What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, June 18-24


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

• Summer Art and Clay Camp: 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Aug. 14, $250; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $370, at 208 Glen Arbor Drive. Call 760-943-6313.

For ages 4-14. Enjoy making and learning techniques in clay, including hand building, pottery wheel, plus mosaics, painting and drawing. Instructor: Carla Funk.

• Summer Art Camp, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday, through Aug. 21, $275-$400 per week, at 2128 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Call 760-479-0076.

For ages 4-14-plus. Enjoy working with clay, bookmaking, jewelry, printmaking, gourds and more. Instructor: Nancy Gordon.

• Guitar Class with Peter Pupping: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, through July 20, Ranch View Baptist Church, 416 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Cost: $225. Call 760-943-0755.

Folk, rock, classical and jazz — two classes in one — with beginners and intermediate players working together. Learn chords, music reading, scales, improvisation, technique and songs.

• Thursday Family Fun Nights: 4:30-8 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 27, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with paid admission/membership.

Families are invited to pack up the kids and enjoy some outdoor fun in the Hamilton Children’s Garden. Live, kid-friendly entertainment is provided from 6-7 p.m. San Diego favorite the Boo Hoo Crew performs.

• John Abrams’ Animal Magic: 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 19, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Celebrate the Summer Reading Program kickoff and witness magical wonders and deft sleight of hand!

• Music by the Sea: The Whyman Project, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Tickets: $13 at, 800-595-4849 or at door.

Genre-bending chamber music. A unique collaboration of a string quintet and a rhythm section, totaling seven musicians, each accomplished. Based in Los Angeles, they come together to play virtuosic original music and arrangements by Ryan Whyman. In May 2015, The Whyman Project was selected to perform for Yo-Yo Ma at the Valley Performing Arts Center.

• Lagoon Platoon: 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 20, San Elijo Lagoon (directions to be emailed). Free. RSVP/Info:

Join volunteers at the new San Elijo Native Plant Nursery. Habitat activities include seed preparation for fall and future seasonal planting events.

• Composting Workshop: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 20, Ocean Knoll Educational Farm, 701 Bonita Drive. Free. Info:

Learn how to make rich, organic soil amendments in your own back yard through traditional and worm composting methods taught by expert staff from the Solana Center.

• Fairy Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 20, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Free with admission/membership. Info:

Kids, dress up and enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, ice cream and more. With Tom Gates playing the steel drums and folk-music favorites Hullabaloo.

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

The Kumeyaay Indians used succulent plants for everything from clothing to shelter to food. Succulents thrive in the dry California climate and require little water. Children will decorate a pot and plant a few succulents to take home, a great activity to showcase their creativity.

• Concert: Zeji Ozeri, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 21, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:

One of San Diego’s most well-loved Jewish artists and educators presents a family program, part of the Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. Plus activities with music for children and families.

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

“The Age of Adaline,” “Spirit of Akasha,” Friday Midnight Movie, “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch: $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, June 22, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several different activities: 10 a.m., Flexibility and Fitness yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., “Asian Adventures” with Sue Berger! Take a virtual tour of Asia with travel enthusiast Susan Berger, who will share stories and photos of mystical lands that will transport you across the Pacific; a healthy lunch is served at noon; 1 p.m., see the film “Blended.”

• Tuesday Movie, 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 23, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376, ext. 03.

When the scout fairies grow fearful that the mysterious NeverBeast will destroy Pixie Hollow, friendly Fawn must convince Tinker Bell and the rest of the locals that the creature is in fact a gentle giant. Rated G. Contact library for title.

• Wednesdays@Noon: George Fee, piano; noon Wednesday, June 24, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Visit, call 760-633-2746.

George Fee received his doctorate in Piano Performance from Indiana University, where he was a student of Menahem Pressler. Fee and his wife, Dr. Susan Dersnah Fee, have been independent teachers in San Diego since 1999. His program will be composed of some of the best-loved shorter works of Schubert.