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Local college marks 80 years of learning

REGION — This year, the MiraCosta Community College District celebrates its 80th anniversary, and to mark the occasion, has scheduled three days of activities for students and the public.

Events will include a through-the-ages fashion show and historical review featuring the MiraCosta College Backstage Players Student Club and the MiraCosta College Theatre Department. There will be free food provided by the college bookstore, live music and a photo booth where attendees can get their pictures taken in their best period costumes.

The event dates are:

— April 24, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., outside the library at the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive.

— May 1, 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. outside the library at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff.

— May 8, 7 to 8 p.m. in the lobby of the college’s Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside. (No fashion show at this location.)

“From our humble beginnings 80 years ago, we are proud of our rich history of educating students and serving our community, and are excited to celebrate this milestone,” said Superintendent/President Dr. Francisco Rodriguez.

More MiraCosta College history may be found on a special Web site designed by students, and devoted to the 80th anniversary,

For more information on scheduled events, contact Cheryl Broom, director of Public Information,