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PEDAL FOR A PURPOSE

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation is hosting their Pedal for a Purpose to raise funds for music, science and innovation for 11,000 students in Carlsbad schools. This high-energy stationary-bike-a-thon features: exciting spin instructors, crazy costumed riders, fun activities for kids, bike safety check-ups by the Carlsbad Fire Department and a health and wellness expo! The event will be on the plaza at the Omni La Costa. CarlsbadED.org

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet & Bottomless Mimosas can be enjoyed at Green Dragon Tavern – featuring a free admission to their Colonial American history museum, highly acclaimed family-friendly restaurant, coffeehouse, bookstore, and private banquet space. They also have a daily Happy Hour from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. and all day Sundays. GreenDragonTavernCA.com

PAMPER MOM LIKE A QUEEN

Mom isn’t likely to go get a spray tan on her own, so a stop at Blush Tan is the perfect surprise to give her a little added glow. Blush’s chemical-free products comprise top notch ingredients (free of all oils), providing a natural look in just 15 minutes. Trade in the normal mani-pedi rendezvous for an appointment at Blink Lash Boutique for fuller, flirtier lashes. In just the blink of an eye, lashes can be transformed with ‘Bashful’, ‘Blush’ or ‘Bombshell’ packages that will keep lashes beautiful for up to 4 weeks. BlushTan.com and BlinkLashBoutique.com

LA COSTA DENTAL’S CHARITY INITIATIVES

La Costa Dental Excellence donates 100% of proceeds earned from teeth whitening services performed during March through June to charities every year. Last year, they raised $12,000 and this year their goal is $15,000. Local charity Solutions For Change, which transforms lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness, receives 50% of those proceeds and the rest benefits Smiles For Life, raising money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged kids. Participate in the efforts of this community-oriented organization – head on over for some teeth whitening and contribute to a great cause! LaCostaDentalExcellence.com

PACIFIC RIDGE SCHOOL’S 
SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES

For the second consecutive year, Pacific Ridge School has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a California Green Ribbon School for its excellence in resource efficiency, health and wellness, and environmental and sustainability education. Pacific Ridge is one of just nine individual California schools, and the only San Diego County school, to receive the program’s Gold Award. Pacific Ridge’s approach to sustainability combines programs designed to reduce the school’s direct environmental impact with courses, service learning programs and global engagement opportunities that incorporate exploration of environmental, economic, and social sustainability concepts.   “Through our sustainability work on campus, we aim to inspire our students to think both locally and globally about issues affecting us daily,” said Pacific Ridge Sustainability Coordinator Melissa Symington. PacificRidge.org

REGISTER FOR PACIFIC RIDGE SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAMS

Pacific Ridge School is pleased to offer a variety of summer programs for rising 5th through 12th-grade students. The session runs from mid-June until mid-August, and is open to all students from the community. Offerings include academic classes, day programs and sports camps. The Firebird Program, for students entering 5th through 7th grade, includes morning elective sessions filled with hands-on, project-based learning. Campers can choose to extend their day by participating in an afternoon program filled with fun PE-style games and team sports. Academic courses include essay-writing workshops, Middle School Skills for Success, Freshman Seminar, and Upper School courses in product design, entrepreneurship, and more. Sports camps, including basketball, lacrosse, volleyball and more, give athletes the opportunity to focus on skill development, improving fundamentals, and learning game strategy. PacificRidge.org