cm_alrsdAssistance League of Rancho San Dieguito’s (ALRSD) April Affair will be returning to the Carlsbad Sheraton Resort and Spa on April 16. As an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, events like the April Affair help ALRSD fund their philanthropic programs, which are dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of children and adults affected by trauma, violence, and poverty. In 2015, ALRSD was able to raise and donate $70,000 to help clothe school children from struggling families, $14,000 to support local North County school libraries, $5,000 to support sixth grade camp tuition scholarships, $3,500 to provide an immediate new start for survivors of sexual assault, and much more. Pat Brown, formerly Chief Weather Anchor at ABC Channel 10, will emcee the event, and the authors of the novel The Gift of the Twin Houses, Victoria and David Povall, will speak and share their experiences in writing. Other highlights include live entertainment by the Manhattan Transfer tribute group, Transfer Tribute, as well as a silent auction and opportunity baskets. For more information or to buy tickets visit www.alrsd.org.