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May 24, 2012

Grammy Award-winning rock act Switchfoot presents Switchfoot Bro-Am Kick-Off Auction Night Soiree The Switchfoot Bro-Am surf contest and concert returns to Moonlight Beach in Encinitas on Saturday, June 16. An annual event near and dear to Switchfoot’s heart, the Bro-Am was created to give back to the San Diego community while also benefiting local at-risk youth. Since its inception in 2005, the Bro-Am has raised more than $515,000 for San Diego-based children’s charities ( On Thursday, June 14, at 6 p.m. (VIP 5 p.m.), as a kickoff to the 8th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am presented by Hurley, the community is invited to join Switchfoot at The Crosby at Rancho Santa Fe for the Bro-Am Auction Night Soiree. The festive event will benefit StandUp For Kids, a national nonprofit volunteer outreach organization founded in San Diego dedicated to making a difference in the lives of at-risk, homeless, and street kids. The evening will feature a “taste of San Diego” format, and guests will savor signature dishes from the area’s leading restaurants. Attendees will also enjoy an exclusive live performance, awe-inspiring entertainment by mentalist Lior Suchard, opportunity drawings, and fantastic silent and live auctions featuring Switchfoot’s own Drew Shirley as auctioneer and emcee. Tickets are limited, and are $150 per person. VIP tickets are $225 per person, and include a VIP reception and meet & greet with Switchfoot.

Conner’s Cause for Children to hold ‘Summer Lovin! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show’ Conner’s Cause for Children presents “Summer Lovin! A Luncheon, Boutique and Fashion Show” on Sunday, June 3, from noon-4 p.m., at the Santaluz Club. Proceeds from this event to benefit families with the monumental task of caring for a child with a life-threatening illness. Festivities begin at noon with a sumptuous lunch and runway fashion show featuring hot summer styles by our fabulous boutique vendors. Summer Lovin’ is the perfect place to see what’s new for summer and shop with our boutique vendors for the latest fashions and accessories for women and teens. The Santaluz Club is located at 8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, CA 92127 Tickets to Summer Lovin’ are $45 per person. Put together a table for 8 and receive 5 free raffle tickets for each person. To purchase a ticket, register at The Santaluz Club is located at 8170 Caminito Santaluz East, San Diego, 92127.

Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival to be held at San Diego Botanic Garden San Diego Botanic Garden will host the 9th Annual Encinitas Rotary Wine Festival, a celebration of international wines, local microbrews, and cuisine. The event will take place on Saturday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m. The festival will again be held in the Hamilton Children’s Garden. San Diego Botanic Garden is one of 17 local beneficiaries of this event. For more details and to purchase tickets, please visit

TPHS to hold annual ‘For Art’s Sake’ reception June 4 The Visual Arts department at Torrey Pines High School will hold its annual event “For Art’s Sake” from June 4-8. The event showcases the many talented visual artists at Torrey Pines High School. The art has been shown in many medias, from painting to drawing to sculpture to jewelry and more. The event’s opening reception will be Monday, June 4, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the campus of Torrey Pines High School in the Visual Arts building. This event is open to the public and is catered by catered by Mrs. Johnson’s International Foods students. Other events during the week include: •June 5-8: Open House to the TPHS community, family and friends, 7:40 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. •June 9: Expression Session: Dance, Music, Visual Arts, at the TPHS Gym, 7 p.m., $5.

Congratulate your senior and support Dollars for Scholars with a sign and balloons Do you know any seniors graduating from Torrey Pines High School? Make them smile by giving them a “Congratulations TPHS Grad” yard sign and balloons. “Congratulations TPHS Grad” is a 18 X 24 yard sign and gold mylar balloons. The sign and balloons will be delivered and placed in the front yard during the week before graduation. A gift card which says “Good Luck and Congratulations” will accompany each delivered order. Deliveries will be made only to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach. Anyone wishing to order the yard sign without balloons and delivery must pick up the order at the school on Tuesday, June 12, between the hours of 2:30 and 6 p.m. All proceeds go to support TPHS Dollars for Scholars senior scholarships. Order deadline is June 12. To place your order, please visit

‘Talk to the Animals’ event to be held at Dexter’s Deli The second annual Talk to the Animals event will be held on Saturday, June 9, from noon-4 p.m. at Dexter’s Deli in Del Mar. The event features four animal communicators, each with their own unique way of helping pet owners connect with living and deceased animals for all kinds of reasons. The event will benefit the SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) foundation and there will be a fun discussion panel before the event, when the panel will talk a bit about their journey into animal communication and how it works and how everyone can do it. Adoptable dogs will be available. For more information, visit www.; 858-792-3707; (1229 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014). The event will include a free panel at 12:30 p.m., featuring stories about animal communication, and a 2 p.m. benefit event featuring quick “1-on-1 chats with your pet only $30.” Purchase “chat” tickets in advance at Dexter’s Deli.

‘Salad for Dinner’ author to sign books at Chino Farm event On Sunday, June 3, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Chino Farm will host author Jeanne Kelley to sign copies of her new cookbook “Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons,” which was just released by Rizzoli International Press. Kelley is the third chef in the recently launched Good Earth/Great Chefs Series, a collaboration between veteran bookseller Milane Christiansen of Vintage Works and the legendary Chino Farm. There will be an informal reception with select tastings of Kelley’s salads using seasonal lettuces and vegetables fresh from the Chino farm, along with a sample of a virgin olive oil from 36° degrees, to try at home. The event will be held outdoors rain or shine and is free to the public. Kelley will be signing books purchased at the event or pre-ordered by emailing The farm will also be open for regular shopping during the event. Chino Farm is located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe.


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