Thrift shop part of church’s new look
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church recently completed its Trinity Expansion, with added spaces for programs including its thrift shop, which has now reopened. Valerie Rieger is the shop’s new manager. The shop serves the larger community by supporting the church’s ministries, including the Episcopal Refugee Network, Episcopal Community Services and St. Paul’s Senior Services. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The church is at 334 14th St. Visit stpetersdelmar.net.
City hosts Vegan Food Popup on Saturday
OmniPork, a plant-based pork, will be part of this month’s Encinitas Vegan Food Popup from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the e101 Marketplace, 459 S. Coast Highway 101. The free-to-attend pop-up is an all-vegan monthly food festival. It’s held every third Saturday, featuring around 20 vendors from San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles. This month’s lineup also includes Auraganic Juicery, Gianni’s Pizza, Gourmet Tamales, Kula Ice Cream, Mylkdog, Nomad Eats, Rafikiz Foodz, Sabor Piri Piri, Stone Monkey and Tracy’s REAL Foods. Guests can also shop a selection of vegan-friendly products and services, connect with animal rescue groups, and play games, provided by the San Diego Loyal Soccer Club. The event is dog-friendly with free parking in the nearby Coaster lot. Visit veganfoodpopup.com.
Library hosts free résumé workshop
The Escondido Public Library hosts a free virtual Career Services Workshop on résumé writing from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday for teens and adults. This workshop provides detailed explanations, as well as step-by-step processes, to create effective résumés. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A period with presenter Erin Royer Shetter of Spring Career Services. Register at bit.ly/3AcLDxy.
Peanut butter drive this month for Food Bank
Businesses around North County are working with the North County Food Bank on their Scare Away Hunger Peanut Butter Drive. Drop off jars (not glass) of peanut butter during October at various sites, including the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce office, 5934 Priestly Drive; Burger Bench, 237 E. Grand Ave., Escondido; the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce, 251 North City Drive, Suite 128; at several branches of Pacific Western Bank; and at the North County Food Bank office, 1145 Engineer St., Suite 110, Vista. You can also make a virtual donation at northcountyfoodbank.org/pbdrive.
Tech innovators honored at event
San Diego County’s technology innovators were recently recognized at the 14th annual Top Tech Awards, which honors the region’s “unsung heroes” of information technology in different organizations. The virtual event was presented by Cox Business. Honorees in 11 categories were nominated by peers and customers and selected from nearly 200 nominees by an independent panel. The winners: Education: Nicole May, UC San Diego Health Information Services; Future of Tech Award: Chad Sweet, ModalAI; Government: David Graham, city of Carlsbad; Nonprofit: Albert Oriol, Rady Children’s Hospital; Private Small (51-149 employees): David Dambman, Biosero Inc.; Private Large (150-plus employees): Ben Nathan, Cortica; Public Large (301-plus employees): Eric Haller, Experian North America; Start-up: Ardy Arianpour, SEQSTER; Top Tech Disruption Award: Jerome Fodor, TOOTRiS; Top Tech Executive of the Year: David Henderson, Millennium Health; Cox Business Exemplary Award: Zeb Evans, ClickUp. Also sponsoring the awards were San Diego Business Journal, Athena San Diego, Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Black Tech Link, Latina Geeks, Tech San Diego and TEDx. Visit toptechawards.com.
Tour eco-homes throughout San Diego County
The 2021 Green Homes Tour of innovative eco-homes in San Diego County will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17. Tour homes have included examples of LEED and GreenPoint Rated projects, modular construction techniques, fire resistant structures, Net Zero Energy, ADUs, water wise landscaping and permaculture, and transit-oriented, affordable housing. Sponsors include Stellar Solar and 73Degrees Realty, supported by site sponsors NeoCharge and Dunn Edwards. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members and $5 for students. Visit sdgreenhomestour.org for tickets and to see this year’s and previous homes.
Free Senior Expo coming Thursday
The Active Lifestyles/Senior Expo will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Civic Center Plaza, 300 N. Coast Highway. The free annual event, presented by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Kaiser Permanente, brings together health-related businesses, nonprofits and senior organizations. Free health-related screenings, giveaways and consultations will be featured, and guests can also visit the farmers market, which will be nearby. At noon the city will honor Shirley Thralls as the Oceanside Senior Volunteer of the Year. Visit bit.ly/3BlaqAN or call (760) 722-1534.
Manager named at Mission Fed branch
Danielle Gonzalez has been named assistant vice president branch manager for Mission Fed Credit Union’s 33rd branch, 2267 S. El Camino Real, Suite A. Gonzalez has been with Mission Fed for more than 20 years, serving in many different roles including branch management for San Marcos and the original Oceanside branch (at Mission Avenue and Douglas Drive). She is a graduate of El Camino High School and attended Palomar College, earning her associate degree in liberal arts and sciences. As an advocate for financial education, she volunteers with Junior Achievement of San Diego, with the Girl Scouts of San Diego and at her children’s elementary school. Visit missionfed.com.
Chamber hosts sundowner on Thursday
The Valley Center Chamber of Commerce holds a sundowner mixer at 5:30 p.m. Thursday hosted by Krueger Realty, 28732 Valley Center Road. Bring a raffle prize and tell the community about your business. Cost is $5 for dinner and raffle ticket. Call (760) 749-8472.
Chamber hosts mixer at solar company
The Vista Chamber of Commerce hosts an after-hours business mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Cosmic Solar and Roofing, 943 Poinsettia Ave., Suite 401. Bring your business cards to share. Everyone who brings a door prize is welcomed to the front for an introduction and to pull the winning ticket. For an easier check-in, pay online and show your QR code at the entrance. Payment at the door is also accepted. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for prospective members. Registration is required at tinyurl.com/ptzdjsdz.
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