||June 19th, 2008|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
"Peter Pan" Starts Tonight at Moonlight Theater in Vista
Headstrong fairies, treacherous pirates, ticking crocodiles and the high adventure of Neverland all descend on the Moonlight Amphitheater in Vista as Encore Youth Theater and Premiere for Kids present the opening production of "Peter Pan" in Moonlight's 26th Season. J.M. Barrie's enduring tale of the boy who never grows up has captured the imaginations of children and adults for over a hundred years and this summer he flies into Vista with a cast of 98 children under the direction of one of San Diego's most recognizable directors, Randall Hickman.
The gates open at 6:30pm tonight. Bring the family and some food, and dine right on the lawn before the show starts. Peter Pan plays June 19, 20, 21 and 22 at 8pm. Ticket prices are $16 to $22. For tickets, call Vistix at 760.724.2110 between noon and 5pm daily.
Above, Janessa Gillette as Peter Pan and Rebecca Ivan as Wendy
RB Chorale Awards $10,000 to Six Talented Teens
Sellout audiences were treated to spectacular shows in May at the Poway Performing Arts Center, featuring memorable tunes from The King & I, South Pacific, Les Miserables, and dance routines to rival A Chorus Line. The highlight of each evening’s performance were local teens that competed for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place scholarship moneys, selected by audience vote during the show’s intermission.
Awarded Friday night was $2,500 to Raechele Hans, a soprano from Heritage Christian Academy, Jae-Eun “Jenny” Shin, flutist of Rancho Bernardo High, a $1,500 scholarship, and the $1,000 winner was Megan Scholz, a Carlsbad High vocalist. Saturdays “Broadway USA” show featured Adrianne Pope, with the San Dieguito Academy who won a $2,500 scholarship. Westview High senior Kristi James won $1,500 and Miles Grimes, of Escondido High, won a $1,000 scholarship.
Pat Bean, founder and director of the RB Chorale, made the presentations with Chorale President Henrik Jonson and Scholarship Committee Chair Keith Cheney. The Chorale has a 34-year history of granting scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a musical education.
For more information check the website at www.rbchorale.org or call 858.485.SONG (7664).
North County Women to be Honored by YWCA
Now, in its 29th year, the YWCA’s Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Awards Luncheon will be held at the San Diego Convention Center on Friday, June 27. Kimberly Hunt of Channel 10 News will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies. National domestic violence advocate Sarah M. Buel, J.D., is keynote speaker. The luncheon spotlights women who are honored by their firm's executives, co-workers, families, and friends. Employers receive special recognition for their leadership role in providing advancement opportunities for women in the workplace. Honorees from North County include:
Laura Ash, Maria (Mary) Fernandez, and Stacy Golden of Sony Electronics, Rancho Bernardo; Margie Blanchard, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Escondido; Jennifer Hunt, McMillin Realty, Rancho Bernardo; Nadine Lamberski, Zoological Society of San Diego, Escondido; Lucy Lusk, Holland America Line, Carlsbad; Cheryl Pia, Millenium Creative Group, Carlsbad; Denette Stewart, California Bank & Trust, Escondido; and Dr. Patricia Worden, Cal State University San Marcos, San Marcos.
Since the TWIN Awards inception in 1979, the YWCA of San Diego County has paid tribute to 2,348 outstanding businesswomen, and has raised more than $1.8 million to support YWCA programs that help women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness in the County. The awards, presented by Bank of America, will be held at the Convention Center Ballroom 20, 111 W. Harbor Drive, San Diego. Tickets are $5,000 for Executive Club Members. Tables can be sponsored for $1,500, and individual tickets are $150 each (minimum two seats). For more information, visit the website at www.casandiego.org or call Melanie Seales at 619.239.0355, Ext. 218.
San Marcos Lions Club Wants You!
The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people who are interested in their communities to join them at their biweekly meetings. Lions is a service organization, and recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. They meet on the first and third Thursday of every month from 12Noon to 1pm, currently meeting at Acapulco's in San Marcos. For more information, contact David Simpson by phone, 760.941.3475; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Progressive Democrats to Meet on Sunday
The monthly meeting of the Progressive Democrats of San Diego is Sunday, June 22, from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Vista Public Library Community Room, 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. Library phone number for directions is 760.643.5100, or call Ree Jones, 760.295.5001 for details. The meeting is open to public, and there is free parking.
DAR to Hold Workshop for Prospective Members
If you have a revolutionary patriot in your family tree, The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of DAR will be hosting a workshop for women over 18 years of age on Sunday, June 29, from 1:30pm - 3:30pm at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue. Learn how to complete an application for DAR membership or for supplemental papers. Two important subjects to be covered are using genealogy resources and finding required documentation to complete and substantiate information for the application.
