Newsletter November – December 2017: Community Events
Nine Months Matter
September 23, 2017
Nine Months Matter is a movement to ensure that women are having healthy alcohol-free pregnancies. This year’s event was held on September 23rd, 2017 at Liberty Station’s North Promenade. The event was hosted by UC San Diego’s Center for Better Beginnings in partnership with the Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego Auxiliary and SoCal NOFAS.
For more information check out https://ninemonthsmatter.org/.
Solana Beach Sunset 5K Run/Walk
October 7, 2017
2017 wast the 4th annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K. Hosted by Champions for Health, this event promotes healthy and active lifestyles to reduce preventable diseases. Funds raised this year will be used to launch the foundation’s Diabetes Prevention Program.
For more information check out https://championsforhealth.redpodium.com/4th-annual-solana-beach-sunset-5k.
Ready for 4th! Launch – Logan Heights Public Library
October 17, 2017
First 5 San Diego attended the READY for 4th! Campaign for Grade Level Reading Launch event on Tuesday, October 17th from 4:30-7:00 at the beautiful Logan Heights Branch Library. The event included a free distribution of books to all youth ages 0-18 (courtesy of the National Book Foundation through the Book Rich Environment initiative) activities for the whole family, speakers to announce San Diego’s participation in the Campaign and entertainment for children.
October 29, 2017
The Jack-O-Smash event include 1,5,10, and 15k races and a “Family Fun Festival”. The event promotes awareness for special needs children and families of special needs families. All event proceeds are distrubuted equally to the PUSH Special Needs Foundation, Abraxas High School’s “Transitions Program” and the Poway Kiwanis club.
Waterfront Pumpkin Patch
October 29, 2017
Each year the San Diego County of Parks and Recreation in conjuntion with the San Deigo Parks Society host the Waterfront Pumpkin Patch. This event provides an opportunity for families to create and celebrate family traditions and encourage families to vist parks and recreation facilities for year round use. The waterfront pumpkin patch is a child friendly environment with interactive entertainment.
Upcoming Community Events
|Event||Date||Time||Location||Produced By||What is the event?|
|Get Out and Read||11/11/2017||10:00A
|Nordson Corporation Parking Log 2672 Loker Ave., Carlsbad 92010||AAP – Chapter 3||The event is designed to encourage San Diego families to get out and read with their children. Each child 0-8 who attends will get between 3 and 5 books to take home with them. The remainder of the books purchased will be given out at pediatrician’s offices throughout San Diego county to families in the waiting rooms to encourage reading.|
|Growing Connections – San Carlos Community Garden||11/11/2017||1:00P
|San Carlos Community Garden
6460 Boulder Lake Ave., San Diego, CA 92119
|San Carlos Community||This event is created to help encourage healthy eating and exercise habits for children and their families.
|Zero to Three Conference||11/28/2017 – 12/01/2017||San Diego Hilton Bayfront||Zero to Three||This is a national/worldwide conference that promotes healthy living for infants, toddlers and their families.