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  • Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

    Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove

    The Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series kicked off June 22 at Fletcher Cove Park, with music by Tower 7. The series runs every Thursday with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Next up: June 29: Nate Donnis Trio and July 6: Hullabaloo Band. Visit cityofsolanabeach.org

  • Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Dancefest

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School held its popular annual Dancefest event June 15. Students fron each class performed dances at the event they had been practicing for weeks. High school graduating seniors who attended the Heights offered words of encouragement and advice at the event to outgoing...

  • Carmel Valley Middle School hosts Kickball Tournament

    Carmel Valley Middle School hosts Kickball Tournament

    Carmel Valley Middle School held its popular annual Kickball Tournament for the adapted physical education program June 13.

  • Hundreds enjoy a Wild West fest at Don Diego Gala

    Hundreds enjoy a Wild West fest at Don Diego Gala

    Hundreds of fun-loving folks enjoyed a wild west fest at the June 22 Don Diego Scholarship Foundation Gala and concert at the San Diego County Fair. The event featured a Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons concert at the Grandstand. In keeping with the fair’s “Where the West is Fun” theme, many...

  • Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    Summer Solstice in Del Mar

    The Del Mar Village Association held its annual Summer Solstice celebration June 22 at Powerhouse Park. This event featured tastes fromcoastal eateries and beverages from craft breweries and vineyards. The event also featured music by local band Second Cousins, and the Del Mar Lifeguard’s Tiki...

  • Summer Twilight Concerts

    Summer Twilight Concerts

    Everyone knows that summer has arrived in Del Mar with the return of the Del Mar Foundation’s Summer Twilight Concert Series. This year, the Foundation has scheduled five concerts, all of which will be held at Powerhouse Park. The season kicked off on Tuesday, June 20, with Zel’s Opening Act at...

  • Ashley Falls Goodwill Games

    Ashley Falls Goodwill Games

    Ashley Falls Elementary School students wrapped up another terrific school year June 15 with a variety of fun-filled activities at the popular annual Goodwill Games.

  • Earl Warren Middle School 8th Grade Graduation

    Earl Warren Middle School 8th Grade Graduation

    Earl Warren Middle School 8th grade students and their families celebrated student achievements and their experience at the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16.

  • Carmel Creek end-of-year party

    Carmel Creek end-of-year party

    Carmel Creek Elementary School families gathered June 9 at the school for an end-of-the-year party. The event, which had a luau theme, featured rides, bounce house obstacle course, student talent show, DJ, food, games and more.

  • 2017 TPHS Graduation

    2017 TPHS Graduation

    Torrey Pines High School students and their families celebrated student achievements and bid a fond farewell to the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16 at Torrey Pines High School.

  • 2017 CCA Graduation

    2017 CCA Graduation

    Canyon Crest Academy students and their families celebrated student achievements and great years at the school at a graduation ceremony held June 16 at Canyon Crest Academy.

  • Torrey Pines Freddie Athletic Awards Night

    Torrey Pines Freddie Athletic Awards Night

    Torrey Pines High School hosted its 3rd annual Freddie Awards show on June 7th to celebrate another great year of athletic achievement. The Falcons earned 3 state, 9 regional and 15 League championship titles in the 2016-17 academic year.

  • Del Mar Heights/Hills Friendship Games

    Del Mar Heights/Hills Friendship Games

    The annual Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills Friendship Games event took place June 9 at Del Mar Hills Academy. This is a unique event between the Del Mar Heights and Del Mar Hills schools. First graders at one school are assigned a pen pal attending the other school. After a year of corresponding,...

  • Pacific Trails Arts Night

    Pacific Trails Arts Night

    Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley held an Arts Night June 6. The event included a band and vocal performance, stem robotics and a display of art work.

  • Torrey Pines High School student mural unveiling at Heritage Museum

    Torrey Pines High School student mural unveiling at Heritage Museum

    The San Dieguito Heritage Museum June 10 held an unveiling and celebration of a mural depicting flowers and plants once grown in the San Dieguito area. Fourteen students from Torrey Pines High School, under the direction of Encinitas artist Jennifer Richards, painted the mural, which will become...

  • Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund awards ceremony

    Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund awards ceremony

    The Torrey Pines High School Scholarship Fund program held its 30th annual awards ceremony on May 17 at Solana Pacific Elementary School. According to its website (www.tphssf.org), the program’s mission is to “recognize Torrey Pines High School seniors for their achievements and future promise....

  • 2017 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    2017 Canyon Crest Academy Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony

    The 2017 Dollars for Scholars awards ceremony took place May 15 at CCA’s Proscenium Theatre. According to its website (www.canyoncrest.dollarsforscholars.org), Dollars for Scholars is “a parent volunteer, community-based scholarship organization.” Its mission is to “recognize seniors at Canyon...

  • 2017 Fiesta del Sol

    2017 Fiesta del Sol

    The 2017 Fiesta del Sol took place May 20-21 in Solana Beach. The Fiesta del Sol is presented by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Belly Up and the City of Solana Beach. The event featured arts and crafts exhibits, kids activities, live music, food offerings and more....

