What do the Red M&M, the Cheerios Honey Bee, Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama, Elmer Fudd, and Ren and Stimpy have in common? They are some of the many characters voiced by Billy West, who will make a guest appearance during the 20th annual Spike & Mike Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, Aug. 24-Nov. 23, at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla.
As a part of La Jolla Light’s series honoring centenarians, we interviewed Virginia Andrews in March, anticipating her 100th birthday this month. On Aug. 11, friends and family gathered at Andrews’ home in La Jolla for the big day. Some of her late friends’ children attended, often with stories about how Andrews taught them how to swim. Other guests included some of her swimming buddies from the Neptune Swim Club, as well as her sons, many grandchildren and only great-grandson.
La Jolla Music Society presented its SummerFest Gala, “A Midsummer Night,” on Aug. 10, 2013 at the home of Hanna and Mark Gleiberman. Chaired by Peggy Preuss, the evening featured a cocktail reception and dinner with an intimate chamber music performance by SummerFest artists Philippe Quint, Michelle Kim, Eric Wong, Felix Umansky, Steven Lin and SummerFest Music Director Cho-liang Lin. Proceeds will benefit the music society’s education, outreach and artistic programs.
From the south side of Chicago rose the 1970s-’80s classic-rock band, Styx, who performed some of their hits, like “Come Sail Away,” at the 6th annual Rock the Cure concert Aug. 4, 2013. The outdoor event was held at the La Jolla cliffside residence of Lisa and Steve Altman (president of Qualcomm) to raise funds for Type 1 pediatric diabetes research at UC San Diego. Last year’s event raised $565,000. Some of San Diego’s top restaurants were on hand with staff serving appetizers and cocktails.
The San Diego Polo Club, home to one of the oldest organized sports in San Diego and now based in Rancho Santa Fe, will resume its 2013 season on Aug. 18.
La Jolla resident Lorraine Slack, who has strong family ties to the Club, said she will be at the games because watching polo is “more fun than even the races at Del Mar.”
Newcomers San Diego Welcoming Service held an appreciation party at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on July 30, guests of Athenaeum Director Erika Torri and Patricia Denning of Coldwell Banker La Jolla.
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Las Patronas presented its 67th annual Jewel Ball, “Lucky 13,” Aug. 3 at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Guests partook of cocktails, appetizers, a silent auction, and then had dinner before dancing under the stars to the music of Wayne Foster Entertainment. Las Patronas provides financial assistance to nonprofit organizations in San Diego that provide community services in health, education, social services and cultural arts to enhance the quality of life for all.
Some 50 senior citizens hung out and hung ten in surf attire as they danced, played games and dined on a catered barbecue dinner at La Jolla Rotary’s annual summer party for residents at the League House, July 21, 2013 at 7465 Olivetas Ave. The Rotary has put the party together for the Social Service League for the past 10 years, surprising guests with a unique and playful theme each summer.
The Bird Rock Community Council hosted its annual Summer Walk (passeggiata) along La Jolla Boulevard, 5:30-8 p.m. on July 25, 2013, engaging residents with music, artists and menu specials.
Some 1,100 hungry La Jollans showed up to support the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla at its 50th annual pancake breakfast, Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 at the La Jolla Recreation Center. The club said early counts show the event raised about $1,000 more than last year’s breakfast. Each year the Kiwanis Club of La Jolla donates more than $175,000 through the La Jolla Kiwanis Foundation, the majority of which is given to organizations in La Jolla and San Diego with an emphasis on children.