Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch Digest – Issue of March 29, 2012
Former District 5 City Councilman Brian Maienschein will officially kickoff his candidacy for the 77th Assembly District at an event from 5:30-7:30 tonight (Thursday). It will be at Eastview Community Center, 17520 Drayton Hall Way in Rancho Bernardo. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Cancer survivors wanted
Volunteers from the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Mira Mesa/Rancho Penasquitos are hosting A Survivor Soirée from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at The DoubleTree Resort, 14455 Penasquitos Drive in Rancho Penasquitos.
All cancer survivors and caregivers, who may bring a guest, are invited to be celebrated as the stars of this free event. There will be entertainment, a fashion show, prizes, refreshments and fundraisers. Cocktail/evening attire is suggested, but not required.
RSVP by April 1 with Carole Harland at 858-672-6284 or email@example.com.
Annual garden tour
Bernardo Gardeners will host its ninth annual spring garden tour from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19. The self-guided tour will feature five Rancho Bernardo gardens. Flat shoes are required. No children under age 10. The gardens are not walker or wheelchair accessible.
Tickets are $15, which includes refreshments. Purchase at any of the gardens on tour day, go to www.bernardogardeners.org for addresses, or in advance by sending a check payable to Bernardo Gardeners with a self-addressed stamped envelope. Mail to 13085 Avenida Marbella, San Diego, CA 92128-1544. Advance orders must be received by Thursday, April 5.
Release butterflies to honor loved ones
Butterflies can now be reserved for the third annual Wings of Hope butterfly release from 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road.. It is organized by The Center for Compassionate Care of The Elizabeth Hospice.
Those of all ages are invited to attend and to sponsor butterflies in memory of loved ones. There will be a reception, music and inspirational readings. The event is free, but a $25 donation is requested for each butterfly, which are in limited supply. Proceeds benefit The Elizabeth Hospice.
To RSVP and to reserve butterflies, register at WOH@ehospice.org or 760-796-3797 by May 3.
Grannies to perform
The Rhinestone Grannies will entertain with singing, dancing and comedy at the 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5 Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club luncheon. It will be at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive.
Cost: $26. Guests are welcome. RSVP by Monday, April 2 at 858-385-9073.
Free defense class
The Church at Rancho Bernardo will offer a free women’s self-defense and safety awareness workshop for females ages 12 and older. It will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 21 at the church, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court.
It is open to the first 60 who register. Contact Tom and Darien Cookson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-484-7614.
Seven Oaks Garden Club’s annual garden tour will be Wednesday, April 4. Meet at 10 a.m. in the Seven Oaks Community Center’s north parking lot, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Tour includes a certified wildlife habitat with a rain collection system, a native plant hillside, outdoor patio overlooking a terraced hillside with bulb plantings and an expanded front door outdoor living space.
Cost: free to garden club members, $5 to non-members. Call Cammy Wesson-Cohen at 858-592-2457.
The 43rd annual Spirit of the Fourth in Rancho Bernardo is accepting board of directors applications for the following positions:
• First vice president — supports the president execute his duties in 2012, with the intent of serving as president in 2013.
• Director of military affairs — coordinates military participation and activities in the community fair and parade.
Applications are at www.spiritofthefourth.org. Completed applications can be emailed to email@example.com or faxed to 888-701-3881. For questions, call 858-943-1242.
Help with harvesting
The Backyard Produce Project is seeking volunteers to harvest residential fruit trees. It is an enjoyable outdoor group activity. Participate at your convenience. All fruit is donated to local families in need. Contact Jane Radatz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449.
Shop ‘n’ Adopt
Escondido Humane Society is discounting the fees of animals adopted on Wednesdays only if the adopter brings in items from the group’s wish list. The fee reduction will be double the gift price, so bring a receipt. Items can also be purchased online via EHS’ Amazon wish list.
To see the list, go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org/ehs_028.htm. For questions, call 760-888-2242.
