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  • Carmel Creek Bike Rodeo

    Carmel Creek Bike Rodeo

    Carmel Creek Elementary School students enjoyed a “Bike Rodeo” held at the school April 5. The event included obstacle courses and raffle prizes. The San Diego Bike Coalition provided bike and helmet safet inspections for participants. The event was sponsored by the iCommute Walk, Ride and Roll...

  • ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    ‘Sowing Seeds of Success’

    Casa de Amistad, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and tutoring for low-income, underserved students in coastal North County San Diego, held its annual fundraising event April 7 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. “Sowing Seeds of Success” included performances by Casa de Amistad...

  • Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills Elementary School celebrated a variety of cultures at its festive International Fair held March 21. The event featured great food, music, performances and more.

  • Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar group held a festive Easter Egg Hunt event March 31 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar.

  • Solana Ranch Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Spaghetti Dinner

    Solana Ranch Elementary School families gathered March 29 to enjoy a delicious Dads’ Club Spaghetti Dinner.

  • Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    Egg Hunt fun in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar group held a festive Easter Egg Hunt event March 31 at Seagrove Park in Del Mar.

  • Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    Strides for schools: Runners take on Carmel Valley 5K

    The Pardee Homes sixth annual Carmel Valley 5K brought the community together for fun and fitness on Sunday, March 25 in Pacific Highlands Ranch. Proceeds from the race benefit all local schools. Canyon Crest Academy freshman Ethan Brown won the race with a time of 17:04. Thomas Mackey, a 22-year...

  • ‘Starry Starry Night’ Spring Auction benefit for Solana Highlands School

    ‘Starry Starry Night’ Spring Auction benefit for Solana Highlands School

    Solana Highlands Elementary School held its annual fundraiser “Starry Starry Night” March 24 at Westroot Tavern in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The event, sponsored by the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, featured a silent auction to raise money for the school’s STREAM (science, technology, research,...

  • Carmel Creek Heritage Festival

    Carmel Creek Heritage Festival

    Carmel Creek Elementary School held a festive event celebrating a variety of cultures March 22. The event featured terrific music, entertainment, food and more.

  • Friends of Solana Beach Library 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Friends of Solana Beach Library 35th Anniversary Celebration

    Friends of Solana Beach Library held a 35th Anniversary Celebration March 20 at the library. Friends of the Solana Beach Library is “a member-supported, nonprofit organization that fundraises, advocates and works with partners and volunteers to provide critical support,” according to its website:...

  • Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Elementary School daughters and fathers (and other family members and friends) enjoyed a night of dance at the Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball held March 25 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

  • ‘Sip & Support’ benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital

    ‘Sip & Support’ benefit for Rady Children’s Hospital

    The Del Mar Unit of Rady Children’s Hospital held a “Sip & Support” fundraiser March 21 at Westroot Tavern in Pacific Highlands Ranch. The fundraiser will directly support The Healing Environment at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, which “provides a targeted approach to caring for families and...

  • North Coast Rep Theatre Gala Patron Party

    North Coast Rep Theatre Gala Patron Party

    North Coast Repertory Theatre held its Patron Party March 18 at the home of Jim and Debra Lampley in Del Mar to honor the patrons of the theater’s upcoming annual gala. North Coast Rep’s “Around the World in 80 Days”-themed Spotlight Gala will be held Sunday, April 22, from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m....

  • Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    Ashley Falls Sweetheart Dance

    Ashley Falls Elementary School held its 5th annual Sweetheart Dance for fathers, daughters and other friends and relatives March 11 at the Del Mar Marriott. The event was combined with a toy drive for kids at Rady Children’s Hospital.

  • Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for five Troop 713 Scouts

    Eagle Scout Court of Honor held for five Troop 713 Scouts

    Family, friends and fellow Boy Scouts from Troop 713 gathered on Saturday, March 10 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar to honor five Scouts who have recently achieved the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout. Less that 4 percent of all Boy Scouts manage to achieve this rank in Scouting. To...

  • Notre Dame Academy and St. Therese of Carmel celebrate new soccer field

    Notre Dame Academy and St. Therese of Carmel celebrate new soccer field

    Notre Dame Academy (NDA) and St. Therese of Carmel held a special event to mark the Grand Opening of their new soccer field March 11. Sister Marie Pascale, NDA’s principal/president, along with Fr. Chris Tozzi and Fr. Nick Dempsey of St. Therese of Carmel, officially opened the field with a ceremonial...

  • Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club 25th Anniversary Celebration

    Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club 25th Anniversary Celebration

    The Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club held a 25th Anniversary Celebration of Service event March 3 at the Del Mar Hilton. The event included great food, beverages, music and more. Visit dmsbrotary.com.

  • Del Sol Lions present $45,000 donation to Freedom Dogs of San Diego

    Del Sol Lions present $45,000 donation to Freedom Dogs of San Diego

    Del Sol Lions members celebrated their organization’s 8th anniversary and Mardis Gras at an event held Feb. 27 at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. At the event, the group presented a $45,000 check to Freedom Dogs of San Diego, a nonprofit organization devoted to serving wounded members of the...

  • Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League kicked off this year’s season with an Opening Day ceremony March 3 at Solana Vista Elementary School. Visit solanabeachlittleleague.com

  • Carmel Creek Fun Run

    Carmel Creek Fun Run

    Carmel Creek Elementary School students participated in a Fun Run March 5 to raise funds for several school programs, including Art Discovery Labs Science Discovery Labs, STREAM Programs and Supplemental P.E. Discovery Labs.

