by Citadel Outlets, CBRE, First American Title, AES Due Diligence, Newmeyer & Dillion and PAYDAY. Call 714-834-9400, or visit

INFO Tee Off Shot Gun Start at 11 a.m., at Aliso Viejo Country Club

27th Annual Founders’ Celebration Brunch

The Circle 1000 committee and the Hoag Hospital Foundation are pleased to announce Jamie Lee Curtis as the keynote speaker at Circle 1000’s 27th Annual Founders’ Celebration Brunch at the Island Hotel Newport Beach. The Circle 1000 annual brunch is an inspirational and priceless opportunity for cancer survivors, family, friends and Hoag supporters to connect and commemorate the strides made in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Call 949-200-6112, for tickets e-mail, or visit

INFO 9 to 11 a.m., at Island Hotel Newport Beach

KidWorks Classic Golf Tournament

Aliso Viejo Country Club features one of only two private Nicklaus-designed golf courses in Orange County. The Par 72 course leaves nothing to be desired. The course is uniquely appealing to the low handicap golfer as well as the less experienced. The tournament will feature eight participating restaurants from downtown Santa Ana. All proceeds benefit the youth of inner city Santa Ana gang neighborhoods. Call 949-244-3042, or visit



INFO 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Aliso Viejo Country Club

11th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast

Join Orange County United Way and the Women’s Philanthropy Fund as we celebrate the power of female philanthropy at the 11th Annual Women’s Philanthropy Fund Breakfast at the Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center (formerly, Hyatt Regency Irvine). Proceeds from the event support efforts to identify and address barriers to self-sufficiency for women and girls in our community. Co-Chairs: Helen Timpe and Monica Timpe Godfrey. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Call 949-263-6132, or visit

INFO 7:30 a.m., at Hotel Irvine Jamboree Center

32nd Annual Donald Bren Honors Concert - "Festival of Sounds"

Each year, Irvine Public Schools Foundation, in partnership with the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), presents the Donald Bren Honors Concert. Students are selected by audition and all performers demonstrate exceptional ability and commitment. Nearly 700 of Irvine's finest young musicians in grades 3 to 12 participate in this memorable event and perform before an audience of more than 1,500 distinguished guests and family members. Call 949-265-6408, contact Michelle Luna at, or visit

INFO 7 p.m., at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Second Annual Tee Off for TIP Golf Tournament

TIP is a group of specially trained volunteers who provide emotional aid and practical support to victims of traumatic events and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy. TIP Volunteers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Join us to help raise funds to train and equip volunteers throughout the year. Scramble style golf and an opportunity to win $1000 in our Golf Ball Drop. Call 949-357-0614, or visit

INFO Registration opens at 10:30am, at Tijeras Creek Golf Club 29082 Tijeras Creek, Rancho Santa Margarita

Eighth Annual Orange County Food & Wine Celebration

More than 700 people attend our Roosters-hosted two-day charity event each year to taste fine wine and enjoy gourmet food -- but more importantly to raise the funds for all the children’s charities that we support. Our Saturday event is an afternoon wine tasting, auction and sale. Tickets for Saturday's Passport to Wine-Orange County are $75, casual attire.  Sunday evening, is a culinary gala featuring sumptuous five-course meals, paired with fine wines, prepared table-side from the finest chefs in the Orange County area. Tickets are $300; attire is black tie optional. The Roosters fundraising events—Orange County Food & Wine, Golfing For Kids, and the monthly luncheon raffles— allow us to award grants to various children’s charities and fund the annual Holiday Food Drive. Call 949-677-3404, or visit

INFO Saturday 2 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 4:30 to 10 p.m., at Old Ranch Country Club, Seal Beach

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team vs. Orange County First Responders

Third annual match-up between the traveling Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Orange County First Responders, followed by an exhibition game of Wounded Warriors vs. All-Stars: former Angels pitcher Justin Speier, NFL's Mike Horan, "Majik" Boyd and others TBA. Ticket includes BBQ lunch, raffle ticket, kids' activities - a full afternoon of fun. Call 949-233-9548, or visit

INFO Gates open 11:30 a.m. First of two games at 1 p.m., at Mission Viejo Youth Athletic Park

Vocational Visions Enchanted Evening Fundraiser

Vocational Visions will present its popular Enchanted Evening fundraising event with the theme, “An Enchanted Evening at the Kentucky Derby.” All proceeds directly support the programs and services of Vocational Visions which provides vocational, economic and community inclusion services to adults with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities. Call 949-249-5917, or visit

