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  • Carmel Del Mar International Showcase

    Carmel Del Mar International Showcase

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School celebrated a variety of cultures May 17 at the annual International Showcase which featured great food, music, booths and more.

  • Beach Party unveils new name of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

    Beach Party unveils new name of San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

    Nature supporters gathered on the shores of Seaside Beach on the evening of May 17 for the “Sandcastle & Sunset Beach Party,” the official unveiling of the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s new name — Nature Collective — and vision of nature. The new name was sculpted and revealed as the San Diego...

  • Fiesta del Sol celebrates 40th anniversary

    Fiesta del Sol celebrates 40th anniversary

    The Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce held its annual Fiesta del Sol May 18-19 at Fletcher Cove Beach Park, celebrating 40 years of fun and festivities in collaboration with the Belly Up Tavern and the City of Solana Beach. The event featured booths, food vendors and trucks, and more than 200 arts...

  • Solana Highlands Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Highlands Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast

    Solana Highlands Elementary School families enjoyed a delicious pancake breakfast May 17 prepared by the school’s Dads’ Club. Online: delmartimes.net

  • ‘Fashion Fiesta!’ benefits Conner’s Cause for Children

    ‘Fashion Fiesta!’ benefits Conner’s Cause for Children

    Conner’s Cause for Children held its 7th annual boutique event, “Fashion Fiesta!”, May 5 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons in Encinitas.. The event featured a day of shopping, raffle prizes, tacos, margaritas and desserts from Thyme in the Ranch. All proceeds from “Fashion Fiesta!” go directly to...

  • Del Mar Women’s Giving Collective holds grant presentation event

    Del Mar Women’s Giving Collective holds grant presentation event

    The Del Mar Women’s Giving Collective (DWMGC) gathered May 7 at the Del Mar Plaza to give away $30,000 in grants to three worthy San Diego County nonprofit organizations: The Women’s Resource Center, California Innocence Project and Girls Rising Mentor Program. Now in its second year, the DMWGC...

  • FACE Foundation hosts ‘Bags & Baubles’

    FACE Foundation hosts ‘Bags & Baubles’

    The San Diego-based nonprofit FACE Foundation held its 9th annual shopping event of the season, Bags & Baubles, April 28 at a Rancho Santa Fe estate. The silent auction fundraiser raises proceeds for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. Visit www.bagsandbaubles.org.

  • Del Mar Community Connections presents Spring Tea

    Del Mar Community Connections presents Spring Tea

    Community members were invited to wear their fanciest, favorite or craziest hat to the May 8 annual Spring Tea sponsored by Del Mar Community Connections at St. Peter’s Parish Hall in Del Mar. Entertainment at the event included skits performed by the Scripts in Ha ensemble, and pianist Lori Ritman....

  • La Costa Canyon hosts inclusion track meet

    La Costa Canyon hosts inclusion track meet

    The Adapted Physical educator of La Costa Canyon High School has created a track team to integrate into the school’s track team. APE offers physically, mentally or emotionally challenged students an individualized physical experience to optimize motor and physical functioning. On April 24, LCC...

  • Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    Solana Highlands Family Heritage Night

    Solana Highlands Elementary School families enjoyed a festive Heritage Night April 25 where they celebrated a variety of cultures. The event included country booths, great food, entertainment and more.

  • ‘Brunch with the Birds’

    ‘Brunch with the Birds’

    Free Flight, Del Mar’s nonprofit exotic bird sanctuary, hosted its annual Brunch with the Birds May 5. This year Free Flight celebrated 10 years as a nonprofit organization. Event attendees had the opportunity to learn about Free Flight’s work for parrots and the community. Visit freeflightbirds.org.

  • TVIA SD-1 Senior Send-Off

    TVIA SD-1 Senior Send-Off

    Teen Volunteers in Action (TVIA) SD-1 celebrated seniors at the chapter’s Senior Send-Off event held May 5 at Canyon Crest Academy. Featured speaker at the event was Jim Brogan, a former National Basketball Association player who is now a professional speaker, author and leader. TVIA is an organization...

  • Eagle Scout ceremony held for 7 local Scouts who obtained Eagle Rank

    Eagle Scout ceremony held for 7 local Scouts who obtained Eagle Rank

    On April 28, Troop 713 held a ceremony honoring seven local scouts who have obtained the rank of Eagle. Less than 4 percent of all Scouts achieve this rank nationally. Eagle Scouts that were honored include: Matthew Bavaro, Bryson Dort, John Gharib, Arthur Knowler, Conor Sefkow, Jake Varga, Paul...

  • Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills International Fair

    Torrey Hills Elementary School families celebrated cultures from around the world at its International Fair held April 25. The event featured country booths, great food, entertainment and more.

  • Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    Solana Beach PTA International Festival

    Skyline and Solana Vista Elementary School families celebrated a variety of cultures at the annual Solana Beach PTA International Festival held April 26 at Solana Vista Elementary School. The event included country booths, different activities (origami, henna, Chinese calligraphy, djembe and others),...

