Encinitas events: Sept. 20

The 40th Annual Wavecrest Woodie Meet will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Moonlight Beach Parking lot.
The 40th Annual Wavecrest Woodie Meet will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at Moonlight Beach Parking lot.

Wavecrest Woodies

The 40th Annual Wavecrest Woodie Meet takes place 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Moonlight Beach Parking lot, on the corner of 3rd and C Street, featuring breakfast, concerts, sunset dinner, prizes and an auction. A Woodies Cruise Hwy 101 will take place at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. Those who are interested will meet at the Encinitas Civic Center. Free.

24th Annual Encinitas Oktoberfest

The 24th Annual Encinitas Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29 on Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real. This event will include authentic German entertainment, a beer garden, parade, carnival rides, family fun zone, craft fair and more. Free. (760) 753-6041 or visit

Growing Wild Art Show

San Diego Botanic Garden is hosting Grow Wild, a botanical-themed exhibition by Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artists Alliance. The show is juried by Kathi McCord and Peter Tobias. This exhibit featuring oil paintings, photography on metal, oil on copper and other mixed media, will be on display in the Ecke Building at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., now through Friday, Sept. 27 (exhibit not accessible: Wednesday Sept. 25). This exhibit is free with paid admission ($18) or membership to the Garden.

Art and Stories Series

Oral traditions and art making come together to explore the topics addressed by Artist-in-Residence Fabiola Jean-Louis. Fabiola will create a response to the stories told by Sarah Saulter from the Storytellers of San Diego, with whom this event is held in partnership with. This program is geared toward an adult audience and takes place 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Education Pavilion at Lux Art Institute, 1551 S. El Camino Real. Members free, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611.

Music by the Sea

Virtuoso saxophonist Andrew Harrison is a solo artist, award winner and educator. From him, audience members will hear music by Iturralde, Muczynski, and Piazzolla. Nadia Azzi, pianist of the Ohreally Piano Trio, is the recipient of top prizes in numerous competitions at the state, national and international level. From her guests will hear music by Chopin and Uehara. This concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $14. Season pass: $115. (760) 633-2600

Lecture: A Conversation with an Anthropologist about Sex

In contemporary society, it can be easy to get lost in the pace of discovery and redefinition happening across the biological and social sciences. This is especially true when it comes to those aspects so central to our identity as humans—sex, gender, and sexuality. Anthropology is uniquely situated at the crossroads of these sciences to provide a broad and nuanced perspective. From ethnographic findings across cultures to cutting edge research in neuroscience, anthropologist Dr. Alexis Tucker Sade gives an insightful, informative and occasionally light-hearted view on sex, gender and sexuality. This talk takes place 1-3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27 at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in the Student Center Conference Room, free.

West African Dance Class

Congolese dancer, Nano Lenaud Loubayi, will lead the dance class this week. Congolese folkloric dance is a grounded fluid style that is often danced to conga or ngoma drums. The class will be accompanied by live percussion. All levels welcome. The class takes place 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20 at Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. $15 adults, $12 students, $6 children. (760) 402-7229.

Healing Grief Thru HeArt

RSVP to join in on the first and third Saturday of each month for a program which facilitates healing for those who are experiencing grief due to the loss of a loved one. Participants will use a variety of guided mixed-media art activities to help process the complex physical, emotional, spiritual aspects of loss. Engaging with the creative process in a safe space is known to support healing, meaning making and build coping skills. Mandatory RSVP and details go to or (858) 735-5708.

International Day of Peace

An event honoring the UN International Day of Peace, this program will feature a panel discussion of local faith leaders. Guests will be treated to refreshments, a social time and art exhibit. This takes place 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Grauer School, 1500 S. El Camino Real. Free.

La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing Rocketman, Echo in the Canyon, Maiden and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets are $10, cash only. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times available at Call (760) 436-7469 for more information.

Wednesdays @ Noon: Secrets of the Heavenly Harp

A musical exploration of the ancient harp instrument through centuries of its history will take place noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Guests will learn about the harp while hearing selections by Albinoni, Handel, Mozart, Donizetti, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, Offenbach, Debussy and Ravel. Performing will be Naomi Alter on the harp and Jane Masur on the flute. Free. (760) 633-2746 or

Free financial workshop

Join the City of Encinitas Wednesday, Sept. 25, 6-7 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas to learn “All About Credit.” This workshop explains what credit reports, credit scores, and credit histories are and how they are calculated including what helps and hurts your score. The one-hour workshop is open to all and free of charge to attend, offered in partnership with Encinitas’ local California Coast Credit Union. No strings attached, and no pressure, just great information and tools to help your family thrive. Light refreshments will be served. Please rsvp to secure a seat via to or call 760-633-2740.

Del Mar Rose Society speaker event: ‘Shrubs that Show’

The Del Mar Rose Society welcomes the American Rose Society President Bob Martin as its speaker Sept. 26 on the topic “Shrubs that Show.”

