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The Escondido Chamber of Commerce will have the following events in August. Some of them are for members only, so call and ask. 

Plates for Eight Lunch

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

Golden Egg Omelet House

316 W Mission Ave #102, Escondido

Host: Joe Coyle, Printer Repair Depot

(This is a member only event.)

Coffee with the Senator

Thursday, August 17, 8 a.m.

Guest Senator Joel Anderson

Escondido Chamber

720 N Broadway, Escondido

Call the Chamber to RSVP as space is limited.

Coffee Club 

Friday, August 25, 8–9 a.m.

Solutions for Change

1560 S Escondido Blvd, Escondido

Join the group for networking over coffee and learn about Solutions for Change

Coffee with the Chief

Tuesday, August 29, 7:30 a.m.

Join guest Fire Chief Rick Vogt

At the Escondido Chamber

720 N Broadway, Escondido

Space is limited, so call to RSVP.

Visit Escondido has provided us with information about the following events. Be sure to see more by going to

Jazz Jam Sessions 

Jazz Jam Sessions are held in the Lyric Court at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido every Friday in August at 7 p.m. These concerts are free.

Enjoy live music under the stars every Friday night in August with the Charlie Arbelaez Quintet, Darryl Williams, Quinteto Caballero, and the Lorraine Castellanos Quintet! Jam with the band or just watch while you enjoy gourmet wine, appetizers, and desserts.

This event is free, but advanced reservations are recommended. Early arrival is STRONGLY recommended as seats fill up quickly. Premium options are available. For more information call 800-988-4253 or go to

2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences 

Welcome to Escondido’s 2nd Saturday Arts & Culture Experiences … a uniquely creative collaboration comprised of many different events. Bring the kids, enjoy a date night, or a friends’ afternoon out… there’s something for everyone!

Diverse cultural experiences include eclectic art galleries of Escondido’s historic downtown and has grown to include arts, theater, museums and historical and educational experiences all around the area… and all throughout the day.

Check out the full schedule by logging onto Visit Escondido (

Check out our Calendar of Events for more details on the Opening Receptions and other events happening on 2nd Saturdays.

Open Mic Night

Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m.

Escondido Arts Partnership

262 E. Grand Ave.

Open Mic at Escondido Arts Partnership

The next will be August 16, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

SIP Society Saturday

Saturday, August 19, 6-10 p.m.

Live Music & Brick Pizza

SIP Wine & Beer

129-131 So Orange St.

Immortalized: Lipstick & Chrome

Opening Reception: Friday, August 11, 6 – 9 p.m., pre-party 5-6 p.m.

Distinction Gallery / ArtHatch

317 E Grand Ave

The 7th Annual Immortalized Exhibit at Distinction Gallery will be held August 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

The exhibit is devoted to hot rods and customs of distinction entitled “IMMORTALIZED: Lipstick and Chrome.”

The overall event will run in conjunction with “Cruisin’ Grand” which will have an incredible line-up of the finest and most unique customs and hot rods. This event is free to the public, but a suggested donation of $5 to benefit Cruisin’ Grand is appreciated.

There will be awards for artists and also a Pinup contest and awards start at 8 p.m. The Exhibition will run from August 11-25.

“Into the Woods”

August 11–26 at 8 p.m.

Kit Carson Park Amphitheater

Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” 

Patio Playhouse presents.

Performances Thursday–Sunday at 8 p.m.

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.

The production will use songs from the original Broadway production as well as the revival, making it into an enchanting new story.

For more information and tickets, go to:

Roots: East Africa 

Saturday, August 19, 2-4 p.m.

SD Children’s Discovery Museum

320 North Broadway


San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum presents the SDCDM Roots Series as part of the Museum’s mission to celebrate and educate children and families about world cultures. Roots programs highlight the diverse cultural traditions of a community represented in San Diego County.

