SR Women’s Club

Scripps Ranch High School (SRHS) senior girls, now is your opportunity to apply for one of our Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) college scholarships. Each year the Women’s Club awards several scholarships to senior female students based on strong academics and community service. The application and more information is at The deadline is Thursday, Mar. 30. If you are a SRHS senior girl, don’t miss this opportunity!

On Sunday, Mar. 12, we will hold our T.G.I.FUNdraiser at the home of Lauretta Johnson. Join us and help raise funds for the SRWC’s scholarship program and our community donations. There will be a wine grab, gift cards, and silent auction, along with lots of fun! Please call Arlene Sherwood at 653-5919 for details.

Mary Ann Harper, Publicity Chair

Flemming (An American Thriller) at SR Theatre

Fans of detective stories will be thrilled to hear that Flemming (An American Thriller) by Sam Bobrick opens at the Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) on Friday, Mar. 31. This spoof of the film noir thrillers from the 1940s and ’50s introduces us to Henry Flemming of Westport, Connecticut. Bored by his privileged but mundane life, Henry sells his lucrative brokerage firm to become a detective. On his very first case, and to the horror of his wife and neighbors, the Flemming living room begins to fill up with dead bodies. Disheveled and beaten up by the progression of events, Flemming couldn’t be happier!

SRT is located at Alliant International University. Flemming (An American Thriller) runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm from Friday, Mar. 31, through Sunday, Apr. 30.

To reserve the best seats now, call the box office at 578-7728. Individual tickets are $31, with discounts available for seniors, military, and students. For more details, visit


Programs for Adults

Have you heard of the vaquita, the world’s most endangered marine mammal? It is a critically endangered porpoise that lives off the Baja California coast. Learn about this fascinating animal and how to save it with Dr. Thomas Jefferson and the Viva Vaquita Project on Wednesday, Mar. 8, at 6 pm. All are welcome.

Learn the latest about “Sleep, Light and Your Health” with Philip J. Goscienski, M.D., in an OASIS program sponsored by Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL). Modern life has distorted our sleep patterns. Light plays a significant role in how our bodies adjust, survive, and thrive. Take part in this fascinating discussion about sleep, light, and the problems that can arise from a lack thereof on Saturday, Mar. 25, at 10 am.

Music Program

On Sunday, Mar. 19, at 2:30 pm the “Pleasure of Your Company” music series presents the Westwind Trio, comprised of members of the internationally recognized Westwind Brass ensemble. They will perform a varied repertoire, from baroque music to jazz. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by the SRFOL, although donations are appreciated.

Children’s Programs

In March children’s programs are about getting outside and back into nature! Celebrate the library’s birthday on Thursday, Mar. 23, at 3:30 pm with cake and a special program, sponsored by the SRFOL. “Plant A Seed: Botany @ the Library!” is presented by the STEAM2 Academy. Families are invited to learn about science with hands-on activities.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Alice Chang by Robert Gilberg. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Mar. 22, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng.

Grace’s Book Nook

Your support of Grace’s Book Nook helps raise needed funds for our library. Be sure to stop by the used book store each time you’re at the library to browse the frequently updated stock for amazing bargains. Please keep those tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media—CDs, DVDs, video games—coming. To volunteer at the Book Nook, please email [email protected]

Be a Friend of Our Library!

The SRFOL invites you to become a member or renew your membership for 2017. Your donation helps provide books, materials, programs, and upgrades for our library. As a SRFOL member you receive The Folio, our newsletter, highlighting events, and you have the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting our branch.

Memberships start at $5, going up to $250 for a life membership, and are tax deductible. To learn more about membership and volunteering, visit or contact Liz Erickson at 271-4239 or [email protected]

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

We are excited to announce, “Wine On Down the Road” Sunday, Apr. 23. (See the ad on the page to the left.) Join us—members of our group are pictured below!—as we motor north for wine tasting, ending up at Cordiano Winery in Escondido to enjoy a home-cooked Italian meal and a beautiful sunset. Tickets are $50. Buses leave the Park ‘n Ride on Scripps Poway Parkway at 3 pm, returning at 7 pm. Please contact Kathy Steinhause at [email protected] for reservations and more details. Proceeds benefit the Auxiliary’s Endowment for Neuroscience.

