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Social Butterfly July 22, 2004

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly


Celebrate Summer at Woman's Club Luncheon

Celebrate Summer at Woman's Club Luncheon

Celebrate Summer at the Woman's Club of Escondido's Annual Membership Luncheon on Saturday, July 24, from 11:30am-2:30pm. The event will be held at the Clubhouse at 751 No. Rose Street, Escondido, (corner Rose & Mission Ave.) This is a potluck-buffet luncheon; bring a meat, vegetable or dessert to serve 8-10 people. For reservations or additional information, call Callie at 743-5730 or Viola at 746-4526.

Free Concert Performed At Sunrise Assisted Living in La Costa

"Any noise you can make when youre 83 [years old] is good!" is how Bob Strause of Carlsbad feels. And hes not only making noise, hes making music. Bob is one of the Greene Music Organaires that performed a concert this past Thursday for the residents of Sunrise Assisted Living in La Costa.




There were five performers total, all students of the Lowrey Organ Program at Greene Music in San Marcos (see above). They were: Bob Struase of Carlsbad, Betty Lou Finver of Carlsbad, George Roos of Scripps Ranch, Dorothy Harbour of Scripps Ranch, and Dick Roos of Oceanside.

The concert was performed on a Lowrey Organ. The Lowrey Magic Organ Program is designed specifically for retirees to be fun, educational, and therapeutic. Because the ten week program focuses on familiar tunes, students learn quickly and make swift progress. Most of the students involved in the program had never had a music lesson before starting at Greene Music, and many of them did not have an instrument to play on.

The residents at Sunrise Assisted Living apparently had as much fun listening to the concert as the performers had giving it. "Today, science is just beginning to prove what has been known since ancient time, that music can contribute greatly to life quality," states Dr. Alicia Clair, Director of Music Therapy at the University of Kansas. For more information on the Greene Music Organaires, or the Lowrey Magic Organ Program, contact Karen M. Bell, Board Certified Music Therapist at Greene Music at 800-419-4770.

Unique Vacation Destinations

For those of you who haven't yet planned your vacation, and if the stories we did recently on the Mississippi River Cruise and St. Louis didn't stir you, I thought I would give you some ideas. You just might want to visit one or more of these places:

Hell, Michigan -- If you've always wanted to see hell freeze over, visit this place in winter, when the Highland Lake dam often gets icy enough to stop the water flow. In summer, when temperatures are moderate, the town has a "Satan's Holidays" festival and a road race called "Run to Hell." In October is the "Halloween in Hell" Celebration. The town got its name in 1841 when George Reeves, an early settler in this low, swampy place in southeast Michigan, was asked what he thought the town should be names. "I don't care," said Reeves. "You can name it 'Hell' if you want to."

Noodle, Texas -- In the late 1800's, Texans often used the word "noodle" to mean nothing, which is exactly what they found when they arrived at this locale near Abilene. Now there are two churches, a store and an old gin. For nearly a century the population has held steady at about 40 people.

Zap, North Dakota -- A Northern Pacific Railroad official, in charge of naming settlements on the line, named Zap after Zapp, Scotland, because both places had coal mines. The city, about 15 miles south of Lake Sakakawea, encompasses one square mile and is home to about 300.

Watch for more vacation ideas next week!