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Social Butterfly October 16th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Free Musical Program At Woman's Club

Michael and Mark Doering of Escondido, along with their students, will present a free musical program at 3pm Sunday, October 19, at the Woman's Club of Escondido. The clubhouse is located at 751 North Rose (corner Mission Ave.). The event is open to the public at no charge. Refreshments will be served. For information, call 760.489.9483.

AAUW to Meet on Saturday

On Saturday, October 18, the local chapter of the American Association of University Women will hear from Dr. Victoria J. Fabry, Dept. of Biological Services at Cal State University San Marcos. The meeting starts at 10am, at the Escondido Country Club. Cost for buffet luncheon is $16/person. The public is invited. For reservations, call Sandra at 760.739.0710.

Rosemary, one of several plants to be discussed

Buena Vista Native Plant Club to Meet

"Hands On Garden Design" is the theme for the upcoming Buena Vista Native Plant Club meeting on Sunday, October 19, at 2pm. Bring a layout of your property and we'll help you come up with a plan. Discussion will include sun and shade, dry and wet, high use and low use situations. The BVNPC meets on the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For more information, visit the website at or call the Center at 760.439.2473.

Audubon Society to Host Bird Walk

On Saturday, October 18, from 8am to 12Noon, the BV Audubon Society will hold a Bird Walk at Pt. Loma Nazarene University and Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. Directions: Heading south on Catalina Blvd. in Point Loma, turn right (west) on Lomaland Drive. Drive through the university's entrance kiosk and park in the Alumni Bldg. parking lot. If time permits, participants may also look for waterbirds at the San Diego River channel. Leader is Steve Brad, 760.633.1639.

Change Your World! Join the Escondido Jaycees

The Escondido Jaycees, like Jaycees nationwide, is a service organization for men and women between the ages of 18 and 40, with the objective of providing community service while accomplishing personal growth and experience. Former local Jaycees include civic, business and city leaders such as current Escondido Councilmember Ed Gallo.

Young and new professionals are taught through the organization how to succeed in today's "service-oriented" society through a series of seminars and meetings with experts in many fields. They learn interpersonal and leadership skills through networking and service to others. Yet, first and foremost, the Escondido Jaycees is an organization that exists to serve the community and make Escondido a better place. All organizations depend upon recruitment of new members to sustain the organization, and that's what Jaycees are asking for today - new members to continue their goals.

The Escondido Jaycees best-known service project has been the annual Christmas Parade, founded in 1951. This televised event is the longest running community event in Escondido. Money is raised for this parade through twice a year pancake breakfasts at the May and October street fairs.

Past members continue to look out for the group, providing guidance and knowledge. Dr. William Jungman, board member of the Boys and Girls Club and Boy Scouts, is especially anxious to get the word out to prospective members

Former member Ed Gallo and former president Wally Gutierrez are also longtime supporters interested in helping new members become better leaders and citizens. If you, or someone you know, are interested in attending a meeting once or twice a month to learn about the Jaycees and get involved, call Robert Coox at 760.207.2860 or Wally at 760.505.0626.

Daughters of British Empire Meet Monthly

The Daughters of the British Empire meet monthly throughout Southern California, and are looking for women of British or Commonwealth heritage to join them over a friendly cup of tea. Visit the website at

For more information, call 760.731.7379, or email

Children's Museum to Celebrate Two New Exhibits

At 1pm on Saturday, October 18, the Escondido Children's Museum will host a Grand Opening of two new exhibits and you can meet Galileo himself. Join Galileo as he demonstrates his famous experiments. This coincides with the opening of a new exhibit: "Exploring Space from Earth" based on the Palomar Observatory, "San Diego's Window to the Universe."

Steve Clugston of Temecula will portray the historic Galileo at the opening reception. This presentation will involve children and entertain adults with experiments in astronomy and basic physics, which became the foundation for the Renaissance and modern physics and astronomy. Scott Kardel of Palomar Observatory will talk about the telescope on Mt. Palomar.

The second new exhibit, the Exploration Station, is an interactive computer-based activity station featuring Google Earth and Google Space, conceived and installed by Doug Alter and Vince DiAngelo. Did you ever wonder what Earth looks like from space? Have you ever wanted to fly over the Grand Canyon or take a look at Escondido from the air? What if you could fly faster than the speed of light to the Andromeda Galaxy? This can all happen when you spend time with the Escondido Children's Museum's new exhibit, "Exploration Station". Explore the Earth, the Milky Way, and the entire universe you live in!

The Escondido Children's Museum was founded in 2001 with the mission and goal of "inspiring children to learn about the world we live in." Located at 380 No. Escondido Blvd., Studio 1, next to the Civic Center, it is at the north end of Grape Day Park. Admission is $5.00/person (12 months and under are free). Memberships are available. Contact Kelly O'Neil at 760.233.7755 or visit the website at

State Propositions to be Discussed at Republican Meeting

At the Escondido Republican Club meeting on Monday, October 20, Frank Kacer will be providing information about the 12 State Propositions on the
November ballot. Mr. Kacer is the founder and executive director of the Christian Citizenship Council of San Diego and a co-director for the Western Center for Law and Policy. After a 33-year career with the Department of Defense, Frank now works at Science Applications International Corporation as a senior systems engineer.

Doors open at 11:30am, with lunch at 12 Noon, at Cocina Del Charro, 525 No. Quince St., Escondido. The cost is $10/person for the Mexican buffet lunch.

Call Sharon Wood at 760.5060 to RSVP.

Environmental Seminar Planned for Saturday

Water, our life-giving source of health and strength, will be the featured topic at the environmental seminar scheduled for 10am, Saturday, October 18, at the Woman's Club of Escondido, 751 No. Rose. Featured speakers will be David Drake, member of the Rincon del Diablo Water District board of directors, and Dr. Suzanne Michael, specialist on wetlands and watershed issues. The discussion will cover the critical part wetlands play in filtering water, cleaning the air and providing healthy habitats.

The event is open to the public at no charge. Candidates seeking election to various political positions and offices will be invited to discuss environmental issues. Call Yolanda at 760.745.1219 for more information.

San Marcos Business Mixer Scheduled at Silvergate

On Thursday, October 23, from 5:30-7:30pm, the San Marcos After-Hours Chamber Business Mixer will be held at the Silvergate Retirement Residence, 1550 Security Place, San Marcos. There will be treats, networking, raffle prizes, and tours of the Silvergate community. Cost is $5/members and $10/guests. For more information, call the Chamber at 744.1270.

Free Karate Instruction

photoA self defense class for women and teens is being offered on Saturday, November 8th, from 2pm to 5:30pm at Family Karate, 410 E. Felicita, Escondido.
This is a free program and is not a solicitation to join Family Karate. It is purely community service and is offered several times each year.

The instructors, Ray Plevyak and Rick Pearson are 4th degree and 2nd degree black belts, and are internationally certified instructors in Tae Kwon Do. Ray and Rick have been putting on these seminars since 2004. Effective basic techniques to avoid becoming a victim. will be demonstrated; then it’s the students turn to try them out.

Girls and boys 12-18, and women of all ages are welcome. Sweat pants, a comfortable shirt, and tennis shoes are highly recommended. It is also recommended you bring a bottled water.

Please rsvp to Rick Pearson at to save your spot. He will reply to confirm. Please also include a phone number. Questions? Either contact Rick Pearson at the email above or call 858.451.2405.


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