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Solana Santa Fe Family Science Night

Ella, Abby, Nicki, Ava, Adelaide, student event organizer Carly Barry

Solana Santa Fe Elementary School held Family Science Night Nov. 19

NCL Del Sol Chapter presents ‘Fashion Rocks’

Michelle Saunders (Encinitas), Tyla DiMaria (Carlsbad), Diane DiMaria (Laguna Hills), Michelle Lanfried (Carmel Valley), Roni Cripps (Tierrasanta)

The NCL Del Sol Chapter presented its annual Fashion Show Nov. 16 at the Hard Rock Hotel

Rancho Santa Fe Literary Society hosts author Maria Semple


RSF Literary Society welcomed author Maria Semple (Where’d You Go Bernadette? )

Rancho Santa Fe co-chair promises ‘Circus Nights’ will be memorable benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital

Sandra Den Uijl

The Rancho Santa Fe Unit (RSF Unit) of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary has another “evening to remember” planned for its guests who attend its upcoming gala “Circus Nights” at the Grand Del Mar on Jan. 31, 2015.

“It will blow their minds,” said gala co-chair Sandra Den Uijl (pronounced “owl”).

Her partner chairing the event is Greta Sybert, with 14 women total on the planning committee. After eight years of using standup comedy for the gala entertainment, last year a new theme was introduced by then-chairwoman Roni McGuire, with “Bohemian Nights.” Guests enjoyed an elegant sit-down dinner accompanied by the musical talents of acclaimed performer David Garrett, said Den Uijl.

Rancho Santa Fe students will assist homebound seniors and their pets at special event

Local school children participate in Giving Tuesday at Helen Woodward Animal Center.)

On Dec. 2, 55 second graders from Solana Santa Fe Elementary School in Rancho Santa Fe will team with Helen Woodward Animal Center for a very special Giving Tuesday. The annual day of giving, created as a juxtaposition to consumer-based “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” will employ good old-fashioned elbow grease to ensure that elderly AniMeals clients and their pets will have a wonderful holiday season. The Tuesday-Givers plan to create personalized cards for the homebound seniors and pack special holiday-themed meals for their pets with toys and treats included. The students will also aid Helen Woodward Animal Center by prepping craft projects for the upcoming Frosty Farms Event on this national Opening Day for the End-of-the-Year Giving Season.

Creative wreathmaking to take place at Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club will hold its annual wreathmaking event on Thursday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club patio.

Fresh greens will be provided by the RSF Association. Hardware will be supplied by the RSF Garden Club. Limited dried materials and decorations will also be provided.

Please bring your own gloves and clippers. Your first wreath will be donated to seniors or the needy; the second wreath you may take with you.

Garden Club members pay $5 for materials; non-members pay $10 to be collected at the event.

Shop in Rancho Santa Fe to host The Country Friends Holiday Tea

Theresa O’Connor, Ulla Updegraff and Erika Horn enjoy themselves at last year’s Country Friends Holiday Tea. Photo by Jon Clark

The Country Friends will host its 19th annual Holiday Tea from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Country Friends Shop on 6030 El Tordo. The tea will also feature boutique shopping and opportunity prizes. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at

More about water use

Ann Boon

Last week I referred to a report published recently by the California State Water Resources Control Board that placed Rancho Santa Fe at the top of the list of water consumers on a per capita basis. That report certainly got me thinking about why we consume so much water and what we have been doing to conserve water.

Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club to hold Holiday Tree Lighting event

The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club will kick off the holiday season with its third annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Sunday, Nov. 30. Attendees are invited to arrive at 4:30 p.m. for holiday treats such as ‘smores, a petting zoo for the children and live entertainment by festive carolers. The tree will be lit around 5-5:15 p.m., as soon as it gets dark.
Last year, over 300 people attended the tree lighting, according to RSF Golf Club Manager Al Castro.
“It’s just a great family time,” Castro said.
He said many families opt to stay for dinner at the club so he encouraged people to make reservations early.
The club will host several holiday events throughout the season, including its Holiday Gift Boutique on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 4-7 p.m., a Santa Day Brunch on Sunday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and a New Years Eve party starting at 7:30 p.m.
For more information or to make reservations, call 858-756-1182.

Two teens arrested for threats leading to high school lockdowns

A 16-year-old girl was arrested Nov. 21 in connection with a threat made against Canyon Crest Academy in Carmel Valley, one of two San Diego schools that were placed on lockdown because of threats.