Oct. 26: Event Briefs

Carmel Valley Fall Festival

The Carmel Valley Recreation Council presents the Carmel Valley Fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Carmel Valley Community Park from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will include pony rides, crafts, games, jumpers and more. A pumpkin-carving contest will be held at 10 a.m. and a costume contest at 11 a.m. Sign-ups are required for the pumpking-carving contest —there will be one table per family and you must bring your own carving supplies. Sign up online at sdrecconnect.com with the code 45012.

‘Halloween at the Village’ Oct. 29

A “Halloween at the Village” event will be held Sunday, Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m. at the Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The event will include music, great food, trick or treating (costumes welcome) and more. Address: 13490 Pacific Highands Ranch Parkway, Carmel Valley, 92130. Visit phrvillage.com.

‘Día de los Muertos’ Oct. 29

The Solana Beach 3rd Annual “Día de los Muertos” — Day of the Dead — community event will be held Sunday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at La Colonia Park, 715 Valley Ave. This alcohol-free community event will offer cultural opportunities for the whole family. Highlighting the entertainment stage schedule will be the festive sounds of Mariachi Juvenil de Montgomery High School, followed by Ballet Folklorico dance groups, SantanaWays and the Calphonics. For more details, visit cityofsolanabeach.org. or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.

Daron W. Borst, a 19-year-veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), will be the guest speaker at the Oct. 29 Village Viewpoints event at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe.

Join Village Viewpoints for this event as Borst shares his experience in the FBI, what they’re doing to protect this city, and how their work translates to citizens’ everyday life. Borst will speak on Sunday, Oct. 29 in the Fellowship Center of the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m., with Borst to begin speaking at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased at villageviewpoints.com or by calling 858-381-8070. Village Viewpoints is co-presented by the Village Church and the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

Breeders’ Cup Festival

About 25 events are planned in Del Mar and nearby locations for this year’s weeklong Breeders’ Cup Festival, kicking off with Jake’s 35th Annual Beach Fun Run and Breeders’ Cup Breeze presented by San Diego Surf Cup on Oct. 28. The 3.2-mile race in the sand will end with a party at Jake’s Del Mar, where there will be live music, Polynesian entertainment, food and beverages, and a raffle that benefits local charities. Many of the Breeders’ Cup Festival activities will be based at Barn at the Beach, a 7,000-square-foot luxury tent set up on the grass in Powerhouse Park that will accommodate 500 people. Among the events scheduled are Best at the Barn on Nov. 2, a tasting event hosted by the Del Mar Village Association that will feature some of the top chefs in San Diego County; Bash at the Beach on Nov. 3, a party after the races that benefits Thoroughbred Charities of America; and the Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party on Nov. 4, with post-race entertainment.

For more information on these and other events, visit breederscupfestival.com. 

Father Joe’s Villages to hold 16th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K  

Before filling up on Thanksgiving dinner, more than 7,500 runners and walkers are expected to lace up their sneakers for San Diego’s original turkey trot: Father Joe’s Villages’Thanksgiving Day 5K.

Presented by AimLoan.com, Father Joe’s Villages’ Thanksgiving Day 5K starts at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 23 at Sixth Street and Laurel Street. Registration costs range from $35 to $45, with special discounts for youth and military. For more information and to register, visit thanksgivingrun.org. 

At the Del Mar Fairgrounds...

Events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds this weekend include the Breeders’ Cup Festival, Spooktacular Halloween Dressage 1 and 2, The Sceam Zone and more. Visit delmarfairgrounds.com. 

Junior League of San Diego to hold Alice In Wonderland-themed benefit

Junior League of San Diego is hosting an event Nov. 4 from 6-11 p.m. at Morgan Run Club & Resort. All proceeds from the event will support the Junior League of San Diego’s work to help youth transitioning from foster care to the real world, end human trafficking in San Diego and empower women to become strong volunteer leaders in the community.

Hundreds of guests in Mad Hatter costumes will venture down the rabbit hole for an Alice In Wonderland-themed evening featuring live dance music under the starry night sky. After sipping on cocktails at a pop-up speakeasy, the women of Junior League of San Diego will honor three community leaders leading volunteer efforts: Dairrick Hodges, Ann Hill and Senator Toni Atkins. Visit jlsd.org/gala 

Friends of Jung San Diego lecture

The Friends of Jung San Diego will hold a Friday lecture, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., at The Winston School, 215 9th Street, Del Mar, 92014. Jerome Bernstein, MA, NCPsyA will speak on “Global Climate Change: The Dominion Psyche and the Psyche Left Behind.” Bernstein is a Jungian analyst in private practice in Santa Fe, New Mexico and is a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association. He provides lectures and seminars nationally and internationally on Borderland Consciousness and the psychic and clinical bridges between American Indian (and other indigenous groups) and western healing modalities.

Surfing Madonna Beach Run

Surfing Madonna presents its fifth annual Beach Run on Nov. 5 at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas.

The event, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes 5K, 10K and 15K runs at 2 p.m. starting and finishing at Moonlight Beach.Following the run, Surfing Madonna will host an after-party for participants at Seaside Bazaar complete with DJs and a beer garden. Visit surfingmadonna.org

Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season

The Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, which includes the Breeders’ Cup, kicks off Nov.1 and runs through Nov. 26. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit dmtc.com. 

Radical reptiles at the Birdwing

Slither into the world of reptiles with Living Coast Discovery Center’s animal ambassadors. Learn about what all reptiles have in common. Look at a snake skin up close and compare the size of tortoises and sea turtles. After the presentation, join the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on an optional, easy, 4-mile round-trip hike around the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom, 2775 Via de la Valle, Del Mar. This event is free; space is limited to 50 people. Directions will be provided upon registration. https://form.jotform.us/70881020911145

Del Mar International Horse Show

The Del Mar International Horse Show runs through Oct. 29 at the Del Mar Horsepark, located at 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 92014. Known for its incredible atmosphere and exciting competition, the Del Mar International Horse Show encompasses multiple weeks of world-class show jumping, which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders. Visit jumpdelmar.com

LIFE Film: Our Little Sister

This Japanese film, presented Oct. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m., tells the story of three sisters living together in a large house in the city of Kamakura, Japan. When their father dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister.

The free screening will take place on the San Elijo campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Ave., in room 201.

For more information, email lifesanelijo@gmail.com

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