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May 8, 2023 | Week 19

Vista Chamber Updates

Vista Strawberry Run

The Vista Strawberry Run, San Diego’s Sweetest Race, is open to all ages! And show your spirit by running the race in your best Strawberry costume!

Run or walk the scenic and mostly flat courses, including:

  • 5K (3.1 mile) course.
  • Just-for-fun Kids 1-Mile or 1/4-Mile options.

All Strawberry Run participants will receive:

  • Custom event T-shirt
  • Commemorative medal
  • One FREE beer in the Vista Strawberry Festival craft beer garden (21+ only)
  • A one-day pass to the invite-only Carlsbad Columbia Sportswear Employee Store
  • Age group awards
  • Souvenir cinch bag filled with goodies
  • Fresh strawberries
  • And more!

REGISTER NOW

Ribbon Cutting for Pokitomik

Pokitomik is not your regular poke place, they bring the freshest and most wholesome ingredients to make the most explosive Poke! Owner Anthony Alvarez is also a firefighter who with the help of his fiancee and kids (pictured holding the banner) want to bring this explosive  poke into your life.

Visit them at their location at 1651 S Melrose Dr., open every day from 11am-10pm. Don’t forget to take a picture at their selfie stations!

Strawberry Film Festival: 

Vista Strong “True Strength”

Strength comes in all shapes and sizes. What defines true strength? How do you utilize it? Where does it come from? Is strength made or are you born with it? Does true strength even exist?

Through Film show what you believe True Strength looks like.

Participant films will be played the day of the Vista Strawberry Festival, May 28, at The Film Hub.

Learn more and submit your film here.

Vista Chamber Events

Business Mixer – May 10

Join us for a joint Business Mixer with the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce at Wounded Warriors!

With this joint Business Mixer you’ll be able to do double the networking with San Marcos Chamber Members and all-around professionals from different industries so you can build new professional relationships. REGISTER NOW

Business & Community Resources

One-Time $4,000 Grant Program for Low-Income Families Hurt By COVID-19

The Recovery Action Fund for Tomorrow will provide one-time cash distributions in the amount of $4,000 to families with children under 18 years of age and seniors, prioritizing those at risk of homelessness. This fund addresses the growing need for flexible funds, will connect recipients to resources that help them maximize the receipt of these funds, and will support them in planning for their future. The program will serve San Diego County, prioritizing the 39 Health Equity Zip Codes, and will focus on households earning 200% or less of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Find more information here.

Business Security Consultation Service

The Sheriff’s Department is committed to making sure that businesses in our communities have the needed security information to minimize theft, loss, burglary and break-ins. The Sheriff’s Crime Prevention Unit offers free business security assessments.

Crime Prevention Specialists work directly with businesses to address individual security vulnerabilities and concerns. Learn more here.

2023 Minerva Scholarship

The Minerva Scholarship program was established to assist students by offering financial assistance to meet educational expenses. This year we will be selecting 108 students who gender identify as women or are female regardless of gender identity. Those selected will receive a $3,000 scholarship! Find more information here.

Colibri MX Scholarship

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, in partnership with MAAC, launched the Colibrí MX Scholarship in December 2019. This scholarship aims to promote access to higher education for immigrant students of Mexican or Latinx descent residing in San Diego County.

The application will be open until June 30, find more information here.

Community Events

Spring Into Action Job Fair

When: Tuesday, May 9 | 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Community Learning Center | 1831 Mission Ave., Oceanside

Jesus Christ Superstar

When: Wednesday, May 10 – Sunday, May 14 | 6:30 – 10:00pm

Where: Moonlight Amphitheatre | 1250 Vale Terrace Dr.

Kids Night Out!

When: Thursday, May 11 | 5:30 – 8:30pm

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Vista | 410 W California Ave.

Vista Farmers Market

When: Every Saturday of the month | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Where: Vista Courthouse | 325 S Melrose Dr. Ste. 300

2nd Annual Mother’s Day Brunch: Moms & Mimosas

When: Saturday, May 13 | 9:00am – 2:00pm

Where: TERI Common Grounds Cafe | 555 Deer Springs Road, San Marcos

$28 for adults and $15 for children. Reservations not required.

Mother’s Day Doughnut & Beer Pairing

When: Sunday, May 14 | 11:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Pure Brewing Vista | 1305 Hot Spring Way

Tickets must be purchased in advance here.

Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch Buffet

When: Sunday, May 14 | 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Ciao Ristorante Italiano | 2015 E Vista Way

Vista Chamber of Commerce 170 Eucalyptus Ave., Ste. 115 (760) 726-1122

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