Upcoming social events


Connor’s Cause for Children 15th Annual Benefit Gala

Benefits families struggling to care for children with life-threatening illnesses

6 p.m. Oct. 11

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla

More information: (760) 487-1592

Caribbean Jam

Benefits the Sundt Memorial Foundation

6 p.m. Oct. 18

Birch Aquarium

2300 Expedition Way,
La Jolla

More information: (858) 551-7006,


Chefs and Champions for Kids 2008 Gala

Benefits the Child Abuse Prevention Foundation

6 p.m. Oct. 18

San Diego Air & Space Museum

2001 Pan American Plaza, Balboa Park

More information:


Moon Over Morocco Gala

Benefits the La Jolla Playhouse

7 p.m. Oct. 24

Joan and Irwin Jacobs Center for La Jolla Playhouse

2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla

More information: (858) 550-1020, ext. 154,


Parkinson’s Disease Association’s Spirit of Life Award Dinner

Dr. Ronald M. Kobayashi, the first neurologist in San Diego to specialize in Parkinson’s Disease, will be honored

Oct. 26

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla

(877) 737-7576,


La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology’s 20th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Proceeds will benefit juvenile diabetes and cancer research

6 p.m. Nov. 1

Del Mar Country Club

6001 Clubhouse Drive, Rancho Santa Fe

More information: (858) 752-6542,


22nd Annual Golden Hanger Fashion Awards Gala

Fashion Careers College presents a runway show and dinner that will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego and Variety Children’s Lifeline Charity

Nov. 8

Town and Country Resort & Convention Center

500 Hotel Circle North

More information: (619) 275-4700,


La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Gala Benefit

Benefits LJS&C’s artistic mission and educational programs

5:30 p.m. Nov. 8

The Westgate Hotel

1055 Second Ave.

More information: (858) 534-4637,


40th Anniversary of the UCSD School of Medicine Gala

Celebrating 40 years of excellence

6:30 p.m. Nov. 14

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

3777 La Jolla Village Drive

More information: (858) 822-3455,


A Starlight Evening Annual Newcomers Club Gala

Benefits U.S. Marines Toys for Tots program and Crossroads Foundation

6:30 p.m. Dec. 7

Hilton Torrey Pines

10950 Torrey Pines Road

More information: (858) 552-0530,


Amadeus 2009 Gala

Mainly Mozart’s black-tie fundraiser

6 p.m. Feb. 7

Paradise Point Resort

1404 Vacation Road

More information: 619-239-0100,