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 Social Butterfly October 14th, 2010     

Evelyn Madison
The Social Butterfly

Email Evelyn at:

Stone Brewery and Chamber Presents Mixer

Tonight, Thursday, October 14, Stone Brewery and the Escondido Chamber of Commerce will host the Business After 5 Mixer, from 5-7pm, at Stone Brewery, 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido. Cost is $5/members and $10/non-members/guests. There will be beer and wine tasting, appetizers, raffle prizes, and a cash bar. Bring business cards. For information, call the Chamber at 760.745.2125.

Republican Women to Meet and Greet Candidates

The Rancho Bernardo Republican Women are meeting Friday, October 15, at 11am, to meet and greet candidates for many local offices. Lunch will follow at 12noon, and the speaker will be Joel Anderson, candidate for State Senate #51. Cost is $23/members and $26/non-members. Call 858.673.1401.

Village Idiots Literary Society October Reading

The Village Idiots Literary Society will be hosting their next Reading on Friday, October 15, from 7-9pm, in Gallery 204, at 204 Main Street, Vista. The featured author is Michael Vincent, a published and award winning author, who is also co-founder of the Village Idiots. He will be doing something different, which promises to be very interesting.
For information, call 760.685.6470, or email at villageidiots@cox.net.

Guitarists Pupping and Benedetti to Hold Concert

Guitarists Peter Pupping and Fred Benedetti will perform a concert on Sunday, October 17, at 2pm, at the Carlsbad Village Theatre, 2822 State St., Carlsbad. They will feature popular music from their five-album set, the “Here Comes the Sun” recording series. Their fresh instrumental arrangements of Beatles, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, and Van Morrison songs, to name a few, are real crowd pleasers. Pupping and Benedetti are known to make two guitars sound like a choir of guitars! Tickets are $20 at the door or $17 online at either of these web sites: WWW.guitarsounds.Com or www.carlsbadvillagetheatre.com.

Rancho Bernardo Community Supports Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is Cyber Security Awareness month. To help increase awareness of and educate residents on the risks, the Rancho Bernardo Community Council's Public Safety Committee has invited Alan Watkins, Information Technology Operations & Security Manager for the City of San Diego and Police Officer Susan Steffen to speak at the meeting on Tuesday, October 19. The meeting will start at 7pm at the High Country West Community Center in Rancho Bernardo, 16003 Turtleback Road. All residents are encouraged to attend. Even if you do not use Internet service, you should be concerned about identity theft. For more information, check the web site at www.RBCommunityCouncil.com.

Fine Arts Show and "Boutique" at Humane Society

On Saturday, October 16, from 10am to 4pm, the Escondido Art Association (EAA) and the Escondido Humane Society (EHS) will co-host a Fine Art exhibit of animal-related framed original paintings and prints in tents on the lawn of the shelter at 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido. At the same time, the Humane Society will present a "Boutique" where local artisans can offer their arts and crafts in booths set up in the shelter's parking lot. For more information, contact Betty Erickson (EAA) at 760.746.5400 or Cindy Swayze (EHS) at 760.888.2235.

All of the participating artists in the Fine Art show are award-winning members of the EAA. Their artworks feature both wild and domestic animals and will be available for purchase at reasonable prices. Admission to the exhibit is free. Fifteen percent of all art sale proceeds will be donated to the Humane Society, a regional animal care center providing animal care, adoption, protection, rescue, and educational services to North Inland San Diego County. The EAA is a non-profit, all volunteer, privately funded organization dedicated to the promotion of North San Diego County artists through education, exhibitions, professional development, and participating in community events.

River Valley Conservancy to Hold Fall Fundraiser

The River Valley Fest Fall Fundraiser will be on Sunday, October 17, 2pm 'til sunset, at the Rancho Valencia, 5921 Valencia Circle, Rancho Santa Fe. Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) for a fun-filled afternoon of food, music, tennis, and croquet to celebrate 24 years of preserving open space, fragile wildlife habitat and sensitive water resources in the San Dieguito watershed. The afternoon will feature dishes from San Diego Paella, music by local guitarist Bill Fleming, and tennis round robin, croquet games, and auction items. Cost is $100/person; $150 for tennis round robin participants. The advanced reservation deadline has passed; call 858.755.6956 or visit the web site at www.sdrvc.org for more information and late reservations.

"Cops for Kids" Charity Golf Tournament

The Escondido Police Officers Association's (EPOA) 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, "COPS for KIDS," is set for Saturday, October 23, at The Vineyard at Escondido Golf Course. The cost is $115/person, which includes cart, warm-up range balls, and a chicken or steak dinner following the tournament. All proceeds will go directly to the Stepping Up!-Youth Academic Mentoring Program.

To sign up for the tournament, or for sponsorship opportunities, visit the EPOA's web site at www.escondidopoa.com/golf.html. Play for a chance to win a new Mercedes from Mercedes-Benz of Escondido and a new motorcycle from North County BMW, plus many other exciting opportunities.

