Rancho Bernardo/4S Digest – Issue of Oct. 12, 2012
Fire Station No. 33, 16966 Bernardo Center Drive in Rancho Bernardo, will have free safety activities and information for all ages from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Would you drive a neighbor to a doctor’s appointment or to the store? Sign up with Rides & Smiles, where volunteers give local seniors rides for appointments and errands.
Drivers receive liability insurance, mileage reimbursement and weekly list of ride requests to select as their schedule permits. Call 858-637-3051.
Maranatha Christian Schools is holding its fourth annual Father/Daughter Social for all in the community. It is for females of all ages and their “father figure,” which can include grandfathers, older brothers, uncles and stepfathers.
It will be 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the school, 9050 Maranatha Drive, Santa Fe Valley — just west of 4S Ranch.
Cost: $20 per father figure, free for female attendees. Purchase tickets in advance at the school or Maranatha Church bookstore, 10752 Coastwood Road, 4S Ranch.
Questions? Contact Billy Guldner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-520-4000.
Egypt talk at COGG
Dr. Mofid Wasef will address Egypt becoming either a place for Muslim extremists or a stabilizing force in the Middle East during the 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 Conservative Order for Good Government luncheon. It will be at Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo.
Wasef, an associate pastor at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church who lived in Egypt, is an adjunct professor in Islamic studies at Bethel Seminary.
Cost: $20 for non-COGG members. RSVPs required by Friday, Oct. 12 with Carol Prendergast at 858-676-6186 or email@example.com.
Tails at Twilight
Escondido Humane Society’s dog-friendly 19th annual Tails at Twilight Gala will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Vintana, 1205 Auto Park Way, Escondido. Proceeds benefit homeless animals.
Cost: VIP tickets are $225 per person or $2,250 for table for 10; regular tickets are $125 per person or $1,250 for table for 10. VIPs receive early admission, sWAG bag and premier seating. To purchase, call 760-888-2240 or go to www.escondidohumanesociety.org
Planners to meet
Rancho Bernardo Planning Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Club 21 room at RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Agenda: www.RBPlanningBoard.com.
The Library Friends of San Diego County is holding its annual essay contest for children, teens and adults. The entry deadline is Nov. 3. Prizes in each age division are $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
Answer the question, “What’s next for the Library of the Year?” in 500 words or less. Essays must typed, preferably double-spaced and printed single-sided. Contest applications are available at any county library, including in 4S Ranch and Poway, and at www.sdcl.org.
Submit essays to any county library or mail to Dick Wayman, Ramona Branch Library, 1275 Main St., Ramona, CA 92065. Winners will be announced on Jan. 18.
Rabbi Nadav Caine will discuss Judaism at the 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 Aviva Chapter of Hadassah meeting. It will be at Ner Tamid Synagogue, 1538 Pomerado Road, Poway.
Cost: requested donation of $10 for Aviva members and $5 for Ner Tamid members. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. Questions? Contact Flora Kuritsky at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a heart
The Church at Rancho Bernardo, 11740 Bernardo Plaza Court, will sponsor a 3:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 heart assembly event for A Heart to Hold. The organization provides comfort to families who experienced pregnancy and infant loss by creating and sharing the gift of a weighted handmade heart. The group has a waiting list of over 600 families.
Volunteers will help in any way they can, including cutting, sewing or praying over the hearts. Questions? Contact Alisa DiLorenzo at email@example.com or 858-204-9202.
Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo will hold its fall cocktail party and “friend-raiser” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road.
RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 858-673-9203.
Art walk in RB
The third annual Octoberfest Art Walk will be noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26 outside the Excel Building, 17140 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo. It will feature local artists and artisans who will bring their original oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and pen and ink creations. There will also be handmade jewelry, fiber art and mono-prints.
Admission is free. Many art pieces will be available for purchase. Call Sharon Ford at 858-521-7008.
Travelers to meet
Janice Alper will present “From Beijing to St. Petersburg: A Journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway” at the 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19 Rancho Bernardo Travelers meeting in the Seven Oaks Community Center auditorium, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Guests over 18 are welcome. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. Call Dave Donley at 858-451-3964.
Rancho Bernardo Business Association will hold its 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 mixer at Athens Market Cafe, 11649 Carmel Mountain Road in Carmel Mountain Ranch.
Cost: free to RBBA members, $15 for non-members. RSVP by Friday, Oct. 19 at ManagementServices@san.rr.com.
Greater San Diego Community Orchestra and Festival Choir will perform Bach’s “Magnificat” directed by Angela Yeung 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 in the San Rafael Catholic Church sanctuary, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
A free-will offering will be accepted. Questions? Call 858-487-4314 ext. 1225.
Seven Oaks to celebrate 50 years
Residents in Rancho Bernardo’s Seven Oaks are invited to celebrate their neighborhood’s 50th anniversary with a free celebration. It will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive.
There will be refreshments, dignitaries and recognition of the neighborhood’s longtime residents. Those who had their photos taken last spring can pick up the commemorative 50th anniversary photo directory.
Rancho Bernardo Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol needs locals, 50 years and older, to join their group that assists San Diego Police Department. Members help prevent crime by serving as SDPD’s “eyes and ears” and perform non-confrontational tasks so police can perform other law enforcement duties.
RSVP members also patrol the community, help with traffic control, make vacation house checks, visit elderly shut-ins, and make photo and fingerprint ID cards for children.
Members are trained, wear a uniform, use a provided vehicle and volunteer a minimum of three days a month. To join, call 858-538-8146.
Help at school
Local elementary schools are seeking senior volunteers to come to school an hour a week to help a child with reading. No special background is needed. Pick your day, time and school. Contact Jane Radatz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449 for details.
Adopt a pet
Escondido Humane Society is discounting its pet adoption fees during 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
White Cane Drive
Rancho Bernardo Lions Club members will accept monetary donations outside Albertsons and Vons in Rancho Bernardo for their annual White Cane Drive that benefits the visually impaired.
Lions will be outside the stores from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and 20.
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.
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.
Share your harvest
The Backyard Produce Project will collect backyard fruits and vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Thursday) 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 email@example.com or 858-485-5449.
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