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Annual SAC Backpack Project Sundays, June 5-August 7, 2016

Our goal is to provide 100 backpacks filled with supplies for children and teenagers in need at the Community Resource Center in Encinitas: Local San Dieguito Schools, Stand-Up for Kids a homeless teen program in Oceanside, and Colonia Carrettas in Tijuana Mexico.

$20 donation will provide supplies for a backpack, $25 donation will provide one backpack, $45 donation will provide one filled backpack.

Types of Supplies Needed: pens, pencils, note pads, crayons, markers, rulers, calculators, paper clips, scissors, etc. For Homeless Male and Female Teens: toothbrushes, toothpaste, socks, combs, brushes, make-up, shampoo, soap or body wash, and deodorants. Gift cards appreciated.

For more information contact: Livia Walsh at or Liz Young at

July 13-17, 2016: SACRED ARTS OF TIBET TOUR with The Monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery, Founders Hall

Join us for a series of events including an Interfaith discussion panel, lectures,
meditation, a Tibetan Family Day and the artistic creation of a sand mandala.
From July 13-17 the monks will create the Chenrezig Sand Mandala from 9:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. This free event will take place at UUFSD in Solana Beach at the Unitarian
Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito. The team of monks may be observed in the
process as they continue the ancient ritual of building the sand painting. Made of
powdered and dyed stone, sand, dust, flowers, and charcoal, the sand mandala will
require between 75 and 125 hours of effort, with several monks working at a time.
The sand mandala may be viewed daily throughout the creation process from
Wednesday morning through the closing ceremony on Sunday.
All events will be held in Founders Hall at UUFSD, 1036 Solana Drive, Solana Beach,
Ca 92075 (858) 755-9225 Visit for more details.

Third Friday of Every Month: DAYTIMERS Mens’ Group

Meets the third Friday of every month to share lunch and conversation. All topics and flexible format.  Roundtable Pizza, 1321 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas. All you can eat pizza and salad bar. For further info call Ben Platnik at 858-794-5324 or cell 619-987-5324.

Dates – Camp de Benneville Pines Summer Youth Camps

Be sure to sign up as soon as possible as these popular camps fill up quickly.

July 17–23: Jr. High camp
July 24–30: Sr. High camp
July 31–August 6: Family camp

See for more information and to register.

 Dates – Upcoming Camp de Benneville Pines Adult Camps

August 13-16: Camp “Summer Break”, A Walk in the Woods with John Muir (Adult Camp)
August 13-16: Singing in the Pines (Choir Camp)
August 19-24: Art Groove
September 2-5: Young Adult Camp
September 9-11: Yoga Camp

See for more information and to register.

August 28, 2016: Auction Beach Party, 4:00-7:30pm, Moonlight Beach

Come join Shawn Anderson, Heather Stroud, Betsy Gilpin and Niel Lynch at the annual auction beach party on Sunday, August 28th, 4:00PM at Moonlight Beach. The fare will include hamburgers, turkey burgers, hot dogs (chicken) and vegie burgers with a variety of salads, drinks and deserts. Niel Lynch is the chef. $10/person or $25/family (whichever is less).

You may have already paid at the time of the auction. If not, pay at the event but be sure to call or email Betsy Gilpin (760-230-2515 or or Heather Stroud (858-342-3146 or to sign up so we know how much food to provide.