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Social Butterfly July 15, 2004

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly


Hospice Promises An Evening You

Hospice Promises An Evening You'll Never Remember!


A unique party is being planned by The Elizabeth Hospice; it is a no-party party, and you are invited to the "Non-Party Mystery Ball."  It will be held on Saturday, the Twelfth of Never, at Shangri-La, Fantasy Island.  There is no need to get out the tux or ball gown, just stay home, put your feet up and enjoy a quiet evening in the comfort of your own home.  At 6pm there will be no cocktail or silent auction; at 7:30pm no dinner or entertainment; no live auction or opportunity drawings; and The Phantom will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.  Black Tie is Not Optional, and No RSVP is Necessary!


The good news is The Elizabeth Hospice is caring for more patients and families than ever, and the support programs for the community have expanded to meet this growing need.  So, with your generous support, they will continue to provide the best in compassionate care to those needing it the most -- the dying and the grieving. 


You can save money by not attending this "No-Party."  However, by doing so, The Elizabeth Hospice would like you to remember the work they do and support them with your donations (money you've saved by not attending a big party).  Tax deductible donations can be sent to them at 150 West Crest Street, Escondido, 92025.  For additional information, call them at 737-2050. 


July Sundowner to Feature A "Surfing Safari Luau"


One of the biggest San Marcos Chamber Sundowner's of the year is planned for Thursday, July 22, from 5:30-7:30pm.  The place will be 843 West San Marcos Blvd., and hosted by The Brewmaxer, The Computer Factory, Rocken Paintball, Liberty Tax Service, Zarnowitz Orthodontics, and Molly Maids of San Marcos.  Food will be provided by Leann's Cafe, The Blvd Bar & Grill, Nattiya's Thai Restaurant, San Marcos Brewery & Grill, T&H Prime Meats & Sausage, Grandpa Allen's Family Restaurant, and Friars Folly Wine Cellar & Gourment Deli. 


Bring a guest and get in free.  Otherwise, the cost is $5/Members and employees; or $10/Guests.  Music will be by the Surf Kings Band.  For additional information, contact the Chamber at 744-1270. 


Designer to Bring A Little of Arizona To Lake San Marcos


Ava Dering, Arizona designer also known as Alfredo's Wife, will present her collections of resort wear next month at the Quails Inn Hotel in Lake San Marcos.  She will be there with her whimsical and fanciful designs of this colorful group of Art to Wear apparel on Wednesday, August 18, from 10am to 3pm. 


The event is free and open to anyone who wants to add some pizzazz to their wardrobe.  More info about this designer and her apparel collection in a future column.  Watch for it!


ECHO Golf Tournament Planned


The 6th Annual "Chamber Challenge" Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, August 16, at the Escondido Country Club, with a 1pm Shotgun Start.  Reservations are due by August 8th, and there are many ways you can participate.  You can sponsor the event in several categories, get a foursome together for the tournament, or attend the dinner. 


Golfing entitles you to green fees/cart, box lunch, gifts, contests, trophies for low gross and net, beverages, surprises and a buffet dinner in the evening with music and prizes.  Cost of this package is $125.  For dinner only, $40.  For reservations and/or information, contact Kevin Svetich at 746-4777 or the Escondido Chamber at 745-2125. 


ECHO, Escondido Chamber Helping Others, is a non-profit affiliate community foundation of the Escondido Chamber.  The mission is to support and advance the educational, cultural and economic interests of the community by providing seed funding and in-kind services to dynamic and innovative programs, and is funded by the proceeds of this golf tournament.  Some programs that have benefited over the years are the Escondido Children's Museum, Escondido Education Compact, First Night Escondido, St. Clare's Home, etc.


Other dates to remember:

Sunday, August 29, San Marcos Chamber's 5th Annual Grand Summer Festival, on Via Vera Cruz, between Grand and San Marcos Blvd.  Vendor Applications are available.  Call the Chamber at 744-1270.


Monday, September 13, Escondido Charter High School's American Heritage Education Foundation's Third Annual Golf Tournament, at Madera's Golf Club in Poway.  Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are available.  Call Esc. Charter High School at 737-3154 or visit the website at


Saturday, October 23, North County Serenity House's "Razzle Dazzle Under Serenity's Big Top" fundraiser at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  For information, call Robyn at 760/233-4533. 


Boehm Gallery Presents "ENovelo"


Born in Merida, Yucatan Mexico, ENovelo has become an international artist.  His paintings, prints and ceramic sculptures have been embraced by the public and highly awarded throughout the years.  See his works "del CIRCO" and Spaces of the Heart at the Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos, from July 24 thru August 27. 


Opening Reception on Saturday, July 24, from 6:30-8:30pm.   Gallery Summer Hours are Tues thru Thur 10am-4pm; Fri/Sat 10am-2pm.  Closed Sundays and Mondays.  For information contact Viki Cole, 744-1150, Ext. 2304; check email:

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