Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 23)


For a complete list of events, visit the city’s newsletter at

Encinitas Library 10th anniversary celebration

The festivities on Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, include day-long activities and musical performances by the Moonlight Beach Ukulele Strummers, Hullabaloo, Lizzie Waters Experience, Peter Pupping and members of the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, and the Peter Sprague Trio. Enjoy cake, crafts, games, face painting, Fab Trailer photo booth, and special commemorative giveaways.

For more information, visit

Transcendent Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert

On March 3, at 7 p.m., Diane Mandle will lead a Transcendent Tibetan Bowl & Gong Concert at EVE Encinitas, 575 S Coast Hwy 101, followed by a reading and book signing from her new book, “Ancient Sounds for a New Age.” Nationally known Sounds True recording artist, author and educator Diane Mandle weaves patterns of rising and falling harmonics with ancient Tibetan bowls, Chiron gong and percussion to awaken, inspire and soothe your spirit. Tickets are $25 at the door. For more information, call 619-994-8151.

Foreign Film: Lumumba

LIFE San Elijo presents a free screening of this French film on Feb. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., in the student center conference room. The screening is free. For more information, email

Encinitas Guitar Orchestra Advanced Ensemble

The ensemble of 16 guitarists, organized in four parts, are among North County’s most accomplished professional and amateur classical guitarists. On Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive, they will perform Kalimba, by Jurg Kindle; A Round for the World, by Patrick Roux; Boccherini’s Introduction et Fandango; well-known Spanish piece La Vida Breve by Manuel de Falla; and Spanish Dance by Enrique Granados.

Admission is a suggested, optional $12 donation. For more information, visit

Volunteer to restore coastal habitat

This month, volunteers are needed to assist with riparian and wetland transition restoration. Hundreds of native seedlings grown in the San Elijo Nursery are going into the ground at the La Orilla habitat enhancement site in San Elijo Lagoon on Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at San Elijo Lagoon (exact location given upon registration).

For more information about this free event and to register, 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.

Konevets Men’s Quartet

St. Katherine Orthodox Mission, 2720 Loker Avenue, in Carlsbad will have the privilege of hosting the world-renowned Konevets Men’s Quartet from St. Peterburg, Russia on Feb. 24. They will sing at the Great Vesper service, which begins at 5 p.m. and then, after some refreshments, at 7 p.m., will present a concert of sacred Orthodox hymns and chants. There will be a free-will offering to help defray their travel expenses. As musical ambassadors of the 600-year-old Konevets Monastery, the Quartet directs part of their revenue to the continuous restoration of the Monastery, which suffered catastrophic damage during the Soviet era.

Meditation workshop

Doug Frankel will lead the workshop, which is ideal for those who are seeking to find inner peace and calmness through meditation, on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave.

For more information, call 760-753-4027.

Volunteer orientation

Are you a home gardener or fresh food enthusiast? Do you have a green thumb or a passion for permaculture? Learn about exciting volunteer opportunities at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road, on Feb. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. The free orientation includes an overview of open positions and a mini farm tour.

For more information, call 760-452-8149.

Concert: Music of Women Composers

Celebrating the lesser-known music of women composers of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries: Eugenie Rocherolle, Clara Schumann, Libby Larsen, and Amy Beach. Performers include Lynn Becker, Annette Inouye, Gerard Lambert, Carolyn Rosse, Fontaine Laing and Bethany Grace.

The free concert will take place Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, email

Coastal Communities Concert Band

Celebrate the band’s 35th anniversary with a concert Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Drive. Enjoy a variety of music including Incantation and Dance, French National Defile, Concert de Aranjez, Clog Dance, Journey Through New Orleans and more, with special musical guest Harry Watters, trombone.

Tickets are $15 to $20 and available at

Concert: Marina Kantor, Don’t End It On A Minor

The one-woman show on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. at Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, explores the historical and musical roots of Israel’s national anthem “Hatikva.” Kantor will perform the United States premier of her work. Ms. Kantor is a musician, pianist and a creator of musical stories. Born in Kiev, Ukraine, she studied with master pianists and composers in Kiev, Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod. Proceeds will be donated to Cindy’s College Crew Fund.

Admission is a suggested donation of $15 to $25. For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

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

Encinitas Half Marathon

The second annual Half Marathon at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas will be held March 4. The event, which kicks off in the beach’s parking lot and is presented annually by the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, will raise money to fund local ocean conservation projects and programs that benefit disabled veterans and special needs youth. There will also be an after party from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaside Bazaar. The party will feature local breweries offering free craft beer for runners and $5 beers for the community; live music and a photo booth. An expo will also be held ahead of the race on March 2 from noon to 6 p.m. and March 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. That public event, in the Moonlight Beach parking lot, will feature more than 25 sponsor booths giving away free samples of health and fitness products. Visit

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy presents Seashore Splash

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, in partnership with the Living Coast Discovery Center, presents “Seashore Splash” at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom in Del Mar on March 10 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. With the guidance of the Living Coast Discovery Center, children will learn that life is tough in the tidepools and discover some of the crazy ways tidepool animals are adapted for the rocky shores. With hands-on interaction, students will be able to touch, see, and discover what it takes to cling to a slippery home.

After the presentation, the Conservancy will lead an optional, easy, 2-mile roundtrip hike at the San Dieguito Lagoon. Generously funded by the Solana Beach Fund at the Coastal Community Foundation and SDG&E, this event is free. Space is limited to 50 people.

