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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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Wednesday, October 2:

On Wrongful Convictions Day, join the California Innocence Project as they celebrate 20 years during their XONR8 Gala at the Headquarters at Seaport Village. 6-9 p.m. 

Thursday, October 3:

Accion, a nonprofit microlender, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with its 25th Accion-iversary at the Sempra Energy building. The organization supports hundreds of small businesses annually and has provided more than 4,400 loans totaling nearly $40 million.

Wednesday, October 9:

Padres Pedal the Cause hosts the Road to Discovery Breakfast where special guests will give updates on lifesaving cancer research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause grants, while sharing how attendees can make an impact on future research by participating in the November 16th Padres Pedal the Cause cycling event. 7:30 a.m. CBRE at Westfield UTC, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive; free.

Thursday, October 10:

At the 2019 Artistry of Tables & Fashion, hosted by the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary, women who are currently going through the the Adult Rehabilitation Center program will model fashions from the thrift stores and tell their inspiring stories of how the Salvation Army has changed their lives for the better. 11:00 a.m. Kroc Center, 6845 University Ave. Tickets, $60.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters 57th Annual Gourmet Dinner at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla aims to raise money to fund more than 500 children for a full year of mentoring programs. A seafood cocktail party and dinner will be followed by an after-party with live music and drinks. Cocktail attire; Tickets, $500. 

Attend the Pooch Prom with your dog to benefit The Animal Pad a local non-profit, all breed dog rescue that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters and the streets of Mexico. Dress yourself and your dog in prom attire for a night of dancing, bites, cocktails, and raffle items, culminating in the crowning of a Pooch Prom prince, princess, king, and queen. Gaslamp District Media will host the event at Lot 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

Friday, October 11:

The American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties will honor locals during its 17th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast at the USS Midway Museum. 7:30 a.m. Tickets, or call (858) 309-1278.

Sunday, October 13:

Tacos, tequila and a good cause? Yes, please. ArtReach, a nonprofit aimed at increasing equity in visual arts education will host its tacos and tequila-themed Party Arty from 3-6 p.m. The seventh annual celebration will feature live entertainment, festive food from local restaurants and artisanal tequilas at a Rancho Santa Fe home and garden. Tickets are $120 in advance and $150 at the door.

Saturday, October 19:

Fresh Starts Surgical Gifts will host its 28th annual gala Bootleggers Ball at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. The goal is to raise at least $200,000 to fund no-cost reconstructive surgery and healthcare services for kids with physical deformities.

Sunday, October 27:

At the Timken Museum of Art’s Orange & Black Soiree: Café Karrant (with singer Jonathan Karrant), there will be no auction or raise the paddle, just good food (Pamplemousse Grille and Veuve!) and entertainment. The goal is to raise money for the Museum’s art outreach programs and free admission. Tickets start at $500



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.

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.

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