Kids

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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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.”

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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.

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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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Great Kindness Rally At Tamarack Beach

by The Editors on January 12, 2017

Join pro surfer Rob Machado for The Great Kindness Challenge Beach Rally on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 2 – 4 PM at Tamarack State Beach in Carlsbad, California. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, and peaceful fun for the entire family. For more info visit http://www.kidsforpeaceglobal.com/

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Alana Banana At Museum Of Making Music

by The Editors on December 8, 2016

Kids and families are invited to an amazing music party at Carlsbad’s Museum Of Making Music on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The event is celebrating The Alana Banana Show Album, a collection of fun songs and tunes from The Alana Banana Show.

Alana inspires children’s imaginations through music and dance. Join her and her friends on an adventure you won’t soon forget. They’ll remind you that anything is possible. . . Ever since she was a little girl Alana Banana has loved to sing and dance. Her energy is uplifting; you’ll find yourself humming and tapping along to her unique blend of folk, rock and soul.  What’s even more special is the way she relates to the kids.  With a big imagination, and an even bigger heart, Alana Banana brings out the very best in all her friends.  

This music party includes a live performance by Alana Banana, coloring station, videos from the show, and a look at Alana’s new interactive app! This event is $5 for children; $3 for adults. Museum Family Members receive FREE admission! Please RSVP by calling (760) 304-5844 or click here for more info.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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