May 2017 Around Town

The Flower Fields – open until May 14th.

Don’t miss out on the chance to see over 50 acres of blooming flowers including the beautiful ranunculus, Ecke poinsettias and American Flag display. Take a ride on an antique tractor or enjoy numerous events at the fields.

San Diego County Fair Performers Announced

The San Diego County Fair entertainment lineup will include Country Megastars Toby Keith & Darius Rucker, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, 60s sensation Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, R&B Diva Patti Labelle, and fair favorites Switchfoot, to name a few.  The theme for the Fair is ‘Where the West is Fun’ and Fair dates are June 2nd-July 4th.

Free Parenting Seminar at North Coast Calvary Chapel

Denise Phipps, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, is holding a special parenting seminar “Parenting from the Inside Out” on May 13th from 9 am-5 pm at North Coast Calvary Chapel.  Topics will include: child and adult, memory and brain development, how emotions shape our interpersonal experiences, coherent and collaborative communication, and mindsight/mindfulness practices.  Free and open to the public.  Register to attend at

Pacific Ridge School Celebrates First Decade

This spring, Pacific Ridge School is celebrating its first 10 years with a series of festivities. The middle and high school, which has grown from 108 students in 2007 to 577 in 2017, is known for its academics, service learning program, and global travel opportunities for all students. On March 2nd, the school community gathered on the athletic field to create a commemorative photograph representing the school’s mascot, the Firebird.

Dance Camps at Carlsbad Dance Centre

Looking for Ballet, Tap, Jazz or Hip Hop classes for your little one?  Carlsbad Dance Centre will be holding camps from June 26th to August 11th.  Students will enjoy professional instruction, learn new moves, and have a great time making new friends.  Each camp is held Monday thru Friday from 9:00am-1:00pm with a performance at the end of each week.  Camps are open to all dancers ages 3-14 and no previous experience or studio enrollment is necessary.

TGIF Concerts in the Park Dates Announced

Join your friends every Friday night June 23rd to August 18th for free fun-filled live music events  at various park locations throughout Carlsbad featuring bands such as pop, country, reggae, latin and more.  Enjoy free parking, shuttle service and hands-on art activities. A variety of food vendors are available…or bring your own picnic!  Mark your calendars now! Exact locations and performers will be announced soon.


Husband and wife team, James and Jenny Pyo of Blue Ocean Robata, recently opened a new fast casual healthy restaurant in the Village called Pokewan.  The restaurant located at 2958 Madison Ave, serves up poke bowls (poke, which means cubed) made from fresh ingredients and topped with fresh tuna and salmon.  They also serve delicious desserts and make rice pops.

The Spring/Summer Carlsbad City Community Services Guide is Out

Looking for a new hobby or keep the kids entertained?  Check out all the fun things to do around the city at Carlsbad Connect.  Sign up for  aquatics, dance, fitness, martial arts, sports leagues for youth and adult, preschool, Senior Center activities, summer camps and special interest classes.

To Register call 760-434-2826 or


My Gym is coming to Carlsbad early this summer!

My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility devised to help children 6 weeks thru 10 years of age develop physically, cognitively and emotionally. They offer structured, age-appropriate, weekly classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence and self-esteem. The state-of-the-art facility, extensively trained staff, award-winning class programs, and excellent student/teacher ratio have earned My Gym the reputation as the best early learning program of its kind.