Canine Companions’ graduation ceremonies occur four times a year. At these inspiring events, people with disabilities graduate with their new, expertly-trained assistance dogs. These dogs have been in training for over two years and know approximately 40 commands including opening doors, operating light switches and retrieving dropped objects. The graduation ceremony is the culmination of an intensive, residential, two-week Team Training course with these new human/canine partners at the Canine Companions Southwest Training Center in Oceanside.
Yearly, MiraCosta College hosts more than 200 business leaders, influential citizens, elected officials, and MiraCosta College faculty and staff at the Community Leaders Breakfast: Report to the Region, where attendees get to hear from the college’s president about our accomplishments and vision for the future. This years theme, Breaking [New] Ground, will highlight the innovative ways MiraCosta continues to serve the local community and contribute to economic growth.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Foundation for the Children of the Californias (FCC) work supporting the Hospital Infantil de las Californias (HIC), the only nationally certified Mexican pediatric specialty hospital in Baja California. Join us for the festivities on October 13, 2019 at The Prado in Balboa Park.
The celebration will begin at 4p with a silent auction and the opportunity to bid on multiple exciting items. A deliciously plated dinner catered by The Prado Restaurant will follow alongside an awards ceremony to recognize FCC individuals who have gone above and beyond to improve children’s health throughout the the San Diego and Baja California mega region. The celebration will culminate with an electrifying Latin-and-Blues Rock performance by Santana Ways, a Carlos Santana tribute band.
Be sure to join us in supporting a brighter and healthier future for the children of the San Diego/Tijuana region!
Join the fun at DogFest San Diego, a community-based festival that brings dog lovers together for a cause. Whether you have a dog or simply love them, spend the day at DogFest and celebrate our canine friends and heroes that bring joy to our lives. All funds raised benefit Canine Companions for Independence and their mission of matching assistance dogs with children, adults and veterans with disabilities, free of charge. These expertly trained assistance dogs make a profound impact through the jobs they do like opening doors, picking up dropped items, alerting to sounds and much more.
Gather your friends, family and dogs and head to Waterfront Park in San Diego on October 12 for the 6th annual DogFest San Diego featuring a dog-friendly beer & wine sampling garden! Entrance includes ten tastings of your choice from amazing local craft vendors. Tickets are $25 advance purchase when you register, or may be purchased at DogFest for $30. Please note, only one ticket can be purchased per registration.
Everyone is invited to join us for a day of fun, festivities, inspiring speakers, dog demonstrations, music, food and more! Registration is free. Fundraising is encouraged.
I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) would like to invite you to save the date for the 35th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday September 21st from 9am to 12pm! Registration opens on Monday August 26th at www.CleanupDay.org! All available locations will be posted on the website with directions and maps included.
We are hoping to mobilize over 8,000 volunteers at 100+ sites throughout San Diego County! The sites will range from beaches, trails, parks, and neighborhoods, along with a few on-water locations. Last year on Coastal Cleanup Day, our 6,808 volunteers at 106 sites removed 138,499 pounds of litter and debris, as well as completed special projects like painting, planting, and removing invasive plants to help restore our environment.
More information about our event, like the ILACSD 65th Anniversary Commemorative Patch, Bling Your Bucket contest, Sony Photo Contest, and the event waiver required by all participants (parent/guardian signature mandatory for volunteers under the age of eighteen) will also be available on the website shortly under “Event Info”.
Our first annual fundraiser will be an evening you won’t want to miss!
Good food, good fun, and awesome music!
Featuring musician | singer | songwriter Brendan James!
Additional music provided by George Stewart, Singer | Songwriter
This is a home concert party hosted by the Letts family in Carlsbad. You must be registered to attend. We hope to see you there!
Now entering its ninth year, the AimLoan.com San Diego Blues Festival is living up to its mission to provide great blues at an affordable price, and raise money to support the battle against hunger in our community. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank.
With the glorious music of Mozart as a backdrop, Peter Shaffer’s AMADEUS assures North Coast Repertory Theatre of a grand start to Season 38. The Tony winner for Best Play weaves the fascinating tale of composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Told in a series of flashbacks laced with humor, intrigue and personal insight, AMADEUS examines two men – one consumed with jealousy; the other, blissfully unaware of his extraordinary gifts. Deemed “terrifically entertaining and highly theatrical” by The New York Times, this audience favorite deftly explores musical genius by a master playwright. Tickets are already going quickly, so order now.
