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Social Butterfly September 10th, 2009

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

photoVivian Doering and DeLisle Calac

Vivian Doering to Reign on Grape Day

One of Escondido's most beloved community leaders will reign as Grape Day Queen this year. Vivian Doering, a long time Chamber member, will assume her queenly duties at the Saturday, September 12th, event in downtown Escondido. Only those closest to her know at this writing what she will wear on that day of days. The day starts with a parade at 9:30am on Grand Avenue, then the festival takes place until 4pm in Grape Day Park.

Grape Day Parade Grand Marshal will be another long-time community leader, DeLisle Calac, long a mainstay of the Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians. He is also a member of the Escondido High School Hall of Fame.

Greek Festival Scheduled

Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church has scheduled their 2009 Greek Festival for Saturday, September 12, from 10am to 10pm, and Sunday, September 13, from 11am to 9pm. It will be held at the church at 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, half mile east of I-5. There will be children's games, church tours, live Greek music, folk dancing, Greek cuisine, vendor booths, and a chance to win a 2010 Mercedes C300. Regular admission is $3/person; children under 12 are free. For more information, check the website at

Welk's Theatre Presents The Andrews Brothers

The Andrews Brothers performance is at the Welk Resorts Theatre, and runs through November 8th. It takes place in the South Pacific during WWII, where the Andrew Sisters and a pin-up girl, a la Betty Grable, are on the bill. Troubles ensue when the ladies are forced to cancel their appearance at the last minute ... that is, until a trio of backstage bufoons save the day. Be prepared for plenty of Lucille Ball shenanigans, some boogie-woogie antics and goofy hijinks, starring San Diego favorites Larry Raben, David Engel, Stan Chandler, Bets Malone, and John Bisom.

The theatre is located at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. Matinees are daily at 1:45pm, except for Monday and Friday. Evening performances are offered on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8pm. For complete ticket information, call the box office at 1.888.802.7469, or check the website at

Look for exciting upcoming season information soon - including Vicki Lawrence, Cathy Rigby and Michael Learned, The Smothers Brothers, standard classic Broadway performances as well as contemporary musical theatre, straight plays and several special events including Jazz Festival, Octoberfest, and Halloween events.

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore to Speak at Escondido Republican Club

On Monday, September 21, The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will meet at 11:30am at Cocina del Charro, 525 No. Quince St., Escondido. Assemblyman Chuck DeVore will be the speaker. Since age 19 he has been an active volunteer for the Republican Party. He lives in Irvine and represents an area that includes almost 500,000 people in Orange County. Chuck was elected in 2004, and re-elected in 2006 and 2008. He is a candidate for United States Senate in 2010.

Doors open at 11:30am; Buffet lunch begins at 12Noon, and includes tostada bar, enchiladas, beans, rice, and salad. Chips, salsa and beverages are included. Cost is $12/person. Please RSVP to Sharon Wood at 760.741.5060. If bringing a guest, let Phyllis Hassinger know so she can make a visitor's name badge - email to, or call 760.743.6913.

Walk Like MADD!

The 5k fun walk fundraiser for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers) will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 8am to 1pm, at the Liberty Station at Point Loma, 2756 Dewey Road, San Diego, 92106. There will be live music, a kids' zone, youth in action, best dressed dog contest, food, prizes, memorial area, and lots of family fun. Log on to and select city "San Diego" to participate. For more information, call 858.564.0780.

RB Art Association to Host Reception

Meet the artists of the Rancho Bernardo Art Association (RBAA) at a reception for the 2009 Artists & Friends Juried Show, juried by Jack Ragland, on Saturday, September 12, from 2-4pm. There will be an awards presentation and music at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. The Exhibition opens Tuesdays thru Saturdays from September 1st to 17th. For information about the exhibit or the RBAA, check the website at, or call Ren Daniels at 858.674.5586.

Fundraiser to Benefit Individuals with HIV/AIDS

Community Case Management (CCM) of the North County Health Services works with individuals with HIV/AIDS and are having a fundraiser to support the Toiletry Closet, a service for HIV positive clients that provides three personal care items a month at no cost to the client. During the month of September, anyone who makes a purchase from Destiny Boutique and uses the special code of "NCHS" will receive a 10% discount and Community Case Management will receive a store credit for Toiletry Closet purchases. For information about Destiny Boutique, check their website at

The Toiletry Closet accepts donations of any type of toiletry products, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, soap, etc. For more information, contact Victoria McGoldrick at 760.736.8616. Ms. McGoldrick suggests you "help spread the word to family and friends; the holidays are right around the corner so this is a great time to stock up on holiday gifts, and help the CCM at the same time."

Daughters of British Empire to Meet

Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) will meet on Friday, 18 September, at 10:30am at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, in Rancho Bernardo. Women of British/Commonwealth heritage are invited for a cup of tea. For information, call 760.731.7379, or email to

Drum Circle

Drummers are invited to participate in a drum circle on Saturday, September 12, from 11am to 12Noon, in the patio at the First United Methodist Church of Escondido, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. All in the community are welcome to bring their own drum and be a part of this casual fun event. For information, call 760.745.5100.

