The signature event of Voices for Children (VFC) since 2002, Starry Starry Night is an elegant and fun evening under the stars, benefiting the 5,100 foster children of San Diego County. This year’s event was held Sept. 28 at the Rancho Valencia Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s gala raised more than $1.25 million, with the net being more than $1 million. With these funds, Voices for Children will be able to provide more than 400 additional foster children with CASAs-Court Appointed Special Advocates-volunteers, who work directly with foster children and speak on their behalf in the courtroom, classroom, and community.
The Rancho Sante Fe Community Center will hold its 20th Annual “All Fore the Community” Golf Classic on Monday, Oct. 21, at the exclusive Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. The tournament is open to the public and will feature an 18-hole scramble and include a putting contest, lunch and tee prizes and an “All Fore Fun” After Party including dinner, hosted bar, an awards ceremony and live auction.
Fall Programs: Sleuthing, Tumbling, Golfing and More!
The school year is here and the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center has an assortment of after- school programs that will have your children tumbling, exploring, dunking and strumming. Whether it’s Kitchen Chemistry, Tumbling, or Jr. Detectives, we offer something for every child. We also offer our daily, staff-led Rancho Rangers and Explorer Club, which keep students busy with a variety of sports, crafts and games throughout the week. Please visit our website at www.rsfcc.org for class listing and to register. Annual membership is required. For more information please call 858-756-2461.
Laura Bodensteiner decided to take matters into her own hands when she found out her daughter’s school risks losing its art program next year due to lack of funding. “I think it’s a really big disservice to the children to take away their art,” Bodensteiner said. “It seems like something we could fix among the school budgetary problems.”
The community is invited to participate in or watch the 31st annual RSF July 4 Parade & Picnic, to be held in the RSF Village. New this year, the parade will form in the RSF School parking lot (Avenida de Acacias and La Granada) at 12:15 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Children and bicycles are welcome (all children need to stay in the RSF School parking lot with their parents while the parade is forming).