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Speech Trek contest to take place Jan. 30

Jan 23rd

FALLBROOK – Several Fallbrook High School AAUW AVID students will be competing in AAUW’s Speech Trek contest Jan. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the community room of the Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission. The public is invited. Refreshments will be served...

Arts
Pastel art on display at Fallbrook Library

Jan 18th

FALLBROOK - The Friends of the Fallbrook Library will host its first pastel show, “So Cal Pastel” opening Jan. 10 and running through Feb. 27. The exhibit is presented in the community room of the library. Curators Carol Zaleski and Noreen Ring ...

Business
County Clerk to open for Valentine’s Day marriages on Sat., Feb. 14

Jan 23rd

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – Valentine’s Day is a celebration of romance every year and in 2015 there will be no exception. San Diego County Assessor/ Recorder/ County Clerk, Ernie Dronenburg welcomes couples wishing to “tie the knot” or renew their wedd...

Dining
Chocolate is more than a Valentine’s gift

Jan 23rd

FALLBROOK – Many cannot resist chocolate, that beloved creamy, sweet confection derived from cocoa beans, milk, and sugar. All over the world people love to indulge in chocolate and it is a popular gift for Valentine’s Day. According to data f...

Education
San Onofre School’s ‘Hour of Code’

Jan 23rd

SAN ONOFRE – As a way to educate students about programming, San Onofre School joined thousand of schools around the world with an ‘Hour of Code’ recently. By 2020, it is predicated that there will be 1,000,000 unfilled computer science jobs. T...

Entertainment
Singer Pepe Aguilar and comedian Gabriel Iglesias have upcoming performances at Pala Casino

Jan 23rd

PALA – Pala Casino has announced it will feature Mexican-American singing star Pepe Aguilar in concert in March and popular comedian Gabriel Iglesias in May. Aguilar, the winner of four Grammy awards and four Latin Grammys, will perform on Sa...

Health & Fitness
New research finds avocados reduce bad cholesterol

Jan 23rd

FALLBROOK – A moderate fat diet that includes one fresh avocado daily showed greater improvement in certain blood lipid markers when compared to an energy-matched moderate fat diet without avocado or a low-fat diet without avocado, according to...

Home & Garden
Collecting rainwater

Jan 23rd 1 Reader Comment

Rain is a valued, fresh, natural resource. While rainy days can cause traffic to snarl, the majority of Fallbrook-area residents are grateful for any water this drought-parched area can receive at no cost. Some local residents are becoming more and...

Motor Scene
New year, new laws for motorists

Jan 8th 3 Reader Comments

FALLBROOK – In 2014, the California State Legislature approved a number of new laws of interest to motorists, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California. Unless otherwise noted, these measures took effect Jan. 1. Driver’s licen...

Obituaries
Gary Stovall

Jan 23rd 1 Reader Comment

Gary Stovall, of Gary Stovall Roofing as most people know him, was a loyal Fallbrook citizen since 1972. Determined to have Fallbrook his home and resting place, he built a nice three bedroom home on 1.5 acres they purchased by selling their home in ...

Opinion
Je Suis Charlie? Non.

Jan 23rd 1 Reader Comment

At least this was the impression given by the White House during this week’s four million man demonstration in Paris. Where were Obama, Holder (who was in Paris at the time), Biden, and/or Kerry? Security entourage issues aside, some senior offici...

Out and About
Film club to view “The Invisible Woman”

Jan 23rd

OCEANSIDE – On Sunday, Jan. 25, the North County Film Club will view “The Invisible Woman.” This 2013 biopic stars Ralph Fiennes as Charles Dickens. At the height of his career, Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover. Also ...

Real Estate
12 “red flags” to beware of when shopping for a home

Jan 23rd

More than 40 percent of the previously-owned homes on the market have at least one serious defect, according to HouseMaster, a major home inspection company with offices in more than 390 cities in the United States and Canada. “Virtually every ‘used...

Sports
Lady Warriors prevail - 19-1 in water polo league, win home opener

Jan 23rd 1 Reader Comment

In what was both the 2014-15 home opener and the 2015 Valley League opener for Fallbrook High School’s girls water polo team, the Warriors defeated Classical Academy by a 19-1 score Jan. 15. “It went well,” said Fallbrook coach Sean Redmond. The Fa...