INFO 5:30 p.m., at Irvine Marriott Hotel

Spring Gala 2014 - A Celebration of Hope

Join Saddleback Memorial Foundation at The Ritz-Carlton for Spring Gala - A Celebration of Hope honoring the countless patients and their families who are touched by cancer each year at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. This special sell-out event features a gourmet dinner, spirited live auction and dancing, all to benefit the new MemorialCare Cancer Institute at Saddleback Memorial opening this spring. Call 949-452-3724, or visit


INFO 5:30 p.m., at The Ritz Carlton

Fox Pointe Manor & Garden Tour

Along with its magnificent and sweeping grounds, Fox Pointe Manor houses one of the most significant private art collections in the world, containing more than 80,000 objects, including the world’s largest privately owned collection of English language first-edition books printed before the year 1700, with more than 4,000 titles.  Paintings hanging on the walls number about 260, and represent a wide variety of art schools and time periods. Proceeds benefit the Anaheim Performing Art Center Foundation. Call Call 714-554-2711, or visit


INFO 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Fox Pointe Manor - A Private Residence in Anaheim Hills

14th Annual Orange Coast Memorial Golf Classic

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center will host its 14th Annual Golf Classic with proceeds benefitting the hospital’s Emergency Department expansion. The golf tournament entrance fee includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on the course, golf cart, a full day of golf and dinner at a post event reception. This year’s tournament features a scramble format, on-course contests, and a Tesla Model S hole-in-one prize. Event and sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 949-364-2821, or visit

INFO 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Mesa Verde Country Club in Costa Mesa, CA

Engage in Life

The Council on Aging-OC promotes the independence, health and dignity of older adults through compassion, education and advocacy. Proceeds from this event will help provide programs and services to more than 170,000 Orange County seniors. Call 714-479-0107, or visit

INFO 11 a.m., at Irvine Marriott

High Hopes Luncheon

The event will benefit El Sol Science and Arts Academy, a charter school that offers a rigorous dual immersion program in Spanish and English focusing on arts and sciences. This visionary public charter school serves more than 800 mostly low-income students from preschool to eighth grade. SOS El Sol Wellness Center is a first class health center on campus supported by Hoag Hospital, providing onsite care to students and families. The proceeds of the event will assist funding enrichment programs. Call 949-887-4942, or visit

INFO 11:45 a.m., at Newport Beach Marriott

UCLA Golf Classic

Introducing an entirely new venue and stay-n-play format, the 14th annual UCLA Golf Classic is an exclusive opportunity to enjoy Bruin camaraderie, while raising crucial funds to support student scholars, student athletes and the University at large. The tournament offers sponsors, golfers and dinner guests a rare opportunity to golf, dine and socialize with fellow Bruin supporters and UCLA sports legends. VIP reception, dinner and auction will be held on Friday. Check-in, Continental Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. on Friday. Call 949-363-7974, or visit

INFO Thurs. 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Golf Links

The Legacy Awards: Celebrating Orange County's Civil Rights Leaders

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, OC Human Relations will honor Orange County’s local civil rights icons as well as a new generation of leaders who are continuing work in the civil rights arena in Orange County. The Legacy Awards will honor individuals and groups who have made extraordinary contributions to Orange County by advocating for equal civil rights in education, employment, health, housing, immigration, justice, and labor, among others. Please join us! Call 714-834-7181, or visit

INFO 5:45 to 9:15 p.m., at The Grove of Anaheim

Carol Rachelle Boutique Fashion Show

Mother’s Day Fashion Show and Luncheon Benefiting Working Wardrobes! Bring a gently used accessory to donate to Working Wardrobes and receive a ticket for our opportunity drawing to be held at the luncheon. Lots of wonderful prizes include a gift card to Carol Rachelle Boutique. Call 714-210-2460, or visit

INFO 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at FIG AND OLIVE

2014 Life Without Limits Gala

For more than 60 years United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County has provided a wide range of vital services and innovative therapies to improve individual well-being, promote inclusion for those with special needs at all levels of society and support nearly 4,000 children and families annually. This year's gala honorees include Dennis Kuhl, Chairman of Angels Baseball, Dr. Michael Muhonen, Director of Neurosurgery at CHOC and Edwards Lifesciences. Call 949-333-6410, or visit

INFO 6:30 p.m., at Island Hotel - Newport Beach

United Cerebral Palsy of OC Life Without Limits Gala

United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County (UCP-OC) will recognize Edwards Lifesciences, Dennis Kuhl and Dr. Michael Muhonen at their annual Life Without Limits gala at The Island Hotel in Newport Beach. A black and white soiree is the theme to this black-tie affair that benefits UCP-OC which provides a range of vital programs and services to nearly 4,000 children with cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, Down syndrome and developmental delays. Call 949-521-4962, or visit

