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Escondido 4-H Club is Recruiting New Members
The first meeting of the Escondido 4-H Club is tonight, Thursday, September 9, starting at 6:30pm, at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce building. The Club is recruiting new members. Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month. All youth from age 9 to 18 are welcome to join.
4-H helps young people reach their full potential as competent, confident leaders of character who contribute and are connected to their communities. The youth design and participate in programs and activities and learn by doing. There are various projects in which to be involved, including home arts, dog obedience, small animals such as rabbits, calves, and poultry, sewing, swine, woodworking, gardening, arts/crafts, photography, outdoor education, community pride, and communication. For more information, contact Kara at 760.458.6839.
Concerts in Oceanside Free to Military Families
Sept 15 & 22 Oceanside's non-profit Sunshine Brooks Theatre will host on its stage two concerts from local musicians at 7pm, Wednesday, September 15 and 22, at 217 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside. The popular family-friendly series features original works from single performers and bands from North San Diego County, who are not yet signed with recording labels, but do seek self-expression on the local music scene. Tickets are $5/person at the door; free to military families. Call 760.529.9140, or visit the web site at
for more information. The Sunshine Brooks Music Series takes place on the 3rd and 4th Wednesdays of every month, and is described on its MySpace page, www.myspace.com/sunshinebrooksmusicseries.
Police Department to Hold Citizen Awareness Academy
Escondido Residents are invited to participate in the Escondido Police Department's Citizen Awareness Academy. It will be held in the Community Room at the new Police and Fire Headquarters. This will be a free, fun and informative 8-week class designed to educate the public regarding law enforcement procedures, basic law fundamentals, various police services, and community outreach.
Classes will start on Wednesday, September 15, and held every Wednesday from 5:30pm-8pm, through November 3rd. Space is limited to 25 students. For an application, visit the web site at: www.ci.escondido.ca.us/police/forms. For additional information contact Leticia Garduno at 760.839.4725.
The GFWC Contemporary Women of North County (CWONC), a local women's volunteer organization and social club, will hold its next meeting on Monday, September 13, at 6:15pm at the Wood House in Woodland Park, 1149 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. If you are interested in joining the club or finding out more about CWONC, attend the meeting or visit the web site at www.cwonc.org. Guests and new members are always welcome.
The group participated in some fun summer activities, including the Relay for Life event in Carlsbad, raising over $800 in donations for the American Cancer Society and walking over 275 laps around the Magnolia Middle School track. The club also held a fundraiser at Pat & Oscar's in San Marcos and raised over $200 for its senior scholarship program.
Children's Hospital Auxiliary, North County Unit, to Meet
The North County Women's Auxiliary for Rady Children's Hospital extends an invitation to join their group of women from all over North County and outlying areas. They are looking for new members who are willing to donate time and talents to help raise funds for Rady Children's Hospital that benefits children throughout San Diego County. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, September 15, at 9:30am at the First United Methodist Church, 341 Kalmia St., Escondido. For information, contact Danette at 760.749.0333 or Margie at
Republican Women Announce Meeting
The Rancho Bernardo Republican Women will meet at 12noon on Friday, September 17, at Stoneridge Country Club, Poway. Speakers will be Tom Mitchell, California Republican Party, speaking for Meg Whitman, and Christy Guerin, District Director speaking for Brian Bilbray. Cost for lunch is $25/person. Call for reservations to 858.673.1409.
Heroes Needed at Felicita Elementary
Reading is essential to academic success. Felicita Elementary School is looking for volunteers willing to spend 1 1/2 hours weekly to help children become independent and confident readers. Senior adults, parents, business partners, service club members, and the community are encouraged to share their love of reading. No experience is necessary, only a love of children and a desire to help them read. Training and ongoing support is provided. For more information call Lorene Joosten at Felicita Elementary School, 760.432.2444, or email Ljoosten@eusd4kids.org.
OASIS Day Trip to Orange County Theatre
If you love comedy then you should join OASIS Travel on Saturday, September 18, to the beautiful Orange County Theatre for the outrageously funny Mel Brooks classic “Young Frankenstein.” You’ll have a monstrously good time at this spectacular new production with a sensational cast. In addition, you’ll be treated to a behind the scenes docent-led theatre tour in the morning. Lunch is on your own at the South Coast Plaza Shopping Centre prior to the afternoon matinee performance. Tour price of $73.00 includes transportation, docent tour, theatre tickets, driver’s tip and coach refreshments. Pick up is either Escondido Transit Centre, 500 W. Valley Parkway at 8:45am, returning at 5:00pm; or the Ed Brown Senior Centre, 18402 W. Bernardo Dr. At 8:15am, returning 5:30pm. Call OASIS Travel at 760.670.5538 or 760.690.2629 to sign up for this fun day.
