The Del Mar Foundation Talks presents Dr. Daniel R. Cayan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to speak on our “Water Worries,” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7. This free event will be held at the Powerhouse Community Center.
As our region experiences the worst drought in recorded history, water is a hotter topic than ever. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, “we have only enough water in storage to get through the next 12-18 months, and that’s it.”
All San Diego public libraries will be closed Friday, Oct. 10, for Staff Development Day.This includes the Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego.
The Del Mar Library will host a discussion of the book “What It’s Like to Go to War” by Karl Marlantes at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, as part of San Diego County Library’s participation in the California Reads program.
Jim Benedict, a Del Mar resident and an active volunteer, created Innovative Giving (www.innovativegiving.us) to help individuals better enjoy their philanthropic giving.
Benedict spent his career in marketing and advertising and wanted to combine that experience by bringing creativity to giving. “Not just by writing a check, but creating greater meaning to the gifting,” he said. “Giving is very rewarding in itself, and by implementing some extra steps in creative giving, it can be even more gratifying.”
Nine outstanding community leaders, including Carmel Valley resident Sam “The Cooking Guy” Zien, have been chosen as honorees at the upcoming National Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon.
The event, presented by Sharp HealthCare, will take place Oct. 28 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. National Philanthropy Day is in its 42nd year and is organized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Diego Chapter (AFPSD). This year’s theme is “Celebrating Philanthropy: Gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.” Committed to celebrating the rich diversity in the region, National Philanthropy Day recognizes the critical role philanthropy plays in our community and honors those who do it best.
The 17th annual Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, openedSept. 26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 17th year, Scream Zone is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever before! Every “body” is sure to be thrilled to the bone in four “spooktacular” attractions featuring: The House of Horror; The Chamber, The Haunted Hayride and returning this year, “Zombie Paint Ball!”
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To set an example during the statewide drought, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts has replaced his lawn with artificial turf.
“We’re in a drought, and I think everybody should do their part,” said Roberts, who sits on the board of the San Diego County Water Authority. “This was our next step in reducing our water usage.”
Roberts and his partner, Wally Oliver, kicked off the five-day project Sept. 15 when workers began tearing up the 6,000-square-foot lawn at their Solana Beach home and replacing it with artificial turf.
Because artificial turf reduces water use by about 44 gallons per square foot, Roberts and Oliver expect to save about 264,000 gallons of water each year.
The Del Mar Kiwanis Club had its 2014-2015 officers installed by the Kiwanis Division 37 Lieutenant Governor.
From hosting camps for burn-injured children to installing smoke detectors for senior citizens, the Burn Institute reaches out to thousands of children and adults each year.
To raise funds for the institute’s programs, the San Diego County Fire Chiefs’ Association and the Burn Institute Auxiliary have organized the Chiefs’ Gala and Golf Classic for four years. This year’s gala is slated for Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Paddock at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, followed by a day of golf Monday, Oct. 6, at Maderas Golf Club in Poway.
“This year we’ve invigorated the event with the California Dreamin’ theme,” said Susan Day, executive director of the Burn Institute. “It allows our guests to have fun and relax while raising funds for our programs.”
Participants of all ages filled the Powerhouse on Sept. 15 to hear Helen Thayer share the epic tale of her solo trip to the magnetic North Pole.