Chalk it up - the Rancho Bernardo Community Council's 8th Annual "Chalk It Up!' sidewalk chalk art event, Saturday, May 5, 8 am - 3 pm. This event will be bigger and better than the first seven years!

What is the 'Chalk It Up!' event? It's a free, family fun event where people of all ages (young and young at heart) have an opportunity to display their artistic skills with chalk on the sidewalks at the Rancho Bernardo community park. The Rancho Bernardo Community Council supplies a bucket filled with chalk to each participant. The individuals may take as long as they deem necessary to express their artistic abilities. When they are done, they bring the bucket of chalk back to the registration table in exchange for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich coupon.

Judging will take place at the end of the event and prizes will be awarded for first through third place in each age category (pre-school, elementary, middle, high schools, adult as well as senior categories), as well as a prize for the overall winner. Prizes range from $10 to $50 in gift certificates, all generously donated by local businesses such as Albertsons, Painting With A Twist, Seacrest Village,Sombrero Mexican Food,The Kebab Shop,The Baked Bear, Flippin' Pizza, The Broken Yoke, and more. Bottled water and cookies will also be available at the event. We are adding a very special raffle opportunity this year - tickets for an art experience at Painting With A Twist! Tickets are valued at $35 each. See link for details: