2nd Saturday: San Diego’s Impossible Railroad, Celebrating 100 years

San Diego’s Impossible Railroad
Celebrating 100 years

Saturday, June 8, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
San Diego Archaeological Center
16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027

The San Diego Archaeological Center announces A 100-Year History of San Diego’s “Impossible Railroad,” a presentation and book signing by Reena Deutsch on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM, as part of their Second Saturday Series. The event will be held at the San Diego Archaeological Center located at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027. Admission is free and open to the public. Please register at https://sandiegoarchaeology.org/2nd-sat-the-impossible-railroad/

In the early 1900s, San Diego was a growing and thriving city, but with no rail transportation eastward. Spearheaded by John D. Spreckels, with his persistence and money, a railroad was constructed that engineers warned would be impossible to build. Starting in San Diego, the “Impossible Railroad” snaked through brutal mountain and desert terrain to connect with the transcontinental Southern Pacific in El Centro. It took 12 challenging years to build, but the 1919 completion was widely celebrated. This November is the 100th anniversary of the completion of the San Diego & Arizona Railway which still operates along parts of its 148-mile route. Author Reena Deutsch will give an account of the line’s dramatic history through vintage photos and gripping narration. She will be available after the presentation to sign copies of her book, San Diego and Arizona Railway: The Impossible Railroad.

After stumbling upon old railroad tracks in our local desert, Dr. Deutsch researched the colorful history of John Spreckels’ San Diego & Arizona (Eastern) Railway and has given dozens of lectures and wrote a book on it. Prior to retirement, Dr. Deutsch was a UCSD medical researcher. She currently serves as Board member for the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association and Balboa Park’s San Diego Model Railroad Museum. This year, she is collaborating with the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the completion of the SD&A.

The mission of the San Diego Archaeological Center is to preserve archaeological collections and promote their educational, scientific, and cultural use to benefit a diverse public.
https://www.sandiegoarchaeology.org/

For more information, please contact Public Archaeology Director Stephanie Sandoval at sjsandoval@sandiegoarchaeology.org or by telephone: (760) 291-0370.

109th Annual Chamber Installation & Awards Dinner at the Center

Join the Escondido Chamber of Commerce in honoring business excellence in Escondido at our 109th Annual Installation & Awards Dinner. Enjoy food, drinks, and entertainment by local classic rock band Trade Secret! The dress code for the evening is dinner attire, and the theme this year is…a drum roll, please… A Starlit Gala!

Celebrate with us as we honor the Stars of Escondido, and install the new Chamber Board of Directors and Ambassadors.

Your evening will include a complimentary cocktail, hors d’oeuvres, live music from Trade Secret and dinner with a thematic flair.

Dinner Attire is requested.
June 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

Awards Honoring

Business Leader of the Year
John Masson

Community Organization
Angel Agular – USA Multicultural

Community Enhancement
San Diego Oasis

Family Owned Business
Dennis O’Sullivan – O’Sullivan’s Escondido

Entrepreneur of the Year
Todd and Beth Stevens – Vinklectic

Friend of Education
California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Jack Raymond Civic Engagement Award
Ashley Iverson – Iverson FAA Foundation

Ambassador of the Year
Jenny Dicorato

For those interested in sponsoring this event please email Chris Cochran at chris@escondidochamber.org 

INSPIRE – ART. WINE. BEER. MUSIC. FOOD. at Heritage Garden

ArtHatch presents INSPIRE – ART. WINE. BEER. FOOD.

INSPIRE is ArtHatch’s Annual Fundraising event complete with all things we are passionate about!

ART. Come PLAY! Paint on giant canvases! Watch teen and adult artist create live! Purchase raffle tickets to win art!

WINE and BEER. Discover and sample wines from local boutique wineries and craft breweries including: Barrel 1 Winery, BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge, Cheval Winery, Forgotten Barre Winery, Jacked Up, Kno Brewing, Milagro Winery, Old Survey Vineyards, Orfila Vineyards and Winery, Principe di Tricase Winery, Stehleon Vineyards, Twin Oaks Valley Winery, Vesper Vineyards and more!

FOOD. Enjoy an decadent spread of farm to table appetizers presented by The Berry Good Food Foundation and the best rated gelato in the county generously donated by EscoGelato.

MUSIC. Live music!

Your entry includes: 12 tastings, food, entertainment, interactive art play.

This event is made possible due to generous contributions from New Vintage Church, King’s Pawn, Shannon Itzaina Homes, and Touchstone Communities.

FEEL GOOD about your participation! All proceeds from this community-centered event supports ArtHatch, a local non-profit organization, who since 2010 has been providing public access to the Arts. ArtHatch offers affordable exhibition and studio space for local artists, as well as, an active free Teen Arts program for at risk youth.

This is a 21+ event – TICKETS HERE
$30 EarlyBird or MAGEC/$35 General/$15 DD

Special thanks to MAGEC, Visit Escondido, and The City of Escondido for help with this event.


About Distinction Gallery / Art Hatch:
Distinction Gallery was created in 2004 to give beginning and established collectors a venue to purchase high-quality, cutting edge artwork. Distinction has hosted over 120 exhibitions since its inception featuring emerging, mid-career and veteran professional artists.

