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Archery Certification Course at the Alpine VFW – December 16, 2017

Exciting new development in the East County Outdoor Community.  Archery certification courses are now being offered.  This one day event will take place on December 16, 2017 at the Alpine VFW.  These courses have not been offered in East County for many years and are now returning due to increased demand. They are traditional and online classes with qualifying shoot, blood trail and exam. Please call or write for more info.  In addition, I am looking for venues to offer myself as a guest speaker/Lecturer to speak on Wildlife management, habitat development, Firearms use and training and/or Hunting. The Alpine VFW is located at 844 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please contact Jack Becht at 631-599-8876 or (619) 445-6040 or email or visit

Internet Crimes Against Children and Adolescents Presentation at Joan MacQueen Middle School – November 16, 2017

The Alpine Union School District is holding a Parent Education Night on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 6pm in the Joan MacQueen Middle School gym (2001 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901) A speaker from the San Diego District Attorney’s office will be presenting on Internet Crimes Against Children and Adolescents. Please join us for this informative event.

  1. Learn essential aspects of keeping your child safe online.
  2. Develop strategies to assist you in talking with your child about the dangers of the internet.
  3. Understand ways to safeguard your network.


For more info please contact Mary Ann Alvarez, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, Alpine Union School District at 619-445-3236 or email

Traditional Hunter Safety Course at the Alpine VFW – November 25, 2017

Learn Safe Firearm Handling

The VFW Post in Alpine is Hosting a Hunter Education course “Learn to Hunt the Right Way”, for first hunters, those returning to the sport or anyone interested on November 25, 2017 from 8am to 6pm. The cost is $10. Families and kids are welcome. There is no age requirement, but 17 and younger need consent and for kids under 16 years old, parents are encouraged to join. The Alpine VFW is located at 844 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please contact Jack Becht at 631-599-8876 or (619) 445-6040 or email or visit

Alpine Community Center Weekly Activities

Alpine Community Center Activities as of October 2017

*Activities that are free or a small donation is requested. The Alpine Community Center is located at 1830 Alpine Blvd., Alpine Ca 91901. For more info please call 619.445.7330 or email Cindi Robertson at

9:30-10:30am  Yoga by Patricia
9:30-10:30am  Stroller Strides

9:15-10:15am   Yoga by Mary
9:30-10:30am  Stroller Strides
11am-12pm   Matt’s Sit N Fit *
11am  Blood Pressure Check (1st Tuesday of month) *

9:30-10:30am  Yoga by Natalie
9:30-10:30am  Stroller Strides
2pm.-4pm  Alzheimer Support Group (1st  & 3rd  Wednesday of each month)

9:00-10:30am  Weight Watchers
9:15-10:15am    Yoga by Mary
9:30-10:30am  Stroller Strides
11am-12:30pm  Senior Lunch /Bingo/Games
11am.-3:30pm Card Club*

9:30-10:30am  Stroller Strides


Other Activities

Tuesday  6:30pm -9pm  Adult Men’s Softball

Thursday  6:30pm – 9pm Adult Co-ed Softball

Monday-Sunday (Contact ACC for times) Tennis  court


Discover the Oculus Virtual Reality System at the Alpine Library – November 14 & 28, 2017

Step into a virtual world using the Oculus virtual reality system on Tuesday, November 14 & 28, 2017 from 1-2 pm at the Alpine Library! Now’s your chance to experience the future…come try out our VR headset. Walk the earth as a giant, paint on an infinite canvas, or travel to outer space. Anything is possible! *For ages 18 + only. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email Visit our website at

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – November 2017

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Happy November, everyone! This month there is a lot going on at the library! For our younger patrons we are celebrating DINOVEMBER!! with lots of dinosaur-themed storytimes and after-school events.

November 2017 Calendar – Alpine Library

LIBRARY CLOSED ON THESE DATES: Due to Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving, we will be closed the following days: Friday Nov. 10, Saturday Nov. 11, Thursday Nov. 23 and Friday Nov 24. Due to the holiday, we will be extending Fine Free Friday to cover the whole time we’re closed on Nov 23 and 24!

