One might not initially think of Rancho Santa Fe when it comes to entertainment, but there are viable options for those who know the inside track. Featured here is a selection of pastimes — only one of which is limited to members and their guests. MIASTEFANKO & ANDREANAVERSEN
1 The Performing Arts Center at Rancho Santa Fe is a multi-discipline arts complex situated on the Roger Rowe K-8 campus located in the heart of the village that features performances, free community events, education and after-school programs, and private events and fundraisers. This summer, a performance by Bach Collegium San Diego of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas marked one of the center’s biggest performances to date, as well as Bach Collegium’s first staged show. According to Carol Warren, a school mother who also attended the RSF school as a child, the Performing Arts Center’s $2 million underwriting campaign is still underway — 326 stadium-style red theater chairs are en route from London, and each chair offers naming rights. For a $1,000 donation, supporters can have their name or family name included on a plaque on the back of individual chairs. Approximately 250 naming opportunities are still available. For further info or to get involved, please contact Warren. (858/756-1141, ext. 152, firstname.lastname@example.org)
2 There’s something magical about a good golf match — after all, it’s beneficial for physical as well as mental health. For those who enjoy regularly getting in full swing, membership indeed has its benefits. From Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, and The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe to The Crosby, The Farms Golf Club, Del Mar Country Club, and Morgan Run Club & Resort — there is certainly no shortage of top-quality courses in this upscale community.
3 Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe presents its 12th consecutive season of concerts at the Village Church Fellowship Hall. Featured performances of the 2011-2012 season include sultry
and soulful jazz singer and award-winning songwriter Anna Wilson on Friday, November 18; renowned string trio Intersection on Wednesday, January 25; musical comedy troupe The Water Coolers on Wednesday, March 21; and musical theater actress and vocalist Christiane Noll on Friday, April 13. All shows start at 7pm; doors open at 6:15pm for wine and appetizers. (communityconcertsofranchosantafe.com)
4 It’s fast becoming a Sunday morning tradition in Fairbanks Ranch, munching your way through the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market in Del Rayo Village Shopping Center. Here, you can sample fresh-made crepes, honey, hummus, gourmet tamales, sushi, artisanal breads, and barbecue. Try the Mediterranean wraps, grilled with roasted sesame seeds, kefir cheese, tomatoes, cucumbers, and mint. Wash it all down with lavender lemonade, exotic coffees, and fruity iced tea. Raquel Pena founded the market to promote sustainable farming, help local growers, and provide a community gathering place. So you’ll likely bump into neighbors as you browse stands filled with corn and cucumbers, beans and broccoli, Brussels sprouts and strawberries. There’s live music, activities for kids, and a “veggie valet,” a place to stash your finds while you shop or brunch. (858/922-5135, www.ranchosantafefarmersmarket.com)
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