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Kids! Come Have Fun at Gymtrix Flip for Friday “TALENT SHOW NIGHT” – August 24, 2018

KIDS! Come have fun at our Gymtrix Flip for Friday “TALENT SHOW NIGHT”! Enjoy fun activities or just hang out with friends! No membership required, kids ages 4-18 are welcome. Cost is $15. Pizza, drinks & ice cream will be available. Flip for Friday is every Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm (You can come at 5pm for just $5 more!) Gymtrix is located at 2358 Tavern Rd. (Next to Boulder Oaks Elementary School) For more info call 619-659-8772 or email Karen Smith at gymtrix@att.net. Visit our website at www.gymtrixinc.com

 

Upcoming Gymtrix Events: (Flip for Fridays) Got Glow August 31. Summer Camp – August 13-17. Pre School Summer Camp – August 13-17, Fall Registration Night – Saturday August 25th 5-7pm.

Alpine Historical Society Presents “Kumeyaay Ethnobotany” – Shared Heritage of the California’s – August 19, 2018

The Alpine Historical Society Presents “Kumeyaay Ethnobotany” – Shared Heritage of the California’s on Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 2pm at the  Alpine Woman’s Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, Ca. 91901. Today, many Kumeyaay Indians in the far-flung ranches of Baja California still carry on the traditional knowledge and skills for transforming native plants into food, medicine, arts, tools, regalia, construction materials, and ceremonial items. Join anthropologist and author Michael Wilken-Robertson as he explores this remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of Baja and Southern California.  Please bring a potluck item for the Luncheon at 1:00 p.m., or arrive at 1:45 p.m. for the Program. Admission is FREE (donations appreciated) but seating is limited, please make a reservation: call Tom Myers at (619) 885-8063 or send an email to info@alpinehistory.org

PARTY OF THE DECADE! East County Fest at Mission Trails – August 25, 2018

East County fest celebrates the 10th anniversary of East County Magazine’s nonprofit community news and wildfire alerts

August 2, 2018 (San Diego) – The public is invited to “East County Fest” at Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 6-10 p.m. with VIP reception at 5:30 p.m. Festivities at  include delicious tastes from 16 local restaurants and wineries, live music, artists, authors, live painting, an auction and raffle, sunset views, stargazing with San Diego Astronomy Association and  a special best of East County” program.  Billed as the “party of the decade,” East County fest celebrates the 10th anniversary of East County Magazine’s nonprofit community news and wildfire alerts, benefitting these public interest programs of the nonprofit 501c3 Heartland Coalition.

Tickets:  Tickets  are on sale at www.eastcountymedia.org/events.  Early bird tickets before Aug. 12 cost $65 for East County Fest, or $85 for the fest plus VIP party. Tables for 8 are $480, or $680 with VIP party.  (After Aug. 12, all tickets will rise by $10.)

Get the latest updates on this event at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/east-county-fest-august-25-party-decade-our-10th-anniversary.

Food & Wine: Participating restaurants and wineries include Red Lobster, Farmer’s Table, Cucina Basilica, Por Favor, Giardino’s,  Lemon Grove Bakery, Café 67, Downtown Café,  Richard’s Honey, Granite Lion Cellars, San Pasqual Winery, Casi de Cielo Winery, Campo Creek Winery, Lenore Winery and more to come.

Artists: World-renown watercolor artist Chuck McPherson will provide live performance art with his painting included in our auction. His works have won  awards in over 100 juried art shows and been displayed worldwide. Our auction also includes works by award-winning wildfire artist Gloria Chadwick and wildlife photographer Debbie Merrill who will be displaying and selling her artwork.

Music & Entertainment: Live music includes award-winning fingerstyle guitarist Jim Earp, instrumental guitarist Miles Moynihan performing jazz, classical, and Nuevo Flamenco music, dancers from Visionary Dance Theatre, and Native American flute players.

Guest speaker: Richard Lederer, founding host of “A Way With Words on KPBS” and “Lederer on Language” columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune, will speak and have copies of his books available; he has sold over a million copies of more than 40 books. His current books include The Gift of Age, A Tribute to Teachers, American Trivia, and Amazing Words.

