Aug. 17: Event briefs

SB Civic and Historical Society BBQ

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society will open the 2017 season of evening meetings with its traditional September barbecue. The barbecue will be held at the Fletcher Cove Community Center on Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. The cost is $15 per person and checks can be made payable to the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society. Please write as a memo on the check: September Barbecue. Checks can be sent to SBC&HS, P.O. Box 504, Solana Beach, Ca. 92075. Catering will be provided by Brett’s BBQ. Please join the Historical Society for an evening of friendship and delicious food. New members and friends are always welcome.

Senior Symposium event at CV Library

The community is encouraged to attend the August Senior Symposium at Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130, on Monday, Aug. 21 at 1 p.m. for a presentation on “Bees and Beekeeping.” Learn about the fascinating activity of raising bees and collecting their honey from beekeeper Mike Kearney. Refreshments will follow the presentation. For more information, please contact Carmel Valley Branch Library at (858) 552-1668.

DM racing events

At the Del Mar Racetrack this weekend: On Friday, Aug. 18, Steel Pulse performs after the final race. Saturday, Aug. 19, The Pacific Classic, the biggest and richest race of the season will take place. Spectators will also leave with a fan-favorite gift, a stylish beach towel. On Sunday, Aug. 20, eat as much BBQ as you can at the BBQ State Championship.

For more information, call 858-755-1141 or visit www.delmarracing.com.

DM Summer Twilight concert

The Del Mar Foundation’s next Summer Twilight concert will be held Tuesday, Aug. 22, with The Might Untouchables performing at 7 p.m. and Clay Colton Band presenting the opening performance at 6 p.m.at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Visit delmarfoundation.org.

SB Concerts at Cove

Solana Beach Concerts at the Cove summer series runs every Thursday at Fletcher Cove Park from 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. with a different musical group through Aug. 24. Bring beach chairs, blankets, picnics and friends. Address: 140 So. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach. For more details, visit cityofsolanabeach.org or call 858-720-2453.??

CV Summer Movies in the Park

The next free Summer Movies in the Park event will be held Aug. 19. “Pete’s Dragon” will play at Carmel Valley Community Park (at the recreation center), located at 3777 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, 92130.

All Summer Movies in the Park are free and start at dusk, approximately 15 minutes after sunset. Plan to bring chairs or blankets for your comfort. Also, feel free to pack a picnic and enjoy your meal under the stars. Summer Movies in the Park is presented by sponsor Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers.

SDA boys water polo fundraiser

The San Dieguito High School Academy boys water polo team is kicking off its home opener with a fundraiser at Encinitas Oggi’s Pizza Tuesday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy dinner before or after the game. Visit sdafoundation.com/calendar/?mc_id=69 to print out the fundraiser flyer. Hand the server the flyer, and Oggi’s Pizza will donate 15 percent of the proceeds to the team. Games start at 7 p.m. at Alga Norte Aquatic Center in Carlsbad. Encinitas Oggi’s Pizza is located at 305 Encinitas Blvd. For more information, contact sdaboyswaterpolo@gmail.com.

Memory Café

Come “perk” up your memory as you visit with friends sharing stories, games, songs, and laughs. Refreshments and coffee served. Free to attend. All family members are welcome. Memory Café is held monthly on the second and fourth Fridays from 10 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, San Diego 92130, Room 1B. Next meetings: Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 22. No RSVP required, just show up. For more information, call Michelle Mullen: 972-342-9727 or email mmullen@glenner.org 

Suffrage Parade

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day with the Women’s Museum of California Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. Don your suffrage hat and long skirt, and wave your women equality signs to join the rally and parade. Listen to the enactments of the Suffragists from the First Wave of Feminism: Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, Ellen Browning Scripps, Harriett Tubman, Alice Paul, Eleanor Roosevelt Then march in a Suffrage Parade, with equality chants, through the Prado. Lawn area by the Hall of Nations, Balboa Park, San Diego (across from the Organ Pavilion).

Visit womensmuseumca.org/suffrage-parad

Port of San Diego 2017 Festival of Sail

The Port of San Diego 2017 Festival of Sail, hosted by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, will again transform the North Embarcadero into a nautical theme park. More than 20 tall ships and other fascinating vessels from around the world will visit San Diego, Sept 1-4. Festival visitors will enjoy touring the ships, marvelous food and drink from dozens of restaurant booths, a petting zoo, pirates, cannon battles on the bay, sunset cruises and shopping for one of-a-kind items among more than 150 festival vendors.

The festival will kick off with a grand parade of sail on San Diego Bay at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday Aug. 31. Visit www.sdmaritime.org.

LeucadiART Walk

LeucadiART Walk will be held Aug. 27 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will feature a day packed with art, music, culture and fun.

Local juried artists will display original art in specified areas along Coast Highway 101 in Leucadia. The event will also include a Craft Beer Garden featuring beers from The Lost Abbey, six places for live music, new and improved Children’s Art Pavilion with multiple art stations sponsored by Scripps Health, and more. Beat a parking hassle by parking at Encinitas City Hall (505 S Vulcan) and taking the trolley to the event. For more information, visit www.leucadia101.com

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in San Diego will take place on Oct. 15 at Balboa Park. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the actual walk will start at 7:30 a.m. People can start a team with as few as two people, and there is no registration fee or required minimum number of donations to participate. To receive a team leader kit email Marisa.Meno@cancer.org or call (619) 682-7452. Visit MakingStridesWalk.org

CCC Band presents ‘Back in the Saddle’

The internationally-acclaimed Coastal Communities Concert Band will present a special concert at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. This Sunday afternoon event, “Back in the Saddle,” will feature America’s favorite Western music - from California to Texas and beyond. Fan favorite Michael Ruhl will add his vocals to this concert, with a smile and a twang.

Tickets are $20/adult and $15/senior and student. They may be purchased directly from the CCArts at www.artcenter.org/800-988-4253 (ticketing fees may apply) or directly from the band at www.cccband.com/760-436-6137.

Neil Simon classic at NC Rep

North Coast Rep will begin Season 36 with one of Neil Simon’s enduring comedic masterpieces, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers.” Barney Cashman, middle-aged, overworked, and with no experience in covert maneuvers, is bored with his bland, “nice” life. He is anxiously trying to join the sexual revolution before it’s too late. His bungled attempts at seduction will leave audiences howling with laughter. Last season’s Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Simon was a smash sellout, so playgoers are advised to order tickets early. “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” previews begin Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Opening Night is Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. There will be a special talkback on Friday, Sept. 15, with the cast and artistic director. The show runs through Sunday, Oct. 1. Call 858-481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

TwainFest in Old Town

The eighth annual TwainFest runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. Hear works by Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Edgar Allan Poe and others, read aloud by San Diego actors, with games, music and puppets throughout the day. Free. (619) 297-8953. writeoutloudsd.com/twainfest/

Fairy Tales in the Park

The ninth annual Fairy Tales in the Park will provide a first look at San Diego County Youth Ballet’s spring offering, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. The tale will be narrated by a professional storyteller at Casa del Prado Theat, 1800 Village Place in Balboa Park, San Diego. Tickets: $12. (619) 233-3060. sdcyb.org

T.E.A.M event

“How to Respond to Criticism of Israel!” will be discussed at a T.E.A.M (Training and Education about the Middle East) event on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2 p.m., at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla. David Bramzon, San Diego’s own pro-Israel advocate, will address such topics as “occupation,” apartheid, settlements, and such, and explain how to separate facts from distortion. The program is free and open to all. RSVP by Aug. 10 to teamisraelsd@gmail.com.

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