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VALLEY BRIEFS


July 23, 2014
BARK FOR LIFE

Bark For Life Valley Center will hold its first fundraiser, Waggin for Brews on Sunday, July 27 from noon to 3 p.m. at RIP Current Brewing located at 1325 Grand Ave,., Suite 100 in San Marcos. Discounted registration for the event, raffles, craft brews and food will all be available at this fundraiser. Bark For Life Valley Center will be held at Bates Nut Farm on Saturday, September 20, beginning at 9 a.m. Contact Lori Lallo at barkforlifevc@gmail.com for more information.

REVERSE MORTGAGE

A workshop on reverse mortgages will be held Saturday July 26 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Valley Center Library. Refreshments will be served. The workshop will be hosted by Scott Harmes, a reverse mortgage specialist with 32 years mortgage and real estate experience: National & California NMLS Lic. 248551, CA BRE Broker Lic. 11113987. Call (619) 316-7818 for more information.

VCPUSD SUMMER HOURS

During the summer the District Office and Business Office will be closed on July 25. The offices will be open regular business hours 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday.

DEMYSTIFYING THE MYTHS OF SOLAR

Don't Go Solar… until You've Learned all the Facts. SDG&E utility territory, is hosting an educational seminar to provide property owners the facts about solar. The local company is hosting an educational seminar for residents to learn how they can declare energy independence. The free information luncheon will cover rebates, incentives, financial savings, technological advancements, owning versus leasing a system, how to evaluate credible solar companies, and case studies in the local area.Residents are invited to attend the educational workshop on July 26 at the Valley Center Branch Library on Cole Grade Road from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP for this event, please call (858) 602-6072 or email brianna.lobato@sullivansolarpower.com.

MAKE IT A MEMORY-MAKING, FUN SUMMER AT VBS

Gather up your children and your neighborhood kiddos who are 3 years old through entering eighth grade and join in the adventure of SonRock Kids Camp Vacation Bible School at Pauma Valley Church July 28 - August 1 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Let your children hear Jesus' call away from electronic games, as He called Peter from his fishing nets. We'll explore our camp site and share in the fun of fascinating animals and opportunities to learn new skills. Our mascot, Ruby the macaw parrot, will dance as you sing and you'll learn Bible truths through fun skits, games, snacks, Water Day and a special Surprise! We'll celebrate with a VBS family barbeque on Friday, August 1 from 6-8 p.m. Each child will receive a shirt and everything is provided free of charge. Register online at paumavalleychurch.com and move to the head of the check-in line! Check-in begins at 8:15 a.m. on Monday morning. Pauma Valley Church is located on Community Church Drive off of Highway 76, just behind the Pauma Valley Post Office. "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!" – 1 John 3:1

LOCAL FAMILIES NEEDED FOR EXCHANGE STUDENTS

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.  These students are 15 to 18 years of age, and are coming to this area for the upcoming high school year or semester.  These personable and academically selected exchange students are conversant in English, bright, curious and anxious to learn about this country through living as part of a family, attending high school and sharing their own culture and language with their newly adopted host family. The exchange students arrive from their home country shortly before school begins and return at the end of the school year or semester.  Each ASSE student is fully insured, brings his or her own personal spending money and expects to contribute to his or her share of household responsibilities, as well as being included in normal family activities and lifestyles.  The students are well screened and qualified by ASSE.  Families can choose their students from a wide variety of backgrounds, nationalities and personal interests. Those persons interested in obtaining more information about becoming a host family should call toll free: 1-800-733-2773 or go to host.asse.com. There are many students to choose from, so call or go online – and begin the process of selecting your new host son or daughter today!

PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEALS

Those who wish to appeal the appraised value of their property, appeals may be filed from July 2 through Dec. 1 Applications and booklets with instructions are available at the Clerk of the Board's office in the County Administration Center or by visiting www.sdcounty.ca.gov . Once filled out applications and forms can be mailed to Clerk of The Board of Supervisors, Assessment Appeals, 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 402, San Diego, CA 92101-2461.

2ND TUESDAY BOOK CLUB

Escondido, CA - Escondido Public Library invites adult readers to join the 2nd Tuesday Book Club meeting on Tuesday, August 12 at 6 p.m. in the Turrentine Room. This month's selection is The Wandering Falcon by Jamil Ahmad. The 2nd Tuesday Book Club will continue on September 9, 2014, with a discussion on Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwan. The selection for October 14, 2014 will be the 2014 One Book, One San Diego title, Montress by Lysley Tenorio. Please visit the library website for information about more events surrounding One Book, One San Diego. This program is sponsored by the Friends of Escondido Public Library. All Library programs are free and open to the public. Escondido Public Library is located at 239 South Kalmia Street in downtown Escondido. For more information about the 2nd Tuesday Book Club contact the Library information desk at (760) 839-4839 or visit library.escondido.org

BILINGUAL BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Escondido Public Library's Bilingual Book discussion Group, will meet on Saturday, July 26 from 3:30 – 4:45 p.m. in the Library's board Room. Author and journalist, Miriam Ruvinskis, will lead the discussion in both English and Spanish. Una boda en Haiti / Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez is the selected book for July. Rincón Literario meets regularly on the last Saturday of the month to explore literature published in English and Spanish. On August 30, from 3:30-4:45 p.m. readers will discuss Mi vida querida / Dear Life by Alice Munro. Rincón Literario is made possible by generous support from Friends of the Escondido Public Library. This program is free and open to the public. For more information about future Rincón Literario selections and other Library programs, visit the Library's website atlibrary.escondido.org or call Paul Crouthamel, Adult Services Librarian, at (760) 839-4814.

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