The U-T California 10/20 run will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16. The 10-mile run begins and ends at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and benefits the American Cancer Society. Race start time is 7:30 a.m. Great local bands will rock the beautiful coastal route.
The U-T California 10/20 will hold a two-day expo race weekend that all registered participants are required to attend to pick up their packets (race bib, shirt, goodie bag). Local, regional and national vendors will be onsite displaying and selling athletic-related products.
Interested expo vendors can email info@Cal1020.com for more information.
To register for the race or for more information on the event, visit www.cal1020.com
The San Diego Horticultural Society will present expert Kelly Griffin at its February meeting. Griffin will speak on “The Wild World of Succulents, Out of the Wild and into the Gardens” on Monday, Feb. 10, at Surfside Race Place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The event will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. (the presentation starts at 6:45 p.m.).
Del Mar Community Connections invites the community to come and learn from deputies working in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Financial Crimes Unit how to protect yourself from crimes involving credit card offenses, counterfeit and “bad” checks, embezzlement, false impersonation, fraud, forgery and identity theft. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the City Hall Annex, 235 11th St., Del Mar.
San Diego County Library Director Jose Aponte will be at the Solana Beach Library on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 1-3 p.m. He enjoys visiting each of the more than 30 community libraries in the system, because, as he says, “It is an opportunity to say thank you to the people who give us our purpose. The public is the driving force behind everything we do, and one of the best parts of my job is getting out and thanking the community for making our libraries great.”
The Solana Beach Community Senior Center presents its 2014 Health Fair on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave. in Solana Beach. The event starts at 10 a.m. in Debin Hall and includes free screenings, giveaways, door prizes, a free lunch and entertainment. Call 858-509-2587 for more information.
January is when gray whales are seen off the coast on their way from the Arctic to Baja California. Learn about the longest migration of any mammal in a talk at the Solana Beach Library’s Friends Night Out on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.
Del Mar lifeguards and brave area residents will plunge into the New Year during the annual Penguin Plunge on Jan. 1. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Del Mar Lifeguard Tower on 17th Street.
The Brandeis National Committee chapters of San Diego, San Dieguito and Rancho Bernardo will host Brandeis University’s annual “gift” to its members and to the community at large — University on Wheels. Every year, during winter break, the university sends its best and most popular professors to speak to BNC chapters around the country.
Throughout the month of December, Del Mar will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, ringing in the season with a host of holiday events and festivities.
The City of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event at Fletcher Cove Park on Sunday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.