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Quilt Guild

The El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday September 14 at its NEW location – First Presbyterian Church of Oceanside –  2001 S El Camino Real, Oceanside. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Speaker is Susan Carlson.   Her presentation will show the progression of her quilts to the present day, with insights and stories for each. The step-by-step development of a piece is shown, from the original inspiration to the finished wall hanging. She will share techniques and hints for design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting. She will have quilts displayed in addition to her slide show.

At the workshop on Friday Sept. 15 you will learn her fabric collage method.

Guest fee for the meeting is $10.  Visit or email for more information.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Community Players Theatre will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” directed by Chelsea Robinson:

Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 30 at 2 p.m.

Friday, August 4 at 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 5 at 7 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m.

Community Players Theatre performs at Bailey Bee’s Theater, Community Lutheran Church, 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido.

Tickets available by calling Lisa at 1-858-335-1486 or contact her at

Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Neighborhood Leadership Training:

The City is offering a free Neighborhood Leadership Training course to Escondido residents. Classes will be held on Mondays, from September 1, through October 30, from 6 – 8 p.m. The Neighborhood Leadership Training program offers opportunities for participants to build and strengthen leadership skills, provides networking and skill which can assist in building stronger communities. To enroll, contact Dulce Salazar at 760-839-4057 or

Escondido Democratic Club 

Escondido City Councilmember Olga Diaz will give an update on possible plans to privatize the Escondido Public Library at the August 12 meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club. New guests are welcome to attend. Networking starts at 10 a.m. followed by formal meeting at 10:30 a.m. The club will meet at Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido. See for more information.

Home firearm safety/ basic handgun class

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

The class is offered Sunday, August 13, 2 p.m. to 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. and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

2nd Tuesday Book Club 

Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on August 8, at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah. Copies of the book are available for check out and may be reserved in the Library catalog at

Chamber of Commerce Activities

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is offering following activities in August. Some meetings are limited to members of the Chamber. Call 760-745-2125 for more information.

Lecture on Climate issues

Eve Simmons will present a free presentation August 5, 1 p.m. entitled “Hard realities and pragmatic optimism” at the Escondido Public Library upstairs at the Turrentine Room.

Join the group for Simmons, an environmental advocate, former photojournalist and wildlife guide. According to the publicity for the lecture, “Sourcing the world’s top experts, Eve brings awareness, humor and hope to the climate challenges we face and explores the many solutions at hand.”

Simmons has lectured through Southern California on the environment policies and practices, habitat and species loss, the Greenhouse Effect/Global Warming and our oceans for nearly 30 years.

Lunch Bunch

Cocina Del Charro

890 W Valley Parkway, Escondido

Having lunch anyway, join the Chamber’s networking group

Tuesday, August 1 at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP is required.

Government Affairs Committee

Hosted by Tom Stamos of Escondido Realty at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, August 1 at 4 p.m.

RSVP is required.

Economic Development Committee

Hosted by Matt Pound of Escondido Sand & Gravel at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, August 10 at noon.

RSVP is required.

Business after Five Mixer

Hosted by Morgan Brown Realty

2150 N Centre City Pkwy, Escondido

Thursday, August 10 – 5–7 p.m.

Plates for Eight Lunch

Golden Egg Omelet House

316 W Mission Ave #102, Escondido.

Host is Joe Coyle of Printer Repair Depot

Wednesday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.

This is a member only event.

Coffee Club

Casual networking over coffee. Held at the Escondido Chamber

720 N Broadway, Escondido

Friday, August 25, 8 a.m.-9 a.m.

RSVP is advised.

Coffee with the Chief

Join Fire Chief Rick Vogt at the Escondido Chamber

720 N Broadway, Escondido, Tuesday, August 29, 7:30 a.m.

RSVP is advised.

Why not visit Escondido?

Some information in the TA shorts is courtesy of Visit Escondido.

To find out more about Escondido activities see Visit Escondido’s the city’s go-to site for all the things that are happening around town. Go to

235 East Grand Avenue

Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-839-4777

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