Friday, July 3, 2015

San Marcos Sensational Sundays Monthly Artwalk and Car Club Event at Farmers Market (July 5th)

On the first Sunday of each month at Old California Restaurant Row, you will find an artwalk, car show, farmers market with live entertainment, gourmet foods, handmade crafts and local produce.  Over 30 artists will be displaying their works and there will also be a wide array of classic cars to look over.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

The Music Man Comes to Moonlight Theatre July 15-August 1 PLUS Ticket Giveaway on Around The Town Facebook Page

***NEW AROUND THE TOWN GIVEAWAY! This giveaway is for tickets to the July 17th, 8:00pm show of The Music Man which will kick off it's run at Moonlight Stage Productions on July 15th. The Music Man is a beloved show about a fast-talking traveling salesman who cons the residents of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys band that he will lead despite the fact that he doesn't know the difference between a trombone and a treble clef! Before can skip town, his heart is stolen by the town librarian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.
This show sounds like a lot of fun and Moonlight Amphitheatre is always a DELIGHT and total first-class experience. Bring your picnic spread and come early and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with your friends under a blanket of stars.***

This contest is being held on Around The Town's Facebook page. Giveaway entry is pinned to the top of the page, so go there to enter!


Announcing Star Theatre Company Tryouts for Adult Straight- Noises Off

Star Theatre Company is proud to present... NOISES OFF, Directed By: Star Theatre Company Artistic Director, David Schulz

Called the funniest farce ever written, this fast paced show presents a manic menagerie as a cast of actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. The setting has been transplanted from English provincial theatre to Des Moines, Iowa, where a second-rate theatrical troupe is preparing to perform their Broadway-bound production. Complicating matters are the personal problems and backstage relationships that have fostered jealousy and petty squabbling and intruded upon any professionalism this motley crew can muster. As the company works its way to New York City, the eccentricities of the cast come to the forefront and the performances on the road dissolve into chaos on and off stage. Set in three acts, NOISES OFF is a play within a play – Act One being a dress rehearsal where the cast is hopelessly unready and baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines and bothersome props; Act Two is a behind the scenes view of the matinee performance one month later; and Act Three is a performance near the end of the ten-week run in which the plot is abandoned entirely.


Auditions are open to all adults age 18 and up. Exact casting will be determined at callbacks. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT ENGLISH ACCENTS ARE REQUIRED.

Bring one headshot and one resume. Please come with headshot, resume, and a monologue. The monologue should be under 2 minutes in length. A modern, comedic monologue is preferred, but not required.

Where:  The Star Theatre Company Oceanside. 402 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside CA 92054.  Audition Dates & Time:  Tuesday, July 21st, 6-9pm.  Callback Date & Time: Wednesday, July 22nd, 6-9pm
Rehearsals Begin: Monday, July 27th at 6pm.  Show Run Dates: September 25th – October 4th, 2015

• Audition Forms are available to download on our website.

• For a Character Breakdown visit our website.

• Additional Production Information will be available at the auditions.

To schedule an audition please visit our website:


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FREE Museum Visits the First Weekend of Each Month

Over 150 museums, zoos and science centers offer free admission the first weekend of every month if you're a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit, debit or ATM cardholder.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Oceanside ArtWalk First Friday of Each Month (July 3rd)

From 6-9pm on July 3rd, enjoy over 60 artists and events at 20 downtown Oceanside venues.  You will also find music, live performances, food and fun for all age groups.  The displays are spread out between Pier View Way, Mission Avenue and the Coast Hwy.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Getting a Free European Vacation Experience When You Order Your New Volvo

I have asked Around The Towner Denise J. to share with us information on how to vacation on Volvo's dime when you order your new car.  I marveled when she told me about this amazing opportunity years ago, and their family is preparing to take advantage of the program again.  Thank you Denise for sharing your experience with us and doing this writeup! 

You’ve gone on vacation and brought back souvenirs, right?  Did you know you can fly to Europe for free and bring back a Volvo?   Volvo has an Overseas Delivery Program that includes two round-trip airline tickets to/from Scandinavia or London, on British Airways or SAS, transport from the Gothenburg, Sweden airport to your hotel, 1 night hotel stay in Gothenburg, breakfast on the first morning, transport from the hotel to the Volvo Factory, a tour of the Volvo Factory, lunch at the Volvo factory, 15 days of European car insurance, Swedish car registration, and home shipment of your Volvo to your home dealer.  

If you’re interested on traveling to Europe on Volvo’s dime, the first step is ordering a car from your local Volvo dealer.  The car will be made specifically for you with the colors and options you choose.  Ordering occurs 5-6 months prior to your trip by giving a $2000 deposit and choosing your M-F pick up and drop off dates.  Pick up and drop off in Gothenburg is free.  There is a minimum $950 charge for picking up at one of their other 12 locations; dropping off at one of their other 18 shipment locations will cost you a minimum of 50 euros.
A week or so after ordering, a package will arrive from Volvo Travel.  This department will book your free flights, any additional flights if needed, and help with any other optional travel packages you may be interested in.  If flying during the more expensive summer months, Volvo will collect a $300 surcharge per ticket.  You get to choose the flight times and US airport that is best for you even if it may be the more expensive option.

Thirty days prior to your Volvo’s pick up date, the car’s final payment is due in full.  This can be paid via financing (Volvo or your own means), cash, check, credit card, etc.  Once your vacation is over, it’ll take 8-12 weeks (usually fewer) for your car to arrive at your local dealer via ship.  
My husband and I picked up our first Volvo, a S40, in April 2007.  We were gone for one week and drove the car from Gothenburg to Copenhagen to Hamburg to Amsterdam and dropped off the car in Amsterdam.  This November, we will take our two teenagers with us to pick up a S60.  Our itinerary includes driving the car from Gothenburg to Copenhagen to Hamburg to Amsterdam to Brussels to Paris, drop off the car in Paris, take a train to London and depart.  We will be traveling for ten days during the kids’ Thanksgiving vacation week.  

New Estate Sale Business to Follow- Lori's Treasures of Time

I have a friend, Lori Risch, and she has just started her own Estate Sale business called Lori's Treasures of Time after working in the industry for many years. Please check out her website when you have a moment and consider her if you should have any need for such services in the future. Also, please "like" her Facebook page.  Lori is very talented as well as someone with a big and warm heart and she is going to do great things in her new efforts. I will be sure to keep you treasure hunters informed of upcoming sales in North County.  Please check Lori's Treasures of Time Facebook page for address.