Scripps Ranch Theatre’s 2017–2018 Season!

Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) is pleased to announce its 2017–2018 season, which starts in September. SRT artistic director Jill Drexler shared, “Our goal every year is to entertain and engage with a combination of stories that explore comedy, drama, mystery, and new works—all while looking for ways to partner in the community we serve.”


Friday, Sept. 8–Sunday, Oct. 8

By Rupert Holmes

Accomplice begins in Dartmoor, England, at the stylish weekend retreat of the affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both adultery and murder are in the air. All is never as it seems in this electrifying game of trickery and misdirection. Who is the hunter and who the hunted…and who is the “Accomplice”? The twists and turns will trigger screams of laughter.

The Season of Love

Friday, Nov. 10–Sunday, Dec. 10

This world premiere by local playwright James Caputo shares four stories about love and its power to transform.

Outside Mullingar

Friday, Jan. 19–Sunday, Feb. 18

By John Patrick Shanley, a coproduction with the Oceanside Theatre Company

This Irish tale about two eccentrics weaves a heartwarming story of delayed romance. After it’s run in Scripps Ranch, it moves to the Brooks Theatre in Oceanside.

Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery

Friday, Mar. 23–Sunday, Apr. 22

By Ken Ludwig, Tony Award

Comedic genius Ken Ludwig turns The Hounds of Baskerville on its head and transforms it through theatrical inventiveness into a madcap comedy-adventure! Five actors play 40+ roles!

For Better

Friday, May 25–Sunday, June 24

By Eric Coble

A romantic comedy for the digital age, where the intricacies of overlapping calls, three-party conferencing, and concurrent instant messages attempt to substitute for good old-fashioned human interaction.

SRT is located at Alliant International University. Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Individual tickets are $31 with discounts available for seniors, military, and students. Save money with a season ticket for $124—five shows for the price of four! To reserve seats or to purchase tickets, call the box office at 578-7728. Also, visit

Summer Reading Program

“Reading by Design,” the Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults, runs through Tuesday, Aug. 15. Enter the books you read online, then stop by the library to claim your prize.

Children and Teen Programs

Don’t miss the final free children’s programs of the summer, sponsored by the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library (SRFOL). Join us on Thursday, Aug. 3, at 3 pm for juggling, comedy, and more with Michael Raynor! On Thursday, Aug. 10, at 3 pm rock out with your favorite pop star as “Twinkle Time” returns.

“Sharpen Your Skills” for students in grades 1–8 continues through Thursday, Aug. 17. Prevent “summer slide” through participation in these sessions Monday through Thursday from 3 to 6 pm. Students are assessed at the beginning of each weekly session, then given specific activities to help them. Attend one day or all week. No registration required. Homework assistance is always available.

Armchair Adventure

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 10 am for a free OASIS program, sponsored by the SRFOL. “Jewels in America’s Natural Crown: Three National Parks” provides a visual travelogue of three of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring national parks, starring Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Crater Lake.

Book Discussion Group

This month the group is reading Case Histories: A Novel by Kate Atkinson. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 pm in the Seminar Room. The book for next month is Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule by Jennifer Chiaverini.

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

Almost 20 years ago the Hidden Valley House (HVH) Auxiliary was formed to assist the Hidden Valley House shelter that helps families who need a temporary safe haven from domestic violence situations. We’re pleased to welcome new members who learned about our auxiliary at the SRCA Community Meet and Greet.

The HVH manager keeps us informed about items they need. This month it’s school supplies for children—backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, and so forth—and diapers and baby wipes. To donate any of these items, please call Ellen Hawkins at 693-0810. Thank you.

Lynn Parke

Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego’s Center for Healthier Communities is your resource for your children’s health and safety. By partnering with groups in our area, we offer an array of innovative programs and services. Among them are:

  • Car seat checks
  • The Rady Children’s Safety Store
  • Injury prevention fact sheets on child-proofing, pool safety, more
  • Dental health information
  • Childhood immunizations, visit

For more information, go to

Look for us highlighted in this Newsletter’s center pages! Join us for our Prospective Member Social on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 6 pm. Contact Janet Mebane at 549-8393 or [email protected]

Cheryl Steinholt

SR Welcome Club

If you are looking for some fun, the Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch will be enjoying the lazy days of summer with an ice cream social and White Elephant gift exchange. Our event is on Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 pm at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road.

For information about all of our activities, call JoAnn Farmen at 695-9217 or Becky McDonald at 578-5693 and visit

SR Women’s Club

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) members have fun together while giving back to our community. Among members’ activity choices are happy hours (pictured above), pre-theater parties, bridge groups, playing bunco, and specific learning and enrichment activities.

The SRWC gives back to the community through annual scholarships and donations to local schools and groups. To join our fun organization, contact our membership chairs, Janet Vesterfelt at 566-3899 or Barbara Wesser at 271-5787. Also, visit

Mary Ann Harper, Publicity Chair

Active Scripps Ranch Singles

We had fun doing something new! One of our members hosted a wine-tasting/food pairing event (below) at another member’s home. We also had a midweek I Need A Drink evening and danced at the first Symphony in the Park concert.

If you’re single and enjoy a wide range of activities, join our fun, friendly group. We have nearly 100 members! To learn more, email either Steve or Barb at [email protected]

Scripps-Mesa Garden Club

Our August meeting usually is our Backyard Potluck Barbecue, but that has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5:45 pm at the Scripps Ranch Library. Our club provides the entree, and members and guests are asked to bring side dishes and desserts. Please send your dish choice to me at [email protected]

Louise Badham, President

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Experiencing summer doldrums? We offer a fun and supportive way for you to hone your speaking style. Learn how to create a connection with your audience, be it a technical, sales, or social presentation.

Guests are welcome. We meet Thursdays from 7 to 8 am at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. For information, email Janet Mebane at [email protected] or visit

Knitting and Crochet Group

We have added one Saturday a month for those who cannot join us during the week: Aug. 19; Sept. 23; Oct. 14; and Nov. 18. We meet from 10 am until noon in the Scripps Ranch Library’s Seminar Room. Don’t forget our regular meetings on the second, third, fourth, and fifth Friday of each month from 12:30 pm until 3 pm.

While we have a great time chatting and working, we also contribute our projects to charities. We have fun but we are also productive. Bernadette Lorton (left) models her first scarf for the group. To join us, call Rhonda Rogers at 735-7234.

Networking Groups in Scripps Ranch

Scripps Tips Networking Group meets every Friday at 7 am. Visit

Women’s Ranch Connection: Are you are a professional woman looking to join a dynamic group to help you build your business? Our next meeting is on Friday, Aug. 25, at 7:45 am. For details, visit