TrueCare puts on “Magical Masquerade” gala
San Marcos-based nonprofit health care provider TrueCare will host its “Magical Masquerade” Grand Gala from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday March 26 at the Omni La Costa Resort, 2100 Costa Del Mar Road. The event, themed “an enchanting evening in Venice” supports TrueCare’s continued COVID-19 services along with mobile health care units, transportation assistance, and telehealth visits. Donations will be matched through a $200,000 grant from the Conrad Prebys Foundation over the next two years. Tickets are $300 at truecare.org/galaCQ.
Carlsbad Charitable Foundation holds social event Thursday
The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation hosts a mixer event with 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday March 24 at Carlsbad Barrio Glassworks, 3060 Roosevelt St. Highlights include glassblowing demonstrations, pizza and margaritas and dessert. RSVP at [email protected].
Local genealogy buffs meet online
A free live webinar, “Really?? Proving and Refuting Family Lore,” will be presented by Mary Kutcher Roddy for North San Diego County Genealogical Society 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22. Registration required at nsdcgs.org. Later that day, the Legacy Users Chat Class, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will meet virtually 1 to 2 p.m. Free. Email [email protected].
Rotary expands scholarships, holds fundraiser raffle
Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary is expanding its scholarship opportunities this year for high school seniors in Carlsbad.To raise additional funds, the club is holding a Scholarship Raffle, which runs through March 30. Tickets are $20; six for $100. Tickets may be purchased from Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotarians and by mail to the Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 130175, Carlsbad, CA 92013. Visit carlsbadhinoonrotary.org.
The Flower Fields open daily
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch featuring 50 acres of giant tecolote ranunculus is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 5704 Paseo Del Norte. More than 70 million flowers are set to bloom over several months through mid-May. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Admission is $10-$22; seasons passes are $20-$46. Visit theflowerfields.com.
Library bookstore holds sale
The Friends of the Escondido Library bookstore is holding its monthly half-price sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday March 25-26 at the library, 239 S Kalmia St. All items in the store will be 50 percent off (25 cent minimum), including a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, collectors books and DVDs and CDs along with an extensive children’s section, with books, DVDs and VHS. Call (760) 839-4832. Visit library.escondido.org.
Submarine veterans meet Saturday
The United States Submarine Service Inc. Scamp Base meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday March. 26, 2022 at Charlies Family Restaurant, 210 North Ivy St. The veteran’s group is open to submarine crew who have qualified to wear the warfare specialty pin, the dolphins (Silver or Gold). Others can apply to become associate members. Visit ussvi.org.
Mobilehome committee meets Saturday
Escondido Mobilehome Positive Action Committee, will meet 11 a.m. Saturday, March 26, at Imperial Estates Clubhouse, 2300 East Valley Parkway. Consuelo Martinez, Councilwomen for Escondido District 1, will be the guest speaker and will answer questions. EMPAC membership is $12 a year donation.
Patio Playhouse Youth Theatre stages ‘12 Angry Jurors’
Patio Playhouse Youth Theatre presents its production of ‘12 Angry Jurors’ through for online March 20 . Performances are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays at Patio Playhouse, 116 S. Kalmia St. Tickets are $12-$16 with discounts for SD Theatre Week. Call (760) 746-6669; visit patioplayhouse.com.
Youth Production of “Annie” opens Thursday
The Solana Beach Community Theater presents a Youth Production of “Annie” at the recently renovated Ritz Theater in Escondido, 301 E Grand Ave. “Annie Jr.” runs Thursday March 24 through April 2 with shows at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20; (free for teachers) atheyjojoproductions.com.
“Small but Mighty” art show this month
The Escondido Art Association holds its March show, titled “Small but Mighty” at its gallery, 121 W. Grand Ave. The gallery will also run the “The Senior High School Scholarship” show. Visit escondidoartassociation.com.
Upcoming blood drives
In response to blood bank shortages, the San Diego Blood Bank will hold the following blood drives at the bloodmobile in the following parking lots:
US Bank 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at 640 Hacienda Drive, Vista.
Vons noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 23at 10016 Scripps Ranch Blvd., Scripps Ranch.
Kaiser Permanente 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at 6860 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad; bus parked on Avenida Encinas.
