Ocean Pearl Spa reopens after remodel
Ocean Pearl Spa in the Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa has reopened after undergoing an interior renovation and reworking of its treatments and services. They include a new partnership with Carlsbad-based brand Skin Authority to offer its sustainable skincare products. Spa treatments include body polishes, tailored massages and custom facials, such as the Eternal Youth Facial or the Ocean Exfoliation Body Treatment. The Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage can be upgraded with CBD benefits. Spa interiors were also refreshed throughout its eight treatment rooms, relaxation areas and locker rooms. Ocean Pearl Spa is at 5480 Grand Pacific Drive. Call (760) 827-2700 or visit oceanpearlspa.com.
Ladies & Pups Market at brewery
Second Chance Beer Company is celebrating Women’s History Month with its inaugural Ladies & Pups Market from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The market will feature pop-up shops from woman-owned businesses such as Bold Bouquet, Borrego Babe Co., Eggy’s Pocket, No, You Sit! Treats, The Salty Eclectic and Wet Nose Pottery. Second Chance will be serving a special edition of one of its core beers in honor of Women’s History Month. Fistful of Gummies – Berry Edition was created with Pink Boots Society, and a portion of sales will be donated to the organization, which helps and encourages women and non-binary individuals in the fermented/alcoholic beverage industry. Second Chance, which also supports local dog rescues in California and Arizona, is at 15378 Avenue of Science, Suite 222. Visit secondchancebeer.com.
Jeweler reopens One Paseo store
Marrow Fine has reopened its redesigned flagship jewelry store at the One Paseo shopping center. Designer Jillian Sassone, who also has stores in Solana Beach and Newport Beach, reworks fine jewelry with one-of-a-kind custom designs. The store is at 3665 Caminito Court, Suite 0720, San Diego. Visit marrowfine.com.
TinyFest California shows off small homes
The Del Mar Fairgrounds hosts TinyFest California from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and March 12. Meet tiny-home builders and van conversion specialists, talk with homeowners who have “gone tiny,” hear expert speakers and tour tiny houses, van conversions, backyard cottages (ADUs) and more. The event includes vendors, live music and entertainment. Tickets $20 adults, free for age 15 and younger. Visit tinyfest.events/california-san-diego-2023.
New podcast available from chamber
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce has launched “Encinitas Chamber Chat Live,” a new podcast for members of the community. Carol Knight, community relations and membership director of the chamber, will host the bimonthly series. The debut episode is available at bit.ly/3IgDKNy and focuses on San Diego’s older adult population and options for downsizing and retirement. Future editions will feature topics such as local retail, arts and nonprofits, business and marketing tips, and updates on issues from the City Council. For more, visit encinitaschamber.com.
‘Peep Show,’ ‘Chick Day,’ coming up
Hawthorne Country Store hosts its annual free spring Chick Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at its stores in Escondido and Fallbrook. The event will host more than 100 varieties of baby poultry and offers an educational opportunity for families to learn about raising chickens at home. There will also be a Peep Show from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The $50 charge for that event covers two adults age 21-plus. There will be hors d’oeuvres, beverages and entertainment. This will give customers the first pick of rare, exotic and the best egg-laying breeds. This event sells out every year and is only available for ticket purchasers. For details and to buy Peep Show tickets, email Heather@HawthorneCountryStore.com, call (760) 746-7816, or visit HawthorneCountryStore.com or their FaceBook Events Page. The Escondido store is at 675 W Grand Ave.; the Fallbrook store is at 215 E Fallbrook St.
SDCCU hosts free financial classes
San Diego County Credit Union joins the San Diego County Library System in support of Live Well San Diego to host free Financial Wellness Wednesdays presentations through March. The topics will focus on improving the community’s financial awareness and literacy. Nearly two dozen webinar topics are available for every stage of life, such as “6 Steps to Create a Personal Budget,” “Understanding Your Spending and Financial Behaviors,” “Simple Ways to Slash Spending,” and “Teaching Your Teen About Money.” Other topics include home ownership, dealing with layoffs, protecting your finances and preventing elder financial abuse. Financial Wellness Wednesdays webinar topics rotate weekly. Find the full schedule at sdccu.com/fww.
Free skills training for aspiring plumbers
Edy Cartagena, founder and CEO of E-Drains Inc., has developed a free online course to teach college students and unemployed individuals who want to be plumbers. Cartagena came to San Diego from Honduras in 2017 and launched his plumbing business, E-Drains. He was overwhelmed by the demand for plumbing work. Cartagena says plumbing and drain jobs are plentiful, but there aren’t enough plumbers, so he wants to provide the free online course. To preview the course, visit bit.ly/3EL45Cj; to enroll, email email@example.com.
Annual golf event comes up March 17
The 10th annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic will take place March 17 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn. Registration is open at birdease.com/PowayChamber. Luncheon-only tickets also available. Registration starts at 7 a.m. with shotgun start at 8 a.m. The tournament was established to honor former mayor Cafagna and includes 18 holes of golf, an awards luncheon, games and drawing prizes, an online auction and more. In keeping with Cafagna’s charitable spirit, a portion of the proceeds are donated to a beneficiary chosen by chamber members. This year’s beneficiary is Anvil of Hope, a San Diego organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty. The Rancho Bernardo Inn is at 17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Contact Mike Leland at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 748-0016.
Health center earns chamber award
TrueCare Ramona recently earned the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year award from the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at its recent Community Awards Gala. TrueCare, which serves North County San Diego and South Riverside through 19 health centers and WIC locations, expanded to Ramona in November 2018. Services include medical, dental, chiropractic and behavioral health, plus an on-site lab for tests. It also offers access to a Women, Infant & Children (WIC) office, the California nutrition program. TrueCare Ramona is at 220 Rotanzi St. Call (760) 736-6767; visit truecare.org.
Hotel offers wellness series
The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is kicking off its 2023 Wellness at the Lake series at 11 a.m. March 26. Start on the Lakeside Lawn with a 45-minute workout and meditation class led by MÜV Meditations, followed by mimosas by the pool and 20 percent off at The Grill, the hotel’s elevated pub-style restaurant. Tickets are $35 for full access and include the workout class, cocktails, a discount at The Grill and a day pool pass. Without pool access, tickets are $25 adults, $15 for ages 12 and younger. Tickets available at bit.ly/3YV1NbM. The Lakehouse Hotel & Resort is at 1105 La Bonita Drive.
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