photos by Spark Photography

Rockin’ At the Fair

The15th Annual Scripps Ranch Community Fair is just around the corner, and the 92131 community couldn’t be more excited. With over 100 exhibitors, musical performances, and entertainment for attendees of all ages, the Fair is a great way to celebrate living in Scripps Ranch. Food trucks, beer and wine gardens, a Kids’ Zone, and the return of “Green Street” all add to the exciting environment that the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) has created for families and friends to enjoy on May 18. Clear your calendar, and get ready for another fun Sunday at the Scripps Ranch Community Park!

A Message from Jan McGinn, SRCA Community Fair Chair

You’re Invited to the 15th Annual Scripps Ranch Community Fair!

Come and enjoy an entertaining day at the Fair as we celebrate what makes Scripps Ranch the wonderful neighborhood in which we live – parks, hiking trails, schools, youth activities, community/service groups, talented performers, and local businesses.

As the second largest event in our community (after the 4th of July Parade and Festivities), the Fair brings residents together for a fun-filled, family event conveniently located at the Scripps Ranch Community Park. While you wander through the booths of community groups, businesses and vendors showcasing their services, products and crafts, you’ll discover valuable information, the perfect gift, an item that’s just right for you, or a new service provider. Admission is free and proceeds help fund the valuable community services provided by the nonprofit SRCA.

Besides wandering through the booths, you’ll have plenty to do at the Fair – sampling delicious food at the Food Truck Court, enjoying a drink at the Wine & Beer Garden, listening to talented performers onstage, joining in with Rob the DJ’s antics, and watching kids have fun in the Kids’ Zone and as they experience hands-on activities throughout the Fair. Then join us for the free concert that evening as Breez’n returns for another rockin’ performance.

This year we have two special performers – The Opera Singing Chef and Richard Lederer (children’s author). Chef Elizabeth will delight you with her unique style of music and cooking demonstration. Richard will host a storytelling of his brand new kid’s book Monsters Unchained!.

Are you interested in greener living, water conservation, energy efficiency, gardening tips, and the great outdoors? Drop by Green Street and talk to the knowledgeable community groups and businesses who are ready to answer your questions. Would you like to reduce your electrical bill? TechniArt will have energy efficient LED light bulbs on sale for a remarkably low price.

As you can see, we’ll have plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy the day. See you at the Fair!

Jan McGinn
SRCA Community Fair Chair


Fair_3Name of Event: 15th Annual Scripps Ranch Community Fair
Date: Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time: 12 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Scripps Ranch Community Park
Event Schedule:
12 – 5 p.m. Booths, activities, community performers
12 – 6:30 p.m. Food Court
12 – 7:30 p.m. Kids’ Zone
2 – 7 p.m. Wine & Beer Garden
6 – 7:30 p.m. Breez’n Free Concert



Fair_2SRCA Community Fair Chair: Jan McGinn
Phone Number: 858-337-6344
Twitter: @SRCivic (#SRCAFair)
Facebook: SRCA Community Fair




Explore the Fair and Special Presentations

With over 100 exhibitors, featuring a variety of household services and products, clothes, accessories, crafts, specialty food, outdoor activities, and local community groups,
everyone will find something to buy, try, and learn. Plus…

TechniArt will be selling LED 3-packs for $10 each (a $60 value subsidized by SDG&E) on Green Street. Come early to purchase yours and replace those old bulbs with energy-saving LEDs.
In addition to the talented on-stage performers, the SRCA is pleased to present these special performers:

Chef Elizabeth of Elizabeth’s Kitchen is The Opera-Singing Chef, blending her culinary abilities, music, and stories to entertain audiences with her slightly slanted approach to the world of opera. Stop by her booth at 2 p.m. for an engaging presentation of music and cooking.

Richard Lederer, Scripps Ranch resident, will debut his brand new children’s book Monsters Unchained! on stage at 12:30 p.m. Dr. Lederer is the language columnist and history quizmaster for the U-T. He’ll be at his booth in the Kids’ Zone throughout the Fair for additional readings.

