Rady Children's Hospital Auxiliary

At our October meeting we welcomed five new active members into our Scripps Ranch Unit: Cathy Denis, Elizabeth McKinnis, Raelee Pacheco, Dona Porreca, and Mary Williams, and a new friend member, Tatis Cervantes. It's not too late to join! Contact Kami Evora at 831-9179 or [[email protected]]. Our next meeting is on Monday, Nov. 14, starting with a social at 7 pm.

Thank you, Scripps Ranch residents and volunteers including the Scripps Ranch Old Pros, for making Kids NewsDay a huge success. With just "One Dollar, One Paper, One Day," we are able to make a difference in the lives of more than 136,000 kids each year.

We raise a toast to all the community members and friends who supported our Raising the Bar event benefitting the Rady Children's Hospital Heart Institute! Live background music was performed by Erik Tholander, as guests enjoyed beer from our neighborhood Ballast Point Brewing Company, Stone Brewing, and Karl Strauss. Wine selections were brought by a local favorite, Witch Creek Winery, as well as 15 other varietals. Guests nibbled on wide varieties of food from SoCal Paella, Mangia Mangia Mobile, Kaminski's BBQ, Que Pasa Mexican Grill, and Cupcakes and Beyond. The food was delicious!

For more about the Scripps Ranch Unit, visit [] or [].

Sandra Davis

Sustainable Scripps Ranch

November program: Water Information Extravaganza.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 9
  • 6:30-8 pm
  • SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road
  • RSVP and information: Lynn Owens at 566-7717 or [[email protected]]

We have experienced mandatory conservation measures, but what's the full story? Get all your questions answered!

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown Opens at the SRT

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, the Tony Award-winning musical about a day in the life of Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, opens Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) and runs through Saturday, Dec. 17.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown conveys a very American sense that things can be changed, modified, or resolved with a little imagination and by getting good and mad, said director Joey Landwehr. "But at the same time, Charlie Brown reminds people, as no other character has, of what it is to be vulnerable, to be human. This is the perfect family musical for everyone of every age, especially during this holiday season."

For ticket prices, show times, and reservations, call the box office at 578-7728 or visit [].


Author Talks

November features two author talks and book signings at our library. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6 pm Annam Manthiram will discuss her novel, After the Tsunami, which has received rave reviews. Richard Lederer returns on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2:30 pm to talk about his latest book, A Tribute to Teachers: Wit and Wisdom, Information and Inspiration about Those Who Change Our Lives. Dr. Lederer, a true friend of our library, will donate all profits from sales of this book and others from his large bibliography to Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL). What a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping while benefitting our library!

Snuffy Time

Snuffy, a certified therapy dog, returns to the library on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10:30 to 11:30 am and the first Saturday of every month. Snuffy loves to hang out with kids and listen with his soft, fluffy ears when they read to him.

Special Book Sale

Don't miss the special book sale on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 am to 2 pm, which will include rare, antiquarian, and collectible books--a great gift idea for book lovers!--as well as recent bestsellers, children's books, fiction, and nonfiction at bargain prices.

Be sure to stop by often and check out Grace's Book Nook, our used bookstore, for terrific buys on books, magazines, media, and cards. The Book Nook is open during library hours. We welcome donations of gently used books.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 6 pm and the traditional potluck dinner at which books for 2012 will be selected.

Open Shakespeare Readings

Teens and adults are invited to San Diego Shakespeare Society's Open Readings on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 6:15 to 7:45 pm. This month it features All's Well That Ends Well. All will have a chance to participate, if they wish.

Children's Programs

Enjoy tales and songs of the high seas at the free program sponsored by the SRFOL featuring a pirate band, Jackstraws, on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 3 pm.

Chinese Storytime for School-Aged Children continues every Friday at 4 pm.

Music Program

The San Diego Chamber Music Society Brass Quartet presents "An American Salute" pops program at the "Pleasure of Your Company" concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 pm. There is no charge for the concert, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception.

Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be at our library on Tuesday, Nov. 22, from 12:30 to 6:30 pm for a blood drive.


Bill Graffius, Barbara Measelle (above right), Manny Saadat (above left), and Dianne Seaman were honored for their valuable contributions as volunteers at our library and with the SRFOL at the annual meeting of the citywide Friends of the San Diego Public Library.

