Encinitas events this week (Nov. 2)

For more information and events, visit the city's newsletter at https://bit.ly/2CP5LeT.

John McCutcheon

Accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, piano, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and autoharp, John McCutcheon sings his own songs, along with covers of well-known folk greats Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 170 Calle Magdalena. He is righteously passionate and impishly playful, and blessed with gifts as a songwriter, historian, musician, and storyteller. He has just recorded his fortieth album, and has received six Grammy nominations and multiple Parent’s Choice and American Library Association awards for his previous recordings. For tickets and more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Q5Bex.

For more information and events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2CP5LeT.

SDA Parents’ Night Out fundraiser

The San Dieguito High School Academy Boys’ Water Polo Team is holding its 5th annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser Friday, Nov. 16, at the American Legion in Encinitas from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.The fundraiser is being sponsored in part by Jenny Scholl, a realtor with Coldwell Banker, who is covering the cost of the venue and the entertainment for the event. The evening will feature live music by The Saltlickers, a local band playing their own blues and rock tunes as well as covers. Food will be available to purchase from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All adults, ages 21 and up, are welcome to attend this community event. Suggested donation at the door is $10. Proceeds will help fund team expenses. Visit sdafoundation.com/boyswaterpolo/ for more information and advance ticket purchases.

Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair

The popular annual Olivenhain Arts & Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the historic Olivenhain Meeting Hall. The event features photography, pottery, body care products, quilts, plants, Holiday decorations and gifts, jams, jellies, jewelry and more. Local 4H groups will offer low-cost lunch and snack food, coffee and drinks. Free parking and entry. Address: 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Encinitas, 92024. www.olivenhain.org/meeting-hall/

Musician John McCutcheon performance

Accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, piano, hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and autoharp, John McCutcheon sings his own songs, along with covers of well-known folk greats Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie on Nov. 9 at 8 p.m. at San Dieguito United Methodist Church Sanctuary, 170 Calle Magdalena. He is righteously passionate and impishly playful, and blessed with gifts as a songwriter, historian, musician, and storyteller. He has just recorded his fortieth album, and has received six Grammy nominations and multiple Parent’s Choice and American Library Association awards for his previous recordings. For tickets and more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Q5Bex.

Yard Sale to benefit dog rescue group

A one-of-a-kind yard sale with more than 20 families will sell new and gently used goods — from designer to houseware to vintage items -- on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Encinitas on Wandering Road between Willowspring and Garden View. Proceeds will go toward Scratch My Belly, an all-breed dog rescue.

Lecture: The 1st Amendment vs. Hate Speech

Dilcie Perez, Dean of Student Life and Judicial Affairs, will speak about striking the balance in developing policies designed to regulate on-campus free speech, while keeping the student body safe on Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. on the San Elijo Campus ofMiraCosta College, 3333 Manchester Avenue in the student conference room. Leonard Trinh, San Diego deputy District Attorney, will talk about hate crimes and hate speech, both from his personal experience and from his role as hate crimes prosecutor with the DA’s office. For more information, email lifesanelijo@gmail.com.

Singer’s #KeepItWarm2018 tour coming to Belly Up

Singer-songwriter John Craigie will perform at the Belly Up, 143 South Cedros Avenue, in Solana Beach on Nov. 13. The stop will be part of his 19-date #KeepItWarm2018 tour and will support local organizations for the homeless. One dollar from each ticket sold to this show will go to Volunteers of America, and volunteers will be collecting jackets, gloves, hats, scarves, sleeping bags and other supplies from fans. For more information, visit www.bellyup.com.

Heritage Ranch Day of the Dead

Make altars and celebrate your loved ones on Nov.2 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Heritage Ranch, 450 QuailGardens Drive. The event will include live music by The Lunch Ladies, arts/crafts, taco bar, vendors, face painters, photo booth and more. All ages are encouraged. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2OXsfli.

‘Don’t Call Him Percy!’

Come see the Parkdale Players in this musical comedy about young Percy’s quest to become a great Grecian hero by slaying the not-so-horrible gorgon Medusa. This musical comedy will be performed Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School, 8000 Calle Acervo in Carlsbad. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2qjIRoI.

MSCP Annual Workshop

The County of San Diego Parks and Recreation is hosting a family fun style event for the MSCPAnnual Workshop on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Los Penasquitos Preserve Ranch House/Adobe,12122 Canyonside Park Drive. This celebration will include educational booths, activities, hikes and talks. The theme for this event is “Growing NatureStewards for the Next 30 Years” (as this is a celebration of the first 20 years of a 50-year program). For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2SzC6Mq.

Exposure: A Women’s Benefit Event

The world’s largest women’s skateboarding event is returning to Encinitas for its seventh year on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Park, 425 Santa Fe Avenue. The event features 200 female skaters from 20 different countries skating invert, bowl and street events. The event offers free skate clinics and yoga clinics for the community, a family game zone and a vendor village. Proceeds go to CRC’sDomestic Violence programs. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2ES78w6.

Denise Mueller Korenek celebration

Inner Optimal, Inc. will host a celebration for Denise Mueller Korenek on Nov. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2210 Encinitas Boulevard, suite L. Mueller Korenek recently earned the Guinness World Record for being the fastest human on a paced bicycle at 183.9 miles per hour. The athlete is expected to talk about her experience. Her coach, John Howard, will also host a meet and greet. To RSVP for the free event, call 760-633-3328.

