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.
Kiwanis Club of Ramona honored one of its own with a Kiwanis International Lifetime Membership.
Bill Groves, a Kiwanis member for 44 years, received the honor during the club’s annual officer installation dinner in Ramona Valley Grill on Sept. 27.
The lifetime membership is in appreciation for Groves’ longtime outstanding service to the club and to the community of Ramona, the service club’s leadership reported.
Since joining the club in 1970, Groves has served as club president for two terms and also has been club secretary and North County Division 37 secretary.
In addition, he has chaired each of the club’s service committees at least one time.
Groves and his wife, Mona, have traveled all over the world to attend Kiwanis International Conventions. Jeff Funk, fellow Kiwanian and friend, presented Groves with the award.
In other business at the dinner, the club welcomed its 2014-15 board: president Jessica Hickman, president-elect Paul Tarr, secretary Walter Ainslie, treasurer Dee Chenowth, and directors Darrell Beck, Pat Bell, Jim Cooper, Heather McGhee, David Gaines and Richard Wade.
Kiwanis of Ramona holds breakfast meetings in Ramona Valley Grill on Saturday mornings at 7. Guest are welcome.
Anyone wishing more information about the club may call 760-522-2526.
Ramona Trails Association Board members will discuss upcoming events at their meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m.
The meeting will be in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. The public is welcome.
Among RTA events that will be discussed are the Turkey Trot in November, Christmas caroling in December and a third Winery Ride to five wineries.
RTA annual membership is $25 per family.
Sun Valley Council Parent Teacher Association, the umbrella organization for the PTAs at eight of Ramona’s public schools, held a Barbecue Hoedown this month where principals, unit presidents, some administrators and school board members, and Sun Valley officers discussed goals for the year, what is going well and what can be done better.
“The Left’s Unholy Alliance with Militant Islam” will be the topic discussed at the Ramona Tea’d free public forum on Saturday, Sept. 27.
Dr. Jamie Glazov will be the guest speaker. Glazov, whose father and mother, Yuri and Marina Glazov, were Soviet dissidents during the Leonid Brezhnev period, left the Soviet Union for Canada in 1972. He is a television host, author, historian and managing editor of David Horowitz’s Freedom Center FrontPage Magazine.
Glazov specializes in Soviet studies and U.S. and Canadian foreign policies.
The forum will be in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at noon. Selected videos will be shown from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Food and drinks are available on site.
For more information, see www.ramonatead.com
World War II fighter airplanes, experimental aircraft, firefighting air tankers and helicopters, air traffic control tower tour, food, classic cars and big-rig trucks, face painting and Smokey Bear — all at Ramona Airport Open House Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission and parking are free.
Team Ramona Beauties seventh annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser, Ramona Wrangers 4-H signups and Ramona Skatepark Champions meeting are among activities slated for the coming week.
First Congregational Church of Ramona will say “farewell to summer” and celebrate everyone’s return from vacation with a Giant Bouncer for children only on Sunday, Sept. 7. All are invited for ice cream, coffee, lemonade and hors d’oeuvers in Pilgrim Hall at the church, 404 Eighth St., at 11:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
“If you are church shopping or are just curious about who we are and what we do at FCC of Ramona, this would be a great time to visit us,” LaVon Switzer said in the announcement of the event.
There will be tables representing each of the congregation’s small groups and its outreach and mission efforts. Among small groups that meet at various intervals and locations are a mother’s group, a Bible scholar study group, a laughter for health group and a Death Cafe.
Ramona Stars 4-H, Garden Club, service clubs and Santana Riders among groups meeting this week.
Ramona Bar Association provides free legal clinic Saturday, and Arriba Teen Center reopens after summer hiatus.
ALATEEN, 6 p.m. Arriba Teen Center, 1710 Montecito Road. To help teens ages 13 to 19 deal with relatives and friends who are addicted to alcohol or other drugs. More: www.alanonsandiego.org.