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Social Butterfly April 8th, 2010

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Annual Spring Concert to Feature "Trumpets R Us"

The Coastal Communities Concert Band presents its Annual Spring Concert which will feature "Trumpets R Us" and vocalist Michael Ruhl. The concert will be on Sunday, April 18, at 2pm at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner of Jefferson & Pine, Carlsbad. Ten of the area's top trumpeters, many of whom also perform in the CCCBand, have entertained audiences at such venues as Dizzy's Jazz Club and the Museum of Making Music. They will perform with the CCCBand, conducted by Dr. Robert Fleming, in a concert of pops favorites.

Tickets are $15/general admission; and $12/seniors and students. For advance purchases, call Kris Sims at 760.436.6137 or Buck Abell at 858.793.8258. For more information, check the web sites at or

photoDaughters of American Revolution Welcome New Member

The Rincon del Diablo Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently welcomed into membership, Mary Ann Van Sickle, whose ancestor, Benjamin Lincoln, was the Commander at the Battle of Yorktown who received the sword of defeat from the British Army under the command of General Lord Cornwallis. DAR is open to all women who can prove their lineage to an American patriot. Members will help with the search. The chapter meets monthly at the Escondido Country Club for lunch and a patriotic or historical educational program. For information, call Phyllis Young at 760.744.7530, or Nancy Christensen at 760.788.8180.

Pictured at right are L-R, Mary Ann Van Sickle with a rendering from the Capital Rotunda depicting the surrender of Cornwallis and the Chapter's Regent, Phyllis Young.

Scholarships Available for Women Re-entering College

The Escondido San Marcos Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering scholarships to women who are re-entering college. Application forms may be obtained by emailing to Deadline for applying for the scholarships is April 30, 2010.

Republican Women to Hold Fashion Show

The Rancho Bernardo Republican Women will hold their annual fashion show on Friday, April 16, at the Stoneridge Country Club in Poway, 17166 Stoneridge Country Lane. The meeting starts with social at 11am, followed by luncheon and fashion show at noon. Fashions will be from Steinmart. Cost for the luncheon is $30/person. For reservations, call Laura Harris at 858.674.1409, or Momina Skill at 858.487.0378. A one-year membership in RBRWF is $30.

Picture: L-R: Members, Anita Edmondson, Nancy Zone, Carolyn Wells and Alberta Lawton.

Children's Hospital Auxiliary to Hold Membership Tea

The North County Unit Auxiliary of Rady Children's Hospital invites members of the community to attend their Membership Tea on Wednesday, April 14, at 9:30am, at the First Methodist Church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. If you are interested in learning more about the organization, or to RSVP for the Tea, contact Marjie Cartwright at 951.767.1940 or Danette at 760.749.0333.

(l-r) Marjie Cartwright and Dannette Gilbert, Membership Chairs

Community Outreach for Escondido Humane Society

The Escondido Humane Society is holding a community outreach from 11am to 2pm, Saturday, April 10, at Kahoots in Escondido, 334 W. El Norte Parkway. Adoptable dogs will be at the store during the event. Please note that animals cannot be adopted at the store, so potential adopters must return to the Escondido Humane Society, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, to complete the adoption process. For more information, call 760.888.2247, or visit www.escondidohumanesociety.
Shadowridge Vista Rotary joined forces with teachers and students to paint red, white and blue stars on the corridor walls of the Washington Middle School in Vista. This second star painting phase, part of the club's Random Acts of Rotary program, was well received by students and teachers. In the photo, Andy Munguia paints a blue star while teacher Efren Solano assists. More information; visit

New Officers and Meeting Announced by Contemporary Women

The meeting of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) will be on Monday, April 12, at the Wood House in Woodland Park, 1146 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, starting with social at 6pm. CWONC is a women's volunteer organization and social club involved in ongoing charitable and educational projects throughout the community. For more information, call 760.945.8699, or check the web site at

Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently installed new officers for 2010. They are (l-r) Laura Collins, Treasurer; Ann Lygas, 1st VP-Dean; Lisa Pratte, co-3rd VP-Ways & Means; Penny Hagler and Jenna Jahn, co-2nd VP-Federation; Laura McPhee, co-3rd VP-Ways & Means; seated is Linda Bridges, President.

Meet the Artists at a Reception

Once a week, artists come together to the Gazebo at the Rocco house in Escondido. They paint whatever interests them, and Dorene Terryberry coaches. The artists' work can be seen at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, from April 3 to April 29th, Tuesdays to Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-3pm. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception there on Saturday, April 10, from 2-4pm.

