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  • Dragon edges out Pink Eraser to win Pack 720 Pinewood Derby

    Dragon edges out Pink Eraser to win Pack 720 Pinewood Derby

    Ask any adult who was once a Cub Scout what their favorite memories of scouting are, and somewhere near the top of the list you’ll hear “the Pinewood Derby.” Last Saturday, Jan. 13, over 40 Cub Scouts of Pack 720 carried on that fun tradition in their own 2018 Pinewood Derby. With entries named...

  • Team Hoyt San Diego fundraiser

    Team Hoyt San Diego fundraiser

    A fundraiser for Team Hoyt San Diego took place Jan. 12 at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. Team Hoyt San Diego aspires to build the individual character, self-confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled youth in all facets of daily life, including family and community activities,...

  • Penguin Plunge welcomes 2018

    Penguin Plunge welcomes 2018

    Local residents kicked off the 2018 year with a splash by participating in the 32nd Annual Del Mar Lifeguard Penguin Plunge on New Year’s Day at the beach in front of the 17th Street Lifeguard Tower in Del Mar. Donuts and refreshments were provided courtesy of Poseidon Restaurant.

  • Del Mar Heights Winterfest

    Del Mar Heights Winterfest

    Rain or shine, Winterfest has been a treasured tradition at Del Mar Heights Elementary School for decades. This year, just about all of the school’s 510 students took part in Winterfest, singing holiday favorites in the school’s outdoor pavilion for a packed audience of family and community members....

  • Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague

    Holiday Concert with Peter Sprague

    Jazz artist Peter Sprague helped local residents and visitors celebrate the holiday season when he performed at the L’Auberge Amphitheaterin Del Mar Dec. 24.

  • High School District Adapted PE Basketball Tournament

    High School District Adapted PE Basketball Tournament

    The 12th annual San Dieguito Union High School District’s adapted PE basketball tournament was held Dec. 7 at the La Costa Canyon High School. Supporters cheered as adapted PE teams from district schools competed. The event includes participants from the Buddies program, which pairs an adapted...

  • Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting

    Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting

    The Del Mar Highlands Town Center once again hosted the traditional Congregation Beth Am Menorah Lighting Dec. 17. The event included a lighting ceremony, choral performances and refreshments. Visit betham.com

  • Red Nose Run/Walk

    Red Nose Run/Walk

    For the 26th year, the Red Nose Run/Walk was held on the beach in Del Mar. The event, which took place Dec. 15, benefits two 501c3 local charities, Semper Fi Fund (www.semperfifund.org) and Fresh Start Surgical Gifts for kids (www.freshstart.org). The event also included a live auction, prizes,...

  • Annual Solana Beach ‘Holiday Sing-Along

    Annual Solana Beach ‘Holiday Sing-Along

    The 31st Annual Solana Beach “Holiday Singalong” took place Dec. 14 at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. The event, which was sponsored by the city of Solana Beach, included refreshments, a visit by Santa, music and more.

  • Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Del Mar Community Connections held its annual Holiday Luncheon Dec. 13 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Del Mar. The festive event featured live music. Del Mar Community Connections is “committed to support the Del Mar senior population,” according to its website (dmcc.cc).

  • 5th Annual Light Up A Life Event

    5th Annual Light Up A Life Event

    The 5th Annual Light Up A Life fundraiser took place Dec. 10 at the Del Mar Plaza, along with Santa and the sounds of singer Chris Lomeli. For the past several years, Monica Nash, a local tech-savy Realtor, has hosted the event to support local at-risk youth for the San Diego Center for Children....

  • Del Mar Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital holds Holiday Dinner

    Del Mar Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital holds Holiday Dinner

    The Del Mar Auxiliary Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital held a Holiday Dinner with friends and family Dec. 7 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of Judy and Steve Rowles. Root Cellar Catering provided a seasonal farm-to-table-inspired meal. Visit rchadelmar.org

  • High School District Adapted PE Basketball Tournament

    High School District Adapted PE Basketball Tournament

    The 12th annual San Dieguito Union High School District’s adapted PE basketball tournament was held Dec. 7 at the La Costa Canyon High School. Supporters cheered as adapted PE teams from district schools competed. The event includes participants from the Buddies program, which pairs an adapted...

