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POWERFULLY POSITIVE Local nonprofit Kids for Peace builds peace in communities from Carlsbad to Kenya to Pakistan through youth leadership and community service. We chat with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill McManigal about how the powerful message of Kids for Peace has spread from Carlsbad around the world since the organization’s birth 10 years ago.

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FACES IN THE CROWD PAUL BASSETT

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MAVERICKS SPRING SPORTS PREVIEW CARLSBAD MARATHON & HALF MARATHON

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t would be nearly impossible for me to say how many times people ask me if I know of a good contractor. A good painter. A solar company to call for an estimate. A handyman. A flooring company. A plumber. The list goes on and on. Everyone that knows me understands that I like to build stuff – or have stuff built for me when possible. As a kid growing up in EVERYTHING Texas, that’s just what people did. If a family HOMEZ MAGAZINE member needed to add a room onto their house, the entire family got together for a couple of months in the afternoons after their day jobs and built the room addition. I grew up thinking that everyone knew how to build stuff. It wasn’t until I moved out to Southern California as a teenager that I realized that this wasn’t the “norm” everywhere. When I talked to people about my experience helping to install a roof on my uncle’s house as a young teenager, I think most people thought I was making it up. For the past couple of years, I have been talking to 92011 Magazine readers about this issue. Everyone seemed to agree that it is often difficult to find reliable contractors, home-related products, and Derrick Breaux similar services. The general consensus was that it would be extremely Publisher convenient to have a section within the pages of this magazine that focused specifically on the home. So, today I am proud to officially introduce to you Everything Homez Magazine – a magazine within the pages of 92011 Magazine (see page 41). The goal of Everything Homez is to provide you with information on all types of products and services related to the home improvement industry. The Everything Homez section will be in every issue moving forward. You can expect to see the number of pages grow as businesses that fall within the “homez” category commit to participating – it is destined to become the ultimate ‘go-to’ resource for home improvement. Our ZCode Media team will be working diligently to seek out additional businesses in all subcategories of Everything Homez. However, if you know of a great company that fits in this category that you would like to refer, please send them our way. It’s always good to work with companies that come highly recommended by you! If you have a home improvement project in the works, please check out Everything Homez to see if there is a local company that can assist. GUID E TO EVER YTHIN G

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92024 MAGAZINE Stay Informed. Stay Connected.

THE REST IS HISTORY

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Since the early 1980s, the Encinitas Historical Society has worked hard to make sure that the deep roots of 92024 are preserved. Join along as President Carolyn Cope provides 92024 Magazine with an informative lesson in history.

Local Stories. Local Photos.

EMBRACING THE ENCINITAS VIBE

Zack David thrives on the musical inspiration he finds here in 92024.

THROUGH DYLAN’S LENS

Young Encinitas photographer Dylan Hadley is inspired by the ocean and its surfers.

For more information and articles visit www.92024magazine.com.

DEL•SOL MAGAZINE TO PROTECT AND PRESERVE

Del Sol Magazine speaks with fire captains from the Del Mar and Solana Beach stations about how their teams of firefighters, engineers, and other personnel help keep Del Sol and surrounding communities safe.

FOR HEALTHIER KIDS

Julie Luther volunteers with Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary to raise funds for child healthcare.

ACTIVE AND ADVENTUROUS

The Fitzpatrick family appreciates the Southern California lifestyle and are thrilled to call Del Mar home.

For more information and articles visit www.delsolmagazine.com.

92129 MAGAZINE FUN & FITNESS AT THE Y

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

The Rancho Family YMCA’s facility provides opportunities to play and learn for members of all ages. 92129 Magazine gets the scoop on their mission, programs, and community impact from Membership Engagement Director Monica Duggan.

We chat with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill McManigal about how the powerful message of Kids for Peace has spread from Carlsbad around the world since the organization’s birth 10 years ago.

92130 MAGAZINE LIVING LOCAL We’ve selected 10 hot spots in and around Carmel Valley that should be on your list of places to visit the next time you are hankering for a local excursion. If you haven’t already, take some time to discover these close-at-hand gems.

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:::: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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FEBRUARY FEB. 1 – 29

FEB. 20

EPIC TEEN NIGHTS: PARTY AT THE PARK

Half-off admissions to museums throughout San Diego Pick up a free pass at any local Macy’s store www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

Activities, dancing, games, and more. City staff and U.S. Marine Corps volunteers will chaperone the event. Admission: $8 5 – 9 p.m. | Calavera Hills Community Center www.carlsbadca.gov

FEB. 2

VOLUNTEER TRAIL CLEANUP EVENT

MACY’S MUSEUM MONTH

GROUNDHOG DAY

FEB. 8

CHINESE NEW YEAR

FEB. 11

A NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF GIRLS AROUND THE WORLD World marketplace and East African cuisine followed by a showing of the film Girl Rising. All proceeds go to Girls Education/The Daraja Academy. Event sponsored by The Grauer School’s Girl Rising Club. 4 – 8 p.m. | The Grauer School www.grauerschool.com

FEB. 13

THE SAUCY SIDE OF JAZZ

Help clean up and maintain one of the city’s many beautiful trails while meeting new friends and enjoying nature 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Rancho La Costa Southern Preserve www.carlsbadca.gov

MARCH MARCH 12

DANCE IS MUSIC Part of the free This is Jazz! lecture and performance series presented by City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. Featuring Besos de Coco. Seating is limited. 4 p.m. | Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadca.gov

MARCH 13

MARCH 27 EASTER

ONGOING EVENTS MONDAYS

WRITERS GROUP 9 – 11 a.m. | Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadca.gov

1ST WEDNESDAYS

CARLSBAD NEWCOMERS CLUB Meeting begins with half hour of social time followed by guest speaker 10 – 11:30 a.m. | Heritage Hall at Magee Park www.carlsbadnewcomers.org

WEDNESDAYS

STATE STREET FARMERS’ MARKET 3 – 7 p.m. | State St. www.carlsbad-village.com/events

4TH THURSDAYS

CRUISING THE ART SCENE

MARCH 14 – 18

with Carlsbad Oceanside Art League An evening of art, music, and fun 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Village Faire www.cruisingtheartscene.com

Event locations and times vary; see website www.sdwomensweek.com

1ST FRIDAYS

FEB. 14

MARCH 17

VALENTINE’S DAY

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

1 p.m. | Dove Library www.carlsbadgardenclub.com

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MARCH 18

Part of the free This is Jazz! lecture and performance series presented by City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. Featuring guitarist Robin Henkel and vocalist Whitney Shay. Seating is limited. 4 p.m. | Carlsbad Senior Center www.carlsbadca.gov

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SAN DIEGO WOMEN’S WEEK

CARLSBAD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S ANNUAL BUSINESS AWARDS

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6 – 10 p.m. | Park Hyatt Aviara Resort www.carlsbad.org

MARCH 19

5TH ANNUAL TASTE OF BRESSI An afternoon filled with craft beers, premium wines, food, live music, and more. Must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad Admission: $48 www.bgccarlsbad.org

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THE CARLSBAD GARDEN CLUB

2ND FRIDAYS

TASTE OF YOGA AND COMMUNITY POTLUCK A free hour-long yoga class followed by a community potluck 7:30 p.m. | Carlsbad Village Yoga & Fitness Co-Op www.carlsbadvillageyoga.com

3RD SATURDAYS

MONTHLY SATURDAY TRAIL VOLUNTEER EVENTS See website for trail locations and times www.carlsbadca.gov/trails


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:::: SPORTS REGISTRATION & ANNOUNCEMENTS BADMINTON OPEN PLAY BADMINTON FOR ADULTS

PICKLEBALL OPEN PLAY PICKLEBALL

TENNIS ADULT BEGINNING TENNIS

Sundays 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. | Calavera Hills Gymnasium www.carlsbadca.gov

Tuesday, Thursday: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sundays: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Calavera Hills Gymnasium www.carlsbadca.gov

Feb. 22 – March 28 6 – 7:15 p.m. | Calavera Hills Tennis Court 1 www.carlsbadconnect.org

BASEBALL CARLSBAD YOUTH BASEBALL PRESIDENTS DAY TOURNAMENT Feb. 12 – 15 | Chase and Pine Fields For more information email president@carlsbadyouthbaseball.org www.carlsbadyouthbaseball.com

BASKETBALL FRIDAY NIGHT HOOPS

YOGA YOGA CIRCLE

RUNNING MITCHELL THORP HEARTS FOR HOPE 5K RUN/WALK

Feb. 24 – March 30 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. | Calavera Hills Park Activity Room www.carlsbadconnect.org

