October 6, 2000

Community Notes:

St. Clare's Harvest Day

In Escondido at Grape Day Park, on October 8th, will be the site of the first ever St. Clare's Harvest Day Festival from 10 till 3pm. Games, crafts, a pumpkin patch, and lots of fun for all. Contests will be held through out the day and concluding the event with a raffle. The event is free.


St. Patrick's 2000 Renaissance Fall Festival

St. Patrick's Church in North Park, 3585 30th Street, is having their annual Fall Festival October 14 and 15, 2000. Visitors will enjoy a variety of international and ethnic foods, with beer and wine available. North Park's largest Rummage Sale is held in the Parish Hall. The Festival opens both days at Noon and runs until 9 p.m. on Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday.


Sweetwater Students "Share the Stage" with Mariachi Masters

Aspiring mariachi musicians from all over the country will join 200 Sweetwater District students in the 5th Annual Mariachi in the Schools Conference and Concert. Participants will be mentored by world-renowned Maestro José Hernández in the morning and present a free concert in the afternoon.

The concert will feature Mariachi Champaña Nevín, Mariachi Agua Dulce from Southwest High School, Mariachi Griego from Montgomery Middle School and Mariachi Garibaldi fom Southwestern College.

The Mariachi conference will take place Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The concert, free to the public, will immediately follow at 1 p.m., at Rancho del Rey Middle School, 1174 East J Street, Chula Vista.


Demonstrations, Tours Set for Fire Open House

Live rescue demonstrations, displays of current and historic fire equipment, and fire prevention exhibits will be featured during the open house for the Chula Vista Fire Department on Oct 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to participate in these activities at Fire Station 1, 447 F St.


LULAC to hold Scholarship Fund-raiser

Every year the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), San Diego, hosts two special events to raise funds for their Scholarship Program. These fundraisers plus donations from generous contributors enabled LULAC to give out $11,000 in scholarships and awards at their June Annual Scholarship Luncheon.

On October 15 LULAC will host one of these special events, a Bingo Fund-raiser.

The LULAC/American Legion Post 6 Bingo will take place on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. at the American Legion Post 6, 3563 Adams Ave., San Diego. There will be cash prizes, door prizes, special games, and food at this event. For further info call 619-423-5014 or 619-281-3381.


County Video Grants Shine Spotlight on Local Nonprofits

The County of San Diego Cable Television Review Commission has announced a grant program that can help nonprofits promote their activities and highlight the valuable contributions they make throughout our region. The Community Partnership for Cable Television Grant Program will award up to six grants of $8,000 apiece to any nonprofit organization, community group or educational institution willing to partner with a County department or agency to produce a half-hour video program suitable for airing on CTN, the County Television Network.

Application packets may be obtained: (1) on the internet at www.ctn.org, click on "Grant Program"; (2) by e-mailing your name and address to bfrasech@co.san-diego.ca.us; (3) by wriing to Cable Franchise Administrator, County of San Diego, 1600 Pacific Highway, MS A-359, San Diego, CA 92101, or (4) by calling Barry Fraser at (619) 595-4650 or Jackie Collins at (619) 595-4680.

The deadline for submission of applications is 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2000, with funds expected to be disbursed beginning in February 2001.


Actress, Author, and Activist Jane Alexander to Deliver Free Public Lecture

Jane Alexander, noted actress, activist, and former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, will deliver a free public lecture at the University of California, San Diego, on Wednesday, October 11, 2000 as part of the nation-wide commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ms. Alexander will speak on "Freedom of Opinion and Expression: The Unfinished Human Rights Agenda at 7 p.m. in the Price Center Theatre on the UCSD campus.


Chevron Kicks Off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Free Mammograms

For the third consecutive year, Chevron will offer free screening mammograms as part of its commitment to the San Diego community and to the 2000 Susan G. Komen San Diego race for the Cure (R), which takes place Sunday, November 5 at Balboa Park.

An estimated 17,900 women in California will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and another 4,000 will lose their lives to the disease. To help women who cannot otherwise receive regular screenings mammograms, Chevron is partnering with Mobile On-site Mammography, the Breast Cancer Early Detection Program and the San Diego Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation to provide 50 free screening mammograms to qualified women age 40 and older.

You can receive your free mammograms at Northpark Chevron Station, 3359 University Avenue, San Diego, CA 92104, Thursday, October 12, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.

In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 50 free screening mammograms will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis to qualified women 40 and older.

Representatives will be on hand at the mammogram event to pre-register people for the 2000 Komen San Diego Race for the Cure(R).

Also, breast cancer awareness donation certificates in the shape of pink cars are available for $1 at participating Chevron stations. One hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the Komen Foundation.

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