Events in and around Encinitas this week and beyond


For more event info, visit the city’s newsletter.

Cardiff Kook 5K, 10K

The 5th annual run is on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

The scenic loop will begin on Hwy. 101 at the Encinitas sign, pass under the famous Cardiff Kook, rise above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and end at Cardiff State Beach.

Then experience it again on your way back.

Costumes are encouraged; prizes will be awarded. 505 S. Coast Hwy. 101. $44, $49, $54. Park at City Hall and Coaster Station. Visit

Lecture: Immigration and Immigration Reform

Katia Hansen will discuss the processes of immigration and naturalization and what services are available. Tatiana Sanchez, reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune, will discuss the national debate over immigration reform (LIFE Club San Elijo). Friday, February 5, 1-2:30pm.

San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, rm. 201. Free.

West African Dance Classes

West African Dance with Los Angeles artist Kara Mack. At 8pm, Funky Samba (and we mean funky). Both classes accompanied by fantastic percussionists. Come prepared to workout. (Encinitas West African Dance)

Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dance North County Studio, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 100. $15 or $25.

Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate

A special evening for women with Arielle Ford, bestselling author and love and relationship expert. Discussion, book signing and meet and greet with champagne and chocolate.

Friday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m. Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive. $25.

Valentine’s hike

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is planning Valentine’s at Volcan, a hike and wine-tasting/picnic in partnership with Volcan Mountain on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Grab your loved ones and join them for a moderate/strenuous 8-mile round-trip Volcan Mountain hike.

The event is free, donations welcome. Register at

Half-Price Book Sale

Check out the great selection of books, from ancient to modern, at this monthly sale. Members of EFL get to shop early, from 9-10 a.m. Proceeds fund library programs. (Encinitas Friends of the Library)

Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Encinitas Library Book Store, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Basketweaving Workshop

Learn how to weave an ornate basket using flexible pine needles and Irish linen thread. Basketry is a wonderful way to channel stress and recycle from the environment.

Saturday Feb. 6, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. At the artist’s home studio in Olivenhain. $87.

Registration required: 760-944-9369;

Saturday Family Fun

New! Every Saturday, enjoy a storytime at 10:30 a.m. and a family-friendly movie at 2 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. Free. 760-753-4027.

Families Make History

In February, enjoy making a fun craft that has its roots in the San Dieguito area. Plus, tour the museum, including the exhibit, Paul Ecke Ranch: 100 Years of Blooming History.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Healing Arts Class

For those 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 facilitator, Kathy Harvey. Supplies provided. (Synergy Art Foundation)

Sat. Feb. 6, 11 a.m.; Tues. Feb. 9 and 23, 4 p.m. Scripps Hospital, Brain Injury Treatment Room, 354 Santa Fe Drive. Free. Register: 760-633-6709.

Opening Reception: Luminous

See the light sculpture installation in the Parker Gallery by Encinitas artist Deanne Sabeck, as well as installations by Laddie John Dill, Robin Bright and Tom Driscoll, Marjorie Nodelman.

Saturday, Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Members free, $10.

Feathered Fun Family Fun Day

Learn all about feathers and their unique styles and colors. Different shapes help birds fly in the air or dive deep into the water. Create a feathered friend craft to take home.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue. Free. Visit

Virtuosi Concert

The gifted international artists will perform Beethoven’s Sonatas Op. 30 No. 3 and Op. 96, Isaye’s Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3 and Szymanowski’s Three Paganini Caprices.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $30, $20. 858-207-6967.

Movies at La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Brooklyn, Room, Spotlight, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Tickets: $10, $9 (cash only). 471 Coast Hwy. 101. 760-436-7469.

First Sunday Music Series: Gickey and the Monsters

A fun stylized jazz-fusion multi-layered horn band. Made up of music teachers and professional performers, they perform music from the Big Band Era, into the ‘80s, to present day hits. (Friends of the Encinitas Library)

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

Registration open for Beer Competition

Enter the 10th annual San Diego International Beer Competition. Breweries that compete are eligible to have their brands served at the 2016 San Diego International Beer Festival, June 17 – 19. The SDIBF is the largest of its kind on the West Coast featuring more than 300 beers from around the world, and over the past 10 years has earned industry praise, prominence and distinction in the United States and the world. Registration is open at: . Entry for the competition is available online only. There is a $45 non-refundable processing fee per entry, and an eight-entry maximum. Deadline for entry is Friday, March 25, 2016, by 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

Great train show coming to DM Fairgrounds

The nation’s largest model train show, featuring dealers from across the country and operating train layouts of different sizes and scales, will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Feb. 13-14. Visit

San Diego Pet Expo is Feb. 13-14 in Del Mar

The San Diego Pet Expo will be held Feb. 13-14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Four-legged friends can receive spa treatments from local groomers, sample delicious treats, and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from animal welfare organizations. Rounding out the list of activities is an exciting agility demonstration, pet talent and costume shows, and an exciting pet/owner look-alike contest.

For more information, visit

DAR offering membership workshop

De Anza DAR Regent Marti Meiners will give a workshop “Everything You Need to Know About How to Join DAR” from 9-11:30 a.m. Feb 13 at the Del Mar Library.

The workshop will share information about eligibility for membership, establishing lineage, gathering documentation and the application process for DAR membership. The workshop is free.

With nearly 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters around the world, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education.

Contact Regent Meiners at to attend the workshop. For information on DAR, visit

Nonprofit looking for girls with burn/trauma scars for retreat

From house fires to science experiments, car accidents and even abuse, the pain never stops for girls with severe burns or disfiguring trauma. For years after they leave the hospital, the staring, name-calling, teasing, and unwanted questions from their peers create a sort of living hell.

Each summer, adolescent girls struggling with this unfortunate reality can attend a special retreat designed to inspire and nurture them to process their injuries and losses and reach their fullest potential.

Angel Faces®, the California-based nonprofit that organizes and runs these retreats, is trying to get the word out around the country so more girls get the opportunity to attend. This year’s retreat will be held June 20-26 in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Applications are posted online at The application deadline is March 15, 2016. Angel Faces is a 501(c) (3) non-profit, Federal Tax ID # 20-5718594.

Supervisor Roberts to speak at Democratic Club meeting

San Diego County Supervisor for District 3, The Honorable Dave Roberts, will be guest of honor and keynote speaker for the Rancho Santa Fe Democratic Club meeting Thursday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach.

The Third District includes Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar, plus the I-15 corridor from Escondido to Miramar. Dave Roberts was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012 after eight years of service on the Solana Beach City Council. Come meet Dave and ask him about county issues: SANDAG, the Sheriff’s Office, regional mental health services, etc. RSVP and pay online at or phone 858-735-6404 to pay at the door.