Escondido, CA

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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, November 5 10 a.m. –1 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. & Lake Wohlford Road. Cost is $60. To register for the class call Jack at 760-746-2868.

Breakfast with the Mayor

An opportunity to have a conversation with Escondido’s mayor, Sam Abed, put on by the

Escondido Chamber of Commerce at 720 N Broadway, Escondido. The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 7:30–9 a.m. Space is limited. This is a Chamber members only event and they would like to invite members who have not yet had the opportunity and would like to attend. Email

Coffee Club on Location

The Chamber of Commerce will have one of its Breakfast Networking events at JP Catholic University, 200 W Grand, Escondido.

Friday, October 27, 8¬–9 a.m. RSVP by calling the Chamber at  760 745-2125.

A Celtic Chorale Celebration

The Center Chorale presents “A Celtic Choral Celebration,” the first concert of the 2017/18 season for the North County choral ensemble.  Local Ashworth Academy of Highland Dance joins the Center Chorale in this concert.

The Chorale will sing arrangements of Scottish and Irish tunes accompanied by pianist, Joseph Valent.  Bagpipes are an integral part of the Scottish traditions, and one of the members of the Center Chorale, Felicity Carroll, is an accomplished bagpiper, who will play on the program.  Megan Ashworth of the Ashworth Academy of Highland Dance will present highland dances accompanied by bagpiper Ross Naismith.

The conductor of the Center Chorale, Joe Stanford is encouraging anyone who owns a kilt, to show up in Scottish splendor.

A Celtic Choral Celebration will be in the California Center for Arts, Escondido, Center Theater on October 27 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at  Phone: 800 988 4253

Halloween Carnival

The First United Methodist Church has a Halloween Carnival on October 31, that provides a safe and fun time for all.  Location is 314 South Kalmia.

The Trunk ‘n Treat will be held from 7–7:30 p.m. with free candy and treats for the kids. There will be a cake walk and over 25 games.

Bring five cans of food and get 20 tickets. The canned food will be donated to Interfaith Services.

The church has been doing this for 32 years as a gift to the community. All the money brought in pays for the food, drinks and prizes for the game winners. Boy Scout Troop 668 assists each year.

The carnival will happen rain or shine. There will also be a jump house.

Salute to Veterans

First Congregational Church, Escondido Presents in Concert Peter Gach with

“A Salute to Our Veterans” Music of American Composers: Joplin, Gershwin, Ives, and others

Sunday, November 12, 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary, 1800 N. Broadway, Escondido.

There is no admission charge, but a freewill offering will be accepted. A meet the artist reception in the Fellowship Hall will follow the concert. Sales of Gach’s CDs and book will benefit Regaining Balance for Women Veterans with PTSD

Celebrate Kindness 

Escondido Public Library will host Choose Kind: Celebrate Wonder for children ages 4-12 on Thursday, November 16, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. Choose Kind: Celebrate Wonder takes place a day before the release of the film, Wonder, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by R.J. Palacio.  The event will explore the story’s central themes of kindness through a storytime with related books, songs, and crafts.

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, CA 92025.

Oh the Humanity

A Ship In The Woods presents Oh the Humanity (selections from a private collection) Saturday October 21, 6–10 p.m. This is a Halloween costume event.

The title refers to comments made Herbert Morrison, of WLS radio during his broadcast describing the Hindenburg disaster of 1937.

The show features works by Christian Jankowski, Marilyn Minter, Tony Oursler, Puppies Puppies

Jon Rafman, Pipilotti Rist and Lu Yang.

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.

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