Encinitas events this week: April 5

Jam singers
Local songwriters, singers, pickers and listeners are welcome to join the weekly jam circle. Courtesy

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Unplugged Jam Circle

Bring your unplugged instrument and get in on the weekly jam circle. Local songwriters, singers, pickers and listeners are welcome to join the fun, it’s open to all levels and ages.

Sunday, April 7, 12-4 p,m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. $5. 760-632-9711. Visit

Artful Recipes for Life

An 8-week Mixed Media workshop series dedicated to creating a treasure box as a safe container of symbolic ‘recipes’ to explore and express healing qualities, dreams, memories, questions, aspirations, using images, painting, layering and texturing. Open to all patients. No art experience necessary, just be open to the creative, healing process!

Fridays, April 5-May 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. UCSD Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View Road. $20-$200. Call 858-735-5708.

LIFE Film: Faces, Places

A professional photographer and muralist partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. French with English subtitles. (LIFE Club San Elijo)

Friday, April 5, 1-3 p.m. San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue, Rm. 204. Free.

Lux Opening Reception: Minoru Ohira

Experience a unique opportunity to meet the next artist-in-residence of season 12 with live music, drinks and stunning art. Help welcome Artist-in-Residence Minoru Ohira from Japan. Be part of the Lux experience as these events continue to grow.

Friday, April 5, 7-9 p.m. Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real. Members free, guests $10. Info 760-436-6611. Visit

Encinitas Ranch Putting Course Golf

To commemorate the opening of the new putting green course the community is invited to participate in the tournament event. Complete with two sets of challenges, the course features an easy and harder set along with a windmill and benches around the greens.

Saturday, April 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, 1275 Quail Gardens Drive. Free.

Half Price Book Sale Encinitas Library

Thousands of books, mostly priced from 25 cents to $1. CDs, 25 cents. DVDs, mostly $1. Members of Friends of the Encinitas Library get to shop early, from 9-10 a.m. (Encinitas Friends of the Library)

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Encinitas Library Book Store, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit

Healing Arts Class

For those recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges. Enjoy self-expression through art, increase skills, improve eye/hand coordination and enjoy the warmth and support of facilitator, Denise McMurtrie. Supplies provided. (Synergy Art Foundation)

Sat. April 6 and 20, 10:30 a.m.; Tues. Apr. 9, 16, 23, & 30, 4 p.m. Scripps Hospital Brain Injury Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free. RSVP: 760-633-6709.

iNaturalist App Workshop

Learn how to contribute to amazing nature observations using the iNaturalist App in a San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy workshop, led by Lauren Marino Perez of theNAT. Participants will go into the field to practice using iNaturalist along the San Elijo Lagoon trail.

Sunday, April 7, 9-11 a.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. $5, $10. Visit

Encinitas Arbor Day Celebration 2019

Join the City of Encinitas to “Plant Our Future” in celebration of the 8th annual Arbor Day tree planting event Saturday, April 13, 8:30 a.m.-noon. Come out to help beautify and protect your community through planting trees; learn about tree care from local experts and businesses; participate in fun arboreal crafts and activities; and let your inner tree-hugger shine. Special giveaways, refreshments, and snacks will be provided by our guest vendors for all to enjoy.

City of Encinitas Downtown - 2nd St. between West E St and West F St. 600-698 2nd St.

The Plant Our Future Arbor Day 2019 Celebration supports the City of Encinitas’s Tree City USA designation, Urban Forest Management Program, and the Climate Action Plan. Learn more about the benefits of trees to the climate by visiting

San Diego New Music: ‘Made in San Diego’

Local composers take center stage when San Diego New Music brings its dedicated, high-caliber performances of music of the present to North County presenting “Made in San Diego” at the Carlsbad City Library on Tuesday, April 16, 7:30 p.m. The program spans pieces by current and former faculty from prominent area institutions, including Madelyn Byrne of Palomar College, Rand Steiger of UCSD, and Christopher Adler of USD. These esteemed faculty members are combined with noteworthy freelance composers Aaron Alter, Nathan Hubbard, Christian Hertzog and the late Robert Erickson of UCSD.

Performance at the Carlsbad City Library, Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Carlsbad. Admission is free. Visit

First Sunday Music Series: Missy Andersen

A charismatic performer known for her expressive and earthy vocals, Missy Andersen received the coveted Blues Music Award nomination for Soul Blues Female Artist in 2015 and then again in 2016. She is joined by her accompanist/husband, Heine Andersen

Sunday, April 7, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Office Space, Free Solo, Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

Rickie Byars in Concert at Seaside Center

Singer, songwriter and social activist Rickie Byars has released her 9th CD, My Oh My It’s Time To Fly.