  • Community Resource Center holds ‘Jingle & Mingle’ fundraiser

    Community Resource Center holds ‘Jingle & Mingle’ fundraiser

    The Community Resource Center held a “Jingle & Mingle” fundraiser Dec. 7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Red Star Café. The event was held to support the Community Resource Center’s 35th Annual Holiday Baskets Program, to be held Dec. 15-17. The Holiday Baskets Program is a dignified and free “shopping...

  • Solana Ranch Family STREAM Night

    Solana Ranch Family STREAM Night

    Solana Ranch Elementary School parents and students participated in a Family STREAM (science, technology, research engineering, arts and math) Night Dec. 7.

  • 2017 Gingerbread City Gala breaks fundraising records

    2017 Gingerbread City Gala breaks fundraising records

    The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County’s premier holiday gala, Gingerbread City, took place Nov. 28. Guests had the opportunity to view the gingerbread structures created in this year’s theme, Holiday Classics,” which were on display throughout the ballroom of the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Dr....

  • ‘Deck the Halls’ at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    ‘Deck the Halls’ at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    Del Mar Art Center Gallery, located in the Del Mar Plaza, hosted its annual holiday season celebration and fundraiser titled “Deck the Halls” Dec. 2. The event featured fine art, holiday items, refreshments, live music and more. Visit dmacgallery.com

  • North Coastal PTA Reflections Gala

    North Coastal PTA Reflections Gala

    The North Coastal Council of PTA’s Reflections Gala took place Nov. 29 at El Camino Creek Elementary School in Encinitas. The event featured the artwork of approximately 150 North Coastal Council of PTA’s student artists. Four school districts were represented at the event: Del Mar Union School...

  • Santa by the Sea and Holiday Tree Lighting in Del Mar

    Santa by the Sea and Holiday Tree Lighting in Del Mar

    Del Mar kicked off the season with its annual Santa by the Sea and Holiday Tree Lighting event held Dec. 3 at the northwest corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street, The event also featured free pictures with Santa, live music by the Original Dickens Carolers, holiday treats and drinks, letters...

  • Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting

    Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting

    The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission hosted the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Fletcher Cove Park Dec. 3. The event included sweets, treats, cider and hot cocoa, a visit from Santa and music by award-winning pianist Robert Parker.

  • Del Mar Family Fun Run

    Del Mar Family Fun Run

    Many people kicked-off Thanksgiving Day Nov. 23 with the Del Mar Family Mile Fun Run at the Del Mar racetrack. Several Del Mar jockeys participated in the event, which also included games and prizes for kids, face painting, entertainers, holiday arts and crafts, animals from the Helen Woodward...

  • Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch kicks off holiday season

    Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch kicks off holiday season

    The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch kicked off the holiday season Nov. 26 with a tree-lighting ceremony. The event also included live music, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate, cookies and more. A variety of other holiday activities will be held at The Village of Pacific Highlands...

  • Del Mar has hope for a cure

    Del Mar has hope for a cure

    The Del Mar Village Association “painted” the city of Del Mar pink with balloons, ribbons and more to welcome walkers in the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day on Friday, Nov. 17. On the first leg of their three-day, 60-mile journey that started at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, walkers were treated to crowds...

  • Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

    Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

    The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society held its Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale Nov. 18 at the La Colonia Community Center. Proceeds from the event fund the organization’s many civic projects such as city beautification, college scholarship for local youth, the Heritage House history program...

  • Foundation for Animal Care and Education holds golf tournament benefit

    Foundation for Animal Care and Education holds golf tournament benefit

    The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) hosted its 6th annual golf tournament Nov. 13 to benefit local pets in need of emergency care and assistance. The event, which was held at the Loma Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach, also included a Yappy Hour, awards ceremony, the opportunity...

