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Fallbrook Encore adds new activities


Last updated 3/29/2019 at 8:52pm

Ladies gather for a salad bar luncheon in the garden, including standing from left to right, Elise Lorentz, Marialice Bopf, Sheila Peterson, Frances Pyle, Carolyn Ganoe, Barbara Erickson, Kim Croker, Trudy Cunningham, Linda Johnson, Mary Westphal, Bea Valverde and Diane Renaker and seated, hostess Carol Shrider with dog Molly, Dolly Gibbs and Ruth Parker.

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Encore Club is a social club which encourages friendships and fun. Members are drawn from Rainbow, DeLuz, Bonsall and Fallbrook. Each month they can choose to participate in a wide variety of activities, including several new ones.

Many ladies gathered for the regular monthly salad bar luncheon, enjoying dishes brought by their friends and participating in a quick game with prizes. Another group chose to attend the Lawrence Welk Theatre production of "Menopause."

The gardening group, "Happy Diggers," were recent guests of Obra Verde Growers in Valley Center. They grow of beautiful and sometimes rare drought-tolerant ornamentals. They ship to many well-known nurseries and gardens across the country and work with growers around the world. The owners, Joe and Julie Walker, made everyone welcome. They gave a presentation on the growing process followed by a tour of the facility that is almost in Fallbrook's backyard.

"GO" is a new activity at the Fallbrook Encore Club. It involves being out and about doing something different each month, that is planned and presented by a different host. The first GO event was creating fused glass art objects in the host's home. The April GO event will be "Treasures of Fallbrook," a walking tour of select stores in downtown Fallbrook. The merchants will be expecting the group and will offer them a treasure hunt, helping everyone get to know them and their merchandise. Future GO events will include a visit to San Juan Capistrano in May, with more activities planned for the summer.

Bea Valverde, Dolly Gibbs and Carol Shrider win game prizes at the salad bar luncheon.

The RV club visits Tucson, Arizona, April 7-13, and the Spring Luncheon is held April 18, as guests of Fallbrook Newcomers Club, with the theme "a Little Bit of Country, a Little Bit of Rock and Roll." Next up is the Sock Hop at the Mission Theatre, April 24, and the Newcore Art Show for members of both Encore and Newcomers Clubs, April 28.

Encore meets the first Tuesday of each month at the United Methodist Church, 1844 Winterhaven Road, in Fallbrook. Social time with coffee and treats begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The next meeting will be April 2 and will feature the Fallbrook Beautification Alliance, with Marta Donovan as guest speaker and Heather Howard from the Fallbrook Merchants.

Those interested in more information about the club are welcome to attend the coffee and get acquainted, or contact either membership chair, Bea Valverde at or Bobbi Bixby at (562) 673-1250. The website is New members are welcome at any time.

Submitted by Fallbrook Encore Club.


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