INFO 6:30 p.m., at The Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Human Options Serious Fun Fundraiser

The Sonenshine family will be honored with the 2014 Dove Award at Human Options’ annual Serious Fun fundraiser at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach. The light hearted, but “Serious Fun” fundraiser theme is "A Tribute to Old Hollywood," and guests are encouraged to dress in theme. Guests will enjoy an expansive poolside silent auction and cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, live auction and dancing to The N8+ Jazz Band. Call 949-521-4962, or visit

INFO 6 p.m., at Balboa Bay Resort

Eighth Annual Luncheon Honoring “Visionary Women”

Join Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County (AAOC) at its annual Visionary Women luncheon. This year’s event will feature special guest actress Marion Ross, of “Happy Days” fame. AAOC will honor OC caregivers who display extraordinary compassion in caring for those touched by Alzheimer's. Before the luncheon, guests are invited to shop at a boutique and participate in a silent auction, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting AAOC. Attendees who check in before 11 a.m. will be entered to win $500. Call 714-426-0444, or visit

INFO 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Rancho Las Lomas

Trish's Angels Texas Hold'em

Gamble for a good cause at the inaugral Trish’s Angels Texas Hold’em event to benefit patients dealing with ALS. Entry fee includes food, tournament competition and the opportunity to win fantastic prizes. Cost is $80 (payment must be received by May 5) or $100 (after May 5 or at the door).  Attending guests must be 18 or older with a valid ID, and 21 to drink. Call 678-988-9537, contact, or visit


INFO 6:30 to 11 p.m., at Pretend City Children’s Museum (Across from Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)

The 2014 Komen Pink Tie Ball: Journey to a Cure

The theme of this year’s eighth annual Pink Tie Ball event is Journey to a Cure, symbolizing the unique path each person takes toward breast cancer survivorship. Guests will enjoy an evening filled with dancing and live entertainment along with a five-course dinner, silent and live auctions, and an opportunity drawing with a grand prize donated by an exclusive jeweler. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised stay in Orange County for local breast health outreach, education and special initiatives, and two community-based grants programs to engage other local organizations. The remaining 25 percent  goes to the Komen Global Research Fund. Call 714-426-0444, or visit

INFO 6 to 11 p.m., at Kia Motors America, Inc., U.S. Headquarters, 111 Peters Canyon Road Irvine, CA 9260

Lake Forest Garden Club Annual Spring Boutique and Plant Sale Fundraiser

 You'll find healthy plants, succulents, beautiful planted baskets and fresh flower arrangements at the Lake Forest Garden Club Annual Spring Boutique and Plant Sale Fundraiser. Also offered are fabulous home decor finds, a kids' craft corner to make a gift for mom, and great raffle prizes -- including a 4-pack of Disneyland Passes. Winners need not be present. Expert gardeners will be on hand for advice. Proceeds benefit local community outreach programs, butterfly kits for elementary schools, hospice flowers, and scholarships. Call 310-918-1684, or visit

INFO 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Lake Forest Beach and Tennis Club, 22921 Ridge Route Drive, Lake Forest, CA 92630

12th Annual Women's Journey Conference

The Women's Journey Conference: Helping Women Find Their Power, Purpose and Path will be held Mother's Day weekend where generations of women will gather for a day of powerful speakers to inspire and uplift. This is an entertaining and experiential conference that is unique and life changing. This year's guest speakers are Nia Vardalos, star of "Big Fat Greek Wedding," pop singer Carnie Wilson of "Wilson Phillips," TV mom on "Family Ties" Meredith Baxter, Tina Lifford of hit show "Parenthood and Comedian/Hypnotist Catherine Hicklund. Call 877-657-8464, or visit

INFO 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at University California Irvine

Young Authors' Faire

Orange County students, their families, friends, teachers and educators are invited to participate in this FREE event celebrating literacy. The Young Authors' Faire includes opportunities for students to showcase their work, meet published authors, illustrators and storytellers, and to learn about free community and library services. The event will be at five different Orange County Public Library sites. Call 714-966-4148, or visit the website to find the closest participating library site to you at

INFO 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at OC Public Libraries

The Center for Autism Grand Opening Family Fun Day

Community members are welcome to come tour The Center, meet the team, learn about the services offered and have some fun. There will be face painting, balloon making, art stations, yoga and goodies for kids of all ages. Newport Rib Company will be catering the event and Front Porch Pops will be providing handmade popsicles. CHOC’s Choco Bear, the Chapman Panther and UC Irvine’s Peter the Anteater are scheduled to make appearances throughout the day. Call 949-200-6112, or visit

INFO 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 2500 Red Hill Ave. Suite 100, Santa Ana, CA

