Encinitas events this week (Aug. 17)


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

The Pettybreakers

Hear the nation’s premier “Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers” tribute act on Aug. 19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street. Based out of Southern California, this band accurately recreates the sights, sounds and concert experience of a Tom Petty performance. Rock out on the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach. Bring blankets and beach chairs. No dogs, glass or alcohol. For more information, visit

Lux Summer Camp Art Show

Art from every camper will be professionally installed in the Lux Art Institute’s beautiful gallery space on Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1550 South El Camino Real. Entertainment provided by School of Rock and other community organizations. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. For more infomration, visit

Afternoon Cinema Club: Spotlight on India

Join the Encinitas Library for an Indian cooking demonstration and discussion of the health benefits of spices, followed by a screening of the 2010 Academy Award-winning movie Slumdog Millionaire (rated R) on Aug. 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 540 Cornish Drive. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Artist Reception: Sidney Wildesmith

Sidney Wildesmith presents a reception for “Wonderlust,” an oil and acrylic painting show, on Aug. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. The artwork is a visual tribute of the serene and majestic nature on earth, as seen through the eyes of a naturalist who has been an artist-in-residence in seven national parks. Meet the artist and enjoy live music and refreshments. Exhibit runs through Sept. 17. For more information, visit

LeucadiART Walk

The 14th Annual LeucadiART Walk will be held Sunday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at N. Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia (Encinitas,92024).

Expect 101 unique fine artists on display, high quality musical acts, the expansion of the Scripps Encinitas Children’s Art Pavilion with Encinitas Friends of the Arts and Not Nothing Projects, a craft beer garden featuring Lost Abbey brews, and free open air trolley rides throughout the day.

For more information, contact the Leucadia 101 Main Street office at (760) 436-2320, write to or visit

Candidate meet & greets

Meet Encinitas candidates for mayor and city council at Glen Park, 2149 Orinda Drive, on Saturday, Aug. 25 between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Catherine Blakespear, incumbent candidate for mayor; Jody Hubbard candidate for District 3; and Joe Mosca, incumbent candidate for District 4 will share their perspective and plans for the future of Encinitas. This event is sponsored by the Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by emailing

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: RGB, Three Identical Strangers, Hereditary and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10. For more information and show times, visit

YMCA Adventure Clubs Opening Day

The Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA in Encinitas is having an Adventure Clubs Opening Day on Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your family and friends to this free family event filled with fun and interactive activities -- including arts & crafts, rock climbing, bouncy course, and much more. This is a great opportunity to get to know other parents, register for the season and bring a friend to join the fun. Address: 200 Saxony Road, Encinitas;, (760) 942-9622

Gala in the Garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden’s (SDBG) 19th annual Gala in the Garden will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5-11 p.m. This year’s theme is “Inspiring the Nature within Us.”vJulian Duval, president/CEO of San Diego Botanic Garden, will be honored with this year’s Paul Ecke, Jr. Award. Duval was selected in recognition of his horticultural contributions through his service in leading the Garden over the past 24 years. Duval will be heading into his well-earned retirement in January 2019.vFor more information, visit

Full-moon hike

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is hosting a full-moon hike on the Dust Devil Nature Trail at the San Dieguito Lagoon, Del Mar. This 1.7-mile loop trail is easy, short and flat. Dogs are welcome on leash. August 26, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Register at and see driving directions. Questions? 858-755-6956;;

Coastal Communities Concert Band event

Sunday, Aug. 19 at 2 p.m., the award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band invites all to its “Dancin’ the Night Away” concert at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street. Led by conductor Tom Cole, the group will showcase many genres of symphonic music with a dance theme: Italian polka, pasodoble with La Calesera, swing with Swing’s the Thing, and Van Morrison’s jazz composition Moondance, among others. Fan favorite Michael Ruhl will be guest vocalist. Tickets are $20 adult/$15 senior/and free for students. They may be purchased by phoning (706) 436-6137 or online at

Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational

On Sunday, Aug. 19, over 500 surfers, scientists and cancer survivors will unite for the 25th annual Luau and Legends of Surfing Invitational, a beachside fundraiser that supports cancer research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. Festivities kick off at 7 a.m., at the beach near Scripps Pier in La Jolla, where teams of four are paired with a surfing legend for a friendly competition. The Luau follows at 11 a.m. with musical entertainment by Gary Hoey, tropical buffet; and auctions featuring surf-inspired artwork, unique surfboards and vacation packages. For more details, call (858) 822-6623 or visit

Race Club concerts

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Race Club’s summer season presents concerts after the last race of the day every Friday and almost every Saturday night in the seaside concert area at the west end of the grandstand. See Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats (“SOB”) Friday, Aug. 17 at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Free with track admission. (858) 755-1141.

Clear the Shelters

NBC 7/KNSD & TELEMUNDO 20/KUAN announces the return of its popular pet adoption drive Clear the Shelters. Launching in August and culminating with Clear the Shelters day on Saturday, Aug.18, the station’s fourth annual Clear the Shelters pet adoption initiative will include the participation of more than 10 local animal shelters and rescues from San Diego County. On Aug. 18, participating animal shelters and rescues will offer a waived pet adoption fee to help families adopt a new pet. For more information on local locations visit  or

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Scripps Health lectures

Scripps Health will hold a series of free lectures in August that the public is invited to attend at locations in La Jolla and Carlsbad. Seating is limited. To register call 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777), between 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Bariatric Surgery Seminar: Monday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Schaetzel Center, Great Hall, 9888 Genesee Ave., La Jolla. Join a Scripps Clinic bariatric surgeon for a seminar explaining what bariatric surgery is, the different weight-loss procedures available and who is a candidate for weight-loss surgery.

Medicare Made Easy: Saturday, August 25, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn Carlsbad Beach, 6450 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad. For more information, visit

Encinitas mobile blood drive

The City of Encinitas, in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, will hold a mobile blood drive Thursday, Aug. 23 from 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. at 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas 92024, parking lot. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit