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It’s ‘Hullabaloo’ time at Solana Beach Library

Steve Denyes brings Hullabaloo to the Solana Beach Library July 31.

Hullabaloo returns to the Solana Beach Library at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 31.
It’s commotion in motion and giggles galore for all ages with the bouncy, playful music of Steve Denyes.
Over the course of 10 years, Hullabaloo has won twelve national awards, and landed on three national “Top 10 Best Children’s Music” lists. It is summer fun at its best!
The library is at 157 Stevens Ave. Call 858-755-1404.

Girl Scout Troop 3892 earns Bronze award — one heart at a time

Junior Girl Scout Troop 3892 members have earned their Bronze Award by working with CPR instructor Beth Sullivan to raise awareness in our community of the importance of becoming certified in CPR, AED (defibrillator) and first aid. In the past year the girls have spent several hours putting together skits and performing for local schools to spread the word on the importance of becoming CPR certified.

Last month, they took part in demonstrating hands-only CPR at Del Mar’s Powerhouse Park as part of National CPR Awareness Week.

Solana Beach youth chosen for Notre Dame scholarship program

Michael McRoskey will receive an annual Notre Dame scholarship, plus funding for four Summer Enrichment Experiences.

Solana Beach native and St. Augustine High School graduate Michael McRoskey has been selected for the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame for its Class of 2018.

These 24 students were chosen from among hundreds of applicants for their embodiment of the program’s vision for leadership, scholarship, personal integrity and social responsibility.

Soap opera actress Susan Flannery to support ‘Day at the Races’ in Del Mar for Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Actress Susan Flannery, Dr. Michael Weitz and actor Jack Wagner. Photo by Rachel Schwartz/PR AdvantEDGE Inc.

Soap opera actress Susan Flannery helped raise awareness about lung cancer when her character, Stephanie Forrester, battled the disease on “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Although retired from the TV show, Flannery will still bring attention to the disease on July 27 by joining the Lung Cancer Foundation of America’s fifth annual “Day at the Races,” to be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Carmel Valley student publishes first book ‘The Champions of Zairon: Cave of Mystic Dreams’

Walk on a roof edge

In her first novel, 12-year-old Sahana Kumar has created a fantasy world inhabited by shape-shifting sphinxes, orbs, enchanted candy and encounters with many things both monstrous and magical

Joe Harper talks racing season, Breeders’ Cup and more at Del Mar Rotary meeting

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President and CEO Joe Harper. Photo/Kristina Houck

Just a week before Opening Day, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club President and CEO Joe Harper talked about racing season, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and more at the July 10 Del Mar Rotary meeting.

Solana Beach resident looks to expand programs as head of the Burn Institute

Susan Day, executive director of the Burn Institute.

Growing up can be difficult if you look different, but a local camp is giving burn survivors the chance to see beyond their scars.

Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Dinner and Concert Gala

Carl Adrignola, Sherry Stewart, Matt Newsome

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation presented its annual Dinner and Concert Gala on July 1 at the San Diego County Fair.

Opening Day at the races in Del Mar takes place Thursday this year

Attendees at last year’s Opening Day event. Photos by Jon Clark

Hold on to your hats for an extra day this year — Del Mar will open on a Thursday, instead of the traditional Wednesday.

One of the area’s biggest social events, Opening Day is set for July 17. It’s a feast for the eyes, from the colorful parade of fancy hats and jockey silks, to celebrity sightings. And parties are happening everywhere, on and off the track, all day long and well into the evening.

Del Mar racing season ready to run with variety of engaging events

Game On Dude, winner of the 2013 Grade I TVG Pacific Classic, may be back to defend his title this year. Photo by Kelley Carlson

There’s twice as much to look forward to at the Del Mar racetrack this year.

For the first time, the seaside oval will host summer and fall meets.

“Our fall meet is drawing a lot of buzz and looking very exciting,” said Joe Harper, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s president and chief executive officer. “But first we’ve got a classic summer season full of big purses, good horses, and more Del Mar fun than you can shake a stick at.”

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