Events for January 2018
Vista Chamber of Commerce
Dec 23 - Jan 01   CHAMBER CLOSED for Holiday
THE CHAMBER OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23 THROUGH MONDAY, JANUARY 1. WE WILL RE-OPEN ON JANUARY 2.
Date:   December 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Jan 01   Exercise your creativity - sculpt!!
Sculpting classes with local artist and sculptress, Jeannie Ortiz. We will work in a variety of materials: from modeling clay to soap, plaster, wood, stone, and whatever else we can get our hands on. Classes are for all ages: 7 to 97. Classes are continuous year round, so you can start anytime.
Date:   January 1, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   We meet under the palapa in Alta Vista Gardens at the top of the hill in Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.
Contact:   Jeannie Ortiz (760) 414-1056 for more information
Email:   jeanniem.ortiz@cox.net
Date/Time Details:   Classes are on Mondays 2-5 pm and Thursdays 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Fees/Admission:   Youth through 19 pay $15.00 per class and adults pay $20.00 per class.
Jan 04   Vista Chamber Government Affairs
Come Mix with Elected Officials and Their Reps:
We receive updates each month from our representatives from Federal, State, County and City government.  Keep up on what is happening in our community.
Chairman: Amber Ter-Vrugt
Date:   January 4, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://vistachamber.org
Location:  
Vista Chamber of Commerce office
127 Main Street
 
Contact:   Vista Chamber of Commerce
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:  
Meets @ 12 noon on the first Thursday of the month.
Fees/Admission:   An optional catered lunch is available for purchase for $7.oo.
Jan 04   Alzheimer's San Diego Support & Discussion Group
Support  & Discussion Group - Vista Gardens Memory Care ... Please see attached flyer for details
Leaders:
Sandy Braff, MFT & Carol Genson
Date:   January 4, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Vista Gardens Memory Care
1863 Devon Place
Vista
Contact:   (858) 966-3303 Rebecca McDaniel, MSW
Email:   rmcdaniel@alzsd.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday of the Month
 
Jan 08   Tax Credit Workshop
State of CA is offering over $100 million in tax credits. Join us for a workshop on the California Competes Tax Credit; a free program available to businesses of all sizes, in any city in California. Since Governor Brown created the program in 2014 almost 700 California business owners have claimed $500 million in tax credits and plan on creating over 70,000 jobs.
The 100% online application is easy to fill out. Senior officials from the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) will lead a presentation and provide customized guidance on how to apply for this tax credit program. The next application period opens January 2, 2017. Join us to learn more. 
Date:   January 8, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Carlsbad, Faraday Center, Room 173A
Date/Time Details:   January 8
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Register at http://cctcworkshopcarlsbad.eventbrite.com
Jan 09   Vista City Council
Vista City Council - meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Date:   January 9, 2018
Location:   200 Civic Center Drive, Vista
Date/Time Details:   Meets on the second and the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM. Council meetings are shown on cable television - Fridays at 5:00 PM on Cox Communications (Channel 19) and Thursdays at 6:00 PM on Adelphia Cable (Channel 3)
Jan 09   Membership Committee Meeting
Visit Prospective & current members in teams to explain Chamber benefits. (i.e. You can create warm leads for yourself!)
Date:   January 9, 2018
Time:   08:15 AM - 09:15 AM
Location:   Vista Chamber of Commerce
127 Main Street
 
Contact:   Paula Waring - Vista Chamber of Commerce Membership Director (760) 726-1122
Email:   www.vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Second Tuesday of the month @ 8:15 a.m.
Jan 10   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
Vista Chamber of Commerce invites the public, Chamber members and Vista City officials to a Ribbon Cutting for Direct Food Ingredients, Inc. Welcome to the Chamber!
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Website:   http://www.directfood.net
Location:  

