UC San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center honored philanthropist Audrey Geisel at its 16th annual Heart of San Diego gala on Feb. 9, 2013 which took place at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad. Though she did not attend due to an illness, Geisel’s “loyal and generous support of improving cardiovascular care” was celebrated by all in attendance with an evening of dining, dancing and entertainment.
Artist Vicki Walsh displayed her latest pieces, a series of 20 Haloed Heads, on display for a day at “Tomaytoland,” the home of Robin Lipman, member chair of the San Diego Museum of Art’s Contemporary Art Committee.
San Diego Opera opened its 48th International Season with a grand soiree, honoring 2013 sponsors Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, on Jan. 26 at the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego.
Sam and Dawn Maywood hosted a wine collection and tasting party on Jan. 26, 2013 at their La Jolla home in preparation for the upcoming Baja Knights auction and gala. The Bishop’s School’s annual fundraiser is set for April 20 on the school’s campus with guest performer and rock ‘n’ roll singer Sammy Hagar.
Las Patronas held its annual Beneficiary Luncheon Jan. 23, 2013 at the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club to present funds raised from the 2012 Jewel Ball to seven organizations whose needs won Las Patronas’ hearts.
The 10th annual Stars In Our Eyes talent show was presented by the Rotary Club of La Jolla and featured more than 125 students from La Jolla High School, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla Country Day School and Preuss School at UCSD. Students showcased their abilities and raised money for college scholarships on Jan. 25, 2013.
La Jolla artist Joyce Cutler-Shaw is showing an impressive selection of her slide-out, large-format and “tunnel” books at La Jolla’s Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in “What Comes to Mind: Nature-Human Nature and Visual Translation.” More than 100 art-lovers gathered to admire her work at the exhibit opening.
In preparation for “Water to Wine 2013,” its next fund-raising gala, Episcopal Community Services of San Diego board members and guests attended a wine donation party at the La Jolla home of Drex and Susan Patterson on Jan. 11, 2013.
Members and friends of the La Jolla Cove Swim Club welcomed 2013 at the 35th annual Polar Bear Plunge, Jan. 1. Hundreds of spirited swimmers (and some in costume) took to the La Jolla shoreline, followed by a potluck and chili party.
The 83rd annual Candlelight Ball attracted finely dressed guests to The Grand Del Mar for an elegant evening to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla.