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Social Butterfly February 4th, 2010

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Few Seats Left -- for Dr. Phil Bus Trip

There are a few seats left for the bus trip to Los Angeles to the Dr. Phil show, Farmers' Market, and Price Is Right show - Wednesday, February 10, meet in Escondido at 5:30am. Cost is $25/person. Contact Evelyn at 760.746.1649 or elmadison@cox.net.

"Love Matches" to be Celebrated on Valentine's Day

On Sunday, February 14, Valentine's Day, the Escondido History Center and the Escondido Woman's Club will salute couples who have been married for 50 years or more. "Love Matches" will be an afternoon celebrating enduring love for those couples married for 50 years or more. The free event will be held from 2:30 to 4pm, at the clubhouse of the Woman's Club of Escondido, 751 North Rose, Escondido. There will be refreshments and prizes. For more information, call 760.743.8207 or 760.489.9483.

Students "Jumped For the Record" Monday, at St. Mary School in Escondido, over 250 students (preschool thru 8), teachers and volunteers jumped rope at the same time as did some 88,000 others in over 2,000 sites throughout the state of California. Pat Freitas, Athletic Director and P.E. Teacher coordinated the school's program where participants were required to jump/skip rope for at least ten minutes, in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the "most people jumping/skipping rope at the same time." The current record is held by Australia, with 59,000 people.

This event is sponsored by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (CAHPERD), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy, active lifestyles for Californians of any age. It was scheduled on the first day of February, "American Heart Month," in partnership with the American Heart Association, the Governor's Challenge, and other organizations.




Dayne Patterson, Kindergarden Kiara Fitzpatrick, 1st Grade A group of St. Mary’s pre-schoolers

"Love is in the Air" Luncheon of the Christian Women’s Club

"Love is in the Air" is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, February 15. The event starts at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. The cost is $16/person inclusive, and men are invited.

The speaker, George Beardsley, from Hesperia, is a former mayor and school administrator and he will share why "Money is not the best way to be rich;" and how "Sweet it is" to be rich in the important things in life. "Honey, what is it?" will be a special feature by magician Michael Johnson.

The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to bring their husbands or gentlemen friends to this special program. Reservations should be made by Thursday, February 11, by calling Donna at 760.432.0772 or Muriel at 744.3744 . The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more information, go to the web site at www.stonecroft.org.

"For the Love of Chocolate" and "Sweet Art Festival" Planned for Valentine's Weekend

"For the Love of Chocolate" and the Second Saturday 'Sweet Art Festival' will sweeten Escondido's downtown for the Valentine's weekend. From chocolate tasting, pairings and dipping, to fine art, valentines crafts and horse and carriage rides, there will be something for everyone during this sweet celebration of this ancient, delectable contribution to our culinary delights.

Chocolate pairings kick off the festivities on Grand Avenue at 1pm on Saturday, February 13. At this tasting event, guests will experience an assortment of chocolates paired with wine, champagne and beer at boutiques and other retail stores on Grand Avenue, between Centre City Parkway and Juniper Street. Tickets cost $20/person and can be purchased on the DBA web site (www.downtownescondido.com) or at "Sweet Street" on the day of the event.

"Sweet Street" also opens at 1pm on Grand Avenue at Maple Street. At no cost, members of the public can stroll among vendor booths to taste and purchase the gourmet, the international and the unusual produced and presented by local and international chocolatiers, shop for last minute Valentine's Day gifts, or relax and share a toast with their sweethearts in the Champagne Garden located there.

The Second Saturday "Sweet Art Festival" brings fine art into the mix with gallery openings, Valentine crafts, and even a retablo creation workshop at the Mingei International Museum. Find heart shaped items at a scavenger hunt at the Escondido Children's Museum. Write your own fortune for a chocolate infused fortune cookie for the "Chimerica" show at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

For more detailed and up to date information and a complete list of wine & chocolate tasting locations, visit: www.downtownescondido.com and click on the chocolate dipped strawberry, or contact Jenessa Schaniel, Events Manager, at 760.745.8877, or email at jschaniel@downtownescondido.com

League of Women Voters to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

The League of Women Voters (LWV) of Escondido and neighboring communities invites the public to join them in celebrating the 90th Anniversary of the LWV. The event will be on Saturday, February 13, from 2-4pm, at the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium, 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido. The event is free and open to the public. Contact 760.751.2049 for information.

The LWV grew out of the suffrage movement and was founded on the idea that a nonpartisan civic organization could provide the education and experience the public needed to assure the success of democracy. The program will include an opportunity to participate in the "Hot Topics" discussion on "Are opportunities equal for women and men in 2010?"

Women of the Moose Thank Participants for Successful Event

The Women of the Moose (WOTM) thanks all who participated in making their "Early Christmas Gift" event a sell-out success. Those sponsors and donors were SKS, Allen Binns; Vessel Assist, Anita Conners; Pat Walker, Joan Nickles; Sue Hicks, Terry Voeks; ET Electric, Frank and Melanie Provost; Bank of Escondido, Ada Jones; Fat Ivors Rib Rack, Susanne Mitchell; Julie Le, Man/Ped, Tina Leach, Facial; Owens Auto Glass & Radiator Shop; and Ronnie's Service Center.

Thanks also to the helpers: Theo Morris, Ellen Goetz; Sisters Gift Shop, Nora Williams; Jennie Pulver; Vicki Gustine; Jo Downey; Grace Wichert; Johanna Henderson; Nancy Browning; the Back Alley Grill in San Marcos for Dinner, and Nitro Express for Music for the evening. Winners of special trees were "Bedazzled" (ladies) tree, Cindy Mintz; "Moose" tree, Dick Dyer; "Car Lovers" tree, Johanna Henderson; "Charger" tree, John Bissell; and "Cowboy Up" tree, Ronnie Morris.

