20th Annual Mother’s Day Home Tour 

Originally Posted April 24, 2017

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you will be able to tour the interiors and gardens of five historic homes, all located in the heart of Escondido.   

Tickets are $20 each if purchased prior to the event, or $25 on the day of. One child under the age of 12 admitted at no charge with each paying adult. Tickets are available online at www.OldEscondido.org or at Rosemary-Duff Florist located at 101 W. 2nd Ave. On the day of the event only, tickets can be purchased at 537 S. Juniper St.

This is a self-paced tour. The homes are within walking distance for the average person, although there is a steep hill along the way to one of the houses.  Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.   

Proceeds from the Mother’s Day Home Tour help the Old Escondido Historic District, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to achieve their mission to “promote and protect Old Escondido, the City’s oldest neighborhood.” For more information please visit: http://www.oldescondido.org

Celebrate Community Support During National Volunteer Week  

Originally Posted April 17, 2017

National Volunteer Week, April 23 to 29, 2017, provides an opportunity to recognize and thank the hundreds of volunteers who contribute their time, and expertise to departments throughout the City of Escondido. More than 300 volunteers assist with projects across the Library and Community Services Department alone.

At the Escondido Public Library, more than 200 volunteers assist with tasks including, but not limited to, teaching adults how to read and improve their literacy skills; shelving and processing materials; instructing children in the sport of chess; and working in the Friends of the Library bookstore sorting and selling used books. Community Services volunteers assist at the Park Avenue Community Center serving meals to seniors as well as Kit Carson Park coaching hockey and soccer leagues. This invaluable support allows staff to spend more time serving patrons and the community.

For more information on volunteer opportunities with the Escondido Public Library, contact Volunteer Coordinator Cookie Allen at 760-839-4819 or at callen@escondido.org. Volunteer openings are also posted on the Library’s website at library.escondido.org/volunteer. For information about opportunities within Community Services, contact Janet Rulien at 760-839-4522 or at jrulien@escondido.org.

Celebrate National Library Month at Escondido Public Library  

Originally Posted April 10, 2017

National Library Week is April 9 to 15, 2017, celebrating the resources, programs, and services offered by libraries everywhere. Escondido Public Library extends this celebration throughout the month of April with its own National Library Month, showcasing special programs and services offered to children, teens and adults in the community. The Library offers endless opportunities to access information and technology that enhance lifelong learning, nurture the love of reading, and enrich lives.

For more information about Library programming celebrating National Library Month, contact Adult Services Senior Librarian Viktor Sjöberg at 760-839-4814 or at vsjoberg@escondido.org. Additional information about Library programs can be found at library.escondido.org. The Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA 92025.

 

RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS AND CLASSES  

Originally Posted April 04, 2017

Fresh off the press is the Summer 2017 Escondido Recreation Guide where you will find camps, classes, aquatics, and activities to keep you and your family busy throughout the upcoming months.

There are energizing programs for preschoolers, youth, teens, adults, and seniors. Participation in recreation classes keeps you mentally and physically active, and are conveniently offered at various locations throughout the community.

New camps and classes include: Jr. Computer Science Camp; Scooter and Skate Camps at the Escondido Skate Park; Painting Like the Masters Camp; Kid’s Acting Out!; Learn-to-Scooter Classes; Clutter Free, That’s Me!; Social Dancing Class; Get Up & Get Going; and many more.

You will not want to miss out on these amazing opportunities waiting for you. Take a look at the summer Recreation Guide at recreation.escondido.org and find the right class for you.

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