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The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Bites the Dust -- Union Bank Forecloses Art Show
The latest Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild Show titled "Passions" opened this week to record gallery crowds but it didn't go off quite as advertised.
The show was scheduled to run until July 5. However, Union Bank, the Guild's landlord foreclosed on the Guild and the show. They have been evicted from their Paseo Delicias space with two weeks notice and must vacate the premises by the end of the month.
Looks like the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild has outs own problems with financial institutions, namely the Union Bank a subject of frequent criticism for its financial practices.
A larger than usual crowd gathered at the Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild on Thursday, it turned out because this was the final art show ever after 15 years at the location in the rear of the Union Bank building on Paseo Delicias.
Union Bank officials who were not named told Guild officials last week they had to be off the premises by the end of May. They said they needed to expand the bank facility.
Also evicted with one months warning, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.
Guild officials said they had no new location identified or idea how they would find one. However, they said they had several good options they hoped to pursue. Until that time, it was unclear how members or the guild would show work locally.
The new show will be held at a member's house, according to officials.
Union Bank officials could not be reached for comment.
For more information, visit: http://ranchosantafeartguild.org
The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild was formed in 1993 for the following purposes;
1. To support and encourage visual artists in our community and county
2. To provide funds for art education and outreach efforts such as scholarships for art majors, programs in schools, art programs, art teaching, education to the public on the benefits of art education and collecting.
3. To provide talks on how important the arts are to our lives and society.
4. To host field trips to view collections and artist's studios.
5. To support a gallery with art for sale for the purpose of supporting guild activities and outreach programs.
The majority of our Artist Members are residents of Rancho Santa Fe (51%) and the surrounding area. Each member serves on one or more committees, or holds a position on the board of directors, or both. Committees are organized around guild functions or events, and each committee has a chair who reports to the board.
The primary Guild functions and events are as follows;
Hanging and promoting new art exhibits in our main gallery and several satellite galleries every 2 months.
Fund Raising events throughout the year in support of the guild and our charities.
The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild strives to provide a focus on art in our lives, community, and county. We provide a place where our residents can browse the latest show in our gallery, attend receptions and fundraisers, and purchase art knowing that proceeds support local charities and outreach programs. Please join us and visit our gallery!
AWE Center non-profit foundation holds day camp, offers health and alkaline water plans...
For more info: http://bheauviewranch.com/home
Arts. Health and wellness. Equestrian education. And more. The AWE Center Foundation at Bheau View Ranch is coming on strong in 2013 with a variety of programs and opportunities fit for fulfilling resolutions, not to mention helping create a better you and yours.
The AWE Center is a non-profit 501.c foundation whose mission is to preserve the balance of nature for future generations amidst the ever-growing pressure of development. In association with Bheau View Ranch, it shares the property that has been the home of hundreds of rescued horses.
Ideally situated in the Merriam Mountains on the east side of Twin Oaks, San Marcos in San Diego’s North County, it has the unique feature of high alkaline, high mineral content waters from a 1,000-foot deep well.
"I came here because Dr. Vaughn Harada, who was treating me, told me about the water and later held a regenerative lifestyle seminar. The only water that tested higher than this water is in Japan. I could really feel the difference. It was like my body just craves it now. The water is smoother and has more texture to it."
-- Merle Morgan-Grainge, M.S. Oriental Medicine, Dipl. Ac, L.Ac., a highly regarded Physician of Oriental Medicine, lecturer and Medical Qigong instructor with a private clinical practice in Los Angeles.
Bheau View Ranch hosts its winter camp 2013 for students ages 7 to 17. The daily 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. program continues through Jan. 18. This camp gives children a healthy program of activities with the emphasis on active. This means horse and pony introductory training, grooming and basic vet care. Students learn how to communicate with horses through body language and also learned what horses were trying to communicate through their movements. Camp also includes jewelry making, painting with watercolors, and story writing stories.
New for 2013, the center has been accepting new memberships. These represent valuable savings and help support the community.
--1 Free Gallon of Water a Month ($60 Value)
--1 Free Mud/Water Hole Soak a Year ($55 Value)
--10% Discount off of Spa Services and Water Hole Soak ($10-$50 value)
--10% Discount on Gift Certificates
--Members Only Appreciation Event Once a Year
Referral Rewards: 20 Referral Rewards for each person that a Member refers and purchases 5 Gallons of water or purchases a Spa Service.
-- Members Accumulating 100 Rewards receive 5 Free Gallons of water ($25 value).
To purchase memberships visit: Membership Link
For more information and to make reservations, call 760-877-1055, or visit http://bheauviewranch.com/home .
Local Obama supporters help get out the vote in battleground states
Organizing for America (OFA) is betting on get out the vote (GOTV) efforts to make the difference in November’s presidential election. To help secure a win for President Barack Obama, OFA is organizing North San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County volunteers to phone voters in battleground states and encourage them to cast their votes for Obama.
