August 17, 2007

Community Events . . .

Meet Behind the Waves

A binational surfing and body surfing event

Sat Aug 18th 10am

An opportunity to surf, picnic on the beach, and meet and come together with friends from both sides of the border

- 10 am arrive at Border Field State Park

- Surf until we have a meeting at 12p at the fence line behind the waves

- Surf to shore and re-unite at the tubes to eat and socialize

Details - People will arrive on the beach on both sides around 10 am to do a surfing session and then all come together at noon behind the waves and hang out even with the fence line. Then we’ll all surf (or body surf) in and have a bi-national party at the fence with food and music through the tubes.

It’s recommended that you have some surfing or ocean swimming experience. They’ll be some veterans there to help too and you don’t have to go in, you can just hang out and watch the bi-national meeting at the fence line in the ocean and watch us do a simultaneous surf into the beach and then join us to eat around 12.

Note- There is a $5 per vehicle entrance fee on the US side to get into Border Field State Park. So Carpool to make it cheaper!

For more information go to, email, or call Dan Watman at 619-954-9710.

Encuentro de surf fronterizo detrás de las olas

-Un evento de surf y boogi bi-nacional

Sábado 18 de agosto a las 10 de la mañana en la cerca fronteriza

Una oportunidad de surfear, pasársela bien en la playa y conocer y reunirse con amigos de los dos lados de la frontera desde las 10 de la mañana (o más temprano).

Surfear hasta el mediodía cerca de la línea.

Reunirse y saludarse otra vez detrás de las olas justo en linea internacional al mediodía

Surfear hasta la playa para una reunión y comida binacional al medio día en la playa a través de los tubos.

Detalles - Vamos a llegar a la playa de los dos lados alrededor de las 10 de la mañana para surfear y después reunirnos dentro del mar detrás de las olas a la altura de la cerca fronteriza. Y luego surfeamos (con tabla o sin tabla) hasta la playa y nos vemos en la cerca para comer y convivir.

Si vas a participar en la parte de surf, se recomienda que tengas algo de experiencia nadando en el mar. Va a haber gente experta para ayudar y no tienes que meterte al agua. Puedes observar nada más y esperar la comida al mediodía.

Para más informes, escriban al o vayan al o llamen a Daniel en San Diego 619.954.9710

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! Celebration Announced Nation’s Premier Hispanic Family Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyle Event Comes to San Diego In Just Two Weeks!

On Saturday, August 25th Family Health Centers of San Diego’s Logan Heights Family Health Center will launch ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! to promote health lifestyles and physical activity in the Hispanic community. Logan Heights Family Health Center is proud to be bringing to San Diego this celebration nationally recognized as the premier Hispanic family physical activity and healthy lifestyle event series.

Thousands are expected to attend this free event at Chicano Park which will offer fun and excitement for children and adults as well as FREE health screenings, healthy snacks, and prize drawings.

The Get Up! Get Moving! event will feature activity stations for soccer, baseball, tennis, salsa, merengue, cha-cha, and zumba dancing, aerobics, yoga, and even lessons with national sports association partner the U. S. Tennis Association. In addition, Logan Heights Family Health Center will offer free cholesterol, blood pressure, glucose, vision, dental and other health screenings at the event.

¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! is sponsored by Family Health Centers of San Diego and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

10:00 am until 3:00 pm at Chicano Park (Just South of Cesar E. Chavez Parkway on National Avenue in Barrio Logan).

Santana fans will recognize the art of Michael Rios as the 24K Gallery celebrates art and music: This exhibit features the art of Rios known for creating CD covers for Santana (Supernatural, Live from Mexico), Poncho Sanchez, Steve Winwood and many others, internationally known artist Kathleen Carrillo (jazz series), great local artists Carlos Beltran (Body Art Series I) and Chikle. The exhibit will be showing through September 3rd at the 24K Gallery with a closing reception on August 25th. 24K gallery is located at 1616 National Ave. in Barrio Logan. The reception is free and will take place from 6:00pm till 9:00pm. For more information call Andy Gonzalez at 619-656-6150.

Local Artists Bring Creativity to Fiesta del Sol 2007 With Live Art and Graffiti Workshop

Local artists engage festival attendees in live art . The Arts and Culture Pavilion of the Fiesta Del Sol-San Diego will highlight the work of many local artists as well as engage the community in hands-on live art. The pavilion f eatures an art-walk, free art competition, live graffiti art workshop, spoken word by Los Bilingual Writers, and an Art Miles Community mural.

It will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 18th & 19 th, 2007 at Fiesta Del Sol-San Diego: Arts and Culture Pavilion on Imperial Ave and 22nd St, San Diego , CA 92102

The Goals of the pavilion are to bring interaction between local artists and community members with the goal of engaging in the opportunity of self expression, for local artists to have opportunities to network and display their art, and for creativity.

-Norma Rodriguez, Arts and Culture Pavilion Chair

Crol will provide a 2 day graffiti workshop, from 10am to 3pm, at the 2 nd annual Fiesta del Sol event. The workshop will teach the basics of graffiti art.

Muralist and conceptual artist, Mario Torero along with other local artists: Santos Orellana and Anselmo will be working in collaboration to create a mural at the event.

14th Annual Encanto Street Fair featuring the Multi-Platinum group, WAR

The 14th Annual Encanto Street Fair and Cultural Arts Festival—one of San Diego’s favorite family-friendly Street Festivals returns after a one year hiatus to its regular spot — three city blocks on Imperial Avenue between 65th and 68th streets in Southeastern San Diego. The event is Saturday, Aug. 18, beginning at 10.00am and ending at 8.00pm.

This year’s featured act is one of entertainments’ most enduring groups WAR, with classic hits like “Slippin’ into Darkness”, “Why Can’t We Be Friends” and “Lowrider.” WAR will be playing the main stage, one of three (3) stages featured for this years edition of the Encanto Street Fair and Cultural Arts Festival, with over thirty (30) performing acts including gospel, dance, vocal groups, spoken word, hip hop, jazz and much more.

The Encanto Street Fair is a family-friendly, alcohol-free venue with something for the whole family. Visitors will find an outstanding selection of ethnic cuisines and activities for children, such as the Kid’s Zone with game booths and rides. There will also be vendors from Southern and Central California, Nevada, Arizona, and other locales.

The Encanto Street Fair is honored to feature the artwork of Charles Bibbs, one of America’s most prolific African-American artists. Visitors will enjoy “Art on Tour” Exhibition—featuring over forty (40) emerging artists displaying their works.

Join us for a day of fun and goodwill in a celebration of the multi-ethnic communities of Southeastern San Diego!

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