  • La Colonia Skatepark Grand Opening

    La Colonia Skatepark Grand Opening

    Community members came out to celebrate the La Colonia Skatepark Grand Opening event held on April 27 at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. The goal of the event was to bring awareness about and generate interest in the new skatepark, and to celebrate completion of the skateboarding area and basketball...

  • CCA MixTape Gala

    CCA MixTape Gala

    The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation held its annual gala April 27 at a home in RSF. The theme for this year’s fundraiser was MixTape and featured ’80s music, a catered dinner, a live auction, an online auction, and signature ’80s cocktails. Comedian London Brown, who is currently starring opposite...

  • Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt

    Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt

    A festive Spring Egg Hunt took place at Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park April 20. The event also included games, music and other activities.

  • Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt

    Del Mar Easter Egg Hunt

    Del Mar residents enjoyed a special Saturday morning at the Del Mar Foundation’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt held April 20 at Seagrove Park. Visit www.delmarfoundation.org

  • Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt

    Solana Beach Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt

    The City of Solana Beach held a Children’s Spring Festival and Egg Hunt April 20 at La Colonia Park. The event included an egg hunt followed by games, crafts, photos and refreshments.

  • Del Mar Arts Committee hosts painting exhibitions

    Del Mar Arts Committee hosts painting exhibitions

    The City of Del Mar’s Arts Advisory Committee hosted its first art show and reception March 29 at the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall. The exhibition of works by local artists included a juried painting show, theatre performance by UC San Diego graduate students, and a wine and cheese reception...

  • Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala raises $1.5 million to help support Navy SEALs and their families

    Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala raises $1.5 million to help support Navy SEALs and their families

    The March 30 eighth-annual Del Mar Country Club Golf Tournament and Dinner-Gala, which included a live and silent auction, raised $1.5 million to assist Navy SEALs and their families through the SOF Support Foundation. Former 60 Minutes reporter and long-time network news war correspondent Lara...

  • Carmel Creek ‘Dads, Dunks and Donuts’

    Carmel Creek ‘Dads, Dunks and Donuts’

    Carmel Creek Elementary School families enjoyed an active and tasty morning at the school PTO Dads’ Club’s “Dads, Dunks and Donuts” event held March 17 at the school’s main blacktop. The event included great food, hoops play and more.

  • Miracle League of San Diego Opening Day

    Miracle League of San Diego Opening Day

    The Miracle League of San Diego held it Spring 2019 Opening Day event at Engel Family Field at San Dieguito Park. The event included a Parade of Teams, an Opening Day Ceremony, a “Performance by Jungle Poppins,” games and more. The Miracle League of San Diego “provides children with special needs...

  • North Coast Rep Spotlight Gala Patrons Party

    North Coast Rep Spotlight Gala Patrons Party

    The North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT) will hold its annual Spotlight Gala, “Another Roll of the Dice,” March 24, starting at 5 p.m., at the Del Mar County Club in Rancho Santa Fe. On March 16, NCRT held its Patron Party (photos on this page) to thank supporters of the gala at the RSF home of...

  • Carmel Del Mar School PTA Art Night =

    Carmel Del Mar School PTA Art Night =

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School families enjoyed viewing artwork by students at the Carmel Del mar PTA Art Night event held March 6.

  • Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League Opening Day

    Solana Beach Little League celebrated Opening Day of the 2019 season March 9 on the Majors Field at Solana Vista Elementary School. Visit solanabeachlittleleague.com.

  • Solana Beach Soccer Club Peter Schmid Memorial Sportsmanship Awards

    Solana Beach Soccer Club Peter Schmid Memorial Sportsmanship Awards

    The Solana Beach Soccer Club held its annual awards night March 5 at Solana Vista Elementary School. The club annually awards Peter Schmid Memorial Sportsmanship Awards to deserving individual players, and sometimes to entire teams. The award honors the memory of Peter Schmid, a young member of...

  • Del Mar Hills Robotics Night

    Del Mar Hills Robotics Night

    Del Mar Hills Academy k-6 grade students participated in the school’s Robotics Night March 1. Members of the Canyon Crest Academy robotics team demonstrated some of their robots for the Del Mar Hills students. After the presentation, Del Mar Hills students created their own simple robot using a...

  • ‘Wiggles and Waggles’ fashion show luncheon

    ‘Wiggles and Waggles’ fashion show luncheon

    The people, pets, and wildlife served by the Rancho Coastal Humane Society were the beneficiaries when renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes hosted the first “Wiggles and Waggles” fashion show luncheon Feb. 26 at the Del Mar Country Club. Funds raised at the event benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane...

  • 'Wiggles and Waggles' fashion show luncheon

    'Wiggles and Waggles' fashion show luncheon

    The people, pets, and wildlife served by the Rancho Coastal Humane Society were the beneficiaries when renowned fashion designer Zandra Rhodes hosted the first "Wiggles and Waggles" fashion show luncheon Feb. 26 at the Del Mar Country Club. Funds raised at the event benefit the Rancho Coastal Humane...

