Children’s Hospital Stages Annual Follies
CHOC Follies XVIII, the annual original musical comedy production that raises funds for Children’s Hospital of Orange County, will present “CHOCago, An Orange County Vaudeville of Guys, Dames and Debutantes!” at the Robert B. Moore Theatre, 2701 Fairview Rd. Costa Mesa, from April 2 through April 4.
Tickets for performances on Thursday night and Saturday’s matinee are $75 and $45. For Friday and Saturday nights, tickets are $50- $125. All seats are reserved, and tickets are available at: www.chocfollies.org, or 714 509-4140.
For the second year, proceeds of the CHOC Follies will support the hospital’s child life department’s music therapy program.
The Red Rocker Joins the Stars and Stripes Lineup
Sammy Hagar joins the Stars & Stripes 19th annual fishing, golf and music fundraiser in Cabo San Lucas, June 25-28, benefitting Orange County children’s charities.
The Knights volunteer board manages the event, which includes Laguna Beach residents Al Baldwin and Dick Gebhard, Stars & Stripes founder.
“We are proud that we have evolved Stars & Stripes into the top-grossing national fishing tournaments benefiting children’s charities,” said Gebhard.
For more info: starsandstripestournament.com.
Leprechauns Season Shelter’s Dinner
Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach provided a classic corned beef and cabbage Irish meal for 40 at the Laguna Beach Friendship Shelter last week.
“Everyone was thrilled to have green, sparkly leprechaun chefs and that amazing St. Patrick’s dinner,” house supervisor Kalie Noyes said in a statement.
The 26-year-old Shelter provides counseling and personal development workshops to help the homeless regain self-sufficiency. Guest chef volunteers prepare, cook, and help serve meals for their residents nightly. SILB has provided meals to Friendship Shelter residents and the ASL monthly for over 10 years.
“Our goal is to provide home cooked, nutritious and wholesome meals made with love and to share our time with the residents,” said Maggie Hempen of SILB, who with her team of helpers prepares most of these meals. “They thank us with a round of hearty applause,” she said, and clean up afterwards.
Photo: Maggie Hempen, far left, and other guest chefs for the Friendship Shelter.