Art Club News

Thanks to the organizers of the Scripps Ranch Community Fair! It was a great turnout! We had lots of interested residents coming by the booth viewing the work of club members displaying their work. We hope to see you at the upcoming meetings! On display and manning the booth were a few of the club members: Kris Buenger, Ron Crepeau, Karen Nayoukas, Caroline Bourne, Suzy Lee, and Cathy Carey.

Our April meeting featured a demo by local artist Kris Buenger on “Stipple in Mixed Media.” Kris did an interesting and creative presentation of the techniques and showed some fabulous pieces of her own using the techniques. Her work features local beach scenes, her pets and other exotic creatures and has appeared in publications for the Endangered Species Recovery Program. Everyone was very inspired. Keep up the good work Kris!

The May meeting is a Group Critique. Bring a picture you would like the group to critique. It can be a finished piece that is framed or a work in progress.

Demo artists wanted for June and August. Call Cathy Carey at 760-489-9109 if you want to do a demo on your favorite topic for upcoming meetings.

The monthly meetings are held at 7 pm, the last Thursday of the month at 12265 Scripps Poway Parkway at the Que Bueno Mexican restaurant. Call 831-0028 for directions. They are in the center with the gas station at the corner of Scripps Poway Parkway and Pomerado. Members are arriving early for a meal before the meeting, so come early and socialize with your artistic neighbors!

Computer Users Group

Are you part of cyberspace? Use the internet to research information, e-mail your friends, maybe chat a bit? Then you know how frustrating it is to connect and then wait. Lately there’s been a lot of talk concerning different technologies to speed up access. Stop by the Computer Users Group and find out the latest.

We meet in the seminar room of the library from 9:30 am until Noon on the third Saturday of the month. The June meeting will be on the 16th.

For more information you may call Dave Bechtel in the evenings between 7-9 pm at 549-2077.

Friends of the Library

Summer Reading Program Kicks Off This Month

June 15 is the first day to children to sign up for the Library’s summer Reading Program–Space Explorers: Discover the Galaxy. Middle School students are also invited to participate in Read through Space and Time. Participants in the two programs will receive certificates and prizes. Special programs will be presented every other Thursday afternoon at the Library through Aug. 15. Sign up at the library.

Chamber Music Series

On Tuesday, June 19 at 7 pm, the California Quartet will perform the string quartet written by Samuel Barber, Prokofiev’s Second String Quartet, and Beethoven’s Op. 59, No. 3 String Quartet for the Pleasure of Your Company Chamber Music Series at the library.

Children’s Program

The King’s Cream Puff is the title of the June 21 children’s program that begins in the Library’s Community Room at 3 p.m. The Community Actors Theatre performs this educational and entertaining fantasy featuring actors from ages 10 to 17. Please be sure to park on Meanley Drive for this event.

Join the Parade

Local residents of all ages are invited to join the Friends of the Library’s group in the annual Fourth of July parade. To join the marchers, call Sandra Hoyt at 566-9242.

Adult Book Discussion

On June 27, all readers are invited to join a discussion of “Mr. Spaceman” by Robert Olen Butler from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. in the library’s seminar room.

Lost and Found

A number of jackets and other clothing items have accumulated at the Library in recent months. Please check to see if items belonging to your family are part of this collection.

Scripps Ranch Rules

The local winners of this year’s Student Essay Contest — Lindsay Ehrlich, Nirupama Bhattacharya, and Richard Jimenez – all went on to win citywide awards at Sea World. Scripps Ranch has three of the 12 citywide winners.

(Rita: If you have space to reprint the essays for the three winners -perhaps in the Writer’s Corner section either this month or next month -we can provide you with the essays.)

Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

The Auxiliary invites all of you to lace up your running (or walking) shoes and participate in the Liberty Run/Walk “Freedom From Domestic Violence” on Sunday, June 10th. The 4-mile course begins in the Gaslamp Quarter, proceeds past the Convention Center and then over the Coronado Bay Bridge. Closed for special events only twice a year, the run/walk over Coronado Bay Bridge offers spectacular views of downtown San Diego. Proceeds from Liberty Run/Walk will help San Diego area domestic violence shelters provide services to victims of family violence. Shuttle buses will be available to bring participants back to the start-line after the event. Last year, over 80 Scripps Ranch residents participated in Liberty Run/Walk. We hope to have an even bigger group this year!

If you are unable to participate but would like to support Hidden Valley House, please consider making a pledge to Liberty Walk. Your “Gift of Shelter” will help women, children, and families in need of emergency shelter and a safe haven from family violence. For as little as:

  • $35 pledged: A woman can spend 1 night at the shelter
  • $105 pledged: A woman and 2 children can spend 1 night at the shelter
  • $245 pledged: A woman can spend 1 week at the shelter

For registration forms, pledge information, and further details, please contact Tina Bagnas, 11205 Sherrard Way, 547-8427. Registration materials will be available in a basket on her doorstep.