Check-in: 8:30 a.m. Race starts: 9 a.m. | Poinsettia Park www.mitchellthorp.org

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SOFTBALL CARLSBAD SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION OPENING DAY

March 4 – April 1 Grades 1-2: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Grades 3-6: 6:30 – 8 p.m. www.carlsbadconnect.org

Feb. 5 – 26; March 4 – 25 10 – 11 a.m. | Senior Center Activity Room www.carlsbadconnect.org

Feb. 13 www.carlsbadsoftball.org

OPEN PLAY BASKETBALL FOR ADULTS Mondays: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays: 12:30 – 3 p.m. Fridays: 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Calavera Hills Gymnasium www.carlsbadca.gov

HIKING OPEN HIKE AT BATIQUITOS LAGOON

SWIMMING OPEN RECREATIONAL SWIM Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Alga Norte Aquatic Center wwww.carlsbadca.gov

Trail guides available at Nature Center or bulletin boards at each trailhead www.batiquitoslagoon.org (Dates and events subject to change)

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CARLSBAD STUDENT BRIAN MAWEU-SMALLS QUALIFIED FOR THE USATF NATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY JUNIOR OLYMPICS by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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want to represent Team USA in track and field in 2023 because I want to be the best at what I do,” shared fifth grader Brian Maweu-Smalls. This Carlsbad athlete has excelled in the sport of cross country. This past year he began by finishing first in a local competition for the San Diego/Imperial area. This win allowed him a spot in regionals, which included the three-state area of California, Nevada, and Hawaii. His team placed fifth, which qualified Brian for the USATF National Cross Country Junior Olympics held in Albuquerque, NM. Participating in the 9-10 division, the competition began with an opening ceremony in which each region in the country was called up to be recognized. Native Americans played the drums, and parents and spectators cheered the athletes on. “I was happy to represent Carlsbad,” he said. Brian

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had the opportunity to listen to those who were in the Junior Olympics before him. They told the group how to best prepare for the race. “It was amazing!” he exclaimed. Over 2,700 kids from all over the United States took part in the race and got to live this experience. He placed 105th out of 317 runners in his division. “It was raining while we were running,” Brian laughed. “My favorite part was running in the rain.” While track and field is an important focus for Brian, he has other interests as well. He plays basketball for the competitive PCH league, as well as for his school team, the Beautiful Savior Breakers, in addition to participating in Friday Night Lights Flag Football. Outside of sports, he favors math “because you get to do formulas,” and science “because you get to do cool experiments.” He also swims, plays piano, loves the beach, and playing with his friends and family. His favorite TV shows are Cupcake Wars and Chopped, even though he doesn’t like ice cream or candy. Brian is most inspired by world record-breaking runner Usain Bolt. “Usain broke his record for the 100 meter; his time was 9.69 seconds,” Bolt became the first athlete to complete a triple gold, and the most successful athlete in the 32-year history of the athletics world championship, and Brian Maweu-Smalls is ready to follow in those footsteps. “I believe I can become the best in track and field,” Brian mused. “I can break records and represent my hometown.” 

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Ingredients Champagne Cupcake 16 2 ½ 2 8 14 2 5 10 1

ounces all purpose flour teaspoons baking powder teaspoon baking soda teaspoons salt ounces butter ounces sugar eggs ounces yogurt ounces Champagne teaspoon vanilla

About the Chef

Champagne Frosting 16 ¼ ½ 2½ 2 4

ounces butter teaspoon salt teaspoon vanilla pounds powdered sugar ounces milk ounces Champagne

Strawberries, sliced

*Bring the Champagne to a boil in order to cook out the alcohol and let cool before baking with it

Cupcakes 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Directions

Melt butter, stir in sugar. Stir eggs, yogurt, Champagne, and vanilla in sugar and butter mixture. Slowly mix dry ingredients into above mixture until no lumps remain. Pour the mixture into cupcake trays ready with 24 liners and fill until ¾ full. Bake in oven at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes or until done. Let the cupcakes cool down, then frost and add any decorations that you desire, such as sliced strawberries on top.

Frosting 1. 2. 3. 4.

Cream the butter until smooth. Add the salt and vanilla, and mix until just blended. Sift and add the powdered sugar to the butter mixture. Add the milk and Champagne and mix until blended.

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Chef: Megan Wilson Family: Family is very important to me, which is one of the reasons I fit in so well here at Ohana Cupcakes. Hobbies: I have such a sweet tooth, which is one of the biggest reasons I started baking in the first place. Because I love eating sweets so much, a hobby of mine is to stay as active as possible by going on hikes, hitting the slopes, or swimming. Anything outside and I am up for it. Favorite Local Activity: I just moved here from a small town in Colorado and one of my favorite things to do is go to the beach. I guess that’s because the closest thing to a beach in Colorado is a lake. I’ve been living here for less than a month so I still have so much exploring to do. About the Recipe: As much as I love challenging myself with exciting new techniques, this recipe is super fun and easy, which is why I enjoy baking this cupcake so much. This cupcake is perfect for Valentine’s Day, but I would honestly eat it year-round. About the Chef: I have wanted to move to California for some time now to start my career and grow as a chef and I finally did it! Moving here was sudden, actually, and I am still adjusting. I honestly just feel like I’m on a vacation. A year ago in May I graduated from Colorado Mesa University with degrees in Culinary Arts and Pastry Arts. During my time in college I realized that I loved both cooking and baking but I definitely had more of a passion for pastry arts. I am excited to be part of the “Ohana family” and look forward to many more Ohana creations in the future. ¢


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:::: FACES IN THE CROWD

FOR PAUL BASSETT IS A LONGTIME FAN OF HIS COMMUNITY by KELLEY GUSICH | photo by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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aul Bassett’s family moved to Carlsbad from Lowell, MA, in 1976. He could actually fish from the back porch of the family’s first home on the cliffs of Terramar, and life only got better from there. A 1988 Carlsbad High School graduate, Paul was captain of the varsity basketball team and was also on the varsity track and surf teams. He went on to play basketball at Palomar College, and there began a major involvement with surfing and the action sports industry. “I began a 27-year-career as a marketing specialist for companies such as Lamar Snowboards, TransWorld Media, Adidas, Quiksilver, Billabong, Volcom, and Element,” Paul explained. He and his wife Marny now own a branding agency called Fashion Copy House, where they provide clothing companies throughout the US, UK, and Australia with a variety of copywriting services. “Our 10-year-old son Sutton is the light of our life,” Paul mused. When his son was just four, Paul signed on to manage his team in Carlsbad Youth Baseball (CYB). He had the simple goal of providing the team with fundamentals and the importance of teamwork. He loved it so much, what started as a weekend hobby grew into a full-fledged passion. His excitement was so apparent he was asked to become Pinto Commissioner the following year, and his commitment has become like a full-time job. “And I wouldn’t have it any other way,” he smiled. He is currently the player/coach agent on CYB’s board of directors, and he’s also involved with the North County Stingers Baseball Academy. For Paul, the most challenging part of coaching youth sports is quelling the parents’ desire for their sons and daughters to become the next world-famous athlete, and dealing with the fallout of these expectations, which can be detrimental to a child’s self-esteem and self-worth. “It’s about keeping the game fun and teaching young players life lessons they can use forever – not just on the field,” he shared. “A coaching mantra I like to share with all parents is: ‘They Play, I Coach, You Cheer!’” One of his favorite parts of life in Carlsbad is the surfing, which he has tried to enjoy several times a week, if not daily, with his crew for the past 39 years. What Paul enjoys the most about coaching youth sports is being with his son. “The times we’ve spent together at Chase Field have been the very best moments of my life.”  Name: Community: Family: Hobbies: Favorite Places in Carlsbad:

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Paul Augustine Bassett III Carlsbad Village By-the-Sea Wife – Marny; Son – Sutton Coaching youth baseball and basketball, surfing, fishing, hiking Chase Field, Warm Waters, That Pizza Place


Friends of Carrillo Ranch

LOCAL NONPROFIT CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF PRESERVATION photo courtesy of City of Carlsbad

