Helen Woodward Celebrates Mardi Gras with Parade

Helen Woodward Animal Center invites the public to its first Mardi Paws Parade.The event from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 12, will be across from the administration building at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe is planned to connect center adoptables, alumni and revelers of all ages, breeds and creeds.

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Hearts, Hats & Heels Fashion Show

Hearts, Hats, Heels LuncheonConnie is very pleased to be helping with Fine Magazine's Hearts, Hats & Heels Fashion Show, a benefit luncheon for Kids Korps USA on February 6, 2013. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in a beautiful outdoor setting, featuring a Fashion show, wine, hors d’oeuvres and Valentine’s delicacies. Enjoy shopping for jewelry, original hats, shoes, accessories and other fashionable items from a variety of local vendors. Hosted at the Rancho Santa Fe Country Club - (5827 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067), from 11 am to 3 pm, tickets are $60 a piece. Purchase tickets here and support a great San Diego charity.

Dream House in RSF Raffled for Charity

Chuck Day’s office is in the Ronald McDonald House across from Rady Children’s Hospital, so he is not removed from the highs and lows of treating ill children. He is thrilled when kids get to go home and devastated when a little one loses the battle. But his job as president and CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego is to make sure the house, a home-away-from-home, and its services are available to families whose child is being treated at the hospital. It is the goal to keep families together and strong for each other. A hospital stay for a child drains a family’s energy, finances and time, and Day says he watches families begin to understand what is in front of them and then learn to handle the uncertainty and the stress they must handle as a family.

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