Events

  • Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Registration is open for 6th Annual CCA Writers’ Conference

    Canyon Crest Academy’s Creative Writing Club recently announced that registration is open for the 6th Annual Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference, which will be held on Saturday, March 11, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.. All high school students are invited to this free conference which is the only one of...

  • Feb. 16: Event briefs

    Feb. 16: Event briefs

    ‘The Illusion’ coming to North Coast Rep North Coast Repertory Theatre will present The Illusion, hailed by The New York Times as “Fantastical…takes your breath away.” Legendary playwright Tony Kushner (Angels in America) displays his brilliance in this wildly inventive tour de force, which celebrates...

  • Acclaimed Singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson headed to Belly Up in Solana Beach

    Acclaimed Singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson headed to Belly Up in Solana Beach

    On a cold Monday afternoon in Philadelphia, Penn., singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson is on a brief respite before a tour stop later that night. Patterson, who’s tour heads out west to Solana Beach’s Belly Up on Feb. 15, has grown accustomed to the hustle of being on the road.   “I don’t really live...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy PTA to present award-winning author

     Del Mar Hills Academy PTA will present Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair, internationally-recognized clinical psychologist and award-winning author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age, to speak to the community on Thursday, Feb.16, at 6 p.m. in the...

  • Feb. 9: Event briefs

    Feb. 9: Event briefs

    Two generations of musical styles come to North Coast Rep North Coast Repertory Theatre is presenting a variety show “Hey! I’m Tha Mama,” two generations of musical styles and showbiz experience with Angela Teek and Spanky Wilson. The show will run Feb. 27-28 at 7:30 p.m. “Hey! I’m Tha Mama” is...

  • Feb. 2: Event briefs

    SB Civic and Historical Society to present Equinox String Quartet Feb. 10 Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early on Friday, Feb. 10 when the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society will present the music of the Equinox String Quartet. Refreshments and conversation will begin at 5 p.m. and...

  • CCA, Cathedral Catholic to present annual Cure for Cancer Cup

    CCA, Cathedral Catholic to present annual Cure for Cancer Cup

    Canyon Crest Academy and Cathedral Catholic High School Soccer Programs recently announced the annual Cure for Cancer Cup. The Cure for the Cancer Cup will take place Jan. 6 and Jan.13 at Cathedral Catholic High School. Girls Varsity will play at 5 p.m. Jan. 6, Boys Junior Varsity 5 p.m. Jan. 13,...

  • Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach holding annual essay contest

    The Optimist Club of Del Mar-Solana Beach is encouraging area students to contemplate the phrase “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges” as part of the Optimist International Essay Contest for 2017. The Optimist Club will judge local students’ essays on the theme and determine the winner....

  • San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus to perform at Carmel Valley Library

    The Carmel Valley Library Family Concert Series presents the San Diego Jewish Men’s Chorus Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. The San Diego Jewish Men's Choir (SDJMC) has been in existence for over 16 years. It is made up of a solid group of more than 25 singers from various walks of life, backgrounds...

  • CCA Music Outreach Club and Mrs. San Diego 2016 to appear at 'Sip & Wrap' benefit for Conner's Cause

    CCA Music Outreach Club and Mrs. San Diego 2016 to appear at 'Sip & Wrap' benefit for Conner's Cause

    Conner’s Cause for Children is teaming with community “elves” and others to help lighten the load of holiday shoppers and brighten the lives of Conner’s Cause families. Conner’s Cause, together with Zoraya de la Bastida of Pacific Sotheby’s, Lauren Hampton and Sergio Lujan of Smart Mortgage invite...

  • Eastman School of Music senior offers college music audition workshops

    Eastman School of Music senior offers college music audition workshops

    Daniela Camilleri, a senior at the prestigious Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester, NY, is no stranger to auditions. She has participated in theater productions since the age of 5, and enjoyed a successful musical theater career, winning a National Youth Arts Award for her role...

  • Vigil to ‘#EndGunViolence’ to be held Dec. 10

    A candlelight vigil to #EndGunViolence will be held in Solana Beach in commemoration of the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, and the 120,000 Americans who have been victims of gun violence since then.  The local candlelight vigil is set for Saturday, Dec. 10 at Unitarian...

