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Heritage Charter Schools which now include Heritage Elementary, Heritage Junior High, Heritage Flex Academy and Escondido Charter High School. We will also welcome June Cutter discussing “People Before Politics” as she is preparing to run for the 77th California State Assembly District in 2020. Memorial Day will be celebrated and attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Extended to May, this will be the last time that the group will be collecting old cell phones to give to various non profit groups. Work has started on the 20192020 Member Directory. Here is your chance to join the group, order your new name badge and be included in the new Member Directory. In addition to learning of many coming plans we encourage all to put September 14th on calendars for our second Bingo fundraising event. For the May 6th luncheon, registration and social time begins at 11:00am, call to order 11:30am. Reservations must include $30 to RWC-SM sent to S. Glass, 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos, Ca. 92078. Reservations received after Wednesday, May 1, incur an additional $5 fee. Group reservations will be accommodated. Questions? Call 760.744.0953.

Learn About Camp Spero at The Elizabeth Hospice – Childhood grief affects 1 in 5 children under the age of 18. Their grief can put them at increased risk for problems in school, substance abuse, depression and anxiety. That’s why The Elizabeth Hospice is committed to helping children like Bella find a brighter future. After Bella’s brother Paul died from a seizure, her mother reached out to The Elizabeth Hospice for help. She enrolled Bella in the summer grief camp that is open to all children and teens (ages 7 to 17) in the community. Camp Spero (spero is Latin for hope) is a weekend camp where youth honor and memorialize their loved one, make friends with others who are facing similar circumstances, learn

coping skills, and have fun. For Bella, age 14, it was a life-changing experience. “Before going to camp, I couldn’t talk about the day I found out that Paul has passed,” said Bella. “I pretended it never happened. Now I can share the story. I look back at that day as a memory, not a nightmare.” “My favorite part about camp was the ceremony at the lake. There was music playing and we were all crying. But it was a good cry. I was in this community of people who were vulnerable but strong together. That felt like magic.” Camp is offered free of charge, thanks to the philanthropic support of individuals and organizations. Now until May 17, a generous donor will match every gift to Camp Spero – up to a total of $10,000. You can help twice as many of our community’s grieving children feel hopeful again. Please consider making a gift today at www.elizabethhospice.org/campsperomatch and sharing this amazing opportunity with your family and friends. The Elizabeth Hospice is located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Ste. 130, Escondido, 92025.

City of Escondido and California Center for the Arts Assists Local Nonprofit - The Park Avenue Community Center is experiencing a temporary closure of its main building due to flood damage from a broken water heater. San Diego Oasis, a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 with an office location at PACC, hosts many of their North County Inland classes at that site. Due to the water damage, Oasis no longer has the ability to continue the majority of their Inland classes until all the repairs are completed. As a result, the City of Escondido was determined to help the local nonprofit find locations around town which would allow the organization to con-

Pet Parade

Hulk is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. He’s a 6 year old, 14 pound, male, Domestic Short Hair cat.

In his home, he’s shy when he meets new people, but it doesn’t last long for him to warm up. Hulk was transferred from another shelter through the FOCAS (Friends of County Animal Shelters) program. The $100 adoption fee for Hulk includes medical exams, vaccinations, neuter, and registered microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to SDpets.org.

Iggy is a 4-year-old cat looking for a new home. He is a very sweet boy who will flop down next to you and purr the night away. He loves attention and wants to be pet often, and he has a playful side, too! Iggy likes to be the king of the house, so he prefers to be an only cat. He would thrive in an adult-only home, or one with older children. Iggy has many years left to spend with a caring family, so what are you waiting for? Meet Iggy today and fall in love with this fur baby. His adoption fee includes his neuter, current vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free veterinary exam and waived enrollment fee for medical insurance from PetFirst. Iggy is available for adoption at San Diego Humane Society’s Escondido Campus at 3500 Burnet Drive. To learn more about making him part of your family, please call (619) 299-7012.

tinue serving the older adult population throughout the community. “San Diego Oasis is so grateful to the City of Escondido for their assistance in relocating classes throughout various city buildings. We also want to thank the staff of the California Center for the Arts who have opened their doors to us so that we can offer our upcoming scheduled Oasis classes throughout the next few months,” states David Beevers, North County Program Manager for San Diego Oasis. The locations of all the summer classes throughout North County will be listed in the new Oasis summer catalog which will be available to the public on April 25.

