Our Town Calendar of Events lists the range of events and activities planned in Ramona for the coming week. If readers notice an event is not listed, email email@example.com and it will be added.
Thursday Nov. 3
—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.
—Mary Hopperton will talk about enjoying the holidays without the quilt when the Ramona Woman’s Club meets in the clubhouse, 524 Main St., at 1 p.m. Refreshments will follow the meeting.
COMING HOME NIGHT
, part of Ramona High School Homecoming Week, will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in the school parking lot, 1401 Hanson Lane. Rides, games, food and more. All are welcome.
COMEDY IMPROV SHOW
—Mountain Valley Academy’s Improv Team will present Comedy Improv Show at the school, 1010 Ramona St. off Hanson Lane, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $3 per person, $10 per family. Pizza, chips, candy and drinks will be available at the snack bar. The community is invited to come and watch or to participate in the skits based on Drew Carey’s “Who’s Line Is It, Anyway?” All ages are welcome. To participate, the improv team requests a $1 donation. The event is a fundraiser for Mountain Valley Academy’s drama department. For more information, call 760-787-3600.
—Rehearsals for the cantata “Glorious Joy” start at 6:30 p.m. in the Fireside Room of First Congregational Church, 404 Eighth St., and will be held Thursdays at the same time. Anyone interested in participating is welcome. Choirs and community participants will sing the cantata in the church on two Sundays in December. For more information, call 760-789-3348 or visit www.fccramona.org.
FAINTING GOAT SHOW
—Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show, hosted by Triple-T Ranch in Ramona, will be at the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
—The Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW in Ramona will hold a Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the post at 2247 Kelly Ave. For more information, call Debbie Yates at 760-519-9010.
FIRED UP SISTERS
event for wildfire survivors, 9:30 a.m. to noon, 1191 Meadowlark Way. For details, see page 6.
FAINTING GOAT SHOW
—Valley of the Sun Fainting Goat Show, hosted by Triple-T Ranch in Ramona, will be at the Ramona Junior Fairgrounds, 431 Aqua Lane, from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
VERLAQUE HOUSE 125th ANNIVERSARY
—The public is invited to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Verlaque House at the Guy B. Woodward Museum, 645 Main St., at 10 a.m. Tours of the house will be available until 1 p.m. Major donors to the new roof will be recognized with a plaque and light refreshments will be served. For more information call 760-789-7644 or see page 3.
—Area residents may bring abundance from their garden and homemade foods or goodies at 10 a.m. at Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St.
RAMONA TEA’D FORUM
— The Ramona Tea’d monthly constitutional series forum will be in the Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic is “Sick and Sicker,” or when government becomes your doctor in response to Obamacare. Guest speaker is Dr. Wayne Iverson, president of the California Chapter of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. Also, the latest information on the gunrunner scandal will be discussed. Food and drinks are available on site. Bring questions and comments. For more information see www.RamonaTead.com.
Javier Franko will discuss whole health at 10 a.m. at Ramona Family Naturals. Free.
—The 31st Annual Ramona United Methodist Church Turkey Dinner will be in the Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane, from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the church and at Albertsons and Stater Bros. Adult tickets are $8, seniors are $7, and children ages 5 to 12 are $6. Families of six or more are $6 per person. Through ticket sales to members, friends, and family, the church serves complimentary meals to families in need, the homebound, In His Steps, Michael’s House, and many others. All of the net proceeds go to mission support. For more information, see ramonaumc.org or call 760-789-7106.
GIRLS SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
—Ramona Girls Softball will have walk-in registrations at the RGS fields at 434 Aqua Lane, off Fifth Street, from 1 to 3 p.m. More information: ramonagirlssoftball.com.
—Owners of pre-1974 trucks and cars are invited to display their vehicles in the Albertsons parking lot, 1400 block of Main Street, from 4 to 8 p.m. Other vehicles are welcome. Free.
Monday Nov. 7
WRITERS GROUP MEETS
—Ramona Christian Writers Group will meet at 23647 Atex Court from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, contact Peter Zindler at Pete.firstname.lastname@example.org or 760-788-2064.
, a free support group for eating disorders and food obsession, meets at McAlister Institute, 323 Hunter St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 760-788-8344.
RAMONA STREET EXTENSION
—Ramona Forum will sponsor a presentation on the Ramona Street Extension in Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., at 6 p.m. What the problems are and what can be expected if the project goes through will be discussed. The presentation will have plenty of facts that citizens of Ramona should be aware of. The public will be invited to ask questions afterward.
SAN VICENTE SADDLE CLUB
meets at 7:30 p.m. in the San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center, 16911 Gunn Stage Road. For membership and other club information, call Lily Voegeli at 760-788-7533. More information is also at sanvicentesaddleclub.com.
meeting, 323 Hunter St. at 6:30 p.m.
with Dave Fatula at Ramona Family Naturals at 7 p.m. Free. Seating limited. Call 760-787-5987 to RSVP.
—Learn about the financial market with a free cup of coffee at Yvonne Catton’s Edward Jones office in the Day Promenade building at 850 Main St., Suite 104, at 10 a.m. The coffee is an opportunity to discuss current updates on the market and the economy in an informal setting. To RSVP, call Carrie Foye at 760-789-2804. Coffees are held the second Thursday of each month.
HAM RADIO CLASS
—Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will sponsor a Technician Class from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. The FCC technician license exam will start at 4 p.m. Early signups are advised. A limited number of general exams are available with advance reservations. Nov. 7 is the deadline. Home student materials will be emailed to participants. An online practice test is included. Study materials are free. There is a $15 exam fee. To register, call Jolene Dayton at email@example.com or 760-271-2088.
—Mountain View Community Church, 1191 Meadowlark Way off state Highway 78 and Ash Street will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.