Escondido, CA

Times-Advocate Shorts

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.

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Rotary Benefit Golf Tournament

The Rotary Club of San Marcos Foundation benefit golf tournament will be held at the beautiful Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos on Monday, August 14 with a 1:30 pm shotgun start.  Cost is $150 per player and includes use of the driving range, lunch, tee package, golf & delicious dinner.  Fun on-course contests, a silent auction and a raffle with great prizes will also take place.  Benefitting partners include San Marcos High Music Boosters, San Marcos Boys & Girls Club as well as Rotary projects.  Registration for players and sponsorship opportunities are available on-line through at  Call (760) 846-8103 for more information.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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