• Stroll under the Tuscan sun, select gifts from a silent auction, and feast on the flavors of Tuscany at the S.B. Rescue Mission’s 7th Annual Bayou Italiano Fundraiser on Saturday, October 4, at 2 p.m. Cam Sanchez, S.B.’s police chief, will be honored for his outstanding leadership in addressing the complexities of homelessness and addiction in the community. The funds raised at this event make it possible for the Rescue Mission to offer a successful recovery program, as well as provide for homeless guests. Tickets are $150. Call 966-1316 x105 for reservations and directions.

• Enjoy outstanding wine and exceptional food, live and silent auctions, and flamenco rumba-style music by the Luna Gitana band at the 7th Annual Taste of the Vine Sansum Fundraiser. Event proceeds support medical research to cure, treat, and prevent diabetes in children and adults. It takes place on Sunday, October 5, from 2-5 p.m. at the Rockwood Woman’s Club (670 Mission Canyon Rd.). Tickets are $75-$85. Call 682-7640 for more info.

• Think outside the box! Come to the Health Care for All-California Education Fund’s Silent Auction on Thursday, October 9, from 7-9 p.m. at the Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center (1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd.), and bid on beautifully decorated or created original boxes submitted by local artists in a variety of styles and mediums. John Douglas plays piano while you view and select boxes. Light refreshments provided by local restaurants and wineries. $10 suggested donation. Call 636-5011 for more info.


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