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Social Butterfly January 18th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

North Coast Hospice to Present New Teen Grief Group

Beginning Tuesday, January 30, the North Coast Hospice will present an eight-week Teen Grief Group, ages 13 and up, who have lost a family member or friend. The meetings will be from 6:30pm to 8pm. Space is limited so reservations are required, by calling Sarah Minas at 431.4100. Snacks will be provided. The Hospice of North Coast is located at 5441 Avenida Encinas, Suite A, just north of Palomar Airport Road in Carlsbad.
Spay Neuter Action Project Teaming With PETCO to Host "Happy Tails"

The Spay Neuter Action Project (SNAP) of San Diego is teaming with PETCO to host the "Happy Tails"

Adopt-a-thon, mobile spay/neuter clinics and launch the Neuter Scooter 2, which soon will be providing spay/neuter procedures for North County's low income pet owners and caretakers of abandoned felines.

This event will be held on Saturday and Sunday, January 20 and 21, from 10am to 4pm, at Vista PETCO, 520 Hacienda Way, Vista. It will include adoptable pets eager for lifetime homes, including cats, dogs, and other small animals from various Humane Societies and other organizations; two days of low-cost spays/neuters by appointment for low income pet guardians; a visit inside SNAP's unique 40-ft. mobile surgery bus; a children's area with activities and story-time; and other activities. To learn more about this event or adopting a pet, visit the website at

Francine Busby to Lead Discussion at Escondido Democratic Club Meeting

At the January 27 meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club, former candidate for Congress Francine Busby will lead a discussion of plans to increase Democratic voter turnout in future elections, and will introduce the "GO Team," a group of volunteers, preparing for 2008. The meeting is scheduled from 10:30am to 12Noon in the Vineyard Room at the Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. It is free and open to the public. Free parking is available. For additional information on the meeting or the Club, visit the website at, or call Ginny Armbrust at 737.5026.

Downtown Business Association to Sponsor Mayor's State of the City Address

On Wednesday, January 24, at 7:30am, the Downtown Business Association will present Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler who will present the "State of the City" address, which will include Opportunities for the Future; Long Term Projects, and more. The event will be held at Ellen's Enchanted Gardens (corner Third and Escondido Blvd.). Cost is $10/prepaid reservations only; $15/at the door. Visa and M/C accepted when you register online. Breakfast will be by "A Delight of France." Make your reservations by contacting the DBA at 745.8877; Fax you reservation to 745.0307 and mail check to DBA, 120 W. Grand, #202, Escondido 92025; or check the website at


Escondido Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler

Habitat Restoration Project Planned by Audubon Society

A habitat restoration project will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 9am to 12Noon, at the Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve, 2437 Hutchison St., Vista. You can help the San Diego Audubon Society enhance wildlife habitat at its North County preserve by planting native plants, watering and weeding. Refreshments and training will be provided. Bring water, gloves, sun protection and gardening tools. Contact the Society at 619.682.7211 or for directions and to reserve a space.

Jerry Kaufman Honored As Rotarian of the Quarter

Escondido Rotary President Tom Knight honored Jerry Kaufman as the Rotarian of the Quarter for his hard work for the club and community. Jerry continues to be a major participant in local community activities. He was instrumental in coordinating the efforts to re-establish the non-working clock on the Warren Building at the corner of Escondido Blvd. and Valley Parkway. La Jolla Bank and the Escondido Rotary Club joined forces to bring this clock back to its original state.

Escondido Rotary meets on Tuesdays at 12:10pm at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. For more information, email

Women for Sobriety Meets Weekly

Women for Sobriety, a self-help group for women alcoholics, meets every Monday at 6:00pm at the San Marcos Kaiser facility. WFS is not a 12-step group. For information, call Debbie at 214.2118 or Ann at 724.4474.

Toastmasters Meetings Announced

If working on a Personal Development Plan for the New Year is part of your goal, the Twin Oaks Toastmasters is the group for you. They meet every Wednesday at 12:05pm at the University of Phoenix, 277 Rancheros Drive, Room 207, San Marcos. Improve your speaking, leadership, ad hoc speaking, and presentation skills in a fun and supportive group. For information, call Jackie Basa at 858.335.7878, Lela Hankins at 591.0020, or visit

Lions Club Looking for New Members

The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people to join their biweekly meetings. Lions is a service organization, recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired, and other service to the community. They meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at Lorine's Country Cafe, 752 So. Rancho Santa Fe Drive (corner San Marcos Blvd. and Rancho Santa Fe) from 12Noon to 10m.

New Contemporary Women Installed

photoThe Contemporary Women of North County installed five new members at their January meeting. Pictured above, from left, Frankie Smith, Irene Galenes, Brandy Yamamoto, Heather Peavey, Cathy Montes, and club president, Laura Collins. CWONC is a non-profit service club that meets the second Monday of the month at the Wood House in San Marcos. Visit the website,, for more information.





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