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he Friends of Carrillo Ranch recently celebrated their 25th anniversary as a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Over that time, the City of Carlsbad and the Friends have worked together to restore 27 acres of the 2,500acre ranch, which is named for the late Hollywood actor and park preservationist who used the land as both a retreat and a working cattle ranch. Today the land is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is registered as a California Historical Landmark. Most of the land was sold for development in 1960, and in 1977 the City of Carlsbad acquired a large part of the ranch and its 17 structures, including Carrillo’s adobe house. In 1985, Joan and Alan Kindle were joined by a group of like-minded Carlsbad residents, and the Friends of Carillo Ranch was established in 1990 with the intent to research the property in hopes of restoring the old buildings. Since then, the Friends’ numerous contributions to Leo Carrillo Ranch include securing of grants, acquisitions of artifacts and memorabilia from donors, production of video for the park’s visitor center, donation of a library of Leo Carrillo motion pictures, and more. The park is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. The public is invited to join 90-minute, docent-led tours Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sundays at noon and 2 p.m. In addition to the docent-led weekend tours, self-guided walking tours of the building exteriors and park grounds are available during normal park operating hours. To learn more visit www.carillo-ranch.org. ¢

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:::: LOCAL FAMILY

MIDWESTERN ROOTS,

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Stacy and Chris King Colin (10), Brady (8) Six goldfish Carlsbad Chris – Topeka, KS; Stacy – Iowa City, IA Chris – scientist; Stacy – local volunteer Chase Fields, Ponto Beach, Legoland, Agua Hedionda and Batiquitos Lagoons

The King Family Prioritizes Travel, Sports, and Volunteering by LIZ ONUFER | photos by Samantha Gleaton Photography

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or the King family, Carlsbad always stood out as the ideal place to raise a family. Chris and Stacy King relocated from New Jersey in 2001 for Chris’s work with Merck & Co. Midwest natives, the Kings have found their home in North County. The Kings appreciate all 92011 has to offer. “We chose Carlsbad because of its proximity to the beach, school systems, small quaint undeveloped city, weather, and proximity to employment opportunities,” they acknowledged. With a Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Chris currently works for PharmAkea Therapeutics, and Stacy has worked in the housing industry and in finance for Johnson & Johnson. Before starting a family, Chris and Stacy took many opportunities to travel, visiting New Zealand,

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Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, Mexico, the Bahamas, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Today, with their two sons, Colin, 10, and Brady, 8, the family continues to travel. “Recently we have begun more frequent traveling around the country to national parks and historic sites,” the couple shared. “We believe it’s important to understand the diversity and beauty of the United States first before we expand the boys’ travel opportunities to other countries.” In the community, Chris plays an integral role for Carlsbad Youth Baseball (CYB). A baseball player since childhood, today he serves as the president of CYB. Chris has made great strides working with Carlsbad’s Parks and Recreation Department, growing the organization’s enrollment and partnering with local businesses. The history and relationships surrounding CYB and baseball in the community are very important to Chris. “I talk to so many parents who grew up playing on the same fields and are now volunteers or spectators themselves,” he acknowledged. “I feel tremendous responsibility to carry on the tradition for a memorable, safe, and positive environment for the community’s kids to play baseball.” Their sons have also developed a love for the game. They started with CYB, with dad Chris as a coach. Now, Brady plays for the North County Stingers Travel Club, and Colin just completed Bill Kemp’s Umpire School. Off the field, the boys are students at Pacific Rim Elementary School and enjoy soccer, basketball, swimming, surfing, and playing chess and Minecraft. The King family schedule may best be illustrated by their household pets. The couple explained, “The boys are limited to six goldfish as pets that they won at a CYB fair due to our travel, sports, and volunteer schedules.” 

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“Art Should Disturb the Comfortable And Comfort the disturbed”

Seven 4 Studio is a Progressive new Art Studio/Gallery that features a remarkable look at many mixed mediums and combinations of Artistry. If you want to see a completely different take on Art then Seven 4 Studio is the place to come see it. Artist Stephany Barry offers both her originals and prints and they are extremely affordable for all budgets and households. Stephany can create custom pieces and portraits with her mastered paper-art technique. She also offers a furniture line created with her mastered techniques. These conversation pieces will not let you down and will demand a comment by your guests. The Studio also offers many classes on fundamentals of Artistry and helping the students understand the creative mindset, these classes open to all ages

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viara Oaks Middle School student Tatum Bless enjoys making bracelets. After attending a Stop Hunger Now event at her church last year, she realized that she could use her creativity to help others. Soon after, she launched her small business, Bless Bracelets. Tatum sells her hand-made bead bracelets to raise money for a charity called Seed Programs International (SPI). She explained, “When we raise $500 and send that money to SPI, they use it to send bags of seeds to a place of my choice. These seeds will turn into five tons of fresh vegetables for villages in places like Africa, Central and South America, and the Dominican Republic. They help the villagers learn how to grow their own crops so they can grow more vegetables once they run out.” In addition to her work with SPI, Tatum volunteers with local organizations through her involvement in the National Charity League (NCL) and other groups like Forgotten Paws and her youth group at Daybreak Church. “NCL has been such a great experience because we work with so many different organizations that need help. Our Del Sol Chapter has members from Coronado to Oceanside, so it is fun to learn and grow with them. We are pretty much just like one big family,” she shared, adding, “With Forgotten Paws, I walk and play with dogs from bad backgrounds and help them get a forever family. It is important to me to help these charities, because I know that I am very fortunate to live where I do and have all of the things I have.” When she isn’t busy with her business or volunteering in the community, Tatum enjoys traveling with her family, going to the beach, and shopping at local malls in Carlsbad. While she is still young, Tatum does not let her age stop her from dreaming big for the future. “My goal is to help out as many people as I can. I also hope that one day Bless Bracelets can go to one of these places and teach them how to grow their food. I am really looking forward to meeting some of these wonderful people.” Learn more about Bless Bracelets or Seed Programs International at www.blessbracelets.com and www.seedprograms.org.  Name: Community: Family: Interests: Favorite Local Spots: Websites:

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Tatum Bless Carlsbad Mom and Dad, one brother (12), a cat Traveling, soccer, hanging out with my friends The outlet malls, Ponto Beach www.blessbracelets.com; www.seedprograms.org


A Love for Public Service

KEVIN CRAWFORD RETURNS AS CARLSBAD CITY MANAGER

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he Carlsbad City Council announced today that Kevin Crawford will return to the City of Carlsbad as city manager. Kevin served as the city’s fire chief from 2002 to 2013, and in late 2013 he temporarily served as city manager before leaving to become the president and CEO of the United Way of San Diego County. The City Council commented, “Kevin has nearly three decades of experience working for our city, including serving as a member of the leadership team during numerous significant milestones in the city’s development. In the end, these things, coupled with his collaborative leadership style and deep involvement in the Carlsbad community, made Kevin the right choice at the right time.” Kevin will succeed Steve Sarkozy, who served as city manager from April 2014 to April 2015, and Assistant City Manager

Kathy Dodson, who served as interim city manager since April of last year. “I am very proud to have led the United Way. Our team has accomplished a great deal in the past two years, and I will continue to support its mission,“ he shared. “Public service has always been a driving factor for me, both in my personal pursuits and my professional career. When presented with an opportunity to make a lasting and positive contribution to the future of the city I love, I couldn’t say no.” Kevin holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western Sierra Law School, an Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts from Santa Ana College, and also attended San Diego State University, completing the Fire Protection Administration program with honors. He is also the author of Chief Reflects on Leadership. He currently lives in Carlsbad and is married with four adult children and five grandchildren. ¢

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:::: COMMUNITY STUFF Don Diego Gives Back

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation has announced that they will be offering a total of $44,000 in college scholarships to 14 outstanding high school seniors in 2016. This marks the highest annual total in the foundation’s 30-year history. To be an eligible recipient, students must reside in San Diego County and have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Scholarships of $5,000, $2,500, and $1,000 will be awarded in each of four categories: 4-H, FFA, Employee, and Exhibitor/ Participant. The top $5,000 recipient will also receive the $5,000 Spanjian Family Scholarship, for a total of a $10,000 award. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 21. Finalist interviews will take place in April. Recipients will be announced in May and honored at the exclusive Don Diego Gala to be held during the 2016 San Diego County Fair. Eligibility requirements and applications are at www.dondiegoscholarship.org. For questions contact Executive Director Chana Mannen at cmannen@sdfair.com.

