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Social Butterfly January 28th, 2010

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Dr. Phil - Here We Come, Again!

The Gamma Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, again has scheduled a bus trip to Los Angeles to the "Dr. Phil Show," Farmers' Market, and "The Price Is Right." It will be on Wednesday, February 10, meeting in Escondido at 5:30am at the parking lot on the south side of the Regal Movie Theatre, 350 West Valley Parkway. Return will be approximately 8-9pm. Cost is $25/person. Reservations are on a 'first come, first served' basis; the bus holds 47 people. For reservations, call Evelyn Madison at 760.746.1649, or send email to: elmadison@cox.net

Coffee/muffins/donuts will be furnished on the morning trip; lunch is on your own at the Farmers' Market; and snacks/soda/water will be available on the return trip. Additional details will be given when reservations are made.

German-American Club to Hold General Assembly

On Sunday, January 31, at 2pm, the North County German-American Club will hold their General Assembly meeting at the Clubhouse of the Vista Village Mobile Home Park, 1506 Oak Drive, Vista. In addition to a report on past year's activities, there will be an election/reelection of three members for the Board of Directors. Nominations are welcome. The meeting will be followed by a "Kaffeeklatsch." Yearly membership dues are $35/single and $45/family, and are due for voting privileges.

Woman's Club to Hear About Wildfire Fighting Project

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold their next luncheon meeting at 10:30 am on Monday, February 1, at their Clubhouse, 751 North Rose. The program this month will be presented by Brian Harris representing the Cleveland National Forest Service. He will update us on their wildfire fighting project, and talk about the Pennies for Pines program, a project the club supports. Please contact Ruth at 760.489.0579 for reservations.

Volunteers Needed for Fire Department

The Escondido Fire Department is seeking qualified men and women, minimum 50 years of age, for the Senior Volunteer Program. Uniformed volunteers provide incident support and daily operational duties. If interested, you must attend a two-hour orientation at Fire Station No. 1, 310 No. Quince St., at 9:00am on Wednesday, February 17. Applications will be available at the meeting or prior to the orientation at the Human Resources Department at Escondido City Hall. For more information, call 760.839.5400 or visit the web site at www.escondido.org/fire/.

Dr. Brian Grossman to Speak at Chofit Hadassah Meeting

On Wednesday, February 3, from 7 to 9pm, Chofit Hadassah will present a program on "Better Communication Between Him and Her." The meeting will be held at a private home in Vista, and directions will be provided upon an RSVP to rinkies@att.net. The presenter will be Dr. Brian Grossman, who has worked with a diverse clientele, from children to prison inmates, to small business owners. With his wry sense of humor, this promises to be a delightful program on how to better communicate with your other half. His commitment is to make communication skills easy for everyone. For more information about Dr. Grossman, check these web sites www.DrBrianGrossman.com or www.genderlyspeaking.com.

Refreshments will be served. Suggested donations of $3 - $5 will go towards Chifit Hadassah's fundraising goals.

photoRepublican Women and Kiwanis Join to Support Our Wounded Veterans

Members of the Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated and local Kiwanis members joined forces to take hundreds of cookies to the wounded veterans at Balboa Naval Hospital during the holidays.

Sally Hatfield of the Republican club and Frank Rojas of Kiwanis teamed up to provide for the packaging and delivery of many dozens of treats baked by 26 Republican women. Pomerado Hospital and local citizen, Charles Arnold, provided colorful bags for their distribution. Photo shows Sally Hatfield, Troop Support Chairperson of the Republican Women, surrounded by the hundreds of cookies prior to delivery.

Bazaar To Be Held At Humane Society

The Escondido Humane Society is calling all treasure hunters to stop by its bazaar from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, February 6, at the shelter, 3450 E. Valley Parkway. A variety of items will be for sale by vendors, including books, crafts, clothes, jewelry and, of course, items for pets. The Bazaar will offer fabulous finds while helping animals in need, and the event will be held the first Saturday of every month through July.

Any individuals or teams who have registered for Paws in the Park Walk, to be held on March 28 at Kit Carson Park, are invited to host a booth at no cost. Booth space is $15 for all other vendors. Call 714.609.0799 or email boughdadly@aol.com for a vendor application, or download from the Humane Society's web site, www.escondidohumanesociety.org.

To register for Paws in the Park, visit www.firstgiving.com/ehs.

DAR Honors Vista Students at 7th Annual Awards Ceremony

photoRancho Buena Vista Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will hold their 7th Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, February 6, at the McClellan Senior Center in Vista. This ceremony recognizes middle and high school students for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments. Students being honored include Good Citizenship, Sea Cadet, and Good Citizens. The Red White & Blue Society of the Children of the American Revolution will present an informational program on Abraham Lincoln. The event will begin promptly at 10:00am, followed by refreshments with a theme of favorite cookies from past U.S. Presidents.

The DAR is a lineage society, and membership is open to any female over the age of 18 years who can prove direct relationship to a patriotic ancestor who aided in the cause of the American Revolution. For more information, call 760.736.0178, 760.215.9142, or by e-mail at rbvdar@gmail.com. DAR Donates to Veterans Hospital: The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently delivered 43 personal photo boards to the Community Living Center of the VA Medical Center in La Jolla. Each veteran patient will have their own personal frame for pictures and cards. Five committee members volunteered approximately 50 hours to construct the photo boards, and chapter members donated supplies to reduce the costs of the boards. Pictured are Lorelei Wynn, Director of Volunteers at the Medical Center; Kathleen Donlevy, Chapter Veterans Chairman; and Virginia Paul, Chapter committee member.

