The Country Friends readies to present its 2nd Annual Giving Hearts Dinner and Dance, Havana Night, on Feb. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. This year’s festivities feature champagne, tray-passed hors d’oeuvres, a photo lounge, Cuban-themed entertainment by Omo Aché, a Latin inspired three-course meal, salsa dancing, and an opportunity drawing. The event is co-chaired by Lauren Reynolds and Luis Carranza, with 10News anchor Steve Atkinson serving as emcee.

The Giving Hearts gala serves as both a tribute to the nonprofits that helped thousands of San Diegans in need in 2018, and honors the charities chosen by The Country Friends for funding in 2019. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Country Friends Legacy Campaign to ensure future giving. RSVP by Feb. 9. For more information go to