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Social Butterfly March 27th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Self Defense Workshop For Women and Teens

On Saturday, March 29, from 1:30pm to 5pm, Karate Instructors Ray Plevyak and Rick Pearson will hold a self-defense workshop for women and teens at the Family Karate, 410 E. Felicita, Escondido (northeast corner of Felicita and Centre City Parkway, behind Walgreens). This is a free, community service program, and there is no solicitation to join Family Karate. Girls and boys, ages 12 to 18, and women of all ages are welcome. Sweat pants, a comfortable shirt, and tennis shoes are highly recommended, as well as a bottle of water.

The instructors, Ray and Rick, are 4th degree and 2nd degree black belts, and are internationally certified instructors in Tae Kwon Do. They have been putting on these community service seminars since 2004. Effective basic techniques to avoid becoming a victim will be demonstrated, then you try them out for yourself. RSVP to Rick Pearson at to save your spot. You will receive a reply to confirm. Include a phone number in case they need to reach you at the last moment. For questions, call Rick at 858.451.2405.

Check this link for photos of the class

"Paws in the Park" Walk for Escondido Humane Society

Sunday, March 30th is the date; 8am to 12Noon is the time for the annual Walk fundraiser for the Escondido Humane Society. This is a 1.5 mile/2.5 mile fun walk with your canine companion(s), a community festival and expo. The walk starts at 9am, at Kit Carson Park, Escondido, to raise money to help save homeless and abandoned animals in San Diego County.

Prizes will include hotel stays, luxury doggy items, restaurant certificates, and others. Special prizes will go to the top individual fundraiser, top fundraising pack, and contests winners. In addition, there will be entertainment by Fox 6's Ruben Galvan; music by S.D.'s classic rocking DJ, Gary Trice; "Ask the Vet", and "Ask the Behaviorist" booth; and vendors. At 10:15am the contests "Trading Faces" (dog/owner look-alike) and "Canine Couture" (dog fashion show) will be held.

Be creative and keep the fun in fundraising. Raise a minimum of $50 and receive an event t-shirt. Other incentive prizes will be offered at $100 and up. Form a "pack" with friends, family, co-workers, and your dogs. Sign up online at and create your own fundraising webpage. You can register via mail, fax, or by calling 760.888.2235.

"Light A Star" Fundraising Auction to Benefit Catholic School

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th annual dinner and fundraising auction to benefit St. Mary, Star of the Sea Catholic School in Oceanside. The event is set for Friday, April 4, from 5pm-10pm, at the Staff NCO Club at Camp Pendleton. Monies raised by this event will support various programs and a scholarship fund for students in pre-K through 8th grade.

A donation of $35/person includes a buffet dinner, one set of Chinese raffle tickets and an opportunity to win additional items in the live auction. Prizes include a set of Callaway Golf Irons, a one-week timeshare with worldwide access, a Beach cruiser bike, a soft-top surfboard, and many more. Live entertainment will be provided by award-winning local singer/songwriter and guitarist Michael Tiernan, who donated his time and talents for the event. Tickets can be purchased at the school at 515 Wisconsin Avenue, or at the parish office in downtown Oceanside. For more information, call 760.722.7259, or visit the website at

Dick Disney Memorial Auction Planned by Booster Club

The Orange Glen High School Athletic Booster Club will be hosting their 12th annual Dick Disney Memorial Auction on Saturday, April 5, at Orange Glen High School in Escondido. Tickets for the event are $10/person in advance or $15 at the door, for an exciting evening including live and silent auctions, hors d'oeurves, beverages, and dessert. This event raises funds for the over 600 students participating in the athletic programs.

The school is in the process of replacing sports uniforms and equipment, and repairing aging facilities. All funds raised from your donations goes to purchase needed items for the athletic programs and the Dick Disney Memorial Scholarship fund which gives two $2,000 awards per year, one to a boy and one to a girl.

