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Social Butterfly December 7, 2006

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Christmas Season Celebrated With A Holiday Concert

The Christmas Season has arrived! And if you were lucky enough to get tickets to the Coastal Communities Concert Band's performance on Sunday at the California Center for the Arts, you must be in the Christmas spirit now. Playing to a full house, the two-hour concert of 75-plus musicians performed a wonderful and lively Sleigh Ride, selections from Walt Disney's Fantasia, a Warsaw Concerto featuring Joseph Valent, piano soloist, Good Swing Wenceslas, Bashana Haba'Ah, and many traditional Christmas songs, several of which featured Michael Ruhl, vocalist.

A video of beautiful scenery from around the country accompanied the rendition of Shenandoah. Also, there was a tribute to the Pearl Harbor survivors and the celebration of 65 years since that fateful day of December 7, 1941, and a salute to all branches of the service where the people that served were asked to stand as their particular theme song was played. The Marine Corps from Camp Pendleton Color Guard presented the colors. The performance ended with the audience participating in a Christmas Sing-Along.

In addition to hearing the beautiful music of the Band, you had to feel good about the cause for which it performed. This was a fund-raiser for the Meals-on-Wheels program. You may want to put this on your calendar for next year and get your order in early for tickets; it's always a sell-out. The date will be December 2, 2007. The CCC Band's next event will be the 24th Anniversary Concert featuring trombonist Bill Tole, on Sunday, February 25, at the Carlsbad Community Church. You can learn more about the CCCBand and their other concerts throughout the year by checking their website at www.CCCBand.com or watch this column for the listings.

Holiday Gift Market Will Be Featured at Chamber Mixer

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 No. Escondido Blvd., will host the next Chamber's Business After 5 Mixer, to be held on Thursday, December 14, from 5pm-7pm. There will be food, fun, networking and beverages. Select retailers have an opportunity to display their gift ideas for some last minute shopping. Admission is $5/members and $10/prospective members. For additional information about the mixer, check the website at www.escondidochamber.org, click on the link for Special Events, then click Mixer, or call the Chamber at 745.2125.

you are interested in improving your speaking, leadership, ad hoc speaking, and presentation skills in a fun and supportive group, mke this a part of your personal development pln. For information, call Jackie Basa at 858.335.7878, Lela Hankins at 760.591.0020, or visit www.twinoakstoastmasters.org.

• Women for Sobriety, a self-help group for women alcoholics, meets every Monday, 6:00pm at the San Marcos Kaiser facility. WFS is not a 12-step group. For information, call Debbie at 214-2118 or Ann at 724-4474.

Make-A-Wish Foundation to Benefit From Poinsettia Bowl

The San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl game is set for Tuesday, December 19 at 5pm at Qualcomm Stadium, and this year's theme is "Bring the Family." The beneficiary of the bowl game is the Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego. For each game ticket sold, $1 will go directly to Make-A-Wish to grant wishes for children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. Wish kids also will serve in such important roles as honorary team captains, flipping the coin, and singing the national anthem. This will be an evening of football, fireworks, and family fun.

The local Kiwanis Clubs are partnering with local schools by awarding tickets to attend the Poinsettia Bowl. The "Kiwanis Family Pack" contains four tickets to the game, coupons for four hot dogs and sodas, a souvenir game program and entry to the "Kiwanis Family Pack Party" before the game. Here is what you can do to be involved: Sponsor one or more students (and their family, up to four people total) for $100 (a $55 savings); Sponsor 10 "Kiwanis Family Packs" at $1,000; or sponsor a 30-sec.commercial on ESPN2 for $12,000. Your benefit from any of these donations is Recognition in announcement flyers to all student households; the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a local student and family; and a tax deduction.

For more information, call 800.297.2266. To order tickets, call 619.285.5039, or email psnyder@holidaybowl.com.

Tri-City Anime Club Now Forming

The Vista Branch of the San Diego County Library is co-sponsoring a new Anime Club for the Tri-city area (Carlsbad/Oceanside/Vista) to promote the art of Anime through meetings and events to show Anime, look at Manga, play games, have show and tell, have speakers, and discussions, etc.

The club is open to all, but is geared toward kids ages 8-18 who are interested in Anime, Manga, Japanimation, Animanga, Japanese Role Playing Games, Japanese Collectible Card Games, Japanese Trading Card Games, Samurai, Ninja, and Japanese Culture (past, present and future) in general.

Meetings will be held the first Friday of each month from 3:30-5 p.m., starting January 5. The Library is located at 700 Eucalyptus Avenue, Vista. For more information, call the library at 643.5112 or check these websites: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/Tri-CityAnimeClub or http://groups.myspace.com/anime92081

New Restaurant Opens in San Marcos

A new business has just arrived in San Marcos - Chick-fil-A - opened yesterday at 587 Grand Avenue. This is a family-owned business of three generations of the Truett Cathy family. This restaurant will be operated by the grandson, Mark and his wife, Amy, and will be open from 6:30am to 10pm, Monday through Saturday. There are nearly 1300 Chick-fil-A restaurants around the country, including locations in Oceanside and Chula Vista. Truett (85) is celebrating his 60th anniversary in the restaurant business, and Mark is the second grandson to become a Chick-fil-A operator this year. On hand to greet the customers this week are Truett, sons Dan, and Don "Bubba" and daughter, Trudy, (Mark's uncle, father, and aunt, respectively), along with Mark and Amy. Mark, a graduate of the University of Georgia, previously worked at the Montage Resort. He and his wife now reside in Carlsbad.

Other Programs and Meetings Scheduled:

• Contemporary Women of North County's monthly meeting will be on Monday, December 11, starting at 6:30pm. For meeting location and/or more information, call Laura at 942-3743, or check the website at www.cwonc.org.

• There will be a Holiday Art Show & Sale - Watercolors, Sunday, December 10, from 1-4pm at 1322 San Pablo Dr., LSM

• The Twin Oaks Toastmasters meet every Wednesday at 12:05pm at the University of Phoenix, 277 Rancheros Drive, Room 207, San Marcos. If you are interested in improving your speaking, leadership, ad hoc speaking, and presentation skills in a fun and supportive group, make this a part of your personal development plan. For information, call Jackie Basa at 858.335.7878, Lela Hankins at 760.591.0020, or visit www.twinoakstoastmasters.org.

• Women for Sobriety, a self-help group for women alcoholics, meets every Monday, 6:00pm at the San Marcos Kaiser facility. WFS is not a 12-step group. For information, call Debbie at 214-2118 or Ann at 724-4474.

Beta Sigma Phi’s To Hold "Spirit of Giving" Annual Christmas Party

The Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi will hold it’s annual Christmas Party on Monday, December 11, at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 111 N Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos, for all chapter members (active, inactive, on leave or transferees) and guests. Social hour begins at 6:00p.m. In the spirit of giving, members are asked to bring an unwrapped gift for teens 10-16 years of age and/or food to be donated to Interfaith Community Services. For reservations or additional information, please call Barbara at 743.3459. For women interested in belonging to a social, cultural and philanthropic sorority, call Carola at 744.9169

 



 

 

 

 

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