Community news from Bonsall, San Marcos to Sweden and Dixon Lake

San Marcos songbirds Lisa Sanders and Karen Hayes will be at Bonsall Woman's Club.

Bonsall Women’s club goes lyrical

The Bonsall Woman’s Club’s (BWC) March 2 meeting will feature a special program with singer Lisa Sanders and her harmonizing partner, Karen Hayes.

“Lisa is a singer-songwriter who resides in San Marcos and has been the opening act for such notable artists as B.B. King, Al Green, the Dixie Chicks, and more,” BWC publicity chair Gail Golden said. “This harmonizing duo will be singing country, bluesy sounds in their unique style.

The Club meets at The Golf Club of California, 3742 Flowerwood Lane, Fallbrook.  Doors open at 9 a.m. for social hour followed by the business-portion, program, and lunch.

The lunch will be Shepard’s Pie, a Vegetable, Salad, Rolls, and Dessert.  The cost is $22, which includes tax and tip.  Checks, made payable to BWC, should be mailed to Jeannie Allen at 73 Via Largo Vista, Bonsall, CA  92003.  The deadline for reservations is February 22.  Call Jeannie at (760) 295-6618.

BWC membership is made up of residents from North San Diego and Southern Riverside counties.  For more information, visit

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum goes Swedish

Crafts at SDCDM Roots Fest.

And we’re not talking IKEA or meatballs here, but something of the cultural side. Sweden is the theme for the fifth San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) Roots Series. This free series is part of the Museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and adults about different world cultures in our community.

The program is set for 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18.  The afternoon includes a slideshow created by the Consulate of Sweden San Diego, storytelling by Literature Comes to Life, dance performances by the Performing Folk Dancers of Balboa Park, a sing along performance conducted by The Swedish Sing Along Kids, and traditional Swedish snacks for visitors to sample, generously donated by SWEA. Visitors can also experience all of the hands-on exhibits at SDCDM for FREE!

Throughout the year SDCDM presents six free community events, each highlighting different cultures in our community. This year the Roots Series will celebrate Sweden, Pacific Islands, France, East Africa, Mexico, and Thailand. Each event takes place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and features cultural performances, activities, and crafts that help children and adults gain a deeper understanding about different cultures while having some fun along the way.

The SDCDM Roots Series is made possible thanks to funding from The Nissan Foundation and The County of San Diego. For more information on the SDCDM Roots Series visit

9th annual Biocom Institute Festival of Science & Engineering, San Diego

Science can be fun at Super STEM Saturday, CSUSM.

It’s back. As one of the largest STEM festivals in the U.S., EXPO DAY (PETCO PARK –> March 4, 2017) and Festival Week (March 5-12, 2017) features interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids, adults and families in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

More than 70,000 people are expected to participate. Presented by the Illumina Foundation, many events are free and open to the public. Visit for festival week details.

What’s new this year? The STEM in Your Backyard series will now expand to East County, including the communities of Alpine and Lakeside. The series will also return to Barrio Logan, Chula Vista, and Vista. Organizers also emphasize there will be opportunities to explore STEM for adults 21+, through their partnership with Fleet Science Center.

The festival comes to North County on March 11.

Learn more at Complimentary parking available in Lot F on the CSUSM campus. For more information, contact: Laurie Schmelzer at or (760) 750-7201.

Super STEM Saturday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017

California State University San Marcos

333 S Twin Oaks Valley Road

San Marcos, CA 92096

Ticket Cost: FREE

Recommended for ages 5 and up, and their families.

Senior Anglers welcome local tackle manufacturer

Chad Zierlich shows off the fruits of his bait at Dixon Lake.

The Senior Anglers of Escondido welcomed local tackle manufacturer, Chad Gierlich, owner of San Diego-based Hookup Baits to its Feb. 10 meeting.

The company, less than a year old, is already well known for its handcrafted lures, jigs, and worm heads. The company also has posted on YouTube, numerous instructional videos about local fishing.

Gierlich share dat the club’s Feb. 10 meeting, open to anglers age 50 and above. Meetings  open to anglers age 50 and above are held the second Friday of each month, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido, 92025. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., meetings start at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the club enjoy local surf and freshwater fishing, summer saltwater charters, RV camping, and community service to help kids go fishing. For more, visit


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