Events for April 2018
Vista Chamber of Commerce
Apr 01   Easter Sunday
Happy Easter from the Vista Chamber of Commerce!
Date:   April 1, 2018
Apr 02   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:   April 2, 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.
Apr 03   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
Vista Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a Ribbon Cutting at the Chamber office for 181 Fitness, Inc. They are under the new ownership of Andrew Mog.
Date:   April 3, 2018
Time:   10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Website:   http://www.181fitness.com
Location:   181 Fitness, Inc.
245 N. Emerald Drive, #A, Vista
Contact:   (760)726-1122
Date/Time Details:   Tuesday, April 3
10:30 a.m.

 
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Apr 04   Government Contracting in a Day
Government Contracting, Selling to Government: This workshop is packed with all the information you need to get started with government contracting and then some! The instructor will cover what you need to get started, how to find your buyer, creating a capabilities statement, what certifications re available, and how to write a proposal all in one day!
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Location:   North San Diego SBDC
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92011
Date/Time Details:   April 4
9:00 to 4:00
Fees/Admission:   No fee. register at http://www.sdivsbdc.org/workshops-events-2/
Apr 04   Vista Adult School Resource and Career Fair
Vista Adult School is actively recruiting employers and resource agencies for our 2018 Resource and Career Fair. Approximately 400 or more students and community members are invited to attend.
Date:   April 4, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Website:   http://www.vistaadultschool.org
Location:   Vista Adult School
Sunset Campus
510 Sunset Drive
 
Contact:   Kathy 760-758-7122
Email:   kathyfigueroa@vistausd.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 4
5:00 to 5:30 p.m. set up for vendors
5:30 to 7:30 for the public
Fees/Admission:   no cost for tables. no cost for attendees.
Apr 05   Take Flight with Vista Sunrise Toastmasters
Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow - both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you're an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You'll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings - and participating in them - more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Website:   http://276.toastmastersclubs.org/
Location:   1080 Arcadia Place in Vista, CA
Contact:   Carrie Foster (President): 713-452-0883
Email:   carriefoster7575@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 5th 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Fees/Admission:   N/A
Apr 05   Ambassador Committee Meeting
This Chamber committee meets every month on the first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in the conference room. They work to support the networking events that are planned by the Chamber: Business Mixer, Lunch Mob, Ribbon Cutting, and Beer Committee.
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
Location:   Chamber Office
127 Main Street
Contact:   Chamber Office (760) 726-1122
Email:   Cathy@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Meets 8:30 am on the first Thursday of the month.
Apr 05   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:   April 5, 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.
Apr 05   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:   April 5, 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
 
Apr 05   Yellow School Bus Tour
Step into the shoes of our students. We invite you to join Dr. Linda Kimble, Superintendent, as we tour two of our district high schools and discuss facility needs. 
Date:   April 5, 2018
Time:   04:30 PM - 07:15 PM
Location:   Vista High School and Mission Vista High School
Email:   michellebell@vistausd.org
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 5
4:30 pm Meet at VUSD District Office
5:00 to 5:30 pm Tour Mission Vista High School
6:00 to 7:00 pm Tour and Meeting at Vista High School
7:15 pm Return to VUSD
Fees/Admission:   Please RSVP to Michelle Bell at michellebell@vistausd.org or 760-726-2170 x 92002
Apr 06 - Apr 08   Gem & Mineral Show
This is Southern California largest outdoor gem, mineral and Jewelry show with free parking and free admission over 145 Vendors spots. We will have everything from very rare and hard to find material to common rough, slabs, cut and finished, mineral specimens, crystals, fossils, cabochons, completed jewelry and jewelry-making supplies, tools, machines and lots of other goodies. Our raffle grand prize this year will be a Cathedral Amethysts Split along with approximately 50 plus other raffle prizes.
Date:   April 6, 2018 - April 8, 2018
Time:   09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vistarocks.org/
Location:   2040 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista CA 92083 at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum
Date/Time Details:   April 6-8 from 9 am to 5 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free parking and Free admission
Apr 06   Retirement Dinner for Jesse Navarro
A retirement dinner will be held in honor of Jesse Navarro, who is celebrating his 44 years of Community and Public Service. He served on the San Diego County Crime Commission. 
 