  • New exhibit at Herbert B. Turner Gallery

    New exhibit at Herbert B. Turner Gallery

    Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar is exhibiting the photography of Terry Scott Allen. Scott Allen’s “Lonely California” is a collection of photographic images depicting California’s remote back country and quiet places. His selections are “large in scale and deep in detail as well as being thought...

  • Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Sweetheart Ball

    Torrey Hills Elementary School families enjoyed a festive Sweetheart Ball May 21 at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar.

  • Solana Pacific Amazing Quest

    Solana Pacific Amazing Quest

    Teams gathered May 16 for Solana Pacific Elementary School’s popular annual Amazing Quest. The 62 teams of 4-6 people consisting of students and parents met at the school and then the teams ran all over Del Mar Highlands performing challenges. The challenges this year included feeding each other...

  • Notre Dame Academy First Holy Communion celebration

    Notre Dame Academy First Holy Communion celebration

    Notre Dame Academy’s 2nd grade students and families joyfully celebrated their First Holy Communion on May 13. Father Nick Dempsey was the officiate of their Sacrament held at St. Therese of Carmel Church in Carmel Valley. Every year NDA families gather together following the ceremony to commemorate...

  • Solana Pacific hosts International Heritage Night

    Solana Pacific hosts International Heritage Night

    Solana Pacific Elementary School held International Heritage Night April 28 in the school amphitheater. The event featured more than 20 booths from countries around the world and U.S. states, a variety of food samples, games, musical performances and more.

  • Torrey Hills Pajama Jam

    Torrey Hills Pajama Jam

    Torrey Hills Elementary School students wore a variety of creative outfits to the school’s Pajama Jam April 28. The event raises funds for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, which helps support Del Mar district schools’ STEAM+ programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, Mathematics...

  • Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Carmel Valley Middle School

    Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival at Carmel Valley Middle School

    The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival took place at Carmel Valley Middle School May 12. According to its website, Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals “allow young people to develop their talent for mathematics by providing problems, puzzles, and activities that are intriguing and accessible.”...

  • Touch A Truck fundraiser

    Touch A Truck fundraiser

    Beat Nb Southern California (formerly Max’s Ring of Fire) held its annual Touch A Truck fundraiser May 13 at Pacific Trails Middle School in Carmel Valley. The 9th annual event is California’s original kid-friendly car show. Little drivers are given the green light to touch, sit behind the wheel...

  • Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase

    Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase

    The Carmel Del Mar PTA International Showcase took place May 12 at Carmel Del Mar Elementary School. The event features a variety of showcases/displays about different countries, as well students and parents wearing traditional clothing, cultural performances, a mix of terrific food and more.

  • Del Mar Art Gallery reception

    Del Mar Art Gallery reception

    The Del Mar Art Gallery held a reception May 6 for its new “Summer Sizzle” exhibition. The gallery offers original art, jewelry, ceramics, fused glasswork, sculpture and more. The gallery is located in the Del Mar Plaza, top level (suite 314) on the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street. Visit...

  • Del Mar Hills Dads Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Hills Dads Club Pancake Breakfast

    Del Mar Hills Academy families enjoyed a delicious Dads Club Pancake Breakfast April 25.

  • International Fair at Torrey Hills School

    International Fair at Torrey Hills School

    Girl Scout Troop 3045 members earned their Bronze Award by starting the First Annual International Fair held May 2 at Torrey Hills Elementary School. Girl Scout Juniors earn their Bronze Award by creating a sustainable change in their community. They have to find a need, reach out to the community...

  • Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    The 4th Annual Solana Beach PTA International Festival took place April 28 at Skyline Elementary School. The event is a celebration of multiculturalism and diversity. Students and other event attendees had the opportunity to learn about more than 20 countries and their cultures, experience folk/international...

  • Solana Beach Foundation Bash

    Solana Beach Foundation Bash

    The Solana Beach Schools Foundation held its Solana Beach Foundation Bash fundraiser May 6 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Mission Tower. Live bidding on children’s art once again was a highlight of the event. The event also included entertainment by Keen Sake (opening band), The Funk Junkies (headliner),...

  • Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

    San Diego Pug Rescue held its 26th annual Pug Party at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 6. The theme was “APUGalypse” and some pugs came in costume as zombies or characters from “The Walking Dead”. Over 300 pugs and pug lovers enjoyed contests, a raffle, pug boutique and photo booth. Pugs...

  • ‘Dads, Donuts and Drones’

    ‘Dads, Donuts and Drones’

    Carmel Creek Elementary School Dads’ Club held a Dads, Donuts and Drones’ event April 29. The event allowed participants to “STREAM into spring with wheels, wings and batteries.”

  • Del Mar Hills World Festival

    Del Mar Hills World Festival

    Del Mar Hills Academy held a World Festival April 28. Families had the opportunity to celebrate the different cultures represented at the school at the event.

  • Del Mar Community Connections holds spring tea

    Del Mar Community Connections holds spring tea

    Del Mar Community Connections held its annual spring tea April 26 at St. Peter’s Church. The event included a a hat contest and entertainment provided by Del Mar’s well-known duo of Bud and Mary Ann Emerson, members of Script in Hand Players. Judges for the “hat contest” were the committee members...

  • ‘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.

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