SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND: April 24-26, 2020

SCRIPPS RANCH WEEKEND: April 24-26, 2020

Heat advisory underway
The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for San Diego County valleys through Saturday, April 25 – Including the cities of Escondido, El Cajon, San Marcos, La Mesa, Santee and Poway. Temperatures in the 90s are expected. Intense heat can cause heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service has also issued an Excessive Heat Warning for San Diego County Deserts, effective until Sunday, April 26 at 6 p.m. Dangerously hot conditions with daily high temperatures of 100 to 105 degrees are expected in desert areas.

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room if one is available, stay out of the sun and check up on relatives and neighbors by telephone, video conferencing or if in person, while adhering to social distancing recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Young children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.

‘Help a Hero’ bags
Riley O’Day and Syra Walia of Scripps Ranch Girl Scout Troop 3077 are collecting items for “Help a Hero” bags as part of their Silver Award Project. Scripps Ranch has heroes – such as sanitation workers, grocery workers, postal workers and delivery drivers – and these Scouts want to show their appreciation. They are asking residents and businesses to donate items such as bit-sized chocolate, granola bars, Chapstick, mints/gum or travel size lotion. Their goal is to gather enough items for 50 bags. Residents may also suggest a hero who should be recognized.

Those interested in helping may contact Kelly at or Simmi at Drop off location is 11471 Rose Garden Court. Phone (858) 229-8727.

Swim & Racquet Club offers story time
The Scripps Ranch Swim & Racquet Club (SRSRC) is offering story readings on YouTube. SRSRC has new YouTube Circle Time channels from Ms. Brenda (from Adventure Park & Tots) and Ms. Lauren (from the Children’s Center). They read their favorite stories.

Visit Ms. Brenda’s YouTube channel:

Visit  Ms. Lauren’s YouTube channel:

Subscribe to both and get a notice when a new story is posted.

In addition, SRSRC members may access the club’s password protected fitness page on our website. It’s an easy way to find all the club’s Zoom and Facebook virtual fitness classes. Visit

Wolff concert set for Saturday
Scripps Ranch musician Steve Wolff will perform another “Live from the Lock-down” live stream on Saturday, April 25. His solo concert on YouTube will start at 5:30 p.m. He will play for about 1.5 hours.

Here is the link:

Pick a couple of songs from his playlist (https://Wolff_Solo_1_Man_Rock_Band_Playlist_040120) and email them to him at Wolff will play at least one and dedicate it to you!

He is still adding unplayed songs from the 130 songs he has to choose from.

If you missed last Wednesday’s Almost Unplugged livestream, you may play it here: Almost Unplugged Livestream

Join Steve Wolff; favorite libation (or other legal substance) in hand on Saturday for some lively music and banter. It is Saturday night after all, so dancing is totally encouraged!

Poway Gymnastics: free exercise routines
Poway Gymnastics is offering free daily workout challenges on its Facebook page for anyone during the length of the stay at home orders due to COVID-19. Each day, an instructor from Poway Gymnastics takes viewers through a series of exercises. Routines include physical workouts and stretching for flexibility. Bonus exercises are included. Visit the Poway Gymnastics Facebook page to participate: @powaygymnastics.

A quiet night in Helsinki, Finland. (photo by Raimo Leino)

Silent night
Raimo Leino, an admin for the Facebook hobby group Oldie & Goldie Scale Models, posted this peaceful photo from his balcony in Helsinki, Finland. He was lamenting the fact that it was so quiet and empty due to stay at home orders. While some group members agreed, others commented about the beautiful and peaceful view. Here is his post:
“Good Night to All Our Club Members … with a view from my Balcony – location Helsinki, Finland. As you can see, it’s very quiet … streets are completely empty because of the Corona Virus Quarantine – absolutely no life can be seen outside (well, then again I saw two wild rabbits tonight) … but anyway it´s sad, so sad. STAY SAFE & BE STRONG!”

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