Free Soccer Training with Pros, Become a Citizen Deputy & More

There's a lot going on this week in San Clemente.

Kids practice soccer with the pros from French Soccer Institute of San Clemente in July. Patch photo credit: Adam Townsend.
Kids practice soccer with the pros from French Soccer Institute of San Clemente in July. Patch photo credit: Adam Townsend.

1. Deputy up! The Orange County Sheriff’s Department and the city of San Clemente would like to invite you to apply for attendance in the second annual 2014 San Clemente Police Services Citizen Academy (Class No. 2). The Citizen Academy will meet for 12 consecutive weeks commencing on Monday evening Feb. 24. Classes meet from 6-9:30 p.m. (field trips are 6-10 p.m.). A graduation ceremony & dinner will be hosted on Monday May 19. 

This program was developed to provide Citizen Academy participants with the opportunity to learn firsthand how the Orange County Sheriff’s Department operates as an organization in their partnership with the city of San Clemente.  During this 12 week academy, participants will meet one night per week in a casual and comfortable environment to take part in classes that consist of lecture, discussions, and demonstrations.  Participants are encouraged to take part in discussions, ask questions, and express concerns about pertinent issues.  Instructors are Sheriff’s Department professionals drawn from all levels of the department.     

Applications may be obtained:

2. Wanna play soccer with the pros? Soccer-playing kids, ages U7-U12, are invited to bring their gear Monday to practice with some international pros. Sponsored by the French Soccer Institute, the event is from 3:45-5:15 p.m. at Liberty Park, 390 Calle Saluda. Get tips from Jean Gallice, a trainer in the French Football Federation, and Daniel Jeandupeux, national head coach of the Swiss National Team

3. Never forget: Monday is designated by the United Nations as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in 1945 and honors the victims of the Nazi era. 

4. La, la, la, la: Dr. Stephen Sturk and the San Clemente Choral Society are looking for new members who can carry a tune and love to sing! Weekly rehearsals for the May 3 concert will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, at St. Andrew’s by the Sea Church, 2001 Calle Frontera. For more information, please see our website.

5. Get to (net)work: The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Beach Garden Cafe.

6. Eat pizza, raise money: Clarence Lobo Elementary YMCA is having a fundraiser at Selma's Chicago Pizzeria, 218 Avenida Del Mar on Thursday. Contact Stacey at (949) 369-9121 orskohler@ymcaoc.org for more details.

7. Eat pizza, then catch a show: Bernice Ayer Middle School advanced musical theater students will present Fairytale Theater: A Princess with No Name 7 p.m. Thursday in the MPR. Cost is free. 

8. Attention husbands, boyfriends and significant others: Valentine’s Day is just three weeks away. Now is a good time to think about gifts and make restaurant reservations. Don’t say you weren’t told!

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