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OASIS Day Trip to Tour Elvis Presley's Home in Palm Springs
Grab those blue suede shoes and join OASIS Travel to spend the day with the "King" on Thursday, November 4 in Palm Springs. Be one of the first to see the 5100 square foot mansion situated on two acres that Elvis and Priscilla bought in 1970. Since this has become an historic landmark, the current owners must maintain it just as it was when Elvis lived there. There will be a docent-led tour of the home and grounds before a buffet lunch at the estate. Price is $88/person and includes transportation, lunch, tour fee, coach refreshments, and driver's tip. Pick up is either at Ed Brown Center, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive in Rancho Bernardo at 9:30am; returning at 4:30pm, or at the Escondido Transit Center, 500 W. Valley Parkway at 10am, returning at 4pm. Call 760.670.5538 or 760.690.2692 for reservations.
Dr. Phil, Here We Come . . . Again!
A trip to the Dr. Phil Show in Los Angeles has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 17, by members of Gamma Rho Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Scheduled to view the taping of two shows, the bus will leave early morning and return mid to late afternoon. Reservations are required, and a waiting list will be maintained. Detailed information will be given as reservations are made. The cost will be $25/person, and that includes the bus trip, coffee and donuts/rolls on the trip up and snacks, fruit, water and soft drinks on the way home. For information and reservations, call Evelyn at 760.746.1649, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palomar Model A Ford Club Announces November Meeting
The November meeting of the Palomar Model A Ford Club will be on Wednesday, November 3, to discuss upcoming tours and events planned for the Club. The meeting is held at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, San Marcos. Doors open at 6:30pm, the meeting at 7pm, and refreshments and socializing after the meeting. For information and/or directions, email Linda Thamer at email@example.com, or call 760.729.5449. All Model A owners and/or aficionados are welcome.
The Club was busy with day tours recently when they visited the Chateau San Marcos Retirement Village for a car display and lunch, then displayed the cars at the Senior Expo at the El Corazon Senior Center in Oceanside.
The picture was taken at the Senior Expo showing, l-R, Peggy Bozell, Fred Slikker, Rex Bozell, and Keith Thamer enjoying the day.
Artists Gallery to Present "Thankful Thoughts" Exhibit
The Escondido Art Association (EAA) will feature a themed art exhibit called "Thankful Thoughts" at its Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, from Wednesday, November 3 through Saturday, December 4. Local and regional artists are invited to participate in this open juried show of representational paintings, drawings, photographs, and computer art, which will be juried by pastel artist Mary Jollan. An Artists Reception, open to the public, will be held on Second Saturday, November 13, from 5-8pm, when ribbon awards will be presented.
For information about this show, contact Artists Gallery Director Joan Segel at 760.489.0338 or 760.741.3117. Participating artists should contact the Gallery for drop off and pick up requirements and cost for artwork to be exhibited. Gallery hours are 11am to 4pm Tuesdays through Saturdays, and admission is free. For information about the EAA, check the web site at www.escondidoartists.org.
Chofit Hadassah to Hold Holiday Silent Auction
The newest North County group of Chofit Hadassah of San Diego invites you to attend the second Holiday Silent Auction on Wednesday, November 3rd, with gift items for the upcoming holidays available to bid on, and watch Magician Terry Banyon entertain. Light refreshments will be served. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and directions.
Birthday BUNCO Bash to Benefit Scholarship Funds
The Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) and the Woman's Club of Escondido are celebrating a total of 175 years of community service (Woman's Club 100 years; CWONC 75 years) on Saturday, November 6, at 10:30am. The clubs are hosting a combined Birthday Bash at the Woman's Club of Escondido Clubhouse, 751 North Rose Street, Escondido. The public is invited; there will be prizes, raffle baskets and lunch for $25/person. The funds raised will benefit the scholarship funds of each of the organizations. Call 760.310.3722 for reservations. Deadline for tickets is Saturday, October 30, as seating is limited.
Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) to Host Brunch
The Lake San Marcos Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), Chapter FG, is hosting the Palomar Reciprocity Bureau at a brunch on Saturday, November 6, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. Social is at 9:15am, with brunch served at 9:45am. The theme, "Music in our Lives" will feature guest speaker Carolyn Grant, Director of the Museum of Making Music, located in Carlsbad. Plus Pianist Jewel Turbeville will be "Tickling the Ivories." PEO unaffiliates are invited. The cost is $20/person. RSVP to Jeannine Wittmayer at 760.510.3953.
First Saturday Book Sale at San Marcos Library
The Friends of the San Marcos Library, 2 Civic Center Drive, will hold their First Saturday Sale on November 6th from 10am-4pm. All books except those in the Classics section will be on sale for half price. They are currently accepting donations of gently used children's books, non-fiction history, biographies, and cook books to feature for the upcoming holiday season.
