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TGIF Concerts in the Parks Begins 6/21 When summer rolls around, it’s time again for the city’s popular TGIF Concerts in the Parks series. For over 30 years, the City of Carlsbad has presented live music throughout the city. This year, nine concerts will be presented in four beautiful parks in Carlsbad. In addition to music and dancing, all events feature a variety of offerings.
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Village and Barrio Updates On June 13, the California Coastal Commission provided conditional approval of the Village and Barrio Master Plan for the areas in the Coastal Zone. In a separate action, on June 11, the Carlsbad City Council voted to place an item on the June 25 City Council agenda to discuss a Village and Barrio building and development moratorium.
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Village H Community Meeting, 6/29 Community members have two upcoming opportunities to shape the future use of Village H South.
Community Meeting Future Use of Village H South Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. – noon Calavera Hills Community Center 2997 Glasgow Drive
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Pilot Program Supports Transit The Carlsbad City Council has approved a pilot project for a shuttle service that will transport commuters between the Poinsettia Train Station and the city’s primary industrial and commercial cores, located west of Interstate 5 and in the McClellan-Palomar Airport area.
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Summer Reading Festival, 6/20 Carlsbad City Library Learning Center is hosting a Summer Reading Festival, including a concert by Jimmy & Enrique, on Thursday, June 20 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Library Learning Center, located at 3368 Eureka Place. Admission is free.
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New Exhibit Opens at Cannon Art Gallery
Make sure you include Cannon Art Gallery on your list of summer hot spots. Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations opens this month and it is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
Inspired by the 1960’s Southern California Light and Space movement, this local group exhibition presents contemporary artists who have continued working within the core fundamentals of the original movement. Related to minimalism and geometric abstraction, the work is characterized by its focus on visual perception through light, space and volume. 
An opening reception, sponsored by Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, will be held June 22 at 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public.
Who: All ages
When: June 23 – Aug. 25
Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m.
Opening Reception: June 22, 5-7 p.m.
Where: William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free

North Coast Repertory Theatre Hosts Musical Theatre Camp 2019
We are thrilled to announce North Coast Repertory Theatre of Solana Beach is the guest artist for our Musical Theatre Camp this summer. This one-week camp will take students from the audition process all the way through performance in a fast-paced, fun, and creativity enhancing experience.This year students will perform School House Rock Live Jr., based on the award-winning 1970s cartoons.  
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to 30 campers. 
Now in its 37th Season, The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep stages five student productions annually and reaches nearly 2,000 students per year. The Theatre School offers quality arts instruction and training to local students ages 4-21, and provides classes, camps and workshops, operating throughout the year in North County San Diego.
Who: Ages 12 – 14
When: July 22 – 26, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  
Where: Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane 
Fee: $150.00 (resident discount 10 percent)
Make a Splash at Summer Aquatics Camp
Swimmers of all levels are welcome to join us for a week of aquatics fun! Campers ages 7 to 11 will experience a variety of aquatic and dry land activities including group swimming instruction, aquatic sports, games and time on our giant inflatables. This camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after care is available until 5:30 p.m. 
Have a Splish Splash Birthday Bash
Alga Norte Aquatic Center offers pool parties year-round! Party times are available on Saturdays and Sundays, excluding holidays and special events. Carlsbad residents receive a 10% discount on package prices.
Party Packages for Beginner Swimmers 
  • Splash Pad Party: $250The splash pad is the perfect spot for younger children to play and enjoy the aquatic center! 
  • Surf Dolphin Slide Inflatable: $325Enjoy our newest inflatable in the warm water instructional pool! Climb over small obstacles and then slide down the slide! 
Party Packages for Intermediate/Advanced Swimmers 
  • Obstacle Course Inflatable Party: $400See if you can crawl through, jump over and slide down our giant floating obstacle course without falling in! 
  • Rope Swing Inflatable Party: $400Swing across open water on the rope swing, make your way through the pillars and slide right into the water! 

Junior Lifeguarding Camps
kids in pool     
In this camp, participants ages 9 to14 must be able to swim 50 yards of front crawl and breaststroke in good form. American Red Cross lifeguards and water safety instructors will lead participants through two water sessions per day, which will include group lectures on aquatic safety and an introduction to aquatic sports. Campers will have the opportunity to play on our giant inflatables and compete in a junior lifeguarding competition on the last day. This camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and after care is available until 5:30 p.m. 

Slide Into the Inflatable Zone! 
Challenge friends and family any Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday to make it across our inflatables. Children under age 17 must pass a 25 yard swim test or wear a life jacket to participate.
1:30 -3:30 p.m.
$10 per participant
Be sure to get your tickets quickly as only 60 are allotted per day!

