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Rancho Days: The fun calendar ahead

RANCHO SANTA FE — The activities have just begun for Rancho Days in RSF and there’s more to look forward to as the days move forward.

As Oct. 3 marked the annual Rancho Days kick-off, with the Rotary Fall Festival, there are many more festive anticipations up until the celebrations wind down Oct. 12.

Looking ahead, Shannon Mountain of the Rancho Santa Fe Association, offered some fun venues coming up on the Ranch Days calendar.

On Oct. 6, Delicias is opening its sports enthusiast’s doors in the Village. “This is the first time that they’ve done a Monday night football event,” Mountain said, adding how they’ll be serving up complimentary pizza and appetizers. “It’s an evening event that’s down in the Village to bring our community together.”

The following morning, on Tuesday, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation welcomes everyone for its French Crepes and Coffee up until 10 a.m. Mountain calls this morning event a fun one.

“They have a French crepe maker come in and sets up her crepe making stand,” she said, adding how it will take place at the Country Friends patio. “So lots of kids from the school stop by with their moms and people before they go into the office, to get a crepe.”

Another event not to be missed on Tuesday is Petals & Prose, a flower show at the Garden Club.

Afterward, guests can walk across the street for the library’s open house with light appetizers and refreshments up until 6:30 pm.

Mountain shared on Oct. 8 is the RSF Association’s Taco Fest during lunchtime hours.   “Cash on Demand,” a western band will be playing live music.

“Following our Taco Fest, The Country Friends does a dessert out on their patio. So you can just walk from the Association over there and get desserts,” she said.

Mountain went on to say on that very same afternoon, at 4:40 pm, the trails committee for the Association is doing a trail walk. Everyone is meeting in the upper parking lot of the Golf Club. Two different hikes are offered for specific levels and skills.

On the Rancho Days roster of events, the Inn is going to have wine tasting beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 9, and Oct.10; The RSF Senior Center is hosting “Strings in the Garden” from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Also on Friday, the RSF Community center is hosting a Kids’ Night Out childcare evening for K-5th graders which links with Neighbor Night.

“You can drop your kids off at the Community Center, and they have some activities there to keep them entertained, while you’re entertaining your neighborhood,” she said.

On Oct. 11, Mountain wants people to know of the Rancho Days Tennis Mixer, and at 4:30 p.m., the RSF Historical Society will open its doors for its soiree, Fandango.

The following morning, the RSF Fire Department will be serving up its Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 1.

Following the pancake breakfast, is Fiesta De Osuna Adobe where guests can tour and learn the history of this property between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A luncheon will also take place along with entertainment by Los Californios.

At 1 p.m., Mountain said, the Osuna Ranch will sponsor their Apple Dunking Contest.

“The kids really like the apple dunking with the horses,” she said.

For Mountain, Rancho Days shows such strong principles of unity and working together to ensure the betterment of Rancho Santa Fe.

It’s also a time for neighbors to get together, enjoy their community, and learn more about it.

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