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New Veteran Business Outreach Center Opens in Carlsbad

MiraCosta College was awarded a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to host a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC). The center will serve veterans and their spouses, helping veteran business owners get certified to bid on government contracts; offer counseling and one-on-one assistance in developing business plans, etc. MiraCosta.edu

HONORARY CHAIRS NAMED FOR ANNUAL BGCC GALA

Maribeth and Mike Maher, longtime community residents and volunteers, were named Honorary Chairs of Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s 34th Annual “Black and White Masquerade” Gala which will take place at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, September 24, at 6 p.m. The event is projected to raise $275,000 for BGCC’s impactful programs. BGCCarlsbad.org

Carlsbad Families Invited to Pacific Ridge School Admissions Open House

Pacific Ridge School, a non-profit, independent middle and high school (grades 7-12), offers fall and winter Admissions Open House events for the 2016-2017 academic year. The first is October 29, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. A second Open House event is January 7, 2017, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. RSVP with Admissions. PacificRidge.org

Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash to Benefit Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses

The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) and San Diego Aviators of World Team Tennis partnered to present the Pillars of Hope Tennis Smash at the Omni La Costa Resort. Proceeds benefitted MTF, a public 501c3 organization founded by Brad and Beth Thorp, to help families who have children suffering from life-threatening illnesses. MitchellThorp.org

Carlsbad Citizens of the Year Announced

Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Zona Murray and Phil Urbina were named Carlsbad Citizens of the Year. The annual award recognizes community members who have dedicated themselves to improving Carlsbad through outstanding service. This year’s honorees, selected by a committee of Carlsbad residents, were recognized during a ceremony at City Hall. CarlsbadCA.gov

Go San Diego Card Offers Discounts to Local Attractions

Check out local and area attractions using the Go San Diego Card this Labor Day weekend and through the rest of the year at discounted ticket prices! Skip lines at entrance to attractions, build your own itinerary in advance, or purchase all-inclusive packages at one flat rate. SmartDestinations.com

Watch OKLAHOMA! at New Village Arts Theatre

Tickets are on sale all through September 25 for OKLAHOMA! Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein | Directed by Teddy Eck, it celebrates the vibrant and rich history of the American West. The Pulitzer Prize-winner OKLAHOMA! is chock full of iconic and unforgettable songs that the whole family will enjoy, such as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” and “People Will Say We’re in Love.” NewVillageArts.org

C12 San Diego Announces Employer Rights Workshop

An internationally recognized advocate law firm, Alliance Defending Freedom, will provide business owners with case studies and legal precedence to help clear up the murkiness and misinformation that exists on what can and cannot be expressed in the workplace regarding ones’ faith. Two separate workshops available Tuesday, Oct 11, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Corporate Alliance of San diego offices. C12Group.com