If you are grateful for everything, then whatever you have is enough. -J. Baadsgaard
Awww….Thanksgiving, our favorite time of the year! To express our thankfulness to each of you, we’ve “mixtaped” 8 favorite songs with the themes of gratefulness, gratitude and thankfulness this Thanksgiving season! Let us know if you have any favorite songs that have this same theme or which ones you liked on our list.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at The Joles Group!
Hit the arrow button at the bottom of the photo below to take a listen. Feel free to share it too!
FACE Foundation’s Golf Tournament Nov. 2 Enjoy a beautiful day of golf alongside Red Sox Hall-of-Famer Fred Lynn and PGA Major Tour Winner Corey Pavin! To add to the fun, dogs are welcome to accompany their owners on the course. All proceeds go to benefit pets in need of life-saving. Time/Place: 11:30am / Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, Solana Beach Contact: (858) 450-3223 / www.face4pets.org
Art San Diego Contemporary Art Show Nov. 5-8 One of the leading cultural events in Southern California with over 60 galleries from the U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America and Asia showcasing paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, videos and cutting-edge multimedia artworks. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Balboa Park Activity Center Contact: www.art-sandiego.com
San Diego Beer Week Nov. 6-15 Will feature San Diego’s finest local breweries and craft-centric eateries offering all kinds of events, from mini festivals to meet the brewers to food and beer pairings plus so much more. Contact: www.sdbw.org
Chula Vista Veterans Walk Nov. 7 Founded in 2001 by VFW Post 2111, the CV Veterans Walk has been improving the Chula Vista Veterans Home quality of life for residents in many ways. Time/Place: 8am / Chula Vista Veterans Home: 700 E. Naples Ct. Contact: http://kristinewunder.wix.com/cvveteranswalk
EXPOSURE: A Women’s Benefit Event Nov. 7 Women’s PRO/AM competitions, Vert Comp on Tony Hawk Industries Vert Ramp, Street Competition on The Encinitas Skate Plaza, Learn-to-Skate Clinics by Camp Tanuga, Food & Shopping at Vendor Village, Autograph Signings and Tech Deck Hunt. Time/Place: 8am / Encinitas Community Park: 425 Santa Fe Dr. Contact: www.exposureskate.org
Fit Foodie 5K Nov. 7 At the Finisher’s Village, you’ll enjoy a post-event celebration where runners can enjoy refuel stations, celebrity chef demos and tastings, fitness demos, beer and wine tastings, giveaways, and delicious bites from participating restaurants, sponsors, and more! Time/Place: 8am / Embarcadero Marina Park South Contact: www.runsignup.com
San Diego Mac n’ Cheese Fest Nov. 7 Will showcase 15-20 incredible restaurants by engaging in a friendly competition between chefs/restaurants with attendees as guest judges who will select the best. Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Waterfront Park San Diego Contact: www.sandiegomacncheese.com
LUNG FORCE Walk Nov. 8 By joining, you are making the commitment to fight lung cancer and for lung health, so everyone can breathe easier. Time/Place: 8am / Embarcadero Marina Park South Contact: (619) 683-8650 / www.lungforce.org
Fall Back Festival Nov. 8 Enjoy this adventure back to the 1880s while three blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter are revamped into a western town. Climb aboard an old-fashioned hay ride, pan for gold, check out a Wild West Show, saddle up on pony rides enjoy two stages of live entertainment. Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter Contact: (619) 233-4692 / www.gaslampfoundation.org
San Marcos Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 The program will feature a form military ceremony with the Presentation of Colors traditional musical performances. Time/Place: 12-3pm / Helen Bougher Memorial Park: 1243 Borden Road Contact: (760) 744-1050 x3174 / www.ci.san-marcos.ca.us
Poway Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 11 Join VFW Post 7907 and the Poway Veterans Park Committee for a ceremony to honor those who selflessly served our Country. Time/Place: 11am / 14134 Midland Road Contact: (858) 668-4400 / www.poway.org
Road Runner Sports Adventure Run Nov. 12 60-minute scavenger-like fun run filled with hundreds of friends, giveaways, raffle prizes, music and even a FREE beer garden! Time/Place: 5-11pm / Road Runner Sports San Diego: 5553 Copley Drive Contact: www.adventurerun.com
Chula Vista Victorian Country Christmas Event & Craftshow Nov. 13 A proper Victorian High Tea with a smorgasbord of tea sandwiches, desserts and more. Over 30 Arts & Crafts vendors. Time/Place: 9am / Chula Vista Elks Lodge #2011: 901 Elks Ln. Contact: www.chulavistavcc.wix.com/2015