  • Nonprofit Guitars & Ukes In The Classroom benefit concert

    Nonprofit Guitars & Ukes In The Classroom benefit concert

    San Diego nonprofit Guitars and Ukes in the Classroom (GITC) hosted a benefit concert in partnership with internationally-recognized singer-songwriter Gregory Page on Feb. 24 at the Solana Beach home of GITC’s Board President Scott Fischel. Donations from the event will support free local music...

  • Friends of the Powerhouse Valentine’s dinner/dance

    Friends of the Powerhouse Valentine’s dinner/dance

    The Friends of the Powerhouse hosted a Valentine’s dinner and dance Feb. 14 at Del Mar Powerhouse. The “Paella with Passion” event included cocktails, flamenco dancing, and dinner, followed by an auction and dancing. The mission of Friends of the Powerhouse is to preserve historical and architecturally...

  • Solana Highlands Dolphin Dash

    Solana Highlands Dolphin Dash

    Solana Highlands Elementary School students participated in the school’s Dolphin Dash Feb. 8, an annual Fun Run to raise money for the school’s STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts and Math) programs. The event was held at the Solana Highlands back field.

  • Carmel Del Mar STEAM Family Night

    Carmel Del Mar STEAM Family Night

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School held a STEAM Family Night Feb. 7 where families could see a variety of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) projects by students.

  • TPHS Music Department Winter Concert

    TPHS Music Department Winter Concert

    The Torrey Pines High School Music Department held its Winter Concert Feb. 12-13 at Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater, directed by Amy Gelb. The concert featured performances by Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choir, Guitar, and Wind Ensemble. Orchestra performed An English Suite by Hubert Parry in...

  • TPHS men’s lacrosse fundraiser

    TPHS men’s lacrosse fundraiser

    The Torrey Pines High School Men’s Lacrosse 3rd Annual Golf, Dinner and Auction fundraiser took place Feb. 16 at Morgan Run Club & Resort. This fundraiser helps support the TPHS men’s lacrosse program. The Torrey Pines High School varsity men’s lacrosse team was ranked #1 in the west and #14 nationally...

  • Del Mar Hills Academy Talent Show

    Del Mar Hills Academy Talent Show

    Del Mar Hills Academy students displayed a varierty of creative performances at the school’s Talent Show held Feb. 8 in the PAC. Photos on this page were taken at the show’s dress rehearsal Feb. 6.

  • Solana Ranch Family Heritage Night

    Solana Ranch Family Heritage Night

    Solana Ranch Elementary School’s Fifth Annual Family Heritage Night and Potluck took place Feb. 8 at the school. The event celebrates Solana Ranch’s diverse community from all corners of the globe. The Heritage Night included a variety of booths featuring different cultures, various cuisines, performances,...

  • North Shore Girls Softball League Opening Night Celebration

    North Shore Girls Softball League Opening Night Celebration

    The North Shore Girls Softball League Spring 2019 Rec Season Opening Night Celebration took place Feb. 8 at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center softball fields. The event included a parade, dinner, music, dancing and celebration of North Shore’s 31st season. Visit www.northshoregirlssoftball.com.

  • 10th annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Run/Walk

    10th annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Run/Walk

    More than 900 community members came out to partake in the 10th Annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation (“MTF”) Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk and Family Festival held Feb. 2 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. $142,000 was raised from community-minded sponsors and individuals to support families with children...

  • The Closer: Trevor Hoffman visits Torrey Pines High School

    The Closer: Trevor Hoffman visits Torrey Pines High School

    Hall of Fame pitcher Trevor Hoffman was the featured guest speaker at TPHS Baseball’s Lecture Series held Feb. 7 at the TPHS Lecture Hall. The Lecture Series is the major fundraiser for the TPHS Baseball program and included a private reception. Visit www.torreypinesbaseball.com

  • Carmel Creek Fun Run

    Carmel Creek Fun Run

    Carmel Creek Elementary School students participated in the Annual Fun Run event Feb. 1. The event raises money for the Solana Beach Schools Foundation, which helps fund a variety of school programs.

  • Carmel Del Mar presents Willy Wonka Jr.

    Carmel Del Mar presents Willy Wonka Jr.

    Carmel Del Mar Elementary School students recently dazzled audiences with their performances in Willy Wonka Jr. at the school Feb.1-2. Willy Wonka Jr., which was a production of the Carmel Del Mar PTA Drama Club, was directed by Sean Boyd of Trinity Theater Company.

  • Ping Pong fundraiser benefits Solana Beach Schools Foundation

    Ping Pong fundraiser benefits Solana Beach Schools Foundation

    The Solana Beach Schools Foundation held a ping pong fundraiser Feb. 2 at Ranch 45 in Solana Beach. The event was held to raise money for the Solana Beach Schools Foundation. During the school year, parents volunteer to host a few social events to raise money for both Solana Vista and Skyline Elementary...

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