Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 14)


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Park Dale Lane Fall Festival

On Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m., Park Dale Lane Elementary School presents its Fall Festival to raise money for science, music and art programs.

Those that come to 2050 Parkdale Lane can enjoy a Ferris Wheel, giant slide, inflatable obstacle course, rock climbing wall, Room of Doom, music, art-making by Lux Art Institute and game and food booth, plus a costume contest and raffles.

Admission is free, tickets to play games and go on rides are $1 and a $20 wristband offers unlimited rides and game play.

For more information, send an email to

Welcome to Leipzig, 1723 concert

The Bach Collegium of San Diego presents two complete cantatas from J.S. Bach’s first year in Leipzig, Germany, performed by soloists and orchestra, using period instruments on Friday Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Avenue.

The acclaimed early music ensemble is led by Ruben Valenzuela.

Tickets are $15 to 50 and can be purchased at the door or at

Movie in the Park: The Good Dinosaur

Encinitas Parks and Recreation is partnering with Lazy Acres Market to present a free family Movie in the Park “The Good Dinosaur” on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

No food or drink will be served so the public is invited to bring a picnic, as well as blankets and low-backed chairs to Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Avenue.

Limited parking is available at Cottonwood Creek Park, but plenty is available at the NCTD Coaster lot adjacent to the park on Vulcan Avenue, or at City Hall. For more information on movie night or other events, visit

Virtuosi concert series

Israeli rising young stars violinist Asi Matathius and pianist Victor Stanislavski will perform Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” Schumann’s “Three Romances” and Saint-Saens’ “Sonata No. 1” on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

Tickets are $30 or $20. Visit or call 858-207-6967 for more information.

Meditations in Nature

Instructor Andres Amadore will guide you in celebrating the deep connection with the natural world through movement, mandalas and creating earth art to enhance harmony in our lives from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive.

Cost is $135.

For more information, call 760-753-7376 or visit

The Greatest Generation concert

Coastal Communities Concert Band conductor Tom Cole has selected music that was a source of inspiration during war times — including “String of Pearls,” “At Dawn They Slept,” “Victory at Sea” and “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

The Greatest Generation concert is set for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street.

Cost is $15 or $12 with active duty/veterans getting in free. For tickets, visit or call 760-436-6137.

Demos, Dialogue, Art

Instructor Christine Schwimmer — an award-winning artist who was featured at the Mission Federal Artwalk — will host this Sunday, Oct. 16 San Dieguito Art Guild session, which will focus on abstracting the human form and intuitively creating emotional depth.

Bring 3 brushes and other materials (see website for list) to the Encinitas Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $10 and antendees can RSP at or by calling 760-942-3636.

For information, visit

Art Lounge on 101

Draw/Paint Medicinal Plants (Saturday, Oct. 15): Beginners are welcome for this class, with instructor Linda Luisi, as drawing the plants that have the power to heal puts people in a relaxed state of mind. Cost is $65. Create large or mini artwork, note cards and recipe cards for gifts from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Art Lounge, 816 S. Coast Highway 101.

For more information, visit or send a message to To register for the class, visit or call 858-442-8666.

Malas in Bloom (Sunday, Oct. 16): Make a string of 108 beads at a Mala workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $148. Visit

Drawing Any Media (Tuesdays, Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1 and 8): Learn to draw with pencils, pastels, and brushes with individual attention for all levels with instructor Luisi. Cost of $135 includes all four weeks.

Paint with Luisi (Thursday, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10): Learn to paint with individual attention for all levels. Cost of $125 includes all four weeks.

Museum of Making Music

The Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive in Carlsbad, is currently presenting an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the dreadnought guitar, the most iconic and influential American acoustic guitar. A partnership between the Museum and Martin Guitar, which is credited for inventing the dreadnought in 1916, has made San Diego the only city in the entire country where music-fans can view this iconic 100-year anniversary exhibit.

Used by legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gene Autry and Joan Baez, the dreadnought has shaped evolution of American popular music from hill country ballads, string bands and country and western to blues, folk rock and rock ‘n’ roll.

For more information, visit

MiraCosta community education classes

Write a Screenplay (Saturday, Oct. 22): MiraCosta’s Community Education and Workforce Development Program is offering this community workshop from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Elijo Campus in Room 306. Fee is $41.

Clay for All (Tuesdays, Oct. 25 through Dec. 6): An all-inclusive course for the beginner as well experienced potters from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Dr., in Room 38. Fee is $158.

Wine 101 (Wednesdays, Oct. 26 through Dec. 7): Whether they are new to wine or want to better understand what they are drinking, wine drinkers will learn at this class, which runs Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the San Elijo Campus in Room 406. Fee is $79.

For more information on any of these classes, call 760-795-6820.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: The Beatles: 8 Days a Week-The Touring Years, 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 free Italian film “Human Capital” with English subtitles from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in Room 204.

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

MAD Day at Encinitas Library

The Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito presents Make a Difference (MAD) Day on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library.

Activities at this free event include the Mad Hatter’s Magical Tea Party, an interactive magic show, a chance to meet 9-year-old author Avila Joy Colanter as well as craft projects and face painting. Snacks will be provided.

MAD Day is the largest national day of community service, and the Assistance League is participating by encouraging its chapters to conduct activities that result in a children’s book drive.

San Diego Botanic Garden

Fall Plant Sale (Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 15, 16 and 17): Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals are on sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the Botanic Attic for garden-related items and stop by for a homemade goodie at The Bakery Shoppe. Free with paid admission, which is only $5 on Oct. 16 and until noon on Oct. 17. For more information visit

Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale (Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23): The Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society bring cacti and succulents from all over the world for show and sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 23. Judging will take place on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit

Halloween at the Lagoon

The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy presents the Not-So-Scary Estuary, featuring creepy, crawling and hooting animals on Sunday, Oct. 23 from11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Costumes are encouraged as kids can go trick-or-treating along the Haunted Hike nature trail, where clues help families look and listen for wildlife. The families will learn about nocturnal creatures and their wanderings in live animal presentations. When nature is more familiar, it’s not so scary after all.

This free event is co-presented by the Conservancy and the County Parks and Recreation. More information is available at

Family Festival

Performances by Hullabaloo and Alfonso the Magician highlight a free family festival set for Sunday, Oct. 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Stagecoach Park (3420 Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad, 92009).

Additional fun includes an appearance by The Bubble Guy, bouncy house, arts and crafts, soccer, face painting, balloon twisting, family photo booth, vendor shopping, local food and more.

The festival is being hosted by to celebrate its official launch, and more information is available at that website.

Painting with Sandra Dodd

Budding artists can learn how to paint from instructor Sandra Dodd at this free class (materials provided) on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue.

The event is presented by Friends of the Cardiff Library.

For more information, call 760-753-4027 or

Choir auditions

A new adult choir, which will serve the north coastal region, is forming with auditions scheduled for Tuesday nights from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive.

Conductor Roger Anderson is a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the former director of the San Elijo Chorale. Rehearsals will be a mini voice lesson as well as a workshop in group vocal technique, and the choir will perform works by Durufle, Esenvalds, Miskinis and large masterworks.

To schedule an audition, call 760-522-7178. For more information, visit

La Costa Film Festival

Running from Oct. 13 through 16, the La Costa Film Festival will show 45 films and present other special events — including filmmaker panels and red carpet galas — at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas La Costa, the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and under the stars on Center Court at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa. For more information, visit or search LaCostaFilmFestival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.