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Cast members from the upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” opening Friday at Community Lutheran Church.
Cast members from the upcoming production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” opening Friday at Community Lutheran Church.

“Arsenic and Old Lace” opens Friday

“Arsenic And Old Lace” the timeless comedy about two elderly women who come up with a unique solution for the lonely old men they meet.

The show plays this weekend only on Friday, February 10 7 p.m., Saturday, February 11 2 & 7 p.m. and Sunday, February 12, 2 p.m. at Bailey Bee’s Theater at Community Lutheran Church, 3575 E. Valley Parkway Escondido.

For ticket Information, visit www.clcfamily.org or call 760-739-1650

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30th annual Koi show

Largest West Coast Koi Show 2017. Over 300 Koi on display in competition, from 6 inches to 3 feet long. Described as “living jewels,” Koi can live over 100 years. Learn how to build your own Koi pond and waterfall, turning your backyard into a tropical paradise (everybody can own “waterfront property.”) Vendors will be selling Koi art, Koi T-Shirts, Koi fish of all sizes, pond and pump equipment, Koi food, patio furnishings, pond and water garden design, solar power, water garden plants and free advice for your Koi Pond and/or water garden. Free admission, located in Activity Center, next to the Spring Home/Garden Show, Del Mar Fairgrounds. Fun for the whole family. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 4; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5. Fairground parking is $13.

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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses “As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner

Escondido Public Library invites readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on February 14, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “As I Lay Dying” by William Faulkner. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at library.escondido.org.

This American literary classic by 1949 Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner explores the mysterious and contradictory nature of human motives and endeavors. Is this work a tragedy or comedy, genuine or ironic, noble or ludicrous? Join the facilitated discussion to discover perspectives and share impressions with other dedicated readers. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club always

welcomes new and returning participants.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on March 14 for a group discussion of “The Nest” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney. Library programs are sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit library.escondido.org or contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836.

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Opera Exposed!

Escondido Public Library will host Opera Exposed!, San Diego Opera’s community engagement program, on, February 11, at 3 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Opera vocalists from local universities will perform selections from famous operas including “La Bohème,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “Pirates of Penzance.”

Opera Exposed! is led by Dr. Nicholas Reveles, the San Diego Opera Company’s Director of Education and Community Engagement. He recruits exceptional undergraduate singers from the University of San Diego, Point Loma Nazarene University, and San Diego State University to perform and promote the joy of opera. In between selections, Dr. Reveles shares the great stories behind operas to educate and engage the community. For more information on the 2017 San Diego Opera season, visit http://www.sdopera.org.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series runs through May 2017 and features an array of classical, jazz, and other diverse musical styles. On March 11, the 2nd Saturday Concert Series welcomes the bluegrass band Virtual Strangers. For more information about this and future performances, visit library.escondido.org/concerts, or contact Librarian David Frazee at 760- 839-4211.

The 2nd Saturday Concert Series is free, open to the public, and generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025. For more information about other Library programs and services, visit library.escondido.org.

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Temporary Parking Allowed Palomar Medical Center

To help facilitate construction of new facilities on the main campus, on street parking will be permitted temporarily along Citracado Parkway from Auto Parkway to Harveson Place for the next seven months. The hospital provides free shuttle service during normal business hours.

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