Of community concerts, garden club sales, women’s club Xmas luncheon

Dos Valles Garden Club judges at one of its Valley Center show
Brass Roots Trio kicks off Hidden Valley Community Concert Association 70th season.

Brass Roots Trio kicks off Hidden Valley Community Concert Association 70th season.

Hidden Valley Community Concert Association celebrates 70th season

A hidden treasure with 70 years of tradition in back of it, the Hidden Valley Community Concert Association (HVCCA) presents the Brass Roots Trio at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25.

“The Brass Roots Trio is one of the unique and engaging trios in the country and presents a program full of passion and enthusiastic energy that connects with the audience,” HVCCA president Dennis Tomlinson said. The trio features a trumpet, French horn and piano.

The season includes four concerts with special season memberships available for $50. Otherwise, tickets range from $10 to $35 for the performance at the California Center for the Arts Center Theater.

You can read more about HVCCA (non-profit 501-3c) the artists, and free concerts in other cities all over Southern California at www.hiddenvalleyCCAescondido.info. New season memberships(four concerts) must be obtained by calling Dennis Tomlinson at ( 760)-740-0619 or Alan Van Loy (858) – 278-7788.

Dos Valles Garden Club Plant, Bulb & Wreath Sale 

The public is invited to the Dos Valles Garden Club Plant Sale, Bulb Fest & Autumn Wreath Sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Sat., Oct. 17  at the Martin Gang Ranch, 28933 Cole Grade Road, between Adams Park and Fruitvale Road.

The sale will feature non-thirsty plants, bulbs and autumn wreaths made in the Oct. 10 wreath workshop, as well as nearly 800 plants donated by the San Diego Master Gardeners.

Proceeds will be used for community programs. Last year, DVGC gave nearly $9000 in local scholarships, elementary and high school horticulture and design programs, and floral arrangements for the Valley Center Library.

For more information visit http://www.dosvallesgardenclub.org.

Be there or be square.

Be there or be square.

Bonsall Woman’s Club gets set for Christmas Luncheon

Bonsall Woman's Club Christmas Luncheon tree

Bonsall Woman’s Club Christmas Luncheon tree

The Bonsall Woman’s Club invites one and all to its annual Christmas Luncheon to be held at the Golf Club of California from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. The theme of this year’s event is The Wonder of Christmas. The luncheon and entertainment promises to offer yet another exceptional way to bring in the holiday season.

This is the Bonsall Woman’s Club primary fundraiser of the year.  All proceeds will benefit local charities and scholarships for local high school graduates.

The entrance will be lined with decorated three foot high Christmas trees and themed baskets.  The themed baskets include: Have Fun with Art, Wine & Chocolate, Gardening, Disney, Reading and more.  There will also be a money tree.

You will be able to purchase tickets at the event to win one of these trees or baskets.  Simply place your ticket(s) in the container by your favorite item, and keep your fingers crossed.

There will also be a silent auction (designer jewelry, certificates to local restaurants, hand-made quilt, Beatrix Potter basket, framed lithographs, Keurig Espresso machine and a couple of creative succulent gardens). You must be present to win.

The tables are individually decorated by one of the Woman’s Club members using their own crystal and china. The custom-designed centerpiece at each table will present an initial attraction as you enter the main ballroom. Each centerpiece will be available for sale at the conclusion of the Luncheon.

In the hallway will be items for sale such as crocheted hats and scarves, aprons, embroidered tea towels in the shape of little dresses, hand-made tree ornaments, microwave bowl holders, hand decorated vases, walker totes, and jewelry.  Most of these items are one-of-a-kind and make special gifts for the holiday season.

The Luncheon will include a Main dish choice of either Chicken with mushrooms in Marsala sauce, Braised Short Ribs with onion demi-glace, or a Vegetarian selection. All will come with fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus, green salad with pears, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette, fresh baked bread and carrot cake for dessert. The entertainment will be provided by the award winning Fallbrook High School Madrigals.

To make reservations, contact Diane Trappen at (760) 723-7718. The cost is $55 per person. Each table seats a maximum of ten.  You may also send your check directly to Diane at P.O. Box 129, Fallbrook 92088.

Be sure to mail your check early. Checks must be received by Thursday, Dec. 3 to ensure your seat. Please indicate your Main dish selection on your check. There will be a no-host bar.  The Golf Club of California is located at 3742 Flower Lane, Fallbrook. This is a popular event so make your reservations early.