On Saturday, Jan. 26, Bill Whittle of “Afterburner” captivated about 180 people who attended the first Ramona Tea’d Forum for 2013.
Following the 2012 election wherein President Obama was re-elected to a second term, Whittle asked, ”Where do we go from here?” After speaking about the current state of affairs and presenting his solutions, Whittle posed as “the virtual president of the USA” by forcefully addressing some harsh questions from the audience.
Our Town Calendar of Events for Thursday, Feb. 7, through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Among the week’s events are the school district’s Mt. Woodson Grasslands Race on Friday, a Community Chipping Day on Saturday, and a free car show on Sunday.
Our Town Calendar of Events from Thursday, Jan. 31, through Wednesday, Feb. 6. Among events are Mountain Valley Academy’s production of “Into the Woods Jr.” Jan 31 through Feb. 2, Ramona Concert Association event featuring a harpist and flamenco dancer Saturday evening, certified farmers’ market Saturday, free car show Sunday, writers group meeting Monday evening, planning group’s East/West Subcommittee meeting Tuesday, and Ramona Trails Association meeting Wednesday.
Ali Lantz, a sixth-grader at Barnett Elementary School, and her parents, Michael and Darcy, look at the Kiwanis Student of the Month plaque Ali received at the Ramona Kiwanis breakfast meeting on Saturday. Ali received a certificate of achievement for her accomplishment, and her name is inscribed on the plaque that will be posted at the school.
Intermountain Republican Women Federated will hold its first meeting of the year in Ramona Valley Grill at 344 Main St., on Monday, Jan. 28 at 10:45 a.m.
The meeting will feature Col. Rick Powell as guest speaker. Powell enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps at age 17. By 18, he was sent to Vietnam where he served in 11 major combat operations before the end of his tour of duty.
The GriefShare Christian support program to aid anyone in the community who is grieving the death of a loved one began Jan. 14 at the Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark, off Highway 78 and Ash Street.
The program will run from 6:15 to 8 p.m. each Monday for 13 weeks. There is a charge of $15 for the workbook. Scholarships are available.
For more information or to register, call Ina Lowe at 760-789-4798.
Joann Fang with the San Diego County Department of Environmental Health will be in Ramona to review the county’s Community Event Permit process on Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Representatives of all nonprofits in Ramona and surrounding communities are invited. The presentation, part of the county’s outreach for nonprofits, will be in Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Our Town Calendar of Events from Thursday, Jan. 17, through Wednesday, Jan. 23. This is the week for youngsters to sign up for the spring season with Ramona Pony Baseball and Ramona Soccer League. Tryouts for Intra Soccer also are this week.
The recently established Skatepark Committee will be seeking an endorsement from the Ramona Community Planning Group at its meeting on Thursday, Jan. 10, and is asking residents to show up in support.
The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane.
Our Town Calendar of Events from Thursday, Jan. 3, through Wednesday, Jan. 9. A presentation from the Wildlife Research Institute, PONY Baseball signups, Writers Group meeting, Car Show and Arriba Teen Center are among activities on the week’s schedule.