The Item of the Month for June is linens. Donations of twin sheets, blankets, standard-size pillowcases, bath towels, hand towels, washcloths, crib sheets, mattress pads, and pillows (new only) are desperately needed. Tina Bagnas will kindly accept these donations from the community along with Liberty Walk registration and pledge forms.

Paintball Club

On May 19 we held our regular bi-monthly game and it was attended by Scripps Ranch High School students and faculty as well as other individuals. We had a very successful game and plan for our next game on July 14.

We have had several requests for tournaments this year. Although we don’t have a scheduled tournament, if there is enough interest, we would be happy to set something up. Let us know if you have a team that would be definitely attending a tournament if we scheduled one.

You may have noticed that our website ( choose link to the Paintball Club) has not been updated lately. We are in the process of developing a simpler, cleaner website that we hope will be up soon. Our calendar will be updated on that new site. The address will be the same so keep checking back.

To register for our upcoming game in July, print out the forms on the website and call us at 549-2524 to reserve a spot and order your paint.

Village Quilters

Road Trip! Our June 9 meeting will be our annual road trip. This time join us as we cruise the highways to the stores in the east county. There are wonderful shops to visit and excellent restaurants to stop for lunch, such as, the Bread Basket in Alpine. Meet us on Meanley Drive at 8:30 a.m., note the earlier start, to join a car pool and get directions. Please park on Meanley Drive, do not leave your car in the library parking lots. Our next regular guild meeting will be in July in the library’s community room.

Village Quilters is open to anyone who loves quilts and quilting, from beginners to advanced levels, and is a friendly group who have lots of fun sharing ideas and inspiring others with their craft. Activities include philanthropic work in the community such as quilt making for cancer patients at “Camp Reach for the Sky” and for premature infants (preemies) in neonatal intensive care. Each month brings Block-of-the-Month, Fat Quarter Fabric Exchanges, and Show and Tell. For more information, please call Chairperson Dee Beardsley at (619) 238-2814.

Scripps Ranch Theatre

An unbridled operatic performance, a thrilling Gothic murder mystery, a somewhat cinematic trip to Hollywood and a spiffy, toe-tapping spoof will arrive this fall when Scripps Ranch Theatre presents its 2001-2002 season. This intriguing crazy quilt will include three diverse plays and one classic musical. Lend Me A Tenor, by Ken Ludwig opens the season on Friday, Sept. 7. SRT’s second offering will be the Gothic murder mystery, Ravenscroft which will premiere Nov. 9 and continue through Dec. 1. The third production of the season will be Neil Simon’s charming comedy, I Ought To Be In Pictures which will debut Feb. 8 and continue through March 2, 2002. The final production of the SRT season will be the delightfully irreverent musical, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. How To Succeed opens April 19 and continues through May 18, 2002.

Now is the time to become a season ticket subscriber and support theatre produced in our own community! Students and seniors receive one seat for each production for only $30; adult season tickets are $35. Patron and corporate levels, which receive one ticket to all four shows as well as recognition in all four programs and their name engraved on a plaque in the lobby, are $100. Lifetime donors receive lifetime season tickets and recognition in all programs, along with their name included on an engraved plaque in the lobby for $1,000.

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s home is the Legler Benbough Theatre, a 118-seat, state-of-the-art facility located on the campus of the United States International University. For further information and to request a SRT season ticket brochure, please call 578-7728 or visit the group’s new website at Don’t miss a moment of this exciting upcoming season!

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

Summer is starting and we are kicking it off in a big way! Our Summer Solstice Celebration will feature live Hawaiian entertainment, which will include fire and knife dancers and a D.J. We will enjoy a catered bar-b-q dinner and beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets; Members: $18 per person.

Member’s Guests: $20 per person. Need babysitting? We offer childcare available for an additional charge. Buy your tickets now, because they are $5 per ticket more after Monday, June 18.

We are proud to offer full day, half-day, drop-in, and Teen-only camps. Examples include Adventure, Art, Fire Fighters, Great Outdoors, Mad Science, Tennis, Dance, Sports, Wet & Wild, Babysitters and more! All our full day camps are (8:30-4:00pm) and we offer extended care. Our half day camps are 8:30am-12:00pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm. Prices vary, so stop by either location to pick up a brochure.

Our 2-week swim lesson sessions are guaranteed to improve your child’s swimming skills. We cater to each level from beginner to advance. Did I mention our Parent/Tot, Snorkeling and Junior Masters Programs? There really is something for everyone.

Sign up for our Senior-Sprout tournament, one of our most popular tennis events of the year! The tournament is June 9th and 10th. Cost $15 per person. Stop by Aviary to register.