Directions will be provided upon registration.

North Coast Symphony performs ‘Master Impersonators’

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform “Master Impersonators” featuring solo violinist Jisun Yang, assistant concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony, on Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad. Yang will be featured on Symphonie Espagnole by Édouard Lalo, and the orchestra will perform the Italian Overture by Franz Schubert and Symphony No. 4 (Italian) by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation. Admission is $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit

Art & Wine Festival seeks artists

The La Jolla Art & Wine Festival — slated for Oct. 6 and 7 in downtown La Jolla — is accepting applications from oil painters, watercolorists, sculptors, jewelers, and ceramic, glass and mixed-media artists.

The application process differs this year since it will done through Applicants must create a profile on the site. All applications must include a $25 non-refundable application fee. Visit for additional information, including key application dates, deadlines and FAQs.

Operation Game On’s 15-Inch Cup Challenge

The 4th Annual 15-Inch Cup Challenge, benefiting Operation Game On, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, will be held Monday, March 5, from noon-3 p.m. at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club Driving Range.

The 15-Inch Cup Challenge will take place on the driving range, with four distances, ranging from 50-yards to 125-yards. Every hole-in-one wins cash. Cash prizes include: $150 at 50-yards; $250 at 75-yards; $500 at 100-yards; $1,000 at 125-yards. Event will also include a silent auction, corporate village, live music, Bloody Mary bar, craft beer, pizza, tacos, Jersey Mikes subs, and local athletes and celebrities.

Operation Game On is a nonprofit organization with a simple mission; provide golf as a form of rehabilitation for returning combat-injured troops suffering from physical and mental disabilities. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the 15-Inch Cup Challenge will go to Operation Game On.

Space is limited to 250 entrants. $150 for 20 shots per golfer. Go to: or send check to: Operation Game On, attention: Tony Perez, 3614 Paseo Vista Famosa, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

PGA Jr. League registration open

Player registration for the 2018 season of PGA Jr. League at Torrey Pines Golf Course is now open. Here, boys and girls 13 and under learn to play golf with coaching from PGA and LPGA professionals. The two-person scramble format encourages mentorship, builds confidence and promotes sportsmanship. This year, the San Diego area has 14 courses offering open enrollment. More info is available at

San Diego Film Week

Film Consortium of San Diego will continue the celebration of local films with the 2nd annual San Diego Film Week. This year, the festival is to be held at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, AMC Mission Valley, Digital Gym Cinema and the Sunset Temple during the week of March 1-11, followed by the San Diego Film Awards to be held on April 8 at Humphreys by the Bay.

The week-long event will kick off with a red carpet gala held at Sunset Temple at 3911 Kansas St in North Park on Friday, March 1.For more information, visit

‘Art of East Asia’ topic at lecture in Del Mar

On Monday, Feb. 26, Diane Chou, associate curator of Asian Art, San Diego Museum of Art, will talk about the current exhibition “Art of East Asia.” It animates the philosophical and creative traditions that inspired Asian luminaries and everyday people throughout China, Japan and Korea. The lecture will be held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th and Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-7636.

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival

The Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival is making its return to the San Diego waterfront on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. Attracting hundreds of applicants from around the world, the free festival will welcome nine of the best street performers for an entertainment-filled weekend.

The event runs from noon to 6 p.m. both days, with a special Buskers After Dark performance on Saturday, March 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. featuring a DJ, food and beer specials and busker acts best suited for those over 18 (i.e. lots of adult humor, beer specials and insane fire tricks). Visit

Roger Anderson Chorale to perform ‘A View of Paradise’

The Roger Anderson Chorale will perform its “A View of Paradise” concert on March 3 and 4.

An eclectic variety of music will be performed including African-American Spirituals, contemporary composers, modern classical and world beat. The chorale appears with a variety of performance artists including modern dance, visual media and percussionists. They will perform on March 3 at 7 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, and March 4 at 4 p.m. at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church, 17010 Pomerado Road in San Diego.

Ticket prices range from $20 to $25 and are available at or at the door.

For more information, visit

Spring Home/Garden Show, Gem Fair and Koi Show

At the Del Mar Fairgrounds ( 33rd Annual Spring Home/Garden Show, March 2-4:; Gem Faire, March 2-4: ; Koi Show, March 3-4:

Puccini’s ‘Turandot’

San Diego Opera’s Main Stage Season continues with Puccini’s “Turandot.” Performed in Italian with English translations above the stage, Turandot was last performed by San Diego Opera in 2011 and tells the story of Princess Turandot and her three riddles one must answer to win her heart. See it 7 p.m. Feb. 24, 27 and March 2; and 2 p.m. March 4. Civic Theatre, 1100 3rd Ave., downtown San Diego. Tickets from $48. (619) 533-7000.

‘Speaking of Dying’

The Hemlock Society of San Diego presents a video and discussion: “Speaking of Dying: Living Deeply, Dying Well,” a beautiful, educational and informative 30-minute documentary featuring people willing to talk about dying. Followed by a discussion with Mitsuo Tomita, MD, retired family-practice doctor, Kaiser, and a board member of the Hemlock Society of San Diego. And Lynne Calkins, CRNP, nurse practitioner, volunteer counselor for Compassion and Choices.

Sunday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m. La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. La Jolla

Free. refreshments. For information, call 619-233-4418 or visit