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26at 12156 Carmel Mountain Road in the Panera Bread Parking Lot, Rancho Bernardo.
Eric Proul Blood Drive hosted by MHaus 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at 1234 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar.
St. Stephen Catholic Church 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 at 31020 Cole Grade Road, Valley Center.
Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.
Nonprofit looking for foster parents
The Kearny Mesa based nonprofit Angels Foster Family Network is looking for Resource Parents aka foster parents to care for children five and under in foster care throughout San Diego County and provide them with a safe, stable, loving home. Visit angelsfoster.org.
Celebration to honor Vietnam veterans
The Veterans Association of North County and Hospice of the North Coast host a Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration 9 a.m. to noon March 30 at the VANC resource center, 1617 Mission Ave to honor Vietnam War veterans. Keynote speaker is retired Marine Lt. Gen. Edward Hanlon, Jr. Highlights include presentation of lapel pins, slideshow of veterans and remembrance table. Veterans are encouraged to wear their uniforms. Photos of veterans during their service in Vietnam can be submitted for the slideshow by emailing (in jpeg format) Shelly Dew by Wednesday March 23 at [email protected]. Doors open 9 a.m. and program starts 10 a.m. followed by lunch around 11 a.m. Free admission. Reservations required by Wednesday March 23 at vanc.me/welcome-home-ceremony.
Retired teachers meet for lunch, presentation
The local Division 45 of the California Retied Teachers Association meets 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 28 at the Oceanside Broiler, 1325 N Harbor Drive. Anne Hoiberg board president of the San Diego Women’s History Museum will give a presentation on “The Women’s Liberation Movement.” Reserve lunch for $20 (for members) at [email protected] or call (760) 448-5278.
Library Friends group opens used bookstore
The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library opened Jane and Evie’s Used Books at at 323 N. Coast Highway, across the street from the Civic Center Library. The store sells gently used books, DVDs, CDs and puzzles. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. The store name honors longtime Friends of the Library Jane Cheadle and Evie MagañaCQ. Visit oplfriends.orgCQ or call (760) 435-5560.
Annual Native Plant Garden Tour March 27
Plant experts and neighborhood locals will lead a free 1.5 mile walking tour 2 p.m. March 27 to see native plant gardens in front yards. Meet in the St. Mary School parking lot, 515 Wisconsin Ave. Kids will be selling lemonade and cookies along the route. The tour is sponsored by the Oceanside Coastal Neighborhood Association and Buena Vista Audubon Society. Visit BVAudubon.org.
Bookmobiles host Children’s Discovery Museum exhibits
Several Oceanside Public Library bookmobiles host San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum’s Mobile Ex
hibits during March and April. The Mobile Exhibits are hands-on, portable versions of the museum’s displays set up outdoors to engage children in STEM challenges. The Mobile Exhibits are slated at:
Joe Balderrama Park, 709 San Diego St. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. March 28 and April 25.
John Landes Park, 2855 Cedar Road 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 6.
Crown Heights Resource Center, 1211 Division St. April 13 and April 27.
Applications open for MLK scholarships
Applications for the 2022 City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. College Scholarship Program are at the Oceanside Public Library, local high schools and the city website. Graduating high school seniors who live in Oceanside and will attend college after graduation can apply. The deadline for application submissions is April 13. Recipients will be introduced to donors at the annual scholarship garden reception in May. Call (760) 435-5042 or email [email protected].
Senior patrol volunteers sought
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Stations in Poway and 4S Ranch are looking for adults to join the Senior Volunteer Patrol. Duties include traffic control, patrolling neighborhoods in Poway and 4S Ranch, checking on homes of residents on vacation, and checking on the welfare of residents as part of the sheriff’s “You Are Not Alone” program. Volunteers must be at least 50 years old, a U.S. citizen or legal resident who has applied for citizenship, and have a valid California driver’s license and car insurance, Volunteers must be of good moral character with no felony convictions and attend a two-week Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy. Volunteers typically work up to five hours a week. Call (858) 232-8000.
Book sale on library patio
The Friends of the Poway Library are holding a Mega Book Sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday March 26th on the library patio. In addition to lots of fiction, the sale will include nonfiction books on numerous topics. Paperbacks and children’s books will be 25 cents or 5 for $1; adult hardcover and trade paperbacks, 50 cents. A large selection of CDs, DVDs and LPs will be 50 cents. Proceeds support library programs. Along with the sale that day, there will be presentations on robotics, and appearances by the Stormtroopers of the 501st Legion and music from Star Wars performed by the Wine Creek Ensemble. Call (858) 513-2862.
