MISSION HILLS MAN WINS NATIONAL ACCLAIM
Mission Hills resident Richard Nares, co-founder and executive director of the Emilio Nares Foundation (ENF), was recently selected as a 2015 honoree of “the one hundred” at the eighth annual gala May 26 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.
The one hundred, created and supported by Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, recognizes 100 individuals and groups from around the globe whose commitment to the fight against cancer is inspiring and revolutionary.
ENF helps navigate families through their child’s journey with cancer and ensures no child misses a cancer treatment due to lack of transportation. For more information visit enfhope.org.
SAN DIEGO TO MAKE MUSIC FOR BALBOA PARK CENTENNIAL
San Diego Makes Music is a free concert experience that invites all community musicians to participate on Sunday, June 14 at 3 p.m. in the Plaza de Panama at Balboa Park.
Mainly Mozart has invited 33 high-level amateur musicians to sit side-by-side with members of the all-star Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra under the baton of Music Director Michael Francis. Since there’s not enough room onstage for everyone to play, musicians of all ability levels are encouraged to participate from the audience. This is a day for all of San Diego to join forces in celebration of music making and the Centennial of Balboa Park, one of the city’s most iconic landmarks and cultural hubs.
“San Diego Makes Music is a project that elicits the interest of amateur musicians in our community to perform classical repertoire alongside professional musicians,” Mainly Mozart director of artistic operations Drew Cady said in a statement. “Through this experience, we hope to empower and give them encouragement to strive toward a higher level of skill in their pursuit as musicians. An hour side-by-side with a professional musician can fortify one’s intentions to aspire as a musician and play with more commitment and passion.”
If interested in participating, visit mainlymozart.org/san-diego-makes-music to sign up.
D BAR CO-OWNER NAMED TO TOP TEN PASTRY CHEFS IN AMERICA
Lisa Bailey of D Bar San Diego in Hillcrest has earned a top national award among pastry chefs.
Bailey was honored June 1 at the 22nd annual Top Ten Pastry Chefs in America Awards at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City.
The awards recognized the top toques of tuile, cocoa and sugar for their talent and unique culinary vision. The 2015 winners will be featured in the August issue of Dessert Professional magazine.
Bailey co-owns D Bar with her husband, Keegan Gerhard, of “Food Network Star” fame. Gerhard won similar awards in 2002 and 2004.
MOVIE NIGHTS RETURN TO NORMAL HEIGHTS
Normal Heights United Methodist Church and the Normal Heights Community Association team up with the Adams Avenue Park & Recreation to host Movie Nights during the summer in Ward Canyon Park and Adams Park, starting at sunset.
June 6: “Big Hero 6,” at Adams Park
June 27: “Hotel for Dogs,” at Ward Canyon Park
July 18: “The Mask,” at Ward Canyon Park
July 25: “Paddington,” at Adams Park
August 15: “The Princess Bridge,” Ward Canyon Park
August 22: “The Jungle Book,” at Adams Park
More information at nhunited.org/family-movie-nights.
HILLCREST TOWN COUNCIL MEETS JUNE 9
The Hillcrest Town Council will gather Tuesday, June 9, at 6:30 p.m. at Joyce Beers Community Center at The Hub | Hillcrest Market.
Topics for discussion include an update on the Uptown Bike Corridor Project and San Diego Pride.
BURLINGAME NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION TO MEET
The Burlingame Neighborhood Association board will meet on Tuesday, June 9, at Mazara Trattoria (2302 30th St). To keep up with the group, visit burlingamesd.com.
NEW EARTH EXPO
The New Earth Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 14 at the Mission Valley Resort (875 Hotel Circle South).
Hemp, Inc. is sponsoring the expo.
“The industrial hemp and medical marijuana industries are definitely one of the subsets of the ‘Cultural Creatives’ movement which we will be showcasing at the Healing Arts Fair,” said Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. “Both the exhibitors and attendees of this event are the perfect market consumers for Hemp, Inc.’s Hemp cosmeceutical and nutraceutical products.”
For information on speakers, exhibitors and more, visit newearthevents.com.