Children's Hospital Auxiliary Meeting Announced

The North County Women's Auxiliary for Rady Children's Hospital invites women who are willing to donate time and talents to help raise funds for Rady Children's Hospital to join their Auxiliary. Funds raised benefits children throughout San Diego County. The next meeting will be Wednesday, October 20, at 9:30am at the First United Methodist Church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. For info, contact Danette 760.749.0333 or Margie 961.767.1940.

San Diego Cymbidium Society to Meet

Nico Gossens will speak to the San Diego County Cymbidium Society on “Outdoor Orchid Growing Structures,” Wednesday, October 20, at 7:00pm in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Nico has dabbled in orchids since 1978, and has extensive experience in growing orchids outdoors and in green houses. He is especially interested in conserving the local native orchids. Nico and Lisa Humphreys own Lico Orchids, a company founded in 1995 that specializes in species orchids. The company sells plants wholesale and retail at flower shows. An orchid cultural class, "Nurturing your Orchid Back to Health - or Not!" will be held at 6:30pm. Visitors are welcome. For Information, email orchid2@mac.com or call 760.732.0055.

Chamber to Present "State of the Economy"

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a presentation on the "State of the Economy," at the California Center for the Arts, 340 No. Escondido Blvd., on Monday, October 18. Check in at 11:30am; lunch is served at 12noon Cost is $15/members and $20/prospective members. RSVP with the Chamber at 760.745.2125. The program will be presented by Gary Zimmerman, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Louise Clements to Speak at Rose Society Meeting

The October meeting of the California Coastal Rose Society is in honor of the late Gwen Clearly, and the lecture will be given by Louise Clements who will present "The Importance of Roses in History, Art and Religion." The meeting will be on Tuesday, October 19 at 7pm, at Heritage Hall (n/w corner of Magee Park), 2650 Garfield, Carlsbad; is free and open to anyone interested in growing roses. Check the web site at www.californiacoastalrose.com. Hands-on workday at Magee Park Rose Garden will be on Saturday, October 23, at 9am. Bring your prunners. Free refreshments and water will be available for those who help out.

Tom Chow to Demo at Lake San Marcos Art League

Tom Chow's unique watercolor style and the oriental philosophy that influences his art will return for The Lake San Marcos Art League's October 18 meeting, at the Lake Pavilion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, from 1:30 to 3:30pm. His demo will be in ink/watercolor. Tom was born in the Hunan Province, China. He studied Western drawing and painting at the Universal Arts Institute in Hong Kong, and migrated to the U.S. in 1961 where he attended Cal State University Long Beach. Visitors are welcome for a $3.00 fee. For information, call 760.727.9421 or 760.591.9666.

Museum of Making Music Calendar of Events

The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad, offers the following events for October. For additional information on performances, costs, etc., call 760.438.5996, or toll free 1.877.551.9976.

Saturday, October 16, 2pm, Music & Wellness Workshop for Adults. The Museum and Resounding Joy presents the workshop to show how music can contribute to overall health and well-being. To be held at the Museum offices. Event is free ($5 suggested donation).

Sunday, October 17, at 2pm, Pianist Michael Fennelly presents "Poetic Pairs." Music of Mozart, Verdi, Bernstein, and others, with Soprano Megan Weston. The location will be the Carlsbad Dove Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. Event is free ($5 donation suggested). Seating is limited.

Saturday, October 23, at 8pm, Sqwonk Bass Clarinet Duo, a San Francisco-based bass clarinet duo. To be held at the Museum, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad. Cost is $15/person; $10 for Museum members and students.

Main Frame Shoppe and Art Gallery to Showcase Bradley Kaskin

The public is invited to an Art Reception honoring artist Bradley Kaskin, in a one-man show of a collection of original water colors and oil paintings, which will be on display from October 1 through November 30. The Reception will be on Saturday, October 23, from 5-7pm, at The Main Frame Shoppe and Art Gallery, 430 No. Andreasen (corner Andreasen and Industrial), Escondido. For over four decades, Mr. Kaskin has pleased the art community and private collectors with his diverse and unique subject matter, bold style and thoughtful presentations. Also, there will be a "show within a show," offering a selection of paintings at prices far below gallery prices in order to make room for new offerings. For more information, call 760.432.8995.

Upcoming Events for the Woman's Club of Escondido

A special event is coming soon -- the 100th Anniversary party of the Woman's Club of Escondido, Monday, November 1. Watch this column next week for full details.

On Tuesday, October 26, the Woman's Club is sponsoring a bus trip to Viejas Casino, with the proceeds support the Scholarship program. The bus will leave the Clubhouse promptly at 9am, 751 No. Rose St., (corner Rose and Mission), behind the House of Prayer Church. It will leave the casino at 4:30pm. Tickets are $10/person. Make checks payable to Escondido Woman's Club. Call for reservations, to Ann Cizmar at 760.744.4070 or Dorothy Peterson at 760.746.0774.

