Escondido, CA

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Fired Up Sisters Reunion

The 2007 Fires 10th Anniversary Reunion for members of Fired Up Sisters Southern California, their families and friends is rapidly approaching. If you are an FUS member and have not been receiving the group’s newsletters, you are asked to provide them with updated information, so you can be included.  Contact them at”

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Home firearm safety/ basic handgun class 

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

The class is offered Sunday, September 10 from 2–5 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. &Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

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Speaker on Community Choice Energy

Nicole Capretz, executive director of the Climate Action Campaign will speak at the September 9 meeting of the Escondido Democratic Club. Capretz will discuss the growing movement in California for clean energy, clean air, green jobs and the freedom of consumer choice through adoption of Community Choice Energy— including the roadmap for success. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park Ave., Escondido.

See for more information.

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Bird lovers to meet

North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, is looking for more information. Don’t you wish everyone knew how easy it is to do that thing that you do? Come to the club’s Round Table discussion and share your best practices. See how other aviculturists are taking care of that problem. Also, they will provide the parts so you can make THREE bird toys. Various sized toy parts for different sized birds. You keep one, and two go into our bin to put on the monthly Ways and Means table. Learn a few tricks and see what amazing items show up on the Opportunity Table.

The group meets Saturday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

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Psychic Fair at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association

September 2, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association

2975 Washington Circle

Escondido, CA 92029

The Psychic Fair at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is held on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Relax under an ancient oak tree, wander through the meditation garden, browse the vendors and purchase lunch as you await a reader or energy healer. All readers and energy healers are established professional mediums with the highest of ethics and accuracy.

A reading costs $25 for 15 minutes.

Go to for more info.

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Poet’s INC at EAP Municipal Gallery

Poet’s INC will take place September 3, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at EAP Municipal Gallery. Poet’s INC, happens every first Sunday of the month, with guest authors and open mic. Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is located at 262 E. Grand Ave.

For more info, go to

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Farmers Market)

Thursday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call 760.480.4101

262 E. Grand Ave. Escondido, CA 92025

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Coffee with the Chief

Escondido Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring “Coffee with the Chief,” when the guest will be Fire Chief Rick Vogt.

Meet at the Escondido Chamber

720 N Broadway, Escondido

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

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP to the Chamber by calling 760-745-2125.

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ECCHO wine tasting

Escondido Country Club Home Owners is sponsoring an afternoon of Wine Tasting and Fun September 24, 2–4 p.m. at Belle Marie Winery in the Cask Room.

This is a fundraiser, and the donation to attend is $100.

It includes wine tasting of three different wines and your fourth is a full glass of your favorite. Belle Marie wine glass is included. Light refreshments and non-alcohol drinks will be provided.

There will also be raffle prizes.

Belle Marie Winery is located at 26312, Mesa Rock Rd., Escondido.

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