What’s happening in and around Encinitas this weekend
Every Friday, the library hosts the G@merZ Lounge, a place for t(w)eens to chillax with video games and cool snacks. Invite your friends and check it out. Part of the library’s expanded programs for teens--help us spread the word!
Friday, Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 3-4:45 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free. (760) 753-7376, x 03.
This Week at San Elijo Lagoon
•Guided Walk. Winter shorebirds are here to spend the season, many of which come from the high Arctic. Enjoy the fragrance of sages described along the way, and see the native red “holly” berries of Toyon, offering a splash of color on the hills.
Saturday, Jan. 3, 10-11 a.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, 92007. Free.
•Home Away From Home Family Fun Day. Enjoy interactive activities and guided strolls with a focus on salt marshes for migrating birds. Each winter millions of birds fly along the western coastline of North America to and from breeding grounds. The lagoon is home away from home; a protected place to rest and refuel.
Sunday, Jan. 4, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, 2710 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff, 92007. Free. For more information on all, visit www.sanelijo.org.
Families Making History Together: Soap Making
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!
Every Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free. Call (760) 632-9711
First Sunday Music Series: Zimbeat
Enjoy a spirited performance of the dynamic village music of Zimbabwe, Africa. (Friends of the Encinitas Library)
Sunday, Jan. 4, 2-3 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, 92024. Free. Info (760) 753-7376
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
As part of the Green Living Workshop series, come participate in an hour-long session on how to properly prune fruit trees. The workshop is taught by Ari Tenenbaum, Co-Founder and lead designer at Revolution Landscape.
Sunday, Jan. 4, 4:-5 p.m., Solana Center, 137 N El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024. Cost: $10. Register: www.solanacenter.org/event/fruit-tree-pruning-workshop
La Paloma Theatre
Now Showing: Gone Girl
Awake: The Life of Yogananda
Friday Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Tickets: $9, $7. 471 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, 92024. Show times at www.lapalomatheatre.com or call: 760-436-SHOW (7469).