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Walk a Mile In Our Boots Street Fair

Oceanside CA– Oceanside Public Library will be holding a Veteran and Active Duty Street Fair on Saturday November 8 from 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Civic Center Plaza and Community Rooms at 330 N Coast Highway. The Street Fair is part of the Oceanside Public Library’s participation in War Comes Home, an initiative from California Humanities to encourage dialog between Active Duty Military, Veterans and the general public. The event is free and open to all ages.

The fair will feature local organizational resources for Veterans and Active Duty members of our community and more. There will be a Kid Zone with a Mini-Boot Camp, crafts and stories for children, and an opportunity to participate in a Community Mural Project.

There will be a MMA demonstration, a photo booth to capture Military themed tattoos, live music, local food trucks and more. There will be a quiet zone featuring talks and workshops from local organizations and an hour of Veterans telling their stories. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.

California Reads is a program of Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book. It is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Cal Humanities is a non-profit state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on Cal Humanities, please visit www.calhum.org.

For more information, or suggestions for future programs please call Jennelise Hafen at (760) 435-5625 or email jhafen@ci.oceanside.ca.us. For more news and info about the Oceanside Public Library visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.