More featured Events:

Discover Oculus VR! (Ages 18+)Tuesdays, November 14 and 28 at 1 PM. Here’s your chance to try out a virtual reality headset!  Step into another world through the magic of future technology.
You, Water and Paint…Discover! (Ages 16+)Fridays, November 3 and 17 at 10 am
Acrylic and watercolor painting workshop for beginners and up. Freestyle with basic techniques.  All materials are provided and local artist Julia Villanueva will be sharing her knowledge of the medium. Space is limited, so come early! We can only accommodate the first 18 people to arrive.
Culinary Literacy Club (ages 14+)Saturday, November 4 at 3 pm
Here’s your chance to improve (or show off) your cooking skills, and explore the library’s cookbook collection. Check out a cookbook, create a dish, and bring a sample to share! This month’s theme: Root Vegetables.
Local History Talk: “Linking New World to Old World: How Diego Became San Diego” Tuesday November 7 at 6 pm. Veteran teacher, photographer, and world traveler Bill Benson on the colonial history of the Southwest in general, and San Diego in particular. Bill Benson, former president of the Julian Historical Society and our branch librarian’s favorite teacher at Julian Junior High.  He is a thoroughly entertaining and highly educated speaker–don’t miss it!
Alpine Garden Club Thursday, November 9 at 6 pm . Meet other gardeners and learn more about gardening in our climate. This month’s topic: The Amazing Monarch Butterfly!
Acoustic in Alpine: The Shirthouse Band Thursday November 16 at 6 pm. Bluegrass with traditional banjo, country, and western guitar, melded with an upbeat style influenced by rock and roll bass. The mandolin and fiddle round out the band, which performs a wide selection of songs including classics and original compositions.
Blood Drive Monday, November 20 from 10 am to 4 pm. Donate blood and help save lives! Make an appointment online at or just walk in.
“Come Write In” for National Novel Writing Month Fridays, November 3 and 17 from 2-4 pm
Saturdays, November 4, 18 and 25 from 2-4 pm –
If you’ve ever contemplated writing a novel, November is the perfect time to try. Drop in for write-in sessions at the library and get writing prompts and friendly advice from local author Laura Roberts. Find more information about NaNoWriMo at
Don’t forget to visit the Alpine Library Friends Association Bookstore, located in the library lobby. They have a ton of wonderful books for extremely low prices, and all the proceeds go to support library programs and enhance our collection. Their hours are: Tuesday 10 AM – 7:30 PM and Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4:30 PM.
If you have any questions, comments or other suggestions, please respond by email or call us at (619) 445-4221, and be sure to “Like” the Alpine Library on Facebook for the latest library news and program photos. We’ll see you soon! The Staff of the Alpine Library. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd. Alpine, CA 91901. 

“Come Write In” Novel Writing Sessions at the Alpine Library – November 17, 18 & 25, 2017

Ever wanted to write a novel someday? Why not right now?

50,000 words. 30 days. 1 masterpiece! National Novel Writing Month “Come Write In” sessions at the Alpine Library on Friday, November  17 and Saturday, November 18 & 25, 2017 from 2-4 pm! National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo) happens each November, drawing thousands of would-be writers into a unique community of RIGHT-NOW writers, each hard at work on their books. With a goal of writing 1,667 words per day, participants strive to finish a 50,000-word novel in just one month. If you’ve ever contemplated writing a novel, November is the perfect time to try. Drop in for write-in sessions at the library for writing prompts and friendly advice from local author (and five-time NaNoWriMo winner) Laura Roberts. More information online at The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email Visit our website at


Alpine Garden Club Meeting: Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly – November 9, 2017

The Alpine garden club will meet at the Alpine Library November 9, 2017 at 5 :45pm. Art Cooley and Beverly Grant will speak on the amazing Monarch Butterfly. Learn about the life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly and why they are important to conservation (Eco life conservation). Get kids involved with the conservation effect of the monarch butterfly. The program is free and all are invited to attend. If you have any questions please call 619-659-8707 or email Hilde Hinchcliff HERE

Alcohol Inks Painting / Craft Class at the Blue Poppy – November 7, 2017

Join us at the Blue Poppy for another fun craft night painting with the alcohol–inks process on November 7, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8pm. Get some friends together and join us for a fun evening of painting, food and drinks. Spaces are limited, so sign up soon. $35 per person, includes all materials needed. Payment must be made in advance in person at The Blue Poppy, or by PayPal using (please use friends/family option). Questions? Call 619-994-2559. The Blue Poppy is located at 2554 Alpine Blvd. Alpine Ca 91901.

Bullying & Cyberbullying Discussion “Not Just Kids Being Kids” – October 26, 2017

Join AUSD for our next Parent Education Event on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6pm at Boulder Oaks Elementary School, “Not Just Kids Being Kids”: Creating A Dialogue About Bullying And Cyberbullying. Danica Taylor from the SD District Attorney’s Office will be our presenter. Join us as we discuss bullying and cyberbullying and ways to help our kids (and ourselves) navigate these complex issues. For more info please contact Mary Ann Alvarez at 619-445-3236 or email