Holiday events In Scripps Ranch
‘IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE’
Marshall Mustang Theater presents “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Nov. 20-22, 6 p.m. at Marshall Middle School. Tickets available at bit.ly/32PFuGS.
ROTARY CLUB HOLIDAY DRIVE
Through Nov. 30
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps is holding a supply drive for Corazon de Vida, a nonprofit organization supporting orphanages near Tijuana. Needed items include: toilet paper, bleach, dish soap, liquid detergent, cooking oil, heavy duty mops and brooms, large heavy duty trash bags, feminine products, baby wipes, shaving razors, shaving cream, diapers sizes 4 and 5 only, body lotion, hair gel, sun block lotion, hair ties for girls, Pine Sol type cleaners, lunch juice boxes, breakfast nutrition bars. There is also a need for Smart & Final and COSTCO gift cards. Drop off locations are at the office of Edward Jones – David Parker, financial advisor, 9968 Hibert St., #102; and Chase Bank, 9994 Scripps Ranch Blvd.
SCRIPPS RANCH TREE LIGHTING
The Scripps Ranch Tree Lighting Ceremony and Toy Drive is at Jerabek Park on Dec. 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event includes a craft activity for kids, a bake sale, hot chocolate, singing, a short program, a visit from Santa and the tree lighting. Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to the Toys for Tots program. Co-hosted by Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts and the Scripps Ranch Civic Association.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT
The annual Holiday Concert, presented by Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park – featuring holiday songs performed by the band Christmas Tree Oh! – will be held at Jerabek Neighborhood Park on Sunday, Dec. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive on a red fire truck with lights flashing at the end of the concert. Visit symphonyinthepark.org.
Dec. 14, 15
The Lynch Dance Institute presents “Mixed Nuts” holiday dance performance. Enjoy this bold twist on the holiday classic – an unabridged, somewhat unhinged version of “The Nutcracker.” Includes many dancers from Scripps Ranch. Shows are Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. in the Joan B. Kroc Performing Arts Center, 6611 University Ave. Buy tickets at mixednuts.brownpapertickets.com.
Dec. 13-15, 22-23
The Scripps Performing Arts Academy in conjunction with the Scripps Ballet Theatre will perform Tchaikovsky’s Full-Length Ballet “The Nutcracker.” The production includes numerous performers from Scripps Ranch. Performances will be Dec. 13 at 10 a.m.; Dec. 14 and 15 at 2 p.m. at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. Buy tickets at bit.ly/32xeEmH. In addition, the Scripps Performing Arts Academy will present an abridged version at the Nutcracker Holiday Tea on Dec. 22-23 in The Elizabeth Ballroom at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar, 5300 Grand Del Mar Court. For tickets to the Nutcracker Holiday Tea, call (858) 314-2020.
COLLECTION FOR HOMELESS YOUTH
Scripps Ranch resident Victoria Muschek and her family collect and package hygiene items for homeless students in an annual holiday drive. They are collecting items such as small bottles of shampoo, small soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc. The items will be sorted, packaged and delivered to the San Diego-based nonprofit Monarch School, a school for this city’s homeless students. Items may be dropped off at Chile Peppers restaurant, 10299 Scripps Trail, through Dec. 18.
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LUNCH WITH SANTA
Enjoy a hearty lunch, cookie decorating, crafts and a chance to talk and take a picture with Santa himself from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. Tickets cost $15 per child; ages 1-10. Tickets are on sale through Dec. 13 or until sold out. Tickets can be purchased only at the recreation center during registration hours. Call (858) 538-8085 to confirm tickets are still available prior to arriving. Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive.
BECKY’S GIFT TOY DRIVE
The Becky’s Gift toy drive provides presents during the holiday season to families affected by cancer. New, unwrapped toys for children ages 1-16 are now being collected. Gifts will be delivered to four cancer centers in San Diego. Gift cards are also accepted. Gifts can be dropped off at Scripps Rock Dental, 12112 Scripps Summit Drive, Suite C.; St. Gregory the Great Catholic School, 15315 Stonebridge Parkway; or contact Christie Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Walton at email@example.com and they can pick the gifts up. Visit facebook.com/BeckysGift or beckysgifts.org.
Send information about your organization’s holiday event to Scripps Ranch News for inclusion in the Dec. 11 issue. Deadline is Nov. 26. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.