Cheer on "Mariachi Week" on
Tuesday, March 12, at the Otay Ranch Town Center by watching Chula Vista High's Mariachi perform a free mini concert at 5:30 p.m. Mariachi Week supports San Diego Opera's promotion of the world's first mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, on March 16. The week showcases local high-school and college mariachi programs. For a full schedule, CLICK HERE, or for more information about Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, CLICK HERE.
State of the City
Mayor Cheryl Cox will deliver her State of the City address on Tuesday, March 12, at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend in Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Avenue.
Taste of Third & Art Walk
This walking culinary art event, scheduled for Thursday, March 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., features a self-guided tasting tour of 15 Third Avenue Village eateries. Along the way, enjoy unique art displays, a cappella musical acts and sidewalk chalk art exhibits. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event. To purchase, please visit theThird Avenue Village Association office located at 353 Third Avenue.
Residents who are interested in making their yards and gardens more sustainable are invited to a free "NatureScape-In-A-Box" workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Southwestern College's South Bay Botanic Garden. In addition to hearing from gardening and water conservation experts, attendees will receive a free starter kit featuring native plants, bird feeder, and compost bin. Register today by calling (619) 409-3893 or EMAIL. Space is limited!
Aquatica Job Fair
If you are interested in a fun, exciting employment opportunity in Chula Vista, then
plan to attend the Aquatica Job Fair on Saturday, March 23
. SeaWorld recently purchased the former Knott's Soak City and will be opening this summer as Aquatica. The Job Fair will be held at the Chula Vista Civic Center Branch Library, 365 F Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. You also can apply online: CLICK HERE
Registration Open to Run or Walk
Have you registered for the Fifth Annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk to be held on Saturday, May 11? The event will be held on the U.S. Olympic Training Center's inspirational grounds where participants can run alongside Olympians through the exclusive Olympic Village -- all to benefit Chula Vista Recreation programs and services. Early bird registration, which includes t-shirts with a new Fun Run logo design, ends Friday, April 26. For more details and registration information, CLICK HERE.
Food, Vino and Fun
Tickets are now available for the annual Chula Vista Public Library Foundation Bon Appétit fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Otay Ranch Town Center. The evening will feature food and wine tastings from an array of area restaurants, as well as a silent auction and opportunity drawing. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at all three branch libraries, First Bank (2314 Proctor Valley Road), or at the door. Proceeds will benefit Chula Vista library programs and services.
Spring Break & Recreation = Good Times!
Chula Vista Public Schools are on spring break from March 18-29 so our Recreation staff has planned some great activities and camps to keep the kids entertained. Check out these featured camps:
Salt Creek Recreation Center in cooperation with My Village and SportOutlier will be offering two new spring break camps. My Village will be offering a traditional day camp for youth in grades K-6 with an emphasis on providing fun, positive experiences that build community and confidence. The program runs March 18-22 and March 25-29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended day care offered daily. Camp is $225/week with an additional $50 for the extended care option. For more information, CLICK HERE or call (619) 395-5621.
Also at Salt Creek with SportOutlier, headed by former Olympic Gold medalist Al Joyner and Olympic Sport Psychologist Dr. Ross Flowers, is a unique Sports and Conditioning Camp. This camp will be taught by current and former Olympics athletes and hopefuls, who will provide the fundamental physical and mental training skills to build a strong foundation of fitness, improve athletic skills and enhance personal strengths in and outside of sports. Cost is $175 and runs 9 a.m to 2 p.m., March 25-29. To register or for more information, please call Salt Creek Recreation Center at (619) 585-5739.
Parkway Family Aquatic Center is offering Aqua Camp for children ages 9-14 on March 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp features an introduction to aquatic sports such as water polo, competitive swimming, diving and snorkeling, and much more. Camp fees are $115 per person and include lunch and snacks. In addition to lessons at the camp, students will hear from first responders to introduce them to careers in Fire or Police. Funding for the camp is provided by Kaiser Permanente. To register or for more information, CLICK HERE or contact Parkway Family Aquatic Center at (619) 409-1985.
Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center offers swim classes, lifeguard training, recreational swim, water fitness class and lap swim. CLICK HERE or contact Loma Verde Family Aquatic Center at (619) 409-1987 for details.
Montevalle Recreation Center is featuring Art Camp, March 18-21 for ages 5-14 years. Cost is $86 ($46 registration; $40 for materials) and class is held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Ages 6-12 can attend Basketball Camp, March 18-22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $75. Tumbling Camp, offered March 18, 20 and 22 is for those ages 5-10 years. Class is from 3 to 5 p.m. and cost $66. For additional information on the above camps and other free activities at Montevalle, CLICK HERE or call (619) 691-5269.