  • Del Mar Rady Auxiliary Holiday Boutique benefit is Nov. 10

    Del Mar Rady Auxiliary Holiday Boutique benefit is Nov. 10

    Shop for a cause – Holiday Boutique takes place on Thursday, Nov. 10 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club hosted by the Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary  Shop and cheer on the holiday madness with your friends while benefiting a great cause. Join in the fun and shopping with the ladies...

  • Toastmasters International Speech Contest set for Saturday

    Toastmasters International’s San Diego Coastal District Speech Contest is scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 29. Contest speakers have previously qualified at their respective Toastmasters clubs and are now competing at a district level. The district area clubs represented are from the Del...

  • Big League Pitchers join spooky Halloween bash at Miracle League of San Diego

     The Miracle League of San Diego celebrates Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 29 with Celebrity Pitcher Day and Costume Day starting at 10 a.m. at Engel Family Field, 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, 92014. Scheduled to pitch to the Miracle League players are Major Leaguers. All players, coaches,...

  • Del Mar’s Red Nose Run/Walk Silver Anniversary is Dec. 2

    Del Mar’s Red Nose Run/Walk Silver Anniversary is Dec. 2

    The 25th Annual Red Nose Run/Walk will be held Dec. 2 at Del Mar Beach (Powerhouse Park). This super lively and worthy event has been rated by many as San Diego’s best holiday beach walk/run ever, benefiting two local 501 c 3 charities, Semper Fi Fund and Fresh Start Surgical gifts.  Red noses,...

  • C's Week benefits Leukemia & Lypmphoma Society

    C's Week benefits Leukemia & Lypmphoma Society

    The Torrey Pines High School Cheer program is hosting C’s Week,  a week of fundraising for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s student series campaign in memory of  “Coach C” Scott Chodorow . The inspirational cheer coach and teacher from Torrey Pines passed away on Nov. 1, 2014 after battling lymphoma...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theatre to bring ‘modern day’ Romeo and Juliet to the stage

    The Envision Theatre at Canyon Crest Academy will present the William Shakespeare classic Romeo and Juliet for a five-night run in the Proscenium Theater, beginning Oct 28 at 7 p.m. This will be the debut performance of the work at CCA.  Director Steve Lipinsky says ”I am honored to work in such...

  • Saddleback Church hosts fall festival event in Carmel Valley

    Saddleback Church hosts fall festival event in Carmel Valley

     Saddleback Church hosted a fall festival Sept. 24 at the Canyon Crest Academy campus for area families. One-hundred San Diegans gathered for an afternoon of free food and activities. The fall festival is just one of several events leading up to the new launch of the Saddleback campus launch in...

  • Girl Scouts San Diego honors Carmel Valley volunteers

    Girl Scouts San Diego honors Carmel Valley volunteers

    During its annual Volunteer Celebration awards ceremony at the San Diego Convention Center, Girl Scouts San Diego honored two Carmel Valley residents. Recipients were nominated by their peers and selected by a panel of Girl Scout volunteers. Denise Scott received the Honor Pin in recognition of...

  • Del Mar City Council candidates forum slated

    Del Mar City Council candidates forum slated

    The Del Mar Times is hosting its Del Mar City Council Candidates Forum from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. Former award-winning NBC San Diego news anchor Susan Taylor, who has served as director of external affairs at Scripps Health since 2012, will...

  • City Ballet of San Diego’s 24th Anniversary Season Gala set for Oct. 22

    City Ballet of San Diego’s 24th Anniversary Season Gala set for Oct. 22

    City Ballet of San Diego’s 24th Anniversary Season Gala is set for Saturday, Oct. 22 at Hotel del Coronado. With proceeds benefitting City Ballet’s education and outreach programs, organizers hope the annual event will raise awareness and funds to connect more of San Diego’s children with the arts....

  • Spooktacular Dressage Show to support Breast Cancer Angels Oct. 29-30

    Spooktacular Dressage Show to support Breast Cancer Angels Oct. 29-30

    Crackerjack Productions will again present the “hauntingly fun” Spooktacular Halloween Dressage Show on Oct. 29-30 at the Del Mar Horsepark. The event features the fun-filled Spooktacular Relay sponsored by Horse and Rider Boutique, a costume musical freestyle exhibition, the National Dressage...

