Community Calendar - Issue of Jan. 19, 2012

THURSDAY, JAN. 19

DRUG DANGER FORUM

  • A meeting for parents and teens about the dangers of using drugs is 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 in Templar’s Hall, 14134 Midland Road, Poway. Poway Unified School District representatives, the City of Poway, law enforcement, churches, sports groups may participate.

FUTURE OF SPACE FLIGHTS

  • The future of NASA and international space flights is the topic of aerospace executive Mike Vucelic at a meeting of the World Affairs Council at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. For details, call 760-855-1641.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUP MEETS

  • Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions, a support group for parents of children ages 15 and older who have a developmental disability, meets from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal church, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway in Building D, Room 3E. The program is a presentation by Laura Orcutt, area director - North County Training Center with The Arc of San Diego. For more information, visit www.powaypass.com.

THE HYPE ABOUT HYPERTENSION -

Internist Ranjini Madhavan discusses how to properly manage hypertension. This free event is from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway. To register, visit www.pph.org/classes.

HOLISTIC GARDENS

  • Connie Beck talks about holistic gardens at a meeting of the Bernardo Gardeners Club 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Oaks North Community Center, 12578 Oaks North Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Guests welcome.

RB ROTARY

  • April Boling, former chair of the San Diego City Pension Reform Committee, explains the status of city pension reform and steps being taken to reduce the city’s unfunded pension liability at the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club meeting noon Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Find more details at www.rbrotary.org.

RB TEA PARTY MEETS

  • The federal budget is the topic of Jack Browsher at a meeting of the Rancho Bernardo Tea Party at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo. All welcome.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20

STAR PARTY -

Join the San Diego Astronomers Association Volunteer Astronomers for a night with the stars. The star experience is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Goodan Ranch Preserve, 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road.

ZUMBA GOLD -

Move to the music of this gentle exercise class at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Road. Free.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21

LAKE HODGES HIKE -

Explore Lake Hodges with a San Diego Canyoneers hike along the North Lake trail. Hikers will choose which hike will be led: hike 1 focuses on bird watching and hike 2 results with a panoramic view of the lake. The hike is from either 9-10:30 a.m. or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at Lake Hodges. Meet at the Bernardo Bay staging area off West Bernardo Drive. Visit www.sdnhm.org/canyoneers/calendar.php.

TUTOR ENGLISH -

English tutors are needed through a partnership between the Laubach Literary Council of San Diego County and the San Diego County Public Library. Those interested in tutoring in Poway can contact akfousek@yahoo.com. To register for the 12-hour Laubach training sessions on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Saturday, Jan. 28, contact Charles Ross at intgallery@aol.com.

PI BETA PHI NORTH COUNTY ALUMNAE CLUB -

The Pi Beta Phi North County Alumnae Club is holding a brief meeting a bookplate making event for children’s books. This meeting begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at a home in Rancho Bernardo. New members are welcome. For more information, contact Kerry at 858-613-3926.

HOMEOWNERS’ CLINIC

  • Free legal and mortgage counseling for distressed homeowners is offered by the Housing Opportunities Collaborative at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Poway Library, 13137 Poway Road. To register, call 619-283-2200 or visit HOMEClinic@housingcollaborative.org. Walk-ins welcome.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22

NATIVE AMERICAN USES AT BLUE SKY -

Join docent John Kordela to hear how Native Americans traditionally used the local plants at Blue Sky. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST LECTURE -

The Temple Adat Shalom presents a lecture focusing on the turmoil in the Middle East. This free lecture begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road.

PIANO CONCERT -

Polish-Canadian pianist Daniel Wnukowski plays selections by Chopin and Schumann at a program sponsored by the Classical Music Society. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 16889 Espola Road. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for students.

MISS SAN DIEGO PAGEANT -

The Miss San Diego Pageant and Scholarship Association is hosting its 2012 competition at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15948 Espola Road. Tickets are $31. For tickets, email tickets@misssandiego.org or call 619-985-6415.

CLASSICAL CONCERT

  • The Zephyr Stringz, a string quartet, performs classical music at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at Hope United Methodist Church, 16550 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. A free-will offering will be taken.

