Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

We have the best camps ever! Stop by and pick up the 2004 Summer Camp brochure and see for yourself. Everything from adventure to ice hockey to tennis and mad science to wet and wild camps. We offer both half-day and full-day camps with optional extended care hours--6:30 am to 6:30 pm.

Our aquatic team is gearing up for swim lessons. We offer morning, afternoon, and evening sessions; classes are held at Trails. We cater to each level, from 3 years old to advanced swimmers. Did I mention our springboard diving lessons and junior lifeguard camps?

If the summer makes you think of tennis, we offer many clinics to get you back on the courts! Ladies Beginner-Advance Beginner clinics are on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Evening clinics for ladies are the first and third Monday of each month.

Men, we have a night clinic just for you on the second and fourth Monday of each month. "Challenge The Pros" is on the first and third Thursday. On the last Friday, we host a Tennis Social. This is a fun evening of tennis, food, and drink. Bring $5 and a dish to share.

Upcoming events:

  • Family Dinner Night--Tuesday, June 1;
  • Adult Bridge--Friday, June 4;
  • Board of directors meeting--Tuesday, June 8;
  • Senior Sprout Tournament--Saturday, June 12;
  • Summer Solstice--Saturday, June 12; and,
  • Swim and Movie Night--Friday, June 25.

Scripps Ranch Unit of Children's Hospital Auxiliary

Our fundraiser at the La Jolla Marriott in April, "Viva Las Vegas," proved to be a huge success! Bill Menish from NBC 7/39 was the emcee, and he did a great job. There was a silent auction, live auction, delicious dinner, appearance from Elvis, dancing, and casino tables.

Thanks so much to Michelle Prescott and her hard-working committee of "Viva Divas." They did a fantastic job. Children's Hospital benefits as a result!

We announced our new unit board members at our meeting in May. We'll take the summer off. Have a good one!

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) presents Side by Side by Sondheim from Friday, June 18, through Sunday, July 18. Side by Side by Sondheim is a musical revue by Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Rodgers, Richard Rodgers, and Jule Styne. A unique show full of sophisticated humor, angst, and love, this two-act revue demonstrates the wit, insight, flair, and genius of Broadway's most influential artist.

According to Ric Shaffer, director of the show, it consists of a series of songs performed "side by side"--one after the other--whose music and lyrics were created "by Sondheim," hence Side By Side By Sondheim."

All performances are held in the theater on the Alliant International University campus. Individual show prices are $17, and $14.50 for seniors and students. For information and reservations, please call 578-7728 or check our website at [].

Scripps Tips Networking Group

"Tips" is another word for referrals, and networking to promote referrals among members is what our group of small-business owners and managers is all about! We meet every Friday for breakfast, and our meetings run from 7:15 until 8:15 am. Each week all members give a brief comment on their business, and members have the opportunity to make a short presentation to the group on a rotational basis, one per week.

New members are invited to visit Scripps Tips! We limit membership to one member per professional field so that there is no competition for referrals within the group. Our dues are low, simply covering the cost of breakfast plus incidental administrative costs. Our members are committed to consistent attendance and longterm relationships.

The rewards are friendships with neighbors who share the challenges of small businesses, plus the opportunity to earn the confidence of those who can help you build your business. For more details, call Linda Carney at 722-1418.

Barb Grey

Pomerado Nation Y-Indian Princesses and Guides

The April event for the Pomerado Nation Y-Indian Princesses and Guides was a tent campout at Indian Hills campground in Jamul. We visit this camp regularly because of the available activities for both kids and dads. This site has two pools and a BMX track. It also includes a zip-line, an incredible playground, an obstacle course, and available crafts.

The event was sponsored by the Cherokees and Chief Jude "Silver Hawk" Zemper, who ensured the campsites, the crafts--baskets woven by the kids or a leather key chain--and gold mining were enjoyed by all. The weather was great, with warm days and cool nights. The Saturday evening campfire and tribal skits were led by Nation Chief John "Bubba Otter" Thornton. The campout Golden Lantern was loaned to the Hopi tribe for the most creative skit.

It's not too late to sign up for this father and child bonding experience, available to all Scripps Ranch 5- to 10-year-olds and their dads. Interested dads should contact the Rancho Y via either [] or Y-agent Megan Fercho at 484-8788.

Blaine "Dancing Dog" Sample

Computer Users Group

Are you part of cyberspace? Use the Internet to research information, email friends, maybe chat a bit? Then you know how frustrating it is to connect and wait. Lately there had been talk about speeding up access. Stop by the Computer Users Group and find out the latest.

We meet in the library's seminar room from 9:30 am until 12 pm on the third Saturday of the month. The June meeting will be Saturday, June 19. For more information, please call Dave Bechtel, from 7 to 9 pm, at 549-2077.

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Do you present to groups and professionals? Would you like to network your business and yourself? Improve your leadership and public speaking skills and have fun and laugh at the same time?

Check out Scripps Ranch's own Toastmasters Club, Scripps Teasers. A Toastmasters Club is an informal and fun, "learn-by-doing" meeting with a comfortable atmosphere. We meet Thursdays at 7 am at the Scripps Ranch Information Center. Our meetings last approximately one hour. For more information, contact Mark Shapiro at 573-0736 or [[email protected]].

