1. The excitement is back… The most popular equestrian competition in the West Coast is coming April 18 through May 5 to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The Del Mar National Horse Show brings Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper competitions and each week of competition feature its own signature Saturday Night Event.


2. The difference between a graduate and a dropout could be you. Pledge now to help United Way of San Diego cut the dropout rate in half by becoming a volunteer reader, tutor, or mentor! April recognize those who give themselves to help others in National Take Volunteer Month. Take the volunteer challenge and help make a difference.


3. On April 21 through 28, the Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race is calling all sailing enthusiasts. Known as the world’s largest international yacht race, racers journey on a 125-mile overnight race that provides the perfect mix of fun and adventure on the Baja coast. Whether you are a first-time racer or an experienced pro, this one is for you.


4. By the year 2025, nearly one-quarter of the nation’s college-age population will be Latino, but not enough are earning college and university degrees. To ensure tomorrow’s workforce and civic leadership, Excelencia in Education is now accepting nominations of programs and departments at the forefront of increasing academic opportunities for Latino students. This is made possible thanks to Southwest Airlines so go out there and nominate.