Special Program

Celebrate the new fifth edition of the local classic, Jerry Schad’s Afoot and Afield in San Diego County, newly updated by Scott Turner. Scott will detail and describe new trails, great hikes, and easy jaunts on Tuesday, May 2, at 6 pm.

Special Book Sale!

Don’t miss the special Big Book Sale at the library on Saturday, May 6, from 9:30 am to 3 pm. Select from thousands of books for all ages beginning at only 25 cents or less. You have so much to choose from—fiction and nonfiction in all categories for adults, plus books sure to please tots through teens. We also have a nice selection of rare, out-of-print and antiquarian books, first editions, and collectors’ editions at a fraction of internet prices. Shop early for the best selection!

For everyday bargains on nearly new and gently used books, shop at Grace’s Book Nook, open every day during library hours. Your tax-deductible donations of gently used books and media are welcome. Proceeds support our library.

Music Program

Join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, at 2:30 pm for a delightful program of classical music featuring violinist Päivikki Nykter and pianist Paul Kenyon performing works by Beethoven, Friedrich Nietzsche, Schumann, Melartin, and Sibelius. There is no charge for the concert, sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL), although donations are appreciated.

Children’s and Teens’ Programs

Join us on Wednesday, May 10, at 6:30 pm for an engaging talk on college admissions. Learn strategies for standing out among the competition.

Need a gift for Mother’s Day? Arts for Learning will help all ages make a Mother’s Day craft from recycled materials on Thursday, May 11, at 3:30 pm. Come create something beautiful!

In celebration of National Police Week, visit with a San Diego police officer and enjoy storytime on Saturday, May 13, at 10 am. There will be lots of photo opportunities with a police car and officer, along with some crafty fun! All ages.

Join our Teen Council at the Science Expo on Thursday, May 18, at 3:30 pm. See cool science experiments up close! Geared toward elementary ages. No registration is required for any of these events.

Essay Contest

Scripps Ranch winners of the 20th Annual Student Writing for Literacy Library Essay Contest sponsored by the Friends of the San Diego Public Library were honored at a ceremony and reception hosted by the SRFOL in April (pictured above).

Congratulations to: 4th graders—Aditi Ramamurthy, Jaydyn Butcher, and Nathan Liu, Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary; Olivia Teates, Anna Jacobsen, and Julian Schiff; Jerabek; Paul Vincent Macapinlac, Isabella Lo, and Audrey Cutler, Miramar Ranch; Dillon Kao and Emily Kao, Creekside; and Joshua John, Santa Fe Christian.

8th graders—Daniella Oknotina, Isabella Yang, and Kira Binstock, Marshall Middle School.

10th graders—Joydeep Dutta and Pia Kapoor, SR High School.

Grade-level winners—Paul, Daniella, and Joydeep—will represent Scripps Ranch in the citywide contest, competing for gift cards, laptops, and $500.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Back from the Dead by Bill Walton. Everyone is invited to the discussion on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Carr.

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

The Hidden Valley House (HVH) shelter provides temporary housing for families who have recently experienced domestic violence. They appreciate Scripps Ranch’s ongoing donations of their needed “items of the month.” Their supplies of diapers and baby wipes are low, as are pantry items—canned tomatoes, soups, pasta, rice, and so forth. To donate items, please call Ellen Hawkins at 693-0810.

To join us, email Lauretta Johnson at [email protected] We will participate in the SRCA’s Meet and Greet at the Scripps Ranch Library on Saturday, May 20. Stop by to learn about how the HVH Auxiliary helps domestic violence survivors.

Lynn Parke

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary, Scripps Ranch Unit

We had a wonderful time at our Wine on Down the Road event! Special thanks to Cubic for donating $2,000 in support of the Auxiliary’s Endowment for Neuroscience (pictured below).

Please look for us at the SRCA Meet and Greet at the Scripps Ranch Library on Saturday, May 20! We look forward to sharing information about Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the great things that are happening in San Diego.

The Scripps Ranch Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary meets on the third Monday of every month at 7 pm at the Crown Pointe clubhouse. For membership information, please email Doris Berry at [email protected]

Cheryl Steinholt, Publicity

Loves and Hours at SRT and Summer Theater Camp

The Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) is in rehearsal for Loves and Hours, by local playwright Stephen Metcalf. It runs Friday, June 2, through Sunday, July 2.

Love. Age. Perspective. Loves and Hours is the story of Dan Tilney, a newly divorced empty nester at a loss as to what to do with his life. His friends know. Dan needs a girl. Will it be Charlotte—beautiful and 20 years his junior—or Julia, his lifelong friend and confidant? And what about his teenage son who is having an affair with a neighbor? In this gentle comedy, life and love are complicated for the young and not so young. Call 578-7728 to reserve your seats and visit www.scrippsranchtheatre.org for details.

Youth Summer Camp: SRT is partnering with Rancho YMCA for a one-week theatre camp for kids 8–13 during the week of July 24–28. For more information or to register your child, email Caitlyn Hunter at [email protected]

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club

Thanks to lots of hard work by our Fundraising Committee and the generosity of many members, the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) raised $6,582 this year! The fundraiser at Lauretta Johnson’s home (pictured above) brought in $4,306. The January Walk, Bike, and Move event raised $2,276. This money goes back into the community as scholarships for high school girls and funds for our schools, library, and other community services.

Thank you to our amazing Fundraising Committee: co-chairs Arlene Sherwood and Elaine Scott; Lauretta Johnson; Michelle Cyphers; Donna Apprill; Carolyn Walters; Anne Massey; Laura Wright; and Cheryle Tkach.

On Saturday, May 13, SRWC members can enjoy an afternoon at the Cordiano Winery with wine, homemade pizza, and bocce ball. If this event appeals to you, please call Susan Barnett at 735-0310 or Connie Gutierrez at 603-3049. Visit www.srwomensclub.org for more information.

Mary Ann Harper, Publicity Chair

Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch

The Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch is a social group open to all women in the community. We have many interest groups and social activities. On Saturday, May 6, at 6 pm we will have an exciting TGI/Kentucky Derby Supper at Thelest Stewart’s home. The race will be prerecorded and everyone is encouraged to wear a hat.

Our Trail Walkers have been going on beautiful off-Ranch hikes to Ramona, Santee, and San Elijo led by Dorothy Mildice. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 9 am we meet at Janelle Boustany’s home for Scripps Ranch trail hikes.

For more information, please contact JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217 or Becky McDonald at 578-5693. Also, visit www.scrippsranchwelcomeclub.com.

Active SR Singles

We have had some new activities. One of our members led a fun wine tasting day at our local wine country in Ramona. We enjoyed excellent wines, views, and good company. Coming up, we’ll hike to the Peñasquitos Canyon waterfall.

Join our fun, friendly group. To find out more, email either Steve or Barb at [email protected]

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Scripps Tips is a busy and active local networking group. We had timely speakers the last couple of months, and much of it was real estate-related topics. We thank all of our members for sharing their expertise. We meet every Friday at 7 am. Please visit www.scrippstips.com for details.

Women’s Ranch Connection

Are you a professional woman looking to join a dynamic group that can help you promote and build your business? We meet the last Friday of each month at 7:45 am. Please visit www.meetup.com/Womens-Ranch-Connection for more details and to join us for breakfast!