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Social Butterfly December 4th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Holiday Gift Bags to be Given to Military Wives

The Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution is putting together 75 holiday gift bags for military wives at Camp Pendleton. Each
bag will contain member designed one-of-a-kind jewelry and clutch bags, lotion and cream cosmetics, a single fresh rose, and a holiday card, designed by member Sommer Adams, with a hand written message of encouragement and thanks from a DAR member. They will be presented to the women at the annual Lake San Marcos Kiwanis Holiday Party for military families at Camp Pendleton. The Kiwanis will have gifts for the children while DAR will be presenting gifts to the women who care for the children alone while their husbands are deployed. For information about DAR, call Phyllis Young at 760.744.7530, or Nancy Christensen at 760.788.8180.

Pictured preparing the gift bags are ( L to R):
Phyllis Young, Regent; Bonnie Munt, Ways & Means Chair and Virginia Hegge, member and jewelry designer.

Historical Society to Host Antique Doll Exhibit

The North San Diego County Doll Club will exhibit a Christmas-themed display of Antique Dolls and Christmas Post Cards at the San Marcos Historical Society, 270 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos. The exhibit will run from December 4 through the end of January. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12Noon-4pm. For questions, contact Maryanne Cioe at 60.744.9025

Audubon Schedules Bird Watching Field Trip

The Palomar Audubon Society has scheduled a bird watching field trip on Saturday, December 6, at 8:30am, at the San Elijo Lagoon in Solana Beach. All interested birders are invited. This is a good spot to view wintering waterfowl and shorebirds. For information, check the website at

Good-Will Musical Festival to Benefit Interfaith Council

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold a "good will" fund-raising event to benefit Interfaith Council in feeding the hungry this holiday season. The event, a musical festival for the hungry, is scheduled for 10:30am to 2pm on Monday, December 8, at the Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose (corner Mission Ave.), Escondido.

Musicians donating their time are "The Dixie Strutters" and Guitarists Alyson, Bob and Jason. Food and drink will be provided. The event is open to the public at no charge, however, a good will donation is requested to help feed the hungry. Call 760.743.9178 for information.

Rancho Bernardo Art Showings Announced

Michael Snitslaar will be showing his art work throughout the month of December at the Incredible Cafe', located at 11828 Rancho Bernardo Rd. Cafe hours are 6:30am to 3pm.

Holly Hertig and Amy Bekier will be displaying their work during December at the Pacific Trust Bank, 16536 Bernardo Center Drive. Bank hours are 9am to 6pm Monday thru Thursday; 9am-7pm on Friday; and 9am-4pm on Saturday.

The Rancho Bernardo Art Association is a hub where artists share ideas and their art. Call Phyllis Hensperger at 858.675.2262. Single membership is $20; couples $25; and students $10.

LSM Democratic Club to Hold Holiday Party

The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will hold it's annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 13, at 11:30a.m. in the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr. Lake San Marcos. Tickets for the catered party are $20 per person. For information or to purchase tickets, call 760.734.4125.

Music Men Chorus To Present Escondido Christmas Show

Songs of the holiday season will rise in perfect four-part harmony when 35 voices of The Music Men Chorus present their Annual Christmas Show. North County's premiere a cappella group will perform traditional Christmas carols and popular holiday favorites in Escondido on Saturday, December 13, at 2:30pm, at the Church of the Resurrection, 1445 Conway Drive, Escondido (3 blocks north of East El Norte Parkway).

