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Queen Califia’s magical circle opens this Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, Sep­tember 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Queen Califia docents will be on site to 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.

For photos and more information, visit /

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TERC to host local candidates

The Escondido Republican Club (TERC) is providing an opportunity at their Monday, September 19th, lunchtime meeting, for community members to meet several candidates whose names will be on the ballot for the General Election on November 8. . Escondido City Council – District #3, Joe Garcia; . Escondido City Treasurer – Robroy Fawcett and Douglas Shultz; . Escondido Union High School Dis­trict – Trustee Area #4 – Dane White; . Escondido Union Elementary Dis­trict – Region #1 – Giovanny Miranda and Region #4 – Mirek Gorny . Palomar Community College – Gov­erning Board Member – Tim Fillinger . Palomar Health Board Member – Dr. Doug Moir

The meeting will be held at the Co­cina del Charro Restaurant located at 890 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 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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2nd Tuesday Book Club Discusses “The Martian” by Andy Weir

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on September 13, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “The Martian” by Andy Weir. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at li­brary.

Discuss the edge-of-your-seat thrill­er that inspired the Oscar nominated film. Novice astronaut and botanist Mark Watney is left behind on Mars after a storm causes his crew to pre­sume him dead. Once Watney man­ages to make contact with NASA, his fellow astronauts must race against time to save him. Filled with suspense, humor and actual science, the discus­sion of this best-selling novel is not to be missed.

The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on October 11 for a group discussion of Waiting for Snow in Ha­vana:

Confessions of a Cuban Boy by Carlos Eire. This book was specially selected by KPBS and its partners as the 2016 One Book, One San Diego community read title. For more infor­mation on One Book, One San Diego, visit

Library programs are generously sponsored by Friends of the Escon­dido Public Library and are free to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street Escondido, CA 92025. For more in­formation about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club visit or contact Adult Services Librarian Monica Barrette at 760-839-4836.

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Home firearms safety/basic handgun class

A monthly 3-hour familiarization and safety class is offered for anyone anticipating the purchase of, or who already own, a handgun.

The class is offered Sunday, Sep­tember 11 from 2– 5 p.m. at the Es­condido Fish and Game Association shooting range east of Lake Wohlford.

Participants learn the basics of handguns, home firearm safety and responsibility of firearm ownership. Handguns and ammunition are pro­vided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring their own hand­gun if they already own one.

The Escondido Fish and Game As­sociation range is located at 16525 Guejito Rd. & Lake Wohlford Road. Cost for the class is $60. To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

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Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament

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 Escondidocham­

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Poets Inc. (inland North County) to present Open Mic Sunday

Poets, INC (inland North County) and the Escondido Arts Partnership will host it its monthly Literary Series on Sunday, September 11, 1-3 p.m. at Escondido Municipal Gallery 262 E. Grand Ave. at Juniper. The event is free.

There will be a reception at 12:30 p.m., with light refreshments; open mic reading after the featured authors.

This month’s featured authors for September are two prolific poets, and longtime personal friends, who will read together.

This month’s event will happen on the second Sunday of the month, in­stead of the usual first Sunday.

JEFFERSON CARTER of Tuc­son is bringing copies of his lat­est collection entitled “Diptheria Festival” (; and RUTH BAVETTA of San Clemente will drive down with copies of her lat­est book “Flour, Water, Salt.” (

Questions? Call (760) 480-4101 or visit­sInlandNorthCount/

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