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  • ‘New Earth Day Del Mar’

    ‘New Earth Day Del Mar’

    The Del Mar Foundation held a new event April 22 titled “New Earth Day Del Mar: Local Solutions for Global Issues” at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. The event featured a fun, educational interactive program to appeal to all ages along with a healthy, environmentally sustainable dinner...

  • ‘Brunch with Birds’

    ‘Brunch with Birds’

    Free Flight, Del Mar’s nonprofit exotic bird sanctuary, hosted its annual “Brunch with the Birds” event April 23. Free Flight’s goals are to re-socialize and re-home companion parrots and to educate the public about their complex mental, physical and emotional needs. Free Flight offers permanent...

  • Carmel Del Mar Family Game Night

    Carmel Del Mar Family Game Night

    Carmel Del Mar students, parents, relatives and friends enjoyed a fun-filled evening at the school’s Family Game Night event held April 20.

  • District Invention Fair

    District Invention Fair

    Del Mar Union School District students displayed a wide variety of creations at the District Invention Fair held April 20 at Torrey Hills Elementary School MUR.

  • Meet the Chefs

    Meet the Chefs

    The 21st Annual Meet the Chefs event was held April 23 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar. This culinary experience treated guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The event also...

  • Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    Solana Highlands Elementary School families celebrated a variety of cultures at the school’s Family Heritage Night event held April 21. The event included booths representing countries from around the world and musical and dance performances by school families.

  • Del Mar Hills Academy Field Day

    Del Mar Hills Academy Field Day

    Del Mar Hills Academy students participated in a Field Day April 5. Students had fun alongside teachers and parent volunteers running, jumping and playing crazy games.

  • Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt

    Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt

    Families gathered April 15 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar for the Del Mar Foundation’s popular annual Easter Egg Hunt. To find out first about Del Mar Foundation events, join its mailing list at delmarfoundation.org or follow the Del Mar Foundation on Facebook (@delmarfoundation) or Twitter (@delmarfound).

  • Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt

    Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt

    Families gathered for a fun-filled morning April 15 at Ocean Air Recreation Center’s annual Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt held at Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park.

  • Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt

    Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt

    The City of Solana Beach held its Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt April 15 at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. The event also included games and refreshments.

  • Sandpiper Sprint fun run

    Sandpiper Sprint fun run

    Solana Beach Schools Foundation hosted Solana Pacific’s annual Sandpiper Sprint fun run March 24 to raise money for the school’s Discovery Labs & STREAM programs: art, science, supplemental P.E., and technology. Shortly before the event date, students seek pledges from parents, family members and...

  • Ocean Air Open House

    Ocean Air Open House

    Ocean Air students displayed a wide range of artwork at the school’s Open House held April 6.

  • ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    “Sowing Seeds of Success,” a springtime luncheon and fundraiser was held April 8 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club to benefit the students of Casa de Amistad. The event, which also celebrated the growth and achievements of Casa de Amistad students, featured special performances by the students. Casa...

  • 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest

    22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest

    Dog lovers enjoyed a special day at the 22nd Annual Ugly Dog Contest held April 9 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event also featured contests for cutest dog, best trick, dog who looks like their owner and more. Gift baskets with dog products were given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in...

  • Solana Pacific STREAM NIGHT

    Solana Pacific STREAM NIGHT

    Solana Pacific Elementary School students displayed a variety of creative projects at STREAM Night (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) March 29.

  • ‘Date Night for a Cause’

    ‘Date Night for a Cause’

    The sixth annual “Date Night for a Cause” was held March 31 at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. The event was hosted by The North Coast Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary. One-hundred percent of the proceeds raised at this event will contribute to the Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary...

  • Sycamore Ridge Spring Carnival

    Sycamore Ridge Spring Carnival

    Sycamore Ridge Elementary School held a festive Spring Carnival April 2. Families had the opportunity to enjoy a variety of activities and great food.

  • Del Mar Hills SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night

    Del Mar Hills SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night

    Del Mar Hills Academy held its SurfRiders Explore Astronomy Night March 31. The PTA provided dinner for families, which included tacos, and star gazing was held with images from a telescope projected onto a big screen and an expert providing guidance.

