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Social Butterfly July 26th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Senior Center Luau Week Planned in San Marcos

The San Marcos Senior Center, located at 111 W. Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, is having it's annual Luau Week from Monday, August 6 thru Friday, August 11. This is a fun-filled week where everyone is encouraged to wear their Hawaiian print shirts and dresses and really get into the spirit of Hawaii.

On Wednesday, August 8, there will be a Polynesian entertainer, Villi Makihele, who will play the Ukulele and sing. The music will begin at 10:45am so be sure to arrive early. The party will be held in the Discovery Cafe. On the lunch menu will be pineapple chicken. Remember, you must call the day before to make your lunch reservations - 744.5535.

Sports Day Planned for Middle School Students

A Sports Day Outpost for Middle School students will be held at Mission Hills Church Sports Field on Monday, August 6, from 12Noon to 4pm. There will be soccer, football, kickball, and many other fun activities and a BBQ on the field.

Location of the Sports Field and Church is 400 Mission Hills Court, just west of Mission Hills High School. For information, contact Pastor Sam Paschall at 760.759.2233, or check the website at

Vacation Bible School Planned by First United Methodist Church

The Escondido First United Methodist Church invites all children to their Vacation Bible School, titled Avalanche Ranch: A wild ride through God's word! "This year our Church is a stampede of excitement as we visit Avalanche Ranch," says Pastor Faith Conklin. "The Vacation Bible School will have fun, memorable Bible-learning activities for kids from Preschool through 5th grade. Each day kids will sing catchy songs, play team-building games, nibble Church wagon chow, take on a daily challenge to let God's love grow into their homes, experience electrifying Bible adventures, collect Bible memory buddies to remind them of God's Word, and create Bible crafts they'll take home and play with all summer long."

Avalanche Ranch runs from August 6 through August 10. Meet at the First United Methodist Church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido, each day from 9am to 12Noon. Cost is $25/per child. For information, call Kim Hinrichs at 760.745.5100, or register on the website at

Escondido Children's Museum to Host Appreciation BBQ

On Saturday, July 28, at 4pm, members, donors, and volunteers will be honored at the first Appreciation BBQ, hosted by the Escondido Children's Museum staff and Board of Directors, in front of the Train Depot in Grape Day Park. "Without these generous people the museum would just not be possible. Each helps in their own way and it really is so valuable. We want to be able to give them a fun, family afternoon that they can enjoy and remember!" says Operations Coordinator, Tricia James.

The event will include food, games, and fun for the whole family. Board members will work the grill and serve food while staff leads kids through activities such as three-legged race, water balloon toss, and egg relays.

For more information about the BBQ event, check the website at or call Tricia James at 760.739.9513.

The Museum opened in 2001 on Grand Avenue, then expanded to larger facilities in Grape Day Park, and has continued growing and seeing an unprecedented number of visitors come through its doors. There are three large exhibits that are currently in development, as well as consistent, high quality programming and events. It is run by a staff of three and 25 dedicated volunteers. "Interacting with the kids is something that I really enjoy, but the foundation of volunteers at the museum creates a family feeling that is hard to find," states long time volunteer, Irene Sagis.

Coastal Communities Concerts Planned

On Sunday, August 12, at the Ellen Scripps Browning Memorial Park in La Jolla, the Coastal Communities Concert Band will perform a FREE concert at 2pm as part of the "Music by the Sea Series." Audience members are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs for seating on the lawn. Refreshments will be available at the site.

Then you will want to "save the date" of Monday, August 20, for "An American Salute" performance as part of the "Jazz at the Moonlight" series, to be held at the Moonlight Amphitheatre, Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista. The concert will start at 7pm; gates open at 5:30pm. Ticket prices are $15/$20/$25/each, with $2 discount on single ticket prices for seniors, military and students. Tickets are available from the VisTix box office, 760.724.2110, or online at

Congressman Bob Filner to Speak at Democratic Club

The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, August 11, at 12:30pm, at the Lakeside Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Congressman Bob Filner will address the club on the latest Washington developments that are of special interest to the San Diego area. Mr. Filner is now serving his 8th term as congressman for the 51st district. Prior to this, he was a professor of history at San Diego State University, a member of the San Diego City Council, and a deputy mayor.

Members of all parties are welcome. Call Betty Ball at 752.1035 for more information. There will be no September meeting.

Volunteers are needed to get out the Democratic vote in your neighborhood. There will be a training and support program. Spanish speaking is helpful, but not necessary. Call Betty at 760.752.1035, Barbara at 760.471.7588, or Cris at 760.744.4694.

Hearing Loss Association Welcomed New Members/Guests at Recent Meetings

At a recent meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of Escondido, new members Jim and Emily Holden from Vista were welcomed, as well as guests from Escondido, Stan Arneson and Terri Wilcox (Toni Showerman's daughter).

At the next meeting, guests greeted were Leland Blinman from San Diego; Lowell and Cathy Balzom of San Marcos; Terry Ward, Evelyn and Byron Cole, and Fran Munoz of Oceanside; and from Escondido, Louis Baglio, Betty Appel, and Don and Jean Varner.

There will be no HLA meeting in August; the next one is September 8, at the Joslyn Senior Center in Escondido. To join the Hearing Loss Association, dues are $6 and can be mailed to Jackie Wistort, 16637 Orchard Bend Road, Poway, 92064, or bring it to the next meeting.

Downtown Business Association Seeks Articles for Magazine

The DBA is working on the September issue of the Downtown Escondido Magazine and is asking for stories to include in that issue. The list of articles they are working on include: Business: The "Y" Generation; Wine/Food: How to create dinner shopping for your items at the Farmers' Market; Wellness; Home/Garden: Historic homes in Grape Day Park; Events: Grape Day, Packard Night, Opening Season at CCAE, Wine-Food-Music & Art Festival; and other downtown business stories.





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