OFA, a grassroots organizing campaign operating under the auspices of the Democratic National committee, is launching three call centers — in Oceanside, San Marcos and Temecula. OFA is running traditional GOTV phone banks beginning this weekend and running every weekend until Election Day, staffed by volunteers. The goal remains of all three centers to make over 75000 calls on November 6, and many in weekends before.
Joe Comella of Fallbrook, a retired teacher and former Army reservist, is OFA’s local deputy regional field director. He believes volunteer efforts are the heart of Obama’s campaign.
Comella said, “President Obama was put in office by a hopeful electorate in 2008. The last four years have been tough, primarily because of gridlock in Congress. But people remain hopeful, and the level of volunteerism we’re seeing is proof of that. We have staging directors, data entry coordinators, and folks to train other volunteers on how to make calls. Early voting has begun, and we welcome all volunteers who want to join the effort at any of our three phone center locations.”
Volunteers are working three-hour shifts from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. People interested in lending their time to the effort can email@example.com or contact the following location coordinators:
Oceanside: Show Palace, 1527 Mission Avenue
San Marcos: Autumn Terrace Apartments Community Room, 251 Autumn Drive
Contact Rolf vom Dorp at 760-978-0965
Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club hosting military care package drive
Collection bins are located in various spots around the Village, including two at the garden club, 17025 Avenida De Acacias, and two at the library, 17040 Avenida De Acacias. Bins are also located at the community center, 5970 La Sendita; the pharmacy, 6056 El Tordo; the village market, 16950 Via De Santa Fe; and the offices of James Jan, 16921 Via De Santa Fe.
Needed items include granola or protein bars; beef jerky; unscented hygiene products like soap, shampoo, deodorants and lotions; chapstick; disposable razors; wipes; foot powder; and bug repellant.
Monetary donations, to help cover the cost of shipping, are also welcome.
The community is invited to help pack up the boxes at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Garden Club.
Last year, 107 boxes were shipped to three different units of Marines in Afghanistan. Each box included a personal note, most written from kids from the community center. The kids also decorated the outside of the boxes with messages like ‘Please come home safe’.
Big Changes Afoot at Del Mar National Horse Show Next Month...
The 67th edition of the Del Mar National Horse Show is scheduled for Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, May 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena. The Del Mar National Horse Show continues to be among the most respected, distinguished and popular equestrian events on the West Coast, if not the entire nation. Consisting of three distinctly different equestrian disciplines — Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper — the Del Mar National represents the best in competitive opportunities for world-class equestrians and is unrivaled in its entertainment appeal for everyone.
“The difference between ‘good enough’ and ‘top of the line’ can make or break a reputation and a career," said Kenny Baker, Equestrian Manager. "The Del Mar National Horse Show management remains committed to continually improving the facility to accommodate the comfort and safety of horses, riders, and spectators. Upgrades started with the addition of the $15 million arena renovation and continues today."
The most noticeable change is in the footing. The new GGT (German Geo Textile) Footing™, in the Del Mar Arena, purchased from show sponsor, Premier Equestrian, has brought this world-class facility into the modern age of elite horse competition. Extremely valuable horses will compete on this state-of-the-art footing, among the finest and safest in the world today. GGT Footing™ is used at many international horse show facilities featuring equestrian events. It was an integral part of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, and the World Dressage Masters in Palm Beach, FL, among others.
Both outdoor show arenas and lungeing area will be flooded with new sport lighting, making these areas more user-friendly and safer. Brighter lights create fewer shadows and make for safer and more accurate rounds for both horses and riders as they warm up and show their horses.
nAnother change is the Del Mar Arena’s new state-of-the-art marquee. The marquee is much brighter, making messages easily readable and allowing for the display of full-color logos. Sponsors will enjoy higher visibility and greater logo recognition. Additionally, four high-tech video boards will be strategically placed in the arena and will display some of the live action, scoring, and other information of interest to spectators.
Baker commented, “Changes like these don’t go unnoticed in the equestrian world. The Del Mar National earned the coveted distinction of being one of only four venues in North America selected to host the U.S. Show Jumping Team Observation Events for the 2012 Olympics to be held in London, England. Top riders from across the nation will vie for a chance to represent the U. S. as they compete right here in Del Mar.”
Shredding ain't just in surfing; it's also good to go at Solana Beach e-waste benefit...
A Shred-a-Thon and Free E-Waste Drop Off benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, Harper Branch, at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, in the front parking lot.
Participants are encouraged to bring confidential documents for shredding on-site while you watch. Computer hard drives are also removed, punched and destructed. There is a recommended donation of $5 per copy box/bag or $20 for 5 boxes/bags (10 box maximum per person), $20 per hard drive removal, and $10 per hard drive destruction. A certificate of destruction is available upon request.
The E-Waste drop off is FREE to everyone. Bring items such as CRT screens, LCD/LED screens plasma screens, TV’s, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, VCR’s, DVD players, stereo systems, network servers, speakers, telephones, lamps, servers, server racks, plotters, batteries (automotive), power cords, cables, and strips. Items NOT ACCEPTED at the free e-waste events are: appliances, microwaves, lamp bulbs, alkaline batteries and hazardous waste.
