Encinitas event briefs: Nov. 1

The musical Team Zombie will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School.

Park Dale Players: Team Zombie

A musical satire based on the Twilight book series, this Park Dale Player children’s theatre show is about a young zombie who just wants to get a little respect and love. This musical will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2 at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo, Carlsbad. Tickets: $4. (760) 672-3581.

Open House at The Grauer School

The Grauer School, an independent, relationship-based school in Encinitas, balances expeditionary learning with college preparation for students in grades 7-12. Visit The Grauer School’s Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. RSVP at or (760) 274-2115.

Encinitas and North Coast Democratic Club meeting

The Encinitas North Coast Democratic Club will meet on Nov. 9, at the Carlsbad Dove Library Gowland Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Professor Staci Beavers will speak on “All Things Impeachment.” Dr. Beavers teaches undergraduate courses in U.S. Constitutional Law, U.S. Judicial Institutions, the U.S. Presidency, and Federalism in the Political Science Department at California State University San Marcos. Ammar Campa-Najjar, candidate for the 50th Congressional District, will also be introduced. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit

Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair

Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (rain or shine) at Olivenhain Meeting Hall & Grounds, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Olivenhain (Encinitas).

Steffanie Strathdee, The Perfect Predator

Epidemiologist Steffanie Strathdee and her husband, psychologist Tom Patterson, were vacationing in Egypt when Patterson came down with a stomach bug. Strathdee dosed her husband with an antibiotic and expected the discomfort to pass, but his condition turned critical. The community is invited to come hear how Strathdee resurrected a forgotten cure to design a treatment and save her husband before it was too late. This lecture takes place 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in the Student Center Conference Room. Free.

Rollin’ From The Heart ‘Art & Music’ fundraiser

Rollin’ From The Heart (RFTH), a nonprofit that strives to empower and improve the lives of young people through outdoor activities including skateboarding, surfing and camping, will host the 5th annual Art & Music fundraising event from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Encinitas Community Center. The family-friendly event will feature live music, raffle opportunities, live-art demonstrations, local art auction, light appetizers, beer, wine and other refreshments. Admission is free.

Encinitas Library Half-Price Book Sale

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public (9 a.m. members) Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Encinitas Library Book Store, 540 Cornish Drive, the entire store is half price. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CDs being 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help, spirituality, health, history, travel and science.

LITVAKdance Fall Concert with Montalban Quintet

LITVAKdance premiers five new contemporary dances by two local Encinitas choreographers alongside visiting choreographers from New York and Texas, with live music. This performance takes place Saturday, Nov. 2 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at San Dieguito Academy Theater, 800 Santa Fe Drive. Tickets: $18 student/senior/military, $25 general, $12 children under 12. Tickets available at or call (619) 855-0367.

Lagoon Family Fun Day: Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves Family Fun Day explores the mysteries of why some plants lose their leaves and some don’t, with hands-on activities, craft-making and animal encounters. This activity is presented by Nature Collective and County of San Diego Parks and Rec. Free. It will take place regardless of weather at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. Free. More at

First Sunday Music Series: Susan Wulff

Double bassist Susan Wulff graduated magna cum laude with a double bachelor of music in bass and vocal performance at California State University, Sacramento, completing her master of music and advanced studies degrees at the University of Southern California. She has been the associate principal bassist with the San Diego Symphony since 2004, worked with many premier orchestras and performed on movie soundtracks. She can be heard at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 944- 7294.

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.

Blood drive in Encinitas

The the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

Donors of all blood types, especially platelet donors and those with type O blood, are urged to give now to ensure a stable supply this fall. Stay healthy this flu season and make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.

Small Business 101 Workshop

The City of Encinitas, San Diego Law Library, North San Diego Small Business Development Center, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, and the 101 Main Street Associations invite all to the final Small Business 101 Workshop of 2019 on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the City’s Community Meeting Center to learn about doing business online, cybersecurity, e-marketing and social media. To register, visit the Eventbrite sign-up account setup at: workshop-iii-tickets-734445054

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.

