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NRG Gives Back To Carlsbad Community

by The Editors on May 24, 2016

NRG_Volunteers

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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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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Willy Wonka Jr. At The State Street Theatre

by The Editors on April 13, 2016

Willy Wonka Jr candy poster

Carlsbad Community Theatre is proud to present Willy Wonka Jr. at the State Street Theatre April 22-24, 2016.

We have a group of 38 talented North County kids ages 7-14. This is going to be a really fun show. Details and information can be found on our website.

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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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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.

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Carlsbad’s EGGstravaganza Hatches March 26

by The Editors on March 15, 2016

The quiet before the egg-grabbing storm.

On March 26, 2016 (the day before Easter Sunday) the City of Carlsbad will host their annual EGGstravaganza Spring Festival at the Poinsettia Community Park starting at 10 AM.

The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. . . Attendees can also enjoy a family scavenger hunt, photos with the Easter bunny, a fun zone with bounce houses, a giant slide and a chance to “soak the bunny.”

Poinsettia Community Park is located at 6600 Hidden Valley Road, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for a flashback of the 2010 event (oh, they grow up so quickly, don’t they?), or follow the jump for all the details.

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The Women Behind The 2016 Taste of Bressi

by The Editors on March 10, 2016

Two Locals Help Kids

Sharone Story and Brisha Cordella (pictured above) found themselves faced with a challenge. As members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s board of directors, each were tasked to raise money to support the Club’s impactful youth programming. What they came up with was an event called The 2016 Taste of Bressi.

The 2016 Taste of Bressi will be held on March 19, 2016 from 2-6 pm at the Club’s Bressi Ranch location. “Holding the event at the Clubhouse gives the public a chance to see the facilities available to Carlsbad’s kids. Each guest receives a ‘Clubhouse Pass’ to explore, play games like foosball and ping pong, and enjoy live music while sipping on adult beverages, and nibbling delicious bites,” said Story. “It’s a fun, casual, light-hearted afternoon that everyone 21 and older can enjoy.”

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Lancer Dancers Win World Hip Hop Title

by The Editors on February 3, 2016

The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers just attended the World School Cheer/Dance Competition in Orlando, Florida January 30 – 31, 2016. Did they bring it? Yes, they brought it and also came home with a world title in the varsity hip hop division. Yes, hip hop.

“Our girls are so proud to have earned the title of 2016 World Champs,” said
the team’s coach, Laura Nares. “All the hard work and practice they put into
preparing for these two competitions has paid off in a big way.”

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Boys & Girls Clubs Honor Marylou Flanders

by The Editors on December 1, 2015

Flanders_MarylouMarylou Flanders has been named Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad at a luncheon held November 12, 2015.

“Marylou is a board member and special event volunteer; the word ‘no’ is not part of her vocabulary,” said Club CEO Brad Holland.  “She produces our promotional materials, secures incredible auction items, and has rallied her employer to be a corporate partner for the Club. She gives freely of her time and talent, and we are thrilled to be able to recognize her efforts!”

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Holiday At Leo Carrillo Rancho December 5

by The Editors on November 13, 2015

Holiday at the Rancho

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.

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