Scripps Ranch Theatre
For the first time ever, the award winning Scripps Ranch Theatre presents "Theatre for Teens," a series of acting and drama classes for children and teens ages 10 to 15. The eight-session series starts Tuesday, Mar. 4, and ends Tuesday, Apr. 29. The courses include two sessions each in Improvisation, Musical Theater Voice, Musical Theater Dance, and Scene Work. Taught by professional directors, actors, choreographers, and singers, the classes are designed to be a fun introduction in how to think on your feet, sing, dance, and create characters.
The entire eight-session course is only $79 for Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club members. The nonmember price is $99. Individual classes are available for $12 for club members and $15 for nonmembers. Participants do not have to live in Scripps Ranch.
The classes will be held at the El Mirador room at the Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club, 9875 Aviary Drive. For information and to sign up, please contact Alan Salkin at 566-0551.
Classes run on consecutive Tuesdays from 7:15 to 8:45 pm. The class topics are as follows:
- Mar. 4 and Mar. 11–Improvisation, taught by Raylene Wall;
- Mar. 18 and Mar. 25–Musical Theater Voice, taught by Debbie Glivar;
- Apr. 1 and Apr. 8–Musical Theater Dance, taught by Alisa Williams; and,
- Apr. 22 and Apr. 29–Scene Work, taught by John Barnes.
For more information about SRT, call 578-7728 or check our website at [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org].
Hidden Valley House Auxiliary
The year is off to a good start. The Auxiliary is providing Internet access to the house for the use of the staff and residents. It is hoped that this will help the women in their efforts to find jobs and available housing and give them email access. This should provide them with a wealth of information to help them get started again with their lives.
Valentine’s Day was brightened for the house residents with cards for the children and mothers and boxes of candy hearts for the children to give out to their friends at school. Also, there were cupcakes and punch for everyone to make the day a little better. Thanks to Jan Loftus for coordinating this.
The High Tea arrangements are well in hand. Look for the invitations for the Saturday, May 17, event. This is proving to be such a popular fundraiser for us. We hope that you will support us again.
The items for this month are diapers–sizes 4 and 5–canned foods, baby formula, and baby food. Also, new clothes for infants and toddlers are needed. If you are able to help with any of these items, please drop them off at Sonya Bolton’s house at 10444 Spruce Grove Avenue. Her phone number is 578-5927.
Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club
Swim lessons begin Monday, Mar. 31. Members have priority registration on Sunday, Mar. 9, from 12 to 3 pm at Aviary. Registration is open to everyone beginning Sunday, Mar. 16, from 12 to 3 pm. Call 271-6222 for dates and times.
Spring break is near, and we are gearing up for fun and friendships. We are busy scheduling many activities, including swimming and field trips. Spring camps are scheduled during all the elementary school breaks, Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Before and after care is also available. Nonmembers are welcome. Sign up at Aviary.
- March–Member Appreciation Month;
- Family dinner night–Thursday, Mar. 6;
- Members only spring swim lesson registration–Sunday, Mar. 9;
- Board meeting–Tuesday, Mar. 11;
- St. Patrick’s Day party–Saturday, Mar. 15;
- Free intro to yoga–Saturday, Mar. 15;
- Open spring swim lesson registration–Sunday, Mar. 16;
- Members only summer camp registration–Saturday, Mar. 22; and,
- Swim and movie night–Friday, Mar. 28.
Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library
Women’s Personal Economics Workshop
Learn how to overcome the 11 roadblocks to a woman’s financial security by participating in a no-fee workshop, "Personal Economics: Financial Strategies for Women," offered through the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). Dave Bretz, a certified financial planner, is the instructor for this popular four-session course.
It will be held each Tuesday in March from 9:30 to 11:30 am in the Scripps Ranch Library’s seminar room. Participants must attend the first session on Tuesday, Mar. 4, where registration will take place. For more information, call the SDCCD at 627-2545.
Opera Previews with Myron Fink continue with a lecture on Thérèse Raquin by Tobias Picker on Monday, Mar. 10, from 7 to 8:30 pm. Next month, on Monday, Apr. 7, we will hear about Giuseppe Verdi’s Otello.