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation Kayak Cleanup event

Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation will be having its 14th Annual Kayak Cleanup and Fundraising event on Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. People are invited to help clean up the lagoon and enjoy kayaking waters normally closed to boating. Launch site is on south shore at I-5/La Costa Park and Ride lot, and launches are every two hours. People can bring their own kayaks or one will be provided. The cost is $60 per person. Single kayakers must be 12 or older, but children as young as 6 can ride in a tandem with an adult. For more information and to register, visit

Beatles vs. Stones returns to Belly Up

The two greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands of all time face off as the Belly Up host tributes to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Renowned tribute bands Abbey Road and Jumping Jack Flash engage in a musical showdown of the hits. Beatles vs. Stones — A Musical Showdown comes to the Belly Up Tavern on Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $21/$23 and may be purchased by phone at (858) 481-8140, at the Belly Up Box Office or online at The show is 21+. The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, 92075.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire

Tthe Carlsbad Village Street Faire will take place Sunday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Carlsbad, also known as Carlsbad Village. The Faire will stretch east to west from Carlsbad Boulevard to Jefferson Street and north to south from Beech Avenue to Carlsbad Village Drive.

The Carlsbad Village Faire features more than 800 vendors selling a variety of unique goods including art, antiques, clothing, items from around the world and much more. The Faire will also feature rides for kids, an international food center, live music and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast.

Clevenger Canyon graffiti removal

Join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Allied Climbers of San Diego as they remove graffiti from Clevenger Canyon North Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-noon. Gloves, tools and water will be provided. Parking available at 18379-18499 San Pasqual Valley Road, Ramona. All ages welcome with waiver. To RSVP and to receive waivers, contact Jonathan Appelbaum, SDRVC Conservation manager,, (858) 344-6654.

Solutions for Change anniversary celebration

Solutions for Change celebrates two decades of transforming the lives of homeless families at a 20th anniversary celebration dinner Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mark Golf Club at 1750 San Pablo Drive in San Marcos. The event will feature a gourmet dinner, silent auction, entertainment and dancing, along with a surprise appearance and an announcement that national and regional poverty reform leaders say could fundamentally change the way we see and act on homelessness.

The 20th Anniversary celebration brings together 300-plus Solutions for Change friends, supporters, and community leaders to recognize Solutions’ two decades of accomplishments. Since 1999, Solutions for Change has helped 1,000 families, including 2,500 children find their way to permanent self-sufficiency. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for the event are in high demand but still available. Visit or call (760) 295-6013.

Holiday Extravaganza Street Fair in RSF

On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Rotary Club of Rancho Santa Fe is holding its inaugural Holiday Extravaganza Street Fair. The heart of Rancho Santa Fe Village will be transformed into a festive outdoor marketplace with more than 30 vendors, food and music. There will be something for every age, including photos with Santa. Proceeds will benefit RSF Rotary’s Angel Giving Tree Program to help brighten the holidays for children in need. Come join the fun on Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Via Santa Fe between Paseo Delicias and La Flecha. For more information, e-mail

The Nativity School Christmas Boutique

It’s that time of the year! The Nativity School in Rancho Santa Fe is gearing up for its annual Christmas Boutique scheduled to take place on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 8 a.m. -5 p.m. The Nativity choir will bring holiday cheer to this amazing event. Nativity uses all proceeds from the Christmas Boutique towards enrichment programs for the children. Join the event and spread some holiday cheer while shopping for your gifts as Christmas draws near. Location: The Nativity School, 6309 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe.

Challenge Walk MS: Southern California

From Nov. 8-10, National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its 17th annual Challenge Walk MS: Southern California, a three-day 50-mile coastal fundraising walk from Oceanside to Coronado to rally around a cure for multiple sclerosis (MS). The endurance event is expected to bring together 200 people from across the West Coast and aims to raise more than $600,000 for research to stop disease progression, and provide programs and services that enable the nearly 1 million people living with MS in the United States to live their best lives. Walkers take off at 8:30 a.m. on Friday; Opening Ceremony begins at 8 a.m. Day 1 Start Line: Tyson St. Park in Oceanside (S. Pacific Street & Tyson Street). Day 3 Finish Line: Tidelands Park in Coronado (2000 Mullinex Drive, Coronado.) For more information, visit