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Social Butterfly May 17, 2006

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

B&G Club "Wild, Wild West" Auction A Great Success!

The recent fundraising auction held by the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos was a huge success, raising $170,000 for the kids. Cowpokes were invited to bid on more than 120 items, eat tasty appetizers and mingle with other guests. Fox 6, News in the Morning, anchors, Marc Bailey and Desiree Carvajal

Auctioneer, Paul Thompson; Fox 6 News, Desiree Carvajal; BGCSM, Tori Spiekerman; Hunter Industries, Judy Netteland

Governing Board Member of Palomar College Darrell McMullen; George Burrola, Aloha Printing

were MC's and partnered with Councilman Hal Martin and Jim Hernandez to get the auction going.

Dinner was prepared by The French Gourmet and included Artichoke Santa Fe Chicken Breast and slices of Mesquite Grilled Tender Sirloin Beef Tips, all served old west family style on lazy susans.

(We have even more photos on Page 10!)

The event is the Club's largest fundraiser and is made possible with the generous support of businesses and individuals who donate items or become sponsors. To contact the Club for future events, call Ria Custodio, Marketing Communications Director at 471.2490, Ext. 101, by email at rcustodio@, or website

Children's and Youth Choir Festival Planned

The First United Methodist Church of Escondido will host a Children's

Above, Owner John Forst (center, with glasses) and the entire staff of Design Fabrication of San Marcos

Above, From Fox News, Desiree Carvajal, and Mark Bailey

and Youth Choir Festival on Sunday, May 21, at 5pm at the church, 341 So. Kalmia, Escondido. The program presents children's and youth choirs from the Village Community Church, Rancho Santa Fe; Church of St. Thomas More, Oceanside; Church of the Resurrection, Escondido, and First United Methodist Church, Escondido. The public is welcome. There will be a free will offering. For information, call 745-5100.

Schedule Planned for the Widows and Widowers Club of North County

The following events and activities for May have been planned for the Widows and Widowers Club of North County.
Sunday, May 21, 5pm: Buffet dinner and dancing to the Rumble Seat Rascals, Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. Cost is $22/person. Call Dee at 599-5808.
Sunday, May 28, 12:30pm: Champagne brunch at Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive. Order from the menu. Call Joyce at 433-6479.

For Bridge, call Nancy at 738-1120; and for Poker, call Staffords at 745-3680.

CCM Enterprises and Kitchens by Steve Kildoo to Host Chamber Mixer

Thursday, May 25, from 5:30-7:30pm, is the date for the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer. The event will be held at CCM Enterprises, 100 No. Rancho Santa Fe Rd., #118, and co-hosted by Kitchens by Steve Kildoo and CCM Enterprises. This will be another "Taste of San Marcos" with hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar. Cost is $5/members and non-members who come as a guest of a member, or $10/non-members. For information, call the Chamber at 744-1270.

Valley Center Western Days Coming Soon!

The Valley Center Western Days 3-day event is coming on Memorial weekend. It is the largest community event in Valley Center and has been going strong for over forty years. The V.C. Chamber has events planned starting Friday, May 26, from 5pm-Midnight with the Carnival, Honorary Mayor's Race Showdown, Mechanical Bull Rides, Beer Garden and Live Music and Dancing. In addition, there will be vendors, food booths, exhibits, and T-shirts are available for $10.

Saturday, May 27, has an early start and goes until midnight. At 7am will be the Rotary Club Pancake Breakfast; 10am the Parade; and the balance of the day will be taken up with Homesteaders 4-H Club BBQ at 11:30am; the parade ribbon/trophy ceremony, Marshal's Posse Showdown, and a continuation of the bull rides, carnival, beer garden and live music and dancing.

Get up early Sunday, May 28, for the Lion's Club Pancake Breakfast from 7am-10am, and after that the day continues with live entertainment, carnival, bull rides and beer garden.

The carnival continues on Monday, opening at Noon. This all takes place at the Valley Center Community Center, 28246 Lilac Road. For more information and a detailed schedule, contact the Chamber at 749-8472. Office hours are Mon, Wed, Fri, 9am-1pm; and Tues, Thurs, Noon-4pm. Email to

Meditation Classes Tuesday Evenings

Evening meditation classes are scheduled on Tuesdays at 7pm with Buddhist meditation teacher Jane Goei. The subject is how to solve human problems. In the classes Jane will explain how anger causes daily stress and how the mind of patient acceptance protects from the mental pain of frustration and disappointment. She will introduce methods for developing a protective mind of patience. The classes are held at the Escondido Creative Center for Spiritual Living, 1330 East valley Parkway, Suite G, Escondido. For more information, visit the website at or call Vajrarupini Buddhist Center at 1.800.965.5056.)





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