Here's the Carmel Valley Recreation Center Summer 2011 Program Brochure (sorry, I just got it.) Summer Classes are already underway, see the program for complete information. See the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation. Note that this program contains the Summer Concert Schedule on its front cover. For additional information on the Summer Park Concerts, see the Summer Serenades Park Concert Page or call the CV Rec Center at 552-1616.
Good thing we're having movies in the park, as it seems all the local theaters are closed. The Flower Hill Cinema has closed its doors for good (and will eventually be replaced by a Whole Foods market.) The plan is that we'll get our theaters back, but it may take a while. The Del Mar Highlands Town Center theater is scheduled to reopen later this summer, as an upscale venue with stadium seating, reserved seats and high-end food. There are plans for a new theater in Pacific Highlands Ranch (out SR-56 a bit, near Canyon Crest Academy.) This second theater may take a while, with no scheduled date for construction of the new shopping center.
Lots of summer activities at the CV Library this summer: Reading Programs, Senior Yoga, Youth Storytime & Craft time, Tutoring and more! For instance, you can join the Summer Reading Program, this year for Children, Teens and Adults. The theme for children this year is One World, Many Stories. For teens, it is You Are Here. For adults, the theme is Novel Destinations At A Glance. Please sign up online on San Diego Public Library's website starting on June 15. Earn prizes for reading! For children and teens read 10 books or 10 hours (parents can read to their children). Adults (18+) for reading: 5 books + 1 review or 5 books + 5 books read with a child.
There will be a free family music program at the CV Library on June 8, 2011, featuring Operatic Solos, Duets, and Trios. Sopranos Mariko Kanamitsu and Pamela Narbona, and baritone David Marshman will perform songs by Mendelssohn and arias by Offenbach, Mozart, and Donizetti from The Tales of Hoffmann, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, The Elixir of Love, and Cosi Fan Tutte. They will be accompanied by pianist Mizue Shapiro. The program begins at 7:00 PM and will last 45 minutes. For further information, see the CV Library Concert Page or call the Library at (858) 552-1668.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will meet at 7 pm, on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at the Carmel Valley Library, (3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, CA 92130). Meeting topics include: the Del Mar Highlands Town Center remodel, CVCPB elections and appointments, and the San Diego City Council Redistricting. For complete information, download the CVCPB April 2011 Agenda or see the Planning Board Page.
The 3rd annual Touch-A-Truck event to support childhood cancer research will be on Saturday June 4, 2011 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Torrey Pines High School. This event allows kids of all ages get to climb-in and honk the horn of all the vehicles on display! Cost is $5 per person, see www.touchatrucksd.com for additional information. Note: Last year, there were some parking issues. Please do not park in the fire station lot or on Del Mar Heights Road. There is parking on the west side of Torrey Pines High School.
Download the new 2011 Ocean Air Recreation Center Summer Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration is underway now. See the program for complete program and registration information.
The regular May 2011 meeting of the Carmel Valley Planning Board's MAD Subcommittee has been Canceled. The subcommittee regularly meets on the first Tuesday of the month. A subcommittee of the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board (cvsd.com/planning), the next meeting will be in June.
The Carmel Valley Library's free family music program for May is on Wednesday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m.. Mary Lu Brandwein and Yuki Easter will present a program of music for two traditional Japanese instruments, shakuhachi and koto. The former is an end-blown bamboo flute with a unique sound that is familiar to many because of its wide use in movies. The koto is a stringed instrument sometimes called the "Japanese Harp." The program will last 45 minutes. The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information, see the CV Library Concert Page or call the Library at (858) 552-1668.
The County is holding a Prescription Drug Take-Back Day at lots of locations around the County on April 30, 2011. This is a chance for you to anonymously get rid of old drugs around the house. Fortunately for us, every day is Drug Take-Back Day, as we have a permanent box at the local Police Station. The box is located at the Carmel Valley Police Station on El Camino Real, just inside the back parking lot fence (it looks like a mailbox). Just reach through the fence and drop your unwanted items into the box. Items in the dropped off will be incinerated.