Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Artist Robert Pendleton

The Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, is the site for an opening reception for Robert Pendleton’s “Developing Light” exhibit. Come meet the artist and enjoy refreshments at the free reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26.

“Developing Light” consists of abstract and representational digital images using a host of novel processing techniques. The dynamic range is expanded, creating regions of luminosity.

For more information, call 760-212-4077 or visit

Outdoor movies in Olivenhain

The Olivenhain Town Council, along with sponsor Hay House Publishing, is presenting outdoor movies on Friday, Aug. 26 (Zootopia) and Friday, Sept. 9 (The Jungle Book).

The movies begin at sundown (around 7:45 p.m.) at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Santa Fe Road. Cost is $5 per person or $10 per family and popcorn is $1. Families should bring their own chairs, blankets and other refreshments.

Art Lounge on the 101

Jeanette Reynolds will run a Soul Collage Intro Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Art Lounge on the 101, 816 S. Coast Highway. Cost is $70.

Also, drawing and painting classes, with instructor BFA Linda Luisi, are offered Tuesdays and Thursday at Art Lounge.

On Tuesdays, Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4 and 11, Luisi teaches Drawing With Pencil Plus Any Media from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Learn to draw with pencils, pastels, brushes and with individual attention for all levels. Beginners are welcome and intermediate artists will improve their skills. Use line, shape, texture and color (optional) to have fun creating realistic, expressive and abstract art. Cost of $135 includes all four weeks.

Then on Thursdays, Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6 and 13, Luisi teaches a painting class with individual attention for all levels. No prior experience is necessary and to come use brushstrokes and textures to have fun creating realistic, expressive and abstract art. Learn highlights, shading, depth, dimension and color mixing. Choose subjects provided, or bring photos from your travels. Cost of $125 includes all four weeks.

For more information, visit To register, visit or call 858-442-8666.

Carpentier Parkway clean up day

The beautiful parkway in Cardiff, which is home to California native and other flowering plants, needs some sprucing up.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the community will come together to do just that from 8 a.m. to noon across from Patagonia. Bring your own gloves, bucket and gardening tools.

For more information, visit or call 760-436-0431.

Historical bus tour

See 50 historic points of interest on a bus tour of historic Encinitas on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Scheduled stops include the Encinitas School House, the Boat Houses, San Elijo Lagoon, Olivenhain Town Hall, San Dieguito Heritage Museum along with a drive through San Diego Botanic Gardens and a tour of Bumann Ranch. The tour leaves from Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Avenue.

The $45 tickets include lunch and can be purchased by calling 760-943-1950. For more information, call 760-753-4834.

Coast Highway 101 clean up

Ocean trash is a problem the community can address by working together at events like the Saturday, Aug. 27 Coast Highway 101 clean up.

Interested residents should meet at 9 a.m. at Leucadia Roadside Park and bring buckets, gloves and sun protection. Visit or call 760-436-2320 for more information.

Book Nook Sale

Friends of the Cardiff Library is hosting a sale on Saturday, Aug, 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Cardiff Library, 2801 Newcastle Avenue.

Come load up on end-of-summer reading by filling a paper grocery bag full of books from select tables for just $3 or purchasing individual books for 25 cents. For more information, visit or call 760-753-4027.

North CountySculptors Salon

A free opening reception for the “Salon Explorations II” exhibit will be on Saturday, Aug. 27 at the Encinitas Community Center Galley, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Meet the artist and enjoy refreshments from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibition features the artwork of 18 North San Diego artists in varying media. For more information call 760-943-2260 or visit

Opening reception: artist Molla Wallace

Meet artist Molla Wallace and enjoy refreshments at the Saturday, Aug. 27 opening reception for the “Astronauts and Shamans, a Collective Cosmic Journey” exhibit from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue.

Experience the images Wallace creates by manipulating digital fractals through her journeying process. Visit or call 760-753-4027 for more information.

