Escondido, CA


Dancing with Our Stars

The California Center for the Arts, Escondido will be the scene Saturday, April 13 for the 4th annual Dancing With Our Stars fundraiser. Local community and business leaders perform in this dance competition to benefit the Center’s art education and community outreach programs serving 85,000 people annually. Tickets include an optional VIP Dinner, plus a post-show party with a DJ and dancing under the stars.

A trip back in time: April 13

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) offers a trip back in time at the San Diego Archaeological Center April 13, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. 

The whole family will participate in artifact analysis and mapping and an Archaeology Quest in the museum, with additional museum activities afterward. New exhibits will also be available to explore where participants can check out the new “Cuseum” app which offers additional information and videos.

Recommend closed-toe shoes, pants and a jacket in case of inclement weather, water and snacks. Donations gratefully accepted. This event is part of the Conservancy’s Watershed Explorers Program.

The Archeological Center is located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido, 92027. 

Questions? Contact Ana Lutz, SDRVC Education Manager,

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First annual Bags N’ Brews Cornhole Tournament planned in San Marcos

Bags N’ Brews Cornhole Tournament is coming to San Marcos on Saturday, May 4. Whether you are you a seasoned cornhole competitor, an amateur that plays for fun, or looking for a family-friendly summer activity, the City of San Marcos’s newest event will offer something for everyone.  Bags N’ Brews will feature a total prize pool of $1,500, local craft breweries, food trucks and family-friendly activities including lawn games and jump houses.

There is no charge for admission or parking.

Free art lecture

The Valley Center Art Association (VCAA) will host a free lecture/demonstration at the Valley Center Library Seminar Room Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 3 p.m.  The speaker is Bo Kim, assistant professor of art at Palomar College. The topic is “How to Get Accurate Proportions and the Basics of Tonal/Value Building in Drawing.”

 The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so please arrive early! For more information, visit our website at

Quilting Guild to meet

El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11 at QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside.  Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can. Doors open 9 a.m. Guest fee for the meeting is $10.

April speaker is Lyn Mann. Her lecture is devoted to borders and all you ever wanted to know about them. Lyn will show many quilts with pieced borders and explain how she chose and constructed them. Spacer borders will be explained so you can make any border fit any quilt. Time permitting; borders can be planned for guild members quilts. Her workshop on April 12 will be  simple directions of where to start and what to look for. There will be multiple handouts listing the basics as well as giving some important formulas and piecing instructions. This will strictly be a design class and there will be no sewing involved.

 Save the date! June 13 Silent Auction. Fabric by the pound, notions, opportunity baskets, a boutique and more!

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