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“Pints & Plants” Succulent Planter Craft & Beer Tasting Alpine Beer Tasting Room – July 21, 2018

Join Alpine Beer Company and Alpine Garden & Gifts for a night of Pints & Plants at the Alpine Beer Company Tasting Room On Saturday July 21, 2018 from 6:30pm to 8pm.

Learn all there is to know about creating your very own succulent planter from Kathy Matranga at Alpine Gardens and Gifts. Sip on either four tasters of Alpine Beer Company brews or choose your favorite pint while planting outside under the summer stars!

Your $35 ticket will include: Metal container, Soil, rocks and moss, Five succulents, Alpine Beer Company stickers and bottle caps to decorate how you wish and Your choice of either 4 tasters or 1 pint of Alpine Beer Company beer. Buy tickets HERE

The Alpine Beer Tasting Room is located at 2363 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, California 91901. (619) 445-2337

 

Watercolor for Beginners (Ages 16+) Class at the Alpine Library – July 13 & 27, 2018

Watercolor for Beginners (Ages 16+)* Fridays, July 13 and 27 at 10 am at the Alpine Library! Watercolor painting workshop for beginners and up. Freestyle with basic techniques. Space is limited, so come early! All supplies provided. The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

Dance Around the World at the Alpine Library July 14, 21 & 28, 2018

Belly Dance – Saturday July 14 at 2 pm
This form of traditional belly dance incorporates a variety of movements that strengthen the legs, arms, and especially core! Learn dance moves from the Middle East and have fun shaking it while getting a great work out!

Bollywood Dance – Saturday July 21 at 2 pm
This style incorporates traditional Indian dance with modern Bollywood moves to make for an exciting and energetic dance class! A great source of cardio, Bollywood will challenge you to keep moving and jumping while having fun letting loose!

Salsa Aerobics – Saturday July 28 at 2 pm
Latin-influenced dance moves along with cardio make an excellent combination for this class. From salsa to mambo to merengue, this class offers a work out that will keep your hips moving to flavorful music!

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

Alpine Library Calendar of Free Events – July 2018

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Welcome to summer, everyone!

Our Summer Reading/Summer Learning program is in full swing this month—we have all kinds of activities for everyone from babies to seniors. Don’t forget to grab your reading/activity log…this is for all ages, not just kids, and we have some great prizes this year!

 

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July 2018 Calendar – Alpine Library

On Mondays at 10:30, we have a new program, Toddler Playdate–meet other parents and caregivers, and watch the littles enjoy our collection of active toys and games. Hula Hoops! Music! Bubbles! Fun!  This is every Monday except the first Monday of the month, when we have English/Spanish storytime with Ms. Paula. ¡Vamos a la fiesta!

On Monday afternoons at 2, we’re having a summer movie series—bring a blanket and relax for the afternoon in the air-conditioned Resource Room. All movies are rated PG. Call or stop by the library to find out what’s playing!

Thursday afternoons at 3 will be a series of fun creative programs for teens:

  • Bad Art Contest, July 5: Can you make a bad piece of art worse, or create bad art on your own? Come join our Bad Art Contest! All supplies will be provided.
  • How to Henna, July 12: Learn all about the art of henna and practice your skills! Limited to the first 15 participants.
  • How to Podcast, July 19: Check out Alpine Library’s new podcasting equipment and learn the basics of podcasting!
  • Caricature Class, July 26: Learn all about the art of caricatures from professional artist Court Jones, and make your own caricature!

Friday afternoons at 3, join us for family entertainment:

  • Wild Wonders, June 29: Join us for our official Summer Reading Program kickoff featuring a live animal show from Wild Wonders. Learn all about animals all over the world and help us celebrate this summer’s theme: Reading Takes You Everywhere!  
  • Fiddle Girl: Meet the Instruments, July 6: Musician Celia Lawley will perform a musical concert and invite attendees to “meet the instruments!”
  • Avian Behavior International presents Birds of Prey, July 13: Learn about birds of prey, their role in the environment, and how to handle them. Find out what you can do to help raptor conservation and wildlife.
  • Princess Ariel Sing-Along, July 20: Princess Ariel will join us for a story, song, and meet and greet!
  • Summer Reading Finale, July 27: Join us for a fun, free concert from Hullabaloo and ice cream sundaes!

For adults, we have a variety of interesting events planned:

  • Culinary Literacy: Preserving Family Recipes, Saturday, July 7 at 2 pm
    View a filmed presentation by Valerie J. Frey, author of the book Preserving Family Recipes, on how to save and celebrate your food traditions. Then join us for a potluck of red, white and blue foods!
  • Dance around the World, Saturdays at 2 pm
    July 14: Belly Dance · July 21: Bollywood Dance · July 28: Salsa Aerobics
    Join the Healthy Adventures Foundation for a series of fun dance fitness classes! Beginners welcome.
  • Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease, Friday, July 20 at 10 am
    If you or someone you know is affected by memory loss, Alzheimer’s or related dementia, please join us to learn the facts.
  • Good Day Sunshine Gallery Reception and Art Activity, Friday, July 27 at 12 pm
    Meet the artists behind our exhibit of paintings from Sophie’s Gallery at the St. Madeleine Sophie Center, and join in on a collaborative art activity for all ages!

