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  • Artist paints music mural at former concert bar

    Artist paints music mural at former concert bar

    Four years ago, Bar Leucadian was still known as a local destination for concerts. When its live music license was revoked after some trouble with the law, the bar was forced to close earlier and the performances stopped. Artist Michael Rosenblatt is paying tribute to the musical sounds that once...

  • John Craigie to bring folk songs to Encinitas

    John Craigie to bring folk songs to Encinitas

    Folk musician John Craigie will perform at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Supporting his new album No Rain, No Rose, Craigie is preparing for his summer tour dates opening for singer/songwriter Jack Johnson. His songs include touches of piano,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 21)

    Encinitas Arts Festival The annual free arts celebration will take place April 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the San Dieguito Academy Performing Arts Center, 800 Santa Fe Drive. The festival will include performances by Fern Street Circus, Ovation Theatre, Balley Folklorico, Encinitas Balley, Vocalocity,...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 14)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2o7ZcN1 Spring Egg Hunt Families can enjoy arts and crafts, prizes, jump houses, face painting and the opportunity to hunt 22,000 eggs at the city's Spring Egg Hunt on April 15 from 10 a.m. to noon....

  • Encinitas women to hold dance concert April 19

    Encinitas women to hold dance concert April 19

    Two Encinitas choreographers will showcase their talents in a county-wide dance festival this month. Heather Glabe and Sadie Weinberg, who each live in Encinitas’ Village Park neighborhood, will present “Split Bill,” a dance show choreographed by the two women, on April 19 at White Box Live Arts...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (April 7)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2oIILUz Farm Family Day Families can participate in seeding, transplanting, composting and harvesting at a family day at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road, on April 9 from 10 a.m. to noon. To...

  • El Camino Creek, Flora Vista students break ground on stormwater project

    El Camino Creek, Flora Vista students break ground on stormwater project

    Dozens of Encinitas Unified School District (EUSD) students recently broke ground on an environmental project that began three years ago. The fifth- and sixth-grade student interns from El Camino Creek and Flora Vista elementary schools -- dressed in orange hard hats and bright safety vests --...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 31)

    Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (March 31)

    For more information on the events below and others, visit the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2o4BcIz Acrylic Tropical Palms Jesi Derfer will lead a class on painting palm trees on April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class costs $68 per participant and takes place at 816 South Coast Highway...

  • 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....

  • Future of Harbaugh Seaside Trails to be discussed at open house

    The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy is hosting an open house to feature the future of Harbaugh Seaside Trails. The public is invited to join the conservancy for what will be a celebration of conserved coastal open space land and scenic views on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at Solana Beach...

  • Through parents’story, Encinitas man hopes to help heal divisions

    Through parents’story, Encinitas man hopes to help heal divisions

    Martin Kent is a man on a mission – to spread what he calls a “universal message of tolerance.” The 65-year-old Encinitas resident, a retired documentary filmmaker and journalist, said he seriously considered moving to Canada after the election of Donald Trump as president in November. The son...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 9)

    Check out the city’s newsletter at http://bit.ly/2gO9f4o for more information. North Coast Symphony Orchestra Directed by Daniel Swem, the North Coast Symphony Orchestra will perform “Dashing through the Snow” on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park...

  • Museum of Making Music presents SoundLounge

    The Museum of Making Music (MoMM) is hosting SoundLounge, a special holiday event which is part of the newly launched MIX quarterly event series. On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m., the community is invited to celebrate the holiday season with live music, a silent disco, a pop-up shop with local...

  • Reception at the Off Track art gallery

    The public is invited to an artist’s reception that will honor three talented San Dieguito Art Guild members as well as present the winners of the Off Track Gallery’s Annual Small Image Show. Being honored at the free event, which runs from 4 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, are Artie Mattson, a...

  • Encinitas events this weekend and beyond (Dec. 2)

    Heritage Tree Lighting at Moonlight Beach The city-designated Heritage Tree, a 90-foot Norfolk Island pine tree, will be covered in LED lights during the holidays and the ceremonial lighting event is set for Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the corner of Fourth and C Streets. Enjoy caroling,...

  • Celebrate the holidays at Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Celebrate the holidays at Cardiff Kringle Mingle

    Cardiff 101 Main Street invites the public for a special community holiday celebration, its ninth annual Cardiff Kringle Mingle from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Centered in the north courtyard of the Cardiff Town Center, the event will feature musical performances by the Ada Harris Band and...

  • Garden of Lights is back in December

    Garden of Lights is back in December

    The San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual gift to the community is its popular Garden of Lights, scheduled this year for Dec. 3-23 and 26-30. Each day after the sun goes down (until 9 p.m.) the Botanic Garden, 230 Quall Gardens Dr., is transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 125,000 sparkling...

  • 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...

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