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Widows and Widowers support group now meeting monthly in La Jolla

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Judith Fox, award-winning fine art photographer and author will discuss her inspirational new book “One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers,” 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at White Sands’ Jack Patton Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave.

La Jolla Girl Scout Troop’s rummage sale on Feb. 8 will benefit Room to Read

Josie Ballard, Katie Couris, Kylie Malcolm and Madeline Perreault are eighth-graders at Muirlands Middle School and members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3329. Courtesy

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3329 will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. to raise funds for Room to Read. The nonprofit organization helps girls in developing countries receive an education, and promotes literacy by building libraries and publishing children’s books in their native languages.

Rebecca Fox’s goal is to inspire women to dignity, beauty, faith

Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox is editor and founder of the online “Eve’s Crown Magazine.” She lives and works in La Jolla. After graduating from Barnard College at Columbia University, Fox worked in public relations and finance in New York City. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18, she struggled with mental illness and substance abuse for a number of years.

Chamber music fans take pleasure in Sunday Musicale at La Jolla’s Darlington House

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San Diego Symphony members Mary Barranger on piano and Eddie Stein on violin, were the featured performers at a Sunday Musicale on Jan. 26 presented at the Darlington House in La Jolla to benefit the Social Service League’s housing program for seniors.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

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Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

La Jollan hopes to replace Scripps Park restroom, needs help

Jafar Farnham with a plaque from Phyllis Minick (right) thanking him for his $35,000 contribution to the Children’s Pool Walk beautification project. Ashley Mackin

Judy Adams Halter, inspired by the efforts of La Jolla Shores resident Mary Coakley- Munk and her improvements to the Kellogg Park north comfort station, announced that she wants to replace the dilapidated restroom at Scripps Park in like manner.

La Jolla’s Dr. Kelly Parsons pens a thriller set in a hospital

Dr. Kelly Parsons

Author and surgeon Kelly Parsons grew up in La Jolla and graduated from The Bishop’s School. He obtained his B.A. degree in History from Stanford and his M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. After completing his medical training at Johns Hopkins, he joined the faculty at UC San Diego Medical School and The Moores UCSD Comprehensive Cancer Center, where he is currently an associate professor of surgery.

Volunteers sought to survey La Jolla Marine Protected Areas

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San Diego CoastKeeper and Wildcoast are teaming up to host a Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch volunteer program on Feb. 8 in La Jolla.

Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveils sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) work in La Jolla

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Moonglow Design Art Gallery unveiled sculptor Lorenzo Foncerrada’s latest (and wildest) effort “Big Loie,” which debuted Jan. 25 during a reception at the gallery, 5763 La Jolla Blvd. in Bird Rock. The larger-than-life statue is a fitting tribute to American dancer Loie Fuller, who took 1890s Paris by storm. A modern dance pioneer, Fuller often used grand silks and light effects in performances to dramatize her movements. The artist is asking $10,000 for the work; motorists and pedestrians can enjoy it for free until it’s sold.

Las Patronas distributes $400,000 at beneficiaries’ lunch in La Jolla

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The La Jolla-based philanthropy organization Las Patronas held a luncheon at the La Jolla Beach & Tennic Club on Jan. 22 to present the $400,000 it raised (mostly through the annual Jewel Ball) to pre-selected beneficiaries.

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