The La Jolla Historical Society is proud to present the 15th Annual Secret Garden Tour of La Jolla homes on Saturday, May 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a self-guided tour of six beautiful private gardens of La Jolla homes, each a gem that is rarely seen by the public.
When purchased in advance, tickets for the self-guided tour are $40 for Society members, and $50 for non-members. If purchased on the day of the tour, tickets are $60. For a luxury tour of the gardens of these La Jolla homes, consider the Platinum Tour for $175.
A delicious brunch and shuttle transportation is included in the Platinum Tour. Enjoy these beautiful gardens of La Jolla homes while local musicians play and La Jolla artists paint the gardens in their unique glory.
This is the Society’s main fundraiser, and all proceeds go to preserving and maintaining the extensive collections of the Society, as well as funding educational programs for those who live in La Jolla. Come and support the work of the Society and get a glimpse of six impressive gardens so close to your La Jolla home. For complete details, visit the La Jolla Historical Society.
Calling all the ladies living in La Jolla homes! Get a group of girlfriends together and come to the Mission Bay/San Diego Girls on the Go half marathon and 10k/5k run-walk on a beautiful waterfront course. Get your racing shoes on and join Girls on the Go at 7 a.m. for this May 11 event.
Plan now for your memorable Mother’s Day weekend! You’ll start off the morning with a scenic race, then enjoy the post race festival, complete with massages, nail painting, and lots of goodies. Best of all, a portion of the proceeds from the event will go to support Rachel’s Women’s Center, which provides help for homeless and very low income women and their children living in San Diego by providing education and a safe, sober environment.
All participants will receive a stylish Girls on the Go T-shirt and a “Girl-i-licous” medal at the finish line. The race is open to women and girls 12 years of age and older. Guys are welcome to run in support of the women in their lives, as well, but are not eligible for prizes. Strollers and service animals are also welcome at the event.
This San Diego race is a wonderful opportunity close to your La Jolla homes for a weekend of celebrating women and helping those in need! For all the details, and to register, please visit Girls On The Go.
La Jolla home owners can once again recycle their Christmas trees easily. The annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program will be collecting trees through January 23rd, as it has been doing for the last 39 years! Trees are converted into compost, bark, wood chips and mulch, adding longevity to local landfills. Prepared trees can be placed outside La Jolla homes in whole or cut into pieces if you have automated greenery containers at your La Jolla home. Residents also have the option of bringing their trees and shrubs to sixteen recycling centers during day light hours. Due to the chemicals used in processing, flocked trees can not be recycled. All decorations, including tinsel, metal ornaments and stands need to be removed from trees before collection, as well.
Drop Off Trees Near Your La Jolla Home
Click here to view drop-off locations near your La Jolla home. The composting and tree recycling service is only offered to residents, businesses and organization can bring their trees to the Miramar Greenery at the Miramar Landfill. Please note that the City of San Diego is closed on Tuesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day resulting in trash collection being delayed by one day, too.
Memorial Day is nearly upon us and The USS Midway Museum has a series of events to inspire you near your San Diego home during Legacy Week, beginning Saturday, May 26th. Saturday morning at 9 a.m., families are invited to a veterans wreath remembrance ceremony to honor the fallen, encourage patriotism, and appreciate military personnel who are serving today. This inspiring event allows attendees to enjoy free admission to the USS Midway Museum following the ceremony, as well, making it worth the drive from your La Jolla home.
That evening at 7:30 p.m., Three Dog Night will be performing live along with World Class Rockers. Tickets are available at the USS Midway website. From the 26th though the 28th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can also visit the museum’s newest exhibit, The Battle of Midway Experience, and learn how a six minute battle changed the world. Also open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (May 26th to May 29th) is the Adventure Discovery Zone, where hangar bays morph into a Discovery Zone with active military command units, special exhibits, restoration activities, and military equipment.
The museum calendar is full of so much to do, including an opportunity to win the “Flight of a Life Time” in a B-17 bomber, that you’ll need to plan out your Memorial Day visit. Click here to learn more about the USS Midway Museum or to purchase concert tickets.
If you are interested in adding a bit of international charm and culture, including music, dance and food to your home in La Jolla, you need to mark you calendar for the annual Ethnic Food Fair. Coming up on Sunday, May 27th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Balboa Park, you will be amazed at the wealth of ethnicities represented and delight at the planned activities. The event is sponsored by the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Inc., and is celebrating its 32rd year of tradition with 32 different cultures! The day begins and ends with performances from the House of USA, but will celebrate dance, song, costumes, and other performances every half hour. Families who live in La Jolla and beyond won’t want to miss out on this educational, colorful, and fun experience.
Admission is free at this quite impressive event, although nominal charges are requested for food purchases. A complete entourage of dancers and musicians, from Flamenco to belly dancing, will perform on the International Cottage Stage, introducing you to cultures you may have not yet explored. Native costumes from all countries can be viewed the entire the event on actual House of Pacific Relations members. To get more information and see the schedule of performers and planned activities, please click here.