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Poway Veterans Honored with a Free Lunch

Volunteers prepare and serve a barbecue lunch for area veterans.

This past Thursday, the Poway Senior Center opened its main dining room to honor local veterans of World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. The Center’s Nutrition Manager Paul Boston, who is retired Navy and current commander of the Lakeside VFW, and his staff prepared a delicious barbecue brisket lunch. The Rotary Club of Poway provided the food supplies and helped prep and serve the meal. Everyone seemed to enjoy catching up and sharing memories.

MOVEMBER!

No, I didn’t misspell it. Movember is an annual event when thousands of men in the United States and around the world begin November clean-shaven and over the course of the month groom, trim and wax their way to a new “mo” (mustache). It is done in support of men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives. The Mo Bros, as they are known, spend the month as walking and talking billboards to raise awareness and funds for the cause. Money raised directly benefits programs run by Movember and its partners the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LiveStrong Foundation.

This year, the Poway Sushi Lounge, along with its Encinitas location, is joining the Movember movement. Each male staff member will be growing a Mo in support, and the lounge will feature a special Movember sushi roll. A dollar from each Movember roll sold will go to the cause. They have created a special web page where you can sign up to participate and get more information. Poway Sushi Lounge is located at 13132 Poway Rd.

UCSD THANKSGIVING EXCHANGE

For the second year, international students attending UCSD will be treated to Thanksgiving dinner with host families across the San Diego region. It’s part of the Thanksgiving Exchange Program, sponsored by the campus’ International Center. So far, 24 families have signed up to host 73 students who are participating in the program. More families are welcome to sign up before the Nov. 15 deadline. Families can host as many students as they like, have them just for dinner or let them participate in the preparation. What a great way to learn about and expose your children to other cultures while you give back.

To be a host, send an email to iprograms@ucsd.edu. Include your name, the number of students you’re willing to host and whether you can provide transportation. For more information visit the program’s website.

BACKYARD PRODUCE

We’re coming up on the third Thursday of November and that means it’s time to donate more of your backyard produce. Don’t let it rot. Local families need your fruits and vegetables for their Thanksgiving table. Bring your donations to the Connection Church, 14047 Twin Peaks Rd. Thursday between 8:30am and 2:00pm. Call (858) 485-5449 for details.

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