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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, October 8, 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. and Lake Wohlford Road. Cost $60.

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

Celebrating Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30

Celebrate your right to choose what you read during Banned Books Week, September 24 – 30, 2017, at Escondido Public Library.

Banned Books Week is an annual national awareness campaign celebrating the freedom to read, and drawing attention to banned and challenged books, such as “Catcher in the Rye,” “Harry Potter,” and The Bible. During Banned Books Week, the Library promotes the availability of works that represent a broad spectrum of viewpoints, even those that might be unorthodox or unpopular, to all who wish to read them, and the need to keep material publicly available so that people can develop their own conclusions and opinions.

Visit the Library and select a book of your choice, or one from a Banned Books Week display. Visit to take part in the celebration of one of the greatest driving forces in this country – the First Amendment.

Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia St., Escondido. For more information about Banned Books Week, contact Principal Librarian, Joanna Axelrod, at 760-839-4330 or at Additional information about Library programs and services can be found at

Oh, the Humanity

A Ship in The Woods presents  “Oh the Humanity” selections from a private collection

Saturday October 21,  6–10 p.m.

Featuring work by Christian Jankowski, Marilyn Minter, Tony Oursler, Puppies Puppies, Jon Rafman, Pipilotti Rist and Lu Yang.

This includes a Halloween Costume Event.

Parking is available in Felicita County Park. Rangers will direct you to available parking.

Proceed to walk south down Old Felicita Road within the park to WSOHOIDPS gate entrance.

Meet a mentalist

RB Woman’s Club will host mentalist David Winston at its October, 2017 luncheon.

All are invited to attend on Thursday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. Social and noon lunch at the Rancho Bernardo Inn, 17550 Bernardo Oaks Dr. in Rancho Bernardo.

Prepare to be amazed by this interactive show with David Winston, Mentalist.   Cost for Lunch is $26 at check-in.   Check payable to RB Woman’s Club or exact cash.  Sorry, no credit cards.  Guests with dietary restrictions may pre-order a vegetarian meal.

Call Fern for reservations at 760-741-6620.  Deadline for Reservation is 5:00 p.m.  Monday, October 2nd.

Guests are always welcome; and membership is open to women in Rancho Bernardo and all surrounding areas.

Quilt Guild to meet

The El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday October 12 at its new location: Veterans Administration of North County  1617 Mission Ave. Oceanside, CA 92058. Doors open at 9 a.m.

The October meeting is the club’s always popular Silent Auction. There will be beautiful fabric and all sorts of treasures for you to bid on. If you are a visitor, there will be no charge for you to join the group. There is no workshop this month.

St. Mary Annual Fall Fiesta

The St. Mary Annual Fall Fiesta will be held the weekend of Friday, October 6,  Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8.

The schedule is as follows:

Friday – October 6 – Spaghetti Dinner 4-7 p.m.

Saturday – October 7 – 2 – 9 p.m.

Sunday – October 8 – 2 ¬– 9 p.m.

Live music will be provided by singers, bands and mariachi.

There will be nine carnival rides such as Frog Hopper, Bumper Cars and Wave Slide.

Snacks and treats for sale include Funnel Cakes, Smoothies, Ice Cream Sundaes, Kettle Corn, Hamburgers, Tamales, Hot Dogs, Lumpias, Latin Food, Filipino Food, Sodas and Aguas Frescas.

There will be a $10,000 Grand Prize, plus hourly $100 cash drawings during the fiesta.

All Proceeds Benefit the St Mary Catholic Church Parish Building Fund. Questions? Call

760-745-1611. Email or send a check payable to: St Mary Catholic Church, 1160 & 1170 South Broadway, Escondido, California 92025

Halloween Storytime

Escondido Public Library presents A Not-So-Spooky Halloween Storytime for children, ages 4-12, on Thursday, October 26, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This family-oriented Halloween celebration begins with gentle, monster-themed stories and songs at 3:30 p.m., followed by craft time. Registration is not required; however early arrival is encouraged as space and supplies are limited to 100 children. One craft per child.

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.

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