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Encinitas events this week (Jan. 18)

For more information and events, visit the city’s newsletter at bit.ly/2SM3UwH

Encinitas Chamber and City to present Senior Expo Feb. 2

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, will again host the Encinitas Senior Expo titled “Embracing Retirement, Before and After 65” on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The Presenting Sponsor for the event is Belmont Village Senior Living in Cardiff.

This free event is focused on people that will be retiring soon and those already retired, and provide information for children of aging individuals looking for options for their parents. The event will include expert speakers on subjects pertinent to a healthy and successful retirement life. Healthy snacks will be available with opportunity drawings throughout the day and a commemorative bag for the first 300 attending the expo. For more information, call (760) 753-6041 or visit encinitaschamber.com/embracing-retirement.

Two arts-based literacy programs to be held at Encinitas Library Jan. 30, Feb. 6

Arts for Learning San Diego (A4LSD) will present its next two arts-based literacy programs at the Encinitas Library Wednesday Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. Programs run 4-5:30 p.m.

The topic on Jan. 30 will be “Stories of Courage and Equality” and the topic Feb. 6 will be “Family Art with Heart.”

On Jan. 30, join storyteller Alyce Smith Cooper to learn about Fannie Lou Hamer, the Buffalo soldiers, and other courageous Americans, followed by a hands-on activity where artist Deron Cohen guides participants in painting self-portraits. Participating families will receive a free copy of a 2018 “One Book, One San Diego” selection to take home.

On Feb. 6, visual artist Stacie Green will guide participants in learning how to make “quilled” paper hearts, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Participating families will also receive a free book to take home.

Funded by a City of Encinitas Community grant, all supplies, performers, and books have been carefully selected by A4LSD and the San Diego County Library, and are provided to program attendees, free of charge. Seating is limited for each program in the “Family Arts & Literacy Connection” series and registration is required. To register, please call the Encinitas Library at (760) 753-7376, or see library staff for details.

For more information on the themes, activities, and performers for each session, please visit sdcl.org/branch-calendars.html#EN, or stop by the Encinitas Library.

Music By The Sea: Los Angeles Ensemble & Friends

Joanna Lee, violin, Tanner Menees, viola, Bingxia Lu, cello, Sung Chang, piano, with Nicholas Arredondo, double bass and Esther Lee, piano. Formed in 2015, the ensemble was awarded First Prize at the International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso in London and its members are winners of international competitions. They will perform Schubert’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Bach’s Three Popular Pieces, Poulenc’s Sonata for Four Hands, and works by Chopin, Kreisler and Rachmaninoff. VIDEO

Friday, Jan. 18, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $14, or at the door. Tickets and information: encinitas.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=4736

San Diego North Coast Singers

Poems, Prayers and Promises. Ring in the winter season with the beautiful voices of children and youth on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. This performance features all four youth choirs at this 26th annual concert. For more information, visit bit.ly/2SPpGQj

Expressive Arts Workshop and Photo Painting Series

Open to all patients, this introduction and symbolic collage workshop is aimed to set the intention for the year on Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by PhotoPainting, an eight-week series dedicated to using personal pictures, painting, layering and texturing on canvas to let your story unfold and see it transforming under your hands, in front of your eyes. No art experience is necessary. Classes take place at the UCSD Cancer Center, 1200 Garden View. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/2Fs80WW

Hutchins Consort

The concert program will include Barber’s Adagio for Strings and other consort fan favorites like Libertango and Summertime on Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive. For more information, visit bit.ly/2FoRIPe

Day of Creative Renewal

Spend a day in the garden discovering how nature can be both a healer and a mirror for your mind, body and spirit on Jan. 19 from 9 am. to 5 p.m. at the California Center for Creative Renewal, 1905 Crest Drive. With gently guided activities and a slow, meditative pace, the center will use poetry and art making to reflect on what is most important in our lives. No art experience is necessary. For more information, visit bit.ly/2ADsWXK

Families Make History

A new year is an exciting and hopeful time for all. Join Miss Mary on the patio for fun make-and-take projects for the entire family, a unique and creative way to spend the day. It takes place every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit bit.ly/2RjRkbe

Tour the Teten Farm House

Lovingly restored by architect and museum docent David Oakley, the home features its original furniture as well as objects from the period. Tour it every Saturday in January from 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit bit.ly/2Voiaxd

First Sunday Music Series

Trails & Rails will perform in the Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive, on Feb. 3 from 2 to 3 p.m. The trio features Walt Richards on guitar, banjo and mandolin; Paula Strong on back-up guitar; and Mike Craig on acoustic bass. All three members sing lead and harmony. For more information, visit bit.ly/2MeFSru

Roger Anderson Chorale

The concert will focus on the sense of moving through darkness and pain, into light and beauty, on Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. and on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the White Box Theater, 2590 Truxton Road in San Diego. There will be the interpretation of music through dance, choreographed by Emily Miller, Performing Arts Workshop director. For more information, visit bit.ly/2spp2xi

Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku-or Forest Bathing-is a way of connecting people to nature. The positive health effects of walking in a state of relaxation in nature has undergone significant scientific testing and validation, that is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. Try out this technique on Jan. 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. For more information, visit bit.ly/2QFzUka

Tu B’Shvat Food Forest Festival

Join Coastal Roots Farm in the food forest for its annual tree planting festival on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 800 Ecke Ranch Road. Enjoy guided walks through the forest, a variety of activities, food from local vendors, and much more. One hundred trees will be planted in the food forest. Family friendly; all are welcome. For more information, visit bit.ly/2slxU77

Fiddle Tune Jam and Workshop

Join in the jam session at noon or come early for the workshop at 11 a.m. on Jan. 20 at Coffee and Company, 1465 Encinitas Boulevard. For anyone who likes to play or accompany fiddle tunes on an acoustic string instrument. For more information, call 760-522-8458.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star is Born, Free Solo and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets are $10. 471 Coast Highway 101. Tickets and showtimes: www.bit.ly/2RsPxje.

Volunteers needed for Hospice Resale Shop

Hospice of the North Coast is looking for volunteers to work in their Resale Shop at 278-B El Camino Real (Homegoods Shopping Center). The requirement is one 4-hour shift per week. Volunteers will process customer purchases and 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.

San Diego North Coast Singers auditions

Children and teenagers, grades 2-12, are invited to join for the 26th anniversary season. Auditions will be held through Jan. 22 at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena. San Diego North Coast Singers is one of the top children’s choruses in San Diego with more than 100 boys and girls in four ensembles. The program ignites a love of singing and creativity while facilitating the development of individual voices, musical literacy, confidence, and leadership skills. Need-based scholarships are available. For more information, visit bit.ly/2GY46HE. To RSVP for an audition, email info@northcoastsingers.com.

Life Is Designed to Work Mini-Workshop

Sunday, Jan. 27, 3-4:30 p.m. Life Is Designed to Work Mini-Workshop: Are you experiencing your life as not working -- in your relationships, work, the larger world around you? In this interactive workshop Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner, Hypnotherapist will address this from the perspective of the “Life Is Designed to Work” thought system. Bring your specific issues, questions, and concerns to the workshop. $10-$20 donation. At Dr. Cohen’s home office in Encinitas. Space is limited. RSVP at (760) 753-0733 to reserve your space and for address. janecohencounseling.com/events/

San Diego Museum of Art lecture in Del Mar

San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter, will present an art lecture Monday, Jan. 28, titled “Founded on Japanese Art: What Vincent van Gogh Learned from Japanese Woodblock Prints.”

Speaker Hilda van Neck-Yoder, PhD, will explore how van Gogh’s aesthetic was profoundly affected by Japanese woodblock prints he bought back by the hundreds in the winter of 1886-1887. The art lecture will be held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th & Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.

Habitat Native Gardening Workshop in Balboa Park

The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter will hold a special day of speaker presentations from experts in the field of California native gardening and wildlife habitat on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado in San Diego. For registration and more information, visit cnpssd.org/events

Big Band Concert

The Coastal Cities Jazz Band along with vocalist Michael Ruhl and vibraphonist Anthony Smith will perform Big Band Charts recorded by Terry Gibbs “Dream Band” on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street in Carlsbad. Tunes such as “Begin the Begin,” “Ja Da” and “Flying Home” will be performed. Ruhl will provide the audience with some of his favorite tunes. For more information and advanced tickets, call Gary Adcock at 858-775-1113.

‘Familiar’ at Old Globe

The Old Globe presents “Familiar” by Tony Award nominee Danai Gurira.A funny, warmhearted look at tradition, marriage, and what it means to be an American family. Runs Jan. 26-March 3 at the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. www.TheOldGlobe.org.

Cat Show at Fairgrounds

The San Diego Cat Show will be held Jan. 26-27 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The nation’s finest cats will vie for top honors at “Food & Water Bowl XXIV,” 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. Visit www.sandiegocat.org

NC Symphony ‘Carnival of the Animals’

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra chamber music players will present Carnival of the Animals and Septet for piano, trumpet and strings, both by Camille Saint-Saëns, on Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Carlsbad Dove Library Schulman Auditorium, 1775 Dove Lane. Guest pianist Byron Chow will be featured on both pieces. Especially enjoyed by children, the whimsical Carnival of the Animals includes a narrator, and each movement represents a different animal, including a lion, donkey and elephant, as well as giraffes, an aquarium, and an aviary.

Admission is free, donations are encouraged. Visit www.northcoastsymphony.com. This performance is funded by a grant from the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation.

Help clean up at Gonzales Canyon

A garden maintenance and trail clearance in Gonzales Canyon will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon at the intersection of Sword Way and Winstanley Way. Bring: Water, protective clothing, and close-toed shoes,

Know before you go: This is an outdoor, physical work session. Please wear protective clothing, close-toed shoes appropriate for hiking, wear sunscreen, and bring water. Participants under 18 years of age much provide a liability waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian as provided on SDCL’s event website calendar. Sign up at www.sdcanyonlands.org/events-calendar