Encinitas events this weekend and beyond


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Friends of the Encinitas Library Bookstore to hold half-price sale

Friends of the Encinitas Library Bookstore will hold a half-price sale Saturday, March 5.

Times: 9 a.m., Friends of the Encinitas Library Members only; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. general public.

The sale will feature thousands of books, mostly priced from 25 cents to $1. Categories include: Current Fiction, children’s, art, cookbooks, history, spirituality, self-help, travel, classics and literature, CDs- 25 cents. DVDs-mostly $1 and much more.

Location: 540 Cornish Dr.Encinitas, CA 92024;; 760-944-7294.

CCA Dollarsfor Scholars applications open

Applications are now online at for Canyon Crest Academy seniors to apply for the 2016 Dollars for Scholars scholarships. Scholarship recipients, selected based upon school and community involvement, scholastic achievement and personal commitment, receive awards beginning at $500 that they apply to tuition and fees. The scholarship application period will close at 10 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29. For more information, visit the CCA Dollars for Scholars website at

Guitar orchestra forming

Guitarists of all skill levels are invited to participate in the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s upcoming session.

The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra Spring session theme is “French Songs and Flamenco,” and includes selections such as La Vie en Rose, Habanera from Bizet’s Carmen, pieces by Leo Delibes, and gypsy jazz style piece Bossa Dorado. All of the pieces have been adapted for four or more parts in a guitar orchestra.

The session begins March 14 and goes through early June, with concerts on May 19 and June 3. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ranch View Baptist Church, 415 Rancho Santa Fe Rd., in Encinitas.

The orchestra is comprised of 30 - 40 local guitarists from beginning through advanced levels who learn classical guitar technique and ensemble skills under the supervision of noted local guitar performers and teachers Peter Pupping and William Wilson. The orchestra is divided into four to eight sections with multiple players on each part.

Pupping has been teaching and performing in Southern California for more than 30 years. Pupping has released many CDs with his band, the Peter Pupping Band, and solo albums. The latest, entitled Saturday Morning, is comprised almost entirely of songs composed and/or arranged by Pupping. Pupping earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from San Diego State University. He organizes and directs the Encinitas Guitar Orchestra’s two, three-month sessions each year.

For more information, the guitar orchestra’s registration tab, or contact Peter Pupping at Guitar Sounds, (760) 943-0755 or

Foreign film ‘Lisanka’ to be shown March 4

Foreign film“ Lisanka” (Cuba 2010) will be presented Friday, March 4, from 1-3 p.m. at San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, 92007. The film will be shown at the Student Center Conference Room. No charge.

Lisanka’s central plot revolves around a love triangle that later evolves into a love square involving three Cubans (two men and a woman) and a Soviet soldier. Set in a fictitious rural village near a Soviet military base in central Cuba, their amorous adventures, or misadventures, unravel against the backdrop of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.

For more information, visit

Foreign Film: The King of Masks, and Chinese New Year Performance

In this tender Chinese tale, elderly Wang, who practices the change-mask opera art of Bian Lian travels the street performing with his pet monkey. After the film, stay for the closing event of the Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration--traditional Chinese music from the Bohua Academy of Chinese Musical Arts, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (LIFE Club San Elijo)

Friday, Feb. 26, 1-2:50 p.m. San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, Student Center Conf. Room, 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff. Free.

West African Dances of Senegal

Guest instructor Mareme Faye is a former performer with Ballet Africans. She will break down traditional Senegal dances for beginners and advanced alike. Accompanied by outstanding percussionists. All levels welcome.

Friday, Feb. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Blvd. Suite 100. $15. 760-402-7229.

Families Make History: Weaving

Families, join the San Dieguito Heritage Museum in February as it explores the tradition of weaving, which dates back 12,000 years, when branches and twigs were interlaced to create fences, shelters and baskets. Learn the basics of weaving on a loom. For ages 4+.

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

Greater Encinitas Kiwanis Annual Fundraiser: Patti Phillips, theComedy Queen

With live music, adult clean comedy, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and no host bar. Patti’s comedy style is genuine and down to earth, sharing funny stories from her day-to-day life.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road, Cardiff. $35 in advance, $40 at the door. RSVP to 619-507-2100.

Opera NEO Concert: Love, Handel

Celebrate the 5th anniversary season with Kelley Hart and Peter Kozma, founders of Opera NEO, along with music director Korey Barrett and baritone Bernardo Bermudez. They will soar through the centuries--musical fireworks from the Baroque repertoire to popular Broadway show tunes. With a dessert and wine reception.

Saturday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. $26 online, $35 at the door.

Acoustic Showcase: Nathan James

Whether you catch his one-man-band playing guitar or stomping out time on his custom suitcase drum set while singing and blowing harmonica, you are sure to be moved and impressed with his unique energy and soul.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free.

#LoveYourLagoon Photo Workshop and Tour

Seeking higher quality outdoor photography skills? Photojournalist Jac Flanders will share tips on how to capture the best moments in nature with wildlife and people in focus. Workshop photos will be encouraged for submission to the conservancy’s #LoveYourLagoon photo contest. Ages 8+.

Sunday, Feb. 28, 3-5 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff. Free.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Fargo, Brooklyn, Carol, Rocky Horror Picture Show.

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