||October 23rd, 2008|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
Remember - October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please know that there are many organizations and groups out there working diligently on behalf of those of us who have had breast cancer and to help anyone who might be diagnosed with it, to raise funds for treatment, for research, and hopefully for a cure in the near future. Anything you can do to help someone who might be going through this to get the help they need will be greatly
appreciated. Thank you.
The Social Butterfly
Free Children's Music Workshop With Museum Admission
Jack Brooks, of Ubiquitous Music Inc, is a local Escondido musician and teacher who has a passion for passing on the fundamentals of music to the next generation of music makers. Children will learn the art, elements, and history of music through this vocal lesson specially geared for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. Help keep music education alive in our community.
This program starts at 10am, on Saturday, October 25, at the Escondido Children's Museum, 380 No. Escondido Blvd., Studio 1, and borders the Historical Society, arts, shopping and restaurant district, the multiplex cinema, the Civic Center, and is at the north end of Grape Day Park. The Museum was founded in 2001 with the mission and goal of "inspiring children to learn about the world we live in." Admission is $5/person (12 months and under are free). The Museum offers Family, Grandparent, and Patron Memberships. For details, visit the website at www.escondidochildrensmuseum.org.
Oceanside Boys & Girls Club Offers Safe Halloween Night
On Friday, October 31 (Halloween) from 6 to 8pm, the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside will hold a Safe Halloween Night at the Club, 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside, for all youth up to age 16. Admission is free.
The Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside annually offers a safe and fun alternative trick or treat experience for children and parents in the community. Dubbed "Safe Night Out," the Club will feature a carnival, game booths, popcorn, cotton candies, and a moon bounce. The Club is now accepting cash, food, and candy sponsorships for the event. Please call 760.433.8920 to coordinate all donations. For more information, check the website at www.bgcoceanside.org.
DAR to Present Salute to Wounded Warriors
November is Veterans month and two chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), De Anza and Rancho Buena Vista chapters, will co-host a Salute to Wounded Warriors, their Corpsmen/Medics and Support System" at their joint meeting on Saturday, November 1. They will be honoring the brave men and women who have given of themselves in defense of our freedom and their support systems who have put their lives in peril to save wounded warriors.
The meeting will begin with a brunch at 10:30am at a private Rancho Santa Fe Club. Featured speakers will include Lt.Col. Gregory R. Martin, USMC, Commanding Officer, Wounded Warriors Battalion West, Camp Pendleton; Capt. Debra M. Ryken, DC, USN, Commanding Officer, and Capt. Linnea Axman, USN, Executive Officer, both of the Naval School of Health Sciences, Balboa Hospital, San Diego; Jennifer Towne, USN, Ret., the Wounded Warriors, Corpsmen/Medics; First Sergeant Daniel Sutton, USA, Army Wounded Warrior Transition Company; and Commander Ray Revara, USN, Commanding Officer, Naval Wounded Warrior program.
The public is invited. Reservations are due by October 25 and cost is $26/person. (Reservations after October 25 are $36.) Call 760.481.4434 or 760.736.0178 for additional information. The purpose of DAR is to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved American Independence. In addition, the organization promotes genealogical research, knowledge of American history through essay contests and community events, to foster true patriotism and love of country.
Monthly Basic Birding Class Announced
Learn to identify the new species flying in at the Buena Vista Lagoon Landing on Jefferson St. in Carlsbad. The BV Audubon leader Tom Troy will help you identify birds by sight and sound with instruction on the use of binoculars and spotting scopes. This class will be on Saturday, October 25,
at 8:30am, at the Landing. Take I-5 to Hwy. 78 East; exit Jefferson; turn right and go to stoplight. Turn right and park in Landing parking lot on right side of the road. Tom can be reached at 760.967.6915, for more information.
Second Annual Night of Spirits Planned By CWONC
GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) presents its Second Annual Night of Spirits with wine tasting at Vino 100 on Wednesday, October 29, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Tickets are $15 per person to taste five different wines, and appetizers will be served. Vino 100 is located in the new Grand Plaza mall at 133 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos. The proceeds of this event will go directly to CWONC to help fund its many community projects.
