Nov. 16: Event briefs


Title Wave books sale 

Friends of Solana Beach Library will have a 50 percent off book sale Nov. 17-18 in the Title Wave bookstore inside the Solana Beach Library. All genres of books, including children’s books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles, will be available. There will also be a shelf with 10 for $1 books.

All proceeds from the sale will support community programs at the Solana Beach Library, which is located at 157 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach. Learn more by going to   

Community invited to to cheer on Susan G. Komen 3-Day walkers Nov. 17

The Del Mar Village Association is assembling a crowd of well-wishers for the anticipated 2,000 walkers that will pass through the heart of the Del Mar Village on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. as part of the San Diego Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk. This cheering station is an annual outpouring of support from the community that welcomes the walkers with pink balloons and ribbons. Cheerleaders from Torrey Pines High School, the Del Mar Lifeguards, business owners and community residents line the streets to cheer the event participants on their journey while handing out water, goodies and collectable commemorative buttons.

Anyone interested in being a part of this fun and inspirational cheering station is encouraged to dress in pink and come to Del Mar Village just south of 15th street on Camino Del Mar (Highway 101) between 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. The DMVA is accepting bottled water donations prior to the event day and seeking volunteers to arrive early to help decorate the route in pink. For more information about this Del Mar Village event, go to

Email:, call (858) 735-3650 or stop by the Del Mar Village Community & Visitor Center, 1104 Camino Del Mar Suite #1, Del Mar, CA 92014.

For more information about the Susan G. Komen 3-Day, visit

Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar meeting set for Nov. 18 

Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 p.m. An informative presentation will be made by a member of the San Diego Fern Society. Meetings take place in members’ homes and newcomers are always welcome.

Call 858-755-6570 for Del Mar meeting location.  

Bipolar support group to meet Nov. 21 in Del Mar

The Del Mar branch of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance will meet from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Pacifica Del Mar restaurant in the Del Mar Plaza. Family and friends are welcome. 

Parking is validated for the underground garage. 

For information about the group, contact Roger Alsabrook at 858-525-1509 or   

Art exhibit at Solana Beach Library 

San Diego Plein Air Painters Meetup Group is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an exhibit at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave (858-755-1404). The artists’ latest works will be on display now through Dec. 30, with a public reception Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m. There will be light refreshments, discussion with the artists, and a painting demonstration by artist Robert Matheson. To learn more about the group, visit   

SB Civic and Historical Society Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale 

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society’s major fundraiser, its Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the La Colonia Community Center. The center will be transformed into a wonderland of creative and beautiful holiday décor and gift items. There will be a number of restored antique quilts as well as a variety of antique linens offered for sale. Proceeds fund the organization’s many civic projects such as city beautification, college scholarship for local youth, the Heritage House history program for local third graders and more. 

The popular outdoor “Coffee With Friends Cafe” will return as an inviting spot to sit and have a relaxing visit with friends and neighbors while enjoying a free coffee with a delicious purchase from the Bake Sale. The event will open at 9 a.m. sharp. Address: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach, 92075.  

‘Travels in Scotland’ exhibit at National Geographic Fine Art Galleries

The exhibit “Travels in Scotland” with photographer Jim Richardson, opens 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at National Geographic Fine Art Galleries, 1205 Prospect St., La Jolla. Guests will partake in a discussion of Scottish travels, fine art and whiskey tasting. RSVP: (619) 568-6790 or and 

Village Church Alternative Christmas Market

San Diegans will have a unique chance to broaden their gift giving during the holiday season by attending the Alternative Christmas Market held at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe on Sunday, Nov. 19. Shoppers can choose from a wide array of gifts designed to change the lives of the less fortunate -- a $25 donation buys a backpack filled with school supplies for a child in Syria. Last year, participants in the Market helped to raise more than $100,000 for two dozen local and global charities that partner with the church on a regular basis. All of the money raised goes directly to mission partners, including Care House serving San Diego’s homeless children, Amor Ministries that builds homes for Mexico’s poorest families and the Outreach Foundation, which works with local churches to develop schools and expand education in several communities throughout Kenya.

Shoppers will receive cards that describe each contribution. An online catalogue of items can be found at The Alternative Christmas Market will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Nov. 19 in the Village Church Fellowship Center, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. 92067. For more information, call 858-756-2441 or stop by the church patio on Sunday mornings through Dec. 31.

Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season

The Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club runs through Nov. 26. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

Scrooge! The Musical’

The Village Church Community Theater will hold performances of “Scrooge! The Musical” by Leslie Bricusse and Charles Dickens (based on A Christmas Carol), Samuel French, Inc.

Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Del Mar Antique Show and Sale

The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Nov. 17-19. Exhibitors will be selling the finest in antiques and collectibles, including all types of glass, pottery, paper ephemera, crystal, jewelry, art, silver, Americana, primitives, American & European furniture, vintage collectibles and decorator items, and more.

Visit or

Poinsettia Tours & Open House

Weidner’s Gardens guided “Behind the Scenes” Poinsettia Greenhouse Tours will be held Nov. 18 and Nov. 19. See thousands of blooming poinsettias while you learn growing tips direct from the growers themselves. The tours will commence on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday tours at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Please arrive about 15 minutes early to join.