DogFest Walk ‘N Roll San Diego Nov. 14 Grab a leash for Canine Companions for Independence DogFest Walk ‘N Roll San Diego, a community dog walk & festival with 30+ vendors benefitting Canine Companions. Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station Contact: www.cci.org
San Elijo Holiday Boutique Nov. 14 Arts & crafts vendors, entertainment, food and much more. Admission is free. Time/Place: 10am-3pm / San Elijo Rec Center: 1105 Elfin Forest Rd. Contact: www.san-marcos.net
San Diego Cheese & Beer Festival Nov. 14 The event will feature live music, beer and cheese-themed games, and a commemorative take-home glass and pairing guide. Time/Place: 1-5pm / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station Contact: (619) 843-2433 / www.sdcheesefest.org
Sunset 5K Run & Walk & Wellness Expo Nov. 14 Benefiting San Diego County Medical Society Foundation’s diabetes prevention efforts, the Solana Beach Sunset 5K Beach Run and Wellness Expo shows our community how to truly enjoy fitness while learning how to adopt healthy habits. Time/Place: 2pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach Contact: www.sdcmsf.org
Gaslamp Rodeo Nov. 14 Saddle up for the city’s wildest ride as a thousand cowgirls and cowboys have some bucking fun downtown. Time/Place: 5-9pm / Gaslamp Quarter Contact: www.gaslamprodeo.com
Silver Strand Half Marathon Nov. 15 The ONLY Run with the waves of the Pacific Ocean on your right and the San Diego Bay on your left, finishing with a California Beach Party! Time/Place: 7am / Coronado to Imperial Beach Contact: www.kozevents.com
San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting Nov. 16-22 Taste from a wide range of domestic and international wineries, discover new labels to add to your home collection, and visit old favorites. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / North Embarcadero Marina Park Contact: www.sandiegowineclassic.com
Stretch 4 Vets Nov. 21 Between 500-2000 participants who love yoga, reservists, active military and veterans will raise funds by collecting pledge money for their 60-75-minute practice on the flight deck. Time/Place: USS Midway Museum: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego Contact: (619) 857-7326 / www.embrace1.org
Childhelp’s Holiday Fantasia Nov. 21 The event will include boutique shopping, a fashion show, a luncheon with an award ceremony, opportunity chance, and a silent and live auction. Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa: 9700 N. Torrey Pines Road Contact: (619) 889-0556 / www.childhelp.org/holidayfantasia
Vista Community Clinic’s Health & Hope for Our Youth Gala Nov. 21 The biggest celebration of VCC and as an important fundraiser to benefit our innovative programs and services for the children and youth of San Diego North County. Time/Place: 6pm / Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad Contact: (760) 631-5000 x1139 / www.vistacommunityclinic.org/gala
Carlsbad Classic Tennis Tournament Nov. 22-29 Will feature top-ranked WTA players and new rising stars, a 32-player singles main draw, an 8-player qualifying draw, and an 8-team doubles draw. American-Idol finalist Kimberly Caldwell will host. Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Park Hyatt Aviara Carlsbad Contact: (760) 795-9105 / www.cldclassic.com
PMCU O’side Turkey Trot Nov. 26 Featuring scenic tours of this classic California beach community. All races feature live entertainment along the courses. Time/Place: 6:45am / Oceanside Civic Center Contact: (760) 434-5255 / www.osideturkeytrot.com
Del Mar Thanksgiving Family Mile Fun Run Nov. 26 Begin from the actual starting gate, make a one-mile lap all the way around and finish in the Winners’ Circle to get your picture taken. Several Del Mar jockeys will be running, jogging and walking right with you! Time/Place: 7am / Del Mar Racetrack Contact: www.delmarfunrun.com
I’ve been seeing posts come across my Facebook feed of those who were effected by the Cedar Fire in October 2003. So before another month gets by us, I thought it was a good time to give you a comprehensive list of what to do in advance in case of an emergency.
Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.
Create An Emergency Kit
At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:
Water – one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Food – non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
Battery-powered or hand crack radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
First aid kit
Medications (7-day supply)
Wrench & pliers (to turn off utilities)
Moist towlettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Family and emergency contact information
Emergency blanket/sleeping bag(s)
Map(s) of the area
Matches in waterproof container
Extra set of keys (car, house, etc.)
