Movie in the Park, Aug 9, Sage Canyon Park

FREE SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK: “Madagascar 3" will be shown on Friday August 9 at Sage Canyon Park, 5252 Harvest Run Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Outside Games and Activities! Snack and Beverages available for sale.

Electronics Recycling at Torrey Pines High School, Aug 3-4, 2013

I can't find any news articles about the event, but there's a sign at the corner of Half Mile and El Camino Real that says there will be an electronics recycling event at Torrey Pines High School this weekend, August 3-4, 2013. I believe the hours are 9:00 to 4:00 PM, and drop off is likely to be in the parking lot off Del Mar Heights Road, just past the fire station.

Surf Cup traffic again, Aug 3-5, 2013

If you ran into the Surf Cup traffic last weekend, you'll want to know that it's running again this weekend (Sat, Aug 3 to Mon, Aug 5, 2013.) Again, this is at the Polo Fields (El Camino Real at Via de la Valle), so you should avoid that area if you can!

Love to Dance 2013-2014 Dance Season

Love to Dance, a Carmel Valley dance academy, is starting its 2013-2014 dance season. The new season, which begins September 3, 2013, includes Tiny tots, Students and Division III programs. The Tiny Tots classes include: Magical Mornings, Mommy and Me, Triple Threat, Energy, Zumba Kids, Music & Movement and Ballet/Tap combo and will continue introducing children to the world of dance, music, and fun. The students program (Division I and Division II) has grown from 51 classes to a whopping 63! These new classes afford students more opportunities to learn and grow as dancers. The Division III program, new this year, consists of an elite group of dancers that partake in greater training and perform as the Love to Dance Company. Enrollment for all these wonderful programs is ongoing and dancers at every level are welcome to join the Love to Dance, Inc. family. For more information and class schedules, see lovetodanceinc.com or call 858-229-0120.

Summer Concerts and Movies at the Market

The Carmel Valley Farmers Market will have a concert on Thursday, July 18, 2013 as part of their "Summer Movies and Music at the Market" series! July 18 will feature Guitar music and Flamenco Dancer. Then on July 25, the Scott Roberts Jazz Band will perform followed by a showing of Disney's "Ratatouille." There will be special food trucks for the evenings in addition to the weekly vendors. The market is in the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) parking lot, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. Farmer's Market hours are 3:30 pm to 7:45 pm, movies start at dusk.

Carmel Valley Summer Movie in the Park, July 28, 2013

The Carmel Valley Recreation Center is presenting "Wreck-It Ralph" as a Summer Movie in the Park on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Carmel Valley Community Park, 3777 Townsgate Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 5PM with a concert featuring "Upstream and the Caribbean Jems", movie starts at dusk! See the Movies in the Park Brochure for a complete schedule, or see SummerMoviesInThePark.com.

Ocean Air Summer Movie in the Park, July 26, 2013

The Ocean Air Recreation is presenting "The Croods" as a Summer Movie in the Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Ocean Air Park, 4770 Fairport Way. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Free Cookies! Outside Games and Activities! Glow Sticks! Snack and Beverages available for sale.

Free Library Concert, July 24, 2013

A free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Dromia in a program of Balkan folk music. The trio, formed in 2008, plays folk music from Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as Roma (gypsy) melodies from this region. It has performed at many venues in Southern California, including San Diego’s Folk Dance Center and Balboa Park’s Spanish Village, Café Aman in Los Angeles, Kypseli Greek Dance Center in Sherman Oaks, the Laguna Folkdancers’ Festival in Newport Beach, and the annual Greek festivals in San Diego and Cardiff. Its members are Mary Marshall on various ethnic percussion instruments, Sanna Rosengren on vocals and violin, and Dan Ziagos on accordion. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Free Library Concert, July 10, 2013

July’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Celia Lawley, the Fiddle Girl, in a program of Irish, Cajun, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Greek, and other violin music. The program will last 45 minutes. Celia’s love of music started at age 5 with lessons in violin, piano, and voice. She graduated from the USC School of Music with a degree in violin performance and then began performing popular styles of music including country, bluegrass, Latin jazz, rock, blues, Cajun, and Celtic. This led to performances throughout the United States and Canada on TV and at fairs, festivals, and concerts, including ones at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Pacific Northwest Exhibition, National Rodeo Finals, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and Ramona Bluegrass Festival. She has also performed at many libraries and other venues in Southern California as a solo act and with various bands. Go to her website at www.fiddlegirl.com for more information about Celia and her programs. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Summer Park Concert, July 7, 2013

The next Summer Serenades Concert is on July 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, featuring Plato Soul, a Variety dance band. The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! The concerts are ALL held at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate) on Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and are FREE to everyone. For additional information, call the CV Rec Center at 858-552-1616 or download the Summer Serenades Concert Flyer.