What’s going on around Encinitas this week


These events and more will take place in and around Encinitas this week. For details, visit

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Tuesday, Dec. 15, departs 11 a.m., return 3:30 p.m. $25. The Women’s Museum of California, NTC at Liberty Station. RSVP. 858-674-1123

A very special excursion to the Women’s Museum of California. After the museum tour there will be plenty of time to explore, shop and nosh at Liberty Station, which features galleries, exhibits, unique eateries and shopping, of course.

Visits With Santa

Saturday, Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m. Lumberyard Courtyard, 947 South Coast Hwy 101. Free.

Come to downtown Encinitas and spend some quality time with Santa! Receive a free digital photo, courtesy of Shadowcatcher Imagery.

Families Making History: Poinsettias & Pomanders

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

In conjunction with the Heritage Center’s exhibit, “Paul Ecke Ranch, 100 Years of Blooming History,” this month we will be making poinsettia ornaments and old-fashioned pomanders, made from oranges and cloves, pretty enough to give as a gift or hang as a decoration.

Food Pantry Harvest

Tuesdays, 8-10 a.m. & Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road. Free.

Volunteers help harvest for donation to a local food pantry and keep the farm looking beautiful. Bring your own hat, sunscreen, water bottle, long pants, and close toed shoes. Tools and gloves will be provided.

North Coast Symphony Holiday Concert

Saturday, Dec. 12, 3 p.m. Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. $10, $8, $25/family. Tickets at the door.

The program will include music from around the world. Table seating, bring a picnic meal.

Handmade Holidays: Block Printing on Fabric

Saturday, Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-Noon. $35, $50.

Block printing is easier than you’d think. Make your own pattern using easy to cut linoleum and print your unique design on a set of tea towels. For all ages.

Collage Workshop

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50, $70.

Led by internationally known artist Celeste Byers. Experiment in a playground of color, text, images, collage, masking stencils, patterns, and textures. Learning new techniques and gain confidence. Ages 13+.

Party with a Purpose

Thursday, Dec. 10, 6-8 p.m.

Art N Soul on 101, 633 S Coast Hwy 101. Free.

We are accepting donations of socks and lap blankets to help the homeless and needy seniors. Enjoy wine and light snacks.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: Everest, Steve Jobs and Rocky Horror Picture Show

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

L101 After Hours Session: Cordelia Degher, Kennady Tracy

and Lizzie Waters

Friday, Dec. 11, 7-9:30 p.m. Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. In advance: $10, $5. Tickets/Info at

These three teenage singer-songwriting phenoms all attend San Dieguito Academy and perform their mature original tunes with a confidence beyond their years. Light refreshments.

Holiday Wreath Making

Saturday December.12, 10am-2pm. San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive. $50, $60.

Learn to build a beautiful full-sized, mixed-greens wreath to decorate their homes for the holidays. These gorgeous wreaths also make great gifts.

Off Track Gallery: December Reception

Saturday, Dec. 12, 4-7 p.m. Off Track Gallery, 937 So. Coast Hwy 101, Suite C-103. Free.

Come celebrate the winners of the San Dieguito Art Guild’s small image show — artwork that measures 12 inches or less — ideal for holiday gift giving. Enjoy storewide 10% off of all artwork. The show runs through Jan. 5, 2016 and showcases paintings, photography, drawings, computer arts and more.