Celebrate La Jolla Shores on May 15

The sculpture of J.J. the Orphaned Baby Gray Whale will occupy this empty spot in Kellogg Park. Photo: Kathy Day

Friends of La Jolla Shores have declared May 15 J.J. Day and are planning a community celebration at the Birch Aquarium.

The family-oriented event from 6 to 9 p.m. will be both a fundraiser and party to celebrate the Friends efforts at Kellogg Park as well as completion of the life-sized bronze sculpture of the baby whale that was rescued and nursed back to health by SeaWorld trainers. Sculptor D. Lynne Reeves will be there and organizer Mary Coakley said she’s hopeful the sculpture will be too. If not, it will make its appearance later in May at the north end of the beachfront park.

Also planned is a talk by Bev Hosk, who first spotted J.J. in Marina Del Rey, a visit from the trainers and a display of winning photos in the Friends’ recent photo contest. There will also be a live auction and prizes.

The suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children. Go to www.FriendsofLaJollaShores.com or contact Coakley at www.coakleym@san.rr.com or (619) 840-0250.

Related posts:

  1. Interpretive panels to tell stories along La Jolla’s coast
  2. SeaWorld staff treating injured seal from La Jolla’s Children’s Pool
  3. La Jolla Shores lifeguard, parking projects get underway
  4. Community activist Michele Addington leaving La Jolla for downtown
  5. Seal pup rescued at Children’s Pool dies

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Posted by Kathy Day on Apr 25, 2011. Filed under Featured Story, La Jolla, News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Celebrate La Jolla Shores on May 15”

  1. bankalchemist

    a great event for the family and friends so we want to see you there, Tom Hassey a resident of la jolla shores has worked his magic to (former radio personality gassy hassey) to secure the Oscar Mayer Wiener Mobile for the kids of all ages with hotdogs of course.

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