||November 15th, 2007|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
Pipe Organ Concert Planned at Methodist Church
On Sunday, November 18, the Music Series of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido will present a pipe organ concert by Dr. Michael Munson, in the Church Sanctuary at 3pm. The concert will consist of organ works of William Walton, J.S. Bach, Henri Mulet, Samuel Barber, and others. The public is invited. A reception to greet the artist will follow. A free-will offering will be taken. The church is located at 341 So. Kalmia, Escondido. Call 760.745.5100 for information.
Dr. Munson has been the organist at the Church since August 2006. Previously he served as organist at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Vista, since 1997. He earned his degrees in music from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, in 1992; from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah; and the University of Maine. Currently he teaches piano, theory and plays for ballet classes on staff at Palomar College. Michael is married to the former Kristine Hayes and they have three boys, ages 13, 11 and 5.
AAUW to Hear Program on Creating Life Stories
When the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meets on Saturday, November 17, the speaker will be Lois Sunrich, Founding Director of Story Arts. Her topic will be Inspirations for Passing on Your Life Story. She will share a wide variety of ways to create a life story project, and the benefits from the fulfillment of sharing your story with other women.
There will also be a bake sale, with proceeds going to the Educational Foundation. All members are asked to bring baked goods for this event.
The meeting starts at 10am, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido. Cost is $16/person. For reservations, call Ruth at 760.489.0579. Visitors are welcome.
Free Drama Classes Offered at Vista Boys & Girls Club
On Thursdays from 3-5pm, the Boys & Girls Club of Vista is offering free drama classes, led by T.J. Johnson. Johnson, from San Diego, has taught this enrichment class in drama since early 2006. As an actor he has appeared in productions at The Old Globe, North Coast Repertory Theatre and Moonlight Stage Productions, and is the founder of the San Diego Black Ensemble. The drama camp is funded by the Moonlight Stage production's Education Outreach project. Participation is free with Boys & Girls Club membership ($50/year). For more information, call 760.724.6606, Ext. 24, or visit the website at www.bgcvista.org.
Birding at Santee Lakes
Wood Ducks and other water birds abound at Santee Lakes, a migration hot spot this Fall. Join Buena Vista Audubon leader Steve Brad on Saturday, November 17, at 8am. Take I-805 south to 52; go east to Mast Blvd. exit, under freeway to the left and proceed one mile to overpass over Lake #2. Turn right and go a short distance to Carlton Oaks Drive. Turn right and watch for park entrance on right. There is no fee; restrooms and picnic tables are available. Meet at parking lot inside the entrance. For information, 760.633.1639.
"Spring is Here!" Plant Club Meeting Scheduled
The Buena Vista Native Plant Club meeting is set for Sunday, November 18, at 2pm. The Southern California native plant growing season has begun and it's time to plant. Plant cuttings will be potted - flowers planted now will be spectacular in April. The Plant Club meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2pm at the Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For information, check the website at BVNPC@sbcglobal.net, or call the Center, 760.439.2473.
Vista Elks Schedules
The Vista Elks are hosting a Thanksgiving Dinner with Ham, Turkey, and all the fixings, at the Lodge on Thanksgiving day, 1947 E. Vista Way, and it is open to the public. Cost is $12/person. Call for time, cost for children, and reservations to 760.724.1968.
Then on Saturday, December 1, there will be a Holiday Craft Faire, from 9am to 3pm, where there will be raffles every hour, baked goods, burgers and hot dogs, in addition to the Craft Faire. For information, call 724.1968. Myra Walker, co-chair of the Faire, said "the proceeds will go towards the Elks Holiday giving for the Crippled Children that the Elks sponsor every year."
CCC Band to Present Annual Holiday Concert
On Sunday, December 2, San Diego's own award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band will present their 13th Annual Holiday Concert to benefit Meals-on-Wheels. It will start at 2pm, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido. Tickets are $15/general admission; seniors (60+) and children (12 and under) are $12.50. As in the past, all proceeds will be donated to Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc., whose volunteers deliver over 600,000 meals each year to seniors in San Diego County. Since inception, these concerts have generated over $85,000 for the organization.
For tickets and/or information, call Meals-on-Wheels at 760.736.9900; CCAE Box Office, 1.800.988.4253; or Bill Brackman at 760.489.2383. Information can be found on the websites www.cccband.com or www.meals-on-wheels.org.
If you have never been to this concert, you have missed an absolutely wonderful way to start the holiday season. Lyle and I attended last year, and we loved it; can't wait to go again this year. This is a local group of professional musicians, some 80+ strong, who give of their time and talents for our enjoyment. You won't be disappointed, and it certainly will get you in the holiday spirit!
Valley Center Museum to Hold Tour of Betty Crocker Home
The historic Victorian home once owned by the original Betty Crocker will be open for tours on Sunday, December 2, from 4 to 6pm, as a benefit for the Valley Center History Museum. The house, now a private residence, was built in 1883 and has been restored to its original elegance. Home economist Agnes White lived and cooked there for nearly 40 years. In 1924 she became the original cooking icon Betty Crocker, and hosted the nation's first on-air cooking show.
Tickets are $25/person and includes the house tour and a wine and cheese reception. Tickets available at the museum, 29200 Cole Grade Road, from 1 to 4pm Tuesday through Saturday. No tickets sold the day of the event. For information, call 760.749.2993, or visit www.valleycenterhistory.org.
Encouragement Center Schedules 4th Saturday Community Meal
This month's 4th Saturday Meal falls on November 24, (the Saturday after Thanksgiving. With you help, a full holiday meal will be served to the needy at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1900 So. Nevada St., Oceanside. Starting at 9:30am with cooking and set-up, with serving from 11am to 12Noon; listening and caring from 11am to 1pm; and cleanup from 12N to 1pm. Help is needed in all areas of the meal, in addition to sorting clothes, distributing toiletries, prayer and counseling, and cleanup.
The menu is Turkey, Ham, Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Green Beens, Rolls, Pumpkin and Apple Pies. Several people are needed to bring cooked turkeys and pies. It really is important that you call to let The Encouragement Center know what you will bring and how you can help that day - 760.845.8838.
Recently Contemporary Women of North County was recognized by the City of San Marcos Community Services Commission for years of volunteer efforts and positive contributions to the community. The award was presented by Allen Risley, Chair of the Commission, to past presidents, (l-r), Linda Bridges, Laura McPhee, current president Laura Collins, and past president Kathleen King. For information about CWONC, visit the website at www.cwonc.org. (Photo courtesy of Kaye Martin)
Rincon del Diablo chapter of Daughters of American Revolution recently welcomed six new members who have proven their lineage back to a patriot of the American Revolution, a requirement for membership. Pictured (l-r) are Betty Parke, Sue Engelskirchen, Mary Peterman, Debbie Young, Hope Hellikson, and Faith Hellikson. For information, call Phyllis at 744.7530 or Mary-Anne at 743.0034.
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