Hidden Valley House Auxiliary

We are pleased to announce that Hidden Valley House, and some of the other prevention programs run by the EYE Counseling and Crisis Service, are now operated by the Center for Community Solutions (CCS). Since 1969, CCS has created safe and healthy communities with a core emphasis on the treatment and prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence.

The CCS and auxiliary members are looking forward to working together and continuing the hard work and dedication put forth by the staff of Hidden Valley House. There are also many caring members of the Scripps Ranch community who are always ready to support the shelter and its residents. If you know of anyone who needs assistance, the new 24-hour, toll-free hotline is 888-272-1767.

This month, as it is back-to-school time, we hope you can help us with back- to-school supplies for the children at the shelter. Pens, pencils, crayons, markers, erasers, rulers, and paper, among other things, would be most appreciated.

We would also appreciate any donations of new backpacks for both elementary and middle school-aged children. As always, we thank you for your support. Please drop off your donations at Dianne Bramwell’s house at 10826 Loire Ave., or call her at 549-1057 with any questions you may have.

Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library

Children’s Programs

Special children’s programs are held on the third Thursday of each month at 3 pm in the Scripps Ranch Library’s community room.

Book Discussion

On Wednesday, Sept. 25, the book discussion group will talk about Girl with the Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. We will meet at 6:30 pm in the library’s seminar room. Copies of the book are available at the library’s circulation desk.

Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, Sept. 15, the Friends of the Library bring another concert to the Scripps Ranch Library as part of the "Pleasure of Your Company" series. The Ingber Rogers Piano and Trumpet duo features Jonathon Ingber and Lea Schmidt-Rogers.

Ingber is an established professional trumpet player, composer, and arranger and an associate faculty member at Mira Costa College. Schmidt-Rogers is a pianist, organist, and composer and organist at La Mesa First United Methodist Church. They will perform at 2:30 pm in the library’s community room.

Welcome Club

What a great community in which we live. Even though it has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years, there is still that wonderful aura of being a small caring community with its concerts in the park, the annual parade, and the local theater, to name a few.

Then, we have the Welcome Club to make it even easier for our neighbors to make friends, continue their interests, and have a lot of fun. In September, our Gadabouts will go the Quail Botanical Gardens and then to a local restaurant for lunch. The theater group will attend opening night of Rumors at the Scripps Ranch Theatre on Friday, Sept. 13.

On Monday, Sept. 16, we are going to a member’s home for a coffee and book exchange. For a lot of fun and socializing, we are going to have a TGI on Saturday, Sept. 21.

If you do not want to miss out on these fun events, visit one of our Welcome Club meetings at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive. We meet the first Thursday of the month at 7 pm.

We have a monthly program with ample time for socializing. Our September speaker will talk about homeland security and what has changed since September 11. Spouses are invited.

The Welcome Club is made up of many special interest groups that reflect the women’s hobbies and wishes. These small groups provide an opportunity for fun and companionship between the monthly general meetings. Bridge is offered on several levels, bunco, book discussion, pitch, cards and crafts, and golf, among other activities.

We think you will find our organization to be especially friendly and we are always eager to meet our neighbors. If you would like more information, call Becky McDonald at 578-5693.

Marianne Paul, Secretary

Kiwanis Club

It has been a busy, yet fruitful, summer for Kiwanis. Our club was selected by Governor Greg Mason from over 360 Kiwanis Clubs in California, Nevada, and Hawaii to present a service project, Pasta for Pennies, at the Kiwanis International Convention in New Orleans.

This was attended by approximately 8,000 Kiwanians from around the world and was very well received. Our booth at the Service Fair was visited by several international trustees who were interested in this project and also in raising funds for research in their prospective countries.

Our thanks go out to our local schools, students, and you parents who supported this project. Without all of you, this would not have been possible. We also presented this to all of the clubs in the Cal-Nev-Ha District in Ontario last month. Our booth was manned by Kiwanians from our club and representatives of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.

