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CELEBRATE the EARTH - April is Earth Month
www.carlsbadca.gov/earthmonth

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event*
April 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., 5815 El Camino Real This popular event gives Carlsbad residents the chance to drop off household hazardous waste for FREE. Household hazardous waste includes old motor oil, paint, chemicals, batteries, pharmaceuticals and sharps. Advanced registration and proof of residency is required. Sign up at www.carlsbadca.gov/hhw, from March 18 – March 29 or until event reaches capacity.

Earth Day Celebration*
April 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Cole Library 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr.
City of Carlsbad will offer residents FREE composting workshops, crop swapping, gardening class, and celebrating earth day in partnership with the Ecology Center. The Ecology Center will bring a 32-foot double decker bus that brings environmental educational programming to city residents. During the Earth Day Celebration, residents will learn how to build a compost bin, start a garden, enjoy an environmental film and participate in crop swapping among other activities. Advanced registration for the Composting workshops is required. Sign up now at www.carlsbadca.gov/recycling.

Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event April 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,
1275 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Give your used items a second chance. Donate them! The City of Carlsbad is partnered with Waste Management and Goodwill San Diego to bring you Donate, Don’t Waste Collection Event. This event gives Carlsbad residents the opportunity donate bulky items, small home appliances, housewares & home décor, small furniture items, sporting goods, electronics and gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for reuse through Goodwill programs instead of sending them to the landfill.

Shred and Recycle It* April 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.,
5815 El Camino Real
The City of Carlsbad and Waste Management will host a FREE document shred and recycle it event. This event gives an opportunity for Carlsbad residents to dispose of sensitive documents in an environmentally responsible way. Please make sure only sensitive documents are shredded since shredded paper fibers are almost too small to be recycled or slipped past paper screens. Advance registration and proof of residency is required. Register at website: www.northcounty.wm.com. Registration is required and runs from April 1 – April 19.

Creek to Bay Cleanup* April 27, 9 a.m. – noon
City of Carlsbad Watershed Protection Program in partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego will host a cleanup site in Carlsbad. Join your friends and neighbors for this annual event to clean up Carlsbad’s beaches, canyons and parks. Sign up beginning April 1, at www.creektobay.org.

Arbor Day April 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m., Coastal Rail Trail, south of Oak Avenue Help the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department plant trees along the Coastal Rail Trail and maintain our designation as a Tree City USA.

*advanced registration

Events Around Town

Front Row Fridays April 12, 7 p.m., Free Carlsbad City (Dove) Library
Drawing inspiration from Alberto Manguel’s The Library at Night, a series of essays on the idea of the library, Colin McAllister’s captivating recital takes the listener on a literary, musical and historical journey through time and place. The compelling selection of music includes masters of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque polyphony, the first “Golden Age” of the guitar, sensual rhythms from Latin America and a newly commissioned work, Spines, by award-winning composer Christopher Adler. 

Library Got Game April 13, 1 p.m., Free Georgina Cole Library
Love games and socializing? Join us for Library Got Game for an afternoon or evening of adult fun! Featured games include Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle decks, Telestrations, Tickets to Ride, Scrabble and more.

EGGStravaganza Spring Festival April 20, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free
Poinsettia Community Park

Carlsbad's largest egg hunt features the Egg Scramble activity where kids race to collect candy-filled eggs among several other fun activities, including face painting, crafts, soak the bunny, cookie decorating, fun zones, and more. This event also highlights the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation summer camps with demonstrations and activities that children can participate in. Wrist bands and activity cards are required for some of the activities and can be purchased presale or at the event.

Food and beverages are available for purchase at the event.

Tickets can be purchased at the event. However, you can save time and avoid lines by purchasing Activity Cards and Wristbands in advance.
As a courtesy, $5 Activity Cards and $5 unlimited Fun Zone Wristbands will be available for purchase in advance starting April 1 until April 19, at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Alga Norte Aquatics Center, 6565 Alicante Road
  • Calavera Hills Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive
  • Harding Community Center, 3096 Harding St.
  • Stagecoach Community Center, 3420 Camino de los Coches

Advance sales must be made in person; no phone or online sales. All sales are final; no refunds. Activity cards and wristbands purchased in advance that are lost or not brought to the event will not be replaced.

How the Egg Scramble works:

The egg scramble is ongoing from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (or until eggs run out). It requires an activity card to participate. Groups of approximately 20 - 30 kids will be launched to collect all the eggs on the field until they are gone. The group will exit the field and the field will be reset for the next group. Parents are welcome to join their kids on the field for great photo opportunities. There is a 6 years and older competitive field and 5 years and younger competitive field. There is also a noncompetitive field for young children, children with special needs, and for families wanting to pose for a photo op.

For more information, call 760-602-7519.

