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Social Butterfly August 17, 2006

Evelyn Madison- The Social Butterfly

Summergrass Bluegrass Music Festival Coming Soon

August 25-27 is the date for three days of great bluegrass music, with workshops by performing artists, jamming, raffle prizes of new instruments, food and vendors, outdoor museum setting, and onsite camping at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 No. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista.

Bands will include California (3-time IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year); The Stringdusters, Chris Stuart & Backcountry; The Brombies, 117 West, Blue Highway (current Grammy Nominees, Best Bluegrass Album), The David Thom Band, Lighthouse, Sheri Lee & Blue Heart, and Second Delivery.

Especially For Kids will include music and other free activities, 3-day Bluegrass Music Camp, and Kids' Camp performs on stage.

For questions and additional information about times, events, camping, etc., check the website at or call 858.679.4854.

Also, Volunteers are needed to help put on this bluegrass festival. Want to be part of the festival, have fun and contribute by helping three community non-profit organizations produce the festival? And you can earn free admissions to the event. If so, call Ann Smith, volunteer coordinator, at 402.1577, or email her at

Assistance League Recognizes Major Donor

The Assistance League of Inland North County recently presented the Assistance League Recognition and AppreciationAward to Dick and Pat London, owners of Major Market. This award is given to non-members who have been very supportive of the chapter.

In 1992, the London's very generously donated Major Market's $10,000 portion of the Newman's Own/Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest prize money toward the chapter's building fund. Over the
(Left to right in the photo: Dick London, Pat London and Janet Sutherland who presented the award.)

years the London's have provided food for many functions, donated supplies for Operation School Bell, underwritten costs associated with the annual spring fundraiser and arranged to have a sum of money donated to the chapter, based on the amount of purchases made at Major Market by chapter members and friends.

Midge Costanza to Speak at Democratic Club Meeting

Midge Costanza, former White House advisor and long-time political activist, is the featured speaker at the Saturday, August 26 meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club. Her talk is titled "American has lost its way -- who will lead us back?" The meeting runs from 10:30am to 12Noon in the Turrentine Room of the Escondido Public Library, 239 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. It is open to the public at no charge. Free parking available.

Costanza is currently the public affairs officer for the San Diego County District Attorney. She is an adjunct professor at S.D. State University in the political science, communications and women's studies departments. She is a director of several local corporations and consults and trains executives and political campaign managers. During the Carter administration, Costanza was the first woman to be named a presidential advisor.

For additional information about the meeting or the Club, visit or call Ginny at 737.5026.

A Salute to the Dorsey Brothers

When the salute to the Dorsey Brothers event is held, they will feature Soloist, Bill Tole, Musical Director of the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. The event will be on Sunday, August 27, at 2:30pm at the Carlsbad Community Church, corner Jefferson and Pine, Carlsbad. Tickets are $12 or $10/Seniors and Students. For advance tickets call Gary Adcock at 760.918.2449, or check the website at

The Coastal Cities Jazz Band, under the direction of Gary Adcock, will perform music from the libraries of both Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, and feature Bill Tole, as well as Vocalist Michael Ruhl who will perform numbers that were sung by Frank Sinatra, Bob Eberly, and Bob Crosby in the Dorsey Bands. The Jazz Band consists of 17 members who enjoy the art of performing in the style and sounds of the big bands. For additional information, call Gary Adcock at 918.2449.

Buena Vista Lagoon Guide Training Offered

The Buena Vista Lagoon Education Committee is offering training to individuals interested in becoming volunteer guides. A nonprofit organization that provides free tours to schools, scout groups and small community groups, the guides assist with these groups as they visit the nature center. Visits are free and last about one hour.

The center is located at 2202 So. Coast Highway in Oceanside. Training and materials are free and schedules are flexible. Call 760.635.0867 for more information and to sign up for the training.

Toastmasters Meet Weekly

Improve your speaking, leadership, ad hoc speaking, and presentation skills in a fun and supportive group. You can make this part of your personal development plan by joining the Twin Oaks Toastmasters group which meets every Wednesday at 12:05pm at the University of Phoenix, 277 Rancheros Drive, Room 207, San Marcos.

For information, call Jackie Basa at 858.335.7878, Lela Hankins at 760.591.0020, or visit the website at

Women's Self-help Group Meets Weekly

Women for Sobriety, a self-help group for women alcoholics, meets every Monday, 6pm at the San Marcos Kaiser facility. WFS is not a 12-step group. For information, call Debbie at 760.214.2118 or Ann at 760.724.4474.





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