There was a method to the madness of presenting San Francisco legend Herb Caen’s three-dot lounge history along with its various re-interpretations. That was to set up Escondido Grapevine’s own three-dot lounge approach to local and state news. For more about the concept, visit our story here. For more local three-dot news, keep on trucking below…
Time to get smART at the Seventh Annual Escondido Youth Artist smART Festival
On Saturday, March 30, 2019, the California Center for the Arts, Escondido and the Escondido Union School District will hold the 7th annual smART Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The event is free and open to the public.
For one day each year, the Center for the Arts, Escondido dedicates its Museum and Conference Center to the celebration of youth in the local community; utilizing the Center’s ongoing partnership with the Escondido Union School District to bring arts education to youth in schools. This innovative annual community festival highlights the accomplishments of this partnership.
Students from all 23 Escondido Union schools will have artwork on display and performances will take place during the 2019 smART Festival. Two-dimensional artwork will be on display both in festival booths inside the Conference Center and on the walls of the Center’s Museum.
The Museum will also house three-dimensional artwork and the Outside the Lens 5th grade photographic art exhibit. Youth dance, music, and theater performances will take place on a main stage in the Center’s spacious Conference Center.
The smART Festival is made possible through the support of the California Arts Council, the County of San Diego, Mission Federal Credit Union and the San Diego County Credit Union.
The museum will also house three-dimensional artwork and the My Story 5th grade photographic art exhibit. Youth dance, music, and theater performances will take place on a main stage in the Center’s spacious Conference Center.
Conference Center Performance Schedule
Welcome Announcements 10:10AM
Bear Valley Intermediate Band 10:20AM
Quantum Quarks 10:50AM
Ballet Folklorico 11:10AM
Mission Middle Theatre & Dance 11:30AM
30 Minute Intermission
Star Kids 12:10PM
“Las Chispatas” 12:30PM
Kinder Stars 12:50PM
Ignite Dance Team 1:10PM
Closing Announcements 1:30PM
Get more information about the 7th Annual smART Festival here: http://artcenter.org/event/7th-annual-smart-festival/
— Ely Ramos
Escondido Senior Anglers welcome Lake Elsinore tournament
Heck with the wildflower bloom that closed down this Riverside County city due to traffic and tourist confusion, Escondido’s Senior Anglers are bringing Lake Elsinore’s fishing tournament to them.
In advance of the 7th annual Lake Elsinore Dream Extreme Fishing Derby, the Senior Anglers of Escondido will welcome the organizer of the event to their April 12 meeting.
William Johnson from William’s Bait, Tackle, and Boat Rental, in Lake Elsinore, will be the guest speaker, talking about how to fish the lake, tackle, the five types of fish eligible for the derby – Crappie, Catfish, Wiper, Bass, and Carp, all competing for a share of the $15,000 in prize money. Johnson’s shop, at Launch Pointe Marina, serves a headquarters for the event.
“My whole reason for doing this is to educate people to the fishing that’s going on in Lake Elsinore,” said Johnson. Johnson is known as the “Crappie King” around the lake.
Over 100-two person teams from throughout Southern California are expected to compete in the May 3 – 5 derby. Club members, Mike Springer of San Marcos, and Gary Farrar of Oceanside, will compete on behalf of the club.
The club’s meetings are held the second Friday of each month, open to all anglers age 50 and above, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido, 92025. Meetings start at 9:30 a.m.
Members of the club enjoy freshwater fishing challenges, summer saltwater charters, surf fishing tournaments, RV camping trips, picnics, and community service to help kids go fishing.
Derby Information: https://lercasino.com/
— Ken Harrison
Sunny Side Kitchen up for honey at North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Farmers Market
Our supply of local honey is now restocked! We visited the North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Farmers Market on Sunday to pick up a new batch of local honey from beekeeper Claire Winnick of RFB Family Farms. We were reminded of our hyper local beginnings and how important “local” continues to be to us.
In addition to her beekeeping duties, Claire manages the Sikes Adobe Farmers Market. She was instrumental in getting the mobile version of Sunny Side Kitchen started and in teaching us to overcome many of the adversities of running a food business. Today we are proud to sell Claire’s honey at our restaurant, as well as wares from other farmers market alumni, Yoshi’s Jam and Origen Coffee.
