2013 CV Rec Center Fall Program and Registration Info

The 2013 Fall Program for the Carmel Valley Recreation Center is now available, complete with online program registration details. Register Online at the SD City Online Registration Portal (www.SDRecConnect.com). Registration begins September 7, 2013 at 9:00AM. Registration instructions are in the brochure on page 8. Note that online registration requires you to create an online account. If you have questions, or if you'd rather deal with a person, you can also register in-person at the CV Rec Center. For additional information, read the brochure or call the Rec Center at 858-552-1616.

Drought: Water situation getting worse, Aug 2013

While we've had a couple of years of OK rainfall, California appears to be heading into fairly extreme drought conditions, and the long term forecasts are currently bad. You can check out the US Drought Monitor, which includes a Long Term Drought Prediction graphic. There's also the California Department of Water Resources, which manages a page of California Reservoir Graphs. Looking at the page, you can see that most major reservoirs are well below average capacity. If you click on the reservoir names, you'll get a detail graph for that location -- for instance, click here for the Lake Shasta graph. You'll see that the levels are low and are still falling fast. There have been no calls for conservation, but if we don't get some rain, they'll be coming soon.

One Paseo meeting, Aug 8, 2013

The CV Planning Board will hold a Meeting to allow Kilroy to present the community benefits related to the One Paseo project. Kilroy is required to show how the development provides an extraordinary public benefit to the community or the City. Sufficient time will be allocated to community members to question the value of those benefits, and especially their cost in terms of increased traffic congestion, out of scale building heights and densities etc.. The meeting is Thursday, August 8, from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Ocean Air Elementary School, 11444 Canter Heights Dr.

Library Concerts, Aug 2013

This August, the CV Library’s free family music programs will include Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind with pianist J R Betts playing global jazz at 7:00 PM on August 14, 2013, and pianist Andrew Vu in a program of music by J S Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt at 1:00 PM on August 31, 2013. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. The programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

CV Rec Council Aug 2013 Meeting

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council will meet on Tuesday, Aug 6, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate Drive.) The CV Rec Council Meeting Agenda is attached here, or see the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation. See the agenda for complete details.

Movie in the Park, Aug 9, Sage Canyon Park

FREE SUMMER MOVIE IN THE PARK: “Madagascar 3" will be shown on Friday August 9 at Sage Canyon Park, 5252 Harvest Run Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Outside Games and Activities! Snack and Beverages available for sale.

Electronics Recycling at Torrey Pines High School, Aug 3-4, 2013

I can't find any news articles about the event, but there's a sign at the corner of Half Mile and El Camino Real that says there will be an electronics recycling event at Torrey Pines High School this weekend, August 3-4, 2013. I believe the hours are 9:00 to 4:00 PM, and drop off is likely to be in the parking lot off Del Mar Heights Road, just past the fire station.

Surf Cup traffic again, Aug 3-5, 2013

If you ran into the Surf Cup traffic last weekend, you'll want to know that it's running again this weekend (Sat, Aug 3 to Mon, Aug 5, 2013.) Again, this is at the Polo Fields (El Camino Real at Via de la Valle), so you should avoid that area if you can!

CV Planning Board's Regional Issues, Aug 2013

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board's Regional Issues Subcommitte will NOT meet in August 2013 (meeting CANCELED.) The next meeting will likely be on a special date, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 4:30 pm at the Carmel Valley Library. Agenda to be determined. Additional information on the planning board and its subcommittees can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

Surf Cup this weekend on the Polo Fields, July 2013

The Surf Cup is running this weekend (Sat, July 27 to Mon, July 29, 2013) at the Polo Fields (El Camino Real at Via de la Valle), so you should avoid that area if you can! Traffic can be miserable.