  • TPHS Foundation ‘Donor Appreciation Event’

    TPHS Foundation ‘Donor Appreciation Event’

    The Torrey Pines High School Foundation held a “Donor Appreciation Event” event March 3 at a home in Rancho Santa Fe. This year’s theme was “Yacht Rock.” Visit torreypinesfoundation.org.

  • ‘La Noche Familiar’ at Del Mar Heights

    ‘La Noche Familiar’ at Del Mar Heights

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held “La Noche Familiar” (Family Night) Feb. 15. The event featured piñatas, loteria and other Mexican crafts and games, as well as a performance by Ballet Folklorico en Aztlan. The event also included a variety of Mexican cuisine.

  • Friends of the Powerhouse a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

    Friends of the Powerhouse a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

    Friends of the Powerhouse celebrated its 20 years of community participation with a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance fundraiser held Feb. 14 at the Powerhouse in Del Mar. All event auction proceeds will be dedicated towards the improvements of the Powerhouse Community Center. Visit www.friendsofthepowerhouse.org

  • Peter Pan JR. at Carmel Del Mar School

    Peter Pan JR. at Carmel Del Mar School

    Carmel Del Mar School’s Drama Club recently presented performances of Disney’s Peter Pan JR. Photos on this page were taken at a rehearsal held Jan. 30.

  • Del Mar Hills Talent Show

    Del Mar Hills Talent Show

    Del Mar Hills Academy students displayed their many talents at a Talent Show held Feb. 2.

  • VeloYouth celebrity bartender fundraiser

    VeloYouth celebrity bartender fundraiser

    VeloYouth held a celebrity bartender fundraiser Jan. 31 at Sbicca restaurant in Del Mar. VeloYouth is a values-based cycling program for at-risk teens. This unique experiential learning program uses the bicycle to teach “Self-Respect, Teamwork, Responsibility and Achievement” to encourage youth...

  • Korean National team competes against Powerhouse team in Del Mar

    Korean National team competes against Powerhouse team in Del Mar

    The 13U Del Mar Powerhouse baseball team competed against the Korean National team at a double header held Feb. 10 at Del Mar Heights Elementary School. About 36 Korean players participated in the games and this trip helps with the selection process of the Korean National team that plays for the...

  • ‘Oh! What a Night!’ Gala

    ‘Oh! What a Night!’ Gala

    Tony Award-winning actor Christian Hoff — perhaps best known for his role as Tommy DeVito in the hit Broadway show “Jersey Boys” — performed with dozens of kids at CCA’s Proscenium Theater on Feb. 10 at Canyon Crest Academy Foundation’s annual gala, “Oh! What a Night!” Along with the live entertainment,...

  • Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls Career Day

    Ashley Falls Elementary School students had the opportunity to learn about a variety of interesting professions from experts at the school’s Career Day held Jan. 26.

  • Sage Canyon Casino Night

    Sage Canyon Casino Night

    Sage Canyon Elementary School’s PTA held a Casino Night Jan. 27 at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. Funds raised at the event benefit school programs.

  • ‘Art Comes Alive!’ exhibit reception at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    ‘Art Comes Alive!’ exhibit reception at Del Mar Art Center Gallery

    The Del Mar Art Center Gallery welcomed 2018 with its “Art Comes Alive!” exhibit which runs through April 30. The opening reception for the exhibit was held Feb. 3 and featured music, refreshments, wine and art. The Del Mar Art Canter Gallery is located at the Del Mar Plaza, 1555 Camino Del Mar,...

  • Del Mar Heights Talent Show

    Del Mar Heights Talent Show

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held its annual talent show Jan. 26. The event featured dancers, singers, musicians and more. The Del Mar Heights 6th graders made a big effort throughout the week leading up to the talent show to raise funds and donations for the Monarch School, a K-12 school...

  • Sycamore Ridge World Festival

    Sycamore Ridge Elementary School celebrated a variety of cultures at its World Festival event held Jan. 26. The World Festival included booths representing different countries, music, crafts, food, performances and more.

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito art exhibit

    Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito art exhibit

    The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito held an art exhibit event Jan. 18 at its Harper Branch in Solana Beach. One of the youth programs the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito participates in is the National Fine Arts Exhibit. Its club members, ages 5 – 18, have been creating art using a variety...

  • Solana Ranch Family Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch Family Bingo Night

    Solana Ranch Elementary School hosted its popular Family Bingo Night Jan. 18. Kids had the opportunity to play bingo and win great prizes.

  • Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Elementary School students enjoyed a fun-filled evening with their families and friends Jan. 18 at the school’s Bingo Night.

  • Earl Warren Middle School Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Middle School Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Middle School’s Winter Arts Festival took place Jan. 18. The event featured performances by Earl Warren band and guitar classes, and a drama performance of “Murder can be Habit Forming” on Earl Warren’s new stage. Student artwork from digital art, studio art and video film was also...

  • Local Rotary clubs gather for annual 6-way meeting

    Local Rotary clubs gather for annual 6-way meeting

    Over 130 members of Rotary Clubs of Del Mar, Del Mar-Solana Beach, Encinitas, Encinitas Coastal, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach Eco gathered for their annual 6-way meeting at the Hilton San Diego/Del Mar hotel. During the meeting club presidents Klaus Gubernator, Bill Sutton, Richard Cohen, Jim...

  • 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

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