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DISCOVERY GALA 2016, THE WIZARD OF AGUA

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation will hold its annual gala “Discovery Gala 2016, The Wizard of Agua” on July 16, 2016, at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa in Carlsbad beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour and silent auction. Cost is $175 for members or $225 for potential members with reservations requested by July 13. Proceeds from the gala will benefit the work of the foundation in preserving and caring for the lagoon. Sponsorships are available for the event. This year’s gala will honor Grand Pacific Resorts, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Outreach and Walt Meier for their contributions to the Foundation. Lagoon.AguaHedionda.org 

HOEHN MOTORS SUPPORTS YMCA SAN DIEGO COUNTY

The Hoehn Motors family, through the Hoehn Family Challenge Grant, offered the community a special opportunity to join them in supporting the SD County YMCA. They matched $20,000 in pledges made by partners by the end of March. As a result of the contributions from partners plus the $20,000 match, they were able to raise $47,400 in total this year. Hoehn Motors’ Josh Sherman joined the Board of Directors for the YMCA of San Diego County in 2015, in place of his father-in-law, Bill Hoehn, who served on the YMCA Board for over 18 years. HoehnMotors.com

CHS VARSITY LANCER DANCERS 
SUMMER CAMP

Elementary and middle school kids who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future, are invited to brush up on their dance skills this summer with the Carlsbad High School Varsity Dance Team. The World Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 16 through 19 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The summer camp is open to beginners, intermediate and advanced dancers for a donation of $125 per child (includes a free T-shirt and photo). LancerDancers.com 

MESERET DEFAR, JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI WIN CARLSBAD 5000

The 31st edition of the world’s fastest 5K took place with thousands of runners taking to the streets of one of California’s most-scenic seaside towns. Ethiopian Meseret Defar, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the 5000 and the top-seeded runner on Sunday lived up to expectations. Defar’s time for the 5K was 15:02. Kenyan rival Caroline Kipkirui finished second in 15:13. Susan Kuijken of the Netherlands was third in 15:28. In the men’s race, Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda won in 13:24. Wilson Too of Kenya (13:29) and Debeli Gezmu of Ethiopia (13:38) were second and third respectively. RunRockNRoll.com

EQUINOX UNVEILS CLUB IN CARLSBAD

Equinox, the high performance lifestyle leader, announced its entrance into the San Diego market with the opening of Equinox La Costa in Carlsbad. Located at 7710 El Camino Real, the 30,000 square-foot club combines the unparalleled service and facilities that Equinox offers at each of its 80 global locations with a Spanish design aesthetic unique to the region. In addition to the main group fitness studio, Equinox La Costa features four additional group fitness spaces, including a barre studio, a yoga studio, a Pilates studio and a cycling studio equipped to offer The Pursuit by Equinox, a new immersive and highly competitive cycling class. Equinox.com

SUMMER CAMP AT THE DISCOVERY CENTER

Summer Camp at the DC educates campers on the flora and fauna around the lagoon, takes them on daily hikes around the native garden and trail, and lets them interact with the DC animal ambassadors. Each week is a fun and different theme, allowing students to “taste nature” and learn through hands-on activities. Week 1 will be themed “Life on the Lagoon” and Week 2 will be focused on the ecology and habitat of the area. To register visit AguaHedionda.org

LOCAL SOCKS IT TO THE BOYS 
AND GIRLS CLUB

Carlsbad local John Rich has introduced Carlsbad Socks to the community. Although there were plenty of Carlsbad t-shirts, hats and bags, Rich was hard pressed to find a pair of Carlsbad-branded socks. “I called a friend of mine who manufactures socks in the U.S., we planted the seed, it all grew from there,” says Rich. Family-run business Socco, based out of Wilmington, NC manufactures the socks, which are sold at Carlsbad Pipelines Offshore Surf Shop, Back to Cali, Linda’s Gift Shop, Best Shoes in California, 7/11 Palomar Airport Road, 7/11 Oak Ave Downtown, Raw Skin Surf Shop and Swami’s Café Carlsbad. Two dollars of every pair sold goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, helping fund their impactful after school programming. IndependentTradingCo.com | Socco78.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

MUSEUM OF MAKING MUSIC 
JUNE PERFORMANCES

Take your pick from a series of performances this month at Museum of Making Music right here in Carlsbad. Italian violin wizard Luca Ciarla owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. Noam Pikelny, the award winning Punch Brothers’ banjoist, debuts a bonafide solo show. African Guitar Summit features six musicians, each experts in their style, coming together to create musical chemistry. On Make Music Day, the Museum joins the global Make Music Day celebration by offering “Pay what you wish!” admission, extended hours, and musical activities all day long. And The Hutchins Consort plays on the eight-scaled violins designed and built by luthier Dr. Carleen Hutchins. Sound like music to your ears? MuseumOfMakingMusic.org

SOCAL SURF LESSONS SUMMER CAMP

At SoCal Surf Lesson Camp, they have created a program that teaches basic and intermediate surfing skills in a fun and safe way. Their C.P.R./First Aide certified instructors are well experienced and knowledgeable about ocean life and safety. Their low student to instructor ratio of 3:1 gives a new surfer the attention they need. You will be met each morning by your own SoCal Surf Camp instructor. Each day you will receive instruction in ocean safety and surf etiquette. Students develop skills in and around the water that provide a foundation for fun, safe and better surfing in the future. Check out their summer camp dates this month and next to get your surf skills up to speed! SoCalSurfLessons.com

TGIF CONCERTS IN 
THE PARK

A tradition that has truly become an integral part of the community’s life. Presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office, the annual concert season begins in late June and continues every Friday evening through mid-August. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. and are free. Head out to a concert and join in the fun. You’ll find great music, plenty of room to dance, beautiful park settings for picnicking, free shuttle buses, fun hands-on art activities for the kids – it’s the best in community programming. VisitCarlsbad.com

SUMMER CAMP FOR PRESCHOOLERS

Are you wondering what to do with your preschoolers during those long summer days? Send them to Summer Camps for Preschoolers at Coast Kids Preschool, a ministry of North Coast Calvary Chapel. 10 great sessions to choose from June 20 – August 23. Preschoolers love the fun and active themes. Parents love the scheduling options, safe environment, low ratios, and caring, experienced staff. Your child does not need to be a current student to attend these summer camps. Coast Kids Preschool has been serving Carlsbad and the surrounding communities with an excellent preschool since 2008! NorthCoastCalvary.org

Correction 
The feature image in our May issue cover story Man About Town was wrongly attributed. Photography is by Joe Hall of Visions Unlimited. The error is sincerely regretted.