La Jolla Music Society held its WinterFest Gala 2013, “The Spirit of New Orleans,” with guest stars the venerable Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Trey McIntyre Dance Project on April 20, 2013 at the Horton Grand Hotel in downtown San Diego. Co-chaired by Deirdra Price and Angelina K. Kleinbub, the Mardi Gras-style celebration had guests sampling all the traditions of “Bourbon Street,” to raise money for the education and artistic programs of the La Jolla Music Society.
Las Patronas held a brunch on April 24 at the Hotel Parisi to announce the beneficiaries of its 2013 fundraising efforts and explain the theme of its 2013 Jewel Ball, “Lucky 13: Changing Views, Changing Lives.”
The annual Baja Knights Auction to benefit The Bishop’s School’s need-based student financial aid and faculty professional growth programs took place April 20, 2013 on the school’s campus in La Jolla. The soiree featured a concert by rocker Sammy Hagar and included live and silent auctions, a wine auction, dinner and dancing.
Collegiate rowing teams came together April 5-7, 2013 for one of the biggest regattas on the West Coast — the San Diego Crew Classic. The waters on Mission Bay served as the playing field for some 155 events, which culminated in trophy presentations Sunday afternoon, and the 20th Classic Brunch by the Bay, chaired this year by Jane Fetter of La Jolla and a committee of 21 volunteers.
Luxury and classic automobile enthusiasts from San Diego and around the globe headed to La Jolla Village for the La Jolla Historical Society’s ninth annual Concours d’Elegance auto show and related events, April 5-7, 2013. The Concours d’Elegance show April 7 at La Jolla Cove’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park was the main event and featured restored classic autos, or those produced between 1926 and 1948.
The San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, is an annual award given to two established artists, who in turn, choose an emerging artist for the award. Selected works of the 2012 winners, established artists Jeffery Laudenslager and Arline Fisch and emerging artists Deanne Sabeck and Vincent Robles, are now on view through May 4, 2013 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla.
The little ones arrived with enthusiasm, extra energy and eagle eyes for the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by La Jolla Recreation Center on March 30, 2013. It was
5-4-3-2-1 and they were off across the field gathering all the plastic eggs their baskets could hold, looking for that one “silly faced” egg that would bring them a special prize. Participants received a bag of candy treats after the hunt and could opt to color a bunny picture or make an Easter craft. Peter Rabbit was on hand for photos.
More than 300 parents, teachers and supporters of La Jolla Elementary School (LJES) busted their best disco moves during a sold-out gala on March 16, 2013 at the Cuvier Club in La Jolla. A fundraiser for Friends of La Jolla Elementary School, Inc., the event featured music from Polyester Express and silent and live auctions that included everything from a trip to Hawaii to the chance for one lucky LJES student to become “principal for a day.”
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County hosted a Major Gifts Cocktail Reception on March 19, 2013 at the La Jolla home of Joan and Irwin Jacobs. About 100 of the community’s most generous givers received a tour of the Jacobs’ art collection, along with an update from Michael Siegal, board chair for the Jewish Federations of North America.
Supporters turned out en masse for the Vikings, Vines and Vintners fundraiser to benefit La Jolla High School on March 23 at the La Jolla Country Club. More than a dozen wineries provided tastes and wines for bid at the silent auction. Local businesses also donated gift certificates and prizes for auction, which was emceed by radio host and La Jolla High parent Mike Halloran from 91X. Hosted by the Foundation of La Jolla High, this year’s event marked the seventh year for the major fundraiser.