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William Shatner will be the guest of honor at a private charity party in Studio City next week to help relieve the pain and suffering of earthquake victims in Haiti and Chile.

The invitation-only event will see the former Star Trek star auction artworks from his wife, Elizabeth Shatner, and Italian-born artist Giorgio Tuscani. Money raised will go to severely injured and disabled survivors of the two earthquakes, and will provide shelters, food, water and medical care.

The event will take place at Tuscani’s antique-filled Italianate mansion, House of Angels, on Saturday, April 17. Tuscani has also generously put the mansion under the hammer for earthquake victims.

Shatner is also raising awareness of his annual Hollywood Charity Horse Show, which will take place on May 1 at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank.

Shatner has been hosting the charity horse shows for the last twenty years – inspired after he watched an exhibition by children who were so severely handicapped that some of them could not hold their head up, yet there they were going through intricate exercises on the back of a horse. The program was sponsored by Ahead With Horses, a therapeutic riding group for handicapped children. In 1990, Shatner hosted his first charity horse show, and the event has become a major fixture on the charity calendar.

This year’s event will include a special performance by Sheryl Crow and will benefit AHEAD with Horses, Camp Max Straus, Starlight Children's Foundation, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Hollenbeck Police Activities League, The Painted Turtle and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

More info can be found here.

You can view the magnificent art of Giorgio Tuscani at his website. A virtual tour of the mansion and estate is also available online.

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