The June 3 wine and craft beer tasting event at Cruisin’ Grand had the highest attendance of all of the previous city-sponsored wine tasting events. As a result, the net proceeds of $658 will be donated to the Escondido Arts Partnership .
Edgerton Foundation New Play Award Winner “The Blessing of a Broken Heart”
Adapted by Todd Salovey from Sherri Mandell’s Award Winning Book, the play “The Blessing of a Broken Heart” will play June 23, 7 p.m. at Chabad Jewish Center, 1930 Sunset Dr., Vista.
In the wake of Orlando, communities have been called on for resilience. The Blessing of a Broken Heart is a play that demonstrates the inner workings of that process.
A recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, the Los Angeles premiere of The Blessing of a Broken Heart has inspired audiences to attend more than once to experience such a touching performance.
It is a story of resilience and strength, this Los Angeles Premiere was adapted from Sherri Mandell’s National Jewish Book Award Winner by director Todd Salovey.
Lisa Robins stars as an Israeli mother who experiences a horrific tragedy and is broken hearted, but miraculously not broken. She journeys from crippling grief, to hope and healing. Reservations: JewishOceanside.com/
For information call 760-806-7765
Antiques faire returning to Valley Center
A local version of TV’s popular “Antiques Roadshow” will return to Valley Center next month sponsored by the local Historical Society.
On three previous occasions, hundreds of persons brought collectibles to the Valley Center Antiques Appraisal Faire for evaluation by appraisers who will again suggest if family heirlooms might be trash or treasure. Appraisers will be on hand at the Valley Center Library on Sunday, July 17, from noon to 4 p.m.
There is a cost of $5 per evaluation, and a limit of two items per person. All proceeds benefit the History Museum. Evaluators will volunteer their time and talent.
Treasures uncovered at past appraisal events in Valley Center included a rare commemorative Tiffany watch worth $50,000, a bronze statue valued at $50,000, a pair of Chinese lamps assessed at $25,000, and a Civil War family album with shots taken by famed photographer Matthew Brady.
For more information, contact the museum at 760-749-2993.
Escondido Cool Zone locations
The City of Escondido reminds the public that three City facilities have been designated as Cool Zone sites. These sites are air-conditioned settings where seniors and others can gather. The sites encourage people to share air conditioning during the heat of the day, lowering individual usage and helping to conserve energy for the whole community.
Escondido’s Cool Zone Sites are: • Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Avenue (760-839-4688) • Escondido Public Library, 239 Kalmia Street (760-839-4684) • East Valley Community Center 2245 East Valley Parkway (760-839-4382)
Breakfast with the mayor
The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly breakfast with the city of Escondido Mayor, Sam Abed, on Tuesday, June 28, from 7:30 a.m.–9 a.m. at the Chamber office, 720 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025.
Each month the chamber hosts a breakfast with the City of Escondido Mayor. The Chamber invites members to join us for one of the breakfasts in 2016. Members have an opportunity to hear the Mayors perspective on our city and to share their insights and experience as business leaders. Breakfast is sponsored by AT&T. This event is FREE for members only. Due to the limited space allowed for this event, members can only attend once a year.
Contact the Chamber office at 760-745-2125.
Coffee with the council
Coffee with the Council will be held Tuesday, June 28, 7:30–8:30 a.m. at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce, 720 N Broadway, Escondido.
Join the group for a casual chat with the local city council. Continental Breakfast served. This is a free event, although a reservation is required. Contact the Chamber office at 760- 745-2125.
Pick up the PACE and save energy costs
The City of Escondido is now participating in six Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs that allow commercial and residential property owners to finance 100% of their renewable energy projects through long-term, low-cost financing that is re-paid through their existing property tax bill. These six programs are:
• HERO (for residential property owners)
• Figtree (for commercial, industrial or multi-family property owners)
• California FIRST (for residential, commercial, industrial or multi-family property owners)
• Ygrene (for residential and commercial property owners)
• California Statewide Communities Development Authority (CSCDA) Open PACE (for residential owners and businesses)
• California Municipal Finance Authority (“CMFA”) Open PACE (for residential, commercial, industrial and multi-family property owners)
For more information about these programs visit the city’s website at www.escondido.org/paceprogram.aspx
Escondido Public Library Hosts Adult Summer Crafts: Watercolor Painting
Escondido Public Library invites adults to Adult Summer Crafts: Watercolor Painting on July 2, at 10:30 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. Easy crafts for adults are a fun way to relieve stress and rediscover the creative spark. Learn basic watercolor techniques through step-by-step instruction. Participants will take home their own original watercolor creation! Supplies are limited and registration is required, register at library. escondido.org/register.
Adult Summer Crafts: Watercolor Painting is free and open to the public. For more information about future summer events and other Library programs, visit library.escondido.org or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Library Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escondido.