The Del Mar Foundation held its Halloween Dog Parade and Costume Competition on Oct. 27 at the Powerhouse Park. Prizes were awarded for best costume in multiple categories, including Most Glamorous, Most Spooky, Best Combo – Dog and Owner, Best Combo – Multiple Dogs, and more.
The Biggest Lil’ Annual Halloween Carnival was held at Solana Vista Elementary School in Solana Beach on Oct. 27.
Torrey Hills Elementary School hosted the annual Hawks Hoedown Carnival on Oct. 26. The event raises money for the Torrey Hills PTA.
Del Mar’s Danny Flood recently spent seven adventure-packed months traveling through Southeast Asia. His experiences on the trip included getting into a cage with a tiger; watching hundreds of lanterns light up a Thailand night sky; riding through Vietnam via motorbike; studying Tai Chi and Muay Thai; learning to play a bamboo flute; and swapping travel tips with fellow travelers he met from all over the globe. A self-described entrepreneur-adventurer, Flood is in the midst of writing a travel guidebook to encourage others to just book a ticket and go.
Oct 30, 2013 | Posted in Featured Story
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Solana Beach parents dressed in full ‘80s rocker gear at the Saddle Bar in Solana Beach on Oct. 19 for a fundraiser for Solana Beach schools. The event featured parents rocking out on stage throughout the evening!
Ocean Air Elementary School PTA held an “Evening Extravaganza” on Oct. 19 at Arterra at the Del Mar Marriott. The fun-filled evening featured a silent auction, “wine pull,” music, savory appetizers and a cash bar.
A sellout crowd was on hand Oct. 19 when Del Mar Community Connections held its benefit dinner dance — this year themed “California Dreamin”— at the Powerhouse Community Center.
Conner’s Cause, “the only non-profit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any and all life-threatening illnesses associated with children,” hosted a gala fundraising event on Oct. 19. “Stand-Up for Conner’s Cause, An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy” was held at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club.
Hundreds of volunteers from the St. James-St. Leo Catholic Community came together on Oct. 13 to package 80,000 meals to feed starving children, locally and to send to Tanzania, Africa. The volunteers, ranging in age from 3 to 92, assembled bags of nutritionally complete meals at the Parish’s third food packaging event.
Soup cooked by local restaurants was served in ceramic bowls handcrafted by local artisans Oct. 12 at a fundraiser to benefit elderly, hungry and working poor people in San Diego.