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 Social Butterfly
October 21st, 2010 

Evelyn Madison
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Women's ClubYou're Invited to the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Woman's Club

It is the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Woman's Club of Escondido. The date is Monday, November 1, with social time starting at 10:30am. This organization, part of this community for 100 years, donates to many organizations and projects, giving scholarships to so many students, and still going strong with approximately 85 members.

Meet the members, see the scrapbooks, and hear about some of the founders of the Woman's Club from their grandchildren or great grandchildren. Hear from the women who have been president of the club over the years, and are still actively involved. Then enjoy a lunch and socializing with many other long-time community members.

The celebration will be held at the Clubhouse, 751 No. Rose Street, Escondido (corner of Rose and Mission, behind the Lutheran Church). Reservations are required. The cost for lunch is $10/person, paid in advance with reservations to Ruth at 760.489.0579, by Tuesday, October 26th.

Oralingua School for Hearing Impaired to Hold Harvest Festival

On Saturday, October 23, from 12noon to 4pm, Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired is having a Harvest Festival to raise funds to complete the playground that has been started. The Festival is fun for the whole family. The School is located at 221 Pawnee Street in San Marcos.

Trick or Treat? How about both! The trick is to raise money for a new playground and a learning garden. The treats to be enjoyed at the Festival are as numerous as pumpkins in a patch: cakes, cookies, and grilled goodies, a Garden of Art, and Spooky Stories. Kids can come dressed in their spookiest best and win a prize in the Costume Contest! Guests can also win prizes by playing fun Halloween games such as Pumpkin Bowling and Halloween Bingo, or by participating in the Cauldron Raffle. The Garden of Art is a silent auction showcasing work by local artists.

Admission is by donation, and all proceeds go to the benefit of the children of Oralingua School for the Hearing Impaired. For more information, to volunteer for the event, or if you are an artist and wish to donate an item for the Garden of Art silent auction, contact Genivere Aguilar at Oralingua School 760.471.5187 or

Oralingua School for the Hearing impaired is the only auditory-oral day school in Southern California for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Oralingua’s unique program emphasizes an experiential, family-centered approach to learning and communication, and promotes listening skills, spoken language, problem solving, and social interaction.

Wine Master to Spill Secrets at CSUSM Fundraiser

The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes America’s first Master Sommelier, Eddie Osterland, to a benefit event tonight, Thursday, October 21 at 6pm at The McMahan House. French trained, Osterland graduated from the University of Bordeaux France with a professional taster’s degree and was the head Sommelier at Hôtel del la Poste in Beaune, France. Osterland has the distinction of being the first Master Sommelier in the United States.

He will entertain guests with a fun presentation, give insights into wine pairings and how to make a lasting impression in entertaining. Tickets are $250/person and include wine and gourmet food by Sbicca and Dolce restaurants, and Cocco's Gourmet Chocolates for dessert. A live auction will be held throughout the evening.

Proceeds from the event will benefit business students through scholarship support and academic enrichment opportunities. For more information and to purchase tickets, call Elise Muhawi at 760.750.4270 or

Rhythm & Rhyme Music Festival in Oceanside

Oceanside's New Vision Theatre Co and friends will present its first annual Rhythm & Rhyme Music Festival for three days, October 22 to 24th, simultaneously on two stages; one at Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 No. Coast Hwy, and newly opened Twilight Stage next door at 219 No. Coast Hwy. The funds raised will go to finishing the Twilight Stage and providing opportunities for local musicians, poets, etc., to ply their craft and hone their skills. One ticket gives concert-goers and admission to both venues. Optional festival passes are available. Open seating basis.

