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  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 24)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2nx7Ntq Lagoon in Bloom Family Discovery Day Children and their families are invited to explore nature’s blooms through arts and crafts and hiking on March 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the San Elijo...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 17)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2mpab1O West African Dance Daunte Fyalll will lead a West African Dance class on March 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 533 Encinitas Boulevard. The cost is $15 per participant. For more...

  • CCA students ‘cut loose’ in Footloose

    CCA students ‘cut loose’ in Footloose

    Theater students at Canyon Crest Academy are getting ready to trade sneakers for cowboy boots and modern songs for 1980s classics in their upcoming performance of Footloose. The musical — modeled after the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon — follows the story of Ren, a newcomer to a highly religious,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 10)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2m4STqD. Cardiff Library 103rd anniversary celebration Cardiff Library will celebrate its 103rd anniversary with half-off all materials and books, including collectibles and media in the Book Nook used...

  • Opera singer to perform free concert

    Opera singer to perform free concert

    Opera soprano Kasondra Kazanjian and a pianist will sing famous songs from operas at the Encinitas Library on March 19 at 6 p.m. Songs will include selections from La Boheme to Turandot to Carmen. The musicians will also perform jazz tunes and Armenian folk songs. The free concert will take place...

  • Drawing and painting class to take place March 25

    Linda Luisi, a muralist and professional artist, will host a drawing and painting class for all levels on March 25 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Art Lounge on 101, 816 S. Coast Highway. The class — which explores techniques using pencils, pastels and brushes — costs $40 per participant. Advanced registration...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 3)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2m530hc Arts Alive Banner Unveiling Residents are invited March 5 to meet the artists and view the street banners that will hang on Coast Highway 101 this spring. For the display, 99 original artworks...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 24)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2kyhir3 5th annual SDA alumni benefit Paul Coates, class of 1976, presents the world premiere of his play “The Middle of It,” to benefit San Dieguito Academy’s theater department on Feb. 25 at 3 p.m....

  • North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    North Coast Rep inks agreement with Encinitas on potential new space

    And here we go again. North Coast Repertory Theatre announced Thursday morning, Feb. 16, that it has signed an exclusive negotiating agreement aimed at developing a new performing-arts facility in Encinitas. NCRT now becomes at least the fifth theater company to propose building a new home on the...

  • San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    San Diego Follies looking for people to audition

    The San Diego Follies are encouraging residents 55 and older to audition for their upcoming June show. Jeanie Wolf, a Carmel Valley resident who has been performing in the annual show for four years, said the show usually has about 70 to 80 performers, but last year it only had 60. “We want more...

  • San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    San Dieguito Academy alum puts on play to benefit school

    Paul Coates is a firm believer that the theater program at San Dieguito High School Academy shaped his life. After all, the 1976 graduate of the school has held various careers in the entertainment industry, including talent managing, agent work and roles in television production. “Sometimes the...

  • Pacific View clean-up day slated for Feb. 25

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) will hold its monthly rehabilitation work for the Pacific View project on Feb. 25. Volunteers 18 and over are invited to participate in the free clean-up event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be led by Mark Wisniewski, a landscape architect...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 17)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ksEMK4 and http://bit.ly/2kyhir3 Music by the Sea: Sunset Club Trio Violinist Etienne Gara, electric guitarist Ines Thome and Flamenco guitarist Michael Gratovich will perform at the Encinitas Library,...

  • Encinitas community members help mosaic project progress

    Encinitas community members help mosaic project progress

    Encinitas community members had a chance Feb. 11 to have their hand in the upcoming ocean-themed mosaic that will be installed at Moonlight Beach’s upcoming new lifeguard tower.Dozens of residents attended the event at Don Myers Stained Glass in Oceanside to help place thousands of glass pieces...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 10)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2ksEMK4 The Hutchins Consort will play a free concert at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. Songs will be a “chant of freedom and liberty.” For more information, visit www.hutchinsconsort.or...

  • City council creates Housing Element Task Force

    City council creates Housing Element Task Force

    After a wide-ranging discussion Feb. 1 regarding where the city should go with its pending Housing Element, the city council and residents met once again at a special meeting Feb. 6 to go over its options in moving forward with a plan. The council voted unanimously to create a Housing Element task...

  • Off Track Gallery to host artist’s reception

    Off Track Gallery will host an artist’s reception honoring three San Dieguito Art Guild members on Feb. 11. Cheryl DeLain, featured jewelry artist; Pat Smart, batiks; and Carla Funk, ceramics, will have art featured and sold. DeLain said the event is perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday....

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Feb. 3)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Vision boards and oracle cards Participants will learn how to create a vision board at this class on Feb. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost of the class is $48. It will take place at 816 South Coast...

  • Surfing Madonna donates $30,000 to Pacific View project

    The Surfing Madonna Oceans Project, a local nonprofit group aimed at protecting the coastline, donated $30,000 to the Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance (EACEA) on Jan. 19. Bob Nichols, president of the Surfing Madonna Oceans Project and board member of the EACEA, said the donation is...

  • Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    Egyptian ambassador visits tapestry display at San Diego Botanic Garden

    After installing an exhibit of 24 Egyptian garden-themed tapestries earlier this month, the San Diego Botanic Garden hosted a visit by Egyptian Ambassador Lamia Mekhemar on Jan. 19. The tapestries, which are on display through March 31 and came from the Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre in Egypt,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 27)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2jXqvFr The Addams Family The hilarious comedy is based upon the characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all...

  • San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    San Diego artist shows work of re-purposed packaging in Encinitas gallery

    What many consider trash, Tom Driscoll sees as potential art. The San Diego resident has re-purposed plastic packaging into colored casts for about 12 years. “You know when you buy a screwdriver or toy or something from Target or Toys ‘R’ Us, you always get this nice plastic packaging? You rip...

  • San Dieguito Academy presents 5th annual play/fundraiser to benefit theatre department

    San Dieguito Academy alum Paul Coates, class of 1976, will return to the Encinitas school to present an original play on Feb. 25 in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the SDA campus that will benefit the theatre department. Coates will present the world premiere of part two of his Living Plays trilogy,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Jan. 20)

    For more information on the event below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2j6e1LP Afro-Brazilian Dance Various styles like samba, afro-contemporary, samba-reggae, and Brazilian street dance are combined for an Afro-Brazilian Dance class, taking place on Jan. 20 from 11 a.m....

  • Peter Pupping to offer six weeks of guitar classes

    Encinitas-based guitarist Peter Pupping will teach six weeks of classes for budding musicians. Pupping, who has been teaching for more than 30 years, invites guitarists of all levels to improve their skills, musicianship and technique in a small-group setting. The classes will focus on improving...

  • Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform Christmas Concert on Dec. 2

    Encinitas Guitar Orchestra to perform Christmas Concert on Dec. 2

    The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra, made up of more than 35 local amateur and semi-professional acoustic guitarists, presents its Christmas concert on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 925 Balour Drive in Encinitas. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. and a $12 donation at the door is suggested....

  • Artists show their love of the coastline at upcoming exhibit

    Artists show their love of the coastline at upcoming exhibit

    Drawing inspiration from their shared love of the coastline, the studio artists of The Studio Door have created Day at the Beach, Night at the Beach, an exhibit that will be up at the Encinitas Community Center from Dec. 1 through Jan. 12. Invited by the city of Encinitas Civic Arts Program, the...

  • Tiny Tot Tinsel Town comes to Encinitas

    Families with infants and toddlers are invited to the Tinsel Town Open House, a free festive celebration for the little ones on Friday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event is at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oak Crest Park Drive. Several tiny tot class instructors will be on hand to...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 25)

    Lagoon Conservancy benefit On Friday, Nov. 25, the CALPhonics will host an 80s-themed dance party and happy hour at the Belly Up, 143 S. Cedros Ave. in Solana Beach, with a portion of the ticket sales benefiting the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the music goes from 5:30...

  • Leucadia Main Street to host Small Business Saturday Event

    The Leucadia 101 Main Street, along with more than 35 locally-owned businesses along Leucadia’s North Coast Hwy 101 corridor, will be hosting Small Business Saturday all day on Nov. 26.  “These business owners are your neighbors, friends and they are definitely some of the hardest working people...

  • Teacher brings excitement back to La Costa Canyon theatre

    Teacher brings excitement back to La Costa Canyon theatre

    As La Costa Canyon High School’s production of “The Crucible” finishes a successful two-week run with its final show Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., it’s clear the program is on the right track. That recent success is due in large part to the leadership of acting teacher Brad Golden, who also serves as director...

  • Council decides on Leo Mullen lights, Pacific View site agreements

    Council decides on Leo Mullen lights, Pacific View site agreements

    At its Nov. 16 meeting, the Encinitas City Council took steps toward resolution in a pair of situations that have been the subject of citywide debate in recent months. First, the Council agreed to a draft of a compliance agreement that would allow the Encinitas Express soccer club to put up temporary...

  • Students at Encinitas school walk out in Trump protest

    Students at Encinitas school walk out in Trump protest

    Too young to vote but old enough to voice opinions, several hundred students at San Dieguito High School Academy walked out of class Nov. 10 to protest the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency. “The moment I realized that Trump was the person we chose to elect, I cried for an hour,”...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 18)

    Music By The Sea: The Mühlfeld Trio Presented by the city of Encinitas Art Division, The Mühlfeld Trio will perform at the next installment of the Music By The Sea concert series on Friday, Nov. 18. The Trio is made up of Benjamin Mitchell on clarinet, Mia Barcia-Colombo on cello and pianist Brendan...

  • SDA art project goes on a unique journey

    SDA art project goes on a unique journey

    In a project that truly represents the innovative learning and student expression that San Dieguito Academy fosters, a group of more than 30 students last week moved Ozzie the Seahorse — a 7-foot-mosiac sculpture — across campus to its temporary display spot in the school’s northwest corner. What...

