Childhelp aids severely abused children ages 6-12

WHO: Angel Pals, the Los Angeles entertainment auxiliary of child abuse service organization Childhelp USA

WHAT: Pool party and lunch at the Village of Childhelp West in Beaumont, a group home about 90 miles east of Los Angeles

WHY: Childhelp aids severely abused children ages 6-12 who have been made wards of the state of California. They’re desperate for one-on-one contact with adult role models. Angel Pals matches music and entertainment professionals with the children for outings at theme parks, zoos, parks, bowling and the like. Childhelp picks up most costs.

WHEN: The pool party is Saturday from noon-3:30 p.m., but Angel Pals works to coordinate bimonthly outings between kids and volunteers.

HOW: Contact Angel Pals president Hanna Pantle at (323) 289-6328 or hpantle@bmi.com. Or, visit www.childhelpusa.org/california/

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The Henry Mancini Institute’s annual fundraiser, Mancini Musicale, will be held Aug. 13 at UCLA’s Royce Hall in honor of Bobby McFerrin. Event marks the culmination of the institute’s summer education program, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund that provides tuition, room and board. For information, call (310) 845-1900.

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The Video Industry AIDS Action Committee hosts The “Sideways” Wine Tour Aug. 17 to benefit the UCLA AIDS Institute. With Santa Ynez wines and a silent auction of items that range from kayaking lessons to Santa Barbara hotel packages. Held at UCLA’s Covel Commons on the Grand Horizon Terrace, 6:30 p.m. Admission is free (donations accepted); RSVP by Wednesday.

Call (213) 833-6694.

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