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La Jolla Community Center’s jazz series going strong; next concert Friday, Feb. 28

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“Women in Jazz” was the theme of a recent “Fourth Friday Jazz Series featuring Lori Bell & Friends,” Jan. 24 at the La Jolla Community Center. Joining flutist Lori Bell were vocalist Allison Adams-Tucker, pianist Melonie Grinnell and bassist Evona Wascinski. The jazz concert series continues in February, March, April and June 2014.

Meet a Master: Village Garden Club of La Jolla to host celeb designer Eddie Zaratsian

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Internationally acclaimed floral designer and stylist, Eddie Zaratsian, will be the featured speaker at the seventh annual Meet the Masters event, presented by The Village Garden Club of La Jolla.

La Jolla Coin Shop discovers high value of client’s rare currency

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Until Randy Lawrence visited the Coin Shop, it was believed that the Denver pennies had all been destroyed.

Accepting Rachel’s Challenge: La Jolla High students explore compassion at special assembly

Talia Chalhoub (left) helped organize the presentation by speaker Ali Nourbakhsh with La Jolla High School’s Kindness Counts Club. Ashley Mackin photos

Rachel’s Challenge is an organization aimed at creating safer, kinder learning environments, and equipping people of all ages with knowledge on how to make the world a better place.

Widows and Widowers support group now meeting monthly in La Jolla

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Judith Fox, award-winning fine art photographer and author will discuss her inspirational new book “One Foot Forward: Stories and Faces of Widows and Widowers,” 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 at White Sands’ Jack Patton Community Room, 7450 Olivetas Ave.

La Jolla Girl Scout Troop’s rummage sale on Feb. 8 will benefit Room to Read

Josie Ballard, Katie Couris, Kylie Malcolm and Madeline Perreault are eighth-graders at Muirlands Middle School and members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3329. Courtesy

Cadette Girl Scout Troop 3329 will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 8 at the La Jolla Rec Center, 615 Prospect St. to raise funds for Room to Read. The nonprofit organization helps girls in developing countries receive an education, and promotes literacy by building libraries and publishing children’s books in their native languages.

Rebecca Fox’s goal is to inspire women to dignity, beauty, faith

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Rebecca Fox is editor and founder of the online “Eve’s Crown Magazine.” She lives and works in La Jolla. After graduating from Barnard College at Columbia University, Fox worked in public relations and finance in New York City. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 18, she struggled with mental illness and substance abuse for a number of years.

Chamber music fans take pleasure in Sunday Musicale at La Jolla’s Darlington House

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San Diego Symphony members Mary Barranger on piano and Eddie Stein on violin, were the featured performers at a Sunday Musicale on Jan. 26 presented at the Darlington House in La Jolla to benefit the Social Service League’s housing program for seniors.

Best Bets for fun things to do in and around La Jolla, Feb. 6-13

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Best Bets this week includes: A white elephant sale weekend, children’s art workshop, smooth jazz, poetry readings, chamber music, concerto competitions and more.

La Jollan hopes to replace Scripps Park restroom, needs help

Jafar Farnham with a plaque from Phyllis Minick (right) thanking him for his $35,000 contribution to the Children’s Pool Walk beautification project. Ashley Mackin

Judy Adams Halter, inspired by the efforts of La Jolla Shores resident Mary Coakley- Munk and her improvements to the Kellogg Park north comfort station, announced that she wants to replace the dilapidated restroom at Scripps Park in like manner.

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