Wednesday Sept. 28
SAN VICENTE VALLEY CLUB
will start its new season with a luncheon meeting featuring Suzanne Miyasaki, principal of San Pasqual Academy, the first residential education campus for foster youth in the nation. Social time starts at 11 a.m., call to order at 11:30 a.m., luncheon at noon and program at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Reservations are $12 per person and may be made by Sept. 23 at the front desk of the San Vicente Inn or with Mary Jo Adamske at 760-787-1566 or 760-703-0123.
meetings are held at 323 Hunter St. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Saturday Oct. 1
RUMMAGE SALE, E-WASTE RECYCLING
—Ramona High School Band will conduct a fall rummage sale from 7 a.m. to noon and E-Waste Recycling from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ramona High School parking lot, 1401 Hanson Lane. All proceeds will support the RHS Marching Band in tournament competitions. A variety of items will be available at the rummage sale. All kinds of electronics, including old big-screen TVs, and small appliances will be accepted. No batteries or light bulbs will be accepted. For more information, call 760-788-4413 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL RUMMAGE SALE
— Soroptimist International of Ramona’s kick-off fundraiser toward bettering the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and worldwide will be at 311 12th Street from 7 a.m. until noon. There will be coffee and doughnuts, and great bargains are promised. The holidays are just around the corner, so get a head start on your shopping.
SPURS, SPOKES AND SNEAKERS,
Ramona Trails Association’s annual fundraiser, will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the auction starting at 12:30 p.m. The ride, bike or hike event will start at the RTA trail staging area at Ramona Community Park on Aqua Lane. For cost and more information, see page 3.
VFW PIG ROAST
, a fundraiser to benefit the Ramona post and its auxiliaries, will be from 1 to 10 p.m. at Dalemar Ranch, 17067 El Sol Road. The event features food, games and entertainment. Motorhome and tent camping is available. For more information, see page 9.
PUBLIC IS INVITED
to take a tour at the grand opening of a Black Canyon Estates model home at 23107 Stokes Road from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, see www.kirecommunities.com.
Sunday Oct. 2
—Owners of pre-1974 trucks and cars are invited to join the display of vehicles at a free car show in the Albertsons parking lot in the 1400 block of Main Street on Sundays from 4 to 8 p.m.. All are welcome to bring their vehicles. Tractors, tanks, boats, Peterbilts, motorcycles and other vehicles are welcome.
Monday Oct. 3
—Ramona Pregnancy Care Clinic’s free parenting classes start at 1530 Main St., Suite 6, at 7 p.m. and will continue on Mondays at 7 p.m. through Oct. 24. For more information, see page 4. To register, call 760-789-7059.
a free support group and recovery program for eating disorders and food obsession, meets at McAlister Institute, 323 Hunter St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. For more information, call 760-788-8344.
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.email@example.com or 760-788-2064.
Tuesday Oct. 4
a recently formed free women’s circle, will hold its first meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Ramona Library Community Room, 1275 Main St., and will meet the first Tuesday of each month at that time and place. For details, see page 9.
VENTURING CREW FORMING
—A group of parents have expressed an interest in Venturing Scouting for youth, so a meeting will be held in the Scout Hut at Seventh and F streets in Collier Park at 7 p.m. Parents and teens (boys and girls) ages 14 to 19 interested in establishing a traditional, outdoor activity-oriented Venturing Crew in Ramona for backpackng, cycling, canoeing/kayaking, etc., are encouraged to attend. Goals and objectives for the crew, hot to get it started, how it should function and what activities potential crew members would be interested in doing will be discussed. For more information, contact Rob Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BACK COUNTRY QUILTERS
will meet in Sizzler of Ramona, 344 Main St., for dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m. for the upcoming Twelfth Annual Quilt Show. All committee heads need to be represented to finalize preparations for this year’s show. The Quilt Show will be held at the Mountain View Community Church. (Highway 78 and Ash Street in Ramona) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 14 and 15. Admission and parking are free.
Wednesday Oct. 5
meetings are held at 323 Hunter St. at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
Thursday Oct. 6
— Ramona Woman’s Club 100th year kickoff meeting in the clubhouse, 524 Main St., at 1 p.m. will feature a “Historical Fashion Show” presented by Charlotte’s Antiques and the Ramona Rockettes. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the show. Betty Shaw, the club’s first vice president, invites the community to “please come and join us for this fun look back at fashion.”
Saturday Oct. 8
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS & HEALTH FAIR
featuring public and health agencies, classes on cooking in the dark and being your own hero, a canning session and more will be at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To order a canning kit, contact Parenting USA@aol.com. For more information, see page 4.
Sunday Oct. 9
LIAM’S FESTIVAL FOR LIFE
—A music benefit for Liam Houck, Ramona toddler who needs a kidney transplant, will be held in Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St., at 5 p.m. Jason Winters, Haley Montgomery and Absolute Truth Gospel Band will entertain. Tickets may be purchased for $20 per person at Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St.
Wednesday Oct. 12
—Creating holiday centerpieces is the topic when the Ramona Garden Club meets in the Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St. The meeting starts with a potluck lunch at noon. For more information, see page 9.
SAN VICENTE SADDLE CLUB
meets at 7:30 p.m. in the San Diego Country Estates International Equestrian Center, 16911 Gunn Stage Road. See sanvicentesaddleclub.com for more information.
Saturday Oct. 15
FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE
—Demonstrations, fire safety information, Smokey Bear, and fire engines, helicopters, a firefighter dozer and other public safety equipment are among features planned for the annual open house at Ramona Fire Station 80, 829 Main St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ramona Explorer Post members will sell hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks.
The public is encouraged to attend the family event. For more information, call 760-788-2269.