Kids

Legoland To Officially Reopen April 15

by The Editors on March 19, 2021

The Technics Rollercoaster at Legoland was rolling the tracks today with no one on board as Legoland California workers begin putting things in order for an April 1, 2021 preview reopening.

Park Preview Days offers access to select rides including Driving School, LEGO® TECHNIC™ Coaster, Fairy Tale Brook and Coastersaurus. Kids and families can also enjoy socially distant character meet and greets, live entertainment, a wide variety of food options and Miniland U.S.A.

The Resort officially reopens April 15, offering access to SEA LIFE® aquarium and LEGO® CHIMA™ Water Park. Guests will once again be immersed into the creative world of LEGO® and some of the Park’s more than 60 rides, shows and attractions.

For the official word from Legoland, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Boys & Girls Clubs Get New CEO

by The Editors on November 13, 2020

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad is delighted to announce the appointment of Evan Perkins as its new CEO effective immediately.

Evan was hired in 2012 as a Youth Development Professional. He has held various roles in his eight years of service including Program Director, Clubhouse Director, and most recently Director of Operations. He is taking over from Brad Holland, who led the nonprofit with distinction for ten years.

“Evan is a strong, team-focused leader and is passionate about providing safe and meaningful programs for the youth of our community,” Board President Sharone Story said “He has been instrumental in leading and managing the daily operations of our clubs while navigating multiple COVID-19 impacts. We are thrilled to promote Evan to the CEO role.”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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CEF’s 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose

by The Editors on March 15, 2019

Join the Carlsbad Education Foundation at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Plaza on Saturday, March 23, 2019 as they spin stationary bikes to raise money for the continually underfunded Carlsbad Unified School District in their 5th Annual Pedal for a Purpose presented by Gelson’s Markets.

This stationary bike-a-thon raises funds for music, science, and innovational education programs for the 11,000 students in the Carlsbad Unified School District. There will be music by DJ Extreme, high-energy spin instructors, activities for children, and a health and wellness expo. Riders receive VIP treatment in the form of massages, swag, drinks and nutritional snacks, contests, prizes and more!

You’d think the Carlsbad Unified School District could afford to teach science, music, and innovational education programs on its own, but that’s not how our district works. And because of this, the students of Carlsbad need your help. For all the official details, and exactly how you can help please follow the jump.

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Bill Walton, Roberto Vigilucci & Carlsbad Kids

by The Editors on January 17, 2019


Pictured (L to R): Bill Walton, Chad Nelson, Greg Nelson, Brad Holland

Vigilucci’s Trattoria in Leucadia was the host of an exclusive dinner on Monday night. Back in September, a dinner for ten with Bill Walton was auctioned off at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s annual Gala. It sold for $10,000 – and was so popular that a second dinner was added and sold immediately.

Local Carlsbadistan and Club alum Greg Nelson bought the dinner, and invited ten of his CHS and SDSU “basketball boys” to join him for the special evening. “The dinner and service was off the charts,” enthused Greg. “Bill was entertaining, and we all had a great time talking hoops – a real night to remember!”

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Celebrate Holiday At The Rancho 2018

by The Editors on November 14, 2018

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. 1, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m., at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane. The event will feature a 14-foot tree lighting, train rides, games, crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating and more. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Summer Flicks At the Fountain

by The Editors on June 6, 2018

The Carlsbad Village Association is pleased to announce Flicks at the Fountain 2018, a series of weekly family-fun films that show behind the Village’s prominent fountain on the corner of State Street and Grand Avenue. Each summer, the free movies make their big screen debut on the Thursday following 4th of July (July 5, 2018) and continue each Thursday evening at dusk until the second Thursday in August.

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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.

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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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