LeucadiART Walk

On Sunday, Aug. 28, 89 artist will exhibit their work in private parking lost along a one-mile stretch of Coast Highway 101 as part of the LeucadiART Walk.

The free event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will feature art in all media, a Children’s Art Pavilion, a craft beer garden, six different music locations and live painting and other interactive art installations during the day.

Attendees can park at city hall and take the Magic Bus shuttle. For more information, visit or call 760-436-2320.

Jitterbug dance classs

Experience the fun of learning to Jitterbug with easy instruction provided for free by Dance North County on Sunday, Aug. 28 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive.

For more information, visit or call 760-753-7376.

People and Plan Relationships tour

Step back in time about 10,000 years and learn about the cultural traditions of the Kumeyaay Indians on the People and Plant Relationships tour on Sunday, Aug. 28 at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Ave.

Discover the plants and other coastal resources the Kumeyaay relied upon and still use today at this free event.

For more information, visit or call 760-436-7469.

La Paloma Theatre

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

Healing art classesat Scripps

The Synergy Art Foundation will continue is healing arts classes, facilitated by Denise McMurtrie, which are free to all in-patients at Scripps Memorial Hospital as well as Encinitas residents who are recovering from any neurological issues, including but not limited to brain injuries, strokes, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and Multiple Sclerosis.

The group is open to the community on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The classes, which are also available to those coping with cancer and multiple traumas, provide opportunities to enjoy self-expression through art, reduce stress, increase hand-eye coordination, and stimulate imagination and creativity in a comfortable and supportive environment.

Caregivers are welcome to observe and/or participate and a minimum of one Scripps Rehabilitation staff will be present for all sessions.

Please RSVP attendance for any of the classes by emailing Andrea Schwarb at

Upcoming JFS Coastal Club events

The following free events for seniors will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Coastal Club at Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester, Cardiff.

10 a.m.: Feeling Fit with Danyll

11 a.m.: Showcase: Baking Challah for the Holidays with Glen Brodowsky.

Brodowsky is a business professor at CSUSM with a passion and talent for baking challah —as well as being blessed with a gift for teaching. He’ll teach participants how to bake their very best challahs for the holidays and we will be rewarded with fresh bread out of the oven.

Noon: Movie Carol

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York, and as conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in this moving drama nominated for six Academy Awards.

All events are free and open to all seniors.

North Coast Symphony Orchestra to hold Chamber Music Workshop

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra is sponsoring a Chamber Music Workshop for string players on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Seaside Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. Intermediate level and more advanced players are invited to participate and will be grouped by ability. The music will cover a wide range of difficulty. To sign up for this workshop, please visit the orchestra website at The cost is $10/player. Participation is limited to 20 players, so sign-up early.

North Coast Rep launches Season 35

North Coast Repertory Theatre is toasting the opening of Season 35 with the bracing, boisterous comedy “The Cocktail Hour” by A.R. Gurney. The production will run Sept. 10-Oct. 2 (previews begin Sept. 7). Mix two upper-class New Englanders, their overprivileged adult children and endless cocktails for a delightfully intoxicating evening of fun. Son John arrives for dinner at his parent’s home carrying his provocative tell-all script that leaves the family shaken and stirred. Join the Rep for this free-flowing comedy that The New Yorker praised as Gurney’s “best play he has done.”

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

Lux Art Institute to hold opening reception for new artist

The Lux Art Institute will feature five artists from all over the world coming for residency in its upcoming 10th anniversary season, beginning with Colombian Camilo Restrepo.

In residency from Sept. 10 through Oct. 2 (the exhibition runs through Oct. 29), Restrepo will work on two separate pieces created from collected newspaper clippings and drawings from his personal sketchbooks. These works will focus on concepts of failure and appropriation in relation to the drug-trade, and will be exhibited at ArtBo in Bogotá upon their completion. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Lux Art Institute.

For more information, visit Address: 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024.