Kiwanis Club of Ramona announces a first for the club. Pat Bell, right, will be inducted on Sept. 21 as lieutenant governor for Kiwanis Division 37, which includes all clubs in north San Diego County. His son, Kevin Bell, will be inducted as president of the Ramona Kiwanis Club on Sept. 28.
The occurrence of the Jewish Holy Days varies from year to year because they are based on a lunar calendar. This year Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13.
In Ramona, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services will be held in the Rotunda of San Diego Country Estates, 16911 Gunn Stage Road. Rabbi Leslie Bergson and Cantor Mary Baron conduct all services.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, opening prayers start at 10 a.m. Memorial services will be read at about 11 a.m. There will be a Break-the-Fast potluck supper at sundown after the close of services.
All are welcome to attend. There is no charge. The entrance fee is a sack of non-perishable food, which will be donated to The Ramona Food and Clothes Closet.
For more information, call Diana Levin, the congregation president, at 760-789-2781.
WELCOME BACK COFFEE—Ramona Woman’s Club members invite the community to help them start their 2013-14 year at their Welcome Back Coffee at 524 Main St. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. Pictured are this year’s officers: President Jill McKenzie, First Vice President Betty Shaw, Second Vice President Deborah Blanpied, Third Vice President Wendy Wygant, Recording Secretary Karen Stangl, Corresponding Secretary Reta Green, Treasurer Janet Murdoch, Parliamentarian Barbara Wallace, and directors Betty Carpenter, Janet Poindexter and Terri O’Brien.
Ramona Community Foundation (RCF) will award grants to Ramona nonprofits at Schwaesdall Winery on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The public is invited to attend but, because space is limited, those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday, Sept. 23,
A Ramona Town Hall benefit, An Evening of Reds, Whites, & Blues, will be held at Altipiano Winery, 20365 Camino Del Aguila off Highland Valley Road, on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature wine pairing showcasing locally crafted wines.
Also planned is live jazz entertainment and a silent auction.
KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Ramona Valley Grill, 344 Main St.
WEIGHT WATCHERS, Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St., 8 a.m.
GARDEN SWAP, 9 a.m., CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St., entertainment, prizes. More: 760-787-5987.
The Ramona Chamber of Commerce mixer held at San Vicente Resort, Aug. 15, featured a “Wizard of Oz” theme, marking the 75th anniversary of the 1939 film. Vendors were stationed along a Yellow Brick Road.
First Congregational Church will host its annual Corazon Auction and Dinner on Saturday, Aug. 17, to raise funds for a mission home-building project in Mexico. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m., dinner will be at 5:30, and a live auction will start at 6:30 in the church’s Fellowship Hall at Eighth and D streets.
The First Congregational congregation has worked with Corazon, a mission organization, for many years. Congregation volunteers annually build a home in Mexico for families who have earned points through
Ramona Chamber of Commerce has reached its goal of $8,300 to have its mural on the east wall of 677 Main St., the building that until a few years ago housed Ramona Pharmacy and is now home to Affordable Treasures.
Juanita Hayes, public affairs manager for San Diego Gas & Electric, was in town last Thursday with an oversized check for $2,500 to go toward the project. The utility kicked off the chamber’s mural fundraising campaign with a $1,000 donation last year and donated another $1,500 this year.
A familiar face took charge of the Congregational Children’s Center of Ramona this month.
Teacher Mindy Tretera has replaced Patty Mussen, who retired Aug. 1 after 20 years as the center’s director.
Like Tretera, Mussen taught at the preschool and daycare center before becoming its director. Experience in the classroom is key, said Mussen, noting the director needs to be ready to substitute on a moment’s notice while also handling the center’s day-to-day operational needs.