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NRG Gives Back To Carlsbad Community

by The Editors on May 24, 2016

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Employees from NRG’s Encina Power Plant took a break from delivering energy to customers, and instead contributed energy to the Carlsbad community through volunteer projects for the company’s annual Global Giving Day.

Crews were sent to two local nonprofits – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and La Posada de Guadalupe. At the Boys & Girls Club’s Village Clubhouse, NRG employees spruced up the landscaping, cleaned the gym floor, and washed the Club vans.

“It was absolutely wonderful having those smiling faces helping to make our Clubhouse a better place,” said Club Director Andy Purviance. “As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of volunteers to take care of the ‘extra’ touches, and we are thankful to the NRG volunteers who gave their time.”

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Golda’s Balcony In Preview This Weekend

by The Editors on May 23, 2016

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The longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history, Golda’s Balcony tells the incredible story of Golda Meir, Israel’s first female prime minister.  On the eve of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, in which Egypt and Syria mounted attacks on Israel, Meir reflects upon her life and relives key moments in her political and spiritual development. As she inches closer to nuclear war, Meir must confront the question that has echoed since she took office: what happens when ideology becomes power?

Previews for this New Village Arts presentation begin Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 8pm and continue Sunday, May 29 at 2pm, Thursday, June 2 at 8pm, Friday, June 3 at 8pm and Saturday, June 4 at 8pm. The production will host a soft opening on Sunday, June 5 at 2pm.

The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State Street, in the heart of the Village of Carlsbad, California. To buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Velo Hangar SC Coming To Carlsbad

by The Editors on May 17, 2016

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Carlsbad is on track to get a new top-end bike service shop in the heart of the Village when Velo Hangar’s Gordon Yeager turns his dream into a reality.

What I’m planning to create is a social spot — a spot where I can sell my VH branded merchandise, but most importantly create a place for all of us to gather, hang out, socialize,” Yeager says. ” That’s why I’m planning to build Velo Hangar SC. It’s part social, part service, it’s all you. Think patio, coffee, chill. Luckily I’ll be sharing space with a top notch locally owned coffee roaster on the premise. My space will be my own though. Solar powered, Eco-friendly, simple. I need help with the construction. The FF&E’s, the cargo container itself..  I will be starting construction in August of 2016. The spot has been secured.

Yeager is inviting everyone to buy in on the rebirth of Velo Hanger with a GoFundMe Campaign. Southern California cyclists have missed Yeager since he and his former business partner closed their  popular Solana Beach location. And we’ve missed having a pro cycling mechanic in The Village since Carbon Connection closed last year. Now, with a little help from all of us, Velo Hangar can live again and right in the heart of Carlsbad. To help out, click the link.

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Carlsbad Unified Names New Superintendent

by The Editors on May 9, 2016

5524466768794448646.jpg_wnp1000The Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has appointed Dr. Benjamin Churchill to the position of Superintendent, concluding a rigorous and competitive selection process that attracted candidates from throughout the country.

Dr. Churchill is a highly respected educator currently serving as Chief Academic Officer for Community Unit School District 300 in Alonquin, Illinois. He is passionate about all aspects of teaching and learning and is especially interested in classroom technology integration, early learning and kindergarten readiness, workforce development, and career pathways for all students.

Dr. Churchill will be officially introduced to the community at the CUSD’s regularly scheduled board meeting on May 18, 2016. For the official word from the CUSD, please follow the jump.
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Artist Roger Chandler Donates Bocce Poster

by The Editors on May 7, 2016

Girl Throwing BocceNorth County Artist Roger Chandler has created the signature art for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship XXXVI, which benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

Scheduled to be held on July 9, 2016 at Dog Beach in Del Mar, Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championship is sold out in record time once again this year. Players and spectators will get a chance to bid on Roger’s painting, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad.

“Each year we select a different local artist to come up with a unique piece for the championship,” stated Co-Founder John Manson. “We were thrilled that Roger volunteered to donate his time and talent. Roger’s painting will be the centerpiece of the commemorative poster, t-shirt, and program journal given to each participant and will basically serve as the trademark for this year’s event!”

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Carlsbad Socks Help Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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With more than 30 years of experience in the apparel industry, Carlsbad local John Rich is hyper-aware of what is being worn in his community. And although there were plenty of Carlsbad t-shirts, hats and bags, he was hard pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad socks.

“I consider socks to be like a t-shirt for your feet,” joked John aka JR. “I also noticed how much the Carlsbad sign resonated with the community. I saw the void, combined the two ideas, threw in a charitable component, and bam! Carlsbad Socks were born. I’m also proud that we’re putting America back to work one sock at a time, as they are manufactured right here in the USA.”

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Village Music Walk Seeks Musicians

by The Editors on April 11, 2016

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The Village Music Walk is back. On Saturday, June 18th for the 4th annual Carlsbad Music Festival hits the streets of Carlsbad Village. This free community event features dozens of musicians celebrating music by the sea in the Village of Carlsbad.

If you’d like to play a part in the music walk organizers are still looking for adventurous musicians of all styles to join the 2016 lineup. Click here for all the details, and remember – the deadline to apply is next Friday, April 15th.

[Link: Carlsbad Music Festival]

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Alga Norte’s Pirate Plunge April 23

by The Editors on April 5, 2016

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Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s annual Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center at 6565 Alicante Road, in Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5 to 9 PM. Arrrgghhh!

Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, hook it, ship raider race and more. . . Dry activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.

For additional details (including cost $10 a person, under three free) follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Village Art Walk This Thursday

by The Editors on March 23, 2016

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The Carlsbad Village Association is welcoming the returns of Art Walk only now it’s called the 4th Thursday Art Walk. And it kicks off on Thursday March 24, 2016.

Art Walk, held in conjunction with Cruising the Art Scene at the Village Faire Shopping Center, is a self-guided tour of art galleries in the Village, as well as stores that also feature local and regional artwork. You can visit nearly 20 different locations throughout the Village, as well as see numerous murals during your tour. Half a dozen locations will also feature live music and many will serve light snacks and refreshments. Come experience Carlsbad Village in a whole new way!

For all the details (including a list of participants) please click the link.

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Guitarist Albert Lee Back At Carlsbad’s MoMM

by The Editors on March 23, 2016

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This Friday and Saturday (March 25 -26, 2016) at 7 PM, the Museum of Making Music is delighted to welcome back renowned guitarist Albert Lee for a two-night residency!

Known for his fingerstyle and hybrid picking technique, Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music, such as Eric ClaptonJoe CockerEverly Brothers, and Emmylou Harris, he has maintained a solo career of his own. Spending over 50 years in the business, he is one of the most respected guitarists in the country-rock music scene.

The legendary guitar player has gathered a stellar line of experienced and talented musicians for his US tour dates. It includes keyboardist John ‘J.T.’ Thomas, bassist Will McGregor and drummer Jason Harrison Smith.

Tickets to this event are:
$30 – Friday General Seating – Order Online
$30 – Saturday General Seating – Order Online

Premium seating is SOLD OUT for both nights.  We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance as we expect the remaining tickets to sell out quickly!

For tickets, please call (760) 304-5844.
Museum members receive a 10% discount.

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