Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 9)


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North Coast Symphony Orchestra

Directed by Daniel Swem, the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

The concert will feature holiday selections like “Tintinabulations,” “A Christmas Festival,” “The Bells of Cristmas,” “Fantasia on Greensleeves” and much more.

Tables will be available for picnicking, and tickets are available at the door for $10 (general), $8 (seniors/students/military) and a $25 family max.

For more information visit

This Week at Art Lounge on 101

Indigo Fabric Dyeing (Saturday, Dec. 10): From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., instructor Amanda Letscher will host this workshop for all levels and teach the history and process of indigo dying and Shibori, the Japanese tradition of folding and manipulating fabrics to make intricate patterns. The cost of $68 includes materials, and students will leave the class with several dyed garments like napkins, table cloths, or scarves and the knowledge to continue indigo dyeing from their own home. Students should bring a lunch.

Aromatherapy Painting (Saturday, Dec. 10): Instructor Kristal Molina will host this 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. class during which students of all levels will explore the world of emotions and guided painting. Using essential oils and adding them into acrylic paint will create a sensory experience that will brighten the soul. Cost of $50 includes most materials but students should bring a pen and journal.

For more information on these or other classes, visit or call 858-442-8666.

Mayne open art sale

Ideal for holiday gift giving, local award winning artist by Carole Mayne has her original oil paintings of a variety of subjects, sizes and prices on sale Dec. 10 and 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mayne also teaches oil painting at her Leucadia studio, located at 345 Sanford Street.

For more information, call 760-822-7384 or visit

Opening Reception: Yolande Snaith, Caught in Motion

Meet artist Yolande Snaith ad enjoy refreshments from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Civic Center Gallery, 505 S. Vulcan Ave.

“I developed a process of drawing figures in motion where I keep my pencil on the page continuously whilst following lines of movement. The resulting sketches reveal traces of movement in space, a visual map of physical spontaneity,” Snaith says of her acrylic paintings.

For more information, call 760-943-0755 or visit

McCoubrey holiday art sale

Find great prices on artwork made from recycled materials at artist Rodney McCoubrey’s open studio at 844 Del Rio Avenue.

For more information on the event, which is set for Saturday, 10. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visit

Families Make History: Handmade Picture Frames

Make handmade picture frames every Saturday and Sunday in December (except holidays) at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive.

In the mid-to-late-1850’s, gift givers ranked handmade gifts number one over those that were purchased or manufactured. The Heritage Museum invites local residents to create their own picture frame using an array of art supplies and get in a happy holiday frame of mind.

For more information, visit or call 760-632-9711.

Coastal Roots Farm workshop

The Coast Roots Farm’s “You Can Pickle That?!” workshop is set for Sunday, Dec. 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Farm’s 441 Saxony Road vacation.

At this free event, instructors will teach you an easy way to preserve your veggies by Lactofermentation. They will discuss and practice creating the ‘right environment’ through seals, the use of salt, the temperature and time needed. They will also share recipes, harvest veggies and help you practice making our own Lactofermented pickles.

For more information, visit or call 760-479-6505.

Off Track Gallery reception Dec. 10

The San Dieguito Art Guild invites the public to its free reception on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, Suite C103. The event will honor three talented San Dieguito Art Guild members and include a presentation for the winners of the Off Track Gallery’s Annual Small Image Show.

Enjoy wine and refreshments and meet Artie Mattson, a long-time guild member whose whimsical drawings of North County San Diego scenes are highly collectible; Dipak Gupta, a distinguished professor and an avid painter; and Susan Schulte, who makes one-of-a kind jewelry including wire wrapped necklaces, earrings, and bracelets using semi-precious metals and stones.

All artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day from 10 a.m. to closing.

More information is available at 760-942-3636 and

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Sully, A Man Called Ove, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Free foreign film

San Elijo Life presents a French film (with English subtitles) “La Vie en Rose” from 1 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Room 204.

Rated PG13, “La Vie en Rose” is a biopic pof iconic French singer Édith Piaf. Raised by her grandmother in a brothel, she was discovered while singing on a street corner at the age of 19. Despite her success, Piaf’s life was filled with tragedy.

The showing is free and more information is available by sending a message to

Food Forest Volunteer Days

Rise and shine like a farmer and help harvest the crop for donation to a local Encinitas food pantry every Wednesday at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road.

The free event runs from 8 to 11 a.m. and volunteers should enter at the Ecke Road entrance.

For more information or to RSVP, visit

Botanic Garden of Lights

The Botanic Garden is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights for a magical holiday experience now through Dec. 23 and Dec. 26-30 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive.

From 5 to 9 p.m., celebrate the season with horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, live entertainment, food, hot mulled wine (on select nights) and visits with Santa.

Cost is $15, $10, $5 and free for kids ages 0-2. For more information, call 760-436-3036 or visit

Visit Santa Claus in downtown Encinitas

The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association presents Santa Claus visit in The Lumberyard Courtyard, S. Coast Hwy 101 and H Street, on Saturday, Dec. 10 or Saturday, Dec. 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Receive a free digital photo of your child’s visit with Santa courtesy of Shadowcatcher Imagery (

For more information, visit

Half-price book sale

The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold their holiday half-price book and bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue.

All books, including rare collectibles, as well as media, will be half off their marked price, and the Friends of the Library will also have an assortment of homemade baked goodies at reasonable prices. All proceeds go to support the library and its programs.