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HAMBER EVENTS & UPDATES

Marine Debris Reduction Ordinance

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024 10:00-11:00AM

Main Street Oceanside701 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

The City of Oceanside has partnered with MainStreet Oceanside to provide in-person and virtual educational workshops focused on educating downtown businesses on the new Marine Debris restrictions.

The new Ordinance specifically addresses polystyrene foam and single-use plastic bags. All retail establishments and food service providers in Oceanside will be required to find sustainable alternatives to these products. Additionally, all businesses will be required to post educational materials about the Marine Debris Reduction Ordinance requirements for at least one year after each of the prohibitions take effect. More details + registration

OYP Networking Lunch

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 12:00 Noon-2:00PM

Angry Chickz 612 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

Grab lunch with us at Angry Chickz! Join us for lunch and networking, no formal agenda. Be sure to bring your business cards! All are welcome. No fee to attend, only cost of your lunch. ONLINE REGISTRATION REQUIRED More details + registration

The Oceanside Chamber’s Non-Profit Committee to launch a 3-part workshop series on “Grant Writing for Non-Profits”

Nonprofits thrive on their ability to offer solutions to societal issues, advance innovation, and inspire meaningful change. However, like all enterprises, they require funding to fuel their initiatives and propel their missions forward.

This is why grant writing is essential and a cornerstone skill in the non-profit sector. Don’t miss this chance to sharpen your following grant proposal and maximize your time.

More details and registration

RIBBON CUTTINGS

Oceanside Adventures

Oceanside Adventures’ Ribbon Cutting of their brand new vessel, Nala was a success! If you haven’t gone on a whale watching adventure or boat cruise yet, you’re missing out.

 Check out their website here and plan your next seaside adventure. 

BUSINESS EVENTS

Informational Happy Hour for Multi-Day Economic Study Tour

Thursday, June 20th, 2024 4:00-5:00PM

Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce

5934 Priestly Drive Carlsbad, CA 92008

At this informal happy hour, hear details about joining North County Chambers and the San Diego North Economic Development Council on a trip to North Austin, Texas to explore the economic growth strategies of another suburban area. More details

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Partner with San Diego Foundation to Help Combat the Summer Slide

(Source: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside) – The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oceanside announce their fun and innovative summer program, “Passport to Adventure,” designed to provide children in our community with opportunities for growth, exploration, and learning.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from San Diego Foundation. Thanks to their support, they will offer a diverse range of activities, including STREAM (Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts, and Math) programs, as well as various enrichment, recreational, and career empowerment activities. “Passport to Adventure” offers kids a summer of exploration, creativity, and fun, with activities ranging from nature hikes to science experiments. Scholarships are available to help insure every child has the opportunity to attend. More details

SDDCU’s Miracle Month of May

(Source: SDCCU) – San Diego County Credit Union, one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is collecting monetary donations for two children’s hospitals in Southern California to celebrate the Miracle Month of May.

Donations collected will help provide essential medical care for children at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). Donations can be made in-branch or online through May 31. More details

Now seeking Oceanside Hometown Heroes!

(Source: Main Street Oceanside) – MainStreet Oceanside is seeking nominations for our 2024 Hometown Heroes. This annual recognition honors residents who have made a significant contribution of time and energy through volunteerism outside their normal scope of work to improve quality of life, promote positive community development, and enhance neighborhoods in Oceanside.The selected Hometown Hero(es) will be honored in the Oceanside Independence Parade on Saturday, June 29, 2024, and must be available on that date and able to ride down the parade route. Nominations must be received on or before Friday, May 17, 2024, to be considered. Submit your hero

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

Call For Oceanside Parade Entries

(Source: Main Street Oceanside) – ​ Be in the Oceanside Independence Parade on June 29th, 2024! All groups are welcome.

Apply by June 3rd. More details

The Health Benefits of Walking

(Source: Live Well San Diego) – Walking is often overlooked as a form of exercise; however, it offers several health benefits for the body and mind. This simple yet powerful activity is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels, requiring no special equipment, memberships or training. By boosting physical fitness and enhancing mental well-being, incorporating regular walks into your routine can improve overall health. More details

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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside 

Outdoor Vintage and Makers MarketApril 20, 1555 S Coast Hwy

Head to Seahive Marketplace for great group of vendors with everything from vintage clothing, handmade accessories, local artisan and SO much more! Vendors will be set up from 10:30am-3pm. Order a fresh pressed juice from Roots Craft Juice and hangout and enjoy live music! FIND OUT MORE

Taste of SpringApril 20, Downtown Oceanside

Taste of Spring reminisces on the flavors of Taste of Oceanside but with a refreshing springtime twist. Formerly known as “Mother’s Day Is Sweet,” Taste of Spring is a spring tasting and shopping event created to support local restaurants, retail businesses, breweries, and wineries by encouraging residents and visitors to eat and shop locally. This sweet and savory event featuring Downtown Oceanside restaurants and shops, as well as Oceanside breweries, wineries, and artisan sweet makers, will take place in the Downtown District on Saturday, April 20 from 2-5 p.m. Tickets on sale now! BUY TICKETS

Jazz Cabbage at Goblin Shark EmporiumApril 20, 109 S Coast Hwy

April’s Goblin Shark Goblin Gallery will be a 420 themed group show. In lieu of an opening reception, there will be a party on Saturday, April 20 at Goblin Shark Emporium. Come boogie to various surprise guest DJ’s and browse the local art showcase, including artists like Nicholas Danger. FIND OUT MORE

Taste of Art April 26, Oceanside Museum of Art

Kick off your weekend with a bite-sized happy hour version of the renowned Studio Arts workshops. Gather with friends in an artistic space designed to amplify your creative side. Join arts educator Robin Douglas and dip your toes into the work of celebrated artists over drinks and nibbles, followed by a rapid demonstration of their styles. You’ll then be guided to interpret these artists and create your own singular, spectacular work of art. All levels of experience are encouraged to participate. OMA provides food, drinks, and supplies; all you have to do is get yourself out of work, grab your friends, and have fun! Event runs from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP HERE

Zumba at the Pier Amphitheatre April 27, Junior Seau Amphitheatre

Join Zumba Powerhouse for Zumba at Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre every Sunday! This low impact, high fun Zumba class will have your heart pumping! – $ 5 suggested donation. Activity runs from 11am-12pm. FIND OUT MORE

Downtown Oceanside Community Cleanup April 27, 228 N Coast Hwy

Join the community to clean up around Downtown Oceanside in order to promote environmental health! Hosted by SD Stay Informed. Event runs from 9 – 11am. RSVP HERE

BEYOND DOWNTOWN

Native Plant Garden Tour With Audubon April 21, 515 Wisconsin Ave

Come see over 18 Native Plant Gardens in the Historic Seaside Neighborhood of Downtown Oceanside! Plant experts and neighborhood locals will lead a 1.5 mile walking tour to see these wonderful front yard gardens. Meet at 2pm, Sunday, April 21st in the St. Mary School parking lot at 515 Wisconsin Ave. The guided walk is free. Kids will be selling lemonade and cookies along the route. St. Mary School is one block east of the 101 Cafe near Coast Highway and Wisconsin St. FIND OUT MORE

Women of Note April 21, 550 Vista Bella Oside

In bygone eras, people fashioned squares of cloth tied or pinned strategically. Today, style evolves in a blink with instant communication. Explore the evolution of women’s clothing tastes across centuries and the role of foundation garments in this transformation (in intimate detail.) Presented by Natalie J. Meyers, a Costumers’ Guild West, Inc. member and head costumer for Heritage Square Museum in Los Angeles and the Workman/Temple Family Homestead Museum in the City of Industry, California. Guests will also enjoy song and dance performances by past and, hopefully, future scholarship recipients. Event starts at 2pm. BUY TICKETS

Recital: Duo Nova –Yewon Lee & Hyun Jeong AHN at MiraCosta College

April 21, Mira Costa Concert Hall OC2406 Experience an afternoon of piano duets with Duo Nova performing on the two grand pianos of the Concert Hall stage. Dr. Yewon Lee and Dr. Hyun Jeong Ann take listeners along a musical journey as they pay homage to the timeless masterworks of great composers through Grieg, Brahms, Milhaud and others. Join Mira Costa for a celebration of classical music excellence! Show runs from 3 – 4:30pm. BUY TICKETS

HOMETOWN HERO NOMINATIONS

Independence Parade Hometown Hero Nominations Now Open

Nominations for Oceanside’s Hometown Hero for the Oceanside Independence Parade is now open! The Honoring Our Hometown Heroes theme was created to honor local heroes of Oceanside who have contributed to making our community a wonderful place to live. There are no restrictions as to race, ethnicity, age, or type of volunteer service. Only residents of Oceanside will be considered. SUBMIT NOMINATION HERE

INDEPENDENCE PARADE APPLICATIONS

Independence Parade Applications Now Open

Applications for the Oceanside Independence Parade is now open! Participants of all kinds are welcome to apply in order to walk your party or drive your float down Coast Hwy for the Oceanside Independence Parade on Saturday, June 29 starting at 10am. Applications close on June 3. APPLY HERE

LAST CHANCE TO BUY TASTE OF SPRING TICKETS

Taste of Spring

This sweet and savory event featuring Downtown Oceanside restaurants and shops, as well as Oceanside breweries, wineries, and artisan sweet makers, will take place in the Downtown District on Saturday, April 20 from 2-5 p.m. Tickets on sale through THIS Saturday! BUY TICKETS

MARINE DEBRIS REDUCTION ORDINANCE

Affecting Oceanside Businesses

Attention Oceanside businesses! The City of Oceanside adopted the Marine Debris Reduction Ordinance to promote more sustainable alternatives to polystyrene foam and single-use plastic bags. To find out more about the new ordinance and how to access education materials, visit Green Oceanside’s Marine Debris Reduction Ordinance webpage. LEARN MORE

GREEN OCEANSIDE

Oceanside’s SB 1383 Excess Edible Food Recovery Program

California Senate Bill 1383 (SB 1383) sets requirements to divert organic waste from landfills and to increase edible food recovery by 20% by the year 2025. The law requires cities to establish edible food recovery outreach and inspection programs, help connect mandated edible food generators with food recovery organizations/services and ensure there is sufficient county-wide capacity for all the recovered edible food. LEARN MORE

