June 2017 Around Town

An Evening with Graham Nash at NAMM’s Museum 
of Making Music

In a star-studded event on April 8, music icon Graham Nash, community champions and music education patrons came together to “Play it Forward” at NAMM’s Museum of Making Music’s (MoMM) gala fundraiser event, “An Evening with Graham Nash.” The annual event was attended by 170 guests and raised over $70,000 in donations that will grant music education programs, museum access and scholarships to both children and adults in the community. The evening’s main event included an hour-long concert performance by Nash, accompanied by guitarist Shane Fontayne (Lone Justice, Sting, Bruce Springsteen).
The event also officially launched “The Photography of Graham Nash,” a new gallery exhibit featuring 29 photographs of famed artists photographed by Nash, including Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash, Jerry Garcia, Judy Collins (with Stephen Stills), Neil Young, Cass Elliot, Taj Majal, David Crosby and Jackson Browne, along with some of Nash’s most significant quotes and song lyrics, blending his love of photography and music into one setting. The exhibit will be on display until August 31, 2017 and is included in the cost of admission.  museumofmakingmusic.org


Almost 400 guests and many dogs flocked to the Carlsbad Flower Fields on the evening of April 6th for the inaugural Carlsbad event, “Fashion, Flowers & Fido”. This marked the first time pet owners were invited to bring their “friendly” dogs to the world-famous Carlsbad Flower Fields. Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall greeted the audience from the runway and warmly welcomed everyone to enjoy this new, unique to Carlsbad, special event.

Guests received a “Wag & Swag Bag” with gifts for both dogs and their “people”. The evening’s festivities included a fashion show featuring designer brands from The Carlsbad Premium Outlets, with models walking down the “Haute Dog” runway along with fashionably-attired adoptable dogs from Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Special guest models – all dog lovers – included Carlsbad City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Keith Blackburn, Carlsbad Chief of Police Neil Gallucci and Carlsbad Fire Chief Michael Davis. The fundraising event benefited the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS), Simon Youth Foundation and The Flower Fields. sdpets.org

Father’s Day Facial at 
Tri-City Wellness

Treat dad to a rejuvenating Gentleman’s Facial and custom 60-minute massage at the Tri-City Wellness Center Spa. The Father’s Day Spa Package is valid 6/1-6/18 and the Spa is open to public. tricitywellness.com

Aviara Oaks and Calavera Hills 
Middle Schools Named California Gold Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced this year’s California Gold Ribbon Schools Award recipients, and two Carlsbad Unified middle schools are among the honorees. Both Calavera Hills Middle School (CHMS) and Aviara Oaks Middle School have been chosen for this award. Schools are selected based on applications they submit describing their model programs supporting student success that can be replicated by other schools. Of over 2,600 public middle and high schools in California, and 477 that applied for the recognition, only 275 are being honored as Gold Ribbon Schools for 2017. “I congratulate CHMS and AOMS for this accomplishment,” said Superintendent Benjamin Churchill. “These schools represent what is best in Carlsbad Unified—a challenging curriculum, a student-centered culture, and room for creative risk-taking and hands-on learning.”

Carlsbad Educational 
Foundation K-12 SUMMER CAMPS

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation operates a fun and enriching series of half-day camps each June 19th through August 11th, offering 46 programs designed specifically to inspire and teach students kindergarten through eighth grade in the areas of science, music, technology and the arts. They’re kicking off with Zookeepers, Code Basics, Write and Illustrate Your Own Book, Crazy Cartoon Creations, Comedy Improv, and Feel the Beat! Classes may fill-up, so don’t wait to enroll, in order to ensure you get into your favorite class! Camp locations: Magnolia Elementary and Pacific Rim Elementary.  Day Care: Summer Kids’ Care will be offered at Magnolia Elementary School and Pacific Rim Elementary School to provide convenient, full-day care. It’s an opportunity for students of working parents to enjoy a full-day program of fun and educational enrichment. Summer Kids’ Care provides care from 7:00AM to 6:25PM daily. Enroll your child in Kids’ Care before or after the Summer Enrichment Camp for only $195 per week.  carlsbaded.org

North Coast Calvary 
Chapel KidsGames

North Coast Calvary Chapel announced their summer program KidsGames; four, one-week-long camps for kids from age 4 through 6th grade that use sports and creative arts to teach positive values. Children are given the chance to learn through sports, art and other electives, build new friendships, and serve the community through a compassion project.  It is an amazing week of experiential learning unlike anything else on the planet.  It really is the BEST KID THING ON EARTH! They offer electives as diverse as Race Car Pit Crew to Juggling to Science to even Jedi training, all for the purpose of fun. Each KidsGames session is four hours of outdoor, off-screen, old fashioned excitement and adventure. northcoastcalvarychapel.org

The San Diego Aviators are Back 
July 16th to August 2nd!

The San Diego Aviators, San Diego’s professional tennis team provides fans with unmatched tennis competition and the most unique sports spectator experience. Comprised of the finest tennis players that compete on the ATP and WTA tours, the Aviators battle in the World Team Tennis professional season and play tennis that is fast paced, exciting and different than what most tennis fans are used to. The Aviators play home games at the Omni La Costa Resort July 16th to August 2nd. No other team sport provides the highest level of competition with such intimate fan access. Fans are up close and personal to the action and players happily provide autographs after the event – even high fives during the match. An evening with the Aviators is a wonderful experience for the entire family.  The San Diego Aviators are the reigning WTT Champions and the only professional team from San Diego to win a championship. Based on this astounding achievement, the San Diego Aviators will be recognized for “Significant Achievement” at the 71st Annual Salute to the Champions by the San Diego Hall of Champions.  sandiegoaviators.com