La Jolla YMCA will present a free community event from 10 a.m, to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, will feature games, fitness, healthy snack demonstrations, arts and crafts and more to motivate and teach families how to develop a healthy routine at home.
Artists in the club will showcase their work in a variety of media — paintings, sculpture, fabrics, jewelry, photographs, pottery and needlework.
“Burning Red” was the theme of The Foundation of La Jolla High School’s annual fundraising gala, which took place March 22, 2014 at Green Acre on Campus Point in University City. Merriment at the Burning Red Gala Bash included food, drinks, auctions and dancing to music by The Jones Revival band.
Several women from La Jolla embarked on a trip to India last November to see how the programs implemented by San Diego-based Project Concern International (PCI) are working out. As financial contributors, they checked out the Vulnerable Children program and they saw how the Women Empowerment Program (WEP) is changing the financial situation for women in rural India.
It was a packed house for the opening of the nine-part IDEAS (Initiative for Digital Exploration of the Arts & Sciences) performance series Feb. 20 at the Calit2 Auditorium in Atkinson Hall on the UC San Diego campus. Art Department faculty member Michael Trigilio kicked off the series by hosting a three-part presentation called T2ERU (Tell Them Everything Remember Us).
A sunny spring-like day greeted guests on March 6 to the Village Garden Club of La Jolla’s annual Meet the Master presentation at The Auditorium at TSRI. Floral master Eddie Zaratsian — designer to the stars — took the stage for an inspiring lecture and demonstration of his world-class floral treatments. A reception followed in the courtyard, which was catered by The Wild Thyme Company.
Iris and Matthew Strauss hosted the San Diego Opera Producers Circle reception on Feb. 19 at their Rancho Santa Fe home. The event celebrated February’s opera buffa, “The Elixir of Love,” by Donizetti, and heralded the upcoming Verdi masterpiece on power and friendship, “A Masked Ball” with 2014 performances March 8, 11, 14 and 16 at the Civic Theatre, 1100 Third Ave., downtown San Diego.
Is it possible for us to become happier people — that is, to experience happiness more often and throughout our lives? Yes, it is, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., who recently spoke on “The Science and Practice of Happiness Across the Lifespan” at UC San Diego’s Stein Institute for Research on Aging in La Jolla.
Normandie Wilson, pianist and singer/songwriter, is excited about her 7:30 p.m. March 7 performance at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as part of its acoustic series. Really, really excited.
There was a full house at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in La Jolla’s Sherwood Auditorium on the evening of Feb. 1, 2014 when Christo came onstage for a lecture/slide show about his 50-plus years of grand-scale public art. Some of the crowd had been standing in line for hours, hoping for no-shows’ seats.