Owl and his friend Tortoise are coming for an end-of-summer children’s program Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m. This interactive experience will be presented by Living Coast Discovery Center from Chula Vista. The mission of the organization is to encourage a respect for nature and wildlife in people of all ages. But will owl whoo, whoo for us? Come and listen!
The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; the phone is 858-755-1404.
The Vons stores in Carmel Valley at 4627 Carmel Valley Road and 3850 Valley Centre Drive, and Del Mar at 2606 Del Mar Heights Road, are raising money during August for services provided by Easter Seals to local residents with disabilities. Throughout the month-long charity campaign customers have the option at every check-out counter of making a contribution to Easter Seals Disability Services by selecting Easter Seals Southern California and indicating a donation amount on the register pin-pad. Customers can also request to have their receipt total rounded up to the nearest dollar and the difference donated to Easter Seals.
On Saturday, June 28, supporters of Kimera Orphanage gathered for the third annual fundraiser at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Guests participated in golf and tennis clinics, an exhibition tennis game from local tennis pros, lunch, a silent auction and donation drawing.
The event brought together 65 people and raised more than $12,000.
Having battled cancer three times, Julie Westcott is now an advocate for others who have the disease. A Del Mar resident, she participated July 7-8 in One Voice Against Cancer’s National Lobby Day in Washington, D.C., to encourage elected officials to increase funding for cancer research and prevention programs.
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On July 19, Friends of Gonzales Canyon volunteers helped paint a new kiosk in the Carmel Valley canyon.
While war rages in the Middle East, Israeli, Palestinian and American youth promoted peace during a summer camp July 7-24 at Pacific Ridge School in Carlsbad. Organized by Hands of Peace, the nonprofit aims to build bridges between teens divided by conflict, culture, geography and history.
Damehood — the female equivalent of knighthood — has been awarded to fashion and textile designer Zandra Rhodes, a resident of Del Mar and London.
A celebrity basketball game featuring the legendary Harlem Globetrotter Meadowlark Lemon and the Harlem All Stars, as well as NBA stars, was held July 25 at Cathedral Catholic High School in Carmel Valley.
When Carmel Valley triathlete Andi Neugarten isn’t pouring everything she has into training to endure grueling Ironman and half-Ironman distance races, she is putting “blood, sweat and tears” into her company Alii Lifestyle, a line of feminine and fashionable athletic wear.
Her gear is sold online and in 40 stores across the country, including locally at Her Revolution in Solana Beach and Nitro in Encinitas. A percentage of the sales goes to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a cause close to Neugarten’s heart.
After attending the inaugural La Colonia de Eden Gardens Youth Leadership Camp last year, Edgar Vergara was inspired to make positive change in Solana Beach’s Eden Gardens community. Along with other local teens, the 15-year-old co-founded the youth group La Colonia Changers and recently hosted a town hall forum on underage drinking.
Passionate about making an impact on his hometown, Edgar jumped at the chance to return to the camp this year as a youth leader.