President Jim Farrier presented in both New Orleans and Ontario. He also spoke at workshops titled Successful Club Projects/Community Service and Youth Services. Jim has also been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the San Diego-Hawaii Chapter of the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.

Congratulations to our neighbor Mark McDonald, the new governor of the Cal-Nev-Ha District. Mark has been a member of the San Diego club for 15 years and served as president in 1994-1995. Mark also served as lieutenant governor of Division 11 in 1996-1997. Congratulations also go to club member Mike Choi, the new Division 21 lieutenant governor.

Coming next month: who is planting and taking care of all those trees at Miramar Lake? For more information about the Kiwanis Club, call me at 536-9821 or go to [www.smmkiwanis.org].

Mark Branning

Chinese American Club

We hope everyone is having a great summer! Please mark your calendar. The Moon Cake Festival 2002 is on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 pm. It will be at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center and Community Park on Blue Cypress Drive.

It is a much better location–it has bathrooms! Please bring drinks, dessert–moon cakes, Chinese goodies, or fruit–and your lanterns! Call Ruth or Helen at 693-1962 with questions.

Scripps Ranch Women’s Club

Summer is in full swing and everyone is enjoying lazy days and warm evenings. Ladies night at the La Jolla Playhouse Theater was this summer’s social event for August. After a short business meeting, members and their guests enjoyed a pre-theater cocktail party before attending When Grace Comes In, a play dealing with women’s issues.

Plans are underway to present the second edition of the Women’s Club holiday ornament to the community. The ornaments are $20 and pre-orders will begin soon. Check the Products Page on our website for more information and to order online.

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Club (SRWC) is a civic organization that has been recognized for its fundraising abilities. Our fundraisers are sources for the club to provide annual scholarships to female Scripps Ranch High School students. All other proceeds are donated to the community.

The Scripps Ranch Library, local schools, the Scripps Ranch Theatre, and the Hidden Valley House Auxiliary are a few of the organizations that have benefited from our donations. Membership in the club is open to all Scripps Ranch residents. Contact Terra Davis at [[email protected]] or check our website at [www.srwomensclub.org] for information. Everyone is welcome.

Community businesses are invited to advertise in the club’s monthly newsletter. Business card ads cost only $36 for three months. You can get information and place an ad by calling Jill Lesher at 695-8902.

Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

There will be an informational dessert on Monday evening, Sept. 23, at the Crown Pointe clubhouse for anyone interested in joining our fun unit! If you would like to attend or have questions, please call Carol Schieman at 530-2467 or Janine Everhart at 566-3858.

Please feel free to come alone or bring a friend. We will have information packets for you and be available to answer any questions. We love new members! Please come!

Scripps Ranch Theatre

The Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT) presents Neil Simon’s Rumors. The play is a fast-paced hilarious farce of scandal in high places. Set in the elegant upstate home of the deputy mayor of New York, four well established, but clueless, upper-class couples attend a 10th wedding anniversary party.

They find that the host has shot himself in the head. Luckily, it is only a flesh wound, but his wife is mysteriously missing. His lawyer’s kooky cover-up gets difficult to sustain as the other guests arrive and nobody can remember who has been told what. The fast-moving chain of events builds into a wacky "whodunit."

Rumors is produced by Tim Deaton and directed by Carla Brandon. The principle actors include: Greg McAfee as Ken, the well-intended but misguided lawyer; Teri Brown as Chris, his jumpy ex-smoker wife; Jill Drexler as Claire, the gossipy socialite; Jeff Laurence as her long-suffering husband Lenny; Jamie Haire as the hypochondriac cooking show host Cookie; David Dart as psychologist Ernie; Don Worley is the slick politician Glen; Jane Rupp plays his vengeful wife Cassie; and, Raylene Wall plays the no-nonsense police officer Putney.

