Escondido, CA

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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.

Questions? Contact the Escondido Police Department’s Special Events Division at 760-839-4961.

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Free chipping event 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

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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 jstan­ 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@escon­ Additional information about the Library’s programs can be found at

Auditions for Night on Broadway 2016

Community Players Theatre is hold­ing auditions for their annual Night on Broadway show Sunday, August 14 (either in person or you may send a video audition as well).

For a live audition bring a Karaoke track for your song (unless you are playing your live music) and share a sample of what you are going to do for the show. They try to include every act in at least one of their shows. They limit each show to 15-20 act numbers.

Video auditions may be emailed at any time to:

All video auditions must be received no later than Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m.

Rehearsal Date: Saturday, August 27 from noon – 3 p.m. (then the first show that night)

Show Dates: Saturday, August 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, August 28 at 2 p.m.

Night on Broadway 2016 is a variety show where you can perform a song from your favorite musical. The show will be held at Bailey Bees Theater, Community Lutheran Church 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido.

If you have any questions, email di­rector/ producer Christopher Ryan at

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Fats Waller musical at CCAE

“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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Call for Artists

The Escondido Art Association, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to promote the arts in North County San Diego, invites artists of all ages, members and non-members alike, to participate in the Second Annual “Celebrate Grand Escondido” open judged 2-D art show. A total of $1,075 in prize money, as well as free entries to future shows, will be awarded in the following four categories: Watercolor; Oil/Acrylic; Photography/Digital; and, Other (mixed media, pastel, pen & ink, etc.)

This exhibition will focus on the di­versity that Escondido has to offer and all entries must adhere to the theme of promoting the pride and promise in the Grand City of Escondido to be eligible for an award. Complete in­formation and 2-page flyer/entry form can be downloaded from www.escondi­doartist. or by visiting the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Ave­nue, Escondido, phone: 760-489-0338.

Richard Stergulz, award winning figurative and portrait artist from Fall­brook will judge the competition. The show will run from October 4 – 28, at the Artists Gallery on 121 W. Grand Ave., Escondido. The exhibit will co­incide with the Grand Avenue Festival scheduled for Sunday, October 16. The Reception and Awards Ceremony, open to the public, will be held at the Art­ists Gallery. Second Saturday artwalk day, October 8, from 5 – 8 p.m. with the awards being presented at 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

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Improved Technology at Escondido Library

Escondido Public Library provides high-speed broadband Internet access via public desktop computers as well as improved wireless (Wi-Fi) service. Take advantage of this wireless on a personal device or borrow a Chrome Book laptop for use in the Library. This improvement in bandwidth provides a high-quality online experience for us­ers enabling them to fully participate in recreational, educational, and occupa­tional opportunities through increased upload/download speeds, shorter wait times, and greater availability of com­puter access.

Escondido Public Library is also a designated “cool zone” providing an air-conditioned setting for community members to gather in comfort while conserving energy use for the whole community.

For more information about programs and services offered at Escondido Pub­lic Library, contact Joanna Axelrod, Principal Librarian, at 760-839-4330 or or visit li­brary. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St. in Escondido.

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