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Encinitas event briefs: Oct. 4

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Art Night Encinitas will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5.
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Art Night Encinitas

The community is invited to enjoy an evening of visual art as Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Enjoy live music with 10 bands, refreshments, and a shuttle bus to all locations: Lux Art Institute, Off Track Gallery, Art and Soul on the 101, Bliss 101, First Street Gallery, City Hall, Encinitas Library and Encinitas Community Center. (Parks, Rec. and Cultural Arts Dept.) Free. (760) 633-2746. For location addresses, visit encinitasca.gov/VisualArt

Heritage Ranch Fall Family Festival

The Heritage Ranch, home of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, is hosting a Fall Family Festival on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 1 p.m. 4 p.m. Community partners include the Magdalena Ecke YMCA dance performances and Boy Scout Troop 777. Fun activities including arts and crafts, games. bouncy house and face painting will be held at the event. Hot Dogs, drinks and adult beverages will be available for purchase. Adults $10, Kids under 12 free. Address: 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. sdheritage.org

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Surfing Madonna Beach Run/Walk

The Surfing Madonna Beach Run/Walk 1K/5K/10K/12K will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at Moonlight Beach (400 B Street, Encinitas). All runners and walkers will start & finish at Moonlight Beach. The event includes a race day festival. surfingmadonnarun.org

Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel

The Annual Boy Scout Troop 2000 Haunted Hotel will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The fun will be held inside the spooky 132-year-old Germania Hotel in the old Olivenhain Meeting Hall (Rancho Santa Fe Road at 7th Street). Enjoy three scare levels, carnival games, “Theater in the Woods,” refreshments and more. olivenhain.org/events/

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Olivenhain Oktoberfest

The Olivenhain Oktoberfest will be held Sunday, Oct. 6 from noon to 4 p.m. at the the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. olivenhain.org/events/

Rockin’ Encinitas Benefit Concert set for Oct. 17 at Belly Up Tavern

The fourth annual Rockin’ Encinitas concert to benefit Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas will take place Thursday, Oct.17, at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Chart-topping singer and guitarist Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer of the Goo Goo Dolls, will be the featured performer.

Proceeds from the event will help fund the purchase of robotic navigational bronchoscopy technology to help treat patients with lung cancer and lung diseases at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Rockin’ Encinitas will begin at the iconic music venue, located at 143 South Cedros Ave., with a 5 p.m. VIP reception. It will be followed by the main event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., including a cocktail reception, live auction and live performance by Rzeznick, a founding member of the Goo Goo Dolls, with whom he recorded 11 studio albums. Among the band’s Top 10 hits are the songs “Iris,” “Name” and “Slide.”

Tickets to attend the event are $300 per person. VIP tickets are $450 per person and include prime seating for the concert, an exclusive meet and greet with Rzeznick and a pre-event reception with hosted bar and heavy appetizers. Tickets are available at scrippshf.ejoinme.org/rockinencinitas2019

For more information about the event, as well as sponsorship opportunities, contact (858) 678-7174 or specialevents@scrippshealth.org

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Cardiff Library Bag Sale

The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a Bag Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the deck of the Cardiff Library at 2081 Newcastle Avenue in Cardiff. Members of the Friends of the Cardiff Library will be able to fill a paper grocery bag with books for only $3, and non-members will be able to fill a grocery bag for $5. For anyone interested in becoming a member, you join at any point in the year or buy a membership gift for someone. Membership costs only $10 per year, (January to January). friendscardifflibrary.org

Funds raised through the Friends of the Library memberships and book sales support the library’s children’s programs, a free concert on the first Wednesday of each month, four $1,500 scholarships to local graduating seniors, the library yoga and art classes, the purchase of books and supplies for the library, and more. friendscardifflibrary.org

Encinitas North Coast Democratic Club meeting

The Encinitas North Coast Democratic Club will meet on Oct. 5 at the Carlsbad Dove Library Gowland Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Attorney Matthew Strabone will speak on “The ABCs and PACs on Campaign Finance.” Strabone has counseled numerous campaigns for office at the local, state, and federal levels as well as a number of ballot measure campaigns. He has provided legal guidance to President Obama and has advised a host of public charities and foundations, trade associations, and other nonprofits. Dr. Donna Rencsak will also give a short presentation on “The Emotional and Psychological Impact on Children Being Caged and Separated from their Parents.” Dr. Rencsak M.A., LMFT, D.H.S. is a licensed marriage, family and child therapist. Refreshments will be served. encdc.org