The SRCA Works for Scripps Ranch

The Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) hosts the annual Community Fair and also helps to connect the people, resources and funding needed to enhance and maintain our vibrant Scripps Ranch community. By joining the SRCA and/or volunteering, you help deliver the interactive communications, activities, programs, civic participation, and neighborly support that 92131 has come to appreciate. Join the nonprofit SRCA today at

In addition to the free monthly SRCA Newsletter (delivered to your door by volunteers), there are many ways you can join the Scripps Ranch conversation: favorite their website, like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or sign-up for email blasts. Visit “Stay Connected!” on their homepage to select what works for you at

Music and Merriment On Stage

Rob the DJ takes the center stage for all-day interactive fun. Drop by and relax in the comfortable patio furniture provided by Jerome’s as you watch these talented local performers on stage:

Fair_Group12 p.m. Rob the DJ (on stage all day)
12:30 p.m. Richard Lederer (Children’s Author)
1 p.m. Muse Academy of Music
1:30 p.m. JING Chinese Martial Arts
2 p.m. Chamber Bravura
2 p.m. The Singing Opera Chef (at her booth)
2:30 p.m. Chelsey Chavez
3 p.m. Isabella Phias
3:30 p.m. Academy of the Martial Arts
4 p.m. Almost Grounded
4:30 p.m. The Outcome
5 p.m. Recognitions
5:30 p.m. United Studios of Self Defense
6 – 7:30 p.m. Breez’n Free Concert


Bring your blankets and beach chairs and enjoy dinner, drinks and the Breez’n free concert!

Visit the SRCA Welcome Booth

As your first stop into the Fair, drop by our Welcome Booth to meet your neighbors and learn more about our community, the SRCA and how you can stay connected.

Have you thought much about your emergency response and disaster preparedness plans? The SRCA would like to help you with that through their partnership with the Red Cross and their Prepare San Diego program.

Meet your local Scripps Ranch representative at the Welcome Booth to gather information on the steps you can take to help your family plan for the unexpected.

Play in the Kids’ Zone

Fair_4Entertainment abounds in the Kids’ Zone, with carnival rides, inflatables, games, face painting, balloon art, and crafts, much of it all day long from 12 to 7:30 p.m. While you’re there,
sample the classic Fair food and kettle corn.

The fun extends beyond the Kids’ Zone to Green Street and throughout the Fair as other exhibitors provide games and hands-on activities for kids of all ages. Together you can learn about the environment, local happenings, and more. Check out some of the activities planned:

Family Adventures in Nature – Nature-based activities
Local Fire Station # 37 – Fire truck on display
Muse Academy of Music – Make paper drums and try out musical instruments
Outpost Summer Camps – Arts & Crafts
RSVP – Fingerprinting and a new police car on display
San Diego Humane Society – Hug an adoptable pet
Scripps Ranch Theatre – Take photos with props and costumes
Sustainable Scripps Ranch – Build a succulent mini-garden

Green Street Returns

Organized by Sustainable Scripps Ranch (SSR), Green Street features over twenty local nonprofits and organizations showcasing and sharing their green knowledge, products, and services. Here are highlights to get the most out of your visit through Green Street:

Drop by Sustainable Scripps Ranch (SSR) to make a free succulent mini-garden to take home. Everyone from preschoolers to grandparents enjoys this project.

Bring the kids to Family Adventures in Nature (the FAN Club) for a fun family activity.

Visit ASI Heating, Air, and Solar to learn about Federally-subsidized programs to make your house more healthy, comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient.

Gain inspiration and knowledge for a more sustainable lifestyle from San Diego Environmental Outreach for recycling info and updates, and more.

MTS will present exciting news about the Bus Rapid Transit coming to the area.

If you’re already an edible gardener or want to get started, check out Urban Homesteaders, AgPals, San Diego Master Gardeners, San Diego Horticultural Society, and California Native Plant Society. Learn about Kellogg’s all-organic garden products.

Not a gardener, but enjoy fresh food? Sign-up with Farm Fresh to You
and receive locally grown fruits and vegetables delivered right to your door.

