The California Aquatic Therapy & Wellness Center will hold its 49th annual Evelyn duPont Awards dinner at Buono's Authentic Pizzeria, 250 W. Ocean Blvd., at 5 p.m. today.

The Aquatic Center was founded in 1963 by community advocate Evelyn duPont to provide children with special needs and the elderly with aquatic therapy programs. Mieko Perez, founder of the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, will receive the Community Service Award. Other awards: Life Saver Legacy, The Eisner Foundation; Life Preserver, Rebuilding Together, Long Beach; Water Wing, Coca- Cola Foundation, and Tailwind, Wells Fargo Foundation. Tickets are $100. Call 310-537-2224.

- Rich Archbold


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