Green Living Tour

Visit the Solana Center at its home base in Encinitas at 137 North El Camino Real on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. as they walk you through some easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more with practical solutions you can incorporate into your life and home starting now! On this tour, you’ll see sustainability in action as you explore our worm bins, greywater systems, innovative compost projects, tool lending library,water-wise garden, and more. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Su5Tpy.

Healing Arts Class

For those recovering from brain injuries and/or neurological challenges, enjoy self-expression through art, increase skills, improve eye/hand coordination and enjoy the warmth and support of facilitator, Denise McMurtrie, on Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas,354 Santa Fe Drive, in the brain injury treatment room. For more information, emailpimstone.deborah@scrippshealth.org.

Families Make History: Giving Trees

Visit the Heritage Ranch on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. in November for Families Make History arts and crafts for the entire family. Mary Fallet is the new art director and she has lots of great ideas to share with you and your family. This month, she will be showing visitors how to make giving trees. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2qiw4mw.

Workshop: The Art of Revising Poetry

Samuel Taylor Coleridge said poetry was “the best words in the best order.” But how do we find those best words and that best order? Where to begin? What to do first? The Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, will discuss prevailing techniques of revising poems, and explore examples and techniques that other poets use on Nov. 3 from1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Instructor Ron Salisbury, a graduate of San Diego State University’s Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing Poetry program and winner of Main Street Rag’s 2015 Poetry Prize. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2AyDKa6.

Blood Drive

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA will host a mobile blood drive Nov. 6 from 1 to 6 p.m. at 200 Saxony Road. 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.

PACT Theatre/Dance Workshop

Positive Action Community Theatre (PACT) offers improvisational theatre and dance/group singing workshops designed to teach social/communication skills to teens and young adults with autism in an inclusive environment. Volunteers are welcome. The next workshop will take place Nov. 3 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Dance North County, 535 Encinitas Boulevard. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2Dc0aR6.

Volunteer in the Vineyard

Now you can volunteer in the vineyard every Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon at Coastal Roots Farm, 800 Ecke Ranch Road! These hours are open to anyone age 14 and up. Please wear close-toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, and don’t forget your refillable water bottle and sunhat. Ages 14 and older. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2qjkpUm

Jimmy and Enrique

The duo’s music can be described as having an international flair as they incorporate flamenco, middle-eastern, salsa, calypso, Brazilian, and other world rhythms into their compositions and arrangements. They will perform at the Encinitas library, 540 Cornish Drive, on Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2CRcoO6.

La Paloma Theatre

Now showing: Free Solo, Hocus Pocus and Rocky Horror Picture Show. Tickets: $10. 471 Coast Highway 101. Tickets and showtimes: https://bit.ly/2yEH4yW.

Encinitas Book sale

Encinitas Friends of the Library Bookstore will hold a book sale Nov. 3. Most books will be from 25 cents to $1, with CDs for 25 cents and DVDs typically $1. Books range from current fiction, children’s selections, biography, self-help and spirituality to health, history, travel and science. The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the general public and opens at 9 a.m. for members at the library, 540 Cornish Drive. Community members can join the Friends group at the door. Visit www.encinitaslibfriends.org for more information.

Concert dedicated to ‘Peace, Hope and Remembrance’

The vocal ensemble Cappella Gloriana, conducted by Virginia Sublett, will present a concert dedicated to Peace, Hope and Remembrance on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at St Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas. The performance includes music by Byrd, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Dett, and Dawson. Free, but donations will be appreciated.

Women of the Military’ topic at AAUW meeting

The public is invited by the Del Mar-Leucadia Branch of the American Association of University Women to a “Women of the Military” panel discussion at its Nov. 10 meeting, 10 a.m. to noon at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas.

Challenges and opportunities for women of the military, their issues of pay and treatment, and how civilians can support them will be addressed. Panelists will include two former military members and a parent and a child of a military woman. Light refreshments will be served at the start of the meeting.

For more information, visit delmarleucadia-ca. aauw.net

How to Defuse your Relationship Conflicts

In this free workshop on Nov. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Dr. Jane Ilene Cohen, NLP & TimeLine Master Practitioner, will teach a step-by-step, empowering process for defusing emotional triggers that lead to conflict and leave you feeling disempowered, upset or wronged in intimate relationships, with friends, family, work situations. Come prepared with a conflict in your life that you can use in learning this hands-on process. The event will take place at San Marcos Senior Center Activity Center, 111 Richmar Avenue. RSVP to (760) 744-5535 to reserve spot. Info: https://www.janecohencounseling.com/events/

Exposure: Women’s Skateboarding Event

On Nov. 3-4, the world’s top female skaters will return to Encinitas for the 7th annual Exposure event. With 150 skaters and a $50,000 prize purse, Exposure has become the world’s largest women’s skateboarding event. This free event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. www.exposureskate.org

For more information and events, visit the city’s newsletter at https://bit.ly/2CP5LeT.

#BigFertility documentary

Jennifer Lahl, president of the Center for Bioethics and Culture (www.cbc-network.org), will appear at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Encinitas on Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. for a showing of her new documentary #BigFertility. Lahl is also the producer of the award-winning documentaries Eggsploitation (2013), Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), and Breeders: A Subclass of Women? (2014).

Lahl will also stay for Q & A after the film. Like “Big Tobacco” and “Big Pharma,” Big Fertility is what happens “when an industry intentionally disregards—and indeed attempts to distract from—the harm it inflicts on its customers in the pursuit of profit,” according to a press release.

St. Mark Lutheran Church is located at 552 S El Camino Real, Encinitas, 92024. Childcare provided

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