The Greater Encinitas Kiwanis Club is planning its 1st Annual Comedy and Music Night to support local children’s charities and serve the needs of children in Encinitas and the surrounding coastal communities. The April 20th event at the Encinitas Elks Lodge will kick off at 6:30 p.m. featuring comedic headliner, Patti Phillips. Guests can expect an evening of comedy, dancing, live music and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased for $25 which includes hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks.

The fundraiser helps to support the Kiwanis “Books for Kids” Literacy Project, which gives treasure chests filled with age-appropriate books to agencies educating children. So far, the Club has given away nearly 70,000 books. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Outdoor Outreach and many other youth focused causes.

The Club is asking for assistance so they can continue these services for the children in the coastal communities. Silent auction items, monetary donations, services and sponsorships are requested. Contributors will be recognized in a letter of appreciation and in the event program. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.