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Home firearm safety/ basic handgun class
A monthly 3 hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun. The class is offered Sunday, July 8 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 @ 760-746-2868.

Summer art camp for kids ages 5 – 12
The Escondido Art Association will be running a Summer Art Camp for Kids ages 5 – 12 at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave., downtown Escondido, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 10:00 a.m. till 12:00 noon through July 28 (no session July 3). Fourteen sessions will be held at a cost of $10.00 per session.
Instructors are Escondido Art Association members who will cover a variety of subject matter to appeal to all students and ages. All art materials will be supplied by the EAA and there will be s student art exhibit in the gallery during the month of August. Eight students per session will be accepted and sign-up will be on a first-come first-served basis. Parents will be asked to sign a liability form. For sign up, please contact Gallery Director Nancy Sommers , Phone (760) 884-6109 or visit the EAA website www.escondidoartist.weebly.com for more info.

Adult Graphic Novel Club to meet
San Diego Comic Con Adult Graphic Novel Club meets Monday, June 18, 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Room of the Escondido Library. Membership in this group is limited to 20 and determined by an application process. This month’s graphic novel selection is “Sex Criminals Vol. 1: One Weird Trick” by Matt Fraction. If you attend, don’t forget to log this event for the library’s Summer Reading Challenge. It’s worth three raffle entries.
www.escondidolibrary./summer

Hometown Hero Charity Competition
Hometown Hero Charity Competition will be held Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at CrossFit Iconic – 237 E. Valley Pkwy. Escondido.
The Escondido Police CARE Foundation, in conjunction with CrossFit Iconic, will be holding a charity fitness competition to benefit the CARE Foundation. This non-profit foundation’s purpose is to financially assist Escondido Police Officers and their families in the event of a personal or work related tragedy.
This is partner style fitness competition. Two person, same sex teams.
4 divisions: Kids (8-12 years old,) Scaled, Intermediate, and Advanced – Whether you are a beginner, have workout experience, or fall somewhere in between they have a division for you! Remember this is all for charity and organizers want everyone who is interested to be able to participate.
Cost is $150 per team. Kids Division ( 8yo-12yo) – $80 per team.
This is a family friendly event and spectators are welcome! Even if you are not ready to compete, come out and cheer these teams on as we raise money for a great cause. We will have food for sale, a raffle, and fun fitness related contests for all ages.
Proceeds made from this event will benefit to the CARE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation. Please come out and support our local heroes!!
For updates and the most current information on this event you can also follow CrossFit Iconic on Facebook and/or Instagram @crossfit_iconic
Follow the links below to register now!
Visit crossfiticonic.com/hometown-hero-charity-competition/ to sign up.

Escondido man to host luncheon for homeless
Daniel Calderon, an Escondido resident, is hosting a luncheon to provide hot meals for the homeless community this Friday, June 15, noon- 2 p.m. United Methodist Church and Papa John’s San Diego have teamed up to support Calderon with his initiative to feed the homeless in Escondido. Daniel and volunteers will be giving out hot food, water bottles, and other donations.
The luncheon will occur at the Parking Lot Adjacent to the United Methodist Church (3rd and Kalmia) 341 S. Kalmia Street
This initiative all started when Calderon a manager at the Papa John’s Escondido Blvd. store placed a collection jar on the counter to help fundraise to feed the for homeless at the Escondido Library. He asked employees and customers make donations for pizzas, and with the help of his employer, Papa John’s was able to launch the first luncheon with United Methodist Church last month. The success of the event has led to Daniel & Papa John’s pledging to continue this initiative monthly.

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