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News from the Allied Gardens, San Carlos Recreation councils

By Terry Cords | Rec Center Roundup

It seems strange to write the summer of 2017 is coming close to the end, but San Diego Unified School District classes will start just 10 days from the date of this publication on Aug. 28. However, there are still a number of Park and Recreation events and activities for the children, adults and families of our community to take part in.

Detailed information can be obtained by calling the telephone numbers below and/or by checking the “Program Guide” on the website for the specific Recreation Center.

Allied Gardens Rec Center is hosting a free family-friendly movie — “Moana” — on Friday, Aug. 18, beginning at 15 minutes after sunset.

Registration for boys and girls fall Volleyball (ages 8 to 15) and Flag Football (ages 8 to 12) at Allied Gardens Rec Center starts, both online and in person, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19.

There are many healthy and supervised activities available for the rest of the summer and into the fall at both Recreation Centers: basketball, volleyball, flag football, and gymnastics. “Dance to Evolve” offers tap, ballet, hip-hop, and tumbling for ages 1 and 2 (Toddler & Me) and classes for ages 3 to 12. Parents Night Out is offered the second and third Fridays each month, which includes a movie and pizza.

San Diego Park and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Punt, Pass & Kick Competition on Sept. 16, from 9 to 11 a.m. at NTC Liberty Station Park. The event is free; registration at your Recreation Center is required.

The National Recreation and Park Association is planning sessions to introduce San Diego kids to their local, natural environments starting in the fall of 2017. “Kids to Canyons” is a program for kids 5 to 14 that will introduce kids to positive outdoor recreational opportunities through creative play while using natural surroundings. Registration at your Recreation Center is required.

I want to send a shout out and a “get well soon” to Lake Murray/ Del Cerro resident Dr. Charles Jacobson, a long-serving member and chairman of the Lake Murray Recreation Council. Dr. Jacobson recently took a serious fall while taking a walk in the brush area of Lake Murray Park, which prompted a search by San Diego Police and Southwest Search Dogs.

Don’t forget we have an excellent aquatic facility at the Allied Gardens Pool. Please call for details.

Allied Gardens Recreation Center
5155 Greenbrier Ave.
619-235-1129

San Carlos Recreation Center
6445 Lake Badin Ave.
619-527-3443

Allied Gardens Pool
6707 Glenroy St.
619-235-1143

—Terry Cords is chair of the Allied Gardens Recreation Council and San Carlos/Lake Murray Recreation Council. Reach him at t.cords@cox.net.

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