Date:   April 6, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:   Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
8110 Aero Drive
San Diego, CA
Contact:   619-772-7733
Email:   JesseNavarro1@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 6
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Cost: $45/person or $450/table
Make checks payable to San Diego Crime Commission and mail to 5694 Mission Center Road, Suite 602-432, San Diego, CA 92108
Apr 07   Meading at the Garden
Meading at the Garden is a beer, mead, wine and music festival at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. !00% of the proceeds go to the Garden. Music by Smallbatch Ramblers, Blue Creek, and Gringo & Blake. There will be a Viking Village too! VIP Mead Pairing is $70. General Admission is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.eventbrite.com
Location:   Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, Brengle Terrace Park, Vista
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 7, 2018
Apr 07   The Green Art House Grand Opening
The Green Art House Grand Opening! On the grounds of the beautiful Pala Mesa Resort.
  • live teacher demonstrations
  • painting and scultping for the kids and adults
  • original art auctions
  • opportunity drawings
  • shafters custom cars
  • blackjack tables
  • food
  • live music and more
  • all are welcome!
Date:   April 7, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.thegreenarthouse.org
Location:   2001 Old Hwy 395
Fallbrook
Date/Time Details:   April 7
1 to 4
 
Fees/Admission:   no cost
Apr 09   Ribbon Cutting
The official ground breaking of "100 Main Street" will be today. It will be attended by the project developer, City of Vista officials, Vista Chamber of Commerce, Vista Village Business Association and the public is welcome. This will be five-story mixture of shops and high-end apartments. The private development project includes 126 new residential units and 14,500 square feet of commercial space. The project is expected to bring more foot traffic to downtown restaurants, shops, and businesses.
Date:   April 9, 2018
Time:   02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Location:   100 Main Street,
Vista
Date/Time Details:   Monday, April 09 
2:30
Fees/Admission:   No cost.
Apr 10   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:   April 10, 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)
Apr 10   Entrepreneurship Academy, Day 1
Entrepreneurship Academy, Day 1
Starting a business is a challenging process! This full day workshop is designed to give you an overview of what to consider before starting a business. Topics include: 1. Focusing on what you intend to sell. 2. Financing Options 3. Taxes 4. Business Entities/Legal structures 5. Marketing Basics 6. Business Plan
Date:   April 10, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Location:   North San Diego SBDC
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92011
Date/Time Details:   April 10
8:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No fee. register at http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Apr 10   Membership Committee Meeting
Visit Prospective & current members in teams to explain Chamber benefits. (i.e. You can create warm leads for yourself!)
Date:   April 10, 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.
Apr 11   North County Economic Study
North County Economic Summit is brought to you by San Diego North Economic Development Council.
The 5th Annual San Diego North Economic Summit will be held on April 11th from 7 to 10 a.m. at Cal State San Marcos. You do not want to miss this exciting event. For tickets and more information go to https://northcountyeconomicsummit.eventbrite.com
Date:   April 11, 2018
Time:   07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Apr 11   Vista Chamber Business Mixer
The Vista Chamber of Commerce and Cosmic Solar 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:   April 11, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Website:   http://www.cosmicsolar.com
Location:   Cosmic Solar
943 Poinsettia Avenue, #401
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   WEDNESDAY, April 11, 5 - 7 PM
Fees/Admission:   $5 for Members
$20 for Prospective Members
Apr 12   Opportunity Summit, San Diego Workforce Partnership
Opportunity Summit 2018: Initiate will be a diverse gathering of our region’s young adults, employers, workforce professionals, service providers, educators, funders, parents, community members, elected leaders and more.