As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promoting education and advancing patriotic endeavors. Literature about DAR will be available. For those interested in Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) a representative will be present. For additional information, contact Margaret Read 760.757.0528, or Jeanette Shiel 760.736.0178.
Pictured are Margaret Read, Chapter Registrar and prospective member, Diane Denton
Nu Chi Parliamentarians To Meet Next Thursday
On Thursday, June 26, the Nu Chi Unit of Parliamentarians monthly meeting will feature a program on "Conventions" by Parliamentarian George Speer, 3rd Vice President of the California Garden Clubs, Inc.
The meeting is free and open for interested persons who expect to attend conventions and conferences and want to learn more about Robert's Rules of Order. The meeting will be from 1:00 to 3:00pm at the Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido, (one block east of I-15 and south of Hwy. 78, off Broadway.) Questions may be directed to Willeen Hasler at 760.439.6243.
Woman's Club Donates Funds
The Woman's Club of Escondido, as part of its philanthropic efforts to help others, recently approved funds to be sent to charities, including the SNAP Project, Escondido Humane Society, California Center for the Arts, Spina Bifida Sports (North County), Serenity House, Salvation Army (send kids to camp), Sunburst project (kids with HIV/Aids), Leukemia Society of North County, Quail Gardens, Escondido Creek Conservancy, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, Friends of Wilderness Gardens, Diana's Angels, Escondido Allied Veterans Council, and the Woman's Club Scholarship Foundation in the amount of $1,000 for general scholarships and $1,000 for scholarships for the nursing profession.
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) conducted its installation of officers for 2008 at a recent meeting. CWONC is a women's volunteer organization based in North County that offers its services in the community for many charitable and educational programs. Check the club's website at http://www.cwonc.org for more information.
New club officers shown are (l-r): Linda Bridges, President; Ann Lygas, Co-2nd Vice President; Laura McPhee, Secretary; Sandra Teters, 3rd Vice President; Laura Collins, Treasurer, and Installing Officer Vivian Doering. Not pictured is Kathleen King, Co-2nd Vice President.
Palomar Audubon to Bird Watch at Cuyamaca State Park
On Saturday, June 21, at 8:00am, the Palomar Audubon Society has scheduled a bird watching field trip to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in Julian. From San Diego, take I-8 east and exit north on Hwy 79. Continue approximately 12 miles to the campground on the left. From North County, take Hwy 78 (or Hwy 67) to Ramona, then continue on Hwy 78 just past Julian, to Hwy 79. Take Hwy 79 south approximately 10 miles to the campground on the right where we will meet. There is a day use fee. Bring a lunch for an after walk picnic. Expect warm weather. For more information, check the website at www.palomaraudubon.org.
Buena Vista Audubon Has Three Events Scheduled
First, the Audubon is sponsoring a bird walk at Kit Carson Park in Escondido for Saturday, June 21, at 8am. Woodland, riparian and open habitats make for a nice variety of birds. Meet at the Amphitheater parking lot. Directions: Take Hiway-78 to I-15, go south to Via Rancho Parkway. East on Via Rancho Pkwy, about one mile to Park Road. North on Park Road 3/4-mile to the Amphitheater parking lot. The leader is Steve Brad at 760.633.1639.
Second, the annual Buena Vista Audubon Film Festival featuring "Hoot" will be held on Thursday, June 26, on the Nature Center's big screen, with social starting at 7pm and the screening at 7:30pm. The Nature Center is located at 2202 South Coast Highway, Oceanside. For information, call 760.439.3649.
Bring the kids for this special film! Fourteen-year-old Roy, the new kid at school makes friends with two other outcasts, Beatrice and Mullet. They reveal a secret hideaway they share with a flock of endangered Burrowing Owls. The hollow where the owls nest is slated for development. Roy and his friends take on developers, politicians, and cops in a fight for the owls and their habitat. Rated PG, the film is based on Carl Hiaasen's Newbery honor-winning book for young adults. Refreshments will be served, and a Barn Owl nesting box will be raffled off.
Then, on Saturday, June 28, at 8:30am, birders of all skill levels are invited to spend the morning with leader Tom Troy at the Buena Vista Lagoon Landing on Jefferson St. in Carlsbad. Tom will help you identify birds by sight and sound (last month’s class saw 30 different species!) with instruction on the use of binoculars and spotting scopes. From I-5 to Hwy 78 East, exit Jefferson. Turn right, go to stoplight, turn right and park in the Landing parking lot on right side of the road. For additional information, call Tom at 760.967.6915.
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