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Social Butterfly October 19th, 2006

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

2006 Steps to Recovery

Project Walk is a program dedicated to improving the lives of those who have sustained paralysis after suffering a devastating spinal cord injury. The cost of recovery is staggering, and not covered by health insurance. the 2006 Steps to Recovery is an annual fundraiser aimed to assist clients in reaching their ultimate goal - to walk again - and participate in the intense exercise program. This second annual event is where clients with spinal cord injuries will be walking to raise money; some will be walking a half mile, others will be taking their first steps since being injured.

The actual walk will be November 10, from 3-6pm. Check the website at www.projectwalk.org. If interested in supporting, volunteering, or finding out more information about this event and program, contact John Walters at 431.3485 or email to jwalters@projectwalk.org at the Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center, 2738 Loker Avenue, Carlsbad, 92010.

Historical Sikes Family Home Restoration in Progress

Travel back in time to the late 1800's and discover the rich history of the Sikes family and the pioneer farming experience in Old California. Located at the gateway to the San Pasqual Valley Agricultural Preserve, this home, built circa 1870, is one of the few remaining adobes in the region. There are no admission fees during 2006. Open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3pm, located at 12655 Sunset Drive, Escondido. Throughout November and December, bring a holiday ornament and exchange it for a keepsake.

Neighborhood Expo and BBQ Returns to San Elijo Hills

The San Elijo Middle School is the site where over 80 local vendors will gather to showcase their products on Saturday, October 21 for a fundraiser to benefit the school services and programs. The event is free and open to the public from 12N-4pm in the Performing Arts Room where you can shop, mingle, and meet local business owners. The address is 1600 Schoolhouse Way, San Marcos. There will be raffles throughout the day for gift baskets, gift certificates and more. And there will be a free barbeque provided by the San Elijo Hills Realty and free food samples from local restaurants. For more information, call 290.2821 or check the website at www.sespto@smusd.org.

Domestic Violence Prevention Awareness Program Scheduled

The Contemporary Women of North County and the North County Family Violence Prevention Center will host an educational evening on October 25, from 6-8pm. Presentations include a reading of the "The Blanket Exercise," and speakers Susan Dalati will discuss legal issues and Gemaine Omish-Guachena from Strong Hearted Native Women Coalition will present Domestic Violence 101. The event is free, and will be held at the San Marcos Community Center. For more information call 942.3743.

Chamber Music Society to Present Concert

The Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society will present a Piano Recital by Enrico Elisi, on Sunday, October 22, at 2:30pm, at the Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad (one block north of Alga Road, west of El Camino Real). Program selections will be from Bach, Rossini, Mozart, Granados and deFalla.

General Admission is $24; students with ID, $12; tickets available at the door prior to event. For further information, call 726.1524 or 630.4360.

San Marcos Senior Citizens Club Soliciting Contributions

Senior citizens in San Marcos have found a jewel in the Senior Center at 111 Richmar Avenue. A multitude of programs enable them to continue the never-ending educational process, enjoy a nutritious meal with friends, and participate in fitness and recreational opportunities to enhance their physical and mental well being.

Once a year, the San Marcos Senior Citizens Club asks for contributions to make it possible to continue the beneficial programs and provide new ones, allowing the elderly to be functioning, happy citizens of the community. The Senior Club is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible. Your donation can be sent to or dropped off at the San Marcos Senior Citizens Club, 111 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, 92069.

Assistance League to Meet

The Assistance League of Inland North County will hold their monthly meeting at 10am Wednesday, October 25, at the McLaughlin Chapter House, 2068 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido. For membership information or volunteering opportunities, call 746.7532, or visit the website at www.assistanceleague.info.

Rosemary KimBal to speak at the AAUW Meeting

When the American Association of University Women meet on Saturday, October 21, Rosemary KimBal, a contemporary Zen Painter, will be the speaker. Rosemary is also a Feng Shui consultant. Feng Shui is often referred to as the Chinese art of placement, meaning to organize living and working space for maximum life flow (chi).

The meeting starts at 10am, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido. Cost is $16/person for the buffet lunch. Guests are welcome. Reservations please to Ann Savage at 745.6139 or Carol Holm, 484.1238.

"Grand Haunt" Coming To Downtown

On Saturday, October 28, the Grand Haunt will return to downtown Escondido. From 12N to 3pm, there will be a free, fun and safe "trick or treat" experience on Grand Avenue. Magic performers will entertain; spooky characters, courtesy of Theatrix, will wander up and down; "eerie" tunes of Halloween will ring out while kids visit participating businesses for tricks and treats; and there will be a pumpkin decorating activity and free light sticks given to all kids. This event is being sponsored by the Downtown Business Association.


 

 

 

 

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