June 14 2002

Community Notes:

San Diego County Democratic Party to Hold 22nd Annual Awards Dinner

This year’s San Diego County Democratic Party Awards Dinner will feature Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez as keynote speaker. Congresswoman Sanchez represents California’s 46th District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana. She is a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce which oversees education and labor issues and is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee.

The date is Saturday, June 15th, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay (1355 North Harbor Drive). A reception for Congresswoman Sanchez will be held at 5:30 p.m., cocktails are at 6:30 and the dinner will be at 7:00 p.m.

Tickets to the reception with Congresswoman Sanchez are $100, dinner is $75 (or $650 for a table for 10).

For additional information call 858/277-3367 or email us at info@sddemocrats.org.

STAT-USA Class Offered to Public by U.S. Department of Commerce on June 17 at Central Library

STAT-USA staff from the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC will be providing a seminar for the business community in San Diego on June 17, 2002, at the Central Library. The seminar will help business owners, small business developers or owners, and lay business people find business and government information on the STAT-USA database on the Internet. The public library subscribes to the STAT-USA database for its users, and it is available in all the branches for public use.

The seminar, ‘Finding Official Business, Trade and Economic Information All At One-Easy-to-Use Location,’ will take place Monday, June 17, from 10:00 am until 12noon in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Central Library, located at 820 E Street.

STAT-USA (http://www.stat-usa.org/), an office in the U.S. Department of Commerce gathers business, trade and economic information from over 40 agencies across the Federal government and disseminates it to the public via various easy-to-use information products. In this demonstration class, a representative from STAT-USA will show how to use STAT-USA/Internet as well as introduce USA Trade Online, a new online service for trade statistics. The class will also include case studies examples and demonstrations on how to navigate both STAT-USA/Internet and USA Trade Online.

This program is free to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Business Resources & Technology Link program at the Library. The Link program is funded by a grant and is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

Camp Sunrise Registration Underway For South Bay Residents

Children and adults with physical and development disabilities can register for Camp Sunrise sponsored by the City of Chula Vista Recreation Department, Therapeutics Section. The camp will run June 17-June 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at the Loma Verde Recreation Center, 1420 Loma Lane.

For the past 28 years, Camp Sunrise has allowed disabled residents to enjoy a day camp experience by offering crafts, sports, swimming, and field trips. Camp fee is $75.

To register for the camp, call (619) 409-5800.

Seniors Resource Fair

The public is invited to “Juneteenth” Celebration & Seniors Resource Fair, Wed-nesday, June 19, 2002, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park & Recreation Center, 6401 Skyline Drive, San Diego, CA 92114, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This Annual event is in celebration of African American freedom, recognizing and respecting the diversity of all Cultures. The usual attendance is between 150 and 200 people. Also, joining us this year will be more than 100 youth from Rowan Elementary School Child Development Program as part of our intergenerational activities.

We will feature resource tables, raffles, door prizes, and plenty of good tasting food Juneteenth food. Co-sponsors include Metro AARP Chapter 4916, Forever Young Seasoned Consumer Club, and the Goldenlinks Friendship Club.

Walt Disney Company and ABC Entertainment Writing Fellowship Program

The Walt Disney Company and ABC is seeking diverse writing talent for their writing fellowship program. Up to twelve paid positions will be available for writers who exhibit talent and a passion to work in the television and feature film profession. The Fellowship is open to all writers.

For more information visit www.abcnewtalent.disney.com or call (818) 560-6894.

Absolutely DanceSport

Absolutely DanceSport understands the importance of Summer activities for kids. It keeps them busy and healthy.

June 11, 2002, we will be kicking off our Summer Children’s Salsa Dance Program. This is a free six-week course (valued at $780) designed to increase a child’s self-confidence, introduce them to an alternative way of exercising and allow them to discover a love for dancing that will stay with them throughout their life. They might also have the chance to participate as a team or with a partner in this year’s AAU Junior Olympic Games in Tennessee on August 8th. After the six weeks, we will be hold auditions for a dance team and competitive couples.

Except for a registration fee of $25.00 to ensure serious participants, this program is free. The registration must be paid in person with ID. The program begins June 11th through July 19th. Every Tuesday and Friday from 4:15 pm until 5:00 pm. All children and teens ages 8-15 years old are welcome. Parents MUST register their child before the deadline: June 7, 2002.

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