The entire Chula Vista Bayfront hosts a Community Celebration — Exploring the History of Transportation: Past, Present & Future.
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On Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, Chula Vistans will pull together as a community to commemorate its 100 year history through a volunteer-powered event open to the public showcasing the Chula Vista Bayfront. This free event is part of the year-long Centennial Celebrations.
In collaboration with the San Diego Unified Port District, the Big Bay, the Maritime Museum of San Diego, Chefs de Cuisine Association, and Arts Month Chula Vista, this free event will span from the southern “J” Street Bayfront Park, along Marina Parkway waterfront to the northern Bayview park bringing a fun-filled weekend to the community.
Residents and visitors, families and friends are invited to city’s 100th Anniversary
The City of Chula Vista, in partnership with the United States Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista (OTC), announces the city’s Centennial Celebration will be hosted on the scenic OTC campus on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Admission to the event, commemorating Chula Vista’s 100th anniversary, is free and open to the public. Residents and visitors are encouraged to check out ChulaVista100.com and “friend” the Centennial Facebook page to receive the latest updates.
Originally known as the Lemon Capital of the World for the city’s origins in citriculture, a touch of history and a twist of lemon are the ideal ingredients for the Chula Vista Centennial Celebration. The Centennial Celebration will pay tribute to the city’s roots by featuring a Lemon Zest Tasting where attendees will savor zesty dishes and desserts from local restaurants, wineries and breweries as they serve up samplings that include one key component – lemon.
Chula Vista’s Centennial Celebration would not be complete without music and live entertainment. Attendees will enjoy a variety of artists and music on two stages and cool off in the Craft Brew & Cocktail Garden.
Families and friends can also look forward to a 2012 London Summer Olympic preview, a historic car show and the chance to wander along the Olympic Trail to learn about Chula Vista’s history of the city, while shopping for unique keepsakes from arts and crafts vendors. More details will be announced as the citywide celebration gets closer.
The black and white photo you see rotating through the screen tonight is of the Chula Vista City Band, taken in 1911, on the steps of the Herman Hotel. The Chula Vista City Band played for many civic events during the first decade. By 1928, the band had 34 members with James Seebold as conductor. They were paid $50 per month by City Council for weekly concerts. A fan of the Chula Vista City Band was quoted as saying, "It was a good band, the only one in town, and it really packed the people in.”
In honor of the talented musicians of our city’s past and the performers of today, Chula Vista High School’s new performing arts center is set to come alive on March 7 and 8 with the sights and sounds of local musicians and performers as we kick off the centennial with the Chula Vista Centennial Celebration Concert: 10 Decades of Memories, Moments and Milestones.
As we celebrate our centennial year, Chula Vistans can make time to look back at the past, share the present of 2011, and envision our next 100 years. Both individuals and groups can help build for our future now by volunteering our time for 100 minutes in the centennial year of 2011.
Make a personal commitment to give 100 minutes of community service to Chula Vista and to those who live and work here. Each of us knows someone or someplace in Chula Vista that could benefit from a little extra help – your time as a volunteer can go a long way to make a difference.
100 minutes is just over an hour-and-a-half. Teaming up with your friends, family, congregation, or service organization through volunteering can have an impressive impact by cleaning up neighborhoods, removing graffiti, serving a meal, reading to a child, and hundreds of other ways to help organizations and individuals in need.
Chula Vista is a great place to live. We can make it better by making gifts of our time and talents. Say, “I Love Chula Vista” and pledge to give 100 Minutes of Service to our community during our 100th birthday year.