  • Del Mar Heights students raise $2,227 for San Diego Charity

    Del Mar Heights students raise $2,227 for San Diego Charity

    It’s the little things that add up. Through a multitude of small efforts, elementary school students at Del Mar Heights School raised $2,227 in a one-month period for San Diego Chill, a charity that teaches non-competitive ice hockey to children with developmental disabilities. The effort, spearheaded...

  • Solana Beach Library Ice Cream Social

    Solana Beach Library Ice Cream Social

    Attendees enjoyed a delicious afternoon at the annual Solana Beach Library Community Ice Cream Social March 25. The family-fun event featured Sparkles the Clown, face painting, balloon sculptures, and ice cream sundaes for everyone.

  • Herbert B. Turner Gallery holds reception for new art exhibit =

    Herbert B. Turner Gallery holds reception for new art exhibit =

    The Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar is hosting a solo art exhibit of images by photo illustrator Bob Coletti through May 7. Over 33 images are on display featuring work produced in his Foto Oscura style. A Grand Reception for the exhibit was held March 25. The Herbert B. Turner Gallery is...

  • First Annual Solana Beach Daughter Dance

    First Annual Solana Beach Daughter Dance

    The First Annual Solana Beach Daughter Dance was held March 25 at the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center. Hosted “by the generosity of Solana Beach School District parents Ian and Christie Hamilton, Curt and Shena Winslow and Steve and Jennifer Ritter,” all proceeds from the event will be donated...

  • NCL Senior Recognition Ceremony honors graduating 2017 Ticktockers

    NCL Senior Recognition Ceremony honors graduating 2017 Ticktockers

    The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League Inc. (NCL Inc.) honored 15 members on March 25 at the Hyatt Regency at Aventine in La Jolla during its 27th annual Senior Recognition Ceremony and Dinner Dance. Known as “Ticktockers” within the NCL organization, the graduates have completed...

  • Notre Dame Academy hosts annual gala

    Notre Dame Academy hosts annual gala

    Notre Dame Academy held its annual gala/fundraising event March 25 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in Rancho Santa Fe. The theme of the event was “One Family Growing Together” which is why Notre Dame Academy invited the heads of school from local Catholic high schools, such as Cathedral Catholic,...

  • Earl Warren ‘Pi Day’

    Earl Warren ‘Pi Day’

    Earl Warren Middle School held a fun-filled, innovative and tasty “Pi Day” March 14. Students could choose to participate in seven stations in the quad with a carnival-like feel: Eat pie: Each student received a slice of Cost Co apple pie. Guess the circumference and area: A big chalked circle...

  • Torrey Hills Jogathon

    Torrey Hills Jogathon

    Torrey Hills Elementary School held its annual Jogathon fundraiser on March 8. Funds raised at the event this year go towards technology and the modernization of common spaces.

  • Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Elementary School students and families gathered March 16 for a delicious Dads’ Club Spaghetti Dinner.

  • Del Mar Art Center hosts check presentation

    Del Mar Art Center hosts check presentation

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery recently announced a donation of $2,000 to the Monarch School in downtown San Diego, and $2,000 to ArtsBusXpress. A presentation of checks was held at a hosted reception at the gallery March 18. The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, a nonprofit artist cooperative, presents...

  • Del Mar Hills ‘Peacecake Breakfast’

    Del Mar Hills ‘Peacecake Breakfast’

    Del Mar Hills Academy families enjoyed a delicious “Peacecake Breakfast” Jan. 17 hosted by the Dads Club to kick off the school’s Peaceweek celebration all week long.

  • Smiles for miles: Fifth-annual Carmel Valley 5K hits the streets

    Smiles for miles: Fifth-annual Carmel Valley 5K hits the streets

    The Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5K just beat the rain on Sunday, Jan. 22 and the community came together for a fun run in Pacific Highlands Ranch supporting local schools and nonprofits. The winner of the race was 23-year-old Baxter Arguinchona, who finished the 3.1-mile course in 16.22. In second...

