Escondido Community Wellness Expo

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Senior Center will host the 7th Annual Community Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Designed to “Enrich the Lives of Older Adults and Their Families,” the Community Wellness Expo will provide valuable health/wellness information to older adults in the community. 

Attendees can browse through over 30 exhibitor booths that will provide  information pertaining to seniors.  This event will also feature pneumonia and shingles vaccination shots, flu shots, and a variety of health screenings that focus on body composition, and blood pressure, and hearing health.  Additionally, seniors can bring their medications and questions for one-on-one pharmacist consultations.  A free continental breakfast will be offered to all attendees from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.  Admission is free and parking is plentiful and easy!

This community event is coordinated by the Community Wellness Association of Escondido.  This group is comprised of:  The City of Escondido’s Senior Center, Seniors Serving Seniors, and Palomar Health. 

This event will be held at the Park Avenue Community Center, home of Escondido Senior Center located at 210 Park Avenue in Escondido.  For general information and sponsorship/exhibitor space, please call the Escondido Senior Center at 760-839-4688. 

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5K & 1M Pumpkin Run/Walk

Escondido Recreation is hosting the 4th Annual 5K trail run and 1M family-friendly run/walk through scenic Kit Carson Park.  This event will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2013.  All ages are invited to attend, and encouraged to come in costume, including the dog.  Registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and goodie bag.  Youth ages 5-13 will also receive a participation medal.

Over 30 vendors and exhibitors will participate in the FREE Health and Safety Expo.  This year’s expo will feature entertainment and demonstrations, vendors with free samples, a costume contest, prizes, food, and much more!  Proceeds benefit Escondido Recreation through the Quality of Life Fund. 

Check in starts at 7:30 a.m., race starts at 8:30 a.m.  Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available.  For additional information and registration, visit or call (760) 839-4691.

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Town Hall Meeting

Town Hall meetings are a good way to give residents an opportunity to express their opinions and discuss their concerns in a less formal environment than regular council meetings. In fulfillment of one of my campaign promises, I have held five Town Hall meetings since 2011. My next town hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 201 N. Broadway.  The meeting format will be an open question and answer period on any topic relating to local government.  This is your opportunity to share your views on the issues facing our City Council and to discuss any subject that matters to you or your business. We will follow up with the appropriate City department to resolve any issues. The meeting will also be videotaped and rebroadcast the following Sunday and Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. on Cox. Ch.19 and AT&T U-Verse Ch. 99.

I encourage you to attend and participate in the discussion, or even just say hello and introduce yourself.  Working together we can make Escondido a better city.

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The Grand WoofStock!

The Grand Woofstock is North County's Premier Pet Festival held in Historic Downtown Escondido on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly, dog-friendly event is FREE to the public.

Center Stage is on Grand and Broadway and the event will start with a Blessing of the Dogs at 10 a.m.  In addition to popular activities from last year such as the fly-ball, agility contests, competitions, demos, Ask a Trainer or Ask a Vet booths, there also will be four blocks of pet-related vendors.  If you get hungry, a Food Truck “Rally in the Alley” will offer food trucks & shady eating areas for you and your four-legged friends.

This event is sponsored by Acacia Animal Health Center which will be handing out event bags filled with goodies while supplies last.

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