Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Historic walking tour

The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to around noon.

During the tour, which is led by a volunteer docent, visitors will learn about the history of the area since the 1880s including how it came to be known as the “Flower Capital.” The most photographed buildings in Encinitas are also a stop on the tour, which begins at the 1883 Schoolhouse at 390 W. F Street.

For more information, call docent Susan Daniel at 760-212-4228 or Encinitas Historical Society President Carolyn Cope at 760-753-4834.

Wavecrest Woodies

Experience the longest running and largest gathering of Woodies in the world with 300 Woodies of every size, shape and description on display Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Moonlight Beach parking lot at the corner of 3rd and C Street.

At this free event, Hawaiian and surf music will be performed live, along with raffle prizes and awards.

For more information, visit

Blood donation encouraged

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and the Red Cross is asking eligible donors to give blood to help it maintain a diverse blood supply. The Red Cross takes donors from all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as well as all blood types, to meet patient needs.

Those who come out to give blood or platelets from Sept. 1-30 will be emailed a free haircut coupon courtesy of Sport Clips Haircuts.

Encinitas residents are invited to donate blood on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library or on Sept. 26 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Scripps Memorial Hospital, 354 Santa Fe Drive. To make an appointment to give blood, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Demos, Dialogue and Art

The San Dieguito Art Guild presents Demos, Dialogue and Art with Kevin Greeland on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library.

Learn Monoprinting, a unique method of working in multiple images, and create beautiful watercolor prints and prints without a press. Bring two sheets of Arches 88 paper 22.5” x 30” 140 lb and watercolor brushes (see for list).

RSVP to and cost is $10.

Coastal Club

On Tuesday, Sept. 20. the Coastal Club, 3575 Manchester Ave., has a day of free events open to all seniors. Cozy Cafe, where seniors can eat snacks, play games or read the paper while schmoozing with friends, starts the day at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by Fit and Flexible with Danyll at 10 a.m.

At 11 a.m., Liam Dunfey will give a talk on starting the North County Senior Village and the noon movie is Steve Jobs.

Botanic Garden

Succulent Wreath Class (Tuesday, Sept. 20): Learn the art of making a beautiful succulent wreath from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Cost of $65 or $78 for nonmembers includes materials.

Mosaic Garden Jewels (Thursdays, Sept. 22 and 29): During this two-day class with instructor Candy Sharda, create a beautiful mosaic using ocean rocks and glass beads. Class runs 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 29. Cost is $30 or $36 for nonmembers with $30 materials fee.

Flower Photography Artistic Effects (Saturday, Sept. 24): Learn from acclaimed flower photographer Bob Bretell from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $59, $79.

Living Wall/Vertical Garden (Saturday, Sept. 24): Learn the basics of planting a living wall from instructor Mary Lou Morgan in just three hours (from 9 a.m. to noon), but register soon because this class will sell out fast. Cost is $30, $36 with a $75 materials fee.

For information all classes, visit

Free foreign film

San Elijo Life presents a free screening of the Korean film “Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring” in Korean with English Subtitles on Friday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave

Shown in the Student Center Conference Room the R-rated, 1 hour and 45-minute film was directed by South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-Duk. The circle-of-life drama is set entirely on a tiny monastery floating in a lake surrounded by mountains and trees.

For more information, send an email to

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years, American Graffiti, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. For show times call 760-436-7469 or visit

Lux Art Institute

The Lux Art Institute has several programs available this fall for kids and adults at its Education Pavilion, 1550 S. El Camino Real.

More information is available at or by calling 760-436-6611.

Art Lounge on the 101

The Road to Spring (Saturday, Sept. 17): Fold an accordion book into a complex, flower-like structure with instructor Gina Pisello from 1 to 4 p.m. at Art Lounge on the 101, 816 S. Coast Highway. Cost of $30 includes some materials.

Watercolor in California Style (Thursdays through Oct. 6): Learn to paint in a fresh and fluid way with instructor Jim Milliard from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Cost is $110.

Drawing With Pencil Plus Any Media (Tuesdays through Oct. 11): From 9 to 11:30 a.m. with instructor BFA Linda Luisi. Cost of $135 includes all four weeks. For more information, visit

Painting class (Thursdays through Sept. 22): Luisi teaches the class for all levels and gives individual attention. Cost of $125 includes all four weeks.

To register, visit or call 858-442-8666.

Poetry Slam

The La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam is being presented by Full Moon Poets on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. at the historic Encinitas theater. Door open at 6:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public at La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway 101. More information is at

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Fall tours and events (starting Sunday, Sept 18): This fall, 15 tours and events will bring out the imaginations and interests in all San Elijo Lagoon visitors. On Sept. 18, Birdwatching for Beginners introduces how to get the most out of birding. For more information on this and other tours and events, visit

Salt Marsh Yoga (Saturday, Sept. 24): Join a 90-minute Vinyasa flow yoga experience with James Petracca. Limited to 15 participants, and more info is at

Olivenhain Cross Country Invitational

The fourth annual Pete Chenard Memorial Olivenhain Cross Country Invitational for kids ages 5-14 is set for Sunday, Sept. 18 at the historic Meeting Hall at 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road.

For more information or to register, visit

After-school drama program

Kids in second through sixth grade who want to sing, dance and act are invited to sign up for The Park Dale Players’ new show Animal Tails.

Weekly rehearsals at various EUSD schools began Sept. 5 and will continue through January, when there will be weekend performances complete with costumes and sets. Cost is $275 and information is available at or by calling 760-672-6415.

Community Resource Center benefit

The “Inspiring Hope: Bourbon in the Garden” event will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club to benefit the Community Resource Center (CRC). The event will feature bourbon cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, musical entertainment and more. All proceeds from the event will support CRC’s mission of “creating paths to safety, stability and self-sufficiency.”

According to its website, CRC is “the only provider of social services and domestic violence programs in coastal North County San Diego. In fiscal year 2015, CRC helped more than 2,800 families, equating to more than 9,800 individuals (4,000 children).”

For more information, visit

KAABOO returns to Del Mar Sept. 16-18

The three-day KAABOO festival will be held Sept. 16-18 and will feature about 100 performances on multiple stages at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including headliners Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band, Aerosmith, Jack Johnson and Fall Out Boy.

Billed as a mix-perience, KAABOO combines a diverse mix of music, comedy, contemporary art exhibitions, culinary offerings and craft libations. Gates will open at noon each day. Outdoor music will end at 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and at 9 p.m. on Sunday night. Neighborhood discounts are available for Del Mar and Solana Beach residents. Locals should purchase their KAABOO pass by calling the box office at 855-798-5995, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Eligibility will be confirmed by address and billing zip code.

For more about KAABOO, including the full lineup, visit

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

The San Diego Chapter of the March of Dimes will hold its annual Signature Chefs Gala on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. at the Del Mar Race Track. The festive annual fundraiser is a “supper by the bite” experience from San Diego’s top chefs. Guests will enjoy a variety of culinary offerings paired with signature libations while raising funds vital to supporting the March of Dimes mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

The sixth annual Signature Chefs Gala, chaired by San Diego philanthropists Jennifer and Robert Van Gramins, will include entertainment, live and silent auctions and an opportunity to further the critical mission of the March of Dimes.

To purchase tickets or for sponsorship information, please visit, or contact Angie Shellshear at 858-300-6408.