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Gourmet land cruise ready to sail

OCEANSIDE — Hollywood comes to Oceanside with plenty of laughter by comedic actress, playwright and TV personality Kim Coles, for the North County African American Women’s Association (NCAAWA) Gentleman’s Gourmet evening.Coles will perform, “Anchors Away, Cruising with NCAAWA” from 6 to 10 p.m.. Oct. 19 for the North County African American Women’s Association’s land cruise at St. Margaret’s Parish Hall, 4300 Oceanside Blvd. Captain’s Night attire is optional.

Tickets are $60 after Oct. 5 at or call (760) 978-6534. The event is held to raise funds for NCAAWA scholarships for young and adult women. The land cruise will feature C.C. Sanders as master of ceremonies plus DJ and Singer.

“This year we are especially pleased to bring two consummate professionals here to headline the event,” said Edith Jones, president of NCAAWA.

The chef competition adds an element both fierce and fun for participating chefs, judges and guests. Judges have been selected from city officials, educators and others across North County. Auction items are being requested in the form of art, artisan items, professional services, tours, gift baskets and certificates or individual gift contribution. Interested donors should visit or contact Manie Morales at (760) 896-4711.

NCAAWA’s mission is to provide a support network through education, health awareness, and life skills programs for girls, young and adult women in North San Diego County to increase their self-sufficiency.