  • Torrey Hills Dads’ Club Lunch

    Torrey Hills Dads’ Club Lunch

    Torrey Hills students enjoyed a special lunch with their dads and other special family members and friends at a Dads’ Club lunch held Jan. 18.

  • Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée

    Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée

    The fifth annual Ashley Falls Soaring Soirée was held Jan. 21 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar. This community-building event, attended by parents, staff and teachers, was designed to showcase the auction that benefits Ashley Falls PTA’s campaign for flexible furniture in classrooms, as well as...

  • Solana Ranch PTO Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch PTO Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch Elementary School families gathered Jan. 19 for a fun-filled Bingo Night.

  • Torrey Hills Bingo Night

    Torrey Hills Bingo Night

    Torrey Hills families enjoyed a special evening at the school’s Jan. 27 Bingo Night.

  • ‘Understanding Differences’ at Del Mar Heights

    ‘Understanding Differences’ at Del Mar Heights

    Understanding Differences is a unique disability awareness program, created by the parents and staff at Del Mar Heights. The program is designed to teach students empathy and understanding through participation in science sessions, simulation exercises and by listening to guest speakers. This year,...

  • Celebration of “Holi’

    Celebration of “Holi’

    Community members held a celebration of “Holi,” a Hindu spring festival in India and Nepal, also known as the “festival of colours” or the “festival of love,” March 9 at Sage Canyon Park in Carmel Valley. Participants celebrated “new beginnings” and the “open, welcoming community in which they...

  • Elixir Grand Opening

    Elixir Grand Opening

    A Grand Opening event took place March 4 in Del Mar for Elixir, which serves local and organic juice and food. The event included a ribbon-cutting, free food and beverage samples and music. Elixir serves fresh juice, smoothies, cold brew coffee, paninis, salads, bowls, fresh baked food, gluten-free...

  • Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League kicked off its 2017 season with an Opening Day parade, ceremony, tasty food and more March 4 at Solana Vista Elementary School. Visit solanabeachlittleleague.com

  • Del Mar National Little League Opening Day

    Del Mar National Little League Opening Day

    Del Mar National Little League celebrated the beginning of the 2017 season with Opening Day festivities March 4 at Sage Canyon Elementary School. The event included a Parade of Teams, great food (provided by the Snack Shack Crew), team photos, music, jumpies and more.

  • Del Mar American Little League Opening Day

    Del Mar American Little League Opening Day

    Del Mar American Little League celebrated the beginning of the 2017 season with Opening Day festivities March 4 at Ashley Falls Elementary School. The event included a Parade of Teams, great food, team photos and more. Visit delmaramerican.org

  • 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

    25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic

    Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, a San Diego nonprofit, held its 25th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic March 5-6 at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar and Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. The event was hosted by Alfonso Ribeiro, best known for his role in “Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”...

  • Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Canyon Crest Academy Foundation presents 'Rendezvous in Paris'

    Tony-nominated Broadway actress Susan Egan headlined the Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s Rendezvous in Paris Gala Feb. 25. Egan, Broadway’s original Belle in “Beauty and the Beast” and the longest-running Millie in “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” was accompanied by 50 talented CCA students in the...

  • ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    ‘Cultural Heights: India!’ Family Night

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School hosted “Cultural Heights: India!” Family Night Feb. 16. Starting Jan. 30, Heights students were treated to three weeks of lessons on India, its diverse people and rich cultures. Throughout the program, students learned about India’s geography, the origins of its...

  • ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    ‘Larry Himmel Day’ at Free Flight

    The Larry Himmel Foundation presented a $5,000 check to Free Flight bird sanctuary in Del Mar Feb. 26 at “Larry Himmel Day,” a fundraising event. During the event, guests were invited to meet Free Flight’s 50 parrots, as well as a canary and African Crowned Crane, while donating toward veterinary...

  • Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank celebrates 'Grand Re-Opening' at Del Mar Plaza

    Union Bank held a branch "Grand Re-Opening Reception" Feb. 23 at its new location in the Del Mar Plaza (1555 Camino Del Mar, second floor). Among those who attended the event were: Steve Bonker, Del Mar Branch Manager, Union Bank; Tina Robinson, Regional Manager, Union Bank; Robbin Narike Preciado,...

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