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Library Celebrates Día De Los Muertos

Escondido Public Library will host a Día de los Muertos celebration for children, ages 4-12 and their families on Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead honors the memory of loved ones who have passed away, and the Library celebrates this tradition with cultural stories, music, and sugar skull decorating.

Participants are encouraged to bring in a photo, memento, or loved one’s favorite food to contribute to a temporary community exhibit with offerings to those who have passed. This community exhibit will last for the duration of the program and those who bring mementos can take them home after the program concludes.

These Día de los Muertos celebrations are made possible through the generous support of Friends of the Escondido Public Library, and are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but early arrival is encouraged as space and supplies may be limited. For more information on other Library programs for children, visit the Library’s website at or contact Senior Librarian for Literacy and Youth Services, Dan Wood, at 760-839-4827 or

Hospitality Auxiliary to meet

The North County Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary will be holding their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut St., Escondido at 10 a.m. with a social meet and greet at 9:30. Coffee and refreshments will be served. Members are from Escondido and the surrounding communities. They are a diverse group of volunteers with something very important in common—a deep love and concern for children; especially those who are ill and in need. They welcome anyone who would like to find out more about the Auxiliary and our Unit to join them. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month with the exception of December. Questions? Contact Padie at (760) 803-0679.

“And Then There Were None”

Community Players Theatre will present Agatha Christie’s

“And Then There Were None” a two act murder mystery production on Thursday, October 12 at 7 p.m. (tickets are  $10 for this opening show) Friday, October 13, 7 p.m. (tickets $12-$15) Saturday, October 14  7 p.m. (tickets $12-$15) Sunday, October 15,  2 p.m. (tickets $12-$15)

Community Players Theatre are located at Community Lutheran Church 2575 E. Valley Parkway


Tickets can be purchased at or at the door of each show

Senior Center Show

The San Marcos Senior Center will present “Hoedown”, an hour-long show of songs, skits, and dances on Sat. Oct. 14 at 1:pm.  Tickets at $8 include refreshments. Call 760-744-5535 Ext “0” for reservations.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle

Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public Saturday, October 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.

Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California’s mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular “snake wall” and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter. The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle’s later work.

Democratic Club elections

The Escondido Democratic Club will hold elections this Saturday for its 2018 Executive Board & Pre-Endorsement Conference Delegates. The meeting is October 14, 10 a.m. for networking and 10:20 the meeting begins. It will be held at Park Avenue Community Center

210 E. Park Ave.

All members are invited to this meeting. Only members who are registered Democrats are eligible to vote.

Questions? Email or call 760-855-9723.

Fund Raising Costume Sale

Star Theatrical Costumes/Star Repertory Theatre in Escondido. Star Repertory Theatre is a non-profit organization that provides North County with musical theatre opportunities. They will have Halloween Costume Sale (October 15) to raise funds for upcoming shows. The sale is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be children, adult and plus size costumes available.  The location is 1948 Don Lee Place, Ste. 4, Escondido. Questions? Visit

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