September 2017 Around Town

Coach Steve 
Fisher shares 
trials and triumphs of college basketball at La Costa Glen Retirement Community

Former San Diego State University head basketball coach Steve Fisher recently entertained a crowd of more than 170 people at the La Costa Glen Retirement Community with stories ranging from how he won the NCAA National Championship at the University of Michigan to how he built a winning basketball program at San Diego State University. Fisher, a longtime friend of La Costa Glen resident Perry Feuer, was the headliner for the community’s ongoing Sports Night series.

Fisher also shared his experience as a guest at the White House after winning the national championship, details of his longtime friendship with UCLA basketball icon John Wooden, and his philosophy on recruiting and mentoring young basketball players. Fisher retired as head basketball coach for San Diego State earlier this year. lacostaglen.com

La Costa Animal Hospital 
Pet Awareness Day

La Costa Animal Hospital and SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time) presented Pet Awareness Day on July 8 in the Gelson’s parking lot at the corner of La Costa Avenue and El Camino Real.  The fundraising event included food, applications for both dog and cat pet adoptions and raffle prizes.  Almost $400 was raised for SPOT at this fun community event. lacostavet.com

A Little Furry TLC Goes a Long Way to Help Patients

In a quintessential San Diego story of kindness, caring and compassion, Carlsbad-based Hospice of the North Coast (HNC) teamed with Solana Beach-based Tender Loving Canines (TLC) to obtain Stevie, a sweet black Labrador. Stevie was trained as a service dog by two inmates in the Prisoners Overcoming Obstacles & Creating Hope (POOCH) program at Donovan State Correctional Facility in south San Diego County. Beginning in the Spring of 2017, Stevie has been helping patients who receive symptom management care at HNC’s Pacifica House find solace, comfort and joy.  hospicenorthcoast.org

Shop with the Chef at Carlsbad Farmers’ Market

Join fellow foodies for a Farmers’ Market tour with a restaurant Chef, followed by a multi-course meal specially prepared from ingredients and products from the State Street Farmers’ Market.  The evening starts with a tour of the market and inside information on what it means to be certified organic, how certain products are made, and which ones are from right here in Carlsbad.  After a 20-25 minute tour, diners will walk to the restaurant for a very special culinary evening. Shop With The Chef dinners are currently limited to 20 diners per event.  Tickets are $55 and do not include tip or drinks. The next event will be hosted by The Compass Restaurant on Wednesday, September 20th from 5:45pm – 8:00pm. carlsbad-village.com/events/farmers-market

TRAVELMAKERS HOSTS WINE RIVER CRUISES INFO NIGHT

Be our guest at The Wine Loft, 1911 Calle Barcelona #151 in The Forum Shops September 25 at 6:30pm. There will be a presentation by Uniworld Boutique River Cruises, a drawing for a wine and food gift certificate, as well as European wine sampling and appetizers. Enjoy your evening with other travel enthusiasts! All are welcome! RSVP to Kim Parizek 760-402-5307. travelmakers.com/kimp

World Champion Beach Bocce 
raises over $105,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs 
of Carlsbad

The World Championship Beach Bocce Tournament was held on July 14th at Dog Beach in Del Mar. A highlight of day were the colorful costumes and catchy team names. An impressive gathering of 420 teams played 1,002 games on 83 courts during the fun-filled and competitive event and raised over $105,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. beachbocce.com