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Public invited to share memories of Del Mar Library’s 100 years

Del Mar Library is 100 years old this year! In order to commemorate this milestone, the library would like to hear the public’s stories and memories of the library over the years.

Carmel Valley Library to host ‘Monthly Recipe Exchange’

Participants will bring a dish to share and copies of the recipe.

Bulls take to the track Aug. 16 at Del Mar

Professional Bull Riding returns to the Del Mar Arena on Saturday, Aug. 16, during the ninth annual Del Mar Invitational, a Touring Pro Division event.

‘Words by Ira Gershwin’ returns to North Coast Rep in Solana Beach

Nicholas Mongiardo-Cooper as lyricist Ira Gershwin. Photo by Aaron Rumley

The musical play is back for a limited run beginning Aug. 14.

Upcoming breast cancer forum to address ‘tough topics’

Dr. John Link

Hosted by breast cancer support group Linked by Lynn, the forum will feature breast medical oncologists Dr. John Link and Dr. Wade Smith, who will address new alternative and complementary therapies, as well as hospice and advanced directives.

Solana Beach Library to host special visit by ‘Owl and Tortoise’

Owl and his friend Tortoise are coming for an end-of-summer children’s program Thursday, Aug. 14, at 10:30 a.m. This interactive experience will be presented by Living Coast Discovery Center from Chula Vista. The mission of the organization is to encourage a respect for nature and wildlife in people of all ages. But will owl whoo, whoo for us? Come and listen!
The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; the phone is 858-755-1404.

San Diego play-reading group’s skits liven up senior centers

Bud and Mary Ann Emerson of the Script-in-Hand Players perform Bob Newhart’s ‘The Driving Instructor’ at Vista Village Senior Living recently. Photos by Kristina Houck

With a red curtain, velvet rope and props, the community room at Vista Village Senior Living was transformed into a theater July 17. A senior acting group known as The Script-in-Hand Players created the makeshift stage to perform about a dozen short skits for the center’s residents.

Friends of Gonzales Canyon spruce up Carmel Valley site

Friends of the Gonzales Canyon volunteers painted a new kiosk and picked up trash, thistles and tumbleweeds. Courtesy photos

On July 19, Friends of Gonzales Canyon volunteers helped paint a new kiosk in the Carmel Valley canyon.

Alt-rockers Neon Trees coming to Del Mar Racetrack, betting on ‘a little more pop’ to please fans

The Neon Trees come to the Del Mar Racetrack for a concert on Friday, Aug. 1.

Neon Trees guitarist Chris Allen is outside a dentist’s office not far from Murrieta, where he grew up. “We just finished the first leg of our tour, so I’m back home for a bit,” he said. But Allen won’t be home for long, since the band has an album to promote and a tour date coming up Aug. 1 at the Del Mar Racetrack for the Four O’Clock Friday concert series.

‘Flicks on Bricks’ film and wine series opens Aug. 7 with ‘North by Northwest’

The eighth annual “Flicks on the Bricks” movies and wine series on the Athenaeum’s outdoor patio at 1008 Wall St. will feature “four memorable films and delightful summer wine pairings selected by Barbara Baxter,” according to organizers.

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