North Coast Symphony: Autumn Leaves
The symphony will perform Vivaldi’s Autumn from the Four Seasons, featuring Cheryl Swem violin soloist, the first movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, and much more on Oct. 21 at 2:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2yG6ATL.
St. Andrew’s Harvest Party and Neighborhood Celebration
Join the fun at the St. Andrew’s Annual Harvest Party and Neighborhood Celebration at 890 Balour Dr., Sunday, Oct. 28, from 3-6 p.m. This year’s party includes carnival games, pony rides, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, a cake walk, trunk-or-treat, touch-a-truck, a petting zoo, a chili cook-off, food, beverages, music and more. All proceeds support programs that support Encinitas and its surrounding communities, such as St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, Lunch Program and Showers of Blessings. Tickets are $10/person and $30/family. Purchase tickets online at www.standrewsepiscopal.org/harvest-party-2018.html. Parking is at Bethlehem Lutheran, 925 Balour Dr.
Diegueño Middle School’s Fall Festival
Diegueño Middle School is hosting a unique community experience at the school’s annual family night Fall Festival on campus at 2150 Village Park Way, Encinitas, on Oct. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. This family night is unique in that the school will be taking part in The Strangers Project, curated by artist Brandon Doman of New York City. This is a collection of 30,000 anonymous true stories written on the spot by passing strangers. Students, parents, and local community members are invited to be a part of this living exhibit by reading the anonymous stories on display and by writing their own stories to add to the collection. In addition, the event will include food trucks, carnival games, prizes, performances, exhibits and music.
Art Rhythm & Wine Festival
The Forum Carlsbad and Kennedy & Associates present the Fourth Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. This free, juried show will feature more than 50 exceptional artists and craftsmen offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States.
Complementing the art show, the event will also feature a wine garden with a variety of quality wines for sale and food will also be available for purchase. Non-stop live bands will perform throughout the festival. The Forum Carlsbad is located at 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 92009. Visit www.eventsforumcarlsbad.com
Safe Trick-or-Treating in Encinitas
The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association will present its 17th Annual Safe Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. Thousands of costumed trick-or-treaters and other revelers will stroll up and down “Pumpkin Lane,” aka South Coast Hwy 101, from Encinitas Blvd to K Street.
Fantastic carved pumpkins will be on display at multiple viewing locations, and dozens of merchants will have goodies for kids. Many downtown Encinitas businesses stay open late to welcome trick-or-treaters. Kids also enjoy Halloween-themed activities and games in The Lumberyard Courtyard, courtesy of the 101 Artists Colony, plus dancing to the live music of Bucket Ruckus. For more information, visit www.encinitas101.com.
Olivenhain Haunted Hotel
The 19th annual Olivenhain Haunted Hotel, presented by Boy Scout Troop 2000, runs Friday and Saturday nights, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m, through Oct. 27 in the 133-year-old Germania Hotel, next to the old Olivenhain Meeting Hall on the corner of Rancho Santa Fe Road at Seventh Street. The tour features three scare levels. Highlights include Dr. Frankenstein’s working laboratory and monster that comes alive; Halloween hearse with animated skeletons and Candy Mystery Trail. Admission is $5; additional $1 tickets for the candy trail, maze and carnival games. Hot dogs, cotton candy, baked goods and refreshments will be sold. Theater in the woods will show free Halloween cartoon movies. Visit facebook.com/HauntedHotel2. — By Linda McIntosh, The San Diego Union-Tribune
West African Dance
Congalese choreographer/teacher, Nano Loubayi will be the visiting instructor on Oct. 19 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 500 Encinitas Boulevard. Originally from Pointe-Noire Congo, Mr. Loubayi has recently been teaching dance in the Bay Area. Accompanied by fabulous percussionists. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/2AcTbV1.
