Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary–Scripps Ranch

On Sunday, Apr. 12, from 1 to 5 pm we will have our “Cheers to Rady’s—Get on Board” beer tasting bus tour event. Tickets are still available at $50 and include bus transportation to Lost Abbey and Latitude 33 breweries, beer tasting, and food truck munchies. The bus will pick up at 12:30 pm from the Scripps Poway Parkway Park ‘N Ride lot near Wendy’s. All proceeds benefit the Audiology Program at Rady Children’s Hospital. For tickets, contact Janet Mebane at [email protected]

We thank Jersey Mike’s for its incredible generosity. In early March, 30 different stores gave 20% of their proceeds to Rady Children’s. Later in March, 100% of proceeds were contributed to the hospital!

We welcome new members at any time during the year. We renew our annual dues starting Wednesday, Apr. 15, for next year. Now is an excellent time to come see what the auxiliary is all about and make terrific new friends while contributing to a wonderful philanthropic organization. For membership information, contact Cathy Denis at [email protected]

Kami Evora, Publicity Chair

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

The Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary extends a sincere thank you to the many people who volunteer at the shelter for victims of domestic violence and to those who donate items mentioned in this article each month. The shelter staff said they currently need lotions, shampoos, hair conditioner, size 5+ socks for boys, and baby products including diapers, wipes, and lotions. The Scripps Ranch collection points for donations are the Scripps Ranch Library and the home of Ellen Hawkins at 11528 Wills Creek Road.

Lynn Parke

Garage Sale

The Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL) is cleaning its “attic” and will take part in the Scripps Ranch Community Garage Sale on Saturday, Apr. 18. We welcome your tax-deductible donations of items to sell and raise funds for our library. Please ask at the library or contact [email protected] for details. Stop by on Apr. 18 to shop for treasures, as well as at our concurrent book sale.

Film Forum

The free monthly film series, sponsored by the SRFOL, continues on Wednesday, Apr. 15, at 7 pm with a screening of the 2014 film Calvary. It’s an impassioned moral inquiry blending passion play, black-hearted farce, and detective story. Film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro introduces the film and moderates the post-screening discussion.

Music Program

“The Pleasure of Your Company” music series presents Trio Arpavioluta on Sunday, Apr. 19, at 2:30 pm. This delightful trio, comprised of flutist Laura Vaughan, harpist Cathy Blickenstaff, and violist Päivikki Nykter, will perform an all French program featuring works by Leclair, Ravel, and Debussy. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by the SRFOL, although donations are appreciated. Meet the musicians at a reception.

Special Screening

On Tuesday, Apr. 21, at 6 pm our library will host another KPBS “Independent Lens” Community Cinema screening. This month’s selection focuses on cancer and cancer treatment in America.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Tibetan Peach Pie: A True Account of an Imaginative Life by Tom Robbins. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Apr. 22, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. The book for next month is A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

Children’s Programs

April is National Poetry Month, so check out the special display in the children’s area featuring books of poems for kids. Also, join us to celebrate Earth Day with a recycling craft on Thursday, Apr. 23, at 3 pm! For special events and ongoing programs, visit www.srfol.org.

Free Fitness Classes

Every Tuesday at 1:30 pm we partner with San Diego Continuing Education to present “Fun Fitness for Adults 55+,” a class that helps improve balance, strength, and flexibility. Check www.srfol.org for other free fitness classes including Zumba, Tai Chi, and Silver Age Yoga.

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Congratulations to former member Ashley Grey for finding an attorney job in San Francisco. Before leaving San Diego, she wrote a thank you letter to our club president, Akemi Rogers: “I wanted to take a moment to thank you for running such an amazing club. I cannot fully express how much Toastmasters helped me. I can say with absolute certainty it is one of the reasons I received the job offer from the firm in San Francisco. I have learned so much…and I will miss you guys on Thursday mornings.” Scripps Teasers meets every Thursday from 7 to 8 am at the SRCA Community Center. Guests are welcome. For more details, call Akemi at 693-8643 or visit teasers.toastmastersclubs.org.

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club Springs Into Fun

The Women’s Club looks forward to fun activities in April. Members and their guests will attend a pre-theatre party on Friday, Apr. 10, at the home of Barbara and Don Wesser and then see Sunset Park at the Scripps Ranch Theatre. Later in the month members will attend “Art Alive” at the San Diego Museum of Art.

For more information about all of our monthly activities, visit srwomensclub.org. We welcome new members. Contact Sharon Worman at 653-3624 or Rochelle Braunstein at 449-2311 for details.

Welcome Club

We were busy in March reading books—The Goldfinch, Driving the Saudis, and Destiny of the Republic—attending a St. Patrick’s Day party, and making crafts. To join the Welcome Club, check us out at www.scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com and call Becky McDonald at 578-5693 or JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217.

Janelle Boustany, Secretary

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Our group’s stability is proof positive of the benefits derived by our members! Great group + Hearty breakfast=Synergy! With presentations and round-table discussions, we learn and grow together! We welcome new members. Call Cheryl Chase-Berkson at 922-3720

Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group meets on the last Friday of each month from 7:45 to 9:30 am. Our next meeting is on Friday, Apr. 24. For details, contact Carmela at 361-8536, email [email protected], or visit our website at www.srwnetworking.org.