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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.

Princeton Theological Seminary president to be guest speaker at Village Church

The Village Community Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe will host the president of Princeton Theological Seminary, the Rev. Dr. M. Craig Barnes, on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Barnes will preach at the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services, then give a lunchtime lecture at the Fellowship Center. All are welcome for this free event.

The Country Friends in Rancho Santa Fe planting memorial trees in honor of past presidents

Esther Rodriquez, chairwoman of the Presidents Circle of the Country Friends; Rhonda Tryon, president, Country Friends; Jo Ann Kilty, chairwoman of the Presidents Circle of the Country Friends; and Arnold Keene, field operations manager for the Rancho Santa Fe Association. Below: some of the saplings that will be planted. Photos by Jon Clark

Oak trees, donated by Mia McCarville of Cedros Nurseries, will soon be planted in the Honor Grove in the San Elijo and Fortuna area of the trails in Rancho Santa Fe in memory of the nine former presidents of The Country Friends who have passed away since the non-profit was founded in 1954. The nine [...]

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation funds North County Senior Connections

RSFF Board Members: Rick Sapp, Dan Platt, Victoria Hanlon, Paula Powers, Alyce Ashcraft, Mark Holmlund, Franci Free, Candace Humber

RSF Foundation program offers food truck lunches, social time to seniors

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation holds ‘Friends and Family’ gala

Bill Ory, Michelle and Charles Shen, CFF board member Laurent Delon, CFF board member Jay and Amita Mahajan

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation San Diego Chapter hosted its annual gala, “Friends and Family”

Books for Friends ‘friendraiser’

Eric and Diane Dale, Stacey Lackey

A Rancho Santa Fe teenager put her love for books and passion for giving back into starting her own…

Torrey Pines High School Senior Night

TPHS Senior Night

Torrey Pines High girls field hockey celebrated Senior Night

‘Nice Guy of the Year’

Ellen and Tim Zinn, Judy Mantle, Patti and Coop Cooprider

For 35 years, San Diego’s famed Nice Guys have helped people in need with “a hand up, not a hand-out”


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