BACKYARD PRODUCE DONATIONS
- Donate backyard produce to help local families in need 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo, and The Connection Church, 14047 Twin Peaks Road, Poway. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-485-5449.
RB GARDENERS MEET
- Richard Lederer discusses how we use our language with special emphasis on the botanical at the RB Gardeners meeting 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the RB Swim & Tennis Club, 16955 Bernardo Oaks Drive, Rancho Bernardo. No cost for members, $5 for nonmembers. For details, call 858-668-6999 or visit www.bernardogardeners.org.
RB ROTARY CLUB
- Find out what is offered by the County Office of Aging and Independence Services from Kathy Holmes-Hardy at the Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club meeting noon Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club. For more details, visit www.rbrotary.org.
WORLD AFFAIRS -
“An Overview of South Africa and Its Neighbors” is given by Gary Betrix at the World Affairs Council meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. All welcome. For more details, call 858-592-6087.
PARENT ADVOCATES MEET
- Parent Advocates Seeking Solutions, a support group for parents/caregivers of children ages 15 and older who have a developmental disability, meets 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway in the Parish Hall. The program, “Estate Planning,” will be presented by Laurie Catron of the Special Needs Trust Foundation. For more information, visit www.powaypass.com.
RB TEA PARTY
- John Graves, author of “Fracking: America’s Alternative Energy Revolution,” is the guest speaker at the Rancho Bernardo Tea Party meeting 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.
BNI POWAY MEETS
- BNI Poway, a business networking group, is now meeting 7 to 8:30 a.m. every Friday at Cafe Merlot in the Bernardo Winery, 13330 Paseo del Verano. Fee is $15 for meeting room. This week’s speakers are Hien Truong of Insphere Insurance and Sharon Goodlove of Goodlove Counseling Service. For details, email email@example.com.
POWAY DUI CHECKPOINT
- A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint will be conducted by the sheriff’s department from 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 to 3 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at an undisclosed Poway location.
- Free classes in CPR/AED training are 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the Rancho Bernardo Community Center, 18448 West Bernardo Drive, hosted by the Rancho Bernardo Community Council. Sign up for a time slot by Nov. 20 at RBCommCouncil@aol.com. Walk-ins accepted. For details, visit RBCommunityCouncil.com.
ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME TOUR
- Free guided tours of a Poway energy-efficient home are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at 13334 Aubrey St., hosted by the nonprofit California Center for Sustainable Energy. For details, call 858-244-1177 or visit www.energycenter.org/homeupgrade.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
- Stock up on your winter reading at the Friends of the Poway Library book sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 in the library meeting room, 13137 Poway Road. Friends members pre-sale starts at 10 a.m. For details, call 858-513-2862 or visit www.powayfriends.org.
- Newman’s Sports Bar & Grill, on the hill at 12440 Poway Road, hosts a special fundraiser noon to close Saturday, Nov. 23 to raise funds to fight testicular cancer. Bob Butler’s One Man Band performs in the early evening followed by a DJ and karaoke 8 p.m. to closing. For details, call 858-748-3484.
WHAT’S NEW AT BLUE SKY?
- Bring the family out to enjoy a slow-paced “look and see” hike with docent Carol Crafts through the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
KNITTING GUILD MEETS
- A program on holiday knitting and a yarn stash sale is on the agenda when the San Diego Knitting Guild meets at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 at the Poway Senior Center, 13094 Civic Center Drive. All visitors welcome, no charge. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
MADERAS BLOOD DRIVE
- The San Diego Blood Bank bloodmobile will be at Maderas Golf Club, 17750 Old Coach Drive, Poway, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. All donors receive a voucher for a Chargers Blood Drive T-shirt that can be redeemed Tuesday, Nov. 26 at the Chargers Blood Drive at the Town & Country Convention Center in Mission Valley. To make an appointment, call 1-800-4MY-SDBB. For donor requirements, visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.
RESTORING RANCH HOUSE
- A talk on the restoration of the Warner-Carrillo Ranch House and grounds excavations will be given by local archaeologist Susan Walter at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26 at a San Diego County Archaeological Society meeting at the Los Penasquitos Adobe, in Canyonside Community Park, off Black Mountain Road. For details, call 858-0935 or visit www.sdcas.org.
- The community is invited to a Thanksgiving lunch with turkey, fixings and pumpkin pie Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the North County Inland Center, Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. The festivities start at 11 a.m. with Mark Carlson telling his “Famous American Tall Tales.” Lunch is at noon. Cost is $7. Make reservations by Monday, Nov. 25 by calling 858-674-1123.
