STEAM Block Party today at the park
The San Diego Science and Engineering Festival will add a little STEAM to a family day out at San Dieguito County Park from noon to 3 p.m. today. Join local STEAM businesses and community organizations, including Live Well San Diego, for a scavenger hunt through the park’s nature trails, plus passport books to visit interactive activities and booths to win prizes. The San Diego County Office of Education will bring its “Play Math!” space to show how students play with math outside of school. The day will include a family group, local food trucks and BYOP (bring your own picnic) if you wish! The park is located at 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Call (858) 623-4253; visit https://www.lovestemsd.org/2022-festival.
Wildcat car show seeks sponsors and donors
The El Camino Wildcat Foundation will host its 10th Annual Wildcat Run Car and Auto Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 14 at El Camino High School, with all proceeds going to high school students The Camino. The event features around 200 cars/motorbikes and attracts several thousand spectators. The day also includes a food court, silent auction, raffle, vendor booths, trophies, t-shirts and more. Sponsorship and vendor booth opportunities are still available, and donations are also appreciated for the raffle/silent auction. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To register a car, motorcycle, boat or anything with an engine, contact the Wildcat Foundation through this email address or visit www.ecwildcatfoundation.org/car-show. Registration is $30 through May 13, $35 the day of the show, and includes a scoreboard plaque, t-shirt, and goody bag. For any other questions, contact Shawna Williamson at email@example.com.
MCC play dramatizes Flint water crisis
News of contaminated water affecting thousands of Flint, Michigan residents is the subject of a new play, “Flint,” presented at MiraCosta College. The play, written by José Casas, examines the state of the water crisis through stories based and inspired by the lives of those affected by the tragedy. Shows are at 2 p.m. today and May 8 and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at the MiraCosta Theater. Masks are mandatory. Tickets are $12 for general public, $11 for seniors/military, and $10 for students at miracostatheatre.universitytickets.com. Call (760) 795-6815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Palomar hosts report to the community
The community is invited to join the Palomar College campus and community leaders from across North County as they celebrate 75 years of student success. “A Time for Celebration,” Palomar’s 2022 Community Showcase, will take place Wednesday at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. Registration, networking, and breakfast begin at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 8 a.m. with updates, highlights from the 2020-21 academic year, and presentation of this year’s Comet Award. The program also includes remarks from Superintendent/President Dr. Star Rivera-Lacey, her introductory speech to the community following her appointment in mid-2021. Organized by the Palomar College Foundation, this celebration will also include the opening of Palomar’s 75th anniversary time capsule. Community showcase tickets are $20 and available at https://bit.ly/3vjLA3J.
The Discovery Fest coming up on Saturday
The community is invited to join in the fun at the third annual Discovery Fest (formerly known as STREAM Fest), which will celebrate all things prehistoric. The free event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Solana Pacific School. Families can explore the theme “Can You Dig It: All Things Prehistoric.” Teams of students from each of the district’s seven schools will compete in a real-time engineering competition that challenges them to create something to help a paleontologist, geologist or gemologist do their job. Students will also give TED Talk style presentations. Activity booths will provide learning opportunities and food trucks will sell refreshments. The day is organized by the Solana Beach School District with the Solana Beach Schools Foundation. Solana Pacific School is located at 3901 Townsgate Drive, San Diego. Visit solanabeachkids.org.
Culinary students win scholarships
Four Vista High School students recently won culinary scholarships at the California Restaurant Foundation’s 2022 ProStart Cup, a culinary arts and restaurant entrepreneurship competition held in Long Beach. More than 40 students from across California participated by preparing three-course meals and presenting innovative dining concepts to a panel of restaurant and food industry professionals. The Vista High School team of Getzain Lopez Alonzo, Allison Levings, Eric Kirsch and Grace Heffner, led by teacher Kim Plunkett, placed third in BJ’s Restaurants Culinary Cup competition. They had just 60 minutes to create a three-course meal and presented to the judges: Kampachi Crudo (starter); Beef with Mexican street corn (starter) and Abuelas Panna Cotta (dessert). The dishes have earned each team member up to $75,000 in culinary scholarships. The colleges offer scholarships defined according to the winner’s ranking, and students claim the scholarships when they enroll in one of the colleges offering scholarships in the ProStart competition. Visit https://calrestfoundation.org/prostartcup.
PEO Chapter Offering Scholarships
The PEO Continuing Education Program is a needs-based grant program that provides one-time financial assistance to women whose education has been interrupted and who have returned to school to pursue a degree or certification. The money can be used for expenses such as tuition, books, supplies, transportation, classroom childcare, test fees, and equipment. The maximum grant is $3,000. Applicants must have had at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student and be within 18 consecutive months of completing an educational program. Applications are now being taken for the fall semester (August 2022). Contact Carol Gruber of PEO Vista Chapter ND at email@example.com.
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