Encinitas Chamber hosts January Sundowner Mixer
The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking event on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Come celebrate the beginning of a new year with the chamber where you will have the opportunity to eat, drink, and strengthen your professional connections. Catering will be done by Chick-fil-A.
The Sundowner Mixer Event will be held at The Grauer School, 1500 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024. Free for members of the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce and first-time guests; $20 for non-members. RSVP: http://bit.ly/ECCJan2020Sundowner
Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore sale
Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore holds a 1/2 price book sale Saturday, Feb. 1. Most books will be from 50 cents to $1, with CDs for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public and at 9 a.m. for members. Look for great titles in the store and outside under the canopy at 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit encinitaslibfriends.org.
‘Co-Dependent Relationships’ mini-workshop
A mini-workshop on “Co-Dependent Relationships” will be 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan 19. Find out if you are in a co-dependent relationship and what to do about it. The workshop is taught by Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner and Hypnotherapist. $10-$20 suggested donation. RSVP and get address at (760) 753-0733. Visit JaneCohenCounseling.com/events.
International Wetlands Day volunteers needed
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help clean and restore part of its local lagoon at Brigantine Basin. Volunteers will pull weeds and remove the trash left behind at high tide. Wetlands clean the water, protect the coast, and provide homes for a variety of native plants and wildlife including several rare, threatened, and endangered species.
The event is Saturday, Feb. 1 at Brigantine Basin, 3193 Camino del Mar, Del Mar, 92014 from 9 a.m. to noon. Limited to 20 participants, all ages with waiver. RSVP online at sdrvc2020wetlandsday.eventbrite.com
Free street-parking is available on S. Cedros Ave. for up to two hours or pay-parking is available on Camino del Mar. Contact SDRVC Conservation Manager Jonathan Appelbaum at Jonathan@sdrvc.org for more information.
Photography Fundamentals & Creative Controls
The community is invited to a three-hour class for beginning and intermediate camera enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about their camera functions. The class will takek place 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 18 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Participants will receive instruction on proper exposure, how to use histograms, depth of field creative choices and more. Digital, film and cell phone users will all learn something in this class. Learning handouts will be available. Price: $65-$78. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Volunteer Planting: Harbaugh Seaside Trails
The community is invited to join Nature Collective for a special habitat restoration event on one of the Collective’s newest saved lands. A Nature Collective biologist oversees the process. The event takes place 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 18 at Harbaugh Seaside Trails. Free. (760) 436-3944. firstname.lastname@example.org or bit.ly/naturecollectivevolunteer
Orchid Kokedama Workshop
Kokedama is a traditional Japanese Living Art form where moss is used as a container for a plant. A hands-on workshop teaching the skills behind Kokedama and how to make one will be held 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 19 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Please bring an apron and gloves. Price: $20-$24 plus a $38 per student materials fee. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Composting and Vermicomposting Basics Workshop
The Solana Center is hosting a free presentation on composting from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 19 at Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Participants will learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms) through trial-tested advice and interactive demonstrations by expert educators. coastalrootsfarm.org
Wednesdays@Noon: Peter Pupping Band
The community is invited to hear music from Peter Pupping Band’s new release, “Jazz Bend,” which bends jazz standards and rock classics with a refreshing take on both, including pop, funk, Latin, blues standards and smooth ajzz styles. Peter Pupping performs on guitar, “Fatburger” band members Mark Hunter on electric bass and Kevin Koch on drums, along with Allan Philllips on piano. The concert takes place noon to 12:45 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. peterpuppingband.com
Opening Reception: Chiachio and Giannone
Lux Art Institute, 1550 S El Camino Real, is hosting a reception for artists Chiachio and Giannone from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24. This event includes the opportunity to mingle with the artists while partaking in drinks, light refreshments, live music and more. From 6-7 is a members only preview hour, with 7-9 p.m. open to the public. $10 for guests, free for Lux members. (760) 436-6611.
Open Air Yoga Experience
The community is invited to participate in an Open Air Yoga Experience from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Participants will breathe in fresh air while being sheltered by beautiful tree surrounding their mat. Leave restored and rejuvenated after gently moving your body. Please bring your own mat. Class will be moved indoors in the event of rain. Cost: $20-$24. sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Living Wall/Vertical Garden Workshop
San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, is hosting a living wall/vertical garden workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 26 to teach the community the basics of planting a living wall, then teaching attendees how to build one themselves. A 10” x 20” frame and a wide variety of succulents will be provided. Price: $30-$36 plus an $80 materials fee per student. Limited space. Register at sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Volunteer Planting: Harbaugh Seaside Trails
The community is invited to join Nature Collective for a special habitat restoration event on one of the Collective’s newest saved lands. A Nature Collective biologist oversees the process. The event takes place 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Jan. 25 at Harbaugh Seaside Trails. Free. (760) 436-3944. email@example.com or bit.ly/naturecollectivevolunteer
Lux Reception & Artist Talk: Darel Carey
The community is invited to hear artist Darel Carey talk about his work and the artistic process. From 6-9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Lux Art Institute, 1550 S. El Camino Real, attendees will be entertained with music and partake in drinks and light refreshments. The artist talk and Q & A takes place 7-8 p.m. Lux members free, $10 guests. (760) 436-6611. bit.ly/darelcareyartisttalk
Open Heart Succulent Wreath Workshop
Community members may create a unique 12 inch Open Heart Succulent Wreath with special clippings from the Botanic Garden. The wreath can be used as a centerpiece or welcome wreath for a house’s front door. Please bring small clippers. This workshop takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Price: $75-$90 (fee includes all materials). sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
Wings over Wetlands
The annual festival celebrating native bird species takes place 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26 at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave. All ages may attend to enjoy bird-themed activities, live presentations, food truck (for purchase) and more. Co-presented by Nature Collective & San Diego County Parks and Recreation. Free. (760) 436-3944. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://bit.ly/2t5IZ09thenaturecollective.org/event/wings-over-wetlands
Awaken the Poet Within
A weekly writing group allows participants to experience the practical magic of writing a poem, facilitated by Dr. Marit Anderson. The group is held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Solana Center Master Composter workshop series
Join Solana Center in Encinitas for its next Master Composter workshop series. This workshop is sponsored by the City of Encinitas and takes place at Solana Center’s headquarters at 137 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024.
