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Social Butterfly September 11th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Escondido Chamber Mixer Tonight

You are invited to Mix at Mingei as the Mingei Museum hosts the Escondido Chamber of Commerce "Business After 5" mixer tonight. The event is from 5-7pm at the Museum, 155 W. Grand Avenue, downtown Escondido. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a no-host bar, and raffle prizes. Enjoy the exhibition "Art of Play" and get a sneak peek at the new exhibition, "Nomadic Legacy: Tent & Textiles of Central Asia & Iran." For more information, call the Chamber at 745.2125.

St. Mary Parish Fall Fiesta Looking for Vendors

St. Mary's annual fall Fiesta, a St. Mary's tradition for over 50 years, will be held at the Church, 1160 South Broadway, Escondido, on October 11-12
with entertainment, drawings, food and games; something for everyone. Now is your opportunity to be a part of this event. They are looking for vendors. A 10x10 space for two days is $80; a covered space with power is $100. Advertise your business as a sponsor: Silver level, $500; Gold $1000 and Platinum $1500 and up. Call or email for information to Gina at 760 591.3795, or

Toastmasters Invite You to Join Them

The Twin Oaks Toastmasters invite you to join them at their weekly meeting every Wednesday from 12:05pm to 1:05pm at the University of Phoenix, 277 Rancheros Drive, Room 202, San Marcos. Improve your speaking, leadership, ad hoc speaking, and presentation skills in a fun and supportive group. Make this a part of your personal development plan. For information, call Susan Lawler at 760.842.8545, Chris Wilson at 760.743.8554, or visit the website at

Escondido Chamber Networking Group to Meet

The Chamber's "Business Before 9" networking group will meet at Romano's Macaroni Grill, 202 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, on Friday, September 26, from 7:30am to 8:30am. This is a breakfast, networking event, and there will be a business card prize drawing. Cost is $5/members; $10/non-members (pay at the door). RSVP is required, to Vanessa Lee, at 760.745.2125, or email

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 12Noon to 1pm, and currently meeting at Acapulco's in San Marcos Restaurant Row. Call Paul Van Middlesworth at 760.744.4315 for information.

Republicans Open New Headquarters

A formal open house for the North County Republican Headquarters, attended by 150 Republicans, was held recently. The headquarters is located at 562 W Grand Avenue (corner of Quince), Escondido.

Republicans attending the event included San Diego County Republican Party Chair, Tony Krvaric; San Diego County Federation of Republican Women President, Claire Plotner; San Diego County Republican Party Voter Registration Chair, Mary Kruper; Assemblyman Martin Garrick; Andrew Lund (legislative rep. for Assemblymen George Plescia); San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond; Escondido Mayor Lori Pfeiler; Escondido Mayor Pro Tem Sam Abed; Escondido Councilmember Ed Gallo; presidents and members of several local Republican Women Federated clubs and The Escondido Republican Club; and many candidates who will be on the November ballot.

Darlene Hansen, headquarters Director, invited Republicans to stop by in the coming weeks to learn how they can assist in the effort to elect Republicans in November. Call 858.436.5989 or 760.715.1919 for more information.

San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond speaks to Republicans concerning the importance of volunteering and registering voters. Listening are Darlene Hansen, Director of the North County Republican Headquarters and Escondido Mayor Pro Tem Sam Abed
who is seeking reelection in November.

Redwood Elderlink to Hold Music Festival

On Saturday, September 20, from 4-7pm, Redwood Elderlink will hold a benefit concert in support of life-enhancing senior services. The event will be at the Redwood Elderlink facility at 1151 So. Redwood St., Escondido, and will include food, drinks, and opportunity drawings. The silent and live auctions will include a week in Puerta Vallarta or Cabo; three night stay in Big Bear; jewelry; local casino and golf packages; sports memorabilia; dining at local eateries; passes to local attractionsl; and roundtrip airfare vouchers.

The concert will include Eve Selis, a multiple San Diego Music Awards winner, Shawn Rohlf, a multi-instrumentalist, actor, producer, and teacher, and the musician behind the acoustic roots band "The 7th Day Buskers," a Best Americana winner at the San Diego Music Awards. In addition, Lisa Sanders, a two-time SDMA winner, who has opened for such music legends as Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, B.B. King, and Stevie Nicks will attend, along with Berkley-Hart, the blend of talents of singer-songwriters Jeff Berkley and Calman Hart, another SDMA favorite.

Sponsorships are available, in varying amounts. Tickets to the event are $45/person. Mail reservation requests to Redwood Elderlink, 1151 So. redwood St., Escondido, 92025. For questions, call 760.480.1030, or email

Republican Women to Host Local Candidates' Forum

Escondido Republican Women will be hosting a candidates' forum for City Council and Palomar Pomerado Health District at their regular luncheon meeting to be held Wednesday, September 19, at the Escondido Country Club,1800 Country Club Lane. Local Republicans are invited to attend and meet the candidates as well as ask questions during the forum. All local Republicans running for office have been invited to attend. The cost of the luncheon is $15.00. Call 760.480.7850 or to make a reservation.


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