YMCA Indian Guide/Princess Sign-Ups

It’s that time of year again for our SR 5-9 year olds and their Dads! The 10 tribes of Scripps Ranch’s Pomerado Nation are up and running for another exciting Daddy/Child bonding year! The new Pomerado Nation Leadership team includes: Nation Chief Michael King, Wampum Bearer Rick Weiner, Tally Keeper Mark Adams, Scribe Gordon Boerner and Tribal Chiefs Jim Berns (Mojave), Roger Showley (Seminole), Dean Smith (Creek), Drew Cunningham (Chumash), Blaine Sample (Echota), Joseph Cote & Robert Sattleberg (Kiowa), Jim Hestor (Cherokee), Dean Fledderjohn (Modoc), Kirt Gilliland (Shasta), and Jeff Kalman (Navajo).

At our induction ceremony this month, the Guides out muscled the Princesses in tug-of-war, however, the girls evened things out in the Sack Race. The first weekend camping trip of the year will be Oct. 26-28, and exciting events upcoming include Snow Camp at Big Bear, Tent Camping at Catalina Island & Indian Hills, Horseback Riding, Indoor Rock Climbing and more.

Info and applications can still be obtained via contact with Alan Yeoman at the Rancho Family Y at 484-8788. Sign up now for a chance to pick your own Native American nickname and a great father/child bonding experience (not to mention the “peaceful weekend” events scheduled by Moms across the Ranch)!

Scripps Ranch Theatre Presents Comic Mystery

Are you wondering what to do with that extra time you may have over Thanksgiving weekend? Do you want to stay as far away from shopping malls as possible? Take a couple of hours out of your holiday weekend, stay right here on the “Ranch” and enjoy Scripps Ranch Theatre’s comic mystery Ravenscroft by Don Nigro.

In the play, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase. The inspector encounters bewildering contradictions by five alluring and dangerous women: Marcy, the beautiful Viennese governess with a past; Mrs. Ravenscroft, the flirtatious lady of the manor; Gillian, her charming, but possibly demented daughter; Mrs. French, the formidable and passionate cook; and Dolly, a terrified maid. You won’t guess the ending of this knuckle biter.

The play runs from Nov. 9-Dec. 1, including Thanksgiving weekend, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and groups of ten or more.

All performances are held in the theater on the campus of Alliant International University (formerly USIU) at 10455 Pomerado Road. For information and reservations, call 578-7728. Please make reservations early as performances sell out quickly.

Hidden Valley House

Yee Haw! The EYE Crisis & Counseling Center is holding a fund-raiser for Hidden Valley House on Sunday, Nov. 18 from 11 am to 3 pm. Kathy and Bill Scripps of Rancho Santa Fe have kindly donated the use of their wonderful home for some family fun and entertainment with a “Western Family Hoedown”. So bring out the whole family for some good ol’ fashion fun! There will be barbecue vittles, line dancing, foot stompin’ music from the Ranch Rockers, children’s games, pony rides and petting zoo, Wild West Show by Desert Guns Old West Performing Arts Assoc. and lots and lots more!

The cost per person is $50 with all buckaroos under 10 getting in free! How’s that for a deal! Come along and wear your best Western duds- nothin’ fancy, ya hear!

Please come and show your support for the wonderful work done by the EYE and the staff of Hidden Valley House. For more information and tickets please call Marcia Martin at 566-3296.

Friends of the Library

Let’s Read: Book Discussion Groups for Children ages 7 to 9 This ongoing program at the Scripps Ranch Library begins a new year with groups starting on Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Each group meets every other Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm at the library. This year’s topics will include children’s authors and their books and sessions on use of the library and the Internet. The program continues through May. To sign up your child, call Ann Persons at 538-8158.

Children’s Programs

On Thursday, Nov. 15, there will be a free program at 3 pm in the community room featuring Wildlife Company – Jessica Robert’s Rainforest Animals. The educational presentation will feature live exotic animals including a kinkajou, a capuchin monkey, and severe macaw monkey, a boa constrictor, an alligator, and a few large cockroaches and millipedes.

Book Discussion

On Wednesday, Nov. 14 there will be a discussion of Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Alborn. Join the group at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Seminar Room.

Pleasure of Your Company

There is no concert in November, but mark you calendar for the holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 featuring the La Jolla Renaissance Singers.

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 Of Scripps Ranch

It is fall again and the children are back in school. This may be a perfect time to join the Welcome Club of Scripps Ranch. Becoming a member offers an excellent avenue to meet your neighbors and make new friends. You will have fun along the way if you become active in the various groups, such as book discussion, crafts and cards, bridge, bunco, pitch, gadabouts, theater group–to name a only a few. We also have monthly coffees that are open to anyone who might be interested in joining us to see what we are all about.

Last month, the Gadabouts went to Julian and enjoyed the shopping, fall colors, apple pie and lots of laughs. This month we will go to Rancho Santa Fe to a horse training stable to see how they train the horses for the various shows, and then go to a nearby restaurant for lunch.

Come to our general meeting, Novembers is going to be appetizer night where the members will bring an appetizer and the recipe to be made into a book. This way you can taste each one and make a note of your favorites and be ready for the holidays and up coming parties. The general meetings are the first Thursday of the month at 7 PM at the Swim and Racquet Club on Aviary Drive.