1235 Activity Drive, Suite B, Vista

Contact:   (760)726-1122
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Jan 10   Vista Chamber Business Mixer
The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Classic Chariots invite you to join us for an evening of networking, food, fun and music.
  • Raffle Prize drawings
  • Progressive cash drawing
  • Complimentary hors d'oeuvres
  • No host bar
  • No reservations required
Date:   January 10, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vistachamber.org
Location:   Classic Chariots
1611 W. Vista Way, Vista
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 10, 5 - 7 PM
Fees/Admission:   $5 for Members
$20 for Prospective Members
Jan 11   Alzheimer's San Diego Support & Discussion Group
Support  & Discussion Group - Vista Gardens Memory Care ... Please see attached flyer for details
Leaders:
Sandy Braff, MFT & Carol Genson
Date:   January 11, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Vista Gardens Memory Care
1863 Devon Place
Vista
Contact:   (858) 966-3303 Rebecca McDaniel, MSW
Email:   rmcdaniel@alzsd.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday of the Month
 
Jan 13   Kids in the Garden - Nature Treasure Hunt
January 13 Kids in the Garden “Nature Treasure Hunt” from 10 a.m. to noon at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens.
Kids in the Garden Class features hands-on activities. Walk the Gardens with Farmer Jones and discover special features, plants, and animals that call the Garedens home. Class fee is $5 per child, which supports the garden. Accompanying adults pay garden entry fee of $5 per person.  Registration includes visit to the 14-acre Gardens.  Pre-registration required.
Date:   January 13, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.altavistagardens.org
Location:   Alta Vista Botanical Gardens is located at 1270 Vale Terrace Drive in VISTA, at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park.
Contact:   (760) 822-6824
Email:   farmerjones@altavistagardens.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, January 13
Class time is from 10 am to 12 noon
Fees/Admission:   Class fee is $5 per child for two hours of FUN and learning. Fees support the development of the Alta Vista Children's Garden. Adults will stay with their children and pay the $5 Garden entry fee
Jan 13   MiraCosta Horticulture Club Meeting
The Mira Costa Horticulture Club is meeting on Saturday, January 6th at 12:30 p.m., MiraCosta College, 1 Barnard Dr., Oceanside, CA 92056, Bldg 3400, Azatlan Rooms A and B on 2nd floor above book store. The workshop is a Fairy Garden Demonstration. This is a hands-on workshop. Members will be able to make their own fairy garden. Materials will be supplied (thanks to Linda Herrill). We only have materials for 30 members to participate. The main program is Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids, who will provide a presentation on orchids, including lively and entertaining pictures in the making of “FredClarkeara After Dark”, the blackest orchid ever seen. He will include a review of orchid plant culture. Fred started Sunset Valley Orchids in 1995, a boutique nursery dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and breeding superior orchid hybrids for enthusiasts. He is an accredited American orchid judge and has received hundreds of AOS award including 8 that reached the highest honor first class certificate. For more information call 760 721 3281, or check the webpage MCHClub.org.
Date:   January 13, 2018
Time:   12:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://MCHClub.org
Location:   MiraCosta College Aztlan Rooms, Oceanside
Contact:   7607213281
Email:   cfehener@earthlink.net
Date/Time Details:   1/13/18 at 12:30PM
Fees/Admission:   Free
Jan 16   Education Committee
Join us for our Monthly Education Committee meeting as we discuss issues and resources available in the world of Education.  Each month we have different guest speakers to talk about diverse educational topics.
Date:   January 16, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Location:   Vista Chamber of Commerce
127 Main Street
Vista, CA 92084
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Third Tuesday of the Month
4:00pm
Fees/Admission:   None.
Jan 17   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
The Vista Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber members, our Board of Directors, City officials and the public to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for San Diego Party Supply
Date:   January 17, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:   620 VENTURE STREET, SUITE D
ESCONDIDO
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   WWW.SDPARTYRENTALS.COM
Date/Time Details:   WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17 AT 11:00 A.M.
Fees/Admission:   No cost.
Jan 18   34th Annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable
What does the San Diego County economy look like for 2018 and beyond? Join us for a lively discussion with a panel of experts covering topics including: 
  • The future of the economy
  • Urban development
  • The aging population
  • The region's growing Blue Economy
Our experts will provide predictions and their perspective on what may be in store for
San Diego County.

