2013 CV Rec Center Spring Program and Registration

The 2013 Spring Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration instructions are in the brochure at the top of page 8, with class registration already underway. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

2013 Ocean Air Rec Center Spring Program

Download the new 2013 Ocean Air Recreation Center Spring Program Brochure and check out all the activities available at the Ocean Air location. Program registration underway now. See the program for complete program and registration information.

Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt, March 30

The Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt is on Saturday March 30, 2013, 9-12PM, at the Torrey Hills Community Park (4262 Calle Mejillones).  There will be Bounce Houses, Music, Face Paint, Games, and Activities! The Egg Hunt Times are: 0-2yrs at 9:30AM; 3-5yrs at 9:40AM; 6-8yrs at 9:50AM; 9 & up at 10AM. There will also be a Scavenger Hunt for kids ages 10 & UP. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME AND BRING YOUR OWN BASKET. This Free Event is sponsored by the Ocean Air Recreation Council and the Torrey Hills HOA. See the Torrey Hills Egg Hunt Flyer for details.

Two CV Library Concerts, March 2013

March's free family music program will be presented on Wednesday, March 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature mandolinist Chris Acquavella, harpsichordist Ruben Valenzuela, and soprano Anne-Marie Dicce in music by Beethoven, Scarlatti, Mozart, and Kioulaphides. A second March concert will be presented on Saturday, March 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the library's community room. It will feature several talented students of California Institute of Music (CIM) Professors Michael and Irina Tseitlin. They include violinists Nathan Gendler, Harold Reeves, Annelle Gregory, Jasmine Wang, Kalvin Hibi, Hailey Schricker, and Shirley Wu, cellists Paul Maxwell and Megan Wu, and pianists Shirley Wu and Stephen Ai. They will play music by Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Shostakovich, Kreisler, J S Bach, Vieuxtemps, and Ravel. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For further information call (858) 552-1668. For more information, see the CV Library Music Page, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CCA Digital Art Workshop for Adults, March 13, 2013

It looks like some of the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) teachers are offering a Digital Art Workshop for Adults! The class is on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30 PM. From the Facebook Events Page: "Did you ever wish you could learn what your kids are learning at school? Here is the chance to get some high tech training in the arts by talented CCA teachers, Julie Rais and Rachel Edwards. For just $30, they will help unlock the mysteries of digital art. Contact rachel.edwards@sduhsd.net for more information and to sign up." The workshop will be at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130

CCA Theater: Avenue Q and Eurydice

The Envision Theater program at Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) is proud to present two different performances this month: the laugh-out-loud musical "Avenue Q" that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment, and "Eurydice", a new take on "the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through the eyes of its heroine as she journeys to the underworld and struggles to retain her memories of her lost love." Avenue Q performances are on March 21-23 and March 28-30. Eurydice performances are on March 28-29 and April 5-6. For tickets, see the CCA Envision Tickets Page.

Carmel Valley Farmers Market? It's Back!

I've heard that the Carmel Valley Farmers Market is coming back with a new operator, starting Feb 28, 2013! The location is still the same, out at the east end of Del Mar Heights Road in the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) parking lot (5951 Village Center Loop Road), with the marketing opening at 3:30 pm. And the proceeds will still benefit the CCA Foundation, so you'll continue to help fund programs while you shop. There are rumors of live music and a different selection of vendors... More information coming soon, I assume there will be a new website, facebook page, etc.

Carmel Valley Library Bargain Book Sale

The Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will hold a Bargain Book Sale on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m. Proceeds will go to buy new materials for the library and to pay for children's programs, art and music programs. The book sale will take place in the Community Room of the Library. Come and FILL A BAG WITH BOOKS FOR ONLY $2.00 at this bargain book sale and support the Carmel Valley Branch Library.

Help Seniors & Become a Volunteer Driver!

There will be a FREE workshop for the JFS "On the Go 101" program at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr., on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 from 6:30 – 7:30pm. The program provides rides for seniors. Can you imagine how it feels when you need to get somewhere but can’t because you no longer drive? Many older adults live with the loss of independence every day. Without transportation, simple things such as medical appointments, grocery shopping or a lunch date become major life challenges. You can make a difference! Become a part of On the Go’s transportation solution by joining our Rides & Smiles® Program as a Volunteer Driver.

Benefits of Volunteering: Volunteers choose who, when and where they drive, using our convenient web-based scheduling system; Mileage reimbursement; Secondary auto insurance; and Knowing you made a difference in the quality of life of an older adult!

You do not need to be Jewish to receive services nor to become a volunteer. Join us at this fun and informative workshop and learn how easy it is to become a volunteer driver for On the Go! FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Katey Pianko 858-637-7330, or see www.jfssd.org/onthego

PHR Park Information Meeting, Feb 5, 2013

UPDATE: Meeting rescheduled to March 5... The City of San Diego will hold a Community Information meeting for the planned Pacific Highlands Ranch (PHR) park, "Gonzales Canyon Neighborhood Park", on February 5, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA, 92130.) A document describing the meeting is available here (20130205_phr_park.pdf). The park is located to the east of Carmel Valley, off Carmel Valley Road and adjacent to the new Solana Beach Elementary school site in PHR. The site is adjacent to the trail that runs through Gonzales Canyon. Preliminary diagrams illustrating potential uses and amenities within the park will be presented to guide the discussion. Additional information is available from project manager Mark Calleran, 619-533-5197, mcalleran@sandiego.gov. Update 2: Here's a map of the park site for PHR Gonzalez Canyon Park and the adjoining school.