Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch Digest – Issue of Sept. 6, 2012
Police chief in RB
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne will speak at the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Conservative Order for Good Government luncheon meeting. It will be at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo.
Cost: free to COGG members, $20 for non-members. RSVPs required by Friday, Sept. 7 with Carol Prendergast at 858-676-6186 or email@example.com.
Rancho Bernardo Business Association’s end of summer reception will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Urge American Gastropub in The Plaza, 16761 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Cost: free to RBBA members, $15 for non-members. RSVP by Friday, Sept. 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandeis begins year
David Amos, music director for Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra and San Diego Jewish Times music columnist, will speak at the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11 Brandeis National Committee Rancho Bernardo Chapter opening luncheon meeting. It will be at StoneRidge Country Club, 17166 Stoneridge Country Club Lane, Poway.
Cost: $30. RSVP with Joan at 858-673-2082. Proceeds benefit the Scientific Research and Scholarship Fund of Brandeis University, a non-sectarian, liberal arts and research university founded by the American Jewish community in Waltham, Mass.
Rancho Bernardo Historical Society needs volunteers for pre- and event day assistance with its second annual RB Tastings Festival. It will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30 at Bernardo Winery.
Volunteers will be admitted for $10. The regular price to attend the festival is $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. An event-day shift would be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 2-5 p.m. Sign up with Jane Harmon at 858-485-0387.
Tea party to meet
Republican activist John Cox will talk about Proposition 32 during the 7 tonight (Thursday) Rancho Bernardo Tea Party meeting. If passed, it would ban union and corporation contributions to political candidates.
The meeting will be at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.
“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.
The 4S Ranch homeowners association is presenting its annual Concert in the Park at 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in Linear Park. It will have a ‘70s theme, with Atomic Groove playing from 7-9 p.m., a ‘70s best dressed contest, free activities for kids and brief fireworks.
Food will be available for purchase from Flippin Pizza and Sweet Things. The latter will also offer an $8 tie dye shirt craft and $2-$4 for face painting. Order whole pizza in advance at 858-674-9977 or purchase on site by the slice.
The concert is only for 4S Ranch residents and their guests. For details, go to www.4SConnect.com.
City of Hope
Singer/songwriter Sharon Mack will provide entertainment during the City of Hope Rancho Bernardo Chapter’s opening meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7 in the Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive. It will include a light lunch.
Cost: $10 per person. To RSVP, mail a check to Enid Harris, 12868 Camino de la Breccia, San Diego, CA 92128. Questions? Contact Flora Kuritsky at 858-334-1333 or email@example.com.
Be a docent
Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead is training docents who will share local history with visitors. Training sessions will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 and 15. Attend one session or both. All materials will be provided. Sikes adobe is at 12655 Sunset Drive in Escondido, just north of Rancho Bernardo and near Westfield North County mall.
Register with Anne Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-884-1170. For details, go to www.sdrp.org.
Like to sing?
The RB Chorale is recruiting singers, especially men, to perform in its holiday show. There are no auditions.
It rehearses at 7:30 p.m. each Tuesday, starting Sept. 11 at Westwood Elementary, 17449 Matinal Road, Rancho Bernardo. The holiday show will be on Dec. 7, 8 and 9 at Poway Center for the Performing Arts.
Questions? Go to www.rbchorale.org, send an email to email@example.com or call 858-485-7664.
Woman’s club to meet
The Hot Flashes Follies will entertain with singing, dancing and comedy at the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club’s 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13 monthly luncheon. It will be at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive.
Cost: $26. Guests are welcome. RSVP by Monday, Sept. 10 at 858-613-0344.
Valerie Naegele from Tri City Medical Center will discuss inhalers and other methods to ease breathing problems at the 1:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10 Rancho Bernardo Better Breathers Club meeting. It will be in the Seven Oaks Community Center auditorium, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Meetings are free, open to anyone with breathing problems, their spouses and caregivers. Call Dale Swank at 858-487-7739.
Soroptimists to meet
Diana Chung from the Big Sister’s League of San Diego, Inc., will speak at the 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo meeting at a residence. Call Chris at 858-485-1505 for location.
There is no cost. RSVP by Sept. 14 at firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, go to www.soroptimistrb.org.
Learn about Norway
Rancho Bernardan Turid Woeller will talk about Norway, her homeland, during the 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 Rancho Bernardo Travelers meeting in the Seven Oaks Community Center auditorium, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Those over age 18 are welcome. Refreshments and door prizes available. Call Dave Donley at 858-451-3964.
Walter Aaron Clark, a University of California Riverside professor who specializes in Spanish and Latin American music, will present “Flamenco: Art and Soul of Spain” at the 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 Oaks North Travel Club meeting. It will be at Oaks North Community Center, 12578 Oaks North Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Questions? Call 858-487-4781 or go to www.oaksnorthcommunity.org.
Jeremy Martin from the Institute of the Americas at UCSD will talk about the geopolitics of energy in South America at the 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 13 World Affairs Council North County Chapter meeting. It will be at The Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Questions? Call Bob Felt at 858-592-6087.
The Rancho Bernardo 50th anniversary celebration planning committee is looking for artists to display their work at the Sept. 22 festivities. Contact Patti Hall at 858-414-3950 or email@example.com.
The Rancho Bernardo 50th anniversary celebration planning committee is looking for vendors and home-based crafters to participate in the Sept. 22 festivities. Contact Vivi-Anne Riordan at 619-665-4487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court, will offer its next 13-week Griefshare program from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10.
It is a video-driven course that offers support for individuals coping with the loss of a spouse, friend or family member. New members are welcome any time. Sign up with Christine Molla at email@example.com or 858-722-3293.
Join 4S CERT
Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District, which includes 4S Ranch, is accepting applications for its Community Emergency Response Team fall session. The four sessions will be held at RSFFPD Station No. 2, 16930 Four Gee Road, 4S Ranch. They will be 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and 13; and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 20.
Topics to be covered include disaster preparedness, disaster medical operations, fire safety and extinguishment, CERT organization, terrorism, disaster psychology and light search and rescue.
CERT members could be called upon to use the skills learned to help their family and neighbors during natural or man-made disasters.
Training is free. Participants must be at least 16 years old and live or work within the 38-square miles Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District. To apply, fill out the application at www.rsf-fire.org.
Adopt a pet
Escondido Humane Society is discounting its pet adoption fees during August, September and October. All animals, regardless of age or type, will be $25. This includes the animal, its microchipping, spay or neuter and vet check.
The humane society’s adoption center is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at 3450 E. Valley Parkway in Escondido. Call 760-888-2275 or go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 email@example.com, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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.
Father Paul Flamm will talk about his 12 years of working with refugees from Burandi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda at the 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 20 World Affairs Council North County Chapter meeting. It will be at The Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Questions? Call Bob Felt at 858-592-6087.
Dr. Al Myers will talk about Deng Xiaoping and the transformation of China at the 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 27 World Affairs Council North County Chapter meeting. It will be at The Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Questions? Call Bob Felt at 858-592-6087.
Share your harvest
The Backyard Produce Project will collect backyard fruits and vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 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.
Rotary to meet
Maurice Wilson, co-founder of NVTSI/REBOOT, will talk about high rates of unemployment, homelessness, drug abuse and other issues associated with military-to-civilian reintegration at the 7:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club meeting. It will be held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. The speaker will begin at 8 a.m.
The optional breakfast is $15. For details, go to www.rbsunrise.org.
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