Rancho Bernardo/4S Ranch Digest – Issue of Nov. 21, 2013

Like fruitcake?

Rancho Bernardo Lions Club is selling Claxton Fruitcakes at $4 for a 1-pound cake or a box of three for $12. The fruitcakes are available at Rancho Bernardo Senior Services, 16769 Bernardo Center Drive, Suite K-14. Questions? Call 858-487-2640.

Learn about Antarctica

The Oasis program “Antarctica, Above and Beyond the Sea Ice” will be presented for free to adults from 1 to 3 p.m. today (Thursday) in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Call 858-538-8163.

Planners to meet

Rancho Bernardo Planning Board will meet at 7 tonight (Thursday) in the Club 21 Room at RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Residents in the Swim & Tennis Club area (District D) can present themselves for appointment to the board. Agenda: www.RBPlanningBoard.com.

Share your harvest a week early

Due to Thanksgiving, the Backyard Produce Project will collect backyard fruits and vegetables from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today (Thursday) outside 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 jradatz@att.net or 858-485-5449.

Learn how to save a life

The Rancho Bernardo Community Council will hosting its third annual CPR/AED training classes from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Rancho Bernardo-Glassman Recreation Center gymnasium, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive.

This free event will provide training, not certification. All ages are welcome to the 30-minute sessions. Space is limited, so participants are encouraged to register in advance for their preferred time slot (11 a.m., noon or 1 p.m.) to RBCommCouncil@aol.com. Walk-ins will be accepted as space permits.

Are you Jewish and single?

The first gathering for North County Jewish singles who are ages 21 to 35 will be a dinner on Friday, Nov. 29. It is organized by Temple Adat Shalom in Poway. For details, contact Carol at NCJSB20s@gmail.com or Jason at Jason.bercovitch@gmail.com.

Author at RB Tea Party meeting

John Graves, author of “Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution” will speak at 7 tonight (Thursday) during the Rancho Bernardo Tea Party meeting. It will be at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road. Refreshments will be served.

Fun for toddlers

Toddler yoga and story time for those 18 months to 5 years will be 10:30 to 11 a.m. today (Thursday) in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Call 858-538-8163.

Music fun

“Let’s Make Music School” offers free creative activities through music and movement for children at 10:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22 in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Call 858-538-8163.

Gardeners to meet author

Author Richard Lederer, who has penned more than 40 books about language, history and humor, will speak at 1 p.m. today (Thursday) at the Bernardo Gardeners Garden Club meeting. It will be at the RB Swim and Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive.

Cost: $5 for non-members. Call Sherry at 858-668-6999.

Gentle exercises

A free gentle yoga exercise class for adults will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 in the 4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Drive. Call 858-673-4697.

Collection center re-opens

The Salvation Army San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center and Family Stores has re-opened its certified collection center at the Rancho Bernardo Transit Center Park & Ride on George Cooke Express Drive.

There is an attendant available to accept donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Proceeds benefit the Salvation Army ARC’s rehabilitation programs.

Zumba for seniors

Zumba dance fitness for seniors fuses Latin rhythms with easy-to-follow moves in free classes at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Routines feature interval training sessions where fast and slow rhythms and resistance training are combined to tone, sculpt plus burn fat.

Classes are 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22; and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26. Call 858-538-8163.

Computers for beginners

Adults can gain basic skills on using a computer, surfing the Internet and printing web pages in a free class. It will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Sign-up at the Information Desk. Call 858-538-8163.

Help with reading

Ms. Judy and her dog Buddy provide a relaxed and dog-friendly atmosphere for children to practice their reading skills with a certified dog in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive.

The next free session is 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. Call 858-538-8163.

Story fun

Cowboy Bob will present storytime to children from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Call 858-538-8163.

Free yoga class

A gentle, slow-paced Hatha yoga class for adults that includes simple breathing exercises and relaxation techniques will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 in the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Call 858-538-8163.

Library closures

Due to Thanksgiving, the San Diego County Library, including the 4S Ranch and Poway branches, will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29.

All libraries within the City of San Diego will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28. From Friday, Nov. 29 to Sunday, Dec. 1 only the Central Library and eight branches, including Rancho Bernardo, will be open.

Need a gift?

The Gogo Grandmothers will be selling unique gifts for the holidays at the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Safari. Items will include handmade jewelry, ornaments and handcarved wood items from Africa plus Christmas gift tags, note cards, picture frames, candies and baked goods.

The sale will be at 18378 Locksley Street in Rancho Bernardo. Proceeds will benefit the organization’s work to help orphans in Malawi, Africa. For details, call 858-675-4532 or go to www.gogograndmothers.com.

Play games on Sunday, win prizes

The Never Alone On Sunday group meets at 1 p.m. every Sunday for a fun day of games including bridge, canasta, contract gin, mah jong, Scrabble and Mexican train dominoes. Go to The Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo.

Admission is free but RSVPs are required. Call Shirley Mallon at 858-451-0065. Details at www.neveraloneonsunday.com.

Rides & Smiles seeks volunteers

Rides & Smiles is seeking volunteers to give rides to seniors in the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area. Drivers use their cars, choose the rides they wish to give and receive liability insurance and mileage reimbursement. Call 858-391-0033.

Volunteers needed

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop in Rancho Bernardo needs volunteers for its resale shop at 16787 Bernardo Center Drive Unit A1B. Openings are available on weekdays and weekends. For details, stop by the shop or call 858-385-0479.

Like to write?

Rancho Bernardo Writer’s Group is accepting 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.

Flag disposal

Maj. Abraham J. Baum 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 adj@vfwpost7766.org. To purchase a new, high quality, American-made flag, go to www.VFWstore.org.

Baby clothes needed

The nonprofit organization Gently Hugged needs gently used and new baby clothing for newborn to 1-year-olds, which are distributed to military and low-income families. For drop-off bin locations go to www.gentlyhugged.org.

Artists wanted

Rancho Bernardo Community Council is seeking artists interested in beautifying the community by painting some SDG&E utility boxes. Those interested must first submit a four-color draft to council for review and approval. For full details, go to http://rbcommunitycouncil.com/page.php?tag=utilitybox.

Hear a siren?

San Diego Fire-Rescue has launched a website at www.sdfiredispatch.org so those in the City of San Diego can see to what type of emergencies the department is responding when they hear sirens. The site is updated every five minutes.

Protect RB

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 jradatz@att.net or 858-485-5449 for details.

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.

Donate magazines

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 jradatz@att.net or 858-485-5449.

Help needed

Palomar Health is looking for volunteers for its medical facilities. 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.

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.

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.

Book bargains

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.

Got news?

News brief submissions need to be received by noon Friday. Items run on a space-available basis. Submit by email at rbnews@pomeradonews.com or to Rancho Bernardo News Journal, 14023 Midland Road, Poway, CA 92064.

Provide comfort

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.

Green thumb?

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 jradatz@att.net.

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.

Be fire-prepared

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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