Escondido, CA

Times-Advocate Shorts



Want to thank the cops?

If you want to thank the officers of the Escondido Police Department, stop by the Escondido’s Police Depart­ment’s 33rd National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2 from 5–8 p.m. in Grape Day Park.

Law Enforcement personnel will be on hand at this free event to meet you, answer questions and provide resource information on crime prevention and safety. There also will be entertain­ment, giveaways, activities for the family and food.

The event is sponsored by the Es­condido Police Department, the Es­condido Education COMPACT and Target.

If you have any questions about this event, contact the Escondido Police Department’s Special Events Division at 760-839-4961.

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Free chipping event in Escondido August 20

In collaboration with the San Diego County Fire Safe Council, the Lake Hodges Fire Safe Council in Escon­dido is hosting its 7th annual free chip­ping day on Saturday, August 20 for Escondido residents from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2255 Felicita Rd. in Escondido (92026).

Arrive early enough that the material can be chipped before the event ends. Maximum limb diameter is 6 inches. Residents must haul their brush and tree trimmings to the site during event hours and assist in its removal from the vehicle for chipping. NO DUMP TRUCK-SIZED loads will be accept­ed, and any mechanically compacted loads will also be rejected. Material must be free of mud, rocks, roots, trash, construction wood or other non- vegetation debris and cannot be me­chanically removed from the ground by tractors or other heavy machinery.

No palm tree material, bamboo, suc­culents, poison oak, firewood logs, old, matted brush or tree stumps/roots will be accepted. For a copy of the flyer visit the Fire Safe council’s new Facebook page (Lake Hodges Fire Safe Council) or email LakeHodges­

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Golf tournament to benefit Escondido Police Athletic League

The 18th Annual Chamber Chal­lenge Golf Tournament benefiting Es­condido Police Athletic League (PAL) and Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, September 16 at the Vineyards at Escondido Golf Club. The schedule is as follows: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Putting for Prizes 1 p.m. Shotgun Start 5 p.m. No Host Bar 5:30 p.m. Awards dinner, raffle, auction

Cost is $135 / Player. $500 for a foursome. $35 for the awards dinner only.

It costs $100 to sponsor a hole. The Chamber will provide appropriate sig­nage on the course displaying your business name. You may keep your sign after the tournament. You may bring a table, chairs, and a canopy and advertise your product. A fun activity and/or give away items are encour­aged.

You may not charge for your activity without prior approval of the Chamber. You may not sell items. You may not bring in alcoholic beverages without permission of the Vineyard Golf course.

Contact the Escondido Chamber for more details by calling 760-745-2125.

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Summer Sing

Singers of the community are invited to join the Center Chorale for a fun Summer Sing at the California Center for Arts, Escondido Studio One Theater.

The Escondido Choral Arts Summer Sing will be Monday, August 22, 7 p.m. Cost is $10 at the door.

Read through some unusual and wonderful music, meet fellow musi­cians, and catch up with singers from around the county while experiencing the joy of singing together.

Featured in the Sing will be Charles Villiers Stanford’s “Songs of the Fleet,” an unusual and charming work about sailing the high seas. Other beautiful choral works include com­positions by Giovanni Gabrieli, Gia­como Antonio Perti, and a new work by Stephen Sturk, resident composer and assistant conductor of the Center Chorale.

Reservations are requested. Send an email indicating your intent to attend and how many guest singers to Or RSVP by phone 760-805 3945.

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Escondido Public Library hosts magical Harry Potter party

Escondido Public Library invites muggles, witches, and wizards of all- ages to a Magical Harry Potter Party on Thursday, August 11, from 3:30-5 p.m. This event welcomes children and families to celebrate the world of Harry Potter and the release of the new book, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”

The public is encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Harry Potter character to be wowed during a mag­ic show performed by The Amazing Dana. After the show, attendees may participate in crafts including making snitches and edible wands. There will also be thematic games, such as “Pin the Sock on Dobby,” and a very spe­cial photo booth where wizards and witches can create their own picture- perfect posters.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. All Library programs are free and open to the pub­lic and this program is sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Li­brary. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged as space and supplies may be limited.

For more information about the Mag­ical Harry Potter Party contact Adult Services Librarian, Monica Barrette, at 760-839-4836 or at mbarrette@es­ Additional information about the Library’s programs can be found at

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Valley Center Kiwanis invites Muslim speaker

The public is invited to hear Karem Elham, an American Muslim, speak at the Valley Center Kiwanis break­fast meeting at 7 a.m. on August 12 at Country Junction Deli.

He will tell the group about the cur­rent Muslim experience of living in America, during this period of fear and controversy. His message is basically that we are one people, Americans all, working for the continued success of the USA, ourselves and our children.

Elham is active with the North County Interfaith Council working in cooperation with all faiths for mutual understanding and to support commu­nity charitable endeavors. He speaks with 38 years of experience living in the U.S. Elham recently retired from working for the City of San Marcos as principal civil engineer and man­ager of the Inspection Section of the Public Works Department. This gives him more time to pursue his mission of reconciliation.

“Be informed by joining the group on August 12 with your questions for this inspirational and informative speaker,” Philip Stone of the Kiwanis told The Times-Advocate.

All are invited to attend, but be sure to RSVP Stone at 760-742-1201, 760- 519-4394 Or e-mail

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AIN’T MISBEHAVIN” the Fats Waller Musical Show, which began initially North Coast Repertory The­atre, has extended its run at the Cali­fornia Center for the Arts, Escondido for six performances from August 11- 14. Performance times: Thursday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. For tickets, call 800- 988-4253 or visit * * *

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