Nov. 9: Event briefs


Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale

The Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society’s major fundraiser, its Holiday Boutique and Bake Sale, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the La Colonia Community Center. The center will be transformed into a wonderland of creative and beautiful holiday décor and gift items. There will be a number of restored antique quilts as well as a variety of antique linens offered for sale. Proceeds fund the organization’s many civic projects such as city beautification, college scholarship for local youth, the Heritage House history program for local third graders and more.

Raffle tickets for chances to win a 1930s star quilt will be available for purchase. This beautiful quilt features hand -stitched stars. It has been backed with modern fleece material for warmth and coziness. It is currently on display at the Solana Beach Library. The winning ticket will be drawn at the SBC&HS Holiday Luncheon in December. The winner need not be present at the luncheon to win. Door prizes will also be provided throughout the day.

The popular outdoor “Coffee With Friends Cafe” will return as an inviting spot to sit and have a relaxing visit with friends and neighbors while enjoying a free coffee with a delicious purchase from the Bake Sale.

You can make this year’s Boutique a success by inviting your friends, family and neighbors. The event will open at 9 a.m. sharp. Come early and choose from the best selection. Address: 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach, 92075.

Painters receptions to be held at Solana Beach and Cardiff libraries

The “San Diego Plein Air Painters MeetUp Group” is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a display of 41 works by 10 artists in the Cardiff and Solana Beach libraries. The shows are already hanging and will be on display through Dec. 30. Two free public receptions are coming up and will include live painting demonstrations by local artists Robert Matheson on Nov. 18, 2-4 p.m. at Solana Beach Library, and Colleen Veneri on Dec. 2, 2-4 p.m. at Cardiff Library. Refreshments will be provided.

This is an opportunity to meet all 10 local artists or collect one-of-a-kind art painted on location around San Diego. The 10 artists exhibiting are Brian Belfield, Irena Bender, Julie Bradbury-Bennett, Bess Cheong, Leslie Jakes, Robert Matheson, Jean Petaja, David Peterson, Elisabeth Refn, Colleen Veneri. The exhibits are open to the public during regular library hours through Dec. 30. Hours are as follows:

Cardiff-by-the-Sea Branch Library is located at 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007 (760) 753-4027,

Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach, CA 92075 (858) 755-1404,

November Senior Symposium: TED Talks at CV Library

Carmel Valley Branch Library will stream two TED Talks as part of its Senior Symposium series on Nov. 20 at 1 p.m. Talks will be by Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability and Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are. The video conference will be moderated by Carmel Valley Branch Manager Brenda Wegener. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. For more information, please contact the Carmel Valley Branch Library at (858) 552-1668.

Sunday Brunch with Woodward Animal Center

Searsucker Del Mar will be partnering with Helen Woodward Animal Center on Nov. 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for a special Sunday brunch with adoptable puppies and therapy dogs. Guests will be able to meet the adoptable puppies, while noshing on Searsucker brunch favorites like the Searsucker Ham Benny or Brioche French Toast. Address: Del Mar Highlands Town Center, 12995 El Camino Real STE #121, Carmel Valley, 92130.

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Beach cleanup in Del Mar

On Sunday, Nov. 19 the Del Mar BodySurfing Club is conducting a beach cleanup in Del Mar. Any volunteers interested to participate are welcome and can just show up to join in. Volunteers should meet on the sand in front of the Del Mar Motel at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 19. It is anticipated that the beach cleanup will take about one hour. Visit

The Del Mar Antique Show and Sale will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Nov. 17-19.

Exhibitors will be selling the finest in antiques and collectibles, including all types of glass, pottery, paper ephemera, crystal, jewelry, art, silver, Americana, primitives, American & European furniture, vintage collectibles and decorator items, and more.

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2017 Olivenhain Holiday Crafts Fair

The 2017 Olivenhain Holiday Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall. The Olivenhain Arts and Crafts Fair has continued to grow and expand, offering an eclectic mix of unique hand-crafted works from nearly 100 local artisans. Visit

Historic Encinitas walking tour

The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas on Saturday, Nov. 18. The tour, which is led by an Encinitas Historical Society volunteer, begins at 10 a.m. in the classroom of the 1883 Schoolhouse, located at 390 West F Street. The tour finishes around noon. For more information about the walking tour, call Encinitas Historical Society President Carolyn Cope at (760) 753-4834.

Holiday Street Fair

The 27th annual Holiday Street Fair, presented by Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association ( and sponsored by Southwest Airlines (, returns to downtown Encinitas on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

With more than 450 booths to visit, plus dozens of unique downtown Encinitas retailers, this is a perfect opportunity for holiday shopping. Fair-goers can also enjoy live music and dance performances on three stages while enjoying cold beverages at the beer garden, sponsored by Modern Times Brewery. Animal lovers of all kinds are welcome to bring their beloved companions to this dog-friendly event.

Cyclists can leave their bikes at either end of the street fair, at D Street or J Street, thanks to the free Bike Valet service sponsored by Electra Bikes. Coast Hwy 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street, starting at 4 a.m. Parking will be available in the Civic Center lots on the east side Vulcan, between E and F Streets, and in the Moonlight Beach lot at Fourth and C Streets.

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Neurologist to speak at luncheon

Del Mar Seacoast Republican Women Federated will present Dr. Monika Gupta Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Gupta is a board-certified neurologist. She will discuss advanced neurodiagnostic techniques to diagnose and treat neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and nervous system disorders including dementia.

Social time: 11:30 a.m., Lunch and speaker: 12 p.m. Lomas Santa Fe Country Club is located at 1505 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. $25 check payable to Lomas Santa Fe Country Club at sign-in desk. Reservation for lunch required by Wednesday, Nov 8. Contact: Terry: or

Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season

The Fall Bing Crosby Racing Season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club runs through Nov. 26. For more information and a full schedule of events, visit

‘Scrooge! The Musical’

The Village Church Community Theater will hold performances of “Scrooge! The Musical” by Leslie Bricusse and Charles Dickens (based on A Christmas Carol), Samuel French, Inc.

Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 2 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit

Memory Cafe to present guest speaker Nov. 10

The Memory Cafe will host a guest speaker on Friday, Nov. 10 at 10 a.m., at Grace Point Church, Room 1B, 13340 Hayford Way in Carmel Valley. Joaquin Anguera, PhD will speak on “Making Aging and Old Age Fashionable.”

Foundation for Animal Care and Education golf tournament

On Monday, Nov. 13, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will host its 6th annual golf tournament to benefit local pets in need of emergency care and assistance. This pet-friendly event will be held at the Loma Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach and will allow players to bring their well-behaved pups onto the course for a great day of fun. Golfers will be joined by special VIP guests MLB legend Fred Lynn and PGA Major Tournament Champions Corey Pavin and Jeff Sluman.

The tournament will be followed by a brand new Yappy Hour, including drinks, appetizers, and desserts, an awards ceremony, and a live auction. Guests can register online at or

18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival

Pacific Arts Movement will present the 18th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Nov. 9-18, which has grown to be the largest showcase of Asian American and international films on the West Coast. With over 150 films from more than 20 countries, shown across six venues, the festival is the place to be for all moviegoers. The audience can pick from a span of genres: action, romance, comedy, drama, animation, documentaries and family-friendly films. For tickets, locations and more, visit