Escondido, CA

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Business mixer after 5

The next Escondido Chamber of Commerce Business After 5 mixer will be February 8, 5-7 p.m.

Business After 5 is a social/networking event. It gives you the chance to visit a host business and network with other Chamber members. At Business After 5, you will have the chance to introduce yourself to other members, exchange business cards, make new business contacts, win a door prize and enjoy a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.

Table Sponsorships available: Display your business’s products and services; attract new clients and connect with potential customers. Fee $75.00

Friends of feathers

North County Aviculturists, for pet bird owners and breeders, presents: David Benites, canary expert and official show judge, will be displaying his beautiful birds and explaining how the various color mutations happen. Saturday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM. NEW MEETING TIME Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista 92084. Find more information at

Walk for Animals

Walk for Animals – North County will be held Saturday, February 24 beginning at 7 a.m. at Kit Carson Park, Escondido.

Join San Diego Humane Society supporters to help create a more humane San Diego region for our most vulnerable companion and wild animals.

San Diego Humane Society’s annual Walk for Animals helps raise critical funding to give a second chance to homeless, injured, orphaned and abused animals in our community. Don’t drop the ball on this opportunity to have fun and—most importantly—save lives!

¡Viva México!

Celebrate the rich cuisine and cultural traditions of México on April 21 from 5– 9 p.m. at San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, which is located at  320 N Broadway, Escondido.

Join the group for dinner, drinks, live performances, silent and live auction, and raise the paddle to support the Museum’s educational programs and “Access for All” Initiative.

Early bird tickets are available until February 28.  Visit

Hospice seeks volunteers

The Elizabeth Hospice is seeking volunteers throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire.

It will host its next volunteer orientation Tuesday, February 13, 10 a.m. to noon at The Elizabeth Hospice Escondido office located at 500 La Terraza Blvd., Suite 130.

At this session you can find out more about why so many volunteers find this role so rewarding and fulfilling. You will also learn about the application and training requirements process.

Volunteer orientation is free and open to the public. Volunteer opportunities exist throughout San Diego County and the Inland Empire and volunteers can choose to serve in the surrounding area where they reside.

Bilingual (Spanish) speaking volunteers and veterans are needed, along with licensed massage therapists and people who can sew for the Cuddle Keepsakes program. Specialty volunteers who can assist with complementary therapies such as pet therapy, aromatherapy, music support and Reiki are in high demand. In addition, office and clerical support volunteers are needed at all office locations: Temecula, Carlsbad, Escondido and San Diego (Mission Valley.)

To ensure a place in the volunteer orientations, contact the Volunteer Department at (800) 797-2050 or send an email to

Dine Out Escondido

This week we are in the midst of Dine Out Escondido! Restaurant Week, which continues until February 3, at over 30 restaurants in historic downtown and all-around town.

Enjoy scrumptious specials from highly acclaimed chefs, restaurateurs, and eateries. Savor the diverse culinary flavors of Escondido by taking advantage of this opportunity to visit your favorites and create new experiences!

Dine Out Escondido! restaurants are donating $1 to the North County Food Bank’s FOOD 4 KIDS Backpack Program for every DOE special they sell during Restaurant Week.

Whether you’re looking for craft beer foodie burger pairings, local farm-to-fork delights, chef-owned culinary experiences, international flavors, high tea or home cooking… Escondido’s fantastic restaurants have something for everyone.


Psychic Fair

The Psychic Fair at Harmony Grove Spiritualist Association is held on the first Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Relax under an ancient oak tree, wander through the meditation garden, browse the vendors and purchase lunch as you await a reader or energy healer. All readers and energy healers are established professional mediums with the highest of ethics and accuracy.

A reading is $25 for 15 minutes.

Go to for more information.

Candidate forum

The Escondido Democratic Club will be holding a local candidate forum at their meeting on Saturday, February 10th. Democratic candidates for Escondido Mayor and City Council will speak. Visitors are welcome.

Saturday, February 10

10 a.m. to Noon

Park Avenue Community Center

210 E. Park Avenue, Escondido

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