27th Annual Macy’s Museum Month

Museums throughout San Diego are gearing up for another great February with the return of Macy’s Museum Month. It’s a leap year, so San Diegans will have 29 days to delve into over 40 arts, culture, and science destinations at half-off the regular admission price. Last year almost 30,000 people participated in the event, which was founded in 1989 to foster awareness of San Diego’s incredibly varied cultural institutions. From the San Diego Museum of Art to the California Surf Museum to the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, there’s something for everyone to explore. “Many of our member museums make February the hallmark for new exhibition launches,” said Theresa Kosen, San Diego Museum Council Executive Director. “We’re thrilled to see such a phenomenal landscape of cultural opportunities for locals and visitors to enjoy.” Participants can find Museum Month Passes at any local Macy’s store – each pass is valid for up to four guests. Learn more and find the full directory of participating museums at www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org.

A Sweet Victory

Art in Bloom

The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office opened the new Carlsbad Sculpture Garden at the end of January with an opening reception for the community hosted by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts. The garden features nine sculptures created by Escondido artists Leslie and Paul Wilton and is titled Reclaimed, Repurposed, Remembered. Using brightly colored found and recycled metal and repurposed wood from machinery, car parts, lawn equipment, tableware, and tools, the artists create a variety of whimsical sculptures from blue monkeys to chickens to bugs, giant grasshoppers, oversized flowers, and more. A Family Open Studios event will be held in the garden on April 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., giving families a chance to enjoy the sculptures while taking part in a handson art-making workshop. The Sculpture Garden has exhibited works by acclaimed national and international artists such as Italo Scanga and Kevin Capps, and by prominent local artists, such as Fritzie Urquhart and Jeffrey Laudenslager. Exhibitions are rotated every six to 12 months. For more information visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.

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92011’s Cape Rey Resort’s 2nd Annual Holiday Gingerbread House Contest made the recent holiday season a bit sweeter for local Carlsbad schools Calavera Hills Elementary (CHE) and Hope Elementary. Taking top honors, CHE was awarded $350 in prize money from the resort, and Hope took home $150. In addition to the prize for the school, the teacher in charge of the winning gingerbread house was awarded a gift certificate for an overnight stay and breakfast for two. Twelve schools submitted original gingerbread house creations for the contest, which were displayed in the hotel lobby for public voting both online and in person. The resort provided schools with a $50 stipend to purchase supplies for their house. CHE students created a three-story, marshmallow-covered schoolhouse with windows that lit up and the school’s signature coyote mascot above the door. Entry forms for the 2016 school Gingerbread House Contest will be available in late October. Interested schools can email info@caperey.com or call 760-683-5461.


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Carlsbad Resident Writes Book on Business and Teamwork

Carlsbad’s Greg Nelson Sr. has released his second book titled Shirts & Skins: Teaming Up for Success in Business and in Life. Written as a candid career retrospective with a downto-earth writing style, the book emphasizes the positive power of teamwork through Greg’s personal and professional journey from the son of a hard-working single mother to a success in the worldwide medical orthopedics industry. Greg shared, “I discovered early on in life that when you have a good plan and the right people, work hard and persevere, you give yourself an excellent chance to achieve your goals. I hope readers use my lessons learned to team up for success in their own lives.” Greg’s first book Half Time: A Book of Poetry about Winning Attitudes, Thankfulness, Family, Children, Love and God, was published in 2006. More information on both books can be found at www.gregoryrnelsonsr.com.

CUSD Officials Skydive for Peace

Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) officials, Superintendent Suzette Lovely, Jefferson Elementary Principal Chad Lund, and Hope Elementary Principal Richard Tubbs helped local nonprofit Kids for Peace (KFP) kick off the start of the Great Kindness Challenge by jumping out of an airplane onto the Oceanside Airport field, where they were joined with a spirited pep rally before and after the jump. The community gathered to celebrate the success of the program that began with just three schools in 2012 and has since grown to over five million registered students for this year’s event. The KFP Great Kindness Challenge ran for one week at the end of January. To learn more about KFP see our Q&A with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill McManigal on page 26 or visit www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org.

Local Lions Club Helps Build Confident Students

The San Diego North County Lions Club (SDNCLC) will hold a Student Speakers Contest on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Carlsbad Senior Center Arts Studio. With the goal to encourage youth involvement, develop self-esteem, and build confidence in public speaking, the contest is also an opportunity for the students to win financial scholarships. In the theme of “Liberty and Justice for All: What Does it Mean to You?” students in grades nine through 12 from a variety of local schools will prepare unique talks of up to 10 minutes. Participants will be judged on content, delivery, and effectiveness. The winner will receive $100 and move on to the zone level contest. Those who proceed to regional, district, area, and final contest levels will have the opportunity to earn a $10,000 at the final contest. For additional information about the contest contact Elaine Brammell at epbcma@aol.com, and to learn more about SDNCLC visit www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sandiegonorthcounty.

Miss Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant

The 62nd Annual Miss and Teen Carlsbad Scholarship Pageant, presented by the San Diego North County Lions Club, is seeking single female contestants ages 13 to 26 who reside or attend school in Carlsbad. As a fundraiser for Lions charities, the scholarship pageant allows participants to earn community service hours and gain poise, confidence, as well as interview and public speaking skills through coaching that is provided during rehearsals. Along with gaining new skills, past contestants have said they enjoyed the fun and the opportunity to make new friends and increase their confidence levels. Queens and Courts receive cash scholarships of over $3,500 and become goodwill ambassadors for Carlsbad, volunteering at city and charitable events, and riding the pageant float in parades. Rehearsals begin Feb. 21 and the last day to enter is Feb. 28. All contestants receive a participation trophy, pizza party, pageant day dinner, after-pageant party, photo session, and a DVD of the pageant. For more information and to sign up contact director Elaine Brammell at 760-753-1175 or epbcma@aol.com.

Hour of Code

Pacific Rim Elementary School students participated in their first Hour of Code event during Computer Science Education week in early December. With over 120,000 schools signed up to participate across the globe this year, Hour of Code is considered one of the largest learning events in history. Hosted by Friends of Pacific Rim, a parent-led nonprofit for the school, the event gave students the opportunity to work in the school’s computer lab and on Chromebooks in class, in addition to completing at-home tasks such as downloading a coding app on a mobile device, visiting websites dedicated to teaching engineering and digital literacy skills to students, practicing on a web-based browser, and hearing talks from computer engineering experts. Students used their new basic coding skills to create original art pieces, puzzles, and new video games. Friends of Pacific Rim members commented, “Our goal for this week was to show parents, teachers, and students that computer science can be fun and easy to learn! We also wanted to expand our community’s view of what can be done with technology in school and at home, and empower our students to be the creators, not just the consumers of technology.” To learn more about Friends of Pacific Rim visit www.friendsofpacrim.com.

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AND A SIDE OF HISTORY GREEN DRAGON TAVERN & MUSEUM OFFERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY DINING AND A UNIQUE AMERICAN CULTURAL EXPERIENCE by JENNIFER FRAKES | photos provided by Green Dragon Tavern & Museum

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rom the East Coast architecture to the guest experience, Green Dragon Tavern & Museum (GDT&M) easily differentiates

itself within the San Diego restaurant scene. The mission of this casual-upscale, familyfriendly restaurant is to share their passion for American culture with guests through

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great food and history. “We deliver delicious American comfort food and drink and connect our guests with the stories and contributions of our founding fathers and mothers through SPECIAL ADVERTISEMENT


our décor and free-admission museum. It is definitely a uniquely GDT&M experience to grab a Sam Adams and stroll through our museum to see an authentic document signed by the man himself,” related John Lek, senior vice president and general manager. The 22,000-foot-venue also houses a private meeting and banquet facility, as well as a coffeehouse and bookstore. The restaurant’s exterior is an enhanced replica of the original Green Dragon Tavern in Boston’s North End, demolished in 1854, and the site of many secret meetings relating to historic events such as the Boston Tea Party and the American Revolution. In fact, the original Green Dragon Tavern was referred to as the “Headquarters of the Revolution.” “Taverns were the epicenter of 18th century communities. We wanted to open an inviting venue that would provide value to our community and reconnect our guests with the essence of patriotism, freedom, duty, and innovation that led to the birth of our nation’s independence,” explained Lek. Through the nonprofit organization, Green Dragon Tavern Historical Foundation of California, a collection of primary source documents and antiques are displayed free of charge for guests to view. Although there is no obligation to dine at the GDT&M in order to visit the museum, according to Lek, the restaurant and event operation allow for the growth of the collection and programs of the museum. Although the GDT&M celebrates American colonial history, there is no shortage of modern conveniences and perks. Happy hour is offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m., and all day on Sunday. There are 20 craft beers on tap, a new craft cocktail libations menu, brunch is offered every Sunday, and there are large screen LED TVs for sports viewing. “We have NFL Sunday

“WE WANTED TO OPEN AN INVITING VENUE THAT WOULD PROVIDE VALUE TO OUR COMMUNITY AND RECONNECT OUR GUESTS WITH THE ESSENCE OF PATRIOTISM, FREEDOM, DUTY, AND INNOVATION THAT LED TO THE BIRTH OF OUR NATION’S INDEPENDENCE.”

