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Girls, Inc. To Hold Fundraising "Day at the Races"
The 8th Annual "Day at the Races" will be Sunday, August 1, at the
Del Mar Racetrack. You are invited to join in the fun, and with a reservation
you will be seated in an air-conditioned, exclusive Skyroom, with a beautiful
panoramic view of the racetrack and Del Mar coastline, private balcony in which
to cheer your favorite horse or jockey, and take part in the silent auction
or raffle while you feast on a lavish buffet and enter the new fun post party
game "Betting on Girls!" A program, Stretch Run admission and in-room
betting complete the package. Silent Auction begins at 12Noon; buffet opens
at 1pm and first post is at 2pm.
Tickets are $150/person individually. Or purchase a table for 8 and save $200
($125/person ticket price). Seating is limited and advance reservations are
required. Reserve your tickets by calling 760.643.4067. For information about
Girls, Inc., check the web site at www.girlsincsd.org.
Boy Scouts Honoring Mayor Jim Desmond
On Friday, July 23, the Boy Scouts of America will honor San Marcos Mayor Jim
Desmond at the 2010 Friends of Scouting Distinguished Citizen's Award Dinner.
Social starts at 6:30pm with dinner and program at 7:15pm, at The Old Richland
Schoolhouse, 134 Woodland Parkway, San Marcos. George Chamberlain will Emcee
the event and presentations will be made from the Governor's office, Senate/Assembly,
Congressman, County Supervisor, and others, including the Boy Scouts of America.
Various sponsorships are available from $500 to $5,000. Individual ticket prices
are $100, and reservations need to be made in advance. Today's youth are exposed
to negative influences every day, and society's responsibility to them is to
work together to build their character on a foundation of positive values; that's
what Boy Scouts does. If you cannot attend the event and would like to donate
to the cause, contact Jeff Boswell at 760.689.8268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Bill Rucker at email@example.com.
Vista Village Idiots Explore "Night at Gallery 204"
Friday, July 16, at 7pm, "Partners-in-Rhyme" Bob Lundy and Elizabeth
Yahn Williams will present a slide show and short writing workshop for the Village
Idiots Literary Society in the Vista Village Art Gallery 204, 204 Main St.,
Vista. With exhibits from "Summation 2008: The Merging of Art and Poetry"
and their other anthologies, the poetic duo will explore ways of writing to,
from and about ART ... through character sketches, dialog and drama.
Reminiscent of the late George Burns and Gracie Allen act, Bob and Elizabeth
met when Poet Yahn was hired to direct the Solana Beach Library's Poetry Club
that "Hither" had co-founded. Soon this 'poetic couplet' began a prolific
chapbook and anthology collaboration filled with colorful art by many North
County San Diegans and others whose work they will feature in this program.
The event is free and open to the public. For more info, check www.hitherandyahn.com
or write JoyInPoetry@yahoo.com.
Find "Somebunny to Love" at Rabbit Social Event
Adoptable bunnies will meet and greet the public at a "Somebunny to Love"
rabbit social event on Saturday, July 17, starting at 10am and throughout the
afternoon in the Escondido Humane Society's conference room, 3450 E. Valley
Parkway, Escondido, as part of National Rabbit Week festivities. All rabbit
adoption fees are 50% off, just $22.50 during the month of July. Adoption fees
include spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations; veterinary exam at EHS; and a
wellness exam after adoption. For more information about adoption, call 760.888.2275
or log on to www.escondidohumanesociety.org
Everyone is invited to hop on in to the EHS for it's "Somebunny
to Love" social event.
The San Diego House Rabbit Society also will be on hand with information about
adoption and caring for a rabbit companion. The "Somebunny to Love"
event is part of National Rabbit Week July 14-21. According to Thepetextraordinarium.com,
the campaign aims to promote responsible rabbit ownership and focuses on communicating
the fact that, while they make the most fantastic companion animals for children
and adults alike, bunnies require the same high levels of care, attention and
commitment as dogs, cats and other animals.
