Oceanside Plein Air Festival July 15-22, Downtown Oceanside Want to take part in the Plein Air Festival experience? Purchase a ticket to get access to painting challenges, artist networking events, and easel sales all throughout this annual Oceanside event produced by the Oceanside Museum of Art. Many of the events during the week-long festival are free and open to the public, so come out to support artists of all skill levels as they put brush to canvas to paint Southern California in the open air. FIND OUT MORE
The Bachelorette” Watch Party July 17, 24, & 31, Mission Pacific Hotel Head to the Rooftop Bar starting at 7:30 p.m. every Monday night to watch ABC’s “The Bachelorette.” Bring your crew to catch up on the season’s latest drama as you enjoy Mediterranean bites and the ultimate Bachelorette cocktail list featuring: Spill The Tea, The Men Tell All, Hot Girl Summer, and Charity’s Choice, her actual drink order while at The Rooftop Bar! FIND OUT MORE
Mysteries & Histories: Legends of Sunken Treasure July 21 & 23, Sunshine Brooks Theater Join historian Kristi Hawthorne as she explores Dr. Joseph J. Markey’s claims that the Ship Trinidad carrying $10 million of gold sunk off the coast of Oceanside. For over 30 years, Dr. Markey spoke of Spanish gold buried in the hills of the San Luis Rey Valley for which only he had the map. Is there gold waiting to be found? Was it a hoax? Showtimes next weekend are Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Ticket price is $10. BUY TICKETS
Disney’s Beauty & the Beast July 21-23, The Star Theatre Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s fairytale classic about Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, but if not, he will be doomed for all eternity. Showtimes for next weekend are 7:30 p.m. on Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Saturday-Sunday. Rated: G. BUY TICKETS
Billie! Backstage with Lady Day July 28-30, Sunshine Brooks Theater This award-winning performance is a soulful examination of the life and music of Billie Holiday as performed by writer and star Synthia L. Hardy. Hardy combines storytelling and song to capture the essence of one of the greatest jazz and blues performers of all time. Returning for one weekend only, showtimes are 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. BUY TICKETS
Classic Car Show for a Cause July 29, 711 Mission Avenue The summer monthly fundraiser is back from 2-5 p.m. on the last Saturday of the month. Bring your classic automobile, or tell your friends or neighbors who have one, to Mission Ave Bar and Grill in Downtown Oceanside! Hot rod and custom car enthusiasts are invited to attend and enjoy food, drink specials, and live music while checking out classic cars and trucks at this family-friendly event. Funds will be raised for an amazing nonprofit. FIND OUT MORE
Crowns & Cocktails for a Cause at KNVS August 2, 127 S. Coast Highway Be Well Therapy, Inc. presents an enchanting event combining creativity, community, and philanthropy. This relaxing yet unforgettable evening will highlight an exclusive flower crown workshop from Flowers by Azalea, custom Be Well Mock/Cocktails, and beautiful floral arrangements for purchase. Funds support the organization’s Yoga For Cancer Recovery at El Corazon. The workshop begins at 3:30 p.m. followed by the main event at 5 p.m. BUY TICKETS
Movie in the Park – “Minions: The Rise of Gru”
July 29, Mance Buchanon Park
The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department invite you for a fun FREE Movie in the Park! At 6 p.m., family-friendly activities begin for the little ones to enjoy. The movie will begin at approximately 7:50 p.m. Parking will be limited, so carpooling, walking, biking, or taking transit to the park is encouraged. Stop by the booth and show your bike, transit ticket, or GPS walking route for a free prize (while supplies last). FIND OUT MORE
Downtown Clean-up Event July 21, Downtown Oceanside
Volunteers are needed next Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a clean-up event in partnership with the Oceanside Museum of Art Plein Air Festival. The event will feature information booths and a DJ located at Lot 35 on the corner of Tremont Street and Pier View Way. Please contact: Garrison@mainstreetoceanside.com or
SCRIPPS HEALTH –Is organic produce worth it?
Learn why organic costs more and if it’s better for you
It’s common these days to find shelves or refrigerators stocked with products with the USDA Organic label at the grocery store. Organic fruits and vegetables have become increasingly popular, even though they are usually more expensive than those grown with traditional methods.
But is it worth paying a higher price for foods labeled organic? That depends. It is usually a matter of weighing the pros and cons. READ MORE
SDG&E ENERGY TIP
Need help with your energy bill?
SDG&E recognizes that this can be a challenging time for many customers and may be able to help if you are having trouble paying your bill. You might be eligible for programs and services that can provide immediate financial assistance and help you avoid interruptions in your service. Flexible payment arrangements are also available to help you pay down past due balances. FIND OUT MORE
Organics Diversion and Single-Use Products Ban
MainStreet Oceanside and Green Oceanside have partnered to inform and educate our downtown restaurants and businesses about two upcoming issues that will impact your establishment. To help us find the best way to advocate for you, please take our 5-minute survey and let us know your current processes of handling organics and your use of single-use bags and polystyrene (foam) products. TAKE SURVEY
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