CHECK IT OUT!!! * GREAT SPEAKERS & TOPICS* at Events-from this Friday, Sept. 21 to Oct. 31, 2007

From: Carol C.
Sent on: Friday, September 21, 2007 1:44 PM
EVENTS: FRIDAY, SEPT.21-October 31, 2007

Friday, September 21st, 7:30 pm. "John Edwards-Talk of the Town" Monthly Meeting. At Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Info: Sherry Schacht:[masked] or [address removed]

Saturday, September 22nd. 2nd Annual Walk For Peace. On Redwood Circle in Balboa Park. The 3K Walk-A-Thon will be followed by a youth-inspired, multicultural, musical extravaganza! Registration/Check In: 9:00 - 10:00 am, 3K Walk: 10:00 - 11:00 am, Peace Celebration: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. Info:

Sunday, September 23rd, noon. Brunch in support of Congresswoman Susan Davis. At The Hotel Del Coronado In the Oceanview Ballroom. Guest: $250. Info/RSVP: (619)[masked] or [address removed]

Sunday, September 23rd, 12:00 noon. Democratic Professional Club of San Diego's Annual Coates Family Potluck/Bar-B-Que (for paid members only). Music by "The Hot Dawgies!? from 1:00 to 3:00, followed by Mariachi Band. Food and beverages. At 5763 Lodi Street, San Diego, 92117. Info: G. Butler at [address removed]

Sunday, September 23rd, 2:00 pm. Organizational meeting of Democratic Unity Coalition South (DUCS). Democrats are invited to join this newly chartered 78th and 79th joint AD organization. At the City Heights Library, 3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego, 92105. Info: [address removed] or[masked]-4125.

Sunday, September 23rd, 3:00 to 6:00 pm. La Jolla Democratic Club's Annual Potluck Garden Party. Guest speaker: Marjorie Cohn, a legal and political commentator on BBS, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, NPR and Pacifica Radio. $10 per person with a pre-prepared dish, $20 without. At the home of Ruth Mary Campbell, 6673 Avenida Manana. RSVP: Jennifer Lambert at 858/[masked] or [address removed].

Monday, September 24th, 7:00 pm. North Central Democrat Club meeting. Guest speaker, Barbara McEwen of the California Nurses Association, will discuss healthcare reform. At the Remington Club II at 16916 Hierba Drive, in Rancho Bernardo. Info: BOB MOTT at[masked]

Tuesday, September 25th, 11:30 am to 1:45 pm. "Immigration: Its Impact on U. S./Mexico Relations," a panel discussion presented by the League of Women Voters-SD. The discussion will include immigration and the local economy, visas and documentation for professionals and workers, and family unification. Buffet lunch. At Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, Harbor Island. Mail a check for $20 per person (by September 21st) to LWVSD, 4901 Morena Blvd., STE #104, San Diego CA 92117. Info: 858.459.4406.

Tuesday, September 25th, 7:00 pm. Uptown Democratic Club meeting. Topic: California's Working Uninsured with Susan Duerksen,CPI Communications Director Center for Policy Initiatives. At the Joyce Beers Ctr., 1220 Cleveland Ave., Uptown District. Info: Matt Finnegan at[masked] or [address removed]

Wednesday, September 26th 5:30-7:30 pm. Fundraising Cocktail Reception To Support Auday Arabo, Candidate 78th AD. With the Hon. Patty Davis and Special Guest Senator Wadie P. Deddeh (Ret.). At The Home of Patty & Richard Chavez, 1007 Plaza Ultima, Chula Vista, 91910. Suggested Contribution: $250 RSVP to Kelli or Leslie at (619)[masked] or [address removed]

Wednesday, September 26th, 6:00 pm. Meeting of the California Draft Gore ? San Diego PAC. Plans for the October 8th launch of the campaign to put Al Gore's name on the California Primary ballot will be discussed. At the Mission Valley Public Library, 2123 Fenton Parkway (at the Fenton Parkway Green Line Trolley Stop near Qualcomm Stadium / IKEA, two blocks south of Friars Road), San Diego 92108. Info: Ben Cooper at [address removed]

Friday, September 28th, 12-Noon Luncheon. The City Club Presents: Ms. Eileen Padberg ? An American Patriot Speaking on: "What I Learned During My 22-Months in Iraq." At the Holiday Inn on the Bay ? Harbor Side Room, Harbor Drive at Ash Street. Luncheon Cost ? City Club & Partnership Members, $35; Non-Members, $50. Phone Reservations:[masked] Phone Reservations:[masked]-3580. Info:

Friday, September 28th, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Reception for Cathedral City Councilmember Greg Pettis, in support of his campaign for the 80th AD (Palm Springs and Imperial Valley area)[/.]With State Senator Christine Kehoe, Jess Durfee (Co-Chair LGBT Caucus), and Councilwoman Toni Atkins. At the home of Mark Cujak & Kent Swedell in the Alvarado Estates,4901 Toyoff Way, San Diego, 92115.Hors d?oeuvres and beverages. Requested Contribution: $100. RSVP to [address removed] or[masked]

Saturday, September 29th, 9:00 ? 11:00 am. How We Create!? - Presenting an ?Arts in Concert? program written by AAUW and La Jolla Pen Women member Dr. Bette Miller, featuring the classic jazz artistry of Bette at the piano. AAUW Board member Anne Hoiberg will be the narrator. At the Mission Bay Hilton Hotel, 1775 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego. Gourmet Italian Frittata Breakfast and Program: $20-AAUW members, $25-Non-AAUW members, FREE-AAUW members 75 and older to honor their contributions! RSVP by September 20 to Genny Deutsch at[masked] or [address removed]

Saturday, September 29th, 10:00 am - noon. Democratic Club of Carlsbad-Oceanside meeting. San Diego County Democratic Party Chair Jess Durfee will discuss the Democratic Party and San Diego County politics. At the Carlsbad Woman's Club, 3320 Monroe St., Carlsbad. Info: Larry Herrmann at [address removed] or[masked]-7480.

Saturday, September 29th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Wine and cheese reception for Dr. John Lee Evans for School Board, District A - San Diego Unified School District. At the Home of Francine Busby, 2235 Ruddy Duck CT., Cardiff, 92007. Suggested donation: $20.08. RSVP to Judy Ki at [address removed].

Saturday, September 29th, 5:15 pm. TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE at the 2007 San Diego Film Festival. TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE is an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United State in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on an innocent taxi driver in Afghanistan who was killed in 2002. TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE won Best Documentary at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. SOLDIERS OF CONSCIENCE Saturday at 12:15 pm and Sunday at 5:00 pm. Eight US soldiers today, some who killed and some who said no, reveal their inner moral dilemma over killing in combat. Made with official permission from the US Army, this award-winning film transcends the usual rhetoric of politics to reveal that all our soldiers are ?soldiers of conscience.? A story about war, peace, and the transformative power of the human conscience. At the Pacific Gaslamp Theatres downtown. Visit for film schedules, VIP passes, parties and panels

Saturday September 29th, 7:00 pm. PDA Metro San Diego Chapter Presents Elizabeth de la Vega, author of United States v. George W. Bush, et al. In her book, de la Vega lays out an actual indictment of the Bush Administration for crimes committed based on violation of U. S. law. She then proceeds to take the reader through a simulated presentation of the indictment to a grand jury. Introduction by Professor Marjorie Cohn, President, National Lawyers Guild. At the War Memorial Building, Balboa Park (park in the north end of the Zoo parking lot). Info: Judy Hess at [address removed]

Sunday, September 30th, gather at 7:45 am, walk at 8:05. Aids Walk 2007, the city's largest one-day HIV/AIDS fundraiser. In Balboa Park. Sign up for the San Diego Democratic Club's AIDS Walk team at - information about how to join the SDDC team will be there. Info: Craig Roberts at[masked]

Sunday September 30th, 4:00 pm. Point Loma Democratic Club meeting. Carl Luna, Professor of Political Science at Mesa College, will give a preview of the upcoming 2008 political season. At the Peninsula Community Room, 3740 Sports Arena Blvd., Suite 2 in Loma Portal. Info: Nancy Witt at[masked]-7230.

Sunday, September 30th, 4:30-6:30 pm. "Blue Skies in San Diego: Unleashing our Potential" - a fundraiser for the San Diego County Democratic Party. Featuring County Party Chairman Jess Durfee, with special Guest Marti Emerald, San Diego City Council Candidate & Former 10News Reporter. A sunset Terrace Reception at the home of Sandra Timmons, 410 Bridoon Terrace, Olivenhain 92024. Suggested contribution $250. Download a reservation form at For more informaton contact: [address removed] or[masked] RSVP by Friday, September 25th.


Wednesday, October 3rd, 6:30 pm social, 7:00 program. La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club meeting. Speaker: Richard Lederer, author of more than 30 books about language and humor and Verbivore Emeritus of NPR?s A Way With Words, will introduce his latest book "Presidential Trivia: the Feats, Fates, Families, Foibles and Firsts of Our American Presidents." At the La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. Info: Larry Howe at[masked] or [address removed].

Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 - 8:45 pm (social 6pm). Democracy for America (DFA-SD) San Diego Meetup #23. Speaker: KLSD's "Scot Tempesta" Scooter, host of KLSD's "The Rant" Show. Location: Meeting Room of Giovanni's Restaurant, 9353 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. 92123 (Corner of Ruffin Rd. and Clairemont Mesa Blvd.). Info: Carlene (858)[masked] [address removed] or Carol Changus (858)[masked] [address removed]

Thursday, October 4th, 7:00 pm. Fallbrook Democratic Club meeting. The topic will be National Health Care Reform and the race for the presidency. A report on the rapid growth of the County Democratic Party will be followed by a special screening of Michael Moore's Sicko. In the Fallbrook Public Utilities District (FPUD) board room, 990 East Mission Road. Info:, or Bob Hamilton at (760) 731-2195.

Saturday and Sunday, October 6/7. Stop Blackwater West - a two day educational encampment at Potrero Regional Park, and walk to stop Blackwater in Potrero. Details at

Saturday, October 6th, 8:00 am ? noon. The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Presents: Labor 101 ? A Basic Course of Labor Issues. This free, 4- hour class is perfect for public officials and staff who want a better understanding of union issues. At the San Diego Electrical Training Center, 4675 Viewridge Ave., San Diego 92123. Info/RSVP: Anthony Saavedra at [address removed], or[masked], extension 5.

Sunday, October 7th, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. ?An Afternoon with John Dean?[/ - the Escondido Democratic Club?s fall fundraising event. Best-selling author and Bush administration critic John Dean will be the featured speaker. KGTV-Channel 10 Reporter and District 7 City Council candidate, Marti Emerald, will be the mistress of ceremonies. Also appearing will be Rep. Bob Filner, 50th CD candidate Nick Leibham, and Escondido City Council candidate Olga Diaz. $50 per person (seniors and students are $30). Catered hors d?oeuvres, along with wine, beer and soft drinks. Business casual attire is requested. John Dean's latest book, "Broken Government," will be available for sale and signing. At the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Info and tickets: Dolly McQuiston at[masked]-8617. Reservations are requested by September 28th.

Monday, October 8th, 7:00-9:00 pm. Mesa Democratic Club Meeting. Speaker: City Attorney Mike Aguirre. In the Community Room of the Clairemont Square Shopping Center, 4731 Clairemont Drive off Lakehurst Ave. - across from the UPS Store. Info: Carol Changus[masked] [address removed], or

Tuesday, October 9th, 6:00 pm. Civil Liberties Forum: Immigration-What Does It Have to Do with Me." Sponsored by the SD ACLU. At the Chula Vista Public Library.

Friday, October 12th, Noon Luncheon
. The Catfish Club Presents: Bill Gephart and Sandy Alderson "How Things are Going in Iraq," a citizen's perspective.." At the San Diego Hall of Champions -- Balboa Park, 2131 Pan American Plaza. Luncheon Cost ? City Club & Catfish Club Members, $15; Non-Members, $25 Phone Reservations:[masked]-3580. Info:

Saturday, October 13th, 1:00 pm. Lake San Marcos Democratic Club meeting. Ross Porter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State will discuss "Why Church-State separation is a vital talking point for Democrats -How the Christian Right has hijacked morality and what we need to do about it." At the Lakeside Pavilion at the Lake San Marcos Resort. Info: Betty Ball[masked]-1035.

]Wednesday, October 17th 5:30-7:30 pm. Kickoff Fundraising Reception for Marti Emerald, Candidate for the San Diego City Council, District 7. With Co-Chairs Murray & Elaine Galinson. At the Home of Betty Byrnes, 4901 Yerba Santa Drive (In Alvarado Estates), San Diego 92115. Suggested minimum contribution $100. Contribute online at RSVP/info: (619)[masked]

Friday, October 19th, 5:00 p.m. ? 7:00 pm. Cocktail Reception in support of Assemblywoman Lori Salda?a?s 2008 re-election. At the Riverwalk Golf Club, 1150 Fashion Valley Road, San Diego 92108 Suggested Contribution: $200. NOTE: The Salda?a for State Assembly 2008 Inaugural Golf Tournament will start at 12:15. Foursome: $2000, Twosome: $1000, Individual Golfer: $500. Packages include round of golf for up to four players, box lunch, refreshments & cocktail reception and more. A Spa Package for $500 is available in lieu of golf. RSVP/Info: Leslie at (619)[masked]

Sunday, October 21st, 1:30 pm. SDCDP Central Area Meeting. To consider early incumbent endorsements for two races and discuss candidate questionnaire. At the Clairemont Mesa Service Center, 4731 Clairemont Drive off Lakehurst Street. Info: Eleanor at [address removed].

Tuesday, October 23rd, 10:15 am - noon.[/color] Naturalization Ceremony New Voter Registration. At Golden Hall, Corner of 3rd and B Street. Volunteers are needed! RSVP: [address removed]

Tuesday, October 30th, 6:00 pm. Civil Liberties Forum: Immigration-What Does It Have to Do with Me.. " Sponsored by the SD ACLU At the Escondido Public Library.

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