  • The Funk Junkies to play at Belly Up Oct. 7

    The Funk Junkies to play at Belly Up Oct. 7

    On Friday evening, Oct. 7, from 5:30-7:45 p.m., The Funk Junkies will perform at the Belly UP Tavern in Solana Beach. This fun evening will be a fundraiser for the Skyline/Solana Vista PTA. The Funk Junkies is fronted by Solana Beach resident and Skyline mom April Mosebrook. They are one of San...

  • Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk fundraiser to be held Oct. 1

    Champions for Health, a local nonprofit foundation, recently announced that registration is open for its 3rd annual Solana Beach Sunset 5k run-walk, a fundraiser starting at 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 South Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. The fundraiser is billed as San Diego’s...

  • DMSEF hosts Torrey Hills fundraiser this week

    DMSEF hosts Torrey Hills fundraiser this week

    The Del Mar Schools Education Foundation (DMSEF) is partnering with Torrey Hills Center on a fundraising event to be held Sept. 21-24. During the week the shopping center and its participating tenants are contributing 10 percent of their net proceeds to the foundation, supporting the Del Mar Union...

  • San Diego International Film Festival back Sept. 28 through Oct. 2

    San Diego International Film Festival back Sept. 28 through Oct. 2

    Celebrating the year’s best independent cinema from emerging and established filmmakers around the world, San Diego International Film Festival is back bigger and better than ever before — with a new name. Although the film festival has always highlighted regional, national and international filmmakers,...

  • Chargers host free mammogram event at Qualcomm

    Chargers host free mammogram event at Qualcomm

    For the fourth year, the San Diego Chargers are partnering with Susan G. Komen San Diego to underwrite the cost of providing qualified women access to free mammograms on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium. In 2013, the Chargers were the first NFL team in the nation to...

  • Falcons never forget

    Falcons never forget

    Torrey Pines High School honored the lives lost on 9/11 and the country’s heroes with a “Salute to America” before the Falcons varsity football game against Fallbrook on Sept. 9. The Falcon faithful paid tribute to local San Diego police officers, firefighters and Marines in the pre-game ceremony.

  • Renowned singer to perform at River Valley Fest

    Acclaimed singer-songwriter, multi-platinum composer, and North County resident Jack Tempchin will be the featured musical entertainment at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy’s (SDRVC) 7th Annual River Valley Fest, “Passion for the Park,” celebrating the Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, on...

  • Community event briefs

    Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind to perform at CV Library September’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature saxophonist Adrienne Nims and Sprit Wind. Adrienne Nims’...

  • Canyon Crest Academy student spends summer in Panama

    Canyon Crest Academy student spends summer in Panama

    Dayna Dyjak left her hometown of Solana Beach for Panama this summer. It was the Canyon Crest Academy junior’s first time traveling outside the country. “You really have to go to Latin America to see what it’s like,” Dayna said. “It’s not what people make it out to be.” The seven-week summer program...

  • Ruck for Veterans on Sept. 24 in Carmel Valley

    Ruck for Veterans on Sept. 24 in Carmel Valley

    Torrey Pines High football program will team up with Rancho Bernardo High football and the San Diego chapter of Team Red, White and Blue on a Ruck for Veterans Saturday, Sept. 24. The public is invited to participate in the six-mile ruck along SR-56. Participants are asked to bring a backpack full...

  • ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    ‘USS Indianapolis: The Legacy’ to make West Coast debut

    After 15 years in the works, “USS Indianapolis: The Legacy” is finally making its West Coast debut during the second annual GI Film Festival San Diego. The film was directed and produced by San Diego’s Sara Vladic and Melanie Capacia Johnson. “This story should be shared with the world,” Johnson...

  • The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts return to San Diego for KAABOO

    The Struts might hail from the United Kingdom, but San Diego has somewhat become a second home to the band. In the past two years, vocalist Luke Spiller, guitarist Adam Slack, bassist Jed Elliott and drummer Gethin Davies have taken the stage in San Diego more than once. The band is set to return...

  • Mother-daughter duo promotes resources to prevent suicide

    Mother-daughter duo promotes resources to prevent suicide

    Although September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a local mother and daughter raise awareness and help promote resources to prevent suicide all year long. “It’s an important cause for anyone and everyone because nobody is immune to being touched by suicide,” said Terri Wyatt, a...

  • Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis temporarily closes to add 3 new theaters, upgrades

    Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas at Del Mar Highlands Town Center will be closed from Tuesday, Sept. 6 through mid-October as Cinépolis will undergo an expansion and remodel. The renovations will include three new auditoriums that feature nearly 200 additional seats, an expanded kitchen and concession...

