Two Girl Scout Daisy troops at Bird Rock Elementary in La Jolla raised money through Girl Scout cookie sales to buy a new State of California flag and a new U.S. flag for their school. Daisy Troop 4186 (kindergartners) and Daisy Troop 3869 (first-graders) presented the flags during the morning assembly on March 27, 2013.
Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22 as folks pay homage to the planet’s bounty with a rekindling of community awareness and commitment to a cleaner, greener, safer place in the universe we call home. So rally your sustainable sensibilities while kicking up your heels and shrinking your carbon footprints.
Synergy Art Foundation — dedicated to supporting local artists and funding community arts projects and San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN), which maintains a website full of arts resources and facilitates collaborations — are inviting art-, music-, food- and fun-lovers to what they’re calling a spectacular FUNdraiser on April 27, 2013.
At age 92, former La Jolla resident Rhoda Riddell has had the ride of her life.
“We are keeping whatever nature gave us through all these years, … modifying a little bit through a simple solution.” — Sculptor Nasser Pirasteh
Collegiate rowing teams came together April 5-7, 2013 for one of the biggest regattas on the West Coast — the San Diego Crew Classic. The waters on Mission Bay served as the playing field for some 155 events, which culminated in trophy presentations Sunday afternoon, and the 20th Classic Brunch by the Bay, chaired this year by Jane Fetter of La Jolla and a committee of 21 volunteers.
Luxury and classic automobile enthusiasts from San Diego and around the globe headed to La Jolla Village for the La Jolla Historical Society’s ninth annual Concours d’Elegance auto show and related events, April 5-7, 2013. The Concours d’Elegance show April 7 at La Jolla Cove’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park was the main event and featured restored classic autos, or those produced between 1926 and 1948.
The San Diego Art Prize, funded by San Diego Visual Arts Network, is an annual award given to two established artists, who in turn, choose an emerging artist for the award. Selected works of the 2012 winners, established artists Jeffery Laudenslager and Arline Fisch and emerging artists Deanne Sabeck and Vincent Robles, are now on view through May 4, 2013 at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St. in La Jolla.
The little ones arrived with enthusiasm, extra energy and eagle eyes for the annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by La Jolla Recreation Center on March 30, 2013. It was
5-4-3-2-1 and they were off across the field gathering all the plastic eggs their baskets could hold, looking for that one “silly faced” egg that would bring them a special prize. Participants received a bag of candy treats after the hunt and could opt to color a bunny picture or make an Easter craft. Peter Rabbit was on hand for photos.
More than 300 parents, teachers and supporters of La Jolla Elementary School (LJES) busted their best disco moves during a sold-out gala on March 16, 2013 at the Cuvier Club in La Jolla. A fundraiser for Friends of La Jolla Elementary School, Inc., the event featured music from Polyester Express and silent and live auctions that included everything from a trip to Hawaii to the chance for one lucky LJES student to become “principal for a day.”