Holidays in East County 2011

Holidays in East County 2011

DEERHORN VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION HOLDS FIRST ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT OCT. 30

By Mayan Avitable

October 25, 2011 (Deerhorn Valley)--The Deerhorn Valley Community Association will hold its first annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 30th from 4-7 p.m. at the site of the  Old Deerhorn Lodge  at Elena Lane and Deerhorn Valley Road. (Look for signs.)

Because homes in rural areas are far apart for kids to go trick-or-treating,  the Association’s Trunk or Treat event will allow costumed kids to go from car to car instead of house to house. Community members will park in lined-out spaces so the kids can fill their Halloween bags from the trunk of each car.

A HOWLING GOOD TIME: $500 PRIZE FOR BEST COSTUME AT GOLDEN ACORN HALLOWEEN BASH

October 23, 2011 (Campo) --The Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center invites the public to a Halloween Costume Contest on Monday, October 31, at 8:00 p.m. at the Golden Acorn Casino, 1800 Golden Acorn Way in Campo.

An invitation states, “Be ready to howl and party all night with vampires and spirits by Halloween’s moonlight. Ghosts and witches and creatures of fright, don’t miss the call of Halloween night. Come one; come all in the threads of the season. If you miss this bash ’Tis an act of treason. Be here by eight and meet your fate.”

 
 

BOO BASH CARNIVAL OCT. 29 OFFERS SAFE HALLOWEEN AT KROC CENTER

By Millicent Arko

October 23, 2011 (Rolando)--The Salvation Army Kroc Center will present its annual BOO BASH on Saturday, October 29 from 3 – 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center Recreation Field, 6845 University Avenue (at 68th St) in San Diego.

The event is free for members with a membership card and children under 3 years old, or $2.00 per guest. Proceeds will help replenish The Kroc Center Family Services Emergency Food Pantry.
 

FAMILY-FRIENDLY SPOOKTACULAR: HALLOWEEN TALES AT MISSION TRAILS OCT. 29

October 23, 2011 (San Diego)  Come to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center, Saturday Night, October 29, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Renowned local storytellers, Mary Holma and Cynthia Griffin will be spinning family-friendly spooktacular tales in the Visitor Center Amphitheater.  This free program is sponsored by Team Northcutt Realtors and the Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation.  

TRUNK OR TREAT: EL CAJON HOSTS HALLOWEEN HAPPENING OCT. 26

Why wait 'til Halloween? Get in the spooky spirit of the season Wednesday night

 

October 20, 2011 (El Cajon)-- Bring the kids for Trunk or Treat at the next Cajon Classic Cruise, Wednesday, October 26. Vehicles will be decorated in a Halloween theme and owners will be handing out candy for young trick or treaters from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

 

ALPINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION HOSTS FALL FESTIVAL OCT. 23 AT SUMMERS PAST FARMS

 

October 20, 2011 (Flinn Springs) – Free family fun will blossom this Sunday at Summers Past Farms, where a Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit Alpine schools. A pumpkin patch, maze, draft horse-drawn hay ride, craft and gift booths, 4-H animal exhibits, treats and more are all part of the festivities.

 

GHOULISH GOODIES FOR HALLOWEEN

 

 

October 20, 2011 (San Diego’s East County ) -- This trick-or-treat season, the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) has developed some kid-friendly, fun confectionary-free treats that won’t leave kids or parents saying ‘boo’. With Halloween lending itself to spiders, witches, and ghosts, the CMAB has come up with ‘spooky’ recipes using Real California dairy products.  

HALLOWEEN WIRELESS SAFETY TIPS FOR EAST COUNTY PARENTS AND KIDS

By Anna Crowe

 
 October 13, 2011 (San Diego) -- Over the years, Halloween observance has evolved into a light-hearted celebration associated with candy and fun-spirited pranks. With an estimated 41 million trick-or-treaters roaming the streets nationwide in 2010,  it is important to have fun and stay safe. Fortunately, technology that can help families--and won't get you spooked.

ALL ABOARD! PUMPKIN EXPRESS ROLLS OUT OCT.15-30

 

October 7, 2011 (Campo) – Pacific Southwest Railway Museum invites you to bring the whole family for the 8th annual old-time train ride to its pumpkin patch. Travel on a haunted train, then pick out and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

 

 

This year, the popular “Pumpkin Express” rides will be offered three full weekends from October 15 through October 30.

 

IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT PUMPKIN? CHECK OUT THESE PATCHES

 
By Miriam Raftery
 
October 8, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Halloween is coming soon and with it, the annual tradition of finding the perfect pumpkin for carving a jack-o-lantern—not to mention sweeter varieties for baking pumpkin pies!  Fortunately, there are several great places in East County to find giant pumpkins, as well as fun family activities from corn mazes to petting zoos. 
 
Here are a few of our favorites:

“SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY” AIMS TO BOOST SALES OVER THANKSGIVING WEEKEND

Discounts today for shoppers at small businesses 

 
November 26, 2011 (San Diego’s Eat County) – Last year, “Small Business Saturday” rallied Americans to support small, independently owned businesses in their communities on the day after "Black Friday" over Thanksgiving weekend, the start of the holiday shopping season.

 Now Google, Facebook and Twitter are helping to support small businesses as part of Small Business Saturday today, November 26. Consumers can sign up on line for special discounts if they support small businesses by making purchases today.

THANKSGIVING PIES FROM MAMA’S KITCHEN BENEFIT CRITICALLY ILL NEIGHBORS IN OUR REGION

 
October 5, 2011, (La Mesa) --Thanksgiving is coming and the people of the United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM) invite you to let Mama do the baking this year.  Church members are helping Mama’s Kitchen raise money to provide nutritious meals for San Diego men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS and cancer. 

FAMILY FUN AT SANTEE SALUTES 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

 

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

 
July 6, 2011 (Santee) -- The City of Santee hosted its annual "Santee Salutes" patriotic celebration on July 4th, drawing families from across East County for this major event.

 

Scroll down to view photos of participants enjoying fun in the sun, followed by fireworks in the park after dark.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS ANNOUNCED IN EAST COUNTY & SAN DIEGO'S INLAND REGIONS

 
June 28, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Communities across San Diego's inland regions will host a variety of events celebrating Independence Day on Monday, July 4th including festivals, parades, picnics, an ice cream social, Western-themed events, and of course, fireworks. 
 
 
Below are highlights of celebrations planned in numerous East County and inland San Diego areas:

LAKE MURRAY FIREWORKS ON FOR THE 4TH OF JULY, BUT BANDS CANCELLED

June 20, 2011 (Lake Murray) -- Lake Murray's fireworks display will be there this 4th of July for all surrounding neighbors and friends. The program will start at 9:15 p.m. at Lake Murray on the fourth of July.

 

However, the show has had to cancel the entertainment part of the performance due to lack of funds.

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