Escondido, CA

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Matinees added

The Welk Resort has added matinees to its production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” which runs now through October 7.

“Kiss” is a harrowing tale of persecution juxtaposing dazzling spectacle and gritty realities with liberating fantasies. WINNER! 1993 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score.

For tickets call Event Phone: 888-802-7249.

Escondido Writers Group 

Escondido Writers Group meets at Escondido Public Library on Tuesday, October 3, from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Writers of all genres are invited to join the Escondido Writers Group for an opportunity to improve their writing by participating in monthly readings and group critiques.

Meet other writers and published authors, and learn from one another in a supportive environment. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their current writing projects to share and receive constructive feedback.

Escondido Writers Group is free and open to the public. For more information about future meetings 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 Street in downtown Escondido.

Networking Breakfast

The Escondido Good Morning Networking breakfast will be this Friday, September 22, 7:15 a.m. at J & M’s Restaurant, 1215 E. Valley Parkway. Cost is $13 for members, and $20 for non-members.

Tammy de Armas, CEO of the Alternatives Women’s Center, Escondido is the guest speaker.

The breakfast is a great opportunity to make new contacts and build relationships. Raffle prizes are welcomed.

Questions? Call 760 745-2125.

Fiber Art Exhibition

The annual “West Coast Fiber Exhibition” in the Municipal Gallery shows how artists manipulate everyday fibers into contemporary fine art. Exhibit runs September 8 – October 7.

In Expressions Gallery I, Designing Weavers present more fine fiber works in their eclectic group show, in Expressions Gallery II see “Color-Bytes” a group show with Sharon Ford, Aimee Jo Gregory, Theresa Newbern and Catherine Macdonald Mckechnie.

Find “Every Day Things” in the Inner Space Gallery with the PhotoArts Group. Meet the artists, see spinning wheel and loom demos with the Palomar Hand-Weavers Guild, join us for 2nd Saturday artists receptions September 9, 5:30-8 p.m.

West Coast Regional Artists’ Fiber Art exhibition. Fiber work can include paper, felt, fabric, yarn, cloth, plant or other organic materials. Seventy-five percent of the work must be fiber material.

For more information call 760-480-4101, or go to

Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA 92025

Haunted History of the Queen Mary  

Just in time for Halloween, Escondido Public Library presents “The Haunted History of the Queen Mary” on Saturday, October 14, 1–3 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. The San Diego Paranormal Research Society (SDPRS) will give a spine-tingling presentation highlighting recent and historical hauntings at retired ocean liner Queen Mary.

Paranormal researcher and author Nicole Strickland returns to Escondido Public Library following last year’s popular Haunted Escondido program, which included a paranormal investigation of the library building. Nicole has conducted extensive research and written two books on the Queen Mary. Docked in nearby Long Beach, the ship is known as one of America’s most haunted locations. Strickland will present an account of the ship’s history and the paranormal encounters that lie within the liner. To learn more about the Queen Mary and Nicole’s research, visit

Library programs are free and open to the public. For more information on this and other Library events, visit the Library’s website at or call Adult Services Senior Librarian, Viktor Sjöberg, at 760-839-4814. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido, CA 92025.

Visit Escondido

Some items for this column come to us courtesy of Visit Escondido (  To learn more about the many opportunities for learning about Escondido, go to this very informative website.

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