Miramar Ranch Elementary Halloween Carnival
“Halloween Town” is the theme of this year’s Miramar Ranch Elementary School Halloween Carnival. The 44th annual event, Scripps Ranch’s longest-running Halloween festival, will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A special Haunted House-only preview for students will be held on Friday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the school.
Saturday’s “Halloween Town” carnival will feature a cake walk, bake sale, haunted house, silent auction, sand art, nail painting, face painting, a used book sale, more than 25 carnival games, laser tag, dodge ball, a pumpkin patch, balloon animals, a live DJ, fun contests, a raffle, carnival goodies and a prize booth. A costume contest for children in grades TK to fifth will begin at 1 p.m.
EBS Fall Family Festival
Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School will hold its Fall Family Festival on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at 11778 Cypress Canyon Road. Enjoy games, food, face painting, a costume parade, a silent auction and a cake walk. Students may wear their Halloween costumes and have their picture taken with the Super Penguin.
The Fall Family Festival will include face painters, a silhouette artist and a silent auction. Students can enter a pumpkin in the pumpkin decorating contest. Entrants must register their pre-decorated pumpkin by 6 p.m. Visitors can stop by to check out the pumpkins and vote for their favorite. Votes will be tallied per grade and announced around 7:30 p.m. In addition to the many baskets for sale at the silent auction, there will also be Principal and Teacher Playdate auctions going on in the Multi-Purpose Room during the event.
Children can dress in their Halloween costume and follow the parade leader around the school grounds for the Costume Parade. Food vendors will be onsite during the event, and they will donate a portion of their proceeds back to the school at the end of the night.
Sushi at Sanctuary
Enjoy fresh sushi and island food from Matua’s Sushi Bar & Islander Grill on Friday, Oct. 20 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Sanctuary Lounge. Musical entertainment will begin that same evening when Keni Yarbro kicks off his set at 7 p.m. Yarbro will be followed later Friday night by DJ Roms and DJ Bull on the turntables until 1:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Lounge is located at 12090 Scripps Summit Drive, off Scripps Poway Parkway. Visit sanctuaryloungesd.com.
Marching Band Pancake Breakfast
The Scripps Ranch High School Marching Band will hold a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser at Applebee’s, 9480 Mira Mesa Blvd., on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 8 to 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 each, and half of the ticket sales will benefit the music program. Purchase a ticket from any marching band member or at the door. The marching band program will use the funds raised to pay for new equipment.
SR Active Singles plan hike
The Scripps Ranch Active Singles group is planning a flexible hike through Blue Sky Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 21. Hikers will meet at the trailhead at 9:15 a.m. Depending on the size for the group, the hike will either be 5.5 miles or a shorter, steeper 4.8 miles to Lake Ramona or a much shorter easy 2-mile hike that doesn’t go up to either Lake. Meet at the trailhead/gate at the Blue Sky Preserve, 16275 Espola Road in Poway. Note that the group waits no longer than 10 minutes past the start time before beginning the hike. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market
The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market offers a wide variety of vendors each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the Innovations Academy parking lot.
Browse among the booths with a selection of food, services, produce and merchandise. Grab something to eat, sit down and enjoy live music in the food court. Very family-friendly. Visit srfm.org.
Fire Safe Council holds golf fundraiser
The 11th annual Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Oct. 21 at The Vineyard in Escondido. The cost of $125 per player will include golf, cart, lunch, two raffle tickets, contests and gifts. The purpose of The Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council is to establish fire breaks and bring together public and private organizations to discuss fire safety in the community. For more information call Karen, (858) 201-3711. Visit srfiresafe.org.
Newtopia food truck schedule
Customers at Newtopia Cyder can order meals from the Carver, Coal and Barrel food truck on Friday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 22 starting at 3 p.m. both days. Newtopia Cyder is located at 10045 Carroll Canyon Road, Suite A. Visit drinknewtopia.com.
Events at Unleashed
On Saturday, Oct. 21, Labs and Friends pet rescue will bring dogs that are looking to be adopted to Unleashed in Scripps Ranch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Saturday and Sunday, Unleashed is offering Free Puppy Playtime to pet owners and their pups from 1 to 1:30 p.m. at the Scripps Ranch store. This is a puppy socialization time for puppies to play with one another. Pet owners must bring their pup’s vaccination records.
On Sunday, Oct. 22, Unleashed is hosting an Affordable Vaccination Clinic for pet owners from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. State-licensed veterinarians will be on hand to help keep your pet healthy. Services provided will include vaccinations, microchipping, heartworm test and prevention, deworming, flea and tick control. All will be offered for a low cost.
The Scripps Ranch Unleashed is located in the Scripps Ranch Marketplace, 10625 Scripps Poway Parkway. Phone: (858) 530-9175.
SRCA Clean-up Day on Saturday
The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) will hold its Fall Clean-up Day on Saturday, Oct. 21. Residents are encouraged to clean up around their homes, yards and community area or local open spaces, and place items for the landfill in large dumpsters available Saturday morning for this event. One dumpster will be located in the business park on Meanley Drive. The other will be at the SRCA Community Center, 11885 Cypress Canyon Road. The dumpsters will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, or until the dumpsters are full, whichever comes first. No paint, electronics or recyclable items are allowed. Collection boxes for batteries will also be available. The event is co-sponsored by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Club.
Volunteers needed to prepare totes for wildfire survivors
Out of the Ashes, a group of survivors of the 2003 and 2007 wildfires in San Diego County, have united to create Out of the Ashes Boxes to support other wildfire survivors. The group seeks volunteers this Sunday, Oct. 22, to prepare file tote boxes for those who lost their homes in the recent Santa Rosa fire, the Tubbs Fire.
The tote boxes stem from the experiences of many of the San Diego wildfire survivors who were dazed and helpless following the loss of their homes. The tote boxes, organized to help the fire survivors keep important recovery paperwork together to help rebuild their homes and their lives, are important and useful tools. Out of the Ashes plans to assemble 1,000 totes and deliver them to Santa Rosa by truck for distribution on Monday, Oct. 23.
Volunteers may sign of for any of three shifts for Sunday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. This is the sign-up page top volunteer: http://tinyurl.com/y9k4j2j6. This is the project’s Go Fund Me page: http://tinyurl.com/ycq7ms97. Donations may be made directly by contacting Linda Currie at email@example.com. Visit the group’s Facebook page for updates: facebook.com/outoftheashesbox.