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April 25 Is Arbor Day In Carlsbad

by The Editors on April 17, 2015

Arbor DayThe City of Carlsbad is celebrating Arbor Day, Saturday, April 25, by working with local volunteers to plant trees at Hosp Grove.

The tree-planting activities will take place from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hosp Grove Rotary Trailhead, located on Monroe Street between Marron Road and Wickham Way. Volunteer registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with a tree planting demonstration to follow.

In addition to the tree planting, volunteers will learn about the region’s butterflies and plant monarch pollinators in a meadow adjacent to the trailhead. This project will support statewide efforts to restore the population of the overwintering monarch butterfly.

This effort will help Carlsbad retain its status as a Tree City USA for the 11th consecutive year. The designation is given by the National Arbor Day Foundation and acknowledges the city’s ongoing commitment to tree care and urban forest sustainability.

“Arbor Day is a great opportunity to give back to the community and help the environment, while meeting new friends and neighbors,” said Kyle Lancaster, parks superintendent for the City of Carlsbad.

The Arbor Day event at Hosp Grove will feature tree maintenance displays and booths from CAL FIRE, SDG&E, Davey Tree, Davey Resource Group, Western Environmental Consultants, Nissho of California and West Coast Arborists.

Tools will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers should wear work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed toe shoes. It is requested that volunteers bring additional shovels, if possible. Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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Spy’s Belgian Waffle Ride & Fitness Expo

by The Editors on April 15, 2015

Spy-2015-Bwr-Expo-Poster-FinalCarlsbad’s own action eyewear company Spy is holding its infamous annual Spy Belgian Waffle Ride and Fitness Expo on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26, 2015 all centered around San Marco’s Lost Abby Brewery.

The ride itself takes place on Sunday, April 26th and once again, it will be surrounded a two-day bicycle and fitness expo, kicking off at The Lost Abbey brewery in San Marcos, CA, which is also where the start of the race will be. . . Now in its fourth year, the SPY BWR is a grueling 229-kilometer, multi-terrain cycling race that began as a tribute to the beautiful and taxing rides staged in Belgium each spring. The course includes 11,000 feet of arduous climbing through the unrelenting hills of San Diego County and includes a relentless barrage of mud, dirt, single-track and water crossings. . . The Expo will include multiple food trucks from Gear Grinder Grill as well as more than 30 performance and sports related exhibitors.. . More than $10,000 in prizes will be raffled off, including bikes from Giant, Felt, Masi, Haro, as well as prize packs from lululemon. . . The family friendly festivities will also include an astro jump and bouncy house for children in attendance.

If you like bikes (and/or beer) then the Spy Belgian Waffle weekend is just for you. For more info, please click the link.

[Link: Spy Belgian Waffle Ride]

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What is Music Series At MoMM

by The Editors on April 14, 2015

Gach-SmJoin Peter Gach for a three part lecture series – “Musical Insights.” Drawing on his lifetime of involvement in music and his 30+ years of teaching experience, Gach will explore the hidden aspects of the musical experience. The lectures are designed for all levels of listeners, and will look at music in new and unique ways. Each lecture will be illustrated by performances drawing from Gach’s vast repertoire.

Part 1: What is Music? (Thursday, April 16 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 2: Back to the Beat (Thursday, May 21 @ 7:00 PM)
Part 3: Sound and Sculpture (Thursday, June 18 @ 7:00 PM)

For those who don’t know Peter Gach is a pianist of wide-ranging musical interests. His repertoire extends from the complete Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol. II of JS Bach, to contemporary works written especially for him. He is also the Professor Emeritus and former Chairperson of the Performing Arts Department at Palomar College.

For more information, please click the link.

[Link: Museum of Making Music]

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Lancer Dancer’s Kids Summer Dance Camp

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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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.

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It’s Lord Of The Flies At NVA

by The Editors on April 13, 2015

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Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding’s provocative, dystopian novel shocked and challenged audiences in 1954, and it’s lost little of its edginess in the decades since. LORD OF THE FLIES finds a group of school boys — the only survivors of a plane crash on a remote island — splitting into two factions in a fight for control of their new environment that rapidly descends into madness. Adapted for the Stage by Nigel Williams and Directed by Justin Lang.

Opening night was April 11, 2015 but the show runs through May 3, 2015. If you see one play this year at the New Village Arts Theatre, make it this one. For more info, and to buy tickets, please click the link.

[Link: New Village Arts Theatre]

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Happy Hour Politics: Juliet Cunningham

by The Editors on April 3, 2015

Juliet CunninghamJoin Happy Hour Politics on Wednesday, April 22nd, to hear Juliet Cunningham speak about her life and struggles as an Assyrian Christian in Iraq. Juliet was the first in her family to escape from Iraq in 1979 and was able to help all of her 13 siblings do the same! It’s a story you don’t want to miss!

Juliet will also speak to the current situation in her home country, and how devastating the terrorists and ISIS conquests have been to Iraq, known as the cradle of Christianity. . . Juliet’s relatives escaped Syria in 1915 when Christians were purged by the Ottoman Empire. The family settled in Iraq. Juliet was born in Kirkuk, Iraq, and graduated from the University of Baghdad with a degree in Petroleum and Mining Engineering.

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Ahoy Thar Alga Norte’s Pirate Plunge

by The Editors on March 30, 2015

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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.”

Cost is $8 per person. Children ages 3 and under are free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Alga Norte Park is located at 6565 Alicante Road in Carlsbad, California.

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CEF’s Annual Affordable Legoland Ticket Day

by The Editors on March 19, 2015

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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…]

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Carlsbad’s 2015 EGGstravaganza

by The Editors on March 17, 2015

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Join the City of Carlsbad in celebrating the arrival of Spring with the EGGStravaganza Spring Festival Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Poinsettia Community Park, 6600 Hidden Valley Road.

The event features an ongoing “egg scramble” of multiple egg hunts. Groups of approximately 20 to 30 kids will run out to collect all the eggs on the field. That group will exit and the field will be reset for the next group. Parents are welcome to join their kids. To keep the scramble fun for all ages, one field will be arranged for children ages 6 and over who want to race for their eggs, and an identical one will be arranged for children ages 5 and under. There is also a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs, and for families wanting to pose for a photo opportunity.

Click here for photos of a previous year’s events, or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad, California. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Walk + Bike Strand Walk

by The Editors on March 12, 2015

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Walk + Bike Carlsbad will be hosting a Sand and Strand Walk on March 14 at 10 a.m. Walker should meet up at Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery at the Northwest corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State St.

The Walk + Bike Carlsbad team is taking part in “All Is (S)well” month in Carlsbad Village, which is all about prioritizing fitness and nutrition with fun and fulfilling activities for all age groups to enjoy. This is right in line with the Walk + Bike Carlsbad campaign goals and objectives.

This event is free and family friendly.

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