If you are new to the area or have lived in Scripps Ranch less than a year, or have a new baby, have become a new citizen, or are recently divorced or widowed, then you qualify to become a member of the 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. Why not give her a call right now!

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.

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]

Children’s Hospital Auxiliary

October was an exciting month for the Children’ Hospital Auxiliary Unit in Scripps Ranch.; We inducted 11 new members into our unit. A fantastic potluck dinner to welcome the new members was hosted by our board prior to the induction ceremony. This lively dinner was well attended by our unit members and was a fun way to get to know the new members as well as catch up with friends. If you are interested in joining this dedicated and fun-loving group, contact Carol Scheiman at 530-2467.

We are still taking in all the excitement from the big Kids News Day fund-raising event! As always this overwhelming event was a great way to show our support for Children’ Hospital and to have a good time in the process. Thank you to all of the people who supported this event by purchasing news papers on Oct. 30. Your dollar contribution went directly to support Children’s Hospital and Health Center.

Once again, KNSD and Children’ Hospital have joined force to produce the fun-filled Fantasy on Ice fund raising event. As before, the park area at Horton Plaza will be transformed into an ice skating rink open to the public. The proceeds from this event will go the Cancer Treatment Center.; The ice skating rinks open Nov. 15 for six to eight weeks.; A tree lighting ceremony will be televised on Nov. 28. If you are interested in helping to be a part of the organizing effort for Fantasy on Ice, please contact, Kelly Bonderson at 530-8291.

The Ways and Means committee is very busy planning our annual fundraising event schedule for May 4, 2002. The theme for the event is Putting on the Ritz. It will feature a dinner, dance and combination; live and silent auction. The proceeds from this event will be designated to support Autism research efforts performed through Children’s Hospital.

Barters’ Directory

Do you have a service that everyone wants? Do enjoy bartering these services or have always thought about bartering but never knew how? We are compiling a directory of professionals, services and businesses who wish to barter their services for those of other businesses. We are looking for accountants, landscapers, electricians, repairmen, lawyers, doctors, accountants, graphic artists, silk screeners, printers, gardeners, food service, handymen, carpet cleaners, etc. Call us at 549-2524 for more information.

The San Diego Paintball Club

Our next regular game is scheduled for Nov. 1.

Go to our new web address:

www.sandiegopaintballclub.com (if your browser cannot open that page you can still reach us at www.paintballclub.freeservers.com or call 549-2524).

We are now offering a free admission ticket to HIdden Valley with a purchase of 500 paintballs. You must ask for this special price to receive it. These tickets may be used on any day except a regularly scheduled club game. Club games are still the best deal but this ticket gives you the flexibility to go paintballing at any time!

The Club is now able to make custom banners and window decals. If you would like banners or decals for your team (paintball or other sport) or club or group or you just want one of those neat car window decals you’ve seen, just give us a call and we can do it.

Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club

Get Ready! Get set! Go! The holidays are starting and “The Club” has some special ways to help you relax. Mark your calendars for our Annual “Tennis Turkey Scrambler,” on Saturday, Nov. 10. This event features lots of tennis for both men and women of all levels. The format will be mixed doubles. Players will change partners each round. It is a great way to release some holiday steam.

Chargers Tailgate is Sat., Nov. 25. Cost for Members $40 per ticket. Non-Members $50 per ticket. Event includes game, transportation, and All You Can Eat Barbecue! This event always sells out, sign up at Aviary.

Our Programs Department is working on our Popular “Winter Camps.” Come by Aviary and pick up a brochure. We will have 2 “Mini-Camps” on Nov. 9th & 12 for the upcoming elementary school holidays. Registration limited.

Upcoming Events;

Wed., Nov. 7 – Magic & Card Show

Fri., Nov. 9 -Men’s Poker

Fri., Nov. 9 – Mini Camp

Mon., Nov. 12 – Mini Camp

Tue., Nov. 13 -SRSRC Board Meeting

Fri., Nov. 16 – Adult “Duplicate” Bridge

Sun., Nov., 25 -Chargers Group Game-Tailgate

Fri., Nov. 30 – Swim & Movie Night

Sat., Dec. 1 – Free Intro To Yoga

Sun., Dec. 9 – End of the Year Tennis Party

Computer Users Group

What’s a computer user group? It’s 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 users group and share your knowledge and experience. The welcome mat is always out.

Our interests are varied and not restricted to just one area. Members are knowledgeable and willing to help all. You will no doubt find someone who has experienced the same problem or can recommend a piece of hardware or a software program that will meet your needs.

If your interested in learning more about computers, hardware options, software availability and applicability, we meet in the Seminar room of the library from 9:30 am till noon on the third Saturday of the month. The November meeting will be on the 17th. For more information you may call Dave Bechtel, evenings (549-2077).

Chinese-American Club

We had a fabulous time celebrating Moon Cake Festival in October! There were about 20 children enjoying Lakeview Park after dark, and lighting up the night with their lovely lanterns! Thanks to everyone who came and provided dessert. We even had friends from Carlsbad, Encinitas and San Marcos show up for the celebration! The next event is Chinese New Year in February 2002! Meanwhile, please call Ruth or Helen (693-1962) or Linda (689-8191) if you can attend potluck lunches in the neighborhood.