We are bringing together an amazing line up of influential speakers and adding breakout sessions so we can dig deep into issues related to mental health, justice-involved youth, creating an inclusive work environment for opportunity youth and more.
You will also get the opportunity to hear young adults speak boldly about their lives, passions and aspirations.
Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Location:   Town and Country
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego
Date/Time Details:   8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   General admission $50
Discounted group of 6 or more $30 (save 40%)
Contact Eric Morrison-Smith at EricS@workforce.org or (619) 516-2247 for more information on sponsorship.
Apr 12   Soroptimist Salad Bar Luncheon
Soroptimist's Annual All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar Luncheon fundraiser. Includes assortment of salads, roll, baked potato and toppings, beverages including Starbucks coffee and dessert. Table and flyer sponsorships available. Gift Basket Raffle and Money Hat Raffle. Tickets available online or by contacting us at soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com
Date:   April 12, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
Website:   http://www.soroptimistvista.org
Location:   Grace Presbyterian Church 1450 E. Vista Way
Contact:   Assly Sayyar 760-542-8717
Email:   soroptimistinternationalvista@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Fees/Admission:   $15 in advance $18 at door or for takeout
Apr 12   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:   April 12, 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
 
Apr 13   Chamber Office Closed
The office will close early today so that we can present the Heroes of Vista Gala at CSUSM. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause anyone. 
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Apr 13   North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® Chili Cook Off!
It's that time of year again!

The North San Diego County Association of REALTORS® is hosting our 23rd Annual Chili Cookoff. 

Time to dust off that secret family recipe or you can try and pass off some canned chili as yours... Doesn't matter... What does matter is coming out and having a blast with us!

This year we are holding it at one of Vista's best hotspots... Indan Joe Brewery! So you know the beer on tap will be just as on point as the food!

This year we are doing things a bit differently. On top of having Chili and Salsa, we are adding BBQ too! So if you are a master of the marinade or a queen of the mesquite, bring your best BBQ and see how it stacks up!


$15.00 Entry Fee For Cooks (Chili, BBQ, Salsa)


$10.00 Member Advance 
$15.00 Member Door 
$15.00 Non-Member Advance
$20.00 Non-Member Door

Sponsorships are also available and can be purchased directly from here! Don't see something that quite fits your needs? No Problem! 

Contact: Tricia@nsdcar.com for custom sponsor opportunities or for more details!
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   03:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   https://nsdcarchili2018.eventbrite.com
Location:   Indian Joe Brewing
2123 Industrial Court, Vista, California 92081
Contact:   events@nsdcar.com
Email:   cheryl@nsdcar.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 13 at 3:30 PM - 9 PM
Fees/Admission:   $15.00 Entry Fee For Cooks (Chili, BBQ, Salsa)


$10.00 Member Advance 
$15.00 Member Door 
$15.00 Non-Member Advance
$20.00 Non-Member Door
Apr 13   Heroes of Vista
HEROES OF VISTA~ ANNUAL COMMUNITY RECOGNITION GALA hosted by the Vista Chamber of Commerce and Vista Education Foundation. 
Celebrating achievements from all sectors of our community (education, business, public safety and more).
  • DINNER & COCKTAILS
  • SILENT & LIVE AUCTION
  • AWARDS CEREMONY
This event truly brings the entire community together to celebrate and honor whose who make a difference.
Proceeds benefit Vista Education Foundation.
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Cal State University San Marcos

 
Contact:   Vista Chamber of Commerce (760) 726-1122
Email:   www.vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Friday, April 13, 2018
Check-in begins @ 5:00 PM
Dinner begins @ 6:00 PM
Fees/Admission:   Sponsorship opportunities:
Platinum: $5,000
Gold: $2,500
Table $1,250
Individual $125