April Events for Rose Society

A workday is scheduled at Magee Park Rose Garden on Saturday, April 10, from 9am-11am. Members of the California Coastal Rose Society (CCRS) will 'thumb prune' and fertilize the garden. The public is welcome to get some hands-on experience caring for roses and learn helpful gardening tips. Bring gloves and pruner. Refreshments will be available for participants. The Garden is located at the s/w corner of Magee Park, Beech and Cypress Avenues, Carlsbad.

The monthly meeting of the Society is on the third Tuesday (April 20) at 7pm at Heritage Hall, 2650 Garfield, Carslbad, in n/w corner of Magee Park. Diana Kilmer will talk on the New Zealand Rose Show she attended in November. From 6:15-6:45pm, Dr. Joel Ross will continue his Rose-aholics lecture series. Meetings are free and open to the public. Check the web site at

Assistance League Partners With Sears and Haggar for "Pantcycling" Event

Assistance League of Inland North County will team with Sears and Haggar Clothing for "Pantcycling Days" in April. Customers will be able to "Change Their Pants for Charity," an event that features a unique twist on charitable giving, with Assistance League benefiting. Chapter President Diane Millard expressed her thanks to Sears and Haggar Clothing for selecting Assistance League as the beneficiary of this event. "This generous donation will allow us to serve many more people in need through our programs," Diane said.

When customers visit a participating Sears location during April 16-25 and present the sales associate with a gently used pair of pants in wearable condition, they will receive a certificate good for $5 off a pair of new Haggar pants. Donated pants will be given to the Assistance League to raise funds for its community-based philanthropic programs. In North County San Diego, these include Operation School Bell®, Hug a Bear, Baby Real Deal, Operation Duffel Bag, Ready, Set, Read, Scholarships and Grants, and the Thrift Store; all of which serve 4,810 people locally each year.

Assistance League of Inland North County is one of 122 chapters nationwide. Its 26,000 member volunteers serve 1.2 million people per year, returning over $35 million back to their communities. For more information about "Pantcycling Days" or Assistance League programs and membership, visit

Hearing Loss Association Meeting on Saturday

Chris Vigeant, an Audio Engineer from Pasadena, will be the guest speaker at the Hearing Loss Association (HLA) meeting at 10am on Saturday, April 10, at the Joslyn senior Center Auditorium, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. He will demonstrate the Induction Loop System for home and professional installation. This system requires no maintenance and is less expensive. There will be a raffle and refreshments. Call Sylvia for more information at 760.745.5408.

Benihana's Local Art Contests Support St. Jude Hospital

Benihana, the nation's leading operator of Japanese theme and sushi restaurants, is holding local art contests for children beginning Monday, April 5 through May 5 as part of its "Children Helping Children" program, and will donate $1 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for each work of art submitted. The child will be entered to win a dinner for eight at their local Benihana restaurant. In addition, 100 percent of the purchase price for all of the Benihana children's meals served on Children's Day, May 5, will be donated to St. Jude. "Children and families are an important part of our business, so partnering with a children's hospital is a natural fit," said Richard Stockinger, President and CEO of Benihana.

The Benihana's Children's Day art contest is open to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. All Benihana restaurants will accept and judge submitted artwork and a grand prize winner will be selected at each restaurant. The grand prize winners will receive dinner for eight and have their art work displayed in their local Benihana restaurant. For more information about Benihana's "Children Helping Children" program, visit the web site at

Volunteers Needed at Audubon Nature Center

You can help the Buena Vista Audubon Society spread their conservation message. Volunteers are needed to act as Nature Center hosts, Nature Guides to present educational programs and tours for school children, Native Plant gardeners, Bird Walk leaders and more. Their education and outreach programs need you! A short training program with seasoned volunteers and you’ll be ready to fly. Contact Mary Ellen for more information: 760-918-6622.

"Eggstra Special" Theme for Christian Women's Club Luncheon

"Eggstra Special" is the theme for the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon on Monday, April 19, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos. The cost of the luncheon is $16.00 inclusive. The speaker is Barbara Brown, a motivational speaker from Fallbrook, who will take the guests on an interactive Easter egg hunt. The special feature will be an "Egg Centric" hat parade and contest. Special prizes will be awarded to the ladies participating in the hat parade. Entertainment will be by Bonnie Smith from Carlsbad, a professional singer with some real "Bunny Hop" tunes.

Friends and guests are welcome. The club has no membership or dues. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by Thursday, April 15. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For more information, visit the web site at For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772, or Muriel at 760.744.3744.