Enroll Your Child in Swim Lessons!
Watch your kids learn to swim, improve their technique or master more difficult skills in a 12-lane, 25-yard warm water instructional pool with a spectator area. Lessons are focused on water safety and preparation for all aquatic sports. All ages and levels are encouraged to sign up. Summer lessons meet Monday through Thursday for each two week session and online registration is available now.
Available lessons:  
In a report to the Carlsbad City Council, Housing Program Manager Bobbi Nunn said that the city is working to expand the supply of affordable housing by leveraging private and public funds, and is meeting goals and objectives established in its Public Housing Agency Annual Plan. Read more

Carlsbad Taking Steps Toward Locally Controlled Energy Utility
A new study shows the Community Choice Energy model is technically feasible and would save Carlsbad ratepayers 2% a year compared to SDG&E. Based on these findings, the Carlsbad City Council voted Tuesday, April 16, to accept the North San Diego County Cities Community Choice Energy Technical Feasibility Study and authorized the city manager to negotiate, execute and fund a cost-sharing agreement. The latter will allow the City of Carlsbad to participate in procurement of joint legal services to assist the city in negotiating and preparing Community Choice Energy formation documents.  Read more
Landscape Design Workshop for Homeowners
The City of Carlsbad encourages residents to participate in a landscape design workshop on the use of drought-tolerant plants and how to design landscapes that are sustainable in the San Diego climate. Attend this free, three-hour seminar and learn how to transform your yard into a beautiful, water saving landscape. Space is limited. Read more
The Ron Tatro Exhibit is Open at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden
The works of internationally renowned and self-taught sculptor, Ron Tatro are now on display at the Carlsbad Sculpture Garden. With a collage-like quality, each piece of Tatro’s metal welded sculptures is shaped into geometric forms and manipulated with other pieces to create a dynamic three-dimensional space. A trained painter, Tatro uses color to provide a vibrant element to each work.
Who: All ages
When: Through August 2019
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Carlsbad Sculpture Garden, 2955 Elmwood St.
Admission: Free

eBooks & eAudiobooks
Get the most out of the library’s free eResources. You can download OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks from Serra Digital Download Library to your computer or mobile devices. They are accessible 24/7 and free to library card holders. There’s also a mobile app for added convenience. New titles added each month!
Access by clicking “Books & Reading” at www.carlsbadca.gov/eresources.
Exploration HUB
Space is limited.To sign up and view additional classes visit the HUB website.
Wednesday Film Series
760-602-2049  – 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92008
 760-434-2870   –    1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92008                                 
  760-931-4500 –  3368 Eureka Place, Carlsbad, CA 92011    e, Carlsbad, CA 9
Library Concerts 2019

Carlsbad City Library’s concert series continues  June 23. Admission is free. Seating is limited and first come, first served.

Bayou Brothers – Sunday, June 23, 2-3 p.m.
Carlsbad City Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane

With a sound straight out of Louisiana, the Bayou Brothers deliver a rousing, rollicking good time full of endless enthusiasm at every performance. An eclectic blend of traditional zydeco, blues and R&B, this rocking musical jambalaya transports audiences straight into a Mardi Gras celebration.

For more information call 760-602-2055 or visit www.carlsbadlibrary.org

Scripps Encinitas Hospital
Wednesdays, May 1-29
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Do you ever ask yourself what am I able to eat? What can I do to better control my blood sugar? This free five-class series will teach you how to manage your diabetes and stay healthy as well as:
  • How to prevent and treat high blood sugar
  • How to choose the best meals and exercise for you
  • How your medications work and how to use them safely
  • How to share information and get support from others like you
Join us for these free, informational classes taught by Shirley Saenz, Scripps Diabetes Health Educator MA, starting May 1.
Project Dulce Diabetes Classes
Scripps Encinitas Hospital
Wednesdays in May 
9:45 – 11:45 a.m.
Do you ever ask yourself what am I able to eat? What can I do to better control my blood sugar? This free five-class series will teach you how to manage your diabetes and stay healthy. Join us for these topics the following dates:
May 29: Staying well with diabetes: Share information and get support from others like you
Don’t Get Hooked: Preventing Financial Abuse, Scams and Fraud
Anabel Kuykendall, Aging & Independence Services
Thursday, May 30, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for an interactive presentation for older adults and family caregivers on preventing financial abuse, scams and fraud. Topics include grandparent scams, sweepstakes and lottery scams, telemarketing scams, IRS and other governmental scams and more.  A Don’t Get Hooked booklet and other resources will be provided.
City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, 799 Pine Avenue, Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008


  1. Jeanette Chaffee says:

    I want to submit information about my upcoming Author Talk at the Vista Library.

    What’s your email please?

    Thank you!

      • Author Talk with Jeanette Chaffee
        Join Jeanette Chaffee as she discusses her book Extravagant Graces: 23 Inspiring Stories of Facing Impossible Odds.
        Chaffee shares her survival of a midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. She also talks about her exclusive interviews of the personal difficulties and tragedies of famous people such as Donnie Dee, Steve Arterburn and Elisabeth Elliot who have had life-changing encounters with God.
        Jeanette has appeared on 20/20, CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, The 700 Club, and 100 Huntley Street. She has been quoted in The New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek.
        Books will be available for sale and signing. Learn more at JeanetteChaffee.com
        When: Thursday, Oct. 19, 6-7 p.m.
        Where: Vista Public Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave.
        Admission: Free. First come, first served.

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