Escondido, CA

Times-Advocate Shorts



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:

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 at­gram.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.

Adult Summer Crafts: Watercolor Painting is free and open to the pub­lic. For more information about fu­ture summer events and other Library programs, visit or contact Cecy Rayphole, Senior Li­brary Associate, at 760-839-4289 or at Escon­dido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in downtown Escon­dido.

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