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The SoCal (Social Calendar!)

From black-tie galas to costumed 5Ks, these events will keep your social calendar full—and you feeling good

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Friday, November 8:

The 5th annual Art & Music fundraising event at the Encinitas Community Center will support the nonprofit Rollin’ From The Heart (RFTH); their mission is to improve the lives of young disadvantaged and at-risk San Diegans through  outdoor activities including skateboarding, surfing and camping. 5-9 p.m. More info here.

Saturday, November 9:

The Crystal Ball Gala will benefit Casa de Amparo, whose mission is to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect. Held at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, the night will include a cocktail reception and dinner by Jeffrey Strauss of Pamplemousse Grille, plus dancing and a live and silent auction. “Help Casa Kids look into their own crystal ball and see a brighter future.” 

Return to the days of big hair and legwarmers at the New Children's Museum’s Totally 80s Birthday Bash. Individual tickets start at $250. Proceeds help offset costs for about a quarter of the museum’s guests.

Head to Orfila Vineyards and Winery in Escondido for Wolves, Art, and Wine. The event will support wolf conservation efforts at the California Wolf Center. Learn about wild wolf recovery, bid on cool auction items, and enjoy two glasses of wine or beer and apps with ticket purchase. 2-5 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person ($35 for kids).

Saturday, November 16:

Overcoming Odds and local organizations will host the Flourishing Beyond Your Circumstances conference at the San Diego Central Library to highlight 150 San Diegans who have overcome unique life circumstances.

The 7th Annual Padres Pedal the Cause at Petco Park will bring together more than 3,500 cancer survivors and supporters to walk, run, cycle, or spin to raise money for cancer research. Registration fees and fundraising minimums vary by activity.

Yogis come together at the 4th annual Sweat for Service on the USS Midway to support the the families of fallen soldiers through the Travis Manion Foundation.

Held at USD, the 2019 San Diego Walk for Apraxia will benefit children with apraxia of speech, a motor speech disorder that makes it difficult for kids to talk. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9:30 a.m. $10-20.

Storytellers of San Diego, a non-profit organization, is hosting its TELLABRATION!, “an evening of world stories on the theme of ‘Deep Waters, Still Waters.’” 7:30-9:30, Bethany Lutheran Church, Ocean Beach. Tickets, $15.

Saturday and Sunday, November 16 and 17:

San Diego History Center kicks off its very first HOW! History Outside our Walls in Balboa Park. Visitors will be able to touch historical objects from the collection at various “activations” on the Plaza de Panama. Quilt square-making, educational panels, kids’ activities, and more with two specific events, one on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. (Balboa Park History Stroll), and half-hour tours through the archives at 12 p.m., 1:30, and 3:00 pm on Saturday (pre-register here). 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Tuesday, December 3:

St. Germaine Children’s Charity will hold its annual Silver Tea in La Jolla. For more than 35 years, the organization has been raising funds to help prevent and stop child abuse. From 1 to 4 pm. Tickets, $125.

The 26th annual Epilepsy Foundation’s upcoming gala, Gingerbread City, will take place at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, with honorary hosts Kirby Yates (Padres pitcher) and his wife Ashlee. Funds raised will support programs and services for San Diegans with seizure disorders. A VIP and chef reception will begin at 5pm. Tickets start at $500.

Saturday, December 7:

The 90th annual Scripps Candlelight Ball will take place at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The black-tie gala raises funds for new facilities at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m. Tickets, $690

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