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  • Follies create magical moments at Mission Theater

    Tim O Leary, Special to the Village News|Updated Jun 23, 2024

    Today, my dear friends, I pray you will indulge me while I spin a seat-of-the-pants yarn about a recent event at one of my favorite haunts. The place is our historic Mission Theater. The event was the June 2 Fallbrook Follies as presented by the Fallbrook Woman's Club. I was thrilled to participate in this folksy gig that sparked many a magical moment at a beloved local landmark. I'll begin with the place. Roy Moosa and his amazing family own the theater. But I call it "our"...

  • Baker and Langer-Baker win fair awards for fine art

    Updated Jun 20, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook artists Larry Baker and Karen Langer-Baker received awards for their fine art works at the San Diego County fair that started on June 12. Larry Baker's entries in the "Other 2-D Not Listed" category took first and third place ribbons. His work receiving the first place award is entitled "The Illustrated Man" and his third place piece is titled "Miss Universe." Karen Langer-Baker's honorable mention ribbon is for her work in the "Fair Theme – Let's Go Ret...

  • 2024 Rodarte Emerging Filmmakers Showcase highlights Digital Media Pathway

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook High School's Digital Media Pathway highlighted student talent in the 2024 Rodarte Emerging Filmmakers Showcase. The annual showcase featured the award winning films of the Digital Media Pathway, including the artistic and emotional film "Jazz and Life" directed by Madison Lavin and Sam Deputy and the heartwarming and educational documentary "The Life of Raul Perez" directed by Gunnar Payne. The featured films were: "5 Steps to W Riz" directed by James S...

  • Elegancia Doble pianists to perform at the library

    Updated Jun 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Friends of the Fallbrook announce a Freaney and Friends free concert this month which will happen on Tuesday, June 25 at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fallbrook Library. The concert will feature Elegancia Doble pianists Naomi Hobbs and Yumiko Oya. Elegancia Doble is a gifted duo having won first prize at the 17th Japanese Musician's Association of California Piano competition in 2016. Naomi Hobbs was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She earned her music d...

  • Nine things you might not know you can do at the county library

    Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Almost everybody knows the County Library is the place to go to get books, information and entertainment; all for free. But you may not know about all the things you can do at the County Library and with your library card – like learning a new language, exploring your family heritage, getting free seeds to plant in your garden, and even graduating high school. Yup. You can do all of that and more. Here are nine things you might not know you can do at a County library: Graduate high school If you’re one of those who did...

  • Fallbrook Art Center to open 13th Annual Artist Guild Show

    Updated Jun 12, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center's 13th Annual Artist Guild Show is opening June 8 (Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sundays 12-3 p.m.) Admission is free daily for children and military, and there is no admission fee on Tuesdays for the entire community. Docent tours are available by request. The exhibition runs through July 7, at Fallbrook Art Center in The Janice Griffiths Gallery. The FAC also invites everyone to visit the newly expanded gift store of a...

  • BWC-BUSD Art Show and Contest showcases local talent

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    BONSALL – Bonsall Woman's Club and Bonsall Unified School District collaborated this past school year for the second annual "BWC-BUSD Stages of Inspiration: Art Show and Contest." The show accepted 325 art entries and welcomed a stage full of performers and a standing-room only audience May 1, at Sullivan Middle School in Bonsall. Students in TK-fifth grade entered original art in 2D and 3D categories, while sixth to 12th grade students and BWC members competed in 2D, 3D a...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers members attend a Wine & Dine Party

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers recently held an enjoyable Wine & Dine Party hosted by Newcomers Wine & Dine Activity Chairperson Tom Moser. "Wine and Dine" is an evening wine and hors d'oeuvres party where members bring hors d' oeuvres or dessert to share and their favorite drink. This monthly event is held at a member's home and features good fun and meeting new people. These popular events are a great way to make new friends while enjoying a delicious meal, a glass of w...

  • Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce opens Wine Trail

    Updated Jun 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Looking for something fun to do this summer? Let the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce help with that. For adults 21 and over, the Fallbrook Wine Trail is returning. Residents can take the opportunity to visit and learn about some of local wineries – Adobe Hill Winery, Beach House Winery, Estate d'Iacobelli Winery, Fallbrook Winery, Monserate Vineyards & Winery, Myrtle Creek Vineyards, Romiglio Ridge Winery, and The Vineyard at 1924 – from Wednesday, July 10 until...

  • The library's Summer Learning Challenge is back

    Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 6, 2024

    Do you like to read? Do you like to learn? How about, do you like to earn prizes? Well, this summer you can do all three. The County Library Summer Learning Challenge is back! This summer's "Read, Learn, Create" reading challenge started Saturday, June 1 and runs through Aug 31. Anyone and everyone can take part. Register online or at any of the 33 County libraries, read some books, have some fun, engage in some new activities and you could just earn a prize – from a...

  • Sculptor Jerome Robert Newberry features in FAC show

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center hosted a posthumous show for sculptor Jerome Robert Newberry, 1936-2021, along with other sculptors at "The Shape of Things to Come: Sculptural Interpretations" show Friday, May 24. "I am very excited for this honor and for Fallbrook to see his work. It was hardly ever seen outside of his home," Linda Wilson, eldest daughter of Jerome Robert Newberry, said. "This is only a small fraction of the pieces he created over his lifetime, as t...

  • Theatre Talk on what's going on around San Diego

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated May 30, 2024

    Grab your calendars and save a seat for the best shows coming to town. “Mrs. Doubtfire” hits downtown June 4-9 at Broadway San Diego followed by “Peter Pan.” Check out the season for a chance to get tickets to “Wicked” when the girls fly back in, 3651 Fourth Ave, San Diego, 619-564-3000 or www.broadwaysd.com. California Center for the Arts at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido has something going on almost every night. Weekends are packed. For more information, call 760-83...

