Festivals of the Month

FREE SUMMER MOVIES IN LA MESA JULY 16 AND 30

 

 

July 8, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa is offering two free summer movie nights. The movies are shown on large screens, providing family entertainment under the stars.  Now you can enjoy a "dive-in movie" while swimming or floating, or relish a movie in the park at dark.


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FESTIVAL OF THE BELLS RINGS OUT AT SAN DIEGO MISSION JULY 16-18

 

Long before the Internet or cell phones, mission bells served as major means of communications. Tone sequences announced times for work, meals, mass and siestas. Bells guided travelers along El Camino Real (the King’s Highway), signaled danger, honored the dead, and pealed to celebrate joyous feast days, weddings and fiestas.


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ON THE PROWL: ALLEY CAT SUMMER FEST JULY 9

 

 

July 5, 2010 (El Cajon) – On Friday, July 9th, fans of art, music, wine and classic cars will be prowling the streets of downtown El Cajon for the 5th annual Alley Cat Summer Fest. The event, which many consider to be the “cat’s meow,” is presented by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center to benefit Sophie’s Art Gallery, creating opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities.


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JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT OPENS JULY 7

 

July 5, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – C. Hook Theater will present Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 7-10. C. Hook Theater productions are held at the Performing Arts Center at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center, 6845 University Avenue in San Diego (one block west of 70th Street).

 


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CELEBRATE THE FOURTH WITH A BANG!

 

East County News Service

July 2, 2010 -- Ready for a fun and festive Fourth of July?   

 

 No need to fight traffic at the beach areas.   East County has many patriotic celebrations including parades, free concerts, and several fireworks displays.   Check out our guide below!


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NEED SOME LAUGHS? BREW HA HA WEEKLY STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW COMES TO EAST COUNTY

 

July 2, 2010 (La Mesa) – Brew Ha Ha "Sunday Night Comedy" opens July 11 at Gio Bistro and Wine Bar, 8384 La Mesa Boulevard in La Mesa’s downtown village. The weekly performance will be the first of its kind in East County, according to producers.


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THE SHOW WILL GO ON! LAKE MURRAY FIREWORKS & MUSIC FEST SAVED


BAND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

East County News Service

July 2, 2010 (Lake Murray) – It’s official! Fourth of July fireworks show and Lake Murray Music Fest will be held. While $3,000 is still needed to cover expenses for East County's biggest Independence Day extravaganza, organizers announce that the show will go on—much to the community’s delight.

 

Entertainment starts at noon and continues throughout the afternoon and evening, with a fireworks finale starting at 9:15 p.m. (or whenever the last band finishes performing). Scroll down to view the band schedule:


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SEUSSICAL, THE MUSICAL! PRODUCTION DEBUTS JULY 9 IN SPRING VALLEY

 

July 1, 2010 (Spring Valley) Young Actors Theater (YAT) will present Seussical, the Musical at the Encore Theater, 9620 Campo Road in Spring Valley, July 9-11 and July 16-18. Based on writings of Dr. Seuss, the production is suitable for audiences of all ages. The story centers around Horton the Elephant, who finds himself faced with a double challenge.


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SPECIAL BUS & TROLLEY SERVICE INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND

 

San Diego – Those wanting to see the fireworks light up the sky on July 4 won’t have to worry about the hassle of traffic and parking. Metropolitan Transit Service (MTS) has extended service for the holiday. All three trolley lines will operate expanded service after the fireworks end--whether you're heading to the beach areas or relishing 4th of July fireworks displays in East County.   There are also special rates and hours throughout this holiday week.


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ATTENTION DOG OWNERS! K-9S AND COCKTAILS WED. JUNE 30TH IN TIERRASANTA

June 29, 2010 (Tierrasanta) – Looking for a doggone fine place to take your canine companion—and socialize with other dog owners? Back by popular demand is “K-9s and Cocktails” night at Andiamo’s restaurant this Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Bring your dog and enjoy happy hour drink specials on the patio.