Calendar
AAUW (Fallbrook Branch of the American Association of University Women) meets from September to June. Write to P.O. Box 1061, Fallbrook, CA 92088-1061 or go to www.aauwfallbrookca.org.
ADULT DAY CARE CENTER open Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. p.m. 320 W. Alvarado St., Fallbrook. (760) 723-0890.
AL-ANON meets Wednesdays from noon until 1:15 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Doddington Hall, 434 N. Iowa St. Fallbrook. Info: (619) 296-2666.
ALCOHOLICS FOR CHRIST meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at San Luis Rey Downs, 5772 Camino Del Rey, Bonsall. (760) 726-7032.
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION for Fallbrook High School meets quarterly, or as needed. Call Bill Hansen at (760) 723-9817 or Jan Mahr-Owen at (951) 515-3086.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP sponsored by Fallbrook Home Health & Hospice meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at Silvergate Residential Facility, 420 Elbrook Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028. The meetings are held in the facility library on the 2nd floor. Any questions, call (760) 731-7735.
BINGO - Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Fallbrook Senior Center, 399 Heald Lane. Doors open at 5 p.m. with complimentary coffee, tea, and dessert; must be over 18.
BIPOLAR AND DEPRESSION support group meets weekly. More information: dbsafallbrook@hotmail.com, (760) 728-2006.
BONSALL WOMAN'S CLUB meets the first Thursday of the month at Pala Mesa Resort, 10 a.m. Reservations are required, contact Joan Kaford at (760) 728-2028 or visit www.bonsallwomansclub.org.
BONSALL WEIGHT WATCHERS meets each Wednesday at 9 a.m. with a 8:30 a.m. registration and weigh in time. New location is the Vista Palomar Riders Club on 973 Little Gopher Canyon Road. For more information, call (800) 651-6000.
BOOK TALK: Adult literary discussion group meets second Thursday (except Dec.), 1:30 p.m., FPUD. Sponsored by Friends of the Fallbrook Library. (760) 723-2403.
BUSINESS MEN'S FELLOWSHIP meets at 8AM. every Saturday & 7:30AM on Tuesday’s at Denny's Restaurant, 713 S. Main St for breakfast and fellowship. For information call Bill Keith (760) 644-7210.
CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION, AVOCADO DIVISION 81 FALLBROOK, meets the second Wednesday of the each month, September through June at the Fallbrook Golf Club on Gird Road at 9 a.m. Reservations are required and should be made with Bud Roberds (760) 728-1092 by the Friday before the meeting.
CAMERA CLUB meets first & third Monday of month at 7:30 p.m. at Silvergate, 420 Elbrook Dr., between Elder and Fallbrook Streets. (760) 941-9474 or (760) 728-1228.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meets second & fourth Wednesdays of the month at 10 a.m. in Conference Room B, Fallbrook Hospital, 624 E. Elder St. Call (760) 728-1191, ext. 540.
CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month at 1 p.m. at Phyllis' Encouragement Factor, 425 E. Alvarado St., Suite B. Please call and advise of your attendance. (760) 731-3037.
DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY, Hulda Garborg Lodge #49, meets the second Saturday of each month, 11 a.m. at Rainbow Valley Grange hall, 2160 Rainbow Valley Blvd, Rainbow. (760)468-7406 for more information.
DAUGHTERS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, EXCALIBUR CHAPTER meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Golf Club Of California, Sycamore Ranch, 3742 Flowerwood Lane, Fallbrook. Reservations required, contact (760) 806-6404 or mgchandler1@me.com.
DEBTORS ANONYMOUS meets Saturdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hilltop Center, 331 E. Elder, Fallbrook. Contact (760) 451-0163.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE victims: call our hotline, (888) 385-4657, for help.
FALLBROOK AGLOW-LIGHTHOUSE CHAPTER has meetings on every 4th Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fallbrook Women's Club, 238 W. Mission Road. (760) 574-6822
FALLBROOK CHORALE rehearses Tuesdays, 7 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 731 Stage Coach Ln. (760) 723-5710.
FALLBROOK ENCORE CLUB holds Coffee Meetings the first Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1844 Winterhaven Rd. (at Green Canyon). Membership is open to anyone living in the Fallbrook, Bonsall or Rainbow area for three years or more. For additional information, contact Joan Voigt, (760) 731-2820
FALLBROOK 4-H meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Fallbrook High School Cafeteria. They usually meet every month of the school year. For more information, contact (760) 451-0651.
FALLBROOK GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY meets second Thursday of month (Feb. meeting is on third Thursday) at 7:30 p.m. at 123 W. Alvarado. (760) 728-1130.
FALLBROOK GEM & MINERAL SOCIETY MUSEUM is open Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 123 W. Alvarado St. (760-728-1130). Special tours upon request.
