April 13: Community events

Expert to speak at Del Mar art lecture April 24

An art lecture in Del Mar will be held Monday, April 24 on the topic “Dark Am I But Beautiful”: The Virgin of Guadalupe from Spain in the Americas.” Jeanette Favrot Peterson, research professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture at UC Santa Barbara, will explain the export of the Virgin from Spain to the New World in the 16th century with all her history, mystery and power. The lecture will be held in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, Del Mar, 15th & Maiden Lane (across from the Del Mar Plaza). Registration and refreshments at 9:30 a.m. and meeting from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436. 

SDUHSD College Night & Fair

SDUHSD College Night & Fair is coming April 24 to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Sponsored by the San Dieguito Union High School District, more than 200 colleges and universities from across the nation will participate in this event, as well as test prep, interviewing strategy, summer program, and financial aid companies. A hybrid forum of college-led information sessions running concurrently with the college fair will allow students and parents a unique opportunity to learn more about college admissions than ever before. Visit

In Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Holocaust survivor, Edith Palkowitz will give a talk on her experiences during the war in Hungary on Saturday, April 29, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Branch Library. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. For more information, call Carmel Valley Branch Library at 858-552-1668.  

Teens – Manage social media image 

How does your digital world impact your real world? Learn how to be safe and protect your on-line image with cybersecurity expert Jon Moffat. Free presentation for teens and their parents. Sponsored by Congregation Dor Hadash, with funding from Motiv. Sunday, April 23, 10 a.m. to noon, on the campus of San Diego Jewish Academy, 11860 Carmel Creek Rd, San Diego, CA 92130, in Building A (Admin building).

Free, but RSVP required. Send RSVP to    

Expert to speak on ‘Healthy Aging’ April 17

Carmel Valley Symposium for Seniors will hold its next “Healthy Aging” speaker event on Monday, April 17, at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend a discussion on “Healthy Aging” presented by Dr. Alma A. Harb, assistant professor of Internal Medicine and Concierge Medicine at UC San Diego Health System. Refreshments will be provided. 

The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive, San Diego, CA 92130. The library’s phone number is 858-552-1668. 

Earth Day Celebration at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will hold its annual Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of the Visitor’s Center. The event will feature interpretive nature booths, live raptors, hawks, owls, children’s arts and crafts, a docent used book sale fundraiser and much more.

Address: 12600 N Torrey Pines Rd, La Jolla, CA 92037. Visit 

Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt in Solana Beach

The City of Solana Beach will hold its Children’s Spring Festival & Egg Hunt Saturday, April 15 from 10:30 La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. The event is limited to children 3rd grade and under. The egg hunt will begin at 10: 30 a.m., and games and refreshments will be offered from 10:45 a.m.-noon. La Colonia Park is located at 715 Valley Ave., Solana Beach. For more information, call the city Parks & Recreation Department at 858-720-2453.

Easter Egg Treasure Hunt at Flower Hill

Hidden sweets and treats are ready to be discovered at Flower Hill Promenade during this year’s self-guided Easter Egg Treasure Hunt. Gather the family for a day of Easter fun as the kids hop to more than 20 different store locations searching for hidden goods. The journey begins at Geppetto’s Toys where guests receive a map of the hunt and ends at If I Was A Bird Yoga for crafting and activities. The event will take place on Saturday, April 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Flower Hill Promenade is located at 2720 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, 92014. Visit 

Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt

Ocean Air Recreation Center’s annual Torrey Hills Spring Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 15, from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park, 4262 Calle Mejillones, San Diego, 92130. For more information, call (858) 552-1687. 

Night Nation Run music festival

Night Nation Run is coming to the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 15.

The world’s first running music festival. A musical voyage filled with live music, lights, lasers, all set to the latest in electronic dance music. Run, walk, skip or dance your way through this electrifying adventure with music carrying you every step. Your journey will take you through an illuminated race course to multiple on-course DJ stages, finishing with an explosive main stage after party featuring top DJs and special guest celebrity performers. Exclusive discount for fans of the Del Mar Fairgrounds: $25 tickets (60 percent off) to Night Nation Run. Use promo code SDFAIR to save. Visit

Night of the Horse April 22

Night of the Horse will be held April 22 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. An action-packed equestrian variety show featuring unique and exciting top-notch entertainment to thrill the entire family. Performers include the One Arm Bandit, who has won the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association “Specialty Act of the Year” award 12 times, and Sylvia Zerbini, acclaimed star of Cavalia who will give a breathtaking At Liberty performance with 8-10 of her Arabian stallions. A unique Día de los Muertos act will feature Charro Tomás Garcilazo from Mexico City and his family demonstrating rope art and skilled horsemanship; and much more.

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Del Mar National Horse Show’s Western Week

The Del Mar National Horse Show’s Western Week will be held April 18 - 22 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Four AQHA/PCQHA Shows, Youth State Qualifier Circuit and All-Around Awards, a PCHA Open Horse Show, and ApHC, NSBA and NRHA classes. Unlike most horse shows today, the Del Mar National awards stunningly beautiful, traditional perpetual trophies which go home with the winners. Features a Saturday night highlight event, Night of the Horse, on April 21. Visit

72nd Del Mar National Horse Show

The 72nd Del Mar National Horse Show will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 18-May 7. The event features three weeks of equestrian excellence in three distinct disciplines: Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper, each featuring a Saturday night highlight event. The Del Mar National offers more than $350,000 in prize money and attracts more than 3,000 horses during the three weeks of competition. Visit

Home Improvement Show

The Home Improvement Show will be held April 21 - 23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. Make your remodeling dreams come true. Visit

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale

The Del Mar Antique Show & Sale takes place April 21 - 23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Dealers from all over the U.S., everything from tin to Tiffany, appraisal booth and repair services on site. Featuring 55,000 square feet of quality vintage antique and collectibles dealers. Appraisers on site during the run of the event. Repair and restoration experts will be there to repair all types of glass and crystal, pottery and porcelain, furniture, jewelry, art and much more. Visit

Allegro 2017 music festival

Allegro 2017 will be held April 23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A one-day classical music festival that includes music, dance and art from around the world. Visit

SB Chamber to hold Appreciation Night Party 

A Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce Appreciation Night Party will be held Monday, April 24 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Alfonso’s Solana Beach. Community members are welcome to attend the free event which will include newtworking, food, non-alcoholic drinks, music, a no-host bar and more.

Alfonso’s Solana Beach is located at 237 South Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075. or