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CHAMBER EVENTS & UPDATES

Business Mixer: Courtyard by Marriott

Thursday, April 18th, 20245:00pm-7:00pm

Oceanside Chamber of Commerce 928 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

You’re invited to join us for a Business Mixer at Courtyard by Marriott, April 18th from 5 PM – 7 PM. This is a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and employees in a beautiful setting. Complimentary appetizers from Mangia e Bevi will be served with a cash bar. The cost is $10 for Chamber Members and $20 for Prospective Members.  More details and registration

OYP Networking Lunch: Fat Joe’s

Thursday, April 24th, 2024 12:00 noon-2:00pm

Fat Joe’s R & J Food Group Inc. 422 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

Grab lunch with us at Fat Joe’s! – Join us for lunch and networking, no formal agenda. Be sure to bring your business cards! All are welcome. No fee to attend, only cost of your lunch. Online registration required. More details and registration

Rising Star Student Scholarship Breakfast

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024 8:00am-9:30am

William A. Wagner Aquatic Center 3306 Senior Center Dr. Oceanside, CA 92056

The Oceanside Chamber’s Rising Star Program aims to champion students that have overcome significant challenges in their life and have managed to keep on track with their education. The Chamber honors one high school senior each month from each of our area high schools at a breakfast event.  Last year, due to the generosity of our scholarship sponsors, led by Genentech, the Oceanside Chamber foundation was able to provide 17 deserving Rising Star students a total of $34,500 in scholarships. 

Rising Star Breakfast events are open to the public. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $40 for non-member. To donate to our scholarship fund, please visit https://www.oceansidechamber.com/risingstarprogram.html. All donations to the Rising Star scholarship fund are tax deductible through the Oceanside Chamber Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation. More details and registration

The Oceanside Chamber’s Non-Profit Committee to launch a 3-part workshop series on “Grant Writing for Non-Profits”

Nonprofits thrive on their ability to offer solutions to societal issues, advance innovation, and inspire meaningful change. However, like all enterprises, they require funding to fuel their initiatives and propel their missions forward. This is why grant writing is essential and a cornerstone skill in the non-profit sector. Don’t miss this chance to sharpen your following grant proposal and maximize your time.

COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS

SDCCU Partners With LEGOLAND® California Resort to Offer Free Tickets and Discounts

(Source: SDCCU) – ​ San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to partner with LEGOLAND California Resort to offer free tickets and discounts for members to enjoy the Southern California theme park, through April 30, 2024 or while supplies last. As part of our partnership with LEGOLAND, customers who open a new FREE Checking with eStatements account at any SDCCU branch location will receive a free LEGOLAND California Resort ticket. You can learn more by visiting sdccu.com/legoland. More details

Earth Day at Libby Lake Park

(Source: The City of Oceanside) – ​ The Green Oceanside team is hosting a fun, family-friendly Earth Day celebration and we need your help to make this the most sustainable yet! Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 12pm for an Earth Day Community Event at Libby Lake Park. Check out educational booths, activities for kids, music, games, and more!  

Participants can also volunteer for a neighborhood cleanup event as part of the regional Creek to Bay event. To register in advance visit cleansd.org. All ages are welcome!  http://More details and registration

BUSINESS NEWS & EVENTS

Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside Awarded Grant for R.O.A.D.’s Program

(Source: The Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside) – ​ The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside’s unique ROAD’s program, which provides opportunities and activities for adults with disabilities to reach their fullest potential, has been awarded a Foundation for Developmental Disabilities grant. The $14,860 grant will be used to support the ROAD’s Fit & Fun Program. The daily Fit & Fun program aims to improve the mental and physical health of our R.O.A.D.’s members as they join in a variety of fun, accessible fitness activities. Read more

The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at CSU San Marcos is conducting a study and needs your input

(Source: CSU San Marcos) – ​The College of Business Administration (CoBA) at CSU San Marcos is conducting an important program and we are requesting your input. CoBA conducts a study twice each year to measure business confidence in our region. Members of the business community are surveyed and asked about the local and national economy, sales, profits and hiring expectations. The results are used to construct a Business Confidence Index for our region. The survey is very short and takes most people about three to five minutes to complete. Read more

Regional Chamber, Mayor Aguirre, and Business Allies United in Call for White House to Address Tijuana River Valley Pollution

(Source: SD Regional Chamber) – ​the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce – in collaboration with Mayor Paloma Aguirre, Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce, and a coalition of 16 business organizations and regional stakeholders–led a letter to President Biden and the Biden-Harris Administration in a united effort to address the ongoing transboundary pollution in the Tijuana River Valley. In a joint initiative aimed at urgent action, the letter addressed to Hon. Brenda Mallory, Chair of the White House Council of Environmental Quality, highlighted the severity of the pollution crisis in the Tijuana River Valley and urged the administration to take immediate steps to mitigate its impact. Read more

Ways Your Business Can Save on Energy Costs

(Source: SDG&E) -Take action this Earth Month! Embrace digital collaboration platforms and video conferencing tools to reduce the need for business travel and lower associated carbon emissions. For more business energy-saving tips, visit sdge.com/MyBusiness. More details

The Health Benefits of Walking

(Source: Live Well San Diego) – Walking is often overlooked as a form of exercise; however, it offers several health benefits for the body and mind. This simple yet powerful activity is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels, requiring no special equipment, memberships or training. By boosting physical fitness and enhancing mental well-being, incorporating regular walks into your routine can improve overall health. More details

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San Diego’s New Frontwave Arena Joins Forces with AXS as Exclusive Ticketing Partner

OCEANSIDE, Calif. – Nov. 1st, 2023 – Today, Frontwave Arena announced AXS, a global leader in ticketing, as their official ticketing partner. AXS will implement their full suite of solutions, bringing the latest innovations in mobile ticketing, fan experience, and distribution opportunities to a large array of sports and entertainment events at the new multi-purpose venue. Frontwave Arena, San Diego’s newest 7,500 capacity venue, will open in summer 2024 bringing a new era of live event experiences to the community. 

“As we prepare for the opening of Frontwave Arena, we couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with AXS Ticketing Systems,” said Josh Elias, COO of Frontwave Arena. “Our goal is to provide fans with an unforgettable experience and a seamless journey from ticket purchase to the time they leave an event at Frontwave Arena.”

AXS will supercharge the fan experience at Frontwave Arena from discovery to entry powered by their identity-based technology – AXS Mobile ID.  As part of the AXS ticketing experience, fans will enjoy services like: 

  • AXS FanAccount – View and manage all AXS tickets to Frontwave Arena events and account information in a single location. 
  • AXS App – Find and purchase tickets and enter all Frontwave Arena events within a single app.  
  • AXS Official Marketplace – The one-stop shop to securely buy and sell authenticated tickets, with guaranteed protection from fraudulent merchants and transactions. 

Further integrations to bring premium hospitality, group ticketing and parking opportunities through best-in-class AXS Anywhere partners will become available to prepare for the venue’s grand opening.  

“We are excited to welcome Frontwave Arena to our stable of world-class arena partners and continue our service to fans in the greater San Diego area,” said Taylor Kern, SVP-Sales for AXS. “New venues bring great opportunities to roll out innovative features and services that we look forward to adding to the FrontwaveArena experience.”

Frontwave Arena and AXS are united in their commitment to delivering extraordinary live events that enhance and expand the sports and entertainment experience for the greater San Diego community. AXS has been a long-time partner of the Major Arena Soccer League’s (MASL) San Diego Sockers, who will make Frontwave Arena’s their new home as the venue’s first tenant team in the 2024-2025 season. 

About AXS

AXS is a global ticketing platform, offering best-in-class ticketing, marketing, and data technology in a single platform to suit every client size and type, from the most intimate music clubs to world championship sporting events. AXS is the ticketing partner for over 500 premier venues, sports teams, and event organizers across North America, Europe, Asia & Australia including the First Avenue, USGA, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Crypto.com Arena, Coachella, Stagecoach, The O2, and BLeague – Japan. AXS powers both primary and resale marketplaces, leveraging integrated technology and analytics to enable our partners to sell the right ticket to the right fan at the right price. For more, visit http://www.axs.com/

About Frontwave Arena

Frontwave Arena will be a gateway to world-class sports and entertainment in North County San Diego. Located in Oceanside, California, the 7,500-capacity arena will showcase the best and brightest names in music of all genres, headline comedy, family shows, and community events. In addition to the 16-time champion San Diego Sockers, the venue will host a growing roster of sports teams, tournaments, and athletic events. For more, visit frontwavearena.com

North Island Credit Union Launches Holiday Toy Drive For Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego

Credit Union Branches Accepting Donations of New, Unwrapped Toys through December 9th

San Diego, CA – November 1, 2023 – North Island Credit Union, in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, invites you to make a difference in a child’s life this holiday season by participating in its 2023 Holiday Toy Drive.

Through December 9th, North Island Credit Union encourages community members to drop off a new, unwrapped toy to any of its branch locations in San Diego. Donations needed include toys or gifts appropriate for elementary and middle school ages. All gifts will be distributed during the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego holiday celebrations in December. A complete list of North Island Credit Union locations is available here.

“We hope everyone will pick up an extra gift during their holiday shopping and drop it off at a branch to help us make the holidays bright for all the kids and families participating in Boys & Girls Clubs programs across greater San Diego,” said North Island Credit Union President/CEO Steve O’Connell. “The holidays are a challenging time for many, and simply adding one gift to your list can bring holiday magic to a child’s life. Together, we can make sure the holidays are a special, joy-filled time for the children in our community.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego changes lives through quality youth programs and guidance in a safe, affordable and fun environment. The Clubs serve kids ages 5-18 with programs focused on academic success, character development, and healthy lifestyles at 42 community-based sites countywide. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, please visit sdyouth.org.

More information about North Island Credit Union’s Holiday Toy Drive can be found here.

About North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union

California Credit Union is a federally insured, state chartered credit union founded in 1933 with assets over $4.5 billion, nearly 200,000 members and 24 retail branches. The credit union serves community members and businesses in the California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura as well as school employees throughout the state. The credit union operates in San Diego and Riverside Counties as North Island Credit Union, a division of California Credit Union. The credit union offers a full suite of consumer, business and investment products and services, including comprehensive consumer checking and loan options, personalized financial planning, business banking, and leading-edge online and mobile banking. Visit northisland.ccu.com for more information 

OCEANSIDE READS LEARNING CENTER CELEBRATES

25TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ANTHOLOGY AND AUTHOR EVENT

Join us as we celebrate 25 years of supporting adults as they reach their education goals through Oceanside Public Library’s adult literacy program, Oceanside READS. Oceanside READS Learning Center provides free tutoring and small group classes for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in a welcoming and encouraging environment.  With the help of dedicated community volunteers, READS Learning Center has served thousands of individuals through three programs: Adult Literacy, Family Literacy and English as a Second Language. A partnership between California Library Literacy Services and the City of Oceanside has sustained this service for 25 years.

more than 30 new authors, some of whom will read their pieces at the event. This first edition invites the reader to experience the Journeys, Challenges, Celebrations of adult learners as well as see Oceanside through a unique lens. Local author and motivational speaker, Erica Alfaro, author of Harvesting Dreams, will share her powerful story of transformation through education at this celebration. Join us at the John Landes Community Center Library, 2855 Cedar Road, on Friday, September 22, 2023, from 6 – 8 p.m. RSVP required. To RSVP, call (760) 435-5680 or visit https://oceansidepl.librarycalendar.com/event/reads-celebration-and-author-event.

Advance copies of the anthology are available after 9/10/23 for media or press review. Contact Chelsea Eggli at (760) 435-5682 to request a copy. This free event is hosted by Oceanside Public Library and funded in part by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library.  Oceanside Public Library aims to empower the community by promoting literacy, information access, civic engagement, cultural inclusiveness and openness to new ideas. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org, call 760-435-5600, or follow the Library on Instagram and Facebook @oceansidelibrary to stay up-to-date on Library events and services.

Oceanside Art Walk September 1, Artist Alley

Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside. The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, jewelry, pottery, crafts and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. This event is free from 4-8pm. FIND OUT MORE

Labor Day Pier SwimSeptember 4, Oceanside Pier

The Pier Swim opens with swimmers diving into the surf, circles one mile around the pier and ultimately ends with swimmers riding waves onto the beach and dashing towards a finish line on the sand. It serves as a fundraiser for the Oceanside Swim Club. The mile can be enjoyed by all from ages 12 and up. Event is free, from 7-11:30am. FIND OUT MORE

U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing ChampionshipSeptember 6-10, Oceanside Pier

The best of the best show up to battle for the very first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championship and a piece of the first prize money pool in adaptive surfing’s short history. The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. This event is free to attend, happening all day. FIND OUT MORE

Jackie Venson LiveSeptember 7, The Brooks Theater

A rare performer is coming to town! Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her beautifully complex music and blazing guitar skills. Jackie Venson has been touring music from her albums, “Love Transcends” and “Evolution of Joy.” The R&B/Soul artist will be performing live at The Brooks Theater at 7pm. Tickets range from $25-$40. BUY TICKETS

Music For The PeopleSeptember 8, Tremont Collective

This year, Solis Team Real Estate is raising funds for an amazing cause. ‘Got Your Back, San Diego’ is located right here in Oceanside. GYBSD is a weekend food assistance program for children attending San Diego County schools, whose main source of nutrition is cafeteria food Monday through Friday but, apart from school, lack a reliable food source on Saturday and Sunday. As a result, many of these children must endure entire weekends with little to nothing to eat. This event is open to the public and takes place from 5-9pm. FIND OUT MORE

Moonlight Paddle September 9, Oceanside Harbor

The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering an exciting program called “Moonlight Paddle,” where guests will get the chance to enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor under the moonlight! A short informational skills session will take place at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building (across from the Small Fishing Pier at the Oceanside Harbor) prior to launching the Kayaks. Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. The Recreation Division will be providing all the supplies needed. From 7-9pm. FIND OUT MORE

Street Level Vol 1.4: SurfridersSeptember 15, Oceanside Museum of Art

As the sun sets on another unforgettable summer, it’s time to say goodbye to the sun-soaked days in true SoCal style—with the beachy sounds of surf music. Join OMA for Street Level Vol. 1.4: Surfsiders featuring sensational surf band, The Tourmaliners, and talented vocalist Celeste Barbier. Revel in the essence of our beachside lifestyle, the music, the drinks, and the camaraderie that make our gatherings original. FIND OUT MORE

Sunshine Soiree by the SeaSeptember 16, The Seabird Resort

Enjoy an afternoon of Oceanside Theater Company’s Soiree entertainment and dancing while enjoying delicious food and beverages by The Seabird Resort. Witness the presentation of the Inaugural Lifetime Theatre Achievement Award to Kathy Brombacher which will include a special unveiling of a commissioned portrait, an honorary tribute program from her students, performers and collaborators. Raise your paddle for the Live Auction or bid on the last chance Silent Auction of original artwork and other priceless items and experiences. Event runs from 3-6pm. FIND OUT MORE

