April 28, 10:30 a.m.

San Diego Brain Injury Foundation’s 23rd Annual Golf Classic

At the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 144 players will tee off to help those who have suffered brain injuries. The participants will enjoy lunch, a day of golf and then dinner and live and silent auctions.

This charity event is the primary source of the Foundation’s funding and enables them to continue to provide needed support and services to survivors and their families.

Registration fees are $250. For any questions, call SDBIF at (619) 294-6541 or Bill Smith at (760) 747-2152.

May 2, 10:30 a.m.

TERI’s 19th Annual Dirce Schwarz Memorial Golf Tournament

The tournament will be held at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, CA 92128. Check-in will be between 10:30 a.m. and noon, with a boxed lunch being served around 11:30 a.m. The welcoming announcements will begin at 12:15 p.m. and tee-off will closely follow at 12:30 p.m. All tournament proceeds will help build TERI’s Center for Research and Life Planning. This campus, the first of its kind in the nation, will support families with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Around 5:30 p.m. cocktails and hor de oeuvres will be served and finally the tournament will close with dinner, a raffle and award presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m. $275 for individuals and $1,000 for a group of four.

May 17, 5:30 p.m.

USO San Diego Annual Stars and Stripes Ball, La Jolla Aventine Ballroom

USO San Diego’s Annual Black-Tie Gala, The Stars & Stripes Ball, is a night of dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions in celebration of the 67 years of service to San Diego’s local Armed Forces personnel.

The ball is USO San Diego’s largest fund-raiser with a goal of raising $500,000, which will continue efforts to provide programs and services. USO San Diego programs and events receive no government or state funding. The group relies solely on the generosity and donations of the local community.

The Hyatt Regency La Jolla Aventine Ballroom is located at 3777 La Jolla Village Dr.

Tickets, sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available by contacting USO San Diego director of development, Joanna McGowan by phone at (619) 235-6503 or by email at


May 17, 6 p.m.


The 4th Annual ARTSea CAFE, “POP!” will be held on Saturday, May 17 at the Pawka Green, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla. The event will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. The night will include dinner, a video created by the ARTS Kids and much more. People attending the event will also be able to participate in artistic activities or watch artists, Aaron Garcia, Trisha Martin and Jill Stephens demonstrate. ARTS is dedicated to healing, inspiring and empowering children facing life challenges by providing innovative arts-based programs, education and opportunities. For more information about the event visit

or call (619) 297-2787.

We’re inviting your invitations

The La Jolla Light is working on expanding coverage of the benefits and charitable events that are the heart and soul of local philanthropic activity. We will soon begin running a monthly feature to let the community know early about planned benefits. If you would like notice of your upcoming event to run in the pages of the Light, please e-mail information to Also, please send invitations, notices and “save the date” cards of upcoming charitable events to:

Charitable Events Editor

The La Jolla Light

565 Pearl St., Suite 300

La Jolla, CA 92037

We want your photos, too

The Light would also like to expand coverage of events that have already taken place. If you have photos from a recent charitable event, we invite you to email them for consideration to

  1. Send no more than 10 photos. Photos must be at least 5x7 inches at 200 dpi and sent as jpegs. The event name, date and location along with the full names of all people in the photo and their titles (if applicable) and photographer credit information must be embedded in each file. Please include contact information in your e-mail.