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City Offices Closed, Normal Trash Schedule
In observance of Presidents Day, city offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 20. A full holiday schedule for city services is listed online.
City offices: Closed
Emergency services: Regular service

Resident Survey Results Are in
The results of the city’s annual resident survey, presented at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, show about a 5 percent decline in satisfaction over the previous years’ averages in the main categories, although they remain mostly in the 80s and 90s.

Panel Discusses HWY 101 Past & Future
The City of Carlsbad’s ongoing series on future trends looked both backward and forward yesterday, as a panel discussed Old Highway 101, which has passed through the city since the missions were established along California’s Pacific Coast in the 18th century.

Spring and Summer Camps Registration Begins 2/22
camp kids jumping
Looking for spring and summer camps? This year’s lineup includes sports, arts and science camps and other programs for kids 3 to 16. The full schedule for camps and classes is available for viewing now, and online registration starts Feb. 22.

City Seeking Nominations for Citizen of the Year
The City of Carlsbad is now accepting applications for Citizen of the Year, an annual award recognizing Carlsbad residents who have provided outstanding service to their community. Nominations will be accepted through March 15.

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Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park, 2/18
The City of Carlsbad presents Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 18, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Parents can drop off kids, ages 10 to 14, for a fun-filled night of age-appropriate activities. Activities include a black-light dance room, a game truck with a Rock Band stage, Zorb ball races, a movie, laser tag and more.

City Hosts Carlsbad Reads Together Concert Series
The City of Carlsbad is hosting a concert series at its library locations in conjunction with Carlsbad Reads Together 2017. Admission is free. All concerts have limited seating and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The exhibit features 44 works of art by 35 artists. All featured artists live or work in San Diego County. 15 of the artists selected are from North County, including four from Carlsbad.The best of the best in local art is coming to Carlsbad. The 2017 Juried Biennial exhibition opens on Jan. 22 at Cannon Art Gallery.
This year’s jurors were Yevgeniya Mikhailik and Ginger Shulick Porcella. Mikhailik is an artist and curator of the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Shulick is the executive director of the San Diego Art Institute.
All ages2017 Juried Biennial Exhibition Opens January – March

When: Jan. 22 through March 5, 2017
Where: William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free
Opera Previews Explores Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff
Discover the many pleasures of this grand art with Opera Previews. This month we take an in-depth look at Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff.
Now in its seventeenth year, Opera Previews offers photos, videos and recordings to enhance musicologist Dr. Ron Shaheen’s lighthearted, jargon-free insights. Opera Previews offer an advance, in-depth look at productions by the San Diego Opera.
Who: All ages
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.
Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane
Admission: Free

This year’s featured book is Into the Beautiful North by Luis Urrea, author of  best-selling titles The Devil’s Highway and The Hummingbird’s Daughter. Look for the many events linked to the Carlsbad Reads Together throughout the month of February. Author Talk with Luis UrreaCarlsbad Reads Together will take place during the month of February and will consist of dozens of free events including a speaking event with the author, book discussions, films, music and more.
Carlsbad Reads Together Returns in February 2017 with Into the Beautiful North

Meet the author, learn the story behind the story, followed by a book sale and signing in the Courtyard.
When: Saturday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.– Where: Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. 1775 Dove Lane – Admission: Free. First come, first served.

February “Seaside Buzz” Newsletter Now Available  &  Carlsbad Senior Center in February.