Brought to you by SD Workforce Partnership, USD and SD Union Tribune.
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location:   University of San Diego Joan Crok Institute for Peace and Justice
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA  92110
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 18
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jan 18   Alzheimer's San Diego Support & Discussion Group
Support  & Discussion Group - Vista Gardens Memory Care ... Please see attached flyer for details
Leaders:
Sandy Braff, MFT & Carol Genson
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Vista Gardens Memory Care
1863 Devon Place
Vista
Contact:   (858) 966-3303 Rebecca McDaniel, MSW
Email:   rmcdaniel@alzsd.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday of the Month
 
Jan 18   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
The Vista Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber members, our Board of Directors, City officials and the public to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Great Divine Flow Yoga. 
Date:   January 18, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Location:   410 S. Santa Fe, Vista
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   www.greatdivineflowyoga.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, January 18 @ 1:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No cost.
Jan 18 - Jan 21   Vista Broadway: Tuesdays with Morrie
A touching play about friendship.
Author, Mitch Albom rediscovered Morrie, his former teacher, in the last months of the older man's life. knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into on final "class": lessons in how to live. The best selling novel is now a play and two of San Diego's biggest stars. Lance Arthur Smith and Ralph Johnson, will bring this wonderfully touching and funny play to the Broadway Theater stage in January of 2018. 
Date:   January 18, 2018 - January 21, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Website:   http://www.broadwayvista.biz
Location:   The Broadway Theater
340 East Broadway, Vista
Date/Time Details:   January 18 to February 4.
Wednesday to Saturday shows: 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday shows also at 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Tickets: $24.50
Reserved seating
760-806-7905
Jan 19   Good Morning Vista @ Monarch at Shadowridge Apts
You are Cordially Invited to:
Good Morning Vista @ Monarch

Monarch at Shadowridge Apartments and the Vista Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to this morning network coffee group.

Meet other community & business professionals and exchange contacts.
 
Date:   January 19, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   At Monarch's Clubhouse
1850 Thibido Road
Vista
Date/Time Details:   The 3rd Friday of the Month
February 20, 2015
Fees/Admission:   Monarchs will provide light refreshments
No Cost to attend!
Jan 22   State of Community Luncheon
The Vista Chamber is hosting its annual State of the Community Luncheon at the Vista Civic Center on Monday, January 22. Our Keynote Speaker will be Mayor Judy Ritter. Other Guest Speakers include Steve Dietlin, CEO of Tri-City Medical Center, and Borre Winckel, CEO of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County.
Date:   January 22, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www,vistachamber.org
Location:   Vista Civic Center
 
