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Discounts for pre-reservation--RSVP now!

WIN PRIZES:  A pirate for your next party, Padres tickets, private wine-tasting party & more!


Like fine wine, the most festive event of the year just keeps getting better! Besides wine-tasting, gourmet foods, live music, art show, and book signings by East County authors , a museum tour and a scavenger hunt through one of the finest university-owned museums in the Western U.S., we now have some truly amazing silent auction items and drawing prizes.


The latest “stars” in our lineup? A celebrity pirate impersonator, field-level Padres tickets, a baseball autographed by homerun slugging star Adrian Gonzalez (All Star player, Golden Glove winner, and two-time National League Player of the Week).  Other awesome prizes include: private wine-tasting party for 10 at a local winery, dinner for 6 at a fire station, a Kern River vacation in a cabin that sleeps 14 , spa treatments, dinners, art classes, jewelry, wines, Wild Animal Park tickets, original art, a signed print by famed Western artist Olaf Wieghorst, and much more!


Musical entertainment includes a symphony violinist and flutist from San Diego Festivals Music plus the guitar/singing duo Paul and Cindy Nichols. 


Sunbelt Publications authors will be on hand to meet our guests, sign books and share tips on East County attractions - such as the best hiking and cycling trails, cool places to take your dog, and much more!


WHEN:  Sat. August 29, 4-7 p.m.

WHERE: Heritage of the Americas Museum, Cuyamaca College


RSVP  for our early-bird rates: (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org.


TICKETS:  $25 adults pre-registered; $30 at the door

($20 for members of our sponsoring organizations—see list below, or for groups of 6 or more); $10 kids 12-17; $5 kids 4-11 (under 4 free).


As a nonprofit media outlet, our funds are used entirely to support our local reporting on East County . We’re independent and non-partisan, so we’re not beholden to any special interests—only the public interest! Funds also help support our free wildfire and emergency alert service.


Your ticket or donation is tax deductible. Just makes check payable to Heartland Foundation (our 501c3 nonprofit publisher) and mail to: East County Magazine, attention: Miriam, 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, CA 91941.


Our thanks to our major event sponsors: Heritage of the Americas Museum at Cuyamaca College, Sunbelt Publications, Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce, and Viejas Fire Department.


Food and wine tasting sponsors: La Serenissima Winery, Schwaesdall Winery, Gloriosa Winery, San Pasqual Winery, Gio’s Wine Bar Bistro, Taste of Italy, Spinners Salads & Mediterranean, Riviera Supper Club


Auction & Raffle Sponsors: San Diego Padres, Olaf Wieghorst Museum, Silver Creek Fine Art & Framing, Bella Mesa Gallery, O’Dunn Fine Art, St. Madeleine Sophie’s Gallery, East County YMCA, Stardust: A Rejuvenating Spot, Orfila Vineyards, Heritage of the Americas Museum, Tiramisu Trattoria, Grove Steakhouse at Viejas, Antique Row Café, Downtown Café, Pret-a-Porter Spa, Gio’s Wine Bar Bistro, San Diego Wild Animal Park, The Bouncing Bead, Collectiquity, Crafting with Mary, San Miguel Fire, Sunbelt Publications. Stone Brewery.


Please join us in these festivities, bring a crowd -- and forward this to your friends and family!

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With mettla! Merry Christmas!

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excellent photography. I like it.I would like to participate in the Celebrate East County