Richard Baird directs Tony Amendola,* Rafael Goldstein,* Kathryn Tkel,* Louis Lotorto,* Nick Kennedy, Andrew Oswald,* Andrew Barnicle,* Alice Sherman,* Christopher M. Williams,* and Leigh Ellen Akin in AMADEUS. The design team includes Marty Burnett (Scenic Design), Matthew Novotny (Lighting), Elisa Benzoni (Costumes), Philip Korth (Props) and Peter Herman (Hair and Wig Design). Aaron Rumley* is the Stage Manager.
*The actor or stage manager appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association. For photos, go to www.northcoastrep.org/press.
AMADEUS previews begin Wednesday, September 4. Opening Night on Saturday, September 7, at 8 pm. A new Preview Matinee has been added on Friday, September 6 at 2 pm and Wednesday, September 25 at 2 pm. There will be a special talkback on Friday, September 13, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7 pm, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 pm with Sundays at 7 pm through October 6, 2019. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Tickets: Previews – $49, Week Nights/Wed. & Sat. Matinees – $55; Sat. Eve. & Sun. Mat. $60; Sun Night – $52. By popular demand, a Wednesday Matinee has been added on September 6 at 2 pm– $49 and September 25 at 2 pm – $55. Seniors, Students, Military & Educators – $3 off admission. There is also a $20 rush for tickets 15 minutes before performance if available. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.
Join us Friday, August 2, at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa for the Canine Companions Invitational Golf Classic with emcee Dr. Sondra Thiederman.
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence® is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to ensure quality partnerships.
The assistance dogs we breed, raise and train aren’t just the ears, hands and legs of their human partners. They’re also goodwill ambassadors and often, their best friends. They open up new opportunities and new possibilities, and spread incredible joy. We unite people with dogs in a powerful program that leads to greater independence and confidence.
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents for FREE at three different outdoor venues in three different cities William Shakespeare’s THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant, Dromio, both of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names! When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. Fast-paced comedy fun for all ages.
Director, Ben Cole, is ecstatic to be working on such an energetically funny show with this motivated group of students. The Comedy of Errors is one of Shakespeare’s first plays, packed with slapstick physicality and witty poetry. Fueled with audience interaction, thrilling stage combat, and screwball characters, Ben Cole is honored to continue the tradition of bringing entertaining outdoor Shakespeare for FREE to audiences in Solana Beach for the fifth consecutive year. “We have had such success in sharing our student’s intelligent and compelling work over the past four years, that we have been invited to travel to two additional venues, one in Del Mar, and one in Encinitas,” says Cole. “We have students between the ages of 11 and 17 in this production, all of whom come from different levels of theatrical experience and Shakespeare appreciation. We’re going to have a lot of fun taking this one on the road and seeing how the different audiences react.”
Arrive at 5pm for a special 30-minute pre-show called The Green Show. Audiences will leave the noise and stress of the world behind them as actors introduce you into the world of Shakespeare.. So come early with lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an evening of Shakespeare.
The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep proudly delivers high-quality theatre instruction and five student theatre productions throughout the year, making work accessible and fun for various age groups. Check out all the upcoming options on the Theatre School website: northcoastreptheatreschool.org.
Featured in the cast are (Morgan Aiello, Encinitas; Amy Baron, Del Mar; Ruby Belt, Carlsbad; John Blackstone-Gardner, San Diego; Marie Corbin, San Diego; Karolina Decker, San Diego; Stephen Foo, Yokosuka, Japan; Hailey Irwin, Carmel Valley; Jackson Kampf, Carmel Valley; Charlotte Larson, Carlsbad; Airella Markus, San Diego; Eliana Mottla, Encinitas; Leila Ghazi Nouri, La Jolla; Annabelle Ouellet, Carmel Valley; Chris Payne, Encinitas; Eva Reineck, Carlsbad; Caroline Salel, Solana Beach; Shea Salel, Solana Beach; Claire Schechter, San Diego; Hailey Topolovac, San Diego; Arianna Trette, Solana Beach; Rachel Weir, Encinitas).
Performance times begin at 5:30pm and end with the sunset. First weekend of shows are presented at the Grauer School –1500 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024 from July 18th-20th. Second weekend of shows are presented at the Birdwing Amphitheater Open Air Classroom – 3201 Via de la Valle, Del Mar 92014 from July 25th-27th. Third weekend of shows are presented at La Colonia Park – 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach 92075 August 1st-3rd. FREE ADMISSION to all performances!