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Chevrolet U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition Win Free Tickets!  August 29–September 1 This year marks the third year that one of the world’s most important sand sculpting competitions is being held on a temporary beach on a pier on downtown’s Big Bay. Sculptors have called it one of the most creative atmospheres in the world and USA Today named it “One of The Ten Best Sand Sculpting Events in The U.S.” The event takes place on “B” Street Pier and there will be a beautiful wide esplanade at the base of the pier open to the public. While sandcastles stretch west on the pier nearly 1,000 feet into the bay, some of downtown’s grandest castles in the sky will lie just to the East across Harbor Drive. New for this year is a beer garden, right at the edge of the pier. The Challenge is open late on Saturday night, and it’s quite the sight to see magnificent sand sculptures profiled against the setting sun. Sculptors come from all around the world to participate in this event! Joo-heng Tan from Singapore and Chris Guinto of Key West are joining sculptors from Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Latvia and Quebec to challenge the best from across the U.S. At stake is more than $60,000 in appearance, prize money and expenses. Sandis Kondrats, the Latvian, took the Grand Prize in 2013, while Rusty Croft from Carmel, CA won it in 2012. So this is the rubber

match in the Challenge: Will this year’s Grand Prize winner be from the U.S., or from Canada, Europe or Asia? Bruce Phillips of Carlsbad won the People’s Choice Award in the World Masters Class at last summer’s event, but this year his fellow sculptors don’t have to compete with him. They do need to abide by his rules, however, as Bruce is one of the event’s managers. Rusty Croft from Carmel has also left the ranks of competitors to join the show producers. Both Phillips and Croft are both previous winners at the US Sand Sculpting Challenge. No matter how much you love the sand sculptures, however, you can’t buy them. But at the 3D Art Exposition, you can buy more than 1,000 works of art in other media, like metal, wood, glass, acrylic, fabric, gemstones and more. Many of the finest artists in the Southwest are on the pier, exhibiting and selling their wares. The 4-day event offers fun for the whole family. There are kids’ rides, big bands on the big stage and trucks offering great food from different parts of the country and different parts of the world. How’d you like to have your kids taught how to

build sandcastles by sculptors who’ve created award winners in Amsterdam and Paris and Tokyo? The Chevrolet U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge is located at ‘B’ Street Pier, downtown San Diego. Find more information at www.ussandsculpting.com. Sponsored by inSlider food trucks, active duty military and their families are admitted to the event free on its first day open to the public, Friday, August 29. Admission for others is $4-$5 on Friday, and $7-$10 on Saturday through Monday. Win Free Tickets! Enter to win tickets to the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and 3D Art Exposition by visiting www. NorthCountySun.com and filling out the simple entry form. You may only enter one time. Winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and email.

MCAS Miramar Air Show

We’re Giving Away Free Grandstand Tickets!  October 3–5 Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is host once again to the largest military Air Show in the country! This year’s theme is Celebrating the Marine-Air Ground Task Force. MCAS Miramar is honored to host an amazing lineup of military and civilian performers and is pleased to welcome back the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels for what is sure to be another thrilling performance. The Air Show takes place October 3, 4, and 5 at MCAS Miramar. Complementing the aerial performances, the flight line will have military aircraft exhibits, air show memorabilia, and plenty of refreshments. During the air show everyone will have the opportunity to spend time with our military’s most important asset–our service members. Talking with these brave young men and women will reveal their dedication and passion for protecting our nation and our way of life. The air show has been a Miramar tradition for more than 50 years. The first large-scale Miramar Air Show was in 1953, which was then Naval Air Station Miramar, and

300,000 people attended. MCAS Miramar continues the tradition of this grand air show and now serves as home to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. 3dMAW’s mission is to provide combat ready expeditionary aviation forces capable of short notice world wide deployment to Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF), fleet and unified commanders. The following items are prohibited on the flight line: Any type of weapons, alcoholic beverages, pets, glass containers, ice chests larger than two gallons, bags and

backpacks larger than 8 x 11 inches (standard backpack), bicycles, skates, scooters and skateboards. The following items are permitted on the flight line: cameras, camcorders, cell phones, PDAs, folding chairs, umbrellas. To purchase seating or to view the FAQ, please visit www.miramarairshow.com. For additional information call (858) 5774141 or (858) 577-4126. Enter to Win a Pair of Grandstand Tickets! Sit in the Grandstands so you won’t miss a thing. The Grandstands are set up right along the flight line and have unobstructed views of the air and ground performances. Visit www.NorthCountySun.com and fill in the simple entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you at the amazing MCAS Miramar Air Show!

The 13th Annual San Diego Film Festival September 24-28, Wednesday-Sunday The 2014 San Diego Film Festival will be on September 24-28, with award-winning independent films, filmmakers, actors, panels and parties. The Festival, now in its 13th year and featuring more than 100 film screenings, will be held at the Reading Theater in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla. It is produced by the non-profit San

Diego Film Foundation. Since a 2012 expansion, the Festival added the ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla as a venue, allowing for an increasingly high profile slate of indie films to be programmed. “12 Years a Slave,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “August: Osage County” are just a few of the recent Academy Award-nominated movies that have played at the San

Diego Film Festival before their mainstream debut. Reading Theater in Downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter is located at 701 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 92101 and ArcLight Cinemas in La Jolla is located at 4425 La Jolla Village Dr., San Diego, 92122. For more information call (619) 818-2221 or visit www.sdfilmfest.com.

Oceanside International Film Festival Established in 2009, the Oceanside Film Festival (OIFF) is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged. It gives film buffs a jumpstart for viewing local and international films. Film industry guests and audience members alike will appreciate the ocean infused atmosphere surrounding the City of Oceanside where the festival is held. Print Zone Entertainment 7040 Avenida Encinas 104-115 Carlsbad, CA 92011 info@NorthCountySun.com www.NorthCountySun.com Advertising Office (760) 635-9100 Fax (760) 635-9200

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August 3 2pm–6pm–Red Carpet Welcome & Opening Evening at Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054. Includes arrival of honorable guests, reception of filmmakers, refreshments & appetizers, live entertainment, and screening of Guest Feature Film “Patrol Base Jaker,” winner of previous OIFF. August 4 6pm–10pm–screening of films at The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054 August 5–8 6pm–10pm–screening of films at The Brooks

August 9 10am–12pm–screening of films at Star Theatre 1:00 pm to 2:25 pm–Workshop from 2:35 pm to 4:20 pm–screening of films at Star Theatre 4:30 pm to 5:55 pm–Casting For Film Workshop at The Brooks Theatre. Dinner is optional. 6:05 pm to 9:00 pm–screening of films at Star Theatre August 10 2pm–5pm – Closing Awards Gala at Star Theatre (includes refreshments & appetizers, live entertainment and Awards Presentations. For venue and ticket information visit www.ocaf.info.

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