First Sunday Music Series: Robin Henkel with Horns

Robin Henkel with Horns will perform 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The community is invited to join and honor rich traditions of jazz, swing, funk and blues. Steve Ebner on trumpet and flugelhorn, Mark Lessman on tenor saxophone and flute, Troy Jennings on baritone saxophone, Gunnar Biggs on bass, Kevin Koch on drums and Robin Henkel on guitars and vocals. Free. encinitaslibfriends.org/new-events

‘Tips for Managing Conflict’ family forum

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This dynamic workshop, “Tips for Managing Conflict,” is on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at San Dieguito High School Academy, in the Mosaic Café. The evening will be facilitated by the National Conflict Resolution Center and San Dieguito Academy students. Parents of high school and middle school students are encouraged to attend with their high school and middle school students.

This family forum, sponsored in partnership by San Dieguito Academy Foundation and San Dieguito, is free and open to the public. Space is limited. RSVPs are recommended by e-mailing sdaforums@gmail.com

Doug Allen’s Open Mic — Join the Jam!

The community is invited to grab their instruments and join Doug Allen on the American Legion stage. Dancing and more fun will take place from 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free. calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Wednesdays@Noon: pianist Danny Holt

Pianist Danny Holt, described as “exceptional” by the Los Angeles Times, will perform noon to 12:50 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The concert will feature an eclectic set of miniatures by 19th and 20th century composers, including Brahms, Chopin, Scriabin, Liadov, Satie, Kabalevsky, and others, plus a suite by Los Angeles based composer Mike Garson. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/wednoon

Frankie Dee’s Open Mic — Join the Jam!

All musicians, dancers and live music enthusiasts are invited to bring their instruments and join Frankie Dee’s open mic jam from 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Live Band: Following Tina, Oct. 12

The community is invited to join the fun from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the American Legion Post 416, 210 West F St. Free. (760) 753-5674. britt@socalhomeshop.com and calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Fall Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece Class

The community is invited to learn how to design a unique succulent centerpiece using a pumpkin accented with fall colors. The centerpiece can be used as the perfect touch for holiday gatherings. Please bring small clippers to the class. The class will be led by San Diego Botanic Garden succulent Wreath Team. The class is held 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $40-$48, includes materials.

Orchid Kokedama

A workshop features Orchid Kokedama, a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. This hands-on workshop will teach participants the skills behind Kokedama and how to make their own. Participants should bring their own apron and gloves. The class is held 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 7 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost: $20-$24, plus a $32 material fee. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Lecture: Housing — to build or not to build in Encinitas and beyond

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear will join the community to talk about the housing trends in the City of Encinitas and regionally throughout the county. This lecture is an opportunity for those who wonder how decisions are made regarding where homes are built or not built to better understand the process. The lecture is held 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11 at San Elijo Campus, MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester, Ave., Student Center Conference Room, #926. Free. lifesanelijo@gmail.com

Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing, is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in the natural world has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. The community is invited to join from 9-11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Price: $32-$40. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm

Football: Navy vs. Air Force + Boomeritas!

Navy vs. Air Force football will take place noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F Street. Free to participate, $10 food. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Encinitas Library Half-Price Monthly Book Sale

The entire Encinitas Library monthly book sale will be half price from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Most books will be from 50 cents to $2, with CD’s for 25 cents and DVDs typically $2. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. encinitaslibfriends.org/bookstore

Lagoon Discovery Tour

The community is invited to learn about San Elijo Lagoon with Nature Collective Volunteer leader Emmy Garnica from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. The lagoon is where fresh water and salt water meet and mix, where migratory and resident birds share a sanctuary and many animals find a home. Free. (760) 436-3944.

