Kids

City To Hold Buena Vista Park Workshop

by The Editors on June 4, 2018

The City of Carlsbad is holding a workshop on Thursday, June 7, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Buena Vista Elementary School to find out what neighbors would like to see in a new park being planned at the site of the former Buena Vista Reservoir. And as we all know, the one thing every new park in Carlsbad should always have is some kind of skateboarding facility. Nothing big, just a nice little corner with some shapes to skate that won’t bother anyone and this is your chance to let the City of Carlsbad know that some skate able terrain would be perfect for this location (especially seeing as the reservoir was home to many historic moments in skateboarding.)

Here are the details.

Community Workshop
Thursday, June 7
6 to 8 p.m.
Buena Vista Elementary School,
1330 Buena Vista Way

If you can’t make the workshop? No problem. You can give input about the need for a new skate park in Carlsbad through the online survey which will be available beginning Friday, June 8 at www.carlsbadca.gov/input.

For the rest of the details, please follow the jump.

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Court Named After Boys & Girls Club CEO

by The Editors on May 29, 2018

A staff member at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad planned a very special surprise for Club CEO Brad Holland … the basketball court at the Village Clubhouse now bears his name!

“The floor had water damage, and needed to be completely replaced,” said Curtis Nieder, the Club’s Transportation and Facilities Coordinator. “I thought it would be cool to honor Brad for his excellent leadership and dedication to our organization. We are so fortunate to have Brad as our CEO. Not only is he an excellent leader, but he is a terrific person as well and I have much love and respect for him.”

The Club’s Executive Committee immediately embraced the idea as well, and gave the green light. Curtis, Club staff, and board members revealed the court to Brad in late May. For the official word from the Clubs, please follow the jump.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Support Bobcat Buddies

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

While growing up with a family friend that was diagnosed with autism, Ethan Hope saw first hand the hardships his friend went through on a daily basis.

Ethan decided he wanted to do something to help other kids on the spectrum. “My baseball coach, Butch Smith, would always tell us to be grateful for what we have in life, and to not take things for granted,” says Ethan. “There are so many kids with disorders like autism that have the desire to do things that typically developing kids do, and I decided to do something to help them out.”

Now a sophomore at Sage Creek High, Ethan formed “Bobcat Buddies,” a club whose primary purpose is to provide teenagers who have autism with fun sports-related events in an environment where they can learn, grow, and interact with others.

For more, please follow the jump.

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City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night

by The Editors on January 29, 2018

Got kids who are in grade or older and want to dump them off somewhere for the evening where they will be entertained and by city staff and US Marin Corp volunteers? Then the City of Carlsbad’s Epic Tween Night on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 5 – p PM might be just the thing.

Activities include a black-light dance room, a game truck with a Rock Band stage, Zorb ball races, a movie, laser tag and more.

The evening cost only $10. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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The Forum Makes It Snow In Carlsbad

by The Editors on November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 6 – 9 PM The Forum Carlsbad will celebrate their 15th Annual Lighting of the Forum with complimentary refreshments, a stage show by the Crown City Bombers, magical snowfall, a performance by the La Costa Canyon High School Marching Band, and the arrival of Santa Claus on a horse drawn sleigh. Joy in the fun and holiday merry making. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Lancer Dancers Offer Dance Camp Scholarships

by The Editors on July 18, 2017

Elementary and middle school kids who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future, are invited to brush up on their dance skills this summer with the Carlsbad High School Varsity Dance Team. The 12-time National Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 15 through 18 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The team will be offering scholarships to qualified families to attend their Junior Lancer Dancer camp. Scholarships will be awarded based on HUD guidelines for low income families in San Diego County. Families that do not qualify can attend the summer camp for a donation of $125.

“We believe all children should be able to take dance classes, no matter what their income level is,” says Rachel Whitehead, the team’s Scholarship Coordinator. “We want to share our passion for dance with community youth that may not have the same opportunities that we have.”

For all the official details, please follow the jump.
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Take A Musical Adventure To Moose Pass

by The Editors on June 1, 2017

On Saturday June 3, 2017, Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music is inviting you to join Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman, Professor Bill Bradbury, and special guests (who may even be you!) on a musical journey to Moose Pass, Alaska and back. Ken’s combination of traditional Appalachian-style string-band music, poetry and storytelling has led observers to compare him to both Mr. Fred Rogers and Garrison Keillor.

A former college professor, Ken Waldman has had published six full-length poetry collections, a memoir, a children’s book, and has released nine CDs that mix old-time Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Since 1995, he has toured full-time, performing at some of the nation’s leading universities, festivals, and art centers.

This all-ages show is full of fun, music, inspiration, and interactive surprises. Tickets are $3 for students/children, $5 for adults and FREE for Museum Members. Admission to the Museum of Making Music is included! For tickets or to RSVP, please visit the Museum of Making Music’s website or call (760) 304-5844.

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Kids Aloha Pool Plunge At Alga Norte

by The Editors on May 30, 2017

The City of Carlsbad’s Aloha Plunge will take place this year on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Enjoy fun, island themed pool games and activities and as the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special movie, on the giant outdoor movie screen.

At a Glance

· Event begins at 5 p.m. and movie begins at dusk.
· Tickets are $10 per person and kids ages 3 and under are free.
· Register online or in person at Alga Norte Aquatic Center.
· Pick up your wristbands in advance at Alga Norte Aquatic Center to avoid lines.
· Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill open during the event. Menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats. No outside food or drinks are allowed.

For more details, please follow the jump.

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Take The Pirate Plunge This Saturday

by The Editors on April 27, 2017

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, Carlsbad, California on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m.

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 land activities will include a treasure hunt, pirate ship slide, a tropical bounce house and photo opportunities.

As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of the movie, The Wild Life (PG), on the giant outdoor movie screen.

Cost is $10 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free. Advanced purchase is recommended and as a courtesy, wristbands may be picked up in advance through April 29 during regular business hours at Alga Norte Aquatics Center only.

Enjoy dinner at the Dive In Grill which is open during the event. The menu includes made-to-order grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, pizza, shaved ice, ice cream and other tasty treats.

For more information, call 760-268-4777.

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Zach Munitz Named Youth of the Year

by The Editors on February 17, 2017

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.

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