The show runs Friday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Oct. 5. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 pm, with matinees on Sunday at 2 pm. General admission is $14. Tickets for seniors, students, and groups of ten or more are $12. Opening night carries a $2 surcharge that includes a champagne reception with the cast and crew.

For information and reservations, call 578-7728 or check our website [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org]. SRT encourages patrons to make reservations early as performances sell out quickly.

Computer User’s Group

You are invited to attend the Computer User’s Group’s monthly discussions held at the Scripps Ranch Library. Here, neighborhood friends of all ages meet in a roundtable forum and converse on the subject of computers.

The subjects covered vary with the interests and problems of those in attendance. The neophyte receives direct help, and the expert receives the satisfaction of assisting a neighbor. It is here that we acquire knowledge from the subjects covered that are outside of our field of interest. It is a matter of being neighborly and discussing a common subject, the computer.

You are invited to join our neighborhood group. We normally meet the third Saturday of the month. However, this month only, we will meet on the fourth Saturday, Sept. 28. For more information, call Dave Bechtel–evenings from 7 to 9 pm–at 549-2077.

Pomerado Nation Y-Indian Guides and Princesses

The final weekend of July was spent on Catalina Island. Pomerado Nation guides and princesses packed up their tents, sleeping bags, and dads, ultimately landing on a serene camping vista overlooking Two Harbors.

Kayaking, snorkeling, cave exploration, and hiking kept the 55 participants busy. The Anasazi Tribe, led by Chief John "Bubba Otter" Thornton, were the leading participants at this annual event, which was sponsored by the Echota Tribe, led by Chief Blaine "Dancing Dog" Sample. The last weekend of August had us camping on the sand at Camp Del Mar beach.

New year sign-ups for this unique father and child bonding experience are upon us for 5-9 year olds. Interested Scripps Ranch dads should contact the Rancho Family "Y" at 484-8788 or [http://rancho.ymca.org]. You will get scheduled for a September orientation session and placement within an existing Pomerado Nation tribe.

The program fosters companionship between dads and their children. It seeks to supplement a foundation for lifelong positive relationships, in conjunction with the program slogan of "Friends Always." It also provides another way for children to meet and interact in a non-competitive environment.

"Bearded Feather" Boerner, Pomerado Nation Scribe

Scripps Tips Networking Group

Scripps Tips is a networking group for local small businesses. This month, Scripps Tips is proud to feature one of its original members, Lynnell Hallock, who owns and operates Sprigs Flowers, right here in Scripps Ranch!

Lynnell is a long-time resident of Scripps Ranch and has been a member of Scripps Tips for 12 years. Lynnell started her floral business 13 years ago and group members have enjoyed sharing in the growth of her business.

Sprigs Flowers provides quality, fresh flowers for any occasion–with a personal touch! Weddings, banquets, and parties are Lynnell’s specialties. For information about Sprigs Flowers, visit [www.sprigsflowers.com].

If you own or operate a small-business in, or serving, the Scripps Ranch area, we invite you to visit the Scripps Tips website at [www.scrippstips.com] for more information. Our group’s main purpose has always been to provide a support and referral network for small businesses. Contact Larry Grey at 735-4009 or [[email protected]] with any questions. We have weekly breakfast meetings at a local restaurant.

Scripps Ranch Swim and Racquet Club

What a summer! We want to thank everyone who came to swim, play, and exercise! Now, that summer is over, we are thinking about school days.

We offer "Before and After School Care" at both locations and for all schedules. The Children’s Center is coordinated with Jerabek’s year round calendar. The program promotes arts, homework time, outdoor play, and friendships.

At our Aviary location, we offer care for kids on conventional school calendars. Our staff will pick students up from Miramar, EBS, and Dingeman elementary schools. Our "All Around Fun After School Program" provides art, PE, and homework time.

We also offer two licensed pre-school programs for members. The Children’s Center has a full-time pre-school program for 3-5 year olds. Children can be dropped off at 6:45 am and picked up at 6:15 pm. Adventure Park offers part-time or full-time pre-school programs. Children 3-5 will love doing art, science, math, and music with us.

