PHOTO: More than a dozen members of GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC) recently volunteered at Ronald McDonald House. The group prepared and served lunch for families spending days and nights with their sick kids at Rady Children’s Hospital. Back row: Linda Breen (left), Nancy Liu, Natalie Kuhlman, Kathy Shattuck, Kathy Michaels, Gina Ensalaco, Sue Walsh and Barbara Douglas. Front row: Jean Smithers (left), Sandy Rabago, Carol Ensalaco, Pam Irwin and Rosa Ruiz. Visit cwonc.org.
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Play chess weekly
at senior center
The Carlsbad Senior Center’s weekly Chess Group will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at 799 Pine Ave. The game is informal and all skill levels are welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and there is no charge. Participants need not be Carlsbad residents. Call (760) 602-4650.
Solar panel scams topic of free presentation
The Carlsbad Senior Center will hold a free talk, “Don’t Become a Victim of a Solar Panel Installation Scam,” presented by elder law attorney Jaime Levine, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at 799 Pine Ave. Learn how seniors are sometimes misled into acquiring solar and other home improvements that are not disclosed and end up forcing seniors into debt and even foreclosure due to high property tax bills, which could continue for 20 years. Call (760) 602-4650.
2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, the Valley Center History Museum is honoring three local athletes who earned historic Olympics credentials. A mini-display at the museum celebrates the accomplishments of Bernie Wrightson, Ray Malott and John Uelses, which will be on view for the remainder of the month. Wrightson, a Valley Center resident, set an Olympic record by winning the gold medal in springboard diving at the 1968 Summer Games in Mexico City. The previous year, he won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games in Winnipeg, Canada. Malott, who died in 2015 at his home in Pauma Valley, was victorious at Berlin Olympic Stadium as captain and star of the U.S. track and field team during the German-American Games in 1938. Uelses, a longtime Valley Center resident, set a world record in 1962 when he became the first person ever to soar above 16 feet in the pole vault competition, landing him on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The museum is at 29200 Cole Grade Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Visit vchistory.org or call (760) 749-2993.