University Women's Meeting Announced
The American Association of University Women, Escondido/San Marcos Branch, will meet on Saturday, September 18, at 10am, at the Escondido Country Club, 1800 Country Club Lane. C. J. Conrad, lecturer and musician, will speak about his work with autistic children, and will conduct a guitar sing-a-long. Cost for the Buffet lunch is $16/person. For reservations, call Sandra at 760.739.0710, by Wednesday, September 15.
"Russians Are Coming...With Peace!" Free Concert Promoting Peace
The non-profit operating Sunshine Brooks Theatre, in collaboration with Oceanside-based church, Choose Life, will present a concert of Russian music, at 3pm, Saturday, September 11, at 217 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside. This concert is free of charge. Musicians from Sacramento to San Diego will perform Russian religious and old folk songs promoting peace and spirituality. Ukrainian music also will be part of the program. Parking at the Civic Center behind the library. Call 760.419.3897, for more information, or visit the web site at www.sunshinebrookstheatre.org.
Methodist Church to Present Concert
The First United Methodist Church of Escondido will present a Music Series concert on Sunday, September 19, at 3:30pm in the church Sanctuary, located at 341 So. Kalmia St., Escondido. The featured artists will be the Holly Hofmann/Mike Wofford Jazz Quartet, joined by Duncan Moore and Rob Thorsen. Holly is an internationally known jazz flutist and her husband Mike as pianist and arranger.
This concert is open to the public and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists. A free-will offering will be collected. For directions or other information, call 760.745.5100 during office hours Monday through Thursdays.
Fashion Show of Blouses Scheduled for Christian Women’s Club Meeting
"Today's Fashions" is the theme of the San Marcos-Vista Christian Women's Club luncheon scheduled for Monday, September 20, at 11:30am at the Lake San Marcos Country Club, 1750 San Pablo Drive, San Marcos.
The speaker will be Ella Mac Rawlings, "A Classy Lady" from Cathedral City; a published poet who will share "How worldly treasures are here today and gone tomorrow." "Cuddle up" will be a fashionable show of beautiful blouses that can be worn for any occasion, and will be presented by Reitta Stanley from Poway. Entertainment will be some special "on the runway" music by Anita Shaw of San Marcos.
Guests are welcome. Cost is $16 inclusive for the luncheon. All ladies are invited and encouraged to make reservations by Thursday, September 16. The luncheon is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries/Christian Women's Club. For information, check the web site at www.stonecroft.org. For reservations, call Donna at 760.432.0772 or Sandy at 760.598.7848.
Oceanside Quarterly Magazine Available Online
The Oceanside Magazine is now available exclusively online at www.oceansidemagazine.com. Please check out the Fall edition which is packed with useful articles and information; more photos, more details, more fun! Engage in your community with the community magazine.
Senior Service Council Offers Support Groups
The Escondido Senior Service Council has a free Arthritis and Osteoporosis support group meeting from 10am-11:30am on Monday, September 20, in the Dorothy Boeger Building, 728 No. Broadway, Escondido. The meeting is designed for those of any age whose lives are affected by either or both of these diseases, and is sponsored by Palomar Pomerado Health.
The Council also has a free Respiratory Support Group for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. This group meets from 1pm-3pm on Wednesday, September 15, and is sponsored by the American Lung Association.
No reservations are required. Call 760.480.0611 for information on either program.
September Art Demo to Feature Char Cee Colosia
The Lake San Marcos Art League will have Char Cee Colosia for their meeting on Monday, September 20, from 1:30-3:30pm at the Pavillion in Lake San Marcos, 1105 La Bonita Drive. Over the past 40 years, Char Cee has studied with many prominent artists in her native Southern California, Mexico and abroad, and has blended combinations of styles into her own unique form of expression. She has explored various art forms. She is president of the Vista Art Foundation. Her demo will be in oil. Visitors are welcome for a $3/fee. For information, call 760.727.9421 or 760.591.9666.
It's "Happy Hour" at the Farmers' Market in Carlsbad
Starting September 15, from 4-5pm, during the last hour of the Farmers' Market every market day on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Carlsbad Village Farmers' Market will have a Happy Hour, with half-off specials and special fruit drinks. The market is a year-round, rain or shine, market and runs from 1-5pm, at 2930 Roosevelt Street parking lot between Carlsbad Village Drive and Grand Avenue.
Happy Hour specials include 50% off vendor selected items and 50 cent fruitini's, virgin fruit martini's. For more information, call the market manager, Christy at 760.687.6453.
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