Guests are encouraged to bring a 14-inch teddy bear in exchange for a free raffle ticket for the chance to win a gift basket worth $50. All bears will be donated to Casa de Amparo, a residence in North County for children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Raffle tickets will be available. RSVP to Sandra Teters at 760.294.5521.
MusicFest Competition Winners to Give Concert
The Women's Club of Escondido is inviting the public to a concert featuring the winners (laureates) of the California International Young Artists Competition (CIYAC) Regional MusicFest. The event will be on Sunday, November 2, from 3-5:30pm, at the Women's Club clubhouse, 751 No. Rose St., (corner Mission), Escondido. The scheduled artists are Oksana Germain, Piano; Ilya Gaidarov, Clarinet; and Omar Gaidarov, Flute. There is no charge for the concert; donations will be accepted.
New Transitions Support Group Meets Weekly
The new Transitions Support Group meets weekly on Wednesdays from 10-11am, at the Joslyn Center of Rancho Bernardo, 18402 West Bernardo Dr., San Diego (located in the Rancho Bernardo Community Park).
The Transitions group, with Bryan McNutt, is focused on dealing with the many changes and transitions we experience in our lives. It provides a supportive atmosphere where all can share with others in listening, exploring, and understanding the meaning and effect of change and transition in our life journey. Bryan McNutt, M.Div., M.A., MFTI, is a mental
health/bereavement counselor with Silverado Hospice, providing individual and group counseling support for both patients and their families. There is no cost to participate. For more information, call The Joslyn Center at 858.487.9324, or Bryan McNutt at 619.540.6560.
Pacific Ridge School Recent Events Marking New Year
The Pacific Ridge School, located in Carlsbad, began the school year by inviting two award-winning authors to present to parents and students. The School is an independent, non-profit school with a distinctive mission that fosters principles of academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement to prepare students for college and a purposeful life and to explore further academic teachings by listening to influential members of society.
The school welcomed authors Richard Lederer and Ying Chang Compestine. The Lederer presentation entertained 240 parents of the student body on rarely known presidential and political facts from his recently released book
entitled "Presidential Trivia: The Feats, Families, Foibles, and First of
Our American Presidents" (2008). Then the students were offered insight on the hardships of China's Cultural Revolution as Ying Chang Compestine discussed details from her book "Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party" (2007).
"History gives us perspective on the present. It sometimes even predicts the future," stated Dr. Eileen Mullady, founding head of Pacific Ridge School. "We arrange thought-provoking presentations to take students beyond the classroom; to put what they're learning into the context of the real world. When we are able to include parents, we do, with the hopes of making the dinner table conversation an extension of the classroom."
To learn more about Pacific Ridge School and its commitment to academic excellence, visit www.pacificridge.org.
Assistance League Names President for New Year
Suzy Soppet recently was named president of Assistance League of Inland North County. She has been a member for five years. She joined the League out of her interest to volunteer with children. Prior to her retirement, Suzy spent over 20 years in education as a teacher and school counselor.
Assistance League is a national nonprofit organization, and membership is open to anyone interested in making a difference in their community through volunteering.
For information, call 760.746.7532, or visit the website at www.assistanceleague.info.
Sorority Council to Hold Friendship Party/Meeting
The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority will be meeting on Monday, October 27, at 6:30pm, at the Clubhouse at 1751 W. Citracado Pkwy, Escondido, hosted by the Gamma Rho Master Chapter. This is Council's annual “Friendship" meeting, and there will be social time before the meeting.
RSVP to Peggy Williams at 743 2610 by Thursday, October 30th. Parking is limited; carpooling is recommended.
American Business Women Association Celebrates 10th Anniversary
Original charter members gathered in the home of Dr. Julie Kangas to celebrate the 10th year of the ABWA (American Business Women Association). Shown in the photo are, l-r, Judy Jessup, Susan Puffet, Escondido Mayor Lori Holt-Pfeiler, Julie Kangas, DDS, Barbara Lebsock, and the Social Butterfly (and candidate for the PPH Board), Evelyn Madison.
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