Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Another fun and productive auxiliary year is winding down. Scripps Ranch members will join with others from all of the San Diego auxiliary units for our semi-annual meeting on Wednesday, June 3. A few days later our Scripps Ranch Unit will conclude our year with a social dinner at the home of Kathy Steinhause.

We look forward to our 2015–2016 auxiliary year that begins with a meeting on Monday Sept. 21, at the Crown Pointe clubhouse at 6:30 pm. Join us!

Kami Evora, SR Unit Publicity Chair

SR Theatre: Beau Jest and Register for Summer Camp!

The Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT)—on the Alliant International University campus—is producing Beau Jest, by James Sherman. The production, helmed by veteran San Diego director Kathy Brombacher, runs through Sunday, June 21.

This funny and moving comedy says a lot about families of any ethnic persuasion. Our heroine, Sarah, has a secret, and that secret is sitting at the Seder table. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner meets Abie’s Irish Rose in this hilarious romantic comedy that will appeal to all with its universal themes of family and love. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $29 with discounts for seniors, youth, and active duty military. For more, call 578-7728 or visit www.Scrippsranchtheatre.org.

Summer is coming! SRT is registering now for its weeklong summer camps. Join us for two weeks of fun-filled theater adventure! Kids will be introduced to various aspects of the acting and technical worlds of performance. Led by guest artists and theater educators from around the country, the children will delve into their imaginations to create masterpiece performances and spread the love of theater.

Sessions run Monday through Friday, from 9 am to 3 pm; cost: $200 per session:

  • Session 1: ages 9–11, July 13–17
  • Session 2: ages 12–15, July 20–24

For more information or to register, contact camp director Patrick Garcia at [email protected] or 619-985-0125, or camp director Elise Meehan at [email protected] or 760-521-7210.

Film Forum

Do you enjoy the movies? Then mark your calendar for 7 pm on the third Wednesday of each month for the free Film Forum sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL). This summer’s “Dial H for Hitchcock” features a Hitchcock miniseries from June through August.

On Wednesday, June 17, we’ll screen Strangers on a Train. This intoxicating merry-go-round tangles two men—a tennis champion (Farley Granger) and a psychopathic rogue (Robert Walker)—in a coolly logical web of “crisscross” murders. Film appreciation instructor Ralph DeLauro (below) introduces each film and moderates the post-screening discussion, focusing on the techniques used to tell the story. Free popcorn is served.

Children’s and Teens’ Programs

The Summer Reading Program, “Read to the Rhythm,” sponsored by the SRFOL, kicks off on Thursday, June 18, with a 3 pm concert starring Twinkle Time. This is a fun, high-energy pop group the whole family will enjoy. Kid and teens can earn super prizes just for reading books.

The fun continues on Thursday, June 25, at 3 pm with “Literature Comes to Life,” a theatrical storytelling extravaganza with costumes for kids to act out their favorite book characters! Check out these programs, and other acts, every Thursday at 3 pm all summer. Sign up for the Summer Reading Program at the library.

Summer Reading for Adults!

In addition to the ever-popular Summer Reading Program for kids and teens, adults are invited to participate. Sign up online, read three books, and write online reviews to be eligible for drawings for great prizes. Ask at the library for details.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Faithful Place by Tana French. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room. The book for next month is West with the Night by Beryl Markham. Copies of these books are available at the circulation desk.

Grace’s Book Nook

Grace’s Book Nook, our library’s used bookstore, is open Monday through Saturday during library hours. It is stocked to the brim with “new” books, so be sure to visit each time you’re at the library.

The Book Nook also has gift quality books, greeting cards, CDs, DVDs, and duck food. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are welcome. We really need children’s books at this time. All proceeds support our library.

Friends Wanted!

Did you know that half of new books and media added to our library each year are made possible by the SRFOL? The group also provides funding for programs for adults, teens, and children, as well as needed equipment and amenities—recently, new patio umbrellas and a table—not provided through the city.

All patrons are encouraged to join the SRFOL with a tax-deductible membership donation ranging from only $5 for students and seniors to $250 for life members. Join or renew today! Forms are at the library and on www.srfol.org. Our library needs friends like you!

