Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (June 1)

‘The Birds’ at SDA

San Dieguito Academy presents a modern take on the Greek comedy, “The Birds” on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at 7 p.m. in the school’s Liggett Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. For tickets and more information, visit

Free Green Living Tour

Walk through some easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more with practical solutions you can incorporate into your life and home starting now! On this tour on June 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, 137 North El Camino Real, you’ll see sustainability in action as you explore our worm bins, greywater systems, innovative compost projects, tool lending library, water-wise garden, and more. Space is limited. For more information, visit

Volunteer at the Zero Waste Fair

The Solana Center will be teaching fair-goers about composting and reducing waste on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at EUSD Farm Lab, 440 Quail Gardens Road. Help educators engage visitors with sustainability education and get the community on board with composting. For more information, visit

‘Femininity and Coming of Age’ art show

Vanessa Machin, a senior at San Dieguito Academy, will showcase “Femininity and Coming of Age” on June 3 from noon to 8 p.m. at Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Boulevard. The art show features works by emerging female artists speaking on their personal experiences growing up.

Olivenhain Historical Presentation

Historian Richard Bumann will lead a discussion on the history of Olivenhain on June 6 at 7 p.m. at Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Topics will include the early formation of Olivenhain colony, the farming era and residential growth of the area. Many historic slides will accompany the discussion. For more information, visit

Encinitas Library book sale

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a book sale Saturday, June 2. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CDs for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public and opens at 9 a.m. for members at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit

North Coast Symphony

From Russia with Love. This concert on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Shostakovich, with pianist Elan McMahan, Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Tchaikovsky’s March Slav, and music by Prokofiev, Gliere, and Borodin. Daniel Swem will conduct. For more information, visit

Families Make History

The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, presents arts, crafts and music making every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

Fire Awareness Family Discovery Day

Enjoy hands-on activities and crafts in new monthly summer themes, beginning with meeting local firefighters and learning about fire safety awareness on June 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. For more information, visit

Open Mic

The Heritage Ranch presents an acoustic open mic on June 3 from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

First Sunday Music Series: Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind

Take a musical journey with lush harmonies, mystical melodies, and global rhythms on June 3 at 2 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The band’s music, performed on flutes, saxophones, keyboard, and percussion, is eloquent, earthy, and multidimensional, combining jazz, Latin, Asian, R&B, and many different styles from around the globe. For more information, visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Isle of Dogs, The Rider and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10 (cash only). 471 Coast Highway 101. For more information and showtimes, visit

Songs for Social Justice

Songs for Social Justice will be held June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut St., Carlsbad 92008. The lineup of artists this year includes songstress Peggy Watson, klezmer diva Elizabeth Schwartz, Song Search alumnus Joey Pearson, local poet/musician/activist Darius Degher, and popular Americana band Gemini Junction. $18 ($15 members) Visit Last year $1,500 was raised for good works performed by Pilgrim Church, including hunger alleviation, families in need, and homeless sheltering.

Blood Drive

A mobile blood drive will be held June 12 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, 200 Saxony Road, in Encinitas. Donors must be 17 or older and at least 114 pounds and in good health. It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented upon signing up to donate. For more information and to schedule an appointment, visit

Mosaic Bird Class

Learn how to cut glass (that looks like feathers!) and make a beautiful mosaic bird for your home in this fun, hands-on class on June 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit

NLP Solutions for Relationship Challenges

Sunday, June 3, at 3-4:30 p.m. Join Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner/Counselor, at this interactive workshop where you’ll find out about the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) approach to your relationship challenges. You’ll receive an NLP perspective on what is causing your relationships to not work well and how it can be turned around. You are invited to bring in your relationship challenges; At Dr. Cohen’s home office in Encinitas; limited space-RSVP: (760) 753-0733 for address. $10-$20 suggested donation.

Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club meeting

The Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, June 2, from 12.30 to 2.30 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library, Gowland Room. The featured speaker will be John Mattes, an investigative journalist who has won five Emmys and other awards for exposing fraud and corruption in government. He will speak on “How Russian Bots Influenced the 2016 General Election.” There will also be local candidate introductions and refreshments served.

San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair opens June 1 at 4 p.m. and runs through July 4, except for Mondays and Tuesdays in June. This year’s theme is “How Sweet It Is.” The event features great food, music, rides, activities and more. For more information, visit

Amanda Post Track Meet

The fourth annual Amanda Post Track Meet for third through eighth grade students will be held Saturday, June 9, at La Costa Canyon High School track. Check-in is at 8 a.m,. and the event runs 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The meet is presented by the Amanda Post Foundation and the La Costa Canyon High School Foundation. All boys and girls in third through eighth grades are welcome to enter. No prior running experience necessary. Come out and join the fun. Race to win first, second, or third place ribbons. Register at — there is a modest entry fee of $5 per event.

Registration closes Monday, June 4, at 5 p.m. No late registrations will be accepted.

‘Rock & Dine Under the Stars’ with former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder

“Rock & Dine Under The Stars” at Humphreys Concerts by the bay with an exclusive, private concert by Don Felder, former lead guitarist of the Eagles, to support programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus. The event will take place on June 24 beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails and dinner, followed by the concert and a decadent dessert reception.

Tickets and more information at

San Diego Festival of the Arts

The 2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts ( will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists June 9 and 10 at downtown San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park.

Beyond the incredible selection of art on display during this juried competition available for purchase, guests will once again enjoy live music and entertainment both days, a craft beer and wine garden, a selection of outdoor games and cuisine from San Diego’s top restaurants.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Location: County Administration Center, Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego CA 92101. Tickets available at:

Sea to Shining Sea Yoga & Music Festival

Connected Warriors has announced the launch of its first annual Sea to Shining Sea Yoga and Music Festival. The event will kick off the summer season on June 9 on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego and will conclude Sept. 15 on the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex in New York City.

The yoga and music festival will include a meditation, live music by Dave Kemp of DTO and Buddha Music Group, and 60 minutes of yoga for all ages and skill levels, from Connected Warriors founder and yoga therapist Judy Weaver, and local yoga celebrities from Core Power Yoga. Over 1,000 people are estimated to be in attendance. Registration and information is available online at

To learn more about Connected Warriors visit

National Trails Day with REI

June 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. National Trails Day is American Hiking Society’s signature trail-awareness program that inspires people of all ages to discover, engage, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities and trail-work projects. Join REI as it teams up with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Hike San Diego to help remove invasive plants and other needed habitat restoration activities along one of the Coast to Crest Trail segments at the River Path Del Mar.

All ages welcome. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided. To register: