Encinitas event briefs: Nov. 22

The 12th Annual Kringle Mingle at Cardiff Town Center Dec. 1 will include free photos with Santa in his vintage Camera Camper sleigh, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
The 12th Annual Kringle Mingle at Cardiff Town Center Dec. 1 will include free photos with Santa in his vintage Camera Camper sleigh, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

12th Annual Kringle Mingle returns to Cardiff Town Center

Join Santa in Cardiff-by-the-Sea for the 12th Annual Kringle Mingle, a free holiday gathering at Cardiff Town Center on Sunday, Dec.1, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. There will be free photos with Santa in his vintage Camera Camper sleigh, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., sponsored by Cal Coast Credit Union.

Activities include children’s crafts provided by a young local origami artist at Know When to Fold Em and live music performed by the Ada Harris Wildcat Band, Hullabaloo and Bucket Ruckus. Enjoy a Sambazon açai bowl and holiday treats from VG Donuts and Seaside Market. Starbucks Cardiff will provide hot coffee and Cardiff 101 will provide hot chocolate. Stop by the Lost Abbey for a happy hour to benefit the Cardiff community, 1 p.m. - 5 p,m. The festive finale will be the tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. in the North Courtyard (address: 2033 San Elijo Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 92007).

Indie rock band The Elements return to Encinitas Art Night, Nov. 23, at the Encinitas Community Center and The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Lanai. From left: Drummer/guitarist Dylan Herrera, keyboardist/saxophonist Eli Anderson and singer/bassist Julian Boyer.
Indie rock band The Elements return to Encinitas Art Night, Nov. 23, at the Encinitas Community Center and The Leucadia 101 Main Street Association Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Lanai. From left: Drummer/guitarist Dylan Herrera, keyboardist/saxophonist Eli Anderson and singer/bassist Julian Boyer.
(Leslie Hoffman Photography)

The Elements set to play Encinitas Art Night and Leucadia Small Business Saturday

They’re back! Local indie rock band The Elements will be home for Thanksgiving break and once again perform at two hometown events: Encinitas Art Night, Nov. 23, at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and the Leucadia Highway 101 Main Street Association Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Lanai, 1114 North Coast Highway 101, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Elements’ set list combines originals with covers of songs from bands like the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Talking Heads, and Fitz and the Tantrums. From catchy originals like “Mr. Postman” and “The Start” to cover favorites, The Elements’ musical range is sure to please all ages.

The Elements’ last performance was in August at Encinitas Art Night, as singer/bassist Julian Boyer and drummer/guitarist Dylan Herrera went off to college in September. Keyboardist/saxophonist Eli Anderson attends San Dieguito High School Academy, in Encinitas, where he is a senior. They are looking forward to Thanksgiving break and sharing their passion for music in their hometown while supporting local artists and businesses.

Encinitas Art Night, a free community event, celebrates the city’s diverse visual art scene at Encinitas civic and local art galleries. This month only, Encinitas Art Night will include a Holiday Art Sale featuring art by local artists that is ideal for holiday gift-giving at great prices. The Encinitas Community Center will have more than 20 artists participating in one location. There will be live music and refreshments at several locations and a free bus shuttle to and from all locations. The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This year, Leucadia 101 teamed up with Encinitas 101 and Cardiff 101 for Small Business Saturday to promote and support small businesses in their communities. Shoppers will enjoy sidewalk sales, local specials, pop-up art print shops, maker’s pop-up shops, and music. Also, limited edition artwork by Artie Mattson will be gifted to shoppers who make purchases at certain businesses on Small Business Saturday. Leucadia 101 will host their annual Scavenger Hunt with over seven prizes to find and win. The Scavenger Hunt clues will be posted on Leucadia 101 Instagram. The event is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information on The Elements, visit or follow on Instagram For more information on Encinitas Art Night, visit and for Leucadia Small Business Saturday, visit

Holiday Street Fair

The community is invited to the Holiday Street Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 along the S. Coast Hwy 101 from D Street to J Street. The fair includes more than 450 unique food and arts & crafts vendors, four entertainment stages, children’s rides, bike valets and the kid/dog-friendly beer garden. Live music performances will take place on the Beer Garden Stage from noon to 5 p.m. Free. (760) 943-1950.

Art Night Encinitas hosts Holiday Art Sale

Enjoy an evening of visual art on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6-9 p.m., as Encinitas civic and local art galleries swing open their doors at Art Night Encinitas. The event will celebrate the city’s diverse visual art scene at participating locations and is free to the public. Enjoy live music and refreshments at most locations.

Holiday Art Sale. Special this month, each location will feature art by local artists that is ideal for holiday gift-giving at great prices. Get a head start on your holiday shopping and support local artists. Art Night locations: Encinitas City Hall, Encinitas Library, Encinitas Community Center, Lux Art Institute, Bliss 101, Art N Soul on 101 and Offtrack Gallery. Catch a ride on one of the shuttle buses which will transport the public to and from all locations.

Please park at Encinitas City Hall, the Encinitas Community Center and the Encinitas Library to easily access the shuttle. Special thanks to Art Night Encinitas sponsors for their generous support: Betty Scalice Foundation, Encinitas Friends of the Arts, and San Diego County Library. Presented by the City of Encinitas. For more information, visit: or call 760-633-2746.

First Sunday Music Series: Allison Adams Tucker Quartet

Friends of the Encinitas Library’s First Sunday Music Series will present Allison Adams Tucker Quartet Sunday, Dec. 1, from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker creates a unique musical postcard with jazz-inspired songs that span countries and genres in six languages, from Cole Porter to Tom Jobim, the Beatles to Sting. Allison will be joined by long-time collaborators Danny Green piano, Justin Grinnell bass, and Julien Cantelm drums for an exhilarating and heart-warming concert of music and stories, and a sprinkle of holiday spirit.

Seating is limited to chairs in room only. Additional parking available at City Hall. Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Dr., Encinitas,(760) 753-7376,

Free Poinsettia Tour

and Open House

Once a year Weidner’s Gardens opens up the Poinsettia growing greenhouses to the public to see thousands of poinsettias in all colors and stages of bloom. The guided tours also gives the visitor poinsettia tips right from the grower. Tour times are: Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov.24, noon and 2 p.m.. Weidners Gardens is located at 695 Normandy Road in Encinitas, 760-436-2194, or . Tours are free. No reservations.

Pianist Vladimir Khomyakov in Recital

Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist and winner of prestigious international competitions, Vladimir Khomyakov presents a solo program performing audience’s favorites. Dedicating the concert to the 180-year Anniversary of Russian genius Modest Mussorgsky, Khomyakov creates a musical arch between Russia and the United States through the iconic music of Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff and Gershwin. The concert features Art Installation by Ruth Gonzales. This concert is slated to take place 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets are $40. (760) 315-7550.

Art & Stories Series: Judy Tuwaletstiwa

Storytelling and art making come together to explore the topics addressed by Artist-in-Residence Judy Tuwaletstiwa. This program is in partnership with the Storytellers of San Diego and is geared towards an adult audience. This event takes place 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real. The reception is 6-7 p.m. and includes music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres and light refreshments. The stories begin at 7. Free for Lux members, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611.

West African Dance Class

Mouminatou Camara is a former principal dancer with Les Ballet Africans and originally from Conakry, Guinea, but has traveled the world as an instructor and performer. She will teach the West African Dance Class from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at Dance North County, Suite 100, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Participants may bring earplugs if you’re sensitive to a live drumming ensemble. Sliding scale: $15-$20.

Adopt a Family Foundation to hold annual Holiday Boutique Dec. 3

Adopt a Family Foundation will host its annual Holiday Boutique at the Morgan Run Club & Resort on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Local vendors will be offering an assortment of fashion, houseware, treats, gifts for the holidays and more.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Yael and Vlady while participants shop ,mingle with friends and support this cause. Adopt a Family Foundation is a local organization that provides financial and emotional support to victims of terror in Israel. Morgan Run is located at 5690 Cancha de Golf in Rancho Santa Fe.

For more information, visit

Panel Discussion:

Three Local Authors

Local authors Janell Cannon (“Stellaluna”), Karen Kenyon (“The Bronte Family: Passionate Literary Geniuses” and “Sunshower”) and Robert Pacilio (“Meet Me at Moonlight Beach”) discuss their books, why they became writers and the challenges of getting published. This panel takes place 1-3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22 at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave. in room 926 of the Student Center Conference Room. Free.

5G, EMFs and Oral/Systemic Health

David Getoff, ND (Naturopathic Doctor) and Carey O’Rielly, DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery) will co-present on the rollout of 5G cell towers in every neighborhood. How do EMFs (electric and magnetic fields) and 5G affect our health? What can we do to protect ourselves and our families? Dr. Getoff will share information from an International Conference on EMFs. Dr. O’Rielly will do a video presentation on EMFs and health. A Q&A with the doctors will take place at the end. This lectures takes place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Wednesdays@Noon: Vieness Piano Duo

Pianists Eva Schaumkell and Vijay Venkatesh explore a spectrum of diverse music from standard repertoire to contemporary music and original arrangements to form programs that are both innovative and engaging. Together, they will perform works by Schubert, Barber, Bach and Dvořák. (760) 633-2746.

Basic Computer Help

The community is invited to receive assistance with basic computer skills, e-mail account set up, Google searches, using the library catalog and databases, Facebook, Microsoft Office applications and sending photos via e-mail. This service takes place 5:30-7:50 p.m. on Thursdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376.

Self-Awareness through Improvisation

Learn self-awareness through improvisation at this class from 3:30-5:50 p.m. Tuesdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Sign up in advance at 1831 Mission Ave. in Oceanside, or in-class at the Encinitas Library. This is a MiraCosta College course. (760) 753-7376.

