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Beyond Normal: The Adams Avenue Blog

August Happenings on Adams Avenue

by Staff on 08/06/14

AABA Member Mixer
Salon Bordeaux, 3393 Adams Ave, is hosting the AABA member mixer Wednesday, August 13th from 8-10AM. Meet your neighbors, other Adams Ave business owners, and AABA Board Members.

Trailer Rally & Trunk Show

Free Vintage Trailer Rally & Trunk Show on Adams Avenue, August 16th from 11am - 4pm. Tour vintage trailers, shop local art, fashion, and food trucks. Hosted by Julius & Company, a local textile design business housed in a vintage Airstream trailer. Visit www.juliusandcompany.com for more information.

Summer Movies in the Park

The Normal Heights Community Association and Normal Heights United Methodist Church present summertime Movies in the Park. On Saturday August 9th, from 7:30-9PM in Adams Park, they will show The Lego Movie. On Sat. August 23rd, from 8-9:30PM in Ward Canyon Park, they will show Monty Python & The Holy Grail. More info here.

Alex's Lemonade Stand

The 9th Annual Normal Heights Alex's Lemonade Stand will take place this year on August 24th from 11AM-3PM at the corner of 35th and North Mountain View. For more info or to donate click here.

Aflac Insurance for Employees

Your employees deserve benefits that work just as hard for them as they work for you. By adding Aflac to your benefits package, you can help your employees protect what matters most to them.
Aflac's plans are voluntary employee plans and come at no cost to the company. In some cases can save on employers payroll taxes.
Some of Aflac's tax-advantaged plans allow employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for their policies lowering their taxable income.
Aflac provides enrollment and claim process that is simple and supported by Aflac's staff.

Contact Walter Hunter, AFLAC Agent, for more info.

Email: walter_hunter@us.aflac.com
Cell #: 619-813-4154

July happenings on the Avenue

by Staff on 07/07/14

Taste of Adams Avenue
Taste of Adams Avenue was a hit again this year with 30 restaurants participating in the delicious walkabout. Thank you to all the venues who made the event great, and all the tasters who came out to enjoy a lovely Sunday afternoon on Adams.
 
Art Form Wins Eco Ambassador Grant
Congratulations to Art Form, a non-profit art program on Adams Ave that uses recycled materials and a lot of imagination to help kids create recycled masterpieces. They won the 2014 Eco Ambassadors People's Choice Campaign, and a $25,000 grant from SDG&E and the San Diego River Park Foundation. With the grant Art Form can serve 5 times as many kids as they are currently serving!
  
Google Business View
Have you wanted to learn about how your business can become more visible on Google? Check out this local "Google Trusted Photographer" who can help you create a virtual tour that will be linked to Google Maps. Find out more here.
 
Alex's Lemonade Stand
This is the 9th year a local group has hosted a stand for pediatric cancer research! Come drink some lemonade, listen to music from local bands, learn about the Foundation, and what you can do to help. The event will be July 26th from 10AM-6PM at 3366 Adams Avenue (Masonic Lodge parking lot) in Normal Heights.
There will be a live broadcast all day with FM 94.9, and Legoland Park Hopper tickets will be available while supplies last. There will be a silent auction, opportunity drawing for large items, concert tickets, a lemon themed restaurant competition, and much more.
Visit the website: www.alexslemonade.org/millertribe
or the foundation's main website for more info:
www.alexslemonade.org
 

June Happenings on the Avenue

by Staff on 06/10/14

Taste of Adams Avenue

Taste of Adams Avenue takes place on Sunday, June 29th from 11-3 PM. 30 of the Avenue's finest eateries offer delectable dishes during this culinary walk-about. For more info and to purchase tickets follow the link- www.tasteofadams.com 

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

Adams Avenue was transformed into a stream of runners on the morning of June 1st. Thanks to the community for coming out to cheer on the runners and to the Normal Heights Community Association for organizing a block party after the event.

  

Art Around Adams

Art and music filled the streets this past weekend on Saturday, June 7th for the 14th annual Art Around Adams event. There were both new installations and old favorites.


