Daughters of the American Revolution welcome new members


Free writing workshops series this month

A series of three free writing workshops, called “Write Your Book in 20 Minutes,” are being offered by bestselling writer and Carlsbad resident Eva Shaw, Ph.D from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday July 10 and July 17 and July 24 at Las Flores Church hall, 1400 Las Flores Drive. The workshops are open to writers of all genres and levels. Bring notebooks, pens and laptops. Reserve at evashaw.comCQ.

Remodeled music museum open now

The remodeled National Association of Music Merchant’s Museum of Making Music is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays at 5790 Armada Drive. Advance tickets are required at


Antique show opens Friday at fairgrounds

The Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show takes place Friday to July 11 July 9-11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., featuring 100 dealers from California and across the U.S. The show, organized by Dolphin Promotions, includes a range of antiques from furniture, silver, paintings, bronzes, weaponry, porcelain and estate jewelry to pottery, textiles, crystal, rugs, rare books, clothing and dolls. Crystal and porcelain repair will be offered. Show hours are from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 11. Weekend admission is $8, good for return entry all three days. Visit


Assistance League holds sidewalk sale

The Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito Thrift Shop will hold a sidewalk sale of unique decorator items along with succulent arrangements and potted garden plants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday July 9 at 1542 Encinitas Blvd. Proceeds go to community philanthropic programs for children and adults. The nonprofit volunteer-run store seeks donations of gently used household items and clothing. Visit

Pianist to perform

free concert at library

Award-winning concert pianist Marie-Agathe Charpagne will give a free concert at noon Wednesday, July 7 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Dr. Charpagne will perform pieces by Brahms, Liszt and Beethoven. Charpagne is the winner of several international piano competitions and a graduate of the French Conservatory of Music. She is also a scientific researcher and holds a doctorate from Mines ParisTech. Visit


League holds two-day Doll and Collector Sale

Assistance League of Inland North County will hold a Doll and Collector Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday July 6 and Friday July 9 upstairs at its thrift shop, 2068 E. Valley Parkway. There will be more than 200 items, including sports collectibles, dolls and prams, teddy bears, Beanie Babies, coins and die-cast cars. No entry fee. Visit

Artist reception set for ‘Summertime Blues’

The Escondido Art Association’s Open Show for July is themed “Summertime Blues” at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Ave. The Second Saturday Artwalk is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday July 10 on Grand Avenue, and the Artists Gallery will host a reception 4 to 6:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through July 30. Visit

Library book store reopens Tuesday

The Friends of the Escondido Public Library Book Shop will reopen Tuesday , July 6 on the first floor of the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St. All items will be half price Tuesday , July 6 through Saturday, July 10. The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Starting Aug. 2, the nonprofit shop will begin accepting donations, which can be dropped off during store hours (up to two boxes per donor because of limited space). The shop sells used books, DVDs, VHS tapes, books on CD, magazines and music CDs. Proceeds benefit library programs. Visit

Virtual comic book workshop for teens

A four-week manga workshop for ages 13-18, hosted by Little Fish Comic Book Studio and the Escondido Public Library, is set for 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday July 7 via Zoom and runs July 14, 21 and 28. Participants will be led through the steps of creating a manga (a style of graphic novels and comic books originating in Japan), developing characters and improving technique and knowledge of the artform. Limit of 20 registered participants per session. Registrants receive an art supply kit. Sign up for all four sessions to complete the workshop. Registration is required at

Kiwanis Club puts on dinner dance Saturday

The Kiwanis Club of Hidden Valley will put on a dinner/dance from 4:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday July 10 at the American Legion Building, 230 E. Park Ave., to raise funds for a playground at Dixon Lake. Phase I of the playground is complete and proceeds are going to Phase II. Tickets are $30; $50 per couple. Tri-tip or vegetable lasagna will be served. There will be dancing to a live band (1960s to 1980s music) with raffle prizes and 50/50 auction. Ticket reservations are required at (760) 802-3945.

Hospice holding free volunteer orientation

The Elizabeth Hospice holds a free volunteer orientation session from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday July 8 via Zoom. Attendees learn about virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities, ranging from serving as a patient companion, providing caregiver respite and performing aromatherapy to sewing Cuddle Bears and officiating at veteran pinning ceremonies. Information will be provided on the application and training process. Other orientation dates include noon to 1 p.m. July 20; 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4; 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 and 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 1. Register at (800) 797-2050 or [email protected]


Free virtual wellness classes offered

Champions for Health, a local nonprofit, offers free virtual health and wellness classes in English and Spanish covering topics including healthy cooking, women’s health, childhood health, chair yoga and diabetes:

Cooking Class, 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday July 8 from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Growing Up Healthy (Childhood health class), 4 to 5 p.m. Aug. 5 from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Chair Yoga, 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Women’s Health, 4 to 5 p.m. Oct. 7 from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

Diabetes, 4 to 5 p.m. Nov. 4 from 4 p.m.–5 p.m.

