The Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named their Youth Of The Year and it is Zach Munitz, the runner-up is Sarah Vidaurri. The Youth of the Year program recognizes superior leadership skills, academic achievement, obstacles overcome, and outstanding service to Boys & Girls Clubs and the community. Munitz will receive a $10,000 scholarship and Vidaurri gets $1,500.
“We are so proud of what Zach has accomplished,” said Teen Program Director Katie Skarwecki. “He is more than deserving of this award. Zach is a natural-born leader who demonstrates compassion and maturity in everything he does, inspiring those around him to emulate his traits. He’s the type of person that makes everyone smile and every day better.”
Congrats to Zach and Sarah. For more on both youths, please follow the jump.
Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, took home a first place title at this year’s Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Dance Team Competition in the hip hop category. The event took place at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 3-5, with several hundred of the nation’s top high school dance teams participating in the largest and most prestigious dance competition in the country.
“This was a huge win for us,” said Coach and former alum Laura Nares. “To win a title this year required a lot of extra effort and discipline having lost eight amazing seniors from last year’s squad. Over half of our team is new, which is a testament to how well the captains rose to the challenge of building a cohesive, unified team. We also had an injury sideline our only senior so we had to make some late adjustments to choreography and have an alternate step in and learn both routines.”
For the official word from the dance team, please follow the jump.
St. Patrick Catholic School, a 51 year-old parochial school in Carlsbad, will be holding a Grand Opening Celebration and Open House this weekend, January 28-29, 2017. Both events are open to the public and will provide the local community with an inside look of the newly rebuilt and remodeled 17,000 sq-foot school.
On Saturday from 11 am until 3 pm, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, facility tours and a celebration party where the public can meet and greet with members of the school community. Food and beverages will be provided.
On Sunday from 10 am until 12 pm, there will be an open house providing a closer look of the school. Each of the classrooms can be visited, providing an opportunity for parents to gain an in depth understanding of daily curriculum and meet teachers one on one.
“It is a very exciting time for our school community, as we have reached a major milestone in the completion of our rebuild and remodel project,” said Principal Denise Nelson. “The heart and core of our school community remains, but now has a beautiful facility to match it. We are very blessed to have a thriving school that not only excels academically, but also remains focused on ‘being the light’.”
Join pro surfer Rob Machado for The Great Kindness Challenge Beach Rally on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM at Tamarack State Beach in Carlsbad, California. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, and peaceful fun for the entire family. For more info visit http://www.kidsforpeaceglobal.com/
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, along with George and Meryl Young, are pleased to present the 6th Annual Taste of Bressi on March 11, 2017. Prepare for an afternoon filled with craft beers, premium wines, food, live music, and more. Local vendors will be providing tastings of signature dishes and beverages, while guests soak up the sounds of Fetchez La Vache, and Naked Saturdays Band.
Vocalist and guitarist Steph Johnson and her all-star band return to Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music for a concert and VIP Party on Saturday, January 14, 2017.
Steph’s blend of soul, jazz, funk, and blues captures your attention from the first note. She is a 2011 San Diego Music Awards Best Jazz Artist nominee and winner of the 2010 San Diego Music Award for Best Jazz Album. Her rare panoramic talent, community engagement and dynamic personality have contributed to her prominent place in the San Diego music scene.
Steph, who recently released her 4th studio album, Music is Art, with GRAMMY Award-winning producer Kamau Kenyatta, will be joined by some of San Diego’s finest musicians – GRAMMY winning trumpet player Curtis Taylor, Gregory Moore (guitarist for Earth, Wind and Fire), Tonga Ross-Ma’u (keys), Rob Thorsen (bass) and Richard Sellers (drums).
The concert is preceded by a VIP Party that includes a meet & greet with Steph and the band, live sets by DJ Sachamo, complimentary wine, beer, food and other surprises.
Tickets to this event are: $40 – VIP Party + Concert $20 – Concert Only and can be purchased by clicking this link.
Kids and families are invited to an amazing music party at Carlsbad’s Museum Of Making Music on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The event is celebrating The Alana Banana Show Album, a collection of fun songs and tunes from The Alana Banana Show.
Alana inspires children’s imaginations through music and dance. Join her and her friends on an adventure you won’t soon forget. They’ll remind you that anything is possible. . . Ever since she was a little girl Alana Banana has loved to sing and dance. Her energy is uplifting; you’ll find yourself humming and tapping along to her unique blend of folk, rock and soul. What’s even more special is the way she relates to the kids. With a big imagination, and an even bigger heart, Alana Banana brings out the very best in all her friends.
This music party includes a live performance by Alana Banana, coloring station, videos from the show, and a look at Alana’s new interactive app! This event is $5 for children; $3 for adults. Museum Family Members receive FREE admission! Please RSVP by calling (760) 304-5844 orclick here for more info.
“The next bus is coming down.” Just a little reminder from Montreal, Canada of how nice it is to live in sunny, warm, Carlsbad, California. Yes, it is hard to believe people can live anywhere else, isn’t it?
Señor Grubby’s is holding their 5th Annual Community Christmas Party to benefit American Relief Organization’s program, ‘Got Your Back San Diego’, taking place on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from 6-10pm. There will be raffles, entertainment, swag bags with goodies & event t-shirts designed by Ray Goudey for the first 100 guests. All the fun is to raise money, food & awareness for ‘Got Your Back’.
Señor Grubby’s is located at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, in Carlsbad, California. Som snow may be in the forecast. Follow the jump for all the details.