The next concert in the "Pleasure of Your Company" chamber music series will feature the Dreiling-Fink Duo on Sunday, Mar. 16, at 2:30 pm. Violinist Alyze Dreiling and pianist Myron Fink will perform Beethoven violin sonatas. Meet the musicians at a complimentary reception following the concert.
Then on Saturday, Mar. 22, at 8 pm, there will be an opportunity to hear the Bartók Quartet right here in Scripps Ranch! The New York Times described this ensemble, formed in 1957 in Budapest, as "clearly one of the great quartets of the world."
The musicians perform on four of the finest instruments of the 18th century, including the famed "Hamma" Stradivarius violin. This concert is cosponsored by the Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, in association with the House of Hungary, San Diego, and the SR Friends of the Library. Tickets are $10. For reservations, please call 457-3136 or email [[email protected]].
In a free program on Thursday, Mar. 20, at 3 pm, two costumed dancers from the Gypsy Folk Ensemble will perform Celtic dances from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. There will be songs and lots of audience interaction!
Book Discussion Group
This month the group is reading The Tortilla Curtain by T. Coraghessan Boyle. Everyone is invited to join the discussion on Wednesday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 pm in the seminar room.
The book for April will be Appetite for Life: The Biography of Julia Child by Noel Fitch. Copies of the book are available at the library circulation desk.
Women’s Health Program
Back by popular demand, Dr. Carole Banka, director of women’s health research at the La Jolla Institute for Molecular Medicine, will present a workshop entitled "How Young Do You Feel? Aging Gracefully for Women over 40." It will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 9 to 11:30 am at the library. Hear the evidence relating to hormone replacement therapy and clinical and lifestyle approaches for the prevention and treatment of the diseases of aging.
Other Library News
California tax forms for 2003 are available at the Scripps Ranch Library. Also, federal, California, and even out-of-state tax forms can be accessed through links on the San Diego Public Library home page. Just visit the website [www.sannet.gov/public-library].
Please park in the lot on Meanley Drive, behind the library, for special programs and events.
Scripps Ranch Women’s Club
Preparations continue for the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club’s (SRWC) annual Brunch and Fashion Show. It will be held on Saturday, Mar. 15, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Doubletree Hotel in Rancho Penasquitos. The cost for the event is $35 per guest. Residents who are not members of the club are invited.
This is the club’s major fundraiser for the year, and the proceeds provide scholarships to deserving Scripps Ranch High School graduating senior women. If you would like to attend the brunch, please send your check to: SRWC, 9842 Hibert Street, No. 250, San Diego, CA 92131. Be sure to note the event and your phone number on your check.
Eleonora Barson hosted the club’s potluck evening in February. Members brought clothing, cosmetics, and gift certificates for the residents of the Hidden Valley House. Valerie Church and Debra Christle, from Road Runner Sports, presented a program on fitness apparel and footwear for women.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza is still accepting $1 donation cards at the restaurant through Monday, Mar. 31. If you do not have any donation cards, please call Lynn Parke at 549-6941.
Do you have a business located in Scripps Ranch? You are invited to advertise in the club’s monthly newsletter. Business card ads are $45 for three months. Call Jill Lesher at 695-8902.
If you would more information about our club, contact Joanne Franklin at 578-1118 or [[email protected]]. You can also check our website at [www.srwomensclub.org]. SRWC welcomes new members Dorothy Dobrogowski, Kristen Allen, Anita Tashchian, Tina Colmenero, and Cheryl Dawley.
Last month’s general meeting was our 22nd birthday celebration. A sizable number of members came to help celebrate. Our bubbly, enthusiastic speaker that evening was Sally Gary, the author of The Best Deals and Steals in San Diego. She gave us some great hints that we did not know about.
Our general meeting is the first Thursday of the month, and we always have an interesting program, refreshments, and plenty of time to socialize. The meetings are held at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive at 7 pm.
