||August 14th, 2008|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
Aegis At Shadowridge Presents Last of Summer Concert Series
Aegis, a senior community at Shadowridge, presents the last concert of their Summer Concert Series on Thursday, August 21, from 6 to 8pm. You
are invited for an evening of live music by "The Caravan," a group back by popular demand. This family band will get you on your dancing feet with the variety singing band of pop tunes of the 40's, 50's and 60's, in the elegant garden surroundings of the spacious courtyard of the Aegis facility, 1440 So Melrose Drive, Oceanside (corner of Melrose and Cannon Rd.).
There is no cover charge; wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and complimentary valet parking. Smart casual attire will fit just fine. The event is sponsored by Aegis and CitiBank. For more information, call Michele at 760.806.3600, or visit the website at www.aegisliving.com.
Assistance League Grants Scholarships & Gifts
During graduation ceremonies at San Pasqual Academy, a residential high school for teens, ten graduating seniors received scholarships totaling $28,500 from the Assistance League of Inland County. According to Karen Warburton, chairman of the Scholarship Grants program, many of the graduates receiving scholarship funds for continuing their education are the first high school graduates in their families. This is the third year that scholarships have been awarded to graduates of San Pasqual Academy.
Prior to graduation, 27 students were recipients of duffel bags packed with blankets, sheets, towels, toiletries, phone cards, first aid kits, cameras, and other useful items. The value of the contents of each bag exceeded $600. The duffel bags help the graduates leave their residential setting to begin their lives as either college students, members of military or workers in the community.
Members of Operation Duffel Bag committee are
(back row l-r, Sally Johnson, Terri Sharpe, Sally Nelson, Linda Barkan.
(Front, l-r) Jane Naisbitt, Judy DeArman and Jo Ann Dolan.
Funds to support these programs are raised through grants and sales from the Assistance League Thrift Shop at 2068 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Donations and consigned items are tax-deductible and always welcome. Assistance League is a national non-profit organization. For additional information, call 760.746.7532, or check the website at www.assistanceleague.info.
Daughters of British Empire to Host
The Excalibur Chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire (in Southern California), located in Fallbrook, is hosting an English Afternoon Tea on Saturday, September 6. Members in the chapter are from San Marcos, Vista, Bonsall, and Escondido. To learn more about DBE, check the website at www.dbesocal.org.
Also, in August, the chapter will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of DBE in Southern California, and in 2009 the National Society of DBE and the States will be celebrating the Society's 100th Anniversary.
Save these Dates - and watch this column for more information later:
Saturday, September 20; 4-7pm; Redwood Elderlink "Music Festival" fundraiser to support life enhancing senior services. Tickets $45/person. For tickets and information, call 760.480.1030.
Saturday, September 27; 8pm; "Comedy Night" fundraiser benefiting North County Serenity House programs for women and children. Appetizers and raffle ticket purchase begins at 6pm. Tickets $25/person. More information
can be found on the website at www.ncsh.org.
Saturday, October 11, 6pm to 12M; The Y Event goes to the Emerald Isle. An Irish-themed evening including dinner, dance, and auction. Fundraiser to support programs and facilities at the YMCA. Entertainment: The Mar Dels;
Opportunity drawing: a trip to Ireland. $125/person. Contact Rawan Al Ghawi at 760.745.7490; email email@example.com, or website at www.palomarymca.org.
Legal Roots - celebrating 50 years of legal fundamentals in a FUN way, on Friday, October 10, at Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. The dinner and program will celebrate the legal community; Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, will be guest speaker. For details, see www.legalroots.com or call event chair, George Brewster at 619.531.4893.
Weekend of October 11-12, Annual Fiesta at the St. Mary Church, many activities, food, and fun. Vendor booth reservations are available by calling Gina Chandler at 760.580.4125. For more information about the Fiesta, call Mark Houser at 760.480.8455.
Saturday, October 18 - Center ARTES at Cal State University San Marcos, a fund raising gala to promote arts education programming. To be held at The Museum of Man, Balboa Park, San Diego. For information, call Merryl at 760 750.4322.
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"Cruisin and a Movie" Launched at Democratic Office
The North County Democratic Unity office in Escondido is launching an event called "Cruisin' and a Movie," starting Friday, August 8. While downtown for "Cruisin' Grand" on Friday evenings, stop by the Campaign Office at 135 E. Grand, and enjoy fellowship and a movie. Light refreshments will be offered, starting at 6:30pm, followed by informational screenings of timely and relevant films at 7pm. Each film will be introduced by a knowledgeable speaker. Seating is limited, so arrive early.
The August screening schedule is:
August 8 - "Who Killed the Electric Car?" - a 2006 documentary explores the roles of auto manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.
August 15 - "Sir! No Sir!" - From archival footage from the Vietnam era, Director David Zieger weaves together the engrossing tale of soldiers and veterans who worked to bring a message of peace to the public eye.
August 22 - "No End in Sight" - The first film of its kind to chronicle the reasons behind Iraq's descent into guerilla war, warlord rule, criminality, and anarchy.
These screenings are free and open to the public. A donation to support the operation of the Unity Office is appreciated. For more information about Friday night at the movies, contact the office at 760.690.4015, Ext. 11.
Free Art Classes Offered at SM Historical Society
Free art classes are being offered to ages 12-18, on Wednesdays from 1-3pm, during the month of August, at the San Marcos Historical Society. Robert Freeman, a controversial world renowned artist and long time San Marcos resident, will be conducting the classes. Thousands of pieces; paintings, sculptures, drawings, and murals, have been produced by Freeman throughout his career. His work is displayed all over the world in galleries including those in Germany, Japan, Hawaii, and the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., among others. The Historical Society is located at 270 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. For more information and/or registration, call Maryanne at 760.727.6855.
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