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 Social Butterfly August 19th, 2010     

Evelyn Madison - The Social Butterfly

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RB Chorale Holds Member Appreciation Picnic

Recently, members and friends of the RB Chorale met at Old Poway Park for an old-fashioned picnic to celebrate a successful season and launch a new member drive. If you love to sing, and want a friendly and fun environment to do it in, join the RB Chorale as they kickoff their Christmas season with "Deck the Halls." Chorale membership will be open to new members until October 5, with the first rehearsal on Tuesday, September 14. New members should arrive at 7pm to meet the recruitment committee and/or complete the registration. No auditions are required and there are openings for Sopranos, Altos, and especially Tenors and Basses. Rehearsal site is the Westwood Elementary School, 17449 Matinal Road. San Diego, 92127. For information about joining the RB Chorale, contact the Recruitment Chairman at

This year three shows are scheduled at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts: Friday and Saturday, December 17 and 18, at 7pm, and Sunday, December 19 at 2pm. Visit the web site,, for more information.

Oralingua School for Hearing Impaired Needs Help Raising Funds

The review-writing mania of Oralingua’s Talk-About-It fundraiser began August 1, and will go to August 22. For every review of a local business written by fundraiser participants from August 1 to August 22, will donate anywhere from $0.25 to $1.50 to Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired. Anyone can participate in the fundraiser by using this link to sign up:

The goal is to raise enough money to purchase a new metal slide for the playground. The plastic slide on the playground now cannot be used by the kids because the resulting static could ruin their cochlear implants. The students wear cochlear implants to help them accomplish the goals of Oralingua's program, which was developed to empower children who are deaf or hard of hearing to succeed in a hearing world by teaching them how to listen and talk.

Founded by parents of children who were profoundly deaf, Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired has taught children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and develop spoken language since 1969. This program serves the students at the satellite location in San Marcos. Oralingua serves students from infancy to 11 years old using an auditory-oral approach. The program is certified by the California Department of Education as a nonpublic school, and operates as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Check the web site at for more information.

Brooks' $5 Music Concert on August 25 in Oceanside

Oceanside's Sunshine Brooks Theatre will host an evening of original songs from San Diego county artists at 7pm, Wednesday, August 25, at the Theatre, 217 North Coast Hwy. This is another in the Music Series, more fully described on the MySpace page The popular series features talents who seek self-expression on the local music scene. This concert showcases the following artists, Kayla Thaxton, The Persistence (a punk rock power duo of Tyler Buckmaster, guitar, and Jonny Richmond, drums), Dmitriy Demidov (lyrical love ballads), and Dave Winter (of the Clay Colton Band).

Tickets are $5/person at the door, and Free to military families. Call 760.529.9140, or visit the web site at for more information. The Music Series takes place on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of every month.

Mayor Candidate Forum Scheduled by Escondido Chamber

On Wednesday morning, August 25, from 7:30am-9:30am, an Escondido Mayor Candidate Forum will be held at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane, Escondido. It is being sponsored by Dan H. Johnston and Jeffrey H. Johnston, and will be moderated by Kevin Svetich, CLU. Breakfast will be served. Cost is $10/members and $15/non-members. Reservations are required. Call the Chamber at 760.745.2125, or email to Check the web site for information about the Chamber.

Chofit Hadassah Meeting Scheduled

The Chofit Hadassah, San Diego's newest North County group, is pleased to invite you to their September 1st meeting. The speaker will be Rabbi and Rebetze Greenberg, "Preparing for the High Holidays." Contact, or call 760.727.2473, for information and directions. RSVP by Tuesday, August 24.

Daughters of Union Veterans to Meet

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent No. 5, will meet at 11am on Saturday, August 28, in the Veterans Memorial War Building at Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park. The mission of the Daughters is to spread widely the teachings of patriotism, that those who dwell in this broad land of ours will so live that, in peace or in war, there shall be no stain on "The Flag Our Fathers Saved."

