Encinitas events this week (Jan. 25)


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Lux reception: Courtney Mattison

Experience a unique opportunity to meet the third artist-in-residence of season 12, Courtney Mattison, on Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lux Art Institute, 1550 South El Camino Real. See her work and learn about her artistic process. It will be a fun evening with live music, drinks, and incredible art. For more information, visit

Encinitas Senior Expo

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

Sweethearts’ Ball Dance to be held in Encinitas

Sweethearts’ Ball Dance is a night of fun for the whole family on Friday, Feb. 15, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Admission price to the Ball Dance is $6 /Encinitas residents and $9/non–residents. Children under the age of 2 are free. Parking for the event is free and all are welcome to attend. Pre-registration is required by Thursday, Feb. 7.

Light hors d’oeuvres, treats and refreshments will be provided. This is a family event for children on up to grandparents. Photo backdrops will be available so bring your camera to capture your memories of the evening.

A special thanks to Chick-Fil-A Encinitas who will provide complimentary chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets, and Yummy Cupcakes Encinitas, who will be providing complimentary Valentine’s Day- themed mini cupcakes.

For more information, visit, course #9583, call 760-633-2740, or email

Mike Levin to speak at Encinitas North Coast Democratic Club

The Encinitas North Coast Democratic Club will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Carlsbad Dove Library, Gowland Room, from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Mike Levin, newly elected Congressman for 49th Congressional District, who will speak on: “The View from Washington DC: Policy, Politics and What to Expect in 2019.”

In addition, Hope Nelson from Citizens for a Friendly Airport, will speak on “The Expansion of Palomar Airport.” For more information, visit

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

Encinitas Library Book Sale

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold a book sale Saturday, Feb. 2. Most books will be from 25 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 opens at 9 a.m. for members at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit

LIFE Foreign Film: The Last Suit

Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After seven decades without any contact with him, Abraham will try to find his old friend and keep his promise to return one day. This Israelian and Polish film with English subtitles will be screened Jan. 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue, in room 204. For more information, email

Botanic Garden Workshop: Living Wall/Vertical Garden

Learn the basics of planting a 10-inch-by-20-inch vertical living wall made out of succulents on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Living walls can be used exterior or interior with multitudes of colors, textures and sizes. For more information, visit

Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with Autism

Performing arts workshops designed to teach social/communication skills to teens and young adults and children, with autism, in an inclusive environment will be held Jan. 26 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at 535 Encinitas Boulevard, suite 101. For more information, visit

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

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

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:

Paw Walk in the Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with Rancho Coastal Humane Society for the seventh annual 5K Paw Walk in the Garden on Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to noon. This is the one time during the year that pet dogs are allowed in the Garden with their human friends. For registration, visit

‘Valentines on Volcan’

Gather your loved ones and take a moderate hike at Volcan Mountain with the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and the Volcan Mountain Foundation on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. You will be rewarded with scenic views, a delicious picnic, refreshments and other delectable treats. Participants will hike up from Volcan Mountain Foundation’s nature center and pass Ironside Springs. It is about 4 miles round-trip and a 1,000-foot elevation gain.

Furry friends are loved but no dogs are allowed on this hike. Make your reservations now, only 18 spaces are left:

Sanford Burnham Prebys Insights: Heart Disease

Ever wonder how cutting-edge scientific research leads to cures and pioneering treatments for patients?

Come explore the impact of medical research on the future of human health at the unique speaker series: SBP Insights. The event will be held Thursday, Feb. 7 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Building 12, SBP Auditorium, 10905 Road to the Cure, La Jolla, 92121. The event feature top medical experts who will take an in-depth look at heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer worldwide, according to the American Heart Association.

Join scientists, doctors, patients and survivors for a panel discussion on the latest breakthroughs, followed by a Q&A session. Feel free to submit questions with your registration.

To register visit

Help clean up Crest Canyon

Join San Diego Canyonlands for a trail maintenance and invasive plant removal event in Crest Canyon Open Space Park on Saturday, Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Location: Intersection of Durango Drive and Lozana Road.

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:

Valentine’s Sweetheart Sail

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, and with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India, will host the next Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Sail experience Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 9 and 10. Guests will sail aboard the Museum’s galleon replica San Salvador and the official state tall ship Californian from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sweetheart Sail guests will enjoy a relaxing sail or join the sail crew in hauling halyards and tending sheets. Tickets include champagne and special chocolate treat.

Visitors can check in from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Maritime Museum of San Diego to board Sweetheart Sail ships at 10:45 a.m. For tickets visit or call 619-234-9153 extension 111.

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.

CERT training schedule

The Spring 2019 Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T) training schedule is now available. The CERT Academy teaches citizens basic emergency skills and educates them so that they can effectively respond to disasters as a part of a team. For the training schedule and registration information, visit

Arts for Learning programs

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 begin at 4 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.” Seating is limited for each program in the “Family Arts & Literacy Connection” series and registration is required. To register, call the Encinitas Library at (760) 753-7376, or see library staff for details. Visit