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Social Butterfly July 24th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Wine and Food Fest to Benefit Moonlight Cultural Foundation

On Saturday, July 26, from 5:30pm-10:30pm, the Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Vista Optimist Club will present the annual Wine and Food Fest, to be held at the Optimist Clubhouse in Vista. There will be 17 restaurants serving all kinds of delicious samples, and 15 wineries and other vendors. Water, soda and coffee will be available. Partner all that food and beverage with a fantastic silent and live auction, plus a jazz band for entertainment, and it's going to be a fabulous evening.

Tickets are $60/person. A portion of the proceeds will support the Moonlight Cultural Foundation's Capital Campaign to purchase state of the art sound and lighting equipment for the new stage house opening in 2009. The goal is $675,000, and to date $300,000 has been raised. For more information or to make reservations, call Diana Slaughter Aaron at the Foundation, 760.630.7650, or email

Altrusa to Hold Charity Sale

On Saturday, August 2nd, from 8am to 4pm, the Altrusa Club will hold a Charity Sale, at 13475 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. All proceeds benefit services of the Altrusa North County Coastal Club and Project Linus NCC-SW Riverside. For information, email

Friends of Wilderness Gardens to Hold Membership Meeting

The public is invited to the Annual membership meeting of the Friends of Wilderness Gardens, to be held on Saturday, July 26, at 10am, at the Wilderness Gardens Preserve, 14209 Hwy. 76, Pala. The program will be by Project Wildlife and the speaker, Shawnie Williams, will talk about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife and the dramatic need to help since the severe fires. Nature walks can be taken and birding with an expert birder will be available. Lite refreshments will be served. For information, call 760.745.1219 or 760.742.1631.

"Kickoff" for Term Limits Party Planned

The Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Positive Action Committee (EMPAC) will meet at 7pm on Thursday, July 31, in the Compact Room at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway.

All mobile home park residents and others in the city are invited to the official "Kickoff" for Term Limits event for the City of Escondido council members. EMPAC will have petitions to sign, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call any of these phone numbers, (all are 760 area code); 739.0870; 747.4107; 746.7366; 738.7355.

Here's Your Chance to Make a Difference!

Want to be part of an exciting volunteer opportunity in your community? Breast Cancer Network of Strength (formerly known as Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization) of Southern California is pleased to announce that VONS grocery stores have designated funds to sponsor the "Just for Teens" program in San Diego County. This program is an educational program that teaches teenage girls about breast health awareness through presentations, informational videos, and working with breast models. Breast cancer survivors are being sought to volunteer as presenters to present this programming to teen girls in San Diego County high schools.

Apply now to become a volunteer "Just for Teens" program presenter. To participate, you must attend a one-day training held at the Network of Strength San Diego office, 4660 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite 500, San Diego, on either Thursday, July 31, or Friday, August 1, from 9am to 5pm. For more information and to apply, contact Ana Brousseau at

CWONC Helps at Angel's Depot Fundraiser

Members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently volunteered their time to help out at the Barnstormin' BBQ fundraiser held to benefit Angel's Depot, a nonprofit organization providing weekly food boxes for seniors living in poverty in San Diego County. The event was held in the Vista Wal-Mart parking lot and including a mechanical bull ride, arts booth, rummage sale, petting zoo, truck giveaway, and live foot-stompin' music from The Nitro Express. If you would like to participate as a volunteer with CWONC for special projects like Angel's Depot, visit the website at Meetings are the second Monday of every month at the Wood House in Woodland Park, San Marcos.

CWONC members (l-r) Laura McPhee and Ann Lygas help out at Angel's Depot fundraiser. (photo courtesy of Kaye Martin)

VC Museum Exhibits Life of Actor-Bodybuilder Steve Reeves

Long-time Valley Center rancher, movie star and international bodybuilder Steve Reeves will be remembered in a major exhibition of his life, starting August 1 at the Valley Center History Museum. The show will continue through December.

Reeves, who died in 2004 at age 74, starred in 18 movies over 20 years, the most famous of which was "Hercules." In 1959-61, he was the number one box office attraction, ahead of Doris Day and John Wayne. He also appeared on Broadway and as a guest on many television shows.

As a bodybuilder, Reeves captured virtually every worldwide title, including Mr. America (1947), Mr. World (1948) and Mr. Universe (1950). Unknown to most, however, was his life as a successful rancher from 1957 until death. During 43 years in Valley Center, Reeves raised prize-winning Morgans. He also authored several books on health and fitness, and was frequently seen exercising on the streets of Valley Center.

The museum exhibition includes extensive movie memorabilia, trophies from his bodybuilding victories, and ranch gear including a prized saddle which was the centerpiece at his funeral. The museum has hundreds of photos from all aspects of Reeves career and will rotate the pictures during the exhibit.

The Reeves exhibit will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4pm at 29200 Cole Grade Road. Admission and parking are free. For more information, call 760.749.2993, or visit

Lake San Marcos Art League Announces Show

"Anything Goes" is the title for the Lake San Marcos Art League's next show. This is another members' art show to run from August 1 through September 30, at the Hearth Gallery, San Marcos Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos.

The LSM Art League was founded in November 1965, as both a social and learning experience. It brought together people who shared a mutual interest in the traditional and contemporary art. The first president, Leroy Morrisey, was an art teacher who owned his own studio in Escondido. In 1981 the League boasted membership of 100. The membership is dedicated to art appreciation in oil, watercolor, pastel, mixed media, and photography. Elsie Marshall, the oldest member, is still having watercolor classes once a week at the Lake.

Throughout the years the League has sponsored art shows, shows on the lawn at the Lake, demo meetings, picture hangings at local bankis, and each year donates a scholarship to a deserving Palomar College art student. For more information, call Mary Nold at 760.727.9421.

photoLSM Kiwanis Foundation Supports San Marcos Students

In their goal to serve San Marcos students, the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Foundation Chairman, Don Alexander, presented a check to Pat Jordan of the Friends of the San Marcos Library to be used for the Summer Reading Program for children of San Marcos.
Don Alexander and Pat Jordan
He also presented a check to Dr. Richard Skay, President of the San Marcos Educational Foundation, as part of the continued support from the Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Club for the children of San Marcos. The Educational Foundation provides grants to teachers requesting money for necessities and extras needed to enhance their teaching goals in the classroom.
photoDon Alexander and Dr. Richard Skay
The Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Foundation is a 501(c)3 Charitable Foundation, funded by the LSM Kiwanis members and others, primarily to support scholarships for students of San Marcos and Mission Hills High Schools and Palomar College. In addition, the Foundation supports community groups in their goal to "Serve the Children of the World."


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