Human trafficking in our backyard
On Saturday, July 16, the Vista Branch Library (700 Eucalyptus Ave.) will host an informative session called “Human Trafficking in Our Own Backyard.” The presentation will run from 9:30 a.m.–noon. Local experts from the community will provide information on defining the issues, raising awareness, and the responsibilities of the public. Speakers will include Kaye Van Nevel from Soroptimist International of Vista, Deputy District Attorney Kate Flaherty of the County of San Diego, Stephanie Gonzalez of North County Lifeline’s Project Life, and Jaimee Johnson, survivor, advocate, and founder of Sisters of the Streets. Each speaker will detail their part in this fight against the sex trade industry.
The organizations each speaker represents have contributed significantly to helping individuals find a voice and bring attention to a topic that is not only global, but local as well. Soroptimist International of Vista works to promote and guide women in the journey through career and life. Project Life is a human trafficking program geared towards youth to provide prevention and intervention services. Sisters of the Streets is a non-profit organization that helps women and children that are victims of modern day slavery.
The Human Trafficking presentation will be held in the Community Room at the Vista Library at 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Stay informed and be a part of the solution by joining us for this event.
For any questions please call the Vista Branch Library at 760-643- 5100 or go to www.sdcl.org. No registration is required.
Animal shelters waive fees for one day
Clear the Shelters Day Saturday, July 23 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
On Clear the Shelters Day July 23 multiple animal welfare organizations will waive/reduce adoption fees to help as many animals as possible to find homes! Participating organizations include Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter, City of Coronado Animal Services, City of El Cajon Animal Services, Chula Vista Animal Care Facility, County Department of Animal Services, Friends of Cats, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, San Diego House Rabbit Society, San Diego Humane Society, Shelly’s Shelter, Southern California Siamese Rescue.
Bird Club to meet July 30
North County Aviculturists will meet Saturday, July 30, 7 p.m. at
Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus, Vista
“All About Button Quail from Egg to Adult” is the program. Speakers are Demi Hungerford and Rosanne Berg. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free.
Questions? Visit, www.ncabirdclub.com/
San Marcos presents Cody Lovaas at free Concert in the Park
The City of San Marcoswill be presenting a free concert with “Cody Lovaas”, Southern California singer-songwriter, at the Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park, 1148 Rock Springs Road on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. Gates open at 6 pm.
Cody Lovaas is a 17 year-old singer songwriter, surfer from Carlsbad. He was named 2014’s Best New Artist by the San Diego Music Awards, the youngest to ever receive the honor, and was also nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter of 2015. His soulful lyrics and acoustic sounds have been making waves in California and beyond. Besides creating music, Lovaas is passionate about creating positive change in the world around him. Lovaas toured and opened for Jason Mraz on his 2015 North American tour.
The outdoor venue is located in the gardens of an old Victorian house. Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. No glass allowed. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Parking is free. For pre-sale tickets or further information call 760-744-9000 or visit www.san-marcos.net.
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle open Saturday
Weather permitting, Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park (3333 Bear Valley Parkway) will be open to the public this Saturday July 9, from 9 a.m. to noon. Queen Califia docents will be on site to answer questions.
Queen Califia’s Magical Circle is the only American sculpture garden and the last major international project created by French artist Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002). Inspired by California’s mythic, historic, and cultural roots, the garden consists of nine large-scale sculptures, a circular “snake wall” and maze entryway, sculpturally integrated bench seating and native shrubs and trees planted within the interior plaza and along the outer perimeter.
The garden bears the brilliant, unique mosaic ornamentation that is an unmistakable part of de Saint Phalle’s later work. Complete restoration of the exhibit is underway and will continue for the next several months.
Children’s Discovery Museum Summer Concert Series features Hullabaloo.
The next Children’s Discovery Museum Summer Concert Series will feature Hullabaloo at Children’s Discovery Garden July 15, 6 p.m.
Museum open after hours from 5– 7 p.m. • Free with Museum Admission (Complimentary Admission Cards not valid) • Event Includes: o Hullabaloo performance o Crafts in Outdoor Art Studio- Popsicle Art o Food vendors: Organic Food Truck will be onsite as well as Rita’s Italian Ice. Come hungry! o $5 Beer & Wine Cash Bar for adults o And after hours access to all the educational hands-on exhibits in the Museum.
If you are interested in sponsoring one of the Summer Concerts contact Danielle Mendoza DanielleM@sdcdm.org or (760) 233-7755 x1003 to get involved now.