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Poway mayor to speak to Escondido Republicans June 17

 The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) will hold its monthly lunchtime meeting on Monday, June 17,  featuring guest speaker Steve Vaus, Mayor of Poway.

Vaus was elected in 2012 to a four-year term on the Poway City Council and then elected to Mayor of Poway on November 4, 2014.

Vaus is now running for San Diego County Supervisor for District 2 which is the largest of the county’s five districts, encompassing 2,000 square miles. The current incumbent is Dianne Jacob, who is being termed out next year. The district includes the cities of Poway, El Cajon,

La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Santee and the eastern part of the,City of San Diego. It also includes a number of unincorporated communities and Native American reservations in East County.

This meeting will be held at the Cocina del Charro Restaurant, 890 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido.  Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. with the lunch buffet service beginning at 11:45 a.m.  The meetingwill begin promptly at noon and conclude at 1 p.m.

The cost is $15 per person.  Payment by cash or check only. Please make  your reservation by calling 760-480-8300. For more information about TERC, visit www.escondidorepublicanclub .com.

Save when you use library card

Escondido Library’s “Read Local, Shop Local” Program Adds New Partners

You can save big when you show your Escondido Public Library card at participating local businesses. Recent partner additions include Faming on Grand and Persian Cultural Center. To see the full line up of participants and the exclusive deals, follow this link:

A “Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Center

June 6, 7 p.m.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta (former queen of the Amazons). This is a production of John Paul the Great University.

 These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors (the mechanicals) who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.

Recommended for ages 8+

Tickets for $15 – Sold at the door at the California Center for the Arts. Or buy advance tickets in person at JPCatholic– 220 W Grand Ave, Escondido. Free for High School students (must RSVP to get free tickets.)

Go to for more events, dining, arts, museums, wineries, breweries, and lots of fun things to do for visitors and locals.

MAGEC in the park

MAGEC in the Park Youth Art Competition and Family Festival will be held Friday, June 7, 5 – 7 p.m.  at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido (between the Museum and Great Green)

Followed by the Patio Playhouse – Plays in the Park Preview Show around 8 p.m.

featuring performances from the Summer Season of Symphonic Broadway – A Celebration in Dance, Little Women and Wizard of Oz

AND the California Center for the Arts, Escondido’s 25th Anniversary Free Concert Show

from 7 – 10 p.m.

Off The Cuff Improv

Sat/Sun, Jun 8/9, 7 p.m.

Patio Playhouse

Few things are more satisfying than watching your ideas come to life. But let’s be honest, writing your own play or stand-up set is just too much work. And that’s the beauty of live improv — you provide the ideas, and the hilarious performers mine them for huge laughs (but you can still secretly take some of the credit if one of your ideas kills).

Off the Cuff Improv is a different show each and every time. Our shows will be labeled as either family-friendly or adult-friendly based on content.

Managing Director Deborah Zimmer conducts two groups, one adult and one youth.  Joining is easy and free; just email for more info.

Tickets: $10 each or 4 for $25

Patio Playhouse 116 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025

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Symphonic Broadway

Fri/Sat, Jun 21/22 at 8 p.m.

Kit Carson Park Amphitheater

Patio Playhouse is partnering with Visionary Dance Theatre to bring you Symphonic Broadway, A Celebration in Dance. Come enjoy these dance interpretations of symphonic music by Broadway’s biggest composers and get a sneak peek at our upcoming Plays in the Park productions of Wizard of Oz and Little Women.

(Friday) 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA

Movies In The Park

Sat, Jun 29 at 7 p.m.
Grape Day Park

For family fun this summer, come to Grape Day Park for “Movies in the Park.” Enjoy four beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park, while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. 

The fun begins at 7 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar.  Bring a blanket or low-back chairs for seating and your own food, if you wish.  The movies begin at dusk.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scheduled for Summer 2019:

“Incredibles II” – June 29

Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” – July 13

Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

“Smallfoot” – July 27

Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

Spiderman – Into the Spiderverse – August 10

Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

56th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, at 4 p.m. 

Grape Day Park & The Center’s Great Green

Join 25,000 patriotic festival-goers for Escondido’s 56th Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks.  This free community event features rockin’ live music by Anthony “Fallbrook Kid” Cullins, Rosa’s Cantina, and UPSTREAM, fabulous food trucks lined up along Broadway Avenue, a beer garden sponsored by Stone Brewing Co, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy, including inflatable activities by Wow Factor Attractions and extraordinary chalk art workshops by Cecelia Lanayao. Be sure to stop by SoCal Pro Wrestling’s ring to watch 4 different match-ups throughout the day.  Finally, the festivities will conclude with a special performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and, of course, a fireworks display starting at 9 p.m. 

The festival is free and open to the public. 

This year’s beer garden is also free entry for 21 and up only and will be located around the City Hall fountain.

No alcohol, barbecues, pop-up tents, or dogs are allowed in the park.

For updated information visit California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

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