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Social Butterfly August 23rd, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Che Bangs The Salon Gives Back to the Community

On Sunday, August 26, as part of a nationwide event entitled Hairdressers Unlocking Hope, hairstylists will come together raising money to help build 88 new homes in the New Orleans area for victims of Katrina. To do its part, Che Bangs The Salon will host a Cut-A-Thon and 100 percent of the day's proceeds will go directly to the Katrina relief fund. Then on Sunday, September 9, teachers and staff of Oceanside Classical Academy will be treated to full day of style at Che Bangs -- something that should make going back to school more special.

Che Bangs The Salon is located at 985 Woodland Parkway, Suite 118, San Marcos. Call them for reservations at 760.740-BANG (2264), or "Google" it for information at your fingertips.

Encouragement Center Announces Free Community Luncheon

On Saturday, August 25, the Encouragement Center will hold their 4th Saturday Meal for the homeless, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1900 So. Nevada St., Oceanside, starting at 11am. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a nice hot meal. Blankets, beanies, gloves, toiletries, clothing and more will be distributed to those in need.

If you would like to volunteer to help that day, call Tina Marino at at 760.845.8838, or check the website at Also, if you have any items such as backpacks, sleeping bags, clothing, shoes, toys or bikes that you would like to donate, they would be greatly appreciated.

Want to Take A Hike?

Beat the heat with a twilight hike on Sunday, August 26, from 6:30pm-8pm, along the San Dieguito River Park's newest trail segment, with River Valley Guide Mike Thacker and Trail Patroller Chuck Anderson. This is a unique section of trail with geologic formations, views of historical Lake Hodges flume and the newest bridge. The trail is west of Lake Hodges, near Crosby Estates; look for the Lemon Twist Fruit Stand on Del Dios Highway. Turn in and drive down the paved road to the staging area. Parking is for both the Santa Fe Valley Trail to the west and the Del Dios Gorge Trail to the east. Reservations are not required. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

For other activities such as trail maintenance and habitat restoration projects to participate in, check the calendar on the website at, or email Barbara Baker at These projects are a great way to earn hours, credits, and badges.

Smarter Party/Mixer/Expo and Networking Extravaganza Planned by Five Organizations

The Smarter Party is planned for Wednesday, August 29, from 5:30pm-8pm, at the Smarter Small Business Office Courtyard, 2382 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, and will be hosted by the San Marcos, Vista, Oceanside, and Fallbrook Chambers, and the Smarter Small Business organization. Food will be catered by Slice of Heaven Catering; there will be a no-host bar with beer, wine and cocktails; an ice cream sundae bar; table tops and display booths; over $15,000 in door prizes; and a Grand Prize Drawing for a $10,000 Marketing Package for one lucky winner.

Cost for pre-registered is $10 at the door; unregistered $15 at the door. Pre-register and print your ticket online at www.smartersmallbusiness.comor call 760.602.9231 for more information.

Patio Playhouse Announces Auditions for "Pirates of Penzance" Youth Show

Auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan's "Priates of Penzance" will be held on Saturday, September 8, from 9:30am-3pm and Sunday, September 9, from 12Noon-5pm, at the Patio Playhouse, 201 E. Grand Ave., Suite 1D, Escondido. Auditions will be for youth with previous experience in musical theatre, ages 7-18, who can commit to a focused and rigorous five-month rehearsal process. Performance dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January 18 to February 3, 2008.

Saturday Audition Format: Mandatory Parent Meeting from 9:30am-10:00am; Open Dance Audition from 10:00am-12Noon; Vocal Callbacks from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Sunday Audition Format: Mandatory Parent Meeting from 12:00N-12:30pm; Open Dance Audition from 12:30pm- 2:00pm; Vocal Callbacks from 2:30pm-5:00pm.

Come Prepared: Bring a photo that they can keep. Wear dance shoes and dance clothes. Have a Gilbert and Sullivan song ready with pre-recorded accompaniment in case you are invited to the vocal callbacks. Please be on time and bring a parent or guardian with you to sign forms. Please attend one audition day only. If you have questions, call Brian Weissman at 760.294.4790 or the website at

The Vision for Education Auction is Open!

The Vision for Education Auction is open for bidding, and will end September 4, at 5pm. The goal is to raise $15,000 to help the Insight Vision Center provide low income children with comprehensive vision examinations and vision therapy through interaction with the schools and community. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Proceeds from the auction event will go to Insight Vision Center in order to support the Vision for Education program, so tell your friends, family, community that the bidding is on!

This is an exciting and fun way to help, and have a chance to win some nice prizes. For more information and to check the list of items, visit the website at





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