San Diego Oasis is a nonprofit organization serving people over the age of 50 throughout the region by promoting successful aging through lifelong learning, healthy living, and community service. The organization offers over 2,400 classes and activities throughout the year, including lectures and sessions in health and wellness, exercise and dance, arts and crafts, history and humanities, finance, technology, languages and personal development. Oasis also operates an intergenerational literacy tutoring program that encourages older adults to work with at-risk children. This has improved reading skills and self-esteem in Title One designated elementary schools throughout San Diego. Over 600 older adult tutors work in 105 schools in 12 school districts, sharing their time, their talents and their wisdom with students who need their help. For more information on how you can help San Diego Oasis North County, visit www.SanDiegoOasis.org/donate or mail your financial support to San Diego Oasis, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, Suite 269, La Mesa, CA 91942. Information for the local office is San Diego Oasis, 210 Park Avenue, Escondido 92025; 760.796.6020; www.SanDiegoOasis.org or www.Facebook.com/sandiegoasis. Community Players Theatre Presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie” – The

Community Players Theatre is proud to present the Broadway musical, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, at their theatre located at the Community Lutheran Church, 3575 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, 92027. The dates and times are Friday and Saturday, April 26-27 at 7pm, and Sunday, April 28 at 2pm; Friday and Saturday, May 3-4 at 7pm, and Sunday, May 5 at 2pm. The play is directed by Caitlyn Buckwalter. Reserved tickets are $18; general admission/$15. Tickets available at the door of each show and at www.clcfamily.org.

They Just Need a “Mew” More Things – Make a gift today to help thousands of kittens this season. This year, nearly 3,000 kittens will receive lifesaving care in the Kitten Nursery of the San Diego Humane Society. That’s a lot of tiny lives, a lot of cuteness and a lot of supplies. That’s why your gift during our virtual Kitten Shower will mean so much. Helping kittens grow from the time they’re newborns until they’re ready for adoption requires aroundthe-clock care and plenty of resources. Whether your gift helps bottle-feed the smallest newborns or keeps kittens’ bedding clean and soft as they grow, it will make a world of difference to thousands of little ones. More kittens are arriving every day, and our nursery is still in need of plenty of important supplies, including laundry detergent and dryer sheets, dish soap, bottle nipples and specialized formula, microchip scanners, and more. Please visit our full Kitten Shower registry to choose a gift that will help save tiny lives today. Thank you! We are so grateful to everyone who has already sent gifts for the kittens! The earliest arrivals in our Kitten Nursery are already being comforted and cared for with the items you chose for them. Visit https://www.amazon.com/baby-reg/kittenshower2019-sandiegohumanesociety-april2019-sandiego/CITKEDILSNHI. For more information, contact any of the campuses of the Humane Society; Escondido,

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The Pastor Says...

and was placed in a tomb. On the third day, he was resurrected from the dead. Easter is the celebration of that event. To His followers, past and present, it proves that He is who He claimed to be… the living Son of God.

Pastor Sam Brumit Mission 316, San Marcos

It’s Easter season again…

It’s Easter season again. Aside from being a time of year when the cold weather is nearly behind us and warm days upon us, it’s a time to think about the meaning of this holiday. If its significance is not something you are familiar with, it may simply be events like egg hunts for kids and baskets of chocolate eggs with some toys thrown in. In reality, “Easter” has nothing to do with bunnies or eggs, but rather, it has everything to do with a man named Jesus. Jesus of Nazareth died on a cross (a form of Roman execution)

This is the reason that each year someone may invite you to their church to celebrate the fact Jesus was raised from the dead… and that He offers forgiveness of sin and new life.

The next time a friend, business associate, neighbor or family member invites you to church (often at Easter or Christmas) give it some consideration. It’s possible you may find a living hope you have been needing in your life. If your experience with “religion” as a child was not all you had hoped, it might be time to revisit the role God plays in your life’s purpose. It’s worth the investigation! __________________________ Mission 316 is a non-denominational church which meets at 3 Civic Center Drive in San Marcos – directly across from the San Marcos Public Library. The service starts at 10 AM. 760.659.0316 for INFO.

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