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ticket, so we show a variety of games and are becoming the preferred venue for watching Chargers and Patriots games,” stated Lek. For more information about GDT&M and their menu, featuring all-American favorites such as New England clam chowder, Maine lobster rolls, and buffalo wings, visit www.greendragontavernca.com. ¢

Name of Business: Green Dragon Tavern & Museum Owner/Manager: John Lek Title: SVP and General Manager Years in Position: 3 Year of Establishment: 2014 Address: 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Website: www.greendragontavernca.com Email: info@greendragontavernca.com Phone: 760-918-2421 Description of Business: Featuring a free admission Colonial-American history museum, highly acclaimed family-friendly restaurant, coffeehouse, bookstore, and private banquet space, this amazing 22,000-square-foot venue is a must visit destination in San Diego.

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en years ago, a small group of Carlsbad children gathered under the leadership of Jill McManigal and Danielle Gram to discuss how they’d like to see our world change and what they could pledge to do about it. With this meeting, Kids for Peace was born, and their mission of helping others, learning about other cultures, and caring for our earth spread quickly through the community. Today, Kids for Peace has five chapters in Carlsbad and 350 chapters on six continents, and their programs have reached 118 countries. In addition to these staggering numbers, every year over four million students participate in the Kids for Peace signature event, The Great Kindness Challenge. While the organization has seen massive growth since its start, it maintains its grassroots feel right here in Carlsbad. We sit down with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jill McManigal to chat about the history behind Kids for Peace and to learn more about how the group is building peace in communities all over the world.

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CAN YOU TELL US HOW KIDS FOR PEACE WAS FOUNDED? WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND ITS CREATION?

In 2006, Jill McManigal, a mother of two young children, and Danielle Gram, a high school honors student, met at a neighborhood party. Inspired by a Gandhi button Jill was wearing that read, “If we are to achieve lasting peace, we must begin with the children,” the two engaged in a conversation about their wishes and hopes for our world. They quickly realized they shared a vision of bringing children together to lead the way for a brighter tomorrow for all.

Within weeks after meeting, Jill and Danielle gathered a small group of children in Jill’s backyard and Kids for Peace was born. With a deep conviction that youth are innately wise, the children were asked these questions: “What does peace mean to you?”, “What do you want our world to look like?”, “What can you do to create the world you wish to see?”, and “What do you want to pledge yourself to?” Listening to their wisdom, our Peace Pledge was created and our mission was solidified. The children got busy helping others, learning about other cultures, caring for our earth, and doing their part to make a positive difference. The news of these dynamic children spread quickly and soon requests were made to replicate Kids for Peace in several neighborhoods. Organically, the pure and powerful message of our children spread around the world.

size. We have a staff of two with six part-time contractors, 14 board members, five interns, and over 16,000 volunteers. We still operate out of my Carlsbad home to keep costs low and to maintain the grassroots feel of Kids for Peace.

WHAT IS THE MISSION OF KIDS FOR PEACE? HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT FULFILLING THIS?

Bios of our key players can be found on our website at www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org.

We create peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of peace. We fulfill our mission through the two arms of Kids for Peace – our chapters and The Great Kindness Challenge.

YOUR SIGNATURE EVENT, THE GREAT KINDNESS CHALLENGE, ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO CREATE A CULTURE OF

Our chapters are made of boys and girls of all ages and backgrounds. The youth in our chapters meet regularly to put the words of our Peace Pledge into action in ways that are meaningful to them. Since our founding in 2006, we have launched over 350 chapters on six continents. Our programs have reached 118 countries. TELL US MORE ABOUT KFP’S VISION AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES. WHY ARE THESE BELIEFS IMPORTANT?

Our vision is a safe and peaceful world where all people respect and care for each other and our planet. Kids for Peace serves as a model and inspiration for creating this reality with children leading the way, not only for today, but for generations to come. Our vision and guiding principles are important to keep us focused and united in purpose. As we have expanded worldwide, we ensure our 10,000+ volunteers understand what is important to us as an organization. The more we are all united in our vision and principles, the greater impact we have. TELL US ABOUT THE KFP STAFF AND WHAT THEY BRING TO THE ORGANIZATION. Our staff and team is positive, passionate, proactive, tenacious, and kind. We do the work of a nonprofit twice or three times our

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Kids for Peace Name: Kids for Peace

Founders: Jill McManigal and Danielle Gram Website: www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org and www.thegreatkindnesschallenge.org Email: jill@kidsforpeaceglobal.org Phone: 760-846-0608

Mission: We create peace through youth leadership, community service, global friendships, and thoughtful acts of kindness.

Kids for Peace Co-Founder Name: Jill McManigal

Position: Co-founder and Executive Director

Community: Olde Carlsbad

Family: Daughter – Hana Craft; Son – Bodhi Craft

Hobbies/Interests: Kids for Peace and my children are my life! Into my life I weave travel, beach walks, and every day acts of kindness. Favorite KFP Memory: Oy vey! There are so many! If I have to choose one, I’ll pick the time my daughter Hana, the very first Kids for Peace member, presented at the United Nations and then led the entire auditorium in reciting our Peace Pledge. Knowing that she helped create the Peace Pledge and knowing that the entire world embraced it moved me deeply. And, as a proud mama, I knew how nervous Hana – then 15 years old – was, yet she presented with poise, strength, and conviction.

intuitively what research was reporting – kind and happy students learn better and do better.

KINDNESS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES AND SCHOOLS. TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS EVENT, HOW IT WORKS, AND HOW IT WAS STARTED.

The Great Kindness Challenge is a powerfully positive bully-prevention program for all grades K-12. Using a provided 50-item checklist, students are challenged to complete as many kind acts as possible within one week. It started with three Carlsbad schools in 2012 and has grown to include over four million students in all 50 states. Because of The Great Kindness Challenge, we have made Carlsbad the Kindness Capital of the World. Four years ago I was approached by a teacher at my children’s Title 1 elementary school. She had heard about my work with Kids for Peace and wanted to bring this positive approach to the students at Jefferson Elementary. She acknowledged that the school climate was already good, but with bullying becoming more pervasive, she wanted to be proactive and make it even better. She wanted to create a school environment where all students feel safe, accepted, respected, and happy. She knew

Inspired by her enthusiasm, I met with my high school interns and board of directors to brainstorm ideas. Modeled after The Great Kindness Challenge, we created The Great Kindness Challenge – School Edition. We designed a new kindness checklist specifically tailored for schools and extended the timeframe to one week for students to complete the acts of kindness.

We piloted The Great Kindness Challenge – School Edition with three Carlsbad schools in 2012. We intentionally made it free and super easy to implement. All students needed to do was make copies of the provided checklist, distribute them, and encourage participation. A toolkit is also provided with lots of complementary activities. The week was full of joy, connection, smiles, and more smiles. Students who normally didn’t interact with each other went out of their comfort zone in the spirit of a friendly challenge. Not only did the students feel the effect, the staff did too as they were thanked, helped, and appreciated. The results were overwhelming, with

Kids for Peace Pledge

I pledge to use my words to speak in a kind way.

I pledge to help others as I go throughout my day.

I pledge to care for our earth with my healing heart and hands. I pledge to respect people in each and every land.

I pledge to join together as we unite the big and small.

I pledge to do my part to create peace for one and all.

Favorite Places in Carlsbad: Ponto Beach, my home aka the Kids for Peace headquarters, all CUSD schools – we have an amazing school district with each dynamic school campus beaming with curiosity, kindness, and community spirit!

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all three pilot schools raving about the positive impact of The Great Kindness Challenge. Stated one teacher, “Who knew that simple acts of kindness can make such a big difference?” WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER ANNUAL KIDS FOR PEACE EVENTS?

We have an annual Peace Hero ceremony where our children recognize a luminary who personifies our Peace Pledge. Our Peace Heroes are Susan Sarandon, Ben Harper, Jane Goodall, Tony Hawk, Ellen DeGeneres, Rob Machado, Morgan Spurlock, and Frances Fisher. We also honor The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace with our annual Peace Day Challenge. Learn more about our Peace Heroes and Peace Day Challenge on our website.

