LA JOLLA NEWS NUGGETS: Art & Wine Festival this weekend, Oct. 11-12

The free La Jolla Art & Wine fest, with more than 150 artists and 40 wineries, takes over the Village Oct. 11-12 on Girard Avenue between Prospect Street and Torrey Pines Road.

On Saturday, Oct. 11, the festival runs 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a special nighttime event, the inaugural BraveCort Brew Fest, 8-11 p.m. During the Brew Fest, a dozen breweries will provide samples of their wares, and URBN St. Brewing Co. will tap a beer made especially for the event. Tickets are $35, and proceeds benefit local pediatric brain cancer research.

On Sunday, the Art & Wine Festival continues, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Proceeds from the La Jolla Art & WineFestival are used to support educational programs at Bird Rock Elementary, La Jolla Elementary, Torrey Pines Elementary and Muirlands Middle schools. LJAWF.org

972 teens benefit from heart screening project

The Eric Paredes Save A life Foundation held its heart screening event at La Jolla High School in connection with The Bishop’s School, to check for anomalies in heart rhythm in teens, Sept. 28.

These anomalies can contribute to the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and screening for them is not part of routine checkups or sports physicals.

The event screened 972 youths and four were found at risk for Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Of the total number screened, 305 students were from LJHS, 265 were from The Bishop’s School and the remainder was from the community and county.

More than $20,000 raised for Ebola campaign

Contributions continue to come in to the Foundation For Women account at City National Bank in La Jolla for Ebola relief. Its Sept. 9 launch is part of a multi-faceted effort to raise funds for bleach and a bucket so those exposed can wash their hands and prevent the spread of the virus.

Other components include Foundation For Women fundraising and a partnership with School of Leadership and Education Sciences at University of San Diego. In total, more than $20,000 has been raised. To donate, visit FoundationForWomen.org

Community Center seeks vendors for fall boutique

La Jolla Community Center is looking for vendors for its upcoming “Fall into Fabulous” shopping event. The vendor booth fee is a $50 down payment plus 20 percent of total sales. Items needed include clothes, beauty products, accessories, handmade goods and trinkets. The Fall into Fabulous event will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. at the center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-0831. LJCommunityCenter.org

Blood drive Oct. 12 at La Jolla Presbyterian

La Jolla Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7715 Draper Ave. Anyone 17 and older, who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health, may qualify to give blood.

A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended prior to donation. All donors must show picture identification. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at 1-800-4MY-SDBB (469-7322) or SanDiegoBloodBank.org

The Bishop’s School stages ‘Rent’ musical

The Bishop’s School theater department will present a student production of the musical “Rent,” 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9; 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11; 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16; 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17; and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. (The Oct. 10 show is sold out.) Tickets $8-10.

Performances take place at the school’s Taylor Performing Arts Center, 7607 La Jolla Blvd. (858) 459-4021. Tickets available at bishops.com/Page/Arts/Order-Tickets

Low tides expected in La Jolla Oct. 8-9

La Jolla tides will be lower than they’ve been in six months, and we don’t have to tell you how unseasonably hot it’s been. Snorkeling and tidepooling will lure thousands to La Jolla Shores and the Cove. Unfortunately, tidepooling and snorkeling nature lovers, especially in a crowd, can have a negative impact on our coastal ecosystems.

But we can protect and preserve the ecological gems of La Jolla while still exploring their beauty. San Diego Coastkeeper published a five-part guide to tidepooling and snorkeling with tips on getting the most enjoyment out of your experience while protecting coastal wildlife. The tips can be viewed at sdcoastkeeper.org or directly at bit.ly/lajollatidepools

Low tides expected in La Jolla Oct. 8-9

n Coastkeeper offers online Tguide to responsible tidepooling

his week, La Jolla tides will be lower than they’ve been in six months, and we don’t have to tell you how

unseasonably hot it’s been. Snorkeling and tidepooling will lure thousands to La Jolla Shores and the Cove. Unfortunately, tidepooling and snorkeling nature lovers, especially in a crowd, can have a negative impact on our coastal ecosystems.

But we can protect and preserve the ecological gems of La Jolla while still exploring their beauty. San Diego Coastkeeper published a five-part guide to tidepooling and snorkeling with tips on getting the most enjoyment out of your experience while protecting coastal wildlife. The tips can be viewed at sdcoastkeeper.org or directly at bit.ly/lajollatidepools

intentioned beachgoers toward good ecological etiquette, but some of our behaviors can have less obvious negative effects on La Jolla’s coastal ecosystems. Read San Diego Coastkeeper’s guide to learn about:

n The types of sunscreen that can poison our water

n The effect of feeding animals and overturning rocks

n What can happen when pets and wildlife meet

We also include information about what you can expect to see snorkeling and tidepooling and information on the dwellings of different plants and animals and how they fit into the local food chain.

Happy tidepooling and snorkeling this week. The lowest tides will be Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 around 4 p.m. u

Megan Baehrens

Common sense will guide most well-intentioned beach-goers toward good ecological etiquette, but some of our behaviors can have less obvious negative effects on La Jolla’s coastal ecosystems. Read San Diego Coastkeeper’s guide to learn about:

•The types of sunscreen that can poison our water

• The effect of feeding animals and overturning rocks

• What can happen when pets and wildlife meet

We also include information about what you can expect to see snorkeling and tidepooling and information on the dwellings of different plants and animals and how they fit into the local food chain.

Happy tidepooling and snorkeling this week. The lowest tides will be Wednesday, Oct. 8 and Thursday, Oct. 9 around 4 p.m. —Megan Baehrens, Executive Director, San Diego Coastkeeper

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