Blending holiday spirit with a bit of western history, the City of Carlsbad will celebrate the season at its Holiday at the Rancho event Saturday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park.
For the past 11 years Boar’s Crossing owner Ralph Burnette has held a Fish Fry Fundraiser in August to help raise money for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. Over the years he has donated more than $100,000 to the clubs.
The event brings the community together on a summer afternoon to support the Club while enjoying excellent fish tacos. Raising at least $10,000 annually, much of the donation comes straight from Ralph’s coffers – with more than $100,000 being donated to the Club over the years. . . “What I enjoy most is taking the money to the Club staff, and going on a shopping spree with them,” said Burnette. “They make a list, and get items that are needed but not in their budget. This year’s items included a flat screen in the lobby used for announcements, plenty of sports equipment, and even a computer.”
For the official word from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, please follow the jump.
The pediatric dentists at Great Smiles (with locations in Carlsbad and Solana Beach, California) are working to keep your kids’ smiles great by offering to buy back their Halloween candy at $1 a pound. And the 10 school classes that bring in the most candy will each get a pizza party.
To prevent rampant cavities and ease the blow of forfeiting some Halloween treats, the folks at Great Smiles are hosting a Halloween candy buyback where they are paying North County kids $1 for each pound of candy they bring in. Continuing their commitment to the community and its children, when kids drop off their candy they can simply say what school and teacher they have to be entered into a North Country-wide competition. When it’s all said and done, the 10 classes that bring in the most candy win a pizza party while the school with the most candy donated on its behalf will win a $500 donation. Anyone under 18 can donate candy, with a maximum of 5lbs per person. They don’t have to be Great Smiles patients or even say what school/class they attend (unless they it to count towards the contest). That’s it. Less candy consumed equals less cavities and more healthy, great smiles in the community.
Sounds like a great way to get the kids into the office and much less painful than the usual way. For more info, please click above image to get a closer look.
On November 7 and 18, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting two Epic Teen Nights. On Saturday, November 7, it’s Movie In The Park at Pine Avenue Community Park. The film? J-Law in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. But that’s just the beginning.
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the city will host a special VIP advance screening of the new movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, before the film is released to the general public. Tickets are available now for $20 through Nov. 17 while supplies last. The movie will be shown at Regal Carlsbad 12 at the Westfield Carlsbad mall. Teens can check in at 5 p.m. and movie will begin at 6 p.m. Chaperones will be on hand to supervise and teens will be not allowed to leave the designated theater. After the movie is over, participants can be picked up outside the theater. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Movie is rated PG-13 and middle or high school ID is required.
St. Pat’s Angels, an initiative created by St. Patrick Catholic School in Carlsbad, will be holding a food drive for Got Your Back San Diego and the Bread of Life organization. Students from the school will be collecting a variety of foods for the organizations. The drive will run from September 30 to October 2, 2015. The public is welcome to participate by dropping off items at the school’s front gate off of Pio Pico Drive today or tomorrow.
“The Got Your Back San Diego Program has found that there are many kids who often have nothing for breakfast, snacks or dinner and are often hungry over school holidays and weekends,” stated Ramsey Barcik, St. Pat’s Angels Founder. “I’m pleased that the St. Pat’s Angels can help out.”
Get the kids revved up for summer on June 6, 2015 as the City of Carlsbad Splashes Into Summer at the Alga Norte Aquatic Center.
Splash Into Summer, from 5 to 9 p.m. is family-friendly event designed to preview all the aquatic center has to offer this summer, including classes, camps, movies and other fun events. Swim in the warm-water pool, play on the giant inflatables, take a spin in the water balls and lay on an air mattress in the instructional pool for a special presentation of the Disney-Pixar movie UP (rated PG.)
Learn about masters swim, water fitness classes, swimming lessons for all ages, individual and family passes, and aquatic sports and junior lifeguarding camps. Tickets are $8 per person and one child, age 3 and under, may be admitted free with a paying adult. For all the details, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Elementary and middle school kids (ages 5 – 14) 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 Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 4 through 7 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
The summer camp is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers for a donation of $125 per child (includes a free T-shirt and photo). Participating dancers will learn new dance routines, have a performance opportunity, gain self-confidence and begin to develop a championship attitude by having the Lancer Dancers as role models.
Enjoy pirate themed pool activities and games during the City of Carlsbad’s first Pirate Plunge event at Alga Norte Aquatic Center on Saturday, April 18, from 5 to 9 p.m.
Come dressed in a swimsuit and enjoy the fun, swashbuckling activities which include diving for treasure, cannonball crush, fishing for skulls, ship raider race and more. . . As the sun goes down, finish the night off with a special presentation of the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” on the giant outdoor movie screen. Movie is rated PG-13. . . “This event is fun for everyone,” says Rachael Shay, special events director for the City of Carlsbad. “With the heated pool, it is a perfect event to hold here in Southern California in April, and guests of all ages will enjoy swimming, games and the movie.”
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…]