  • National Charity League Del Norte Chapter presents ‘Gossip Girls’

    National Charity League Del Norte Chapter presents ‘Gossip Girls’

    The San Diego Del Norte Chapter of National Charity League, Inc. hosted its annual Fashion Show Nov. 5 featuring the Class of 2020’s 26 sophomore Ticktockers at the U.S. Grant Hotel. Co-chairs of the event were Audrey Buchner and Stacy McDaniel. The theme was based on the fashions from the television...

  • Bash at the Beach

    Bash at the Beach

    Following the first full day of Breeders’ Cup championship races Nov. 3, Bash at the Beach took place at the Barn at the Beach at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The event, which featured live music by Haute Chile, a live auction of racing memorabilia, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, benefits Thoroughbred...

  • Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast and Veterans Day assembly

    Solana Ranch Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast and Veterans Day assembly

    Solana Ranch Elementary School students and families enjoyed a Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast and Veterans Day assembly Nov. 3.

  • Solana Beach hosts Veterans Day ceremony

    Solana Beach hosts Veterans Day ceremony

    The City of Solana Beach and Solana Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5431 jointly hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11 at the La Colonia Community Center in Solana Beach. The event featured a “Feathers from Heaven” doves release, Camp Pendleton Young Marines served as the honor guard,...

  • Solana Pacific Heritage Family Night

    Solana Pacific Heritage Family Night

    Solana Pacific Elementary School celebrated cultures from around the world and the U.S. at its Family Heritage Night held Nov.3. The event featured a variety of food samples, games, musical performances and more.

  • Del Mar Heights Halloween Parade

    Del Mar Heights Halloween Parade

    The Del Mar Heights Halloween Costume Parade for students took place Oct. 31 and featured witches, ghosts, goblins, princesses, superheroes and more.

  • HillsFest 2017: ‘Hats and Horses’

    HillsFest 2017: ‘Hats and Horses’

    Del Mar Hills Academy PTA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, HillFest 2017!, took place Nov. 4 at the Arterra Marriott Del Mar. This year the event celebrated the Breeders’ Cup with its “Hats & Horses theme.” All proceeds help fund vital programs and equipment at Del Mar Hills Academy.

  • 2017 Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season Opening Day

    2017 Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season Opening Day

    The 2017 Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club kicked off Nov. 1 and runs through Nov. 26. Opening Day events included the Hollywood Fashion Contest. Attendees were encouraged to dress up in Hollywood styles from the past or present. Visit dmtc.com.

  • Del Mar Foundation Community Party

    Del Mar Foundation Community Party

    The Del Mar Foundation hosted a Community Party Nov. 1 at the Barn at the Beach (aka Powerhouse Park tent) that featured live bluegrass music (Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozun & The Railsplitters), bourbon and whiskey tastings and southern style fare.

  • Miracle League Celebrity Pitcher Day

    Miracle League Celebrity Pitcher Day

    Miracle League held its annual Celebrity Pitcher Day Oct. 28 at Engel Family Field. Outstanding Service Awards were also presented at the event to outgoing seniors. The Miracle League of San Diego provides children with special needs the opportunity to play baseball in an organized league. Visit...

  • Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary hosts Harvest Boutique

    Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary hosts Harvest Boutique

    The Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary held its annual boutique on Oct. 25 at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, chaired by Jan Smith and Ginger Wood. The event was named “Harvest Boutique” to celebrate the members making jam in their jammies with harvested organic fruit of the season....

  • Torrey Hills Reflections Art Competition

    Torrey Hills Reflections Art Competition

    Torrey Hills Elementary School held its Reflections Art Competition Oct. 27.

  • North County Baha’is celebrate bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth

    North County Baha’is celebrate bicentenary of Baha’u’llah’s birth

    Over the weekend of Oct.21 and 22, millions of members of the Baha’i religion around the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah, a Persian nobleman and the founder of the faith, who is considered a prophet by the Baha’is. Locally, Baha’is in Rancho Santa Fe and surrounding...

