What’s Happening in San Diego: September 11-17, 2017

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Another week is gone, yet for San Diego, the activities and events throughout the county, just keep coming. This week, throughout San Diego, you may want to discover the popular Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, powerboat racing in Mission Beach, and even a game of poker.  The week started off however with the 16th anniversary of  September 11, 2001.

DSC_2970.JPGSeveral September 11 events happened across the county on Monday, including one hosted by Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty Broker Wendy Moldow at the Escondido Police & Fire Headquarters. The event invited Senior Citizens to visit with and thank local First Responders, view a dramatic work of 9/11 art and share memories.  

 

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September 14, Taste of Downtown San Diego. Gaslamp Quarter, Headquarters, Core District, and East Village neighborhoods. 5:00-9:00. Enjoy delectable tastes from more than 40 restaurants. Tickets are $30 or $35 day of event.

 

 

h1lineup.jpgSeptember 15-17,  San Diego Bayfair Mission Bay and beaches: 8:00-4:00pm – Known as “San Diego’s World Series of Powerboat Racing!”  Ticket prices range from $20-$250.  For additional information, contact 760-789-8870.

 

 

download.pngSeptember 15 – 17: San Diego Fall Home Show. San Diego Convention Center, Friday 11:00-8:00, Saturday, 10:00-8:00, Sunday 10:00-6:00.  Enjoy shows, exhibitor displays and more!

 

 

 

download-1.jpgSeptember 15-17, Kaaboo Del Mar Festival.  Del Mar Fairgrounds. Referred to as the ultimate MIXexperince with 3 days, 7 stages and 100 plus music acts, this is a must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, great music and lots of other activities such as art exhibits, pampering, food and drinks.  

 

18403331_10155378681200774_2328730678387399562_n.jpgSeptember 16, Julian Music Festival at Menghini Winery, 1:00-7:00.The Julian Music Festival is an “end of summer celebration” of over 40 years of music in Julian. You will not only find Bluegrass but an Americana mix of Western ballads and Classic Folk Music. Adult $15 in advance, $20 at the gate. Seniors (62+) $12 in advance, $18 at the gate. Children 15 and under are free with paid adult.

 

sammiebeard_0.jpgSeptember 16, Landlubbers Day: Seaport Village 12:00-4:00. Dress like a pirate, talk like a pirate and celebrate all things pirate while enjoying contests, arts and crafts, live music and street performances.  San Diego’s biggest international Talk Like A Pirate Day!

 

Community Event Pays Tribute to San Diego County’s First Responders on the 16th Anniversary of the 9/11 Terror Attacks

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Monday, September 11, is the 16th anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks, where we will respectfully remember, reflect and honor those victims and responders who tragically lost their lives on this horrific day and pay our respects to our local first responders.

With several local events and memorials scheduled throughout San Diego to pay tribute to our first responders, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty broker, Wendy Moldow, has joined with the Escondido Police and Fire Department to remember 9/11 by inviting Senior Citizens from the area to view a unique work of art commemorating this date and encouraging them to share their memories of that fateful day. 

Several years ago, Wendy purchased the painting at a Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty event to raise money for Wounded Warriors and Canine Companions charities.  It had been painted by a Realtor and brought to Ground Zero in New York to raise money for the fallen firefighter families.  A restauranteur paid over $26,000 for this and when hanging it in his restaurant it made his customers too sad, so he returned it to the Carlsbad Realtor who then donated the painting to the charity event.

“I really didn’t feel the artwork belonged in my home but instead to our first responders,” says Moldow.  Thus began the Journey of The Traveling 911 Memorial Painting and for the past two years it has traveled from Fire Station to Fire Station throughout our County. “It’s such an emotional piece of art, and should be shared recognizing an event never to be forgotten. We can never show enough appreciation to our First Responders who are always there for us.

EVENT DETAILS

 

What:    

Reception for Senior Citizens and community members to pay tribute to local First Responders and view the 9/11 memorial painting on display at the Escondido Police Department

Who:    

Those expected to attend the event are several police and fire officials including Fire Chief Rick Vogt, Police Chief Craig Carter, Police Captains Mike Loare, Greg Kogler, Eric Skaja, Council and City Staff Members, First Responders and residents from half a dozen care home as well as other senior citizens.  Public welcome to attend. 


When:    

September 11, 2017  1:00pm

Where:  

Escondido Police Station
1163 N. Centre City Parkway
Escondido, CA  92026

For additional information, contact Wendy Moldow at 619-339-3339

 

9/11 Memorial Painting Begins Journey Through San Diego County

55f2145bc2ad5.imageA painting that was originally commissioned to raise money for the families of firefighters who perished in the attacks of 9/11 will begin its journey to San Diego County fire houses today.

Pacific Sotheby’s Realty agent Wendy Moldow purchased the 3-foot by 4-foot oil painting at a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Foundation. After hearing the history behind the painting, Moldow was so moved she felt that it needed to be shared with those that it honored. “The painting represents an opportunity to honor our first responders and their courage as they risk their lives for us every day,” says Moldow.

The painting itself has already traveled thousands of miles. Shortly after the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, Carlsbad artist Kelly Lucas was commissioned to paint and then deliver the piece to New York City, where it was auctioned off to raise money for the families of fallen firefighters.

A restaurateur purchased the painting for more than $30,000, but said when he hung it in his restaurant it made people too emotional. He decided to return it to the artist, still pleased with his donation.

Moldow came across the painting about a year ago when Lucas organized a Wounded Warriors fund-raising event at Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Encinitas — Moldow’s workplace.

The painting which is officially titled, “Traveling 9/11 Memorial Painting,” will be hung at 1pm on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the Encinitas Fire Station No. 2. It will remain at the station for 3 months at which point it will be transferred to another station house within San Diego County.