November to remember: Hospice volunteers, pet benefit, adult student art

Jan Jones, President and CEO of The Elizabeth Hospice, and Doug Dawson, Executive Director of the Ellen Browning Scripps Foundation.

The Elizabeth Hospice seeks volunteers

Want to give back to the community and help those who are seriously ill?

The Elizabeth Hospice is scheduled to host its next volunteer training from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9  at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building, 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido.

Volunteer training is free and open to the public, Participants must attend both days of training.

Bilingual (Spanish) speaking volunteers and veterans are needed, along with licensed massage therapists and people who can sew for its Cuddle Bear program.

Other needs include volunteers who can assist with complementary therapies such as pet therapy, aromatherapy, music support and Reiki. In addition, office and clerical support volunteers are always in demand and not required to attend this two-day session.

Volunteer opportunities exist throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire and volunteers can choose to serve in the surrounding area where they reside.

Professional staff at The Elizabeth Hospice teach the comprehensive training classes, addressing issues such as the volunteer role in hospice care, working with non-verbal patients, cultural diversity, complementary therapies, and active listening.

To ensure a place in the November volunteer training, please contact the Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 or send an email to by Oct. 31. Another volunteer training will be offered in 2017. Or visit

The Elizabeth Hospice ( is the region’s oldest and largest nonprofit hospice provider of medical, emotional and spiritual support to the seriously ill and their families in San Diego and Inland Empire.

Since 1978, The Elizabeth Hospice has touched the lives of more than 90,000 patients and families in the communities we serve, regardless of their ability to pay, and providing specialty services such as Veterans Outreach, Palliative Care, Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice Care and counseling and grief support for all ages through its Center for Compassionate Care, regardless of the type of illness or death experienced.

SPOT Hosts “Whiskers and Whine” Gala Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless Dogs and Cats

Saving Pets One at a Time.

Saving Pets One at a Time.

Get ready to raise the woof.

SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) will host its largest fundraiser of the year, “Whiskers and Whine,” 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, San Marcos.

Sponsored by Lakehouse Hotel and Resort, the event will feature a live and silent auction, with prizes that include a helicopter ride over Las Vegas, hotel packages, luxurious gift baskets, skydiving over Oceanside, artwork by local artisans and much more. The gala will benefit homeless dogs and cats throughout San Diego County that are at risk for euthanasia.

“Many animal shelters are at capacity and lack the necessary staff and resources to help the large number of orphaned pets throughout the county,” SPOT president Faye Schultz said. “By raising funds through events like these, SPOT is able to save more animals from our local shelters from euthanasia, place them in foster homes and work to get them adopted.”

The gala will also support SPOT’s programs which provide solutions-based education to owners who need to re-home their animals, and funding to income restricted families that would be unable to spay and neuter their pets otherwise.

Tickets for “Whiskers and Whine” are $50 for a single ticket, $45 for two to five and $40 for six or more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

SPOT is a nonprofit, volunteer group that advocates for homeless dogs and cats in North County San Diego that are at risk for euthanasia. By working with government entities, nonprofit rescue groups and its own network of volunteers, this hardworking grassroots group provides training, fostering and ultimately adoptions into loving homes.

For more information about SPOT and its programs, visit:

Adult student art show on tap

Escondido Art Association booth at Grand Avenue Festival,

Escondido Art Association booth at Grand Avenue Festival,

The Escondido Art Association (EAA) will host an Adult Student Art Show during the month of November at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido.

This is an opportunity for artists of all ages who take classes to show their artwork and participate in the monthly competition on equal terms with members of the EAA. A call to artists is being extended to sister organizations and art classes in the North County San Diego area.

Non-member and member artists may enter up to three pieces of artwork at the following entry fees:  $10 for 1st piece; $10 for 2nd; and $5 for 3rd.

Drop-off of artwork is 11a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. The show will run Nov. 1 to Dec. 2 and be judged by North County prominent pastel artist Christine Bowman in three categories — watercolor; oil & acrylic; and other (mixed media, pastel, photography/digital, etc.).

The reception, open to all, will take place on Second Saturday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 with the awards presentation taking place at 6 p.m.

The EAA welcomes new memberships with the following benefits: Monthly art competitions at the Artists Gallery; monthly free art demonstrations by notable guest artists; informal art competitions with critiques by guest artists at the monthly meetings; participation in a peer critique group held on scheduled Thursday afternoons at the Artists Gallery, as well as opportunities to attend workshops at the EAA Artists Gallery given  by some of its prominent demo artists.

For more information about our Association, please call the Artists Gallery at 760 489-0338, or visit us online at

1 Comment on "November to remember: Hospice volunteers, pet benefit, adult student art"

  1. I wish that others could know how SNAP spay neuter action project works hard getting pets fixed at affordable prices. And friends of SNAP help get pets out of shelters and adopted. A set of people covering all sides of over pet population

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