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Going Global At Del Mar Hills Academy

For the next two months, Del Mar Hills Academy (DMHA) is celebrating world peace and world culture. On Jan. 21, from 7 to 7:45 a.m., the Dads Club will be cooking up a storm with a “Peacecake Breakfast”, to kick off Peace Week at the school. On Feb. 28, DMHA will have their World Festival celebrating the diversity of cultures at their school. It will be an evening event, filled with food, songs, and dances from different countries that are represented by families from the school. One exciting assembly on that same day, will be an African drumming performance for the students to enjoy.

European Wax Center Grand Opening

Emily Palmer and her sister, Kelly McNeill, have always dreamt about going into business together. They just weren’t sure what that business would be. Jump forward many years, both with families and kids, and they came across the European Wax Center. Emily and Kelly immediately felt the draw from the quality wax, clean and professional environment, low price point, and the overall ease of waxing. “This is our baby and we are truly thrilled to be in the Solana Beach community, where we can share our passion of providing the ultimate salon experience,” said Emily. “We want our guests to feel beautiful and really enjoy their time spent in our salon.” The sisters are thrilled to announce their grand opening in the Solana Beach Town Center (Near Carls Jr. and BevMo). Join them for a free wax if you’re a first time guest.

Del Mar Foundation Call For Volunteers

The Del Mar Foundation’s Young Del Mar/Children’s Committee runs a playgroup for children from infancy up to four years old. Playgroups are held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, and are available for Del Mar parents to connect in the neighborhood. They are also currently looking for volunteers who would be interested in the following roles: event co-chairs, technology, secretary, event PR/press release communications and event volunteers. If interested, contact To get a peek at things to come for the Young Del Mar/Children’s Committee, there will be a committee meeting on Jan. 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Other events in January at the Powerhouse Community Center are a Bluegrass and Beyond Concert with Rob Ikes and Trey Hensley on Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. On Jan. 27, Dr.William Fenical, the Director for the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography, will be giving a talk called “Medicines from the Sea”. The talk will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

Knit For The Cure Supports Susan G. Komen

Founded in 2004, the Knit for the Cure Campaign recruits knitters and crocheters to create handmade items to be sold at various Komen events, one of which included the Race for the Cure which was held on Nov. 3 in Balboa Park. Although most items are created by San Diego County residents, the campaign had knitters and crocheters from all over including Connecticut, Virginia, and New York. This year, some San Diego knitters also formed a team and participated in the race. Knit for the Cure raised over $5,300 this year. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised remain right here in San Diego to cover every step of the breast health journey – from education, outreach, mammograms, and diagnostics, to surgeries, chemotherapy, and more. The remaining 25% of each dollar raised funds national research to discover the causes and cures for breast cancer. For information on how to become involved in next year’s campaign contact

Little Jumps, Big Changes!

During the month of February, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego will hold its 3rd Annual Little Jumps, BIG Changes campaign. Little Jumps provides lessons and knowledge to club members about how to lead active and healthier lifestyles, while also raising funds to support the Clubs’ three priority outcomes: academic cuccess, character development and healthy lifestyles. According to the Boys & Girls Clubs, this campaign is very important, given the alarming national statistics of childhood obesity and the serious health risks our youth face, such as diabetes and heart disease. They are asking everyone to make a minimum $15 donation to support the 25,000 youth served annually by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. To make a donation or for more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego head over to

Brand New Lagoon Open Air Classroom

Back in October, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Joint Powers Authority for the San Dieguito River Park announced that they were breaking ground on the Lagoon Open Air Classroom, to be located at the San Dieguito Photos by James Coffee Studios Lagoon off of Via De La Valle. The lagoon is the gateway to the fifty-five mile San Dieguito River Park, which extends from the lagoon to the crest of Volcan Mountain. The Lagoon Open Air Classroom will be a site where the community can gather to learn about the San Diego’s natural resources, take classes, participate in science, exploration, and art classes. Twentytwo third graders from Del Mar’s Ocean Air School participated in the groundbreaking event by turning in their electronics for recycling and spreading native seeds at the site.

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Del Sol Magazine - January/February 2014  

We talk with Karen Wilson, Executive Director of the Del Mar Foundation, about their efforts to bring resources, events and programs to the...

Del Sol Magazine - January/February 2014  

We talk with Karen Wilson, Executive Director of the Del Mar Foundation, about their efforts to bring resources, events and programs to the...