||April 1st, 2010|
Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly
Woodland Church to Celebrate
The Woodland Park Bible Church will celebrate Resurrection Day on Sunday, April 4, at 10:15am. The motto for the day is Come, See, Hear, Worship, and Believe. The Church is located at 1093 Rock Springs Road in San Marcos. Call 760.744.9242 or check the web site at www.wpbible.org. The public is invited and there is no charge.
Oceanside to Hold Annual Easter Egg Hunt
The Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 3, at the Buddy Todd Park, located at Mesa Drive and Parnassus Circle, starting promptly at 10am, and is open to children ages 3-11 only. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and stay in the park to meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a free magic show and activities in the jump house. The event is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by the Parks & Recreation Division. For more information, call that office at 760.435.5041.
St. Mary School Students Enjoy a Day of Rock Climbing
Three siblings win Physical Education and Technology teacher for the day at St. Mary School's annual Fat Tuesday fundraiser. The grandfather of the winners brought in a rock climbing wall for his grandchildren and St. Mary Escondido students to enjoy a day of rock climbing for their physical education classes. Physical activity + can do attitudes = fun with fitness!
Palomar Medical Center Receives Hug-a-Bears from Assistance League
The Assistance League of Inland North County (ALINC), a non-profit all-volunteer organization dedicated to putting care and commitment into action, recently donated teddy bears to the Pediatric and Laboratory departments of Palomar Medical Center. The bears are given as a part of the "Hug-A-Bear" program which provides bears to be given to children in traumatic or stressful situations. For more information, visit the web site at
Shown (l-r) Joan Ferrin, Assistance League; PMC Lab employees Ted Drescher, Lily Martinez, Maryann Snoke, Linda Pirkle; Diane Silva and Sally Nelson of Assistance League
"The Music Men" to Present Spring Concert
On Saturday, April 10, at 2pm, North County's premiere acappella men's barbershop harmony chorus, The Music Men, will present their annual Spring Concert "No Business Like Show Business." The event will be held at the American Spirit Theater of Escondido Charter High School, 1868 East Valley Parkway, Escondido.
From Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from "Alexander's Ragtime Band" to "Oklahoma," you'll be tapping your feet and humming along to these favorite show tunes. Also appearing will be the Escondido Charter High School Choir. Tickets are $20. All seats are reserved and are available by calling 760.726.5615. Charge to VISA and Master Cards.
Contemporary Women Honors "Rookie of the Year"
The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently honored one of its members with “Rookie of the Year” for her enthusiastic participation in Club activities since joining last year. Penny Hagler, currently is the 2nd VP-Federation, acting as liaison between CWONC, the District, State, and International, and other women’s clubs. She schedules events for socializing, such as Game Nights, a Holiday High Tea at Hotel Del Coronado, a walking tour of the San Diego Gaslamp, and a club retreat in Coronado. Penny also chairs several club projects, including Adopt a Soldier, sending cards and care packages to a U.S. Soldier in Afghanistan; and Night of Spirits, a wine-tasting fundraiser held twice a year. CWONC appreciates Penny's hard work and commitment.
L-R, Lisa Pratte (Co-3rd VP-Ways & Means and Membership Chair) and Penny Hagler (2nd VP-Federation).
Performing Arts Scholarships Available
The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation's John Steiger Performing Arts Scholarships are presented annually to graduating high school seniors based upon student experience, contributions to their performing arts program, and a teacher recommendation. This year's selected students can receive $750 to $900 to further their arts education. To be considered, candidates must submit a 1 to 2 page typed application, including the following information: Name, telephone number and mailing address. High school coursework in the performing arts, including current and completed. Additional outside or extracurricular performing arts experience. Future educational and career goals. How this scholarship would benefit/assist you and why it should be awarded to you.
Also, include a Letter of Recommendation from the high school performing arts instructor, and a video tape or audio CD, no longer than five minutes, and showcase your best effort in your performance. Do not use YouTube. Deadline for the 2010 Application is Monday, April 19. Submit Scholarship package to Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation, P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA, 92051. For further information, email email@example.com, or check the web site at www.ocaf.info/.
April Schedule for Entertainment at the Civic Center Screen
The Civic Center Screen in San Marcos is an outdoor venue showing movies, shorts and other entertainment on a nightly basis every Friday and Saturday, and is located at 133 North Twin Oaks Valley Road (by L.A.Fitness and Old Spaghetti Factory). All entertainment is family-friendly, free to the public, and begins at sundown. A new event will be Live music on the first Friday of every month. On Friday, April 2, at 6:00pm will be "Three Minute Storm." For more information, check the web site at www.civiccenterscreen.com. The schedule for April's Movies - Creature Features:
April 2, Chicken Run; April 3, Fievel Goes Wes; April 9, Horton Hears a Who! (2008); April 10, Charlotte's Web (2006); April 16, The Adventures of Milo and Otis; April 17, Over the Hedge; April 23, The Black Stallion; April 24, Kung Fu Panda; April 30, G-Force; May 1, The Princess and the Frog.
Escondido Democrats Discuss June Propositions
The April 10 meeting of the Escondido Democratic club will hear presentations on the propositions before voters on the June 8 ballot. These include Prop. 14, which would create a top-two open primary, and Prop. 15, which would begin an experiment in partially funding an election by taxing lobbyists. Speakers include former State Senator Steve Peace and elections expert Richard Winger.
The meeting is scheduled at 10:30am, Saturday, April 10, at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Pkwy in Escondido. The meeting is free and open to the public. Free parking is available on site. Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, call 760-740-8595 or email
Crime Trends Against Seniors
A presentation on "Crime Trends Against Seniors" will be made by representatives from the Oceanside Police Department on Tuesday, April 13, at 9:30am, at the Senior Commission meeting, to be held in the City Council Chambers, 330 No. Coast Highway. Community Services Officer, Meg Munoz, will present an overview of identity theft protection strategies, and Detective Steve Bellefeuille will focus on several current fraud schemes targeting seniors.
The public is invited. Protect yourself against scams, fraud, and unfair business practices and learn first-hand what you can do to avoid becoming a victim. For information, contact the Oceanside Senior Center at 760.435.5250.
Democratic Meeting to Feature Speaker Sharlene Hamilton
The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club meeting, scheduled for Saturday, April 10, at 1pm, will feature Sharlene Hamilton. She will talk about the Supreme Court decision (Citizens United vs. FEC) and the effects of big money on government, and will explain Proposition 15, the "Fair Elections Now Act."
The meeting will be held at the Lake San Marcos Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Dr., San Marcos. For information and directions, call 760.744.9233; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or check the web site at www.lsm.sddem.org.
Tax Assistance and Health Screenings Announced for Senior Service Council
The Senior Service Council of Escondido offers the following programs, to be held at the Joslyn Center Complex (728 No. Broadway) and Joslyn Senior Center (210 Park Avenue). For information on all programs, and reservations for those required, call 760.480.0611.
Free income tax preparation for seniors and low-to-moderate income taxpayers, from 9am to 2:30pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, until April 15, at the Center Complex, on a first-come, first-served basis.
A dental health screening will be held on Wednesday, April 7, starting at 8:15am, at the Center Complex. A local dentist, Dr. Randy Jungman, will check for gum disease, proper denture fit, answer questions and provide information.
A free hearing health screening will be on Monday, April 12, starting at 9am, at the Complex. Audiologist David Illich will conduct and interpret a professional hearing test and provide advice regarding hearing aids. Call for appointment.
A free eye health screening will be held on Thursday, April 15, starting at 9am, at the Complex. Dr. Irene Chennell, a local ophthalmologist, will screen for glaucoma and cataracts. Call for reservations.
Free diabetes blood sugar screenings will be held on Fridays, April 2 and April 16, from 8 to 9am in the Wellness Room at the Senior Center. Do not eat, drink or take medication before coming. No appointment necessary.
Free blood pressure checks every Monday from 8:30am to 10am, in Room #5 at the Senior Center. No appointment necessary.
City of Vista Sports Now Registering
Several leagues are being formed in Vista and registrations are being accepted for the following programs:
Adult basketball leagues offer men's beginner, intermediate and advanced open leagues; women's leagues, and men's 35-years and older leagues, with games played Tuesday through Friday. Registrations being taken at the City Hall Recreation office, 600 Eucalyptus Avenue, Bldg. K. Leagues are open to adults over 18 years. Team registration fees are $307 for Vista residents and $369 for three or more non-resident players.
A preschool sporting program for children, ages 3-5 years: Preschool sports runs on Monday and Wednesday, April 12 thru May 5, and Tuesday and Thursday, April 13 thru May 6. Registration is $51 for Vista residents and $61 for non-residents. Register online at www.vistarecreation.com.
Limited spots are available for youth indoor soccer; a fast-moving and exciting indoor soccer program for boys and girls in grades 1-8. The program combines instruction and games to accommodate all children's abilities. Walk in registration is available at City Hall, Bldg. K. Fees are $68 for Vista residents, and $81 for non-residents. Volunteer opportunities available also. For more information about Vista sports activities, contact Rob Anderson at 760.726.1340, ext. 1576, or email@example.com.
Dr. Nick, at the Q
"Spring Into Health and Wellness" Class Coming Soon
On Tuesday, April 6, from 7-8:30pm, at the Emmanuel Faith Community Church's Chapel, 639 E. Felicita Ave, Escondido, there will be a free community kick-off event that will be inspiring, motivational, and entertaining.
Dr. Nick Yphantides will present "From Hypocrisy to Health: A Journey of Transformation and The Lessons Learned," his personal journey and miraculous life transformation of how he, a medical doctor, lost 270 pounds without surgery and has kept it off for nearly 10 years. His humble, honest story brings hope that losing weight is possible for anyone, even without fad diets, risky major surgery, or unsafe, appetite suppressing drugs.
Information and sign-ups will then be taken for those interested in joining a free 11-week healthy living/weight loss class, meeting on subsequent Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30pm. The public is welcome. Dr. Nick has been featured in Reader's Digest, People Magazine, CNN, and Discovery Health Channel. He speaks to groups around the world offering hope and encouragement for healthy living and a new way of life. He says "You have to change the way you see, before you can change the way you look." For more information, visit www.healthsteward.com or call 760.420.2251.
Faith County II
A gala with refreshments and appetizers will be held at 6:30pm, Friday, April 2, on the opening night of a family-friendly comedy "Faith County II: An Evening of Culture,” at the Sunshine Brooks Theater downtown Oceanside. Imagine Romeo and Juliet with a Southern accent, when people of a small southwestern town in Arkansas decide to produce "Romeo and Juliet." Prices for the gala (includes show ticket) are $30/adults; $27/seniors; $23/military and students (13 and up), and $20.50/children (12 and under).
The Sunshine Brooks Theatre is located at 217 No. Coast Highway, Oceanside. Regular performances will be held from April 2 to April 18; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00pm, except no performance on Easter Sunday, April 4. Regular show prices are $17/adults; $14/seniors; $10/military and students; and $7.50/children 12 years and under. Flex ticket prices are available for the season. Reservations are preferred; call 760.529.9140. For information, check the web site at www.sunshinebrookstheatre.org.
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