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Great Spots to Celebrate St. Pat’s Day Near Fairbanks Ranch, CA

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Before long, it will be time for Fairbanks Ranch, CA residents to don their green apparel and shamrock pins. So, we wanted to provide a quick preview of which St. Patrick’s Day festivities are already on tap in and around Fairbanks Ranch for March 2015. Here’s what we know about the various planned events thus far:

St. Pat’s Day Parades

Local St. Pat’s Day Parades are expected to take place again this year, including the large one that typically starts on Fifth Avenue. It is slated to wind down Juniper and Upas Streets as well as Sixth Avenue. A 9-hour long Irish Festival is anticipated to occur in Balboa Park as part of the day’s parade and celebration. It is due to kickoff at 9 a.m. and have activities geared towards celebrants of all ages.

Adults Only Irish Parties

Fairbanks Ranch residents 21-years of age and older may want to note that the Annual ShamROCK Celebration is anticipated to return this year as well. It is scheduled to kickoff in San Diego’s downtown area the afternoon of March 14th. Tickets to this year’s event are on sale now. However, the list of entertainers expected to take the stage has yet to be released. That said, residents may want to wait on buying those tickets until the lineup has been revealed.

St. Pat’s Day Golf Outings

The Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is also on track to bring back its men’s golfing event for St. Pat’s Day. This year, the guys are due to tee off at 1 p.m. on March 13th. The country club’s culinary staff is anticipated to offer their classic Italian steakhouse meals and Sunday dinner before the holiday.  Burger night is planned for the 18th. Residents that would like more information about the country club’s St. Pat’s Day event should contact the staff directly.

Celtic Music Concert

Finally, we can’t fail to mention the upcoming Celtic Thunder concert. It is slated to take place the evening of February 26th at the beautiful Balboa Theatre. Even though it’s happening in late February, the concert is still a great way to celebrate one’s Irish roots. Tickets are likely to sell out fast, so Fairbanks Ranch residents interested in attending are encouraged to reserve their seats sooner than later.

Trinchero Wine Dinner at The Crosby

Trinchero Wine Dinner

 

Trinchero Wine Dinner
(January 18, 2015)

 

Reception in the courtyard from 5-5:30pm

First Course

  • Scallop Carpaccio
  • Mustard green salad, Orange Beurre Blanc
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course

  • Duck Confit
  • Heirloom Potato Hash, Goat Cheese, Beet Paint
  • Mario’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Third Course

  • Wagyu New York Medallion
  • Cauliflower Parsnip Puree, Wilted Rainbow Chard
  • “Black Gold” Demi Glace
  • Cloud’s Nest Cabernet Sauvignon

Dessert Course

  • Chocolate Trio
  • Meritage

 

Fairbanks Ranch, CA: Musical Duo to Perform in Area on January 23rd, 2015

Musical Duo to Perform in Fairbanks Ranch

Fairbanks Ranch, CA – Music fans may want to make note of a special happening set to take place on Friday, January 23rd, 2015. On that day, the renowned music duo, Miguel DeHoyos and Alex Depue, will be taking the Village Church Fellowship Hall stage at 7 p.m. It’s all part of the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe’s 2014-2015 season, which currently extends into early May 2015.

For those that may have never been before, a Miguel DeHoyos and Alex Depue event is unlike any other. Thus, Fairbanks Ranch’s music lovers should expect a high energy, one-of-a-kind experience. DePue is a classical violinist and master fiddler whereas DeHoyos is an accomplished guitarist whose music gives a solid nod to his Mexican roots. Both consummate musicians enjoy separate careers but have come together on stage many times, much to the delight of music fans everywhere.

That said, Fairbanks Ranch residents may recall seeing DePue perform through popular outlets like YouTube, VH1 Country, Country Music Television, The Grand Ole Opry, Carnegie Hall and Great American Country. DeHoyos, on the other hand, is well known in his native Mexico and is currently making inroads into American’s consciousness due to his concert appearances and latest recordings.

Fairbanks Ranch residents interested in attending the Alex Depue – Miguel DeHoyos concert this coming January should be at the hall on Paseo Delicias when the doors open promptly at 6:15 p.m. Single performance tickets are $75 each and may be purchased in advance, through snail or e-mail.  So Fairbanks Ranch residents should make it a point to allow enough time for ticket processing and receipt. Visa, MasterCard and personal checks are acceptable forms of advance payment. To learn more about Alex Depue and Miguel DeHoyos’ upcoming performance as well as the rest of the season’s events, please contact the Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe directly.

