Escondido, CA

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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 Road and Lake Wohlford Road. $60.00.

To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

Escondido Public Library’s R.E.A.D. 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, September 22,  in the Turrentine Room from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Participants will explore Katherine Applegate’s novel, “Crenshaw.” 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

Just as Jackson is about to enter the fifth grade, his family falls on hard times – again – and the last thing he needs is a visit from his old friend, Crenshaw, a very large and outspoken cat who may or may not be a figment of the young boy’s imagination. Like it or not Crenshaw is not going anywhere till he helps Jackson. In her singular voice, Katherine Applegate, Newbery-Medal-winning author of “The One and Only Ivan,” once again touches readers with her unique combination of humor and deeply felt emotion.

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.

North County Quilters’ Association

The Biennial Quilt Show & Sale to benefit local charities including Interfaith, SD Humane Society, Camp Pendleton C.A.R.E.S. program (a division of Wounded Warriors), Wheelchair Quilts for Balboa Naval Hospital, Palomar Forensic, Rare Science (Children with rare diseases) will be held Friday, September 29, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Escondido Elks Lodge,   2430 S. Escondido Blvd.

There will be quilts for Immediate sale. As well as a Mini-Quilt Silent Auction, Vendor Mall, Boutique Items, Raffle Baskets and much more.

Cost: $5

Over 80 years or under 8 years  are for free.

Visit their website for a $1 off coupon:

PET Talk: Project Wildlife

Palomar Family YMCA

1050 N. Broadway, Escondido

Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.

$10 per person

Ever wonder what to do when you find a baby bird? Or have an opossum under your house? Or a raccoon nesting in your yard? Have you wanted to learn about the numerous wildlife species living in San Diego? Join us for a lecture from Project Wildlife’s Outreach Educator, Carly Padilla.

Learn about our wild neighbors and their importance to our ecosystem. Meet a Project Wildlife ambassador and gain a greater knowledge of local wildlife!


Contact Escondido Campus

3450 E. Valley Parkway


Call 760-888-2275

School Board Meeting

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7–11  p.m.

This regular meeting of the EUSD Board of Education will take place at the Carilyn Gilbert Education Center / District Office.

EDCO to observe Labor Day holiday

In observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 4, 2017, EDCO will not be performing residential curbside collection services and customer service offices and buyback centers will be closed. As a result, residential collection will be delayed all week following the holiday in Coronado, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Poway, Ramona, San Diego, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista and the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. This includes Fallbrook Waste and Recycling Services and Daily Disposal.

Waste and recycling collection services for commercial businesses will be unaffected by the holiday and will be provided on the regularly scheduled service day. EDCO’s public disposal sites will also remain open.

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