Post supports rehab program for veterans

Post supports rehab program for veterans
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Post supports rehab program for veterans

Linda Milford, chairwoman of VA&R and Community Services for the Escondido American Legion Post 149 Auxiliary, recently presented a $200 donation to the Aspire Center to continue our support for their Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program. The donation is used to support the $1 coffee cards provided to patients as an incentive to reach their specific goals and the coffee cards provide encouragement to undertake difficult activities. The coffee cards may be used at the California Bean Company. from left to right, Morgan Fransk, owner of the California Bean Company, Linda Milford and Carl Rimmel, CEO of the Aspire Center.

North County community events


Mother’s Day grand finale at Flower Fields

A Mother’s Day celebration is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at The Flower Fields, 5704 Paseo Del Norte. The stage will be filled throughout the day with colorful dancing presented by the Rancho Buena Vista High School’s Ballet Folklorico. Admission to the venue is $18; $16 for seniors older than 60 and $9 for children ages 3-10. This year’s season concludes Sunday. Visit

Lagoon foundation hosts Butterfly Day

Pat Flanagan of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas will speak about local butterflies and how to attract them Saturday at the Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane. Afterward, go out on the trail to try to find butterflies, moths and caterpillars. The event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Visit

‘Citing Your Sources’ topic of meeting

Mary Von Orsdal, former genealogy librarian, will present an Intermediate Genealogy Class on “Citing Your Sources,” sponsored by the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, Tuesday at the Faraday Center, 1635 Faraday Ave. Von Orsdal will explain why it is important to cite sources and give examples of citations as well as discuss several genealogy style manuals. Social hour starts at 9:30 a.m.; program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Admission is free; reservations are not necessary. Call (949) 310-1778 or email

Mended Hearts

to meet Tuesday

Mended Hearts will hold its monthly meeting Tuesday at the Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Real. The meeting is free to heart patients and family and takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Guest speaker Amy Ewald from Zoll Medical Corporation will present the latest wearable lifesaving technology. Call (760) 846-0626.

Lecture on secrets

to sharpen memory

A Good Life Lecture, “Nutritional Secrets to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Sharpen Your Memory,” led by Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Angela R. Vittucci is from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free. Learn about practical diet tips, supplements, lifestyle changes and brain boosters that will improve how you think, feel and respond. Call (760) 602-2055.


Cannabis seminar series Saturday

A GoodLife Cannabis Seminar Series presented by Torrey Holistics is set for Saturday at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Early bird general admission to exhibits and educational seminars is $20 for the day. For schedule, visit


Hutchins Consort Family Concert set

A free Hutchins Consort Family Concert, “Farewell for Summer” is from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The last family concert of the series welcomes summer with music from Hawaii and other warm places. Visit

Gourd, basket guild puts on art show

The Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild is holding an art show, “Using the Gifts of Nature,” in the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The exhibit features art using natural materials such as gourds, wood, pine needles, agates, bark, seed pods, feathers and palm sheaths. The free exhibit runs through May 22 and some artworks are for sale. The center is open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visit


MandoBasso performs Saturday at library

The Escondido Public Library’s 2nd Saturday Concert Series features MandoBasso from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the Turrentine Room, 239 S. Kalmia St. The performance is for all ages and includes mostly original compositions with some traditional tunes, classical music, jazz and ragtime. Gunnar Biggs and Bill Bradbury perform in this unique pairing of bass and mandolin. Call (760) 839-4684 or visit

Mother’s Day Workshop slated for Sunday

A Mother’s Day Workshop is from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Park Avenue Community Center, 120 E. Park Ave. in the Oak Room. The workshop will be presented by Rosalind Corbett on expanding your relationship with your mother and discovering your maternal mothering self. Corbett is a member of the Motivational Interviewer Network of Trainers and an instructor and lecturer at San Diego State University. The free event is sponsored by the Spiritual Church of Escondido for community outreach. Visit


Silk painting, glass exhibits on display

Two new art shows, hosted by the Friends of the Fallbrook Library, are on display Sunday to July 5 in the library, 124 S. Mission Road. In the Community Room, “Painting on Silk: Personal Vision” features juried work, including quilted pieces, wax batiks, Japanese shibori and multimedia work by artists in the San Diego Silk Guild. On the Reading Patio are glass works by Ryan Clark and Scott Beale. A free reception with live music is from 6 to 8 p.m. May 17 to honor the artists. Attendees can even try their hand at silk painting. Call (760) 731-4650.

Computer classes

for seniors offered

The Foundation for Senior Care will sponsor a series of computer classes and workshops Monday through June 27 at Crestview Estates Clubhouse, 1120 E. Mission Road. Class topics include Smartphone & Tablet (Androids), iPad & iPhone, Google Maps, Solving Spreadsheet Problems, Basic Computer File Management, Cutting the Cable Cord, Taking and Managing Photos on Your Android Smartphone. Classes are one, two or four weeks long and meet for two hours once a week. Cost is $10-$40. Register at or call (760) 723-7570.


Civitan club meets Monday at restaurant

Oceanside Civitan Club meets at noon Monday at Jolly Roger Restaurant. The group supports organizations that work with developmentally challenged community members. This month’s program features Katie Dolgov, exhibitions manager and registrar of Oceanside Museum of Art. Dolgov will discuss “Giant Flowers, Nature’s Mandalas, a Twist of Surreal, and Another Disney Dreamer at Museum of Art.” Call (949) 350-5210.

Travel club meeting focuses on China

The Single Travelers Club meets from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hunter Steakhouse, 1221 Vista Way. The discussion will be “Sue’s China Travels and Making Sense of Travel Insurance.” RSVP at (760) 438-1472.


Golf tourney and dinner fundraiser Saturday

The Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth Seton Church host the 29th annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner on Saturday. Highlights include a morning of golf at St. Mark Golf Club in Lake San Marcos for $100 with check-in table and breakfast opening at 6:30 a.m. and start at 8 a.m. At 6 p.m., a gourmet dinner will be served at St. Elizabeth Seton Church Social Hall, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad, with raffle and auction for $75 or $125 for two. Proceeds go to various Knights’ projects including Helping and Feeding the Homeless, Father Joe’s and Brother Bennos. Visit, or call (703) 980-3489 or (760) 846-8103.


‘A Mother’s Love’ program at casino

Pala Casino Spa & Resort presents “A Mother’s Love” program, a two-hour music and comedy event featuring Vietnamese entertainment stars, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the casino’s Events Center. Doors open one hour before the event. Tickets cost $40-$60; VIP $100. Visit

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