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Rancho Santa Big Band Orchestra to swing at Village Church

Dominick Addario performs with the 17-piece Rancho Santa Fe swing orchestra, led by Jack Wheaton, on Nov. 9 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

Big band music blows into the Ranch from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias.

The Rancho Santa Fe Big Band Swing Orchestra, a 17-piece outfit led by professor and former president of the San Diego Musicians’ Association Jack Wheaton, featuring producer and trumpeter Dominick Addario, vocalist and events coordinator Marie Addario, and concert director Dave Murray, will perform its rousing 13th annual concert celebrating The Big Band era.

Auditions to be held at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe for ‘Rented Christmas’ musical

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The Village Church Community Theater recently announced auditions for “Rented Christmas, the Musical,” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Village Community Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe.

Dance ministry steps forward at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe

Tamara Rodriguez

Rodriguez has been a performer since age 3 and has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, Latin and hip-hop. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School of Monterrey, Mexico, and cum laude for her dual major in voice and songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has attended summer programs at NYC Steps on Broadway, The Boston Ballet, and Jeannette Neil Dance Studios, among others, and has choreographed everything from musical theatre to competitions.

Melodrama to open at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe

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As part of the Rancho Days celebration in Rancho Santa Fe, “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal, A Comedy Western Melodrama” is set to open Oct. 5 at the Village Church Community Theater.

In this old-fashioned comic melodrama, Sagebrush Sal decides to take over the busiest establishment in town, The Bloody Turnip Saloon, which is owned by Jake the Snake. The audience gets to join the fun in this 1890s melodrama by cheering the hero and booing the villain.

The Oct. 5 performance begins at 6 p.m. Games and a barbeque begin at 4 p.m. prior to the performance.

Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosts local author Ruth Godley

Library branch manager Haley Kwon, Publishing consultant David Wogahn, Janice Giffen, Library Membership Development Manager Susan Appleby, Christy Wilson

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild hosted a discussion on the book “Life, What Have You Got for Me Today?”

Tenor Fernando Varela to sing at Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe

Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe will present tenor Fernando Varela at the Village Church on Friday, Sept 19.

Doors open at The Fellowship Hall at 6:15 p.m. for wine, sponsored by Northern Trust, and light supper selections catered by Whole Foods, plus Yummy Cupcakes and other treats for dessert during intermission.

Varela will perform in the Village Church Sanctuary, taking advantage of its beautiful acoustics, though all other festivities of the evening will be in the Fellowship Hall.

Rancho Santa Fe Library to host event for longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Godley’s new book

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild will present a guest speaker and a discussion on “Life, What Have You Got for Me Today?” by longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 4, at the library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias, RSF. Ruth’s daughter, Janice Giffin, and the book’s publisher will talk about Godley’s book of adventures at home and abroad. Author Ruth Godley is also expected to attend the event. Light refreshments will be served and autographed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Auditions to be held in Rancho Santa Fe for Village Church Community Theater’s ‘Saga of Sagebrush Sal’

The Village Church Community Theater will hold auditions for “The Saga of Sagebrush Sal,’ a Gay Nineties comedy Western melodrama, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe.

Longtime Rancho Santa Fe resident Ruth Giffin Godley shares a life of literary adventure in new book

Ruth Giffin Godley and Janice Giffin. Photo by Diane Welch

Times have changed dramatically in the world of the written word. With the global reach of blogs and social media, everyone, it seems, is a writer.

For Rancho Santa Fe resident and longtime professional wordsmith Ruth Giffin Godley, 94, these changes have not fazed a lifelong career using her literary talent.

Taking advantage of modern self-publishing tools, Godley has documented her personal odyssey in a book that retells stories of her life and career as a freelance writer.

‘Art and Jazz’ theme for Rancho Santa Fe Community Center Summer Supper Club Dinner

Guests enjoy the July Summer Supper Club evening. The August event is themed “An Evening of Art and Jazz,” and tickets are on sale now at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Courtesy photo

The Rancho Santa Fe Community Center will serve up another Summer Supper Club dinner from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe.

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