Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 25)

Lagoon Conservancy benefit

On Friday, Nov. 25, the CALPhonics will host an 80s-themed dance party and happy hour at the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, with a portion of the ticket sales benefiting the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music goes from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or at

Modern Dance and Yoga for Older Adults

Adults age 45 and up can strengthen their bodies, increase flexibility, improve posture and fell a sense of well-being through a warm-up of all parts of the body using contemporary dance techniques, complemented with yoga postures on Wednesday mornings at Eve Encinitas.

The class runs from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at 575 S. Coast Highway 101 and donations are accepted. For more information, call 858-204-2058.

Leucadia Small Business Saturday

Featuring live music, scavenger hunts and holiday shopping discounts, Leucadia 101 invites residents to Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day kicks off with a community-wide N. Coast Highway 101 clean up, and continues with a scavenger hunt for $600 dollars in prizes hidden in participating businesses. Also, the first shoppers to make a qualifying purchase will receive a free ‘Leucadia’ print.

For more information on this free event, visit or call 760-436-2302.

The Nutcracker ballet

Come see the dancers of Performing Arts Workshop and the Junior Ballet Ensemble perform the holiday classic The Nutcracker at the Traux Theatre, 400 Rancho Del Oro Dr. in Oceanisde.

Shows are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 26 and 27 and cost is $17, $12; $20, $15 at the door. For tickets and information, visit

Worms Vermicomposting Workshop

Solana Center composting experts will host an interactive presentation on vermicomposting at Barrels and Branches, 1452 Santa Fe Drive on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Cost is $15 for Encinitas and $20 for nonresidents, and children over 8 may accompany a paid adult and will enjoy a kid-friendly worm activity. The adults will learn, how to feed your worms and which foods are suitable for worms, the biology of worms so you can keep them healthy and happy and how to make your own worm bin including what tools and materials you’ll need.

All attendees will receive a 10% off coupon for Barrels and Branches Nursery and a free gallon of worm tea.

For more information, or to register, visit or call 760-436-7986 ext. 700.

Art Lounge on 101

Instructor Kelly Kilmer presents The Journal Experience: A Master Class on Sunday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Hwy 101.

Cost is $95 and students should bring journal or paper to work on; an apron; scissors; a selection of favorite collage ephemera; bone folder; cork back metal ruler; roll of paper towels or an old rag; permanent black ink pad (if you have one); 1-inch brush to glue and paint; a couple of smaller detail brushes; a few of your favorite glue sticks; roll of waxed paper or an old catalog or magazine to glue on.

For more information, visit or 858-442-8666.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Florence Foster Jenkins, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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

Coastal Club at Temple Solel

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, the JFS Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., has a day of events open to all seniors.

Cozy Cafe, where seniors can eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends, starts the day at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by Fit and Flexible with Danyll at 10 a.m.

Then, the 11 a.m. showcase is a concert by the High Society Jazz Band, which is bound to please with a variety of styles and arrangements from New Orleans to Chicago jazz, from Dixieland to swing and big band and even some oldies.

A hot plated lunch is available at noon, cost is $5 for entertainments and $5 for lunch.

San Elijo Life lecture

San Elijo Life presents free lecture on Islam, jihad and Islamic Terrorism with Sandford Lakoff, PhD., Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UCSD on Friday, Dec. 2 at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Room 204.

Dr. Lakoff will give an overview of the Middle East and Islam, discussing the term jihad and how this term evolved from its benign literal meaning in the Qur’an, to its current use by today’s jihadists as a call to terrorism.

More information is available by sending a message to

Cardiff Kringle Mingle

Cardiff 101 Main Street presents its ninth annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The holiday celebration for the entire community will feature live music, holiday treats, a kid’s craft zone, a gorgeous tree lighting and a free professional photo op with Santa at the North Courtyard of Cardiff Town Center in Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

For more information, visit

Restoring Nature tour at San Elijo Lagoon

Naturalist Mike Blanco will lead a Restoring Nature Tour on Sunday, Nov. 27 at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

Participants in the 3 to 4:30 p.m. tour will learn about the plant protective cones and pin flags seen at restoration sites and what’s next for native plants in the ground at several conservancy native habitat restoration sites. Along the way, Blanco will explore nature’s interrelationships with bird sightings, watching insect pollinators and discussing how native plants are needed.

All ages are welcome on this free tour and registered participants will be emailed trailhead information and directions. For more information, visit

Families Make History: ThanksHangings

In November, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum celebrates the blessings and abundance in our lives using branches, paper, strings, paint, glitter and imagination to create a fun hanging featuring drawings and words that represent the people, places and things for which you are grateful.

The free event runs from noon to 4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, call 760-632-9711 or visit

Check out the city’s newsletter at for more information.