Events Around The County

Today - April 14
Lamb's Players Theatre presents Chaps on stage at their resident theatre in Coronado. - www.lambsplayers.org
Today - April 20
Cygnet Theatre presents Angels in America on stage at the Old Town Theatre located at 4040 Twiggs Street in San Diego. Tops on the San Diego events calendar. - cygnettheatre.com
Today - April 28
The Old Globe presents Life After, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
Today - April 28
Coronado Playhouse brings you CABARET, on stage at 1335 First Street at the Coronado Ferry Landing. One of the exciting San Diego events. - www.coronadoplayhouse.com

April 2, 5, 7
Balboa Theatre presents CARMEN, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 3 - 29
Cirque du Soleil Volta is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on various days.www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 4
Balboa Theatre presents Kansas, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 5 - 7
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 5 - 7
Goodguys 19th Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 5 - 7
Gem and Mineral Show is a special event at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. - www.agsem.com
April 5 - May 5
New Village Arts Theatre presents Servant of Two Masters at 2787 State Street in Carlsbad. - www.newvillagearts.org
April 6
San Diego Race for Autism takes place in scenic Balboa Park. The Race includes a 5K Timed Race, 5K Fun Run/Walk and a 1-Mile Family Fun Walk. Activities include a Children's Activity Area and a Resource Fair. - www.RaceforAutism.org
April 6
Balboa Theatre presents Morat, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 6
The Museum of Making Music offers Daniel Ho Trio in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 5 - 7
Gem and Mineral Show is a special event at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum in Vista. - www.agsem.com
April 6
San Diego Folk Heritage offers KEVIN ROTH AND TRIO ZHENI in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
April 6
5th Annual San Diego Soul Music Festival feat. Maze feat Frankie Beverly, Keith Sweat, Stephanie Mills & Next is at the Valley View Casino Center. - pechangaarenasd.com
April 6 - 7
CA Bridal & Wedding Expo 2019 / American Consumer Shows is at the San Diego Convention Center. - www.sdccc.org
April 6 - May 5
The Old Globe presents They Promised Her the Moon, on stage at the Old Globe complex in Balboa Park. An outstanding San Diego event. - www.theoldglobe.org
April 10 - May 5
North Coast Repertory Theatre brings you All in the Timing at the intimate 194-seat theater in Solana Beach. A top San Diego theater event. - www.northcoastrep.org
April 11
Balboa Theatre presents STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 12 - 14
La Jolla Concours D'Eleganceon the lawn overlooking La Jolla Cove. Over 150 Classic Cars on display. - www.lajollamotorcarclassic.com
April 12 - 14
Home & Backyard Show is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 12, 13, 14
The San Diego Symphony presents a Jacobs' Masterworks Series performance - a top San Diego concert event - at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
April 12 - 14
California Ballet presents Cinderella, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. - www.californiaballet.org
April 13
Poway On Stage presents One Night in Memphis on stage at 14598 Espola Road in Poway. - www.powayarts.org/
April 13
The Museum of Making Music offers Seamus Egan Project in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 13 - 14
Balboa Theatre presents Motown, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 13 - 14
Coronado Flower Show Weekend is the largest flower show under tents in the western United States. The show is held in Spreckels Park, along Orange Avenue, between 6th & 7th Streets. Exhibits are placed inside tents surrounding a central gazebo, which becomes the stage for continuous entertainment, announcements and trophy presentations. - www.coronadoflowershow.org
April 13
4TH ANNUAL DANCING WITH OUR STARSl at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 14
6TH ANNUAL MARIACHI FESTIVAL at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 14
Port of San Diego Day At The Docks is a sportfishing festival featuring food, entertainment and boat rides. San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma. A free San Diego event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - www.sportfishing.org
April 16 - 21
Balboa Theatre presents Cats, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 17
DAVID ARCHULETA at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 18
San Diego National College Fair is at the San Diego Convention Center. - www.sdccc.org
April 18 - May 12
San Diego Repertory Theatre brings you Sweat on stage at The Lyceum Theatre Complex at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. - www.sdrep.org
April 19 - May 12
San Diego Repertory Theatre brings you Sweat on stage at The Lyceum Theatre Complex at 79 Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. - www.sdrep.org
April 20
The Museum of Making Music offers Harpeth Rising in Carlsbad. - www.museumofmakingmusic.org
April 20 - 22
Balboa Theatre presents ALI WONG Milk and Money Tour, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 23 - 24
1ST MARINE DIVISION BAND ANNUAL CONCERT at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 26
Starpower National Talent Competition 2019 is at the San Diego Convention Center. - www.sdccc.org
April 26
Balboa Theatre presents JOJO JORGE FALCON, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 26 - 28
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale is at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.www.delmarfairgrounds.com
April 27
San Diego Folk Heritage offers Robin and Linda Williams in concert. - sdfolkheritage.org
April 27
Balboa Theatre presents Raffi, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org
April 27, 28
The San Diego Symphony presents a Jacobs' Masterworks Series performance - a top San Diego concert event - at Copley Symphony Hall in downtown San Diego. - www.sandiegosymphony.com
April 27 - 28
SAN DIEGO BALLET – ROMANCE: EN POINTE: POETRY IN MOTION! at the California Center for The Arts. 340 North Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. - www.artcenter.org
April 28
Balboa Theatre presents Kingston Trio, on stage at the historic Balboa Theatre or the Civic Theatre in downtown San Diego. A popular San Diego event. - sandiegotheatres.org