Finally, the Summer Concert Series is back for 2018! All concerts are on Friday at 6:30 pm–The whole family is invited to bring a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening of free music at the Alpine Community Center Park behind the library. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

  • June 29: The US Navy 32nd St Brass Band: Jazz, funk, Dixieland, and R&B
  • July 13: The Blue Creek Band: Bluegrass, blues and swing
  • July 27: Zydeco Patrol: Cajun, blues and zydeco
  • August 10: Highland Way: Scottish and Irish
  • August 24: Classic Buzz: Classic rock & roll
  • September 7: Whiskey Ridge: Country & classics

New at the Alpine Library – TODDLER PLAYDATE Every Monday!

New activity at the Alpine library – TODDLER PLAYDATE! Beginning on July 9, 2018 – Join us EVERY MONDAY at 10:30am (Except first Mondays of the month, when you can join us for our Spanish/English storytime, Cuentame Cuentos!) Meet other parents and caregivers, and watch the littles enjoy our collection of active toys and games. Hula Hoops! Music! Bubbles! Fun!

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

Preserving Family Recipes Presentation at the Alpine Library – July 7, 2018

Culinary Literacy: Preserving Family Recipes
Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2 pm at the Alpine Library. View a filmed presentation by Valerie J. Frey, author of the book Preserving Family Recipes, on how to save and celebrate your food traditions, which will cover: How to care for family recipe books and sheets, as well as other kitchen artifacts, Techniques for translating sketchy, illegible, or unwritten food traditions into usable
recipes, How to interpret family recipes from a historical perspective and a toolkit for working effectively with these family heirlooms. Then afterwards at 3pm, join the Culinary Literacy Club for a potluck—bring red, white and blue foods!

The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call us at (619) 445-4221 or email albranch1752@gmail.com Visit our website at www.sdcl.org

 

FREE Wednesday Wellness Workshop “The Story of Fats: The good, the bad, and the traditional” – July 11, 2018

FREE Wednesday Wellness Workshop

Alpine Ranch Chiropractic is offering a series of Wednesday Wellness Workshops. The next workshop, The Story of Fats: The good, the bad, and the traditional, will be on July 11, 2018 at 7 PM. Here is a chance to learn why our bodies need healthy, traditional fats in our diet. Sample real butter on homemade sourdough bread! The public is invited and there is no charge to attend.

To RSVP contact Nancy at 619-733-5016 (voice or text) or email: ntcrain@cox.net.

Alpine Ranch Chiropractic is committed to helping families live a drug-free healthy lifestyle. Workshops are offered at the office location: 450 Summerhill Court, Alpine, CA 91901.

 

Nancy Teas-Crain, office manager – Alpine Ranch Chiropractic 619-445-0100

 

FREE 6 Week Guitar Class for Teens – July 10, 2018

Free 6 week class begins on Tuesday, July 10, 2018!

This is a Beginning Guitar Class for Middle and High Schoolers. The 6 week class will be on Tuesdays, 2:00-3:00pm (guitar tuning at 2pm & class starting at 2:15pm). The Class is being held at the Alpine Youth Center (2153 Arnold Way, Alpine). The class will include Basic Fingering and sight reading.

Sign-up in advance! The Instructor will arrange an advance time to tune up your guitar and cover basic info. Students can use their own guitar (acoustic or electric) and there are a number of free loaner guitars if you don’t have one. The Instructor, Keith Acker, has been teaching guitar for over 25 years. He is also the Pastor at Blessed Trinity Anglican Church (El Cajon) and lives here in Alpine.

You can sign up at the Alpine Youth Center or email the Instructor (BlessedTrinityChurch@cox.net) or leave your name, phone, grade saying your interested in the Free Teen Guitar Class at 619-722-1772.

 

It is FREE, BUT… You do have to sign up. You do have to practice. 30 minutes a day works best! You do have to attend the class. Stop by the Alpine Youth Center, email, or call today.

 

REGISTER TODAY! Painting Party at Alpine Garden & Gifts – June 23, 2018

Join us for a PAINTING PARTY at Alpine Garden & Gifts on Saturday, June 23, 2018 (Co-Hosted by ArtBEat San Diego) from 4pm to 6:30pm! (please arrive early for seating) Adults, teens and beginners welcome! Refreshments and appetizers will be available! Cost is $30 per person. reservation is requires. Register at www.artbeatsandiego.com  Alpine Garden & Gifts is located at 2442 Alpine Blvd., Alpine, Ca. 91901. For more info please call 619-452-3535 or email Alpinegardenandgifts@gmail.com  Visit our website at www.alpinegardenandgifts.com

Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew Benefiting Children in Need at the Alpine Library – June 30, 2018

Kingdom Quilters Sit & Sew at the Alpine Library on Saturday, June 30, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.
Join us for an afternoon of quilting to benefit children and babies in need here and abroad. Bring your own sewing machine! The Alpine Library is located at 1752 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901 (619) 445-4221

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