We have monthly activities that take us to new and different areas of San Diego. In March the Antique Seekers are going to Ocean Beach and to Quiggs for lunch. The club has many activities to satisfy the members’ interests–coffees, arts and crafts, bridge, book discussion, mah jongg, pitch, bunco, and more.
If we have piqued your interest, come to the next general meeting. If you would like more information, please call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.
Children’s Hospital Auxiliary
Save the date! On Saturday, May 3, the Scripps Ranch Unit of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary hosts its annual fundraising event, "Juke Box Jive." This year, it is a 50s theme to commemorate the 50th anniversary celebration of the Children’s Hospital Auxiliary.
Back by popular demand, The Heroes will play at our casual dinner-dance-auction event. The entire net proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Children’s Institute of Behavioral Health, which provides comprehensive mental health and psychosocial services to children and their families.
Please see pages 44 and 45 in the Newsletter for more information. Or, contact Nancy Fleischman at 578-9478 or [[email protected]].
Pomerado Community Band
The Pomerado Community Band is comprised of 60 wind and percussion musicians from our community. We are a nonprofit corporation that welcomes new members; there are no dues or auditions. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm in the Scripps Ranch High School band room.
Our spring 2003 concert is the first week in April and will feature a monumental work for the concert band, James Barnes’ Third Symphony (Op. 89). For concert details, contact us at 693-6244 or [[email protected]].
Scripps Teasers Toastmasters
Need to get a better job or improve your speaking skills? Check out Scripps Ranch’s own Toastmasters Club, Scripps Teasers, the best Toastmasters Club this side of the Arctic Circle. You can improve your leadership, speaking, and improvisational skills that can help you land that perfect job.
Our average meeting lasts approximately one hour. You do not need to have any speaking experience to visit Scripps Teasers. Our meetings are fun, fast-paced, and educational, with lots of friendly humor.
Scripps Teasers meets Thursdays at 7 am at the Scripps Ranch Information Center located at 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. For information, contact Ed Costa at [[email protected]] or 578-6190.
Computer Users Group
What is a Computer Users Group? It is a group of individuals who like to share their knowledge of computers and software. Members range from the neophyte, who is just learning, to the seasoned user. Stop by the Computer Users Group and share your knowledge.
We meet in the Scripps Ranch Library’s seminar room from 9:30 am until 12 pm on the third Saturday of the month. The March meeting will be on Saturday, Mar. 15. For more information, you may call Dave Bechtel, evenings, at 549-2077.
Scripps Tips Networking Group
Do you have a small business serving the Scripps Ranch area? Would you like to be part of a networking group? Scripps Tips has been meeting weekly for more than 13 years and has openings!
The group seeks members who are willing to commit to consistent participation at short, early breakfast meetings every Friday. The group is relaxed and friendly and dedicated to supporting the growth of other members’ businesses.
Through consistent participation, members are able to give and get in-depth views of each others respective businesses. This level of knowledge fosters referrals, which is the ultimate purpose of Scripps Tips.
Scripps Tips limits membership to just one person per business or profession. Call to see if we have an opening in your field! We would love to hear from you. Call our 2003 president, William English, at 530-2343 for information.
Scripps-Mesa Writers Group
The Mira Mesa/Scripps Ranch Writers Workshop will hold its next meeting at the Mira Mesa Barnes and Noble bookstore on Tuesday, Mar. 4, from 7 to 9 pm. We welcome all writers or those who sincerely wish to be writers. Please join us!
Chinese American Club
Our apologies for having to cancel the February Lion Dance outing. We were unable to have it due to the small number of RSVPs. Have a happy New Year of the Ram! Please call Ruth or Helen Lim at 693-1962 for information on potlucks and play dates around the neighborhood.
San Diego Paintball Club
Our next tournament will be Saturday, Apr. 12, at Adrenaline Paintball in Temecula. All recreational players are welcome! For information, call us at 549-2524 or visit our website at [www.sandiegopaintballclub.com].
The club is now arranging corporate team building events. If your company would like to use paintball as a team building opportunity, contact us. We are also available to set up your party or other special group paintball event.
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