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Rita CoolidgeRita Coolidge concert to benefit the Boys&Girls Club

Dec 18th 1 Reader Comment

FALLBROOK – For one night only, Rita Coolidge will bring her critically-acclaimed concert series, “An Evening with Rita Coolidge” to Fallbrook for an exclusive performance to benefit the Boys&Girls Clubs of North County on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m...

Arts
Jack Ragland stands beside his painting “Autumn Ambrosia,” which won first place as well as the People’s Choice award in the recent Temecula Valley Art League competition.Ragland takes first place with painting

Dec 18th

Fallbrook's Jack Ragland took first place and people's choice in a competition held recently by the Temecula Valley Art League...

Business
North County Fire’s newest engineers and captains, based on recent promotions are, from left, Engineer Mike Benoit, Engineer Matt Lindsey, Captain Ryan Garing, Captain Eddie Jones, and Captain Brian MacMillan.Promotions, new hires announced by North County Fire

Dec 18th

FALLBROOK – North County Fire is pleased to announce the recent promotion and introduction of new hires. The district has recently loss a number of employees due to retirement (most of them had 25 years or more in the fire service). With those...

Dining
Pumpkin Cake provides sweet finale to any holiday meal.‘Tis the season for pumpkin!

Dec 18th

There is something comforting about pumpkin – the appearance as well as the earthy flavor. Archeological evidence points to the fact that Native Americans used pumpkins long before the Europeans landed on the continent. They knew a good thing w...

Education
Literacy center holds Christmas party

Dec 18th

FALLBROOK – The Laubach ESL Literacy Center located at Christ The King Lutheran Church, held their Christmas party on Dec 8th, for the students, teachers and their families. More than 40 participants attended. They enjoyed a wonderful potluck d...

Entertainment
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School (SPACS) is the winner of the People’s Choice award for their float in this year’s Fallbrook Christmas Parade which was held Dec. 6. The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual parade.SPACS float wins People’s Choice award

Dec 18th

St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School wins the People's Choice award for their float in the Fallbrook Christmas Parade...

Health & Fitness
Research for Life in Temecula is located at 41743 Enterprise Circle North.Temecula firm specializes in human body donations for research, medical uses

Dec 18th

A firm that has operated quietly in Temecula for the past four years has tapped the growing demand for human bodies for research, training, and other medical uses. It traces its roots to the mortuary industry. “It did kind of grow out of that,” sai...

Home & Garden
Poinsettia: The plant that says “Merry Christmas”

Dec 18th

There is no other plant that says “Merry Christmas” quite like the poinsettia. The eye-popping, velvety red blooms signal the Christmas season, while a multitude of other color varieties have provided many options for utilizing these hearty plants in...

Motor Scene
Quality Clutch & Transmission is located at 1236 E Mission Rd. in Fallbrook..Quality Clutch&Transmission: Pros who know their business

Dec 18th 1 Reader Comment

Quality Clutch&Transmission owner Mike Howard understands the intricacies of a vehicle’s transmission. Modern-day automobiles require more than just a manual knowledge of removing and replacing parts. One has to know the logistics of how the enti...

Obituaries
Butch W. NavarroButch W. Navarro

Dec 18th 4 Reader Comments

Butch W. Navarro died peacefully at home on Dec. 13, 2014, after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Born Feb. 19, 1944, Butch was the fourth child of Frank R. Navarro and Dora Bojorquez. Butch is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sharon, and th...

Opinion
Fallbrook tree lighting - It took a village!

Dec 18th

Over a 1,000 people came to the official tree lighting at the Fallbrook Community Center. For the first time in 30 years, the tree was lit for the holidays. It took our entire village. The Friends of the Fallbrook Community Center spent over a year...

Out and About
After the ribbon cutting event on Dec. 5 for the newly-installed donation bricks at the Fallbrook Senior Center, center treasurer Phyllis Sweeney displays a certificate from State Senator Joel Anderson for Outstanding Community Service. Also present for the event are, from left, middle row, Fallbrook First Princess Sarah Engebretson, Jane Lewelling, Lucy Sandars, Norma Justus, Mike Bermudez, Senator Joel Anderson representative Jasmine Clark; back row, Carmen Cervantes, honorary mayor Jerry Burke, Manny Ortega, Vel Bujack, Susie Gonsalves, and Miss Fallbrook Claire Ginther.Bricks honor donors to Fallbrook Senior Center

Dec 18th

Real Estate
Understanding the terminology used in mortgages

Dec 18th

FALLBROOK - Buying a home can be simultaneously exciting and stressful. Owning a home is still a dream for many people, but first-time buyers often find that their unfamiliarity with the home buying process is a source of stress. Part of that stress...

Sports
Carolann Campbell is pictured with her horse, Blush. Campbell is a member of the Encore Equestrian Vaulters team from Rawhide Ranch.Competitive equestrian vaulters team revived at Rawhide Ranch

Dec 18th

During Patti Skipton’s previous tenure at Rawhide Ranch the facility had a competitive equestrian vaulting team. That team disbanded after Skipton moved to Watsonville in 1983 but, after her return to Rawhide Ranch in August, the Encore Equestrian Va...

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 Chris Davis at (760) 723-4657
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 Fallbrook Golf Club. Call Gloria Rowe at (760) 728-3875 or Joanne Stanton at (760) 728-2325.
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.
LAND CONSERVANCY Trails Council meets second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Palomares House. Call Donna Gebhart (760) 731-9441 or e-mail gebhart@pacbellnet.
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 238 W. Mission Rd. 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
Dec. 18 – 7 p.m. – The Palomar Pacific Music Men (formerly the “35 Voice Men Choir”) will perform a Christmas concert in the community room of the Fallbrook Library. All are welcome to this free program of holiday entertainment. There is no charge for admission and early arrival is encouraged as seating is limited and the room fills quickly.

Dec. 21 – 2 p.m. – The Uke*ettes will perform a Christmas Concert in the Community Room at Fallbrook Library, 124 S. Mission Ave., entertaining with music, song and Hawaiian dance. Everyone is invited to join them and sing along for this free and festive afternoon of music. For more information, call the library at (760) 731-4651, or go to the www.sdcl.org.

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.
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