Fairways to Freedom

Support Our Adopted Troops! Please join us for our inaugural Fairways to Freedom golf event in support of the 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment from Camp Pendleton and the USS McClusky from San Diego. Sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee. Enjoy 18 holes of golf with prizes, a Hole-in-One car giveaway, raffle prizes, gift bag, lunch, and five star dinner by St. Regis Hotel chefs. Call 949-495-3890, or visit

INFO Registration -10:30 a.m., Tee-off at 12:30 p.m., at Monarch Beach Golf Links, 50 Monarch Beach Resort Drive North, Dana Point, CA 92629

We Care For Kids Golf Tournament

Tax & Financial Group invites you to participate in the 19th Annual "We Care for Kids" Golf Tournament, benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire. Each year, the entire company comes together to plan this event and bring it to the community. Enjoy a day of golf at Mesa Verde Country Club, and an incredible silent and live auction during the banquet dinner!  Call 714-573-9474, contact Daphne Berry at, or visit

INFO 9 a.m. to finish, at Mesa Verde Country Club

Fourth Annual IPSF Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament

The Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF) Annual Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament is an opportunity to play golf and network with civic, business and education leaders while raising funds for IPSF. This year's event at the beautiful Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine will include an afternoon of golf on a beautiful local course, lunch, cocktail reception, dinner and silent auction. Call Michelle LeVasseur at 949-265-6412, e-mail, or visit

INFO 9:30 a.m. to noon, at Strawberry Farms Golf Club

Newport Harbor Home & Garden Tour

The 17th Annual Newport Harbor Home & Garden Tour will offer eight gorgeous homes and gardens located in the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa communities. Tickets are $75, includes lunch and boutique, morning coffee reception at Greenleaf Chopshop and an afternoon champagne reception at Barclay Butera Interiors, as well as the tour of eight homes. This event is presented by the Newport Harbor Educational Foundation to benefit students of Newport Harbor High School. Call 949-646-1556, or visit

INFO 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Newport Beach and Costa Mesa

Seventh Annual Charity Golf Tournament Life. Links. Love.

The Southern California Hospice Foundation will be holding its Seventh Annual Golf Tournament at the beautiful Pelican Hill Golf Club in Newport Beach. Golfers will enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every hole, offering a unique golf experience you will not soon forget. Following a day on the links, golfers and guests will enjoy a delicious Italian dinner along with exciting silent and live auctions, as well as a 50/50 raffle where three winners share up to $10,000! Call 877-661-0087, or visit

INFO 10 a.m. Shotgun Start, 5:30 p.m. dinner and program, at Pelican Hill Golf Club

16th Annual Bright Futures Celebration

The Child Abuse Prevention Center's annual Bright Futures Celebration unites Orange County business and community leaders for an evening of entertainment and giving. This elegant Venetian-style Masquerade Party will inspire our guests to participate in the various fundraising opportunities throughout the night: silent auction, raffle, live auction and bid from the heart.Our masked guests will enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, a four-course dinner, entertainment and dancing. Call 714-955-5910, or visit

INFO 5 to 11 p.m., at 900 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660

PBS SoCaL 2014 Gala

Join us for an evening of Puttin' on the Ritz hosted by Antiques Roadshow's Mark L. Walberg. Celebrate Southern California's Largest Stage for the Arts, honoring leaders from the Arts and Entertainment industry. Live and another honoree to be announced along with a special recognition of the PBS SoCaL's 2013 Community Champions. Partake in an evening of Old Hollywood Glamour with a craft cocktail reception, an elegant dinner, cigars and cognac and live entertainment. Call 714-241-4166, or visit

INFO 5 p.m., at The Hangar Building at The OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa

Spring Bichon Bash

Bichon Furkids (BFK) will host its Spring Bash and launch the Furkid & Friends Sanctuary focused on providing medical care and housing for both Furkids in transition as well as those with longer-term needs. Join us for Parade of Rescues, a costume contest, Children’s Game Corner, silent auction, raffle, training demonstrations, pet nutrition, and “Stump the Trainer,” a vendor faire and all you can eat lunch. Cost is $25, or $75 for a family of 4. Tickets at the door or in advance. We need volunteers! Call 760-613-2039, or visit

INFO 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon, Irvine, CA

20th annual 9-1-1 Celebrity Golf Classic

Sponsored by AT&T and US Best Repairs, this is one of the nation's premiere celebrity-charity golf tournaments hosted by NFL legend/Heisman Trophy recipient Tim Brown and entrepreneur/super model Kathy Ireland. The event uniquely showcasies and supports 9-1-1 emergency response. In addition to the stellar lineup of sports and entertainment stars the tourney hosts public safety top leadership (police, fire, sheriffs, CHP chiefs and commissioners). Call 714-894-5450, or visit

