Señor Grubby’s will hold our 3rd Annual Community Christmas Party to benefit American Relief Organization’s program, Got Your Back San Diego, taking place on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 from 6-10pm. There will be raffles, silent auctions, giveaways, and much more to raise money, goods & awareness for ‘Got Your Back’.
Santa will be making his appearance at our party, and encourages all guests to bring an item to donate to the ‘Got Your Back’ food bins. Items in need include canned meat, canned veggies, canned fruit, peanut butter, instant oatmeal, individual sized cereal, individual sized shelf-stable milk, Chef Boy R Dee canned dinners. Got Your Back San Diego is a weekend food assistance program for children attending San Diego County Schools who have been identified as homeless or food-insecure, that is – kids who don’t know where their next meal will come from. GYBSD hopes to expand their efforts onto Camp Pendleton, an area where there is a huge need for food-security for children.
For the official word from Señor Grubby’s, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The streets of Carlsbad Village come alive on Friday night December 19, 2014 as part of a special Christmas edition of Friday Night Live featuring Christmas caroling.
Gather the family and enjoy this enchanting holiday presentation as you witness the sights and sounds that make this time of year so magical. Hot cocoa and cider will keep you warm as you briefly escape the holiday rush and swoon over performances by local crooners like Alan Land and Susanna Kurner with Adrian Demain on guitar. . . While you’re out, browse Village shops like The Beat Clothing and Lavender Blu in search of the perfect holiday gifts, or keep the holiday spirits flowing with a seasonal craft beer at 83 degrees. Village restaurants like Gregorio’s and Café Panini will also be ready for your post-caroling feast.
Friday Night Live runs from 6 to 8pm on Friday, December 19, 2014. Performance sites are located outside of Carlsbad Chocolate Bar on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street and Viz Art Ink on the corner of Grand Avenue and State Street. Be there and get in the Christmas spirit.
This Saturday the Carlsbad Education Foundation welcomes the Holiday Season with the 5th Annual Carols of Carlsbad at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. The event will features live musical performances from a variety of Carlsbad Unified School District kindergarten through high school students. It’s all starts at 3 PM on Saturday, December 6, 2014. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]
Join the City of Carlsbad in kicking off the 2014 holiday season with the annual Holiday at the Rancho event at the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 PM.
Pre-sale tickets are available at $6 per person from now until Dec. 5, and tickets at the door are $8. Children under 3 are free. . . Admission includes crafts, face painting, holiday shopping, cookie decorating, 14-foot tree-lighting, an outdoor movie and entertainment. Sleds and the snow hill are also included in the price of admission. . . . Children can also sit on the lap of the western-styled Santa, a unique moment that parents can capture with their own cameras or pay $3 for a souvenir photo. Pony rides will be available and are an additional $6.
Leo Carrillo Ranch is located at 6200 Flying L.C. Lane, in Carlsbad, California. Click here for photos from years past (2008, 2009), or follow the jump for the official word from the City of Carlsbad.
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This is not The Nutcracker you’re thinking of. Well, it’s the same story, but as the hashtag points out this is #nottheballet. This version of the famous Christmas story, directed by Kristianne Kurner, runs at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre from November 29 to December 31, 2014.
A fresh take on this holiday classic centers on young Clara’s journey to save Christmas with the help of a magical nutcracker. This modern production weaves together magic, original song and spellbinding spectacle – fit for the whole family! West Coast Premiere. . . Created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phil Klapperich and Kevin O’Donnell for The House Theatre in Chicago, IL.
For a parents guide to the production, click here. For tickets, click here. The New Village Arts Theatre is located at 2787 State St, in Carlsbad, California.
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Gala Chairs Greg and Barbi Nelson, Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin, and Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan.
Photo Courtesy Victor Goodpasture.
The martinis were chilled, the mood was celebratory, and a terrific time was had by the 550 guests who attended Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 33rd Annual Gala to celebrate “The Greatest Club On Earth!” at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.
The dynamic Wayne Foster Music and Entertainment provided sensational sounds that kept the dance floor packed all night. Additional touches included a singing performance by Club members, a candy bar, a photo booth complete with dress-up props, and even a dancing stilt walker! The event was emceed by Kimberly Hunt and her husband, Billy Ray Smith. Honorary Chairs Ann and David Kulchin were recognized for their many significant contributions to not only the Boys & Girls Club, but the city of Carlsbad.
“I am so proud of the fun, memorable evening we created,” said Chair Barbi Nelson. “I loved seeing all of our guests take selfies wearing their clown noses!” Co-Chair Viola Wheelihan added “Thanks to the talented members of the event committee, we were able to exceed our fundraising goals, which means Carlsbad’s kids are the real winners.”
Proceeds from the event go directly towards operating funds for Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, which has played an integral role in the Carlsbad community since 1952. For more information regarding Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad or your own personal tour, please call (760) 444-4893, visit www.bgccarlsbad.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artist Santos Orellana is creating what may well be the largest solo art show in San Diego history with a 20,000 square foot space. The show, produced in collaboration with True Honor includes a 175 by 22.5 foot mural and a collection of eight years of the artist’s best work. The show titled Lost and Found, opens October 25, 2014. No, you won’t want to miss it.
[Link: Lost and Found]
The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers plan on attending the Universal Dance Association’s National Championships in Orlando, Florida and to help them fund the trip the Dance Team Boosters are holding a golf tournament on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the El Camino Country Club in Oceanside, California.
[The tourney] will include the popular “Chopper Ball Drop” raffle event. Prior to tee-off, 1,000 golf balls will be dropped from a helicopter to a temporary golf hole. Each numbered golf ball is like a raffle ticket, carrying a chance to win $2,500. The first golf ball that goes into the hole or ends up closest to the hole will win the cash! . . . Chopper Ball Drop tickets may be purchased through the Dance Team Boosters and directly from the Lancer Dancers at a cost of $10 each. Winners need not be present, but must be 18 years of age or older to participate in the raffle.
The Dance Team Boosters are still looking for sponsors and donated items for the silent auction and raffle prizes. For more information follow the jump or Greg Crump at (760) 519-5844. [click to continue…]
On the weekend of September 19 – 21, 2014 Carlsbad will be host of the 11th Annual Carlsbad Music Festival. And when we say music, we mean capital “M” Music. As they say this is “adventurous music by the beach” for sure.
This year’s run will include the music of David Lang, Dawn of Midi, Steven Schick conducts Renga, Wu Man and Son de San Diego, Art of Elan with Susan Narucki, Sacra/Profana, USC Thornton Edge, Donald Crockett, Sean Friar, Matt McBane, Trouble in the Wind, The Red Fox Tails, and more.
The Festival will include ticketed Main Stage Concerts all three days, a free Village Walk on Saturday, September 20, and free concerts in Magee Park on Sunday, September 21. All events are curated by Festival Founder and Director, Matt McBane.
For more details from the festival (including how to buy tickets) follow the jump. [click to continue…]
On September 27, 2014 the City of Carlsbad will celebrate National Public Lands Day with a volunteer trail clean up at Hosp Grove from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Volunteer work will include tree planting in the East Grove, as well as trail surface improvements, litter pick up and other trail work. City staff will be on hand to assist with the volunteer event.
For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]