FALLBROOK HEALTHCARE DISTRICT Board of Directors meet second Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. in Conference Rooms A & B of Fallbrook Hospital, 624 E. Elder St.
FALLBROOK HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM is open Sundays and Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment (760) 723- 4125, at 260 Rocky Crest Rd. For more information, email FallbrookHistoricalSociety@gmail.com
FALLBROOK REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S FEDERATED meets second Friday of each month at Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Hwy 395. Call (760) 728-9422.
FALLBROOK RUNNING AND WALKING CLUB meets Weds, Sat, and Sun for workouts. For more information: hammerin77@yahoo.com or (760) 689-8800.
FALLBROOK SENIOR CITIZENS CLUB meets the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a. m. The Center is located at 399 Heald Lane. Membership is open to all Seniors 55 years or older who live in the Fallbrook, Rainbow, Bonsall, DeLuz and surrounding unincorporated areas that are not served by a Senior Center. Call (760) 728-4498 for more information.
FALLBROOK VILLAGE TOASTMASTERS meet on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. at Crestview Estates Community Room, 1020 E Mission, Fallbrook. (760) 695-4127
FALLBROOK WOMAN'S CLUB meets the second Tuesday of the month at the clubhouse, 238 W Mission Rd. (760) 728-9971.
FARMER'S MARKET (certified) every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., located at the corner of Main Street and Alvarado. Farm-fresh produce, seasonal flowers, handcrafts, unique products. Call Ineke Michels at (760) 728-0589 for more information.
FIBROMYALGIA SUPPORT GROUP meets 1st Friday of the month at 1 p.m. at Phyllis' Encouragement Factor, 425 E. Alvarado St., Suite B. Please call and advise of your attendance. (760) 731-3037.
FINANCIAL WORKSHOP BRUNCH held second & fourth Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. to noon at Lace Apron, 118 N. Main St. Call Jack Kovic at (760) 731-6427.
FOREST HOME WOMAN'S AUXILIARY, CHAPTER 44, meets the first Friday of each month from September to June, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Includes fellowship, Bible study, and business meeting. Group raises money for scholarships for children and families to attend Forest Home camps. Call Chelley for information at (760) 728-1236.
FPUD board meeting is the fourth Monday of the month at 4 p.m., 990 E. Mission Rd. (760) 728-1125.
GARDEN CLUB meets the last Tuesday of the month 1 p.m., at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. (760) 728-6373.
GRANDPARENTS SUPPORT GROUP meets once a month. Call (760) 630-6837 or (760) 723-6942.
GRIEF & LOSS SUPPORT GROUP sponsored by Fallbrook Home Health & Hospice meets every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. at Regency Assisted Living Facility in Fallbrook, 609 East Elder St., Fallbrook, CA 92028. The meeting takes place in the private dining hall. Any questions, call (760) 731-7735.
GRIEF SHARE – Christ Centered at SonRise Christian Fellowship, Mondays 7 – 8:30 .m. Free, call 760-728-5804.
GYM KIDS CLASS meets Wed. from 3:15-4 p.m. for 4- to 5-yr.-olds and 4-5 p.m. for 6- to 8 yr.-olds at Fallbrook Community Center. (760) 728-1671.
HEART AWARENESS SUPPORT GROUP meets 4th Friday of the month at 1 p.m. at Phyllis' Encouragement Factor, 425 E. Alvarado St., Suite B. Please call and advise of your attendance. (760) 731-3037.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY Museum open Sundays & Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. at 260 Rocky Crest Rd. (760) 723-4125.
INVESTMENT CLUB meets second Monday of month at 4 p.m. in the FPUD boardroom. Call Gregg Wright (760) 728-7977.
JEREMIAH'S RANCH SUPPORT GROUP provides resources, current information, and emotional support for families with children with special needs of all ages and disabilities. Group meets every third Friday of the month, 6 to 8 p.m., North Coast Church warehouse, 550 Industrial Way #C, Fallbrook. Spanish translators available. For information, email lenila@jeremiahsranch.org or call (949) 233-6515. A small support group, “Frappe Friday,” meets every Friday at Caffe Primo from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for anyone that needs extra emotional support.
KIWANIS CLUB OF FALLBROOK meets the first and third Wednesdays, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hukilau Restaurant at the Fallbrook Golf Club, 2757 Gird Road
LAND CONSERVANCY Invasive Plant Team meets last Saturday of month at 8 a.m. for invasive plant removal and creek restoration. (760) 728-0889.
MARINE CORPS EAGLES luncheon held third Thursday of every month at Hunter's Steakhouse in Oceanside. Assembly at 11:45 a.m. and we break camp around 2 p.m. No dues, no rules. Good food, camaraderie. Call W.C. Frank at (760) 726-1840 or Charley Hoffner at (619) 287-4702.
MILITARY OUTREACH MINISTRIES meets second & fourth Monday of month from 9 to 11 a.m. at Fallbrook Presbyterian Church, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane. (760) 728-5804.
