Community

November to remember: Hospice volunteers, pet benefit, adult student art

The Elizabeth Hospice seeks volunteers Want to give back to the community and help those who are seriously ill? The Elizabeth Hospice is scheduled to host its next volunteer training from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 and Wednesday, Nov. 9  at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building, 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public,…


Keeping up with the Joneses

Seventh Annual North County Farm Tour Farmers will open their gates and give tours of their farms, showcasing San Diego County’s diverse agriculture during the seventh annual Farm Tour Day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, ept. 17 Hosted by the San Diego County Farm Bureau, this event is an opportunity for locals to spend a day in the country, in their own backyard. The…


Community news from around the region

Bonsall Woman’s Club awards scholarships Bonsall Woman’s Club, over 100 members strong, supports the community in many ways, according to publicity chairwoman Gail Golden. One of the club’s objectives is to encourage and help our youth through financial aid. Scholarships fulfill that purpose with monies going to graduating seniors from Fallbrook High School and Mission Vista High School residing in the Bonsall/Fallbrook area. The graduating…


Music, reptiles and science this summer

San Diego Children’s Discover Museum concerts San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum (SDCDM) is hosting two evenings of family fun as part of the First Annual Summer Concert Series featuring Hullabaloo. The event is set to bring the community together in the spirit of summer and raise funds to benefit the Museum’s educational exhibits and programs. Mark your social calendars, then, for 5 p.m. to 7…


Days of beer and sake and other shorts

Hollandia Dairy sponsors all-new county fair exhibit Hollandia Dairy of San Marcos has unveiled a brand new partnership with The San Diego County Fair to be the presenting sponsor of the all-new agriculture education exhibit – California Grown. This attraction, new for 2016, is all about agriculture, one of California’s most important industries and the historical basis of county fairs. The key focus of the…


World Oceans Day kids art contest and celebration at Stone & Glass, Escondido

Stone & Glass has cordially invited all kids 12 years old and younger to send in ideas “for something in or about the ocean that you would like to see made in glass.” Entry forms are due May 15 for the Ocean Art Contest in celebration of World Ocean’ Day on Wednesday, June 8. They are available at http://stoneandglass.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/ocean-art-entry-form.pdf. One idea will be chosen and…


Kickin’ it to fight breast cancer returns

Registration: Now open. Last day to register is Thurs., May 5.  Register and find out more about rules and schedules at www.kickinitchallenge.com. Date: Sat., June 18 through Sun., June 19  Time: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (both days) Location:  Frances Ryan Park, 450 Hidden Trail Rd., Escondido, CA 92027 Registration continues through May 15 for The 5th Annual Kickin’ It Challenge soccer tournament. The tourney at Frances Ryan…


Earth Day and the treasure of Terra Madre

Earth Day, appropriately enough, was celebrated in the Earth Day way at Escondido’s Terra Madre Gardens. “This is the first time we’re doing it,” said Jessica Sanchez, who co-owns the farm with her spouse David Solomon. “The farm has a lot to offer and wants the community to be involved.” That meant following up its composting workshop at 9928 Protea Gardens Road by Old Highway…


Community news briefs: Roads, buildings, yoga mats, parks and scaly critters

Temporary, partial road closure  That would be on Harding Street between Washington Avenue and Valley Parkway due to the installation of new recycled water pipelines, Escondido officials advise motorists that Harding Street will be reduced to a partial lane closing from Monday, May 2 to May 16. Work is to be preformed from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents and businesses will have driveway access…


Butterfly releases to plants and farm fresh

Elizabeth Hospice takes wings More than 200 supporters joined The Elizabeth Hospice for the 7th Annual Wings of Hope Butterfly Release on from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at the Salon Room of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Community members of all ages were invited to attend and sponsor butterflies in memory or in honor of…