Matilda the MusicalSeptember 16, The Star Theatre

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Show starts at 7:30pm. BUY TICKETS

BEYOND DOWNTOWN

Coming Together Luau for MauiSeptember 9, Arrowhead Golf Course

Let’s come together to help Maui during this difficult time. Join us for our Luau Event on September 9th, a portion of the proceeds will go to the County of Maui Emergency Fund. Bring your friends and family for a special evening and honoring those in Maui. Hula, Haka, and Fire Show! Doors open at 5:30pm. Event is $45 Per Person, $20 Per Child (10 and under). FIND OUT MORE

O’side Flavor Presented by The O’sider & Pier Club PresentsSeptember 13, Goat Hill Park

Are you ready for the 5th Annual OsideFlavor? Oceanside’s premiere food, drink and music festival happening at Goat Hill Park! Taste flavors from all your current and soon to be favorite spots around town!

This all inclusive event features: 60+ vendors, local food, drinks, live music, silent auction and community connection! This is a 21+ event! Event runs from 5-9pm. Tickets range from $60-$90. BUY TICKETS

Movie In The Park: Super Mario Bros.September 16, Buddy Todd Park

Join the Oceanside Parks and Rec for our last Movie in the Park for Summer 2023 at Buddy Todd Park! Around 6pm, there will be family-friendly activities and fun crafts for children to enjoy with “Super Mario Bros.” starting around 7pm!

Parking will be limited, so carpooling, walking, biking, or taking transit to the park is encouraged. Show us your bike, transit ticket, or your GPS walking route for a free prize (while supplies last). Just stop by our booth to redeem your free item. FIND OUT MORE

NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE

Surf Crime

For more than 2 decades the founders of Crime have made strong contributions to the evolution of surfing and skateboarding. During a fun day of sharing waves and ideas they decided to team up and create a better more sustainable soft-top surfboard. A board that won’t water log and end up in a dumpster. Crime boards are built to last. Their business is located at 208 N. Freeman Street. FIND OUT MORE

TIPS FROM GREEN OCEANSIDE

Food Scraps Recycling

MainStreet Oceanside has partnered with Green Oceanside to help downtown businesses and restaurants divert organics from landfills. We want to support your efforts to make the process of adhering to SB-1383 as seamless as possible. Visit the Green Oceanside website for resources, guides, and posters available to assist you with your recycling, food scraps, and landfill needs, including this training video. WATCH HERE

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Yasukochi Family Farms

For 85 years, Yasukochi Family Farms has been supporting communities throughout southern California by providing sustainable and healthy farm-to-table produce. “Farming is more than just our livelihood; it is a way of life for the Yasukochi family.” They are deeply passionate about giving back to their community and building up those around us. FIND OUT MORE

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Public Safety Night Feb. 3, Sunset Market Meet your first responders at Public Safety Night. From 5-8 p.m. next Thursday, the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Lifeguards will be returning to the Sunset Market with 12 vehicle displays, handouts and info about becoming part of our city’s safety team. Plan to bring the whole family to this fun and free annual event!

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Sweetheart Sunset Market Feb. 10, Sunset Market The Sunset Market will transform into the Sweetheart Sunset Market with a variety of sweet treats, romantic gifts, international food vendors, live music and kids activities from 5-9 p.m. on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway. Sunset Market vendors, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them here and on social media.

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Mar Tea Gras Through March 1, Bliss Tea & Treats Join Bliss Tea & Treats through Fat Tuesday for a family-friendly High Tea with carnival savories, desserts and no-booze mocktails. Enjoy the Downtown tearoom’s new tea flight and charcuterie for $55. Make reservations now for the Galentine’s and Valentine’s Masquerade Tea Party, Feb. 11-13, and the tearoom’s National Margarita Day celebration, Feb. 25-27, during which guests will receive Mardi Gras Ritas with their High Tea Experience.

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Virtual Art Talk with Andres Hernandez Jan. 29, Zoom Professor and poet Karla Cordero will interview current Hill Street Country Club exhibiting artist Andres Hernandez Saturday at 1 p.m. about the inspiration and story behind “Crying on the Blue Line Trolley” and how she uses art to share her message of love and vulnerability. Register for the Virtual Art Talk and more upcoming HSCC events, including a two-part Intersectional Environmentalism Discussion Jan. 29 and Feb. 5, at the link below.

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Around the Campfire: A Spoken Word Gathering of Scribes and Storytellers Feb. 4, Oceanside Museum of Art A story can be a call to adventure for open hearts and minds – you just have to listen. In association with the exhibition “Neil Kendricks: Temple of Story,” OMA invites you to join local writers, poets and storytellers next Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. for an immersive experience of reflection and renewal. Grab a warm drink and come gather by the museum’s communal “campfire” and listen to original stories of fresh beginnings, rebirth, healing and new dreams for the New Year and beyond at this free community event, part of Free First Fridays at OMA starting in February 2022. Donation suggested. Neil Kendricks, Mr. Incognito (Drawing Hand), 2020.⠀

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“A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks” Film Screening Feb. 6, Oceanside Museum of Art Join Oceanside Museum of Art next Sunday at 2 p.m. for a free, in-person community screening of the film “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks.” Presented in partnership with Oceanside Public Library and the North County African American Women’s Association, the film explores the power of images in advancing racial, economic and social equality as seen through the lens of Parks, one of America’s most trailblazing artists, and the generation of young photographers, filmmakers and activists he inspired. Free copies of Parks’ book “A Choice of Weapons” will be given away by the library while supplies last.