The fundraising goal this year is $40,000. You can help support this event by being a Sponsor with a cash donation or donating a product and/or service to be auctioned. Send to P.O. Box 301520, Escondido, 92027. For more information, contact Dennis Godfrey at 760.310.3416,, or Ralph and Cindy Linder at 760.432.2014, or

Charter School Invites You To Establish An "Education Partnership"

The Heritage K-8 Charter School, established in 2003, is a public school whose philosophy is dedicated to improving student learning. They have a strong, standards-based academic program that emphasizes the foundations of learning through reading, writing, mathematics, history, geography and science. In addition, art, music and technology are integrated into the curriculum. Heritage consistently demonstrates its academic excellence by earning an Academic Performance Index (API) in the mid 800's since the school's inception. The 2007 Growth API was 866.

Through contributions and establishing "Education Partnerships," Heritage plans to raise necessary funds to improve and enhance the technology based curriculum programs. This is an open-ended invitation to all members of the business community to support "educational choice" and support the students. Your donations will be used at the Heritage Auction on Friday, April 4th, which is open to the public. For more information about Heritage K-8 Charter School, call Shellie Bobadilla at 760.743.7038, or email

Appraisal Fair for Antique Lovers

Just like an episode of Antiques Roadshow, professional appraisers will reveal the origins of your mystery object. Is it a priceless treasure? Fake? Forgery? Part of a valuable collection? This is an opportunity for the whole family to learn about history, heritage and the value of collecting. Check the attic, clean-out the garage, look under the bed and bring in your collectibles and heirlooms for appraisal.

The Appraisal Fair will be held on Sunday, April 13, from 11am to 3pm, at the Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace, Brengle Terrace Park, Vista. Visit art vendors featuring hand painted silk scarves, gourd art, decorative painting, and other crafts. The fair will feature a variety of gourmet edibles for sale. Certified antique appraisers will be available for a consultation at $10/per item; limit three items per person.

Proceeds from appraisals will benefit the historic Rancho Buena Vista Adobe. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Rancho Buena Vista Adobe and the Senior Center, Rancho docents will be available to answer questions about the Adobe. To volunteer for this event, call 760.941.7639. For more information, call 760.639.6164 or 639.6160.

Audubon's March Meeting is About Raptors

photoTonight, Thursday, March 27, starting at 7pm, is the Buena Vista Audubon Society's general meeting, at the Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. The program will be about Raptors, their evolution, ecology, and relationship to humans, and given by Tom Stephan of Ramona. He has practiced the ancient art of falconry for 40 years and successfully bred endangered falcons and hawks for 16 years. He has developed an intimate knowledge of the nesting requirements of birds of prey. Tom will bring some falcons with him. Come hear this interesting program. For information, call 760.439.2473.

Annual Bluegrass Day at Carlsbad Flower Fields Planned

Join the North County Bluegrass & Folk Club at the Carlsbad Flower Fields on Saturday, April 12, for some "Pickin' in the Posies" and "Fiddlin' in the Flowers." During the day musicians will be scattered around the grounds and on stage playing some bluegrass, old-time and other traditional music. In the afternoon there will be a special appearance by "Lighthouse" at 1pm and 3pm.

You will experience the beauty of 50 acres of giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers in full bloom, fragrant Sweet Pea Maze, the Flag of Flowers, and more than 180 All-American Rose winners. You won't believe how spectacular these fields are close up. If walking is a problem, the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum provides fun and informative wagon rides (wheelchair accessible) around the fields for a nominal fee.

The Bluegrass Music and an arts and crafts show are all included in your regular admission price to the Flower Fields, which are open from 9am to 6pm. Admission is $9/adults, $8/seniors, $5/kids 3-10, ages 2 and under are free. The fields are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, east of Interstate 5 off Palomar Airport Road. For more information, call 858.566.4594 or visit the website at

Whelan Lake Bird Walk Announced

The Buena Vista Audubon Society does a Whelan Lake bird walk, at a premier birding location not open to the public, on the first Saturday of the month, April 5, at 8am. Mating and nesting season means lots of activity. Directions: I-5 to Hwy 76; turn left at Douglas, continue to light at North River Road; turn left and meet at cul-de-sac by entrance gate. The leader will be John Haddock, and he can be reached at 760.941.7824.

Save The Date:

Hear Dr. Terry L. Paulson speak on Saturday, April 12, from 9:30am to 12:30pm, at Escondido Country Club. Look for details next week, right here in The Paper.


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