Senior Service Council Announces Health Screenings and Other Services

The Escondido Senior Service Council, 728 No. Broadway, will be offering the following Free health screenings and other services: Phone number is 760.480.0611.

February 3 - Dental - 9am-10:15am; Call for reservation.
February 5 and 19 - Diabetes Blood Sugar - No food, water or meds before going to Wellness Room of Joslyn Center. No reservation needed.
February 8 - Hearing Health - 9am; An audiologist will conduct a professional hearing test and advise you on hearing aids. Call for reservations.
February 28 - Eyes - 9am-10:30am; Eyes checked for glaucoma and cataracts. Call for appointment.

In addition, the Council has a job referral service from 9am to Noon, Monday thru Thursday, for seniors over 50. Anyone needing handyman services, gardening, housework, home care, pet sitting, shopping, or painting can call 760.480-0611 Call also if you want to offer your services. Fees are negotiated between client and service provider.

The Council is offering a one-day REFRESHER driver safety class from 8am to 12:30pm on Tuesday, February 9. This course is offered for those who took a two-day class within the past three years. Participants earn a certificate good for three years for a discount on car insurance. Cost is $12 AARP members; $14 non-members. Call 760.480.0611 to reserve.

The Neurosciences Institute to Hold Second "Brain Bee"

Southern California's 2nd Brain Bee is scheduled for Saturday, January 30, from 11am to 3:30pm, where 52 local students, representing 25 high schools, will test their knowledge of the brain, in a one-day competition. The event will be held in The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, San Diego, and there will be information available about education and careers in Science. Students will also have the opportunity to share lunch with top scientists from local research institutes and meet college and graduate science students.

The Brain Bee will quiz the best young minds in the county about the brain and how it relates to intelligence, memory, emotions, sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep, and Neurological disorders, such as drug addiction, Alzheimer's disease and stroke. The winner will receive a $500 gift certificate, trophy, and airfare and hotel for two with an invitation to the National Brain Bee in March. Questions for the local Brain Bee will be derived from the 2008 edition of "Brain Facts," published by the Society for Neuroscience, and the book is available on their web site at www.sfn.org. For more information, contact Debbie Honeycutt at 858.626.2020, or honeycutt@nsi.edu. The event is open to the public.

Oceanside Public Library Celebrates Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month with Josiah, the musical storyteller, on Saturday, February 6, at 11am at the Civic Center Library. With singing, storytelling and poetry, this interactive program focuses on admirable figures, and highlights great achievements made by African Americans in science, education, music, sports, and entertainment. All ages are welcome to attend this free program. For more information, call the library's Children's Desk at 760.435.5600 or visit the web site at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

Mainly Mozart Shines Spotlight on World Class Artists

Mainly Mozart launched its 14th annual Spotlight Series last weekend with Naumburg Violin Competition winner Frank Huang; cellist Thomas Kraines, hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle for his "extraordinary nobility and tonal depth;" and pianist Reiko Uchida, praised by the Chicago Tribune for her "breathtaking dexterity."

The Series runs from January 22 through April 25, in La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad. This year's series will feature five ensembles of world-class artists performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and other master composers. Now in its 21st year, Mainly Mozart is the Resident Ensemble of the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego. The educational outreach programs are enjoyed by over 50,000 students in the U.S. and Mexico yearly. Funding is provided, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture; the County of San Diego Community Enhancement program, and contributions from local individuals, businesses and foundations.

San Marcos Kiwanis Club “Eat For a Cause” Event This Saturday

The San Marcos and Vista Sunrise Kiwanis Club have made fund-raising arrangements with Noodles Restauratnt, 591 Grand Avenue (San Marcos Blvd., and the 78 Freeway in the Lowe’s and Staples Center) for this Saturday, January 30th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm.

Enjoy dinner with family and friends--or take out.

NOODLES & COMPANY will donate 25% of your meal total to our KIWANIANS KICKIN' CANCER* team goal of $1,000.00. 100% of this donation will go to the American Cancer Society.

You can see the Menu at: http://www.noodles.com/files/files/web_menu.pdf

The KIWANIANS KICKIN' CANCER team will walk for 24 non-stop hours on May 1-2, at the Relay for Life San Marcos.

Winner of Community Service Award Announced

Dennis and Diana Cleary were named the recipients of the 2010 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. Mayor Jim Wood made the announcement at the annual commemoration event in honor of Dr. King, sponsored by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP. The annual award especially recognizes the recipient’s commitment to public service and the betterment of the entire community.

The Cleary's have volunteered at many area organizations and most recently at Fraternity House, which provides housing and supportive services at two homes for men and women living with HIV/AIDS. They take residents shopping, run errands, and regularly provide transportation to medical appointments. In addition, Diana manages the Resident Advocacy Program; Dennis, a retired attorney, provides free legal advice to residents when needed. When they began volunteering at Fraternity House they were asked their personal goals and what they wanted to accomplish. They answered they wanted "to make the day-to-day lives of the residents easier and more comfortable" and "to grow personally by helping others and learning from them."

Diana retired as a major after 20 years in he U.S. Army, serving both as a finance and an engineering officer. She has volunteered at the Community Resource Center, North County Solutions for Change, and been involved for the past seven years with the Teen Mother Program at Carlsbad High School. Dennis earned a degree in law and worked in real estate law until retirement. He has dedicated time as a volunteer at the reception desk at Tri-City Medical Center, as well as Fraternity House.


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