Presentation focuses on anxiety disorder
The Carlsbad Unified School District invites families to a virtual Parent University presentation from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26 on Anxiety Disorder. School counselor Kelly Hatcher will discuss the tools that can help people deal with anxiety. Register at https://bit.ly/3v4rUPF.
YES meeting hosts police chief as speaker
This month’s Youth Enrichment Services (YES) virtual monthly meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The guest speaker is Carlsbad Police Chief Mickey Williams. Williams has been with the Carlsbad Police Department for more than 26 years, holding positions in all divisions. He was the department’s Police Officer of the Year in 2001, and the San Diego County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2002. YES aims to help create a positive environment and safety net for young people in Carlsbad and the surrounding community by collaborating with other youth-oriented agencies and organizations. Meetings are open to all. The Zoom link is https://carlsbadca.zoom.us/j/96321451456. Email [email protected]
‘Salute to Teachers’ special airing tonight
Cox Communications will televise a one-hour special tonight on the five teachers who were named the 2021-22 San Diego County Teachers of the Year. The 31st annual “Cox Presents: Salute to Teachers” will air at 9 p.m. on YurView (Channel 4 and 1004). The 2021-22 San Diego County Teachers of the Year are Tiffany Jokerst, West Hills High School, Grossmont Union High School District; Jacquelyn Jourdane, San Altos Elementary School, Lemon Grove School District; Heather McClain, James Dukes Elementary School, Ramona Unified School District; Laura Reyes, Central Elementary School, Escondido Union School District; Xye Sanders, César Chávez Middle School, Oceanside Unified School District. Sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union, the pre-recorded show was hosted by San Diego native and television personality Troy Johnson, and produced with the San Diego County Office of Education. Besides profiling and honoring the Teachers of the Year, the show will share stories from local educators about the challenges of teaching during a global pandemic. The show will also be rebroadcast at 2 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30, and 9 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31. Visit www.salutetoteacherssd.com.
NCAAWA fundraiser brings in nearly $30K for scholarships
The North County African American Women’s Association’s 24th annual fundraiser, “Gentlemen’s Gourmet,” brought in nearly $30,000 to be used for scholarships, including table contributions of more than $4,000. The gourmet event had 32 chefs (eight professional, 24 amateurs) who prepared dishes sampled by judges and the guests. Guests’ tastings determined the Peoples’ Choice winner, which went to Ray Williams for Cream Cheese Banana Pudding along with $125; Williams also won first place in Amateur Best Over All. Second place ($100) went to Emmanuel Love for Vegan Chili, and third place ($75) went to Crayton Coleman for Smoked Chicken Wing. In the professional category, Rob Jenkins won $150 for Rasta Chicken, and Quentin Howell took second place and $100 for Fried Ribs. Youth volunteers from North County schools also took part, assisting the chefs and registering guests. The NCAAWA scholarship program helps high school girls and young women pursuing higher education. Visit ncaawa.org.
MCC hosts open house Oct. 25
The community is invited to join MiraCosta College for an open house and tour from 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 25 of the Community Learning Center, 1831 Mission Ave. RSVP by today to [email protected] The event includes a tour of the newly constructed 10,770-square-foot Student Services Building at the Community Learning Center Campus, and release of the district’s annual report. The Student Services Building is the home for support services including admissions and records, counseling and testing services. The $12.3 million facility is highly energy-efficient and includes passive sun shading/roof overhang, use of “green” materials, and low water use through high-efficiency fixtures and plumbing. Other projects at the Community Learning Center campus funded by Measure MM include the renovation of the A and B buildings, (now called the 100 and 200 buildings), and a site improvement project. Buildings 100 and 200 comprise nearly 39,000 square feet and will house the campus library, tutoring services, the California Adult Education program, classrooms and offices. The $13 million project is scheduled to be completed this month. These projects are funded as part of MiraCosta’s Measure MM, a $455 million general obligation bond approved by voters in 2016. Learn more at miracosta.edu/measuremm.
District plans memorial service
The San Marcos Unified School District invites the community to a remembrance event for the late Dr. Kevin Holt, a former superintendent. The celebration of life takes place from 4-5 p.m. Tuesday in the San Marcos High School gym. Because the event takes place indoors at a school setting, masks will be required to attend. Call (760) 752-1299.
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