photo courtesy of Wendy Morris

The Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito (ALRSD) is holding their April Affair on April 27 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa. This year’s event will honor and celebrate the military and veterans of San Diego with a gourmet lunch, live entertainment by The Sweethearts of Swing, opportunity baskets, a silent auction, and presentations by enterprises such as Archi’s Acres, a local farm that uses hydroponic technology to grow organic produce and is well-known for its efforts to provide business opportunities for veterans. Longtime San Diego news anchor Carol LeBeau will emcee the event and all surplus proceeds will benefit the philanthropic work of ALRSD, which seeks to aid women and children in need through programs such as Operation School Bell, Assault Survivor Kits, and Knifty Knitters. These programs help provide clothes and supplies for underpriviledged children and support survivors of assault. For more information about the event or ALRSD in general visit