DOES KFP HAVE ANY CELEBRATION PLANNED FOR ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2016?

Yes! We are launching a #DoItForPeace campaign where we will inspire the world to perform a positive action in the name of peace. We will achieve critical mass as we inspire 700,000 million people around the world to “Do It For Peace.” Stay tuned for details! We hope to engage the entire Carlsbad community in our launch. KIDS FOR PEACE HAS SEEN MASSIVE GROWTH SINCE IT STARTED IN 2006, AND NOW HAS CHAPTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD. HOW DOES ONE GO ABOUT STARTING A CHAPTER AT THEIR SCHOOL OR IN THEIR COMMUNITY?

It’s simple! All they need to do is visit www.kidsforpeaceglobal.org/chapter_start.html, fill out a quick form, and we will joyfully guide them through all the steps. From June 24 through 26 we are hosting a free chapter leader training and conference in Carlsbad. All current and future Kids for Peace leaders are invited to attend. DOES KFP HAVE ANY PROJECTS OR PROGRAMS THAT ARE SPECIFIC TO CARLSBAD? Everything we do, we launch first

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in Carlsbad. We currently have five chapters in Carlsbad. To kick off the 2016 Great Kindness Challenge, we are hosting a Community Pep Rally featuring Superintendent Lovely, Jefferson Principal Chad Lund, and Hope Principal Richard Tubbs skydiving out of an airplane.

HOW CAN THE CARLSBAD COMMUNITY GET INVOLVED IN KIDS FOR PEACE? ARE THERE ANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR VOLUNTEERING OR PARTICIPATION IN ANNUAL EVENTS?

Yes! We welcome volunteers of all ages. Email us at info@kidsforpeaceglobal.org and we will get you engaged.

WHAT DO YOU THINK ARE SOME OF KFP’S BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS? There are so many! • Over four million students participate in The Great Kindness Challenge. • 118 countries participated in our 2015 Peace Day Challenge. • We support 160 students at our Kids for Peace School of Kenya. • My daughter and founding member Hana Craft and I traveled to Pakistan to help launch KFP Pakistan.


ge to use my words to speak hers as I go throughout my da with my healing heart and ha each and every land. I pledge big and small. I pledge to do e and all. Kids for Peace Pled speak in a kind way. I pledge ut my day. I pledge to care fo art and hands. I pledge to res d. I pledge to join together as pledge to do my part to crea or Peace Pledge. I pledge to u way. I pledge to help others dge to care for our earth wit pledge to respect people in • We’ve hosted two Peace Pledge Tours where we presented our Peace Pledge on the House Floor of Congress, at the United Nations, to the Kenyan Ambassador, at the pregame show of professional basketball team the Wizards, and the professional hockey team the Devils. • We set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Collage of Cut-Out Handprints with 104,108 kind-hearted handprints displayed at a Dignity Health hospital. • We’ve sent thousands of Peace Packs to children all over the world. • Several Awards – The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce’s 2015 Nonprofit of the Year Award, Rotary’s first ever Peacebuilder Award, the Starfish Leadership Award, and the Center for Wealth and Legacy’s Award,

among many others. • We’ve published two children’s picture books, with two more on the way.

• Every year, we will double our chapters. • By 2020, we will have at least one chapter in every country.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE FOR KIDS FOR PEACE?

IF YOU HAD TO DESCRIBE KIDS FOR PEACE IN FIVE WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?

Funding. We need more money to have the resources to keep up with the demand for our services. All tax-deductible donations are very welcome!

We are changing the world!

WHAT ARE SOME OF KFP’S SHORT-TERM AND LONG-TERM GOALS?

• Our #DoItForPeace campaign will reach critical mass and engage 700 million people worldwide. • By 2020, we will engage all 140,000 U.S. schools in The Great Kindness Challenge.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT WE DIDN’T ASK ABOUT THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?

We are building a school in Kenya. A team of 20 volunteers will travel there in August. Currently, we are raising money for the school. All donations are welcome. Learn more about this inspiring project at www.greatkindnesschallenge.org/ school/kenya.html. ¢

Our Guiding Principles

We believe every child has innate wisdom to foster peace and when cultivated, will choose a positive path. We believe every child deserves to feel and share joy, kindness, love, and friendship.

We believe every child can learn and engage in cooperation, teamwork, and peacebuilding.

We believe that learning about other cultures, lifestyles, and traditions leads to unity, respect, and peace. We believe that every child can participate in simple acts of kindness and caring for our earth. We believe in helping every child express their hopes, dreams, and wishes. We believe in every child. We believe in peace.

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Sanity-Saving Tips for Parents

by KIRSTEN STARR, M.D.; Private Internal Medicine Center, Scripps Clinic

Parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it can also be stressful and exhausting. Fortunately, there are ways to stay calm, sane, and stress-free in the midst of normal family chaos. These nine tips should help you recharge: Drink plenty of water. Mild dehydration can affect your body before you realize you are thirsty. Lack of water can cause headaches, fatigue, and lack of energy. Stay away from junk food. When you’re tired and hungry, it’s easy to reach for unhealthy snacks, but don’t neglect your diet. As a general rule, try to eat something every two to four hours, and select low-calorie snacks, such as nuts, fruit, and cut-up veggies. An expanding waistline will only add to your stress and your mood swings.

Get out of the house. Even if you are exhausted, go outside for a rejuvenating walk because fresh air and exercise can help put everything in perspective. Let out your creative self. Create something each day, even if it is just an idea or dream. This will help you stay connected to yourself. Ask for support. Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support, even if that is as simple as calling a friend or checking out a blog. Arrange for a babysitting swap with friends, or ask a trusted family member to watch the little ones while you exercise or get some sleep. Laugh. Laughter is good for you and your family. Laughter reduces your stress by increasing the endorphins to your brain and relaxing your muscles. It should be easy to find humor in the antics of your little ones. Be grateful. Try writing down three things every day for which you are thankful. Having an attitude of gratitude provides perspective and brings you to the present. Take time for yourself. Understand that you most likely won’t finish everything on your “To Do” list – ever. So take time each day to do

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something you like and that brings you joy. Some parents wake up before the family to read and enjoy a cup of uninterrupted coffee or tea. You may choose to carve out some time to meditate, take a bath, or simply listen to music. Play with your kids. Have some stress relievers you can do with your children, such as drawing, blowing bubbles, dancing, and playing with pets. Stroking the cat, feeding hay to the bunny, playing catch at the park with the dog, or even watching fish glide in an aquarium can reduce stress and can also teach your children to care for others. Raising a family has its challenges, but learning to relax and giving up the idea of perfection will let you and your children enjoy the ride, bumps and all. ¢

Kirsten Starr, M.D., provides concierge medical services at the Private Internal Medicine Center (PIMC) at Scripps Clinic in Carmel Valley. Dr. Starr offers personalized primary care to a limited number of patients who are members of PIMC. When not caring for her patients, she enjoys outdoor activities, such as competitive sailing and surfing, and music.


Making Our Community a Better Place CARLSBAD POLICE OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION DONATES TO KATHY’S LEGACY FOUNDATION

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ust before the holiday season, the Carlsbad Police Officers’ Association (CPOA) generously donated $1,000 to Kathy’s Legacy Foundation (KLF) to help fund programs that benefit survivors of domestic violence and their children. CPOA President Jim Willis shared, “We are thrilled to have a chance to make a direct impact on the lives of these families and contribute to making our community a better place.” Among other things, KLF helps make a difference for children by providing after school programs for those who are being helped at the Chadwick Center at Rady Children’s Hospital. “We are very thankful

for the Carlsbad Police Officers’ Association’s support. We appreciate the generosity and support we have received from the community. We would not be able to provide these services and programs for the children without their help and the help of the community,” said Kathy’s Legacy Co-Founder Ginny Scharbarth. The CPOA is committed to partnering with our community and city leaders to make Carlsbad a safer place and to maintain it as a great city to live, work, and raise a family. For more information on CPOA or KLF visit www.carlsbadpoa.com and www.kathyslegacy.org. ¢

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:::: IN OUR OWN BACKYARD

CARING FOR

OUR COAST

Local Nonprofits are Working to Keep Our Backyard Beautiful – And So Can You by LAINEY KRAL

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uring the first few months of 2016, many of us are making commitments to improve our daily lives – whether that means organizing our homes, getting outside more, or prioritizing time with our friends and families. It’s the perfect time to get together and turn that motivation towards cleaning up our coastline as well. San Diego is famously known as America’s Finest City, and we earned that nickname in no small part thanks to our gorgeous beaches. Locals and tourists alike flock to our shores almost year-round. This level of human activity can leave its mark, but luckily we also have a number of organizations dedicated to removing litter and preserving our environment. While we wait for the water to warm up again, take the opportunity to learn about some of the local organizations that are working hard to keep our backyard beautiful – and how you can be part of the progress. ¢

I Love a Clean San Diego

San Diego Coastkeeper

I Love a Clean San Diego hosts both beach and inland cleanups throughout the region. Upcoming events include Tsunami Sweepers on Jan. 23 – a cleanup at Torrey Pines State Beach to help clean up debris still washing ashore from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami – and Cupid’s Cleanup on Feb. 13 – a cleanup meeting behind Benchmark Brewing Company to pick up litter from surrounding streets and the San Diego River.