Besides local honey, the North San Diego (Sikes Adobe) Farmers Market features local artisans and produce. While there we got Brussels sprouts for roasting and strawberries for snacking. We also couldn’t resist a hummingbird feeder from Beez Boutique, a bar of luxurious soap from Pearline’s Apothecary Natural Soaps, a blackberry mocktail and a dairy-free guava smoothie from Kellogg Farms (their daughter Michelle is our sign spinner), and a new oven mitt from Crafts By Dar. All of these vendors are local, and we feel good spending our dollars in Escondido.
The North San Diego Sikes Adobe Farmers Market is located off Via Rancho Parkway, across from the mall and east of the 15 freeway. Turn on Sunset Drive. Make a day of it and enjoy the hiking trails of San Dieguito River Park. Open Sundays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Sunny Side Kitchen Soup Schedule
Monday- Tomato Bisque (Vegetarian)
Tuesday- Mushroom Barley (Vegan)
Wednesday- Cheesy Cauliflower (Vegetarian)
Thursday- Minestrone (Vegan- Just ask us to hold the parm)
Friday- Clam Chowder
— Bob Carpenter
Bonsall Woman’s Club taking care of business
It’s that time of year, spring, when the Bonsall Woman’s Club gives out its annual awards. And there’s a bunch of them.
The Bonsall Woman’s Club (BWC) March meeting is a special time – not just for introducing the Volunteer of the Year award but announcing the winners in the Palomar Art Festival.
This year’s Volunteer of the Year, Bev York, has heart and so much more. She has given freely of her time, over 240 Volunteer hours in calendar year 2018.
Bev joined the BWC in 2011 and immediately began serving in the all-important position as 3rd Vice President-Programs. In subsequent years she served as 1st Vice President/Dean of Chairmen, and the Club’s Parliamentarian. She graciously accepted when the Palomar District, which is part of the California and General Federation of Women’s Clubs, asked for her help to serve on their Board. She is currently serving as the District’s 1st Vice President-Dean of Chairmen.
Helping is her nature. Often, she is quietly working in the background to make sure the job gets done in any area where she has an expertise. The results of any of her club involvement can best be described as quality work from a quality lady.
The following poem is the ultimate description of The BWC’s Volunteer of the Year Awardee:
Valuable is the work you do
Outstanding in how you always come through.
Loyal, sincere, and full of good cheer
Untiring in your efforts throughout the year.
Notable are the contributions you make
Trustworthy in every project you take.
Eager to reach your every goal
Effective in the way you fulfill your role.
Ready with a smile like a shining star
Special and wonderful — that’s what you are!
When Bev’s announcement was made to the general membership, she received a much-deserved standing ovation.
To cap off this special meeting, the BWC members who won awards at the Palomar Art Festival were announced.
Best of Show, Giverny Pond, Advanced Scenic/Pastel
Second, Owl, Advanced Portrait, Oil
Julie Van Loon
Best of Show, Quiet Meadow, Advanced Scenic/Oil
Best of Show, Gentle Love, Advanced Portrait/Oil
Best of Show, Juan’s Guacamole, Advanced Still Life/Oil
Best of show, Sun Flower, Novice/Mixed Media
PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST~ WORLD IN PICTURES:
Living Things (B&W)
Best of Show, Lisa Hasvold, Lady with Hand on Cheek
Second, Mary Jane Poulter, Baby Sleeping
Third, Marleen DuBona, Farmhouse-Italy
Third, Mary Jane Poulter, Oceanside Pier
Still Life (B&W)
Best of Show, Barbara Chahbazian, Building in Water
Second, Marleen DuBona, Walls Italy
Living Things (Color)
Best of Show, Barbara Chahbazian, Two Old Guys
First, Marleen DuBona, Lady Restoring Frescos-Italy
Second, Liza Hasvold, Red Polka-dot Jacket-Beach
Best of Show, Lisa Hasvold, Lighthouse on Beach
Third, Mary Jane Poulter, Bonsall, Birds on Rock-Ocean Waves
Still Life (Color)
Best of Show, Marleen DuBona, Cork Bicycle
Congratulations are in order for the creativity and talent demonstrated by the above winners.
The Club meets on the first Thursday of the month at The Golf Club of California, 3742 Flowerwood Ln, Fallbrook. The April meeting will be April 4. The doors open at 9 a.m. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. with the program and lunch following.
April’s program will feature Dan Damon who will be playing and singing “fun songs with personality.” Lunch will be a Salad Bar with all the fixings. The cost is $23 all inclusive.
Deadline for reservations is March 27. Questions? Contact Hospitality Chair, Barbara Hartloff, (760) 731-2250. Send your check, payable to BWC, to P.O. Box 545, Bonsall, CA 92003. Visit: bonsallwomansclub.org.
— Gail Golden