 
Apr 13   BetaMaxx Concert
Relive Prom Night all over again!
Betamaxx returns to rock the Moonlight playing the best hits of the 80s. Hear hits from Aha!, Banana Rama, Bon Jovi, and more! 
Pre-concert entertainment includes 80s costume contest, crowning of prom king and queen, prom pictures, and more!
Presented by the City of Vista's Moonlight Amphitheatre with support from Dr. Bronner's.
Date:   April 13, 2018
Time:   07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vistixonline.com
Location:   Moonlight Amphitheatre
Brengle Terrace Park
1200 Vale Terrace, Vista
Date/Time Details:   7:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   TICKETS
Orchestra Section $40
Reserved Section $30
Fringe Section: $25
Reserved Lawn $25
General Lawn (upper hill) $15
Apr 14   Growing Toward Success Fair
Growing Toward Success - an early childhood education fair. 
  • mini-workshops: food & health
  • tips for home & parenting
  • games and play for kids
  • meet teachers and school leaders
  • refreshments
  • dental screenings available for children
  • get connected to VUSD
  • student performances throughout the day representing multiple schools, including EES preschool students!
  • free books for kids and prizes of all kids
  • Free event
Presented by Vista Unified School District, Educational Enrichment Systems, San Diego County Office of Education, Vista PTAs.
Date:   April 14, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Location:   Linda Rhoades Community Center
600 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Vista
Email:   jacquelinebispo@vistausd.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 14
10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   FREE!!

To reserve a table for community organizations, contact Jacqueline "Kiki" Bispo.
Apr 14   Moonlight Family Movie Night
Moonlight Theatre Family Movie Night presents Princess Bride.
Comedy, adventure, romance and fantasy! There is something for everyone in the classic film The Princess Bride, and you can experience it on the big screen. Rated PG. Come early for fun pre-movie activities the entire family can participate in. 
Date:   April 14, 2018
Time:   06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Moonlight Amphitheatre
Brengle Terrace Park
1250 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista
Contact:   760-724-2110
Email:   www.moonlightstage.com
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 14
Gates open at 6:00
Movie Starts at 7:30
 
