Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 9)


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Puppy Love event at Seaside Bazaar

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Seaside Bazaar in Encinitas is hosting a pet adoption event Sunday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., with dogs of all shapes sizes and ages. Visit with animal behaviorists, try some doggy massage, get a pet photo of your pooch, shop for cool pet products and enjoy fun activities for the kids.

Come find your new four-legged-love. Downtown Encinitas next to the La Paloma Theater (459 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas). Inquiries: 760-753-1611

Open Mic Night

Every Tuesday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Univ Studio Encinitas, 1057 South Coast Highway 101, hosts a free open mic night for all ages.

Hosted by local singer/songwriter Kennady Tracy, each slot is 10 minutes or the duration of two songs. For more information, visit

Winter Garden Party

Enjoy fun and games based on the new “Peter Rabbit” film, and learn how to prepare healthy snacks, on Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave.

For more information, call 760-753-4027.

Foreign Film ‘Cache’

“Cache,” French film with English subtitles will be presented on the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue, in the student conference room on Feb. 9 from 1 to 3 p.m. Daniel Auteuil, Juliette Binoche and Maurice Benichou star in this mystery thriller about a married couple who are terrorized by a series of surveillance videotapes left on their front porch.

For more information about this free screening, email

‘Challenges and success of refugees’ topic at AAUW meeting

The American Association of University Women, Del Mar/Leucadia Branch, as part of its series highlighting important issues in San Diego County, is sponsoring Elaine McLevie of the Episcopal Refugee Network and Donna Duvin, Executive Director of the International Rescue Committee, who will share their stories of the challenges and success of refugees in our community.

Plan to “Be at the Table” for this very timely topic on Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Members, friends and the public are welcome at the free branch meetings.

Friends of the Cardiff Library Book Nook Sale

The Friends of the Cardiff by the Sea Library will hold a one-day $3 per bag book sale on Feb. 10 at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, at 2081 Newcastle Avenue, in Cardiff.

The sale will commence at 9:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. Shoppers can fill a paper grocery bag with books from select tables for only $3, or purchase individual books for only 25 cents each.

For more information, visit the Friends website,, or call 760-635-1000. All proceeds go to support the library and its programs.

2018 Encinitas Business Expo

Experience the business diversity of Encinitas, see amazing businesses, learn about new offers, products and services, and network with the exhibitors on Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Hear experts on social media, brain training for business success, and improving your business voice and presentations.

The Hutchins Consort

Enjoy a free family concert with a little something for everybody as the Hutchins Consort makes a large music salad for disparate places and times on Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

For more information, visit

Families Make History: Heart Sculptures

Every Saturday and Sunday in February from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, decorate papier mâché hearts for Valentine’s Day. Using an array of materials such as paint, fabric, bling, and of course, your imagination, you will create a beautiful heart sculpture to adorn your home or to give to a special someone. On February 10, get a sneak peek at the “Hearts Festival” planned for next year.

For more information, call 760-632-9711.

Off Track Gallery artist reception

Enjoy refreshments at the reception honoring Guild artist Jeffrey R. Brosbe (photography) on Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101. All artwork in the gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day.

For more information, call 760-942-3636.

Family Day on the Farm

Enjoy a family-friendly morning of activities that can include seeding, transplanting, composting, harvesting and more on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Make sure to wear layers and bring sun hats, sunscreen and water. The cost of admission is $15.

For more information, visit

Public Farm Tour

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the production methods and the innovative technology used at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road, on Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is $10.

For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Darkest Hour; Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Lady Bird; and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. For show times, call 760-436-7469.

Parent Education Night:’Understanding Childhood Anxiety’

Rancho Encinitas Academy is hosting a parent education night Feb. 21, from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., on the topic of childhood anxiety. REA alumni Dr. Jodi Abramowitz returns to her middle school alma mater to talk to parents about how to identify and manage anxiety, which affects approximately 31 percent of adolescents and 1 in 8 children in the United States. The presentation aims to increase participants’ understanding of anxiety, its maintenance, and how to best intervene. Abramowitz will be joined by her associate therapist, Melissa Brody, AMFT, who will share insights about anxiety in the context of the family system.

This free event is open to the public on Rancho Encinitas Academy campus located at 910 Encinitas Blvd. just east of the I-5 off the Encinitas Blvd exit.

