Kroc Center

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH SAN SAN DIEGO CONCERT BAND--AND A PREVIEW OF THE APRIL 17 SPRINGTIME CLASSICS CONCERT

March 17, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – This week, we sat down for an interview with Chuck Brown and Roy Anthony, the founder and conductor of the San Diego Concert Band. This talented musical group has its roots in La Mesa and will be performing its 26th annual Springtime Classics concert on April 17th at 7 p.m.  Kroc Center.  The event will feature a wide range of music, from Sousa marches to classical works of Verdi, Wagner, and a world premier piece performed by the San Diego Clarinet Quartet.

Hear our exclusive interview online now (originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio): http://k003.kiwi6.com/hotlink/yq59dlg7sn/Newsmakers-SD_Concert_Band-ChuckBown_and_RoyAnthony.mp3

Brown and Anthony share details on the concert and the band’s efforts to win a national John Philip Sousa award. In addition, Anthony discusses the inspiring triumph over cancer by his son, a Mount Miguel High School alumni and organizer of a recent “Cancer Blows” concert with Doc Severinson and the Dallas Symphony. Plus hear a sneak preview of music from the upcoming concert on our show.

HOT KROC NIGHTS: STAY COOL WITH ICE SKATING AND DIVE-IN MOVIES

July 7, 2014 (San Diego) – Families are invited to beat the heat on Wednesday evenings this summer  by enjoying dive-in movies (float in the pool with inner tubes provided) and $5 ice skating.

It’s all part of Hot  Kroc Nights at the Salvation Army Kroc Center at 6845 University Avenue, just one block west of La Mesa.  Scroll down for a full schedule and details.

INTERNATIONAL SKATING CHAMPION HEADLINES KROC ICE HOLIDAY SHOW

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

December 19, 2013 (San Diego) -- Christopher Caluza, Philippine national champion, performed as the grand finale at last night's holiday ice show at the Ray & Joan Kroc Community Center Ice Arena.  The show also included performances by skating school students, from tots to senior citizens.

Caluza got his start training at local ice rinks before gaining international acclaim.  I recall seeing him landing splits on the ice when he was a young kid; we all knew he was destined to be a star!  Click here to view the video of his performance: http://youtu.be/7gHnrQA21Gw

YOUTH CHOIR OF SAN DIEGO PRESENTS DEBUT CONCERT MAY 11 AT KROC CENTER

May 9, 2013 (San Diego) --The Youth Choir of San Diego is a new community youth choir sponsored by the Kroc Center in partnership with Helix, Crawford and Lincoln High Schools.  The mission is to bring community to San Diego by developing young leaders through contemporary choral music.

The public is invited to enjoy a night of music featuring songs from every era--from the Beatles to Bruno Mars—while supporting local teens in this new venture.

SANTEE RESIDENT PRODUCES FREE FAMILY ARTS & LITERACY PROGRAM AT THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER JAN. 31

January 9, 2013 (San Diego) -- Local master teaching artist and educator Jerry Hager and The San Diego State University Performing Arts Troupe present “The Enchanted Bookshoppe” as part of the Free Family Arts and Literacy Connection series on January 31 at 6:30 p.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s multipurpose room at 6605 University Avenue, San Diego.  The Free Family Arts and Literacy series is a partnership between The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Young Audiences of San Diego.

KROC CENTER PRESENTS “BOO BASH!” OCTOBER 27

October 21, 2012 (San Diego) – The Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual Boo Bash! on October 27 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. at 6845 University Avenue, San Diego.  Everyone is welcome to celebrate a safe, family-friendly Halloween at the Center.  Festivities will include cookie decorating, fang-tastic pumpkin decorating, spooky carnival games, snacks, frightful bounce houses, trick-or-treating, rock climbing and more.

The event is free for members with their membership card, adults and children under 2.  Guests ages 3 – 18 will be $5 per person.  Visit www.kroccenter.org for more information.

KROC CENTER OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 14

 January 8, 2012 (San Diego) – The Salvation Army Kroc Center invites guests to visit the facility at 6845 University Ave La Mesa, CA 92115 on Saturday January 14, 2012 from 10a.m. to 2 p.m.  Bring the family and enjoy child care, tours, fitness assessments and drop in on exercise classes in the gym and pool. All activities are free during the open house. 

 

SANTA LEADS MORE THAN 150 BICYCLISTS TO THE SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER TO DROP OFF DONATED TOYS!


The San Diego Bicycle Club’s 24th Annual Light up a Life Holiday Toy Drive

December 15, 2011 (San Diego) -- Don’t miss this visual shot of more than 150 bikes, led by Santa, pulling up to The Kroc Center with toys in tow! On Saturday, December 17th, approximately 150 local bikers led by Santa himself will participate in a bike ride which begins in La Jolla, and ends at the Salvation Army Kroc Center. 

SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER TEAMS UP WITH ABC 10 FOR TOYS FOR TOTS PROGRAM - DEC. 14

 
December 11, 2011 (Rolando) The community is invited to celebrate the annual Jingle Bell Kroc Community Christmas Festival at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 6845 University Avenue (at 68th St) in San Diego, on Wednesday, December 14, from 4-8 p.m. Admission is free with donation of a new, unwrapped toy in original packaging, valued at $5 or more.

 
 
Toys will benefit the ABC 10 Toy Drive to help less fortunate children experience the joy of Christmas--children who might otherwise be overlooked this year--through The Salvation Army.

 

MOZART, BEETHOVEN ON PROGRAM TONIGHT FOR EAST COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY CONCERT AT KROC THEATRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 16, 2011 (San Diego) – Talented musicians from 41 schools in the East County Youth Symphony will perform a concert of classical music at 7 p.m. tonight in the Joan B. Kroc Theater, 6611 University Avenue in San Diego (one block east of La Mesa).