MONDAY, JAN. 23

KNIT WITH SEQUINS, BEADS

  • The San Diego Knitting Guild presents “Knitting with Sequins and Beads” at their meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23 in the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive. Visitors welcome. For more details, email knittingguild57@yahoo.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS -

Join other business representatives for a social/business connection event 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Guest speaker is sports announcing legend Lee “Hacksaw” Hamilton. RSVP by Jan. 18 at www.powaybusinesspark.com/Events_and_Seminars.html.

CATARACT AWARENESS -

Ophthalmologist Paras Shah, M.D., discusses the latest diagnosis and treatment options for cataracts from 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the North County Inland Adult Center at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. This class is $5. To register, call 760-796-6020.

EFFECTS OF ALZHEIMER’S -

The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on families and loved ones are discussed by Sam Stellado of Sunshine Care during a Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary meeting 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road, Rancho Bernardo. Meeting begins at 7:15 a.m. Free, after-speaker breakfast is $15.

SAN DIEGO’S VERNAL POOLS -

David Hogan talks about “Mudpuddles or Eden in Miniature,” San Diego’s vernal pools, at a meeting of the Lake Hodges Native Plant Club 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. For more details, visit lhnpc.org or call 858-487-6661.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

COOKING CLASS -

Learn how to create Heart Healthy Meals for One with Sheila Harris, owner of Dream Dinners in Poway from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at North Inland Adult Center at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road. Limited to eight people. For more information or to make reservations, call Melinda Wynar at 858-674-1123.

4S RANCH LIBRARY FRIENDS MEET -

The Friends of the 4S Library holds its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the 4S Ranch Library, 10433 Reserve Drive. For more information, email 4sranchfol@gmail.com.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT -

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library kicks off their free 2012 concert series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the RB Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. The concert features the Highland String Quartet. For more information, call 858-485-0602.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26

BACKYARD PRODUCE DAY -

Donate backyard produce to help local families in need from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26. Collection sites are at the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, and The Connection Church, 14047 Twin Peaks Road. For more information call 858-485-5449.

MOMMY & ME YOGA -

New mothers with infants age 4 weeks to 1 year are invited to Mommy & Me Yoga, a six-week series of yoga classes. Toys will be provided. Bring a blanket and yoga mat. The class, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., begins on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway. Cost is $60. Register at www.pph.org/classes.

HEARTSAVER FIRST AID -

This class provides instruction on the general principles of first aid, as well as medical, injury, and environmental emergencies. The class is from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 in the Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway. This $45 class requires registration which can be done at www.pph.org/classes.

RB COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING -

A representative from the Burn Institute is the speaker at the Rancho Bernardo Community Council monthly board meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at a new location, the Oaks North Community Center, 12578 Oaks North Drive. All meetings are open to the public.

WORLD AFFAIRS

  • Investment consultant Alexander Hogg presents “America: Meltdown of Renaissance?” at a meeting of the World Affairs Council at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. For details, call 760-855-1641.

RB ROTARY

  • Scott Lewis of Voice of San Diego discusses the nonprofit online news organization at the noon Thursday, Jan. 26 Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club meeting at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway, Rancho Bernardo. Find more details at www.rbrotary.org.

TOUR ART EXHIBITION

  • The Aviva Chapter of Hadassah presents a tour of artist Cherry Sweig’s exhibit, “Around the World in 80 Paintings,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway, followed by a tour of Sweig’s studio. No charge. Make reservations at 858-674-5537.

DUAL LANGUAGE KINDERGARTEN

  • Learn about the dual language kindergarten at Valley Elementary School at a required informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at the school, 13000 Bowron Road, Poway. The kindergarten is open to all district kindergartners. Other meetings are Feb. 2 and 9. For details, call 858-748-2007 or visit www.powayusd.com/pusdev/DL/.

FRIDAY, JAN. 27

CPR CLASSES -

Learn basic life-saving techniques and how to help others in distress at CPR for Friends & Family. This event is for those who do not need certification. The class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road. The class costs $25 and registration can be done by visiting www.pph.org/classes.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28

COMEDY COMES TO POWAY -

Temple Adat Shalom presents “Comedy comes to Poway” with headlining comedian Chris Clobber (“Zooman”) 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28. Advance reserved seats are $25 per person and tickets purchased at the door are $30. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Temple Adat Shalom is at 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. Visit www.adatshalom.com/comedy to make reservations.

