3rd – Camaro Club of San Diego 2015 Fall Classic – Embarcadero
Marina Park North near Seaport Village
11th – Best Damn Car Show – Pal Joeys
18th – Fall Pow Wow & Cops & Rodders – San Diego Seaport
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Downtown El Cajon Classic Cruise
The Cajon Classic Cruise is every Wednesday evening 5 to 8 p.m. on Main Street & Magnolia in El Cajon. The Car Show will run until the end of October.
10/7/2015 Truck Mania
10/14/2015 Cajon Speed Week
10/21/2015 Best of the Best
10/28/2015 Trunk or Treat (Full Street Closure)
Oct. 2-4 & 9-11: Oktoberfest. Don’t miss the experience of a real German Oktoberfest in El Cajon! The German American Societies of San Diego, Inc. will host its traditional Oktoberfest October 2 - 4 and October 9 – 11. Hours on Friday are 4 to 10 p.m., 12 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy authentic German food and BBQ, a variety of German pastries, and authentic German music! Visit the vendor and craft booths and bring the kids to the Kids’ Zone. There is no entry fee for those under age 21 and for active duty military; for those age 21 and up, the entry fee is $5. This annual celebration will be located at 1017 S. Mollison Avenue in El Cajon. For more information, visit www.oktoberfestelcajon.com, or call (619) 442-6637.
Oct. 3: Reflections of Olaf — A Retrospective Art Show. See a unique collection of rarely seen or never before exhibited original oils and sculptures by Olaf Wieghorst from private collections and select museums on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Wieghorst Museum. Suggested donation is $10 per person. The museum is located at 131 Rea Avenue in El Cajon. For more information on this and other special events planned, call (619) 590-3431, or visit www.wieghorstmuseum.org/events/.
Oct. 10: Fall Deep Pit BBQ, Alpine VFW, Bert Fuller Post 9578, 844 Tavern Road, Alpine, Ca. Open to the public. Starts at 2 p.m. Beek, pork, turkey with all the fixings. Live Music By Good Mojo Band 3-7 p.m. Tickets $15/Children 6 & under free, available at the Post (619) 445-6040. Proceeds go to veterans organizations.
Oct 10: Celebrating the importance of animals in our lives, The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa and Animal Blessings, which provides support services for caretakers and animals, invite you to participate in a Community Blessing of Animals on Saturday, October 10, 2015, between 10:00am and noon. Event sponsors will offer prayers and blessings to celebrate the animal members of our families. Each will receive a certificate of blessing. Their human companions may also receive blessings. If your animal cannot come or has passed and you would like a special prayer said, please bring a picture and be part of this event. Everyone is welcome to attend this Blessing of Animals. Pet animals are welcome. Owners need to provide tethers, cages, leashes and safety for animals. Event sponsors ask that guests be responsible for their animals. The Community Blessing of Animals will be held at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91942 (www.tableucc.com.) Questions? Call (619) 851-5235 or (619) 464-1519. Oct. 14: Antique & Collectible Show. The next San Diego Antique & Collectible show is Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Unity Church, 311 Highland Avenue in El Cajon, from 12 to 4 p.m. See great collectibles, from artwork to jewelry! Free parking and admission. Call (619) 887-8762 for more information. Oct. 16: Women in Leadership Luncheon. The East County Chamber of Commerce Annual Women in Leadership Luncheon will observe its 13th anniversary at Mission Valley’s Town and Country Resort Hotel on Friday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The luncheon honors San Diego County women, recognized by their peers as exemplary leaders. Women will be honored in seven fields: Arts/Media/Culture; Business; Education/Academia; Hospitality; Government/Defense; Healthcare, and the Non-profit Sector. Nominees must be San Diego County residents and have demonstrated exemplary character, integrity and outstanding leadership, not only in their field, but in their community. This year, the keynote speaker is Mo Anderson, Co-Owner/Vice Chairman, Keller Williams Realty and author of A Joy-Filled Life – Lessons from a Tenant Farmer’s Daughter…WHO BECAME A CEO. The cost is $70 per person. The Town & Country Hotel is located at 500 Hotel Circle North. Visit www.eastcountychamber.org to purchase tickets for the Leadership luncheon.
Oct. 17: Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, internationally acclaimed harpist, composer, author, educator and recording artist, returns to Ramona but this time accompanied by his daughters, Luzma and Michelle, as “Los 3 Ortiz.” Join us for an exciting evening of spectacular solo harp music plus world favorites and original compositions with the marvelous voices of professional singers Luzma and Michelle. You will not want to miss this unforgettable music experience for the whole family. All concerts are held at the Performing Arts Center at the Olive Peirce Middle School at 1521 Hanson Lane in Ramona. They are all on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., doors opening at 7 for seating. For further information call (760) 789-7474 or (760) 788-0434 or go to www.ramonaconcerts.com Tickets at the door are $25 for adults and $5 for children and students.
Oct. 17: Learn howto be a water-wise gardener. Are you interested in becoming a more water-wise gardener? Helix Water District will be hosting two separate California Friendly Landscape classes this fall, sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Attend one of the three-hour workshops and learn six ways to make your residential garden California Friendly. Classes are free and scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 24. Each class will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Helix Water District’s Operations Center located at 1233 Vernon Way in El Cajon. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. To register, email email@example.com or call (619) 667-1711. Please include your name, phone number, the date of the class you will be attending and the number of attendees. If you are unable to attend either of the classes hosted at Helix Water District, additional sessions are being offered throughout San Diego County. Visit http://www.watersmartsd.org/programs/california-friendly-landscape-training-classes for a list of additional dates and locations.
