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July 1, 2021

Center's Grand Re-opening

On Saturday - August 28, 2021 the Potrero Community Center will be hosting it's Grand Re-opening with the following and maybe more from 11am to 2pm.

  • BBQ

  • Live Entertainment

  • Bouncer & Activities for Children

  • Information Booths

  • Drawings

  • A community yard sale will also be held from 8am to 2pm




December 05, 2020

Santa is Coming!

Although the Potrero Community Center has had to cancel many of their events this year the board of directors voted to have at least one holiday event.  This year's Country Christmas will be held at the community center and will have different stations to visit.  There will be give-a-ways, bike drawings, information booths and of course Santa with his elf.

Come and join the fun!

Give-a-ways are while supplies last.

October 23, 2020

New tool to save lives

County emergency responders have a new tool to help keep homeowners in unincorporated areas safe during a wildfire or medical emergency. It’s called a Knox Box and when it comes to being prepared for disaster… this may be just the key.

Contact us to see if you qualify.  To find out more visit:    VIDEO: County Debuts Life-Saving Knox Box Program

Call – 858-974-5744
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September 12, 2020

Wildfire Drive-thru Safety Fair held at Potrero Community Center

With the peak of wildfire season almost here and the Wildfire Drive-thru Safety Fair being canceled at the Mountain Empire High School, the Potrero/Tecate Fire Safe Council sponsored a mini version on September 12, 2020 at the Potrero Community Center.  Over 144 cars and 266 attendees came through during the 2 hour event.  Other mini fairs are planned for Jacumba and Jamul in the near future.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, the event was held on a drive-through basis. Participants remained in their vehicles as they received an emergency kit and drove to various booths manned by personnel and community volunteers from SDG&E, Cal Fire, the Red Cross, County Animal Control, Powerlink, and other agencies who provided wildfire preparedness and safety tips.

The emergency kit backpacks were free and were provided by SDG&E. They contained supplies such as an emergency radio, a solar cell phone charger, a power inverter and other items needed in an emergency. One kit was given per car and was handed out on a first come, first served basis.

“This event turned out to be a big success for the short time we had to organize it,” said Bob Uribe, Fire Safe Council President. “I want to thank the agencies who participated, the community volunteers and the Potrero Community Center Foundation for hosting this event.”

August 05, 2020

Center still closed

Unfortunately, because Covid 19 increasing in numbers, the Potrero Community Center will be closed to the public until further notice.

However, the center will still host outdoor free chipping on Sept. 26, 2020 from 8 am to 12 pm & Covid-19 testing August 24, 2020 from 9 am to 2 pm.

This pandemic has made us come together to rally our greatest strength, the human spirit.  Through all this, we are re-emphasizing what’s most important – our family, friends and our communities.

Please take care and stay safe.  We will have up-dates on our Facebook page and website.

June 14, 2020

Center reopens

Although Covid 19 safe distancing and mask regulations are still in place the Potrero Community Center will start Bingo again on Friday - July 3rd.  Since we haven't got the green light to serve food, prepackaged snacks and beverages will be on hand for purchase.

The center will take all sanitation precautions seriously to protect attendees.

Please come and join us as we venture into the future.  If you have any questions please call Sid Lehman and (909) 838-7884.

May 12, 2020

Light at the end of the tunnel?

Although the State of California has lifted some restrictions, the Potrero Community Center remains closed to the public for safety reasons until further notice. 

    The Board of Director's are not taking any chances with the health and welfare of it's community and surrounding areas.  When they get approval from the County of San Diego to reopen, they will once again continue their activities and events.


They appreciate your patience and look forward to serving you in the near future.  Please stay safe!

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December 18, 2019

Community Center receives donation

On December 10th the Potrero/Tecate Fire Safe Council donated $350 to the Potrero Community Center Foundation to help support the center's community projects and activities.  They have challenged the community and businesses to do the same in 2019.  Any amount would be greatly appreciated.


The Potrero Community Center is a 501c(3) non-profit organization.  Donations are deductible.  So, if you need a tax deduction for 2018,  please send donations now to PCCF, P.O. Box 116, Potrero, CA 91963.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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