THIS WEEK in Scripps Ranch
Hello Scripps Ranch,
We are in the week of April 19-25, 2020. Here is a little about this week:
This is National Library Week, National Crime Victim’s Rights Week and National Work Zone Awareness Week.
Sunday, April 19 is National Amaretto Day, National Garlic Day and National Hanging Out Day.
Monday, April 20 is National Cheddar Fries Day, National Lima Bean Respect Day, National Look Alike Day and National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day.
Tuesday, April 21 is National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day, National Kindergarten Day, National Yellow Bat Day, and National Library Workers Day.
Wednesday, April 22 is National Earth Day, National Girl Scout Leader’s Day, National Jelly Bean Day and National Bookmobile Day.
Thursday, April 23 is National Cherry Cheesecake Day, National Lost Dogs Awareness Day, National Picnic Day, National Take a Chance Day, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day, National Poem In Your Pocket Day and National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day (which might be easy this year for obvious reasons).
Friday, April 24 is National Pigs in a Blanket Day, National Teach Children To Save Day, National Arbor Day and National Hairball Awareness Day.
Saturday, April 25 is National Hug a Plumber Day, National Telephone Day, National Zucchini Bread Day and National Sense of Smell Day.
92131 cases steady
The cases of COVID-19 cases in the Scripps Ranch 92131 ZIP Code remain at 10 as of April 18, according to the County of San Diego. But Mira Mesa went up to 42 confirmed cases, up from 39 on Friday, and Poway now has 21 cases. The County reports the cases, broken down by residence listed for each patient.
The RAM project
The San Diego Art Institute (SDAI) has a mandate to help advance regional arts and artists. While setting up an online Regional Artists Market (RAM) has long been on its list of “to do’s,” that plan is propelled forward because during COVID-19 because most artists have scarce outlets for their work.
SDAI is starting small and, for now, will focus entirely on functional items created by regional artists for this moment we are living in. RAM will feature face masks, cards, blankets and other items meant to comfort and inspire.
SDAI’s beta version of RAM will launch within the next week. We’ll follow-up with a link.
SD Zoo Global partners with Earth Day Network
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, San Diego Zoo Global is launching a Virtual Earth Day Celebration, where online visitors can participate in fun activities and gain access to educational resources, all while learning ways to better co-exist with nature. Earth Day is celebrated globally on April 22.
To expand global awareness of Earth Day, San Diego Zoo Global is partnering with the Earth Day Network, the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement. On Earth Day, April 22, online visitors are invited to participate in the Earth Day Network’s EARTHRISE, a global digital mobilization designed to drive actions big and small, giving diverse voices a platform and demanding bold action for people and the planet. Over 24 hours, EARTHRISE will fill the digital landscape with global conversations, calls to action, performances, video teach-ins and more.
At 11:30 a.m. PDT April 22, San Diego Zoo Global ambassador Rick Schwartz will participate in EARTHRISE, introducing the dedicated team of researchers and wildlife care specialists at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. Online viewers can learn about the importance of conserving species and find out more about San Diego Zoo Global’s efforts to save the northern white rhino from the brink of extinction. Visit EarthDay.org.
Immediately after the EARTHRISE online broadcast, at noon PDT, check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Facebook Live feed to ask questions and learn more from the researchers and wildlife care specialists at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. Visit Facebook.com/SDZSafariPark.
During the Zoo’s Virtual Earth Day Celebration April 13-22, visitors to SanDiegoZoo.org can discover more about the Earth’s diverse wildlife species through livestreaming cams, videos, activities and more.