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Benefit golf tournament, art reception, car show among upcoming events

Thursday, Nov. 20 TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Homework Helpers at 4 [...]

San Vicente Valley Club to hear how to Dress for the Holidays

Sally Hilton will discuss how to dress for your shape and how to pick the right clothes and accessories for travel at the San Vicente Valley Club meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The luncheon is open to the public, and guests are encouraged to make reservations at the front desk of the San Vicente Valley Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road, where the meeting will be held, or call Maxine McNamara at 760-788-6189 by Thursday, Nov. 13.

Ramona Calendar of Events

Bilingual Zumba, Bouncing Baby Storytime, Teen Music Shop, Teen Action Council and Family Craft are among activities at Ramona Library.
A fundraising Spaghetti Dinner, Silent Auction and Desserts will be held at Ramona Elementary School Friday to help pay for sixth-graders to attend Sixth Grade Camp.

Art & Wine Festival nets about $19,500 for mural project


The rain stayed away Saturday for the second annual Ramona Art & Wine Festival, but the crowds and donations poured in to support the fundraiser for the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.

“It was miraculous, especially as the rain stopped just as we were setting up,” said Elaine Lyttleton, chair of the festival.

Staged at the Amy Strong Castle at Mt. Woodson, the festival netted approximately $19,500 for the mural project, said Lyttleton. That represents about a $6,000 increase over last year’s proceeds.

Halloween activities, rummage sales, art and wine festival among upcoming events


MERCHANTS SAFE TRICK OR TREAT, 3 to 6 p.m., along Ramona’s Main Street. Participating merchants hand out treats to children. Presented by Ramona Chamber of Commerce. More: 760-789-1311.
RUMMAGE SALE, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church Social Center, Sixth and E streets. Clothing, household items, books, toys, electronics and more. Open to the public. More: 760-787-0421.

Authors Day, Harvest Festival, Walk for Life, and community theater among upcoming events


RAMONA WALK FOR LIFE SUICIDE PREVENTION WALK, 4 to 7 p.m. Ramona High School track, 1401 Hanson Lane. A day of reflection, hope, resources, food, prizes and bands. Proceeds go to Ramona school programs focused on youth suicide prevention. More:

Republican women to ‘Lunch with Mr. Jefferson’

Intermountain Republican Women Federated will “Lunch with Mr. Jefferson” in Barbara DeGraw’s home at 3889 Daley Flat Road in Julian on Monday, Oct. 27.

Melissa Richmond, who worked for Gov. Mitt Romney for 10 years in the Massachusetts State House, will discuss an “Insider’s view of Presidential Campaigning.” Check-in and social time are 10:15 a.m. with the meeting beginning at 10:45.

Carnival, fire department open house, quilt show, play opening among upcoming events


Coming Home Night Carnival, ‘Johnny Brooke: A Ghost Story’ opening, annual quilt show, Ramona Fire Department Open House and Ramona VFW’s Christmas in October dinner are among events in Ramona Thursday through Sunday.

Ramona Community Foundation grants aim to assist range of nonprofits


Everyone from disadvantaged youth interested in attending college to chamber members wanting to “set the table” for community collaboration are among this year’s recipients of Ramona Community Foundation grants.

Nine nonprofits received checks ranging from $1,500 to $7,000 during the foundation’s third annual awards ceremony. The $29,200 awarded this year brings to $84,450 the total of foundation grants given since 2012.

Wine tasting fundraiser, juried art show reception, haunted trail hikes among activities this week

RAMONA WOMAN’S CLUB 4TH ANNUAL WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER, 6 to 8 p.m., Pamo Valley Winery, 603 Main St. Tickets $25 each. Proceeds benefit the club’s Ellie Whitcomb Scholarship Fund.

OLDE RAMONA HOTEL GALLERY JURIED ART SHOW RECEPTION, 5 to 7 p.m., Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery, 845 Main St. Public welcome. Awards, refreshments. More: 760-789-3682.