Jan. 25: Event briefs

RSF Art Guild exhibit at the RSF Library begins Jan. 24

RSF Art Guild is launching its first show in 2018 at the RSF Library, Media Room. The show starts on Jan. 24 and ends on April 24. It consists of a collection of fine art paintings and sculpture.

The RSF Library is located at 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information about the RSF Art Guild, visit ranchosantafeartguild.org

Theology on Tap at the Village Church

The Village Church at Rancho Santa Fe will be hosting its first annual Theology on Tap: A Faith & the Art of Work conference on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 from 4-7 p.m. It will be a gathering to learn from and be inspired by industry leaders on how to integrate faith in the workplace. The event will also be a unique time for business networking with draft beer, great food and appetizers.

Registration is required; limited slots for childcare are available for ages 2-11. Adults must be at least 21 years old. To register online: villagechurch.org/theology-on-tap or call (858) 756-2441.

The Village Community Presbyterian Church is located at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe or online at villagechurch.org.

Mitchell Thorp 5K Run/Walk

Mitchell Thorp Foundation (“MTF”) will hold its largest fundraiser of the year - its annual 5K Run/Walk - Feb. 3 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. MTF helps families with children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions with financial, emotional and resource support. Each year, a quarter of a million children in the United States, including more than 1,200 in San Diego County, are diagnosed with these types of conditions. The annual 5K Run/Walk will once again be themed around these Warrior Children who fight for their lives daily.

Information, online registration or to donate can be found at mitchellthorp.org.

Cat Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds

The nation's finest cats will vie for top honors at "Food & Water Bowl XXIV," the largest annual cat show on the West Coast Jan. 27-28 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (Exhibit Hall). There will be more than 450 cats from more than 42 recognized cat breeds in competition.

Pedigree cats will be judged on beauty and breed standards looking for the perfect cat. Non-pedigreed cats, "Household Pet," cats are judged on personality and health. Local rescue organizations will have cats available for adoption. Pedigree kittens and cat-related merchandise will be for sale. Both days feature educational talks introducing breeds, grooming tips, needs of older cats and cat training tips. There is even a "Stuffed Animal Contest" for children.

Visit sandiegocat.org

Expert to discuss 'Detox Your Mind Through Meditation' at RSF Library

Richard Scotti, PhD, will speak at the RSF Library Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. on "Detox Your Mind Through Meditation."

Many people are seeking wellness and participate in detoxification regimens that cleanse the body by eliminating toxins. Detoxing has become mainstream. While we tend to our physical well-being and we often overlook the health of our mental or inner well-being. By detoxing our mind we can improve our thought patterns which in turn will calm the mind and bring about mental wellness and inner peace. Join Dr. Richard Scotti, educator, researcher and international consultant as well as a long time meditator, and learn how to implement a simple yet very powerful meditation technique that can be life changing.

The RSF Library is located at 17040 Avenida de Acacias Rancho Santa Fe, 92067; 858-756-2512; RSVPs appreciated.

Register now for Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5k & Fun Run

The 6th Annual Pardee Homes Carmel Valley 5k & Fun Run is just weeks away. On Sunday March 11, walk, run, skip to the finish line. Participants will start and finish at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch in Carmel Valley. The 5k will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a 1k Fun Run starting at 8:30 a.m. All finishers will receive a medal, goody bag, finish line treats and t-shirt. After the race, stay and enjoy the post party celebration. Register today at www.carmelvalley5k.com. At time of registration, chose which local school you would like proceeds to go to. Don’t miss this wonderful community event.

Coastal Cities Jazz Band Concert

A Coastal Cities Jazz Band Concert will be held Jan. 28, 2 p.m., at Carlsbad Community Church in Carlsbad.

Tickets: $20/$15 seniors and students. Address: 3175 Harding St, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

This concert will feature the trumpet section and perform tunes from the libraries of Ray Anthony, Doc Severinsen,and Harry James to name a few. The band is one of the finest in Southern Californian and performs concerts throughout the year.

Upcoming Rockin' Rotary North County social event

Rotarians from District 5340 will be hosting an event to socialize with other North County Rotarians and to meet and greet new potential members. The event will be held on Jan. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at the Aqua Hedionda Foundation located at 1580 Cannon Road in Carlsbad. The $25 per person admission includes appetizers, pizza, wine, and local craft beer from Latitude 33 Brewing Company. Live entertainment will be provided by the JP Hennessy Band from the Encinitas "Animal House" Rotary Club.

The event is limited to 200 people. To register or for more information visit www.RockinRoatry.com or email Dvansiclen@gmail.com.

Fruit Tree Pruning & Food Forest Basics Workshop

A Fruit Tree Pruning & Food Forest Basics Workshop will be held Feb. 10

from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (Infield Farm).

Learn all about deciduous fruit trees—about their role in a food forest and how to maintain them with proper pruning. Presented by Solana Center and BioEve, founder and lead designer, Dave Johnston, this workshop will teach you how to successfully snip your apple, plum, peach, or other deciduous fruit trees into shape and keep them producing.

This workshop will cover the following topics:General pruning basics; Proper pruning for deciduous (winter dormant) species; Hands-on pruning opportunity; Why fruit trees are the bones of a food forest. Cost: $25 per person

Pre-registration required at www.solanacenter.org/events

For information contact compost@solanacenter.org.

Pajama Drive for Foster Kids at Mattress Firm

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to give back to your community, Mattress Firm is making it easy with its Pajama Drive for Foster Kids.

Kids grow up quickly, which means clothes and essential items are replaced often. That’s why Mattress Firm is collecting pajamas of all sizes – toddler to teen – to help foster children and parents sleep a little easier at night. To ensure that every foster kid can enjoy a cozy night’s rest, here are a few ways to help out:

1. Drop off donations of new PJs in any size at your nearest Mattress Firm store now through Feb. 18.

2. Host a drive of your own – rally coworkers, friends, neighbors and family to collect pajamas for foster children.

3. If you can’t make it to a store but still want to help out, consider making a monetary donation online at www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org.

Use the store locator at www.mattressfirm.com to find your nearest location.

La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artists Competition winners recital

La Jolla Symphony and Chorus showcases the winners of its 2018 Young Artists Competition in an intimate recital setting Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at a private home in La Jolla. Come hear these talented musicians and vocalists perform their winning pieces. The recital will be followed by a hosted reception of light refreshments.

Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Full location details will be giving upon ticket purchase. Tickets are priced from $15 to $50. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 858-534-4637 or visit lajollasymphony.com.

Wrestling Jerusalem – One man, one show, 17 perspectives

Following the sold out Off-Broadway run, “Wrestling Jerusalem” comes to San Diego. Set in America, Israel and Palestine, Wrestling Jerusalem follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Enjoy Aaron Davidman’s solo performance Thursday, Feb. 1, at the David & Dorothea Garfield Theater located at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla at 8 p.m.

“Wrestling Jerusalem” will have a run time of 90 minutes, no intermission. To purchase tickets or for more information visit www.sdcjc.org/boxoffice or call (858) 362-1348. For questions, please contact the JCC Box Office (858) 362-1348.

'Divided We Fall'

This Czech film with English subtitles will be shown in a free screening presented by LIFE San Elijo on Jan. 26 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue in the student conference room.

The film follows a childless couple in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia who agrees to hide a Jewish friend at great personal risk of discovery and execution.

For more information, email lifesanelijo@gmail.com.

Jonathan Tarr Foundation presents San Diego Aloha By the Bay

The Jonathan Tarr Foundation is presenting San Diego Aloha By the Bay, a multi-cultural, inter-generational and educational event on Saturday, Feb. 3, 6 - 8:30 p.m. at the CPMA Performing Arts Theatre, 5050 Conrad Ave, San Diego, 92117.

The event features music and dance performances representing various Pacific Islander communities, including the Van Kiep Lion Dancers, Heali i Polynesian Revue, Leina ala Olsen-Cibulka, Guma Imahen Taotao Tano, AB Samahan, Pacific Islander Festival Association Miss PIFA Court, Taupou Samoa Dance Troupe, F.A.B. Dance Studio Poway - David Fan and Evelyn Kheo Pro/AM Dance Duo.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Jonathan Tarr Foundation, a nonprofit organization which recognizes the potential, and rewards the determination of students from non-traditional and traditional high schools.

Tickets event are $25 ($75 includes VIP reception) and can be purchased through the Jonathan Tarr Foundation website (www.jonathantarrfoundation.org). Please call (760) 815-7795 for sponsorship information or tickets.

Friends of the Powerhouse Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance

Friends of the Powerhouse is celebrating its 20 years of community participation with a Valentine’s Day Dinner & Dance fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Powerhouse. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as there is limited seating. You can purchase the $75 Dinner/Dance ticket at www.friendsofthepowerhouse.org; or mail a check to FOP, P.O. Box 297, Del Mar; or call Jill at 858-755-1641.

Solo show ‘Seeger’at North Coast Rep

North Coast Repertory Theatre will welcome back Randy Noojin as he takes the stage as America’s beloved folksinger/activist Pete Seeger Jan. 29. Seeger is a multimedia, solo show that uses Seeger’s signature songs including: “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” “Bring ’Em Home,” “We Shall Overcome” and “Guantanamera” to tell the story of his personal struggles for free speech in America.

Tickets for the one-night-only performance are $25. To order tickets, visit www.northcoastrep.org, or call the Box Office at 858-481-1055. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.

All event auction proceeds will be dedicated towards the improvements of the Powerhouse.

Del Mar recycles drop-off event

The City of Del Mar and Waste Management will hold a drop-off event for recyclables on Jan, 27, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar Shores lower parking lot (entrance off Stratford Ct.). The recyclables drop-off event is open to City of Del Mar residents and businesses only. The following materials will be accepted: compact fluorescent bulbs, used batteries, sharps, and medications. Document shredding will also be provided.

The drop off event will also include a composting educational booth hosted by the Solana Center. Staffed by composting experts and eco-savvy volunteers, you can see real live worms at work, get information and advice about composting and recycling best practices, and learn about Solana Center programs.

‘Love & Sacrifice’ concert

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church of Del Mar is presenting the 2018 Unity Concert Series. The first concert of the season, Love & Sacrifice, is on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. This concert features a roster of professional opera singers who have performed featured roles at opera houses around the world, including San Diego Opera, Opera on the Avalon, Utah Festival Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.

Two of operas most prevalent themes - love and sacrifice - will encompass the musical offerings in this beautiful night of vocal gymnastics. Musical selections will include excerpts from Verdi’s La Traviata, Gounod’s Romèo et Juliette, and Puccini’s La Boheme just to name a few.

The program will feature St. Peter’s own Alvin Almazan, Tasha Koontz, and Sarabeth Belon, as well as special guests Michael Sokol and Sarah-Nicole Carter. Collaborative pianist Yewon Lee will join the event to complete the musical guest list.

St. Peter’s Church is located at 334 14th Street, Del Mar, 92014. Visit stpetersdelmar.net

Blues performer Robin Henkel returns to Zel’s Del Mar 

Robin Henkel will perform solo blues at Zel’s Del Mar Thursday, Feb. 1, from 7-10 p.m. 

Zel’s Del Mar is located at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, (858) 755-0076.

Concerts to Catch

- Art of Élan presents “The Ecology of Sound,” an evening of music, art and creative experimentation that showcases the wide variety of artistic talent in Southern California and Baja, 7 p.m. (pre-concert panel discussion 6:15 p.m.) Tuesday, Jan. 30, at San Diego Art Institute, 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, House of Charm. Tickets: $10. (619) 236 0011. sandiego-art.org

- UC San Diego’s 22nd annual Lytle Scholarship Concert, “Jazz Piano Summit,” will feature a unique solo improvisation set from visionary musicians Cecil Lytle, Kei Akagi, Mike Wofford and Tobin Chodos, capped off by a show-stopping finale that will merge the talents of all four performers, 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, Conrad Prebys Concert Hall, UC San Diego campus, corner of Rupertus Lane and Russell Lane. Proceeds benefit undergraduate scholarships. Tickets: $50, discounts. (858) 534-1507 rels.ucsd.edu

Stage Presence

- Following the sold out Off-Broadway run, “Wrestling Jerusalem” comes to San Diego, 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1 at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 3126 Executive Drive. Set in America, Israel and Palestine, “Wrestling Jerusalem” follows one man’s journey to understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Community conversation follows the performance. Tickets: $45-$69 in advance, $50-$74 at the door. (858) 362-1348. sdcjc.org

The Butterfly Project

- In recognition of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), the San Diego History Center will present “The Butterfly Project,” with film screenings, crafts, scavenger hunt and more, 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at 1649 El Prado, Suite 3 in Balboa Park, San Diego. (619) 232-6302. sandiegohistory.org or thebutterflyprojectnow.org

Whoa! Girlfriends

- The latest exhibit at the Women’s Museum of California —Beauty or Torture?” — explores how women across the ages have gone to extreme measures to alter their looks, often in painful ways, in order to conform to beauty standards of the time. The exhibit closes Jan. 28 at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, in Liberty Station, Point Loma. Admission: $3-$5. (619) 233-7963. womensmuseumca.org

Author Talk

- Award-winning journalist and Pulitzer Prize-nominee Fred Dickey will discuss his new book, “Stories With Faces: The Tightrope Lives of Next-Door People,” 2 p.m., Sunday Jan. 28 at D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave. Free. (858) 456-1800. dgwillsbooks.com

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