Thursday, July 26 BUSINESS NETWORK EXCHANGE, Nuevo Grill, 1413 Main St., 7 a.m. TOPS—Ramona Chapter of TOPS, Grace Community Church, 1234 Barger Place, 9 a.m. Weigh-in at 8:30 a.m. ESSENTIAL OILS, free health and wellness class, 10 a.m., 1140 Main St., Suite 114. Learn what essential oils are and how to use them for physical and emotional healing and wellness. RSVPs appreciated: Call or text Pam Greer, 760-975-5252. SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR KIDS, Ramona Library, 1275 Main St., Wildlife Company, 1 p.m. ALSO AT RAMONA LIBRARY, Tai Chi at 9 a.m., Toddler Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Teen Creative Writing at 4 p.m., Citizenship Class at 6 p.m., Bilingual Storytime at 7 p.m. GUY B. WOODWARD MUSEUM, 1 to 3 p.m., 645 Main St. More: 760-789-7644. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443. RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR, Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, 5 to 11 p.m. More: page 1. USE LESS WATER—Growing organic food, flowers, vineyards and fruit trees using 40 percent water. Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St. 6 to 7 p.m. First-come, first-seated or RSVP: Dr. Tandie Mitchell, 619-922-8262. RAMONA IDOL QUARTERFINALS, 6:15 p.m., Ramona Outdoor Community Center Pavilion, 421 Aqua Lane.
Friday, July 27 ESSENTIAL OILS, free health and wellness class, 10 a.m., See July 26 entry. SUMMER READING PROGRAM FOR TEENS/ADULTS, Ramona Library, Watercolor Dreams, 1 p.m. ALSO AT RAMONA LIBRARY, Fine Free Friday all day, Bouncing Baby Storytime at 10:30 a.m., Zumba at 11 a.m., Teen Music Shop at 3 p.m., Family Storytime and Crafters at 3:15 p.m. GUY B. WOODWARD MUSEUM, 1 to 3 p.m., 645 Main St. More: 760-789-7644. BAND CONCERT—Elementary and middle school students enrolled in the two-week Summer Band program will present a concert in Ramona Oaks Park, 25386 Pappas Road, at 6:30 p.m. A barbecue picnic to benefit the band program also will be held. More: page 19. RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR, Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, 5 to 11 p.m. More: page 1. RAMONA IDOL SEMIFINALS, 6:15 p.m., More: 760-315-1454.
Saturday, July 28 KIWANIS OF RAMONA, 7 to 8:30 a.m., Sizzler, 344 Main St. More: 760-440-3000. WEIGHT WATCHERS, Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St. Doors open 8 a.m., meeting at 8:30. More: weightwatchers.com. RAMONA CERTIFIED FARMERS’ MARKET, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kmart lot, 1855 Main St. Parkside Ramblers, a six-piece bluegrass/swing band. GARDEN SWAP, 9 a.m., Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St. Free. Includes home-made items, baked goods, knitted crafts, jellies, jams, fresh eggs, fresh goat milk, home-made soaps, etc. More: 760-787-5987. HOW TO INTERPRET A FOOD LABEL, 10 a.m., Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St. Free. Mary Hopperton. RSVP: 760-787-5987. FREE LIGHT BULB EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR sponsored by Ransom Brothers True Value and Kitchen Barn, 10 to 11 a.m., Kitchen Barn, 780 Main St. Learn about California light bulb legislation rules that went into effect July 14. General Electric representative will answer questions and discuss lighting and ways to reduce electricity bills. RSVP: 760-788-6900. FREE COUNSELING FOR HOMEOWNERS, BUYERS—HOME Clinic, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ramona Library, 1275 Main St. More: page 6 and housingcollaborative.org. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Family Storytime at 11 a.m., Teen Movie at 1 p.m. DOS PICOS PARK FREE SATURDAY PROGRAMS, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. More: 760-789-2220. NATIONAL DAY OF THE AMERICAN COWBOY, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mountain Valley Ranch, 842 Highway 78. Cowboy re-enactments, music, art, clothing, vendors, food, prizes. More: page 1. SOCIALISM VS. CAPITALISM, Ramona Tea’d free forum, Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main St. Doors open at 11 a.m., program begins at noon. More: ramonatead.com. RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR, noon to 11 p.m., ROCC, 421 Aqua Lane. GUY B. WOODWARD MUSEUM, 1 to 4 p.m., 645 Main St. More: 760-789-7644. ESSENTIAL OILS, free health and wellness class, 4 p.m., 1140 Main St., Suite 114. See July 26 entry. RAMONA IDOL FINALS, 6 p.m., ROCC Pavilion. BAT HIKE, 7:50 to 8:35 p.m., Dos Picos Park, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. More: 760-789-2220. NIGHT HIKES—8:45 p.m., Dos Picos Park, 17953 Dos Picos Park Road. More: 760-789-2220.
