April 27, 2001

Community Notes.....

Don Diego VFW Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Don Diego Post and Auxiliary had the pleasure of inviting the children of Golden Hill Recreation Center along with Logan Heights Family Center to their Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Golden Hill Park on Saturday, April 14. The whistle blew at 11 am by youth assistant Marcella Smith, and the children scattered through the park collecting colorful eggs. Youth Acitivity Chairman, Olivia Solomon and her committee served hot dogs and potato chips. Special thanks went out to Commander Wolfrang and the cook, Comrade Ramon Rodrigues and his committee for making this a special event. Francisco Soto, Golden Hill Recreation counselor was very pleased and is looking forward to next year’s egg hunt. Story submitted by Olivia J. Solomon.

LULAC Scholarship Program

League of United Latin American Citizens, San Diego Council #2842 presents LULAC/American Legion Post 6, Bingo on Sunday April 29, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #6 located at 3563 Adams Avenue, San Diego, Ca. 92116.

There will be door prizes, raffles, special games, cash prizes, snacks, good food and much more.

Proceeds to benefit LULAC Scholarship Program.

For more information call LULAC (619) 423-5014; POST #6: (619) 281-3381.


"It's Time For the Children" Annual Telethon-April 28

On April 28, 2001 to celebrate the Day of the Child in Mexico, the fundación Para los Niños de las Californias and Foundation for the Children of the Californias will present their annual 14-hour Day of the Child Telethon, which will air on Televisa (Channel 12). Throughout the day, the Telethon will go to remote sites such as Gigante, Bital, Plaza Mon-arca, and Plaza Rio for various activities and entertainment. Individuals or companies wishing to make a pledge or donation (in the U.S.) during the telethon can call tool free at 888-712-2292 (Saturday 9am-11pm). The funds raise during the 2001 Telethon will be designated for the next construction phase (Stage 2-B) including an Emergency Room, cafeteria, gift shop, chapel and other services.


Celebrando la Semana del Niño

Las familias de National City los invitan a celebrar la semana del Niño el Sábado 28 de Abril. Las festividades serán en El Centro de Desarrollo del Niño del Distrito Escolar Nacional, en el 2401 E. 24th Street de 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

El evento empieza la fecha de inscripciones para la preescuela. Niños elegibles serán puestos en listas de espera para programas prees-colares y guarderías con fondos estatales y federales.

El Centro de Desarrollo del Niño del Distrito Escolar Nacional y otras agencias que sirven a las familias de National City proveerán actividades y entretenimiento para niños así como información valiosa.


Celebrating the Young Child

National City families are invited to celebrate The Week of the Young Child on Saturday, April 28th. Festivities will take place at the National School District Child Development Center 240 E 24th Street between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

The event officially begins a "Preschooler Roundup." Eligible children may be placed on waiting lists for State and Federally funded Preschool and childcare programs.

National School District's Child Development Programs and other agencies serving National City families will provide activities and entertainment for young children as well as valuable resource information.


Día de los Niños

Children celebrating "Día de los Niños" or "The Day of the Children" at Montgomery Waller Recreation Center with an international gymnastics competition involving girls and boys from San Diego and Tijuana.

"Día de los Niños" is a special day celebrated for and by children in Mexico. In San Diego, many Hispanic families also celebrate this day and that's why the City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department and the Montgomery Waller Recreation Council are having a party for all families in the Otay Mesa area.

Saturday, April 28, 2001, 9:00 a.m. Girls competition; 11:30 a.m. Boys competition.

It will be held at The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department, Montgomery Waller Recreation Center, 3020 Coronado Ave, San Diego, CA. 92154.


Fiesta at the Library

Children from the community are invited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Oceanside Public Library. Three fiestas are planned at separate library locations during the first week of May. The fiestas will feature traditional Mexican dances performed by Ballet Folkloric a talented student dance group. Children will enjoy storytelling, refreshments, and an opportunity to win a door prize at the celebrations.