OASIS Travel is Offering Trip to Getty Center

On Thursday, April 22, OASIS Travel will visit the Getty Center, with its many changing exhibits as well as permanent collections of pre-20th century European paintings, drawings, sculptures, and 19th and 20th century American and European photos. Arrival at the Center, situated in the Santa Monica Mountains, will be in time to take the Collection Highlights tour which will provide an overview of major works from the museum collections. Lunch is on your own at the center. After lunch stroll the gardens or visit your favority exhibits. Tour price of $49/person includes entrance, transportation, coach refreshments, and driver's tip. Pick up in Escondido Transit Center and the Community Park parking lot in Rancho Bernardo. Call 760.670.5538 or 760.690.2629 for information, time of departure, and directions to pick up locations.

RB Community Council/Recreation Council Elections Coming Up

Looking for a way to get involved in your community? To help with public safety issues or park issues in Rancho Bernardo? If so, now is the time to run for a position on the Rancho Bernardo Community Council and/or the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council. Elections will be held during the annual RB Alive event on Sunday, June 6th. You must submit a Declaration of Candidacy form by April 30th. Forms, and Council information, are available for each of these organizations by downloading them from these web sites: or

The RB Community Council deals with all quality of life issues in the local community and provides presentations on issues that affect the community. There are six standing committees of this Council. The Council serves as an advisory board and liaison to the City of San Diego Mayor and Council's office, County Board of Supervisors, California Assembly and Senate, and US Congressional Districts. There are 20 elected volunteers who represent all seven districts in R.B., and meets the fourth Thursday each month at 7pm at the RB Library. Visit for information.

The RB Recreation Council plans, promotes, publicizes, and provides park and recreation services and opportunities within the 40-acre RB Community Park, including the off-leash dog park. They advise and assist other organizations such as the RB Tennis Club, Lake Hodges Bowl Green Club, and the Ed Brown Senior Center. This Council is governed by a nine-member elected volunteer Board of Directors, and meets on the first Wednesday each month at 7pm at the Stewart Glassman Recreation Center. Check the web site at for information.

Strum and Sing 4 Fun

If you would like to Strum and Sing 4 Fun, a Ukulele group meets on Mondays from 10am to 11:30am, at the San Marcos Senior Center. Beginners are welcome. For details, call 760.744.4599.

Sunset Poets Announce Reading

On Sunday, April 18, at 3pm, Sunset Poets will feature San Diego poet Kim Noriega, who will read from her new book "Name Me." Find out more about Kim and her book at The reading will be at Hill Street Café, 524 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. The reading is free and open to the public. An open mic reading will follow the featured poet. Everyone is invited to join the featured poet for no host food and conversation after the reading. Contact or 760.758.2410 for more information.

Betty Erickson to Demo at Art League Meeting

The Lake San Marcos Art League will have Elizabeth "Betty" Erickson for their meeting on Monday, April 19. The meeting will be from 1:30pm to 3:30pm at the Pavilion in Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Drive. The demo will be in watercolor-pencil/crayon with a surprise treat ending. Betty earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Lesley College in Boston. Her interest in art started at an early age and increased as time went by. The diverse beauty in Southern California encouraged her skills in oil, acrylic, pencil, pastel, watercolor and watercolor pencils/crayon. One of her favorite mediums has been creative marbelizing of paper. Currently she teaches adult classes in Oaks North Rancho Bernardo, adults and children at her home and artist of the week teaching watercolor pencil at Monticito Sequoia Resort. Visitors welcome - $3/fee. For information, call 760.727.9421 or 760.591.9666.

The Big Read Has Arrived at Oceanside Library

Readers are invited to participate as the Oceanside Public Library kicks off the Big Read 2010 with "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien. Between April 7 and May 29, the Library will host an array of special programming related to this book, including performances, book discussions, exhibits, a film screening, an author panel, and a Veteran's Benefits Fair. Festivities begin on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chambers. The program for children, called the Little Read, will feature story times and crafts revolving around military life and Vietnamese culture, letter writing for military members overseas, and a Vietnamese Festival.

This award-winning book headlines the nationwide literary program. It is a moving and memorable book focusing on one platoon's experiences in Vietnam as told through a series of short stories; it's not just about war, but also about the resilience of the human spirit. For several months, the Oceanside Historical Society has been collecting stories and photographs from local residents and members of the military who served during the Vietnam War. At the Big Read finale on May 29, the presentation of the completed project titled "Pride and Protest: Oceanside During the Vietnam War Years" will be shared with the audience.

Copies of "The Things They Carried" are available for check-out at both the Civic Center and Mission Branch Libraries and the bookmobile. For a listing of Big Read events in Oceanside, and more information, visit the web site at or, call the Library at 760.435.5600, or stop by any Oceanside Public Library location.

Shadowridge Vista Rotary joined forces with teachers and students to paint red, white and blue stars on the corridor walls of the Washington Middle School in Vista. This second star painting phase, part of the club's Random Acts of Rotary program, was well received by students and teachers. In the photo, Andy Munguia paints a blue star while teacher Efren Solano assists. More information; visit


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