The La Jolla Music Society hosted a Flamenco Luncheon at La Valencia Hotel to promote its upcoming Dance Series at Spreckels Theatre in downtown San Diego. The Society will present three world-class dance troupes in 2014: Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (Feb. 15); Gala Flamenca (March 13); and Alonzo King Lines Ballet (May 17).
Winners of Leonard Simpson’s “10 Best Dressed Awards” for 2013 were feted at the “Royals and Romanticism of Style” gala, a benefit for Miracle Babies, the San Diego non-profit that provides support to families with critically ill newborns. The 6th annual event, founded by Leonard Simpson and Sally B. Thornton, celebrates philanthropist who dress every day with “gloves of compassion” and a “coat of courage.” The 2013 gala included a runway show, awards ceremony, dinner, dancing and was held Nov. 21 at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines.
The Old Globe Theatre’s 2013 gala, “A Magical Evening,” netted more than $1 million for the theater’s artistic and educational activities. Co-chaired by Nina Doede and Sheryl White, the black-tie event was held on The Old Globe’s historic campus in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Four La Jollans were among The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary 2014 “Women of Dedication,” selected for their outstanding service work in the community. The honorees were introduced at a Presentation Tea hosted by member Terry Cooper at her La Jolla home. La Jollans Jeanette Day, Cynthia Kronemyer, Mary Mulvihill and Anseth Page Richards, will join 10 other area humanitarians to be feted at the 49th annual Women of Dedication luncheon and fundraiser in April 2014 at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel & Marina.
Birch’s kelp forest, which mimics Southern California’s diverse marine ecosystem, will be closed from Jan. 6 to Feb. 8.
Eduardo, 5, loves his present from Santa Claus and was absolutely beaming. He is one of more than 100 kids from the St. Vincent de Paul Village for homeless children in San Diego who attended the 13th annual holiday party on the rooftop of La Jolla Cove Suites, Dec. 6, 2013.
The Bird Rock Community Council (BRCC) held its holiday party Dec. 3, 2013 at Voce del Mare restaurant on La Jolla Boulevard. The BRCC also held its inaugural Winter Walk, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 along La Jolla Boulevard with live music, interactive art, merchant specials and samples. During the walk, participants had the opportunity to purchase a decorative tile designed by artist Jane Wheeler to help complete the Waverly Wall mosaic in Bird Rock Park. The project benefits Bird Rock Elementary School. More information about the Bird Rock Community Council at birdrockcc.org
Women named Barbara from across La Jolla gathered Dec. 4, 2013 at Barbarella’s Restaurant in the Shores for the annual St. Barbara’s Day party and holiday toy drive. The Barbaras were treated to cocktails and appetizers on the restaurant’s patio. In getting to know one another, several of the Barbaras asked after whom they were named. The list included actresses, grandmothers and even one Barbara’s father’s former girlfriend (the one he didn’t marry, but wished he had).
Floats, marching bands, cowboys and beauty queens made their way down Girard Avenue in the 56th La Jolla Christmas Parade and Holiday Festival, Dec. 8, 2013. Local politicians and business owners, along with dance teams, the YMCA, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and classic cars advanced the parade route with little elves-for-a-day running alongside tossing candy canes to the crowd.
Anyone who has attended a community meeting in La Jolla likely knows Phyllis Minick.
Dec 12, 2013 | Posted in La Jolla Life
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