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Social Butterfly January 14th, 2010

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

First California Bank to Host Chamber Mixer Tonight

Tonight, Thursday, January 14, the Business After 5 Mixer of the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be hosted by the First California Bank, 355 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, from 5-7pm. Tango Restaurant and Wine Bar will be featuring appetizers and menu item samples. Cost is $5/members and $10/prospective members. For more information, contact the Chamber office at 760.745.2125.

Free Services Provided by Escondido Senior Service Council

Legal and notary assistance for wills, trusts, divorce, foreclosure, powers of attorney and more are offered free by Senior Service Council, on Wednesdays from 9 to 11am, by appointment only at 760.480.0611.

In addition, the Council hosts support groups in the Dorothy Boeger Building, 728 No. Broadway, Escondido. No appointment necessary. Parkinson's group to meet on Tuesday, January 19, from 10am to Noon, and the Alzheimer's group on Wednesday, January 20, from 1:30pm-3pm. Call 760.480.0611 for more information.

Deadline Extended for Appointment to New Commission

The City Clerk of the City of Oceanside is accepting applications from city residents for appointment to the new El Corazon Commission to help guide the future development of this parkland located in the heart of the City. The deadline for submittals has been extended to January 29.

This is an opportunity for citizens to make recommendations to City staff, Planning Commission, and the Council on the implementation of the El Corazon Specific Plan. Applications are available on the city's web site at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us, and must be returned to the City Clerk's office at 300 North Coast Highway on or before January 29. For more information, call the City Clerk's office at 760.435.3000.

Adoption Outreach Scheduled for Escondido Humane Society

The Escondido Humane Society will be participating in Petco’s “Think Adoption First” adoption weekend. Adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits will be at Petco Escondido, 1000 W. Valley Parkway, and Petco San Marcos, 141 S. Las Posas Road, from 11am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday, January 16 and 17. For more information, call the Escondido Humane Society Adoption Center at 760.888.2247.

Gary Bonner Singers to Perform at Concert

On Sunday, January 17, at 4pm, there will be a performance by the Gary Bonner Singers at First United Methodist Church, 341 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido. Gary Bonner's choral groups have been nominated for Emmy Awards twice and have received the prestigious Dove Award. This choral experience is for all ages. There is no admission fee, but a free-will offering will be taken. For more information, call the church office at 760.745.5100.

The Philosophical Library to Host Alternative Health Fair

The Philosophical Library in Escondido will host an Alternative Health Fair on Saturday, January 30, from 1pm to 5pm. This fair will include four prominent San Diego County health speakers; (two from Escondido, one from San Marcos). Admission is free, and donations to benefit the Library are accepted. The public is invited, and seating reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. Experts in their field will speak 45 minutes each (includes audience Q&A) on different aspects of alternative health, with a 15-minute break between speaking events. Speakers will be available in other locations to answer additional questions after each topic. Topics and speakers scheduled are:

1pm - "Treatable Health Issues with Acupuncture" by Sally Adams, R.N., L.Ac., Certified Feng Shui Practitioner.
2pm - “How Iridology Helps Create A Happy & Healthy Lifestyle” by Dr. Jon Jensen, Iridologist, Nutrition Counselor, Public Speaker, Former President of Toastmaster Club, grandson of the late Dr. Bernard Jensen (generally regarded in North America as the forefather of Iridology).
3pm - “The Enfoldment of Your True Potential” by Dr. Raymond R. Rickards, Chiropractor in Escondido.
4pm - “Foods, Supplements & Herbs for Immune Support” by Rose Thomas, L.Ac. (Lic. Acupuncturist), Herbalist, Nutrition Counselor.

The Philosophical Library is an Escondido landmark, and the largest privately owned lending library open to the public in Southern California. It is a non-denominational, nonprofit 501(C)-3, and has been in business for 46 years (since 1963) – the personal vision of onetime Escondido and San Marcos resident Stuart Otto (founder of the Library). It is entirely operated by a dedicated all-volunteer staff and Board of Directors. It features more than 10,000 books, audio, video and reference materials on an extremely wide range of topics from world religions, holistic healing, spirituality, self-help and philosophy. It also includes a variety of out-of-print and hard to find texts.