Sukkah Build

The community is invited to join in and build sukkahs, or temporary structures, for the Sukkot Harvest Festival. Participants may sign up for the morning or afternoon shift. Preparation stake place 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. coastalrootsfarm.org

Breakfast by American Legion Riders

American Legion Riders will be cooking up made-to-order omelets, fresh waffles, bacon, sausage, toast, SOS and coffee, all for $8. This meal takes place 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F Street. (760) 753-5674. calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Bag of Books Sale

This book sale takes place 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Funds raised through the Friends of the Library memberships and book sales support the library’s children’s programs, a free concert on the first Wednesday of each month, four $1,500 scholarships to local graduating seniors, the library yoga and art classes, the purchase of books and supplies for the library, and much more. friendscardifflibrary.org

Movies in the Park: Disney’s Dumbo!

Movies in the Park featuring Disney’s “Dumbo” will take place 7:30-9:22 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 North Vulcan Ave. Free. (760) 943-2261. krundle@encinitasca.gov

Football: Navy vs. Tulsa + Boomeritas!

Navy football and food for $10 from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at American Legion Post 416, 210 West F Street. Free. (760) 753-5674. britt@socalhomeshop.com and calegionpost416.org/calendar.html

Lagoon Wildlife Tour

The community is invited to experience San Diego wildlife from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Rios Avenue Trailhead at San Elijo Lagoon, 126 Solana Point Circle. Both freshwater and saltwater environments are within reach. Nature Collective tour leaders will guide the small group to explore Sal Elijo Lagoon in all its changing seasons and daily tides, every month on second Saturdays. Free. (760) 436-3944.

Meditation for Peace and Well Being

The community is invited to join people all over the world who are turning to meditation to help them lead a more peaceful and healthier lifestyle. Scientific studies have proven that the practice of meditation reduces stress, anxiety and decreases the risk of disease. Doug Frank, long time meditator, will lead this engaging and informative workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org

San Diego Poetry Annual Reading

A gathering of some of the finest poets in the San Diego region, all published in and reading from the 2018-19 San Diego Poetry Annual will take place 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org

Public Farm Tour

The public is invited to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Coastal Roots Farm’s production methods and enjoy a gentle walk through the ever-evolving and diverse vegetable, herb and flower gardens. During the 90-minutes tour, participants will learn about the farm’s innovative practices and programs and visit the labyrinth, gardens and Food Forest. This tour takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at the farm, 441 Saxony Road. $18 suggested donation. coastalrootsfarm.org

Lagoon Family Fun Day

Hands-on activities from craft-making to animal encounters will be featured 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6 at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Nature Collective volunteers and County park rangers engage all ages in family-friendly stations, presentations and more. The event also includes TRACK Trails activity guides and young attendees can earn a Junior Ranger badge. Free. (760) 436-3944.

Not-so-scary Estuary

The community is invited to join the annual Halloween-themed Not-So-Scary Estuary festival with Nature Collective and County Park Rangers. Hands-on activities from craft-making to animal encounters will be included. Nature is the focus, with hands-on learning, presentations, food truck, fresh organic fruit by Jimbo’s Naturally and more. Prizes available in the costume contest at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Free. (760) 436-3944.

Fall Fun Festival at The Heritage Ranch

Family fun activities including music, dance, face painting, arts and crafts, games and more will take place 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 at The Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. $10 adults, under 12 is free. Special guests, the Encinitas Fire Department, will arrive at 1:30 p.m. sdheritage.org

Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, ‘The Sculpted Form’

An Art Night reception for “The Sculpted Form” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Three nationally recognized artists are featured: Dale Steffen, Terry Alden and Thomas A. Flanagan. The sculptures reveal the artist’s understanding of the complexity of form and beauty expressed through wood and metal. On display through Nov. 5. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

Vered Warren, ‘Layers in Color’

An Art Night reception for “Layers in Color” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Civic Center Gallery, City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. The artwork tends to be simplistic and complex using the layering of color wrapped up in texture and movement. The bold and broad changes reflect both mood and season. On display through Nov. 5. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

Luis Murguia, ‘A Celebration of Life and Death’

An Art Night reception for “A Celebration of Life and Death” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Encinitas Library Lobby, 540 Cornish Drive. Caricatures created in honor of the Day of the Dead, a Latin American holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and the Central and South regions and by people of Mexican heritage elsewhere. On display through Nov. 4. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