MILITARY SUPPORT GROUP meets 1st and 4th Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Phyllis' Encouragement Factor, 425 E. Alvarado St., Suite B. Please call and advise of your attendance. (760) 731-3037.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) meet second & fourth Thursdays of the month from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Riverview Evangelical Free Church, 4980 Sweetgrass Lane, Bonsall. Childcare provided. (760) 941-1430.
NEWCOMERS CLUB meets on the second Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, 1844 Winterhaven,for a social hour followed by the monthly meeting. Contact: Mari Guthrie at (760) 645-3482 or visit Fallbrooknewcomers.com
NORTH COUNTY WOOL GATHERERS rug hooking guild meets the last Saturday of the month from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at FPUD, 990 E. Mission Rd., Fallbrook.Contact Val Ewan by emailing val@rawhideranch.com, or calling (760)758-0083 x 119 (Mon-Fri).
PARENTS OF AT-RISK TEENS SUPPORT (PARTS) meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in Temecula at Care Learning Center, 27715 Jefferson Ave., Suite 112. The group discusses solutions for defiant teen behavior, rebuilding family relationships, developing a clear family action plan and creating new direction for children. Due to sensitive subject matter, they ask that no one under the age of 18 attend. Seating is limited; RSVP to (760) 801-8692 or email Info@CoreBB.com.
PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS of San Diego County. Call (858) 597-9313 or Rose at (619) 723-9552.
PC USERS regular meeting is the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Question and answer session, same day, 5 p.m. Special Interest Groups: Windows - first Wednesday of month at 5 p.m., E-mail/Internet - 6:30 p.m. on second Thurs., Graphics/Photos - 5 p.m. on second Thurs. All meet at FPUD, 990 E. Mission Rd. Call (760) 728-3173 for info.
POP WARNER board meeting held the 4th Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m. FPUD board room, 990 E. Mission Rd. Call (760) 599-8200 or http://www.eteamz.com/fallbrookpopwarner.
PREVENTION COALITION meets at 5 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month at 302 North Brandon Road. For more information, call (760) 723-9327 or e-mail fallbrookprev@yahoo.com.
PRODUCE COLLECTION FOR MARINES each month at Fallbrook Church of Religious Science, 331 E. Elder St. For info call (760) 723-8291.
QUILT GUILD meets first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln.
RAINBOW MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT board meeting is the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m., 3707 Old Highway 395, (760) 728-1178.
RAINBOW VALLEY GRANGE meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m., 2106 Rainbow Valley Blvd. For more information, call (760) 468-7406.
RECHE COMMUNITY CLUB holds a potluck dinner meeting on second Saturday of month at 5:30 p.m. at 1319 S. Live Oak Park Rd. Special tours of 'First Schoolhouse in Fallbrook' available. Call President Mike Bermudez at (760) 723-6601 or Yolande Jackson at (760) 728-0301 for more information.
SENIOR SOFTBALL LEAGUE for men age 50 and over. Games held Monday – Friday at 4 PM at Ingold Sports Park. For info call Chuck at (760) 751-8389 or go to www.FallbrookSeniorSoftball.com..
SKATEPARK YOUTH COMMITTEE meets third Wednesday of month at 5 p.m. at 310 E. Alvarado St.
SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF FALLBROOK meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month. For information, call Jane Kepley at (760) 622-0204.
SQUARE DANCING every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. For info, call (760) 728-0355.
TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY (TOPS) meets Fridays at 9:30 a.m. at Crestview Mobile Estates at 1120 E. Mission Rd.
VETERAN'S SUPPORT GROUP sponsored by Fallbrook Home Health & Hospice meets every 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6 pm. at Fallbrook Library,124 S Mission Rd, Fallbrook, CA 92028. Any questions, call Danielle Dyer, MSW at (760) 731-7735 or the library at (760) 731-4650.
VINTAGE CAR CLUB (AACA) meets fourth Tuesday of month at 7 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church 731 So Stage Coach. Call Roy at (760) 723-1181.
WOODCARVERS meet every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the FPUD meeting room at 990 E. Mission Rd. For info call Dave Struthers at (760) 728-1417.
WOMEN'S CONNECTION meets third Friday of month. Call Katie at (951) 506-0845 or Ginny at (760) 723-3633.
WOMEN'S SUPPORT GROUP 'LADY' (Love, Accept, Discover, You) meets 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Separation and divorce, ages 18 and up. Held at Phyllis' Encouragement Factor, 425 E. Alvarado, Stuie B. Please call and advise of your attendance. (760) 731-3037.
WRITERS meetings are held second and fourth Tuesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the FPUD board room, 990 E. Mission Rd. (760) 731-3284. Critiques and literary support.