Chamber grand opening
San Diego North Chamber of Commerce will hold a grand opening for its new office during its monthly networking event. It will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the SDNCC office, 10875 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 104 in Rancho Bernardo.
Cost: free to SDNCC members who pre-register, $10 for members at the door and $35 for non-members. Call 858-487-1767 or go to www.sdncc.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7766 in Rancho Bernardo will pick up worn, torn or badly faded American flags so they can be disposed in a respectful manner. Flags must be removed from poles.
To schedule a free pick-up, contact Mike Vaughn at 619-316-6851 or email@example.com. To purchase a new, high quality, American-made flag, go to www.VFWstore.org.
San Diego Hospice presents “Understanding Grief: A Workshop for the Newly Bereaved” for adults recently impacted by a death from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the RB Swim & Tennis Club’s Club 21 Room, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo. Call 619-278-6141 or go to www.sdhospice.org.
New emergency website
Get critical emergency information on your computer, mobile phone or tablet using San Diego County’s new website, www.sdcountyemergency.com. Visitors can also get information about preparedness and recovery, up-to-date maps, shelter locations and social media messages.
Like to write?
Rancho Bernardo Writer’s group is accepting two new members writing a novel, memoir or articles. Members critique each others’ work. It meets 9 a.m. to noon every Friday in Rancho Bernardo. Call Peter Berkos at 858-485-7148.
Adopt a doll
Sponsors are needed to provide healing dolls to children at hospitals in San Diego and Jerusalem. The dolls are made by local Aviva Hadassah chapter members and those at Jewish Family Service at Temple Adat Shalom.
Cost: $18 to adopt a doll that will be donated to a child. Dolls are inscribed with a donor’s or honoree’s name. Call Rose Greenberg at 858-487-5882 or go to www.adoptadoll.net to adopt a doll or volunteer with the project.
Hospital seeks volunteers
Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road in Poway, is seeking volunteers to help in the emergency room, work in the gift shop, drive the parking lot shuttle, transport patients in wheel chairs, attend to families of patients in surgery and do other interesting jobs. Call 858-613-4659.
Have outgrown kids’ clothes?
Soroptimists of Rancho Bernardo are collecting new and gently used baby, toddler and young children’s clothing to size 7 to distribute to needy families through North County Interfaith in Escondido. Recipients will be encouraged to bring in clean outgrown clothing and take larger needed sizes at no cost.
It is hoped this will be a long term, self-sustaining project. Donations can be made by contacting Judy Horning at 858-748-0069 or any RB Soroptimist.
Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library has book specials from 1-7 p.m. each Wednesday in its Book Shop on the library’s first floor, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. All books are half the marked price. Call 858-613-3926.
News brief submissions need to be received by noon Friday. Items run on a space-available basis. Submit by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax at 858-513-9478 attention Elizabeth, or to Rancho Bernardo News Journal, 13475 Danielson St., Suite 110, Poway, CA 92064.
Help kids learn
Local elementary schools are seeking retirees and other volunteers to come to school an hour a week and help a student with reading or other subjects. No special background needed. Free training provided. Contact Jane Radatz at email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or sew afghans or quilts that will be given to local foster children. Call Chris Bodle at 760-480-3412.
Volunteers are needed to tend a garden near Pomerado Hospital in Poway, growing produce for local families in need. No gardening experience is needed. Shifts are one hour a week on the day of your choice. Contact Jane Radatz at 858-485-5449 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help RB’s seniors
Rancho Bernardo Senior Services needs volunteers. Front office volunteers are needed 3.5 hours a day to answer phones, schedule appointments, greet visitors and provide community information. Drivers are needed to deliver hot meals to home-bound individuals who live in Rancho Bernardo.
The office is at 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite K-14. Call Beth Wilson at 858-487-2640.
San Diego County has a website with free information on how property owners can prepare for emergencies, especially wildfire, at www.ReadySanDiego.org.
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