Encinitas Turkey Trot

Start your Thanksgiving Day on the right foot with the Encinitas 101 Turkey Trot. The Thursday, Nov. 28 race features both a 5K and 10K distance, starting under the world famous Encinitas sign on the 101. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume for a costume contest.

The Turkey Trot will benefit Encinitas 101 Main Street and the Encinitas Legion #416’s and Encinitas American Legion Women’s Auxiliary’s Thanksgiving Meals in a Basket program that provides assistance for local veterans in need. Additionally, the Turkey Trot will be providing grants to the Boy Scouts Troop #716 of St. John the Evangelist Church in Encinitas, La Costa Canyon High School Theatre Club and the Cardiff School District. To register, visit

Small Business Saturday

Cardiff 101, Encinitas 101 and Leucadia 101 Main Street have teamed up to promote and support small businesses in their communities. Small Business Saturday will be held Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and is more than a day to shop, it’s a day to celebrate and support local businesses with friends and family. There will be live music, sidewalk sales, local specials, pop-up art print shops, maker’s pop-up shops and more. Stop by each 101 location for games, prizes and special discounts.

Stay up-to-date on participating businesses and event hours at their websites,, and Follow them on Instagram for big savings and more.

Botanic Wonderland: Holiday Nights

in the Garden

Gather up your family and friends and come spend an evening (or two) at the new Botanic Wonderland.

Dec. 3-8; 10-15; 17-23 & 26-30, 5 – 8:30 p.m. Held in the new Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, this family-friendly festival contains many of the holiday traditions you’ve come to know and love over the years at the Garden, as well as some new ones.

Also for the first time ever, select areas of Hamilton Children’s Garden and Toni’s Treehouse will be lit up and ready to play in during the December evening hours.

For more information, visit

Encinitas native Emily Afton premieres new single at Belly Up

Monday, Nov. 25, will be Encinitas native Emily Afton’s first time headlining the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach and it will be a night to remember with special guests Dani Bell & The Tarantist and fellow Encinitas natives, The HA, sharing the stage to celebrate the release of Afton’s new single and video Lonestar.

Afton’s Lonestar is a queer western-themed pop anthem, and the music video (shot at the famous Encinitas watering hole of Captain Kenos) is a captivating depiction of unrequited love in a neon-lit world of cowboys and sequins.

Doors for the Belly Up will open at 7 p.m. with music starting at 8 p.m. The bands ask their fans to help neighbors in need by bringing canned soups, sauces, vegetables, fruits, beans, milk, tuna, chicken, peanut butter, pasta, rice, beans and lentils (no glass please).

For every two items you give you receive a chance drawing ticket to win prizesdonated from local businesses such as Helia Brewing, Culture Brewing and more. Tickets are $8 in advance and $11 at the door. This event is presented by Ruthless Hippies.

The Belly Up is located at 143 Cedros Ave Solana Beach, 92075. For tickets and more information, visit and This event is presented by Ruthless Hippies.

Encinitas Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Encinitas Heritage Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held Friday, Dec. 6 from 4:30 p.m.-6 401 C St., Encinitas. This is the event’s 25th year anniversary. Visit

City of Encinitas Holiday Parade

For the 62nd year, Encinitas will welcome the holiday season at the 2019 Encinitas Holiday Parade, presented by California Coast Credit Union on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Thousands of people will be on floats, on foot, in cars, and marching in bands while thousands cheer them at the parade route along Coast Highway 101.

Parade spectators will be able claim a good spot to watch the parade as soon as Coast Highway closes at 4 p.m. Followed by a countdown and ceremonial tree lighting, Santa will make a brief appearance to kick things off at 5 p.m. at the Lumberyard shops courtyard (near Starbucks). The parade starts promptly at 5:30 p.m. The 2019 parade theme is “Encinitas on the Move!”, highlighting the fact that Encinitas celebrates active lifestyles, encourages alternative transportation, loves bikes, boards and all modes of getting around in fun ways. Prizes will be awarded to parade entries in various judged categories.

Free parking shuttles will run from San Dieguito Academy High School (parking lot located on the corner of Melba Road and Nardo Road) and from the YMCA/Ecke Sports Park parking lot on Saxony Road. Both shuttles start running at 4 p.m. and go until 8:30 p.m. Shuttles run approximately every 20 minutes and will drop riders off at the NCTD bus station on Vulcan Avenue, just a half block from the parade route.

Find parade information at or call the City of Encinitas Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department at (760) 633-2740. — City calendar report

‘An Evening of Gratitude’

The 32nd Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Eve Service “An Evening of Gratitude” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 7 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran, 925 Balour Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Please bring a pie to share or purchase online. For a $25 donation a pie will be delivered to the service and eight meals will be provided to those in need. Order online at, click on Buy Pies. Select pie seller: San Dieguito Interfaith Ministerial Association. Have pies delivered to Wells Fargo, Encinitas. In the Promo Code box put the name of your church or organization.