Rancho Santa Fe: New Children’s Museum’s Winter Day Camps are Open

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Now that the kids are home on their winter breaks, Rancho Santa Fe families may want to take note. The New Children’s Museum will be hosting day camps throughout December and early January for children ages 4 through 12. In order for the kids to participate in the great events, daily admission fees and advance registration are required.

Thematic program activities at the museum will begin daily at 9 a.m. and conclude promptly at 4 p.m. Snacks, meals and beverages are not included. Consequently, Rancho Santa Fe moms and dads will want to pack their kiddos wholesome foods and beverages that will tide them over until dismissal. Whatever goodies families choose to provide, they should be suitable for storage at room temperature and not require preheating.

Depending on the child’s age, good choices to consider are crudités, fruit cocktail cups, granola bars, PBJ sandwiches, graham crackers and whole fruits. The list of beverages that may work well for little campers includes, but doesn’t stop at bottled water, PediaSure®, V-8® vegetable juice and all-natural fruit juices.

The museum staff also encourages Ranch Santa Fe families to make it a point to dress the kids in weather appropriate, casual play clothes and comfortable footwear as well as send a spare outfit in case the kids get wet or dirty. Sending a kid-size, water and stain resistant painters’ or crafter’s apron may prove to be a smart idea for Rancho Santa Fe parents as well.

The museum’s fall/winter camp themes are slated to vary by day. In December alone, the kids will be invited to participate in string art, printmaking, weaving and so much more. January’s day camp, on the other hand, is expected to focus on character acting and costumes. Additional information about each daily theme may be obtained by contacting the New Children’s Museum’s day camp staff directly.

Fairbanks Ranch, CA Foodies Anxiously Await SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off

Fairbanks Ranch, California’s foodie population is undoubtedly stocking up on the wet naps in anticipation of the Annual SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-Off. It’s set to get off to a saucy start at 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 7th in nearby North Park and end around 5 p.m. on the same day. The event, which is being presented by the San Diego Ceramic Connection and McKinley Elementary PTC, is actually a well loved fundraiser that’s jam packed with food, craft beer, live musical entertainment and a rib-sticking dose of family fun.

This year’s participating food vendors and local restaurants are an eclectic lot. As such, Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe residents may expect to savor more than just bowlfuls of mind-blowing chili. Devilicious will be on hand serving foods from their well loved menu, like duck confit grilled cheese and all American cheeseburgers. Ms. Patty Melt and Chop Soo-ey will be hawking their hot foods too. Most San Diego County residents agree that their Vietnamese dumplings and prime rib sandwiches are absolutely amazing. Afterward, everyone will be able to cool their palates with tempting, frosty treats from the Calexico Creamery and Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream.

For the adults in the group, there are more than a baker’s dozen of craft breweries anticipated to be in attendance. So attendees will be able to look forward to a wide assortment of milk stouts, saisons, rye IPAs, honey wheat ales and mugs full of seasonal goodies. Plus, a smattering of winemakers will be pouring their wares for the masses too. As for the Bar Pink Cocktail Lounge and The Casbah, they’ll be on hand as well. However, they’re expected to help sponsor the day’s live entertainment.

Speaking of which, it’s just as eclectic as the event’s food and drink offerings. Case in point, there will be bands playing everything from punk, rock, country, reggae and the blues to freak beat, psychotic garage and surf. A donation from all attendees will help keep the event going for years to come. To learn more about this year’s event, please contact the SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off organizers directly.

Fairbanks Ranch, CA: Great Places to Bundle Up and See the Holiday Lights

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Once the turkey and giblet gravy has been put away in Fairbanks Ranch, California, it will be time to check out how our friends and neighbors have decked their halls. There are several venues that are expected to light up early in anticipation of Santa Claus’ arrival. Here’s a Christmas ribbon rundown of where to go and catch the sights:

The Covenant of Rancho Santa Fe (Nov. 30th)

Start things off the evening of November 30th at The Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. They’ll be hosting their annual lighting event and dinner from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. for members and community homeowners. For more details, please contact the golf club’s staff directly in the days ahead.

Holiday on Horton Square (Dec. 3rd thru Jan. 4th)

Sycuan’s Fantasy on Ice in Horton Square opens up at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 20th. However, the holiday lights don’t officially go on until the evening of Wednesday, December 3rd. If you go for the lights, try and get there a little before 7:30 p.m. That’s when the annual, televised show that accompanies the lighting is due to kickoff. Consequently, parking is expected to be a bear. Access to the ice skating rink and skate rentals will also be available post event for a modest fee.

