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First Friday Art WalkJune 2, Artist Alley Oceanside

Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of Downtown Oceanside. From 4-8 p.m. this Friday, enjoy arts, jewelry, pottery, crafts, live music, and more from local artists in Artist Alley. This free, family-friendly event is produced by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts in support of arts-related activities in Oceanside. Pictured: art by Kathleen Ossiander. FIND OUT MORE

First Friday at Tremont CollectiveJune 2, 602 S. Tremont St.

Tremont Collective (Al Fresko, Atacama, Brixton, Bottlecraft, Shoots, Communal, Stab Magazine, and Verve) hosts the community for live music, art, food, drinks, giveaways, and more on the first Friday of each month from 5-9 p.m. It’s a great place to spend an evening with friends and family. Photo by Tremont Collective. FIND OUT MORE

Pride by the Beach June 3, Civic Center Plaza

Produced by the North County LGBTQ Center, this free, family-friendly festival promotes a vision where everyone lives in equality and feels accepted, valued, safe, and free from social stigma. Enjoy food, merchandise, live performances, and more from 12-6 p.m. this Saturday. Photo by North County LGBTQ Center. FIND OUT MORE

Live!: The DecaDamesJune 3, Sunshine Brooks Theatre

See some incredibly iconic moments brought back to life this Saturday from 8-10:30 p.m. This fun-filled, joyous show features some of the most celebrated female performers of all time including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, Chaka Khan, and many others. BUY TICKETS

First Free Sunday: Art For AllJune 4, Oceanside Museum of Art

All levels are welcome to join this fun hands-on art-making experience this Sunday from 12-2 p.m. Whether you’re new to art or have your own creative flow, Art For All is the time to let your imagination soar. Explore different art-making materials through creative projects while learning from local and regional artists. FIND OUT MORE

Monthly Morning MeetingJune 6, 701 Mission Ave.

This informative one-hour meeting is held in an informal discussion format. All parties interested in the progress of Downtown Oceanside, including residents, businesspeople, and City staff are welcome. Next Tuesday from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the MainStreet Oceanside office, learn about current downtown developments and upcoming events. FIND OUT MORE

Filipino Cultural FestivalJune 10, Civic Center Plaza

Enjoy children’s crafts, a variety of products and services, opportunity drawings, food, live entertainment, and much more next Saturday from 12-6 p.m. at the 22nd annual celebration. This free, family-friendly event is hosted by Filipino-American Cultural Organization where the Cultural Legacy Continues. Photo by Filipino-American Cultural Organization. FIND OUT MORE

Dare to Dot: PointillismJune 12, Oceanside Museum of Art

Get in the art-making groove and create your own masterpiece using a variety of colors and round shapes. Join professor and arts educator Robin Douglas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in this Studio Arts workshop. All supplies and light refreshments are included in the cost. Costs are $70 for members and $100 for non-members. Pictured: George Seurat, La Tour Eiffel, 1889.  FIND OUT MORE


VANC Car Show Fundraiser June 3, 1617 Mission Ave.

Join the Veterans Association of North County for their 5th Annual Car Show featuring all sorts of extraordinary cars, trucks, and vehicles. Classic cars and trucks to new rides with modern technology will be on display from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday. Enjoy live music, fun, and a great time at this free, family-friendly event benefitting veterans and military families. FIND OUT MORE

Be the One Community BBQ & Open HouseJune 3, 401 Country Club Lane

Join the Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside for their Community BBQ & Open House this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, family-friendly event celebrating achievement week includes opportunity drawings, tasty food, games and activities, clubhouse tours, program demonstrations, and informational booths. FIND OUT MORE


The Downtown Ambassador Program has kicked off for the summer! Stationed at the west end of the pedestrian underpass on Pier View Way, Ambassadors welcome visitors and locals and provide information to help them explore the area. The Ambassador information booth is open Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., through September 2. Anyone interested in volunteering to be an Ambassador can email Mary Jo for details. FIND OUT MORE


What to do, and not do in case of a snake bite

Don’t let fear of snakes stop you and your family from hiking or biking the trails as the days heat up and sunlight lingers. While you should stay away from venomous snakes, you are more likely to die from a lightning strike than from a snakebite. FIND OUT MORE


Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

The Neighbor-to-Neighbor program provides eligible customers up to $600 to offset their outstanding bills. SDG&E customers may apply if they are experiencing serious illness, temporary unemployment, disability, or unusual hardship. FIND OUT MORE


Oside Handmade

For owner McKenzie Fannon, crafting is as much about community and friendships as it is about the art itself. You can get craft inspiration through blog posts and tutorials, book a craft-making party, or find a crafting event at osidehandmade.com. Or visit the Oside Handmade crew every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. where you can join crafting activities for all ages and shop for art supplies. FIND OUT MORE


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