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Social Butterfly February 26th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Mobilehome Committee to Meet Tonight

The Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Positive Action Committee (EMPAC) will meet tonight, Thursday, February 26, at 7pm, at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway. Current happenings at mobilehome parks will be discussed and there will be a guest speaker. For information, call 760.739.0870.

Patio Playhouse Youtheatre Calls for Auditions

Don't miss this chance to star in Oscar Wilde's classic farce, one of the wittiest comedies of the English stage, "The Importance of Being Earnest." Auditions are announced for nine roles for actors and actresses ages 13-18, and will consist of readings from the script. The whole script is available for free download from various websites online.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, March 14, 10am - 2pm OR Sunday, March 15, 5 - 8 pm (you need not attend both audition times). The events will be held at the Patio Playhouse, 201 E. Grand Ave., Suite 201, Escondido. Expect to rehearse approximately three nights a week starting the end of March and more often closer to production. Not all cast members will be needed at all rehearsals. Performance dates will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 29-June 14.

For more information, contact the director at 760.737.0112 or visit Items needed at the audition: Current picture, preferably a headshot, (will not be returned to you); a resume of past theater experience, if applicable; a calendar of all your conflicts from audition date until show closes. Although the characters are English, an English accent is not required. Patio Playhouse does not charge cast fees, however, parent help with the production is required. You do not need to have previous theater experience; this is a teaching organization where you will learn naturally from the seasoned actors and directors.

Woman's Club to Hold Rummage Sale

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold a rummage sale on Saturday, March 14, from 8am to 4pm, in their Clubhouse, 751 North Rose (corner Rose and Mission) in Escondido. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale may call Gloria at 760.532.1703.

The Club meets the first Monday of each month, meeting starting at 10:30am, with a program and lunch. Those interested in attending may call LaVonne, Membership Co-Chair, at 760.741.2140.

"Preserving . . . Keepsakes" is Program Scheduled for DAR Meeting

On Saturday, March 7, the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will meet at 9am at the Shadowridge Country Club, Vista. After a continental breakfast and business meeting, the speaker, Robin Fox from the Escondido History Center, will give a non-technical presentation of "Preserving Your Family Keepsakes." Topics will include paper items, fabrics, photographs, and books. She will discuss what factors cause deterioration and how to properly care for and store these items.

DAR is open to any female age 18 or older who can prove lineal descent from someone from the Continental Army or gave material aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. For information and reservations, call 760.757.0528 or email

Historical Society is Looking for Volunteers

The San Marcos Historical Society is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving as docents and tour guides at the Museum on San Marcos Boulevard or at Heritage Park located in Walnut Grove Park in San Marcos. Docent training is available, including information about the history of San Marcos, historical families in the community and information on museum displays. Also volunteers are needed to help inventory the Museum collections in preparation for relocation later this year. Contact Tanis Brown by email at, or call the Museum at 760.744.9025.

California Coastal Rose Society Schedule for March

On Saturday, March 7, starting at 9am, a discussion of soil conditions and fertilizers at the Magee Rose Garden will be led by Joel Ross who will share his experience in soil enrichment and fertilizing strategies. Learn how to feed your roses for optimum production of beautiful roses. Magee Garden is located in Magee Park, corner of Beech Avenue and Garfield Street, Carlsbad. With questions about the workshops, call the garden director at 760.804.0875.

The Rose Society meets the third Tuesday of each month, this meeting will be March 17, at 7pm, at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield, Carlsbad. Featured speaker will be Jacques Ferare who will discuss "Fragrance in Roses." He is Director of Research for Meilland Star Roses. At 6:15pm, prior to the featured speaker, Dr. Joel Ross will continue his series of lectures on Rose-Aholics. His topic this month is "Integrated Pest Management."

The Rose Society meetings are free and open to anyone interested in growing roses. For information about CCRS and its activities, check the website at:

Canine Companion and Owner to Attend Hearing Loss Meeting

The Hearing Loss Association of Escondido will meet at 10am, Saturday, March 14, in the Escondido Joslyn Senior Center auditorium, 210 Park Avenue. Suede, a Canine Companion for Independence and his owner, Jerome, will be guests. There will be refreshments and a raffle. For information, call Sylvia at 760.745.5408.

First time visitors at the January meeting were Peggy Bossier, Pauline Vallance, Ray and Heather Chapman, Randy and Marianne Furtado, all from Escondido; and Margie Kim from Carlsbad. Peggy joined the chapter.

Reminder that chapter dues are due; $10/family for the year. These funds help pay for the cost of sending out the newsletter and other expenses. Checks, payable to HLA-Escondido, can be sent to Jackie Wistort, 17251 Regalo Lane, San Diego, CA, 92128.

CWONC Presents Rookie of Year Award

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer and social club, recently awarded "Rookie of the Year" to Marena Mills for her dedication and active participation in numerous events during her first year of membership. Also, two new members, Penny Hagler and Joana John, were initiated at a recent meeting. CWONC invites interested women to join, meet new friends, have fun, and become more involved in your community.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 9, at the Wood House at Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. Social begins at 6pm, with the meeting at 6:30pm. For information, visit the website at

Sorority Celebrates "Queen's Court" on Valentine's Day

Chapter members and guests of the Hidden Valley Vista Council (HVVC) of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority celebrated Valentine's Day with at a special "Queen's Court" luncheon where each chapter announced the woman they had selected as their queen. The queens introduced were Susana Jauregui of Xi Chi Nu; Heidi Versteeg of Preceptor Mu Alpha; Sandi Kourik of Laureate Alpha Kappa; Margene Haase of Laureate Theta Upsilon; and Sherryl Cahill of Gamma Rho Master chapter.
To top off the afternoon delightful entertainment was provided by members of Xi Chi Nu Chapter who presented "Hats Off To Sisterhood" with the Dancing Dollies, Susana Jauregui, Ann Ledger, Betty Bowman and Marlene Joehnk. Then, narrated by Georgina Knowles, a fashion show, an international review of attire from around the world, if you will, that showed how sorority members from different countries might look going to a sorority luncheon. First was Kat Coverston who represented France; Margo Stone (a guest) represented Ireland; Barbara Newman, Italy; Ruth Snyder delighted us with her rendition of our neighbor to the north, Canada, and Betty Bowman, represented Brazil in her black slinky outfit. Jewel Turboville, was the pianist. The hats and fancy clothing displayed by the models was from the closets of Eileen Menees, a 55+ year member of sorority.


Above, L-R, Members of the Queens Court Entertainment Troupe:
Susana Jauregui, Georgina Knowles, Marlene Joehnk, Ann Leger, Betty Bowman, Kat Coverston, Margo Stone, Barbara Newman and Ruth Snyder.

Below, Chapter Queens, L-R, Heidi Versteeg, Margene Haase, Susana Jauregui, Sherryl Cahill (Sandy Kourik was absent).




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