San Diego Coastkeeper teams up with Surfrider Foundation to host semi-monthly cleanups across the county. Businesses have the option of sponsoring special corporate cleanups, which make a great teambuilding exercise while helping the environment. Coastkeeper also provides Beach Cleanups in a Box – a kit with supplies for up to 25 people to organize their own cleanup. Participants are asked to complete and return Coastkeeper’s data sheets after their cleanup.

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Surfrider Foundation San Diego sandiego.surfrider.org

Surfrider Foundation San Diego and San Diego Coastkeeper’s regular cleanups are open to the public and held from 9 to 11 a.m. unless otherwise noted. Pre-registration is only needed for groups of 25 or more. Participants are encouraged to wear closed-toed shoes, hats, and sunscreen. Businesses are also encouraged to sponsor scheduled beach cleanups. Surfrider Foundation has a number of other projects, including Ocean Friendly Gardens, which advocates for native and climate-appropriate landscapes to prevent pollution from urban water runoff.


Making Excellence a Common Practice!

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13. 1683 Calliandra SOLD 7/17/15 $1,469,000 14. 1667 Plover SOLD 7/28/15 $539,000 15. 1644 Cormorant SOLD 8/6/15 $695,000 16. 7223 Surfbird Cr SOLD 8/17/15 $875,000 17. 1019 Whimbrel SOLD $950,000 18. 1748 Blackbird PENDING

Data from Sandicor, Inc. for 2015 and represents properties listed or sold by various brokers. This postcard is not intended to solicit you from an existing agency relationship. All Information deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

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Steady Leadership

CARLSBAD UNIFIED SUPERINTENDENT LOVELY TO RETIRE IN JUNE photo courtesy of Carlsbad Unified School District

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fter serving as Carlsbad Unified School District’s (CUSD) Superintendent for four years, Dr. Suzette Lovely announced in mid-January that she will be retiring at the end of the school year, with her last day planned for June 30. Throughout her 34-year career in public education, Dr. Lovely worked at several school districts, including Capistrano and Placentia-Yorba, serving in a variety of roles from teacher to principal to district office administrator before becoming superintendent. She shared, “As the Superintendent of CUSD, I have had the great fortune to work with a forwardthinking school board, a uniquely talented administrative team, amazing teachers, devoted classified staff, supportive parents, and a caring community. Individually and collectively, the people of Carlsbad have

placed students’ education at the top of their agenda. Carlsbad Unified is a place where people come together to make

amazing things happen.” CUSD Board President Claudine Jones commented, “Our board is very grateful for Dr. Lovely’s steady leadership these past four years. She was instrumental in the successful completion and opening of the new Sage Creek High School, as well as winning CUSD a portion of the multi-million-dollar career pathways grant last year. She helped navigate our district through the State’s worst fiscal crisis and has positioned us very well for her successor. She will be greatly missed by our staff and board. We wish her all the best in her retirement.” For more information including details on the upcoming search and selection process, timelines, and opportunities for the hiring of the new superintendent visit www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us. ¢

2016 Mavericks Spring Sports Preview

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ast year’s spring season proved to be an amazing time to be a student-athlete at LCC. The spring sports teams took home seven League Championships, five CIF titles, and two CIF runners-up. As we look forward to another exciting spring season, keep your eyes close to the diamond, as top MLB scout and UCLA bound Mickey Moniack takes the field in his fourth consecutive season on

Girls’ Lacrosse

Head Coach: Casey Rector Last Year’s Record: 20-3, League Champions, CIF Open Champions First Practice: Feb. 20 First Game: March 9 vs. Cathedral

Boys’ Lacrosse

Head Coach: Jesse Foss Last Year’s Record: 14-9, League Champions, CIF Div. 1 Champions First Practice: Feb. 20 First Game: March 9 vs. Carlsbad

the Maverick varsity baseball team as a starting outfielder. The spring season is a great time to catch a game anywhere from the Maverick campus. While watching tennis, you can catch a lacrosse game, check in on a baseball game, and even see the softball team in action. Take a glance in the gym and you will see the boys’ maverick volleyball team working hard for a three-peat CIF title, as well

Baseball

Head Coach: Justin Machado Last Year’s Record: 26-6, League Champions, CIF Open Runners-Up First Practice: Feb. 20 First Game: March 8, Hilltop Tourney vs. Poway

Softball

Head Coach: Jeanne Bass Last Year’s Record: 25-5, League Champions, CIF Div. II Champions First Practice: Feb. 20 First Game: March 8, Cougar Classic vs. Westview

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as the gymnastics squad prepping to defend their recaptured crown last season. The boys’ golf team will be hosted at La Costa Resort’s golf course this spring, while the swim team will be making a splash in the pool at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. Spring is always a fun time to come out and support the student-athletes at LCC. ¢

~ Kari DiGiulio, Athletic Director

Gymnastics

Boys’ Volleyball

Swim and Dive

Boys’ Golf

Track and Field

Boys’ Tennis

Head Coach: Jessica Garrett Last Year’s Record: 10-0, League Champions, CIF Champions First Practice: Feb. 20 First Meet: March 16 vs. Fallbrook

Head Coach: Casey Sovacool Last Year’s Record: 16-4, CIF Div. II Team Runner-Up First Practice: Feb. 13 First Match: TBD

Head Coach: Mark Brubaker Last Year’s Record: 11-1, League Champions, CIF Open Champions First Practice: Feb. 20 First Match: March 8 vs. San Pasqual

Head Coaches: Bob Sisler and Matt Beckstead Last Year’s Record: Boys 1-4; Girls 3-2 First Practice: Feb. 20 First Meet: March 5, Mt. Carmel Festival

Head Coach: Patty Mackle Last Year’s Record: Boys 11-1, League Champions; Girls 6-4 First Practice: Feb. 13 First Meet: March 10 vs. Torrey Pines

Head Coach: Tamara Tanner Last Year’s Record: League Champions First Practice: Feb. 13 First Match: Feb. 29 vs. Cathedral Catholic

*Be sure to submit photos throughout the season to www.92009magazine.com!


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he Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon recently brought nearly 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the world to Carlsbad to participate in the 26.2- and 13.1-mile out-and-back courses. Participants passed by the Buena Vista Lagoon and then through the Village before rolling hills and stunning views of the ocean led them to the finish line. Other highlights included live bands at every mile, enthusiastic volunteers at support stations, and crowds of spectators holding signs and shouting encouragement along the sidelines. The event helped to raise funds and awareness for 16 different charities including Donate Life San Diego, Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation, and the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, among many others. For more information visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com. ¢

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:::: REAL ESTATE WATCH

92011 Real Estate – A Year in Review by AL REX, Realtor & CPA

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s we head into 2016 and look back at our performance for last year, we see that the results were solid and an improvement over 2014. Looking below, we see that the overall inventory of homes for sale are still soft, but we did bounce back with 30 additional homes sold in 2015 over the previous year. We see a similar increase at the county and city level, where both recognized a bounce back from the 2014 decline. Average home values also continued to rise with another solid year of growth. Prices rose by 5.6% over 2014, cracking the $900,000 mark for the first time in eight years, as we continue to slowly work our way back towards our peak price levels of 2005 and 2006. Continued low interest rates coupled with lower unemployment has boosted the confidence of the buying market. The trends across the county as well as

the city of Carlsbad are also solid. Average home values have risen with another solid year of growth in the 4.8 to 5.0% range. In fact, since the market correction bottomed out in 2011, our average selling prices are up in that four year span by over 41% at the county level, and over 31% here in Carlsbad. In some instances this has saved home owners from foreclosure while others have been provided the opportunity to refinance. So what’s the forecast for 2016? Personally, I am confident that we will hang on to our current

home values and may see another increase in the modest 4 to 5% range. We are anticipating some growth in the inventory of homes for sale, but not to the extent that will meet the buying demand. We also anticipate the Federal Reserve may possibly raise rates again sometime in 2016, but most likely will be in the ¼ to ½% range, which should not have any significant effect on mortgage rates. Call or send me an e-mail with any questions specific to your neighborhood. ¢

