American Heart Assn., Friday. Heart to Heart gala honoring local leaders. 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott. $200 per person. (714) 856-3555.

Orange County Performing Arts Center, Friday. Center 500 presents “A Note-Able Affair” champagne reception and progressive dinner benefiting the center. 7 p.m. at the center in Costa Mesa. $65 and up. (714) 556-2122, Ext. 218.

Opera Pacific Gold Ring Society of Founders, Saturday. Festa d’Amore gala benefiting the Apprentice Artists program of Opera Pacific. 5:30 p.m. at a private residence in Cowan Heights. $150 per person. (714) 474-4488, Ext. 303.

Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, Saturday. Rod Carew Children’s Cancer Dinner Auction benefiting the foundation, with featured guest Roy Firestone. 5:30 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott. $100 per person. (714) 516-4275.


AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, Saturday. “Roundup for Life” barbecue with live country music and auction supporting the foundation’s service programs. 6 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds’ Centennial Farm. $75 and up. (714) 253-1511.

CHOC Glass Slipper Guild, Saturday. “Carnevale of Hope” gala and casino benefiting the hospital. 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Country Club. $75. (714) 754-1399.

High Priority, Monday. Golf and tennis tournament and awards banquet for women’s breast cancer education. 9:30 a.m. golf registration and 10 a.m. tennis registration at the Monarch Beach Golf Links and Tennis Club, Laguna Niguel. 4:30 p.m. cocktail reception, 6 p.m. banquet at the Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point. $250 per person for golf and banquet, $175 tennis and banquet, $75 banquet only. (714) 850-0803.

Hearst San Simeon Historical Monument Foundation, June 19. Informational tea hosted by the Castle Guild. 3 p.m. at a private residence in Monarch Beach. By invitation only.


Orangewood Children’s Foundation, June 21. “Our Children Are Our Future” ball featuring futuristic entertainment, optic lighting and special effects. 6:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. $300 per person. (714) 741-9368.

William Hall Master Chorale, June 21 and June 22. Gala with the Stars! concerts and post-concert galas with Hal Linden and Carol Burnett. 8 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Orange County Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, with post-concert gala at the Center Club on Saturday and Founders Hall on Sunday. $125 per person. (714) 556-6262.

UCI Foundation/Research Associates, June 24. Athalie Clarke Research Award luncheon honoring researchers in the health sciences. 11:30 a.m. at the Center Club, Costa Mesa. $50. (714) 824-6246.

UCI Brain Imaging Center, June 25. Silver Ribbon Award dinner benefiting the imaging center. 6 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach. $100 per person. (714) 824-6246.

Food Distribution Center/Someone Cares Soup Kitchen, June 26. South Coast Plaza Summer Food & Wine Festival, featuring food sampling, wine tasting and live entertainment, benefiting the hungry in Orange County. 5:30 p.m. at Crystal Court, Costa Mesa. $30. (714) 435-2160.

Orange County Performing Arts Center, June 26. The Center Stars presents an evening of dining and dancing to benefit the center. 6:30 p.m. at a residence in Laguna Niguel. Cocktail attire. By invitation only.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, June 28. “Miami, Memphis and Martinis” summer soiree with auction, cocktails and dancing. 8 p.m. at the Sports Club, Irvine. $30. (714) 938-1393.

Orange County Rescue Mission, July 11. “Vive la France” culinary festival to benefit the mission that provides shelter for homeless women and their children. 6 p.m. at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach. $65. (714) 258-4450.


Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UCI, July 19. Piaget Christopher Reeve Polo Classic benefiting the center. Midday luncheon at the Oaks Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park. $200 per person for VIP luncheon, $75 tailgating. (619) 564-8434.