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Black History Month Feb. 6-26 Oceanside Public Library Oceanside Library is once again partnering with the North County African American Women’s Association to host Black History programs throughout February beginning with the Feb. 6 screening of “A Choice of Weapons: Inspired by Gordon Parks.” On Feb. 12 at 11 a.m., Soultry Sisters will host a Zoom Health & Wellness workshop. On Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m., the library will host a Book Club discussion about “A Choice of Weapons” ⁠by Gordon Parks. On Feb. 26 at 2 p.m., the Star Theatre will host “Art in Conversation: Art as an Act of Resistance & Collective Healing,” a dialogue and performance inspired by the writings and contributions of Parks by choreographer and artist Ajay Junious and arts educator and musician BJ Robinson. Signups for these events start soon at the link below.



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Communal Workshops Feb. 6, 17, 19, 26, March 5, The Annex Communal Coffee is launching a series of five new workshops beginning in February in Downtown Oceanside. Registration is open now for the cafe’s Cookie Decorating Workshop next Saturday, Feb. 6, at 2 p.m.; Cocktail Club: Mezcal on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m.; Ring Workshop on Feb. 19 at 1 p.m.; Floral Arranging Class on Feb. 26 at 10 a.m.; and Punch Needle Workshop on March 5 at 10 a.m. All workshops will be held in The Annex, Communal’s event and retail space, located next door to the cafe at 407 Minnesota Ave. Offering two rentable spaces and an outdoor patio, The Annex is multipurpose and ready to reserve for your next event. Food & drink menu, private barista or bartender and table setting rentals are available. ⁣Book at communalcoffee.com/room-rental.

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“The Play That Goes Wrong “Feb. 11-13, 18-20, The Star Theatre The time is right to see “The Play That Goes Wrong,” Broadway’s funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. See one of six performances at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 11, 12, 18, and 19 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 20. Online sales end 2.5 hours prior to show time. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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Valentine’s Weekend at Pacific Coast Spirits Feb. 11-13, Pacific Coast Spirits Pacific Coast Spirits has curated a special Valentine’s Dinner for Two Prefix menu available the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Plan your romantic evening around warm fires and romantic ambiance with your choice of two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts. The grain-to-glass distillery and kitchen is accepting reservations beginning at 4 p.m. Guests will be seated with two complimentary glasses of Prosecco.

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Valentine’s Day at Carte Blanche Feb. 14 ,Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche Executive Chef Alex Carballo is preparing a Valentine’s Day 5-Course Dinner on Feb. 14: Oyster & Caviar, Wagyu Beef Toast, Mole Verde Lobster Risotto, Whole Roasted Brandt Filet and Concha Bread Pudding. Dinner is $80 plus tax per person. See the full menu at the link below. For wine pairings, add $25. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

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Valentine’s Day at Orfila Feb. 14, Orfila Tasting Room & Kitchen Experience love at first bite with Orfila Tasting Room & Kitchen’s Valentine’s Day dinner from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy five courses with Orfila wine pairings: Five Spiced Duck Confit Crostini with 2017 Pinot Noir; Creamy Potato Bacon with 2019 Ambassador’s Chardonnay; Warm Spinach Salad with 2018 Benign Neglect ConFusion; Braised Lamb Shank with 2018 BDX; and Eggnog Cheesecake paired with 2018 Gewürztraminer Süss. To book for $95, email with a reservation time, number of people attending and indoor or outdoor seating.

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Valentine’s Day at 333 Pacific Feb. 14, 333 Pacific Take in the view and dine your heart out with your Valentine at 333 Pacific. Treat your special someone to a fabulous three-course menu featuring Beef Wellington and Vegetarian Paella. Don’t forget something sweet – Red Velvet Cake for dessert! The Downtown Oceanside restaurant’s Valentine’s Day menu is priced at $69.95 per person. For reservations, call 760-433-3333.

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Valentine’s Day at Frankie’s Feb. 14, Frankie’s Spend Valentine’s night with Frankie’s. Choose from two packages at 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Package 1, $65, includes table seating for 2, the option of charcuterie or dessert board, and two cocktails from the bar’s special Valentine’s menu. Package 2, $95, offers booth seating for 2 ($20 for each additional person), champagne greet, charcuterie or dessert board, and two special menu cocktails. DM on Instagram to reserve.

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Downtown Oceanside restaurants, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them in our Valentine’s Day issue and on social media.