  • Winners recognized in Elfin Forest photo contest

    Winners recognized in Elfin Forest photo contest

    At the most recent Olivenhain Municipal Water District Board of Directors meeting, the board honored the talented local photographers whose images were recognized as part of the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve’s (EFRR) 11th annual amateur photo contest. The annual contest offers photographers...

  • Encinitas 101 hosts Holiday Street Fair Nov. 20

    The 26th annual Holiday Street Fair returns to downtown Encinitas on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Beginning at 4 a.m., Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street for this event, which is presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Tri-City Medical...

  • Center for Spiritual Living to host Thanksgiving ceremony

    The Seaside Center for Spiritual Living invites the public to a unique interactive Thanksgiving Gratitude Ceremony, followed by a dinner potluck on Nov. 24. The ceremony will run from noon to 12:45 p.m. with the potluck set for 1 p.m. and the whole community — from families to couples to singles,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 11)

    The Crucible at LCC The La Costa Canyon theatre program is presenting The Crucible, directed by Brad Golden, for an eight-show run that began Nov. 9. Upcoming shows included Nov. 11 at 7 p.m, Nov. 12 at 1 and 7 p.m. and Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. at LCC, 1 Maverick Way in Carlsbad. Tickets, which are...

  • This week in sports (Nov. 11)

    Water polo San Dieguito Academy lost to Canyon Crest Academy, 16-12, in a nonleague game on Nov. 1.  Nate Conger and Sam Dumont each scored three goals to lead the Mustangs, while goalie Dylan Herrera had 10 saves.  SDA fell to 18-12 overall for the season. Volleyball: La Costa Canyon defeated...

  • Local artist is part of Sparks Gallery’s new animal exhibit

    Local artist is part of Sparks Gallery’s new animal exhibit

    Encinitas painter Heather Lenefsky is one of 32 San Diego artists whose work will be on display as the Sparks Gallery presents “Animalia/A Group Show,” beginning Saturday, Nov, 12. Lenefsky specializes in dogs, animals and pet portraits and her painting is part of an exhibit that will feature oil...

  • Local jeweler wins prestigious Halstead Grant

    Local jeweler wins prestigious Halstead Grant

    Friends and customers already knew that Encinitas resident Niki Grandics — the 27-year-old owner of ENJI Studio Jewelry — has a successful, socially-responsible business with beautiful handmade merchandise. Last month, she was officially recognized with the 11th annual Halstead Grant, which is...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Nov. 4)

    Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) On Saturday, Nov. 5 from 2:30 to 5 p.m., the Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) will present Performing Arts for Teens and Adults with Autism. The improvisational theatre, choreographed dance and group singing workshops are designed to teach life skills...

  • Pacific View work day set for Nov. 5

    The Encinitas Arts Culture and Ecology Alliance is inviting volunteers to the Pacific View School site for a third work day — the final work party of 2016 — on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. to noon. This time, the focus will be on sprucing up Pacific View’s public entrance on the northeast corner...

  • Botanic Garden gets $2.1 million for improvements

    Botanic Garden gets $2.1 million for improvements

    The San Diego Botanic Garden will be able to celebrate its past and prepare for its future thanks to a $2.1 million construction program approved this month by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The job includes remodeling two existing structures — the Larabee House and the Lawn House —...

  • Classic themes show through CCA’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    Classic themes show through CCA’s modern take on Romeo and Juliet

    William Shakespeare would not recognize some aspects of the upcoming Canyon Crest Academy Envision Theater presentation of Romeo and Juliet, as director Steve Lipinsky has chosen to set it in modern times complete with texting, tweeting and punk music during the transitions. Still, the backbone...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Oct. 28)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2fako1v for more information. Sorelle San Diego concert at church Sorelle (Italian for sisters) is a 17-voice select chamber ensemble, which will perform on Friday, Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.) at St. Andrew’s Church, 890 Balour Dr. Dickinson: The Definition...

  • Encinitas to celebrate Dia de los Muertos Oct. 29

    Encinitas to celebrate Dia de los Muertos Oct. 29

    In conjunction with the Encinitas Friends of the Arts, the city will present its third annual Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration on Saturday, Oct. 29. Día de los Muertos is a celebration of life and remembrance that is traditionally celebrated each year on Nov. 1 and 2. The free festival...

  • Duval wins award for book on Botanic Garden tortoise

    Duval wins award for book on Botanic Garden tortoise

    First-time author Leslie Duval has won the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, in the Animal/Pets category, for “Too Big To Lose,” the true story of Sam, the San Diego Botanic Garden’s 500-pound Galapagos Tortoise. The book, about love, loss and friendship, recounts the tale of husband Julian Duval’s...

  • Parents, students protest at EUSD board meeting

    Parents, students protest at EUSD board meeting

    For the second time in four months, an issue in front of the Encinitas Union School District board drew protests from concerned parents and students — this time the transfer of principal Jodi Greenberger from Park Dale Lane Elementary School to El Camino Creek. Gathering in the same spot outside...

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