Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Composting Workshop

On Saturday, Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon, join the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation for a composting workshop at Weidners Gardens, 695 Normandy Road. Learn the basics of traditional composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms) from tools and materials you’ll need, to how to harvest and use your compost.

Register for the free workshop at or call 760-436-7986 for more information.

Farm Stand

Each Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., purchase fresh, local and seasonal produce grown using organic and biodynamic practices. The Farm Stand is part of Coastal Roots Farm at Leichtag Commons, 800 Quail Garden’s Drive.

Proceeds help support Coastal Roots Farm’s efforts to donate fresh, organic produce to food insecure families. For more information, visit Coastal Roots Farm on Facebook.

Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with autism

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) offers theatre, dance, and group singing workshops designed to teach life skills and provide a supportive community.

The workshops are Saturdays, Aug. 20 and 27, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. at 535 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. 101 and cost $20 per session (with scholarships available). Call 760-815-8512 or visit for more information.

Summer Concerts by the Sea

This Sunday, Aug. 21, from 3-5 p.m. The Devastators will perform a free concert at Moonlight Beach, 400 B Street.

The Devastators sound has been described as a soulful mix of roots Reggae and dub, with a hint of funk. The concert is right on the sand at beautiful Moonlight Beach, and the event also includes hands-on exhibits, demos and free stuff.

Blankets and beach chairs and recommended. Dogs or alcohol are not allowed.

Demos, Dialogue and Art

Michelle Chapman’s Demos, Dialogue and Art workshop will focus on Georgia O’Keefe, White on White. On Sunday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Chapman will explore the conventional way of painting white flowers on a white background using a wet-in-wet technique.

Cost is $10 and participants should bring Arches 300-pound cold pressed paper, paint brushes, water containers and paper towels. Watercolors are provided.

Registration required, RSVP to Julie Bubar at or by calling 760-942-3636.

Live Music at the American Legion

The Travel Agents and The Hickory Wind Band will perform free concerts this weekend at the American Legion San Dieguito Post 416, 210 F Street. Call 760-753-2671 for more info.

The Travel Agents will entertain the troops with classic rock and Grateful Dead covers on Friday, Aug. 19 from 8 to 10 p.m.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 20 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Hickory Wind Band will perform classic Country and old time Rock and Roll.

Bollywood Dancing for Adults

Bollywood Steps instructor Payal Nanavati will teach a fusion of Indian and Western dance styles at a session that will also provide a cardio workout. All levels are welcome. Bollywood Steps is an established Indian dance company with locations all over San Diego County.

Sessions are Sundays, Aug. 21 and 28 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Performing Arts Workshop, 1465 Encinitas Blvd., Ste. A102. A month of classes costs $60. For more information, call 215-8691.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Captain Fantastic, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. Show Times 760-436-7469.

Pacific Classic Day at Del Mar

Aug. 20 at Del Mar Racetrack is Pacific Classic Day, the biggest race day of the year. On the track, the sport’s most famous thoroughbreds will battle it out for the $1 million purse in the 26th running of the TVG Pacific Classic. 2014 Kentucky Derby Winner, California Chrome is expected to compete in a world-class battle of the sexes against 2015 Pacific Classic winner, Beholder.

In additional to the normal Del Mar food and drink options, the track is hosting a Pizza & Beer Fest. San Diego’s best mobile pizza ovens will serve a variety of unique pizza styles, which are complemented by over 100 craft beers, including hard-to-find specialty brews. The Fest begins at 1 p.m.

For more information, visit

Do Re Mi: Make Music with Me

This music program for toddlers and the young at heart is set for Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m. in the community room at the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. Free. For more info, call 760-753-4027.

Women’s club meeting

The San Dieguito Woman’s Club, a member of the international Federation of Women’s Clubs, will hold its monthly meeting and luncheon at 10 a.m. on Sept. 13 at the U.S. Bank, 131 North El Camino Real.

The meeting opens the club’s 2016-17 season, during which it will embrace the idea of “women serving our community while having fun.” President of the Palomar District of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs Myrna Binford is the guest speaker at this free event and lunch will be served following the meeting.

For more information, call 760-612-5804, visit San Dieguito Woman’s Club on Facebook or check

Families Make History: Fun With The Sun

Early settlers preserved fruits and vegetables for the winter by drying them in the summer sun. In August, create monoprint banners in the sun, using painting and printing techniques on paper and, of course, your imagination. Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

‘Defying Darkness: Photography at Night’

The Museum of Photographic Arts acquired 24 photographs and 100 photo books by Australian artists such as Max Dupain, David Moore, Olive Cotton, Tracey Moffat and Bill Henson, which make up “Defying Darkness: Photography at Night.” Check them out 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 8 p.m. Thursdays) Tuesday-Sunday at 1649 El Prado in Balboa Park. Admission: $8. (619) 238-7559.

Modern Dance and Yoga for older adults

Adults ages 45 years and up who wish to strengthen their bodies, increase flexibility, improve posture and have fun exploring creative expression through contemporary dance techniques complemented with yoga postures are invited to join instructor Naomi Nussbaum on Wednesday mornings, 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Eve Encinitas, 575 S. Coast Highway 101. By donation. For more info, call 858-204-2058.

Summer guitar workshop with Peter Pupping

Improve chord vocabulary, music reading, scales, improvisation and technique, and jam with other guitarists in various ensembles at this beginning through advanced workshop. All styles are welcome from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. each Monday in August at the Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Cost: $225. 760-815-5616.

Open Mic at The Studio Encinitas

For all ages. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Kennady Tracy, each slot is 10 minutes or the duration of two songs. Food and refreshments will be available from concessions. Sign-ups start at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in August from 6-9 p.m. Free.