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Charity events in the San Fernando Valley, April 29-May 6

Daily News - 4/29/2019

April 29-- Apr. 29--Here is this week's sampling of charities in the San Fernando Valley area that need your support through donations or volunteer work.


San Fernando Police Department Tip-a-Cop: The department's fourth annual event raises money for Special Olympics, 7 a.m.-2 p.m.May 2. Uniformed officers serve breakfast and the public gives them tips that will be donated to Special Olympics Tri-Valley. Heavenly Pancakes, 665 N. Maclay Ave., San Fernando. To make a donation if you cannot attend the event:

Women's Guild Cedars-Sinai Gala: Actor-comedian Kevin Nealon hosts the fundraiser dinner, with entertainment by Wilson Phillips, 6 p.m.May 2. Honoree: Jane and Marc Nathanson. Dress code: cocktail attire. Tickets $1,000. Reservations required. Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's PurpleStride Los Angeles 2019: The walk, 2.2 miles, 8:30 a.m.-noonMay 4. Onsite registration, 6:30 a.m. Opening ceremony, 7:30 a.m. Registration fee $25. Suggested donation goal $150. Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles. 310-725-0025.;

Taste of the Nation Los Angeles for No Kid Hungry: Food tasting benefits Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, 1-4 p.m.May 4. Admission $115; $25 ages 6-13; $165 (early admission at 12:30 p.m. and VIP area). Media Park, 9070 Venice Blvd., Culver City.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Imagine Gala: Actor-composer Harry Connick, Jr. entertains at the fundraiser that includes live and silent auctions, car raffle, dinner and program, 6 p.m.May 4. Dress code. Tickets $500. Reservations required by May 2. The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 213-233-9910. Email:

Unusual Suspects Theatre Co.'s Gala: Actress-comedian Melissa Peterman hosts the evening that includes stage readings of children's work, live auction, a raffle, food and awards, 7 p.m.May 7. Honorees: Laura Leigh Hughes, Jerry Levine, Malcolm Mays, Nina Tassler. Tickets $150; $275 (includes reception and a reserved seat). Reservations required. Funds raised go to the organization that brings theater arts and related-programs to at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Avalon Hollywood, 1735 Vine St., Los Angeles.

Project Angel Food's Angel Art, Art=Love Benefit Auction: Live and silent contemporary art auctions, 7 p.m.May 9. Tickets $150; $500 VIP. Reservations required. Proceeds go toward meal deliveries for people of all ages living with critical illnesses. UTA Artist Space, 403 Foothill Road, Beverly Hills. 323-845-1800, Ext. 245.

West Hills Community Cleanup: Volunteers clear weeds on the sidewalk on Saticoy Street between Keswick Street and Platt Avenue. Meet at Taxco Trails Park, 23367 Ingomar

Valley Jewish Community Center Benefit Gala: Dinner, dancing and a silent auction, 6 p.m.May 11. Honorees: Los Angeles Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, Brenda Schmidt, CEO and founder of Solera Health, and Judy Weber, founder of Tobinworld School. Dress code: cocktail attire. Tickets $175. Reservations required. Braemar Country Club, 4001 Reseda Blvd., Tarzana. 818-360-2211.;

Race to Erase MS Gala: Event includes cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner and entertainment by Aloe Blac and Flo Rida, 6:30 p.m.May 10. Honorees: actress Selma Blair and the Hausman Family Foundation. Dress code. Tickets $1,000. Reservations required. Proceeds benefit the Center Without Walls program that researches for a cure to multiple sclerosis.The Beverly Hilton, 9876 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills. 310-440-4842. Email:

Yasiel Puig's Celebrity Poker Tournament & Gala: 4-11 p.m.May 13. Fun dress code: 1920s theme. Tickets $300-$1,000. Reservations required. Proceeds go to the Wild Horse Children's Foundation. The Houdini Estate, 2400 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles. 310-858-1872.;

Barlow Respiratory Hospital's An Evening Under the Stars: The event raises funds to create a new state-of-the-art hospital within the walls of an existing building and to complete the seismic retrofit of the 1927 main hospital building, 6 p.m.May 13. Dress code: cocktail attire. Tickets $500. Reservations required. The hospital is the only not-for-profit respiratory hospital in Los Angeles. Event held on the lawn of Barlow Respiratory Hospital, 2000 Stadium Way, Los Angeles.

Send information at least two weeks in advance to 818-713-3708.


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