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Times-Advocate Shorts



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 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.nca­

San Marcos presents Cody Lovaas at free Concert in the Park

The City of San Marcos

San Diego Children’s Museum’s popular Summer Concert Series.

San Diego Children’s Museum’s popular Summer Concert Series.

will 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

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 or (760) 233-7755 x1003 to get involved now.

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