Events in June:

Adventure park Graduation 1st

Senior-Sprout 9th & 10th

Board of Directors Meeting 12th

Summer Camps begin 18th

Summer Solstice Celebration 23rd

Splash-N-Movie Night 30th

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Interested in your network of business contacts growing? Interested in getting leads for your small business? Join Scripps Tips and network with other San Diego businesses.

You can get useful advice from other members on such matters as health and chiropractic needs; financial planning and investments; banking; travel; accounting; insurance; real estate and property management; estate planning and tax help; residential lending; education; plumbing services; and computer help. And you can obtain excellent sources for hand painted silk; floral needs; clothing; skin care therapy; and much more. Visit our website [].

Scripps Tips is not a service club. We focus on business networking with brief weekly meetings, which can fit into your busy schedule. We meet on Friday mornings for breakfast. There are not “fines” or dues, other than the cost to cover your breakfast. It’s a great way to start the day! For more information, please contact Paula Conlon at 578-4794 or email [[email protected]].

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC)

We’ve lunched and brunched, wined and dined and raised money to boot! What s more, we’ve had a ball doing it! As we say good bye to spring and Hello Summer we are looking forward to some great activities. June is the month we start preparing for the end of our club year. A new board of officers and chairwomen is ready and waiting to take over on July 1. Later in the month of July, we will have our Annual Meeting. This is always a great evening for our members as we dine, socialize, say good-bye to the outgoing Board and officially welcome our new Board Members. We’ve got a great evening planned; more on this next month!

The new slate of board members was introduced at our annual Membership Brunch on May 19. The setting was the lovely garden at the home of club member Judy Gagnon. It was a beautiful day to recognize the ladies who have become our new members this past year. We also welcomed many guests who, we hope, will become a permanent part of the SRWC. The SRWC Culinary Committee prepared the delicious brunch. Special thanks to our Membership Chair, Lyn Blankenship, for organizing this event. A great day and a great brunch! Our Scholarship Committee has been busy selecting this year s SRWC $1000 Scholarship winner. This is quite a task due to the number of exceptional young women from Scripps Ranch High School who have applied. As always, it`s difficult, but a winner will be chosen and we’ll be able to announce the results next month.

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club is open to all women living in Scripps Ranch (92131 zip code). The annual cost for membership is only $30. If you would like to make some new friends, enjoy fun activities and contribute to your community, give us a call. We don’t require a sponsor and you can join at any time during the year. Our next monthly meeting will be on the evening of June 20 at the Scripps Community Center at 11885 Cypress Canyon Rd. You are welcome to join us as a guest! For more information about the SRWC, please call Lyn Blankenship at 271-5477. We’d love to meet you!

Scripps Teasers Toastmasters

Are you ever put on the spot by an unexpected question that leaves you struggling for a coherent response? Do you think of the perfect answer about an hour later? If this has happened to you, Toastmasters can help! Perhaps the most practical skill we help you develop is the ability to think quickly on your feet and respond just as though you were expecting that unexpected question.We know public speaking can be scary at first, so our warm, supportive group lets you know you’re among friends. We believe people learn best while having fun, you’ll hear lots of laughter at our meetings. So why not take time to come by next Thursday morning and see what we’re all about? See our Toastmaster program in action, and meet some of our great members, many are your neighbors. We meet every Thursday morning from 7 to 8 at the Scripps Ranch Information Center, which is located on Cypress Canyon Road about half a block south of Scripps Poway Parkway. For more information call Patrick Kilian 619-543-1399.

Welcome Club

Amnesty Amnesty Amnesty! June is Amnesty month so Scripps Ranch women who did not join during the required period, or those who let their membership lapse, can get back into the swing of things. We have a great new 2001-2002 board and the year is going to be packed with fun-filled events.

The Welcome Club is a wonderful way to make new friends, to enjoy common interests, and to develop new interests. Our events in May were the Men’s Cook-off which was a huge success and hearing all the stories of the men in their kitchens creating brought a lot of laughs. Gadabouts in May were given a special demonstration of horse jumping and dressage and then went to lunch at the French Market. In May, the Gadabouts attended the Pacific Belle Chords Fashion Show & Tea in Escondido for a fun-filled day on June 9. Antique Seekers is going to the well-know Antiques Roadshow at the Convention Center. Our monthly coffee is another great way to meet your neighbors and make new friends. Other interests are crafts and cards, bunco, pitch, couples bunco, couples dining, literary group, and mah jongg to just name a few.

Why not annotate your calendar for the first Thursday of each month at 7 pm? That is when the Welcome Club meets at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. Every meeting has an interesting program followed by refreshments, and an opportunity to socialize.

Now don’t hesitate or be shy. Welcome Club is exactly what its name says. We are a very friendly group and always are looking forward to meeting a new neighbor. If you have any questions, call our Membership Chairman, Doris Bingham, at 578-4595. She will be happy to tell you more about the club and how to become a member.