he San Marcos Senior Center will be offering ballroom dance lessons for adults of any age, starting today, Thursday, May 4, at 2pm. These will be on-going classes, with North County's popular full time dance instructor, Mel Carrillo. No partner is required. Please, no sandals, clogs or tennis shoes, for your own safety.
Mel is offering his special senior rate to all who attend; 10 lessons for $35. For more information, call Mel at 480-1188. The Senior Center is located at 111 Richmar Ave., San Marcos.
Kiwanis Seeks Blood Donors for May 7 Event
The Kiwanis Club of San Marcos will host a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank on Sunday, May 7, from 9am to 2pm at the San Marcos Civic Center parking lot, 3 Civic Center Drive. Donors should eat a good meal and drink plenty of fluids before donating blood. For more information on health or medication restrictions, visit the Kiwanis website at
Potential donors are asked to call Kiwanis at 471.3201 as soon as possible to pre-register. Walk-ins will be welcome at the May 7th event, however, appointments will be taken first and are scheduled at 15-minute intervals between 9am and 2pm.
The blood drive is being held in conjunction with the Kiwanis Child Safety and Family Resource Day and the City of San Marcos Munchkin Street Fair, combined events that run from 10am to 4pm that day at the San Marcos Civic Center. For more information on the Munchkin Street Fair, call S.M. Community Services at 744.9000. Information on the Kiwanis Child Safety and Family Resource Day can be found on the website at www.KiwanisClubofSanMarcos.org.
Annual Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Share A Dream Scholarship Program
The City of Escondido is planning their 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on May 9 at The Vineyard, 925 San Pasqual Road, Escondido. It starts at 11am with check-in, putting contest and a free driving range available. This tournament is a four-player scramble with a Shot Gun Start at 1pm, with Dinner and Awards at 6pm. Included are Green Fees and Cart, Dinner, Individual and Team Awards, and a Tee Package, Silent Auction, and Raffle Prizes.
Contact 839-4691 for more information. Players entry fee is $110. Contact the Escondido Community Services Department at 839-4691 to see if space is still available. Proceeds will be distributed to the Community Services Department's Share A Dream Scholarship and Youth Programs.
Bead Making Demonstrations for Mother's Day
Beadmakers of North County, 413 W. Grand Ave., Escondido, are offering special Mother's Day bead making demonstrations from 12Noon to 4pm, on Saturdays May 6 and May 13. Free rose to the first 100 moms. The shop is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 7pm. They can be reached at 294-8173.
Spring Fling Fashion Show Planned
The Ladies of Resurrection of the Resurrection Catholic Church are holding a Spring Fling fashion show beginning at 11am, Saturday, May 13, at the Church Hall, 1445 Conway Drive, Escondido. The event will begin with shopping with vendors, then lunch will be served. Following lunch, Weekenders fashions will be shown.
Reservations to Sally at 747-2463, Teresa at 743-7700, or Rita at 745-3102. Cost is $15/person. Funds raised will be used for charitable purposes.
"Spring of Fashions" Planned by Christian Women's Club
The San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club is hosting a "Spring of Fashions" show on Monday, May 15, at 11:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos.
The speaker is from Hesperia, Luanne Hunt who is a published author, motivational speaker and singer. She will share "how hearts are mended by unconditional love." She also will entertain with music. The special feature will be a fashion show by Sparkle Plenty. Robin Mitchell will be showcasing some of today's latest fashions. For reservations, call Vera at 727.1372 or Muriel 744.3744.
CWONC Meeting Scheduled
The Contemporary Women of North County will meet at the San Marcos Wood House on Rock Springs Road on Monday, May 8, starting with a social at 6pm and the meeting at 6:30pm. For more information, check the website at www.cwonc.org.
"Politics and Religion" is Topic at LSM Democratic Club Meeting
The Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet Saturday, May 13 at 1pm at the Lake Pavilion at 1105 La Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos.
"Politics and Religion" is the subject of the featured speaker, Patrick Cooney. Mr. Cooney has been an Administrative Law Judge for the past 31 years. He writes that he sees voter education as the only realistic path to political reform because an educated electorate negates the effect of political advertising.
All are welcome. For more information, call Betty Ball at 752-1035.
The Lake San Marcos Art League will meet from 1:30pm-3:30pm on Monday, May 15 at the Lake Pavillion, 1105 La Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos. Award-winning artist Alison Christler will give a watercolor demonstration. For information, call 930-4025 or 744-7475.
May Schedule for Escondido History Center
Saturday, May 6, 2pm - Kids! Make It and Take It Home: Kids 7-10 will learn about Escondido history while making a craft item, at the EHC office.
Tuesdays, May 9 and May 23, 6pm - Walking tour of Old Escondido West. Meet at corner of Grand & Broadway.
Wednesday, May 17, 2pm - EHC office - Lecture
Saturday, May 27, 2pm - Meet at EHC office. Bus tour around the city pointing out buildings of architectural interest. Reservations required, and there is a cost. Call EHC at 743-8207.
The Fencing Post to Host Chamber
"Business After 5" Mixer
Thursday, May 11, from 5pm to 7pm, the Escondido Chamber monthly mixer will be held at The Fencing Post, 1770 So. Escondido Blvd. There will be refreshments, a raffle, and a no-host bar, and plenty of time to get to know other members and guests. Cost is $5/members and $10/prospective members. For information, call the Chamber at 745-2125 or The Fencing Post at 746-7000.
AAUW to Hear Dr. Mihri Ozkan Speak
At the meeting of May 20, the American Association of University Women will have Dr. Mihri Ozkan as their speaker. Dr. Ozkan is an Electrical Engineering Professor at UC Riverside, and is the 2005 winner of the Educational Foundation Recognition Award for Emerging Scholars.
The meeting starts at 9:30am, at the Rancho Escondido Clubhouse, 525 W. El Norte Pkwy., Escondido. Visitors are invited, and coffee will be served. For information, call Carol Holm at 484-1238.
Speaking Up For Positive Environmental Action
On Saturday, May 20, from 10am to 12 Noon, the Woman's Club of Escondido, Escondido Citizens Ecology Committee, and the League of Women Voters have joined forces to present a program about the environment. It is open to the public, at no charge.
Speaking Up For Animals will be Candy Schumann, Volunteer Executive Director for SNAP (Spay Neuter Action Project); Patricia Mulcahy from the House Rabbit Society; Jane Cartmill, animal advocate seeking the humane world; and Shawnee Williams from Project Wildlife. Speaking Up For Humans will be Dr. Milton Saier, researcher in Microbiology and Professor at USCSD; and Jane Cortez, V.P. of Research and Environmental Health for the Lung Association. On display will be "Brag," plants from the Cactus and Succulent Society; "Thumper," rabbits from the House Rabbit Society; and the Neuter Scooter will be available.
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