Contemporary Women Schedules Meeting

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, February 8, 6:15pm for social, with meeting at 6:30pm, at the Wood House in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. CWONC welcomes women who want to help out in their community and meet new people. For more information, call Lisa Pratte at 760.294.1797, or visit the club's web site at www.cwonc.org.

Devices for Hard of Hearing to be Shown at February Meeting

The Escondido Hearing Loss Association (HLA) will meet on Saturday, February 13, from 10am to Noon in the Joslyn Senior Center Auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. Guest speaker, Roberta Smith, of the California Telephone Access Alternative Listening Devices, will bring a number of devices that are available to hard-of-hearing people. There will be a drawing and refreshments also. The HLA web site is
www.hearinglossescondido.org. Call Sylvia at 760.745.5408 for more information.

Richard Elliot to Present Concert to Benefit L.R. Green School

Rock Steady with legendary jazz saxophonist Richard Elliot and special guest Rick Braun to help support the L.R. Green Educational Foundation of the L.R.Green School, an award-winning elementary school in Escondido. Funds raised benefit the school by helping to provide music, art, technology, and PE programs and equipment.

The concert will be on Friday, February 19, at 8:00pm, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Silent auction begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $30, $60, or $90 (VIP). VIP tickets include a post-concert meet & greet with Richard and Rick as well as a sweet & savory buffet. For tickets, call 800-988-4253 or www.artcenter.org. Information is also available at www.richardelliot.com or www.eusd4kids.org/Schools/lr_green/elliot.htm.

Rose Society's February Events

The California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) has scheduled the first two Saturdays in February for pruning (February 6) and fertilizing (February 13) the roses in Magee Rose Garden (s/w corner of Magee Park) in Carlsbad. On both days the work will start at 9am and conclude by 11am. The public is invited; bring gloves and a pruner.

The monthly meeting of CCRS will be at 7pm on February 16, at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield, Carlsbad (n/w corner of Magee Park). Dr. Keith and Deb Zary from Jackson and Perkins will talk about "Roses for the 21st Century." From 6:15-6:45pm, Dr. Joel Ross will continue his rose-aholics lecture series. The CCRS meets are free and open to the public. Check the web site at www.californiacoastalrose.com.

Lake San Marcos Democratic Meeting Announced

The February meeting of the Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will take place on Saturday, February 12, at 1pm, with social at 12:30. The Democratic contenders for the 74th District US Congressional seat, Tracy Emblem and Francine Busby, will be the guest speakers. They will debate issues of local and national interest and present their platform. Questions from the audience will be the format for the debate.

The meeting will be held at the Lakeside Pavilion on La Bonita Drive at Lake San Marcos. Note the change of venue and check the Club newsletter for detailed directions, or call 760.752.1035, email SOLSM12@aol.com, or check the web site at www.lsm.sddem.org.

Let's Go Hiking!

On Saturday, February 20, from 8:30am to 1:30pm, the San Dieguito Explorations Guided Hike will be at Corral Mountain, near Lake Sutherland, northeast of Ramona. Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy for a beautiful backcountry hike through rocky Black Canyon and up Coral Mountain with views of Lake Sutherland and beyond. This four-mile hike is moderately-strenuous for intermediate hikers and strenuous for beginners. Refreshments will be served at the start of the hike. Bring water, lunch, and be prepared for changing weather. Cost is $50 for new Conservancy membership; $35 for current members. Space is limited and reservations required for this hike. Reserve online at www.sdrvc.org, contact sdrvc@sdrvc.org, or call 858.755.6956.

Welk Resort to Host Chamber Mixer

On Thursday, February 11, from 5-7pm, the Welk Resort will host the Escondido Chamber "Business After 5" Mixer, at the Canyon Grille. There will be refreshments, no-host bar, and opportunity drawings. Admission is $5/members and $10/guests. In addition, the Welk Resort is offering ECC members and guests special $25 performance only tickets to that day's 8pm stage play of "I Do! I Do!" For reservations, call the Box Office at 1.888.802.7469 and mention ECC. Welk Resort is located at 8860 Lawrence Welk Drive, Escondido. For more information about Welks, check the web site at

Whelan Lake Bird Walk Scheduled for Saturday

The public is invited to join the Buena Vista Audubon Society members for a Whelan Lake bird walk - always on the first Saturday of each month at 8am. This is a bird sanctuary not usually open to the public, with a freshwater lake and riparian edge habitat. Directions: Take I-5 to Hwy. 76. Turn left at Douglas and continue to light at North River Road. Turn left and meet at cul-de-sac by entrance gate. Leader is John Haddock, 760.941.7824.

February Art Showings in Rancho Bernardo

The Rancho Bernardo Art Association announces the following artwork locations for the month of February:

Marvin Gearhart and Kathy Mehaffey will be showing their artwork at the Pacific Trust Bank, 16536 Bernardo Center Drive, from 9am to 6pm, M-Th; 9-7 on F; and 9-4 on Saturdays. Karen Vincent's art will be at the Incredible Cafe, 11828 Rancho Bernardo Road, 6:30am through dinner daily. Catherine McKinnell's work will be at the Rancho Bernardo Community Tennis Club, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive, next to the Joslyn Senior Center, 7:30am to 10:30pm, Monday thru Friday. Holly Hertig will show her art at Poway Vision Care, 13035 Pomerado Road, Suite C, Poway.

If you like to do art and would like to show your artwork, the Rancho Bernardo Art Association is an organization where artists share ideas and their art. There are live demonstrations in different mediums from professional artists, critique nights and award shows. Check the web site at www.ranchobernardoart.com, or contact Phyllis Hensperger at 858.675.2262 for membership information. Single membership is $25; couples $30, and students $15.


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