Ever wondered what’s behind those massive berms on the North side of Palomar Airport Road just northeast of the Carlsbad Costco parking lot? Well, it’s a theme park called Legoland and thanks to exorbitantly expensive tickets few of us have ever seen what’s behind those berms up close and personal.
But do not fear! Our time in the dark is nearly over. The Carlsbad Education Foundation has a solution. Together with Legoland they are presenting the annual Celebrate Carlsbad Day on April 25, 2015. On that day (beginning at 1 PM and not when the park opens) park guests (who purchase tickets ahead of time) will be able to explore Legoland for the much more realistic price of $25 per person.
LEGOLAND will donate a portion of the event proceeds to the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (CEF) to support district-wide science initiatives for students at all Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) Schools. LEGOLAND will also donate hundreds of free field trip admission tickets to Carlsbad students for hands-on science field trips.
Get Legoland tickets at a reasonable price and help Carlsbad Schools at the same time? That’s a win-win for everyone. For all the official details (including exactly how and where you can buy these properly priced tickets) please follow the jump, or click here to purchase your tickets online. [click to continue…]
Pacific Coast Hoops players receive pointers from former NBA coach Randy Pfund.
Pacific Coast Hoops youth basketball program had the pleasure of welcoming Randy Pfund to the gymnasium at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Bressi Ranch Clubhouse on March 11.
Randy Pfund is a former NBA head coach and executive. He joined the league in 1985 as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers under Pat Riley and Mike Dunleavy, and was the team’s head coach during the 1992–93 and 1993–94 seasons. More recently, Mr. Pfund was the General Manager for the Miami Heat and was responsible for bringing Dwayne Wade to the franchise in 2003. . . .Coach Pfund spent two hours with the PCH players and coaches, sharing his wealth of experience having worked with some of the best players in the history of basketball …. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul‐Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, James Worthy, Dwayne Wade, etc.
No better way to get better, than having a great coach. For more for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Join the City of Carlsbad in celebrating the arrival of Spring with the EGGStravaganza Spring Festival Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road.
The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. Groups of approximately 20 to 30 kids will run out to collect all the eggs on the field. That group will exit and the field will be reset for the next group. Parents are welcome to join their kids. To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be arranged for children ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs, and an identical one will be arranged for children ages 5 and under. There is also a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs, and for families wanting to pose for a photo opportunity.
Click here for photos of a previous year’s events, or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad, California. [click to continue…]
For the past two years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad California has been making sure the young members of its community stay safe when in and around water.
Among children under 15, drowning is the second-leading cause of unintentional injury-related deaths. In Carlsbad, there are many children who live within a mile of the ocean but do not know how to swim.
“As a member of the Carlsbad community, the Boys & Girls Club recognizes the importance of water safety classes for youth, and we are fortunate to offer these classes regardless of a family’s financial situation,” said Aquatics Coordinator Laura Smith. “This is an important life skill, and I feel fortunate that I can be a part of a program that fosters continued development of water skills and confidence.”
The Club is currently looking for a sponsor to continue this important program. In the past funding for this free program was provided by LA84, Toyota Carlsbad, and the Sempra Energy Giving Fund. For more information, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
This Saturday, February 21, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting an Epic Teen Nights Party In The Park from 5 to 9 PM, at Calavera Hills Community Center.
City of Carlsbad presents a new teen event, Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Teens from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more. . . Parents can drop off teens for a fun-filled night complete with a black-light dance room, GameTruck, Zorb ball races, an outdoor movie, an inflatable dodgeball arena and more. . . Teens can Instagram shots from the photo booth, compete in Kendama contests and test their fashion design skills with trash bags and duct tape in the “Garbage Runway” contest. Prizes are provided by event sponsor Big Bear Resorts. . . Only middle and high school students are allowed to attend, and participants must show a school ID. The event will chaperoned. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Tickets for the event are $8 at the door, but they’re only $6 if you register online in advance. For more info click the link. The Calavera Hills Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California.
[Link: Epic Teen Nights]
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad have named their Youth of the Year for 2015 and it is Vanessa Garcia.
Well deserving of this prestigious award, Vanessa has a remarkable work ethic and sets a great example for her peers. At Carlsbad High she takes three AP classes, plays on the junior varsity basketball team, and dedicates her weekends to the Young Marines. She dreams of attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. . . “Vanessa is a true representation of our Club. She grew up here – she’s been a member for four years – and has blossomed into an amazing young woman,” said Teen Program Director Abby Snyder. “Her dedication and motivation to be the best she possibly can be is remarkable. Vanessa is on the way to a truly bright future.”
Samantha Bowen and Marcos Faust were named runners up. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Mark your calendars. On Saturday March 7, 2015 the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad will host their 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival.
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 great tunes. . . Featured wines will include ZioBaffa, Rombauer, Justin, Cakebread, Coomber, and Orin Swift. Our participating food vendors include Gregorio’s, Luna Grill, That Pizza Place, Rubio’s, Zen-sational Cheesecakes, and Kasi. . . The $45 Taste of Bressi Clubhouse Pass provides access to all restaurant nibbles and your choice of any 8 beer, wine or cocktail tastings. In between eating and drinking, explore the Clubhouse, play some games, and listen to some great local bands including Collin Elliott, Chris Moburg, Seedheads, Sol Remedy, and Tri Loc.
All proceeds will be benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad follow the jump or click here for the 4th Annual Taste of Bressi Festival website. [click to continue…]
Thinking a good, solid Catholic school education might be right for your kids? If so, Carlsbad’s St. Patrick Catholic School has just the K-8 institution for you and they’re having an open house on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 10 to 11 AM you can check it out and meet the staff.
The event, which marks the beginning of National Catholic School’s Week, will provide the public with an opportunity to meet teachers and administration while visiting the campus. During the open house, baby items for mothers in need will be collected for the school’s Birth Choice Drive. The public is welcome to drop off donated items during the open house. . . “We are excited to meet new prospective families at our open house,” said Denise Nelson, St. Patrick Catholic School Principal. “I think they will be pleased with the warmth of our staff and all of the excellent educational choices that we have to offer.”
It’s also a great chance to check out St. Paddy’s plans for the future as seen in the above graphic. For more information on St. Pat and the open house, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
San Diego Music Award’s Best New Artist, Cody Lovaas, will take the stage at The Carlsbad Village Theater on January 10, 2015 at 8 PM for an all-ages show presented by The Belly Up. The San Diego-raised singer/songwriter is best known for his soft rock acoustic genre, singing original songs about surfing and the California coast. Loaves will showcase his original songs including, “Take a Ride.”
“There is nothing better than getting up on stage in front of a San Diego crowd and playing music that makes everyone feel good,” said Lovaas. “I am inspired by the ocean, surfing and the San Diego lifestyle. I have been playing music since I was seven years old and it has been a very fun journey ever since.”
For the official word including show times and ticket prices please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
GenerationOn’s Celebrity Youth Ambassador Francesca Capaldi took a few minutes out of her busy Disney Channel filming schedule to spread some cheer at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Clubhouse.
“I’m so pleased to serve as a ‘Joy Ambassador’ for generationOn,” said Francesca. “It gives me the wonderful opportunity to meet amazing people, learn about others, and give back to the community in which I live, Carlsbad.”
The young “Dog With A Blog” star brought along 100 toys, which will be given to Club members next week. GenerationOn has partnered with Hasbro for The Joy Maker Challenge, a campaign that engages students in meaningful, hands-on service projects during the holiday season. For each action a youngster takes to help others, Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots (up to $1 million). They are also providing 100 toys to each of their 100 Joy Ambassadors across the country, of which Francesca is one. [click to continue…]