Ramona Woman’s Club will kick off the new year with a program from Dave Bittner of The Wildlife Research Institute.
The meeting will start at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, at 524 Main St.
Bittner will talk about local eagles, bald eagles that have been spotted in our Ramona Grasslands, and the institute’s Hawk Watch.
Wearing the tailcoats, top hats, bustles, satin dresses, hooped skirts, and cravats of another era, 92 people stepped back in time to enjoy an 1894-style Christmas dinner in Ramona Town Hall and experience a bit of the town’s history Saturday evening.
“In this age where everything is either wired or wireless, our goal here tonight is to take everyone back to a simpler time,” W.T. “Woody” Kirkman, Ramona Town Hall Board president, said in the West Wing of the 118-year-old adobe hall.
Novemberfest, the annual fundraiser for Intermountain Fire and Rescue Department, carried a Bavarian theme throughout the evening.
Approximately 200 supporters of the department attended, many dressed in traditional Bavarian garb. The event, hosted by the department’s auxiliary, the Hot Spots, was held at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion. An oompah band played throughout the night, and John Little Catering provided guests with plenty of red cabbage, sauerkraut, and brats.
“Batteries not Included” is the film that will be screened at Movie Night in the Ramona Senior Activity Center, 434 Aqua Lane, on Friday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.
The center is open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., except for legal holidays. Dinner-style meals are served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.
Calendar of Ramona events from Thursday, Dec. 13, through Wednesday, Dec. 19. It’s a busy week in town, with the ‘Tis the Season party at the library on Thursday, The Nutcracker Story Ballet on Friday, Town Hall’s 1894-style Christmas Dinner on Saturday, Cantatas at several churches on Sunday, Assemlyman Brian Jones at the Intermountain Republican Women Federated luncheon on Monday, Ramona Rotary’s Christmas party on Tuesday evening, and the James Dukes Elementary PTA’s Winter Wonderland celebration on Wednesday.
All Ramona parents are invited to attend the Cub Scout and Boy Scout Roundtable meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 527 Ninth St. on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
“Our December meeting each year is a holiday celebration Scouting style, with Dutch oven cooking and lots of bake goods and other treats,” said Russ Christensen, Ramona resident and Boy Scouts of America Pacific Crest District commissioner. “Come join the fun.”
Calendar of Events for Dec. 6-13 includes an array of holiday events. Among them are the chamber’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Collier Park and Marines Toys for Tots collection at Ramona Airport, both on Saturday. Also, Ramona High School dance students will present “Christmas in Candyland” Friday and Saturday evening.
Pixie Sulser, center, Ramona High School AVID teacher and adviser, accepts a check for $500 for the school’s AVID program from Kiwanis Club of Ramona President Walter Ainslie and Kiwanis member Ellen Deuel during the Kiwanis breakfast meeting on Saturday. AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, a national effort that began in San Diego County in the 1980s. The purpose of the AVID program is to prepare traditionally underserved students for four-year college eligibility and to restructure the teaching methods of an entire school to make college preparatory curricula available to almost all students.
Town Hall trustees aren’t letting the Christmas season go by without a celebration—an 1894-style Christmas Dinner.
The catered affair will be on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the East and West wings of the historic hall at 729 Main St.
Judy Beckett, founder and executive director of Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center in Ramona, will be the guest speaker at the San Vicente Valley Club’s meeting and luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at the San Vicente Resort, 24157 San Vicente Road.
Social time will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11:30, lunch at noon, and the program at 1 p.m.