  • Barn at the Beach: Celebrate Del Mar

    Barn at the Beach: Celebrate Del Mar

    Del Mar Schools Education Foundation was the beneficiary of one of the Breeders’ Cup Festival events, Barn at the Beach: Celebrate Del Mar. In addition to celebrating the Breeders’ Cup, the Oct. 29 event celebrated 50-plus years of the City of Del Mar, Del Mar schools and community. The luncheon...

  • Solana Beach ‘Día de los Muertos’

    Solana Beach ‘Día de los Muertos’

    The Solana Beach 3rd Annual “Día de los Muertos” — Day of the Dead — community event was held Oct. 29 at La Colonia Park. The event included entertainment, great food, an oldies car show, face painting, games and more.

  • Jake’s Del Mar presents 35th Annual Beach Fun Run

    Jake’s Del Mar presents 35th Annual Beach Fun Run

    Jake’s Del Mar hosted its 35th Annual Beach Fun Run Oct. 28. In celebration of the first-ever Breeders’ Cup World Championships coming to Del Mar, Jake’s teamed up with the Breeders’ Cup to kick off the Festival Week with this community event. The 5K (3.2 miles) Fun Run took place on the beach,...

  • ‘Strut for Sobriety!’ celebration of recovery

    ‘Strut for Sobriety!’ celebration of recovery

    A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) presented the 13th annual “Strut for Sobriety!” celebration of recovery Sept. 23 at the Hyatt Aventine La Jolla. Over 350 attendees enjoyed the event, co-chaired by Liz Crocker and Colleen Ruis Ince, which included a silent auction and boutique,...

  • Ashley Falls Fall Carnival and Spooky House

    Ashley Falls Fall Carnival and Spooky House

    Families welcomed the festive Halloween season at the fun-filled Ashley Falls Fall Carnival and Spooky House Oct. 20 (the Spooky House was also open Oct. 21).

  • Hawks Hoedown

    Hawks Hoedown

    Torrey Hills Elementary School familied enjoyed a festive Hawks Hoedown (Fall Carnival) featuring a variety of activities Oct. 21.

  • Solana Pacific Family STREAM Night

    Solana Pacific Family STREAM Night

    Solana Pacific Elementary School held its Family STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Math) Night Oct. 19. The STREAM program gives students “learning experiences that emphasizes these subjects through an inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum.”

  • Del Mar Hills Halloween Hoedown

    Del Mar Hills Halloween Hoedown

    Del Mar Hills Elementary School held its annual Halloween Hoedown Oct. 20. The event included a DJ, giant slide, face painting, carnival games and more.

  • Art Uncorked Cocktail Soirée

    Art Uncorked Cocktail Soirée

    Art Uncorked Cocktail Soriée took place Oct. 21 at the home of Nancy and Drake Coker to benefit Envision Visual Arts (EVA) at Canyon Crest Academy. The event inckuded a live jazz band featuring CCA’s Nate Jarrell, a guided painting class led by Jessi Mortensen, hors d’oeuvres, champagne cocktails...

  • Coastal Community Foundation celebrates 30th Anniversary

    Coastal Community Foundation celebrates 30th Anniversary

    The Coastal Community Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Celebration took place Oct. 12 at the Rancho Santa Fe home of TK. The mission of the Foundation is to enhance the quality of life in the North Coastal San Diego County by directing philanthropic efforts toward community needs. Visit coastalfoundation.org

  • ‘Muriel Anderson’s Solana Beach Guitar Night’ benefit

    ‘Muriel Anderson’s Solana Beach Guitar Night’ benefit

    Guitars in the Classroom, a local nonprofit dedicated to bringing musical training, integration with academics, and instruments to public schools, hosted Muriel Anderson’s Solana Beach Guitar Night featuring the fingerstyle and jazz mastery of international star Muriel Anderson and San Diego favorites...

  • Birds of a Feather: Rooted in Flight Gala

    Birds of a Feather: Rooted in Flight Gala

    More than 250 guests attended the celebration and fundraiser for San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary benefit Oct. 7 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Participants had the opportunity to enjoy an evening about nature and community conservation education. The event also included entertainment,...

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