Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 28)


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Sorelle San Diego concert at church

Sorelle (Italian for sisters) is a 17-voice select chamber ensemble, which will perform on Friday, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Dr.

Dickinson: The Definition of Beauty by Alice Parker, will be the centerpiece of the concert, which cost $15. Tickets are available at the door or at

West African Dance

On Friday, Oct. 28 at Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Boulevard, Ste. 100, choreographer Kara Mack will teach a traditional West African dance class at 6:30 p.m. then, at 8:15 p.m., she will teach Mash Up, a funky rendition of a Southern marching drumline dance.

Percussionists will accompany the dancing. Cost is $15 for one or $25 for both classes, with more information available at or 760-402-7229.

Art Lounge on 101

The Road to Spring (Saturday, Oct. 29): Instructor Gina Pisello will teach folding paper art from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Highway 101. Cost of $45 includes some materials.

Nuno Felt Scarf Design (Saturday, Oct. 29): Instructor Tami Zohar leads this 2 to 5 p.m. class where all levels of artists can creating wearable art by combining wet felt over a colorful silk background. Cost of $75 includes materials.

The Art of Basket Weaving (Sunday, Oct 30): Instructor Nadine Spier will guide all levels of artists as they learn how to recycle plant trimmings and transform them into beautiful baskets from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $55 plus $37 for materials.

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

Yoga and networking

Meet your co-working neighbors and get into the work flow with yoga at this event, set for Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The event will be at Union Cowork, 10 S. Coast Highway 101 for a cost of $20. Visit for more information.

Dia de los Muertos

Encinitas Friends of the Arts presents a family-friendly ‘Day of the Dead’ festival, which includes performances by San Diego’s top Aztec dancers, Mariachi bands and Ballet Folklorico, on Saturday, Oct. 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

The free event will also feature skull face painting, sugar skulls and paper flowers for kids; artist demos, student art exhibit and a low rider car show by Por Siempre Car Club, food trucks and the Surfing Madonna Community Ofrenda.

For more information, visit

San Diego Botanic Garden Family Fall Festival is Oct. 29

Celebrate the season at the Family Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29 at the San Diego Botanic Garden from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy live, kid-friendly entertainment and fall-themed activities, including pumpkin decorating, pony rides, a petting zoo and Fall arts and crafts.

Little Catbird will perform a feel-good, toe-tapping interactive music show that’s fun for the whole family from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The O Truck will offer a variety of fresh, organic, farm-to-table entrees that will having you lick that (disposable) plate!

Kids: Be sure not to miss the Costume Contest! Starting at 1 p.m. (No adults in costume please.) And get your photo taken with the Big Pumpkin.

San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Dr. Encinitas, 92024. Call 760-436-3036 or visit

Coastal Club at Temple Solel

On Tuesday, Nov. 1 the JFS Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., has a day of free 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.

At 11 a.m., Rabbi Adam Wright and Cantor Billy Tiep present a holiday music and Midrash (Jewish bible interpretation) showcase called Music and Meaning. This is followed by the noon movie “Miles Agead” a story about musician Miles Davis.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Harry and Snowman, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week-the Touring Years, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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

San Elijo Life lecture: Revisiting Vietnam

On Friday, Nov. 4, San Elijo Life will present a free lecture “Revising Vietnam: But why did they give us cowboy hats” from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 201 of MiraCosta College’s San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Avenue.

Retired Rear Admiral Pete Pettigrew, who flew the Phantom F-4 fighter jet during the Vietnam War returned to Vietnam last year with a group of other Naval, Marine and Air Force fighter pilots. The purpose of this trip was to meet their former adversaries, fighter pilots from North Vietnam. ADM Pettigrew’s will talk about his initial desire to take this trip, what he gained personally from the trip, and more.

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Trails & Ales Hike

The Lost Abbey and San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy are teaming up for the Trails $ Ales event on Saturday Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

After a moderate to strenuous 3-mile hike through Lagoon’s woodlands, coastal sage scrub and wetland habitats — including views from Annie’s Canyon Trail — participants are invited to The Lost Abbey, which will offer a complimentary beer flight.

Cost is $25 or $15 for members. Check out a virtual hike #anniescanyontrail and get more information or reserve your spot at 760-436-3944 ext. 706 or

Half price book sale

On Saturday, Nov. 5, Friends of the Encinitas Library Bookstore’s Big Half Price Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 540 Cornish Drive. Members can get exclusive early access at 9 a.m.

The entire store, thousands of books as well as CDs and DVDs, are half price, mostly falling between 25 cents and $1.

For more information, visit or call 760-944-7294.

Seaside Spiritual Living celebration

The Seaside Center for Spiritual Living has its 25/35 Celebration scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 6 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Garden of the Center, 1613 Lake Drive.

The purpose of the event is to recognize and celebrate Reverend Christian Sorensen, D.D.’s outstanding leadership of the Seaside congregation for 25 years.

Everyone is welcome and more information is available at

First Sunday Music: Jeff Moore & The Witchdoctors

The next installment of Friends of the Encinitas Library’s First Sunday Music Series featured Jeff Moore & The Witchdoctors on Sunday, Nov. 6 at the Encinitas Library.

Moore is described as “a guitarist’s guitar player” and the band is expected to play Rock n’ Roll and Blues at this free concert (with seating limited to chairs in the Community Room only).

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and more information is at

La Jolla Writers conference

Thinking of writing a book? Check Out the 16th Annual La Jolla Writers Conference Nov. 11 to 13 at Hyatt Aventine, La Jolla. Accepting only 200 registrations.

With a 1:6 faculty/attendee ratio writers will have unparalleled access to a stellar faculty covering the art, craft and business of writing.

The conference is appropriate for all levels of writer. For more information, visit or call 858-467-1978.