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Social Butterfly July 31st, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

DAR Holds Genealogy Class

Recently the Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution member, Nancy Christensen, held a genealogy class for chapter members working on proving their lineage to additional patriots of the American Revolution. She discussed the concepts she uses with a live hookup to the internet. She also accepted genealogy problems from each member of the group, solicited ideas from the class for solving the problems and demonstrated how to work on the more challenging problems.

Women descendents of patriots of the American Revolution are invited to join the chapter. Members can help tracing lineage. Meetings are held in Escondido with members from Temecula, Fallbrook, Valley Center, Ramona, Julian, Carlsbad, San Marcos, Poway, Rancho Bernardo, and Escondido. For information, call Phyllis Young at 760.744.7530, or Nancy Christensen at 760.788.8180.

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Pictured at the genealogy class from the left and back to front are chapter members: Maureen Lewnes, Ruth Putrus, Ellen Guest and Jennifer Bancroft. Front row: Jackie McKew and Jean Scott.

Carlsbad Alumni Summer Soiree Reunion Weekend

All Carlsbad alumni from the past 50 years are invited to the Summer Soiree Second Chance Reunion Weekend 2008, Friday, August 1 thru Sunday, August 3, in Carlsbad. All are welcome. Must be at least 18. For information, contact 24-hour alumni hotline at 760.720.8720, email carlsbadalumni@yahoo.com, or check the website at http://360.yahoo.com/carlsbadalumni. Crandy Campbell (class of 1985) is chairman; crandycampbell@yahoo.com or 760.732.6771.

The Summer Soiree weekend, also called the second chance reunion, to celebrate 50 years of Carlsbad High School Alumni, is a totally casual, no hassle and fun weekend, and affordable for everyone at only $20/person for the entire weekend. You must RSVP to carlsbadalumni@yahoo.com to get this special deal.

Dress in your favorite jeans, Rock and Roll T-shirts, crops, summer dresses, or whatever. You are encouraged to wear any or all of these colors: Purple, White, Yellow, or Gold (for the 50th Anniversary of CHS). We will celebrate with these events:

Friday, August 1, from 7pm to close, Fiesta at Fidel's (also called Norte), on Carlsbad Blvd. Tickets are $20/person.

Saturday, August 2, dance to live music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, at the Ocean House (formerly Neiman's, Twin Inns) 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, from 5:30pm-9pm; DJ from 9pm-close. Tickets are included with the weekend package if you paid Friday night; otherwise it is $20/person at the door. No host bar and food.

On Sunday, August 3, take a group photo at 1:30pm at the CHS football field, 50-yard line seats under the press box. This is the last chance to take a photo in the home side bleachers, as they are tearing down CHS beginning in August. The Alumni Battle of the Chefs picnic potluck will be from 2pm-4pm at Magee Park, 200 Beech St., overlooking the ocean. This historical park has shuffleboard horseshoe pits, a picnic area with barbecue facilities, and a rose garden. See who comes up with the best nachos or mac and cheese. (Bring something to share.) Then the After Party in the Village from 5pm-9pm at the Coyote Bar & Grill, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., #108. (A Carlsbad alumni might be making a special music appearance at this event.)

LSM Democratic Club Meeting Announced

The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will hold its next meeting on August 9 at 12:30pm in the Lakeside Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., Lake San Marcos. Featured speakers will be Brett Maxfield, candidate for the 74th State Assembly seat, and Andrea Villa, president of the San Diego Democratic Club and co-chairman of the "No on 8" campaign. Members of all parties are welcome to attend meetings. For further information call Betty Ball at 760.752.1035.

San Marcos Teens Unite to Put Tools for School in Deserving Hands

Local teens join Pop Star Jordin Sparks, DoSomething.org and Staples in a National Back-to-School supply drive. Make this summer count! Pop star and American Idol Jordin Sparks has teamed with DoSomething.org, the organization that empowers teens to take action in their communities, and Staples, Inc., the world's largest office school supplies company, to encourage teens to collect school supplies and drop them off at their nearest Staples store from July 6 through August 31, to ensure they get into the hands of deserving students in time to head back to school.

Staples is kick-starting the campaign by donating $50,000 in school supplies to the cause. In addition, Staples customers can get involved by donating $2 at any Staples store, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting local teens in need. All supplies and donations collected locally will be given to needy teens through the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, an educational and not-for-profit organization that serves all youth, ages 6-18. They serve over 850 youth members daily at six sites in San Marcos, and have a membership of 3500.

“I’m very excited to be involved with the Do Something 101 campaign and to help motivate teens to get involved,”
said Sparks. “There are so many kids in America that need school supplies that don’t have them and all somebody has to do is donate. It’s so easy.”

With more than 11 million young people in the United States living below the poverty line, Do Something 101 is an easy way for teens nationwide to get involved. Go to www.DoSomething101.com for ideas on how to run local school supply drives. Suggestions include holding a movie night and “charging” their friends a backpack filled with school supplies as admission, a battle of the bands, car washes, or carnivals with people donating school supplies at the door, are some of the ways teens can make a difference in their community.

San Marcos Lions Club Wants You!

The San Marcos Lions Club is looking for people to join them at their biweekly meetings. They are a service organization that gives back to the community. Lions are recognized worldwide for their service to the blind and visually impaired. The meetings are on the first and third Thursday each month from 12 Noon to 1pm, and currently meeting at Acapulco's in San Marcos Restaurant Row. Call Paul Van Middlesworth at 760.744.4315 for information.

Summer Workshops for Rose Society Announced

The "Gloves On Learning" workshops, sponsored by the California Coastal Rose Society, will continue on selected Saturday mornings in the Magee Rose Garden in Carlsbad as volunteers tend the variety of bushes which will be blooming throughout the summer months.

Dates for the summer sessions are Saturdays, August 2 and 23, and September 6. Each session begins at 9am and concludes at approximately 10:30am. The garden is located at the corner of Beech Avenue and Garfield Street in Carlsbad. For more information about the workshops, contact the garden director at 760.804.0875, or the organization's website at www.californiacoastalrose.com.

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