Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch Digest – Issue of July 19, 2012
The Rancho Bernardo 50th anniversary celebration planning committee is looking for vendors and home-based crafters to particpate in the Sept. 22 festivities. Contact Vivi-Anne Riordan at 619-665-4487 or email@example.com.
Are you single?
Rancho Bernardo Singles is holding a membership drive. The club is open to single men and women who live in Rancho Bernardo or adjacent communities. Most members live in the age 55-plus neighborhoods of Oaks North and Seven Oaks.
The club offers a variety of activities. Annual dues are $17. Call Nedra Ward (membership chairwoman) at 858-673-9584.
Join the board
Residents in District A (Westwood, Casa de las Campanas) and F (Bernardo Heights) who want to be appointed to the Rancho Bernardo Planning Board need to attend the meeting at 7 tonight (Thursday). It will be in a new location, the Club 21 room at RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo.
Questions? Call Teri Denlinger at 858-735-6001. Agenda: www.RBPlanningBoard.com.
Share your harvest
The Backyard Produce Project will collect backyard fruits and vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 26 outside the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive in Rancho Bernardo, and The Connection Church, 14047 Twin Peaks Road in Poway.
All produce is donated to local families in need. Questions? Contact Jane Radatz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449.
Join the council
Residents in District B (Eastview), D (Swim & Tennis) and F (Bernardo Heights) can present themselves for appointment to Rancho Bernardo Community Council at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26. It will meet in a new location, Rancho Bernardo Library’s second-floor community room, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Agenda: www.RBCommunityCouncil.com.
Rancho Bernardo Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol is looking for new members, who are age 50-plus and available to patrol the community three days a month. Members must pass a background check, are trained and wear a uniform.
Duties include assisting San Diego Police, conducting residential vacation checks, visiting seniors and driving through Rancho Bernardo parking lots including banks, shopping centers, parks and schools. Call 858-538-8146.
Rancho Bernardo Historical Society is looking for locals to join its board and take on responsibilities including volunteering as a museum docent and helping with events.
The board meets monthly at 2 p.m. on the second Monday. Board members serve a two-year term that starts in October. Call Hilda Teel at 858-485-0629 or 858-722-2164.
Healthcare reform talk
San Diego North Chamber of Commerce is hosting a 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 discussion about health care reform and how the Supreme Court’s recent decision impacts businesses. It will be at the DoubleTree Golf Resort, 14455 Penasquitos Drive in Rancho Penasquitos.
Cost: $20 for those who pre-register or $40 at the door. Seating is limited. RSVP at 858-487-1767 or www.SDNCC.com.
Free Zumba for seniors
Rancho Bernardo Library is offering free Zumba classes for seniors at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the library’s community room, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive.
Zumba is dance-style exercise done to Latin rhythms. Those who are wheelchair bound can also participate. Call 858-538-8163.
Pomerado Hospital is seeking used magazines for its waiting rooms and patient magazine cart. Please donate news magazines up to a month old and monthly magazines up to three months old. Bring to the front desk, 15615 Pomerado Road in Poway. Questions? Call 858-613-4659.
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 email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
Shop ‘n’ Adopt
Escondido Humane Society is discounting the fees of animals adopted on Wednesdays 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.
Palomar Health is looking for volunteers for its medical facilities, especially the new Palomar Medical Center opening this summer in Escondido. Positions include those with and without patient contact, various locations and duties, and flexible hours.
Those interested should apply by July 16. For details, go to www.pph.org/volunteer or call 760-739-3081 ext. 3654 for volunteer services at Palomar Medical Center and 858-613-4659 for volunteer services at Pomerado Hospital in Poway.
Summer watering hours
Until Oct. 31, City of San Diego residents are not to irrigate or hand-water vegetation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in order to reduce evaporation during warm weather.
For water conservation tips or a free water use survey appointment, call 619-570-1999, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation.
4S Ranch residents are asked to voluntarily not water between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. For conservation information go to http://olivenhain.com or call 760-753-6466.
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.
“Cars 2” will be shown for free at dusk on Saturday, Aug. 11 in 4S Ranch Sports Park, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway. The animated film is rated G. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
Free concert and movie
J.D. & the Blues Busters will perform as part of the Carmel Mountain Ranch/Sabre Springs Recreation Center’s free summer concert series. The concert will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 in CMR Community Park, 10152 Rancho Carmel Drive.
Following the concert, “Kung Fu Panda 2” will be shown for free at dusk. The animated film is rated PG. The event will also include opportunity drawings.
Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob, popcorn, sno cones and beverages will be available for purchase.
“The Lorax” will be shown for free at dusk on Saturday, Sept. 8 in 4S Ranch Sports Park, 16118 4S Ranch Parkway. The animated film is rated PG. Bring lawn chairs or blankets.
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