ArtHatch is a 7,000 square foot building which houses the front gallery: exhibitions changing monthly, “The Alley,” featuring new and previous works from over 75 artists, the teen room featuring artwork by 15+ teen artists, 14 artist studios, ranging in size from 150 to 800 square feet, featuring the work of over 28 local artists, and “The Lounge”, containing 8 walls featuring local artists. The front gallery features contemporary and cutting edge artwork.

E-Waste / Shred Event at Escondido High School

FREE E-waste/Shred event

When:  Saturday, June 22nd

Time: 9am to 12pm

Where:  Escondido High School 1535 N Broadway

What:  Residents can bring e-waste and up 2 bankers boxes of documents to shred for FREE.

This event is sponsored by the City of Escondido Recycling Division and Escondido Disposal Inc.

Live Music Sundays at BK Cellars Urban Winery & Tasting Lounge

Live on Sundays! Every Sunday at BK Cellars from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. we have live music. For more info on this week’s and our winery specials, go to bkcellars.com/events

BK Cellars invites you to our air conditioned crystal chandelier tasting lounge in our working winery in Escondido, California in the historic Vineyard District.

Now Open Wednesdays!

Hours of Operation:
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 12:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sundays: 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Social Hour happens Wednesdays – Fridays from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. with $2.00 off flights and glasses of wine!

Wine blending classes are in session! Explore your inner-winemaker. Click here for details.

Special Memorial Day Bottle Painting at Spiritivity/PB Creates

Join us for an evening/afternoon of entertaining art instruction! Our instructor will guide you through this painting step by step. Let go of the stress of everyday life and get creative! By the end of the class, you will be amazed at the artwork you have created along with memories that will last a lifetime!

This class is for guests 21 years of age or older. You must bring a valid state issued ID or valid US passport to enter this class. No one under the age of 21 is permitted including infants and newborns. This policy is strictly enforced.

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshop at Spiritivity/PB Creates

Come join us for Knit Blanket Workshop!

We will walk you through how to create your very own Chunky Knit Blanket! All supplies are provided! Come and enjoy the fun!

Please arrive before to check in and enjoy our beer/wine specials

Join us for a Saturday morning of entertaining instruction!

No experience Needed to create the Blanket!

Yes – Seriously! You will leave with a completed blanket ready to snuggle up on those chilly San Diego nights.

Our instructor will guide you through this hand knitting chunky knit blanket workshop process. You will leave with a completed 40 X 50 blanket. Let go of the stress of everyday life and get creative! By the end of the night, you will be amazed at the artwork you have created along with memories that will last a lifetime!Please note – You will be able to select your yard when you arrive – We offer a selection of neutral colors, gray, tan, cream and white, along with a few spring colors. Colors are limited to stock on hand. I

This class is for guests 21 years of age or older. You must bring a valid state issued ID or valid US passport to enter this class. No one under the age of 21 is permitted including infants and newborns. This policy is strictly enforced. No coupons or promotion codes are permitted for this specialty workshop

Check out the gallery for completed projects!

Movies in the Park – Spiderman – Into the Spiderverse

For family fun this summer, come to Grape Day Park for “Movies in the Park.” Enjoy four beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park, while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. 

The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar.  Bring a blanket or low-back chairs for seating and your own food, if you wish.  The movies begin at dusk.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scheduled for Summer 2019:

Incredibles II – June 29
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – July 13
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Smallfoot – July 27
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

Spiderman – Into the Spiderverse – August 10
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

 

 

 

 

 

Movies in the Park – Smallfoot

For family fun this summer, come to Grape Day Park for “Movies in the Park.” Enjoy four beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park, while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. 

The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar.  Bring a blanket or low-back chairs for seating and your own food, if you wish.  The movies begin at dusk.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scheduled for Summer 2019:

Incredibles II – June 29
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – July 13
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Smallfoot – July 27
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

Spiderman – Into the Spiderverse – August 10
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

 

 

 

 

 

Movies in the Park – Ralph Breaks the Internet

For family fun this summer, come to Grape Day Park for “Movies in the Park.” Enjoy four beautiful summer evenings in Grape Day Park, while catching outdoor movies that are perfect for the whole family. 

The fun begins at 7:00 p.m. with a variety of children’s activities, as well as a snack bar.  Bring a blanket or low-back chairs for seating and your own food, if you wish.  The movies begin at dusk.  All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Scheduled for Summer 2019:

Incredibles II – June 29
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transistion for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – July 13
Video game bad guy Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz must risk it all by traveling to the World Wide Web in search of a replacement part to save Vanellope’s video game, “Sugar Rush.” In way over their heads, Ralph and Vanellope rely on the citizens of the internet — the netizens — to help navigate their way, including an entrepreneur named Yesss, who is the head algorithm and the heart and soul of trend-making site BuzzzTube.

Smallfoot – July 27
Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn’t know existed — a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community.

Spiderman – Into the Spiderverse – August 10
Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from another dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

 

 

 

 

 

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