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MARCH 18

“Luck o’ the Draw” spring fundraiser for the Junior League of Orange County will begin at 6 p.m. at the Port Restaurant & Bar in CdM.  Admission is $25, which will include appetizers and a choice of two cocktails, or selected wine or beer. One thousand opportunity drawing tickets also will be available for a price of $50; the winning ticket will be drawn at the event at 7:45 p.m. for a Grand Prize of $10,000. Additional luxury prizes will be announced. More information is available on the Junior League website www.jlocc.org or by calling 949-261-0823.

MARCH 19

“The Great Race,” the Queen of Hearts Foundation spring benefit and auction, will be held at the Crevier Classic Car Showroom beginning at 5:30 p.m.  All of the evening proceeds will help fund research that will find an early detection screening for ovarian cancer. TJickets: $125. For more information, call 714-744-3414 or visit http://qohfoundation.org.

MARCH 26

“Life Without Limits Gala” to support United Cerebral Palsy at the Balboa Bay Club, honoring Julia and George Argyros. The celebration begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception, silent auction and raffle including a variety of fine wines.  Dinner will be followed by the awards ceremony and video, a performance of music from “Wicked” by United Cerebral Palsy clients, live auction and dancing.

MARCH 27

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run, to benefit the Newport-Mesa Schools Foundation, will be held at Newport Center. The all-day event will include adult 15K, 10K and 5K races and kids’ 5K, mile, half-mile and quarter-mile heats, along with a youth and fitness expo. Registration starts at 6 a.m., the expo opens at 6:30 a.m. and the first race is at 7 a.m. For more information or to register online, visit www.nmspiritrun.org.

APRIL 1

“The Star Within,” the seventh annual Models of Success event to benefit Women Helping Women/Men2Work will be held at the Newport Beach Marriott. Reservations are $125 per person. Sponsorships are also available. For information and reservations, call 949-631-2333, Ext. 346.

APRIL 2

“Passport to the World – Italy,” sponsored by the Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary and Pro Literacy Foundation, at the Newport Beach Central Library at 6 p.m. Fundraiser of Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary with the Pro-Literacy Foundation supporting: 1/1 Marines and families at Camp Pendleton; Back Bay Monte Vista High School Scholarships; OC Drug Court; Working Wardrobes and the Salvation Army’s Rehabilitation Job Skills Program; African Child Foundation for Girls Orphanage and School in Kenya; Newport Mesa Schools Foundation, and others. Dine on gourmet Italian from Anaheim’s White House Restaurant, dance to Jim Roberts and the Rat Pack, enjoy fine wines and exquisite desserts with cappacinos. $125. For information and tickets, call 949-723-1878 or visit http://www.mypassporttoItaly.com.

APRIL 29

Hoag Foundation 552 Club 30th Annual Hoag Charity Shoot at Triple B Clays Shotgun Sports Park in South El Monte, beginning at 8 a.m. The all-day event will include six official and three optional clay target events for men and women shooters of all levels. All participants will receive lunch and the awards ceremony will take place during the barbeque dinner. The shooting event will also conclude with a gun raffle and VIP Shooter gift packs for each shooter. Tickets $400. For information, call 949-764-7211 or visit http://www.hoagcharityshoot.org/index.html.

APRIL 30

Hula for Moola to benefit Newport Elementary will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the  American Legion on the Balboa Peninsula. Dinner, dancing, silent and live auction, raffles and door prizes. Tickets $100. For information, visit http://www.newportelfoundation.org.

“Champions to Cure Duchenne,” honoring Vinny and Kelly Thornton Smith. For information and reservations, call 949-872-2552 or visit www.cureduchenne.org.

MAY 2

“Fearless Women Mothers’ and Daughters’ Moving Mountains” fundraising lunch for the Autism Care and Treatment Today at the Resort at Pelican Hill, featuring speaker Katherine Schwarzenegger. The event will begin with a silent auction at 10:30 a.m. For information, call 714-546-4431.

MAY 6

“Serious Fun 2011: Celebrating 30 Years,” a Western-themed benefit for Human Options, will be held at the Balboa Bay Club. In addition to dinner, live and silent auctions, and dancing, the group will present its DOVE Award to the Ueberroth Family Foundation and the Ueberroth family. Tickets $250. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call 949-737-5242, Ext. 317, or visit www.humanoptions.org/about-us/events.

MAY 21

Relay for Life of Newport Beach at Newport Harbor High School beginning at 9 a.m. 
The 24-hour relay is the American Cancer Society’s signature event. For more information, visit http://www.relayforlife.org/newportbeachca.

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