"July Madness" Presentation in Carlsbad
On Wednesday, July 21, at 12:45pm, the Carlsbad Senior Playreaders will present
"July Madness," a free and open to the public one-hour, live theatre
presentation, at the Carlsbad Senior Center Auditorium, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad.
It begins with a 1940's style original radio show, featuring a delightfully quarrelsome
couple, Carol and Quentin Quibble, followed by two scenes adapted from plays by
famous comedy writers, followed by a sing-a-long of a few favorite tunes. The
four members of the cast are Carlsbad residents with acting experience in professional
and community theatre. The free program is designed to lift spirits and leave
the audience laughing. Call the Center at 760.602.4650 for more information.
Demo Scheduled at R.B. Art Association Meeting
The guest artist for the Rancho Bernardo Art Association meeting will be award-winning
Elaine Harvey, Acrylic and Mixed Media Artist, who will give a demonstration
on Thursday, July 22, at 7pm, at the R.B. Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo
Oaks Drive. Visitors are welcome.
Daughters of Union Veterans to Meet
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln
Tent #5, will meet on Tuesday July 27, at 11am in the Veterans Memorial Building,
Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego.
The guest speaker will be Jan Kovacs, Eldercare Advisor - A Place for Mom, Inc.,
who will present a program on the care options that are available to seniors
and elders when they need them. Her presentation is called, "Navigating
the Senior Care Maze." For information: 619.475.0153.
Send a Child to Camp
Camp Hope, National Center for Deaf Advocacy (NCDA) and the East County Family
Justice Center (ECFJC) have teamed up to create a brighter future for thousands
of San Diegans impacted by family violence, and you can help.
Family violence has increased by 5% in 2010 here in San Diego. This means even
more children, individuals and families need the services of these organizations
now more than ever. The Summer Camp Program is right around the corner, and
your help is needed to give children the opportunity to build healthy relationships
that will help break the cycle of violence for future generations.
A $10 gift will help send a child to camp - a child that has been impacted by
violence. Summer Splash Sessions are July 19-22 at Mission Bay, and Wild Encounters
Sessions are July 26-29 at a Ramona Ranch - 140 children attend Camp HOPE. It
is easy, and a gift of as little as $10 will help. Donate online today at www.ncda-usa.org.
Become a partner in creating a brighter future for the thousands of San Diegans
impacted by family violence. Sponsorship opportunities for this summer and year-round
are still available.
Legal Aid Provided by Senior Service Council
Legal and Notary assistance for wills, trusts, divorce, foreclosure, powers
of attorney, Advance Health Care Directives, and more, are offered free by the
Escondido Senior Service Council, 728 North Broadway, on Wednesdays from 9-11:30am
to people with low and moderate incomes. Call 760.480.0611 to register.
City of Vista Honors Ranch Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters
The Rancho Buena Vista (RBV) Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
(DAR) was recently honored by the City of Vista for their assistance and continued
volunteerism in supporting the history and preservation of the Rancho Buena
Vista Adobe. Sometimes referred to as "the Birthplace of Vista," the
adobe is located at 640 Alta Vista Drive, Vista. Activities sponsored by the
chapter include supporting the Holiday Home Tour by decorating a room, placing
plant markers on the grounds, and chapter members serving on the Acquisitions
and Historic Preservation Committee.
DAR is open to any female age 18 or over who can prove lineal bloodline from
someone who served in the Continental Army or gave aid to the cause of freedom
in the American Revolution. For information, contact 760.743.3660, or email
Caption: Pictured: Donna Toro, Doris Stein, Susan Henke, Vista Mayor Morris
Vance & LucyGrace Garcea
Police Officers Association To Hold Charity Golf Tournament
The Escondido Police Officers Association (EPOA) is proud to announce their
1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting the Stepping Up-Youth Academic
Mentoring Program. The date is Friday, August 6; the place is the Vineyard Golf
Course, 925 San Pasqual Road, Escondido. Tee off is 1pm. Cost is $125/person
for reservations made through July 27, then the price increases to $150/person.