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POOL FLICKS & HOT KROC NIGHTS: COOL WAYS TO BEAT THE HEAT

 

East County News Service

 

June 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Among the most unique summertime activities in East County are the “Hot Kroc Nights” and “Pool Flicks” offered by the Salvation Army Kroc Center. You've heard of a drive-in movie...now you can enjoy a "dive-in" showing--or cool off with iceskating at an NFL-sized rink. 

 


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$8,000 NEEDED TO SAVE 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AT LAKE MURRAY

East County News Service

June 28, 2010 (Lake Murray) -- The Lake Murray Kiwanis Foundation needs to raise $8,000 more in donations and advertising sponsorships to hold the annual 4th of July event, which customarily features bands, fireworks, and family-friendly activities.


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KIDS FUN-ATHALON AND WILD 4TH OF JULY AT SACRED ROCKS RESERVE

June 27, 2010 (Boulevard, CA) -- What could be more traditionally American then families having fun together?

 

Celebrate the 4th in a wilderness weekend full of old-fashioned fun for the whole family at Sacred Rocks Reserve. Activities include a kids' Fun-Athalon (swim, bike, run), stories of the Old West around the campfire, light stick parade, crafts, big bubble blowing, bocce, pentanque, badminton, horseshoes, croquet, and fireworks and a concert at Golden Acorn Casino.

 

Crafts include Sun Visor Decorating, Paul Revere Lantern Making, Wood carving and Rock Painting.

 


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HEADS UP! PARTIAL LUNAR ECLIPSE JUNE 26

 

 

By East County News Service

 

June 21, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – In the early morning hours on Saturday, June 26, sky watchers in our region can see a partial eclipse of the moon, which is visible across much of North America, South America and Asia. 

 


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OLDIES BUT GOODIES: THE LEGENDS OPEN FRIDAY NIGHT "CONCERTS ON THE GREEN" SERIES JUNE 25 IN EL CAJON

 

 

By East County News Service

 

June 18, 2010 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon's 15th Annual Concerts on the Green begins Friday, June 25 with the Legends, who will perform their oldies music from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in downtown El Cajon. Ed Waymire returns as master of ceremonies.  

 

The temporary location for Concerts on the Green is the outdoor amphitheater at the East County Performing Arts Center pending completion of the renovation of Prescott Promenade.


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VROOOOOM! CAJON CLASSIC CRUISE SEASON OPENS JUNE 30

 

 

June 20, 2010 (El Cajon, CA) -- The 2010 Cajon Classic Cruise opens Wednesday, June 30, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Main Street in the heart of historic downtown El Cajon.


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EAST COUNTY’S LARGEST FREE HEALTH FAIR THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 19

June 17, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce is organizing the East County’s largest free health fair, called Summer Healthcare Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 19, at the Grossmont Center shopping center, 5500 Grossmont Center Dr., in La Mesa.

 


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LAKE MURRAY ORGANIZATION NEEDS TO RAISE $10,000 TO KEEP FIREWORKS EVENT

June 17, 2010 (San Diego ) --

 

The Lake Murray Kiwanis Club is looking for donations to fund the Lake Murray July 4th Music Fest. All donations will be appreciated; large sponsors are offered advertising during the Music Fest.


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NEED WORK? FREE JOB FAIR TODAY

 

June 20, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) will host a community job fair today from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in partnership with the East County Career Center and Cuyamaca College. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the student center at Cuyamaca College.900 Rancho Diego Parkway in El Cajon.

“A strong job market is the cornerstone of a strong economy,” said Congressman Hunter. “Thousands of individuals ready to rejoin the workforce turned out to meet with local businesses at the previous job fair. This time, the event will be at an even larger venue with many community businesses and career advisors on hand.” 

 

The following employers will be participating:
 


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ANNUAL LA MESA FIREFIGHTER'S PANCAKE BREAKFAST JUNE 19

June 17, 2010 (La Mesa) --

Bring the family and join the La Mesa Firefighters for a morning of fun at their annual Pancake Breakfast, June 19 from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Tickets, $5.00, will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and can be purchased at La Mesa Fire Stations or at the door the day of the breakfast.

Breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee.