INFO 9 a.m., at St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort and Golf Links

We Care for Kids Golf Tournament

Tax & Financial Group invites you to participate in the 19th Annual "We Care for Kids" Golf Tournament, benefiting Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire. Each year, the entire company comes together to plan this event and bring it to the community. Enjoy a day of golf at Mesa Verde Country Club, featuring an incredible silent and live auction during the banquet dinner! Call 714-573-9474, contact, or visit



INFO 9 a.m. to finish, at Mesa Verde Country Club

Clyde Wright Invitational Golf Tournament

We have an exciting day planned for you! Many of the celebrities who played at last year’s tournament will be returning. Aliso Viejo’s newly re-vamped 18-hole layout is a beautiful, fun and challenging course. There will be a delicious buffet, silent and live auction and many other activities for you to enjoy throughout the event. All of the proceeds go towards Senior Services and Meals on Wheels. Call 949-855-8033, ext. 113, or visit

INFO 11 a.m. Shotgun, at Aliso Viejo Golf & Country Club

City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kids Run

Memorial Day marks the 16th annual City of Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon, 10k, 5K and Kids Runs. The half marathon, 5K and 10K both start in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finish at the Laguna Hills Community Center. We will honor the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion. Call 949 975-1812, or visit

INFO 6:30 a.m., at Laguna Hills Mall, 24155 Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival

There are many reasons to attend the Fourth annual Great Wine Festival. Wines from morethan 30 vineyards and an abundance of wine-pairing culinary treats are just the tip of the wine-berg. Enjoy food and wine tastings, drawings and silent auctions, musical entertainment and much more! Food and wine tastings are included with admission. Must be 21 with valid ID. The event is produced by and will benefit the Legal Aid Society of Orange County (LASOC), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Call 714-571-5260, or visit

INFO 2 to 5 p.m., at Orange County Great Park in Irvine

Gift of Hope

Join us for a vintage Vegas evening honoring MDA's Man of the Year, Brett Hardin to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Call 858-277-8206, or visit

INFO 6 p.m., at Balboa Bay Resort

10th Annual 44 Women For Children Scholarship Luncheon

The dynamic ladies of 44 Women for Children, an auxiliary of Orangewood Children’s Foundation, invite you to join them for lunch to raise money for college scholarships for foster youth. Luncheon co-chairs are Terri Ellison and Linda Thauer. Our speaker will be Cathy Rigby, world-class gymnast, actress and singer. Tickets are $225 per person and a variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. For more information, Call 714-619-0237, visit, or contact Jeff Gilstrap at


INFO 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at The Grand Terrace at Honda Center

Father of the Year

The Orange County American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the Father’s Day Council of Orange County are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Father of the Year Awards. This year’s honorees are Kim Thompson, John Meagher, Chris Cox , and Chris Tooker. The public and the media are invited to join the honorees, their families and guests at this gala event. Call 714-662-7949, ext. 7472, or visit

INFO 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Island Hotel, Newport Beach

Celebration of Women in Business Fashion Show and Luncheon

A fashion show and luncheon sponsored by the Orange County Association of Health Underwriters. Additionly, we honor a woman in business who has contributed to her community. The event features fabulous raffle baskets and auction items. Grand Prize is trip for two to Greece. 100% of all proceeds benefit New Hope Grief Support Community. Call 714-695-0674, or visit

INFO 10 a.m., at Nixon Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886

Great Kitchens of Orange County

Please join the Littlest Angel Guild for a self-guided tour of indoor and outdoor kitchens located in Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda. Cost is $45, by reservation only. Addresses are provided with your reservation confirmation. Proceeds from the event goes toward CHOC Children's Hospital projects or programs. Visit six stunning kitchens, each full of inspiring and unique ideas. You will be impressed with the design and vision of these homeowners. Come explore OC culinary style with delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and cocktails. Call 949-981-0743, or visit

INFO 11 a.m., at Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills

Healing International 25th Clavel Memorial Pilgrimage to Italy

Please join Healing International's fundraiser pilgrimage to Italy in memory of the  late Archbishop Tomas Clavel's ministry of evangelization. The trip from Orange County to Italy honors the 25th Memorial of his passing, and in memory of this premonition of Pope Francis. Archbishop Clavel was the former Hispanic Vicar, Diocese of Orange and Archbishop Emeritus of Panama! Healing International Inc. is a California 501 c3non-profit, started in Huntington Beach. To participate call 920-233-2347, or visit

