May 20, 2005

Community Notes:

Southwestern College Sponsors “Summer Arts Camp”

Chula Vista—The Southwestern College (SWC) School of Arts and Communication is sponsoring its first ever “Summer Arts Camp” for incoming high school students in grades 9-12. To offer even more students the opportunity to participate, the reservation date has been extended to June 6.

“We’re encouraging high school students to experience the wonderful arts programs the College has to offer,” said Donna Arnold, Interim Dean for the School of Arts and Communication. “The camps are great for students who would like to further develop their skills, experience college, and have fun this summer.”

This year’s camp is being offered in two sessions beginning June 20 and June 27 and will focus in the areas of art, communications, theatre, music, and dance. All workshops will be taught by SWC instructors.

JUNE 20-24:

Theatre

Ever watch Who’s Line Is it Anyway? You’ll be doing those same things in our workshop. Join us for a fun, creative, loud, dazzling week of Improv. No prior experience necessary.

Cost: $75

Communication for Success

In a speech class at school or have you always wanted to learn how to become better at proving your point? Say no more and join us! No prior experience required. Cost: $100

“Summer Painting Studio”

Are you a thriving artist? Always dreamed of creating your own art? Join us for a fun painting studio. All aspiring artists at any level are encouraged to join us! Cost: $75

JUNE 27-JULY 8:

“African Drumming”

An exciting class in African drumming! This class will teach you the basics of the art and craft of African drumming. You can beat your own drum! No prior experience required.

Cost: $75

“Sing Some Jazz: Ensemble & Improvisation”

Whether you are a great singer or someone interested in singing, this is the class for you. Join us for a “Jazzy” class! Cost: $75

“Dancing on Air”

If you love to dance, this is the class for you. Want to increase your flexibility? Practice or learn dance techniques? Come and Dance with us! No prior experience required.

Cost: $75

For additional information or to request an application for the “Summer Arts Camp,” contact Silvia Lugo at (619) 421-6700 ext. 5895 or visit www. swc.cc.ca.us. Registration deadline is June 6.

Free Summer Camp

City College Hosts Free Summer Camp for Boys, Girls Ages 10-16Again this summer, San Diego City College will host the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP), a free summer day-camp for boys and girls ages 10-16 whose families meet low-income requirements or who live in these Zip Codes: 92101-92107, 92110, 92111, 92113-92117, 92133, 92139.

Activities will include swimming, beach excursions, soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis, computers, college planning, fun math and science, field trips and more. Participants will receive free lunch and snacks daily along with bus transportation from selected schools.

The camp will run five weeks, June 22-July 28, Monday through Friday afternoons, 12:45-5:45 p.m. For information, call (619) 388-3015 or 388-3122 weekdays. The required physical examination will be held Saturday, June 11, 8 -11 a.m. in the City College gym on Park Boulevard across from San Diego High School.

NYSP is a national program that seeks to encourage economically disadvantaged youngsters to begin a lifelong involvement in physical activity, to promote teamwork, scholarship, and substance abuse prevention. Each year some 200 colleges and universities nationwide host NYSP summer camps. This is the 17th year San Diego City College has hosted NYSP.

The college is located at 1313 Park Blvd. in downtown San Diego.

San Diego City Lakes open to water contact activities – Celebration this Saturday

As a result of the record rainfall that San Diego County received this winter, boaters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts can expect favorable conditions as they return to San Diego City reservoirs this summer. Some lakes that were previously closed have recently reopened to public recreation, and others now provide expanded waterways for the boating public.

In recognition of National Safe Boating Week, and to celebrate the reopening of the City Lakes for the summer, the Water Department is hosting the San Diego Lakes Fair at San Vicente Reservoir on Saturday, May 21, 2005 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event will feature a display of state of the art vessels, as well as fishing and wakeboarding demonstrations. In addition, City Rangers will be on hand to provide boating safety information; the U.S. Coast Guard will provide free vessel safety inspections; and the City’s Parks & Recreation Department will give away complimentary popcorn to attendees. The event is free and open to public, however boaters will be subject to the usual launching and water contact fees.

“In addition to providing a safe and reliable water supply to millions of local residents, the San Diego Water Department is proud to be able to support public recreation at our lakes and reservoirs,” said Frank Belock, Director of the City of San Diego Water Department. “The San Diego City Lakes are a major regional attraction and a great resource for local boaters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Our Lakes Recreation Program has an outstanding record of managing public access to our reservoirs.”

The Water Department has reopened select San Diego City Lakes for water contact programs for the summer season, providing waterskiers and wakeboarders a freshwater alternative to the waters of Mission Bay. Lake Hodges, a popular destination for kayakers, has reopened for public recreation including boating and fishing. In addition, El Capitan Reservoir is now open for public access and recreation and includes a special zone for jet-skis and personal watercraft enthusiasts.

Boaters and anglers will also find new improvements and exciting amenities at San Diego City Lakes. Thanks to funding from the California Department of Boating & Waterways, the public can also enjoy new docks at most of the City Lakes and new picnic and restroom facilities on “Jet Ski Point” at El Capitan Reservoir.

To access more information on San Diego City Lakes and recreation programs, call (619) 465-3474 or visit www.san diego.gov/water.

2005 National City International Parade and Fair

People from all across the county will gather in National City to participate in the National City International Parade and Fair. The Parade will begin at 9:30am on the corner of Highland Avenue and 28th Street and conclude at Kimball Park where the Fair Festivities will take place from noon until 8pm.

This year’s parade and fair will feature two stages where performances will take place on Saturday, May 21. The Parade will begin at 9:30 am (corner of 28th Street and Highland Avenue).

Fair to begin at noon (Kimball Park - Corner of 12th Street and “D” Avenue) National City.

Jose Luis Orozco en Concierto

Centro Cultural de la Raza and Casa del Libro A Specialty Bookstore presents Jose Luis Orozco en Concierto Saturday, May 21, 12pm

Centro Cultural de la Raza Inspiration Point Way and Park Blvd. in Balboa Park $4 General. Kids 12 years and under free. For more information call 619-235-6135 or centro@centroraza.com.

Low Cost Prenatal health services available at Vista Community Clinic

If you are pregnant it is important that you begin caring for your new baby NOW! Vista Community Clinic provides all the prenatal services you need during pregnancy and after your pregnancy. Prenatal care includes both medical and educational classes including: medical visits; health education; nutrition counseling; ultrasound and non-stress test, as needed; lab work; childbirth classes; counseling services, and more. Vista Community Clinic is a Comprehensive Perinatal Services Provider for Medi-Cal patients. Clinic staff is available to assist you in applying for Medi-Cal and AIM (Access to Infants and Mothers insurance). Vista Community Clinic also accepts private insurance and offers cash programs for prenatal care and delivery at Tri-City Medical Center. Our clinics are conveniently located throughout Vista and Oceanside; for locations and appointments, please call (760) 631-5220.

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