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Social Butterfly October 11th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

"Fall Fantasies" Fashion Show Very Successful

The fashion show presented by the Escondido Republican Women Federated was a very successful event, with fashions by Draper's & Damon's of Rancho Bernardo, and models from the club. There were door prize and theme basket drawings. In addition, Bonita Chamberlin spoke about her venture to Afghanistan and how she came to helping them by selling sterling silver and gemstone jewelry from the villages of Eastern Afghanistan and sending the proceeds to them. You can find out more about this project and other locations where she will be selling jewelry by checking the website at

Below, Models at the Escondido Republican Women’s Fashion Show were:
l-r, Ardie Burrows, Karen Taylor, Susan Alves, Kathleen Crusing, Sandra Culbert and Darlene Hansen

Escondido Chamber Mixer Tonight

Brecht BMW will present "Oktoberfest" at the Escondido Chamber's "Business After 5" Mixer tonight, from 5-7pm, at 4557 Auto Park Way. Admission is $5/members and $10/prospective members. There will be refreshments, no-host bar, and a raffle. Bring business cards. For more information, call the Chamber office at 760.745.2125, or

Children's Museum Accepting Toy Donations for Toy Sale

The Escondido Children's Museum is accepting donations for its annual Toy Sale to be held on Saturday, November 3, from 10am to 3pm, in Studio 2, next door to the Children's Museum (a free admission day). Then come one, come all to an event designed to give you great bargains on toys for the kids in your life and at the same time help the museum thrive. Bring the kids and a friend to stock up on toys and support the museum. There will be something for kids of all ages; shop early for birthday parties, the holidays, or just for fun.

Donate "like new” and new toys. This event is not a rummage sale, so only items that are new or in very good condition will be accepted. Bring your donations to the Museum (or call us to be put in contact with a volunteer who lives near you). Donations are tax-deductible. Donation deadline is November 1.

Volunteers will be needed on the day of the event, even for an hour. Help in the sale, watching over items, serving as a cashier. Circulate flyers in Grape Day Park to publicize the event. Help organize toys/donations, set-up or clean-up. For more information on how you can help, contact Tricia at 760.739.9513.

Contemporary Women Hosting Book Fair

The Contemporary Women of North County, a local women's volunteer organization, is hosting a book fair at the Barnes and Noble bookstore, 810 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido, today, Thursday, October 11, from 3:00 to 9:00pm. Gretchen Wendle, the local author of Bekka and the Big Bubble All Around Town, a children's book, will be available at 7pm to sign copies of her book. If you present a voucher or mention your purchase is for Contemporary Women of North County, the club will receive a percentage of the sale of books, magazines, music, cafe purchases and other items (excluding gift cards and membership). Proceeds will be used to fund a cooking class for Casa de Amparo teens. For more information, please contact Barnes & Noble at 760.480.7476. To obtain vouchers for the event, please visit the club website at

Hearing Loss Association to Celebrate 20 Years

On Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 12Noon, the Hearing Loss Association (formerly known as SHHH), will meet and reminisce about the twenty years in existence. Sponsors Rosemary Patterson and David Illich, who got the chapter started, will narrate. Meetings are held at the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium, on Park Avenue in Escondido. Guests are always welcome. For more information, call Sylvia at 760.745.5408.

Visitors at recent meetings were Carrie Francek, and Leland Blinman, both of San Diego; Kate Ward (who joined the chapter), as well as Fran Munoz, Evelyn and Byron Cole from Oceanside; Lowell and Cathy Balzon from San Marcos; and from Escondido, Louis Baglio, Betty Appel, Don and Jean Varner.

Vista Art Show Scheduled

Art at the Creekwalk, sponsored by the Vista Art Foundation and Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, will hold two remaining shows for the year - October 14 and November 11. All works for sale are original pieces of jewelry, fine art, photography, gourds, and other mediums. This art show is held on the greenbelt area between Frazier Farms and the wave Park from 10am to 4pm in October, and from 10am to 3pm in November. For further information, contact Mary at or call 760.402.2446.

Sally Costello to Speak at AAUW Meeting

On Saturday, October 20, starting at 10am, the American Association of University Women will meet at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. The speaker will be Sally Costello, Executive Director of the Escondido Humane Society. Her program will be "The Benefits of Companion Animals." She will explain how animals enrich our lives and how much pets benefit from human companionship.

Cost of the lunch is $16/person. Guests are welcome. For reservations or more information, call Ginny at 760.741.5701.
Music Recital Scheduled at Woman's Club

The music students of Michael and Mark Doering will present a public recital at 3pm on Sunday, October 21, at the Woman's Club of Escondido, 751 North Rose, behind the House of Prayer Lutheran Church. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 760.489.9483.

Beta Sigma Phi's to Hold Friendship Dinner

The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi International will hold their annual Friendship Dinner, "Fall Festival," on Monday, October 22, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Rancho Calevero, 3570 Calevero Lane, Oceanside.

All Beta Sigma Phi members, active, inactive, on-leave, members-at-large, transferees, and guests are invited. Reservations required by Tuesday, October 16. For information or to RSVP, call 760.724.1510.

Audubon Society Presents Preschool Nature Storytime

All preschoolers 3-5 years old, with an adult, are welcome to this program which includes an hour of songs, plays, a story, and a craft. This month's focus is on owls and other night creatures. The program is held on the 4th Monday; this month, October 22, at 10am, at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For a large group, or information, call Mary Ellen at 760.918.6622.

Buena Vista Native Plant Club Meeting Scheduled

Sunday, October 21, at 2pm, the Buena Vista Audubon Society's Plant Club will hold a "Hands-on Garden Design" meeting. Bring a layout of your property and you will get help with a plan. Discussions will include sun/shade, dry/wet, and high use/low use situations. The Plant Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For more information, call the Center at 760.439.2473, or check the website at

New Networking Group for Women Only

Team Women is a new "women only" business-networking organization in Inland North County. The strong belief that women in business can grow and prosper in many ways simply by lending support to one another is the premise of the Team Women organization in their first two full years of operations throughout the US. Team Women exemplifies face-to-face networking, the most effective method for gaining new customers and increasing sales, and have created something new by added benefits of building self confidence and forming lasting relationships.

Team Women is a "personal" organization where everyone has a voice and new ideas are always encouraged. In each chapter, each core profession is represented by just one woman. An Escondido Chapter opened on August 28, and they meet from 8am to 9am every Tuesday. For more information about Team Women or to become a member, call Judi Finneran at 760.639.2823 or email

Don't Forget:

Redwood Elderlink's Western Round-up and Music Festival, Saturday, October 13, from 4-8pm, at 1151 So. Redwood, Escondido. There will be live music, barbeque dinner with beer and wine, silent and live auctions. Tickets are $45/person. Call 760.480.1030.

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