Love to Dance 2013-2014 Dance Season

Love to Dance, a Carmel Valley dance academy, is starting its 2013-2014 dance season. The new season, which begins September 3, 2013, includes Tiny tots, Students and Division III programs. The Tiny Tots classes include: Magical Mornings, Mommy and Me, Triple Threat, Energy, Zumba Kids, Music & Movement and Ballet/Tap combo and will continue introducing children to the world of dance, music, and fun. The students program (Division I and Division II) has grown from 51 classes to a whopping 63! These new classes afford students more opportunities to learn and grow as dancers. The Division III program, new this year, consists of an elite group of dancers that partake in greater training and perform as the Love to Dance Company. Enrollment for all these wonderful programs is ongoing and dancers at every level are welcome to join the Love to Dance, Inc. family. For more information and class schedules, see lovetodanceinc.com or call 858-229-0120.

Searsucker adding lunch menu

I haven't yet tried the new Searsucker in the Town Center, but I hear that starting Monday, July 29, 2013, Searsucker Del Mar will be launching their lunch menu. Served from 11:30am-2pm, Monday-Friday. Sounds like a great chance to try out the new restaurant while the parking isn't too busy (although, I visited the Town Center on a Sunday evening, and it wasn't bad at all!)

Movies in the park, July 2013

This Friday, July 26, 2013, "The Croods" will be shown as a Summer Movie in the Park at Ocean Air Park, 4770 Fairport Way. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Free Cookies! Outside Games and Activities! Glow Sticks! Snack and Beverages available for sale. Then, on Sunday, July 28, 2013, "Wreck-It Ralph" will be shown at the Carmel Valley Community Park, 3777 Townsgate Drive. FREE! The Sunday, July 28 event will include a concert at 5PM featuring "Upstream and the Caribbean Jems." Concert at 5PM, movie starts at dusk! See the Movies in the Park Brochure for a complete schedule, or see SummerMoviesInThePark.com.

CV Planning Board Agenda, July 2013

The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board will hold it's regular monthly meeting on July 25, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive. The July Agenda is attached. The Agenda is very light, including only consideration of adding some of the San Dieguito River Valley into the CVCPB boundary. Additional information can be found at the CV Planning Board Page on this site.

FREE SAT/ACT Information Session

An information session will be held at the Carmel Valley Doubletree on September 9, 2013. This session will attempt to explore and understand the SAT/ACT, why it is critically important for university admission, and how best to prepare. We need to get more students involved early in thinking about the SAT/ACT. Students can succeed by themselves! Just a little bit of practice every day will go along way. For more info, contact carmelvalleytestprep@gmail.com or see the Facebook Event Page. (Note: cvsd.com does not endorse any specific test prep company.)

Cinepolis too expensive? Go somewhere else!

Everyone seems to like the experience at Cinepolis Del Mar, but it's too expensive! Paying $20 for a movie just seems ridiculous, especially when you're taking your family. Well, here's a sensible alternative: the AMC La Jolla 12 (La Jolla Village Drive exit off I-5, across from the Mormon Temple) has upgraded many of their theaters to very nice reclining chairs at a much lower price. You can now enjoy a comfortable movie experience for $11 (or $15 for 3D movies, or $6.50 for the early matinee in 2D!) Visit the La Jolla 12 Website for schedule and pricing. Maybe the competition will eventually get us lower prices at our local theater.

Summer Concerts and Movies at the Market

The Carmel Valley Farmers Market will have a concert on Thursday, July 18, 2013 as part of their "Summer Movies and Music at the Market" series! July 18 will feature Guitar music and Flamenco Dancer. Then on July 25, the Scott Roberts Jazz Band will perform followed by a showing of Disney's "Ratatouille." There will be special food trucks for the evenings in addition to the weekly vendors. The market is in the Canyon Crest Academy (CCA) parking lot, 5951 Village Center Loop Rd. Farmer's Market hours are 3:30 pm to 7:45 pm, movies start at dusk.

Carmel Valley Summer Movie in the Park, July 28, 2013

The Carmel Valley Recreation Center is presenting "Wreck-It Ralph" as a Summer Movie in the Park on Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Carmel Valley Community Park, 3777 Townsgate Drive. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 5PM with a concert featuring "Upstream and the Caribbean Jems", movie starts at dusk! See the Movies in the Park Brochure for a complete schedule, or see SummerMoviesInThePark.com.

