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Published Thursday, 16-Sep-2010 in issue 1186
Women honored for their contributions
San Diego Woman’s Club hosts dinner benefiting women at risk
Many local women in San Diego work tirelessly to make the city a better community for all. The San Diego Woman’s Club will recognize the efforts of one special woman by hosting a benefit dinner in her honor. The honoree for the evening is Sister Christina MacLean, Director of Mary’s House which is a home for victims of human trafficking.
The proceeds for the evening will benefit Women at Risk, International (WAR, Int’l). WAR was established in 2006 and currently has representation in 16 states and projects in 14 different countries around the world. The purpose behind WAR is to unite and educate women as well as children in areas of human trafficking and sexual slavery.
WAR creates circles of protection and hope around women at risk through culturally sensitive, value-added intervention projects like the AIDS Orphanage program that offers places of healing to abandoned AIDS orphans, rescued women, “throwaway” children, the abused and the exploited.
The reception and silent auction will be held Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 2557 3rd Ave, San Diego, CA 92103. Tickets cost $80 per person and $550 per table (Table of 8). The entertainment for the evening will be “A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING,” The best of Opera and Broadway from Puccini to Lloyd Webber, performed by Hallie Neill, American Soprano, and Theodore Lambrinos, Greek American Baritone.
The San Diego Woman’s Club is a non-profit organization that is an active member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs International. The organization has many events scheduled throughout the year designed to improve the San Diego Community. To reserve seating or a table for this event you can contact Marian McLachlan at 619-265-8125.
For more information on how you can become a member or make a donation to the San Diego Woman’s Club, you can contact Bobbie Brown at 619-436-6777 or by visiting their website at:
Equality Votes!
Want to vote by mail in the comfort of your home? It’s easy! Click on this link to the mail ballot application. Go to for voting registration or re-registration, to register for a mail ballot or for polling place information. Voting begins October 4! Last day to register to vote is Monday Oct. 18, 2010. Find out more at
Family Matters Big Family BBQ
Join Family Matters on Sunday, Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m. at Mariner Park (located on South 32nd Street between Main Street and Norman Scott Road, across from the Naval Exchange Complex). Bring your family, friends and neighbors for music by DJ Laura Jane, karaoke, face painting, balloon art, unlimited playtime on jumps and slides, family wheelbarrow races, potato sack races, three legged races, kick ball for the older kids, prizes and lots of social time. Kids five and under are FREE—all others are $10 pre-sale or $15 on the day of the event. RSVP to Jane Schmoll at (619) 692-2077, ext. 121, or Buy your tickets online now. Can’t make it? Sponsor a family!
Yoga Oasis Grand Opening Friday October 1st in Hillcrest
Yoga Oasis LLC is San Diego’s center for yoga with a heart. The studio, owned and operated by Duke Doudna and Sybilla Dorros, will celebrate a grand opening the weekend of October 1st, with free classes offered in the morning and afternoon of each day. Yoga Oasis is centrally located at 1450 University Avenue Suite #201, San Diego, CA 92103. The location offers free parking on site and on the street. A variety of yoga styles will be offered, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Kundalini Yoga & Meditation, and more. All our yoga styles have this in
common – they come from the heart, and are offered in a light, friendly, and supportive environment. Everyone from the first-time beginner to the experienced practitioner will find something fulfilling for their body, mind, heart and soul.
Visit for details about the Grand Opening, schedule of classes, teacher’s biographies, special events and more.
Two Cents with Aaron Heier
It’s All About Sports, Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. at the San Diego LGBT Community Center join host Aaron “AHizz” Heier and a panel of special guests representing San Diego’s GLBT sports leagues, including Jason R. Hefley, Gregory Lines, Tom Abbas and Carlos Legaspy! For more information, check it out on Facebook.
13 days until AIDS Walk San Diego
Only 13 days left to register to walk, support a walker or volunteer! Each one of your actions — walking, volunteering, donating (or all three!) — will make a difference for the local HIV/AIDS agencies that serve thousands of San Diegans impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Gay and over 50 San Diego
Casual gathering of men every Sunday, 5:00 p.m., at Cafe Libertalia, 3834 5th Ave., San Diego. Weekly discussion topics; optional dinner afterwards. No membership or dues.
Join Toni Atkins for the 21st Annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego
Join Toni Atkins, candidate for the 76th State Assembly District, for the 21st Annual AIDS Walk & Run San Diego on Sunday, September 26th, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Balboa Park (at Quince and 6th Avenue ). This year, Toni and her supporters will be walking with The Center’s Team.
If you’re interested in walking with us, please go to and register today with The Center’s Team. On the morning of the event, we’ll meet at 7:30 a.m. near the stage area where the opening ceremonies will take place. Then we’ll join The Center’s Team and begin our 5K walk. So come have some fun, get some exercise and join us for a great cause!
AIDS Walk San Diego, an annual event sponsored by The San Diego LGBT Community Center and in partnership with the San Diego HIV Funding Collaborative, raises money for HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs and services that improve the quality of life for thousands living with HIV and AIDS in San Diego County. AIDS Walk SD is a local event that allocates money to community-based HIV/AIDS service organizations here in San Diego County.
For more information, please contact Tim Orozco at or (619) 450-4451. Together, we will work to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic!

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