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Free “First Tuesday” Concert June 2018: Alberto Corrales

Join us for June’s First Tuesday concert at the Rancho San Diego Library on June 5 at 6:30 pm!

This month’s “First Tuesday” is presented by Alberto Corrales. Alberto Corrales is a Cuban flutist, composer and music teacher from Guanabacoa, Havana. He is also known as “the wonderful flute”.

The Rancho San Diego Library is located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.


Steele Canyon High School Production and Drama Students Nominated for 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards

SPRING VALLEY, CA –   Steele Canyon High School Drama Department and Instrumental Music Department’s annual spring production of Rodger’s & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music has been nominated for Best Musical Ensemble for the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards. Three students from the cast were also selected as nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards.

Leanna Neely has received a nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of the Mother Abbess. Jackson Shaffer has received a nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Captain Von Trapp. Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur is nominated as Best Actress for her role as Maria.

According to SCHS Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella, this is the first year the school has entered this competition that celebrates excellence in high school musical theatre. And, according to Rick Hernandez, Program Manager for Broadway San Diego High School Musical Theatre Awards, “We had 22 schools with 28 shows in the competition this year. This is the largest participation that we have ever had. The level of professionalism in these high school productions and the level of talent among these young performers in San Diego County is phenomenal The competition was fierce!”

Of those 28 shows, Steele Canyon High School’s production of The Sound of Music is one of the final top three nominees. The students in the cast will perform at the May 27th awards show at the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego in a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process to determine which school will be chosen Best Musical Ensemble Production and win $1,000 for their school theatre department.

The ten finalists for Best Actor and ten finalist for Best Actress from thirty participating schools will compete. A panel of celebrity judges and industry professionals will select one Best Actor and one Best Actress to represent the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA) also know as the Jimmy Awards® in New York City in June 2018.

About Broadway San Diego Awards –  The Broadway San Diego Awards program is now entering its fifth year and the competition is sponsored by the San Diego County Credit Union. The Mission of Broadway San Diego Awards is to utilize a competitive Tony Awards® style adjudication process, to find the very best of high school musical theater talent in San Diego County; and in collaboration with the Jimmy Awards®, also known as the National High School Musical Theater Awards® (NHSMTA), to present these talented young performers with a unique scholarship opportunity to advance their educations and careers in the genre of musical theater.

About the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club – The purpose of the Steele Canyon Players Drama Booster Club is to support, promote and sustain drama programs for the student community of Steele Canyon High School.


Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur

Leanna Neely

Jackson Shaffer

Rancho San Diego Library Calendar of Free Events – May 2018

Rancho San Diego Library Calendar of Free Events – May 2018!

Rancho SD Library Events

Happy May! Check out the attached Rancho San Diego Library Calendar and flyers to see all of the fun, FREE programs happening at the library this May. In addition to the library’s regularly occurring events, some special events this month include

  • Featured Artists: Works by students from Hillsdale Middle School on display from May 5 through May 22.
  • Bilingual Storytime NEW TIME: Stories, songs, and learning in Spanish and English. Our new time is SATURDAYS, 10:30 am – 11 am.
  • Introduction to Zentangle (May 21): Learn how to relax while drawing beautiful images.
  • Special Science Program (May 21): Special after-school program presented by the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum.



  • May 28 – Memorial Day


If you have any questions, please call us at (619) 660-5370. We are located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

*View full-quality calendar of events: Rancho SD Library Calendar – May 2018








25th Annual Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at the Heritage of the Americas Museum – April 28, 2018

Join us for the 25th Annual Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival at the Heritage of the Americas Museum! There will be tons of fun events and entertaining, educational presentations.


Heritage of the Americas Museum
12110 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon, CA 92019
Saturday, April 28th ~ 9 AM – 3 PM


11 AM: The Vitamin “N” (Nature) Factor in Our Lives, & Our National Parks’ Future!
1 PM: Moving to Mars
2 PM: Kumeyaay Artifacts & Fire-Making Demo


11 AM: The Vitamin “N” (Nature) Factor in Our Lives, & Our National Parks’ Future!

Please join Bill Evans and explore the many significant benefits and rewards of the Nature (Vitamin “N”) Factor, and why this is such an important ingredient for our overall health in today’s world. The Vitamin “N” experience might well reach its most potent potential in our State and National Parks, Monuments, and wilderness areas.  Their future for us, our children, and our grandchildren is now seriously threatened.  Bill will share a visual odyssey of his most influential Nature Vitamin, Glacier National Park, MT., a U.N. World Heritage Site. Bill, now a Museum volunteer, has been a Sierra Club National Outings Leader for 20 years. He’s visited, led outings, and photographed most of the Western U.S. National Parks. He said, “My ‘love affair’ with our National Parks began when I was a seasonal employee in Glacier National Park, Montana.” He will also share with you how you can become involved in protecting our National Parks!


1 PM: Moving to Mars

A Maya scribe looks up to the heavens and tracks the movement a tiny speck of red light. Thousands of years later we ponder the red planet and wonder if humanity will ever make the leap to become a space-based culture. In our time together, we will explore the possibility and technology that will take us to another home… Mars. Dr. Dave Roberts, anthropologist, photographer, and historian, has worked in the field of anthropology for over thirty-five years from a conference speaker and published author, to a field researcher…from the Caribbean, to Central and South America. And now he’s a Museum volunteer!


2 PM: Kumeyaay Artifacts & Fire-Making Demo

Fred Thompson has been our Kumeyaay presenter for many years. Fred and Roy Hastings took Kumeyaay artifacts out to school classrooms, teaching students about, “A Day in the Life of a Kumeyaay.” They would end the presentation with a demonstration of one of the ways that fire was made before 1492. Now the presentations are given at the Museum as part of our Focus Field Trip Program. As always, the fire making is the hit. All ages are amazed and excited watching fire come alive from friction using a fire-making bow. Don’t miss this presentation and demonstration out on the Daniel R. Ciccati Tropical Garden Patio.

Meet Author Ken Davis at the Rancho San Diego Library! – April 7, 2018

Join us for an Author Visit at the Rancho San Diego Library, featuring Ken Davis! Meet the veteran newscaster and broadcast producer, who will talk and sign copies of his new memoir In Bed with Broadcasting.

Saturday, April 7 @ 2:00 PM
Rancho San Diego Library
11555 Via Rancho San Diego

More about In Bed with Broadcasting:

Ken Davis began his career as a small-town radio DJ during his college years. Little did he know he would later find himself face-to-face with a notorious serial killer in the middle of the night; be nearly shot by a world-famous music producer; or unexpectedly come across the lifeless body of a legendary Hollywood bombshell. Along the way, he hung out with everyone from Barack Obama to Walter Cronkite to Sting.

These are but a few of the many adventures in Davis’s memoir about his colorful Emmy-award-winning career in television. But this is much more than a “tell-all” book filled with juicy anecdotes about famous people. It’s a down-to-earth and often humorous story of a man who must juggle his family and his “mistress” while trying to overcome adversity, ethical dilemmas, and an industry going through relentless change.

Along the way, readers get a backstage pass to many classic TV programs, including “The CBS Evening News,” “EXTRA,” “PBS NewsHour,” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” as well as venture inside the most historic TV station in the country.

Prepare to go behind the closed doors of one of the most enjoyable, harrowing, and seductive industries in the world. Once you hop “In Bed with Broadcasting,” you may love her or you may want to run for cover—but you will never forget her.