  • Fallbrook artist demonstrates collage artwork techniques

    Updated May 30, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Artists Association featured collage artist Karen Langer Baker for its May meeting at the Fallbrook Women's Club. For her demonstration, she took a painting she had done many years ago, which she said she didn't like and never displayed. "It didn't look finished," Baker said. By placing torn magazine papers around the portrait, she brought it to life as a completed piece. She showed the group how to check for color values by photographing the work and t...

  • Sullivan Middle School's show choir and music program triumphs at Music in the Parks competition

    Updated May 23, 2024

    BONSALL – Bonsall Unified School District's Sullivan Middle School's Show Choir and Music program, under the expert guidance of choir director Stacy Pecore, celebrated a victory at this year's Music in the Parks competition. The squad, which has participated in the national competition for over two decades, clinched the Espirit de Corps award, the highest honor recognizing the school that embodies the heart and spirit of the program. This win marks the second time Sullivan M...

  • County's Free Summer Movies in the Park season starts Friday

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated May 23, 2024

    The County of San Diego’s free “2024 Summer Movies in the Park” season starts at 6 p.m., Friday, May 24 with a sunset showing of the Oscar-winning blockbuster “Barbie” at the Waterfront Park downtown. To celebrate the opening, there will be a variety of features and free fun for kids and families, including music, games, bounce houses, themed crafts, and other free activities. Although the movie starts at dusk, about 15 minutes past sunset, a host of free activities are expected to begin at 6 p.m. Make sure to bring a c...

  • 2024 'Art of the Avocado' art competition winners

    Updated May 9, 2024

    2-Dimensional Category First Place: "Avo Moon Dance" – Jill Beltran, Bonsall Second place: "Growing Avocados" – Linda DiRosa, Oceanside Third place: "Flying Avocado Girl" – Ben Ussher 3-Dimensional Category First place: "Fallbrook Fruit & Flower" – Mary Brockman, San Jose Second place: "Low Hanging Fruit" – Peter Sidlauskas, Escondido Third place: "Avocado Dancer" – Lisa Stowers, Fallbrook Photography Category First place: "Chip 'N Dip" – Alexandra Carlsson, Highland Seco...

  • Fallbrook Village Rotary serves hotdogs and hamburgers

    Updated May 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Members of the Fallbrook Village Rotary gathered at Live Oak Park to serve refreshments and cook cheeseburger and hot dog combos to feed families at Arts in the Park, Sunday, April 28, at Live Oak Park. This is an annual "Rotarians at Work" event. Everyone enjoyed close to 500 burgers and hot dogs! All proceeds are donated to Rally for Children. For more information about the Fallbrook Village Rotary, go to https://fallbrookvillagerotary.com/. Submitted by F...

  • Arts in the Park brings the community together

    Updated May 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Live Oak Park was filled to the brim with children and their families enjoying the many wonderful activities of Arts in the Park, Sunday, April 28, Rally for Children, (with its co-sponsors, the Fallbrook Union Elementary School District and the Expanded Learning Program), and all of its community partners, presented the entire community with an amazing free fun day of arts, crafts, music, reptiles, magic and performances. They had 34 great booths for families t...

  • Fallbrook High hosts a night to celebrate award-winning films

    Updated May 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Sometimes film awards aren't made known by opening sealed envelopes. Sometimes film awards are made known by opening emails. That process is exactly how all the filmmakers at Fallbrook High School discovered that they had won Grand Jury Prizes at the 2024 Orlando International Film Festival. The Orlando International Film Festival, sponsored by the Orange County Government Arts and Culture Affairs Office and held at the University of Central Florida's p...

  • Performing arts found in the park

    Updated May 2, 2024

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  • Sculptures come to Fallbrook, including birds

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK –"The Shape of Things to Come" opened April 27 and runs through May 24 at The Fallbrook Art Center in The Janice Griffiths Gallery. This exhibition showcases and embraces the rich diversity of sculptural expressions from traditional materials like stone, bronze, and wood to unconventional and modern mediums such as glass, plastic, and found objects. As the world grapples with pressing environmental issues, many artists strive to raise awareness, provoke thought, a...

  • FAA offers collage demo and workshop

    Updated May 2, 2024

    FALLBROOK – On Saturday, May 18, Fallbrook Artists Association will hold its monthly general meeting and feature Karen Langer Baker as their demonstration artist. She will show a variety of collages she has created, many of them award winners in various shows, then take a drawing or painting that she has made in the past and show how to bring it to life with collage. Langer Baker has a long history as an artist. Eighty years ago, at age 8, she received her first of many schola...

  • 'Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812' is at The Cygnet Theater

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated May 2, 2024

    Dave Malloy set his musical career in motion by turning great literature into operettas. Stories like Moby Dick, the epic poem Beowulf and, now playing at The Cygnet Theater in Old Town, his 2012 award winning Off-Broadway play "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812." A larger-than-life vignette extracted from the middle of Tolstoy's dynamic work "War and Peace" Malloy has set Part 8 to music. To enjoy the full magnitude of this musical, rereading these 70-pages (chapters...

  • Recital at Regency entertains the residents

    Updated Apr 24, 2024

  • Theatre Talk: 'The 39 Steps'

    Elizabeth Youngman-Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    If you wish to be in on the joke, watch Alfred Hitchcock's 1926 "The 39 Steps" first. Then see the new play at New Village Arts in Carlsbad. If you don't watch it, you may fall into the same chasm I did wondering what the blazes was A.J. Knox up to? And why? All was revealed after I watched Hitchcock's film noir on YouTube this morning. That's when I got it! The play is absolutely brilliant. It went from, "oh, golly, will I be banned from another playhouse for telling the trut...

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