Byars’ bold and expressive life is mirrored in this powerful album where she metaphorically acknowledges the fear involved with taking flight into uncharted territory and the power of faith which unveils exhilaration for growth and new opportunities. Join Seaside Center for Spiritual Living on Friday, April 12, 7:30 p.m., as Byars’ infused musical style invites listeners to reflect on life’s journey. Location: Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Visit

SDMA lecture in Del Mar: The Glick Collection: 19th Century French Painting

On Monday, April 15, speaker Maria Prokocimer, San Diego Museum of Art docent, will focus on works from the Romantic, Realism, and Impressionism movements in 19th century French art. The art lecture will be held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th and Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.

Goodguys 19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

The Goodguys 19th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals on April 5-7 will bring together sun, surf and hot rods for a weekend of full SoCal car lovin’ fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The event features over 2,500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics through 1987 in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for a shot to win the coveted Goodguys 2019 Street Rod D’Elegance Award.

The fun-filled weekend also features hundreds of vendor exhibits, the earth-shaking Goodguys “Nitro Thunderfest” Vintage Dragster Exhibition, the PPG Lowrider Palace display, the intense Goodguys AutoCross timed racing competition, a Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, live music entertainment, Saturday specialty parking areas, a free Kids Zone and more.

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2019 March of Dimes San Diego March for Babies

Thousands of families and local business leaders will join together on Saturday, April 27 at Balboa Park in San Diego for the 2019 March of Dimes San Diego March for Babies -- a 3.5-mile walk-- presented by Jack in the Box. March of Dimes gives 4 million babies born each year the best possible start. Nearly half a million of them are born prematurely or with birth defects.

Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and pregnancy-related death has more than doubled over the past 25 years. March for Babies bands communities together to raise critical funds to support the March of Dimes’ mission: to fight for the health of all moms and babies. 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. start.Register at and visit

Community Resource Center English Tea 2019

Community Resource Center will hold its 24th Annual English Tea Saturday, April 13, from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center (1140 Oakcrest Park Dr, Encinitas, 92024).

The traditional English Tea features a silent auction, raffle, short program and delightful tea.

CRC provides a safe place for domestic violence survivors and their families at Carol’s House, its 24-bed emergency shelter. CRC also provides a Therapeutic Children’s Center, education and prevention programs for children and teens, counseling, food and nutrition support, case management, a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, and legal assistance. For tickets to the event, visit

River Valley Conservancy offers ‘A Trip Back in Time’

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) offers a trip back in time at the San Diego Archaeological Center April 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The whole family will participate in artifact analysis and mapping and an Archaeology Quest in the museum, with additional museum activities afterward. New exhibits will also be available to explore where participants can check out the new museum app which offers additional information and videos.

Recommend closed-toe shoes, pants and a jacket in case of inclement weather, water and snacks. Donations gratefully accepted. This event is part of the Conservancy’s Watershed Explorers Program.

The Archeological Center is at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido, 92027. Questions? Contact Ana Lutz, SDRVC Education Manager, Register at

Event to host iGIST author

Meet author L.S. Larson, the creator of new immersive YA novel iGIST, at a fun, interactive, and family-friendly event Saturday, April 13 from 4-5- p.m. at the La Jolla High School auditorium.

Described as a “stellar futuristic tale” by Kirkus Reviews, IGIST is the newest YA series sweeping the globe. At the event, Larson will share his inspiration for the world’s first immersive novel and discuss IGIST’s mission to build a better future for humanity. Fans will get a chance to meet Larson, have their books and posters signed, and take photos with the author.

This event is geared toward middle and high school students but is free for everyone to attend.


‘Pairings with a Purpose’ benefit for Feeding San Diego

On Saturday, April 13, noon-3 p.m. (VIP 11 a.m.) San Diego’s top chefs will pair up with local breweries and wineries for the ultimate culinary competition.

The signature spring fundraising event, “Pairings with a Purpose,” benefits Feeding San Diego, the leading hunger-relief organization in San Diego.

The fourth annual event will be held at Bobby Riggs Tennis Club & Museum in scenic Encinitas and features exclusive tastings, a performance by New Orleans band Cowboy Mouth, games and one-of-a-kind auction items. Ages 21 and over only.


Free lecture in RSF on Christian Science

A free lecture on Christian Science will be held Sunday, April 14, at 1 p.m. at Christian Science Church in Rancho Santa Fe (6165 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe).

The event speaker will be Phillip Hockley who will discuss “...the perspective of God and reality that Christian Science opens up is one that offers freedom from whatever in our lives seems painful, debilitating, or limiting...”

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USO Gala

USO San Diego’s 78th Annual Stars and Stripes Gala “Stand Up for Liberty” will take place on Saturday, May 18, at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. Ernest Rady, philanthropist, businessman and entrepreneur, will receive the America Eagle Award, and Gary Sinise, Academy Award winner and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation, will receive the Patriot Award.

