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Ramblers senior travel club outlines 2014 trips

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Ramona Ramblers Senior Travel Club plans trips everywhere from Sycuan Casino in San Diego County to San Antonio, Texas, in 2014.

The Ramblers club is open to persons ages 50 and older for $5 per year.

Among trips on the 2014 calendar are:

Golf tournament to benefit Ramona High School soccer programs

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The Ramona High School girls and boys soccer teams will be hosting their second annual golf tournament on Saturday, Jan. 25, to raise funds for their soccer program, and invite the community to participate.

Proceeds from the tournament will be used to pay for uniforms, equipment, tournament fees and other program expenses.

Supervisor Jacob installs IRWF officers


San Diego County District 2 Supervisor Dianne Jacob, at podium, administers the oath of office to Intermountain Republican Women Federated’s 2014 executive board at the group’s Dec. 16 meeting. Officers are, beginning second from right: President Nancy Frazee; First Vice President, Programs, Mary Bonner; Second Vice President, Membership, Sallie McKelvey; Third Vice President, Ways & Means, Mary Lou Kohl; Recording Secretary Nora Simon; Corresponding Secretary Claudia Weringa; and Treasurer Betty McCaffrey.

Ramona Calendar of Events

Saturday Jan. 4

KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St. More: 760-440-3000.

CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Village Shopping Center, 23662 San Vicente Road, and Ramona High School, 1401 Hanson Lane. Provided by Ramona Disposal. Clean green trees only — no ornaments, plastic bags, or yard waste. Free. More: 760-789-0516,

Ramona VFW’s Santa Christmas Drive ends with special delivery to Royal Vista military families


Steering his motorized sleigh down 11th Street, Ramonan Bill Bryant —with his wife Judy, Santa Claus and a Ramona VFW crew — waves as they head toward the Ramona Vista military housing to deliver toys, clothing and other gifts to 34 children on Saturday afternoon.
Santa’s Christmas Drive also includes trees, turkeys and gift cards for the rest of the Christmas meal for VFW Post 3783’s adopted military families. Money to pay for the annual event comes from the post’s Christmas in October dinner and other donations.
VFW and auxiliary members, Ramona Boys Scouts, Ramona Rotarians and Ramona High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps members participated in a gift wrapping party at the post, 2247 Kelly Ave., on Dec. 11.
More information about the Ramona post and its activities, call 760-789-788 or visit

Free workshop designed for single mothers set for Jan. 11

A nonprofit faith-based organization established in Ramona in 2012 has one purpose: “To help, support and serve single mothers.

It calls itself The Blue 1 Mission, Supporting Single Moms and, one of its leaders says, the group “is thrilled to offer our first, 100 percent complimentary, biannual ‘Work Shop’ for single moms in the awesome community of Ramona.”

Ramona Calendar of Events

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Thursday, Dec. 19, WINTER CONCERT, “THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS,” presented by Ramona Unified School District’s vocal music department, 7 p.m., Ramona High School Performing Arts Wing, 1401 Hanson Lane. Elementary, middle school and high school choirs. Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for students age 10 and older and if purchased in advance from secondary music students.

Ramona Calendar of Events

RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. 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 Movie & Munchies at 3 p.m., Teen Origami at 3 p.m., ‘Tis the Season Celebration at 4 p.m., Teen Creative Writing Workshop at 4 p.m., Homework Club at 4 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Bilingual Activity at 7 p.m.

Christmas music and memories to take center stage at historical society potluck

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Christmas memories and Christmas music. That’s what the Ramona Pioneer Historical Society plans for its Christmas potluck in the Barnett Barn on the grounds of the Guy B. Woodward Museum on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited.
Those attending are asked to bring a salad, desert or main dish to serve eight to share. The museum is at 645 Main St.
Ramona violinist Andy Stubbs will provide the holiday music and all attendees will be invited to provide the Christmas memories — recent memories or memories from bygone days.
“We hope that all in attendance will share their special holiday memories,” said Judy Nachazel, historical society president.
Stubbs is the son of Doug Stubbs, who, before his recent death, served as historical society secretary. Andy Stubbs plays both violin and viola. He has played with several area orchestras and teaches classes at the Ramona Music Center and Group Recreation Center Music Alive program.
For more information about the Christmas potluck, museum or historical society, call 760-789-7644.

Ramona’s Jewish congregation to celebrate Hanukkah

Congregation Etz Chaim will celebrate Hanukkah on Friday, Dec. 13.
Services led by Rabbi Leslie Bergson will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Rotunda of San Diego Country Estates, 16911 Gunn Stage Road.
This holiday frequently is referred to as the “Holiday of Lights.” It is the anniversary of an event that occurred in 165 BCE.
Hanukkah, the first struggle for religious freedom in the history of the world, represents the fight against totalitarianism in all forms. It therefore is a festival honoring liberty and freedom.
After the lighting of candles in a special candelabra with room for nine candles, the hymn “Rock of Ages” is sung. It is customary to give children foil-wrapped chocolate money and to serve fried foods such as potato pancakes during this holiday. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-789-2781.