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Social Butterfly August 6th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

photoRepublican Women Awards Scholarship to Local Teen

Escondido Republican Women, Federated, (ERWF) recently awarded their $1,000 Charlotte Mousel Scholarship to Joy Louise Fabry, a recent graduate of San Pasqual High School. The daughter of Steven and Blaire Fabry, Miss Fabry plans to major in international business/foreign language and speech pathology, at Wheaton College in Illinois in the fall.

Named in honor of the late Charlotte Mousel, former local, California and National Federation of Republican Women president, the award is given annually to the applicant who demonstrates scholastic achievement, school activity, community involvement and political activity. Scholarship participants must include an essay of constructive thought on what the U.S. Constitution means to them.

Humane Society to Hold Adoption Outreach

The Escondido Humane Society is holding an adoption outreach event from 11am to 2pm, on Saturday, August 8, at Kahoots in Escondido, 334 W. El Norte Parkway. Adoptable dogs will be at the store during the event. For more information, call 760.888.2247.

Drum Circle Scheduled for Saturday Drummers are invited to participate in a drum circle on Saturday, August 8, from 11am to 12Noon in the patio of the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, 341 So. Kalmia St. All are welcome to bring your own drum and join in this casual fun event. For directions/ information, call 760.745.5100.

Children's Museum Announces August Program

On Saturday, August 8, Everything Desert! - Do you know what big horn sheep, rattlesnakes, and plants like yucca and cactus have in common? They are all adapted to live in a dry desert environment. Reptile experts from the San Diego Herpetological Society will bring in some live desert reptiles for you to see up close. Also, learn about the early people of California and how they used the local plants and animals to their advantage. Finish up with making a take-home project using desert sand. For information, contact the Escondido Children's Museum, 380 No. Escondido Blvd., Studio 1; call 760.233.7755 or check the website at

Operation Bear Hug!

Patient Services from the San Diego-Hawaii Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are asking for support of their Operation Bear Hug project. They have partnered with Geppetto's toy stores to provide local blood cancer patients with a teddy bear. Whether child or adult, treatments and hospital stays are so much easier with a bear hug. You can help join in the effort to provide comfort in the form of a huggable friend by shopping at Geppetto's and purchasing a teddy bear during the month of August. For every teddy bear purchase you make, Geppetto's will match your donation with their own gift of a bear. Plus, as an extra thank you, Geppetto's will give you a $5 gift certificate to spend in the store.

This event runs the entire month of August, and at all Geppetto locations: Fashion Valley; La Jolla on Girard; Del Mar Highlands; the Forum, Carlsbad; 4S Ranch Town Center; Otay Ranch Town Center; and Old Town San Diego. Simply select and as you pay for your teddy bears, tell the cashier that you are supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. All Geppetto's locations are collection sites and they will deliver the bears to LLS. If you purchase a new teddy bear at another store, feel free to deliver it to a Geppetto's store near you. Also, you can donate directly to Operation Bear Hug by visiting

Like Bunco?

Here's Your Chance to Play The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold a bunco party on Wednesday, August 19, from 1pm to 4pm, at the Clubhouse, 751 North Rose Avenue (corner Mission Ave.). The cost is $5/person and dessert will be served. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Mary at 760.738.0560 or Shirley at 760.471.1982. Funds raised will be used to support local charities.

Diversity Solutions to Hold Career Fairs

The North County Diversity Career Fair will be held on Thursday, August 20, at the Vista Townsite Partnership, Community Room, 642 Vista Village Drive, Vista. Phone: 760.806.8980. Viasat is the corporate sponsor of this event, and for career opportunities they can be reached at Their 24-hour jobline number is 760.476.2422. For job inquiries, go to To reserve your space contact Oran Brown at or call 619.277.9099. Can't make that meeting, ask about the one in San Diego on August 13th.

Senior Anglers Meeting Announced

The monthly general meeting of the Senior Anglers of Escondido will be on Friday, August 21, at 9:30am, at the Joslyn Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Greeters will help ‘The Social Butterfly’ Cont. from Page 6 new members get acquainted. All who are 50 years young are invited to join. The speaker will be Terisa Penunuri from the San Diego Water Authority who will talk about the latest water issues now and in the future. Plan to sign up for the next camp out or fishing trip, fresh or saltwater, and the men are trying out some surf fishing with Don Continelli. For more information about the club, check the website at www.senioranglersofescondido. net.

