Project Independence, Today.Motion picture fund-raiser featuring Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World," benefiting programs for the developmentally disabled. 7 p.m. at the Laguna Hills Mall Cinema. $20. (714) 549-3464, Ext. 236.
CHOC/Human Options/Working Wardrobes, Thursday.Benefit shower celebrating debut of Orange County Woman magazine. 6:30 p.m. at the Sutton Place Hotel, Newport Beach. Business attire. (714) 532-8380.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Orange County, Saturday.Luncheon sponsored by Angelitos de Oro, featuring guest speaker Elizabeth Dole. 11:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine. $125. (714) 642-9883.
Girls Incorporated of Orange County, Saturday.Brunch and ballet, featuring children dancing in With Open Arms. Brunch at noon at the Orange County Airport Hilton, Irvine; ballet at 2:30 p.m., Irvine Barclay Theatre. $50. (714) 642-1229.
Cystic Fibrosis Guild, Saturday.Silent auction and dinner-dance benefiting the guild's programs. 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. $175 per person. (714) 938-1393.
Women's Transitional Living Center, Saturday.Twisting the Night Away--A '50s Celebration! to benefit the shelter for battered women and children. 6:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott hotel. $65. (714) 992-1939.
Cerritos Center for Performing Arts, Saturday.Puttin' on the Ritz dinner-dance benefiting the Friends of the Center's educational outreach programs. 6:30 p.m. at the center. $85. (562) 916-8500.
Fullerton Boys & Girls Club, Saturday.Brunch benefiting programs in citizenship, cultural enrichment and educational development. 10:30 a.m. at La Vie en Rose restaurant, Fullerton. $75. (714) 525-8241.
CSP Youth Shelter, Sunday.Overtures in the Afternoon garden party featuring musical guests and silent auction. 3 p.m. at the Robert Mondavi Food & Wine Center, Costa Mesa. $35. (714) 675-9588.
Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County,
June 3.Dinner celebration benefiting Orange County Peer Court, Mock Trial and other youth-related educational programs. 6:30 p.m. at Twin Palms Restaurant, Newport Beach. $125 per person. (714) 440-6757.
Visionaries, June 5.Board of Directors membership meeting, luncheon and premiere showing from Chanel Fall/Winter collection, with guest speaker Marian Bergeson. 11 a.m. at the Robert Mondavi Food & Wine Center, Costa Mesa. By invitation.
Mission San Juan Capistrano, June 7.A Stroll Through the Past cocktail party, benefiting the mission. 5:30 p.m. at the mission. $50. (714) 248-2026.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, June 9.The Sandi Coffer Summer Classic, a Ray of Hope golf tournament. 8 a.m. registration at the Newport Beach Country Club. $200 and up. (714) 752-1680.
American Heart Assn., June 13.Heart to Heart gala honoring local leaders. 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel. $200 per person. (714) 856-3555.
Opera Pacific Gold Ring Society of Founders, June 14.Festa d'Amore gala benefiting the Apprentice Artists program of Opera Pacific. 5:30 p.m. at the Johnson home in Cowan Heights. $150 per person. (714) 474-4488, Ext. 303.
Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation, June 14.Rod Carew Children's Cancer Dinner Auction benefiting the foundation, with featured guest Roy Firestone. 5:30 p.m. at the Irvine Marriott hotel. $100 per person. (714) 516-4275.
AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County, June 14.Roundup for Life barbecue with live country music and auction supporting the foundation's service programs. 6 p.m. at the Orange County Fairgrounds' Centennial Farm. $75 and up. (714) 253-1511.
CHOC Glass Slipper Guild, June 14.Carnevale of Hope gala and casino benefiting the hospital. 6 p.m. at the Santa Ana Country Club. $75. (714) 754-1399.