92024-based nonprofit Rollin’ from the Heart has recently expanded its outreach to neighboring communities by launching four new after school skating programs with Vista Juvenile Court and Community Schools, San Pasqual Academy, Pro Kids Oceanside, and North County Lifeline, for a total of seven locations now offering programming throughout San Diego County.

Rollin’ from the Heart was named after Ian “Poods” Barry, a local Encinitan who passed away unexpectedly in 2012, as a way to honor his active and adventurous spirit. The foundation provides disadvantaged and at-risk youth the opportunity to participate in activities like skateboarding, surfing, and camping in an effort to promote a more active lifestyle and encourage positive choices.

On Nov. 8, Rollin’ from the Heart will host An Evening of Art and Music, a free family-friendly event with local art displays, live music, a raffle, and more at the Encinitas Community Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Stay up-to-date at www.rollinfromtheheart.org.