What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, July 29-Aug. 5


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

• Call for Artists: Visual artists, the Encinitas Environmental Commission is seeking submittals from artists. Two artworks, at $500 each, will be chosen for the winners of the Environmental Award Program. Submit your design by Sept. 1. Find full information at

• “Into the Woods,” 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 and Sunday, Aug. 9, Brubeck Theater, Palomar College, 1140 W. Mission Road, San Marcos. Cost: $20, $25 at door. Tickets/Info:

The musical intertwines the plots of “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Rapunzel” and “Cinderella,” with an original story involving a childless baker and his wife. And there’s a mean witch! Produced by the North County School of the Arts.

• Dog Days of Summer Book Nook Sale, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 7 and 8, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Call 760-753-4027.

The Friends of the Library are having a massive book sale with most books at half price and $3 per bag tables. From 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, bring a photo of your pet and artist Lisa Halverson will make a sketch for free!

• Swazzle Puppet Show, 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Watch this wonderful program in honor of Summer Reading and see if you can figure out which children’s stories are in the show!

• Dog Days of Summer, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Newcastle, Aberdeen and Liverpool streets in Cardiff. Free. Info:

Dog Parade, Blessing of the Dogs, Lost Abbey beer garden, 250 booths including pet adoptions from local shelters, specialty products and services, food vendors, zoom room agility course, doggie photo booth and cool zones, and kid’s zone. Produced by Cardiff 101 MainStreet.)

• Wildlife Walk at Rios Avenue, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, San Elijo Lagoon (check website for map). Free. Info:

Rediscover San Elijo Lagoon’s south side, featuring riparian woodlands and coastal sage scrub, with intimate views of the salt marsh.

• 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.

• Japan Festival, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

One of the library’s largest events celebrates Encinitas’ Sister City, Amakusa, Japan. Featuring an array of Japanese artists with exciting music and dance performances on stage, plus live demonstrations, prize drawings, refreshments, and a Japanese book giveaway.

• Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame Orchestra, 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Adults: $15, $25; children (age 3-12) $5, $10. Tickets/Info:

Hear the music of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie and more! The orchestra performs the authentic arrangements of these famous big bands.

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

“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Love and Mercy,” Friday midnight movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• Kids Act Improv Camp. Ages 12-15, 1-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 10-14, New Village Arts Theatre, 2787 State St., Carlsbad. Cost: $135. Info:

Students will learn core techniques that will help them make strong character choices, improve listening skills on stage and gain confidence while performing in front of an audience. For all acting skill levels, from beginner to working performer. Instructors: Samantha Ginn and Veronica Burgess.

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Aug. 10, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities starting at 10 a.m. with Flexibility and Fitness Yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., Diabetes Education with Janice Baker; a healthy lunch is served at noon; at 1 p.m., see the film “Danny Collins” starring Al Pacino. RSVP for lunch by Monday at noon.

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Contact library for title: 760-753-7376.

Mother Malkin, the queen of evil witches, escapes the pit she was imprisoned in by professional monster hunter Spook decades ago. When she kills his apprentice, Spook recruits young Tom, the seventh son of the seventh son, to help him. Rated PG-13. Contact library for title.

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

The Neave Trio, violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov and pianist Toni James, have enjoyed international success at recital and festival performances in the United States and Europe. They will perform Bernstein Trio (1937) and Korngold Trio Op.1. Info:

• Teen Movie and Pizza, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Info: 760-753-4027 or

Come on out for a brilliant and fun movie experience! Sign up in advance, so we know how much pizza to order. Call for movie title.

• End of the Summer Concert, 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Local talent perform classical guitar at the library and celebrate the last week of Summer Reading! Featuring Devon McCrea, students from the Devine School for Guitar, and special guest Alejandro Olson. Info: