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  • Spring has sprung for Encore Social Club

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Spring is not only filled with birds and blooms, but also interesting speakers and fun activities for Encore members. During the March Coffee Meeting, members listened to a moving presentation from Youngren Construction about their 'Homes For Our Troops' program. This nonprofit organization located in Fallbrook, builds and donates specially adapted custom homes for severely injured post 9/11 veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. Most of these veterans h...

  • Art show includes family connection

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Friends of the Fallbrook Library are celebrating three gifted artists with two new art exhibits, "It's All Relative" in the Community Room and Contemporary Stone Sculpture on the Reading Patio March 25 through May 10. David Thor, a well-known sculptor from Vista has been creating sculpture since 2005. He chooses stones of unusual shape and color for his Contemporary works. His well designed and exotic stonework is in private collections all over Southern C...

  • Arbor Day event includes music

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

  • Stuart Reeder's band Woods Witch qualifies for Wacken Metal Battle's San Diego final

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    The Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival in Germany includes local bands who qualify for the metal festival through local and national contests. Woods Witch, which features Fallbrook native Stuart Reeder, qualified for the San Diego regional final. Six San Diego area bands qualified for the regional final through the initial Wacken Metal Battle concerts March 8 and 9 at Brick by Brick. Three bands from each night qualified for the regional final. Woods Witch placed second...

  • Sculptor to give demo at FAA meeting

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Art Association wil welcome Marsha Gertenbach-Meers to the general meeting at the Fallbrook Women's Club Saturday, March 16. Gertenbach-Meers is an accomplished and award-winning artist with an extensive history of accomplishments. Her extended education was acquired at University of California Los Angeles, Santa Monica College, Otis Parsons School of Design, Orange Coast College, Rhode Island School of Design and Palomar College. She started out as a p...

  • Pianist Gach to perform at Fallbrook Library

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    FALLBROOK – This month's Freaney and Friends free concert will happen Tuesday, March 26, at 1 p.m. in the Community Room at the Fallbrook Library. It will feature the return of pianist Peter Gach. Gach holds degrees from Indiana University, the University of Arizona as well as post-graduate studies at the Warsaw Conservatory in Poland. Fluent in both Polish and French, Gach has made a lifetime study of the works of both Chopin and Karol Szymanowski. He is Professor Emeritus a...

  • Theatre Talk: Redwood' stars Idina Menzel

    Elizabeth Youngman Westphal, Special to The Village News|Updated Mar 7, 2024

    The world premiere of "Redwood" just opened at La Jolla Playhouse last weekend. All the fuss for this new work has to do with its main character, Jesse, played by Broadway legend Idina Menzel. Menzel is making her La Jolla debut in this "transportive new musical experience about one woman's journey into the precious and precarious world of the redwood forest." "Idina plays Jesse, a successful businesswoman, mother and wife. She seems to have it all, but inside, her heart is...

  • Bee Happy junior art competition winners named

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    "What makes me happy...." Pre-Kindergarten – First Grade First place: Tristan Everett – "The Center of Color" Second place: Marcus Woolf – "Picnic with Strawberry Pie" Third place: Johnny Casarez – "Baby Brother & Me" Second – Fourth Grade First place: Noah Woolf – "My Dog Pickles makes everyone happy!" Second place: Hazel Ussher – "Chocolate Chip Squishmallow" Third place: Kendra Ramos – "The Beautiful Outdoors" People's Choice: Estelle Montgomery – "I Love Books" Fifth – Ei...

  • Watermedia show features watercolor art

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Art Center's 15th Annual Signature American Watermedia International Exhibition and Sale, opens March 16. The show presents original works in all forms of watermedia within a wide range of subject matter, technique and style, from experimental to traditional. This show was developed by the Fallbrook Art Center and is a one-of-a-kind show, exclusive to Fallbrook. From breathtaking landscapes to captivating portraits, the displayed artworks will cap...

  • St. Patrick to visit Fallbrook at free event

    Lucette Moramarco, Associate Editor|Updated Mar 6, 2024

    Christ Church invites everyone in the whole community who wants to come and have fun to attend its free St. Patrick’s Day dinner event, Sunday, March 17 from 2-5 p.m. at 2000 Reche Road. The event will include a Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and hot dogs for those who don’t like corned beef. Entertainment will be provided by live bands – bluegrass and Irish music as well as games and activities for children – a bounce house, face paint, leprechaun's treasure hunt – and a presentation on St. Patrick who will be available...

  • Celebrate! Holidays & Family Traditions art competition winners

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    2-Dimensional Category First place: "Country Christmas at the Ranch" – James Wallace, Fallbrook Second place: "The Storyteller" – Amy Walker, Oceanside Third place: "Decorated" – Barbara Corbett, Hemet 3-Dimensional Category First place: "Find Santa's Secret" – Peter Sidlauskas, Escondido Second place: "Party Time" – Gayle Bamber, Fallbrook Third place: "Winter Baubles" – Margee Luper, Long Beach Photography Category First place: "Quilted with Love" – Joanne Van Doorn, Fallbr...