This event is sponsored by Proshed security, a locally based company that specialized in secure on-site document shredding and hard drive destruction, and Recycle San Diego, a local company that specializes in complete e-waste recycling services. Both companies have partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito to raise money for the Club by donating their time and effort by engaging the surrounding communities.
For more information about the Shred-a-Thon and Free E-Waste Event, please call (858) 793-7345. Boxes for your shredding materials can be purchased at the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito or brought by the day of the event.
HEY FLOWER LOVERS, Get Yer Bloom On @ RSF Garden Club Floral Arrangement Workshop March 21
The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is offering a workshop in floral arranging for beginners at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at 'The Club', 17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe.
“If you have ever wanted some guidance in how to do basic floral arranging this is the workshop for you,” says Laverne Schlosser, Garden Club board member. “The workshop is entitled Floral Arrangement Workshop 101 and will be taught by Elma Garcia, who is a Master Judge and award- winning floral designer. So many community members have beautiful gardens, but when they want to bring some of their glorious florals inside they don’t know exactly how to make it work.
The cost of the workshop is $30 for Garden Club members and $45 for non-members. All materials will be provided. Just bring you own clippers. You will go home with a finished arrangement. Reservations are a must and space will be limited so that the workshop teacher will be able to give all of the participant’s individual attention.
To register, make your check payable to RSF Garden Club, and mail to PO Box 483, RSF, CA 92067.
For more information, contact event chair Laverne Schlosser at 858-756-4529 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or click the Upcoming Events section on the Garden Club website at rsfgardenclub.org.
Presidents Day and U.S. History with a twist @ Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center Feb. 24
Richard Lederer who co-authored “American Trivia: What We Should All Know about U.S. History, Culture and Geography.” with Caroline McCullagh, Lederer will speak about U.S. presidents and their role in history at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center.
Lederer will offer “a treasury of fascinating firsts, mosts, and onlys about American presidents,” according to event organizers program staff. He has written more than 40 books about language, history and humor. Drawing from what he learned while researching his newest book, Lederer will regale listeners with other interesting tales that slipped between the cracks of history.
“Writing is an amazing way to learn,” Lederer said. “I discovered a wealth of things I didn’t know before, and it’s a lot. For example, take the interesting deaths of presidents 20 years apart.”
Lederer puts the Q&A sessions in the middle of his performances, giving him the opportunity to riff at the audience’s questions.
“The older you get the less agenda conscious you become,” Lederer said. “The facts will eventually come out. Questions in the middle let me know go in several directions and keep the audience engaged.”
Lederer is especially excited to bring his oratory skills to the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center.
“It’s a very bright group of people there,” Lederer said. “The Rancho Santa Fe citizens make education a fun and life-long process. The Center is really trying to build their programs and extend their outreach, and I really respect that,” Lederer said.
The Rancho Sante Fe Senior Center is a nonprofit that provides resources, educational programs and social activities. Lederer will also speak at the Center for a three-part series about language in September.
“We’re delighted to have Richard,” said Terrie Litwin, executive director of the Rancho Santa Fe Senior Center. “He’s a perfect match for what we do in that he’s entertaining and informative.”
Doggone for it at Del Mar Fairgounds Saturday, Feb.26 for Silver Bay Kennel all-breed show
San Diego's annual dog spectacle, the Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show, sets up at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 26-27, 2011. And what better way to spend the weekend than to check out all the amazing breeds: small, large, huge, cute, ugly, prim, sloppy...but they're all lovable. And the best thing is that admission is free.
If you weren't able to attend last week's 136th Westminster Kennel Club show in New York (where Palacegarden Malachy, a Pekingese, won Best of Show), you can still get your canine kicks next weekend when the Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego hosts its annual all-breed dog shows on Saturday and Feb. 26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
More than 1,900 dogs (representing 174 breeds) in competition, the Silver Bay show is among the largest in the country. The weekend schedule consists of two separate shows (one Saturday and one Sunday). The shows also feature contests of canine obedience, rally and agility.
At 10 a.m. both days, guides will lead the public on a tour of the dog show, where they can see the breeds and meet the breeders, owners and handlers. And from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days, the public can "Meet the Breeds" in a walk-through exhibit where more than 47 breeds will be showcased at different booths.
Show hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Feb. 26. The best-in-show competitions usually take place late in the afternoon (5 to 6 p.m.) once the judging for individual breeds is complete.
The fairgrounds is at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. in Del Mar. Spectator admission is free, but parking is $10. Call 760-561-7382 or visit www.silverbaykc.com.
Sneak a peak at Helen Woodward Animal Center's new high-tech hospital on Feb. 25
Helen Woodward Animal Center will offer the public a chance Feb. 25 to view its new 10,000-square-foot animal hospital.
Donors paid for the high-tech hospital, which has nine exam rooms, a dental ward, surgery rooms, an isolation area for infectious cases, and a natural healing center.
The hospital, which will offer lease space to local veterinarians, will open for business March 5.
The public is invited to take a peek from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the hospital on Helen Woodward Way in Rancho Santa Fe.