Email:   Cathy@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Monday, January 22
Check-in begins at 11 a.m.
Program is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 
Fees/Admission:   $60 individual ticket
Sponsorships and tables available.
Jan 23   Vista City Council
Vista City Council - meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
Date:   January 23, 2018
Location:   200 Civic Center Drive, Vista
Date/Time Details:   Meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 5:30 PM. Council meetings  are shown on cable television - Fridays at 5:00 PM on Cox Communications (Channel 19) and Thursdays at 6:00 PM on Adelphia Cable (Channel 3)
Jan 24   Blood Drive
The San Diego Blood Bank's Blood Mobile will be at Brightwood College on Wed. 1/24 from 9am - 2pm. Donating blood is a great way to help others and save a life! Walk-ins are welcome, OR, you can schedule an appointment by visiting www.sandiegobloodbank.org, click on "Donate Blood Today" and scroll down on the schedule until you get to January 24 and Brightwood College, to the right, click "Schedule". Choose your donation time and click "Schedule".
Date:   January 24, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Location:   Brightwood College 2022 University Drive Vista, CA 92083
Contact:   Kathy Hand kathleen.hand@brightwood.edu
Email:   kathleen.hand@brightwood.edu
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 24th 9am - 2pm
Jan 24   Vista Chamber Beer Committee Meeting
Come join us for this informal gathering of our chamber and community members for beer and networking. Vista is known as the Microbrewery capital of the world, based on a per capita basis. Each month we meet at different member breweries in Vista. We welcome drop ins and encourage you to sign up with an email to receive upcoming dates and venues.
Date:   January 24, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   Booze Brothers
2545 Progress Street
Contact:   760-726-1122
Date/Time Details:    Wednesday, January 24
@ 5:30pm
Fees/Admission:   Buy Your Own Beer!
Jan 25   Alzheimer's San Diego Support & Discussion Group
Support  & Discussion Group - Vista Gardens Memory Care ... Please see attached flyer for details
Leaders:
Sandy Braff, MFT & Carol Genson
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Vista Gardens Memory Care
1863 Devon Place
Vista
Contact:   (858) 966-3303 Rebecca McDaniel, MSW
Email:   rmcdaniel@alzsd.org
Date/Time Details:   Every Thursday of the Month
 
Jan 25   America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio
America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio is in town for one week. An amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music and more! They will amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death defying daredevil and unbelievable acrobatic and aerial artistry.
Date:   January 25, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Oceanside between the DMV and Tri-City Crossroads Shopping Center off Hwy 78.
Contact:   702-969-3855
Email:   nick@americancrowncircousa.com
Date/Time Details:   January 25-29
Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 p.m.
 
Jan 26   America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio
America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio is in town for one week. An amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music and more! They will amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death defying daredevil and unbelievable acrobatic and aerial artistry.
Date:   January 26, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Oceanside between the DMV and Tri-City Crossroads Shopping Center off Hwy 78.
Contact:   702-969-3855
Email:   nick@americancrowncircousa.com
Date/Time Details:   January 25-29
Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 p.m.
 
Jan 27   America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio
America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio is in town for one week. An amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music and more! They will amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death defying daredevil and unbelievable acrobatic and aerial artistry.
Date:   January 27, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Oceanside between the DMV and Tri-City Crossroads Shopping Center off Hwy 78.
Contact:   702-969-3855
Email:   nick@americancrowncircousa.com
Date/Time Details:   January 25-29
Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 p.m.
 
Jan 28   America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio
America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio is in town for one week. An amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music and more! They will amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death defying daredevil and unbelievable acrobatic and aerial artistry.
Date:   January 28, 2018
Time:   03:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Oceanside between the DMV and Tri-City Crossroads Shopping Center off Hwy 78.
Contact:   702-969-3855
Email:   nick@americancrowncircousa.com
Date/Time Details:   January 25-29
Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 p.m.
 
Jan 29   America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio
America Crown Circus/Circo Osorio is in town for one week. An amazing production bursting with mystery, magic, music and more! They will amaze audiences with elaborate illusions, death defying daredevil and unbelievable acrobatic and aerial artistry.
Date:   January 29, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 09:30 PM
Location:   Oceanside between the DMV and Tri-City Crossroads Shopping Center off Hwy 78.
Contact:   702-969-3855
Email:   nick@americancrowncircousa.com
Date/Time Details:   January 25-29
Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:30, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.
Monday 7:30 p.m.
 
Jan 31   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
The Vista Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber members, our Board of Directors, City officials and the public to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for ALCHEMY PRINTING COMPANY (light refreshments will be served).
Date:   January 31, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Website:   http://www.alchemyprintco.com
Location:   ALCHEMY PRINT COMPANY
209 E. BROADWAY, VISTA
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, January 31
11:30 a.m. 

 
Fees/Admission:   No cost.