|Swearing in Ceremony, 12/11|
Please join us as our newly elected officials take their oath of office, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 6 p.m. in the City Council chamber, with a reception to follow. Read more
|Holiday Shopping Safety|
The holidays are here and that means more and more shoppers visiting the City of Carlsbad’s malls, outlets and plazas. With the increase in shoppers, there is an increased risk for holiday shopping related crime. The Police Department is prepared. Read more
|Registration Is Open for Winter/Spring Classes and Camps|
Registration for City of Carlsbad’s Winter/Spring classes and camps is open. Check out adult and youth classes, preschool, fun things to do, sports leagues, senior activities, special events, cultural arts, library programs and more! Read more
Holiday Hula Ho’ike
Wednesday, Dec. 12
1 to 2 p.m.
Come celebrate the holiday season with the spirit of aloha, as the students of Halau Hula ‘o Pualani present their 17th annual ho’ike (recital). Wear a lei, bring your aloha spirit and enjoy the story-telling dances of Hawaii, performed in beautiful costumes. Doors open at 12:40 p.m. come early as seating is limited for this free performance.
How to Keep Joy in the Holidays and Stay Serene
Thursday, Dec. 13
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Everyone wants to experience joy during holidays and stay serene. It is difficult for some but can be achieved by following a few simple guidelines. Attendees of this workshop will learn about:
Michele Downey, RN, LMFT, has been a nurse since 1977 and in private practice since 1987. She has found in her 30 years of working with families (especially families affected by mood disorders and addictions) useful tools and insight designed to bring peace and maintain joy.
American Sign Language
Thursdays, Dec. 13
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Come try a beginning sign language class to learn how to meet and greet people in the deaf community. Gain a new way to communicate with friends, including introducing yourself, exchanging pleasantries, and finishing up a conversation, with a quick look at finger spelling. Future classes on other subjects could possibly follow.
Download and View (Mostly) Everything Google Knows About You
Dr. Sherman E. DeForest, Group Leader of CTUG
Thursday, Dec. 20
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
What data about you does Google collect? Can you access it? Internet searching is necessary, but it leaves trails which are used for commercial purposes. Is that good or bad? We will explore information Google stores about you, and we will demonstrate downloading a copy of personal information and display it in a meaningful way.
Dr. DeForest chairs the Carlsbad Technology Users Group (CTUG) and is Chair of the Library Board of Trustees.
Seaside Singers 5th Annual Holiday Concert
Wednesday Dec. 19 & Thursday, Dec. 20
In this free performance, guests will enjoy seasonal favorites such as Christmas Time is Here, Angels We Have Heard on High, I’ll Be Home for Christmas and Hallelujah!
The concert is directed by Jeff Sell, with Mark Phelps on bass and Violeta Petrova as a featured guest soloist on piano. Petrova is from Bulgaria and has performed numerous concerts in the area. The four and five part choral group was formed to give area residents an opportunity to sing and perform with others who share their passion for singing. Members must be able to read music and use a computer to read emails and print their own music.
NEW Classes Starting in January
Mondays, starting Jan. 7
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Mondays, starting Jan. 7
2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
Social Interactive Dance
Fridays, starting Jan. 11
9:45 to 11:45 a.m.