The Garden Party – Join San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas on September 10 for an intimate evening of botanical beauty, fabulous food and bubbly beverages! Enjoy lively conversation, a garden stroll through various food and beverage stations, exciting entertainment, and a distinctive live auction to support the Garden’s growing science, conservation, and education programs.

Art of Fashion – GB Magazine is a proud Media Partner of the Art of Fashion which benefits The Country Friends. On September 15, the annual runway fashion show and luncheon, held for 67 years at the historic Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, highlights the latest trends from the fall/winter collections of a carefully curated selection of the center’s renowned retailers. We hope you can join us! www.thecountryfriends.org/art-of-fashion

Biodiversity Day – Grab your smartphone, tablet or digital camera and join the San Diego Natural History Museum on September 8 in documenting California’s amazing plants and animals as we celebrate California Biodiversity Day. This event is free with museum admission. Join for a quick pop-up event and learn to use iNaturalist, a community science tool that helps us all better understand the plants and animals we share space with.

The Gala @ MCASD – The annual fundraiser – Monte Carlo – has been reimagined into The Gala @ MCASD, an elegant dinner under the stars on September 10 which will celebrate the special exhibition each fall. This year’s event takes inspiration from the pivotal Alexis Smith exhibition, the first retrospective of the California artist in thirty years, which reflects a theme that MCASD and the artist share: transformation.

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