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July 8, 2015 (El Cajon) – From Rhinestone Grannies to Classic Cruises to a brand new Firehouse Museum, there’s a lot happening this month in El Cajon.


Antique & Collectible Show In July

The San Diego Antique & Collectible Show is Wednesday, July 8, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, located at 195 E. Douglas Avenue. Come see a wide selection of antiques from jewelry to art.  Parking and admission are free. Please call (619) 887-8762 for more information.

The Next Cajon Classic Cruise Car Show Is July 8

The theme of the next Classic Cruise night, July 8, is “Birds of Prey.”  See an array of classic vehicles during the 2015 season of “Cajon Classic Cruise Car Shows.”  Car shows are every Wednesday night through October 28. They occur on East Main Street, between Magnolia and Claydelle Avenues, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This popular car show is held in the area of the Prescott Promenade, and is hosted by the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. For more information, please visit www.cajonclassiccruise.org or call (619) 334-3000.

Invitational Art Show At Wieghorst Museum

The public is invited to attend the “Invitational Art Show” at the Wieghorst Museum from July 9 through September 3.  An opening reception will be held on Thursday, July 9, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Enjoy beautiful artwork by local artists, such as: Gloria Chadwick, Grace Schlesier, Joe Garcia, Jack Jordan, Mehl Lawson, Chris Mummert, Mark Martensen, James Kermott and Carlos Castrejon. General museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Wieghorst Museum is located at 131 Rea Avenue.  For more information, please call (619) 590-3431.

Rhinestone Grannies At Fletcher Hills Branch Library

Rhinestone Grannies will bring a spirited performance of dance, song, and comedy to the Fletcher Hills Branch Library, 576 Garfield Ave, El Cajon, on Saturday, July 11, at 2:00 p.m. They are a group of grandmothers who share a love of entertaining. They believe in health, fitness, and fun. Their purpose is to share their talents through dance, comedy, and song, to enrich not only their own lives, but to encourage their audience to embrace each day as a gift. The entire troop’s ages range from 65 and 82. Come enjoy their one-hour variety show, which includes high-energy song and dance routines.  For more information, contact Marilyn Van Winkle at the Fletcher Hills Branch Library at (619) 466-1132 or visit www.sdcl.org.

New “El Cajon Fire History Museum” To Open At Parkway Plaza

It’s been years in the planning, but retired El Cajon Fire Chief Ed Jarrell, partnering with Parkway Plaza, is bringing a fire museum to the City of El Cajon!  It’s been a long-time dream for the former Fire Chief to provide the City with a history of firefighting in El Cajon, inspiring youth to pursue a fire career and to provide safety education to those who visit the museum.  Chief Jarrell has acquired a large collection of firefighter related items and found the perfect venue at the Parkway Plaza mall. The museum is located on the far west end of the mall, between Sears and Dick’s Sporting Goods.  Children will have their own “Kids Corner” to color and read, in addition, an area that offers career and safety information. The museum will officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday, July 18 at 10:30 a.m.  For more information, or to be a contributing sponsor, please stop by the museum after July 18, or call (619) 441-1737.

It’s “National Night Out” On Tuesday - August 4

Don’t miss the El Cajon Police Department’s National Night Out community event on Tuesday, August 4, in the parking lot of the El Cajon Police Station, located at 100 Civic Center Way, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Enjoy a wide variety of booths and displays from numerous organizations offering great health and safety information with a special emphasis on ways you can better protect your family, your home and your vehicle.  Emergency vehicles and the El Cajon Police vintage police car will be on display.  There will be a K-9 demonstration and kids can learn how to call 9-1-1. National Night Out is a nationwide event designed to bring community members together to take a stand against crime and drugs. For more information, please call (619) 579-4227.

Free Summer Movie At Renette Park On Friday, August 7

Bring a picnic and come out for a Summer, Friday, August 7, featuring “Wreck It Ralph!”  The El Cajon Recreation Department will be offering this free summer movie at Renette Park beginning at dusk. Bring a picnic and enjoy pre-event activities at 6:00 p.m.  Renette Park is located at 935 Emerald Avenue in El Cajon.  For information, please call (619) 441-1678.

