Poway Digest – Issue of May 10, 2012
Williams syndrome walk
An easy walk in support of Williams syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, will take place 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Registration is at 9 a.m. Fees for walkers are $20, or $50 for a family of four ($10 for each additional family member up to seven.) Register at www.williams-syndrome.org/san-diego-walk-williams.
Arts & crafts fair
More than 130 artists and crafters will be at the 35th annual Bernardo Winery Spring Arts & Crafts Fair 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13 at the winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano, Rancho Bernardo. Enjoy the live music, wine tasting and food court. Free admission, parking and shuttle. For details, see www.bernardowinery.com.
Get low-cost groceries once a month by reserving your food packages ranging from $8 to $37 through the Poway Share Food Program. Orders can be placed 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays at the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive, or online at www.powayshare.com until May 10. Distribution will be 8 to 9 a.m. May 19 at the Poway Senior Center.
There are no requirements for participation in the Share Program.
For more information, call Don at 858-229-6874 or Vicki at 858-229-6875 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s safety class
St. Bartholmew’s Episcopal Church’s Health & Wellness Ministry is offering a Personal Safety Class for Women 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The class will be held in the Parish Hall, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway.
The class is $20 and if you bring your daughter 16 years or older, it is only $30. For questions or to register, email Rosalind Duddy at email@example.com.
Socializing for visually impaired
Those who are blind or visually impaired can socialize 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Eyecare Social Club meeting at the North Inland Adult Center at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. Activities include bingo, telling stories and enjoying coffee and dessert. For details, call 858-487-5885.
Tickets for church picnic
The Community Church of Poway will host a picnic and birthday party Saturday, June 23 to celebrate the completion of the renovation of their chapel, which turns 125 years old this summer. Tickets are $15 adults and $12 for seniors/military and children under 12. Advance tickets are available at the church, 13501 Community Road, by calling 858-748-3304 or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the church with your payment included (marked “Picnic”).
Apply for Head Start
Head Start is accepting applications for its federally funded free preschool program. The program offers nutritious meals, educational activities and kindergarten readiness skills. It serves over 198 families living in the Poway Unified School District.
Foster children and children with special needs are also served by the program.
For more information, call 858-672-0738 or 858-391-0216.
Bark at the Park
Dress up your pooch or come as you are to Bark at the Park 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Poway Community Park Dog Park. Ribbons awarded for tricks, best costume, cutest, etc. Entry fee is $10. Proceeds benefit Rady Children’s Hospital and high school scholarship programs. For more details, call 858-880-8419.
Escondido High 50th
Escondido High School, which Powegians attended before Poway High School opened 50 years ago, is holding its Class of 1962 reunion May 18-20. For details, call Barbara Masters Paterson at 760-728-3898.
Theater wants vacation stories
PowPac, Poway’s Community Theatre, is looking for favorite family vacation stories. The author of the winning story will receive two tickets to any performance of “Leaving Iowa.”
Stories should be mailed to: PowPAC, Poway’s Community Theatre, 13250 Poway Road, Poway CA 92064. Deadline for entries is June 15.
Dance to ‘Thriller’
Be a part of the zombie “Thriller” dance at this year’s San Diego County Fair. Free classes are 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays until June in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, in front of the fountain; and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Drive, in front of the swim center. No experience necessary. Fun for all ages.
Honor a veteran
Those wanting to honor a veteran with a tile at the Poway Veterans Park on Midland Road now have an additional opportunity to do so. One hundred 8-inch by 8-inch tiles are now available until May 15 for installation by July 4. The cost is $350 each. In addition, 4-inch by 8-inch tiles are available for $150 each.
Download an order form at www.poway.org or stop by City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive. For more information, call Don Stonecipher at 858-964-8115 or Christine Cunningham at 619-851-9216.
Flag retiring ceremony
The City of Poway Veterans Park Committee and Poway VFW Post 7907 will conduct a formal U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Veterans Park, 14135 Midland Road.
Although military organizations have been conducting flag retiring ceremonies for years, this is an opportunity for the community to experience the proper way to retire a U.S. flag.
The ceremony will be performed with support from Poway Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Westview High School ROTC. Only one flag will be retired during the ceremony, however, attendees may bring faded or tattered flags prior to the ceremony. These flags will be retired and interred at the Poway VFW Post 7907.
For more information, contact Don Stonecipher at 858-964-8115.
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.
Adventure Family Campouts are coming to Lake Poway May 19 and 20. Cost is $40 for a family of four.
This year’s Campouts come with two options: boat fishing under the full moon or taking a night hike around the lake. Both include camping for four, daytime shoreline fishing and hot chocolate or coffee on Sunday morning.
To register and for more information, visit www.poway.org/lakepoway or call 858-668-4772.
Explore ancient village
Explore an ancient village in the middle of Poway at the Kumeyaay-Ipai Interpretive Center, 13104 Ipai Waaypuk Trail, off Poway Road across from Silver Lake Drive. The center is open 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday. For more details, call 858-668-1292 or visit poway.org/kiic.
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.
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