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Music at the Museum with The Sea Monks Nov. 5, Oceanside Museum of Art Join OMA this Friday for the last Music at the Museum of the season. Explore the exhibitions for free starting at 5 p.m. and stay for the rockabilly and blues music of The Sea Monks. The music starts and cash bar opens at 6:30 p.m. VIP tables of four are also available for $50. Save time in line at the bar and order drink tickets ahead of time.  FIND OUT MORE

Shrek The Musical Nov. 5-7 and 12-14, Brooks Theater “Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek,” an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. This collaboration by OTC’s Youth Outreach Program and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside premiers this weekend. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.


Bike the Coast Nov. 6, Oceanside Pier Join riders of all skill levels and ages this Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. and experience the best of Southern California beaches and surf towns as you ride routes of 100, 50, 25, 15 or 7 miles on Highway 101. This fun ride starts and finishes on the beach at the spectacular venue of the Oceanside Pier with food, beer, music, expo shopping and fun. Photo by Bike the Coast FIND OUT MORE

O’side Turkey Trot Registration Through Nov. 25, Online Registration is OPEN NOW! Once again live in Downtown Oceanside, the Trot benefits over 60 local non-profits serving Oceanside residents including the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation. Race day features a 5-mile, 5k, 1-mile, 1/5 mile, combo and even a virtual 5k event. Register yourself or your team early for this Thanksgiving Day tradition suitable for all ages and activity levels! FIND OUT MORE


Valley Arts Festival Nov. 6, Heritage Park at 220 Peyri Dr. This Saturday from 12-3 p.m., the family-friendly event themed “A Celebration of a Luiseno Tribe” will feature Native American flute music and blues music, Indian Fry Bread for purchase, historic cultural items, and activities including basket weaving, story time and crafts, storytelling, sand and rock painting and more. FIND OUT MORE

Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 13, Woman’s Club of Oceanside Club House at 1606 Missouri Ave. Have a jolly good time shopping for holiday gifts – or for yourself – at this free, family-friendly event! Next Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy crafts, a bake sale, food, a raffle, music and lots of fun with all proceeds going towards high school scholarships. FIND OUT MORE


Apply through Nov. 7 The Sixth Annual ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local is returning throughout Oceanside from Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27-Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021. The program will again include the Merry Makers Fair, Sip & Shop event and Window Decorating contest, plus NEW this year – the Oceanside Holiday Challenge featuring a digital treasure hunt. Businesses can apply to participate in any or all program events. Visit shoplocaloceanside.com for more details.


Apply through Nov. 19 Applications are now being accepted! Using funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), grants ranging from $1,000 to $7,500 will be awarded to eligible Downtown Oceanside businesses based on a standard rubric factoring in business tier and financial impact of COVID-19. FIND OUT MORE


Tremont Collective This highly anticipated inspired warehouse conversion houses a curated mix of shopping, eating and drinking options: Brixton Oceanside, the third retail store of the hometown hat maker and apparel line, The Annex by Communal Coffee, an extension of the North Park-based creative-minded cafe and shop, Shootz, a collision of Maui and Baja flavors served in poke, tacos, and daily market specials, and Bottlecraft, a bottle shop and bar offering the best local domestic and international craft beer. Celebrate the Collective’s grand opening this Saturday, Nov. 6 from 2-6 p.m. FIND OUT MORE


When should I get a skin cancer screening?

Skin cancer is an ongoing health problem in the United States. More than two people die of skin cancer in the US every hour. One in five Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer in their lifetime. While skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, it is also one of the easiest to treat when detected early. READ MORE


Flex Alerts As part of the Flex Our Power grant program, we are educating our community about Flex Alerts. During a Flex Alert, it is particularly important for each of us to focus on when we use energy – not just how much. Flex Alerts are most often called during heatwaves, when energy is greater, but can be called at any time when the power supply is scarce. FIND OUT MORE


Energy savings tips for small businesses According to the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® program, U.S. small businesses together spend a whopping $60 billion on energy each year. A survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found that energy costs are a top three business expense for more than one-third of the nation’s small businesses. FIND OUT MORE


RedBeards Hot Sauce RedBeards has the perfect gifts for any spicy food lover or barbecue enthusiast! Pick up their 2021 Scovie Award-winning Jalapeno Hot Sauce as well as savory dry rubs and seasonings – or their NEW Steak Shake Seasoning – every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Downtown Oceanside. FIND OUT MORE


Captain Jack’s Shellfish Co.Captain Jack’s specializes in oysters from Baja, northern and southern California. They offer up to 14 different kinds of oysters raw or grilled with chipotle bourbon butter or garlic herb butter as well as clams, mussels and lobster rolls. Find them weekly from 5-9 p.m. in Downtown Oceanside. FIND OUT MORE


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