Tours are free, no admission necessary. Visit, click on Events and Classes for full information on the poinsettia tours. Weidners Gardens is located in North San Diego County on Interstate 5 between La Costa and Leucadia exits. Open daily: Winter hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Children’s Coalition Christmas on the Prado

San Diego Children’s Coalition & Community Christmas Center will celebrate the 4th Annual Children’s Coalition Christmas on the Prado, a free public event to benefit San Diego’s Toys for Tots on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Spreckels Organ Pavilion & International Cottages located in Balboa Park.

The event features Christmas music and entertainment, Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, the newly restored nativity scenes, elf contest, kids crafts, photos with Santa, artwork from various artists, and marines from Toys for Tots. Please remember to bring an unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots. Visit

Toys for Tots drop-off station in Del Mar

For its 19th holiday season, Jim Coleman and his staff at Your State Farm Insurance Agency are proud to be an official drop-off station for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” campaign. Help make the holidays brighter for San Diego-area families by dropping off a new, unwrapped children’s toy at their office at 1011 Camino Del Mar, suite 116, in downtown Del Mar. The office is open to accept your holiday donations from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Dec. 15. For more information, call (858) 755-6794.

Bach Collegium San Diego

Bach Collegium San Diego is presenting its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah. Bach Collegium San Diego’s Messiah has become one of the country’s most compelling interpretations of this beloved oratorio, emphasizing Handel’s prowess as one of the great composers of dramatic music from the 18th century. A stellar ensemble brings both the grandeur and intimacy to this seminal work.

Upcoming events include Monday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St., La Jolla; Tuesday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 320 Date St., downtown San Diego; Wednesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m., Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Visit

A Winter Wonderland

“ A holiday celebration that draws 400,000 people a year to Sacramento is opening in San Diego for first time. Global Winter Wonderland, boasts the largest display of traditional Chinese lanterns outside of China — along with Cirque du Soleil-level acrobatics, 35 carnival rides, holiday-themed activities, games and international food and shopping — starting Sunday, Nov. 19 at SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Display continues through Jan. 7. Tickets $22, with discounts.

Holiday Street Fair

The 27th annual Holiday Street Fair, presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, returns to downtown Encinitas on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. With more than 450 booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, this is a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping. Fair-goers can also enjoy live music and dance performances on three stages while enjoying cold beverages at the beer garden, sponsored by Modern Times Brewery. Animal lovers of all kinds are welcome to bring their beloved companions to this dog-friendly event.

Cyclists can leave their bikes at either end of the street fair, at D Street or J Street, thanks to the free Bike Valet service sponsored by Electra Bikes. Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street, starting at 4 a.m. Parking will be available in the Civic Center lots on the east side Vulcan, between E and F Streets, and in the Moonlight Beach lot at Fourth and C Streets.

For more information, visit

Coastal Artists exhibit and reception

Coastal Artists will exhibit artworks at La Vida Del Mar from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31, titled “Winter ArtWhirl’17.” A reception for the artists will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., with refreshments and music. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. La Vida Del Mar is located at 850 Del Mar Downs Road, Solana Beach,92075, two blocks east of the Coast Road, and half a block north of Via de la Valle. For more information, visit and/or, or call the Program Department at 858-755-1224.

Holiday Cabaret

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra directed by Daniel Swem will perform “Holiday Cabaret” on Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. The concert features festive holiday selections, including “Festive Sounds of Hanukah,” Dances from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” “The Polar Express” by Silvestri and Ballard, “Feliz Navidad” by Jose Feliciano and more. Tickets available at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max.

For more information visit The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.

Free adult art workshops

Free adult art workshops with Linda Luisi at the Buena Vista Lagoon Audubon Center. Luisi will talk about her art retreat in Costa Rica (February 2018). 2202 S. Coast Hwy, Oceanside. Must register with the Audubon Center: 760-439-2473. Bring pencils, pastels, watercolors. Nov. 16, and Dec. 21, 7-8 p.m. Questions:    

Beach cleanup in Del Mar

On Sunday, Nov. 19 the Del Mar BodySurfing Club is conducting a beach cleanup in Del Mar. Any volunteers interested to participate are welcome and can just show up to join in. Volunteers should meet on the sand in front of the Del Mar Motel at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 19. It is anticipated that the beach cleanup will take about one hour. Visit  

Memory Cafe to present guest speaker Nov. 10

The Memory Cafe will host a guest speaker on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., at Grace Point Church, Room 1B, 13340 Hayford Way in Carmel Valley. Joaquin Anguera, PhD will speak on “Making Aging and Old Age Fashionable.”

November Senior Symposium: TED Talks at CV Library

Carmel Valley Branch Library will stream two TED Talks as part of its Senior Symposium series on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. Talks will be by Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability and Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are. The video conference will be moderated by Carmel Valley Branch Manager Brenda Wegener. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. For more information, please contact the Carmel Valley Branch Library at (858) 552-1668.