Various sponsorship opportunities are available to support the EPOA as they
pledge to help this important organization. For more information about the tournament,
visit the web site at
The Stepping Up - Youth Academic Mentoring Program operates out of Emmanuel
Faith Church and is run by Josephine Jones. The EPOA Board met Ms. Jones at
a regional youth summit. After visiting her program, the EPOA pledged their
support, both physical and financial. As part of their physical support, EPOA
members are receiving training so they can participate in the mentoring program.
The golf tournament will serve as the financial support piece. The EPOA pledges
to uphold their slogan, "Proudly Serving Our Community." through events
and partnerships such as this golf tournament.
OASIS Anniversary Party Coming Soon
Friday, July 23, from 6:30-9pm, is the OASIS' 20th Anniversary Dessert and Dance
Party at the Escondido Joslyn Senior Center, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido. The
Sundance Band will be featured for both Social and Line dancing, a dessert bar,
and a gift basket opportunity drawing. Tickets are $20, available at OASIS.
Call 760.796.6020 or check online at www.oasisnet.org/escondido. Proceeds to
benefit OASIS North County.
Jay Petrek to Speak at
The Escondido Mobile/Manufactured Home Positive Action Committee (EMPAC) Meeting
EMPAC will meet on Thursday, July 29, at 7:00pm, in the Compact or Grove Room
at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 East Valley Parkway. Jay Petrek from
the Escondido Planning Department will be the guest speaker and will discuss
the Escondido General Plan. There will be light refreshments and a 50/50 raffle.
Pastel Critiques by Laura Glusha at The Main Frame
Laura Glusha is holding Pastel Critiques classes on Tuesdays from 9am to 12noon,
and Thursdays from 1 to 4pm, at the Main Frame Shoppe, 430 No. Andreasen, Escondido.
Each three-hour session will address each student's particular needs in drawing,
composition and color. Cost is $30 per student. For information, call 760.480.0844
Ms. Glusha's credentials include being a freelance illustrator for the film
industry for 20 years; taught classes at UCLA for seven years and Palomar College
for five years; published the book "Suckatoe" and gave lectures and
drawing lessons for elementary school children for 30 years throughout Southern
California; created paintings of endangered species for the Los Angeles Zoo;
and many others.
National Association of the Remodel Industry
to Remodel Nonprofit Housing Project for Interfaith
"Project Harmony," is the first annual charity remodel event for Interfaith
Community Services. This charity event will focus on the improvement of several
housing units that Interfaith provides in North San Diego County for disabled
and displaced families.
The scope of work for Project Harmony will be the complete gutting of the housing
units, including kitchen, bathrooms, doors, flooring, and removal of acoustic
ceilings. New flooring, cabinets, appliances, bath fixtures, shower and tub
enclosures, complete drywall repair and painting, lighting, ceiling fans, doors
and trim throughout the units will be donated and installed by members of NARI,
San Diego, their industry partners and community volunteers.
The organization’s San Diego spokesman Riggs Thayer shared "The selection
process involved multiple phases. After meeting with many charitable organizations
in the San Diego area, I found that our biggest challenge was not in finding
a project, but in identifying a project whose scope and timing needs we could
best serve with our available resources. After receiving a referral to Interfaith,
I was able to tour their facility and receive an in-depth briefing as to their
client base, among them veterans, homeless, seniors, and people with long term
"One of the more compelling facts that Interfaith disclosed was that some
of the people who had been past donors were now clients in need of services.
While all the charities considered are great organizations that do wonderful
work in the community, it seems that Interfaith had the greatest needs with
the fewest resources and, at least for our inaugural charity remodel, was the
organization that would benefit most from our assistance."
"Interfaith's services have a profound impact on our community and NARI
San Diego is proud to lend a hand," is the eloquent summary provided by
Ryan Holmes, President.
Work on Project Harmony will be performed during two weekends in September,
commencing Saturday, September 11 and concluding on Sunday, the 19th. Reach
NARI at 619.684.4600.
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