McCartneys support Adopt-A-Minefield, James is 'Driven'
WHO: Adopt-A-Minefield, a campaign of the United Nations Association of the USA in partnership with the United Nations and Ted Turner’s Better World Fund.
HOSTS: Goodwill ambassadors Heather Mills McCartney and Paul McCartney, with emcee Jay Leno
WHAT: 5th annual benefit gala and auction
WHEN: 6 p.m. Tuesday
WHERE: Beverly Hilton Hotel
CAUSE: Raising funds to help clear more than 60 million landmines in 70 countries and to aid survivors. More than 30% of victims are children.
AUCTION: Custom-designed “vegan” Cadillac CTS sport vehicle and a limited-edition Paul McCartney Epiphone Texan Series Gibson guitar. Online auction, via charityfolks.com, ends Nov. 22.
TICKETS: $750; up to $50,000 for a table for 10. Call (310) 201-5033; Web site: Landmines.org
* * *WHO: Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors
HOST: Comedian Kevin James
WHAT: First annual “Driven to Find a Cure” gala
WHEN: 6 p.m. Wednesday
WHERE: Petersen Automotive Museum, 6060 Wilshire Blvd.
CAUSE: To benefit the newly instituted Center for Cancer Research at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
DRAWING: For first 2007 Lexus GS 450h hybrid, produced in a limited edition of 75. Open only to California residents at $500 per chance
TICKETS: $350; Call Cedars-Sinai at (310) 288-1755
* * *WHO: Classic auto dealer Automotive Legends
WHAT: Fundraiser/sneak peek at a silver Porsche Carrera GT that Jay Leno will auction Nov. 18. The car was donated by Porsche after Leno drove it to set a standing-start speed record of 156.6 mph.
CAUSE: To benefit victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Wilma; donations welcome
CELEBRITIES: Leno, Kelsey Grammer, Kevin Dillon, Patrick Dempsey
WHEN: 7:30 tonight
WHERE: Automotive Legends, 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Malibu.
RSVP: (310) 341-3201