  • Girl Scout Troop 1240 completes Silver Award project

    Girl Scout Troop 1240 completes Silver Award project

    For their Silver Award, Girl Scout Troop 1240 chose to partner with Access Youth Academy, a non-profit organization committed to transform the lives of youth. The girls would like to thank Christine Trinidad, program director, and Renato Paiva, executive director, for their collaboration. To earn...

  • Teen helps open school in remote Kenyan village

    Teen helps open school in remote Kenyan village

    Carmel Valley resident Shawdi Amini, 14, recently traveled to Kenya with 30 other Kids for Peace (KFP) volunteers to open an elementary school for the children of a remote village called Mikei. This village has no electricity, plumbing, or amenities, and the residents use rainwater for bathing,...

  • For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    For Marshall Tucker Band frontman, Doug Gray, a passion for music 45 years and counting

    It’s an early Wednesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doug Gray, frontman for the legendary Marshall Tucker Band, just took a walk on the beach from his nearby home. “This is what keeps me in shape,” Gray explains. “Going to the beach just makes you relax, and it helps when dealing...

  • ‘2nd Annual Surf ‘n Paws’

    Animal Synergy, Lionel’s Legacy and KIRA: K9 International Rescue Association recently held their second annual “Surf ‘n Paws” collaborative event on Sunday, Aug. 21, to draw attention to the world of rescue beyond shelters. This dedicated trifecta seeks to raise awareness of the critical role...

  • Torrey Pines Pop Warner Spirit Day

    Torrey Pines Pop Warner Spirit Day

    Torrey Pines Pop Warner held its annual Spirit Day Aug. 28 at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event included team pictures for cheer and football, a dunk tank, expo booths, photo booth, silent auction, live music, baked goods, BBQ and more. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Solana Highlands Mini-Open House

    Solana Highlands Mini-Open House

    To help students and parents feel comfortable with their first day of school, a Mini-Open House was held at Solana Highlands Elementary School. The event provided a time where students and parents could come and briefly meet their new teacher and see their classroom. Photos by Jon Clark.

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter holds kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter holds kick-off event

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD3 Chapter held a kick-off event for the 2016-2017 year Aug. 28 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Teen Volunteers in Action “is an organization of young men who, together with their families, are committed to developing community leaders through a structured program of...

  • Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    Teen Volunteers in Action SD1 Chapter kicks off 2016-17 year

    The founding SD1 Chapter of Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) held its yearly kick-off event Aug. 28 at the San Dieguto County Park. This year’s annual kick off featured a new format, introducing the approximately 180 young men to five different philanthropies served by the TVIA Chapter. The youth,...

  • Del Mar teen spreads message of acceptance through children’s book

    Del Mar teen spreads message of acceptance through children’s book

    With a Tuesday through Friday schedule at Classical Academy High School in Escondido, young Del Mar author Carly Marie Truscott spent nearly every Monday of her junior year reading to schoolchildren across San Diego County. Now entering her senior year, the 17-year-old plans to continue to spread...

  • Carmel Valley teen helps develop company to provide access to clean water

    Carmel Valley teen helps develop company to provide access to clean water

    Although still in high school, Carmel Valley teen Mihika Nadig is working to solve one of the world’s biggest problems: access to clean water. Over the summer Mihika and three other high school students founded VivaFlow, a company dedicated to solving the fresh water scarcity problem in developing...

  • San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy receives grants

    The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy recently received two grants to expand its nature education program, Watershed Explorers. The conservancy received both a $10,000 “Environmental Champions” award from SDG&E and a $25,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation to support the outdoor-education...

  • Team Justin Golf Tournament helps battle ALS

    Team Justin Golf Tournament helps battle ALS

    Team Justin Golf Tournament co-founders Phil Lewis and Finlay Drake are thrilled to present the proceeds of their 2016 event to the ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter Executive Director Steve Becvar. The 4th annual Team Justin golf tournament was held at Ranch Bernardo Inn and was their...

  • Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon event to salute first responders, military heroes

    Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon event to salute first responders, military heroes

    Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Annual Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon marks its 11th year on a very important date – 9/11. Paying tribute to the wonderful first responders and their working dogs who keep people safe, this year’s surf spectacular will include patriotic ceremonies with special tributes for...

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