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Jet Fuel Coffee Co. Have you visited Jet Fuel Coffee Co. yet inside The Lab Collaborative at 201 N. Cleveland St.? From farm to cup, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, the goal of the new coffee shop, managed by Mikayla Torres, is to provide a transparent and unique beverage experience, whether you’re gearing up for the day with Jetfuel’s early bird special or winding down. From 7-8 a.m. each day, receive $1 off the coffee shop’s entire specialty menu.





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SDG&E ENERGY TIP

Create an emergency action plan Keep your business running and employees and customers safe during inclement weather by creating an emergency action plan. There’s no better time to prepare for an emergency than now. Visit sdge.com/emergency to learn more about emergency preparedness ideas for your home and business. 



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Jerky Brothers The world’s No. 1 gourmet meat snacks, Jerky Brothers tender brisket and Turkey Jerky is made in the USA. Next Thursday at Public Safety Night and at the Sweetheart Sunset Market., enjoy these Sweet Heart Specials from Jerky Brothers, which will also be available at the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market: 3-ounce bags, 3 for $28 and 1-pound bags, $8 off.

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Sunset Market vendors, email us your Valentine’s Day specials so we can share them here and on social media.

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Oceanside Sunset Market hosts annual Authors Night

Oceanside, CA. — January, 2020: Come meet your local authors on Jan. 20 at Authors Night at the Sunset Market. Oceanside area writers representing a variety of literary genres will be at the Downtown Oceanside street fair to sign and sell their work from 5-8 p.m. next Thursday. They look forward to meeting with the public and sharing their literary vision and expanse of work.
The following writers are confirmed for the event:

About the Sunset MarketFeaturing up to 200 merchants and spanning four city blocks, MainStreet Oceanside’s Sunset Market is San Diego County’s top weekly food and music street fair. Every Thursday from 5-9 p.m., thousands of residents and visitors alike gather here to enjoy hot food from around the world, gourmet goodies and desserts, eclectic shopping and live entertainment. Located on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway in Downtown Oceanside since 2007, this free, family-friendly event also features Dorothy’s KidZone with children’s activities. For more information, visit www.sunsetmarket.com.

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Larry Balma Co-founder of Tracker Trucks and TransWorld Skateboarding, O’sider Larry Balma created the first modern skateboard truck in 1975. In “Tracker – Forty Years of Skateboard History,” Balma shares photos and stories from the staff, riders and photographers who made Tracker a skateboarding icon.

Amy Forsythe Award-winning multimedia journalist and military veteran, Amy Forsythe is the author of “Heroes Live Here: A Tribute to Camp Pendleton Marines Since 9/11.” Forsythe served nearly 18 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and is currently serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a public affairs officer at Camp Pendleton. 

Michelle Ann Hollstein Michelle Ann Hollstein is the author of the Fatal Reaction series, the Vienna Rossi Paranormal Mysteries, the Ms. Aggie Underhill Mysteries and the nonfiction series Who Says You Can’t Paint? She resides here in Southern California with her two children and her two spoiled kitties.

R.D. Kardon One of San Diego Magazine’s Five San Diego Authors to Read, Robin “R.D.” Kardon had a 12-year flying career that took her all over the world. Her first novel, “Flygirl,” was released in 2019, followed in 2020 by “Angel Flight,” Book No. 2 of The Flygirl Series.

Alexa Kingaard Alexa Kingaard was born in and has lived most of her life in the San Diego area. Kingaard has written two novels, “Keep Forever,” highlighting the collateral damage of post-traumatic stress disorder, and “My Name Is Rose,” a story of her generation.

Russell N. Low A physician with a passion for discovery and storytelling, Low discovered a 1903 Hong family photograph that sparked a decades-long search for the stories behind it. The stories are presented in his book “Three Coins,” which has been featured on the History Channel and more.

Brae Wyckoff Brae Wyckoff, an award-winning author born and raised in San Diego, has published 11 books. Wyckoff is currently the director of an international writing organization called Kingdom Writers Association.

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MainStreet Foundation | 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054

The National Fish & Wildlife Foundation’s Coastal Resiliency Fund is a nationwide program that contributes towards projects that reduce impacts from storms and rising sea level on nearby communities while improving habitat quality and community engagement. The Loma Alta Slough Wetlands Enhancement Project was one of 46 projects awarded nationwide in the 2020 grant solicitation. The grant award is expected to be finalized in early 2021 with project kickoff near June 2021.

For additional information, please contact Justin Gamble in the City’s Water Utilities Department at jgamble@oceansideca.org.

About the City of Oceanside: The City of Oceanside is located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 178,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes Mira Costa Community College, and the world-renowned 1,954-foot fishing pier and 1,000-slip Oceanside Harbor. The City of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as a municipal airport, 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two City-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the City of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, TE Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures. For more information, visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us.

About Green Oceanside: Green Oceanside is a campaign dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth through zero waste, watershed protection, water conservation, energy conservation and sustainability. For more information, visit greenoceanside.org

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3 Comments

  1. Jane Gladden says:

    St. Thomas More Catholic Church events aren’t hitting the calendar. Perhaps they’re not being submitted properly? This just began occurring about six months ago. Please advise if they’ve been received…..Spring Ring on April 16th; Gala celebration on April 29th; Bible Study on May 4th.

    Thank you.

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