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Chamber Mixer

The October Escondido Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Five Mixer will be held Thursday October 12, 5-7 p.m. at Redwood Terrace’s Ditus Hall on 710 W. 13th Ave. There will be appetizers, beer and wine.  The host is Redwood Terrace Senior Living. Register now by calling the Chamber office at 760 745-2125.

Firebird Balalaika Ensemble comes to CCAE October 8

Proclaimed “musically superb” by the Los Angeles Times, Firebird Balalaika Ensemble is in concert 2 p.m., Sunday , October 8, at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.  This acclaimed quintet performs a wide-ranging repertoire from traditional Russian, Ukrainian and Eastern European tunes to classics and original songs.  Tickets at or 1-800-988-4253.

Special prices for Seniors, Veterans, Students, and active-Military.

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 is $60.To register for the class, call Jack at 760-746-2868.

Quilts on display

Fallbrook Quilt Guild is proud of all North County quilters.  On Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. there will be over 200 incredible quilts on display made by local quilters.  There will be a boutique of handmade quilting and wearable items, a Country Store, Vendors (for fabric, patterns, quilt hangers, etc.) and both days will feature a Quilt Auction at 1 p.m.  These auction items are donated new and beautiful quilts, baskets of fabric, and a Singer Sewing machine.  Demonstrations on quilting techniques will be viewed by attendees.

The event will be held at Son Rise Christian Fellowship, 463 S. Stage Coach Lane, Fallbrook. Admission is $10 for adults and children 3-12 years old, $3.  Food and beverages are offered.  For more information visit the website:

Lost Boy’s Journey

The remarkable story of one Lost Boy, Peter Adup. Peter Adup endured trials that most of us can’t even imagine. His courageous journey is one of thousands of the Lost Boys of Sudan. The community is invited to hear Peter’s life testimony about his trials and struggles to survive difficult circumstances by the grace of God. Wednesday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, Valley Center.

Free Medicare lecture in Escondido

Scripps Health will hold a free public lecture on Medicare on Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Medicare experts will discuss Medicare options during open enrollment period

People who are turning 65 soon or who are about to retire are encouraged to attend to learn the basics of Medicare and understand their choices. Medicare experts will be on site to answer questions. Topics to be covered include:

• Medicare coverage options

• What a Medicare Advantage plan is

• What a Medicare supplemental plan is

• Critical deadlines

• The enrollment process

Seating is limited. To register call 800-727-4777 Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Medicare Lecture will be held Wednesday, October 25, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido.

Columbus Day Collections

Escondido disposal will continue to provide waste & recyling services on Columbus Day.

There will be no delay in waste and recycling collection services on Monday, October 9. Escondido Disposal’s customer service office, including its public disposal site, will also remain open.

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