North County Photographic Society, ‘24th Annual Members’ Exhibition’

An Art Night reception for “24th Annual Members’ Exhibition” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Encinitas Library Art Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. The exhibition features approximately 80 professionally judged images in eight categories from multiple artists. On display through Nov. 4. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

San Dieguito Art Guild, “Many Hands, Many Hearts”

An Art Night reception for “Many Hands, Many Hearts” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The guild’s membership will exhibit their various three-dimensional talents, inspired by their surroundings and the desire to educate the public. On display through Nov. 5. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

SDA ’Creative Spirit: Artwork by Students & Teachers’

An Art Night reception for “Creative Spirit: Artwork by Students & Teachers” will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The high school is a leaning community that nurtures the individual, promotes academic rigor, provides varied opportunities for success, and celebrates creative expression. The art instructors are Angela Jackson, Jeremy Wright, Kajsa Medak and Zach Ramirez. On display through Nov. 5. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

Marcy Stinton, “Expressions in Glass”

An Art Night reception for “Expressions in Glass” will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Encinitas Community Center Art Gallery, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The artwork is inspired by nature and its many intricacies. The creative challenge is to transform these inspirations into glass art pieces. On display through Nov. 5. Free. (760) 633-2746. encinitasca.gov/exhibits

Theatre and Dance/Group Singing Workshops for Teens and Adults with Autism

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) offers improvisational theatre and dance/group singing workshops on Saturday afternoons for teens and adults with autism and other disabilities. These workshops take place 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 26 at Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 100 (main ballroom). Scholarships are available. Volunteers are welcome. Contact Kathryn Campion at PACT for details and to register. $20 per session. (760) 815-8512. info@pacthouse.org

Expressive Arts Workshop series: PhotoPainting open to all patients

PhotoPainting is an eight-week series dedicated to using personal pictures, painting, layering and texturing on canvas to let the individual’s story unfold and transform. The series takes place 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Nov. 22 at UC San Diego Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View Road, #101. A mindful approach to self-awareness, meaning making and self-expression in a safe group setting. No art experience is necessary, just be open to the creative process. Donations welcome. $20-$200. Registration is required at bit.ly/2nYKBWD or call (858) 735-5708 or e-mail alessandra@alessandracolfi.com

Encinitas Rotary Club

The weekly meeting of the Encinitas Rotary Club features a program that informs, entertains and inspires members and guests. Non-Rotarians are invited as the guest of the club president. The community is invited to join every Wednesday for lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m. at Elks Lodge of Encinitas, 1393 Windsor Road. $18. encinitasrotary.com (858) 361-2452.

LIFE Foreign Film: The Distinguished Citizen

A Nobel Prize-winning Argentinean author who’s based in Barcelona goes back to his village for the first time in 40 years. A light dramatic comedy about art, fame and small-town jealousy, the film benefits from a laughs-filled screenplay and from the appropriately weary star power of lead actor Oscar Martinez. The film will be shown 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at MiraCosta College San Elijo Campus, 3333 Manchester Ave., Building 200, room 204. Free. lifesanelijo@gmail.com

Lux Studio Series: Fabiola Jean-Louis

The community is invited to join Lux Studio for Artist-in-Residence Fabiola Jean-Louis’ Studio Series. Participants will experience a unique opportunity as Jean-Louis discusses her background and artistic process and unveils her residency artwork. This event takes place 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. Free for Lux members, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611. bit.ly/2nNngYb

La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing “The Farewell;” “David Crosby, Remember my Name;” “Linda Ronstadt, The Sound of My Voice” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Tickets are $10, cash only. 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show times available at lapalomatheatre.com Call (760) 436-7469 for more information.

Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show

The 2019 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, brings an influx of autumn-inspiration to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 11-13. With more than 24,000 handmade creations, live entertainment, specialty foods, contests, a Kidzone, and more, it’s a treasured 22-year tradition for friends and families. Festival goers can bring canned goods for donation to the North County Food Bank to get $2 off admission. harvestfestival.com.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival

The 11th annual La Jolla Art & Wine Festival presents 150 artists from across the United States and Mexico selling a variety of works — paintings, sculptures, jewelry designs, fine glass, ceramics, woodwork, mixed media and photography. Check it out from 10 a.m., Oct. 12-13 along Girard Avenue. There will also be kids activities, music, beer and wine gardens and more. Proceeds benefit underfunded programs at all La Jolla public schools. ljawf.com

‘Sex and the City’ author to appear at Warwick’s

“Sex and the City,” published in 1996, was the basis for the HBO series and two subsequent movies. Author Candace Bushnell will discuss her latest book, “Is There Still Sex in the City?” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 at Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., La Jolla. Free. (858) 454-0347. warwicks.com

Ladies of Laughter at La Jolla Comedy Store

La Jolla Comedy Store presents “Ladies of Laughter” featuring a variety of comediennes who are quickly gaining momentum on the comedy scene. Hosted by “Mueller, She Wrote” podcast co-host Jordan Coburn, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 at 916 Pearl St. Free. thecomedystore.com/la-jolla

Taste of RSF

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club’s 7th Annual taste of Rancho Santa Fe will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4-7 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Guests of the event will have an opportunity to stroll around the historic and iconic grounds of The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe while sampling fine wines and beverages from the Rancho Santa Fe area. In addition, local restaurants will be offering a taste sampling of their best dishes and desserts. For more information, visit tasteofrsf.org. The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is located at 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe.

The Scream Zone

The Scream Zone runs through 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. For times and more information, visit thescreamzone.com; (858) 755-1161.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band

Coastal Cities Jazz Band will perform a concert Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. at MiraCosta College Concert Hall, 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. The Coastal Cities Jazz Band, along with special guest Willie Murillo, will be performing music from the ’30s and ’40s. Charts like My Blue Heaven, Up the Lazy River, S’Wonderful. Vocalist Michael Ruhl will be singing tunes made popular by Michael Ruble and Frank Sinatra.Willie Murillo is one of LA’s most in-demand lead/studio trumpet musicians. He is also a composer, arranger, clinician who just returned from Australia. He will be performing some of his latest arrangements for trumpet and Big Band. For advance tickets: 858-775-1113.

Miracle Babies gala

The 10th annual Miracle Babies gala, this year themed “A Night in Venice,” will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26,from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The annual gala will bring together more than 350 prominent business, social and philanthropic leaders to raise much-needed financial support for families with critically ill newborns and their families throughout San Diego County. The evening will include dinner, entertainment by Jacqueline Foster’s SHOWDANCE, and an exciting live auction. Visit www.miraclebabiesgala.org

Grandparenting Today

Saturday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Scripps Health Corporate Offices, Building C, Assembly Room A, 10010 Campus Point Drive, San Diego, 92121. Attend this class to help you in your transition of becoming a grandparent. Get a refresher on taking care of infants and learn tips for grandparenting today. Learn how to get a baby back to sleep, car seat safety and update on recent changes in infant care. Registration is required by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (727-4777), between 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Animal fun

Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Living Coast Discovery Center to experience how animals slither, swim, jump, and fly in very interesting ways. Students will learn about local animals that call San Diego home. Through fun dance moves and up-close animal encounters, children will walk away knowing how to crawl like a tortoise and slither like a snake. Saturday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

At the La Colonia Community Center, 715 Valley Ave. Solana Beach 92075. Free but reservations required: sdrvcmoveit.eventbrite.com. Please arrive 5 minutes early for parking and sign in. Questions? Email Ana Lutz-Johnson, ana@sdrvc.org or call 858-755-6956.

Sunset Herp Hike

To celebrate National Reptile Awareness Day, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning a sunset herp hike at Bernardo Bay Saturday, Oct. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Expert guide Jeff Norland will lead a leisurely, easy/moderate hike around Bernardo Bay in search of San Diego native herps. These species are important in the life cycle, as they are both predators and sometimes prey for our raptors. Meet near the front entrance of the Bernardo Bay Trails Staging Area parking lot and promptly begin after a brief safety talk. This hike is best suited for ages 8 years old and up. Registration is limited to 20 participants and is required: sdrvcsunsetherphike.eventbrite.com. Questions: email SDRVC Education Manager Ana Lutz-Johnson, at ana@sdrvc.org or call 858-755-6956.


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