The week's first fiesta will be held at John Landes Park on May 2 at 4:00 p.m., sponsored by the Bookmobile and the Library and Recreation Department. Friday, May 4 at 4:00 p.m., the Mission Branch Library will hold the second Cinco de Mayo fiesta in the Mission Branch Library Community Room next to the Mission Branch Library. And on Saturday, May 5, the final fiesta will be held in the Children's Department of the Civic Center Library from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

The Cinco de Mayo fiestas are free for all ages. Space is limited, so attendees must pick up free tickets at the Children's Desks prior to the celebrations.


16th Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair and Parade

San Diegans will once again have an opportunity to gather on the streets of Linda Vista community on Saturday, April 28, 2001 to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that we so cherish in our beautiful City of San Diego.

The 16th Annual Linda Vista Multicultural Fair and Parade fair promises to be bigger and better. Numerous activities are planned for children of all ages in the Teen Spot and Children's Area throughout the afternoon. An International Food Court is set up for cultural groups to showcase their own traditional cuisine. The World Arts Village will host multicultural folk artists and their works, as well as a reception for the dignitaries and VIPs of the Fair immediately following the opening ceremony at 12:30.

All this takes place in "Heart of Linda Vista", immediately in front of the Linda Vista Shopping Plaza, where it was reported to be the first shopping plaza in the country dedicated by First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in the 1940's.


Quinceañera Workshop at South Chula Vista Library on May 5

A Teen Quinceañera planning workshop will be held for young girls and their parents on May 5 from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at the South Branch of the Chula Vista Library. Service providers will be available with information on any facet of planning a spectacular event.

This culturally-enriching workshop will provide a historical background of the Mexican tradition of the Quinceañera, will give planning tips, and will discuss themes and decorating tips. Fundamentals of the waltz will also be highlighted.

Space is limited and reservations are required. Registration may be completed at the information desk at the South Branch of the Chula Vista Public Library, 389 Orange Ave.


"Join Hands With The World" at USIU International Friendship Festival on April 28, 2001

United States International University's twelfth annual International Friendship Festival will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2001. More than 5,000 people from the San Diego community are expected to attend this daylong, outdoor event that features food, crafts, and entertainment from around the world. "Join Hands With the World" is the theme of this year's festival.

The festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., is organized and presented largely by USIU's multicultural, multinational student body. Students from more than 90 countries attend USIU and many international student clubs sponsor booth highlighting food and crafts from their home countries such as Thailand, Kenya, Mexico, Germany, Indonesia, Korea, and others.

The International Friendship Festival will take place on the library law at USIU's Scripps Ranch campus. The university is located at 10455 Pomerado Road, one mile east of Interstate 15. Admission and parking are free.


First Annual Miramar College "Diamonds Days" Career Expo

Mira Mesa — The public is invited to join in a Miramar College free, two-day event that will include a job fair, open house and student festival on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

Visitors are invited to explore career training programs offered by Miramar College, including transportation technologies (aviation, diesel, automotive), biotechnology, and public safety. Guests will also be able to explore campus facilities, including the college's three-pool aquatic center, state-of-the-art MAC and digital music lab, award-winning child development center and new Independent Learning Center computer lab.

The student festival, sponsored by Miramar College Associated Students, will offer entertainment, food, vendor and game booths, and a transfer fair. Entertainment will include performances by Hula dancers. Belly dancers and the "Full Circle Band." Student festivities will be featured during the day hours only. Admissions' representative and counselors will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions about the college and its programs. On May 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the college Counseling Department will host a "Parent Family Night" to discuss "UC Link," a high school-Miramar College- UCSD guaranteed transfer program.

Miramar College is located at 10440 Black Mountain Road, just west of I-15 off Mira Mesa Blvd. For more information, contact the Miramar College Job Placement Office at (858)536-7235


Cuyamaca College Career Fair Set for May 2

El Cajon — More than 50 employers will be at Cuyamaca College's 7th Annual Career Fair, set for 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 2 in the Quad area.

The free event offers students and the community an opportunity to meet employers and possibly, get hired on the spot. Companies and organizations will be discussing the job market, interviewing and collecting resumes. Even those not seeking immediate employment can benefit by getting information about a variety of career fields.

Cuyamaca College is at 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway in El Cajon. For a map and parking information, visit www.cuyamaca.net/admissions/map.asp.

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