Events
Jan. 26 – 1 to 6 p.m. – Blood drive hosted at Albertsons’ parking lot, 1133 S. Mission Road. San Diego Blood Bank encourages anyone 17 and older, who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health, to give blood. Donors must show picture I.D. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, visit www.sandiegobloodbank.org.

Jan. 28 – 7 p.m. – Fallbrook Vintage Car Club sponsors a slide show presentation, in the Fallbrook Public Library community room, by retired Air Force pilot Rod Dyckman, about his career in flying the SR 71 Blackbird spy plane. Dyckman is a local resident of Fallbrook. The presentation is open to the public and is free of charge.

Jan. 30 – 12:15 p.m. – Fallbrook Woman’s Club is hosting a MahJong tournament fundraiser; proceeds go to charitable donations and scholarship funds. 238 W Mission Rd. – doors open at 12:15; play beings at 1 p.m. The $20 tax deductible donation includes a lunch and beverages. Raffle baskets, prizes and lots of fun! Car pooling is encouraged. For reservations, contact Lee Johnson, (760) 723-8286 or leejohnson512@gmail.com.

Jan. 30 – 5:30 p.m. – Speech Trek contest featuring AVID high school students, sponsored by AAUW at Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Road. Free; public welcome; refreshments. Topic of speeches will be “College... is it worth it?”

Feb. 21 – 5:30 p.m. – Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center’s annual Fundraising Banquet at Zion Lutheran Church, 1405 Fallbrook St. Guest speaker Shawn Carney, co-founder of 40 Days for Life. No charge to attend, but reservations required; business attire suggested. To learn more, call Miriam Kirk at (760) 451-9337 or email accounting@fallbrookprc.com.

Feb. 22 – Kiwanis Club’s sixth annual ‘A Night to Shine’ fundraiser. This year’s theme will be showcasing James Dean and the era of Rock n’ Roll! Music lovers should mark their calendars now to save the date! More details to follow.

Feb. 28 – 7 p.m. – “An Evening with Rita Coolidge” will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of North County on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Bob Burton Center for the Performing Arts. VIP tickets include a private after-party event with Coolidge. Go to bgcnorthcounty.org for more concert information.

April 19 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Avocado Festival, sponsored by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce in downtown area. For more information, call the chamber at (760) 728-5845.

April 25 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Annual Fallbrook Garden Club Tour & Market Place: Tour of outstanding residential gardens ($20/in advance; $25/at gate), vendors, plants, raffle, and more. Begins at Fallbrook Historical Society, 260 Rockycrest (corner of S. Hill St.). Opens 8:30 a.m.; tour and raffle ticket sales closes at 1 p.m. Learn more at www.fallbrookgardenclub.org.
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