  • FAA announces February art show winners

    Updated Mar 4, 2024

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  • Rain or shine, Encore is where the fun happens

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    Rain or shine, Encore is where the fun happenscool, rainy weather of the winter season, Encore members continue to enjoy gathering together...rain or shine! The February monthly meeting brought many members out, in spite of the rains, to listen to guest speaker Deputy District Attorney Scot Pirrello. Pirrello discussed today's latest scams that are succeeding in multi millions of dollars of criminal activity just in San Diego County alone. Members walked away from the meeting...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers hosts a walkabout hiking event

    Updated Feb 29, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers, the community organization dedicated to welcoming and promoting friendship among Fallbrook residents, recently held a fun and invigorating Walkabout event led by Newcomer member Marcia Stuart. The popular monthly Walkabout activity is a great way to get some exercise and make new friends while exploring beautiful scenery at various local hiking trails and nature preserves. The Walkabout took place Feb. 13 at Lake Calavera Preserve bordering O...

  • The Bakers score big in February

    Updated Feb 22, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Karen Langer Baker has received first place awards in two different exhibitions this month. One first place winning piece, "Gourds on Display," is a complicated monotype print that she described in detail on "How It's Made," which can be found on Escondido Art Association's Instagram site. Her acrylic and collage, "Red Ball," received a first place award in Fallbrook Art Association's February exhibit while her watercolor, "Memories," received a second place a...

  • Pala concert allows Yesterday band to commemorate Beatles legacy

    Joe Naiman, Village News Reporter|Updated Feb 22, 2024

    On March 15, 2015, yesterday was March 14, 2015. Prior to August 1965, yesterday meant the previous day. On Aug. 6, 1965, the Beatles released their Help album whose songs included "Yesterday," and in 1989 Don Bellezzo founded a Beatles tribute band called Yesterday. The Yesterday tribute band members live in the Las Vegas area and performed at Pala Casino's Events Center on Feb. 2, 2024. Beatles drummer Ringo Starr performed on that same stage with Ringo Starr and His All...

  • A rainy day at Potter Junior High

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    Potter Junior High teacher Chris Burrows submitted these photos Feb. 6; they were taken by two of the seventh graders in his School Announcement Class, Lily Bakalchuck and August Wilson....

  • Fallbrook Propane Gas Company seeks artists for Art of the Avocado Art Competition

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Propane Gas Company, sponsor of the "Art of the Avocado" art competition is now calling for entries. The art competition is part of Fallbrook's annual Avocado Festival. Any artistic medium may be submitted – the only restriction is that an "avocado" must be easily identifiable in all pieces. Three categories: 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional cash prizes awarded in each: first place – $300, second place – $200, and third place – $100. The photography catego...

  • World Chamber Jazz Ensemble, Quarteto Nuevo, to perform in Fallbrook

    Updated Feb 16, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Returning to Fallbrook by popular acclaim, Fallbrook Music Society brings musical ensemble, Quarteto Nuevo, back to Fallbrook Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Fallbrook is one of their first stops during their upcoming Western states tour. "Quarteto Nuevo's virtuoso musicians skillfully blend their music with a contemporary flair along with the new sounds of their 'Jazz Road Suite,'" Bob Freaney, president of Fallbrook Music Society, said. "We've had numerous folks a...

  • Ragland's "Midway Magic" chosen for S.D. Fair publicity

    Updated Feb 13, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Jack Ragland was thrilled when Kate Fitzsimmons, the director of the Fine Art Department of the San Diego County Fair, called and asked if he would give his permission to use his 2005 first prize and Best of Show plein air competition winner for their publicity this year. The theme is "retro." They went back over the prize winners for 54 years, since the inception of the Fine Art Division of the Fair, and they felt that Ragland's painting perfectly embodied the S...

  • FAA demo to be watercolors

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Artist Association is excited to announce that FAA Gallery has moved back to downtown Fallbrook and is now located in the middle of the block at 119 N. Main Ave. right next door to Sage Yoga. Visitors can drop by Wednesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. or visit The Gallery during the reception for the February show on Feb. 10, 3–5 p.m. The reception is open to the public so they can meet the artists. There will be a ribbon presentation and ref...

  • Life in Fallbrook when the sun shines

    Updated Feb 9, 2024

    Besides documenting Workers of the Week at businesses around town, volunteer photographer David Landry captures interesting shots of life in the village whenever he goes out. From horses being trained to oranges hanging on a tree, bees or ladybugs hanging out in local gardens to sunsets, he sends us a record of the small aspects of life in Fallbrook....

  • Fallbrook singer-songwriter featured in Bluegrass Today

    Village News staff|Updated Feb 7, 2024

    Fallbrook singer-songwriter B.K. "Nick" Nicholson was recently featured in Bluegrass Today magazine and Nicholson is not your typical musician. You may find him in front of the local grocery store sharing his musical ability, in church doing worship, or with band members providing entertainment at a festival or event. He is a multi-instrumentalist who not only performs in two Southern California bands, High Mountain Road and his own band, Desperado...

  • Fallbrook Newcomers attend a festive holiday party at Pala Mesa Resort

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Fallbrook Newcomers, the community organization dedicated to welcoming and promoting friendship among Fallbrook residents, recently held a fun and festive Holiday Party at the lovely Pala Mesa Resort hosted by Newcomers Events Director Candice Kelly. The Newcomers' annual Holiday Party provides an opportunity for members to enjoy socializing, great entertainment, dancing and a delicious full course buffet dinner at a lovely venue. The Holiday Party took place Dec....

  • Encore kicks off 2024

    Updated Feb 1, 2024

    FALLBROOK – Encore Social Club started the new year with their monthly coffee meeting, and hosted guest speaker Frank Brock from the Fallbrook Substation Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP). SVP is designed to draw upon the experience of citizens aged 50 and over in the community, providing a valuable resource to the Sheriff's Department. SVP's perform a multitude of functions for the department including crime prevention, citizen assistance, vacation home checks, and phone calls a...

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