Escondido, CA

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Kids get to visit museums for free in October

This year marks the sixth annual San Diego Museum Council’s Kids Free in October. For the entire month of October, children ages 12 and under receive free admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at more than 40 museums.

Download the coupon and use it to explore museums. Remember, you need one coupon per museum visit, so download additional copies. One coupon is good for up to two free child admissions with one full-price paid adult admission. Some restrictions apply. See details below.

Explore the hidden treasures of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanic gardens, scientific wonders – and more!

To take advantage of the offer, download the free coupon from the San Diego Museum Council from source=SDMC+Kids+Free+2016&utm_ campaign=Kids+Free+2016&utm_ medium=email

The coupon allows up to two children 12 and under to get in FREE with one full-price paid adult. Children must be accompanied by the adult during the visit. This coupon cannot be used for specially ticketed events, Maker Faire San Diego, special exhibitions/exhibits, field trips or group visits. Coupon cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. No cash value. Coupon is valid October 1-31, 2016.

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The World of Travel and Fishing

The Senior Anglers of Escondido host one of their own at the club’s October 14 meeting. Barbara Gattuso will present a travel log of her adventures around the world. Traveling for pleasure and exploring, she is never without her rod and reel, having fished on most continents.

Currently, Gattuso is the vice president of the club’s saltwater fishing activities.

Senior Anglers of Escondido is open to all anglers age 50 and above with meetings held the second Friday of each month, at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 Park Ave., Escondido, 92025. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., meetings start at 9:30 a.m.

Members of the club enjoy local freshwater fishing, summer saltwater charters, RV camping, and community service to help kids go fishing.

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Join firefighters for fun and Barbecue

The Deer Springs Fire Protection District will host an open house to celebrate the district’s 35th anniversary, on Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fire Station No. 3, 10308 Meadow Glen Way East, in Hidden Meadows.

The event will feature live emergency demonstrations by Cal Fire firefighters, a landing by an emergency helicopter and tours of the fire station. Children will also get to climb aboard fire engines and jump up and down in a bounce house.

Firefighters will fire up their new grill and barbecue hot dogs and hamburgers.

The starting date and time for this event is Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11 a.m., and not Oct. 9, as mistakenly reported in The Meadowlark.

All Deer Springs Fire District residents are invited.

The event will take place at the Hidden Meadows fire station, 10308 Meadow Glen Way East, across the street from Boulder Oaks Golf Course.

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Voter registration deadline approaching

Escondido City Clerk Diane Halverson reminds residents that Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote in the General Municipal Election to be held November 8, 2016.

During regular business hours, you may register at the San Diego County Registrar of Voters or online at Registration cards are available at the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.

If you have moved, changed your name (due to marriage or court order), or wish to change your party affiliation since the last election, you must reregister no later than midnight, Monday, October 24.

If you have any questions concerning voter registration, please contact the Registrar of Voters Office at 858- 565-5800, or the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 201 North Broadway, Escondido, 760-839-4617.

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GOP offers to register you

Monday, October 24 is the last day to register to vote in the November General Election. Victory 2016 Republican Campaign Headquarters located at 142 W. Grand Avenue has new office hours, which are posted on the front door. As a community service, we will also be open from 5 —10 p.m. on Monday, October 24 for those residents who wish to register to vote in person. Any party affiliation may register. Volunteers for phone banks and precinct walking are accepted. For more information, stop by or contact Jeanne at (760) 715-1919.

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Queen Califia’s Magicial Circle open Saturday

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday, October 8, 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.

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