May 29, 2009

Community Notes:

Escondido Library Hosts Monthly Bilingual Book Club Rincón Literario

Escondido Public Library’s bilingual book discussion group, Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner) meets Saturday, May 30 from 3:30 - 4:45 PM in the Turrentine Room at the main library. Writer and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, serves as literary guide and facilitator, exploring Latin American literature, themes, characters, history and authors.

El paraíso en la otra esquina (The Way to Paradise) by renowned author, Mario Vargas Llosa, is this month’s selection. This is a fictional biography of French-Peruvian workers’-rights activist Flora Tristan and her grandson, famous painter Paul Gauguin. In alternating chapters, Vargas Llosa portrays their 19th century lives and captures their desire for freedom, art and personal expression.

Rincón Literario is a wonderful opportunity to share perspectives and impressions of Latin America’s finest literature as well as practice English and Spanish language skills. The following meeting will be on June 27, discussing Nada, written by Carmen Lafloret.

For more information on Rincón Literario and future titles, go to www.escondido.org/library or call 760-839-4329.

Youth Action Council Project B Event Set for May 30

The City of Chula Vista.s Youth Action Council (YAC) is hosting a free community event showcasing original works by local amateur artists including live music, dance, a fashion show and much more! The third annual .Project B. will take place on Saturday, May 30 at the Chula Vista Center Mall, located at 555 Broadway, in the courtyard next to Macy’s. The event runs from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

YAC Commission members are high school students (grades 10, 11 or 12) and Chula Vista residents. Each year the Commissioners collect donations for a local charity coinciding with their theme .youth promoting youth.. This year donations are being accepted for the Police Activities League.s Jim Zoll Southwestern College Scholarship program. This is a full scholarship awarded to an at-risk youth to attend Southwestern Community College.

Neighborhood House Association’s Leadership Development Workshop: Leading the Most Excellent Way

WHAT: Neighborhood House Association’s InnoVisions program is joining forces with Greater Life Baptist Church to host a leadership development workshop for Christians and those wanting to learn how they can become better leaders within their organization and community.

The workshop is designed to provide participants with knowledge and tools to enhance their ability to lead others, increase awareness of how they have been uniquely shaped for ministry, how to build a positive reputation and support for their organization and how to implement faith-based initiatives. The cost is $165.

NEED TO Pre-register at 858-244-8220 or jsoliman@neighborhoodhouse.org.

WHERE: Neighborhood House Association, 5660 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

WHEN: Friday, June 5 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kick-Off to Special Olympics/Law Enforcement “Flame of Hope” Torch Run

The Chula Vista Police Department hosts the Kick-off to the 2009 Special Olympics/Law Enforcement “Flame of Hope” Torch Run , Tuesday, June 2, 2009. at the CVPD front courtyard, 9:30 am.

This colorful event kicks off an important fundraising effort that reaches across the state. The Torch will be carried from the Chula Vista Police Department to National City PD and on to Harbor / 32nd St where it will be handed off to SDPD and from there police departments up the state will participate.

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