1. How romantic! Tickets are still available for Mission San Juan Capistrano’s major fundraiser for the year, the Romance of the Mission. This year’s featured artist is award-winning entertainer Susan Egan. The Irvine resident is most widely known for her role as original “Belle” in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast receiving a Tony Award and Drama Desk nomination for Best Actress. The gala is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20. Individual tickets cost $350 and underwriting opportunities are still available. For more details visit www.missionsjc.com or contact Barb Beier at 949.234.1323.
3. Back to the past: Capistrano Valley Christian Schools are celebrating 40 years of educating students this year. So starting tomorrow, Fridays are becoming “Flashback Fridays” on the schools’ Facebook page, which will feature some blasts from the past. We can’t wait to wax nostalgic.
4. Apparently, this can never be said enough: A reminder from Ambuehl Elementary Principal Curt Visca … According to the California Department of Education, missing 10 percent of school during the year for any reason, especially starting in kindergarten and 1st grade, is associated with lower levels of reading, higher levels of suspension and lower academic achievement in middle and high school. Please send your child to school if he or she is healthy!
5. Patch read of the day: Pricey Cats Stolen from Russo's
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