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Club offers enticing activities for all tastes

Those attending the Seabreeze Craft Chocolates Tasting and Tour included (seated from left) Gigi Cramer, Patti Beaver, Lynn Parke, Lynnell Hallock; and (standing) Diane Lennert, Michelle Cyphers, Paula Marrone, Mary Rea, Pam Madigan, Anne McClure, Sally Anderson, Renie Martin, Erica Berick, Beth Surrell, Diana Whitney, Liz Robert and Carol Merten. (courtesy of SR Women’s Club)

Club offers enticing activities for all tastes

By Mary Rea
Publicity Chair

Every year, a highlight for the Scripps Ranch Women’s Club is giving back to our community. The Women’s Club is currently in the process of accepting applications for Scholarships from Scripps Ranch High School senior girls as well as requests for funding from local schools and non-profit community groups to support their high priority projects. Please refer to our website at srwomensclub.org/our-community-support for application forms as well as specific information and criteria for funding. April 12, which is the final date for submitting applications, is just around the corner. 

Last month, we celebrated February by sampling chocolate delicacies at Seabreeze Craft Chocolates. We also learned about the complex processes involved in making gourmet chocolates from the owner and master chocolatier Jim Lantry. This special outing concluded with a delightful luncheon at nearby Spices Thai Kitchen. Also on the agenda for February was a visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which appealed to our regular walking group as well as the wildlife and nature lovers among us. 

March put us in high spirits with a number of engaging activities! Our calendars were filled with fun programs, including a stroll through the serene Japanese Friendship Gardens at the center of Balboa Park. We enjoyed the cherry tree blossoms, lush landscaping, and beautiful waterways and koi ponds. Lunch followed at the charming Tea Pavilion.

Later in the month, our Arts and Culture group organized a trip to the San Diego Museum of Art to attend a featured performance of three contemporary dances by the Malashock Dance Company. All three innovative dances were inspired by various works of art at the museum.  The day was capped off with many of our members, their spouses and friends enjoying dinner at nearby restaurants, such as The Prado, Parc Bistro, and Cucina Urbana.

The plan is to end March on an active note with an adventure walk through the Ramona Grasslands Preserve. April will begin with a unique experience, an excursion to the WNDR Museum which provides visitors with an immersive, multi-sensory experience combining art and technology.

Mahjong, anyone? Or are you interested in Bunco, Bridge, Book Discussions, Arts and Culture, Walking with Friends, Teas and Lunches, Happy Hours, and Special Events? The Women’s Club is clearly enticing and appeals to all interests and tastes. A wonderful feature of our Club is that you have so many activities to choose from and you can join us according to your interests. Our Membership Chair Laurie Wenger at lauriewenger@hotmail.com will be happy to provide you with additional information. Our website at  srwomensclub.org is also a good source for those interested in our Club’s many social programs and charitable projects.