The workshops will be held Saturdays. Feb. 8,15, 22, 29, and March 7, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. City of Encinitas residents will receive priority registration. Bring a friend from Encinitas and their fee is waived. Workshops include a field trip and hands-on, composting lessons. Sign up at SolanaCenter.org.
Wednesdays@Noon: 6th annual Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival
From noon to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, the Villa-Lobos International Chamber Music Festival will present The Peter Sprague String Trio performing numerous works by Peter Sprague: “Mudra”, “Even Numbers”, “New Flamenco”, “Saudade de Voce”, “Would You like to Dance” and others, along with Tom Jobrim’s “Passarim.” Peter Sprague will be featured on guitar, Bridget Dolkas on violin and Lars Hoefs on cello. Free. (760) 753-7376. villalobosfestival.com
Joshua White Trio free concert at Encinitas Library
The Joshua White Trio will perform a free concert from 2 p.m. to 3p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, at the Encinitas Library’s Community Room, as part of the First Sunday Music Series. Joshua White is one of the music scene’s most creative and technically accomplished pianists. Praised by legendary musicians like Herbie Hancock as having “immense talent” and lauded for his “daring and courageous approach to improvisation...on the cutting edge of innovation”, White tours throughout the world. He will be joined by Alex Boneham on bass and Tyler Kreutel on drums. Visit encinitaslibfriends.org
Family Arts & Literacy Connection Workshop
A workshop to help attendees develop skills, nurture hope and motivate a love of reading through visual and performance art takes place 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. This will be a monthly immersive experience, tailored for families with children ages 4-14. Space is limited, registration is required. Contact the library to sign up. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Basic Computer Help
Basic computer help is offered 1-3 p.m. Mondays and 5:30-7:50 p.m. Thursdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Help includes e-mail account set up, resume building, using the library catalog and databases and more. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
English Café News for You
Those learning English are invited to red intermediate-level newspaper articles and participate in group discussions with other English learners. This meeting takes place 6-7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Encinitas Library. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Bereavement & Caregiving Support Group
A facilitated discussion group to support individuals experiencing grief and caregiving issues meets 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Open to all. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Those learning to speak French, both intermediate and advanced, are invited to improve their French fluidity with weekly conversational practice. The group meets 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Those beginning the process of getting their United States citizenship are invited to attend a free class 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The classes are conducted in English and all materials are provided for free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
Music by the Sea: Piano Duo Hye Won Souh and So-Mang Jeagal
National and international award-winning pianists Hye Won Souh and So-Mang Jeagal have presented a Northern California concert series, Piano Talk, to sold-out audiences since 2017. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, they will perform virtuoso piano solos and duets for four hands by Mozart, Schubert, Gluck, Kapustin and Bernstein. Tickets: $14. bit.ly/musicbytheseapiano
Create 2020 Vision Boards at Heritage Ranch
The community is invited to create a 2020 Vision Board with their families from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays in January at The Heritage Ranch at The San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. These family-friendly events are held outdoors on the patio. All materials are provided to create these vision collages, but participants are encouraged to bring magazines. Free. (760) 632-9711.
La Paloma Theatre
La Paloma Theatre is now showing “JoJo Rabbit,” “Once Upon A Time in Hollywood,” “Parasite” 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.
‘The Amazing Gray Whale Migration’
The January Nature Discovery Series topic at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve is “The Amazing Gray Whale Migration,” with a lecture by Jane Barger followed by a walk to an overlook. Meet at the Pavilion on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:30 a.m.. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes if you have them. This event is free with Reserve entrance fee. See torreypine.org for directions.
San Diego Cat Show
From Jan. 25-26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ Exhibit Hall, the nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “The Super Bowl of Cat Competition,” the largest annual cat show on the West Coast. There will be more than 450 cats from more than 42 recognized cat breeds in competition. Local rescue organizations will have cats available for adoption. Pedigree kittens and cat-related merchandise will be for sale. Both days feature educational talks introducing breeds, grooming tips, needs of older cats and cat training tips.
The event is presented by San Diego Cat Fanciers, Inc., a nonprofit public benefit corporation, “devoted to the welfare of cats.”
For more information, visit www.sandiegocat.org.
A self-empowering addiction recovery support group that helps individuals gain independence from addiction and addictive behaviors is held 9:30-11 a.m. on Saturdays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. (760) 753-7376. smartrecoverysd.org or sdcl.org
Both intermediate and advanced Spanish speakers are invited to improve their Spanish fluency with weekly conversational practice, hosted from 3-5 p.m. Fridays at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. (760) 753-7376. sdcl.org
2020 Valentines on Volcan
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Volcan Mountain Foundation is offering an event for lovers of all ages, Valentines on Volcan, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Participants will take a moderate hike on Volcan Mountain, starting at the Foundation’s nature center and passing Ironside Springs. This 4-mile round-trip at an elevation gain of 1,000 feet offers rewards of scenic views, a delicious picnic, refreshments, and other delectable treats. Limited to 26, $25, and no dogs.
Registration: 2020sdrvcvalentinesonvolcan.eventbrite.com. Questions: email@example.com