The Library’s newsletter features more than 50 classes held each month at the Library. The gift store is stocked with used books at affordable prices, with a wide range of topics, and features “best sellers” from famous authors like Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Jack Canfield, Shakti Gawain, Wayne Dyer, Kahil Gibran, and many more! Magazines, incense, jewelry, greeting cards, and other items are available for purchase.

Membership is $25 per year. Members are eligible to check out books, videos, DVDs and audio tapes. Non-members can read and research books in the Library, which is located at 2091 East Valley Parkway, Suite D, Escondido, (next to AmVets). Hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. Telephone: 760.745.2724. Website is www.PhilosophicalLibrary.org.

Documentary Film Shown and Discussed at Fellowship Meeting

The documentary film, "A Life Connected," will be shown and discussed on Friday, January 22, at 6:30pm, at the Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Drive, Vista. This event will be presented by youth members and the minister, the Rev. Dr. Beth Johnson, as part of a study of Ethical Eating: Food and Environmental Justice, and will focus on Animal Rights and Human Responsibility. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Susan at 760.724.5198.

Senior Anglers to Meet on Friday

The first meeting of the New Year for the Escondido Senior Anglers will be tomorrow, Friday, January 15, at 9:30am in the auditorium of the Joslyn Senior Center in Escondido. After the program, there will be time to sign up for different trips and events. Join this very active group of seniors and go fishing the Senior Angler way! For more information, check the web site at www.senioranglersofescondido.net.

New Board Members installed at the annual Christmas Party are David Gehrke, President; Barbara Gatusso, VP of Salt Water; Bob Taylor, VP of Fresh Water; Mary Roy, Recording Secretary; Minerva Martinez, Corresponding Secretary; Karen Taylor, Treasurer; Al Green, Apparel; Shelley Wagner, Calling; Bill Borst, Historian; Mary Lou Rushing, Membership; Tomas Martinez, Parliamentarian; Ron Parker, Past President; Bob Posten, Programs; Anitra Gehrke, Public Relations; George Martinez, Raffle; and Charlotte Heath, Sunshine.

Rose Society Announces January Events

On Saturday, January 16, at 9am, the California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) will be demonstrating rose pruning at Armstrong's Garden Center at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Following the demo, at the adjacent Rose Garden, attendees can practice what they learned. Bring gloves and pruners.

Then on Saturday, January 23, at 9am, members of CCRS will demonstrate how to plant new roses and transplant existing roses in Magee Rose Garden, located in the southwest corner of Magee Park in Carlsbad.

The monthly meeting of CCRS will be Tuesday, January 19, at 7pm, at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield, Carlsbad, located in the northwest corner of Magee Park, and will feature Dr. Roger English who will talk on "Soil, Irrigation and Fertilizer." Preceding the featured talk, from 6:15 to 6:45pm, Dr. Joel Ross will continue his rose-aholics lecture series with reports and discussion from members on their experiences with cultivating roses. The CCRS meetings are free and open to anyone interested in growing roses. Additional information about CCRS and activities can be accessed on the web site at www.californiacoastalrose.com.

University Women's Meeting Announced

The American Association of University Women, Escondido-San Marcos Branch, will meet on Saturday, January 16, at 10am at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido. Kent Davy, editor of the North County Times, will speak about the future of newspapers in general, and more specifically, the future of the North County Times.

The cost of the buffet lunch is $16/person. Guests are invited. Reservations, please, to Sandra at 760.739.0710.

Women's Auxiliary of Children's Hospital Looking for New Members

The Women's Auxiliary, North County Unit of Rady Children's Hospital, extends an invitation to join their group of women from all over North County and outlying areas. They are looking for new members who are willing to donate time and talents to help raise funds for Rady Children's Hospital that benefits children throughout San Diego County.

