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Oceanside’s Parks and Rec offers free family fun

OCEANSIDE — The Parks and Recreation Commission met on July 8 and reviewed free events that will run through the rest of the summer.

On the calendar are outdoor movie screenings of “Step into Liquid,” “The Lego Movie,” and “The Goonies” at the Pier Amphitheater.

“Step into Liquid” is a documentary surf film that features some of the world’s largest waves.

In the animated film “The Lego Movie,” Emmet, an ordinary Lego mini figure, saves the Lego universe from being glued in place by the tyrannical Lord Business.”

“The Goonies” is a 1980s adventure-comedy in which a band of Oregon teens set out to save their homes from demolition, and end up finding a map to long lost treasure.

Movies will be shown at 8 p.m. July 12, Aug. 30, and Oct. 11.

The Concert in the Park series offers more family fun.

Irish music duet David Lally and Patric Peatrice will perform July 18 at Rancho Del Oro Park.

On Aug. 15 the Box Canyon Band will play acoustic bluegrass music at Mance Buchanon Park.

“We’ll finish large,” Eileen Turk, parks and recreation division manager, said.

Both concerts start at 5 p.m. No seating is provided. Families are encouraged to bring blankets and beach chairs.

More music will fill summer afternoons at Sunday Concerts at Heritage Park.

Weekly performers range from gospel music, to old school rock, and open mic every Sunday through Aug. 18. Music starts at 4 p.m.

Another special day to mark on your calendar this summer is Oceanside Day at Petco Park for the Padres versus Mets game July 20.

All Oceanside residents at the game will be invited down to the field for a brief recognition ceremony.

Tickets for the game that are bought through Friends of Oceanside Parks for $20 (valued at $29) will help support the Concert in the Park series.

For more information on summer events contact Oceanside Parks and Recreation at (760) 435-5041.

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