INFO TBA, at Fundraiser pilgrimage to Italy begins in OC

Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach

Set on the oceanfront bluff of the Montage Hotel with sweeping panoramas of the Pacific Ocean and striking Craftsman-style architecture, this luxury beach resort commands 30 lushly landscaped acres in the heart of the picturesque arts community of Laguna Beach making it the ideal choice for a an evening of delicious food and wine. At Taste of the Nation Laguna Beach attendees will enjoy tastings from eight celebrity chefs, sample fine wines, and premium spirits. Enjoy live entertainment, silent and live auctions and more. Proceeds locally benefit the Community Action Partnership of Orange County and Second Harvest Orange County Food Bank Capistrano. Both organizations are fighting to end childhood hunger in Orange County. Call 949-481-7792, or visit

INFO 4 to 9 p.m., at Montage Laguna Beach

14th Annual TCA Charity Golf Tournament for Habitat OC

Join us for the 14th Annual TCA Golf Tournament for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. Bring clients, co-workers, and friends for a fantastic day of golf. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity OC, and are used to build and repair affordable homes for hard working families in Orange County. Featuring: $10,000 Putting Challenge, Hole-in-One Prizes on Par 3s, Jack Daniels Tent, Travis Matthew Apparel & Ice Cream Truck, Hand-Rolled Cigars, Lunch by The Habit Burger Grill and more. Call 310-821-5300, ext. 231, or visit

INFO 11 a.m. to 8 a.m., at Oak Creek Golf Club, Irvine

The Fourth Annual Essex Skyline Fashion Show Produced by Expo 4 Life

Join us for EXPO 4 Life's Black Tie Gala, Fashion Show and Auction to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Sip on exquisite wine, beer and cocktails. Indulge in hors d'Oeuvres and decadent desserts from the most notablelLocal restaurants. Fashion Show features the atest ready-to-wear designer collections. vacations, fine dining, exquisit wines and many more imaginative silent and live auction offerings.  Cost is $100 to$175. Call 949-371-6484, or visit

INFO 6 to 9 p.m., at Essex Skyline, 15 MacArthur Place, Santa Ana, CA 92707

Rolling for Wishes

Join us for the Seventh annual Rolling For Wishes presented by the Young Professionals of Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire. Enjoy an evening of lively casino action, prizes, silent auctions and more! The night will include $150 in casino chips included with ticket, hosted beer and wine, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and DJ entertainment. To purchase tickets by phone or for questions, contact Sarah Pizzaruso at, call 714-573-9474, ext. 230, or visit

INFO 6:30 to finish, at Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Renegade Summer Trail Run Series #1 - 5 Mile Trail Run & Kids Obstacle Course

Thursday evenings -- June 19, July 10 and Aug. 7 -- The Renegade Summer Trail Run Series will benefit WeROCK (We Run Orange County’s Kids), a non-profit organization that provides after-school intervention programs for the middle and high School students of Orange County. By delivering education and proper training for the completion of a 26.2 mile marathon, We ROCK teaches our community’s teenagers the important life skills of goal setting, self-reliance, discipline and self-confidence. Call 949 975-1812 or visit

INFO 6:15 p.m., at Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Road, Tustin, CA 92782

Second Annual Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation Charity Ball

Mommy and Me Cancer Foundation cordially invites you to the Second Annual Charity Ball. Our unique programs support young moms battling life threatening cancer, while also raising minor children. Dinner, dancing,  live and silent auctions featuring vacations, autographed boxing gloves from Manny Pacquiao, fine dining, luxury goods and more. Call 714-861 -0705. For tickets, visit:

INFO 6:30 p.m., at Embassy Suites in Brea

Fifth Annual YAS-A-THON

Spin to beat cancer! Join YAS Founder and ThinkCure! board member Kimberly Fowler along with other spinners who are up for a special challenge to help a special cause. Spin with individually or on a three-person team. And, when you do, know that you're making a difference by raising funds for life-saving cancer research supported by ThinkCure! at City of Hope and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Individual riders commit to raise $1,500; teams of three commit to raise $3,000 total. Call 310-746-4216, or visit

INFO 1 to 4 p.m., at YAS East Costa Mesa, 291 E. 17th Street, Costa Mesa 92627

Sixth Annual WALK UNITED

Join United Way for a day at Angel Stadium of Anaheim and help benefit OC by taking strides to change the face of our community. As you WALK UNITED to improve the lives of our next generation, enjoy food trucks, live entertainment, a kid-at-heart zone, and community village. Co-Chairs: Steve and Cinda Churm. Sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Call 949-263-6132,or visit

INFO 7:30 a.m., at Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Run in the Parks 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run & Kid's Run

