Artists at their craft, a garage filled with Jaguars, and an increased selection of garden art are among attractions added to this year’s annual Garden Tour and Plant Sale, hosted by the Ramona Garden Club. This year’s “Blooms, Boulders and Birds” event is set for April 26.
Four gardens will be showcased on the tour. The biggest garden covers 24 acres and is the personal growing grounds for a major nursery in Rancho Santa Fe. The mountain views as well as the number and variety of low water use plants, especially cactus and agaves, seem endless.
Jesse Navarro from San Diego County District Attorney’s Office will be at Ramona Library to discuss immigration fraud and prevention of identity theft on Thursday, April 24, at 6 p.m. The presentation will be in Spanish and English.
Childcare and snacks will be provided.
All are welcome.
The library is at 1275 Main St. For more information, call 760-788-5270.
A group of Ramonans plan to participate in Faith and Family Night when the San Diego Padres play the Miami Marlins in Petco Park on Saturday, May 10 — and they invite others to join them.
Proceeds from Ramona’s participation will benefit the Ramona Pregnancy Center and Ramona AWANA, a group for ages 3 through 12th grade that meets weekly during the school year to have fun in a Christian ministry environment.
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.
22ND ANNUAL BULLDOG INVITATIONAL track and field meet for Ramona’s adapted physical education students. First race begins at 9:15 a.m., lunch and awards at 12:15 p.m., Ramona High School track, San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane.
RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St., 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tai Chi for Adults at 9 a.m., English as a Second Language at 9:30 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Public Safety Presentation in Spanish at 6:30 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m. More: 760-788-5270.
LITTLE PEOPLE’S LEARNING CENTER AUCTION AND CARNIVAL, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 3394 Chapel Lane. Magic show, carnival games, fun house, inflatable jump, barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m., art show, silent auction. Benefits scholarships and playground improvements. Dinner and show tickets $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 3 to 12. Carnival games, 50 cents. More: 760-789-3435.
Pamela Geller, nationally known political commentator and author of “Stop the Islamization of America,” talks about jihadism as a threat to civilization during the Ramona Tea’d forum on Saturday.
Students from Ramona’s three public high schools are honored as Students of the Month at a recent Rotary luncheon meeting.
Ramona resident Michael Harrison, left, from Congressman Duncan Hunter’s office, presented each student with a certificate of achievement from the congressman, and each received a plaque from Ramona Rotary.
Stylists from China Blue Salon and Day Spa and Bella Mia Salon, Spa & Boutique invite the community to “help make a difference with one haircut” on Sunday, March 30.
Free shampoos and haircuts will be given in China Blue Salon, 17135 Main St., from noon to 5 p.m. with donations to benefit the family of the late Pastor Charles Youngkin, who died last month.
A four-hour event featuring live music, corned beef sandwiches, peanuts, chips, beer and desserts boosted the coffers of three Ramona charities: Friends of Ramona Unified Schools (FORUS), Ramona Pony Baseball, and the Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas.
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Pot of Gold for Charity on Saturday evening. Greeting guests entering the business at 2330 Main St., Suite C, were FORUS members with packaged peanuts and chips — and a donation jar. The donations will go toward the pending nonprofit’s efforts to plug leaks on the roofs of Ramona’s public schools.
With the approval of Ramona Unified School District’s maintenance supervisor, FORUS will pay for roof repairs that started after the recent rainstorm and continued this week. Jim Brown of Brown Roofing and Construction estimated the repairs at $7,000 to $10,000.
FORUS members set an initial goal of $20,000 for roof repairs. Donations so far are $10,151.84, the group’s treasurer, Carmen Bedia, reported Saturday evening. Of that, $225.84 went into the donation jar during the Pot of Gold event. Marta Jankawska, ChuckAlek co-owner, added $32.48 that came from the FORUS donation canister in her business.
As FORUS sought donations outside ChuckAlek, members of the Neighborhood CrossFit Tatas were inside, serving corned beef sandwiches, chips and desserts and accepting donations. CrossFit team members are scheduled to walk in the Komen 3-Day Nov. 21 to 23 and are raising money to benefit the Komen foundation’s breast cancer education and research effort.
In addition, Jankawska, ChuckAlek co-owner Grant Fraley and Lauren Guy will divide proceeds from Guy’s Birthday Keg among the three groups. Corned beef sandwich proceeds also will go to the three charities, said Jankawska.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY POT OF GOLD FOR CHARITY, Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., ChuckAlek Independent Brewers, 2330 Main St., Suite C. All ages welcome. Live music by The Jive Bombers, special beer release, Bisher’s corned beef sandwiches. Benefits FORUS School Roofing Project, Neighborhood Tatas (Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers), and Ramona Pony Baseball. Wear green.