RACERS AND CHASERS BIKE RACE -

Explore the wonderful trails at Sycamore Canyon Preserve with a bike race for children of all ages. The Racers and Chasers Bike Race goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Sycamore Canyon Preserve, 16281 Sycamore Canyon Road. Visit www.racersandchasers.com for more information.

TRAIL PATROL TRAINING -

Train to become a San Dieguito River Park volunteer at a two-day training session from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 and Sunday, Jan. 29 in the Escondido area. Those ages 18 and over can register by calling 858-674-2275 or email Leana@sdrp.org.

SUNDAY, JAN. 29

MLK GOSPEL CHOIR -

The Martin Luther King Jr. Gospel Choir shows how music brings people together at a concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road, Rancho Bernardo. For more details, call 858-487-0811 or email awazny@rbcpc.org.

BLUE SKY’S FLORA AND FAUNA -

Explore the animals and plants of Blue Sky’s habitats with naturalist Ale Franklin. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

FAMILY-FUN AFTERNOON -

Join the City of Poway for cool crafts and tons of family fun at their free Sunday Fundays. This event goes from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29 at Poway Community Park, 13904 Civic Center Drive.

THURSDAY, JAN. 31

AGING MEMORY CHANGES

  • A representative from Brain Gain talks about how memory changes with age during a Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary meeting 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo, 12280 Greens East Road, Rancho Bernardo. Meeting begins at 7:15 a.m. Free, after-speaker breakfast is $15.

FRIDAY, FEB. 3

YOUTH FISHING DERBY -

Join the City of Poway and Captain Ron Baker for a great day of fun and prizes at the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Lake Poway. The lake is stocked with 2,000 pounds of rainbow trout. The derby begins at sunrise and ends at noon Friday, Feb. 3. A barbecue lunch and an awards ceremony are held after noon.

SUNDAY, FEB. 5

SOUPERBOWL OF CARING FOOD DRIVE -

The RB Community Presbyterian Church Middle School Youth, Boy Scout Troop #680, and the Carpenters Fellowship are collecting cans of non-perishable food to help feed the needy. Collections will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Feb. 5 as well as before or after 6 p.m. services Saturday, Feb. 4 at the RB Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road.

SIGNS OF SPRING -

Join docent Mary Glass to explore the signs of spring. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8

BRAIN HEALTHY FOODS -

Diane Darby Beech of the Alzheimer’s Association discusses Brain Healthy Foods from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Temple Adat Shalom, 15905. For more information or to make reservations, call Melinda Wynar at 858-674-1123.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

KIDS SCAVENGER HUNT -

Discover the natural world with docent Dave Meier in an engaging children’s scavenger hunt around the Blue Sky Preserve. The event begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SATURDAY, FEB. 18

BLUE SKY HIKE -

Engage all the senses on a hike with docent Teresa Bullock. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SUNDAY, FEB. 19

PLANTS OF BLUE SKY -

Explore Blue Sky’s flora on a hike with naturalist Ale Franklin. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SUNDAY, FEB. 26

THE KUMEYAAY - PAST TO PRESENT -

Join docent John Kordela on a hike to learn which plants and animals were, and still are, used by the Kumeyaay Indians. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SATURDAY, MAR. 3

“LOOK AND SEE” HIKE -

Join docent Carol Crafts on a slow paced hike around Blue Sky. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 3 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SATURDAY, MAR. 10

SHARING NATURE WITH CHILDREN -

Join docent Dave Meier on an interactive hike to introduce children to the wonderful world of nature. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 10 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SUNDAY, MAR. 10

BLUE SKY HIKE -

Bring a camera and capture the beauty of the landscape, flowers, and wildlife on a nature photography hike with docent Bob Kiang. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 11 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SATURDAY, MAR. 17

BLUE SKY HIKE -

Engage all the senses on a hike with docent Teresa Bullock. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 17 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SUNDAY, MAR. 18

BLUE SKY’S FLORA AND FAUNA -

Explore the animals and plants of Blue Sky’s habitats with naturalist Ale Franklin. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 18 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SUNDAY, MAR. 25

KUMEYAAY BUILDING MATERIALS -

Join naturalist John Kordela to learn how the Kumeyaay found shelter and food while living at Blue Sky. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Sunday, Mar. 25 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

SATURDAY, MAR. 31

BIRDWATCHING HIKE -

Join docent Teresa Norris to check out the feathered friends at Blue Sky. The hike begins at 9 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 31 at the south end of the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve parking lot.

   
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