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SCRIPPS RANCH 
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Latifahtron will bring its progressive funk sounds to the Scripps Ranch Market Place on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. (Facebook)

SCRIPPS RANCH 
WEEKEND

Latifahtron at Scripps Ranch Marketplace
The band Latifahtron will provide the cool sounds of progressive funk on a hot Scripps Ranch evening at the Scripps Ranch Marketplace on Sunday, Aug. 13 starting at 5 p.m. With a smooth vibe usually found in a cool, dark lounge, the members of Latifahtron have no problem performing for a crowd at a suburban shopping center on a summer night in the shade of a gazebo.

Fronted by lead singer Latifah Smith, this group not only features Smith’s smoky-smooth vocals, but a polished array of instrumental performers working together.

Listen carefully because Smith unleashes some enchanting lyrics. It’s fascinating to catch the phrases when hearing such a band live and in person. Their lyrics are exquisitely deep and haunting.

It’s always awesome to witness a band whose members are into their sound and love their music. Enjoy a small sample on their Facebook page: facebook.com/latifahtron/.

Besides lead vocals, Latifahtron consists of guitar, bass, drums and keyboard. The band has been together for about a year and a half, according to bass player Alexander Bravo.

“We’re just like your regular funk band with a little more exciting, progressive elements,” he said. “It’s all mostly original music.”

This is the second in a series of free live entertainment events open to the public each Sunday evening in August at the shopping center located at Scripps Poway Parkway and Spring Canyon Road.

The performances will be held at Scripps Ranch Marketplace in the gazebo area between Starbucks and Luna Grill from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit scrippsranchmarketplace.com.


The acoustic duo Setting Sons, consisting of Galen Cram and Rob Hanzlik, will perform at Sanctuary Lounge on Friday, Aug. 11. (sanctuaryloungesd.com)

Music at Sanctuary Lounge
The Setting Sons acoustic guitar cover duo bring their Americana style music to Sanctuary Lounge starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11. Setting Sons consists of Galen Cram (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Rob Hanzlik (lead and slide guitar, vocals).

DJ Gavin follows until 2 a.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 12, DJ Smooth will provide the music from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Sanctuary Lounge is located at 12090 Scripps Summit Drive, off Scripps Poway Parkway. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Mondays; 3-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m.-midnight Thursdays; 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays; and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays. Visit sanctuaryloungesd.com.


Bill Magee will play Hoyt Park in the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. (courtesy Bill Magee Blues)

Bill Magee performs at Hoyt Park
There are blues legends and there are blues legends. Bill Magee is an authentic blues legend with an incredible history. Originally from Mississippi, Magee moved to New York where he had a long career. He has toured everywhere, but he quit music for several years, only to pick up his guitar and start his musical career once again.

Magee’s career goes way, way back and he has performed with other legends. In fact, Magee once started a band in the 1960s with Jimi Hendrix in New York called Jimmy James and the Blue Flames.

Scripps Ranch residents can witness Bill Magee for themselves on Sunday, Aug. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Hoyt Park, at Scripps Ranch Boulevard and Aviary Drive. The performance will be free and open to the public. This will be the third in the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series this summer.

Bring blankets or low lawn chairs, and a picnic, and claim your space on the turf. Visit symphonyinthepark.org


Family Happy Hour
The Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club will hold its final Family Happy Hour of the summer for club members from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 11 at the 10216 Scripps Trail location.

Live music will be provided by the rock band Wolff. Complimentary chips and salsa will be available while supplies last. Grilled carne and pollo asada tacos with fresh guacamole and salsa, green salad, cookies and drink will be available for purchase while supplies last, or bring your own picnic. BYOB.

Enjoy music, the pools, mini-golf, the shuffleboard court, sand volleyball, the horseshoe pit and an Astrojump.

Guest passes are available at the Aviary club front desk, or pay the $10 per person guest fee. Visit srsrc.com.


