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Valley Briefs

May 07, 2014

Recent resignations have created two vacancies on the Valley Center Community Planning Group. Applications for the two vacant seats (#3 and #14) should be submitted to Hans Britsch, Chairperson of the Nominations Committee no later than 7 p.m. on May 7. Contact Hans for application packets at (760) 535-4312 or Nomination by the Planning Group will be at the May 12 VCCPG Meeting, subject to appointment to the vacancies by the Board of Supervisors, both for the remaining balance of the 4-year terms of the resigning members, expiring January 9, 2017(seat #3) and January 12, 2015 (seat #14). Applicants must be 18 years of age, and registered voters, and residents of the Valley Center Planning Area.


Entries are still available for the youth events in the Valley Center Stampede Rodeo for Mutton Bustin', Junior Barrels, & Boot Scramble. Please go to for entry forms and information on these events. 


Join Valley Center Trails on May 18 at 8 a.m. for a guided hike to Hellhole Canyon Preserve. Friends of Hellhole Canyon president Joaquin Aganza will guide this hike which includes some steep sections and will have little shade. Wear a hat and sunscreen and bring water for this hike that will last approximately one and a half hours. Meet at the Hellhole Canyon parking lot at the end of Kiavo Drive in Valley Center at 7:50 a.m. For information contact trail master Anita Noone at or by calling (858) 442-4809.


Come to the next meeting of Dos Valles Garden Club at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13 for the presentation, Butterflies Love Pizza and learn how to attract butterflies to your garden. Maureen Austin will discuss butterflies common to the area, how to entice them into your backyard and how to help preserve these beautiful creatures, with special emphasis on the Monarch butterfly. Live Monarch butterflies in all stages--egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and adult--will be on hand at the meeting, with information about the significance and needs for each stage in their overall metamorphosis, including the differences between larval and adult butterfly food. Those attending will take home a complimentary pack of Asclepias seeds to plant to attract Monarch butterflies to their yard. The public is welcome to attend the meeting held at the St. Stephen Church, 31020 Cole Grade Road in Valley Center.


On Wednesday, May 14 from 4 – 8:30 p.m., Bates will welcome ladies of all ages to Lasso In the Ladies, an annual event celebrating friendship, food, fashion and fun. Ladies of all ages are invited to attend this fun and inspirational evening. Guests are encouraged to dress in their favorite Western outfit, and to come hungry and ready to let their ponytails down! The event will feature a Peter Grimm trunk show, wine, iced tea, cheese and appetizers, and an informal modeling showcasing fashions from Farmer's Daughter. At 5:30 p.m. a ranch-style dinner will be served, complete with pulled pork, baked beans, salad and rolls with lots of giveaways. Prizes will be awarded for the best Western outfit. After dinner, there will be plenty of time to shop at Farmer's Daughter & Bates, and dessert, coffee & gourmet tea will be served. Tickets are $26.00 and include food, entertainment, samples, a $10 shopping certificate to be used at the event, trunk show and more. Space is limited; call (760) 749-3333 to purchase a ticket by 5/12/13. No refunds after 5/12/13; tickets will not be sold at the event.


Would you like to see what is expected of Valley Center High School Seniors? This is your chance! VCHS is seeking community panelists for "Senior Presentation Days" on May 28 – 29 from 7:30 a.m. – 2:07 p.m. on campus. Seniors will present their portfolios which include essays on post secondary goals, writing reflections, a PowerPoint presentation on their career choice and other items. Each presentation will last 10-12 minutes. Panelists will evaluate presentations using a grading rubric. A continental breakfast and complimentary lunch will be provided to all panelists. To participate contact Socorro Ruiz by email at or by calling (760) 751-5598 no later than Friday, May 16.


Dr. David Bridgeman, co-owner and Head Wine Maker of 2 Plank Vineyards will be discussing the benefits of owning your own vineyard, vineyard installation and maintenance during a Free Vineyard Seminar on Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Grangettos Valley Center Store located at 29219 Juba Road in Valley Center. Bridgeman will also discuss grape varieties for the San Diego area, cost of installation, water requirements, vineyard design and the San Diego Tiered Winery ordinance. There will be a demonstration in Grangettos' onsite vineyard immediately following the seminar. To register call (760) 749-1828 or email


Lilac School's FAVE (Fine Arts Volunteer Educators) Art program is planning its second FAVE Family Art Night scheduled for Friday, May 16. The event will feature live music, food, a large student art exhibit, an auction of class projects, and guest artists. Local artists are invited to share their talents with students during the event which is open to the community. FAVE is also looking for donations for the silent auction to be held during the event. Contact Amy Copeland at to participate or donate items for the silent auction. For more information and see photos from last year's event visit


The Third annual Valley Center Music Festival will be held at Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, June 7 from noon – 9:30 p.m. Free Admission and Parking, Kansas City BBQ Cook-off, 10 Professional Bands on 3 Stages, Valley Center Middle and High School Jazz Bands, Beer and Wine Garden, Door Prizes, Face Painting, Silent Auction and more!  Proceeds benefit the Valley Center / Pauma Music Boosters. This year the event will expand with a Kansas City BBQ cook-off in addition to twelve bands on three stages, a beer and wind garden, door prizes, food, face-painting and a silent auction. Parking and admission is free. For more information about the Valley Center Music Festival visit

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