The first meeting of the new year will be held on Wednesday, January 20, at 9:30am at the First United Methodist Church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. For more information, call Danette at 760.749.0333 or Margie at 951.767.1940.

Friends of the Library to Hold Book Sale

Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a book sale fundraiser on Saturday, January 23, from 10am to 4pm, behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive. A large selection of books in all categories will be available, and prices begin at $1 for hardcover, and 25cents for paperbacks. Collectible books and reference sets are priced individually.

Members of the Friends of the Library can shop early from 9am to 10am for the best selection. Membership applications will be available on site at a cost of $10 for an individual or $25 for family. The sale opens to the general public at 10am. These fundraising efforts generously support many library programs and services, and purchase many needed books and materials. For information on the book sale or the Friends of the Library, call 760.435.5560.

Book Clubs Starting at Oceanside Public Library

The Oceanside Public Library is starting book clubs for interested readers. The clubs will be designed by the readers and focus on bringing together community members that are interested in discussing the books they are reading. The Mission Branch Library club will have its first meeting January 21, from 10-11:30am in the community rooms at 3861 Mission Avenue, and the Civic Center Library club will meet January 26, from 6-7:30pm in the Civic Center Library Board Room. The clubs are free and everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the Library at 760.435.5600 and ask for CJ. For information about other events, visit the website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

Oceanside to Host Workshop of Times During the Vietnam War Years

The Oceanside Public Library, in partnership with the Historical Society, will host a workshop titled "Pride and Protest: Oceanside During the Vietnam War Years." The workshop will be held Saturday, January 16, at 10:30am, in the Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway. The goal of the workshop is to document, through photos, life in Oceanside during the Vietnam War. The public is asked to bring photos they may have and would like to share of loved ones or events from this time period. Photos will be scanned and returned at the workshop. A final presentation will be made in May in celebration of the Oceanside Public Library’s Big Read Program. For more information, call 760.435.5600.

Oceanside to Award Martin Luther King, Jr., Civic Award

The 2010 recipient of the City of Oceanside's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award will be announced at the annual commemoration event honoring Dr. King on Saturday, January 16, at 4pm, at the MiraCosta College Theatre. The North County Branch of the NAACP sponsors the free event and the public is invited. The City Council established the Community Service award 21 years ago to honor a resident of the city or Camp Pendleton for service that exemplifies the ideals and teachings of the late Dr. King, with an emphasis on volunteer activity outside of a work setting.

Nominees for the 2010 award are Dennis and Diana Cleary; Wayne Godinet; Fred Nuthall; and Jim Spearman; all volunteers in many organizations and areas of the city.

Also, the North County Branch of NAACP and the MiraCosta College Black Students Union will host a community prayer breakfast on Monday, January 18, at 7:30am in the MiraCosta College cafeteria. Tickets for the breakfast are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Call 760.754.9686 for more information and to purchase tickets.

Audubon Announces Two Programs

For the Preschool Nature Storytime, all preschoolers 3-5 years old, with an adult, are welcome. The date is Monday, January 25, at 10am, to hear how one Baby Bear feels about sleeping in his cave all winter long. There will be an hour of songs, a story, and a craft, and it's free, at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For questions, call Mary Ellen at 760.918.6622.

The Society's General Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 20, starting social time at 7pm, at the Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. The program about Ocean Birds off Oceanside will be given by an expert birder and photographer, Tom Blackman, of the San Diego Field Ornithologists. He will talk about the birds and mammals of San Diego's near shore waters, and share photos of some ocean wildlife that may be seen on the Audubon's annual Seabirds, Dolphins and Whales cruise out of Oceanside Harbor on Saturday, January 30. For information, call 760.439.2473.

Save the Date:

Friday, February 19, 8pm, the Richard Elliot concert to benefit L.R.Green School, to be held at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, with silent auction at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30, $60, and $90 (VIP). For tickets, call 1.800.988.4253, or web site at www.artcenter.org. More information later.


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