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STOMP SKATE SESSIONS & LESSONS IN OCEANSIDE
The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division has partnered with Stomp Sessions for skateboarding experiences. Book a skateboard Lesson or Ride with a Pro at three skate parks in Oceanside: Alex Road / Martin Luther King / Melba Bishop. Stomp Sessions has been crafted to help you learn, progress, explore and enjoy the many fun options of skateboarding. XGames medalist Marcelo Bastos and local expert Nick Mancini are a few of the Stomp Skate Instructors available in Oceanside to help progress your skateboarding skills. Are you ready to book your session? Download the Stomp Session App to get updates when Stomp Elite Pro Chris Cole is available. For more information call (530) 448-6452 or visit www.stompsessions.com.
NOMINEES NEEDED FOR 2018 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. SERVICE AWARD
The City of Oceanside is seeking nominees for the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award. This annual award honors residents of the City who have made a significant contribution of time and energy to improve community life, promote positive community development, and enhance the lives of individuals and neighborhoods in the City. The award especially recognizes volunteer work and activity done by persons outside of a work setting and over a long period of time. The award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in recognition of the contribution that he and others made to promote positive relationships between people, groups, and cultures.
Any resident of the City of Oceanside or Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton may be nominated for the award; there are no restrictions as to race, ethnicity, age or type of volunteer service. Photos of past recipients are displayed in the community rooms adjacent to the Oceanside Public Library. Nomination forms are available at City Hall, the Oceanside Public Library, and on the City Web site at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us under the Neighborhood Services – Housing Division web page.
PUBLIC WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 29
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ELEMENT OF GENERAL PLAN
The City of Oceanside will conduct a public workshop on a draft Economic Development Element (EDE) of the City’s General Plan. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 29 in the City Council Chambers at City Hall (300 North Coast Highway) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided.
The first hour of the workshop will follow an open house format, with participants invited to circulate among a number of staffed stations to learn about and provide comment on various topics. The stations will feature infographics that identify key economic considerations (e.g., the supply of vacant and underutilized employment land) and highlight draft EDE themes, goals, and policies.
The second hour of the workshop will be devoted to a whole-group presentation and question-and-answer session. City staff is particularly interested in gathering participants’ ideas on how to effectively implement EDE policies.
Draft EDE themes, goals, and policies will be posted to the project webpage (http://www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/planning/gpu/) at least a week in advance of the workshop.
Should you have questions about the project, or if you are unable to attend the workshop but want to provide comment, please contact Principal Planner Russ Cunningham at email@example.com or (760) 435-3525.
The deadline to return nomination forms is December 7, 2017. The 2018 honoree will be announced on January 15, 2018, at the annual Prayer Breakfast commemorating the life of Dr. King. For more information on the community service award program or to obtain a nomination form, call 760-435-3377.
“HANDS ONLY” CPR CLASS DECEMBER 12
The City of Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division will host a “hands-only” CPR Class on Tuesday, December 12 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside. Everyone age 21 and up is welcome to attend. There is an optional CPR booklet that is available for $5 (cash) and can be purchased after class. Please RSVP by December 5 at the El Corazon Senior Center at (760) 435-5301.
For questions about senior activities, enrichment classes, special events, swimming lessons, day camps, sports camps and other Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or find us on Facebook at “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”
Rose Parade Trip with Oceanside Parks & Recreation
The City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division is hosting a road trip to the 129th Rose Parade in Pasadena on January 1, 2018. The parade will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Experience – in person – the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena! Trip participants will meet at 4:00 a.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center on January 1, 2018. The Parade commences at 8:00 a.m. and the bus will return to El Corazon Senior Center by approximately 4:00 p.m. Breakfast, round trip bus ride, souvenir seat cushion, lunch, program, official souvenir pin and admission are included. Tickets include front row seats at West Colorado & Orange Grove for parade viewing! The cost is $200 per person. Register and purchase tickets at https://apm.activecommunities.com/oceansiderec/Activity_Search/4421. The bus will accommodate 40 people. In addition, staff has arranged transportation for four additional people requiring ADA accommodations with a companion rider. For more information, please call (760) 435-5250.
For questions about senior activities, enrichment classes, special events, swimming lessons, day camps, sports camps and other Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please call (760) 435-5041, or find us on Facebook at “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”
HOOP IT UP AT OPEN GYM IN OCEANSIDE
The City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation invites you to get off the couch and “Hoop It Up!” The City of Oceanside offers several Open Gym times for everyone to enjoy. Make new friends and stay in shape while enjoying the sport of basketball!
- Open Gym for youth: Mondays & Wednesdays at Melba Bishop Recreation Center, 5306 North River Road, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. $1 per child, $1.50 for parent/chaperone.
- Open Gym for all ages: Saturday nights at Melba Bishop Recreation Center from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Free!
- Open Gym for all ages: Monday – Friday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at the Junior Seau Beach Community Center located at 300 North The Strand. $3 for Oceanside residents.
- Open Gym for teens: Saturday nights at Melba Bishop Recreation Center from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Free!
- Open Gym for adults: Monday/Wednesday/Friday at Melba Bishop Recreation Center from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. $3 for residents.
Non-residents are welcome to join the fun at slightly higher admission fees. For more information about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit
www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or find us on Facebook at “City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”
Tango at the Beach
Most Saturdays, 7-9:30pm
Pacific Street Linear Park
112 The Strand South
Tango by the Beach is a favorite for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy Tango music and an introductory Tango dance lesson. This event is open to all skill levels. If you are new to Tango, smooth bottom shoes are recommended. It gets cool once the sun goes down; please bring a light jacket or sweater. $5 donations are welcome. CLICK HERE for more information.