Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 7)


Family concert series: Ghosts and Goblins
The Hutchins Consort’s popular Saturday morning Family Concert Series begin Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr.

Ghost and Goblins is a free concert that will take the audience on a musical journey to faraway places, exploring the music of All Hallows Eve. Dancing is encouraged.

For more information, visit

San Diego Botanic Garden

Build your own Hydroponic Winter Garden (Saturday, Oct. 8): Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home from 9 a.m. to noon with instructor Alex Kallas of AgPALS at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Dr. Cost is $96 or $80 for members. Fee includes materials.

Beginning Mosaics — Butterflies & Dragonflies for the Garden (Saturday, Oct. 8): create a butterfly or dragonfly using beautiful stained glass, mirror glass, iridescent glass, beads and glass gems from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with instructor: Marsha Rafter. Cost is $90 or $75 plus a $60 materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class.

For more information on the classes at the Botanic Garden, visit

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 on the plant sale, visit

Art Lounge on 101

On Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Art Lounge on 101 is offering a class on Indigo Fabric Dyeing at 816 S Coast Hwy 101. Cost: $68.

Then on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., work on Calligraphy at A Taste of Modern Brush Script. Cost is $65.

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

Families Make History: Bean Mosaic Halloween Monsters

Every Saturday and Sunday in October, from noon to 4 p.m., the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Dr., is celebrating Encinitas’ Lima bean-growing history.

Using multicolored beans, art materials and imagination, create fun bean mosaic monsters and Halloween posters at this free event.

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

Bite San Diego

Sample an array of bites at the area’s top restaurants with Bite San Diego, a downtown restaurant walking tour along historical Highway 101, with stops at the Self-Realization Fellowship Meditation Gardens and Encinitas boathouses along the way.

Bite San Diego is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 8 and 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $47, and more information is available at or by calling 619-634-8476.

Artist Reception: Molly Murphy

Meet painter Molly Murphy and enjoy wine and refreshments at a San Dieguito Art Guild & Off Track Gallery artist reception on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m.

During this free event, all artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off at Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite C103.

For more information, call 760-942-3636 or visit

Storytime Salon: An Afternoon of Music and Words

The Story Time Salon series, facilitated by Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan, features local children’s book authors and pianists sharing their love of stories and song, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Encinitas Library.

At the free Story Time Salon Series events, authors will read aloud passages from their books and pianists will play music inspired by the stories.

For more information, call 760-753-7376.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Transworld Snowboard Presents Insight, 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.

Silver Age Yoga fundraiser

On Thursday, Oct. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Silver Age Yoga will hold its fourth annual sunset fundraiser at the Del Mar Powerhouse.

All proceeds from the event will got to Silver Age Yoga, a nonprofit organization that provides donation-based yoga classes to seniors and is partially funded by grants from the Mizel Family Foundation and the City of Encinitas and the Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation.

The event features live music, food, wine and a spectacular ocean view at sunset, and will be highlighted by a silent auction with items from local artists, restaurants and businesses.

For more information or to buy tickets, call 858-693-3110 or 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.

Film buffs are invited to join in the fun with an all-inclusive Festival pass or by selecting specific screenings and events to attend. Costs range from $10 to $385.

For more information, visit or search LaCostaFilmFestival on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Soul line dancing

MiraCosta College’s community education program presents soul line dancing classes for beginners and experienced dancers on Thursday from Oct. 13 to Nov. 17 at the San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave. room 204.

Learn popular soul line dances choreographed to R&B, jazz, Latin and blues tunes. Soul line dancing is easy to learn, doesn’t require a partner and is great for all ages.

Cost is $75 and more information is available by calling 760-795-6820.

San Elijo Life lecture

On Friday, Oct. 14, San Elijo Life presents a free lecture: Peopling of the World II — The Settlement of the New World by Henry George, M.A. Anthropology at Arizona State University from 1 to 3 p.m. at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. 201.

Columbus is credited for discovering the New World, but in reality, the New World was settled many millennia before by settlers from North East Asia. This lecture will examine the Clovis-first settlement of the New World featuring a three-migration hypothesis —The Paleo-Indians from the Lena River, The Athabaskans from Dyuktai, and the Eskimo-Aleuts from Hokkaido. A discussion of Pre-Clovis hypotheses will also be included for contrast and information.

Virtuosi Concert Series

Israeli violinist Asi Matathius and pianist Victor Stanislavski will be at the Encinitas Library on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Virtuosi Concert Series.

The program will include Vitali’s Chaconne, Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata, Schumann’s Three Romances and Saint-Saens’ Sonata No. 1 .

Tickets cost $30 ($20 for students and seniors) and are available online at or by calling 858-755-0900 ext: 101.

Rollin form the Heart auction and raffle

Benefitting at-risk and homeless youth in San Diego County through skateboarding, surfing and camping, Rollin from the Heart’s second annual Silent Art Auction and Raffle is set for Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center Ballroom, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.

The event will feature live music and refreshments, and more information is available at

What Makes A Bird A Bird — Feathers!

Take a close look at bird feathers and learn the various ways that birds use, clean, lose, and regrow their feathers on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 3 to 4:40 p.m. at the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy.

The tour, led by Conservancy naturalist Barbara Wallach, is complimentary. Participants should bring binoculars, though some are available.

CCCBand concert to celebrate ‘The Greatest Generation’

The Coastal Communities Concert Band will present a special concert event Sunday, Oct. 16 honoring “The Greatest Generation.” In addition to celebrating the fantastic music of the era, the event honors the soldiers at the time who bravely fought for this country abroad.

This concert also features the CCCBand’s “Blue Eyes” vocalist Michael Ruhl, plus a surprise appearance by the Harmonettes. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street, Carlsbad.

For tickets in advance, please visit or call 760-436-6137 (free for all military).

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Join thousands of runners and walkers Saturday, Oct. 15, for the Surfing Madonna Beach Run,located in the heart of Encinitas, on the sands of Moonlight Beach. The entire course curves along the waters’ edge and covers some of the most scenic beaches in North County San Diego. Voted Top 5 “Best 5K/10K/15K” in the country by Competitor Magazine in 2015. Race day registration runs 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information and race times, visit

NC Rep to present Neil Simon’s ‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’

North Coast Repertory Theatre, which mounted a monster hit last year with Neil Simon’s Chapter Two, is now staging one of Simon’s funniest plays, “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” the playwright’s love letter to his early career as a writer for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.”

“Laughter on the 23rd Floor” will run Oct. 22 to Nov. 13 (previews Oct. 19). Described by Variety as “a battery of yuks that barely lets up,” the play recounts his writing, fighting and wacky antics during the days of live television when he cavorted with such comedy legends as Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

For tickets and more information 858-481-1055 or

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure slated for Nov. 6

Susan G. Komen San Diego will hold the 20th Annual Race for the Cure on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 8 a.m. to10:30 a.m., in Balboa Park. The 5K and 1 mile walk/run raises significant funds for the fight against breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle. Proceeds from the event will go toward Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support. Community members can register at

International Horse Show in Del Mar, Oct. 12-30

The Del Mar International Horse Show will be held Oct. 12-30 at the Del Mar Arena. The event attracts top equestrian athletes from around the world to compete for World Ranking and World Cup points. On Oct. 22, attend the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar to watch the best horses and riders face off. For more information, visit or visit

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