The Music Men Chorus offers a show that appeals to music lovers of all ages, and has always proven to be a popular family event. In addition, the Show will feature The Pacific Belles, a Sweet Adeline Chorus; and The Gospel Truth Quartet. Tickets are $15 for Golden Circle" seating; $12/adults, and $6/children 12 and under, and may be purchased by calling Katherine Burns at 760.443.8561, and will be available at the door. To learn more about The Music Men, visit their website at

Hadassah San Diego to Feature Chef David at Program

Hadassah San Diego announces a new group that will be forming in the North County Coastal area. The first event will take place on Wednesday, December
10, at a private residence in Carlsbad, and will feature Chef David, a personal chef and caterer, as the featured guest. Chef David will show new ways to create simple, healthy and delectable foods, including Chanukah noshes; make attractive presentations on a garnished platter, and teach creative napkin folding. There is no charge, and reservations are required. To RSVP and for directions, contact Doreen Prager at 858.547.9200

Hadassah San Diego is a diverse group of over 2500 women in all ages and stages of life. Strong, dynamic, and progressive, Hadassah is the largest women's and Jewish women's membership organization in the United States.

"The Valley Seen Through Artists' Eyes" Exhibit

"The Valley Seen Through Artists' Eyes,” an exhibit of sixteen recognized artists original paintings and photographs and a revolving montage of images accompanied by Native American flute music, was conceived by Preserve Calavera to enable the public to see the extraordinary natural and historical resources of the newly-established Buena Vista Creek Ecological Reserve, formerly the 134-acre Sherman property.

The exhibit will be Saturday, December 6 from 8am to 12Noon, at the BVAS Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Highway, Oceanside. The Buena Vista Audubon Society also will be holding a Nature Art and Garden Sale concurrent with this event.

December Events at Mesa College

This is a listing of activities, events, workshops and lectures at San Diego Mesa College. The public is invited to attend. For additional information about any of the events, contact Lina Heil at 619.388.2759, email to, or check the website at Mesa College is located at 7250 Mesa College Dr., San Diego.

Through 12/11 - Art Gallery Fall 2008 Student Exhibition. Mesa College Art Gallery, D101; hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 12N-5pm; Thursday 12N-8pm. Free admission. Visitors please use metered spaces adjacent to the A East Parking Lot. Information: 619.388.2829.

Thursday, 12/4 - Eco Awareness Series Green Film: "Global Warming: What's Up with the Weather" - Screening of the PBS/NOVA program that looks at changes to the global climate. Room G101, 4-5:30pm

Saturday, 12/6 - Orientation Session: Health Information Technology Program Potential students interested in this career program are invited. Room F114; 9-10:30am. To register, call 619.388.2229. Saturday, 12/6 - Sunday, 12/7 (both off-campus); and Wednesday, 12/10: Mesa College Vocal Ensemble Choral Performance of "Gloria" by Vivaldi with string quartet and oboe. Directed by Betsy Frater with Woan-Rong Winterlingon piano, and is free. Saturday, 12/6, 7pm, at Good Samaritan Espicopal Church 4321 Eastgate Mall, Golden Triangle. Sunday, 12/7, 7pm, at Tierrasanta Lutheran Church, 11230 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Tierrasanta. Wednesday, 12/10 - 1pm, on campus, Room C119.

Sunday, 12/7 - Hermes Castro Fundraiser (off campus). Students have launched a fundraising campaign to help send fellow student Hermes Castro, paralyzed from the waist down, on an Antarctic expedition with world renown explorer Sir Robert Swan. All-day (11am - 9pm) fundraiser at Mountain Mike s Pizza, 3089 Clairemont Drive. The community is invited to participate. See and

Human Rights Awareness Films/Lectures: Human Rights Day is celebrated annually around the world on December 10th: Tuesday, 12/9 - "Women and the Taliban in Afghanistan" - Bonita Chamberlain, who has spent 28 years helping the people of Afghanistan, lectures on the topic. 11:15am; LRC 435.
Wednesday, 12/10 - "The Question of Kurdish Human Rights" - Minhaj Abdullah and Ravi Barwari lecture. 11:15am, LRC 435. and Thursday, 12/11 - "Relief Measures in Africa" - Vicki Butcher lecture. 11:15am, LRC 435.

Wednesday, 12/17 - Music Recital Hour featuring students in the Mesa College Applied Music Program (AMP). AMP is a demanding curriculum that includes private instruction with an established master, participation in a music ensemble such as choir or jazz band, and study in core music theory courses. 12:45pm, Room C-119.


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