||December 2, 2004
The Social Butterfly
for New Children's Book
Local Escondido authors
Cathy Modica and Laura Van Eyck, and their dogs Niik and Bling, will be
discussing, signing, and paw-printing their new childrens book "Niik and Bling
The Friendship Begins" on Saturday, December 4th from 12:00Noon to 3:00pm, at
Artisan's Gallery And More, 224 East Grand Avenue, Escondido.
This children's book is
well done, written, photographed, and published by local people with a
publishing company they created (Wholesome Puppy Tales), that tries to teach
children positive messages while being unique in using real photos in place of
the typical children's book illustrations. This is a classy book. See you at the
SHHH Escondido to Hold
The SHHH Escondido
chapter, sponsored by the Escondido Senior Service Council, will hold their
annual holiday party on Saturday, December 4, from 10am-12Noon at the Joslyn
Senior Center in Escondido. (Please note the date: Chapter normally meets on the
2nd Saturday). This meeting will be socializing and Irv Erdos will be the
speaker. Irv writes the "Ham On Wry" column in the Sunday issue of the North
There will be a catered
finger-food buffet luncheon, planned for members/spouses, speaker and
advertising sponsors only. Visitors are welcome (at $4/person). Please call
Sylvia, 745-5408, in advance so enough food can be ordered.
CCC Band to Present
The Coastal Communities
Concert Band, San Diego's internationally acclaimed 85-piece symphonic band,
will present its 10th Annual Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 5, at 2:30pm,
at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner of Jefferson/Pine, Carlsbad. The music
will feature holiday favorites from home and abroad. Vocalist Michael Ruhl will
One hundred percent of
the proceeds go directly to Meals-on-Wheels of Greater San Diego, which delivers
over 670,000 meals to San Diego seniors each year.
Tickets for the concert
at $12, or $10/seniors (60 and over) and students, and they may be purchased in
advance by calling Meals-On-Wheels at 760/736-9900, or 800/5-senior, or visit
www.Meals-on-Wheels.org. Tickets are also available at the door.
www.cccband.com for more information about the CCCBand, or call Charlotte
Fan of Meals-on-Wheels at 760/736-9900, or Jim Reed at 858/481-2087.
Celebrate The Season!
The Woman's Club of
Escondido will hold their Annual Membership Luncheon Meeting on Monday, December
6, from 11am-2pm, at their Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St. (corner Rose and Mission
will be James Tate & 'Mavix' Barbershop Quartet. The catered luncheon will cost
$8/person. Call for reservations, Callie Zurcher at 743-5730 or Viola Kelley at
746-4526. Please bring donation of non-perishable goods for the Interfaith
Holiday Tea and
Boutique at The Inn in Rancho Santa Fe
An invitation is extended
to join the members of the San Diego Chamber Orchestra Guild and celebrate the
Holiday Season with a delicious English High Tea, piano music, and a selection
of boutique stalls for your gift buying pleasure. Most of the vendors are local
and have been carefully selected to offer a variety of gifts. The date is
Wednesday, December 8, from 2pm-4:30pm.
The SDCO Guild invites
you to dress up, bring family and friends, and help support your local
orchestra. Tickets are $35, including buffet high tea. Reservations are required
by December 6, by calling Shirley Corless at 760/753-8578, or mail check to SDCO
Guild, Box 3333, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067, Attention Shirley.
Garden Park Villas to
Hold Holiday Celebration
Tuesday, December 7, from
4pm-6pm, the Garden Park Villas will hold a Trim the Tree Party with music,
family, food and fun. Everyone is invited. They are located at 1342 North
Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Please RSVP by December 5 at 480-8155.
Always on Thursday at 11
am: A Magical Storytime with Brenda and Peg, Admission is FREE
December 11 at 1 pm -
Holiday Gifts for the Wildlife -Make "goodies" for the backyard wildlife to
munch on in the garden. Take some home for your "wild things." Program included
with admission ($5.00 per person), Members and children under 1 are free.
December 18 at 1 pm -
Luminaries - Make a Luminaria or two or three to help light up your holidays.
Program included with admission ($5.00 per person), Members and children under 1
Children's Museum at Studio 1, California Center for the Arts, 380 N Escondido
Blvd, Escondido. Phone 760-233-7755, or website at
The Contemporary Women of
North County invite everyone to have Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December
5th (8:00 AM-11:00 AM), at San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive.
Bring the family to enjoy this early morning chow-down of pancakes, eggs,
sausage, juice and coffee. Exciting opportunity drawings. No need to be present
to win. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event or in advance at the
Community Center. Tickets: $3.75 adults, $2.25 youth (10 & under). Visit
Santa’s Magical Village and Holiday Craft Fair afterwards.
Partial proceeds benefit
Just Girls-a mentoring program, St. Clare's Home and Casa de Amparo. For more
information, please call Linda 760.747.6233.
Later in December, these
busy, busy women will meet on Wednesday, December 15. Please contact Laura at
760/945-8699 for meeting time and new membership information, or contact them by
Contemporary Women of North County and teen volunteers from 2003
Santa’s Magical Village
The Elves are dusting off
their hats, candy canes are being wrapped and the Jolly Ole’ Man has sent his
red suit to the cleaners. All of these preparations are for the 10th annual
City of San Marcos Santa's Magical Village that will take place at the San
Marcos Civic Center, 3 Civic Center Drive on Saturday, December 4th from 4:00
p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Come shop for those
special holiday gifts at the many arts and crafts booths. The child-size
magical village will offer free activities for children! Entertainment
including face painters, clowns, and holiday carolers will be featured
throughout this weekend event. Don’t miss the spectacular lighting of the
holiday trees on Saturday, Dec. 4th, when the Jolly Ole’ Man himself climbs to
the top of the tree to magically turn on the lights.
A special performance of
“Babes in Toyland” by Theatre West will follow the tree lighting at 7:30 p.m. in
The Hearth Theatre at the San Marcos Community Center. Tickets for this
performance are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Harmony for Christmas
The City of San Marcos
invites you to "Harmony for Christmas," an evening of entertainment with the
Palomar Pacific Music Men, a sixty men barbershop chorus, on Sunday, December
12th at 4 PM at the San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive.
The concert will also
feature "The Baker's Dozen," the Chapter Quartets, and the Woodland Park Middle
School Chorus. General seating is $10, and reserved seating is $12. Tickets can
be purchased in advance by calling 760-744-9000 or at the door.