Can you believe that it’s been 21 years since Alpine, California, was recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as America's FIRST Community Wildlife Habitat, on May 1, 1998. Maureen Austin, founder of C.H.I.R.P. (The Center to Help Instill Respect and Preservation for Garden Wildlife, Inc.) was passionate about Alpine’s wildlife habitat, and we still celebrate this great accomplishment, 20 years later with great programs and organizations here in Alpine.
The Alpine Garden Club led by Hilde Hinchcliffe, is holding their Waterwise and Butterflies Festival this weekend on May 4, 2019 at the Christ the King Episcopal Church. This festival is Alpine Garden Club’s major fundraising event for the year. This is also a favorite community plant sale. The proceeds go to fund the community gardens and projects in Alpine. They are planning on doing a butterfly release at Barons Market on Tavern Road at Alpine Creek Town Center.
Also on May 4th, you can celebrate Alpine’s outdoors by joining Jon Green at the “Let’s Talk about a Park: Guided Fence line Hike at Wrights Field. Do you Have questions about the new SD County Park coming to Alpine? Want to know how it will affect BCLT-owned lands at Wright's Field? Join the interested people of Alpine on May 4th for a guided hike and Q&A with BCLT land manager for Wright's Field, Jon Green. We'll be walking the property boundary that BCLT will share with the new County Park, and we'll be available to hear your ideas and answer some questions. This walk will also be a listening session for BCLT to gather community input about how a park might affect the trail user experience on our 230-acres of conservation land at Wright's Field. For this hike, we'll be meeting at the Old Ranch trailhead to Wright's Field at 2500 South Grade Road. Please wear appropriate hiking clothes and shoes. Water and sun protection are recommended. For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2698217370250391/
All of you Star Wars Fans. . .May the fourth be with you at the first ever “May the Fourth be with you” celebration at the Bert Fuller VFW Hall on May 4th, from 6pm to 9 pm. They are debuting ‘Misty and The Mobys’ who are ramping up to bring you an event that is out of this world! For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/661869667566651/
The Alpine Kiwanis are hosting their 29th Annual Vintage Alpine on Sunday, May 5! Have you been waiting to see that white event tent set up on the beautiful lawns of Summer’s Past Farms? They welcomed over 600 people last year, offering tastings from approximately 40 different wines coming from vineyards all over San Diego County. To add to this, restaurants offer tantalizing samples of their best fare for your enjoyment at this very upscale event. For more information please visit: http://www.vintagealpine.org/
If you want to celebrate Cinco De Mayo while giving to a great cause, our very own Honorary Mayor, Linda Cioffi is hosting a Cinco de Mayo Nacho and Taco Bar Fiesta at Alpine View Lodge on May 5th, at 12 noon. Your ten dollar contribution will be supporting their team goal of raising $75,000.00 for Alzheimer's San Diego and the Walk4Alz. Enjoy a fabulous menu of Mexican specialties and Margaritas and support QUEST FOR THE CURE!