Race Your Independence in the 34th Annual Run in the Parks, Laguna Niguel Famila -- an Independence Day tradition. Races are held through the Crown Valley Community and Laguna Niguel Regional Parks. Proceeds Benefit the YMCA Scholarship Program. Call 949-975-1812, or visit

INFO 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., at South Coast Family YMCA. 29831 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Renegade Summer Trail Run Series #2

Schedule is as follows: 5 p.m. - Registration/Packet pick-up opens; 6:15 p.m. - Trail Run start ; 6:45 p.m. - Kids Obstacle Course start, with BBQ, raffle and music to follow. The Summer Trail Run Series will make you feel like a kid again. Join your running friends for an evening 5-mile trail run through beautiful Peters Canyon Wilderness Park during this Thursday night summer running series. Call 949-975-1812, or visit

INFO 6:15 p.m., at Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Road, Tustin, CA 92782

Smart Women’s Fashion for Breakfast with Kimberly Truhler

With more than 20 years of studying and working with costume design, Kimberly Truhler will give a talk on how cinema influences fashion. She will also help guide you to find your own personal style with some inspiration from Hollywood’s Golden Age. A hot breakfast is included in this event. Call 714-210-2460, or visit

INFO 8 to 9:30 a.m., at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92660

Renegade Racing's 3rd Annual iTRYathlon for Women & Youth

Irvine Public Schools Foundation is proud to be a charitable beneficiary of Renegade Racing's 3rd Annual iTRYathlon. The event features a reverse mini-triathlon for women and youth (ages 8 to18), a junior triathlon (ages 6 to12), a 5K run and walk, and a 1/2 mile Kids Run. Triathlon relay teams and individuals are welcome! A relay team may have different individuals participate in each of the three triathlon events. The day will also feature a community expo and finish line festival. Call 949-265-6408, or visit

INFO 6 a.m., at Northwood High School

Renegade Summer Trail Run Series #3

The Summer Trail Run Series will make you feel like a kid again. Join your running friends for an evening 5-mile trail run through beautiful Peters Canyon Wilderness Park at this Thursday night summer running series. Stay afterward for music and BBQ. We have the Rough Fit Kids Obstacle Course again this year which is a great play area, so be sure to bring the kids! Call 949 975-1812, or visit

INFO 6:15 p.m., at Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Road, Tustin, CA 92782

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons- Pro BBQ Comp and Beer Festival

This fantastic fun event is being held to help raise the needed funding to continue the work of the “Homeless to Hope to Home” shelter programs of American Family Housing, a 29-year-old non-profit specializing in the care of homeless families and individuals. AFH is one of the largest homeless service providers in the County. The Third annual Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ competition and Beer festival is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event and competing for the $10,000.00 prize. Call 714-897-3221, or visit

INFO Noo to 8 p.m., at Huntington Beach, CA

Sixth Annual Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

Lobsterfest promises fun and entertainment with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Orange County and Inland Empire, Leadership Tomorrow and New Directions for Women. Maine lobster is flown in fresh, and prepared on site with traditional seafood accompaniments. Kids' activities with Camp James; live rock-n-pop band – Instant Replay. General admission in advance is $55, at the door, $75; $20 for children under 12, $25 at the door. VIP: $150. Call 949-212-1499, or visit

INFO 3 to 8 p.m., at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, 101 North Bayside Drive (enter via PCH)

OC Cavy Haven's Fourth Annual SoCal Pignic

Come join us as we celebrate piggies and piggy people at the Annual SoCal Pignic! Attend our Pignic with your guinea pigs! Don't have guinea pigs? You are still welcome. There will be plenty of adoptable guinea pigs there for you to cuddle. Enter your piggies in our fun Costume Contest and Veggie Eating contest. Shop at our Wheek Boutique for goodies for your guinea pigs and you. Enjoy Cavy Talk/Q&A with Dr. Ridgeway of Long Beach Animal Hospital and Professional Pet Photography with Firelight. Please bring a playpen, fleece, water bottle, feed, and other items to make them comfortable.Call 714-242-7548, or visit

INFO noo to 4 p.m., at Irvine Animal Care Center, 6443 Oak Canyon Road, Irvine, CA 92618

iTRY5K Women's and Youth Run/Walk

iTRY5K Run/Walk is an empowering women’s and youth event for all fitness levels and abilities. The event benefits the Irvine Public Schools Foundation (IPSF). There are opportunities for sponsoring, team fundraising, volunteering and training. This event includes a community expo and finish line festival. Distance: Women’s and Youth 5K Run/Walk is 3.1 Miles. Call 949 975-1812, or visit

