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Social Butterfly March 8th, 2007

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

New Officers for CWONC Installed Recently

At their meeting in February, the Contemporary Women of North County held the installation of officers for the new year. The installation was conducted by Vivian Doering, and includes Laura Collins, President; Laura White, 1st Vice President-Dean; Ann Lygas and Sandra Teters, co-2nd Vice President-Federation; Laura McPhee, 3rd Vice President-Ways and Means; Kathleen King and Marilynn Kroeker, co-Secretary; and Linda Bridges, Treasurer. CWONC is a local women's volunteer organization, based in San Marcos, involved in charitable and educational projects, and offers services in the community to help raise money for diverse programs and projects. If interested in joining CWONC, call 945.8699 or visit the website at The next meeting is Monday, March 12, social at 6pm; the meeting at 6:30pm at the Wood House at Woodland Park, Rock Springs Road, San Marcos.

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Laura Collins, President, and Vivian Doering, who conducted the installation of officers.
From left to right: Sandra Teeters, Laura Collins, Laura White, Kathleen King, Laura McPhee, Linda Bridges, Ann Lygas and Marilynn Kroeker.

Hidden Valley Vista Council Honors Valentine Queens

Each chapter of the Hidden Valley Vista Council of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority revealed and honored their queen at the Queen's Court Luncheon recently. The event theme, "Garden Tea Party" carried out the Council's theme for the year, "Tea for Two."


Queens selected and honored were L-R:
Diana Tresak, Preceptor Beta Alpha; Lou Taff, Preceptor Mu Alpha; Marlene Joehnk, Xi Chi Nu;
Dee Keck, Laureate Theta Upsilon; Becky Nutter, Gamma Rho Master; Carola Erb, Laureate Eta Zeta;
and Barbara Gonzales, Laureate Alpha Kappa.

Senior Center to Celebrate St. Paddy's Day in Style

The San Marcos Senior Center will hold its annual St. Patrick's Day celebration on Friday, March 16. On the menu that day will be the ever popular corned beef and cabbage. Wear your green and be prepared to have a good time.

Come early as entertainment will be provided by the Carlsbad Choraleers, starting at 10:45am, with lunch served at 11:30am. You must make reservations the day before, by calling 744.5535. Suggested donation for lunch is $3/persons 60 and older, and a fee of $5 for all others.

The center is located at 111 W. Richmar Avenue, San Marcos. If you need transportation, call Jerry at Ext. 3605. If you have any other questions, call Deborah at Ext. 3606.

Annual Rummage Sale Scheduled for Saturday

The Woman's Club of Escondido will hold its annual Rummage Sale from 8am to 4pm, Saturday, March 10, at the Clubhouse, 751 North Rose, Escondido. There will be a great variety of items for sale. Proceeds will be used to support charities in the Escondido area. For information, call Ethel at 745.9063.

League Wants Answers to Population Impact: Should We Be Alarmed?

The League of Women Voters of Inland North County is hoping to find an answer to this question and also find out is this an urgent crisis? The answer is Yes, according to the first speaker, Dr. Milton Saier, UCSD Professor, and president of the San Diego Chapter of Population Connection. He has had papers and texts published extensively. And the answer is No, according to the second speaker, Raul Lopez Palm who grew up in Mexicali and completed his undergraduate engineering degree at age 19 and a Masters Degree in Science Operation and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Mr. Palm has been the owner of an Escondido business for 23 years. There will be a question and answer period.

The meeting will be Saturday, March 10, from 10am to Noon, at the Joslyn Senior Center, Room 4, 210 E. Park Avenue, Escondido. For information, call 749.9513.

"A Night at the Academy Awards" is Theme for Women's Club Luncheon

The San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon is scheduled for Monday, March 19, starting at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. "A Night at the Academy Awards" is the theme, and "Nominated for Best Fashions" will be the special glitzy fashion show presented by Garment Gourmet of Vista and Marcia Manly. The "Nominated for Best Song" pianist will be Winnie Pointer. The speaker, Charisse Williams, from Lake Forest, will share how her marriage was restored to wholeness and love. In her speech, "And the Winner Is," Charisse will explain why it was "A Time for Change."

All ladies are invited to wear glamorous fashions if they desire, and invite someone with which to share this program and meet the speaker. The club has no membership or dues. Cost of the luncheon is $15 all inclusive. Reservations are requested to be made by March 15. The luncheon is sponsored by Stone Croft Int'l/Christian Women's Club. For reservations, call Vera at 727.1372 or Muriel at 744.3744.

Chamber Music Concert to Feature Piano Trio

Sunday, March 18, at 2:30pm, is the date and time of the next Chamber Music Concert, sponsored by the Lake San Marcos Chamber Music Society. This concert will feature a piano trio of Edith Orloff, Piano; Roger Wilkie, Violin; and John Walz, Cello with program selections by Samuel Barber's Sonata for Cello and Piano, and works by other American composers.

The concert will be held at the Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad (one block north of Alga Rd/Aviara Parkway, west of El Camino Real). Ticket prices are $24/general admission, and $12/students with I.D., and will be available at the door prior to the event. For further information, call 726.1524, 630.4360, or check the website at

Nature Storytime Planned for Preschoolers

Preschoolers ages 3-5 years, with a parent, are invited for a Nature Storytime on the 4th Monday of each month (March 26 this month). Songs and Crafts will be included. The event is Free, and will be held at the Buena Vista Audubon Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For more information, call Mary Ellen at 760.918.6622.

Rack of Bones Concert to be Dedicated to George Roberts

Rack of Bones and friends consisting of 12 trombones and rhythm section, under the leadership of Gary Adcock, will present a variety music concert from Broadway stage, movies and big band. This concert will be held on Saturday, March 17, at 1pm, at the Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive, Carlsbad. A $5 donation is suggested. Seating is limited and last year's performance was at capacity. For additional information, contact the Museum of Making Music at 438.5996 or Gary Adcock at 918.2449.

The concert will be dedicated to George Roberts, Mr. Bass Bone, who performed with Stan Kenton, Gene Krupa, and Nelson Riddle. George was a studio musician with over 6000 movie and studio credits and recorded with Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, among others. He alone brought the bass trombone from "last chair" to a solo voice with his lyrical and expressive playing. The group consists of members from the Coastal Communities Concert Band and Coastal Cities Jazz band.

Buena Vista Plant Club Sets March Meeting

When the Buena Vista Native Plant Club meets on the 3rd Sunday, March 18, the subject will be Safe Sex in the Garden and Plant Identification. Are your allergies starting to bother you? Learn surprising facts about urban pollen producers. Also, discussion will include the "good" and "bad" plants and a walk around the garden will help identify blooms and seeds. The meetings start at 2pm at the Buena Vista Nature Center, 2202 So. Coast Hwy., Oceanside. For information, call 760.439.2473.





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