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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
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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 Escondidochamber.org/
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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: www.escondidorepublicanclub.com.
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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 ALS.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.queencalifia.org.
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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 email@example.com. Or RSVP by phone 760-805 3945.
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