SHOW YOUR ART—The Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave. in Escondido, owned and operated by the Escondido Art Association (EAA), now offers artists the opportunity to exhibit their artwork on rented wall space. Three sections, each measuring seven and a half feet wide by four feet tall, are available for rent on a monthly basis.
These three sections are located at the rear of the gallery and allow excellent display space for a solo exhibition and sale of multiple pieces of artwork. The rental period would correspond with the EAA-juried art show but would not be included in the monthly art show judging. EAA membership is not required.
To reserve your space or for more information, call the Artists Gallery at 760-489-0338 or visit the EAA website, escondidoartists.org.
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SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNEY— the 11th annual Valley Center Real Estate Professionals Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held Friday, April 17, beginning at 11 a.m. at Woods Valley Golf Club in Valley Center. Come join the fun at the 11th annual scholarship golf tourney. The event will include hole-in-one prizes, lunch, golf, dinner and a raffle. All proceeds go to scholarships.
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COFFEE AND CONVERSATION— The Friends of the Valley Center Library invite you to the next “Coffee and Conversations” free program at the Valley Center Library. Anita Noone will be discussing “Places to walk in and around Valley Center” on Saturday, February 28, at 10 a.m. The library is located at 29200 Cole Grade Road in Valley Center.
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HOME FIREARM SAFETY CLASSES—A monthly three-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of (or who already owns) a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Escondido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford. Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are provided for the class, but participants are encouraged to bring their own handgun if they already own one. The Escondido Fish and Game Association range is located at 16525 Guejito Road and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register for the class, call Jack at 760-746-2868.
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TUESDAY BOOK CLUB—Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.
The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on April 14, 2015, with a discussion of a nonfiction title, Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman, by Robert K. Massie. The selection for May 12, 2015, will be the classic Washington Square by Henry James.
All library programs are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club and National Library Month events, visit library.escondido.org or contact Neva Robinson at 760-839- 4214 or email@example.com.
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VALLEY CENTER ART ASSOCIATION— The VC Library recently offered the VC Art Association the opportunity to hang art in the Community Room. In addition, the Woods Valley Golf Course has agreed to allow the association to hold a monthly art sale at its clubhouse. The association held a sale last month and is planning one for February 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The association plans to hold a sale each month.
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EASTER EGG HUNT—Bates Nut Farm will be the scene of Valley Center’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, March 28. The day begins with crafts, live animals and games from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Doughnuts will be for sale. The hunt itself begins at 11 a.m.