This free program features cultural performances, crafts, costumes, and other activities to showcase the culture’s rich art and history. Entertainment – often by children performers – can include storytelling, music, dance or puppetry. The Global Village and Marketplace exhibit is transformed to reflect the culture, along with books and costumes. Additionally, craft and storytime will carry the theme of the celebrated culture with a different book and craft each week of that month.

Roots events are held on the third Saturday of alternating months from 2-4 p.m. Free admission begins at 1:45 p.m.

Bridge to the Stars

Tuesday, August 22, 6-7:30 p.m.

Escondido Public Library

239 S Kalmia St.

Palomar Telescope: Bridge to the Stars at the Escondido Public Library

Join the group and learn about Palomar Observatory’s Hale Telescope that resides just east of Escondido on Palomar Mountain. Mark Carlson will share the history of the Hale telescope and how it continues to influence our understanding of deep space today.

In 1921, no one knew about galaxies, quasars, or nebulae. twenty years and $6 million later, one man’s dream to build the world’s largest telescope was realized–the 200” Hale Telescope on Palomar Mountain.

The program is free. Call 760-839-4684 or visit

Sail San Diego Bay and support the children’s museum

San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum strives to create hands-on learning experiences focusing on science, art, and world cultures for children and families throughout the region.

A fundraiser to benefit the museum will be the 4th annual Sunset Sail Benefit Event on Thursday, September 14, aboard the Adventuress Luxury Catamaran. All proceeds will benefit crucial Museum Education Programs which serve over 150,000 visitors annually.

Spaces are Limited to the first 45 passengers who book.  They will sail aboard the 60-foot luxury sailing catamaran Adventuress as they cruise on San Diego Bay, enjoy cocktails and wine, savor a wide array of hors d’oeuvres, and watch the beautiful sunset together on the water.

The event will be Thursday, September 14, 5:30 p.m. — 7:30 p.m. (meet at dock by 5 p.m.) The cruise embarks from: Cabrillo Isle Marina on Harbor Island (1450 Harbor Island Dr.) Tickets cost $150, which includes Sunset Sail, cocktails and wine, and hors d’oeuvres.

To find out more contact the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025.

Palomar Health and Mayo Clinic Team Up to Beat Brain Attacks

Dine with the Docs community event August 10

Join Palomar Health and Mayo Clinic for a unique learning experience all about stroke. Seats are still available for the Dine with the Docs dinner event where attendees will have the opportunity to learn from and converse with Neurosurgeon Chandan Krishna of Mayo Clinic and Neurologist Remia Paduga of Palomar Health.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr., San Diego, California.

Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. Some are serious, but almost 80% are preventable by taking control of your health.

By attending this event you will learn the ABCs of stroke awareness including risk factors, warning signs, prevention techniques, and recovery tips from medical experts. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver or eager to learn more about your health, you will leave with a better understanding of the new trends in stroke care and what to look for during diagnosis and treatment.

To register call 1-800-628-2880 or visit Tickets cost $40/person and include dinner, physician discussions, and exhibits.

World of Reptiles at Library

Escondido Public Library will host World of Reptiles for children ages 5-12 years on Thursday, August 24, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The program features EcoVivarium of Escondido, a local non-profit organization that introduces children to the world of reptiles, their habitats, favorite foods, and the role humans play in their survival.

This program presents an opportunity for hands-on learning and interaction so that children can get up-close and personal with reptiles, such as bearded dragons, lizards, and snakes. Children’s Librarian Kristine Macalalad states, “EcoVivarium founder Susan Nowicke’s passion for our scaly friends and education is infectious. Children are in for a fascinating show.”

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

Auditions this weekend

Community Players Theater will have two auditions this weekend: “Night on Broadway” (the play group’s musical review) and “And Then There Were None” (CPT’s fall play.) Both auditions will be help this Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon and Monday, 7–8 p.m.   For NOB, come in with the song you want to sing.  For ATTWN, a good dramatic monologue. Call Chris 760-638-6042 for information.

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