Encinitas events this weekend and beyond

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City of Encinitas Pet Health Expo June 12

The City of Encinitas is hosting its Pet Health Expo on Sunday, June 12 at Encinitas Community Park, located at 425 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. The park features a 2-acre dog park, which will add to the fun of the Expo.

More than 20 informational booths, vendors, and animal rescue organizations will be on hand at the expo to give away free goodies and prizes as well as encourage pet health and wellness ideas.

In addition, the County Department of Animal Services will offer many services on-site for residents of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Santee, City of San Diego and unincorporated San Diego.

For more information, visit www.EncinitasParksandRec.com or call 760-633-2760.

Food Truck Film Festival

Enjoy a fun evening with family and friends. Check out local artisans and their products from 5-7 p.m., then watch documentaries by five different Encinitas filmmakers. It’s a BYOC event (bring your own chair event), family friendly and pet friendly. Complemented by two food trucks. Proceeds benefit the Stella Maris Surf Association.

Friday, June 10, 5-9 p.m. Union CoWork, 111 C Street. Free.

This Week at the Encinitas Community Center

Gentle Flow Yoga with Crystal Bowls. A calming, stress-relieving yoga class to stretch and strengthen, using crystal bowls to promote energy balance in the body and stimulate the removal of toxins. Mondays June 6-20 and Wed June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Encinitas Comm. Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. $69.50, $79.50. 760-944-2260.

Hula, Tahitian and Maori Dance. Learn Polynesian dancing from different islands using Poi balls, Hawaiian implements, and Tahitian iis. This is a family-style class for all ages! Tuesdays, June 7-29, 4-5 p.m. $25, $35.

This Week at the Art Lounge on 101

Jean Krumbein: Make Your Mark Drawing. Using still life setups, learn a variety of drawing styles in this four session class. Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30am-12:30pm. Art Lounge on 101, 816 S Coast Hwy. $100. 858-442-8666.

Laura Wells: Beginning Intuitive Wire Wrap. Create one beautiful pendant necklace and one pair of drop/dangle earrings. Beads provided. Saturday, June 11 and 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $55.

Nancy Walter: Drop-in Class, Art Journaling. This ongoing class is designed for individuals who have prior art journaling experience. Bring your own supplies Sunday, June 12 and 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $20.

Laura Wells: Boho Bangle. What to do with all of those wonderful beads that “go together” but don’t quite match? Celebrate their fun and funky qualities and create a Boho Bangle Bracelet! Sunday, June 12, 3-6 p.m. $55.

This Week at The Studio Encinitas

Songwriting Lessons and Performance Coaching with Caitlin Evanson. Caitlin has spent the last 8 years traveling the world playing violin and guitar and singing background vocals for Taylor Swift. Wednesdays in June, 4-5 p.m. The Studio Encinitas, 1057 S. Coast Hwy. 101.

Open Mic Nights. For all ages. Hosted by local singer/songwriter Kennady Tracy, each slot is 10 minutes or the duration of 2 songs. Food and refreshments will be available from concessions. Sign-ups start at 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays in June, 6-9 p.m. Free.

Sea Vibes Yoga with Jaysea DeVoe. Born and raised in Encinitas, Jaysea is an accredited young yoga instructor who will inspire you with her unique Sea Vibes style. Thursdays in June, 6-7 p.m. $10-$15.

Creative Shabbat Dinner

Join special guest chefs Liz Alpern and Jeffrey Yoskowitz of NYC’s Gefilteria. Featuring a multi-course meal, highlighting the best of traditional eastern European Jewish foods blended with the lightness and brightness of North County produce.

Friday, June 10, 7-9 p.m. Coastal Roots Farm at Leichtag Commons, 800 Quail Garden’s Drive, $20.

Sustainable Living Series: Encinitas Zero Waste Summit

Bring gently used books, clothes and other items to swap, with all day kids crafts, raffles and giveaways. Become an expert recycler, bulk shopper, composter, waste free lunch maker and more. Expert speaker panel at 11:15am. (EDCO, City of Encinitas, I Love A Clean San Diego, Healthy Day Partners)

Saturday, June 11, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Ocean Knoll Farm, behind Ocean Knoll Elementary, 910 Melba Road. Free. Register: http://www.cleansd.org/e_community.php

This Week at the San Diego Botanic Garden

Build Your Own Hydroponic Garden. Learn the principles of the hydroponic wick method by building your own sustainable garden to take home. Saturday, June 11, 9am-1pm. $80, $96.

The Mind’s Eye: How to use Soul Collage to Discover Your Hidden Creativity. Soul Collage is a fun and easy way to use pleasing pictures to create collaged cards, tapping into the creative mind. Anyone can do it! Come discover how the poetry of images can uncover hidden brain sources in your own mind. Saturday, June 11, 9:30-4pm. $75, $90. http://www.sdbgarden.org

Families Make History: Dreamcatchers

Many thousands of years ago, Native Americans created dreamcatchers to trap bad dreams inside a web and filter good dreams down the feathers to the dreamer. In June, re-create dreamcatchers in fun and exciting ways, using feathers, paint, paper plates, stickers, beads, yarn, and your imagination.

