Annual Kringle Mingle happening today
Cardiff 101 and local businesses including BEAM Orthodontics, Ting, and Camera Camper host the 15th annual Kringle Mingle, a free seasonal event, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today 12/4 on Aberdeen Drive. Some of the vendors lining the streets will be Emmy Lou Jewelry, Chilly Child, Sea of Seven, Jules Grey Jewels, Encinitas Potters Guild, Dugre Designs, Soul Spark Candles, Creme Brulee Collection, Pupologie, The Violin Shop, Cardiff Living/Strght, BCycle, Elaun Apparel, Ting, BeamOrthodontist, The Kook Run and, Eye Innovations. There will be free photos with Santa in his vintage CameraCamper sleigh from noon to 3 p.m. Other activities include children’s crafts, holiday treats, and live music by local musicians. Visit www.cardiff101.com.
Goodwill renovates retail store
Goodwill’s Retail Store at 1520 Encinitas Blvd. recently completed a large renovation and invites the public to its unveiling at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The store now has nearly 2,500 square feet of additional retail floor space, which includes a new cash wrap counter and a new production room. Goodwill San Diego uses the revenue generated from the sale of donated goods at its retail stores and after-market facilities to fund job training and employment programs. Visit sdgoodwill.org.
Presents for Paws campaign under way
San Diego County Credit Union is collecting money donations for “Presents for Paws,” a special holiday fundraising campaign benefiting animal shelters and rescues in San Diego, Orange and Riverside counties. This will be the credit union’s 11th consecutive holiday season supporting the “Presents for Paws” campaign, and it hopes to raise $10,000 throughout the holiday season. In San Diego County, collections will benefit San Diego Humane Society. Donations will be accepted in-branch or online this year at sdccu.com/paws.
Girl Scout groups recognize volunteers
Twenty-eight volunteers from San Diego and Imperial counties were recently recognized by Girl Scouts San Diego and Girl Scouts of the USA for their commitment to the Girl Scouts’ mission — building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Honorees were recognized across 10 categories, including the Thanks Badge, which honors adult members whose service has benefited the entire council and made an exceptional impact locally or nationally. This year’s Thanks Badge are San Diego residents Dianne Belk and Lawrence Calder, who have partnered with GSUSA to increase planned giving support across the country since 2012, creating the Juliette Gordon Low Society and advancing their personal mission of knocking down barriers to gender equality. The Conrad Prebys Foundation and San Diego Foundation were honored with the Philanthropist Award for strengthening the mission of Girl Scouts San Diego through generous support. In North County, award winners were: Appreciation Pin: Brenda Maas, Rancho Bernardo, and Ginger Busto, Vista; Cookie Award: Cindy Mayers, Carmel Valley; Friendship Award: Generation Church, Vista; Share Award, Karolina Rangel, Poway; and Volunteer of Excellence Award, Melinda Marks, San Marcos. Visit sdgirlscouts.org.
Part 2 of workshop series on ‘Future of Work’
The North San Diego Business Chamber presents Part 2 of a six-part in-person workshop, “The Future of Work,” from 8-9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Palomar College Rancho Bernardo Education Center, 11111 Rancho Bernardo Road. Finding talent and keeping good hires are two big challenges for most companies, especially for small and mid-size ones. This installment, “Starting With a Foundation — Your Talent,” will focus on understanding workforce needs in 2030, hiring the right employees, and nurturing employees in a new way. Free for members, $45 for guests. Registration required at bit.ly/3VGhSA2.
Credit union supports Midway scholarships
North Island Credit Union has expanded its partnership with the USS Midway Museum, supporting its “No Child Left Ashore” scholarship fund to increase access for children in underserved communities. The credit union will provide $15,000 to underwrite costs for 650 students from Title 1 schools to attend Midway STEM Education Onboard Field Trips. Midway programs inspire elementary and middle school students to pursue studies and careers in STEM through programs held aboard the navy ship museum. For more on the scholarships, visit midway.org/education/school-youth/school-programs/scholarships.
Hotel offers guests ‘Surf Concierge’ services
Ryan Gregg has been named the “Surf Concierge” at the Mission Pacific Hotel, 201 N. Myers St. He’ll be providing weekly experiences, including Surf Sessions for intermediate and advanced surfers; guided tours of the California Surf Museum; and “Oceanside Surf 101,” a class for guests (or groups) who want to know more about surfing. Visit bit.ly/3VG2TWP.
Interiors shop holds grand opening
The Poway Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon cutting at the grand opening of Elizabeth Louise Interiors at 10 a.m. Saturday, along with a “Shop & Sit with Santa.” Meet the design team, enjoy refreshments and photos with Santa (for a fee). Proceeds go to benefit children with cancer and the Poway homeless community. Free to attend. The shop is at 14168 Poway Road, Suite 201.
PACE names new development director
Gary and Mary West PACE has named Ofra Paz as strategic development director, a newly created position. Paz holds a degree in social work and brings more than two decades of helping people, including being a rape crisis center counselor, founding a nonprofit benefiting marginalized communities, and leading a nonprofit supporting older adults and their family caregivers. Paz will work to identify growth opportunities for West PACE by creating new partnerships and strengthening existing ones, identifying new business opportunities, and working on growth initiatives. The nonprofit West PACE helps keep seniors living at home safely in their communities, particularly those who are low-income and lack caregiving and healthcare resources. To apply or learn more about eligibility for programs, call(760) 280-2230 or visit westpace.org.
Dark Xmas Market coming to town
The Backfence Society, Twisted Heart Puppetworks and the Vista Art Foundation team up to present the North County Dark Xmas Market from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at 110 N. Citrus Ave. This free alternative holiday market is still seeking unique and peculiar vendors, artists and street performers. Expect to see Dark Christmas art, Krampus-inspired puppetry, tarot and rune readers, food and drink, and a Bavarian Krampus March to end the evening. (Krampus is a European folklore figure who frightens children who have misbehaved.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Krampus Run begins at 7:30 p.m. To join, email email@example.com.
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