SEEN: Events Around Town
Faces spotted on the party circuit this month
The first annual Flavors of LA attracted thousands to CBS Studio Center. The day-long food fest, which featured numerous Valley eateries, was put on by the Studio City Chamber of Commerce.
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills hosted its biggest fundraiser of the year—the “Roaring 20’s”-themed Beverly Hills Ball. Three couples were given awards in recognition of their philanthropic efforts.
Former VB Top Teen Lulu Cerone tossed a party at Artisan Cheese Gallery for her new book Philanthroparties!: A Party- Planning Guide For Kids Who Want to Give Back. Members of Lulu’s nonprofit, LemonAID Warriors, attended the celebration, raising donations for the African Millennium Foundation.
Williams-Sonoma Home opened at The Commons in Calabasas with a wine and cheese party, and panel discussion on décor trends.
The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s (GLAZA) annual Beastly Ball raised close to $2.5 million for the L.A. Zoo. GLAZA President Connie Morgan and L.A. Zoo Director John Lewis bestowed the Tom Mankiewicz Leadership Award on the National Geographic Society, represented by Gary E. Knell, President and CEO. Proceeds, in part, support the Zoo’s new Species Conservation Action Network (SCAN), including a dedicated Curator of Conservation whose sole focus will be to identify and respond to urgent animal conservation issues around the world.
Actor, director and producer Henry Winkler (aka “The Fonz”) read from and signed copies of his latest children’s book Always Watch Out for the Flying Potato Salad at the WeVillage Flexible Childcare Center in Sherman Oaks.
The fifth annual HollyRod Foundation Stella & Dot Charity Trunk Show was held at the Encino home of Kym Gold. Since partnering with the Foundation in 2013, Stella & Dot has donated over $390,000 to the nonprofit, which was founded by Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete, and is aimed at providing compassionate care for those living with autism and Parkinson’s Disease.
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