Swim lessons to salsa contest in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD — Spring and summer are filled with classes and activities throughout the city of Carlsbad.First, celebrate Arbor Day from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. April 27. Plant trees at Calavera Hills Community Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Tools will be provided. Just bring work gloves, a hat, sunscreen and closed-toe shoes.

Registration is now open for weekday and weekend swim lessons this summer. Lessons are designed for community members of all skill levels, ranging from fundamentals for first timers to perfecting the stroke of seasoned swimmers. Summer sessions begin on June 17, and run Monday through Friday for every two weeks through Aug. 23. Classes are 30 minutes long, and are held at the Monroe Street Pool, 3401 Monroe St.

Want to guide little explorers as they experience the world around them? The city of Carlsbad’s Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for summer camp counselors and coordinators. Applications will be accepted through April 28, and interviews will take place the week of May 6. For requirements and qualifications, check the Human Resources section of the city Web site. Summer camps run Monday through Friday, June 17 through Aug. 23.

Think you’ve got the tastiest salsa recipe around? Enter the homemade salsa taste test at this year’s May 18 Wild West Fest at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. The event brings out the cowboys with Western-themed entertainment, crafts, pony rides and more. Salsa-making contestants need to provide salsa and table decorations, while the rest (bowls, ladles, chips, cups and napkins) will be provided. It’s free to enter, and prizes are awarded on best salsa, fruit salsa and funniest presentation, among other categories. Access entry forms and more information at or call (760) 602-4654.

Summer skateboarders are welcome at Carlsbad Skate Park, 2560 Orion Way. All ages and abilities can practice their skills in a safe environment – right next to the city of Carlsbad Safety Center. Protective apparel is required at all times at the 10,500-square-foot, lighted facility, which includes curved and flat ramps, two pyramids, two stairways, and a beginner’s area.



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