Holiday Bazaar to Benefit High School Aquatics Team
The Great Oak High School in Temecula will be holding a Holiday Bazaar, with proceeds going to the three Aquatics teams. The event will be on Saturday, November 6, from 9am to 2pm, located at 32555 Deer Hollow Way, Temecula, across from Birdsall Park and Pechanga Casino. Vendors will be there with items such as candles, jewelry, handbags, clothing, and other handmade items from local crafters. Orders for live Christmas trees and wreaths will be taken for December arrival. To check for available vendor space, contact Launa Vasquez at email@example.com. The cost for a 10x10 booth is $50.
Business Women's Association to Hold Vendor Faire
The local Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) will be presenting a Vendor Faire on Saturday, November 6, from 4-8pm, at the Sacred Space Imports, 980 Los Vallecitos Blvd., Ste. B, San Marcos. Sacred Space Imports is hosting this event, and it is open to the community. Entrance is free. Enjoy a glass of wine and some snacks while you do your holiday shopping for jewelry, candles, purses, holiday items, spa items, kitchen items, and more. There will be raffle prizes. If you would like to be a vendor, contact Lisa Durham at 760.798.9692, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by Saturday, October 30. Booth fees are $25/ABWA members or $35/non-members. All vendors are to donate a $20 gift basket.
Concert Scheduled by North Coast Symphony Orchestra<
The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, presents its season opener, “A Time of New Beginnings," on Saturday, November 6, at 7:30pm and again on Sunday, November 7, at 4:00pm at the Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. The suggested donation is $10/person; students/seniors, $8/person. This concert will feature Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 (Eroica), and two popular operatic overtures: La Scala de Seta by Rossini and Don Juan by Mozart. For more information visit www.northcoastsymphony.com or contact Leslie Marshal leslieLGM@aol.com, or 760.753.3003.
Ride to Help Children and the Environment
Join the 2010 HOPE Ride in the River Park on Saturday, November 6. Registration is at 8am, with departure at 10am, starting at Torrey Pines High School and ending at Warner Springs. Tickets are $100/rider or $125/rider w/passenger. Register online at www.ncda-usa.org.
Join Camp HOPE, a program of the National Center for Deaf Advocacy (NCDA) and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) on a spectacular 95-mile motorcycle ride through San Diego's north County to support two great causes - kids and the environment. This year's route will take riders from the coast to the mountains along the 94,000-acre San Dieguito River Park, offering scenic curves and fantastic views along the way.
Riders will receive breakfast, a commemorative t-shirt, opportunity drawing ticket and the chance to bid on auction items for motorcycle enthusiasts. Sponsorships are also available. Contact Leslie Woollenwebber at 858.674.2275, Ext. 12, or email@example.com. All proceeds benefit the National Center for Deaf Advocacy and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy. WWW.ncda-USA.org and www.sdrvc.org.
The Sterling Flutes Concert
The Sterling Flutes will be presenting a concert on Sunday, November 7, at 2pm. You will hear a variety of music played on piccolos, concert flutes, alto flutes, and the bass flute. This concert is free, and will be held at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr. (corner D St.), Encinitas. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 760.518.7068.
Daughters of American Revolution to Meet at Shadowridge
The Rancho Buena Vista Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will meet Saturday, November 6, at 9:00am at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. For reservation information, contact 760.743.3660, or by e-mail to email@example.com. A business meeting will follow a continental breakfast. Retired military veteran Major Charles Lynn Lowder will speak. Lynn received several distinguished awards including the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart for combat service in Vietnam.
DAR is open to any female age 18 or older who can prove a lineal bloodline from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave aid to the cause of freedom in the American Revolution. Members of DAR actively support historic preservation, promote education and advance patriotic endeavors.
Episcopal Church Presents the North Coast Singers in Concert
Some of the most talented children in the county will be performing at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Carlsbad, on Sunday, November 7, at 3pm. The North Coast Singers, 100 strong in all, are known for their joyous, spirited sound. Holy Cross is honored to present two of North Coast's four award-winning choirs, Capella and Brioso. Capella, the pinnacle of North Coast Singers, is the mixed voice high school ensemble, and is ably directed by Michelle Risling. Brioso, the wonderful intermediate treble choir, will also be performing, and is directed by Melissa Touvannis.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church is located at 6066 Corte del Cedro, Carlsbad. This concert is free to the community. For more information, call 760.930.1270, or visit the web site at
Symphony of Bipolar Returns to Sunshine Brooks Theater
Aaron Lloyd Klein returns with "Symphony of Bipolar," a rather original take on mental illness, to the Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside, at 7pm, on Friday, November 5. This is a bipolar disorder-themed production which combines music, song, and medical lecture. It touches subjects of mood through art, mood manifestations. The presentation will help the audience understand it is possible for people with disabilities to lead healthy and meaningful lives. You will learn how to identify triggers which cause emotional upsets, as well as manage mood swings with changes in sleep, diet, exercise, and environment.
