SR WEEKEND & NEWS UPDATES
Family Movie Night
Newbreak Scripps Ranch Church is holding a free family movie night for the community tonight, Friday, Sept. 11, 7-9 p.m. at 10635 Scripps Ranch Blvd. The movie will be “Moana” and it will start at 7:20 p.m.
The Mahalo Shave Ice food truck will be on site to offer refreshments from 7 to 9 p.m.
All teachers and their families are especially welcome. Teachers may show their teacher ID card and their entire family will receive free Mahalo Shave Ice as a thank you for their hard work.
Social distance measures will be in place (sanitation stations, all families 6 feet apart, masks required).
Retired colonel to lead STEP board
Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), a local nonprofit that provides financial counseling and financial assistance grants for service members and veterans in crisis, announced the appointment of John Farnam, Col., USMC (Ret.) as board chairman. Farnam served 26 years in the United States Marine Corps as a weapons and sensors officer flying the FA-18D and has been on the board since 2015.
STEP is located in Scripps Ranch, 9915 Businesspark Ave., Suite A.
“In this time of uncertainty, I am proud to honor our service members. I am humbled by STEP’s commitment to help our service members in crisis to ensure that each of our men and women are mission ready. STEP has served 5,600 military families and provided more than $2.1 million in grants and I know this is just the beginning. Together, we will continue to aid our national heroes with the utmost integrity and care,” Farnam said.
Farnam’s passion for the military community stems from his own experience in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his career, he flew almost 4,000 flight hours which included combat tours in Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq.
STEP’s mission is to promote financial well-being. Their professional social workers, who are certified personal finance counselors, provide counseling, education, and financial assistance grants in order to build financial self-sufficiency. Since 2012, STEP has assisted more than 5,600 military and veteran families, including preventing 510 in-process evictions. Visit stepsocal.org.
Rotary Club holds blood drive
The Rotary Club of Poway-Scripps is sponsoring a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Vons Shopping Center parking lot, 10675 Scripps Poway Parkway. Those wishing to donate blood may make an appointment right away at MYSDBB.org/schedule or by calling 1-800-4MYSDBB. An appointment and photo ID are required to donate blood. Those donating blood are to arrive hydrated to their appointment.
Speech contest for high school students
Local high school students (boys and girls) are invited to participate in the American Association of University Women (AAUW) California speech contest.
The contest will be virtual with the contest being held via Zoom video conference software. The contest date is Jan. 30, 2021, with $500 awarded to the first place winner and $250 awarded to the second place winner. The local winner will then have their recorded speech entered into the California state semi-finals. The top five semi-finalists will receive more cash prizes with the top three competing at the state convention in 2021. Search on YouTube under “AAUW speech trek 2020” to see this year’s speeches.
The speech topic for 2021 is “Has social media helped or hindered the breaking down of barriers for women and girls?” The registration deadline is Jan 25, 2021. For the contest rules and more information, contact the AAUW Poway Penasquitos branch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 cases in 92131 ZIP Code area
Total cases of coronavirus reported in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code area this week rose to 165 cases. That’s an increase of 10 cases in the past week in Scripps Ranch, making it two weeks in a row that cases in Scripps Ranch rose by 10.
The county reported 502 total cases recorded in Mira Mesa and 261 total cases in Poway. San Diego County reports the cases, broken down by community residence listed for each patient.
Total cases reported in Scripps Ranch remain relatively low on the spectrum when compared to other communities. For example, the main area of downtown San Diego has a total of 881 cases, La Jolla has 279 cases, Del Mar has 73, Point Loma has 126 cases, Ocean Beach has 178 and Pacific Beach-Mission Beach has 562 total cases reported.
These are the total tabulated cases in each ZIP Code area since the County began tracking cases in March. It does not reflect those who recovered, nor does it account for those who died from COVID-19. The County of San Diego does not provide those statistics at this point.
Wolff performs live concert
Scripps Ranch Rock musician Steve Wolff a StreetJelly “Live from the Lockdown” concert (https://www.streetjelly.com/-Wolff) for about an hour starting 5 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 13. Wolff will play a mix of covers and originals. These can be replayed for another 24 hours if you want to catch it later.
Here is a little about the upcoming week; Sept. 13-19, 2020:
Sunday, Sept. 13 is National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day, National Peanut Day, Uncle Sam Day, National Bald is Beautiful Day, National Pet Memorial Day, National Hug Your Hound Day and National Grandparent’s Day.
Monday, Sept. 14 is National Cream Filled Donut Day, National Eat a Hoagie Day, National Live Creative Day, National Sober Day and National Boss/Employee Exchange Day.
Tuesday, Sept. 15 is National Cheese Toast Day, National Linguine Day, National Felt Hat Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, National Creme de Menthe Day, National Tackle Kids Cancer Day, National Neonatal Nurses Day, National Online Learning Day, Greenpeace Day and National IT Professionals Day.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 is National Play-Doh Day, National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day, National Guacamole Day, National Step Family Day, National Working Parents Day and Mayflower Day.
Thursday, Sept. 17 is National Professional House Cleaners Day, National Apple Dumpling Day, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and National Monte Cristo Day.
Friday, Sept. 18 is Airforce Birthday, National Cheeseburger Day, National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day, National Tradesmen Day, National POW/MIA Recognition Day, National Hug Your Boss Day.
Saturday, Sept. 19 is National Butterscotch Pudding Day, Talk Like A Pirate Day, National Dance Day, National Gymnastics Day, Boys’ and Girls’ Club Day for Kids, Puppy Mill Awareness Day, Responsible Dog Ownership Day and National CleanUp Day.