Welcome Club

Why don't you attend one of our meetings and see what fun things we do? The Welcome Club is open to all Scripps Ranch women and is a social and service organization. The club's focus is welcoming new women into the community and fostering friendships.

The club is made up of special interest groups that provide an opportunity for companionship between the monthly meetings. For example, there is the Theatre Group, Gadabouts, and monthly coffees, as well as couples' bunco, bridge, mah jongg, pitch, and arts and crafts.

We elected new officers at our general meeting in May. Sharon Hays is our new president, and we know she will make this year great. Our outgoing president, Karen Muehlbauer, served two fantastic years, and all the board and members expressed their appreciation.

Our meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. For more information, pick up a flyer at the Scripps Ranch Information Center or the Scripps Ranch Library, or call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.

Marianne Paul, Secretary

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

The 4th annual Hidden Valley House Auxiliary High Tea was held in May at the Scripps Ranch Library. Once again, this year's tea was a wonderful success. With the generous support of our community, the High Tea raised a record amount of funds for the Hidden Valley House shelter. The proceeds from this year's tea will be used to acquire a play structure for the children at the shelter.

Thank you to all who contributed to the High Tea auction, including:

  • San Diego Repertory Theatre
  • Café Luna
  • Mesquite Restaurant
  • Triple Espresso
  • Mystery Café Dinner Theatre
  • Great News! Cooking School
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps
  • Cobblestone Cottage Tea Shoppe
  • Julian Tea and Cottage Arts
  • La Jolla Playhouse
  • Paradise Pointe Resort and Spa
  • Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
  • Roppongi Restaurant
  • Prime 10 Steakhouse
  • Fresh Seafood Restaurant
  • Delores Marquez and the Bead Gallery
  • Mia Goldstein, Tupperware manager
  • Stamping Details, Poway
  • Pat Reeve and the Body Shop at Home
  • Romance, Inc., Rancho Bernardo
  • Jo Jo's Hair Salon
  • Scripps Ranch Theatre
  • Joan Lovell, Travel Dynamics
  • La Costa Resort and Spa
  • Jennica's Passion Florist

We also want to thank our 100+ attendees. Thanks are due to Suzan Stone and her ballet students for a magnificent rendition of the May Dance. Music accompaniment was provided by pianist Carol Williams and flautist Suzanne Jones--wonderful! Thank you, ladies. Our Auxiliary and the women and children at the shelter greatly appreciate all this support.

Scripps Ranch Women's Club

In May the Scripps Ranch Women's Club (SRWC) board of directors determined distribution of the funds raised this year. Our annual fundraising Champagne Brunch/Fashion Show/Silent Auction at the beautiful Carmel Mountain Ranch Country Club raised in excess of $6,000, all of which will be donated to areas of need in our community.

Donations have or will be made to the SRCA Fire Relief Fund, Symphony in the Park, the Scripps Ranch High School Choir, all four elementary schools, Marshall Middle School, the Scripps Ranch Theatre, and the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Scholarship money will go to three deserving, graduating Scripps Ranch High School women.

June brings our Jamaican International Dining experience on Saturday, June 26. If you would like to be part of this socially conscious club, please contact our membership co-chair, Donna Coff, at [[email protected]] or 578-7763. And feel free to check our website at [].

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library

Music Programs

Don't miss the special concert on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:30 pm by internationally acclaimed Hungarian pianist Endre Hegedus. Tickets are $10 at the door and include a post-concert reception hosted by the House of Hungary.

The "Pleasure of Your Company" chamber music series will present the ensemble Allegro on Sunday, June 13--note the change of date!--at 2:30 pm, featuring music for flute, oboe, cello, and keyboard performing with soprano Lori Romero. The concert is free, although donations are appreciated.

Children's Programs

On Thursday, June 3, at 3 pm in "Kruisin' Kritters," Sue Miller will tell tales of critter fire survivors. Be prepared to meet a Florida king snake, a baby frill dragon, and a therapy education dog!

On Thursday, June 17, at 3 pm storyteller Mary Beach, costumed as the Arabian princess Scheherazade, will captivate us with music, story, and audience participation costume dress-up.

The Summer Reading Program starts on the last day of school; please check the library for details.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Three Junes by Julia Glass. Join the discussion on Wednesday, June 23, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. The book for July is A Girl Named Ziggy: Growing up Small in Mooreland, Indiana by Haven Kimmel. The books are available at the library.

Kiwanis Club

Service Projects

Miramar Ranch Spaghetti Dinner: Our club, in conjunction with the high school Key Clubs, served dinner in April. This is a great fundraiser for Miramar Ranch Elementary School and us. More than $1,400 was collected. Thanks to Filippi's for donating the spaghetti and sauce, and to Jim and Jennifer Felix for organizing the event.

Special Olympics: Nothing starts an athlete's day like a good breakfast. That's where we come in. Yes, once again, on Sunday, June 6, we will do our part by serving breakfast. The high school Key Clubs are a big part of this event. Last year we served more than 400 breakfasts in a two-hour period!

Check Us Out

You are always welcome to sample our meetings, held every Wednesday from 7 to 8 am at Mimi's Restaurant. For more information, please call me at 536-9821 or visit [].

Mark Branning