Anthony Miranda, Susan Kilmer and Izabella Miranda will hold a special fundraising garage sale Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11950 Handrich Drive. (photo by John Gregory)

Very special garage sale
Susan Kilmer and Anthony Miranda are a Scripps Ranch couple who are holding a special fundraising garage sale this Saturday to help Miranda’s sister who is expecting a baby girl later this month. The child has spina bifida and will need a large amount of medical care that insurance will not cover.

Items collected for the garage sale so far include housewares, a desk, two barstools, a kid’s dresser, children’s bikes, a jewelry box, and clothes for women, men and children. All the items were donated by Scripps Ranch neighbors. There will also be a stand with lemonade and brownies for sale.

The garage sale fundraiser will be held Saturday, Aug. 12 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11950 Handrich Drive. A GoFundMe page has also been set up for this cause: gofundme.com/help4mmbaby.


Scripps Ranch Night at Mainstream
The Mainstream Bar & Grill, 13385 Poway Road, is hosting Scripps Ranch Night on Saturday, Aug. 12, starting at 7:30 p.m. Local band Wolff is scheduled to play classic rock and original favorites starting at 8 p.m. 

The Active Scripps Ranch Singles club is planning to be at the event, along with other meet-up groups. Anyone wishing to join the Active Scripps Ranch Singles group can get its monthly e-newsletter list by emailing activesrsingles@gmail.com.


Buy Nothing Community Clothing Closet
The Buy Nothing Project presents the Scripps Ranch Community Clothing Closet, a clothes-sharing event for members of Buy Nothing Scripps Ranch on Sunday, Aug. 13. Buy Nothing is a group on Facebook that allows its members to gift belongings to others in the group.

Clean out your closet and bring clothing to this free event. Then look for new clothing items for you and your family. Clothing categories include men’s, women’s, kids, baby and toddler.

Please bring only items in good condition. Shoes and accessories can be shared as well. Separate the clothing by gender if possible. Accessories will also be accepted.

Volunteers may help sort the clothing. All items left over will be donated to a local charity.

BYOB: bring you own bag/box/beverage.

The event will be held Sunday, Aug. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. Members should check the Scripps Ranch Buy Nothing page on Facebook for the location. For questions, email buynothingscrippsranch@gmail.com. Scripps Ranch residents may join Buy Nothing Scripps Ranch on Facebook at: bit.ly/2wuOdPH.


Free Movie Night
“The Incredibles,” a computer animated superhero film for kids, will be screened for free beginning at sundown, about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 in Scripps Ranch Community Park, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive.

Family activities starting at 6 p.m. include a DJ spinning tunes, a jumpie and arts and crafts. Hawaiian ice and kettle corn will be available for purchase. The San Diego Park and Recreation Department and the Scripps Ranch Civic Association are co-sponsoring this event.


Visit the Farmer’s Market
The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market is a weekly family festival with a wide selection of vendors each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the Innovations Academy parking lot. Look for an assortment of produce vendors with fresh summer fruit and check out the colorful blooms at the flower booth. Enjoy food, cool drinks and music while sitting at tables under the shade. Visit with your favorite vendors and meet new merchants each week. Visit srfm.org.


Pet events at Unleashed
The Unleashed pet supply store in Scripps Ranch will host a pet adoption event featuring canines from It’s the Pits Dog Rescue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12.

Also on Saturday, Unleashed will offer Free Puppy Playtime for pet owners and their young dogs from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Scripps Ranch store. This is a one-hour socialization time for puppies to play with one another. Dogs should be between eight weeks to six months of age. Pet owners must bring their pup’s vaccination records.

On Sunday, Aug. 13, the Animal Rescue Resource Foundation (ARRF) will have pets at Unleashed to show potential new owners from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Scripps Ranch Unleashed is located in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway. Phone: (858) 530-9175

Contact us if you have an upcoming event in Scripps Ranch: john@scrippsranchnews.com.

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