Prices are: Friday, October 22, 7pm, $15/single day pass (includes both venues), or $25/festival pass includes both venues and Saturday and Sunday events. Saturday, October 23, 7pm, $15/single day pass (both venues), or $20/festival pass (includes both venues and Sunday events. Sunday, October 24, 1pm, $15/single day pass (both venues). For more detailed information and to buy tickets, go to the web site at

One of the festival's highlights will be The Cory Wilkins Band from San Diego. Brother and sister, both blind since birth, singer-guitarist Cory Wilkins and drummer Laura Wilkins, lead this band, along with Joe Kievit on bass and Eric Deland, 2nd guitar and vocals, will rock the stage on Sunday, October 24. They have received accolades from representatives of Sony Records and Capitol Records. "This is a band that everybody needs to hear!" said Tom Long of Sony. They can be previewed at

Genealogy Workshop to be held in Vista

The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will be hosting a free workshop, for women over 18 years of age, on Saturday, October 23, from 1:00-2:30pm, at the LDS Family History Center, 1310 Foothills Blvd, Vista. Computer access will be from 2:30-3:30pm. Sonja Itson, Chapter Registrar, will lead this workshop and guide potential members through the application process. Other members will work with you one on one.

DAR is open to any female, age 18 or older, 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. By becoming an active DAR member, you can participate in the Society’s various programs and activities. For information, contact Sonja Itson, 760.918.9033, or by e-mail

Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve to Hold Annual Festival

The Anstine Audubon Nature Preserve will be holding its annual festival and open house on Saturday, October 23, from 4-8pm. The event will feature a variety of activities and presentations for the young and young at heart. There will be a Bat Chat with Project Wildlife, a Great Bug Chase with an entomologist from San Diego Natural History Museum, and more. RSVP with Becky Wilbanks, Caretaker, at 760.295.1548, or

The open space preserve is a little known treasure located at 2437 Hutchison Street, Vista. Enjoy the trails on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Check the web site for more information,

CSUSM to Celebrate Homecoming with Double-Header Soccer Game and BBQ

Culminating the university’s second annual Homecoming Week, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) invites students, alumni, and community supporters to cheer on the women’s and men’s soccer teams at Mangrum Track and Field on Saturday, October 23. Family fun events run from 11:30am to 4:30pm (barbeque served until 3:30pm). This event coincides with the 20th anniversary of CSUSM; Saturday’s double-header games and barbeque are among the more than 20 scheduled events on campus during the university’s second annual Homecoming Week October 18-23. Attendees are encouraged to pre-register for the Barbeque, which is free for Alumni Association Members and students, and $5 per person for all other guests. To register in advance, visit

Sunset Poets to Hold Special Readings

On Sunday, October 24, at 2:30pm, Sunset Poets will hold a special reading celebrating the publication of the latest issue of The Hummingbird Review, featuring publisher and poet Charlie Redner, editor Bob Yehling, Maggi Derosa, author of The Fool is King, Don Eulert, founding editor of American Haiku magazine, and Jacob Pruett, a “19-year-old whiz kid poet.” There may be surprise appearances. An open mike reading will follow. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista. Contact for more information, or call 760.758.2410.

Daughters of Union Veterans Group to Meet Tuesday

The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW), 1861-1865, Nancy Hanks Lincoln Tent #5, will meet on Tuesday, October 26, at 11am in the Veterans Memorial Building, Zoo Drive and Park Boulevard in Balboa Park, San Diego. Member Barbara Hemmingsen will present a program on the Civil War sites she visited in Georgia and Tennessee to learn more about her ancestor, Joseph Bruff. Also, a new member, Carol Hann, will be initiated. For information, call 619.475.0153.

Palomar Mountain Stitchers

The Palomar Mountain Stitchers Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild will meet on Wednesday, October 27, at the Redwood Elderlink, 1151 So. Redwood Street, Escondido. Doors open at 6:30pm; meeting at 7pm. For the program, members will be working on a stitched Poinsettia project; this project will introduce some new stitching techniques. Any interested stitcher is invited to attend. For questions, call 760.758.4120. The Chapter recently exhibited some of their artistic work at the Rancho Bernardo Presbyterian Church, and was very well received.
Palomar Unitarian to Show "The 800 Mile Wall" Documentary

On Friday, October 29, at 7pm, the documentary "The 800 Mile Wall" will be shown at Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Drive, in the Shadowridge section of Vista. Directed by San Diego resident John Carlos Frey and produced by Jack Lorenz, this film takes a detailed and unflinching look at a failed border strategy that has caused the deaths of thousands of immigrants in the deserts, mountains, and All American Canal. While respecting the border, the film also offers solutions to this human rights crisis. Visit for more about the film. Discussion will follow. Free and open to the public. Visit for directions. Call 760.224.9312 for more information.