Balboa Park December Nights (Dec. 5th thru 6th)

Every winter, Balboa Park puts on the ritz as part of their December Nights Festival and 2014 will be no exception. The greatly anticipated event is slated to start with much fanfare at 3 p.m. on Friday, December 5th and run through to 11 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th. During that time, the park will literally come to life with a cavalcade of seasonal activities, lights, musical entertainment, belly dancing, food, spirits and museum events. Admission is complimentary and reservations are not needed. Free shuttle service and public transportation will be available.

Holiday Wonderland at PetCo Park (Dec. 5th thru 24th)

PetCo Park will also be dressed up in its holiday finery, starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 5th. It will remain open every weekend until Christmas Eve. It will also be open for public viewing the final weekdays before Christmas Day. Festivities include Polar Express kiddie train rides, visits with Santa and a chance to interact with his live reindeer. Parking and admission fees are separate. Plus, advance ticket sales are strongly encouraged. Prices for parking and admission both start at $10.

North Park Toyland Parade & Festival (Dec. 6th)

Santa will also be on hand at the North Park Toyland Parade and Festival. It’s all slated to begin at 11 a.m. sharp on Saturday, December 6th and run until 4:30 p.m. The parade kicks things off and the related festivities are due to start shortly thereafter. Admission is free but Fairbanks Ranch families may anticipate paying at least a negligible fee for parking nearby.

Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo (Dec. 13th thru Jan 4th)

Each year, the San Diego Zoo holds its Annual Jungle Bells event. This year, it’s expected to start on Saturday, December 13th and wind up on Sunday, January 4th. During the event, Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe children will get to meet with Santa, check out the polar bears, ride the Twinkle Light Trolley and watch a live recreation of a classic Christmas tale.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights (Dec. 14th and 21st)

Lastly, let’s not forget about the city’s yearly lighting event on the water, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. It is currently slated to take place at 5:30 p.m. sharp, two Sundays in December, the 14th and the 21st. Gazing upon the lighted vessels is free for Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe spectators. However, there is a fee for those that want to participate in the event’s annual dinner.

Fairbanks Ranch, CA Residents Have a Chance to Learn about Juan de Valdes Leal

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In December 2014, Fairbanks Ranch, California, residents will be given an opportunity to learn more about Spanish artist, Juan de Valdes Leal. It’s all part of the museum’s ArtStop program. The program is designed to provide residents of Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe and other communities a guided look at some of the museum’s featured artists. Leal is expected to be spotlighted at noon on Thursday, December 11th.

The museum acquired one of the 17th century artists’ oil on canvas paintings in August 2014. Titled, The Visitation, it is 69.6 x 57.1-inches without the frame. Thus, with the frame intact, the circa 1673 painting casts a shadow over museum visitors that is over 6-feet in length. Perhaps fittingly so, the oil painting’s imagery includes representations of Mary, Elizabeth, Saint Joseph, Zacharias, cherubs and a dove of peace. For Fairbanks Ranch residents who may be unfamiliar with Juan de Valdes Leal’s work, it’s actually an important piece that sold for more than $182,000 at a 2009 Sotheby’s Auction.

The fact that it was created the same year that he did work on his native Seville’s Archiepiscopal Palace and Hospital de la Caridad is part of what makes the painting so significant to collectors. Both buildings, by the way, feature extensive Baroque stylings. Leal specialized in creating Baroque artwork similar in style to the pasos and polychrome sculptures of his day. The majority of them were religious in nature and he did not shy away from depicting violent scenes, like The Crucifixion.

It should also be noted that many of his family members were accomplished artists too, including his wife, father-in-law and children. Together, they left their marks on the world using many mediums (e.g. oils, engravings, sculptures and gilding). To learn more about them, Fairbanks Ranch residents are encouraged to visit the museum on December 11th. Advance reservations are not needed to participate in Thursday’s guided viewing but all of those that wish to attend must plan on being there promptly at noon.

Fairbanks Ranch, CA: Is Your Pantry Already Stocked for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Shopping ListThanksgiving weekend is quickly approaching and Fairbanks Ranch, California residents with empty or half full pantries may want to take note. The Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is slated to be open this month, every Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Located on San Dieguito Road, in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center, it’s a great place to stock up on essentials for Thanksgiving dinner.

