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ADULT DANCE NOVEMBER 10 …Please join us for an Adult Dance on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Oceanside Country Club Senior Center (455 Country Club Lane).  Enjoy socializing, dancing, and live musical entertainment by the band Sundance.

Hors d’oeuvres will provided courtesy of Fairwinds Ivey Ranch.  Admission is $10. Tickets are available online at www.oceansiderec.com or at the door. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: The December Holiday Ball will be held at the Junior Seau Beach Community Center adjacent to the Oceanside Pier.  Please pick up the latest dance flyer at one of Oceanside’s senior centers.

For more information call (760) 435-5250 or visit www.oceansiderec.com


Please join the Oceanside Public Library on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 1 p.m. for Publishing 1-2-3, a presentation with professional book editor Laurie Gibson, in the Community Rooms of the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

Laurie Gibson is an editor with more than two decades of professional experience serving writers, book and periodical publishers, and a variety of other organizations (such as nonprofits). She’s had the honor of proofing the work of ground-breaking novelist Alice Walker, Brian Tracy, Yvon Chouinard, and several U.S. Secretaries of State. Laurie also taught copyediting for the Extension programs at both the UCSD and UCLA. Using her love of both teaching and storytelling, she developed “Publishing 1-2-3” to help writers learn what it takes to successfully launch their work into the world.

This lively, popular program is spiced with stories and tips designed to inspire and empower writers of all stripes. The program will include insight into today’s book business (including the good, bad, and funky of self-publishing) as well as ideas and “under-the-radar” resources to help aspiring authors connect with literary agents and editors. Other topics will include suggestions for ways to improve the craft of writing and practical tips for book promotion.


The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library will hold a Books and Media (BAM!) Sale fundraiser on Saturday, November 16, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., behind the Civic Center Library at 602 Civic Center Drive in Oceanside. 

A tremendous selection of books will be available at the sale.  Categories include literature, fiction, non-fiction, foreign language, biographies, history, law, paperbacks, children’s, textbooks and much, much more!

Members of the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library can shop early from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. for the best selection.  Membership applications will be available on site.  The sale opens for the general public at 10:00 a.m.

Through their fundraising efforts, the Friends of the Oceanside Library generously support many Library programs and services, as well as purchase much needed books and materials for the Library.  For more information on the book sale or the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, please call 760-435-5560, or visit www.oplfriends.org.


Please join the Oceanside Public Library on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. for a book discussion on There There by Tommy Orange in celebration of Native American Heritage Month.  The discussion will be held in the Board Room of the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Olivia Chilcote, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University.

Tommy Orange’s “groundbreaking, extraordinary” (The New York Times) There There is the “brilliant, propulsive” (People Magazine) story of twelve unforgettable characters, Urban Indians living in Oakland, California, who converge and collide on one fateful day.  It’s “the year’s most galvanizing debut novel” (Entertainment Weekly). The book is the winner of the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize and was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, NPR, and Time, among others.

This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For related information, please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.


  1. Jane Gladden says:

    St. Thomas More Catholic Church events aren’t hitting the calendar. Perhaps they’re not being submitted properly? This just began occurring about six months ago. Please advise if they’ve been received…..Spring Ring on April 16th; Gala celebration on April 29th; Bible Study on May 4th.

    Thank you.

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