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 Social Butterfly July 15th, 2010     

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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

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 For more information, contact Bill Rucker at

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 or write

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

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, 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 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 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 or 760.432.8995.

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 care needs."

"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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