It is a program on showing shrub roses that perform well on the show tables, as cut flowers for the kitchen table and in the garden. Varieties emphasized include the best of the David Austin roses and others in the style of his “English Roses.”

The program is accompanied by beautiful photographs, many by Dona Martin. It concludes with an update of the Great Garden Restoration at America’s Rose Garden in Shreveport, Louisiana.

6:30-7 p.m. Wine and Cheese Social, 7-8 p.m. “Shrubs that Show” presentation at Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar. Call (858) 922-2472. Public welcome.

The Scream Zone

The Scream Zone returns Sept. 27-Nov. 2 at the Del Mar ‘Scaregrounds. Hop on The Haunted Hayride and you’ll want to huddle together as you twist and turn into creepy destinations including the vampire-infested Dead End Truck Stop, the zombie-land Midway and the Mutant Mine Shaft.

Inside The House of Horror, you’ll walk among the dead in the Dia de los Muertos Graveyard, meet the drooling blood-hungry host Penny Wise and have your fate determined by a deranged King in his Judgement Hall. Oh, and watch your back in the zombie maze!

For times and more information, visit ; (858) 755-1161.

NC Rep presents Tuesday Night Comics

Tuesday Night Comics is arguably the funniest night of comedy in San Diego. Mark Christopher Lawrence taps into his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from all over the country with late-night television credits as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, etc.

Tuesday Night Comics will occur on Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase seats.

Jewish Short Film Fest

Thirty films from around the world will be screened as part of the Jewish Short Film Festival (expanded from a one-day event to a two-day festival), Sept. 21-22 at Jewish Community Center’s Garfield Theater, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. Festival includes Q&A sessions with filmmakers. (858) 362-1348.

Small business workshop

Small business owners or those seeking to launch a new business venture are invited to participate in a free workshop on Sept. 24 designed to help entrepreneurs with improving their accounting and financing skills. The City of Encinitas and San Diego Law Library are hosting this second Small Business “102” Workshop of the year on Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 2 - 4 p.m. Accounting, bookkeeping, and finance tips will be provided to help both beginning business owners and experienced professionals.

At the free workshop, attendees will learn about registering their business, applying for loans, balancing books, and preparing their taxes. The program is presented by the City of Encinitas, San Diego Law Library, and the North San Diego Small Business Development Center at MiraCosta College.

In addition, participants will have an opportunity to meet with representatives from the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, the city’s local Main Street 101 Associations, Motherlode Bookkeeping, and BLOC co-working.

City of Encinitas planning, land use, zoning and business registration professionals will also be on hand to explain the process of setting up a business in Encinitas. To RSVP and learn more about the Sept. 24 Small Business 102 Workshop, visit


The event will be held at the City of Encinitas Community & Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, 92024.

Encinitas Historic Bus Tour

The Encinitas Preservation Association (EPA) will once again be hosting the historical bus tour on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The tour includes over 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops at OIivenhain Town Hall, San Dieguito Heritage Museum and a drive through the old Ecke Poinsettia Farm. The highlight of the tour will be a rare opportunity to tour the historic Bumann Ranch which was homesteaded in 1886.

Tickets are $65 each including lunch at the iconic 1883 one room schoolhouse. They may be purchased through The tour will depart from the 1883 School House at F ST and 4th St at 9am and return at 12 p.m. Lunch will be served upon return. The 1883 School House will be open for viewing following the tour. Parking will be available at Pacific View.

Hands-on learning program with animals

The Living Coast Discovery Center and the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy are hosting a free family event that includes animals that slither, swim, jump and fly in very interesting ways.

The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. at the La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Ave. Solana Beach, 92075.

Participants will learn about local animals that call San Diego “home.” Through fun dance moves and up-close animal encounters, children will walk away knowing hot to crawl like a tortoise and slither like a snake. Space limited to 50 people and registration is required. This program is made possible from generous funds granted from the City of Solana Beach. Register at

Questions: Email Ana Lutz-Johnson,, or call 858-755-6956.

ArtWalk Carlsbad

The 2nd annual ArtWalk Carlsbad will return to Armada Drive to bring immersive art experiences, visual arts and live music — including a performance by A.J. Croce — to North County on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22. The ticketed fine arts festival will elevate the grounds above the Carlsbad Flower Fields as chalk artists create temporary masterpieces live and more than 175 visual artists showcase and sell their unique art pieces. Overlooking the ocean, attendees can explore different facets of art while enjoying beautiful views. ArtWalk Carlsbad will run from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, and 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22. Visit

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances

Tickets are on sale now for the Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Celebration of Second Chances on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Cape Rey Carlsbad at 1 Ponto Road, Carlsbad.

The theme is “Sapphire Night – Where the Animals Shine.” Enjoy a spectacular sunset, ocean view, festive cocktails, coastal cuisine and entertainment. The Celebration supports the RCHS programs for people and animals. For more information visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call 760-753-6413, log on to or contact for tickets and sponsorship information.