Native American expert Dr. James Kemp will discuss “Kachina Dolls and Dances” from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society.
Katsina figures, also known as kachina dolls (in photo at right), were carved typically from cottonwood root by the Hopi people to instruct young girls and new brides about the katsinas, the immortal beings that bring rain, control the forces of nature, and act as messengers between humans and the spirit world.
One of the fall’s largest fundraisers was put together by one Rancho Santa Fe resident in less than three months.
Michelle Pius, chairwoman of the fundraiser “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Laughter,” was approached back in August about coming on board to chair the benefit in late October.
“We just talked about it, and I just thought it was really interesting and important that we support the military,” Pius said. “Especially veterans of PTSD. So I just thought it was an important cause.”
Caroline Ingalls, an accomplished equestrian who honed her skills riding horses since the age of 7 in Rancho Santa Fe, was this summer’s champion at the Showpark Summer Classic’s California Professional Horseman’s Association Foundation Finals.
Broadway star Susan Egan will perform Oct. 24 at the Village Church Fellowship Hall.
The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe presents its first Halloween Trick or Treating extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
Bill Speeg was a picture of good health and had no history of heart problems. He ran marathons, worked out, and participated in Ironman events. Earlier this year, while exercising at a health club, Ironman Bill’s heart went out of rhythm and he suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Although there were multiple people around him, none were willing or knew how to do CPR or administer a AED.
The fun kicks off with a costume parade beginning promptly at 12:15 p.m., followed immediately by the Carnival held at the school. Students, families and teachers from grades K-5 will gather in the school gym at noon to line up for the parade, which will wind its way through the Rancho Santa Fe Village, then back to the school for the Carnival. Parents are asked to walk with their children.
Rancho Santa Fe Patrol’s Sal Gambino is dedicated to saving his son’s life. He is looking for a live kidney donor for his son, Vincent who, at 21, is in severe kidney failure.
The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe opened the school year with a brand-new artificial-turf field.
After four years of research on the drainage issues caused by the floodplain zone where the school is located, the results were a fully renovated 100-yard playing field. The Nativity School uses the field for outdoor play as well as its own after-school sports teams. The field is striped for football, lacrosse and soccer.
Shooting for a reality show pilot began this week, and once the program is edited, the couple will shop it to various TV networks, hoping to bring it to the airwaves.