Weekend Events for 7/4-7/6 (including a special fundraiser)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July! Our fair city has events all over town. Check out these sites for great compilations of what's happening where:



Or pick up the July issue of San Diego Family Magazine

Jazz in the Park at Stagecoach Park in Carlsbad Friday 7/4

Summer Sunday Concert Series at Moonlight Beach Sunday 7/6

I suspect this will be a big weekend for
Hancock (opened Wednesday). Will Smith is still the king of summer of movies (and so cute too!) Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl opens today. Sometimes I'm glad I have a boy.
Mister Tiki in the Gaslamp is serving 3-course meals celebrating the flavors of the South Pacific (including a cocktail! I know!) for $29.95 per person. The tropical inspired menus will be served all summer long on Thursdays. Reservations required.

Fundraiser- A Night of Musical Chairs
At the Oceanside Farmer's Market today, I met a really nice woman who has an amazingly talented little boy. In her booth, she displayed one-of-a kind hand painted, artist created chairs for kids along with notecards painted by her 5 year-old son Elliot, who was diagnosed with autism at age 2. The below are only a few of the beautiful, unique designs.

The chairs will be auctioned off at Hensley's Pub & Grill in Carlsbad on Saturday, July 12th. The proceeds go towards Elliot's treatment and a week-long intensive therapy session with the Autism Treatment Center of America's Son Rise program. One special chair will be signed by all the band members of Flogging Molly (the owner of Hensley's is a former member.)

Elliot's note cards are beautiful! If I hadn't bought stationery recently I would have stocked up. The packages of 12 cards are $20 and can be purchased on Elliot's site.

Autism is on the rise (especially among boys) and the programs to help children come out of themselves are often costly. If you know someone who would love to have one of the beautiful, handmade chairs (or who loves stationery,like me!) please send them a link to this post.

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  1. this is amazing. the notecards. my friend's son is autistic, i've often wondered if art therapy would help.

  2. I love those cards. And the chairs. Beautiful. Thanks for the info and the link.


  3. Wow. Thanks for sharing this. Those chairs are AMAZING! I have a friend, too, who has an autistic son. I'll look into these notecards as a gift...


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