PRESCHOOL TO OPEN AT SALVATION ARMY KROC CENTER

August 21, 2011 (San Diego) – Not every preschool ice skating, swimming, dance, gardening and sports as part of the curriculum. But the new RJ’s Preschool Academy at the Salvation Army Kroc Center will offer all of these activities and more.

 

SAMBA MUSIC & MORE FEB 23 AT KROC CENTER'S FREE FAMILY ARTS & LITERACY NIGHT

 

February 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- Young Audiences of San Diego and The Salvation Army Kroc Center invite the public to a free Family Arts and Literacy Night Thursday, February 24th at 6:30 pm. Hundreds of families will gather in the Kroc Center Multipurpose Room-Education Building for an evening of fun for the “Carnaval Around the World” event and each child will take home a brand new book.

 

For this family-friendly Carnaval event, Afro-Cuban/Afro-Brazilian dance group Sol e Mar will perform. There will also be Capoeira and Samba workshops with musician and dancer Claudia Lyra.

FREE FAMILY ARTS AND LITERACY NIGHT JAN. 27 AT KROC CENTER

 

San Diego, CA –January 20, 2011—Young Audiences of San Diego and The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host a free Family Arts and Literacy Night this Thursday, January 27th at 6:30 pm. Hundreds of families will gather in the Kroc Center Multipurpose Room-Education Building for an evening of fun for the “Build your own Global Village” event and each child will take home a brand new book.

 

SANTA TO LEAD BICYCLE TOY DRIVE TO KROC CENTER

 

December 2, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Santa Claus will soon be getting some exercise. Instead of riding in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, Santa will utilize pedal power as he leads over150 bicyclists in the San Diego Bicycle Club’s 23rd annual “Light up a Life” holiday toy drive on December 11th.

KROC THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL DEC. 10-12

 

 

November 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The Salvation Army Kroc Center Kroc Kids Junior Theatre Company will A Christmas Carol on December 10-12. The beloved holiday production retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously-told story by Ockrent and Ahrens and the powerful Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. Sixty youths ages 7-19 will perform.

BOO BASH & HARVEST FAIR OCT. 30 AT KROC CENTER


Family-Friendly, Safe Halloween Party and Craft Fair

 

October 9, 2010 (San Diego ) -- Local children are invited to celebrate Halloween in a safe, family-friendly environment at Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH and Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 30th at 5 p.m.

 

NATIONAL "NIGHT OUT" AGAINST CRIME TONIGHT IN EAST COUNTY

 

August 3, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) America's Night Out Against Crime is in its 26th year. The national event provides opportunities for Neighborhood Watch participants, communities, and law enforcement agencies to celebrate effective crime prevention practices and partnerships. San Diego Sheriff's Department supports Neighborhood Watch, Crime-Free Multi-Housing, Start Smart, and other programs targeting crime and safety, and has crime prevention specialists at all patrol stations dedicated to community education and support.

Sheriff's Department National Night Out events in East County will take place at Lakeside, Santee, and San Diego near La Mesa/Lemon Grove Details:

HOP TO THE FREE KROC HOP BUNNY DROP

 

April 1, 2010 (San Diego) – On Saturday, April 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Kroc Center will host its seventh annual free Easter Egg hunt and festival. Over 1,500 local children are expected to enjoy visits and photos with the Easter bunny, as well as pony rides, bounce houses, arts and crafts, a rock climbing wall, games and prizes.

FREE SELF-DEFENSE DEMO WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT KROC CENTER

 

March 30, 2010 (San Diego) - San Diegans have been deeply shaken by the tragic deaths of Amber Dubois and Chelsea King. In response, the Salvation Army Kroc Center has joined forces with PlayItSafe Defesne to empower women and teens (ages 13 and older) with a FREE preventative awareness training and demonstration of pratical self defense techniques.

KROC CENTER HOSTS OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY JAN. 9

 

The Salvation Army Kroc Center is opening its doors to the community for FREE on Saturday, January 9. Guests can take guided tours, and enjoy special membership savings as well as a free all-venue pass for the day.  Visitors can also experience skateboarding, ice skating, rock climbing, swimming, fitness classes, weight lifting, arts and crafts, an acting workshop and more. 

BOO BASH! OCT. 31 EVENT AT KROC CENTER OFFERS FAMILY FUN

 

October 27, 2009 (San Diego) – Looking for a safe and fun place to celebrate Halloween? The Salvation Army Kroc Center offers a “hauntless jaunt” with family-oriented activities on Saturday, October 31, starting at 5 p.m. Kroc Center is located at 6845 University Avenue in San Diego (two blocks west of 70th Street in La Mesa). Activities include trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, face painting, carnival games, snacks, and a live performance by The School of Rock Band.

YES, THERE IS A FREE LUNCH—FOR KIDS AT KROC CENTER THIS SUMMER

 

July 15, 2009 (San Diego)—Children under 18 can receive free sack lunches and milk at the Salvation Army Kroc Center from June 29th through July 31st (except July 3rd). Children under age 11 must be accompanied by an adult to receive the lunches, which are available Monday through Friday from 11 to 11:45 a.m. No paperwork or ID is required, and no questions will be asked. 

 

COOLEST PLACE IN TOWN: POOL FLICKS & HOT KROC NIGHTS

 

July 9, 2009 (San Diego) -- Here's some news the kids will "snap" up:  Salvation Army Kroc Center announces its popular "Hot Kroc Nights" and "Pool Flicks" are back for the 2009 Summer Season. Hot Kroc Nights offer family specials for ice skating or swimming every Wednesday night through August 26.