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Social Butterfly October 9th, 2008

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Boys & Girls Nite Out Tickets On Sale

Tonight, Thursday, October 9, the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside honors the Yasukochi family as they celebrate the annual Boys & Girls Nite Out at the La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad. Donal Yasukochi, with Valley Heights Ranch, is a board member, and he and his family have been longtime supporters of BGCO. The event will be a night of great food, drinks, and an opportunity to support programs that promote a positive environment for all youth, plus a chance to win a grand prize of $10,000. Entertainment will be provided by hypnotist Steve Swenson. Tickets are on sale for $295/each at BGCO office. Call 760.433.8920. Visit for more information.

ABWA To Celebrate Ten Year Anniversary

On Wednesday, October 15, the Soaring Eagles Chapter of the American Business Women's Association will celebrate the success of the chapter's first ten years, and charter members will be recognized. The event will start at 6pm at the home of Dr. Julie Kangas, charter member and 2008 American Business Woman of ABWA. Guests are welcome. Cost is $15/person RSVP by Friday, October 10, to Rosi Weisser at 760.489.9234.

Dr. Stika to Speak at Hearing Loss Association Meeting

On Saturday, October 11, the meeting of the Hearing Loss Association will feature Dr. Carren Stika, a licensed clinical psychologist and Adjunct Assistant Professor/Instructor at San Diego State University, School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.

The meeting starts at 10am, in the auditorium at the Joslyn Senior Center on Park Avenue in Escondido. Parking is available in the front and back of the center. Recent first time visitors from Fallbrook were Scotty MacAulay, Lucille and Charles Bether; and Doug and Debbie Lousberg from Oceanside. Gary Mayers from Encinitas visited a second time.

"Meet Me At The Fair" is Theme for Christian Women's Meeting

When the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's group meets on Monday, October 20, the theme of the meeting will be "Meet me at the Fair." The meeting starts at 10:30am, at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive San Marcos.

The special feature, "All Country Hay Day," is the annual country fair. Shopping hours are from 10:30 to 11:30am. Featured will be all kinds of baked goods, crafts, jewelry, and some unusual gifts. All proceeds will go toward Stonecroft Missionaries Christmas gifts. The speaker, Lona Beardsley, from Hesperia, a teacher, counselor and mother of eight, will keep it all quacked up" as she tells "The Inside Story on Family Relationships."

Cost of the luncheon is $16 inclusive. Dress country or western if you like All are encouraged to make reservations before Thursday, October 16. The club has no membership or dues. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Int l/Christian Women's Club. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Muriel at 760.744.3744.

Artisans of United Methodist Church to Present Holiday Craft Fair

The 12th Annual Holiday Craft Fair will be presented by the artisans of the First United Methodist Church. The event will be on Friday, October 17, from 4pm-8pm, and Saturday, October 18, from 8am to 1pm, at the Church, 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. There will be a Silent Auction for one-of-a-kind items on Friday only. Bidding will close promptly at 7:30pm.

Handcrafted items for gifts, the holidays and the home, plus Bargain Specials, Charger fan items, "Gramma's Kitchen" with jams, jellies, pickles, home baked goodies, and spectacular gift baskets will be available for purchase. A $7/person dinner will be served on Friday from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. For dinner reservations, call Sharon at 858.592.0834. For more information and directions, check the website at

Baby Clothes Needed for CWONC's Operation Top Knot Project

GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, October 13, at the historic Wood House at Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. Social begins at 6:00pm followed by the meeting at 6:30. CWONC invites interested women to join the club, meet new friends, have fun, and become more involved in your community.

For this meeting, CWONC is once again collecting baby clothes for one of its favorite projects, Operation Top Knot, a group which donates baby clothes and other needed items to new mothers whose husbands are serving overseas in the military. Baby items are collected and gift baskets are delivered monthly to new mothers who often have no family or friends in the area. Baby items needed include handmade or store-bought blankets, hats, booties, and other clothing; diapers, diaper bags, shampoo, bottles, pacifiers, etc. For more information, visit the club's website at

CWONC members sorting baby clothes for Operation Top Knot (l-r) Kathleen King, Lisa Pratte, Donna Jenkins, and Mary Ann Donovan. (Photo courtesy of Kay Martin)

EMPAC to Hear About Free Smoke Alarms From Fire Department

The Escondido Mobile-Manufactured Homeowner's Positive Action Committee (EMPAC) will meet on Thursday, October 16, at 7pm in the Compact Room at the East Valley Community Center, 2245 E. Valley Parkway. Guest speakers will be representatives of the Escondido Fire Department who will discuss Smoke Alarms that are given to and installed free to seniors in mobile home parks, apartments and homes.

Visit EMPAC's booth on Sunday, October 19, at the Street Fair in downtown Escondido, from 9am to 5pm. Term Limit petitions will be available for signing. For more information, call 760.739.0870; 760.747-4107; 760.738-7355.

photoDaughters of the American Revolution Celebrate Constitution Week

The Rincon del Diablo chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently celebrated Constitution Day at a luncheon attended by chapters countywide.

Among chapter members attending were (left) Ellen Guest showing the chapter banner she created using the art work of Julie Iavelli (center), which shows the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the words to the Star-Spangled Banner during the War of 1812. Chapter Regent Phyllis Young (right) holds the event program that the chapter was responsible for preparing for the luncheon which also features Iavelli's art work.

Membership in DAR is open to women who can prove their lineage to a patriot of the Revolutionary War. For information or help with genealogy, call Phyllis Young at 760.744.7530 or Nancy Christensen, 760.788.8180.


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