Prospective Membership Workshop Hosted by DAR

Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of DAR will be hosting a workshop for women over 18 years of age on Sunday, August 16, from 1:30pm to 3:30pm, at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Avenue. Two important subjects to be covered are using genealogy resources and finding required documentation to complete and substantiate information for the application.

As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promoting education and advancing patriotic endeavors. For additional information, contact Margaret Read at 760.757.0528, Jeanette Shiel 760.736.0178, or by email:

Members Pat Blair & Jill Scott do research on their ancestors

Self Defense Seminar for Women and Teens

On Saturday, August 15, from 2pm to 5:30pm, a self-defense seminar will be held at the Family Karate studio at 16621 Dove Canyon Road, in the Starbucks shopping center. (See Thomas Guide Map code 1169F3.) There is a $20 donation per person, with proceeds going to the local battered women's shelter. This is a community service program and not a solicitation to join Family Karate.

Instructors are Rick Pearson and Stephanie Osburn, 3rd degree and 1st degree black belts in Tae Kwon Do, respectively. Rick is an internationally certified instructor and has been putting on these seminars since 2004. They will demonstrate effective basic techniques to avoid becoming a victim. Then you will get to try them out for yourself. Girls and boys, ages 12-18, and women of all ages are welcome. Sweat pants, a comfortable shirt, and tennis shoes are highly recommended, and also request that you bring a bottled water. RSVP to Rick Pearson at to save your spot. Include a phone number. He will reply to confirm. Reservations are on a firstcome, first-serve basis. For additional information, feel free to contact Rick at or call him at 858.451.2405.

Native Plant Club To Hold Working Meeting

On Sunday, August 16, at 2pm, the Buena Vista Native Plant Club meeting is titled "Winter in August?" "Tis the season! Southern California native plants are going dormant and it's time to start pruning. Bring gloves and tools. Meet at the BV Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For more information, email or call the Center at 760.439.2473.

Holiday Show Offered Free For Your Organization

Mel Carrillo and his group of adult ballroom dancers is once again offering their holiday show free of charge to your club or organization. The show is similar to their annual show at the San Diego County Fair where Mel and his troupe have performed for the last 25 years. The show ranges from classy to comedy with audience participation as an option. Tenor, Frank Straw, adds the musical interludes. Book early; their dance card fills up fast. Call Mel at 760.480.1188.

"Business Before 9" Networking

On Friday, August 21, from 7:30am to 9am, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly "Business Before 9" networking meeting at Romano's Macaroni Grill, 202 E. Via Rancho Parkway,(south entrance to Westfield North County shopping center). Cost is $5/members and $10/prospective members, for a buffet breakfast, networking and door prizes. Bring plenty of business cards. RSVP to Vanessa Lee at 760.745.2125 or

Diane Millard

Assistance League Installs New President

Diane Millard of Escondido was installed recently as the new president of the Assistance league of Inland North County. Diane and her husband, Robert, moved from Michigan to California ten years ago to be near their three adult children and six grandchildren. Her career in teaching has helped her in her seven years in the chapter, where she has served in various leadership positions, including vice presi-dent of philanthropy, vice president of membership, and cochair of the operation school bell program. Diane comments "it is difficult to put into words the privilege it is to be a member of an all volunteer, non-profit organization which provides an opportunity to serve the community in so many ways. We have recently been honored by the Escondido Chamber of Commerce as 'Community Organization of the Year.' We'll do our best to live up to that honor, as we continue to reach out to those in need of our attention."

CCC Band to Present Late Summer Pops Concert

The Coastal Communities Concert Band, with guest vocal soloists, will present a late summer pops concert on Sunday, August 30, at 2pm. The venue will be the California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido. General Admission is $15/person; seniors and students, $12/person. Parking is free in the lot just north of the concert hall. The Coastal Communities Concert Band, directed by Dr. Robert Fleming, has added a pops concert to their summer schedule that will feature a festive potpourri of musical selections from Glenn Miller to George Gershwin. Band saxophonist, Carl Janelli, will be featured on, "I'm Confessin'," and trumpeters Rick Evans and Marc Brandl will light up the stage a 'hot' duet of the Latin tune, "Gypsy Earrings." For advance tickets, call the Escondido box office at 800.988.4253; Kris Sims (Encinitas) at 760.436.6137 or Buck Abell (Del Mar) at 858.793.8258.


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