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Friends of Library plans Authors’ Day

Plans are under way for Ramona’s inaugural “Authors’ Day at the Library” on April 21.

Friends of Ramona Library, the volunteer organization that supports library activities, will host the event. Area authors are invited to display, sign and sell their books, chat with the public, network with fellow authors and, if they wish, present short programs. Authors interested in participating may call

Our Town Calendar: Feb. 16-24

Thursday, Feb. 16

ANNIVERSARY SALE—Friends of Ramona Library Bookstore, 1275 Main St., will offer everything but children’s books at half price during a special anniversary sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Ramona author to present historic images for Valley Club

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Ramona author and historian Richard L. Carrico will present slides and stories from his book “Images of America: Ramona, California” at the San Vicente Valley Club’s luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 29.

The meeting is open to the public and will be in the San Vicente Valley Inn, 24157 San Vicente Road. Guests are encouraged to make reservations at the front desk of San Vicente

Gallery hosts artists’ reception

Artwork by Mike Diaz of Ramona will be showcased in the Olde Ramona Hotel Gallery during February and March.

“Mike Diaz’s animal paintings are so real, you can hear the lions roar and the chickens scratch,” said gallery artist and founder Loretta Alfonsi. “He brings the animals to life by starting with the eyes and concentrating on form. Mike also does landscapes.”

Bruno Leone concert benefits Woman’s Club scholarship fund

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Noted pianist and recording artist Bruno Leone will present a concert featuring the songs and music of Cole Porter in Ramona on Saturday, Feb. 18.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Ramona Woman’s Club Scholarship Fund. The club each year awards scholarships to Ramona students starting their second year of college.

Art guild hosts two sessions with Cathy Carey

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Ramona Art Guild will host artist Cathy Carey for two sessions in February.

The Wednesday, Feb. 15, demonstration meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Ramona Public Library, 1275 Main St. The public is invited.

Carey will introduce Gamblin Fast Matte oils and mediums. Participants will learn how to do the first painting using underpainting techniques. She will also paint on a pre-painted

Ramona Art Guild sponsors workshop with artist Vicki Walsh

On Saturday, Jan. 21, Ramona Art Guild will sponsor artist Vicki Walsh for a workshop in Ramona Library from 12:45 to 4:30 p.m. Walsh will demonstrate unique glazing techniques with oils and graphite drawings. Cost is $25 and the workshop is open to painters of all levels and media. A list of recommended supplies is [...]

Auditions slated for Ramona Community Theater comical murder mystery

Auditions for Ramona Community Theater’s production of “Socrates Tomb” will be held in the Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St., from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13. “This is an hilarious play written by Ramona’s very own A.J. Bess,” said Amy Krause, the troupe’s artistic director, adding that Bess wrote the fast-paced comical murder mystery with Daniel Stapp.

Art guild demonstration features Susan Bainbridge

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Ramona Art Guild will feature well-known artist Susan Bainbridge at its demonstration meeting in Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

The guild will also host a spaghetti dinner that night as a scholarship fundraiser. A $5 donation is suggested.

Our Town Calendar of Community Events, Dec. 29 – Jan. 8

Thursday Dec. 29

BUSINESS NETWORK EXCHANGE meets in Nuevo Grill, 1413 Main St., at 7 a.m. For more information, call 760-504-6608.

TOPS MEETING—The Ramona Chapter of TOPS (Take Pounds Off Sensibly) meets in Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, at 9 a.m. Weigh-in is at 8:30 a.m.

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