There will be many San Diego County food and beverage purveyors on hand, including Sage Mountain Farm. Sage Mountain Farm offers Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe residents a chance to sign up for their wonderful CSA program, which involved farm fresh, 100% organic foods. The Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is one of the program’s scheduled pick-up locations.

CSA produce boxes available at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market typically come in two sizes, small and large. The large boxes are designed to feed five people and the small boxes will generally accommodate the appetites of three Fairbanks Ranch residents. Obviously, box contents vary from week to week. Right now, they contain a lot of different Thanksgiving fare, including dry yellow onions, butternut squash and white rose potatoes.

They are not the only CSA boxes available to Fairbanks Ranch residents either. Sage Mountain Beef has a program of its own. The major difference between the two, as you might have guessed, is that their boxes are all about red meat. The Green-Fed™ beef boxes come in three sizes based on pounds. The smallest boxes usually contain five pounds of beef whereas the large ones contain 20 pounds. Pick-up is presently not available at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market but there are locations in other nearby places like Riverside, Claremont and Temecula.

In addition to local food and beverage vendors, the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market is also a fabulous place for Fairbanks Ranch residents to pick up a few host or hostess gifts for friends and family. To learn more about them and the other vendors that are slated to be at the market this weekend, please make it a point to stop by the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center or visit the organizers’ Facebook page.

Solar Energy Lecture Set to Take Place in Rancho Santa Fe, CA on Nov. 22nd

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Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe residents hoping to learn more about renewable, green energy may want to clear their schedules for the afternoon of Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. The Rancho Santa Fe Library will be hosting a one hour lecture on solar energy that day, starting promptly at 1 p.m.  The organization giving the lecture is Palomar Solar Energy, which is based in Escondido. They specialize in both ground and roof mount solar panel installation. Furthermore, they have a history of installing solar power systems for property owners in Rancho Santa Fe.

While in attendance, Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch residents are likely to learn about all of the ongoing financial incentives available to those who decide to give solar energy a try. Information about some of the rebates is available through the California Solar Initiative and San Diego Gas & Electric’s website. As it stands now, substantial rebates are available to both commercial and residential property owners. The buildings on the eligible properties may be classified as new or existing construction.

In addition, residential property owners in Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe that decide to “go solar” may also enjoy an unlimited, federal, 30% personal tax credit. Primary and secondary homes are currently eligible under the program just as long as any installments are completed by December 31st, 2016. Additional tax incentives are on offer for residents that choose to purchase charging stations, all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles for their own use too.

Furthermore, GEOSmart® financing options may be available for both residential and commercial property owners as well. Fairbanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe residents interested in learning more about the various financing options should bring a list of questions with them to the lecture on Saturday, November 22nd. To learn more about the lecture, please contact the Rancho Santa Fe Library or Palomar Solar Energy’s staff directly.

Fairbanks Ranch, CA: RSFbpw Set to Meet on November 20th, 2014

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Fairbanks Ranch, California’s professional women in search of fellowship, education and a chance to develop additional business contacts may want to partially clear their schedules for Thursday, November 20th. The Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association is set to meet for lunch on that day, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club. They typically hold such events at least once a month and Fairbanks Ranch residents are welcome to join in. However, remittance of a $35 fee and RSVP are required. The RSVP may be conveniently submitted online and payment should be provided, in advance, to one of the club’s designated members.

Formed in the late 1980s, the group is comprised of professional women who are active in North County San Diego business. So Fairbanks Ranch residents will likely have a chance to mingle face-to-face with people outside of their normal business circle. Given how important networking is in today’s business environment, that’s a good thing. Networking online through sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and JibberJobber, although beneficial, can only go so far. In order to truly be successful at fostering long term, business relationships, in-person meetings are needed too.

Fairbanks Ranch residents that may not have thought about networking before now should consider investing in a set of business cards and establishing a professional, online profile. It may be helpful to do so before the November luncheon. As far as online profiles go, LinkedIn is a great way to start. They offer basic account services for free, which can later be upgraded as Fairbanks Ranch residents develop additional contacts.

Speaking of which, the Rancho Santa Fe Business and Professional Women’s Association has an online member directory that contains both off and online contact information. So Fairbanks Ranch residents planning on joining the organization may want to reach out to some of the members and connect with them on social media too. To learn more about the RSFbpw and their upcoming events, please contact them directly.