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Rancho San Diego Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2017

Rancho San Diego Library Calendar of Free Events – September 2017!

Rancho SD Library Events

Hello, September!  Check out the attached Rancho San Diego Library Calendar and flyers to see all of the fun, FREE programs happening at the library this month. In addition to the library’s regularly occurring events, some special events this month include

  • Featured Artists: Group show featuring works in various media by members of the East County Art Association on display through September
  • Game Day for Teens (now Wednesdays & Fridays): Game day for teens has a new schedule! Game day will now take place on Wednesdays (2:30-5:00 pm) and Fridays (2:30-4:45 pm)
  • Gateway Arabic Computer Language Classes have returned! Come learn about the Internet in the Arabic language on Wednesdays, 4-6 pm.
  • First Tuesday: Eric Dickerson (September 5): Enjoy an evening of live, classical guitar from the 16th and 19th centuries with Eric Dickerson!
  • Free Workshop: Growing Fresh Herbs for Cooking (September 16): Join us for a FREE workshop presented by environmental horticulturalist Carolyn Kinnon!


Books To Read This Month

  • Book Club (September 19): The Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks
  • Mystery Book Club (September 26): Come discuss your favorite titles!



The library will be closed on September 4th in observance of Labor Day. Enjoy your day!


If you have any questions, please call us at (619) 660-5370. We are located at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego.

*View full-quality calendar of events: Rancho SD Library Calendar – September 2017







First Tuesday: Eric Dickerson

Join the Rancho San Diego Library for September’s First Tuesday event on September 5th, featuring Eric Dickerson! The concert will take place at 6:30 PM.

A bit about Eric Dickerson: Eric Dickerson specializes in beautiful music for classical guitar, from the 16th and 19th centuries.

A Toast to East County – October 22, 2017

Join us to make A Toast to East County! Come sample and savor unlimited tastes from the finest wineries, breweries, restaurants, and more in the region! There will be live music, giveaways, and Trailblazer Awards presented by Maness Vineyards.

When: Sunday, October 22, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812 (1400 E. Washington Ave, El Cajon)
Tickets: $35 when purchased ahead of time or $45 at the door. A souvenir wine glass and wine tote are included with each ticket.
Hosted by: East County Chamber of Commerce

For tickets and information, contact the East County Chamber of Commerce at (619) 440-6161, info@eastcountychamber.org, or www.eastcountychamber.org


Chaldean Celebration at Cuyamaca College – August 28, 2017

Leaders of the thriving Chaldean community in San Diego’s East County will be on hand for a special Chaldean Culture & Traditions celebration at Cuyamaca College on Monday, Aug. 28.

The event sponsored by the Cuyamaca College Student Affairs Office and the Associated Students of Cuyamaca College is set to start at 2 p.m. on the Grand Lawn. Highlights include an abundance of Chaldean food, music and dance. Among the scheduled speakers is Mar Bawi Soro, Vicar General for the Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, the seat for the Eparchy of St. Peter the Apostle, in El Cajon.

“Cuyamaca is a community college, and we take the word ‘community’ to heart,” said Lauren Vaknin, Associate Dean of Student Affairs. “But beyond that, celebrating all our students and all our cultures provides us with an opportunity to learn invaluable lessons about the world around us.”

An estimated 50,000 Iraqi Chaldeans live in El Cajon and its surrounding areas.

The celebration underscores Cuyamaca College’s commitment to creating an inclusive community dedicated to equity and equality. Cuyamaca – whose mission is to serve a diverse community of students who seek to benefit from the college’s wide range of educational programs – also hosts an annual powwow to promote Native American heritage, a Latino Heritage Month celebration, a workshop on Filipino culture and traditions, and a Veterans Week Barbecue honoring all those who have served in the armed forces.

Live Music by Gregory Page at the Library – August 10, 2017

Join the Rancho San Diego Library for a live music event on Thursday, August 10th, featuring Gregory Page! The concert will take place at 6:30 PM.

A bit about Gregory Page: 
Gregory Page is an Irish/Armenian musician that creates oddly compelling songs that observe life and capture it in a realistic, humorous way.

Gregory Page was born April 28th, 1963 and grew up in North London with his Irish Mother Moyra Page who was the lead singer in the all girl pop group “The Beat-Chics” that opened two concerts in August ’65 for “The Beatles” in Spain. Gregory started his career together with his friend Steve Poltz in a Folk/Punk-Rock band formed in 1988 called “The Rugburns”.  Page had admired the songwriting of John Doe & his Los Angeles Punk Band, X.  In 1996 he was able to hand John a demo tape of his orginal songs. John Doe offered to produce some recordings for Page and they went into the studio and recorded an album that to this day is yet to be released.

Gregory Page is an eclectic, prolific, genre-bending singer-songwriter that has toured the world many times over from Australia to Europe to Japan.

Gregory Page seamlessly draws from and transcends the traditions of folk, Celtic, American Roots Jazz, ragtime, blues, swing and French Romanticism into his own signature idiom. From the BBC to NPR to film and television soundtracks, The Gregory Page Songbook captures the imagination, enabling audiences the world over to “rewind” with original music that is cinematic, nostalgic and full of the innocence, grace, joy & romance of the early 20th Century.