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Dawn Mitschele & Lee Coulter Concert
Two extraordinary artists unite to put on a soulful acoustic concert. Mitschele’s sweetly seductive and playful vibes have won her global acclaim. She was nominated by the San Diego Music Awards for Best Singer/Songwriter for 2014 and 2015. Coulter’s powerful songwriting has landed him gigs opening for Tom Jones, Chuck Berry and Martin Sexton, and on stage with Jason Mraz.
Where: Cole Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive- Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Summer Reading Program 2017
There’s still a few weeks left to participate in the Carlsbad City Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. All three library locations are hosting the program through Aug. 4. The program offers summer reading fun for book lovers of all ages. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World” and features activities, reading incentives and entertainment.
This year, our libraries are participating in the California Library Association’s One Million Readers summer challenge. The more people that participate, the bigger impact we have. Sign up today!
Author Talk with Ellen Ullman

Author and former computer programmer Ellen Ullman will discuss her new book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology, which highlights her experience of the digital revolution. Ullman creates a time-lapse view of the rapid advancement of modern technology, while delving into her personal reckoning with the revolution underway.
The discussion will be led by Carlsbad Technology Librarian and Exploration HUB coordinator Andrea Hilliard.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Where: Cole Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive – Admission: Free. First come, first served.
Poetry Workshop with Kathy O’Fallon

Join Kathy O’Fallon for this workshop where participants
will explore what their own individual spark brings to the originality of their poetry. Kathy O’Fallon’s poetry and fiction has appeared in dozens of literary journals, magazines and anthologies. She also works as a clinical psychologist in private practice.

Where: Cole Community Room, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive
Admission: Free. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 760-602-2400 ext. 8149.
Quarteto Nuevo Concert

Quarteto Nuevo is a world chamber music group that merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz. They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove.
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane  – Admission: Free.Ticket distribution begins at 12 p.m.First come, first served.
Learn a new language with Pronunciator, a fun and free way to learn over 80 languages with self-directed lessons, live teachers, movies, music and more. Learn online and get the app! Find Pronunciator on the Library’s eResearch page under Languages.
New District Boundaries Chosen
After reviewing several possible ways to create districts for future City Council elections, the Carlsbad City Council chose a map created through the collaboration of two residents who used the public map-drawing tools provided by the city’s professional demographers. The next step in the transition to electing City Council members by district is to adopt an ordinance to make it official.

Carlsbad to Participate in Energy Study
The City of Carlsbad will participate in a joint study with other North County cities to determine the viability of purchasing and supplying electrical power to residents as an alternative to the service provided by San Diego Gas & Electric. The City Council’s decision was limited to allocating money and staff time to determine whether or not – or under what conditions – such an arrangement could benefit the North County region, not any future decisions related to “community choice energy,” the term used for this approach to providing power.

Citizens of the Year Announced
Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Bill and Bonnie Dominguez and Mike McMahon have been named Carlsbad Citizens of the Year. This year’s honorees, selected by a committee of Carlsbad residents, were recognized during a ceremony at 4 p.m. on July 11 at Carlsbad City Hall.

Enjoy “Dinner and a Movie” at Historic Ranch
Dinner and a Movie fundraiser returns to Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park on Friday, Aug. 18. Guests will experience a fiesta with an exclusive dinner and silent auction to support the park’s signature fourth grade California History and Art Program.
Draft Parking Plan Released
The City of Carlsbad has released a draft parking management plan for managing and maximizing parking in the Village, Barrio and beach areas, following 14 months of public input and technical analysis. Copies of the draft plan are available for public review at the city’s libraries, City Hall, Senior Center and Faraday Center.
Americana: The Flag in Popular Culture Opens at Cannon Art Gallery


The City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office presents Americana: The Flag in Popular Culture from June 4 through Aug. 6, at the William D. Cannon Art Gallery, located in the Carlsbad City Library complex at 1775 Dove Lane. Admission is free.


Preparing for Emergencies

The City of Carlsbad joined first responders and officials from more than 40 agencies Thursdayresponding to an emergency drill simulating a complex, coordinated terrorist attack in the San Diego region, the largest full-scale exercise ever conducted in San Diego County. Carlsbad safety officials urge all Carlsbad residents to check out the resources on the County of San Diego website about how to spot and report suspicious activity, create a family emergency plan and other preparedness information.

Arts & Culture Plan Workshops
Work continues on the development of a new Arts & Culture Plan in Carlsbad. The Arts & Culture Plan will identify community priorities for arts and culture over the next 10 years; develop measureable objectives to support those priorities; and create an implementation plan that includes strategies, tactics and resources needs


Summer Reading Program 2017
There’s still time to get plenty of summer reading in during the Carlsbad City Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. All three library locations are hosting the program through Aug. 4, 2017. The program offers summer reading fun for book lovers of all ages. This year’s theme is “Building a Better World” and features activities, reading incentives and entertainment.
Come join in on the fun and earn rewards for reading books you enjoy this summer. Best of all, the program is free!

You heard it here first! TGIF Concerts in the Park is back and the 2017 lineup will make this summer one to remember. Concerts are free on Fridays from 6 to 8 p.m., with venue open to the public at 4 p.m. Make sure to check the dates, as the park order is a little different this year.TGIF Concerts in the Parks 2017 Lineup Announced

Poinsettia Community Park
Calavera Hills Community Park
Alga Norte Community Park
Check the website for more details, including parking and shuttle information. See you at the park!
Give Input on the Arts & Culture Plan

Deedie’s House Photography Exhibition Now Open
A photography exhibition showcasing 37 works from 25 local artists is now open at Deedie’s House at Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch Park. The photographs feature a variety of subject matter, including Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Annie Lemoux, photographer and adjunct professor at University of California, San Diego, guest juried the exhibition. Check out the complete list of selected artists.
Visitor advisory: Deedie’s House is approximately 900 feet from the parking lot via uneven terrain, including earthen and paved surfaces.
Who: All ages
When: April 23 – Aug. 27, Friday through Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Deedie’s House, Leo Carrillo Historic Ranch, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane
Admission: Free

Swap Screen Time for Play Time at Summer Camp
camp kids jumping

Looking for less screen time and more play time for the kids this summer? The City of Carlsbad’s camps offers many opportunities for physical, emotional and social growth, combined with a whole lot of fun. This year’s camp lineup includes sports, science, arts, aquatics and more for kids 3 to 16. Summer camps run from June 19 through Aug. 25.

Summer Reading Program Seeks Volunteers
The City of Carlsbad’s Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children begins on June 19 and runs through Aug. 4 at all Carlsbad library locations. The program is free for all ages. The theme for this year’s program is “Build a Better World.” Read more









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