Ocean Air Summer Movie in the Park, July 26, 2013

The Ocean Air Recreation is presenting "The Croods" as a Summer Movie in the Park on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Ocean Air Park, 4770 Fairport Way. Bring a blanket and enjoy a special night for the family under the stars. Come early and enjoy activities for all ages. FREE! Event starts at 6PM, movie starts at dusk Free Cookies! Outside Games and Activities! Glow Sticks! Snack and Beverages available for sale.

Free Library Concert, July 24, 2013

A free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Dromia in a program of Balkan folk music. The trio, formed in 2008, plays folk music from Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Turkey, as well as Roma (gypsy) melodies from this region. It has performed at many venues in Southern California, including San Diego’s Folk Dance Center and Balboa Park’s Spanish Village, Café Aman in Los Angeles, Kypseli Greek Dance Center in Sherman Oaks, the Laguna Folkdancers’ Festival in Newport Beach, and the annual Greek festivals in San Diego and Cardiff. Its members are Mary Marshall on various ethnic percussion instruments, Sanna Rosengren on vocals and violin, and Dan Ziagos on accordion. The program will last 45 minutes. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Free Library Concert, July 10, 2013

July’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. in its community room. It will feature Celia Lawley, the Fiddle Girl, in a program of Irish, Cajun, Bluegrass, Gypsy, Greek, and other violin music. The program will last 45 minutes. Celia’s love of music started at age 5 with lessons in violin, piano, and voice. She graduated from the USC School of Music with a degree in violin performance and then began performing popular styles of music including country, bluegrass, Latin jazz, rock, blues, Cajun, and Celtic. This led to performances throughout the United States and Canada on TV and at fairs, festivals, and concerts, including ones at the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede, Pacific Northwest Exhibition, National Rodeo Finals, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and Ramona Bluegrass Festival. She has also performed at many libraries and other venues in Southern California as a solo act and with various bands. Go to her website at www.fiddlegirl.com for more information about Celia and her programs. The Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information, call the CV Library at (858) 552-1668 or see the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library website at www.carmelvalleylibrary.org.

Here comes Searsucker, July 17, 2013

Burlap is gone, and Searsucker is on the way. The Searsucker facebook page says that the new restaurant will open on July 17, so get ready for a new, casual eatery. (Update: For more information and reservations, call 858.369.5700.) Their website says, "Chef Malarkey has created a fantastic eatery full of local fare. The menu includes fresh seafood caught on the San Diego coast as well as locally brewed lagers and ales on tap. Friends and family can chat with chefs and servers as easily as they can with each other. Searsucker isn't a place to get away; it is a place to get together."

Summer Park Concert, July 7, 2013

The next Summer Serenades Concert is on July 7, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, featuring Plato Soul, a Variety dance band. The concerts are free to the public and we encourage you to bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of music and dancing. Blankets, beach chairs, food and drinks are all part of the ambience that make these Sunday afternoon concerts fun for everyone! The concerts are ALL held at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center (3777 Townsgate) on Sundays from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and are FREE to everyone. For additional information, call the CV Rec Center at 858-552-1616 or download the Summer Serenades Concert Flyer.

July 2013 CV Rec Council Meeting Canceled

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm has been canceled since there is no business to discuss. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center located at 3777 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. See the CV Parks Page for additional information on parks in the community and their operation.

San Diego Summer Movies in the Park, 2013

The County of San Diego, the City of San Diego, and lots of other local cities are holding LOTS of Movies in the Park this summer, at parks all over town (run by FunFlicks.com). Two are local, with "The Croods" at Ocean Air Recreation Center on July 26, 2013, and "Wreck-It Ralph" at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center on July 28. The movies are running now, and continue through September 21, 2013. See the Movies in the Park Brochure for a complete schedule, or see SummerMoviesInThePark.com.

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