East County Events, September 26


Upcoming meetings

Town halls: El Cajon, 3 p.m. Tuesday; La Mesa, 6 p.m. Tuesday
School boards: Cajon Valley Union School District (El Cajon), 5:30 p.m. Tuesday

Manufacturing Fair in El Cajon

The East County Economic Development Board presents its sixth annual 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Manufacturing EXPO Tuesday at Prescott Drive, 200 E. Main St., in El Cajon. This free in-person event is for manufacturers, students, job seekers, and anyone interested in manufacturing. The day will include live manufacturing demonstrations; take over the construction workshops; activities for students; information on employment and networking opportunities; tastings, a beer garden and more. Register on https://bit.ly/3EJiWeP. Visit https://eastcountyedc.org/me.

Oktoberfest continues at El Cajon

Enjoy Oktoberfest today and next weekend with the German American Societies of San Diego Inc. at 1017 S. Mollison Ave., El Cajon. This family event promotes traditional German culture, including Guggenbach-Buam entertainment, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Enjoy authentic German food and adult drinks including German draft beers, as well as folk dances, games and competitions, vendor stalls, and the kids’ area. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. today and October 3; 4 to 10 p.m. on Friday and noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $ 15 adults on Fridays and Saturdays, $ 5 on Sundays. Children under 21 and all active military personnel are admitted free of charge. Parking is also free, although limited; carpooling is encouraged. Call (619) 442-6637 or visit www.OktoberfestElCajon.com.

The living room hosts the ribbon cutter, the mixer

The Blo Blow Dry Bar and La Mesa Chamber of Commerce are hosting a ribbon cutting and blender starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at 8806 Grossmont Blvd. The ribbon cutting is at 6 p.m. Meet owner Angela Brown and the Blo team, who offers blowouts (hairstyle). Network while you sample food and drink. Free and all welcome – but RSVP required at [email protected] or call (619) 465-7700, ext. 2.

El Cajon schedules Dump Day in October

El Cajon’s second day of free community landfill has been confirmed for October 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at Wells Park, 1153 E. Madison Ave. A driver’s license or utility bill will be required to show proof of residency. Residents can drop unwanted items such as appliances, mattresses, furniture, and tree branches. No debris from contractors, landscapers or commercial companies; no trucks over 1 ton or trailers over 8 feet. No hazardous household waste, which includes paint, varnish, pesticides, motor oil, antifreeze, pool chemicals, etc. See the leaflet on www.elcajon.gov/DumpDayFlyer. Call (619) 441-1744 or visit www.cityofelcajon.us.

El Cajon Foodie Fest tickets on sale

El Cajon is getting ready for Foodie Fest, which will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 9 at Prescott Promenade, 200 E. Main St. Tickets are on sale at https://bit.ly/3AbmvI1. Discounted tickets are $ 4 for ages 2 to 12 and $ 8 for ages 13 to adulthood. On the day of the event, tickets will be $ 5 for ages 2 to 12 and $ 10 for ages 13 to adulthood. The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will offer up to 40 restaurants, food services, and food trucks with tastes for all ticket holders. Live music; free entertainment. The St. Madeline Sophie Center will offer free arts and crafts activities. Visit www.elcajon.gov/FoodieFest.

‘Quartermania’ Fundraising Set

The non-profit Mt. Miguel High School Foundation hosts Quartermania from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on October 9 at the high school’s Multicultural Events Center, 8585 Blossom Lane, Spring Valley. Admission is $ 20 and all proceeds will go to special projects at Mt. Miguel High School. Quartermania is a combination of an auction, raffle and bingo. Shopping preview at 11:00 am, quarterly auction from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and light lunch at 12:30 pm Tickets are on sale and can be reserved by calling (619) 316-3225 with information by credit card or by mail with a check. Make your checks payable to Mt. Miguel High School Foundation and mail them to Mt. Miguel High School Foundation, c / o 2910 Buena Vista Ave., Lemon Grove, CA 91945. Tickets also available at the door.

Blood donations

The San Diego Blood Bank organizes these blood drives:

  • 9 am-2pm today, Notre-Dame de Grâce Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon
  • 9 am-3pm Tuesday, Sharp Rees Stealy — Otay Ranch, 1400 E. Palomar Street, Chula Vista
  • 1 pm-7pm Thursday, Grossmont Center, 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa

People 17 years of age and older, weighing 114 pounds or more and in good health, may be eligible to donate blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended before donation. Appointment and photo ID required. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit SanDiegoBloodBank.org.

Please send the articles to [email protected] at least two weeks before the event.


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