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News from the San Carlos Area Council – Oct. 21, 2016

By Mickey Zeichick

Our next San Carlos Area Council (SCAC) meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6 p.m. in the San Carlos Branch Library, 7265 Jackson Drive. Our meetings are open to the public. Our guest speaker will be San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. If you have an item of interest to ask our City Attorney, please contact me no later than Oct. 31 and I will forward his office.

The Magnolia Science Academy Principal Gokhan Serce is a welcome addition to our list of dignitaries who will keep us updated on news regarding the academy. Magnolia is currently located on the former Cleveland Elementary School site but will relocate in June 2017 near Foster Elementary School.

The Fifth Annual Pumpkin Smash celebrates recycling and growth at the San Carlos Community Garden. Bring your used Halloween pumpkin to smash to smithereens for use in the composting system at the garden on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 1–3 p.m. There will be activities for the whole family including a jumpy, live music, refreshments, legacy tile painting, kid’s activities, garden plot and master gardener information and community fellowship. The garden is located at 6460 Boulder Lake Ave., next to the San Carlos Recreation Center.

A new herb garden, labyrinth and barn owl box will be dedicated along with recently completed Eagle Scout projects — raised gardening beds (including some that are ADA accessible) which are ready to be leased by community members and expanded working school garden plots. All work is done by volunteers.

I am a member of the Grantville-Allied Gardens Kiwanis (GAG K) club and recently we held our installation of 2016-2017 GAG K officers at the San Diego Elks Lodge #168 (7430 Jackson Drive). This venue was great and the volunteer staff was easy to work with. I am amazed at the volunteer opportunities San Carlos and Allied Gardens have to offer not just GAG K, but also the Lake Murray Kiwanis, Elks Club, the garden, the Masonic Lodge, our branch libraries, our recreation centers and civic organizations (SCAC and AGCC); plus, faith-based organizations from which we can personally grow, have new social outlets, and help to make a better world for the inhabitants of those that live and/or work here.

We have a new business opening soon: The Orchard Hardware and Supply Store at the northeast corner of Navajo Road, and Lake Murray Boulevard (former site of the Fresh & Easy).

SCAC dues are due ($7 per household and $15 for business). Please send your check for membership to: SCAC P.O. Box 19246, San Diego, CA 92159-0246.

The Interested Persons list is being re-created; please contact me if you are not getting my emails at mrzeichick@gmail.com. Our Jan. 4, 2017 speaker is still to be determined.

—Mickey Zeichick is president of the San Carlos Area Council. Reach her at mrzeichick@gmail.com.

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