HWY 101 Past, Present & Future, 2/16 Historic Highway 101 provides a connection to Carlsbad’s past while showcasing miles of natural beauty. The City of Carlsbad will host a panel discussion and community meeting on historic Highway 101’s past, present and future. The meeting will take place Thursday, Feb. 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.at Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane. Read more
Share Your Thoughts for an Age-Friendly Carlsbad
The County of San Diego’s Aging & Independence Services, Harder & Co. Community Research – Tuesday, Feb. 21 – 10:30 a.m. to noon
As we age and look to remain healthy and independent, we need to know that our community will be safe and supportive for us. The County of San Diego recently joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, which brings with it a 5-year commitment to plan and implement activities that will better support older adults and others as they age. As part of this effort, the Carlsbad Senior Center will be offering an interactive public feedback session hosted by the County of San Diego’s Aging & Independence Services. This will be an opportunity for older adults, caregivers and service providers to give input on our needs for healthy aging in Carlsbad and throughout the county. This meeting will be an interactive opportunity to share ideas and brainstorm with fellow citizens. Bring your ideas on topics such as:
  • Housing
  • Healthcare and dementia-related services
  • Transportation
  • Communication/information sharing
  • Social activities
  • Public spaces
  • Other issues of importance
Please RSVP to Age Well or call 844-899-1597. Refreshments will be served.
Can’t attend but would like to share your thoughts? Fill out an online questionnaire to help us better understand your needs and vision for an age-friendly region.
Intro to Windows 10 Continues: Chapters 12, 13 & 14 – Randy Crumpler, Secured PC Computer Systems
Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16 & 23 – 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
This free computer class continues and explains the basics of the Windows 10 operating system. Learn how to simplify the basics of internet and email usage.
Get the Most out of Your Smartphone
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 10 to 11:45 a.m.
Have you ever wondered what your smartphone is really capable of? Join us for a class on using your smartphone whether you’re interested in the basics like Wi-Fi and data, or ready to conquer more advanced topics like apps and Bluetooth accessories. We’ll cover exciting new features like health and fitness tracking and answer any questions you may have. All skill levels are welcome, so don’t be afraid to join us and learn how to make your smartphone work for you! Come early-first come, first-served. Please bring note-taking material.
Flamenco Gallardo – Luis & Juanita Gallardo
Thursday, Feb. 23 – 1 to 2 p.m.
It’s that time of year again…the Gallardos will be back to delight our Carlsbad audience. Join us for a taste of Spanish culture with a beautiful dance performance from Flamenco Gallardo. Back from their tour of Virginia, the Gallardo’s will mesmerize the audience with their percussive footwork and intricate body movements in this passionate and self-expressive form of dance.
Morningstar Investment Education Lectures
Presenter, Richard Loth, has strong experiential credentials in the investment field, and uses Morningstar’s mutual fund data, analyses and educational material to help attendees easily identify, decipher and employ Morningstar’s guidance in their fund-investing endeavors. Morningstar is a subscription-based program, offered free to area residents through the City of Carlsbad Library.
2016 – Looking in the Rear-view Performance Mirror
Monday, Feb. 13 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
A look at the investment quality of selected stock and bond categories
Morningstar – A Fund Investor’s “Best Friend”
Monday, Feb. 27 – 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Pinpointing key elements in Morningstar Library Services’ online database
Digital Photo, iPad & Tech Classes
These free classes are taught by instructor Mike McMahon, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The last 15 minutes of each class will be devoted to questions. Please bring note-taking material.
Photoshop Elements – New Features
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
The newest version of Adobe’s Photoshop Elements is Version 15. Mike will discuss and demonstrate many of the new features. As always, the emphasis will be on the practical application of this exciting photo organizer/editor.
IPad – Part 2 (Photos)
Wednesday, Feb. 15 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
This class will discuss the exciting world of using an iPad (or iPhone) for taking, editing and sharing photos. Mike will explain the basics of getting the most out of your photos on Apple’s mobile platform. Lessons learned will apply to taking and sharing videos as well.
Beyond Automatic – Part 1
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – 10 to 11:15 a.m.
Are you ready to move beyond the Full Automatic settings of your camera? Mike will explain why true photo creativity begins by taking control of ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Known as the Exposure Triangle, these three settings allow for the control of motion blur, depth of field, and more. This class is designed for students with cameras that allow access to these settings. The last 15 minutes of class will be devoted to your questions.
Podcasts – An Overview
Wednesday, Feb. 22 – 1 to 2:15 p.m.
Would you like to enjoy hearing your favorite radio programs on your schedule instead of having to remember the program’s broadcast date/time? Many radio programs (e.g. NPR’s This American Life) are available as free downloadable audio files, just like an audio book. Copy them to your portable device (e.g. iPod, smartphone) and listen at your convenience. Mike is a big fan of podcasts and will give you a practical guide to what it’s all about. Join us for this fun and informative class.











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