June 8, 2001

Community Notes.....

San Diego Swings For Seniors at Inaugural Golf Classic

Golf aficionados will hit the greens to raise money for low-income seniors at Senior Community Center's inaugural charity golf classic. Penned "Swinging for Seniors," proceeds from the tournament will benefit the center's nutrition, social work and health programs.

Join the golf aficionados at Coronado Golf Course, 2000 Visalia Row, Coronado, Ca. on Friday June 22:

11 a.m.- Check in and lunch

1 p.m. - Shotgun scramble start

5 p.m. - Cocktails

6 p.m. - Dinner, awards banquet and auction

Cost per person is $225 and foursomes run for $800.

For more information call (619)235-6572, ext. 320 or visit www.servingseniors.org.


Memorial Park Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Memorial Recreation Center Staff at the Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 16, 2001 from 11 am to 5 p.m. at the Memorial Community Park, 29th Street and Oceanview Blvd. There will be live music, dancers, activities for all ages, community booths, delicious food, and more. Call (619) 235-1125 for more information.

Join the Memorial Re-creational Center Staff for the Independence Day fireworks on Wednesday, July 4, 2001 at 9:00 p.m. at the Memorial Community Park, 2902 Marcy Avenue. There will be a carnival beginning at 1:00 pm until the start of the fireworks display. Call (619) 235-1125 for more information.


Picnic Offers Family Fun, Information About Foster Parenting

Hundreds of children throughout San Diego County are waiting for a family to love them. And the County of San Diego Children's Services Bureau hopes there are many people in the county also waiting for that opportunity.

People who want to find out more about being a foster parent are invited to the annual North County Foster Family Picnic from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Road in Vista.

Hundreds of children in desperate situations throughout the county need a family to love and care for them," said Bill Horn, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. "At this fun event, we hope to teach more people about becoming foster parents, while honoring those who already are."

This family event also will feature lunch, hayrides, and arts and crafts for all fosters families and foster parents-to-be.

For more information, call Nina Morgan and (760) 480-2479.


Ethnic Food Festival & Resource Fair

Come dressed in your ethnic attire for The Council for Minority Aging's (CMA) 16th annual "Ethnic food Festival and Senior Resource Fair" on Friday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m. This lively two-hour event, sponsored by Community Health Group and SDGE, features senior services information booths, entertainment, door prizes, and a multi-ethnic lunch. The event will be held at the War Memorial Building Auditorium, located at 3325 Zoo Drive in Balboa Park. Lunch costs $3 for seniors and children and $5 for all others. Prepayment for meals is strongly recommended. For more information, please call Gilda at (619) 232-6454, ext. 732 or Dorothy at (858) 273-3576.

Faith-Based Organizers Ask For Sidewalks in Fallbrook; Childrens Safety at Stake

Supervisor Bill Horn will be asked for leadership and funding at a June 12 community meeting in Fallbrook at St. Peters Catholic Church. Focusing on one topic only, the meetings purpose is to discuss much needed sidewalks. The call for sidewalks on some of Fall-brooks heavily traveled streets has become a critical issue for families. It is expected that three-hundred plus will attend.

The faith based organizing team of St. Peters interviewed hundreds of people in Fall-brook since September 2001. Those interviewed were asked to express their most critical needs. Expecting health insurance or affordable housing to be the overwhelming response, the team was surprised that the lack of safety for their children while walking to school is currently the predominant worry .

In researching this assertion, the faith based organizing team found that children are indeed walking to school next to heavy traffic without sidewalks. At two schools alone, Fallbrook Street and Maie Ellis Elementary, they found seven hundred or more children are walking in high traffic areas without the safety of sidewalks.

The meeting is June 12 at 6:45pm-8:15pm at St. Peters Catholic Church, 450 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook. For information call Pam Eskue 731-1143 or (Spanish) Maria Esther Ramos 451-9635. The church office number is 728-7034.

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