Fees/Admission:   Orchestra, reserved, fringe $10
Reserved Lawn and upper hill $5
Apr 15   Wings of Hope Butterfly Release
The public is invited to Wings of Hope, a special event hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice, on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm at the California Center for the Arts, located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd in Escondido. The event offers community members an opportunity to remember, honor and celebrate the people who have touched their lives in a beautiful way. Admission and parking are free. Wings of Hope will include inspirational messages, musical performances, refreshments and a butterfly release as memories are shared among family members and friends. The Elizabeth Hospice, a nonprofit healthcare leader, aspires to a world in which every life ends with compassion, dignity and peace. For 40 years, the agency has been providing comfort and counsel to children and adults who are facing life’s most difficult challenge and restoring hope to grieving children who are feeling lost and alone. In support of The Elizabeth Hospice’s nonprofit mission, a donation of $50 is suggested to sponsor a butterfly. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available at elizabethhospice.org/donate or by emailing philanthropy@ehospice.org. All proceeds benefit The Elizabeth Hospice’s vital services for children and adults impacted by serious illness, grief and loss. Registration is required and can be submitted online at elizabethhospice.org/woh or by emailing WOH@ehospice.org, or by calling 760-796-3797.
Date:   April 15, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   https://elizabethhospice.org/woh
Location:   California Center for the Arts, located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd in Escondido
Contact:   Registration is required and can be submitted online at elizabethhospice.org/woh or by emailing WOH@ehospice.org, or by calling 760-796-3797.
Email:   WOH@ehospice.org
Date/Time Details:   Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 1 to 3 pm
Fees/Admission:   Free to attend;a donation of $50 is suggested to sponsor a butterfly
Apr 17   Entrepreneurship Academy, Day 2
You must attend day 1 before attending this workshop.
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   01:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Website:   http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Location:   North San Diego SBDC
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92011
Date/Time Details:   April 17
1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No fee. register at http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Apr 17   Board of Directors meeting
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Location:   Chamber Office
127 Main Street
Vista, Ca
Contact:   Chamber Office (760)726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 am
Apr 17   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:   April 17, 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.
Apr 17   Carlsbad Chamber Candidate Academy
Every race requires the right training. Be in it to win it. Do you want to run for office but don't know where to start? We'll show you the way. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce's Candidate Academy will educate, inform and prepare potential candidates on the realities of running for and serving in public office. This nonpartisan seminar series will provide a wealth of training and resources and allow participants to interact with business and civic leaders. 
Date:   April 17, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
5934 Priestly Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92008
Contact:   Toni Padron 760-931-8400
Email:   tpadrone@carlsbad.org
Date/Time Details:   Session #1 April 17- Developing the Passion
Session #2 April 24 - Nuts & Bolts
Session #3 May 1 - Messaging, Marketing and the Media
Session #4 May 8 - Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Opportunities - issues you should know
Fees/Admission:   Application Required 
$149 Fee due with application
Apr 18   Summit: Manufacturing in Southern California
The Southern California Hispanic Chamber presents "Manufacturing in Southern California - Evaluating Trump's Trade and Manufacturing Strategy".
Join us to learn about what to expect from the Trump administration's actions on trade, tax and manufacturing. Dan DiMicco will provide the keynote address. Dan was the head of the Trump trade transition team, is chairman of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and the former CEO of Nucor. Other CPA leaders and local business leaders will discuss the Trump administration's trade and manufacturing policies as well as what is needed to grow our regional economy.
Date:   April 18, 2018
Time:   08:00 AM - 01:15 PM
Location:   San Marcos Community Center
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA  
Date/Time Details:   April 18, 8:30am to 2pm
Fees/Admission:   Michele Nash-Hoff · michele@savingusmanufacturing.com
Apr 18   VIsta Chamber Lunch & Learn
This Wednesday Lunch & Learn is featuring Chris Ryan of Ryan Video Productions: Video and Your Value Proposition. In this informative and interactive session, Chris will take us through his process of developing a compelling Value Proposition storyline for his clients. Tools will be provided to help you develop your own unique story to help differentiate your business from the competition. 
Date:   April 18, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vistachamber.org
Location:   Vista Chamber of Commerce
127 Main Street, Vista
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 18
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No cost. Lunch is provided by Ryan Video Productions. Space is limited and an RSVP is appreciated. 
Apr 18   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:   April 18, 2018
Time:   05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Website:   http://www.ebullitionbrew.com
Location:   Ebullition Brew Works
2449 Cades Way, Suite D
Contact:   760-726-1122
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 18
5:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Buy Your Own Beer!
Apr 19   Social Media Marketing
eCommerce, Marketing/Sales
You've heard that social networks are a great way to connect your business to your desired audience, but where do you go from there? In this workshop you'll get a closer look at the popular social media networks- Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. We'll show you the benefits of using each based on your target audience demographic, how other organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and don'ts of each channel. You'll also get tips on how to tell if your social media activity is working.
Date:   April 19, 2018
Time:   01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.sdivsbdc.org
Location:   North San Diego SBDC
2075 Las Palmas Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92011
Date/Time Details:   April 19
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   No fee. register at http://www.sdivsbdc.org/workshops-events-2/
Apr 19   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:   April 19, 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
 
Apr 20   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:   April 20, 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
 
Fees/Admission:   Monarchs will provide light refreshments
No Cost to attend!
Apr 21   Earth Day at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
Earth Day Festival is a family friendly free event at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens. 
  • Children's Activities
  • Plant & Pottery Sale
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Eco Exhibitors
  • Artists & Vendors
  • Lions Club BBQ
  • Guest Speaker
  • Closing Drum Circle
Date:   April 21, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Website:   http://www.altavistabotanicalgardens.org
Location:   Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
1200 Vale Terrace
(Find us at the top of the hill inside Brengle Terrace Park)
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 21
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Free
Apr 22   Vista Vintage & Makers Market
Join us for the Vista Vintage and Makers Market. This Curated Marketplace is devoted to offering vendors and shoppers a place to celebrate all things old, new and re-imagined!
Antique & Vintage wares will be abundant alongside hand crafted items from local artisans.
  • Clothing, jewelry, accessories
  • Furniture, home decor, succulents
  • Candles, soaps & sundries
  • Woodwork, metalwork, industrial salvage and more!
Downtown Vista is home to several local craft breweries, farm to table eateries, and independently owned shops. Explore Vista and make a day of it!
 