Green Homes Tour
The San Diego Green Building Council will host its ninth annual San Diego Green Homes Tour on Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The popular one-day event will showcase 13 homes across San Diego, including Encinitas, La Jolla, South Park, Pacific Beach, Vista, Lakeside and Campo with unique eco-friendly home features such as solar-powered children’s play forts, reclaimed building materials and shared community gardens. This year’s tour also includes a number of eco-friendly gardens and exteriors spaces. Visit usgbc-sd.org
Music By The Sea: Camila Lima and Michelle Rice
Two exceptional voices in concert on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Camila Lima, soprano, was First Prize winner of the 2018 international New York Lyric Opera Competition. With “tones of pure gold” (Washington Post), Michelle Rice, mezzo-soprano, has performed major roles with opera companies across the nation. They will perform arias and duets from great operas by Puccini, Verdi, Bizet, Donizetti, Offenbach, Delibes and more. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2J6AXHX.
Botanic Garden Fall Plant Sale
Plant donations from over 100 local growers, wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals make this one of the most interesting and diverse plant sales in San Diego County. The sale will take place Oct. 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens. Visit the Botanic Attic for garden-related items and stop by for a homemade goodie at The Bakery Shoppe. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2CLlgpf.
Personal Identity: Is There a Real You?
With Matthew Wion, PhD. We tend to believe that we remain the same person throughout life and that there is a permanent and real self at the core of each and every one of us. But is this really true? Some claim that there is no real “you.” Find out Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2QWD9o0.
First We Surf Then We Eat: Reading and Talk with Author Jim Kempton
A lifelong surfer, cook, and writer, the author has spent his life traveling and surfing the world, along the way learning to cook the world’s best beach-loving dishes. Now he’s sharing his richly flavorful recipes, along with stories, on Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at Cardiff Library, 2081 Newcastle Avenue. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2yINAUx.
Transforming Your Life through Meditation
Dough Frankel, a long-time meditator, will share a simple but powerful method of meditation that can transform your life in many ways on Oct. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The audience will have a chance to reduce stress and find inner fulfillment and bliss. For more details, visit https://bit.ly/2QWD9o0.
Author talk on the history of SD lifeguards
Michael Martino, author of “Help! San Diego Lifeguards to the Rescue,” will talk about the history of lifeguards along the San Diego Coast, following the evolution and acceptance of the need for public safety and the development of agencies to provide that service. Martino will talk about his life as a lifeguard and share stories he used to compose his book on Oct. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus of MiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Paloma Theatre
Now showing: Free Solo, Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10. 471 Coast Highway 101. More details: https://bit.ly/2Afu04i.
Mobile blood drives will be held in Encinitas on the following days: Oct. 24 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Saint John’s Catholic Church, 1001 Encinitas Boulevard; Oct. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 505 South Vulcan Avenue; Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, 200 Saxony Road. It is recommended that donors consume an adequate meal and plenty of fluids prior to giving. A photo identification must be presented upon signing up to donate. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for their convenience but walk-ins are also welcome. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-4MY-SDBB (1-800-469-7322) or visit www.SanDiegoBloodBank.org.
SDA Theatre presents ‘Deathtrap’
The San Dieguito Academy after-school theater program will be performing “Deathtrap” by Ira Levin on October 25, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. in the Clayton E. Liggett Theater. “Deathtrap” follows Sidney Bruhl, a once successful playwright striving to overcome his financial struggles after he produced a string of flops. All shows will be performed at the Clayton E. Liggett Theater on the San Dieguito Academy Campus, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas. Tickets cost $8 for students and $15 for adults and will be available for purchase at www.seatyourself.biz/sandieguito. House opens at 6:30 p.m. and curtain times are 7 p.m. all evenings.
San Diego Pet Con
San Diego Pet Con will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (O’Brien Hall). Bring your pet to the largest annual pet event in the San Diego area. Visit with over 160 pet-related vendors, get low-cost vaccinations, free nail trims and participate in lure coursing, pet contests for prizes and more. Pets are welcome on a fixed lead and with proof of age appropriate vaccinations. There is also an adoption area with over 100 pets for adoption from local San Diego rescue organizations. Visit www.sandiegopetcon.com
EXPO! Hispanic F&B Trade Show
The most dynamic, trade-only event in the Hispanic food and beverage industry will take place for two days of business, education, tastings, and more! Located at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 26 and 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Visit www.comidaexpo.com.