The breakfast will be held at La Mesa Fire Station 11, 8034 Allison Avenue, La Mesa CA 91942.

For more information, visit the city's website.


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WILD WEST LIVES ON AT WESTERN HERITAGE DAYS

 

Story by Miriam Raftery

Photos and video by Khari Johnson

June 15, 2010 (El Cajon) – History came alive at the eighth annual Western Heritage Days June 5-6 in El Cajon, where Buffalo soldiers, ladies with parasols and Laguna Mountain men roamed the streets.

 

Entertainment also included Native American dancers, musical acts such as Tom Hiatt and the Sundown Riders, shoot-out reenactments and much more. View video highlights.


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FLYING HIGH: PILOTS TAKE WING AT GILLESPIE AIR SHOW

 

 

Story, photos and video by Khari Johnson

 

June 15, 2010 (El Cajon) – Up to 10,000 people turned out to watch more than 20 different types of vintage planes as well as skydivers, historic re-enactors and pyrotechnics displays at Wings Over Gillespie last weekend. View ECM’s highlights from the event.


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CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DAY WITH A 2K WALK AND SOMALI FAMILY SERVICE HEALTH FAIR JUNE 19

 

June 13, 2010 (City Heights) – A 2K fun walk will be held Saturday to promote refugee awareness and senior fitness, followed by the Somali Family Service Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the City Heights Community Park, 3795 Fairmount Avenue. Savor ethnic food and entertainment, meet healthcare providers and local refugee/immigrant and nonprofit organizations, and hear from prominent speakers including Mayor Jerry Sanders, Congresswoman Susan Davis, and City Councilmember Todd Gloria.


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POMERADO BRASS QUINTET – FREE CONCERT TODAY AT MISSION TRAILS

June 13, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – What could be more inspiring than a concert in a nature preserve? Pomerado Brass Quintet performs today at 2 p.m. in the Mission Trails Regional Park’s visitor ampitheater.

The concert will feature light classical music, popular favorites and patriotic songs. A reception in the visitor center gallery will follow.

 


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Barona 40th Annual Pow-Wow

 

 

June 12, 2010 (Lakeside) -- Mark your calendars for the 40th annual Barona Pow-Wow on September 3-5. Over $60,000 in prize money will be given, and there will be contest dancing. All drums and dancers are welcome. Admission and camping is free. For more information call the Barona Tribal Office, (619)443-6612 ext 120.


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AN EVENING TO REMEMBER: SYMPHONY AT THE LAKES JUNE 12

 

June 10, 2010 (Santee) – On June 12, Santee Lakes will come alive with the sounds of orchestral and jazz music. Young Artists Symphony (YAS) and the Santee-Lakeside Rotary are collaborating to present this special evening of music, dance, refreshments, wine and cuisine at the YAS Symphony at the Lakes.


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WORLD FAMOUS STARS IN CONCERT JUNE 11 TO BENEFIT INDUSTRIAL ARTS AT EAST COUNTY SCHOOLS


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SUMMER MUSIC & CULTURE FESTIVAL COMES TO EAST COUNTY AUGUST 8

June 10, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Celebrating East County’s multitude of cultures from around the world, the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Summer Music & Culture Festival. The event, which is free to the public, will be held Sunday, August 8 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.

Cultural performers such as dancers, singers and bands as we ll as artisans, crafters and food/beverage vendors are invited to participate as sponsors.


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JOIN THE GOOSE FOR TEA ON SATURDAY, JUNE 12

 

June 10, 2010 (El Cajon) -- The third annual "Royal Tea & Fashion Show" benefitting the 63rd Annual Mother Goose Parade will be held Saturday, June 12th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 1400 East Washington Avenue in El Cajon.


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LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR FREE “MOVIES IN THE PARK” AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER

 

Season kicks off June 16 with Monsters vs. Aliens, wraps up with Avatar

 

June 10, 2010 (Alpine) — The Viejas Outlet Center officially kicks off its free “Movies in the Park” series on June 16 with a showing of the hit movie Monsters vs. Aliens. The season concludes this year with Avatar, the blockbuster that set new worldwide sales records.


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