Escondido, CA

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“Chip in for Jim” to be held August 19

A fundraiser to help a local man af­flicted with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s dis­ease) will be held August 19 at Woods Valley Golf Course in Valley Center.

The 2nd annual “Chip in for Jim” golf tournament will benefit Jim Mc­Farland a longtime area resident. Last year’s fundraiser, which was also held in August, was successful, sold out in fact, and the organizers are hoping to replicate that success.

Visit the website at www.HelpJim­Win for more information, to register, and to view photos from last year’s event. You can register for the event online. There are opportunities for sponsorships and to give away priz­es. Or email

The Family and Friends of Jim Mc­Farland. Tax ID Information: Valley Center Community Aid Group (VC­CAG) Tax ID #26-4653266.

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Queen Califia’s Magical Circle opens with new weekday hours

Beginning on August 9, Queen Cali­fia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, weather permitting.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle will continue to be open on Second Satur­days from 9 a.m. until noon with do­cents on site to provide information and answer questions. “The City is excited to be able to add regular weekday hours for the community to explore and enjoy this unique and interactive sculpture garden,” said Jay Petrek, assistant city manager.

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.

Additional information is available at 760-839-4000 or

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Bird Club meeting planned for Sept. 3

North County Aviculturists Pet Bird Owners and Breeders will meet

Saturday September 3 7p.m. at Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista

Program: Birds plus An Incredible Bear Attack Survival Story. Speaker is Johan Otter. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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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.

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

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Summer Sing

Singers 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.

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. 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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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. The 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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