No Parking Hours Reduced for Street Sweeping

Thanks to the the advocacy of local businesses and the great work of Council President Todd Gloria's office, the City has agreed to reduce the no parking time limits posted for the weekly street sweeping of Adams Ave. Instead of the current 3 hours of no parking from 7-10AM, the new signs will require only one hour of no parking from 7-8AM. This means less parking tickets and more parking availability. It will take a month or more to implement this by changing out the required signs on Adams and throughout the surrounding residential areas (residential streets will have their no parking adjusted as a result). 

Alex's Lemonade Stand

This is the 9th year a local group has hosted a stand for pediatric cancer research! Come drink some lemonade, listen to music from local bands, learn about the Foundation, and what you can do to help. The event will be July 26th from 10AM-6PM at 3366 Adams Avenue (Masonic Lodge parking lot) in Normal Heights.

There will be a live broadcast all day with FM 94.9, and Legoland Park Hopper tickets will be available while supplies last. There will be a silent auction, opportunity drawing for large items, concert tickets, a lemon themed restaurant competition, and much more.

Visit the website: www.alexslemonade.org/millertribe

or the foundation's main website for more info:

www.alexslemonade.org

May Happenings on the Avenue

by Staff on 05/09/14

AABA Member Mixer

Come network and socialize with fellow Adams Ave business owners. May's member mixer will be held at Cantina Mayahuel, 2934 Adams Ave. on Wed. May 14th from 5-7PM. Appetizers provided, cash bar. AABA members only please.

Adams Ave Unplugged

Adams Avenue Unplugged was a great event this year! Thanks for all your continued support. The Unplugged Kickstarter was successful and the AABA raised over $10,000 in order to pay Unplugged musicians.

June Board Meeting Rescheduled  

The Normal Heights Community Center is being used as a polling location for the June 3rd elections. As a result the AABA Board Meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday, June 10th at 8am.

New Businesses on the Ave 

Circa is the new restaurant at 2121 Adams Ave. They serve locally grown comfort food and craft beer. They even grow their own micro-crops of "wall-greens" in their vertical hydro-garden, right in the dining room. Find out more on their website.

Liquid Eden, 3190 Adams Ave, is a water store created to provide nourishing purified drinking reverse osmosis and alkaline water. Learn more on their website.

Java Joe's, 3536 Adams Ave, had their grand opening during Unplugged. Learn more on their website.

Save These Dates

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon- Sunday, June 1st

Art Around Adams- Saturday, June 7th

Taste of Adams Ave- Sunday, June 29th

April Happenings on the Avenue

by Staff on 04/07/14

Adams Ave Unplugged

Planning for Adams Ave Unplugged is in full swing and there are several new aspects to the event this year.

  

The AABA is running a Kickstarter to help subsidize musicians payment. We spend nearly $20,000 on musicians for Unplugged each year, and we are trying to raise $10,000 to help with those costs this year. To receive great incentives like t-shirts and reserved seating click HERE to pledge to our project.

  

In addition, we are selling reserved seats for the headliners in the Normal Heights United Methodist Church Stage. Adams Avenue Unplugged is a free event, but due to the demand and limited seating (250) in the Church Stage on Mansfield Street, we are allowing reserved seating for $10 this year. Reserving a seat guarantees your spot at the show. Each of these headliners will also play sets at one of the outside park stages. You can purchase a reserved seat HERE.

Navy Sponsorship Opportunity 

The Navy's 28th Bay Bridge Run is being held on May 18th this year.  The event attracts 11,000 runners and covers four miles from downtown, San Diego, over the Coronado Bay Bridge and finishing at Tidelands Park, Coronado.  Exhibitors, sponsors, entertainment stage and VIP hospitality area are set up at Tidelands Park.  While the Navy regulations prohibit selling at events, there is tremendous opportunity  to sample food items, distribute coupons and collect leads for follow up later.  This run is open to the public and attracts approximately 58% females and 42% males, 50% military and 50% civilian, many of whom live near downtown, San Diego.  If you are interested in sponsorship please contact: 

Lisa Raggio

Sponsorship Coordinator

NRSW CSP Regional Marketing

Email: lisa.raggio@navylifesw.com

Phone: 619-556-0408

SDCAP puts on Seussical Jr.

San Diego Creative Arts Project is presenting Seussical The Musical Jr. on May 2-4 at the Roosevelt MS Auditorium (3366 Park Blvd). Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 after April 20th. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Contact: Laura Hodge at sdcreativearts@gmail.com. More info at www.sdcreativeartsproject.org. 

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