Oct. 23: Hauntfest on Main. Get your costume ready! The fourth annual “HauntFest on Main” is set for Friday, October 23, from 5 to 10 p.m. in Downtown El Cajon. Admission is free, but some of the rides will charge a nominal fee. This fun, family-friendly Halloween themed event features live bands, a haunted car show, a variety of local vendors, and excellent dining experiences at local restaurants and food trucks. Visit the special children’s craft and game booths, face painting, outdoor movies, and enjoy carnival rides. Dress in your favorite costume and enter the costume contests for a chance to win fun prizes! This event is presented by St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, the City of El Cajon, and the Downtown El Cajon Business Partners. See how you can get involved with HauntFest - be a vendor, sponsor or volunteer. For more information, visit www.Hauntfest.org or call (619) 442-5129, ext. 115. Oct. 24: Alpine Stagecoach Lions Inaugural Trick or Treat Halloween Dog Show. Fun for the whole family. Dress up your dog and bring him/her to the show. Costume contest, prizes & trophies, vendors, food and fun! Dog Show starts at 1 p.m. but the fun begins at 10 a.m. at Summer’s Past Farms, 15602 Olde Highway 80, El Cajon, CA 92021. There is a pumpkin patch there for the kids to pick out their pumpkins! Net proceeds from this event go directly to purchase a seeing eye service dog for someone in need. Vendors, participants & sponsors needed. Call (619) 445-4613 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit alpinelions.org Nov. 7-8: Holiday Craft Fair & Bake Sale at Our Lady of Grace Church-El Cajon (10 a.m-4 p.m.) and Sunday, Nov. 8 (8 a.m.- 2 p.m.) over 60 crafters will be participating in our annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale sponsored by the Our Lady of Grace Catholic Women’s Club at Our Lady of Grace Church-Moloney Center, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon. Great gift items and a variety of home baked goods are offered for sale. Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase both days. No admission charge for shoppers. For information call (619) 461-2460. Nov. 21: 69th Annual Mother Goose Parade. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday and the theme is “Super Heroes!” Parade will step off at 10 a.m. on Ballantyne and Main Street and end at the bridge just south of Parkway Plaza. Mother Goose is still in search of girls, 9th through 12th grade, to participate in the Miss Mother Goose Coronation. Girls who are eligible will ride in the float on Mother Goose Parade day, and will participate in numberous events throughout the year. For more information on the Queen and her Court, call (619) 729-4762 or email email@example.com. For more information on the parade, visit www.mgpelcajon.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org ONGOING Camp at Lake Jennings Park. Bring family and friends for a great time outdoors. Relax in the quiet, cool, restful campground while enjoyng the views of the lake and watching the wildlife — deer, owls, osprey and even the occasional eagle. Take a walk along the nature trail and enjoy the wildflowers. Fish from the bank, launch your own boat, or rent a motor boat or paddle boat on weekends. For information and camping reservations, visit www.lakejennings.org or call (619) 390-1623 or email email@example.com. Free Computer Classes, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Self paced, instructor assisted. Learn computer basics and Microsoft Office Programs at the East Count Career Center, 924 E. Main St., El Cajon (619) 590-3950. Tuesdays: Join our senior community singers (55+) “Memories of Music” for fun and friendship 12:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd, 91942. No auditions. Musical instruments welcome. $2. Contact: Carroll (619) 697-3223. Wednesdays: Santee Farmer’s Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Pathways Church parking lot, 9608 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee. Call (619) 449-8427 for more information.
Wednesdays: Music & Motion for Babies, a special time for babies and their favorite grownups to learn and grow together. Lakeside Library, 9639 Vine Street in Lakeside. Classes will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sign up at the library desk.
Wednesday: La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club (First Wednesday of Every Month). Time-Social hour at 6:30 p.m., Program begins at 7 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center-4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.
Thursdays: The El Cajon Farmers’ Market Every Thursday at the Prescott Promenade, located at 201 E. Main Street. Hours are from 3 to 6 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, visit www.elcajonfarmersmarket.org.
Thursdays: T.O.P.S. (Take off pounds sensibly) Everyone welcome to join! Come and learn a healthy way to take off and keep off pounds.. Meetings held every Thursday from 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church 9908 Channel Road, Lakeside. The meetings keep you accountable and give support for a positive lifestyle change.
Fridays: Read a Book, Write a Book For Elementary Students at Lakeside Library, 3:30 p.m.
Fridays: Teen Music Shop: Musicians, Vocalists & Songwriters Welcome at Ramona Library, 3 p.m.
Fridays: La Mesa Farmers Market 3 to 6 p.m. in Allison Ave. parking lot, East of Spring Street.
Sundays: Rancho San Diego Farmers Market! We have a new location, new day and new hours! Now all we need is the support of our community! Join us in helping spread the word about this great local community event. Our market provides a wonderful opportunity for customers to buy their fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs direct from the farm! We also have delicious cookies, oils, hot foods, lotions and so much more. The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market will operate on the Valhalla High School, located at 1725 Hillsdale Road, El Cajon, CA 92019. Look for us at the corner of Chase Avenue and Hillsdale Road in Rancho San Diego! The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market is not your typical Farmers Market! In addition to helping local entrepreneurs, your attendance and purchases help eradicate poverty both locally and globally. The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market is managed entirely by Charity World volunteers and 100% of our vendor fees go towards Charity World programs (after paying for market permitting and logistical costs). Charity World is a small, volunteer led 501(c)3 Public Benefit Corporation, founded in El Cajon. Our programs provide food, clothing, shelter, health and education services to individuals living in poverty.