There are two delicious “food fundraisers” this month benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital. IHOP’s National Pancake Day is Tuesday, Mar. 7! You can enjoy a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes and make a donation to support Rady Children’s Hospital. Also, guests who purchase a $5 Miracle Balloon receive a coupon good for $5 off their next visit with a $20 purchase.

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary is fortunate to be chosen again this year as San Diego County Jersey Mike’s charity partner for its Month of Giving. Jersey Mike’s has donated more than $500,000 in the past four years to the hospital! There will be month-long fundraising campaign with contribution opportunities, leading up to the Day of Giving on Wednesday, Mar. 29. That’s when all San Diego County Jersey Mike’s will donate 100% of sales for the day!

Cheryl Steinholt

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

At the Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary’s February meeting, the Center for Community Solution’s (CCS) CEO, Verna Griffin Tabor, shared information about its programs and focus in 2017. CCS operates the HVH shelter that the auxiliary supports. CCS believes violence is preventable: it can be learned and unlearned. Through the group’s outreach services, prevention educators are working with San Diego State University sports teams and community colleges to provide students with the skills and tools needed to break the cycle of relationship violence.

If you are interested in attending one of our monthly meetings, contact Lauretta Johnson at [email protected] Items needed at the shelter are umbrellas and socks for women. To donate any of these items, please call Ellen Hawkins at 693-0810 to arrange a time to bring donations to her house. Thank you for your support.

Lynn Parke

League of Women Voters

This month’s League of Women Voters Scripps Ranch Unit meeting will be on Thursday, Mar. 16, at 10 am. Bob Ilko, Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) president, will give the State of Scripps Ranch address. The meeting will be at 11104 Gatemoore Way, 92131. For details, please email [email protected]

Active Scripps Ranch Singles

We have had held a couple of lively evenings recently, with plenty of our members showing up. We had a large crowd for our latest “I Need A Drink” night at Scripps Ranch’s newest brewery (pictured above). Looking ahead, we hope the weather lets us get back to hiking soon!

If you’re single and enjoy a variety of activities, join our group. Please note that we do our event notifications by email. To join or for more details, email Steve or Barb at [email protected]

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Teasers Toastmasters invites you to its Open House to see what we are all about! Join us for refreshments and our famous version of the Toastmaster’s “Table Topics,” a way to improve impromptu speaking. Visitors are welcome to take part.

  • Thursday, Mar. 16, 7–8 am
  • SRCA Community Center
  • 11885 Cypress Canyon Road

Start your day—and your exploration—with laughter, fun, and a tasty breakfast. We meet every Thursday from 7 to 8 am at the SRCA Community Center. Guests are welcome at any meeting. For information, call Akemi Rogers at 693-8643 or visit

YMCA Adventure Guides

March brings a return to our tent camping season. The Scripps Ranch Anasazi and Omaha Circles head to Joshua Tree National Park to enjoy a fun weekend of bouldering and admiring the scenery. With our rainy winter, the desert flowers are likely to be beautiful.

Sound like fun? Join us! Adventure Guides is open to dads and their children in grades K–5. Older kids—6th grade to age 15—move on to the Trailblazers program. For details, visit or email Eric Deitz at [email protected]

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

Our March meeting speaker will be Diane Downey, a landscape educator, talking about “Waterwise Front and Back Yard Garden Designs for Easy Everyday Living.” Her talk will be informative and helpful to those with active lifestyles.

Join us on Tuesday, Mar. 28, at 5:45 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. If you have questions, email me at [email protected]

Louise Badham, President

Village Quilters

Village Quilters hosts quilt artist Claudia Dallas Gomez on Saturday, Mar. 11, at 10 am in the Scripps Ranch Library. Her lecture—COLORstory—will explore color theory and contrast. Claudia has a bachelor of fine arts design degree and 25 years experience in commercial interiors and graphics. Visitors are welcome and encouraged to donate $5.

Claudia’s workshop titled “The French Door” follows the meeting. It will take her lecture a step further by applying it to fabric, with a hands-on exploration of color, improvisation, and design techniques. Cost: $45, members; $55, non-members. For details, visit or email Linda Pountney at [email protected]