Encinitas event briefs: Oct. 18

The 7th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival will take place Oct. 20 at Coastal Roots Farm.

Sukkot Harvest Festival

The 7th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. The Sukkot Harvest Festival is inspired by the Jewish tradition of gathering community outdoors to celebrate the end of an abundant summer harvest and welcome in the fall season. This event includes food, live music learning and family-friendly activities. Suggested donation: $9-$18.

Music by the Sea: Roksana Zeinapur, Soprano, Lukasz Yoder, Piano

Russian-American lyric soprano, Roksana Zeinapur is a singer of compelling artistry. The award-winning soprano has sung opera roles with Teatro Nuovo and many other companies. She will perform works by Poulenc, Satie and Weill. Lukasz Yoder has received numerous accolades for his “revolutionary” performances marked by their “controlled intensity” and is a Grand Prize Winner of the Lansum International Music Festival. He will perform works by Bach, Chopin and Bacewicz. Their concert is to take place 7:30-8:45 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $14. (760) 633-2746. or or

City seeks community input at Oct. 21 forum

Over the next five years, the City of Encinitas will be investing money from the federal government through Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist low-to moderate-income (LMI) households and communities. The City invites community participation in deciding how the money is invested to create a more healthy, safe, and prosperous City for low to moderate-income community members.

City staff will conduct its next community meeting at the Encinitas Library on Monday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. to discuss the development of the City’s proposed Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2025. The purpose of these community forums is to give residents and interested organizations an opportunity to share their ideas regarding the City’s development of the plan.

If you require special assistance to participate in this meeting, contact Jace Schwarm in Risk Management at or (760) 633-2636 at least 72 hours prior to the meeting.

For those unable the meeting, please provide input through a survey at

Local nonprofits Berry Good Food and Coastal Roots Farm to hold collaborative culinary benefit event

Berry Good Food (BGF), in partnership with Coastal Roots Farm, will present Revive Our Roots—a collaborative culinary benefit experience on the farm, supporting regenerative agriculture and food justice for the San Diego community—taking place on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas.

Revive Our Roots is a collaborative effort between the two local nonprofits known for their work in building relationships, nourishing community, raising awareness, and providing educational programming in support of local sustainable agriculture, food justice and inspiring change for future generations.

“There is a huge opportunity to increase awareness about our shared values and missions through partnering with like-minded organizations like Coastal Roots,” says Jessica Waite, BGF board president, restaurateur, and local food advocate. “We are so excited to create an experience where our community can engage with local educators while enjoying the amazing locally focused food and beverage that San Diego is known for.”

The special event will feature delicious creations from San Diego’s top chefs known for sustainable sourcing, farmer meet-and-greets, and various interactive education stations that invite guests to nosh, explore, and connect, while exploring Coastal Roots Farm’s farm land and learning what we all can do today to make a change toward growing our local food movement. There will also be silent auction items that include local culinary experiences and unique handmade items to benefit the nonprofit programming of BGF and Coastal Roots Farm.

“Coastal Roots Farm is so honored to be partnering with Berry Good Food on this event to support education around healthy food systems,” said Javier Guerrero, executive director of Coastal Roots Farm. “We share very similar values and commitment to teach people about sustainable agriculture and provide hands-on learning experiences on how to grow food and nourish the community.

Together, we hope to increase understanding about ways positive change can happen in our daily lives and communities.”

For more information and tickets, visit

Being Present in Movement: A Contact Improv Workshop

This interactive movement workshop is an opportunity to explore the method of “contact improvisation” with celebrated Israeli dancer and choreographer Edo Ceder. Improvisation in movement provides the opportunity to move and enjoy one’s own body. This workshop will take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at The Hive at Leichtag Commons, 441 Saxony Road. Suggested donation: $12. (760) 479-6516.

SDA: ‘The Haunting of Hill House’

San Dieguito High School Academy will be performing “The Haunting of Hill House” by F. Andrew Leslie, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson. These performances take place 7-9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26 at Clayton E. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito High School Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets: $8-$15. Tickets are available for purchase at (760) 753-1121 extension 5156. or

‘Those Witches Be Crazy’ pub crawl benefit

Hordes of witches and wizards dressed in full regalia will be cackling and cavorting along Highway 101 on Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. as Those Witches Be Crazy kicks off its inaugural year. A portion of the proceeds for this witch-themed pub crawl along Highway 101 will go to Encinitas’ Community Resource Center, whose mission is to provide safety, stability, and sufficiency to North County San Diego.

You must purchase a ticket to participate. Upon check-in the day of the event, you will be given your drink tickets which are redeemable at any of the designated stops along the way. All stops are along the 101 Highway between C St. and K St.

For more information and tickets, visit

Happy Tales: Reading Program

Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s new reading program gives children from ages 6-12 the opportunity to read to the adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits. Space is limited and registration is required. The next reading takes place 4-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, 389 Requeza St. $5.

Documentary—Lift the Mask: Portraits of Life with Mental Illness

Through vivid storytelling and direct testimony, “Life the Mask” takes viewers into the lives of a diverse group of people living with mental illness and the people who provide much of their care. This documentary and discussion will be shown 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at San Elijo Campus MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. building 200, room 204. Free.

Lux Reception and Artist Talk: Remington

The community is invited to join for featured local artist Remington’s Reception & Artist Talk from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Lux Art Institute, 1578 S. El Camino Real. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Remington about her work and artistic process, as well as partake in music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. Free for Lux members, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611.

North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance

The North Coast Symphony: Russian Romance concert will feature classics by Russian composers and will include Pictures at an Exhibition and Night on Bald Mountain, both by Modest Mussorgsky, and the Mlada Suite by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This concert will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19 at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. Admission: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family.

And the Beat Goes On: Music from ’60s-’70s

Coastal Communities Concert Band will be directed by Tom Cole and will perform favorites from the ’60s and ’70s, including the Beatles, Beach Boys, Barry and more. The performance will feature vocalist Michael Ruhl and will take place 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Drive. Adults: $20. Seniors: $15. Students: free. (760) 727-3741.

La Paloma Theatre

La Paloma Theatre is now showing The Peanut Butter Falcon; 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 Call (760) 436-7469 for more information.

Spooky Lagoon

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation will host its annual Spooky Lagoon on Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This free family Halloween festival will feature games, crafts, prizes, cookie decorating and lots more “spooky” fun. Kids are invited to come in costume. Meet at the nature center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit

Volunteers needed at Hospice of the North Coast Resale Shop

Hospice of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to help out in its Resale Shop at 278-B El Camino Real, Encinitas (Homegoods Shopping Center).

A one 4-hour shift minimum per week is required. Volunteers will process customer purchases and /or 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.

Salk panel discussion on breast cancer research, prevention

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the next Salk Women & Science presentation and panel discussion looks at “New insights in research, prevention, survivorship and healthcare delivery,” 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 North Torrey Pines Road. Free. (858) 453-4100.

‘A Night With Janis Joplin’

The Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical A Night With Janis Joplin rocks the Balboa Theatre - San Diego for two shows only, on Sunday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available by calling 619-570-1100 or online at

joplin/. The Balboa Theatre is located at 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, 92101.

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.

Del Mar International Horse Show: World Cup Week

Oct. 16-20 features equestrian show-jumping competitions. Time: Every day 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Free admission on Thursday & Friday; $30 for general admission on Saturday. Del Mar Arena at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. For more information, visit