Coast Waste Management and the city of Del Mar are hosting the second “Del Mar Recycles” drop-off event for city residents and businesses from 9 a.m.-noon July 19. The drop-off event makes it easy to recycle and dispose of common household items in an environmentally safe manner.
There are several bridge games in the Del Mar-Carmel Valley area. These are all friendly, “party” bridge games and are always looking for more players. These are weekly games with one at the Carmel Valley Library (3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130) on Tuesdays from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.; another at Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center (1658 Coast Blvd., Del Mar, 92014) on Wednesdays from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.; and a third at the Del Mar Library (1309 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014) on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. All the games request that the players have some experience in playing the game. If you are a beginner and would like to play at either of the library games contact Mark via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When there are enough beginners (three or four) you will be contacted and a table will be set up and instruction provided.
The Carmel Valley Branch Library will host a book talk at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, with Sam Halpern, author of “A Far Piece to Canaan,” as he reads from his new novel. Halpern is the father of Justin Halpern, author of “Sh*t My Dad Says,” and the subject of that bestselling book. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego. Call 858-552-1668.
Del Mar’s firefighters and lifeguards will provide Sidewalk CPR training June 19.
The event will feature live jazz and contemporary music, a demonstration by the Ballistic Racers Flyball Team, Love On a Leash therapy dogs, Free Spirit the Clown, balloon animals, crafts, prizes and refreshments. Also, meet artist Mona Mills and view her whimsical portraits.
The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at a drive hosted by Del Mar City Hall, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, on Thursday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The group meets at the Solana Beach Boys and Girls Club cottage, 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The program speaker will be Mia McCarville, owner of Cedros Gardens and leading authority on organic pest control. Attendees are welcome to bring photos or samples from pest damage to be identified and will then be given useful treatment advice.
The event takes place at the Powerhouse Community Center on June 9 from 6-8 p.m., beginning with a wine and cheese reception.
With a goal to bring Del Mar’s first house back home, the Del Mar Historical Society is hosting a fundraiser June 16 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
On Wednesday, June 4, from 3:15 – 4:15 p.m., high school seniors that once attended Carmel Creek Elementary School are invited to a casual reunion at the school. The highlight of this event will be when students and teachers get in a big circle. The students will share a favorite memory and what their future plans are and the teachers along with Principal Terri Davis share stories and words of encouragement to the students as they begin this next stage in life.