Summer Youth Theater

Summer Youth Theater is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the classic musical Wizard of Oz. The show closely follows the well-loved movie. All the favorite characters are on stage: Dorothy, the Lion, the Tinman, the Scarecrow, the Wicked Witch, and Glenda. In addition, there are singing and dancing trees, crows, and poppies.

The directors, Loren Salter and Melissa Parks, are adding to the excitement with Winged Monkeys on roller blades. The choreographer Scott Viets will be staging the jitterbug scene that was cut from the final edition of the movie. The parts are played by 50 talented students from Scripps Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, and Mira Mesa.

The show will be performed in the Wangenheim Middle School theater at 7 pm on July 14, 15, and 21. There will be a matinee at 2 pm on July 22. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the door; all seats are reserved. For information on tickets, call 566-6870. The school is located at the corner of Black Mountain and Gold Coast Roads in Mira Mesa.

Elissa Barber

Welcome Club

Summertime is fun time, and, oh, the fun Welcome Club members are having. In June, we went to Summer Past Farms and Herb Gardens for our Gadabouts. It was delightful with our guide telling us all about lavender and the different herbs. We rounded out the day with a delicious Italian lunch in Alpine. We also enjoyed a coffee at a member’s lovely home, an event that always generates lots of cheer and laughter.

We have a new enthusiastic board scheduling many social activities throughout the year. Besides the social activities, we have the monthly bridge groups, crafts and cards, buncos, pitch, dining groups, golf, coffee, and several more to pique your interest.

Our club meetings are the first Thursday of the month with an interesting program, refreshments, and time to socialize. Join us at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive at 7 pm. Don’t be shy about coming. We are a very friendly group and always look forward to meeting new faces.

If you have lived in Scripps Ranch less than a year, are a new citizen, have a new baby or have recently adopted a child, are recently divorced or widowed–then you qualify to become a member of Welcome Club.

If you would like more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693. She will be happy to tell you more about the club and how to become a member. We are looking forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

Marianne Paul, Secretary

New Yorker and East Coaster Association

If you love San Diego, but miss honking cabdrivers, 4 am diner meals, extravagant weddings, that zany, unique, hilarious sense of humor–we want you. Whether you have moved to San Diego just a few short months ago or many years ago, we all seem to occasionally suffer from the very same withdrawal symptoms and pangs of longing for snow storms and friends from our old neighborhood!

Since 1992, the New Yorker and East Coaster Association has rapidly grown both in membership and fame, receiving highly acclaimed recognition on the radio and TV, and in newspaper articles. Enjoy a slice of the Big Apple and a taste of the East Coast. You’re guaranteed to have great times with good friends at spectacular parties and unique events catered especially for you! You’ll feel right at home at our cocktail parties, performing art and theater engagements, sporting events, dance parties, picnic and beach parties, restaurant dinner parties, moonlight cruises, weekend and vacation getaways, and much more!

A newsletter is published to inform members about each other, club parties and events, discounts, and special considerations. Membership entitles you to submit articles of interest to promote your business, to seek employment, or to convey valuable information you might be willing to share. Although members are represented in various facets of life, we all possess that zany and unique East Coast sense of humor. Remedy your nostalgia attacks and join us today! For further information, call Sandra at 549-3692.

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library

The Pleasure of Your Company

On Tuesday, July 18, at 7 pm, we hope that you will give us the pleasure of your company as we continue the season with a solo and duet recital featuring Therese Bulat, soprano, and Eva-Maria Clements, messo-soprano. John Danke will accompany them on the piano.

A variety of pieces are planned, ranging from Pergolesi, Handel, Mozart, and Schumann, to Cole Porter, Gershwin, and Rogers and Hammerstein. A complimentary reception will follow the concert in the community room. A donation of $7 or more at the door would be gratefully accepted.

Especially for Kids

The Summer Reading Program launched in June continues with three special events in July.

Join the parade on Tuesday, July 4, at 10 am by contacting Sandra Hoyt at 566-9242 to let her know of your interest in having your children participate. Adults are welcomed too.

On Thursday, July 6, the San Diego School of Highland Dancing performs Celtic dances to the accompaniment of bagpipes. Sword dancing also is included at 3 pm in the community room. Please park on Meanley Drive behind the Library.

On Thursday, July 20, at 3 pm in the community room, our Story Theatre/Literature Comes to Life. Ms. Stacy Wein will invite children in the audience to dress in costumes and participate in an impromptu theatrical production. Again park on Meanley Drive behind the Library.

Children, ages 4-11, may sign up at the Library for the Summer Reading Program. The theme for 2000 is “Lights, Camera…Read!” Reading incentives are provided and names are posted on a large board in the children’s area. For teens, age 12 and above, the theme is “Y2K Generation: E-Teen Reading for the New Millennium.” Prizes include food coupons for either 10 or 16 books read during the summer.

