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Social Butterfly June 6th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Hearing Loss Association to Meet Saturday

The Escondido Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association will meet on Saturday, June 9, from 10am to 12Noon, at the Joslyn Center Auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. A scholarship will be awarded to Alyse Lasater, a 'hard of hearing' graduating Senior in the Poway school system. She has a 3.7 grade point average, a remarkable achievement for a student with a severe hearing handicap. Alyse is an athlete, has demonstrated significant leadership, and has succeeded by applying the principles for surmounting her handicap that are promoted by the Heard of Hearing association. Alyse will speak about her years as a student and the techniques she used to achieve such success in spite of her hearing loss. She will enter the University of California at Davis in the fall. For information, call Sylvia at 760.745.5408.

"Sew and Tell" is Theme for Luncheon Meeting

On Monday, June 18, the San Marcos-Vista Women's Connection will meet at 11:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, starting at 11:30am.

The special feature, "Sew Beautiful," will be presented by Sue Mezera from Quilter's Paradise in Escondido. She will showcase a variety of quilts, some old, some new, and tell about quilting. There will be "Musical Patterns" by Anita Shaw, a professional and inspirational singer from San Marcos, and Jewel Turbeville, pianist will provide background music. "Threads of Wisdom" will be given by speaker Bonnie Smith from Carlsbad, who will speak on "Why the Past is not the Future."

The club has no membership or dues. The cost of the luncheon is $15/person, all inclusive. Reservations are encouraged before June 14. If you wish to bring a quilt to show and tell, please do so, and bring a friend. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Int'l/Christian Women's Club. For reservations, call Carolyn at 760.726.2927, or Muriel at 760.744.3744.

World War II Child POW to Speak at AAUW Meeting

Saturday, June 16, starting at 10am, the American Association of University Women, Escondido and San Marcos Branch, will meet at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. Cost is $16/person. Reservations are required, by calling Ruth at 760.489.0579.

The speaker will be Helene Setjo-Heijblom, a child POW during World War II. She was eight years old when her story began and 15 when it ended. In her book, "Of Wars and Morning Glories," Helene writes of her years as a prisoner of war in the Dutch East Indies, including being tortured by guards. At age 12, she became "engaged;" a tiny pair of wooden shoes served as her "ring." Come hear her story.

Successful Mother's Day Tea Will Benefit Special Programs

Harpist Amy Lynn Kanner, Miss San Marcos Rebecca Burgess, and a large group of Red Hat Society members with their bright colors and cheerfulness, in addition to the sunlit day in the garden of the historic Wood House at Woodland Park in San Marcos, made for a very successful Annual Mother's Day Tea for the Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC). Over 80 mothers, daughters and friends shared an afternoon of fine teas and luncheon served by local high school girls.

Proceeds from the Tea will benefit special programs of CWONC, including college scholarships for two local high school senior girls and the Just Girls mentoring program where young women interact with one another to provide leadership, educational encouragement, and friendship in a recreational setting.

The next meeting of CWONC is Monday, June 11, social at 6pm with the meeting at 6:30pm, at the Wood House at Woodland Park, Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. All interested persons are invited. For more information, call Marilynn Kroeker at 760.471.6396, or visit the website at

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Caregivers Conference Scheduled

A "Vital Aging 2007 - Caring for Yourself and Others" conference for Caregivers is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 9am to 2pm in two locations; one at the Town & Country Resort, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, and the other at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 No. Escondido Blvd. Topics include Diabetes, (including screening and information on prevention and management); Caregiving; Managing Stress; Fitness; and Nutrition. It is being sponsored by several County offices, hospitals, AARP, Interfaith, and many other associations. Edward James Olmos will be the Keynote Speaker, at the San Diego location, and his address will be simulcast at the Escondido location. (Oscar-nominated actor Edward Olmos' credits include "Stand and Deliver," "Selena," "Miami Vice," and "Battlestar Galactica."

Registration includes light breakfast, speakers, interactive exhibits, and lunch. Respite care for family caregivers will be available on a limited basis, and limited free transportation is available. Register at 1.800.827.4277, or online at Cost is $15/person (plus $5/hotel parking) in San Diego, and $5 for Escondido.

Country & Bluegrass Jubilee Scheduled

If it's Country & Bluegrass you're looking for, and a place to celebrate Father's Day, the Huck Finn Jubilee might be your answer. The Jubilee will run June 15, 16 & 17, (Father's Day weekend), at the Mojave Narrows Regional Park in Victorville. In addition to three days of music, there will be a crafts village, rides in a hot air balloon, lots of food, camping, a barn dance with Riley's Mountaineers, Route 66 car show, Russell Bros. Circus, California State Arm Wrestling Championships, and more. Many bands will be there, and there will be the National Bluegrass Playoffs with bands from Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, and Kentucky.

Prices vary depending on daily admission, all weekend including camping, or without camping, and many other options. For camping and tickets, or more information, call 1.951.341.8080, or check the website at

If you can't make it in June, you may want to plan for the Bluegrass Music Festival in Vista, August 24, 25, and 26, at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 No. Santa Fe, Vista. For information, tickets, and camping, call 858.679.4854, or check the website at More information about this event later!

Escondido Republican Women Present Scholarship

Bryant Urry, a San Pasqual High School Senior, was the recipient of the Escondido Republican Women, Federated's 2007 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship. After reading his essay at the April luncheon, Bryant was presented a check in the amount of $1,000 from ERWF. His entry was then forwarded to the San Diego County Republican Women, Federated, where he received second place. His essay, as well as his transcripts and list of extra curricular activities, were outstanding. Bryant received his second place scholarship award at a recent luncheon of the SDCRWF.

Also from the ERWF, Escondido's day at the San Diego County Fair is Friday, June 15; about 12 ladies are needed to help in the Republican Booth, from 10am to 11pm. The primary focus will be registering voters and getting signatures supporting the military. If you can help, call Jeanne at 747.5842.

"Walk With Me" Seeks Support for People Wit Disabilities

Easter Seals Southern California Disability Services will hold its 5th annual "Walk With Me," on Saturday, June 16, at 9am, at Knott's Soak City in Chula Vista. This is a fun, family fundraising walk supporting people with disabilities such as Autism, Down's Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Local CBS News Channel 8 Anchor, Kathleen Bade, will host the event, complete with a DJ spinning tunes, and free food and refreshments. There will fun for the children, games like Hula Hoops and Ring Toss, folds from Glam Girls "Princess Parties," the 10 News Children's Mobile, free goodies and more.

Funds raised will help local residents gain greater independence. Early registration can be completed online at Walkers are encouraged to raise money for Easter Seals services. Every registered walker who raises $300 or more will get one free ticket into the Knott's Soak City water park. Following the event, all walkers can enjoy Knott's Soak City rides and fun for half-price. For more information, call Kim Stumpf at 760.737.3990, Ext. 21.





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