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  • 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...

  • Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Winter Arts Festival

    Earl Warren Middle School students displayed their wide variety of artistic talents at the Earl Warren Middle School’s Winter Arts Festival held Jan. 17 at the school. The fundraising event included art viewing and performances by band, guitar and drama students.

  • CCA Girls Water Polo Senior Recognition Night

    CCA Girls Water Polo Senior Recognition Night

    The CCA Girls Water Polo team held its Class of 2019 Senior Recognition Night Jan. 22 before playing San Marcos at Cathedral Catholic High School’s pool.

  • Padres Pedal the Cause reaches $10 million raised for local cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause reaches $10 million raised for local cancer research

    Padres Pedal the Cause presented a check for a record-breaking total of $2,940,837 on Thursday, Jan. 24 to beneficiary representatives from Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children’s...

  • Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Bingo Night

    Solana Highlands Elementary School families welcomed the new year with a fun-filled Bingo Night held Jan. 17 at the school library.

  • Senior Night held for TPHS boys wrestling

    Senior Night held for TPHS boys wrestling

    The Torrey Pines High School boys wrestling team celebrated Senior Night Jan. 17 before the team’s meet against Mission Hills. In addition, Colonel Charles B. Dockery, Commanding Officer of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, attended the event to thank the team, coaches and parents for donating...

  • Local Rotary clubs gather for ‘7-Way’ meeting

    Local Rotary clubs gather for ‘7-Way’ meeting

    A “7-Way” Rotary Club meeting was held Jan. 17 at the Hilton San Diego Del Mar. This annual event brings together about 130 Rotarians from six clubs in the North County area (Rotary Club of Del Mar, Del Mar-Solana Beach, Encinitas, Encinitas Coastal, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach Eco plus the Rotary...

  • Charley Hoffman Foundation 10th anniversary celebration

    Charley Hoffman Foundation 10th anniversary celebration

    San Diego resident and professional golfer Charley Hoffman celebrated the 10th anniversary of his Charley Hoffman Foundation Jan. 20 at the Belly Up with an event that included live and silent auctions as well as performances by Kelley James and Don Felder, formerly of The Eagles. The Charley Hoffman...

  • Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Flower Hill

    Hanukkah Menorah Lighting at Flower Hill

    Congregation Beth Am held a Hanukkah Menorah Lighting event with Rabbi Earne at Flower Hill Promenade Dec. 4. The event also included snow play, shopping at the Makers Bazaar, spin the dreidel, great food and more.

  • Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    Noche Espanola event held in support of San Diego Opera

    San Diego Opera held a private VIP reception Dec. 1 at the Del Mar home of San Diego Opera board member Veronica Leff and her husband, Miguel. Hosted by Veronica Leff, Diana Lombrozo and Karla Espinoza, this evening, named Noche Española, brought together opera supporters as well as philanthropic...

  • Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along

    Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along

    Attendees enjoyed a festive evening Dec. 13 at the 32nd Annual City of Solana Beach Holiday Sing-Along held at Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach.

  • ‘Christmas Giving Back Night’

    ‘Christmas Giving Back Night’

    Del Mar Highlands Town Center in Carmel Valley held its “Christmas Giving Back Night” Dec. 11. The Dec. 11 event brought local organizations and the community together to join in the spirit of giving with a ceremony and check presentation honoring over $19,000 donated by Del Mar Highlands Town...

  • Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Del Mar Community Connections Holiday Luncheon

    Despite cloudy skies a cheerful red--in decorations and apparel of guests--marked the annual Holiday Luncheon held by Del Mar Community Connections Dec. 5 at St. Peter’s Parish Hall. Maryka Hoover served as chair of the event with entertainment provided by “The Flounders” and piano background music...

  • Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Jingle & Mingle fundraiser benefits Holiday Baskets Program

    Community Resource Center (CRC), a nonprofit organization working to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence in San Diego, held its “Jingle & Mingle” fundraiser Dec. 11 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fundraiser was held to support the 36th Annual Holiday Baskets Program, “a free and dignified...

  • North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    North Coastal Council of PTAs Reflections Art Awards Celebration

    The National PTA celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its iconic PTA Reflections Art Program this year. To mark the occasion and celebrate this year’s Council Level Finalists, the North Coastal Council of PTAs held a Art Reception and Awards Celebration on Wednesday evening, Nov. 28, at El Camino...

  • Del Mar Heights Elementary School presents Beauty and the Beast

    Del Mar Heights Elementary School presents Beauty and the Beast

    The talented, enthusiastic actors of Del Mar Heights Elementary School dazzled audiences at performances of Beauty and the Beast held Dec. 7 and Dec. 8. Photos on this page were taken at a dress rehearsal for the production.

  • 27th Annual Red Nose Run

    27th Annual Red Nose Run

    Runners and walkers once again gathered to participate in the popular 27th Annual Red Nose Run 5K fun run and walk Dec. 9 on the beaches of Del Mar. The family and dog- friendly event, organized by the Low and Slow Running Club of Del Mar, benefits San Diego nonprofits Fresh Start Surgical Gifts...

  • San Diego Jewish community unites and marches together to shine light

    San Diego Jewish community unites and marches together to shine light

    Rabbi Mendel Polichenco, director of the Chabad Carmel Valley and Del Mar Jewish Center, joined the national March for Light Organization during the last night of Chanukah Dec. 9 to “spread a message of hope and a firm commitment to transforming the world from darkness to light,” according to a...

  • Snow Day at the Park

    Snow Day at the Park

    Local residents enjoyed a variety of activities at a frosty “Snow Day at the Park” Dec. 1 at Ocean Air Recreation Center in Carmel Valley. The event featured Snow Sled Run Bunny Slopes, a pancake breakfast, holiday giving, Polar Express Train, a visit from Santa, games and activities. Donations...

  • Santa by The Sea

    Santa by The Sea

    The Del Mar Village Association presented it popular Santa by the Sea and tree lighting event Dec. 2 in Del Mar at the northwest corner of Camino Del Mar and 15th Street. In addition to activities with Santa, the event included holiday treats and refreshments, holiday crafts, and more.

  • Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Event

    Solana Beach Holiday Tree Lighting Event

    The Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission welcomed the season at the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Fletcher Cove Park Dec. 2. In addition to festive decorations and tasty treats, the event included a visit from Santa with a fire truck escort, and entertainment by award-winning pianist...

  • Iwo Jima survivor guest speaker at Del Sol Lions meeting

    Iwo Jima survivor guest speaker at Del Sol Lions meeting

    The Del Sol Lions held its monthly membership meeting Nov. 27 at the Fletcher Cove Community Center. World War II veteran Jim Earle was the guest speaker at the event in honor of Veterans Day. Earle is an Iwo Jima survivor and also a Korean War veteran.

  • 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament

    The 13th annual inclusion/adapted physical education basketball tournament took place Nov. 15 at La Costa Canyon High School. This year 10 teams with students from Torrey Pines High School, La Costa Canyon High School, Oak Crest, Diegueño, Carmel Valley and Pacific Trails middle schools participated...

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