Community Connections
April 2012                                                                                            Volume 2, Issue 4    

April is a month of milestones for the

Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 

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Chancellor Cindy Miles
Dear  ,
Our campuses are bustling with activity this spring, including one of those big milestone birthdays. Grossmont College and the college district are 50 years old, and I think we've never looked better!

We encourage you to visit our campuses to enjoy the many events we have in store for you.
Our students, faculty and staff are incredibly talented and you're sure to have a great time and we think you will be impressed, too. Our hospitality is our small way of saying thank you for making Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges a vital part of East County.
Cindy L. Miles, Ph. D.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca
Community College District

Celebrate Grossmont College's big 5-0 on April 13 & 14 

GC Open House

Please join us and help Grossmont College's 50th anniversary at our Community Open House on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. It will be a blowout weekend of free events for music lovers, foodies, dancers, amateur scientists, poets, theater lovers - and much more!


The celebration kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Friday with student musical performances in the college's Main Quad. At 7:30 p.m., join the sock hop in the gym and dance to the music of Footloose, a live classic oldies band.


Saturday's events includes a 9:30 a.m. dedication of the new Griffin Center and Student Services and Administration building. A department fair begins at 10 a.m., with demonstrations, exhibits and interactive activities ranging from creating your own video game to dissecting a sheep brain to competing in a mathematics "Wheel of Fortune" game.


A full list of Saturday's array of activities is available here. It's sure to be a fun weekend for families and people of all ages.

Spring Garden Festival blooms at Cuyamaca College April 28
Spring Garden Festival
One of East County's most beloved Spring traditions is back. The annual Spring Garden Festival takes place on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cuyamaca College, the Water Conservation Garden and the Heritage of the Americas Museum.

This year's theme is "Urban Farming." Learn about edible gardening, water wise gardening, garden design and composting. Enjoy expert presentations on graywater, urban chicken farming and beekeeping. Ask your toughest questions about gardening and see if you can stump our experts. As always there will be plenty of exhibits, activities, and fun learning experiences for your kids.

Thank you to our sponsors: the Foundation for Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, J.R. Filanc Construction Co., Point Loma Credit Union, Pykes Plumbing and Remodeling, SDG&E, Baldwin & Sons, Dudek, and Nautilus Environmental. For more information, visit here .
Grossmont College hosts "Entrances and Exits" Dance Concert
The Grossmont College Dance Department's annual spring dance concert, "Entrances and Exits," will be held Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. All dances are choreographed by Dance Department faculty and performed by Grossmont College dance students. Dances cover all genres, including ballet, hip-hop, modern, jazz, musical theater and ballroom dance.

Performances take place at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre, 6611 University Ave., San Diego. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. Cash only. For tickets and information, call (619) 644-7766.   
Coyote Music Festival will be rockin' May 5 at Cuyamaca

Ukeleles in the grass



Enjoy the best of East County's original rock and pop music as Cuyamaca College presents its fourth annual Coyote Music Festival on Saturday, May 5, on the campus Grand Lawn.

Live performances by area artists are scheduled from 12 noon to 5 p.m. It's an event for all ages and all music tastes. Best of all, it's free!
This year the festival will include two stages and will showcase a diverse range of musical styles including blues, hard rock, pop punk, indie, and alternative. Featured bands are King Legend, Fighting with Irons, Shining Through, NKNZ, the Illustrative Violet, Hugh Gaskins and the G String Daddies, Interrobang, Human Crossing, and the award-winning band Railroad to Alaska.  


Click here for more information.  

Support Grossmont music at the April 28 Friends of Music Gala

music sheetCome join the Friends of Music Gala to benefit the Grossmont Symphony and Master Chorale on Saturday, April 28, from 5:30-9 p.m. at Grossmont College's new student center.


The fundraiser promises to be a fun-filled evening with live music, dinner, and an opportunity to bid on silent auction items and win prizes.


The cost is $50 per person, or $750 for a table of 8. For more information, contact Lisa Oberndorfer at (619) 743-2010. To purchase tickets, go to  

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