Mother Goose Parade Here comes the Mother Goose in her 69th annual Parade! This year's parade will be on SATURDAY, Nov. 21 with step off at 10 a.m. The route will begin at Ballantyne and Main Street and continue to Johnson and end at the I-8 bridge on Johnson. For more information, click on the link below.
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.
10/28/2015 Trunk or Treat (Full Street Closure)
Nov. 13: Santa’s Arrival, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Parkway Plaza.It’s a MAGICAL start to the season! Bring the family to the Sears Court for a holiday presentation from Master Magician Steve Spellman! Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, The Literacy First Choir and the Vahalla Cheer Leaders as it snows in El Cajon for the first time!
Nov.13-Dec. 13:Wishes and Photos with Santa at Parkway Plaza. This is one of the most magical times of the year for youngsters – time to sit with Santa and share their wish list. And for parents? It’s time to capture memories with photos of youngsters on Santa’s lap. Mondays - Saturdays: 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14 – Wednesday, Dec. 23, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Nov. 20: Holiday Lighting Celebration, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Santee Trolley Square, 9884 Mission Gorge Road, Santee. Kick off the Holiday Season Right in Santee! Live musical entertainment on the California Coast Credit Union Stage. Tree lighting ceremony - 6:15 p.m. Free holiday crafts. Photos with Santa - $12. Horse drawn carriage rides. Sledding & Snow Zone, and More!!! Rain or shine event. For more information call the Special Event Hotline at (619) 258-4100 ext. 201 or visit our website at www.cityofsanteeca.gov 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the parade, visit www.mgpelcajon.com or email email@example.com
Nov. 21: Mother Goose Village 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free. The 69th Annual Mother Goose Parade ends right here at Parkway Plaza. Come enjoy the rides, food booths and crafts. In the North Parking Lot along Fletcher Parkway.
Dec. 14: A “Tapestry of Light” - The First Presbyterian Church in El Cajon announces upcoming holiday events with Christmas music and more. A “Tapestry of Light” musical cantata will be presented by the First Presbyterian chancel choir, at 9:30 a.m. This musical, created by Joseph M. Martin, is a Celtic-styled cantata filled with carols, thoughtful narration and a pleasing mixture of choir, carols and candlelight. Sharing of family nativity scenes and refreshments will follow. The church is located at 500 Farragut Circle, El Cajon, CA. For information call (619) 442-2583 Dec. 21: Christmas sweater Sunday at First Presbyterian Church for morning service 9:30 a.m. followed by a special Christmas musical program performed by the hand bell choirs. The church is located at 500 Farragut Circle, El Cajon, CA. For information call (619) 442-2583.
Nov. 22: Alternative Christmas Market, La Mesa First United Methodist Church,Social Hall, 4690 Palm Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. - 12 noon. Local and International non-profit agencies are represented, such as Mama’s Kitchen, Heifer Project Int’l, Interfaith Shelter, and many others. Additionally, beautiful handmade weavings from Guatemala and local jewelry artisans will have items for sale. All proceeds go to various charities.
Dec. 24: Family-friendly worship service, featuring special music, Christmas readings and a message for children at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 500 Farragut Circle, El Cajon, CA. For information call (619) 442-2583
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
Fridays: Read a Book, Write a Book For Elementary Students at Lakeside Library, 3:30 p.m.
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: 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.