Escondido, CA

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Safari Highlands: Is it a Done Deal?

Neysa Ely, president of the San Pasqual Valley Preservation Alliance will Speak at the August 13 meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club.

In April of 2014 the Council ap­proved a study on the feasibility of building 550 homes in the San Pasqual Valley just north of the Safari Park. In August of last year, the Council ap­proved the expense for an update of the City’s Sphere of Influence so the area for the 550 homes could be an­nexed.

Come learn what is being done to fight this assault on the beautiful San Pasqual Valley.

The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Escondido Chamber of Com­merce, 720 North Broadway. Join the group for refreshments and conversa­tion at 10 a.m.

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North County Democrats to have Masquerade Casino Night August 13

The North County Caucus of the San Diego County Democratic Party is having a Masquerade Casino Night, Saturday, August 13, 6 –10 p.m.

The evening includes a silent auc­tion, casino gaming, prizes, food sta­tions and entertainment in the Cali­fornia Center for the Arts Sculpture Garden, Escondido, all for $100 a person.

Get into the spirit by wearing your own masquerade mask. Dress is sum­mer casual.

Join North County Democratic candidates for Congress, county and state legislature, city councils, school boards, local offices and turn North County blue.

RSVP: 858-759-2620 or 858-442-6047.

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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).

Auditions are 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. You can all send in a video audition via email to

The players have two shows (Sat­urday night, August 27 from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon 2-4 p.m.). You may be cast for just one show or both.

Questions, email director/producer Christopher Ryan at

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Make magic at Escondido Public Library

Celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” at the Magical Harry Potter Party!

Thursday, August 11, 3:30–5 p.m. for all ages.

Harry Potter fans of all ages are invited to help the library celebrate “The Boy Who Lived” with a Magi­cal Harry Potter Party! Come dressed as your favorite witch or wizard to en­joy an exclusive magic show by The Amazing Dana, capture the moment in our Potter-themed photo booth, and participate in fun craft activities. Plan to arrive early as space and supplies are limited.

Harry is embarking on his newest adventure: Adulthood. Check it out in the new screenplay, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” just released on July 31.

Invite your friends, colleagues and business partners.

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Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Chamber Chal­lenge Golf Tournament benefiting the Escondido Police Athletic League will be held Friday, September 16 at the Vineyard Golf Club 925 San Pasqual Rd., Escondido.

The Escondido Police Athletic League is a non-profit organization that relies on educational and athletic activities to cement a bond between police officers and the youth in our community.

For information or sponsor opportu­nities call the Escondido Chamber at 760-745-2125 or visit Escondidoch­

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Escondido Republican Club (TERC)

Kristin Gaspar, candidate for San Diego County Supervisor District #3, will be the featured speaker at the ‘The Escondido Republican Club’s’ (TERC’s) lunchtime meeting on Mon­day, August 15.

Gaspar is a successful small busi­nesswoman and in 2014 was the first elected mayor of Encinitas. Gaspar’s name will be on the ballot for super­visor in the General Election on No­vember 8.

The meeting will be held at the Cocina del Charro, 890 West Valley Pkwy., Escondido, CA 92025. Check- in begins at 11:30 a.m. with the buffet luncheon service starting at 11:45 a.m.

The meeting begins promptly at noon and concludes at 1 p.m.

A reservation is necessary. The cost is $14 per person.

To RSVP for the meeting call 760- 480-8300.

For more information about TERC, visit:

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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.

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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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 Or RSVP by phone 760-805 3945.

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