Contemporary Women's Meeting Announced

Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, September 14, starting at 6pm with social and meeting at 6:30pm. CWONC meets the second Monday of every month at the historic Wood House, in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. For reservations or to find out more about CWONC, call Lisa Pratte at 760. 294.1797, or visit the club’s website at

Patio Playhouse Presents "The Taming of The Shrew"

Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," a classic comedy gets a modern day setting in an exciting new production directed by Christa Sherman, starting Friday, September 11 through Sunday, October 4. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm, at the Patio Playhouse, 201 E. Grand Avenue, Suite 1D, Escondido. Tickets are $14/adults; $12/Seniors and Students w/ID; and $7/youth under 16. Group rates are available. Contact the Box Office at 760.746.6669, the email at, or check the website at

Woman's Club Sponsoring Trip to Pala Casino

The Woman's Club of Escondido will sponsor a casino trip to Pala Casino on Wednesday, September 30, leaving at 9:45am from the Clubhouse parking lot, 751 No. Rose, Escondido. The cost is $10/person and there is limited seating. Funds will be used to support philanthropic charities sponsored by the Woman's Club. For information and to make reservations, call Mary at 760.738.0560 or Shirley at 760.471.1982. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, September 23.

"Owens Lake"
is Program for Audubon Meeting

When the Buena Vista Audubon Society Meeting is held on Wednesday, September 16, the program will be about "Owens Lake" and presented by Mike Prather. The meeting starts at 7pm with social, and the program at 7:30pm, at the Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside.

Mr. Prather will talk about Owens Lake, a rebirth of a haven for migrating shorebirds. He has been actively working on land and water issues in the Owens Valley since 1980. The National Audubon Society has declared Owens Lake an Important Bird Area, and it now boasts the largest inland site for nesting Snowy Plovers in California. For information, call 760.439.2473.

"Yappy Hour" to Benefit Humane Society

The La Jolla Brew House is having a "Yappy Hour" benefit for the Escondido Humane Society from 5 to 9pm on Tuesday, September 22. Participants are invited to bring their canine companions to sit on the pet-friendly patio. The restaurant offers treats for pets to enjoy, including a special Canine menu, and there will be a raffle also. The La Jolla Brew House is at 7536 Fay Avenue, La Jolla. For information, call 858.456.6279 or 760.888.2235.

Also, the Escondido Humane Society is having a dog adoption outreach from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, September 12, at Kahoots, 334 W. El Norte Parkway, Escondido. Adoptable dogs will be at the store during the event. For more information, call 760.888.2247.

"Timeless Beauties" is Theme of Women's Club Luncheon

When the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon is held on Monday, September 21, the theme of the day will be "Timeless Beauties." The luncheon starts at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. Cost is $16/person, inclusive.

The special feature will be a fashion accessory demonstration by Wanda Brotherton, an independent Cookie Lee jewelry consultant, who will show how to create your own style and add some "Glitz and Glam" to compliment your wardrobe. The speaker, Sauni Rinehart, is a highly acclaimed speaker that will touch your heart with a message of joy, peace and hope as she shares some "trade secrets." She also is a professional and talented singer who will share some special music.

Guests are welcome. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by Thursday, September 17. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For information, go to For reservation, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Muriel at 760.744.3744.

Republican Women to Hold Fashion Show

The Lake San Marcos Republican Women Federated will be having a Fashion Show and Luncheon on Saturday, September 26, from 11:30am to 2pm, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. Clothing for men and women will be featured, from Martin & Co, Carlsbad. The fundraiser will benefit the "Wounded Warrior" and scholarship funds.

Tickets are $35/person. Make checks payable to LSMRWF, and mail or deliver to Sandy Hinds, 1236 Via Portovecchio, Lake San Marcos, CA 92078, so she receives it by Monday, September 21. For more information, call Sandy at 760.471.7094. Please note - no tickets will be sold at the door.

Open House Planned at The Main Frame Shoppe & Gallery

An invitation is extended to attend an Open House and Art Show "On the Wild Side," featuring artist Laura Glusha, on Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 8pm, at 430 No. Andreasen, Escondido. Laura Glusha's "One Woman Art Show" can be viewed at the Gallery from September 1st through the 26th. For more information, call 760.432.8995.

PPH Foundation to Host Escondido Chamber Mixer

Thursday, September 10, from 5pm to 7pm, the Escondido Chamber Business After 5 Mixer will be hosted by the Palomar Pomerado Health Home Care Center at 975 So. Andreasen Drive, Escondido, located just south of the Escondido Auto Park. Attendees will get to see what the new hospital rooms will look like when the new hospital is completed in 2012. There will be the usual assortment of munchies and drinks, as well as door prizes. Bring business cards. Admission is $5/chamber members and $10 for guests. Call Vanessa Lee at 760.745.2125 for more information.


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