Open House and Tour the Betty Crocker Estate

A classic Victorian estate, built in 1878 and home for nearly 40 years to America's original cooking icon, Betty Crocker, will be open to the public on Sunday, October 24, from 1-4pm at 29200 Miller Road in Valley Center. The event is sponsored by the Valley Center Historical Society as its annual historic home tour. Tickets for the home tour are $25/person, with all proceeds to benefit the Endowment Fund of the Historical Society's Museum. Additional information and a ticket order form can be found at www.valleycenterhistory.org or by visiting the museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center. For information, call 760.749.2993.

Home economist, Agnes White, who lived, cooked and prepared recipes in the house, became the original Betty Crocker in 1924 when she hosted "The Betty Crocker Cooking School of the Air," America's first cooking show. She died in 1978.

Escondido Chamber Presents Shades Of Ireland

Interested in a trip to Ireland? The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is holding an informational meeting about a special promotional trip to Ireland. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 21, at 7pm, at the Chamber office, 720 North Broadway, Escondido. Appetizers and beverages will be served. Any questions, call the Chamber office at 760.745.2125.

The 10-day trip is planned for March 26-April 4, 2011, and includes 13 meals - (8 breakfasts and 5 dinners). The rate, per person, for a double is $2449.00. Highlights include Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Jaunting Car Ride, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Farm Visit, Linerick, Cliffs of Moher, and Galway Castle Stay.
Walk, or Run, at "Families on Foot" Event

Gather up the family and head out to Kit Carson Park for an exciting new event. Folks of all ages are welcome to run or walk through the park at the Escondido Recreation's 1st Annual Run/Walk on Saturday, October 23. The 2-mile start is at 8:30am and the 1-mile start at 8:45am. By participating, you will improve your health and have fun, while supporting Escondido's youth along the way. After the run, visit the FREE Health and Safety expo with local vendors. Proceeds of this event will support health and safety programs for youth through Escondido Recreation Department and the Escondido Education Foundation. For registration and information, log on to the web site at www.familiesonfoot.com, or call 760.839.4691.

Oceanside Music Festival Continues

Saturday, October 16, 7pm, at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, "World Rhythms" concert;
Sunday, October 17, 2pm, at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, "Global Spirit" concert;
Friday, October 22, 7:30pm, at MiraCosta Concert Hall, "Opera, Aria Coming?" concert;
Sunday, October 24, 2pm, at Peryi Lawn at Mission San Luis Rey, "Big Band" concert with Tom Morrow and the Oceanside Society Orchestra.

Senior Service Council Announces Programs

The Escondido Senior Service Council sponsors the following. No reservations are required, unless specified. Call the office at 760.480.0611 for more information.

Diabetes Blood Sugar Test, Friday, October 15, from 8-9am. Do not eat, drink, or take meds before coming in.

Parkinson's Support Group meets from 10am-12noon, on Tuesday, October 19. Call Social Work Facilitator at 858.733.2673 for information.

Alzheimer's Support Group meets Wednesday, October 20, 1:30-3pm. Sponsored by Alzheimer's Association, 858.492.4400 for information.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets from 1-3pm on Wednesday, October 20. Meeting is for those with M/S, families and caregivers. Info, call Beth Bradsher, M/S Group Leader at 760.747.9096.

Eye Screening, Thursday, October 21, from 9-10:30am. Dr. Irene Chennell will test for glaucoma and cataracts. Call 760.480.0611 for appointment.

Shredding and E-Waste Drop Off - Fund Raiser for San Marcos Elemenatry Schools

This Saturday, October 16th, Shred-Ex will assist the San Marcos Elementary Schools by conducting a Recycling Program which will allow area businesses and residence owners to bring Banker’s Boxes with papers for shredding at just $5 per box; there is no limit as to how many boxes you may bring for shredding.

In addition, you may drop off electronic waste at no charge as well. Electronic waste includes items such as Appliances-Stove/Refrig, Washer/Dryers, Air Conditioners, Microwaves, Old Barbecue's, Electronics-Computers, Monitors, TV's, Printers, Pool Equipment- Heater, Pumps and similar items.

It all takes place at in 215 S Pacific St in San Marcos, from 8am - 1pm.

Net proceeds will benefit the elementary schools in San Marcos. The event is this Saturday, October 16th, and again on Saturday, November 6th.

Bankers Box dimensions are 10"x 12"x 15". For further information contact the following:

877-747-3381, or
Todd Blackburn
760 855-1820

Holiday Craft FairHoliday Craft Fair Planned by Women of the Moose

The Women of the Moose, Escondido Chapter 1310, will be having a Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, October 23, from 9am to 4pm, in the park at the Moose Lodge, 25721 Jesmond Dene Road, Escondido. There will be approximately 50 crafters, and the event is open to the public. All types of crafts, baked goods, hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be for sale at the event. At 1pm there will be a Halloween costume parade and trick or treats for the children. Crafters interested in renting a booth can contact Donna Sleeter at donnasleeter@yahoo.com or by phone to 760.741.0957.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support the operation of Mooseheart Child City & School, a community for children and teens in need, located near Chicago, Illinois, and Moosehaven, a retirement community for members, located near Jacksonville, Florida.