Escondido, CA

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Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

The Rancho Bernardo monthly meeting of the North County Parkinson’s Support Group will be from 10 a.m. until Noon on October 7 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Dr. in the Parish Hall.  James Mac Donald (AARP Instructor) and Bob Francy (State Farm Auto Insurance) will present “Driver Safety for People with Parkinson’s” during the first hour. Separate breakout sessions for People with Parkinson’s and care partners will follow the presentation to discuss successes and challenges. Refreshments will be served. Free.  Call (858) 354-2498 or (760) 749-8234.

Take a hike on Daley Ranch

Monday, October 7, at 7:30 a.m.

Daley Ranch/Boulder Loop

Join the Valley Center Trails Association (VCTA) for a moderately strenuous four mile hike at Daley Ranch. The hike starts at the La Honda parking area in Daley Ranch, which is accessed from Del Norte Parkway. Bring water and wear appropriate sun protection and footwear. There is little to no shade on the trail. This lollipop trail ascends steeply at first and has a total elevation gain of 800+ feet. Allow two to three hours. The hike will be led by Trail Master Anita Noone.

Hike begins promptly. Please allow time to park and sign your waiver. Everyone is welcome and no pre-registration is required.  Heavy rain during 24 hours before hike or steady rain one hour in advance of start time cancels hike. 

Questions? Email Anita at

Valley Center Trails Assn., Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the creation of non-motorized trails and pathways in Valley Center. More info at

Vision for your City Parks

The Escondido Community Services Department will be hosting four community outreach meetings to gather input from the public on what amenities they would like to see in City parks, and where those amenities should go.

During these meetings there will be an overview of the City’s Capital Improvement Program and current projects that are being considered.

The first meeting is scheduled for October 5 at 10 a.m. at Mountain View Park.

For more information, visit: or contact Danielle Lopez at:

Get Involved in future projects

If you would like to get involved with future projects and volunteer in Escondido, visit:

North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to meet

North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary’s first meeting in September was well attended and the unit had several new ladies join the unit.  If you have a heart to serve children then check out North County Auxiliary Unit, where they work hard for all the children at Rady Children’s Hospital.    

They meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Next meeting is October 16, at St. Petra’s Serbian Orthodox located at 1854 Knob Hill Rd., in San Marcos.   A social meet and greet starts at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. and runs until about 11:30.    The group of ladies will be working hard for the December 7 event. They welcome anyone who wants to help make a difference to join.   Questions? Contact Margie at (951) 662-8002 or  

Interfaith’s Annual Meeting

Interfaith Community Services 2019 annual meeting will be  Wednesday, October 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Temple Adat Shalom, 15905 Pomerado Rd., Poway, CA 92064 RSVP to Ilona Beyer at (760) 658-0672 or via email at

Renaissance Faire

The annual Renaissance Faire in Escondido will be October 26-27 Nov. 2-3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Felicita Park, Escondido. It is produced by

Semi-annual Street Fair

The next Grand Avenue Festival will be October 20, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. with vendors, food, music, entertainment.

Quilters to meet

North County Quilters’ Association’s next meeting features Guest Speaker Jeana Nash, who will share all about the organization “Days for Girls – a Worldwide Effort” October 21, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1087 W Country Club Lane, Escondido, CA 92026.  Doors open at 5:45 p.m.  Free parking is available on-site.  Free admission for first time guests!  Regular admission is $5/meeting or $30/annual membership.

In addition to the Guest Speaker, the meeting will include the White Elephant Boutique (Open for Shoppers at 5:45 p.m.), Guild Business updates, and lots of opportunities to bring home some special goodies: mini quilt raffle, block of the month raffle, fat quarters contest, door prizes.

The Guild year is off to a great start and the group invites you to come see what it is all about.  For more information about this meeting, or the Guild in general, visit, our Facebook and Instagram pages, or email

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