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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

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.

Rancho Santa Fe Library hosts cooking class

The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library proudly presents its 3rd Thursday monthly cooking program, “The Kitchen Hack,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the library’s Community Room.

Once a month, staff or an invited guest foodie will lead a cooking demonstration of a simple themed recipe to be enjoyed by tasting afterwards by the audience. The idea for a community lunch gathering was set in motion with October’s premiere of a Pancit Noodle cooking demonstration offered in connection with this year’s One Book One San Diego selection, “Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio, whose short stories draw characters straddling both American and Philippino cultures.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, November’s culinary inspiration comes from Kelly Hayes who runs the monthly Adult Crafts program. She will demonstrate how to make “mashed potatoes and gravy” for the vegetarians on your guest list. This is a great introduction for those of us who are considering taking up a plant-based diet. In December, our Library Guild Board member, Susan Appleby will host “Italian for the Holidays.” In January 2015, “Soup” is on the menu. Reserve to 858-756-2512. The library is at 17040 Avenida de Acacias.

Accomplished author/journalist Richard Torregrossa to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa will discuss “Terminal Life, A Suited Hero Novel,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library as part of the Local Writer’s Showcase.

“Terminal Life” is first in a series by Oceanview Publishing, recognized as one of the country’s top independent publishers of original mystery, thriller, and suspense titles. Hear how this story was written within the walls of the local library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Guild Room.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters host ‘To Tell the Truth’ contest

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters will hold “To Tell the Truth,” a special contest, on Tuesday, Nov. 18. In this spin on an old TV game-show favorite, two teams of three contestants each will describe the same unusual occupation or experience within a 2- to 3-minute time frame. The “truthful” character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the “real” person. Together, three of them each quote the same description of an unusual occupation or experience. (Look forward to some outlandish experiences laced with lots of humor!)

Rancho Santa Fe Library welcomes ‘Danny Dog’ author

Cheryl Chesivoir turns the pages as author Sid Shapira reads the story

The Rancho Santa Fe Library hosted a special storytime with local author Sid Shapira

Annual plant sale blossoms Oct. 18-19 at Botanic Garden in Encinitas

The San Diego Botanic Garden is preparing for its 30th annual Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. All remaining stock goes on sale for half-price from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 20.

Retirement finances to be topic Oct. 23 at UC San Diego roundtable

Retirement financing will be the topic at the next meeting of the UC San Diego Economics Roundtable, held at at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the UC San Diego Faculty Club.

CERT volunteers sought in Rancho Santa Fe area

Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach residents are being asked to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team training to become disaster workers. The classes are free to all residents or employees of those communities who are 18 years or older.


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