INFO 7 a.m., at Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA 92620

iTRYathlon Women's and Youth Triathlon

Join us for the iTRYathlon Women's and Youth Triathlon. Distances are: Women’s and Youth Triathlon (Youth Triathlon for ages 8-18), 3-Mile Run, 9-Mile Bike, 200-Meter Swim. Junior Triathlon (Kids Triathlon for ages 5-12), ½-Mile Run, 2-Mile Bike, 50 Meter Swim. iTRYathlon Jr. Triathlon is a non-competitive event. Junior Triathlon will be timed but no age division awards will be given. Call 949-975-1812, or visit

INFO 7:15 a.m., at Northwood High School, 4515 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA 92620

Sunday Social At The Villa: A Special 90th Birthday

Celebrate the Muckenthaler Cultural Center's 90th birthday with 1920's panache! See vintage cars, taste exquisite food and authentic cocktails, and hear period music on 2 stages! Join the Bocce Ball tournament or try your hand at croquet or badminton. With Ragtime stride musicians and Roaring '20s sweethearts (pianists provided by RagFest) grab a partner and dance the afternoon away. Browse vendor booths selling period jewelry and art pieces, tasty food, "bathtub gin" and much more! Call 714-738-6595, or visit

INFO Noon to 4 p.m., at Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Gatsby's Black and White Soiree

Calling all Dapper Dans and Debs! Join us at Jay Gatsby’s opulent digs in West Egg, Fullerton, for a soirée fit for a king … or bootlegger. The cream of New York society celebrates Gatsby’s wealth in true sexy and sinful Jazz Age Style! Live vaudeville, fancy food, dancing and fine spirits! Be hip to the jive in your best black-and-white glad rags! Bid for flights in a biplane, weekends away in a mountain cabin, and participate in opportunity drawings to support our children's programming. Call 714-738-6595, or visit

INFO 6:30 p.m., at Muckenthaler Cultural Center

Shared Visions Gala Celebrates Vision Readiness for Children

With a focus on supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County, the fourth annual Shared Visions Gala & V-Awards will be held by Marshall B. Ketchum University at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum  in Yorba Linda. Call 714-365-4170, or visit


INFO 5:30 p.m., at Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., in Yorba Linda, CA

15th Annual Real Estate & Building Industry Mixer

Mix, mingle, and celebrate the Collective Impact of the real estate community's efforts in partnership with United Way at the15th Annual Real Estate and Building Industry Mixer. This October, be a force for change and unite to strengthen Orange County at the Balboa Bay Club & Resort. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Call 949.263.6132, or visit

INFO 5 p.m., at Balboa Bay Club & Resort

OC Walk to Remember 5K Walk & Run

The OC Walk to Remember takes place in Orange County, California, in October, which is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. We encourage parents to invite their loved ones and friends to join them as they walk in remembrance of their child or children. The walk is preceded by a memorial service, where each baby's name is read. The memorial service is not just a remembrance but a celebration of each life, no matter how long or short. Call 657-212-6500, or visit

INFO 8 a.m ., at The District at Tustin Legacy

Great Gatsby Gala

This is the fourth annual fundraising gala for the Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation. Call 714-554-2711, or visit

INFO 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Fox Pointe Manor - Anaheim Hills

Smart Women’s Fashion for Breakfast with Kelly Lam

Kelly Lam is a wellness expert who will give a talk on motivating and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. A hot breakfast is included in this event. Call 714-210-2460, or visit  

INFO 8 to 9:30 a.m., at The Pacific Club, 4110 MacArthur Blvd. Newport Beach, CA 92660

Orange County Ride for AIDS

The Orange County Ride for AIDS 5 is Orange County's most supported and enjoyable charity ride event! There are three routes to choose from: The Taste of OCRA 30-Mile Route, Metric Century 62-Mile Route and Century 100-Mile Route. OCRA includes an inspiring opening ceremony, delicious breakfast, pit-stops and technical support on the routes. Support vehicles and sweeps will ensure everyone is safe, and no one gets left behind. Additionally, enjoy a delicious lunch, ORCA cupcakes, massage stations and Post Ride Festival. Call 949-809-5750, or visit

INFO 7 a.m.: Century and Metric Century Ride routes open; 11a.m.: Taste of OCRA Ride route opens, at The William R. Mason Regional Park, 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Whether you're walking for friends, family, a person living with Alzheimer's, or to fight the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's as we reclaim the future for millions. Call 949-955-9000, or visit

INFO 7 a.m., at Huntington Beach

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Whether you're walking for friends, family, a person living with Alzheimer's, or to fight the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, we all have a reason to walk. Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's as we reclaim the future for millions. Call 949-955-9000, or visit

INFO 7 a.m., at Angel Stadium of Anaheim


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