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The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring several activities in January. Many are limited to members of the Chamber, while others are open to non-members as well. To make sure, call the Chamber office, or visit 720 N Broadway, Escondido 92025.

Economic Development Committee

Thursday, January 12 at noon., at the Conference Room of the Chamber.

The committee works to assist, retain and grow existing businesses in Escondido while striving to attract new businesses and ventures with the focus on positive economic impacts and job creation for our citizens. It also focuses on the local and regional economy including projects and policies that impact the city’s ability to thrive, grow and prosper.

Chamber open house

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Open House Tuesday, January 17 at 5 p.m. at the Chamber’s Conference room.

Plates for Eight Lunch

The Plates for Eight Lunch will be held at Cocina Del Charro on Wednesday, January 18 at 11:30 p.m. Reservations are required for this event.

Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber will celebrate the opening of Which Wich, Superior Sandwiches, a new sandwich shop on Friday, January 20 at 11:30 a.m. The event will happen at 1264 S Auto Pkwy #D, Escondido. The public is invited.

Good Morning Escondido

The Chamber’s monthly breakfast networking meeting will happen Friday, January 27 at 7:15 a.m. at Marie Calendar’s.

To find out more about these meetings visiting the C of C website at or call 760 745- 2125.

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New venue for Scots Burns Dinner

The annual Scots Burns Dinner will be held January 21, at the Escondido Masonic Lodge, 1331 S. Escondido Blvd. Escondido. Ca 92025. Dress – Kilts or Semi Formal Choice of Entrée: Salmon, Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian. NCS Members $45 per person. Non-Members $50 per person. Cocktail Hour 5 – 6 p.m. 6 p.m. Program and Dinner.

Reservations need to be made by January 7, 2017

Make checks out to: North County Scots, mail to: P.O. Box 1953, Vista. Ca 92085.

Middle Grade Book Club

Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for children, ages 9-12, will meet on Friday, January 27 in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Laurel Snyder’s novel, “Bigger than a Bread Box.” Registration is required and now open at Circulating copies of the book are available for checkout and can be obtained at the Youth Services desk, while supplies last. To reserve a copy, visit the Library’s catalog at

Twelve-year old Rebecca’s life is upended when her parents separate and her mother decides to take her and her baby brother to live with their grandmother in another state. On top of the emotions she feels, Rebecca contends with being the new kid at school. Her luck changes when she finds a magical bread box that grants wishes, as long as whatever is wished for fits inside – which is as amazing as one might think, until things start to get very complicated.

Future R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club selections this spring include popular titles “Death by Toilet Paper” by Donna Gephart, and “The Fourteenth Goldfish” by Jennifer L. Holm.

Library programs are free and open to the public. The R.E.A.D. Middle Grade Book Club is generously sponsored by Friends of the Escondido Public Library. For more information on this and other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at or contact Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad at 760-839-5458 or Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

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Elks Fundraiser at Chili’s

South Coast District, CA, Elks Lodges, working in conjunction with Chili’s Restaurants in San Diego County, sponsored a fundraiser for the Elks National Foundation will sponsor a fundraiser to benefit the 2016-2017 CHEMPI theme children, Emilio and Marcos. The theme is “Eat at Chili’s so our kids can walk, talk, see and play.”

The event will be held Tuesday, January 17, all day when you present either a flyer of the event or mention the California –Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc.

In October a similar two-day fundraiser at Chili’s raised $720. Taking the lead in this event was Past Exalted Ruler Steven Wagstaff, from Escondido Elks Lodge No. 1687, who began this idea by working with the manager at the Escondido Chili’s Restaurant back in 2014. Chili’s donated 15% of their event day sales back to the Elks National Foundation.

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