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

The annual Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary High Tea fundraiser is on Saturday, Nov. 5, from noon to 3:30 pm in the Poway Adult Day Health Care Center in the nearby Poway Business Park, a location change from prior years. In addition to the beautiful baskets in our silent auction, new this year are the surprise grab bags and an expanded opportunity drawing that includes four seasonal tabletops with settings for eight and a centerpiece. All proceeds benefit the HVH, a domestic violence safe haven for adults and children.

Current needs at the shelter are: teen shoes and clothes; clothes for boys, medium sizes for ages 10-12; and, small pieces of luggage with roller wheels. Donations can be dropped off at the Scripps Ranch Library or at the home of Ellen Hawkins at 11528 Wills Creek Road. As always, thank you!

Lynn Parke

SR Women's Club

Our club offers fun social gatherings, community outreach, and opportunities for friendships. In November we're starting a new group called "Dinner and Movie Talk" that features a casual dinner with a movie discussion three times a year. We'll chat about our first movie, The Ides of March, on Saturday, Nov. 5, when we meet in a member's home.

Also, the "Dinner and Wine Pairing" event is coming up on Saturday, Nov. 12. It's an enjoyable evening of gourmet food with delicious wines. In addition, we support the Hidden Valley House Auxiliary by collecting toys, school supplies, and clothing throughout the year.

We welcome new members. For more information, call our membership chair, Joette Briggs, at 695-3441 or visit our website at []. We hope to make your acquaintance!

Welcome Club

Our Welcome Club has a colorful website at []. Visit it and check out our calendar and all the great activities we have planned! Our regular club meetings are on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. The November program is going to be "Kids on the Block." We hope you join us.

The Welcome Club has many interest groups and activities. To see what's happening in November, please visit []. If you have questions, please call Becky McDonald at 578-5693 or Janelle Boustany at 271-4159.

Marianne Paul, Secretary

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Looking for a positive learning environment to rapidly improve your communication skills? Join the Scripps Teasers Toastmasters Club. We are part of a network of clubs that offer a learn-by-doing program as part of the worldwide Toastmasters International.

We meet at the SRCA Community Center on Cypress Canyon Road. The meeting starts at 7 am every Thursday and lasts one hour. Guests are welcome. For more information, please visit [], email [[email protected]], or contact Bob Hitchcox at 395-4222.

Scripps Ranch Single Neighbors

Are you single, divorced, or widowed? Join our great group of Scripps Ranch Single Neighbors (SRSN) for fun, conversation, and activities. We will meet on Thursday, Nov. 17, and Tuesday, Dec. 13, between 5:30 and 7:30 pm at Que Pasa Mexican Grill. It is located at 9932 Mercy Road #108.

We are growing and have about 30 people at each meeting. We had a Taco Tuesday, lake walk, Symphony in the Park meet-up, and dancing lesson. Also, we are building the scholarship fund for the SR High School class of 2012.

For first-time neighbors, call me, Ann Pearson, at 619-518-1243 to confirm meeting times and places. For questions, email [[email protected]].

Village Quilters

Come hear Cindy Rinne speak about narrative art quilts on Saturday, Nov. 12. Cindy is an artist who explores fiber media. Her works are colorful and tactile, employing collage and poetry. Speaking engagements are at the Scripps Ranch Library from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Guests pay a $3 fee. Email Jeffree Itrich at [[email protected]] for details.

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

Our speaker for October spoke on planting in small containers. In November we will have our annual planning meeting. We resume regular meetings at the Scripps Ranch Library on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Please join us. Contact Lynnell Hallock at 578-6351 for more details.

Scripps Tips Networking Group

If you are a small business owner, you may never have tried networking. Or perhaps you tried a group and didn't feel it was a good fit. In Scripps Tips we develop relationships by committing to attend weekly breakfast meetings. If you're someone who would appreciate a friendly atmosphere where referrals are earned as relationships deepen, then visit []. We limit membership to one person per business or profession. To arrange a visit, contact Cheryl Chase-Berkson at 922-3720.

Barb and Larry Grey

Scripps Ranch Women's Networking Group

Welcome to the Scripps Ranch Women's Networking Group, the only one in Scripps Ranch for women professionals. Please check out our website at [] for the dates we will meet in November.