• Tuesday, Oct. 22
  • 24th Annual Kids’ NewsDay
  • Helping Kids One Dollar. One Paper. One Day.

Get your $1 ready for Tuesday, Oct. 22. Look for the Scripps Ranch Old Pros selling U-T San Diego special editions at street corners throughout Scripps Ranch and our auxiliary volunteers at our Starbucks for this annual event. Every $1 raised from the sale of the U-T San Diego Kids’ NewsDay edition provides funding that has a direct impact on patient care and community education. In one day we can make the difference of a lifetime to the patients and families at Rady Children’s.

  • 2nd Annual Oktoberfest “California Style”
  • Please join us! Oct. 19, 6–10 pm
  • Swim and Racquet Club

The Scripps Ranch Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will host a barbecue, Beer and Wine Tasting, music, and auction: $60 per person. The proceeds this year benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital. For more details, contact Marilyn Tobin at [[email protected]] or Yvette Gilman at [[email protected]].

Pedestrian Safety Tip: The number of pedestrian injuries is highest during September and October when kids go back to school. In San Diego County pedestrian injuries are a leading cause of death to children in all age groups, but children from 5–9 years of age are at highest risk. Parents can make a difference.

Children under the age of 10 should not cross a street by themselves. Always hold a child’s hand when crossing. If children see a car, they think that the driver sees them. Teaching your child to look both ways before crossing is not enough. Talk to your child about waving at, and making eye contact, with the driver to make sure the driver has seen him or her.

Follow us on Facebook at [www.facebook.com/rcha.scrippsranch]. For membership information, contact Michele Fisher at [[email protected]] or Elizabeth McKinnis at [[email protected]].

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Hidden Valley House Auxiliary’s Annual High Tea fundraiser! For details on how to purchase tickets, please contact co-chairs Lauretta Johnson at [[email protected]] or 695-6708 or Karen Wood at [[email protected]].

Your contributions have greatly assisted the domestic violence shelter this past year. This month they are low on tops for girls ages 5–8 and clothes for teen girls. Donations can be dropped off at the Scripps Ranch Library, Ellen Hawkins’ home at 11528 Wills Creek Road, or the Mini and Me store in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace on Scripps Poway Parkway. Once again, thank you, Scripps Ranch, for your continued support!

Lynn Parke

Music Programs

Hungarian-born cellist Laszlo Mezo and pianist Balint Sapszon will present a special concert on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 4 pm. Their program will include a variety of classical music as well as popular pieces. The concert is co-sponsored by the House of Hungary, San Diego, and benefits our library. Enjoy delicious Hungarian pastries at a complimentary reception at intermission. Tickets are only $10 at the door; no charge for children under 12.

“The Pleasure of Your Company” music series concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2:30 pm features The San Diego Chamber Ensemble performing a program of baroque music including works by Bach and Vivaldi. There is no charge, although donations are appreciated.

Affordable Care Act Workshop

Get your questions answered about the Affordable Care Act at a workshop, “An Overview of Obamacare—What It Is, What It Is Not and the Impact on You, If Any.” It will be presented by SRFOL president, Linda S. Harris, a health insurance expert, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 pm.

Amherst Writers Workshop

Laurie Sanders-Cannon, an Amherst affiliate, will offer a free writers workshop at the library on Saturdays, Oct. 26, through Nov. 23, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. The Amherst Writers and Artists method encourages development of voice and craft by writing from a prompt. Space is limited. Please sign up at the circulation desk.

Children’s and Teens’ Programs

The programs for October are fun and informative. Homework Help for ages 4–11 is back on most Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 to 5 pm. Call ahead to assure volunteers are available.

Kids ages 2–5 are invited to wear their Halloween costumes for our Halloween-themed evening program, Starlight Storytime, on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 6 pm. Other October programs include: “Circus Hilarious” with Animal Cracker Conspiracy, on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3 pm featuring a tall tale told with shadow puppetry and body puppets; and, “Goblins Night Out” with Kathy Felker Puppets, on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3 pm where gentle monsters, ghosts, and witches provide Halloween magic.

Teens ages 12–18 are invited to express themselves with body art at a special Teen Entourage event featuring henna “tattoos,” with Crescent Moon Designs on Friday, Oct. 18, from 3 to 5 pm. Permission forms are required prior to the event. They will be available at the youth librarian’s desk beginning Monday, Oct. 14.

For details on our regular programming, please visit [www.srfol.org/children.htm].

Film Forum

The free monthly film series sponsored by the SRFOL continues on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 pm. We will screen The Fairy, a 2011 Belgian film—French with English subtitles—that won two awards at the 2nd Magritte Awards.

Book Discussion Group

The group is reading Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. The book for November is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

Fall Happenings for the SR Women’s Club

A favorite event—Dinner and Movie Talk—is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 12. Participants meet in members’ homes for dinner and discussion of a current film!

Another popular tradition is the Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 19, that will feature German food, beer, and music. Plus, those who wish may come in costume, adding a Halloween twist to the party.

Joining the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club is an opportunity for new friendships, fun, and philanthropy. Our membership chairs, Marty Salkin at 566-0551 or Diane Lennert at 549-2066, would love to hear from you. Also, find out more about our club at [www.srwomensclub.org].

Anne McClure, Publicity

Welcome Club

Last month members participated in four fun events. We went to the Gemological Institute of America, the Scripps Ranch Theatre to see Lettice and Lovage, movie night under the stars at a member’s home, and heard Dr. Carol Banka speak on gender differences in health and disease at our general meeting. These were in addition to our bridge, bunco, book groups, bicycling, and trail walking activities. Join us! Please call Becky McDonald at 578-5693 or JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217 for details.

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Toastmasters is more than public speaking. It’s about the communication skills you use every day. Plus, it’s a great place to meet new people.

Guests are welcome at any meeting. We hope to see you at the SRCA Community Center on Thursdays from 7 to 8 am. For more information, please contact Akemi Rogers at 693-8643 or visit [www.teasers.toastmastersclubs.org].

Village Quilters

Village Quilters presents guest speaker Lujean Seagal at the Saturday, Oct. 12, meeting from 10 am to noon at the Scripps Ranch Library. Her topic is “Beyond Boring Borders,” showing creative options for borders. The meetings are open to the public; visitors pay $5.

Scripps Tips Networking Group

“Tell 20”…It is far more effective to network with 20 people all at once than to make 20 business-to-business connections one at a time! Scripps Tips is 20 members strong. If interested, please visit our website at [www.scrippstips.net], then contact Cheryl Chase-Berkson at 922-3720 to arrange a visit to our next Friday morning breakfast meeting! We welcome you!

Barb Grey

Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group’s mission is to connect with other professional women in Scripps Ranch and help them expand their business opportunities while having fun. Our next meeting is on Friday, Oct. 25, from 8 to 9:30 am for breakfast. For more information, please call Julia at 549-3070, email us at [[email protected]], and visit [www.srwnetworking.org].