- Walk off yesterday’s turkey on a 4.3-mile hike through the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve with naturalist Celeste Larson at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29. Bring water and binoculars. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
JEWISH SINGLES MEET
- Tired of your bubbes trying to fix you up with their friends’ grandchildren? Meet other Jewish singles, ages 21-35, for dinner at the first meeting of North County Jewish Singles Friday, Nov. 29 at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. For more details, email NCJSB20s@gmail.com or email@example.com.
PHS ALUMNI BASKETBALL
- Poway High grads who played at least on full season of boys basketball are eligible to play in the alumni basketball game at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30 in the school gym. No age limit. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-243-6210. Spectator admission is $5 for adults and high school students; seniors and middle school and elementary students, $3; and free for those 5 and under.
- Get the real story on vaccinations, not old wives tales, at “Don’t Wait, Vaccinate” at the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps meeting noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Brigantine, 13445 Poway Road, For details, call 858-231-3619.
RB WOMAN’S CLUB LUNCHEON
- The Poway High School Choir Women’s Ensemble entertains with traditional holiday music at the Rancho Bernardo Woman’s Club luncheon 11:30 Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Cost is $26. Make reservations by Monday, Dec. 2 by calling 858-487-6942. Guests welcome.
KIDS ‘HOOP SHOOT’
- Kids 6 to 13 can shoot free throws to compete for a trophy or participation ribbon at the Poway Elks annual “Hoop Shoot” Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Poway Boys & Girls Club, 12988 Bowron Road. Bring proof of age to participate. For details, visit www.elks.org/hoopshoot/.
- “Developments in Iran: Possibilities and Tensions and the Nuclear Status” is the topic of Dr. James Larrimore at the World Affairs Council meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Guests welcome. For more details, call 858-592-6087.
TRY LAWN BOWLING
- Put on your flat shoes and try your hand at lawn bowling 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Lake Hodges Bowls Club, 18402 W. Bernardo Drive, Rancho Bernardo. They will provide the equipment and even snacks. Open to anyone 12 and up. Cost is $5 per person. For details, call 858-715-0392 or visit www.lakehodgesbowlsclub.com.
BENEFIT GIFT SALE
- 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 at 18378 Locksley St., Rancho Bernardo. Proceeds benefit the organization’s work to help orphans in Malawi, Africa. For details, call 858-675-4532 or go to www.gogograndmothers.com.
BLUE SKY FOR THE SENSES
- Engage all your senses during a hike through the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. with docent Teresa Bullock. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
- St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church presents a “Christmas Extravaganza” concert performed by the church’s music ensembles and soloists, the Camerata Strings and soloist Mathias Villwock 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8 in the sanctuary, 16275 Pomerado Road, Poway. Cost is $15 for adults, $7.50 for children under 12. Tickets available at church office or online at www.stbartschurch.org/worship/music/concert-series.
PLANTS AS FOOD, MEDICINE
- See how Native Americans traditionally used local plants as food and medicine during a hike through the Blue Sky Ecological Reserve with docent John Kordela 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. The reserve is located off of Espola Road in Poway. For details, call 858-668-4781.
AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
- Congressman Scott Peters focuses on the myths and truths of the Affordable Health Care Act 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 9 at the North County Inland Center, Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. For details, call 858-674-1123.
PHS WINTER CONCERT
- The Poway High School annual winter choral concert is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road. All four choirs plus ensemble groups will sing traditional holiday music and carols from around the world, including the “Hallelujah Chorus.” Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students and seniors and are available at the door the night of the concert. No tickets at box office. For details, email email@example.com.
- Poway’s new “Secret Service,” which uses a website to get things done quickly around the city, is the topic of founder Steve Vaus at the Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps meeting noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Brigantine, 13445 Poway Road, For details, call 858-231-3619.
NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR HEARING LOSS
- David Illich, AuD., talks about hearing loss and emerging technologies 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Dec. 11 at the North County Inland Center, Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Road, Poway. For details, call 858-674-1123.
- Dr. William Weeks of SDSU focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s relevance to modern American foreign relations during his talk on “The Antebellum Roots of Modern American Foreign Relations at the World Affairs Council meeting 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Remington Club II, 16916 Hierba Drive, Rancho Bernardo. Guests welcome. For more details, call 858-592-6087.