Escondido Democratic Club to Screen "District 9" Movie

The Escondido Democratic Club's next Underground Movie Night features "District 9," a 2009 science fiction film full of political, social and civil rights implications, at 7 p.m. Friday, October 29. The film will be shown at the Democratic Campaign Office, 128 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido. Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVPs are appreciated at or by telephoning 760-738-0877.

"Glassless Minds" Series of Open Mic Nights Opens in Oceanside

The “Glassless Minds” series of open mic nights recently debuted at a new location, The Twilight Stage, in Oceanside, next door to the main theater, 219 North Coast Hwy. Viewers will enjoy acoustic music, poetry, comedy, and thoughts by the locals with artistic aspirations. "Glassless Minds" open mic nights will take place at 6:30pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at The Twilight Stage.

Additional parking is available at the city structure behind the downtown Civic Center Library. Donations are accepted at the door. For additional details about this show and updates about other events at both the Sunshine Brooks Theatre and The Twilight Stage, visit the web site at, or on Facebook.

Lecture at Cal State San Marcos to Examine Hate Speech, White Space

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) welcomes critical race theorist and lawyer, Dr. Wendy Leo Moore, to present her lecture titled Hate Speech, White Space on Monday, October 25 at 6pm, as part of the university’s fall Arts & Lectures Series. It will be held at the Markstein Hall, Room 125, at CSUSM. Focusing her research on race, critical race theory, and the law, Dr. Moore is an assistant professor of sociology and an affiliated faculty member of the Africana Studies Program at Texas A&M University. Admission is free and open to the community. For more information about CSUSM Arts & Lectures events, call 760.750.8889, or visit

San Marcos Library's Monthly Silent Auction to Close Soon

The Friends of the San Marcos Library, located at 2 Civic Center Drive, will close it's silent auction for this month on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1:00pm. There is still time to bid on the wonderful books being offered this month. There is a second edition of Websters Dictionary dating from 1941, with full color picture plates and is six inches deep--a real treasure. Also, in this month's collection is a four year DVD set of the hit TV series "The Sopranos," a series of eight Alexander McCall Smith books, the Complete History of the First World War, and the West of Buffalo Bill. For questions, call Marsha at 760.798.1645.

San Diego 2007 Wildfire Survivors Celebrate Three Year Anniversary

October 21-23 will mark the three year anniversary of the devastating fires in San Diego which consumed more than 300,000 thousand acres and destroyed almost 1,600 homes, with countless other buildings destroyed or damaged.

To commemorate this event, an anniversary gathering will be held on Friday, October 22, 7pm at the Ed Brown Senior Center of Rancho Bernardo, located at 18402 West Bernardo Drive, San Diego, CA 92127 (in the Rancho Bernardo Community Park).

The event will give survivors an opportunity to unite with one another, share the effect the 2007 fires had on each of their lives, and show how each of the survivors has grown and triumphed over adversity.

Attendees are asked to bring a food dish to share and beverage of choice.

For more details, visit

New MembersRancho Buena Vista Chapter Welcomes Three New Members

At a recent meeting , the Rancho Buena Vista Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), welcomed three new members by transfer. Judy de Gruy transferred from Freedom Hill Chapter, Virginia; Ruth and Lynn Morgan transferred from Heritage Chapter located in Calgary, Canada. DAR is open to any female age 18 or older 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 e-mail

Local Area Students Raise Money for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Area students, 148,435 of them, pooled their spare change and participated in the Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters stacked up more than $351,000 this year as elementary, middle and high school students in San Diego County collected spare change to support this program. The donation, paired with funds collected by students throughout the nation, added up to more than $6.1 million for the LLS this year. This record breaking amount brings the total funds raised for LLS by Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies program to more than $53 million over the last 15 years.

During three-week periods throughout the school year, students from 221 schools in San Diego County committee to collecting pocket change to fill collection jars in their classrooms. The class collecting the most money at each school receives a pasta party delivered to their classroom by their local Olive Garden Restaurant. The top fundraising schools in San Diego County include:

Bernardo Heights Middle School in San Diego with $8,084;
Tri-City Christian High School in Vista with $6,715; and
Valley Center Middle School in Valley Center with $6,280.