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Social Butterfly February 9, 2006

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly



Valentine Queens to be Honored at BSP Sorority Luncheon

Valentine Queens to be Honored at BSP Sorority Luncheon


"Love Is In The Air" is the theme for the party where each chapter's Valentine Queen will be honored when the Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi International holds its annual Queens Court Luncheon.  The event will be on Saturday, February 11, from 11am to 1pm, for all chapter members and guests, and will be held at the Palomar Estates West Mobile Home Park, 1930 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos.  For additional information or to make reservations, call 743-3459.


Watercolor Demonstration Planned for Art League Meeting


The Lake San Marcos Art League will meet from 1:30 to 3:30pm, Monday, February 20 in the Lake Pavillion (formerly the Recreation Lodge), 1105 La Bonita Drive.  Award winning artist Tom Tiedeman will give a watercolor demonstration.  For information, call 930-4025 or 744-7475.


Coastal Communities Concert Band to Present Anniversary Concert 


On Sunday, February 26, at 2pm, the Coastal Communities Concert Band will proudly present its 23rd Anniversary concert, with guest saxophone soloist Joren Cain.  The award-winning band will play selections from both classical and popular concert band literature.  Mr. Cain, with the U.S. Army Field Band of Washington, D.C., will perform "A Gershwin Fantasy," music from the movie "Catch Me If You Can" and "Persuasion" by Sammy Nestico, an Encinitas resident. 


The concert will be held at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad.  General Admission is $12; Seniors (60+) and Students, $10.  Tickets are available by calling Kris Sims at 436-6137, Bill Brackman at 489-2383, or Beck Abell at 858/793-8258.  Information about the CCC Band can be found on the website  


In addition, on Saturday, February 25, from 1-2:30pm, Mr. Cain will hold a free Saxophone Clinic/Master Class, at the Oak Crest Middle School, 675 Balour Drive, Encinitas.  For this reservation, call Bill Brackman at 489-2383, or email Don Cancva at 


Mr. Brackman and the CCC Band wishes to thank the community and participants at the December concert in Escondido for helping them raise over $12,000 for Meals-on-wheels.


Rotary Club Presents Annual Coeur de Cuisine


The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, will again be the venue for the Rotary Club of Escondido's annual Coeur de Cuisine on Sunday, February 26, 6-9 p.m.  This event is an evening "gourmet gala" featuring cuisine and wine pairings from leading restaurants and wineries throughout North San Diego County and the San Diego region, with over 50 renown Chefs and Vintners.  The event will include a reception, music, silent auction, and a special tribute to Edna Sahm, in addition to the gourmet cuisines and wine tasting. 


Cost is $125/person.  Mail reservations with payment to Escondido Rotary/Couer de Cuisine, P.O. Box 1822, Escondido, CA  92033, or FAX your reservations with credit card information to 741-5229.  For more information, visit the website at  


Valley Center History Museum to Host Two Events


The Antiques Appraisal Faire returns to the Valley Center Museum on Saturday, February 18, from 10am-4pm.  "This is one of the most popular programs sponsored by the VC History Museum," said Bob Lerner.  For a fee of $5 per item, certified appraisers will evaluate and offer an assessment of collectibles brought to the event.  The appraisal faire will be held in the Library community room, which adjoins the museum, at 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center.  All proceeds benefit the museum.  For more information, call 749-2993, or visit the website at   


The other event is the Anne Frank House Exhibit; a walk-through exhibit that authentically re-creates two attic rooms in which Anne Frank and seven others hid from the Nazis during World War II.  This exhibit will run from February 24 to March 7, and is the only North County site for the touring exhibit.  "Inside Anne Frank's House" is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Library and the VC History Museum. 


Classroom tours will be from 10am-1pm on weekdays.  General public hours are Saturdays from 10am-4pm; Tuesdays and Fridays from 2pm-4pm; and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2pm-7pm.  Tours last one hour.  No tickets are required, however, because of space limitations, tour reservations are suggested and can be made by calling 749-1305. 


Local Students Honored on MiraCosta College President's List


Students who have attained academic success to earn a place on the President's list must have completed a minimum of 12 total units within a given semester and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 in the courses taken in that semester.  There were 596 students who earned this distinction in the fall 2005 semester.  From San Marcos they were Christian Hoffman, Maryam Karimi, John Manley, Brittany Mellen, Jessica Minick, Tomoko Miyake, Eric Nilson and Shideh Shafi.  From Escondido they were Austin Bailey, Katherine Domingue, Zulma Garcia, Andrew Herman, and Vicente Hernandez, 


 Escondido Unit of Children's Hospital Auxiliary Event


"A Towne and Country Affaire" to remember!  Proceeds to benefit the Autism and Pediatric Rheumatology departments of the Children's Hospital and Health Center.   The event will be Saturday, March 18, from 11am to 2:30pm, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  Cost is $40/person.  There will be a French Country Luncheon, Country Store, opportunity drawings, and auction items.  For reservations and/or information, call 749-1171.  Seating is limited; RSVP by February 17. 



And since we are celebrating Valentine's Day on the 14th, I wanted to give you some rules about chocolate:


The Rules of Chocolate


1. If you've got melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.


2. Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.


3. The problem: How to get 2 pounds of chocolate home from the store in hot car.  Solution: Eat it in the parking lot.


4. Diet tip: Eat a chocolate bar before each meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite and you'll eat less.


5. A nice box of chocolates can provide your total daily intake of calories in one place. Isn't that handy?


6. If I eat equal amounts of dark chocolate and white chocolate, is that a balanced diet? Don't they actually counteract each other?


7. Q. Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous? 


    A. Because no one wants to quit.


8. Money talks. Chocolate sings. Beautifully.


9. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger. Therefore, you need to eat more chocolate.


10. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your list of things to do today. That way, at least you'll get one thing done. - Author unknown





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