Support Local Youth And Celebrate Stoney’s Birthday

Help children in the East County as Stoney’s Kids holds its annual fundraiser and celebrates Mr. Stoney’s 90th birthday!  Reserve your tickets now for the Thursday, August 13 fundraiser. This event, benefitting East County youth, will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Sycuan Resort, at 3007 Dehesa Road, in El Cajon.  Advance tickets are $25 per person, $35 at the door, which includes dinner and birthday cake.  In addition, enjoy great raffle prizes, live and silent auction items. Visit www.stoneyskids.org for more information.

Haute With Heart Fashion Show Is August 15

The 38th Annual St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center’s Haute with Heart Fashion Show “I Love Fashion” is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front Hotel, located at 1 Park Boulevard in San Diego.  The Haute with Heart Fashion Show highlights professional models, members of the community and St. Madeleine’s, dressed in the latest fashions on the runway.  This event also features fabulous boutique shopping, live and silent auctions, opportunity drawings, and a heartwarming performance from the Center’s performing arts students.

Proceeds raised benefit the unique programs St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center offers to over 400 adults with developmental disabilities (e.g. autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy).  To contribute to the success of our 38th Annual Fashion Show, please consider becoming a Table Captain or Underwriter. Your commitment and support is greatly appreciated! Registration, silent auction and boutique shopping open at 10:00 a.m. For more information or tickets, please visit www.stmsc.org, or call (619) 442-5129, ext. 115.

Register Now For Summer Fun With El Cajon’s Recreation Program

You can see the City of El Cajon Recreation Guide online at www.elcajonrec.org.  Or, pick up a copy at any of the El Cajon recreation centers, local libraries and in the lobbies of City Hall and the El Cajon Police Station.   Summer classes are very popular, so register now before classes fill up!  For more information, call (619) 441-1516.

How About Adopting A New Pet

The El Cajon Animal Shelter has a variety of wonderful dogs, cats and kittens to choose from!  If you are looking to adopt a new pet, or have lost your pet, please stop by the shelter, 1275 N. Marshall, and see the dogs and cats in the adoption center. The shelter is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  For more information, please call us at (619) 441-1580.

When It’s Hot - Visit A Cool Zone Near You

You can beat the heat and save on energy costs by going to a local Cool Zone!  Cool Zones are designated air-conditioned buildings easily identifiable by a light blue Polar Bear Cool Zone logo. There are more than 100 locations throughout San Diego County in libraries, indoor malls and senior centers. (Like the Downtown El Cajon Library and the Parkway Plaza Mall) The Cool Zones website provides a list of air conditioned places to go when the weather is extremely hot as a way to stay cool and save on energy costs.  For more information on Cool Zones, please visit www.CoolZones.org or call (800) 510-2020. 

The Chamber Is Now Accepting Leadership East County Applications  

San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the San Diego  Leadership East County Program 2015 - 2016 class.  The cost is $800, the time commitment: (1) 8-hour day, per month, for 11 months, the program starts August 21, 2015.  The learning experience is priceless!  The mission of the Leadership program is to utilize the unique perspective, experience and talent of its participants to identify, mentor and prepare the East County leaders of tomorrow.  A goal is to acquaint participants with East County's assets, needs and challenges. For more information visit: www.eastcountychamber.org or call (619) 440-6161.


The El Cajon Farmers’ Market Every Thursday

Stop by the El Cajon Farmers’ Market every Thursday at the Prescott Promenade, located at 201 E. Main Street.  Hours are from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - rain or shine! The Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads and hot prepared food. Also, there are several vendors and live music! For more information, please visit www.elcajonfarmersmarket.org

July 3 & 17 - Alternate Friday closures for El Cajon City offices. Please go to www.cityofelcajon.us for a full calendar of hours for City offices during 2015.

July 14 & 28 - El Cajon City Council Meetings are at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., as needed. The meetings are held in the Council Chamber at 200 Civic Center Way. For more information, and to view the full agenda online, please visit www.cityofelcajon.us.





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