Purchase $10 tickets online at http://5thsymphonyofbipolar.eventbrite.com/ or at the theater's box office. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Aaron is a speaker at a local bipolar support group called Bipolar Hope (Thereisbipolarhope.blogspot.Com). Anyone is welcome at their Hope Support Group meetings. Call 414.418.0140 or email shown above. Major functions of the group are advocacy, outreach education, support, and friendship.
Hollywood Stars to Arrive at Sunshine Brooks Theatre on November 6
The Sunshine Brooks Theatre, 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, presents its first issue of "Hollywood Shorts" on November 6. Starring in the program is Hollywood's famous voice-over, blockbuster movies, and television actor Keith Szarabajka, who will be joined on stage by several other Hollywood personalities, including Kim Cheuh and Meshach Taylor. A second short story will be presented by Melissa Hardy. The star-studded evening is being co-produced by Maia Martinelli, recent manager of Vigilucci's Osteria in Oceanside.
There are two ticket options to choose from: (1) For $25, attend the show plus a reception at the theatre prior to the show. Reception starts at 6pm and show time is 7pm. Refreshments and appetizers have been donated by Roberto Vigilucci, owner of Vigilucci's Restaurant Group. (2) Purchase dinner and the show, featuring a fine dining Italian 3-course menu at Vigilucci's Cucina Italiana at 2943 State St., Carlsbad. Cost for dinner and show (including reception) is $57.75, and includes taxes, but not gratuity. Call Vigilucci's directly at 760.434.2500 to make dinner reservations for either before or after the show. Menu details are available at www.nvtheatre.com or www.vigiluccis.com, and guests may purchase tickets for either show package online at www.nvtheatre.com.
San Diego Center for Children's "Walk For Kids" Coming Soon
The San Diego Center for Children will hold its annual Walk For Kids on Saturday, November 6, on scenic Mission Bay. The event course starts at the grass area at the south end of the Crown Point Drive parking area and eventually curves north along Riviera shores, returning on the same path back to the starting area. Event check-in begins at 7am and the 5K walk begins at 8am. Donations are encouraged and dogs are welcome.
Proceeds from the Walk For Kids will fund essential programs for Center children, including counseling, treatment, school, music, art, and recreation across San Diego County. For more information, or to start your own Walk for Kids team, visit www.centerforchildren.org, or call Jessica Johnson at 858.569.2148. The San Diego Center for Children helps children thrive whose trauma, abuse or mental health challenges are delaying their ability to succeed. Founded in 1887, the Center is San Diego's oldest accredited non-profit children's organization.
Holiday Parade Coloring Conte4st To Decide Grand Marshals
The 15th Annual Kiwanis Club of San Marcos Holiday Parade will feature 12 children – winners of the Kiwanis Coloring Contest - as Grand Marshals of the parade on December 5. This year’s parade theme, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” means twelve times the fun for the community!
Children, ages 10 and under, residing in or attending school in San Marcos, are encouraged to enter the free coloring contest for a chance to be selected as one of the 12 Grand Marshals. Children can enter as often as they wish before November 15th to increase their chances of winning. Winners will receive a gift certificate, a T-Shirt provided by My Life Tees in San Marcos imprinted with their artwork, and will ride on the Grand Marshal float, accompanied by a parent, at the beginning of the annual Holiday Parade.
The Kiwanis Coloring Contest is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos, My Life Tees, Allen Brothers Mortuary, A 2 Z Bookkeeping and Tax Service, American Home Construction, DWG Consulting, The Kovrig Family, Chuck E. Cheese of Escondido, and San Marcos Realtor Sharon Jenkins.
For more information and to print the contest coloring sheets go to www.kiwanisclubofsanmarcos.org and click on Holiday Parade. The contest ends and entries must be received no later than November 15, to be eligible.
Musical Version of Jane Eyre Coming to Escondido
Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, among the world’s most acclaimed novels, has been adapted to a musical with music by international symphony conductor Jerry Williams. It comes to California Center for the Arts, November 5-7, with four performances.
Tickets are $25 with a special student group rate of $10 with groups of 14 or more. To order, call the CCAE Ticket Office at 1-800-988-4253.
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