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Verbatim Theater Genius ProjectMonday, Aug. 26, 1 – 2 p.m.Senior Center Auditorium, FreeSage Creek High School Drama students will ask seniors to share their valuable life experiences. Interviews will be recorded and developed into a script then performed by high school students in a Verbatim production. The final show will be presented at the Senior Center Auditorium and the New Village Arts Theater in early November. Anonymity is optional. Verbatim theatre is a form of documented theatre in which plays are constructed from the precise words spoken by the people interviewed about a particular event or topic. The topic for this project will be chronological life experiences. Participants will be asked about moments in their life that helped them develop and grow. Please share your wisdom and life journey!
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Grandfriends Kindness ProjectFirst Thursdays, starting Sept. 5, 3 – 4:30 p.m.Carlsbad Senior Center, FreeJoin Kids for Peace the first Thursday of each month from September through June 2020 for an intergenerational play date! Youth and seniors will partner up to complete fun acts of kindness like planting a garden, creating a gratitude jar and making treats for local firefighters. Thanks to the generosity of the Carlsbad Charitable Foundation, instruction and all supplies will be provided free of charge.You only need to bring your kind heart. All youth and seniors are welcome to join in this pilot project to come together, connect and have fun. Children under age 8 should be accompanied by an adult.
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Celebrate the dynamic art culture in Carlsbad Village, browse diverse exhibits and meet the artists along State Street and Grand Avenue. Live sculpting, painting, and glass blowing demos will also take place throughout the day. Returning to Art in the Village this year:
• The City of Carlsbad’s Family Open Studios, providing art-making projects for the whole family.• Student Art Pavilion showcasing the incredible artwork of Carlsbad’s middle and high school artists.• Musical groups featuring jazz, R&B and contemporary music will perform on the city’s Cultural Arts’ mobile stage, and an award-winning composer will be introducing original scores.
Who: All ages

  • Who: All ages
  • When: Sunday, August 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Carlsbad Village along State Street and Grand Avenue
  • Admission:Free
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Cannon Art Gallery Stunning Exhibit Come explore the stunning exhibit Light and Space: Contemporary Continuations at Cannon Art Gallery, guest curated by Cultural Arts staff member Chase Dougherty. You won’t want to miss admiring these extraordinary works of art.
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.
Who: All ages When: through Aug. 25 Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Where: William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad City Library complex, 1775 Dove Lane Admission: Free
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TGIF Concerts in the Parks Each Friday

Don’t miss the last few TGIF Concerts in the Parks. Come and enjoy the local, tasty food vendors, preshow entertainment, Family Open Studios and exciting opportunity drawing prizes through the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts at every concert. 
Calavera Hills Community Park hosts one more concert and then Alga Norte Community Park wraps up the series with the final two performances.
August 2: Unsteady (Calavera Hills Community Park)Formed in Southern California, Unsteady blends ska and reggae with a dash of geek, lounge and funky soul with horns, organ, driving bass and drums.
August 9: Gene Evaro Jr. (Alga Norte Community Park)Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr mixes soul, folk, electronic and funk with the dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire and retro fashions of Sly & The Family Stone. Evaro sings, plays and leads in a style that embodies Prince.
August 16: 80z All Starz / Cassie B’s 90s Remix (Alga Norte Community Park)It’s a duel of the decades. The 80z All-Stars are the premiere tribute act, and Cassie B’s 90s remix electrifies the stage. Sing your heart out to your favorite decade jams and come dressed in your best vintage look.
And don’t miss our Library Teen Talent Show winners as they perform the preshow entertainment at this last concert! Catch the final Talent Show at Dove Library on August 8 at 7 p.m.
Who: All ages When: Fridays, through Aug. 16 Venues open: 4 p.m. Preshow event: 5 p.m.Headline performer: 6 – 8 p.m.

WhereCalavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92010 Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Family Movie Night – “I Can Only Imagine”… Friday, September 6, at 6pm in the Sanctuary. Free popcorn and water provided. For more information go to: https://www.carlsbadcommunitychurch.org/Special-Events. Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/L0hkfAlMpaw

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Save the Date: Night at the Library Carlsbad Library & Arts Foundation presents their annual gala. Enjoy dinner, dancing and live entertainment at the library, with a special performance by singer and entertainer, Elijah Rock.
When: Saturday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. Where: Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane Admission: Purchase tickets ($75/person) at www.carlsbadlibraryartsfoundation.org

More information: 760-651-CLAF (2523)
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Free Style Weaver Alex Nichols’ Art on Display Alex Nichols is our newest library display artist at Dove Library. As a fiber artist, Alex creates “memory weavings” that feature items and materials from lost loved ones that he then weaves into a hanging tapestry. He is a free style weaver who follows the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which represents embracing imperfection.
Using a Saori loom and various hand weaving techniques, Alex creates wild and free wall hangings mixing textures and vibrant colors using yarn and unconventional materials such as strips of fabric from clothing like Aloha shirts, wire ribbon, jewelry, and toys. Strings are left unfinished, tufts of roving are stuffed in, and items dangle to create an impressionist piece that delights and surprises viewers when they spy an unexpected item. 
Alex Nichols is 25 years old and lives in San Diego, CA. He is an artist on the Autism spectrum who expresses himself through weaving. “I like to create unexpected, outside-the-box art.”
Who: All ages When: Monday -Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.Friday – Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m. WhereDove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 Admission: Free

First Guest Artist Residency a Success Last week the City of Carlsbad welcomed our first Guest Artist Residency, The Theatre School at North Coast Rep of Solana Beach. They shared the magic of theater and inspired our young local actors through a new summer musical theatre camp at Carlsbad City Library. This one-week camp took students from the audition process all the way through to a final performance in a creative, fun and fast-paced environment. At the end of the week, students performed School House Rock Live Jr., based on the award-winning 1970s cartoons.
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.
Stay tuned for our next Guest Artist Residency

 Carlsbad Senior Center  799 Pine Ave.Carlsbad, CA 92008760-602-4650
parksandrec@carlsbadca.gov

TGIF Concerts in the Parks Begins — 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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Let us Do the Driving
Transportation services are available for seniors 60 and over who can no longer drive. Ride with us to the Carlsbad Senior Center for:
 
  • Daily lunch
  • Movies, games and dances
  • Tech and enrichment classes
  • Fitness, fun and friends
  • Medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping 
 
Suggested donation of $2 each way
 
Homebound Program
The Library Homebound Programensures that homebound individuals have access to a wide range of library materials which are delivered directly to their residences by trained volunteers. This free service is open to Carlsbad residents who are prevented by medical reasons from visiting the library. Books, audio books, CDs, and movies are selected based on the patron’s preferences and requests.
 
 
New Fall Community Services Guide Available
Find information on upcoming summer camps, classes, library & cultural arts, special events and more in the summer issue of theCommunity Services Guide.Registration begins Aug. 14.
 
Other City Events
 
 799 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-602-4650
 
 
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:  
 
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
 
 
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.
 

THREE LOCATIONS
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

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

Let us Do the Driving
Transportation services are available for seniors 60 and over who can no longer drive. Ride with us to the Carlsbad Senior Center for:
 
  • Daily lunch
  • Movies, games and dances
  • Tech and enrichment classes
  • Fitness, fun and friends
  • Medical appointments
  • Grocery shopping 
 
Suggested donation of $2 each way
 
Homebound Program
The Library Homebound Programensures that homebound individuals have access to a wide range of library materials which are delivered directly to their residences by trained volunteers. This free service is open to Carlsbad residents who are prevented by medical reasons from visiting the library. Books, audio books, CDs, and movies are selected based on the patron’s preferences and requests.
 
 
New Fall Community Services Guide Available
Find information on upcoming summer camps, classes, library & cultural arts, special events and more in the summer issue of theCommunity Services Guide.Registration begins Aug. 14.
 
Other City Events
 
 799 Pine Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760-602-4650
 
City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, 799 Pine Avenue, Suite 200, Carlsbad, CA 92008
 
 

3 Comments

  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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