AAUW Scholarships offered
The Poway-Penasquitos Branch of the American Association of University Women is offering three $2,000 scholarships to be awarded in Fall 2022. The scholarships benefit female students whose education has differed from the traditional four-year path. The application deadline is April 15. Visit powayarea-ca.aauw.net.
Knights of Columbus hold Fish Fry fundraiser
The Knights at San Rafael Parish in Rancho Bernardo will continue their Fish Fry fundraiser dinners 5 to 7 p.m. this Friday March 25, April 1, 8 in the Parish Hall, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive. Batter fried cod plus another baked fish, fries, coleslaw, mixed green salad, rolls and ice cream will be served for dine-in our take-out. Proceeds will benefit seminarians and religious vocations, scholarships and charitable organizations the Knights support. Tickets for ages13 and older are $12 pre-sale; $15 at the door. Children (ages 5 to 17) are $5 and ages 4 and younger are free. A family ticket (two adults plus children ages 4 to 12) for $30 pre-sale; $35 at the door. There will be weekly raffles. Call (858) 487-4314.
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Tea3 Foundation to host fundraiser benefiting animal sanctuary
The Tea 3 Foundation will host a fundraising event 5:30 p.m. March 29 at Morgan Run Country Club, 5690 Cancha de Golf. The event benefits Lake Hodges-based nonprofit Paradise Dreams Animal Sanctuary. Highlights include appetizers and entertainment by The Killer Dueling Pianos. General admission tickets $200 per person at tea3foundation.org.
Play bingo for prizes at senior center
The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., hosts bingo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $1 per card. Prizes include snacks, decorations and household items. Participants can also have lunch at 11:30 a.m. before bingo. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. Friday at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.
Workshop on avoiding scams
The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Ave., will host a workshop 10 a.m. Tuesday., March 22. Presented by San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, this workshop will cover topics including personal safety and avoiding scams. Register at the front desk or (760) 744-5535, x3600.
Ribbon cutting at Walnut Grove Park
The Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association and City of San Marcos celebrate the improvements made over the past decade to Walnut Grove Equestrian Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 22nd at Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive. The nonprofit Twin Oaks Valley Equestrian Association is being recognized for its fundraising efforts and advocacy for the public horse park. Improvements include new arena fencing and upgrades to the announcers booth and judges stand. Free. Visit facebook.com/TwinOaksValleyEquestrianAssociation.
Center hosts movie screening of “The Lost Husband”
A matinee screening of “The Lost Husband” (2020) is set for 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Ave. The movie revolves around a woman and her children trying to put life back together after her husband’s death and their move to her estranged aunt’s goat farm. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs for 1 hour and 49 minutes. Admission is $1 or free with lunch. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60+ years is $4; cost for ages 59 years and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. at least one day prior to the event. Sign up by calling (760) 744-5535 ext. 3607 or visit the lunch desk.
Museum seeks volunteer tour guides
The Valley Center History Museum, 29200 Cole Grade Road, is looking for volunteers to serve as in-house tour guides to welcome visitors and share the history of the community. Staff will train volunteers; flexible hours offered. Email [email protected] or call (760) 749-2993.
Free Vaccination Clinic for cats, dogs
A free vaccination clinic for dogs and cats is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday March 26 at North County Lifeline, 200 Michigan Ave., hosted by Rancho Coastal Humane Society with Petco Love, Bissell Pet Foundation, North County Lifeline and FACE Foundation. Vaccines administered (while supplies last) include DAPPv for dogs and HCP for cats. There will also be Rabies vaccinations and Microchips. Highlights include food, refreshments, pet supply gift bags and resources on keeping pets healthy. Dogs must be on leash or in a carrier. Cats must be in a carrier. No appointment necessary. Visit SDPets.org/Events.
Free class at family history center
The Vista Family History Center, 1310 Foothill Drive, will present a free class 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday March 24 . The topic is ‘Proceed with Research in a Foreign Language.’ Visit familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Vistafhc. confirming link
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