All daughters (granddaughters, etc., direct descendents) of honorably discharged soldiers, sailors and marines who served in the Union Army or Navy during the Rebellion of 1861-1865, including those who died or were killed during their term of service, whether members of the Grand Army of the Republic or not, who have attained the age of eight years, are eligible for membership. It is the oldest and largest of all Civil War American Women's organizations, genealogically based on lineal descent. For information, call 619.475.0153.

Mountain Shadows to Hold Annual Golf Classic

The Mountain Shadows Foundation have planned their 18th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament for Friday, September 24. The event will be held at the Maderas Golf Club in Poway, and will host a field of 144 golfers. It will be a 12noon shotgun start, scramble format; and will include a $10,000 putting contest; $25,000 hole-in-one shot opportunity; tee bag prizes; lunch, social hour and award banquet; raffles and live auction.

Merchants who would like to gain name and product recognition by becoming a Tee Vendor are welcome. For details about this opportunity, call 760.743.3714, Ext. 201, or email For golfing reservations, check the details online at

Mountain Shadows is a local non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life for approximately 240 individuals with developmental disabilities who benefit from services provided by Mountain Shadows Support Group. These individuals, ranging in age from 3 months to 81 years of age, require special services due to the effects of mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism, Down's syndrome, etc. Recent cuts to the State budget, added to already inadequate funding, make it extremely challenging to continue to provide the superior level of care that makes Mountain Shadows one of the premier providers of services to the developmentally disabled population in California.

Oceanside Civic Center Library to Close for Two Weeks

The downtown Oceanside Civic Center Library, located at 330 No. Coast Hwy. Will be closed from August 23 through September 4 for interior improvements. This closure is the first phase of a larger re-carpeting and renovation project tentatively scheduled to begin in November. The second floor will undergo an extensive reorganization to better serve the public. Books and other materials will be rearranged for easier browsing and accessibility, and new public computer workstations will be installed.

To provide the best service possible during this closure, the Mission Branch Library at 3861 Mission Avenue will offer extended hours: Monday and Tuesday, 9am-8pm; Wednesday through Saturday, 9am-5:30pm; and Sunday 1-5pm. The Library's online catalog will be accessible and items placed on hold may be picked up at the Mission Branch. Materials may be returned in the drop boxes in front of both libraries. All library facilities will be closed on Monday, September 6, Labor Day holiday. For information, call Library Administration at 760.435.5560, or visit for information.

North County Diversity Career Fair Scheduled

The Diversity Career Fair scheduled for North County will be on Tuesday, August 31, from 11am-1pm, at the Oceanside Civic Community Center, 300 No. Coast Highway, Oceanside, phone 760.435.3065. Space is limited; only room for two more companies. Call Oran Brown for details; 619.277.9099 or A partial list of confirmed companies include Wells Fargo Bank, Sammy's Woodfired Pizza, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Time warner Cable, Aflac, S.D. Sheriff's Department, University of Phoenix, National University, ITT Technical Institute, Clear Channel Communications, UEI College, City of Oceanside, and others. Job seekers can post your Visual Resume on web site, Call Oran Brown for information.

Health Care Reform Presentation

A presentation on Health Care Reform will be held on Thursday, September 9, 2010, from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the Country Club Senior Center, 455 Country Club Lane. This presentation is designed to provide an overview of the Reform legislation, with a special focus on issues affecting seniors, such as:

• Reform timelines, who will pay for it and how it will be delivered

• Specific changes to the Medicare program

• Transformation of the whole health care delivery system and how it may affect seniors and people with disabilities.

The speaker will discuss how payments to medical providers may affect your choice of healthcare professionals and why the reduction of reimbursement rates to MAPD (Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Program) plans may change health plan options available to seniors.

This presentation is provided by Ania Chrostowska, Senior Health Plan Specialist with SBHIS (South Bay Health and Insurance Services).

For more information regarding this program, please contact Parks & Recreation at the Country Club Senior Center at (760) 435-5250 or visit us on the Web at Parks Make Life Better!

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