Sunday, July 29 RAMONA COUNTRY FAIR, noon to 11 p.m., ROCC, 421 Aqua Lane. GUY B. WOODWARD MUSEUM, 1 to 4 p.m., 645 Main St. More: 760-789-7644. CAR SHOW, 4 to 6 p.m., Albertsons parking lot, 1400 block of Main Street. Free. More: 760-789-3396. RAMONA IDOL REWIND AND AWARDS CEREMONY, 6 p.m., ROCC Pavilion. More: 760-315-1454.
Monday, July 30 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL—Immaculate Heart of Mary Church is hosting its annual Vacation Bible School the week of July 30 through Aug. 3. Elementary school aged children are welcome to attend what organizers promise will be a fun event from 9 a.m. to noon daily at 537 E. St. Register at the parish office or at the doors. Cost is $12 per student. ESSENTIAL OILS, free health and wellness class, 1 p.m., 1140 Main St., Suite 114. See July 26 entry. RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. National Latino Research Center at 5 p.m., Free Citizenship Class at 6 p.m. WEIGHT WATCHERS, 6 p.m., Ramona Woman’s Club, 524 Main St. More: weightwatchers.com, 1-800-651-6000. GRIEFSHARE seminar/support group, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., through July at Mountain View Community Church off Highway 78 and Ash Street. More: 760-805-5722. CITIZENS FOR A RURAL RAMONA (CFARR), 7 p.m., Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St. Discuss issues to keep rural environment. Community welcome. More: 760-789-2652.
Tuesday, July 31 RAMONA LIBRARY, 1275 Main St. Yoga at 11 a.m., Chess & Chips at 3 p.m., Henna Body Art at 5 p.m., Pajama Storytime at 7 p.m. RAMONA ROTARY CLUB, luncheon meeting in Sizzler of Ramona, 344 Main St., noon. More information: 760-787-3206. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443.
Wednesday, Aug. 1 RHS WRESTLING TEAM FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Yogurt Barn, 1334 Main St. A percentage of customers’ receipts will fund the Ramona High School wrestling team, the 2012 CIF division 3 champs. Must mention you are there for the fundraiser when paying. More: 760-644-1928. BRIDGE AT TOWN HALL—Duplicate American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) sanctioned games, noon, Ramona Town Hall, 729 Main St., and will be held each Wednesday. Complimentary lunch. Game: $6. All bridge players are welcome. More: Mary Ann Houston, 760-789-1132. ARRIBA TEEN CENTER, 3 to 6 p.m., 1710 Montecito Road. More: 760-788-6443. HOW TO INTERPRET A FOOD LABEL, 6:30 p.m., Ramona Family Naturals, 642 Main St. Free. Mary Hopperton. RSVP: 760-787-5987. RAMONA TRAILS ASSOCIATION monthly meeting, 7 to 9 p.m., Ramona Community Center, 434 Aqua Lane. Public welcome. Promoting trails for equestrians, bicyclists, hikers, and walkers. More: ramonatrails.org or 760-703-4860.