Free Fitness Classes

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

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

This month the Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary will host its annual Staff Appreciation Luncheon at the shelter. New auxiliary members will receive an orientation to the services, lodging, and counseling that is provided to their clients. This past month our auxiliary’s primary purchases for the HVH were food, kitchen supplies, and toiletries. We also are updating some of the client rooms.

The shelter is housing families with children ages two months to 13 years, and supplies of baby wipes, size one diapers, baby wash, and lotion are low. If you would like to donate any of these items, please drop them at the Scripps Ranch Library or the home of Ellen Hawkins at 11528 Wills Creek Road. Save the date— Saturday, Nov. 7—for our fundraiser.

Lynn Parke

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Stand up. Speak up. Deliver.

After the master of ceremonies finishes the introduction, you take that long walk across the stage to deliver your speech. The first few seconds of your journey are very important. The public is watching. The audience is anticipating. It is show time! How do you take command of the stage? (Extracted from the Toastmaster newsletter article, The Art of Nesting, June 2014, by Brett Gresham.)

Come to the Scripps Teasers Toastmasters Club to learn and practice your public speaking skills! Drop by to see how Toastmasters can help enhance your speaking and leadership skills. Guests are welcome at our meetings on Thursdays from 7 to 8 am at the SRCA Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. For details, call Akemi Rogers at 693-8643 or visit teasers.toastmastersclubs.org.

Welcome Club

The Welcome Club is accepting dues for the coming year. At just $30 a year you get a chance to mingle with friends and neighbors at monthly coffees, go on trail walks, play bunco and bridge, make crafts, and attend day trips and evening socials. It all happens here in Scripps Ranch.

Our next general meeting is on Tuesday, June 2, at 7 pm at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. Our annual Salad Supper is on Tuesday, July 21. If you want to participate in these many social activities, join our club now! For more information, please call Becky McDonald at 578-5693 or JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217 or visit www.scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

The Garden Club recently enjoyed a presentation by landscaper Carol Fuller. She shared ways to control pests without using harmful pesticides. One suggestion is to use worm castings in the soil around plants. It not only enhances the soil but repels whitefly and other harmful pests.

There are many drought-tolerant plants that can replace a lawn and give back to the environment. Rock, concrete, gravel, and artificial turf only create more heat and do not give back the oxygen we need.

The Garden Club is open to anyone who wants to learn more about landscaping. Membership is $20 per year per family. To find out more, please contact Lynnell Hallock at [email protected]

Red Hat Society

Red Hat ladies meet once a month for a fun event. Join the “Sassy Scrippers” if you are at least 50 years old. You must wear purple and a red hat! Please contact Alex at [email protected] for details about our next event. We also play bunco on the third Tuesday of each month.

Women’s Club: Busy June

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club has a fun-filled month planned. A pre-theatre party hosted by Mary Ann Harper precedes the Scripps Ranch Theatre production on Friday, June 5. On Sunday, June 14, we will gather at Ballast Point in Little Italy for beer tasting and lunch.

Club movie-goers will get together at a member’s home on Saturday, June 27, for dinner and to share impressions of a current movie. Sound fun? We would love to have you join us. Please call our membership chair, Sharon Worman, at 653-3624, for details on how to become a member.

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Scripps Tip is our local small business networking group that meets every Friday for an early breakfast. We welcome new members but limit membership to one person per area of business or expertise so there is no competition for referrals.

We are not a “drop-in” group—we value consistent participation, and the synergy that results works to everyone’s benefit! Each networking group has its own personality. Check us out! Visit our website at www.scrippstips.net, then contact Cheryl at 922-3720 or Barb at 735-4008 to arrange a visit to our next meeting!

Barb Grey

Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group consists of professional women brought together for business networking and to create personal relationships and mutual support. Although we are based in Scripps Ranch, membership is open to women who live or work in nearby neighborhoods. Our monthly breakfast meetings are from 7:45 to 9:30 am on the last Friday of each month. Our next meeting is on Friday, June 26. Occasionally, we also have fun social gatherings.

Membership is limited to one member per business category. Prospective members can drop in on a meeting to see what we’re about. For information and venue details, call Carmela at 361-8536, email us at [email protected], or visit www.srwnetworking.org. Join us!