Volunteer at San Diego Botanic Garden

If you’re interested in volunteering at San Diego Botanic Garden, you’ll be in good hands. The Botanic Garden has a dedicated and excited team of volunteers who have extensive knowledge and a passion for their Garden. Come find out more at the next orientation on Feb. 9. Your unique skills and interest have a place in our Garden! Info at:

Friday, Feb. 9, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. San Diego Botanic Garden, Ecke Building. Paperwork and background check ($17) may be completed and orientation.

5K Paw Walk in the Garden

Once a year, San Diego Botanic Garden opens the gate to its furry friends and their families for the 5K Paw Walk in the Garden to be held Saturday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. This year the event will be staged at San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 400 Quail Gardens Drive, with the walk commencing through the Garden through a side entrance to Hamilton Children’s Garden.

Info:; 760-436-3036.

CCC Band Concert

North County’s Coastal Communities Concert Band will celebrate its 35th anniversary at a special concert at 2 p.m., Feb. 25 at the Carlsbad Community Church, featuring renowned jazz trombonist Harry Watters as guest soloist.

Watters also was featured - to great acclaim - at the band’s 27th Anniversary Concert in 2010. He formerly performed regularly on New Orleans’ Bourbon Street, and for four years, toured and recorded with the Dukes of Dixieland. He has performed nationally and internationally with well-known musicians such as Doc Severinsen, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Erich Kunzel, and Lou Rawls. Advance tickets for the concert can be purchased on the band’s website, or by calling 760-436-6137.

‘Understanding Narcissism’ workshop

On Sunday, Feb. 11, from 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen will present “Understanding Narcissism & What to Do About It,” an interactive mini-workshop for those who think they might be in a relationship with a narcissist, are a narcissist, or wonder if they are -- and wonder what to do about it. Led by Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, Intuitive & Transformational Counselor, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner. Love offerings welcomed. Encinitas. Space limited. RSVP at (760) 753-0733 for address.

Auditions to be held for ‘Little Women’

The Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe will hold auditions for its upcoming production of “Little Women” Sunday, Feb. 18, 1-3 p.m., and Monday, Feb.19, 5-7 p.m. Roles for: Girls and women ages 12 through 80, men ages 18-80. Performances will be: Friday through Sunday, April 27, 28 and 29. For more details visit

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

The Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is returning to the Del Mar Fairgrounds (Wyland Center) Feb. 10-11. The event features an array of exhibitors, delicious food, and free educational classes by leading wellness professionals. Attendees can sample hundreds of gluten-free products and meet their favorite brands. Visit

San Diego Symphony world premiere

San Diego Symphony presents the world premiere of Adam Schoenberg’s “Orchard in Fog for Violin and Orchestra” during the Jacobs Masterworks concert Preludes and Premiere, 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at Symphony Hall, 750 B St., downtown San Diego. Schoenberg, who was inspired in part by a photograph by Massachusetts graphic artist Adam Laipson, wrote this piece specifically for violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who will perform the work. Tickets from $20. (619) 235-0804.

‘This Random World’ coming to North Coast Rep

North Coast Rep explores the accidental nature of life in the West Coast premiere of “This Random World” by Steven Dietz at the North Coast Rep Feb. 21-March 18.

Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, “This Random World” follows a series of intersecting lives: A mother determined to maintain her independence, a daughter longing for adventure, two sisters seeking common ground, and an internet prank gone awry. Warmly humorous and lyrically bittersweet, this play by Steven Dietz investigates what it is to love, to lose, and be touched by the serendipity of life. It’s an evening of theatre that is certain to provoke sweet memories and perhaps some unrecognized yearnings.

Call 858-481-1055 or visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Ste.D, Solana Beach, 92075

The Romeros to perform concert in Solana Beach

The Romeros are known to millions as one of history’s great musical families, “The Royal Family of the Guitar.” The Romeros will make a rare in concert performance benefiting the retirement fund for the Congregation of Jesus and Mary, a group of Catholic priests, who have provided charity work across the U.S. for over 180 years, Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., at St. James Catholic Church, 625 South Nardo Avenue, Solana Beach.

Tickets: ($70 adults/$30 children 15 and under): Maria McEneany 858-442-6047 or Debbie Derderian 858-755-2545 (112) or purchase online at: