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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.

Rancho Santa Fe resident’s unique nonprofit Art for Barks helps support animals and artists

Art for Barks founder Lynn Moon and her dogs Chaco and Sage.

Through her nonprofit Art for Barks, Rancho Santa Fe’s Lynn Moon has found an outlet that combines all of her passions: her passion to help others; her commitment to raising awareness about animal issues and promoting better pet care; and her lifelong love of art and support of artists of all kinds.

Art for Barks is a unique nonprofit that creates an online community to showcase animal artists and writers, and offers services to assist pet parents while supporting local animal charities. Moon’s goals are to be a major voice on service dogs and mustangs, and to reduce animal abandonment.

Rancho Santa Fe Community Center’s August Summer Supper Club event to feature ‘An Evening of Art and Jazz’

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

Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe opens new season with pop, opera, Broadway performers

The Community Concerts season kicks off on Sept. 19 with new pop-opera star Fernando Varela. He has been described as “Pavarotti at 21.”

‘Zhao’ opening draws crowd to La Jolla Playhouse

Harriet and Bob Satz, Linda and Joe Satz, Martha and Ed Dennis

The opening night party for “The Orphan of Zhao” July 11 at La Jolla Playhouse was attended by sponsors, board members and the press with rave reviews coming from all

Village Church Community Theater offering two summer camps in Rancho Santa Fe

Final preparations are being made for the 2014 Summer Theater Camps for kids in grades 3 through 6 and students in grades 7 through 12 at the Village Church Community Theater, at The Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

A few places are still available for both camps, held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. the week of July 21-25.

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