What’s going on around Encinitas this weekend and beyond, Oct. 22-26


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

• Encinitas Dia de los Muertos, 1-5 p.m. Nov. 1, Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Free.

Save the date! The “Day of the Dead” celebration features Por Siempre Car Club with Ofrendas in car trunks, a Sugar Skull workshop for kids and Catrina Contest for the best skull makeup. Performers include Mariachi Divinas and the hot Latin trio, Besos de Coco. Opportunity drawing donations needed and vendor spots still available; contact 619-414-8929 or email Volunteers needed: sign up at

• Free UCSD Lecture: Climate Change Impact on Coastal Homes, Businesses, & Highways, 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Info:, (760)753-7376.

Dan Cayan is a researcher of climate atmospheric science and physical oceanography. He will focus on the physical aspects of climate change, especially on sea level and coastal storms. He will also address the relationship between air quality and climate change.

• Mosaic Birdhouses, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Wed, Oct. 28, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $30, nonmembers $36. Register to

Decorate a cute little birdhouse with a variety of tiles, beads and other adornments to take home.

• Build Your Own Hydroponic Fall Garden, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 24, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $75, nonmembers $90. Register to

Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home.

• Succulent Wreath Class, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. Members $65, nonmembers $78. Register to

Take home a beautiful succulent wreath that you make yourself. Taught by the SDBG Wreath Team.

• Cactus and Succulent Show & Sale, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. Free with paid admission. Info:

The Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society brings cactuses and succulents from all over the world for show and sale to the San Diego Botanic Garden. Pottery and additional plant vendors will also be on hand selling a wide variety of items.

• “Surf, Sand, and Stone: How Waves, Earthquakes and Other Forces Shape the Southern California Coast,” 1-3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., Cardiff, room 201. Free; parking $1. Info: email

Keith Meldhal, professor of geology at MiraCosta College, will discuss his latest book and take us from San Diego to Santa Barbara, revealing evidence how the coast’s features came to be, how they are continually evolving, and how we can best prepare for the future.

• Sugar Skulls, 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff. Free. Call 760-753-4027.

Tweens and teens, come out and celebrate Teen Read Week! Decorating sugar skulls is part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico. Call in advance to reserve your skull!

• Teen Library Lock-In, 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: 760-753-7376.

After-hours event just for teens (grades 6-12) in celebration of Teen Read Week. Enjoy entertainment, food, a scavenger hunt, challenges, and more. Also visit the Teen Read Week display, check out a book, and have a chance to win an additional prize! Parental permission required.

• Surfing Madonna Beach Run and Moonlight Beach Fest, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24. Beachfest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beach Run: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Moonlight State Beach, 400 B St., Encinitas. Info:

Join thousands for the largest beach run in the country and participate in this charity event to “Save The Ocean.” Race features $15,000 in prize money. Beach Fest includes science of surf and skate exhibits, interactive sand sculpture arena, Kids Zone, overlook lounge, volleyball clinics, Waterman Lifestyle expo, food, and live music on stage all day.

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

October is the month when leaves begin to turn color. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with a window sun-catcher using colored leaves from our local area.

• Opening Reception: North County Photographic Society Members Exhibition, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, Encinitas Library Gallery, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info:

More than 90 photographs in nine categories are on view in this juried exhibition. Subject matter ranges from picturesque landscapes and digital art to soulful portraits. Meet the artists and enjoy music and refreshments.

• Concert: North Coast Symphony, Fall Favorites, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25, Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road. Tickets $10, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max at the door. Info: 760-753-3003.

The symphony will perform William Walton’s “Crown Imperial Coronation March,” Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E Minor, and three pieces for Klezmer clarinet featuring soloist Robert Zelickman. Dan Swem, conductor.

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

Now showing: “Grandma,” “Paranormal Activity, The Ghost Dimension,” Friday midnight movie: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Ave., Cardiff. Activities free, lunch $7. Reserve for lunch by noon Monday, Oct. 26, to 858-674-1123. Info:

Seniors 60-plus, choose from several activities: 10 a.m., Fit and Flexible with Silver Age Yoga instructor Danyll Monroe; 11 a.m., film historian John Anderson digs into Woody Allen’s fascination with magic and illusion and how it influences his films. A healthy lunch is served at noon, and at 1 p.m. see the film “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort.”

• Tuesday Movie: 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Info: or call 760-753-7376.

In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson (John Cusack) struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. PG. 120 min. Contact library for title.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Concert, Quartet Nouveau; noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-633-2746; visit

The brilliant young string quartet will be joined by pianist Adam Hostomsky. With Kimberly Hain, violin, Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin, Annabelle Terbetski, viola, and Elizabeth Brown, cello. Hear the Granados Piano Quintet in G Minor, Gubaidulina Piano Quintet, and a showpiece by Alkan. Visit

• Free Halloween Craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Info:, 760-753-7376.

Make a spooky Halloween decoration!

• Dinner and a Movie, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Ave. Free. Info:, 760-753-4027.

Dare you venture into Pan’s Labyrinth? Bring dinner to enjoy.

• Fitness In the Park, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, Cottonwood Creek Park, 95 N. Vulcan Ave. Free. Info: 760-943-2250.

The Encinitas Senior Center provides an opportunity to keep the community active while learning more about the city. A warm-up will be led by an energetic fitness leader, followed by an informative walk guided by Parks and Beach staff to learn about the park’s flora, fauna and history.