Authors:  Other authors who will be signing books and having autographed copies in our raffle include:

  • Richard Carrico, winemaker, archaeologist, historian and author of books on wine making and Native American history including Of Wine on the Lees Well Refined: A History of Wine and Wineries in San Diego County and Strangers in a Stolen Land.
  • Jim and Terri Varnell, San Diego Natural History Museum field guide to hikes: Coast to Cactus: The Canyoneer Trail Guide to San Diego Outdoors.
  • Don Endicott,coauthor of 50 Best Short Hikes San Diego, written with the late great Jerry Schad.
  • Reina Menasche, host of East County Magazine’s Bookshelf show on KNSJ radio, author  of the powerful novels Silent Bird and Twice Begun.
  • Bette Pegas, author of Chasing a Dream in the Galapagos: A Personal Evolution.
  • Linda Hawley, author of the children’s book (Nature Adventures: A Guidebook of Nature Facts, Songs, and Hikes in San Diego County.
  • Del Hood, former Daily Californian editor, author of History in the Headlines: Half a Century of the Most Notable Events in El Cajon Valley and the Surrounding Areas.

Auction and raffle:  Thousands of dollars worth of prizes include original artwork by well-known artists (see above), a vacation at Vineyard Hacienda, Happy Hour in the Vineyard for 4 at Hatfield Creek winery, poker lesson for your group by Richard Lederer (who taught poker to his daughter, a world poker champion who won $2 million), a literary talk by Richard Lederer to your group, Runway Fashions gift basket, gift certificates from local restaurants, autographed books by local authors,  wine baskets from Hatfield Creek and Ramona Ranch vineyards, music CDS, San Diego Zoo tickets, and more.

Sponsors:  SDG&E has generously provided a major sponsorship for this event.  We also thank our restaurants, wineries, artists, authors and prize donors listed above.

Sponsors and prize donors are welcome – yes we still have room for more!

Questions? Call (619)698-7617 or email editor@eastcountymagazine.org.

Read East County Magazine or get a free weekly subscription at www.EastCountMagazine.org, where you can also sign up for free East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts.

Gymtrix Flip for Friday “SCAVENGER HUNT” – August 17, 2018

KIDS! Come have fun at our Gymtrix Flip for Friday “SCAVENGER HUNT NIGHT”! Enjoy fun activities or just hang out with friends! No membership required, kids ages 4-18 are welcome. Cost is $15. Pizza, drinks & ice cream will be available. Flip for Friday is every Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm (You can come at 5pm for just $5 more!) Gymtrix is located at 2358 Tavern Rd. (Next to Boulder Oaks Elementary School) For more info call 619-659-8772 or email Karen Smith at gymtrix@att.net. Visit our website at www.gymtrixinc.com
Upcoming Gymtrix Events: (Flip for Fridays) Talent Show August 24, Got Glow August 31. Summer Camp – August 13-17. Pre School Summer Camp – August 13-17, Fall Registration Night – Saturday August 25th 5-7pm.

Kids! Come Have Fun at Gymtrix Flip for Friday “OBSTACLE COURSE NIGHT” – August 10, 2018

KIDS! Come have fun at our Gymtrix Flip for Friday “OBSTACLE COURSE NIGHT”! Enjoy fun activities or just hang out with friends! No membership required, kids ages 4-18 are welcome. Cost is $15. Pizza, drinks & ice cream will be available. Flip for Friday is every Friday from 6:30pm to 10pm (You can come at 5pm for just $5 more!) Gymtrix is located at 2358 Tavern Rd. (Next to Boulder Oaks Elementary School) For more info call 619-659-8772 or email Karen Smith at gymtrix@att.net. Visit our website at www.gymtrixinc.com

 

Upcoming Gymtrix Events: (Flip for Fridays) Talent Show August 24, Got Glow August 31. Summer Camp – August 13-17. Pre School Summer Camp – August 13-17, Fall Registration Night – Saturday August 25th 5-7pm.

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – August 2018

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – August 2018

Library events LogoGiven the heat wave, we’d like to remind you all that the library is an official Cool Zone. Please spread the word that anyone is welcome to come here and enjoy the air conditioning.

Since we had to cancel some events due to the West Fire, we are extending the Summer Learning events by an extra week! And you still have until August 31 to turn in your activity logs and get your prizes, while supplies last.

View Calendar below larger by clicking HERE:

August 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

   

For teens: How to Podcast
Thursday, August 2 at 3 pm
Check out our new podcasting equipment and learn the basics of podcasting!

For kids: Fiddle Girl: Meet the Instruments
Friday, August 3 at 3 pm
Musician Celia Lawley will perform a musical concert and invite attendees to “meet the instruments!”

We also have a new date for our talk on Fake News:
Fake News, Real Problem: A crash course in citizen journalism
New date: Thursday, August 16 at 6 pm
Join reporter Pete Rowe of the San Diego Union Tribune for a conversation about fake news, real news, and how to tell the difference.

There are just a few spaces left in our Book Arts workshop next week–call to reserve your spot!
Create your own Recipe Journal with book artist Yvonne Perez-Collins.
Saturday, August 4 at 2 pm

You will make a heavy paper journal with multiple pages and pockets for recipe cards. All supplies will be provided, so start setting your favorite recipes aside so you can copy them into your journal!
Optional: at 3 PM, join the Culinary Literacy Club for a potluck—bring something from a family recipe!

We also have several musical events this month:
The Music of John Williams
Thursday, August 23 at 6 pm
Join music historian Chris Burns for a musical exploration of the work of John Williams, one of America’s premier film and orchestral composers.

In August we transition from Summer Learning back to the school year, so we will be taking a break from our morning storytimes August 13-30 to give ourselves time to plan the next few months, and give parents a chance to get the kids ready for school!

After-school programs will start up on August 20, same as the school district.

Please note: the Pilates and Stretch classes will be on hiatus for the month of August.  We hope to resume in September.

Finally, the Summer Concert Series is back for 2018! All concerts are on Friday at 6:30 pm–The whole family is invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of free music at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

  • August 10: Highland Way: Scottish and Irish
  • August 24: Classic Buzz: Classic rock & roll
  • September 7: Whiskey Ridge: Country & classic Rock

Keep the Kiddos COOL at Viejas Outlets INTERACTIVE WATER FOUNTAIN

OPEN EVERY DAY from 12pm to 5pm, June 22 – September 3, 2018 (weather permitting) Children are welcome to come splash & play for FREE! (Please wear water shoes). Viejas Outlets Summer Hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-8pm. Viejas Outlets are located at 5005 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info call (619) 659-2070or visit our website at https://viejas.com/san-diegos-premier-outlets-mall/

FREE Night Out Against Crime Event at Alpine Sheriff Station – August 7, 2018

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!  Join the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for FREE Night Out Against Crime© event on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the Alpine Sheriff’s Station (2751 Alpine Blvd.) from 4pm to 7pm. Meet your neighbors, as well as deputies who patrol your area. Send a message to criminals and let them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Meet Sheriff Deputies and check out their Patrol Car! See the Sheriff K-9 Unit & Sheriff’s Crime Lab, Sheriff’s Search & Rescue, Fire Truck Display, Crime Prevention Booth, Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, Sheriff’s giveaways, fun games for children and free food & refreshments provided by the Alpine Kiwanis! If you can’t make this event, leave your porch light on as a show of solidarity on National Night Out Against Crime! For more info please contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Holly Nicholson (619) 659-2608

FREE Summer Movies at the Roller Rink at Viejas Outlets in Alpine – August 2018 Schedule!

All Movies begin at 7:30pm!
  • August 3 – Spiderman Homecoming – PG13
  • August 10  – Star Wars – Last Jedi – PG13
  • August 17 – Lego – Batman – PG
  • August 24 – Greatest Showman – PG
  • August 31 – Isle of Dogs – PG13
Viejas Outlets Summer Hours for June 22-September 2, 2018: Monday-Saturday 10am-9pm and Sunday 10am-8pm. Viejas Outlets are located at 5005 Willows Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. (619) 659-2070

The Best Back Country Event of the Year – 48th Annual Pine Valley Days! July 27-28, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen! The 48th Annual Pine Valley Days 2018 is on! Starting with our annual Deep Pit BBQ on Friday, July 27th and continuing with the East County’s best parade and a day in the park on July 28th this is the biggest and best back-country event of the year! Join us from July 27 at 5 PM to Jul 28 at 3 PM! For more info please contact Mountain Empire Men’s Club – Ken Gary 619-672-2200

mountainempiremc@hotmail.com

www.freewebs.com/mountainempiremensclub/

visit www.pinevalleydays.com or our FACEBOOK PAGE