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Friday, May 23, 2003

Memorial Day History
Learn more about the history of this holiday and our nation's wars or participate in the Veteran's forum at this special History Channel web site:
http://www.historychannel.com/exhibits/memorial/memorial.html

Julian Historic Days
Celebrate the gold rush days with a costume contest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Continues the second weekend of each month through Sept. Dress in period attire from 1850-1913 and compete for a cash prize. First place wins $75. Main Street, Julian (760) 765-1857.

Learn about endangered wolves at the California Wolf Center
A one-hour tour includes a slide show and visit with two wolf packs. Reservations required. Guests must arrive by 1:30 p.m. to check in and be escorted to the center. 2 p.m. Saturdays, off Route 79 near Julian. $8, $5 seniors, $4 for children younger than 10; See map at www.californiawolfcenter.org or call (619) 234-WOLF.

Looking to buy a used book?
Find the lowest price by comparing several online sellers at FetchBook:
http://www.fetchbook.info/

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Valley Center Western Days starts today
The festival begins at 5 p.m. today with the Valley Center Outlaws staging pretend robberies and shoot-outs throughout the town. A parade will head down Valley Center Road from 10 a.m. until noon and rodeo gates open at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The celebration includes craft vendors and live music and dancing continuing through Sunday evening at the Community Center, 28246 Lilac Road, Valley Center. $3 festival admission, free 10 and under. $8-$25 rodeo admission. For directions and event schedule visit www.vcwesterndays.org. (760) 749-8472.

Teen Popcorn and a Movie Event @ the Branch
Teens - Come watch Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Thursday afternoon (May 22nd) from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Vineyard Room at the East Valley Branch.

Theme Park Tips
Whether you're going somewhere this Memorial Day weekend or planning a trip this summer, check out these tips from the North County Times to make the best of your theme park visit:
http://www.nctimes.net/news/2003/20030521/preview/011111.html

Support your Freedom to Read
The ACLU has created a web page that will allow you to fax or e-mail a letter to your Representative urging them to vote for the Freedom to Read Protection Act. Read more and send your letter:
http://www.aclu.org/NationalSecurity/NationalSecurity.cfm?ID=12607&c=110
Or if you want your Representative to vote against the Act, find contact information at Project Vote Smart's web site to let him/her know how you feel:
http://www.vote-smart.org/official_local.php

Monday, May 19, 2003

Why do books cost so much?
Ever wonder why you have to pay 20, 30, even 40 dollars for a new book these days? This article shines some light on the outrageous cost of book publishing:
http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2002/12/03/prices/index.html