Carlsbad Single Family Home Sales 2015 vs 2014 Comparison

# of Homes Sold +/‐ over 2014

County of    San Diego        23,984  7.7%

City of  Carlsbad          1,172  8.6%

Zip Code  92011              239  14.4%

Avg $ Selling Price +/‐ over 2014

$  675,723  4.8%

$  897,360  5.0%

$  928,355  5.6%

# of Homes Sold +/‐ over 2013

      22,272 ‐10.6%

        1,079 ‐11.4%

           209 ‐19.8%

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$  644,493 8.5%

$  854,260 5.8%

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Al Rex

Realtor & CPA • BRE# 01377312 7030 Avenida Encinas, Suite 100, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Logo and Color Guidelines 760-473-8572 8.6.13 Al@AlRexRealty.com Al Rex has been a top selling realtor in Carlsbad for the past 12 years, where he and his family reside. Visit his website at www.carlsbadhousefinder.com to get updated MLS information, or to find a floor plan for your own home.

Recent Sales Activity Beds

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1712 Fairlead 6713 Clover Court

Address

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3 3

1,500 1,323

$575,000 $597,000

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969 Whimbrel Court 1505 Turquoise

Address

4 5

3 3

2,412 2,336

$825,000 $830,000

1616 Warbler

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3

1,707

$618,000

1026 Lands End Court

5

3

2,527

$850,000

6381 Alexandri Circle

3

3

2,166

$620,000

6711 Blue Point Drive

4

3

2,887

$850,000

7325 Linden

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1,180

$620,000

1026 Turnstone

5

4

3,150

$890,000

1745 Sorrel

4

2

1,517

$630,000

935 Begonia Court

4

2

2,404

$890,000

7214 Lantana Terrace

2

2

1,278

$630,000

919 Grivetta Court

3

3

2,485

$895,000

For the most comprehensive list of properties sold within the last several years, visit

922 Marguerite Lane

3

3

1,634

$634,000

1278 Mariposa Road

5

4

3,188

$910,500

7037 Surfbird Circle

3

3

1,705

$669,000

1057 Goldeneye

5

4

3,290

$911,625

6986 Sandcastle Drive

3

3

1,766

$670,000

6906 Mimosa Drive

5

4

3,321

$915,000

7255 Surfbird Circle

3

3

1,705

$679,000

1564 Triton

5

4

3,606

$945,000

941 Rosemary Avenue

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2,104

$700,000

959 Whimbrel Court

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$955,000

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1105 Scrub Jay Court

3

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2,082

$705,000

612 Sand Shell Avenue

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4

2,519

$970,000

6590 Scaup Street

3

3

2,046

$708,000

6647 Thrasher Place

5

5

3,983

$975,000

7139 Surfbird Circle

3

3

1,845

$709,500

6877 Catamaran Drive

4

3

2,629

$980,000

1773 Skimmer Court

4

3

2,409

$739,500

6874 Mimosa Drive

5

5

3,700

$995,000

907 Orchid Way

3

2

1,685

$740,000

1377 Sparrow

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4

2,848

$1,002,500

6912 Thrush Place

3

3

2,197

$745,000

6618 Sitio Cedrela

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4

3,337

$1,065,000

6419 Ruby Way

4

3

1,922

$747,500

549 Burton Court

4

3

2,582

$1,095,000

1585 Turquoise Drive

5

3

2,336

$755,000

1303 Corvidae

4

4

3,253

$1,100,000

7102 Primrose Way

3

2

1,766

$770,000

1669 Amante Court

3

3

2,691

$1,125,000

1011 Lands End

3

3

2,025

$772,000

506 Knots

5

4

3,290

$1,170,000

1514 Turquoise Drive

4

3

2,336

$795,000

6485 Wayfinders Court

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5

2,890

$1,215,000

1083 Beacon Bay Drive

3

3

2,302

$810,000

1624 New Crest Court

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5

3,620

$1,229,135

7374 Escallonia Court

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3

2,155

$816,000

7373 Elegans

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4

3,649

$1,375,000

1052 Seahorse 6913 Waters End

5 3

3 3

2,583 1,987

$820,000 $820,000

1616 New Crest Court 5 5 4,172 $1,376,672 (complete list of homes sold in 92011 at www.92011magazine.com)

Information is compiled from a variety of databases and published by Susco Media Inc. for entertainment purposes only. Reproduction is strictly prohibited. Sales statistics are not affiliated with or provided by any participating advertiser or real estate professional contained in this publication. Properties contained in this list and online were sold by a variety of real estate brokers. Information considered reliable, but not guaranteed. Please check with a licensed real estate professional for more information. Not all sales are listed.

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CINEMA SERIES OF CARLSBAD

INDEPENDENT & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED FILMS GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM ROOM (2015, R, 118 MIN.) Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. Cinema Chat begins at 1:30 p.m.

CARLSBAD FILM SERIES

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MARCH: CULT CLASSICS Wednesdays at 6 p.m. March 2 THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987, PG, 98 MIN.) March 9 YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974, PG, 106 MIN.) March 16 WAITING FOR GUFFMAN (1996, R, 84 MIN.)

CONCERTS

GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM PATRICK BERROGAIN’S HOT CLUB COMBO Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. RAELEE NIKOLE Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Free computer classes are offered at Carlsbad City Library and the Library Learning Center. Classes range from Internet Basics to Resume Refresh and more. For more information, call 760-602-2039 or 760-434-2871.

CHILDREN & TEENS

Visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org for a full list of programs and special events including story times, movie nights and more.

BUSINESS WORKSHOPS

YOUR LIBRARY MEANS BUSINESS GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

BUSINESS START-UP FINANCING Tuesday, Feb. 23, 7 p.m. STRATEGIC FORMULATION GUIDELINES Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m.

AUTHOR TALKS GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

FASCINATING PRESIDENTIAL FACTS WITH RICHARD LEDERER Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. BOOK CLUB AUTHORS PANEL Saturday, March 5, 2 p.m. Come meet acclaimed authors Susan Meissner (Secrets of a Charmed Life), Yona McDonough (The House on Primrose Pond) and Jill Hall (The Black Velvet Coat) as they discuss books perfect for your next book club event.

ADULT BOOK CLUBS For March locations, go to www.carlsbadlibrary.org

CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY

FIRST WEDNESDAY BOOK CLUB First Wednesday of every month at 2 p.m. FIRST THURSDAY BOOK CLUB First Thursday of every month at 7 p.m.

CARLSBAD CITY LIBRARY LEARNING CENTER

TUESDAY EVENING BOOK CLUB First Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. THURSDAY AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB Second Thursday of every month at 2 p.m.

GEORGINA COLE LIBRARY

MONDAY NIGHT CLASSICS BOOK CLUB Fourth Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

CULTURAL ARTS OFFICE PROGRAMS www.carlsbadca.gov/arts, 760-434-2920

OPERA PREVIEWS Feb. 13, 10 a.m. San Diego Opera: TOSCA March 12, 10 a.m. THE TENOR VOICE: ITS POWER AND ALLURE Intriguing introductions to the world of opera led by opera expert and musicologist, Dr. Ron Shaheen. Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave.* THIS IS JAZZ! Saturday, Feb. 13, 4 p.m. THE SAUCY SIDE OF JAZZ with guitarist Robin Henkel and vocalist Whitney Shay Saturday, March 12, 4 p.m. DANCE IS MUSIC with Besos de Coco in celebration of Women’s History Month Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave.*

POETRY WORKSHOP

FOREIGN FILM SERIES First and third Fridays of the month, 5 and 7 p.m. March 4 GINGER AND CINNAMON (ITALY, 2002, R)

MAGEE PARK POETRY WORKSHOP WITH JOHNNIERENEE NELSON Sunday, March 13, 1:30 p.m. Georgina Cole Library Community Room

March 18 SHOWER (CHINA, 1999, PG -13) Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave.*

For more information or to sign up, call 760-602-2400 x8149.

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