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

San Dieguito Art Guild Off Track Gallery: Artists Reception

Featuring artists Carol Korfin, fused glass; Joyce Nash, acrylic paintings; and Sandy Levin, glass. Wine and refreshments; all artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off.

Saturday, June 11, 4-7pm. Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Hwy 101, Suite C103. Free. 760-753-942-3636.

Concert: Coastal Communities Concert Band

With special guests, the Arizona Wind Symphony for a joint concert whose theme is “You!” We searched high and low to find your favorite tunes: Swing’s the Thing; Copland’s Appalachian Spring, Williams’ Dartmoor, 1912, March from 1941, the Sounds of Hollywood; and more. With vocalist Michael Ruhl.

Sunday, June 12, 2 p.m. Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Drive, Carlsbad. $15, $12. 760-436-6137.

La Paloma Theatre

Now Showing: My Name is Bill W., Hello My Name Is Doris, Rocky Horror Picture Show PREVIEW

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

Lux Art Institute Opening Reception

Welcome Angela Kallus to Lux this Friday, June 10, from 6-8 p.m. as Lux celebrates its fifth and final artist of the season. The Opening Reception is free for members.

Lux Art Institute is located at 1550 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas.

For more information on upcoming events, visit www.luxartinstitute.org.

Coastal Club hosts dance event June 28

Senior Activities: June 28, 11 a.m. Coastal Club at Temple Solel will host Verlosity, an Urban Dance group: a western style Line Dance, but with Soul, Funk, and Motown music. Come celebrate the month of June and learn how to dance or just enjoy their performance. A hot lunch will be provided. ($5 for Verlosity, $5 for lunch). 3575 Manchester, Cardiff. Call 858-674-1123 for information and reservations.

Circus Darius performs at Mr. Peabody’s

Circus Darius performs rock and roll, country, reggae, blues and more Saturday, June 11, 3:30-7 p.m. at Mr. Peabody’s (136 Encinitas Blvd). Includes Michael Packard on guitars and vocals; Mark Windrum on bass; and Gary Reed Johnson on drums. No cover charge.

Peter Sprague to perform at Concert on the Green June 12

Looking for the perfect way to start the summer in North County? Bring your blankets, chairs and picnic baskets on Sunday evening, June 12 from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. to the beautiful lawn near The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe for the annual Concert on the Green sponsored by the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

Concert goers will be entertained by world-class guitarist Peter Sprague from Encinitas along with his seven-piece band and special guest vocalist Leonard Patton. The program will feature jazz takes on rock classics by Stevie Wonder, the Beatles, Bob Marley and more. Location: The corner of Avenida De Acacias and La Flecha in the heart of Rancho Santa Fe. Visit villagechurch.org or phone 858-756-2441.

San Diego Botanic Garden Fairy Festival

Calling all Fairy Prince and Princesses! “Children (and parents) are invited to celebrate summer at the annual Fairy Festival at the Hamilton Children’s Garden at San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas on Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Visit www.sdbgarden.org

‘An Art & Animal Affair’ to benefit Rancho Coastal Humane Society

An Art & Animal Affair benefitting the Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) will be held on Saturday, June 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. at a private residence in Rancho Santa Fe. Animals available for adoption will greet guests to this afternoon of fine art, delicious food and drinks, live music, and warm hearts wine hosted by Tamara Lafarga-Joseph and Sarah Sleeper.

SZSleep@pacbell.net or call 858-357-7877.

Volunteers Needed to Help RestoreNative Habitat

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help restore native habitat off of El Camino Real on Saturday, June 11 from 9 – noon.

Volunteers are invited to enjoy the local birds and wildlife while removing invasive plants from a restoration area south of the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Volunteers should bring drinking water and dress for a morning outdoors—long pants that can get dirty, a hat, sunscreen and comfortable closed-toe shoes. The Conservancy will supply work gloves and tools for those who need them.

Register at: https://form.jotform.com/61397696394171

Directions: From I-5 take the Via del la Valle exit and head east. Turn right onto El Camino Real. Turn right into the Dust Devil Nature Trail Staging Area, just before the signal light at the Stallion’s Crossing Villas. Volunteers will then hike as a group to the restoration area.

Actor Dick Van Dyke to discuss book on aging well at event

Actor Dick Van Dyke will discuss his book, “Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths About Aging,” at Age Well San Diego, a free event hosted by Aging & Independent Services and the UCSD Center for Healthy Aging, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at Town and Country Club Resort, 500 Hotel Circle. Registration at 8 a.m. Lunch provided. Register at (858) 514-4652.

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