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Concert at First United Methodist 

On Sunday September 24 at 3:30 p.m., guitarist Colin McAllister and pianist Christopher Adler will perform a recital at First United Methodist Church of Escondido, located at 341 S. Kalmia St.

This concert is the first of the church’s 2017-2018 Music Series.  Among the pieces to be performed are Harvey’s “Concerto Antico” and a Vivaldi concerto.  A free will offering will be accepted.  A reception with the artists immediately follows the performance.

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Bilingual Book Club 

Rincón Literario (The Literary Corner), Escondido Public Library’s Bilingual Book Discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, September 23 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month’s selection is “La niña alemana/The German Girl” by Armando Lucas Correa. Copies are available for check-out in English and Spanish, and in a variety of formats, including print and eBook, and can be reserved at

Journalist Armando Lucas Correa’s debut novel is a beautiful and poignant story about Hannah Rosenthal, a twelve-year-old girl living in Nazi Germany. Hannah is forced to flee her once so comfortable life by boarding a transatlantic ocean liner. What initially seems like a pleasant cruise turns dark as the safety of the Jewish refugees is threatened once again.

Rincón Literario will continue on Saturday, October 21, discussing “Un monstruo viene a verme/A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness. Rincón Literario is made possible by support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library.

All Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit or contact Librarian Cecy Rayphole at 760-839-4289 or at Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St.

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Ardor on Paper

Art Exhibition of 20-30 watercolors by Vista artist Krista Timberlake. Rancho Buena Vista Adobe Gallery, 640 Alta Vista Ave., Vista. The show runs October 3 – November 6, Reception Sunday, October 22, 1-3 p.m.

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Wine tasting and fun

Join ECCHO and friends for an afternoon of wine tasting and fun at Belle Marie Winery Sunday, September 24, 2–4 p.m.

The event is a fund raiser for ECCHO (Donation is $100 per person). Wine tasting of three different wines and your fourth is a full glass of your favorite. Belle Marie wine glass is included in the fun. Light refreshments and non-alcohol drinks will be provided.

Also join the group in a fun raffle to win some exciting prizes. Raffle tickets 6 for $10 13 for $20.

The location is the Cask Room Belle Marie Winery 26312, Mesa Rock Road Escondido.

Mail checks to:


1026 W El Norte Pkwy

PMB 222

Escondido, CA 92026

Note: WINE TASTING 9-24-17

Send email to RSVP with number attending to

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Great American Songs

The internationally-acclaimed Coastal Communities Concert Band will present a toe tapping program of “Great American Songs” at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido on October 1, 2 p.m.  This musical journey will include selections from jazz, ragtime, blues, film, and theater. Popular vocalist, Michael Ruhl, will present favorites from Gershwin and Broadway.

Tickets are $20/Adult and $15/Senior & Students. Tickets may be purchased from the band by calling 760-436-6137 or via credit card at  Tickets are also available at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido at 800-988-4253.

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Elks to raise funds for vets

The Escondido Elks Lodge will host a special event by the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association chapter 33-1 on Saturday September 16, where $25,000 dollars will be donated across several San Diego based veterans charities and will be joined by representatives of each recipient charity, the office of Senator Joel Anderson, the community and members of the press.

The CVMA Chapter 33-1 is honored, excited and humbled to name, Veterans Village of San Diego, North County Stand Down, Marine Semper Fi Fund and the Stop 22 Project as their selected recipients. Additionally, a special recognition and donation will be made to Final Honor.

Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) has Chapters throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.

CVMA is comprised of Combat Veterans who ride motorcycles and are dedicated to “Vets Helping Vets.”

CVMA 33-1 has been serving San Diego veterans for over ten years.

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