We are very excited about our Just for 2’s Adventure Tot program. This wonderful program is based on the developmental needs of 2-year-olds. To learn more, call Aviary at 271-6222.

Upcoming events:

  • Labor Day concert at the club–Monday, Sept. 2;
  • Family dinner night–Tuesday, Sept. 3;
  • Adult bridge–Friday, Sept. 6;
  • SRSRC board meeting–Tuesday, Sept. 10;
  • Men’s poker–Friday, Sept. 13;
  • Back-to-school dance, 6th-8th grades only–Friday, Sept. 13;
  • Duplicate bridge–Friday, Sept. 20;
  • Swim and movie night–Friday, Sept. 27; and,
  • Family Oktoberfest–Saturday, Oct. 12.

San Diego Paintball Club

Thank you to all the teams that participated in the August tournament. It was a great success and we will have the photos and winners up on our website as soon as possible. Check out the results at [www.SanDiegoPaintballClub.com].

We are continually setting up birthday parties and other private events for individuals and groups. Please give us a call for club discounts. Remember, we always have paintballs, CO2, and compressed air. Contact me at 549-2524 or [[email protected]].

Mona Chin

Barter’s Directory

The directory is continuing to grow! If you have a service or product you would like to barter or trade for other services or products, please contact us at 549-2524. We list you on our Barter’s Directory website so that other members will be able to contact you.

EBook Website

The Scripps ebook website is still in the planning stages, but I welcome questions and suggestions from local and future authors. If you are interested in electronic publishing of your book, pamphlet, or informational media, you owe it to yourself to keep us in mind.

If you do not know how to write that book, we have a course to help you find an idea or topic and turn it into a book. Call Mona at 549-2524.

Top Honors for SRT

In July, the Associated Community Theatres (ACT) of San Diego handed out 43 awards for creativity and artistic excellence among the Community Theatres of San Diego County. Out of 48 nominations, SRT took 23 awards at the 38th annual ACT Celebration and Aubrey Awards.

Rick Parke, past board president congratulates all the nominees and winners for the exceptional success. Congratulations also go to those who assisted and helped with the productions. It could not have been done without everyone who helped out.

And, the winners are:

Lend Me A Tenor

  • Actor, Lead Role in a Comedy–Tony Cucuzzella;
  • Actor, Major Support in a Comedy–Greg Barnes;
  • Actor, Minor Support in a Comedy–Frank Remiatte;
  • Actress, Minor Support in a Comedy –Susan Angello;
  • Direction of a Comedy–Carla Brandon;
  • Production of a Comedy–Tim Deaton; and,
  • Set Design/Dressing in a Comedy– Rick Carlson/Rosemary King.


  • Actress, Major Support in a Drama– Tie between Connie DiGrazia and Heidi Burns; and,
  • Actress, Minor Support in a Drama– Teri Brown.

I Ought to be in Pictures

  • Actress, Lead Role in a Comedy– Michelle DeFrancesco.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

  • Actor, Lead Role in a Musical– Frank Remiatte;
  • Actor, Major Support in a Musical– Bob Himlin;
  • Actress, Major Support in a Musical–Jodie Weiss;
  • Actress, Minor Support in a Musical–Teri Brown;
  • Actor, Minor Support in a Musical– Dave Rivas;
  • Support Ensemble in a Musical– Tisha Coull, Adriana Zuniga, Dawn Himlin, Deborah Dalva, Eric Gonzales, Kevin Swint, Renee Levine, and Bonnie Nicholls;
  • Direction of a Musical–Raylene Wall;
  • Production of a Musical–Sharon Hays;
  • Lighting Design in a Musical– Mitchell Simkovsky;
  • Set Design/Dressing in a Musical– Raylene Wall/Rick Carlson;
  • Choreography–Alisa Williams; and,
  • Musical Direction–Karmi Fossen.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thanks for a great season.