What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Aug. 13-19


These are just some of the events taking place in and around Encinitas this weekend. For details, visit

Summer Guitar Workshop with Peter Pupping: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, Aug. 17, 24 and 31, Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Cost: $150. Call 760-815-5616.

Two classes in one with beginners to advanced players working together. Be inspired, encouraged, experience solid learning, meet musicians and learn to jam together. Includes materials.

Literature Comes to Life: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Celebrate Summer Reading with this fun and interactive program which involves kids in dress-up and acting out the stories they’ve only previously read.

L101 After Hours Session, Anna Stasia Roberts: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Cost: $10, $12 at door, $11 seniors and students. Tickets/Info:

A fun evening of Irish, Scottish and Americana music. Violinist Anna Stasia Roberts and guitarist/vocalist Justin Helland collaborate to bring you their favorite Celtic music. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by Ruthless Hippies and Leucadia 101 MainStreet.

Historical Encinitas Bus Tour: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Cost: $45, includes lunch. Tickets/Info 760-943-1950.

See 50 historical points of interest and scheduled stops including the Encinitas School House, San Elijo Lagoon, Olivenhain Town Hall, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, a drive through the San Diego Botanic Gardens, and a tour of Bumann Ranch.

Lectures: “Morningstar, A Fund Investor’s Best Friend,” 10 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 15, 22, and 29, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Learn how to use your San Diego County library card to access a treasure trove of investing know-how, which is readily available from the library’s Morningstar online database.

• Families Making History: Treasure Boxes. Noon-4 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities with a historical theme. In August, make a keepsake box for your summer treasures. What would the pioneer children have kept in their treasure boxes? Come find out and learn about San Dieguito history.

Opening Reception: Zooinitas 2, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association, 818 S. Coast Highway 101. Free. Info:

View unique and dynamic animal artworks by 11 artists. In support of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society Safehouse program with artist demonstrations, opportunity drawings and pet adoptions.

Coastal Communities Concert Band: Pops Concert, 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding St., Carlsbad. Tickets: $15, $12. Call 760-436-6137.

Conductor Tom Cole has selected the best of the best: “Carmen,” “West Side Story,” Satchmo, the music of Irving Berlin, plus the West Coast premiere of a Spanish-infused showstopper, “Concertino de los Filabres,” by Javier Perez Garrido.

Demos and Dialogue, Unleash your Inner Pollock: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. RSVP to Julie, 760-942-3636.

Artist Michelle Chapman leads a workshop on abstract expressionism focusing on creating art on canvas through emotion to learn to tap into the subconscious. Supplies provided.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). Call 760-436-SHOW (7469).

Call for titles; Friday midnight movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club Excursion, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve by noon Monday, Aug. 17, to 858-674-1123. Cost: $25.

A different schedule this week, with the Coastal Club Excursion to Balboa Park. Start at 9 a.m. with Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Danyll; then the bus departs at 10:30 a.m. for Balboa Park and a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum of Photographic Arts with Kevin Linde. Then, view the special exhibit honoring Balboa’s Park’s 100th anniversary, “Dream City: The 1915 Panama-California Exposition.”

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Contact library for title: 760-753-7376.

After six years of keeping malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers. Rated PG-13.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Travis Maril, viola, Ines Irawati, piano. Both have a passion for chamber music and are two of the county’s most gifted musicians. They will perform the impressive Divertimento for Viola and Piano by Haydn, “Seven Variations” from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” by Beethoven, and the energetic “Jamaican Rumba” by Benjamin. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

Healing Arts Class and Support Group: 4 p.m. Aug. 25, Scripps Memorial Hospital, Brain Injury Treatment Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free. RSVP to Andrea, 760-633-6709.

Open to people recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges. Enjoy self-expression through art, increase skills, improve eye/hand coordination and enjoy the warmth and support of the talented facilitator, Kathy Harvey. Supplies provided.

Discussion: Landscape Historian Vonn Marie May, 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free; donations appreciated. Call 760-632-9711.

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum presents the noted author and landscape historian, who will speak about the 1915 Panama California Exposition and the history of the Botanical Building in Balboa Park.