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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, November 4, 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 Rd. & Lake Wohlford Road. The cost is $60. To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open Two Saturdays in October

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Pkwy) will be open to the public this Saturday, October 13, and Saturday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002.) Inspired by California’s mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular “snake wall” and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle’s later work.

EAA Annual Garage Sale


The Escondido Art Association, an all-volunteer non-profit organization promoting the arts in North County San Diego, will be holding its annual garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 26, 27 & 28.  Hours of operation are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. –noon on Sunday.  The sale, to be held at the Segel residence, 1638 Jose Lane, Escondido, will feature a wide variety of items including gently used adult and children’s clothing, jewelry, household items, furniture, artwork and art supplies, CD/DVD’s, toys, books and miscellaneous items. 

The Association welcomes support of its fundraising goal by attendance at the garage sale or by your contribution of no longer wanted items.  Arrangements can be made for pick-up of donations by calling Byron Marler at 760 639-9186. Tax deductible monetary donations to the Escondido Art Association are always welcome to help support our mission of promoting the arts in North County San Diego.   Membership enrollment is ongoing and open to all artists.  More information can be obtained by visiting

Upcoming Chamber events

Ribbon Cutting

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting for Ahi Poki Friday, October 12, 

11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Ahi Poki is located at 1268-A Auto Pkwy.

Candidate Forum

The Chamber will hold the 2018 Escondido Candidate Forum Tuesday, October 16, 

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at the California Center for the Arts – Escondido, Salon 1, 340 N. Escondido Blvd, Escondido.

Street Faire

The Grand Avenue Festival & Street Faire will be Sunday, October 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Retired Teachers Association

The California Retired Teachers’ Association (Cal-RTA) is presenting a free pre-retirement event for working teachers and administrators on Monday, October 22, 4-6 p.m. at North County Regional Education Center 255 Pico Avenue, San Marcos.

Whether your retirement is in the distant future or just around the corner, this event is designed to provide the information you need from the experts as you prepare for this important transition.  A computer lab will be available from 6-7 p.m. for attendees to practice their CalSTRS calculations.

RSVP to Kathy O’Leary at

For CalRTA information, please visit: or

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