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What’s going on in and around Encinitas this weekend and beyond

• Auditions, San Diego North Coast Singers: now through Jan. 21. San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. To schedule an audition, email miel@northcoastsingers.com or call 760-944-1866.

Children and teenagers, grades 2-12, audition to join the singers for the Winter-Spring 2015 semester, which includes a performance with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. This is one of the top children’s choruses in San Diego with more than a hundred boys and girls in five ensembles.

• JFS Coastal Club, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, Temple Solel, 3575 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff. Activities: free, lunch: $7.

Seniors 60-plus, enjoy different activities: 10 a.m., Chair Yoga with Danyll; 11 a.m., You’ve Got the Beat — drumming is a great way to beat the blues, release endorphins and gain coordination and confidence; noon, a healthy lunch is served; 1 p.m. see the movie “Nebraska” with Bruce Dern. New! Mah jong and other game groups meet at 12:30 p.m. RSVP for lunch by Monday noon, 858-674-1123.

• “The Mouse That Roared,” 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, Saturday, Jan. 10, also Jan. 15-17. Liggett Theater, San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets: $15, $8. Call 760-753-1121, ext. 5156.

In this gut-busting comedy by Christopher Sergel, we follow the characters of Grand Fenwick in the 1960s. They go about declaring war and the leaders of the United States find themselves under attack.

• Wednesdays@Noon: Orvieto Piano Trio, noon-12:45 p.m. Jan. 14, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

Orvieto Piano Trio, Lauren Basney, violin, Daniel Frankhuizen, cello, and Byron Chow, MD, piano. The trio — whose members reside in Walla Walla, Wash., Purchase, N.Y., and San Diego — present a series of concerts once a year in San Diego. The ensemble will perform works for piano, violin and cello by Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Piazzolla. www.orvietopianotrio.tumblr.com

• WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series, Saving Water One Zone at a Time. 8 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Jan. 10, 17, 31 and Feb. 14, San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free. Register to 760-436-3036.

The Botanic Garden and San Diego County Water Authority are teaming up to offer this free 4-class series, designed to provide homeowners with a comprehensive overview to convert a turf grass yard into a WaterSmart landscape. Registration required; no walk-ins allowed.

• Wildlife Walk in San Elijo Lagoon, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10. Santa Helena Trail, San Elijo Lagoon. Free; www.sanelijo.org/walks.

Access the heart of the East Basin with a westward view of the lagoon from an elevated mesa. Scan for shorebirds probing the mud and raptors preying above.

• Hutchins Consort Family Concert: New Year Hullabaloo. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Free. Call 760-753-7376.

The popular Saturday morning concerts continue with a sampling of music of great composers to celebrate a new year.

• Lego Robotics Club, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Call 760-753-7376.

Learn programming by solving a different challenge each meeting. Program is open to teens & tweens ages 11-17. No experience required.

• Families Making History Together: Soap Making, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Free. Call 760-632-9711.

Every weekend, enjoy fun activities that revolve around a historical theme. In January, get ready for spring cleaning by making your own soap. Before modern conveniences, homesteaders had to make their own soap out of animal fat, wood ashes, and water over a large kettle. Make your own modern-day glycerin soap!

• Concert: San Diego Baroque Soloists, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Tickets: $20, $10, ages 15 and under free (purchase at the door). Call 760-753-7376.

The British Collection. California’s hottest new early music ensemble performs its debut concert and features music from the rock stars of 18th-century England, including Purcell, Boyce, Eccles and Handel. Violinists Pierre Joubert and Healy Henderson, cellist Alex Greenbaum, and harpsichordist Alison Luedecke perform.

• La Paloma Theatre, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Tickets: $9, $7. For show times call: 760-436-SHOW (7469).

“The Interview,” “Awake: The Life of Yogananda,” Friday midnight movie, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”


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