Date:   April 22, 2018
Time:   10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Website:   http://www.vistavmm.com
Location:   Broadway & Indiana
Historic Downtown Vista
Date/Time Details:   Sunday April 22
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Apr 24   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:   April 24, 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)
Apr 24   Carlsbad Chamber Candidate Academy
Every race requires the right training. Be in it to win it. Do you want to run for office but don't know where to start? We'll show you the way. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce's Candidate Academy will educate, inform and prepare potential candidates on the realities of running for and serving in public office. This nonpartisan seminar series will provide a wealth of training and resources and allow participants to interact with business and civic leaders. 
Date:   April 24, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location:   Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce
5934 Priestly Drive
Carlsbad, CA  92008
Contact:   Toni Padron 760-931-8400
Email:   tpadrone@carlsbad.org
Date/Time Details:   Session #1 April 17- Developing the Passion
Session #2 April 24 - Nuts & Bolts
Session #3 May 1 - Messaging, Marketing and the Media
Session #4 May 8 - Today's Challenges and Tomorrow's Opportunities - issues you should know
Fees/Admission:   Application Required 
$149 Fee due with application
Apr 25   Moonlight Angles Mamma Mia Fundraiser
Dust off your shoes and pull out your '80's attire and join the Moonlight Angels as they sing, dance and eat to the music of ABBA! This is their annual spring luncheon to promote and assist the fundraising efforts of the Moonlight Cultural Foundation.
Date:   April 25, 2018
Time:   11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Website:   http://www.moonlightlfoundation.com
Location:   The Vista Valley Country Club
29354 Vista Valley Drive, Vista
Contact:   760-734-4444
Date/Time Details:   Wednesday, April 25
11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $60 
Apr 25   Vista Chamber Lunch Mob
 Join us on Wednesday, January 24 at 12:00 pm for our Lunch Mob at When Pigs Fly in Vista.  They have delicious food!

This is an informal networking opportunity to grow your business network, eat with some friends and love on a chamber member restaurant.  There is no cost to attend, however each guest pays for their own lunch. A Chamber representative will greet everyone at the door and direct you to our area.  You’re going to eat anyway, might as well join us!
 
Date:   April 25, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Location:   When Pigs Fly
230 Main Street, Vista

 
Contact:   760-726-1122
Email:   info@vistachamber.org
Date/Time Details:   12:00 to 1:00 pm
Fees/Admission:   No host: Buy your own lunch
Apr 26   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:   April 26, 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
 
Apr 26   Vista Chamber Ribbon Cutting
Vista Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a Ribbon Cutting at the Chamber office for Wildwood Restaurant and Bar. They will have food, a band and drink specials during their normal Happy Hour time of 4 to 5:30 p.m. Come celebrate Vista's new music and concert venue.
Date:   April 26, 2018
Time:   04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Website:   http://www.wildwoodbar.com
Location:   116 Civic Center Drive, Vista
Contact:   (760)726-1122
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 26
4:00 p.m.

 
Fees/Admission:   No Charge
Apr 26   Royal Family kids Spaghetti dinner
Benefit dinner for children of abuse and neglect in Foster care. Change a childs' life! Join us for a family style spaghetti dinner with salad & bread served by volunteers for this worthy fundraiser. Food donated by Elks Lodge. Ticket sales help send a child to camp.  Feel free to donate even if you cannot attend and we will give your ticket to a military family member.
Date:   April 26, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   Vista Elks Lodge
1947 E. Vista Way Vista  
Contact:   Jamie 804 305-5756-organizer myra 760 803-5074 - Elk planner
Email:   mwalker100@cox.net
Date/Time Details:   Thursday, April 26th
5-9 pm
Fees/Admission:   Reservations please. $10 per person. Call Jamie 804-305-5756. Donations welcome. If you cannot attend send donation to Elks lodge with "Royal Family Spagehetti dinner" in the note area.
Apr 28   Elks Fundraiser: Middle School Pool Challenge
Join the Elks to raise funds for Middle School kids going to Junior Nationals!!!  "Middle school after school program". Elks support Youth programs!! 
Can you beat a 12 yr old in a game of pool? $10 per match goes to the cause. Challenge one of these middle school students to a game of pool, buy lunch & have some fun while helping them get back to Junior Nationals. Burgers fries and other things available. Raffles to win many great prizes.
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   11:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Website:   http://vista Elks1968
Location:   Vista Elks Lodge 1968
1947 E. Vista Way Vista
 
