Thursday, Apr 20
You can join a benefit concert featuring Cheap Trick on Thursday, April 20 at House of Blues Anaheim. The Encore for Education is a charity concert underwritten by generous sponsors from the real estate industry to support Buchanan Children’s Charities and the OC Community Foundation and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) OC. Additionally proceeds from the concert will benefit Music Matters, a program created in partnership with the Orange County Community Foundation to bring music programs back to Orange County schools.
VIP Reception begins at 7 p.m. General admission doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range in price from $150 to $300. Tickets are available here.
All ticket sales are non-refundable.
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Sunday, Apr 23
Wells of Life presents its 2nd annual Run4Water fundraiser on Sunday, April 23 at Laguna Niguel Regional Park to support sustainable water wells to villagers in Uganda, Africa. The event featuring 5K and 1K runs, sponsor exhibit booths, give-a-ways, children’s activity area, food booths and music.
Race organizers aim to recruit 40 teams to fund 40 wells at an all-inclusive cost of $6000 each. Each well provides clean water for 1000 people for over twenty-five years and all overhead is raised through private donations and fundraisers, so donors fund 100% of the well production.
Wells of Life founder Nick Jordan, says, "Wells of Life is proud to present our second Run4Water and I welcome and encourage teams, corporate sponsors and volunteers to join the cause. Our platform unites local families, schools, churches and companies to bring water solutions to the poorest villages in Uganda to sustain communities and save lives.”
Individual entry fee is $35 and virtual participants are $25 and online registration at www.wellsoflife.org ends at midnight on Tuesday, April 18. All registered participants will receive an official time, t-shirt and medal. Run4Water begins at 7 a.m., with opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m., 5K run at 9 a.m., 1K at 9:10 a.m. and the event concludes at noon. Laguna Niguel Regional Park is located at 28241 La Paz Rd. in Laguna Niguel and parking is $5.
Late registration and packet pickup for registered participants is on Saturday, April 22 between 1 - 4:p.m. at A Snail’s Place Running Shop located at 14451 Alicia Pkwy in Mission Viejo.
An event highlight is a Pedego Electric Bike give-a-way. Valued at $2,295, tickets are being sold now through April 23 by texting ‘Water’ to 56512 for $20 each. Winner need not be present and drawing will be held at the April 23 Run4Water at 11:30 a.m.
Friday, Apr 28
The event will feature a Champagne reception with an opportunity drawing featuring exclusive items, a Keynote educational talk, by legal director and author, Adam Dodge, a survivor testimonial and ended with Brighter Futures Awards to National Charity League and Youth Leader Award, to Anika Ortiz of Anika’s Pink Closet. Individual Tickets are $100 and are available here.
Balboa Bay Resort is at 1221 West Coast Highway in Newport Beach.