Book Discussion Group

The book of the month is A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. Please join us in the seminar room of the Library on Wednesday, July 26, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Copies of this book (917.40443/Bryson) may be requested through the Scripps Ranch Library.

Village Quilters

The meeting of Village Quilters on Saturday, July 8, features nationally known lecturer and quilt teacher Sharyn Squire Craig. Sharyn has been named National Quilt Teacher of the Year and promises, as always, to deliver a top-notch program. The program will take place at the Scripps Ranch Library community room, from 10 am to 12 noon.

Village Quilters is open to anyone who loves quilts and quilting, from beginners to advanced levels, and is a friendly group of women 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 and for preemies. Each month brings Block of the Month, fabric exchanges, Secret Sister exchange, and show-and-tell. For more information, please call president Deb McManus at 695-0656.

Barbara Wesser

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

We are busting at the seams this July. There is no way any member of the Swim and Racquet Club will utter the phrase, “I’m bored!” July events include:

  • Singles tennis championships on the weekend of July 8-9;
  • Kids tennis day: Sunday, July 9;
  • Adult “Sip & Dip” party: Saturday, July 22;
  • Tennis friday night mixer: Friday, July 28;
  • Swim and movie night: Friday, July 28;
  • Ladies tennis night on Mondays;
  • Men’s “B” night on Tuesdays;
  • Men’s tennis day on Saturdays;
  • Swim lessons;
  • Summer camps; and
  • Springboard diving classes.

Elections in May produced 4 new officers: Mark Brewer, Ben Domurat, Warren Smit, and Elston Wyatt. Congratulations to these new volunteer leaders. SRSRC meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 pm at the Aviary club.

Computer Users Group

Scripps Ranch has a great computer group, and they enjoy their monthly roundtable discussions. Neophytes can ask questions without the feeling of embarrassment. Those neighbors with greater computer experience graciously contribute helpful information in an effort to assist those with problems.

If you are involved with computer perplexities or just simple problems, you are bound to acquire a bit of new knowledge by absorbing the information offered during the roundtable questions and answers.

You are invited to sit with our congenial neighborhood group. We meet in the seminar room of the library on the third Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be on Saturday, July 15. For more information, you may call Dave Bechtel at 549-2077 during evenings from 7 to 9 pm.

Scripps Ranch Theatre

Auditions for Scripps Ranch Theatre’s season opener, Bermuda Avenue Triangle by Renee Taylor and Joseph Bologna, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, July 17 and 18, from 7 to 9:30 pm in the Legler Benbough Theatre on the campus of United States International University (USIU). Callbacks will be held Wednesday, July 19. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Please bring a bio and photo.

Roles open are for two women of retirement age (57-67) to play Jewish and Italian-American mothers; two women, middle age (35-45) to play their daughters; and two men of retirement age (57-67) to play a rabbi and a charming womanizer.

This outrageous comedy deals with the adventures of two widows whose successful daughters move them against their wishes to Las Vegas, where they share a retirement village condo. On an excursion, they are saved from a mugger by a charming, if not quite sober, gambler who is short on cash. They allow him to curl up on the living room floor, and he manages to sweet-talk his way into both ladies’ beds.

Bermuda Avenue Triangle runs Sept. 8-30. For more information, contact Director Carla Brandon at 619-297-0013 or by e-mail at [[email protected]].

Sharon K. Hays

Paintball Club

The Paintball Club game originally scheduled for July 8 has been rescheduled to Saturday, July 22. Please make note of this change. Please go to our website [] to get more information and registration forms. There are many of you who haven’t played with the club for a long time, and we miss seeing you. Now that school is out and your life is less hectic, come join us for a great day of paintball.

The Paintball Club held it’s 2nd tournament in the Vengeance Paintball Fun Tournament series in May. The results are as follows: 1st place, Instant Karma; 2nd place, 3 Amigos; 3rd place, Four Kings; and 4th place, Banshee. Prizes included Tippmann 98s for 1st place and jerseys, goggles, and cases of paint for other prizes. A free raffle for all participants gave away more paintballs and paintball gear. Pictures of all winners and tournament participants are posted on our website.

Our next tournament was held in June. Results will be in the next Newsletter and of course are always posted on our website. If you have ever thought about participating in a paintball tourney, please consider joining us for a future date. The plans are to have an airball field in place in the future, if it isn’t already in use. In case you don’t know, airball uses the large inflatable bunkers that you may have seen in the regional tournaments. We hope to offer the first San Diego County airball paintball tournament and give everyone something new to experience. Our next scheduled tournament is on Saturday, Sept. 16, but if there is an interest, we will try to schedule another tournament on Saturday, July 22.

Mona and Robert Chin

Chinese American Club

Our summer social will be on Saturday, July 22, from 6 to 8:30 pm at the Crown Pointe clubhouse in Scripps Ranch. We will have a potluck of Chinese food. Please call Rutn Lim at 693-1962 or Linda Wu at 689-8191 to RSVP. Children are most welcome. Bring bathing suits!