To register, visit

Upcoming blood drives

The San Diego Blood Bank will hold several blood drives in parking lots in North County:

Ramona Oaks Park, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. today July 4 at 25386 Pappas Road.

Kohl’s, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 6 at 12880 Gregg Court, Poway.

Del Mar Rotary, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday , July 8, at Del Mar Civic Center Parking Lot, 1050 Camino Del Mar.

Versum Materials, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 8 at 1969 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad.

Albertsons, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 8, at 1929 W. San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos.

The Broken Yolk Cafe, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday , July 9, at 101 S. Las Posas Road, San Marcos.

Mission San Luis Rey Parish, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 11 at 4070 Mission Ave., Oceanside.

Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 114 pounds and be in good health. Appointments are required. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit

Sleep apnea machines sought for India

Volunteers from an international nonprofit, India COVID SOS, are collecting used and unused sleep apnea machines (cPAP/BiPAP) to be repurposed as special-use ventilators to support breathing issues associated with COVID-19. Drop-off sites include 5583 Willlowmere Lane, Carmel Valley, call (858) 337-1289; 9420 Mira Mesa Blvd., Suite G, MiraMesa (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays), call (858) 271-0600; and 15525 Pomerado Road, Suite E5, Poway (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Dr. Rabinder Gill, DDS, attn: indiacovidsos; call (858) 829-5757. Visit

Gym for seniors reopens

Vista Community Clinic’s fitness center, Club 55 reopened at 448 Country Club Lane. The indoor exercise space with treadmills, free weights and weight machines. for seniors 55 and older is open by appointment from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. Yearly membership is $65; $55 for seniors with low incomes. The gym is also open to community members 18 years and older. Call (760) 631-5000 ext. 7206.

Golf fundraiser to help fight childhood cancer

The Oceanside Sea Lions sponsors a golf tournament 1 p.m. July 23 at Emerald Isle Golf Course, 660 S El Camino Real. Net proceeds will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital for childhood cancer. There will also be a raffle with prizes. Register at


Virtual interfaith presentations planned

The Poway Interfaith Team, aka POINT, is sponsoring its 13th annual Interfaith Summer Nights event virtually this year with the theme “Building Interfaith Understanding.” A presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 12 will be led by Benjamin Midler, author of “The Life of a Child Survivor from Bialystok, Poland,” about his experience surviving of the Holocaust, and Aug. 9 by Bobo Elliot of the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation on “Domination Decoded.” The events are free; donations are appreciated. To receive an eventbrite link, email [email protected] or call (858) 487- 8885.


Animal shelter seeks foster volunteers

Helen Woodward Animal Center is in need of foster volunteers to care for orphan pets who aren’t yet ready for adoption. Foster assignments can range from a couple of days to a couple of months. The center provides fosters with what they need to care for their orphan pets. Sign up at


Democratic club hosts two speakers Saturday

The San Marcos Democratic Club hosts two speakers at its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday July 10 via Zoom. The first speaker will be BarbiAnn Maynard, a spokesperson for the President’s National Infrastructure Campaign. Maynard will talk about her fight for water and infrastructure in Martin County, Ky. The second speaker is U.S. Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, who will discuss the American Rescue Plan and what it means for San Diego County. For the Zoom invite, email [email protected]


Kids in the Garden class focuses on music

A Kids in the Garden class on Making Music is set for 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Saturday July 10 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive. Farmer Jones will lead the class with an autoharp to preview sound and rhythm, melody and pitch. Guest musicians will play recorders. Participants make musical instruments and parade in the garden. Class fee is $5 per person, payable to Farmer Jones at class or free with $60 annual family garden membership. Preregistration is required at [email protected] or (760) 822-6824. Visit altavistabotanicalgardens.orgCQ.

Irish fraternal group meets Friday at pub

The North San Diego County Friendly Sons of St. Patrick is recruiting members and meets at 11:30 a.m. Friday July9 tentatively at the Vista Village Pub, 224 Main St. The Irish fraternal charitable group is open to men with “a love of all things Irish.” To join this or a local women’s Irish heritage group, called “The Shameless Shamrocks,” email [email protected] or call (619) 992 4972.

Historical museum now open certain weekdays

The Vista Historical Museum at 2317 Old Foothill Drive is now open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Unvaccinated visitors are required to wear masks. Call (760) 630-0444.


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