Contact:   760 724-1968 Stevestrange@gmail.com Vista elks 19visorganizer
Email:   mwalker100@cox.net
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28th, 2018
11am - 2pm
Fees/Admission:   $10 per challenge; with Raffles and food available; game challenge funds go 100% to school, a portion of the food sales will go to fundraiser.
Apr 28   Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos 39th Annual Auction
Grab your Mickey ears for the 39th Annual Auction: Where Dreams Really Do Come True! Each year, the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos provides a whole new world of opportunities for over 3,300 kids and teens in the community. Join us for the evening as we transform our Club into the happiest place in San Marcos to explore a vast silent and live auction selection, enjoy a delicious dinner, and listen to stories about the magic that happens inside our doors every day! Sponsorship opportunities available at various levels. Click the button below or contact our administrative office at (760) 471-2490 ext. 307 to learn more.
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Website:   http://www.boysgirlsclubsm.org/annual-auction
Location:   Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos 1 Positive Place San Marcos, CA 92069
Contact:   Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos (760) 471-2490 ext. 307
Email:   lauren@boysgirlsclubsm.org
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28, 2018 5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $150 per ticket $1,500 per table of ten
Apr 28   "Grape" Gatsby Affaire
Kiwanis Club of Sunrise Vista invites you to their Eleventh Annual The "Grape" Gatsby Affaire. "It's all about the kids!!!!!" Proceeds support:
  • StandUp For Kids
  • Military Family Christmas
  • Downs-Town
  • Vista Teen Outreach
  • Boys & Girls Club of Vista
  • Rady Children's Hosptial
  • ​and many more organizations!
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location:   QLN Conference Center 
1938 Avenida Del Oro
Oceanside, CA
Contact:   Carl 760-801-7120
Email:   sunrisekiwanisclub@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 28
5:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   Purchase tickets at http://www.grapegatsby.com
Apr 28   Live Music by Steven Ybarra
Solutions for Change presents "MISSION: SOLVE IT! Spring Concert"
Live music by Steven Ybarra. Join us for a casual evening of music, food, fun and more! Proceeds from the evening will help solve homelessness for North San Diego County families.
Steven Ybarra was featured on the iTunes Top 100 Country Chart, is a 4-time San Diego Music Award winner, and has sung the national anthem for the San Diego Padres.
Date:   April 28, 2018
Time:   06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Website:   http://www.solutionsforchange.org
Location:   The Crossings at Carlsbad
5800 The Crossings Drive
Carlsbad
Date/Time Details:   Saturday, April 28
6:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:   $100 includes 2 drink tickets
$175 for two tickets
Apr 30   "Tee It Up" Golf Tournament
Vista Optimist Club Friends of Youth 2018 presents "TEE IT UP" For the Youth of Vista Golf Tournament. Join us for the fun!
  • Foursome Scramble
  • Tee Time Girls
  • Putting contest
  • Longest Drive
  • Swag Bag
  • Raffle, Silent & Live Auction
  • Dinner
  • Hole in One
  • Cannon Blast
  • Pro Long Driver
Date:   April 30, 2018
Website:   http://www.vistaoptimist.org
Location:   Shadowridge Golf Club
180 Gateway Drive
Vista

 
Contact:   Ron Briseno: 760-224-3105
Email:   ronbriseno@gmail.com
Date/Time Details:   April 30
9:30 a.m. - Check-in/11a.m. Shotgun Start
 
Fees/Admission:   Golf & Dinner: $135 per person
Dinner Only: $35
Tournament is limited to 144 golfers