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July 22, 2016 (Alpine) - If you're looking for something fun for the family to do in Alpine, these events should satisfy everyone!

Children's Nature Retreat Opening Soon

The Children's Nature Retreat, located at 5178 Japatul Spur, welcomes visitors of all ages.  This magical and serene ranch-style retreat, with its 20 acres of terrain, is a safe haven to over 70 domesticated livestock from around the world.  The retreat is designed to help children develop a sense of wonder for nature and its inhabitants through unstructured exploration and learning.  Fun and educational interactive enrichment presentations are made available to everyone so that they may learn more about nature, the animals and sustainable farming.  For more information, visit

Garden in a Dish at Alpine Library

Tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. at the Alpine Library (1752 Alpine Blvd.), create a beautiful mini-garden using succulents, pebbles and miniature landscape elements.  This easy-to-make, easy-care garden will add to the beauty of your home or office.  Seats are limited, so please register with library staff.

Spring @ Sunset:  an Exclusive Event to Benefit Animals at Lions, Tigers and Bears

Spring @ Sunset, an exclusive event to benefit animals, will be held at Lions, Tigers and Bears (24402 Martin Way) tomorrow night from 5-9 p.m.  Donations are $135 per person and $250 per couple (must RSVP in advance).  Wine and beer tastings will be provided by Hacienda de las Rosas and Green Flash.  Globally inspired hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Chef Drew.  Decadent chocolate pairings will be provided by GB Treats.  To purchase tickets, go to or call (619) 658 - 8078. 

School Drive Continuing Through August 31st

Alpine schools are in need of pencils, paper, folders and crayons.  Cash donations are also accepted.  Please bring your donations to Stax Up Storage at 856 Tavern Road.

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