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FACE Foundation Bags & Baubles event

On Sunday, April 28, the San Diego-based nonprofit FACE Foundation will be holding its 9th annual shopping event of the season, Bags & Baubles. Held at a sprawling private Rancho Santa Fe estate from 1 – 5 p.m., this silent auction fundraiser raises proceeds for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care.

Bags & Baubles is a one-of-a-kind event that allows guests to shop for a cause while enjoying a fantastic day with fellow fashion-minded animal lovers. Each item up for bid has been donated to FACE Foundation and 100 percent of event proceeds will benefit pets facing “economic euthanasia,” when families are unable to afford life-saving treatment for their critically-injured or ill pets and are left with only one option – euthanasia. FACE is there to provide financial assistance and resources to families in need of a helping hand during these veterinary emergencies.

Registration for the 2019 event is open at

Del Mar National Horse Show

The Del Mar National Horse Show is steeped in tradition and has a rich history of showcasing some of the most exciting and prestigious world-class equestrian competitions in the country. Celebrating its 74th year, the 2019 event runs April 16-May 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Experience the elegance and excitement of three weeks of thrilling competition. The Del Mar National attracts nearly 1,500 horses in three distinct disciplines: Western, Dressage and Hunter/Jumper. New this year: Hunter/Jumper Week will feature Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) classes – a prestigious designation which tracks points for every registered rider from around the world.

For more information: 858-792-4288;

Mainly Mozart concert in RSF

Mainly Mozart Festival presents “Two Pianos - Eight Hands! Spotlight Chamber Music” Sunday, April 28, 5-7 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club (17025 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe).

The event offers works by Mozart, Saint-Saens and Rachmaninoff. Featuring pianists: Adam Golka, Anne-Marie McDermott, Pedja Muzijevic, Christopher O’Riley.

This performance includes a complimentary one-hour wine reception with light hors d’oeuvres.

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ArtFest at San Diego Botanic Garden

ArtFest at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas will be held April 13-14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event features paintings, sculptures, jewelry, Asian art, live music, food trucks and more. Visit

Hospice Resale Shop volunteers needed

Hospice of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to work in its Resale Shop at 278-B El Camino Real (Homegoods Shopping Center). One 4-hour shift is required per week. Volunteers will process customer purchases and price and sort donated merchandise. If you are interested, contact Mary Jo Barry, manager, at 760-943 9921. All profits go directly to Hospice for care and assistance to those in need.

Grammy Award-winning Chanticleer concert

The multiple Grammy award-winning ensemble Chanticleer makes a stop in La Jolla as part of a 2019–20 world tour across the United States and around the world. “Then and there; here and now” will be performed as part of the St. James Music Series on Sunday, May 19, at 4 p.m. at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street in La Jolla. 858-459-3421,

23rd Annual Meet The Chefs

The 23rd Annual Meet The Chefs event will be held Sunday April 14, 1:30-4 p.m., at Hilton San Diego Del Mar, 15575 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014. VIP entry and reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

This event treats guests to sample signature dishes from over a dozen premier restaurants and chefs in San Diego, complemented by an extensive selection of wines and champagne. The event also includes auction items, opportunity drawings, and live music. All proceeds raised will directly benefit Casa de Amparo’s mission to treat, prevent and help heal children suffering from abuse and neglect. For tickets and more information, visit annual-meet-the-chef

Full-Moon Hike at San Dieguito Lagoon

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is leading a full-moon hike on the Dust Devil Nature Trail at the San Dieguito Lagoon, April 19 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dogs are welcome on leash. This free 1.7-mile loop trail is easy, short and flat. Meet at the Dust Devil Rail Staging Area, 13885 El Camino Real, San Diego, 92130.

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Book Time

 Pulitzer Prize finalist and novelist Nathan Englander joins the Jewish Community Center for a Shabbat dinner and discussion of his new book “ A Novel,” 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5 at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive. $62, with discounts. The comic novel is about a son’s failure to say Kaddish for his father and his subsequent hiring of a stranger through a website called to recite the daily prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

 As part of Warwick’s Books ongoing Weekends with Locals Program, Monique Minahan, author of “The Grief Practice: Stories of Surviving Loss & Practices for Supporting Loss,” speaks at noon, April 7 at 7812 Girard Ave. (858) 454-0347.

More Than Pink ...

 More than 350 breast cancer survivors, supporters, community members, corporate leaders and a leading cancer expert will come together at the fifth annual Susan G. Komen San Diego “More Than Pink” dinner. Hosted by former City Council member Marti Emerald, the event takes place at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. Proceeds benefit Komen San Diego. Tickets $200.