The Anatomy of a First Aid Kit (For a Family of Four)
Multipurpose utility tool (Think Swiss Army Knife or Leatherman Tool)
Map (local area or area you’ll be traveling
Waterproof Flashlight and extra batteries
Emergency blanket (make sure it will keep you warm)
Fuses for fuse box
Nonperishable snacks. Protein bars work well for this.
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Charged phone or an old cell phone, fully charged. Call customer service via the phone to make sure it works. Service is not needed to make 911 calls. Most modern cell phones and cell networks can triangulate your position in case of an emergency.
Ligher or water proof matches, or flint rod.
Tow strap or tow rope
If you are going to be in snow country you should also have the following:
Cat litter. This works well as sand beneath the tires for traction and weighs less than sand.
Windshield ice scraper.
Senior Citizens Preparation
The American Red Cross recommends that senior citizens create a personal support network made up of several individuals who will check in on you in an emergency, to ensure your wellness and to give assistance if needed. This network can consist of friends, roommates, family members, relatives, personal attendants, co-workers and neighbors. Ideally, a minimum of three people can be identified at eah location where you regularly spend time, for example at work, home, school or volunteer site.
There are seven important items to discuss and implement with a personal support network:
Make arrangements, prior to an emergency, for your support network to immediately check on you after a disaster and, if needed, offer assistance
Exchange important keys.
Show them where you keep emergency supplies.
Share copies of your relevant emergency documents, evacuation plans and emergency health information card.
Agree on and practice methods for contacting each other in an emergency. Do not count on the telephones working.
You and your personal support network should always notify each other when you are going out of town and when you will return.
The relationship should be mutual. You have a lot to contribute! Learn about each other’s needs and how to help each other in an emergency. You might take responsibility for food supplies and preparation, organizing neighborhood watch meetings and interpreting, among other things.
Plan where to go. Think about the best place your family can head in case of an evacuation. Try to have more than one option: the home of a friend or family member in another town, a hotel or a shelter. Keep the phone numbers and addresses of these locations handy. Also, identify a specific place to meet in case your family members are separated before or during the evacuation. Ask an out-of-town friend or family member to act as a contact person that everyone in the family could call if needed.
Know what you have. Create a home inventory. It will help ensure that you have purchased enough insurance to replace your possessions. Take photos of each room and list the contents. Don’t forget inside drawers and closets.
Call or email the out-of-state contact in your family communications plan. Tell them where you are going.
Secure your home by closing and locking doors and windows.
Unplug electrical equipment such as radios, televisions and small appliances. Leave freezers and refrigerators plugged in unless there is a risk of flooding. If there is damage to your home and you are instructed to do so, shut off water, gas and electricity before leaving.
Leave a note telling others when you left and where you are going.
Wear sturdy shoes and clothing that provides some protection such as long pants, long-sleeved shirts and a cap.
Check with neighbors who may need a ride.
Evacuation – What To Pack
Emergency Kit: Described in this post
Cash & Credit Cards
Cell phone & charger (solar charger too)
Extra clothing (for each family member)
Toiletries: Toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, lotion, soap, deodorant, Kleenex and toilet tissue
Baby items: Diapers, formula, food, change of clothing
Special needs items: Wheelchair, medications, canes
Important documents: Insurance policies, birth & marriage certificates, passports, drivers licenses, social security cards, recent tax returns, medical records, wills, deeds, stocks, bonds and other negotiable certificates, bank, savings and retirement account numbers, home inventory, friends and family contact numbers
Pet food & supplies: identification, immunizations, carrier or cage, muzzle and leash, food, water
Computer hard drive, laptop external drive
For more information on being prepared in San Diego go the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services sandiegocounty.gov/oes/.
We are just a few days away from All Hallow’s Eve also know as All Saint’s Eve, All Souls Day and also commonly known as Halloween. In addition it’s followed by the much celebrated Dia de los Muertos Celebrations (Day of the Dead) here in San Diego County. If you ever wondered where the customs came from with these two holidays, you don’t have to look any further than Wikipedia to get your answers. Can I just say I love Wikipedia and Google. Check out Halloween here and Day of the Dead here.
For all you ghouls, ghosts and goblins here is a list of all of the activities happening throughout San Diego County for both these events.
The Annual Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch
September 24- October 31, 2015
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