Just for fun, watch the Solar Cooking Club demonstrate their easy-to-make solar cookers.

Do you want suggestions for great hikes, picnic areas, and natural viewing areas near Scripps Ranch? Talk with knowledgeable docents and rangers from the Goodan Ranch, San Dieguito River Parks, and Peñasquitos Canyon. And find out about all the new trails in your own backyard as a part of Mission Trails Regional Park.

Catch up on your conservation knowledge with Think Blue, the San Diego Water Authority, and the Water Purification Demonstration Facility.

The mission of Sustainable Scripps Ranch is to create a sustainable lifestyle and community through education, advocacy, and application of sustainable practices, such as energy, water, and environmental conservation. Interested in greener living? Visit SSR at


Green Street

ASI Hastings Heating, Air & Solar
California Native Plant Society
City of San Diego Public Utilities (Wastewater)
City of San Diego Public Utilities (Water Conservation)
Family Adventures in Nature
Farm Fresh to You
Friends of Goodan Ranch
Friends of Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve
Girl Scout Troop 8703 (Water Conservation)
Kellogg Garden Products
Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Diego County Office of Education (Recycling)
San Diego Horticultural Society
San Diego Master Gardeners
San Diego Solar Cooking Meetup Group
San Diego Urban Homesteaders
San Dieguito River Park
Sustainable Scripps Ranch
The Opera Singing Chef
The San Diego Community Garden Network
Think Blue
Water Conservation Garden


Art With Larisse
Assemblyman Brian Maienschein
California Coast Credit Union
Camp Fire San Diego County
Chiropractic Specialty Group
Congressman Scott Peters
Councilman Mark Kersey
Fire Truck
Friends of the Library
Gilmore Orthodontics
Girl Scout Troop 8007 (Shelter Animals)
Girl Scout Troop 8213 (Healthy Eating)
Girl Scout Troop 8461
(Gun Safety & Locks)
Ing Bling Jewelry Truck
Innovations Academy
Jellybear Jelly Company
Jerabek Elementary School
Jing Institute, LLC
Kinderhouse Montessori School
Marrokal Design & Remodeling
Mayan Magic
Miramar Chiropractic
Miramar College
Muse Academy of Music
North County Soccer Park
Outpost Summer Camps
Prepare San Diego (Welcome Booth)
Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy
Rady Childrens’ Hospital Auxiliary
Rancho Family YMA
Relay for Life
Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP)
Richard Lederer
(Children’s Author & more)
Rotary Club of Poway/Scripps Ranch & Shelter Boxes
San Diego Big Brothers
San Diego Humane Society (& Adoptable Pets)
Scripps Mesa Fireworks
Scripps Pediatric Dentistry
Scripps Ranch Community Response Team (CERT)
Scripps Ranch Neighborhood Watch
Scripps Ranch Recreation Center
Scripps Ranch Theatre (SRT)
Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (SRWAC)
Scripps Ranch Women’s Networking Group
Scripps Rock Dental
Scripps Teasers Toastmasters
Silver Age Yoga
Sport Clips
SRCA Welcome Booth
StopShopRoll Clothing Truck
Take Shape For Life / Medifast
The Animal Keeper
The Opera Singing Chef Elizabeth
Thirty One Gifts
UC San Diego Health System – Family Medicine
Uneeke Boutique
United Studios of Self Defense

Thank You Sponsors and Vendors

The SRCA especially wants to acknowledge their sponsors and vendors, whose financial support make the Community Fair possible.

Ruby Sponsorships:

ASI Hastings Heating, Air & Solar – Wine & Beer Garden
UC San Diego Health System-Family Medicine – Kids’ Zone
Scripps Rock Dental – Welcome Entrance
Jerome’s Furniture – Stage Area

Emerald Sponsors:

Marrokal Design & Remodeling
Muse Academy of Music
Pukka Pilates & Physical Therapy

Thank you also to the Sapphire and Topaz sponsors and vendors who are participating in the Fair.

If you are interested in reserving a booth space at the Fair contact to see if there is still space available.