Feb. 2: Event briefs

SB Civic and Historical Society to present Equinox String Quartet Feb. 10

Celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early on Friday, Feb. 10 when the Solana Beach Civic and Historical Society will present the music of the Equinox String Quartet. Refreshments and conversation will begin at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Fletcher Cove Community Center in Solana Beach.

The String Quartet is made up of members of the Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra. Their repertoire will include several classical selections, as well as other memorable favorites. The musicians include Katherine Zhu on 1st violin, Evan Zhou on 2nd violin, Ryan Zhou on viola, and Annika Constantino on cello. They were recently awarded 1st place in the 2017 VOCE Intermediate Instrumental Ensemble Division and will represent the San Diego Branch of Music Teachers Association of California in the statewide competition in April in Orange County.

The Civic and Historical Society welcomes everyone to this lighthearted evening of music and friendship.

Meditation workshops at Del Mar Library

Learn about the transformational benefits of meditation at the Del Mar Library. Workshops will be offered in February and March. The next workshop will be held Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1:30 p.m. Transforming the Heart Through Meditation: Richard Scotti, PhD., an educator, researcher, and international consultant with over 40 years of meditation experience will discuss how to use meditation to transform the heart and integrate this practice into your daily life. Scotti will explore the inner roadmap to spiritual transformation and discuss and demonstrate the latest discoveries of the effects of meditation.

The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1666,

Expert to discuss impact of waves, earthquakes on coastline at SB Library

Dr. Keith Heyer Meldahl will discuss how waves and earthquakes shape the southern California coastline at a free program at the Solana Beach Library on Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. Meldahl is a professor of geology and oceanography at Mira Costa College. Southern California rests between two tectonic plates which constantly grind against each other. This triggers earthquakes and tsunamis, pushes up mountains, islands and lifts up parts of the coast.

“Surf, Sand and Stone” tells the story of how southern California’s coastline came to be and how it is evolving. It also suggests how it will change in the future and how we can prepare for the changes.

This “Friends Night Out” program is sponsored by the Friends of the Solana Beach Library and will be appropriate for adults and older students. Solana Beach Library is located at 157 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach.

Camellia Boutique holding benefit event Feb. 2

The San Diego Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) will host its 3rd annual Champions of Hope Awards Dinner on Saturday, March 25, at the Downtown Central Library, and recently announced that Camellia Boutique in Solana Beach will host the launch party and trunk show to help answer the call of “I have nothing to wear!”

Camellia Boutique will be offering shoppers 20 percent off the entire store to celebrate the event and honorees on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at 301 N. Hwy 101 in Solana Beach. Along with fresh and new items to peruse, stylist Laurel Evans Smith will be on hand to help you put together your look and unique style. Funds raised at this launch party and gala will support CCFA’s mission-critical research, education, and support programs in San Diego. To learn more about the gala and purchase tickets, visit or call 619-497-1300.

Rolls Royce sponsors Valenti Foundation benefit for Saving Horses

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars La Jolla is sponsoring the Valenti Foundation Valentine fundraising event “For the Love of Horses” at the Valenti Equestrian Club located at 16275 Via de la Valle in Rancho Santa Fe, on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3:0 p.m. to benefit Saving Horses, a nonprofit organization that rescues horses and provides equine assisted therapy programs. Horse enthusiasts and car aficionados can register to attend the event by calling 858-759-9239 or email by Feb. 8. Admission is by donation at the event. For those unable to attend, donations on behalf of Saving Horses are also accepted online at

The event will showcase a variety of models from the Roll-Royce collection and includes a silent auction, entertainment, mimosas, light bites and opportunity to bid on the use of a Rolls-Royce vehicle for a weekend.

Festive India ‘Winter Mela’ event Feb. 12

Shiva Vishnu Temple (a nonprofit organization) will present an India “Winter Mela”on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ocean Air Park in Carmel Valley. The event is free and is open to all community members. The event includes a variety of activities and booths, including, music, dance, henna, ethnic wear, jewelry, face painting, balloon sculpture, and yoga. Additional information can be found at: One-hundred percent of the proceeds go to Shiva Vishnu Temple of San Diego.

Ocean Air Park is located at 4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, 92130

North Coast Women’s Connection to hold Valentine’s Day luncheon

The North Coast Women’s Connection, sponsored by Stonecroft, invites all to attend its Valentine’s Day Luncheon, “Life’s Love Stories” on Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Solana Beach. The event guest speaker is Anna Johns, “Footprints on my Heart.” Johns is a former educator and business owner. She shares how she faced personal and cultural challenges as the daughter of a career military father and how she searched for something better and found it.

A luncheon is served: (1) Chicken Picatta; (2) Grilled Salmon & Spinach Salad; (3) Fruit Plate. Reservations are due by Feb. 7. Make checks payable to NCWC, $24 – Walk-ins Welcome $26. Indicate choice on your check. Mail checks to Shirley Tanzi, 3016 Garboso, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

For more information, contact or visit

Robin Henkel to perform at Zel’s Del Mar

Blues and jazz musician Robin Henkel will perform at Zel’s Del Mar Thursday, Feb 9 and Feb. 23, from 7-10 p.m. Zel’s Del Mar is located at 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 755-0076;

Art reception at Del Mar Art Center

The Del Mar Art Center Gallery, a nonprofit co-operative of established and emerging artists, ushers in 2017 and “soon to be spring” with its first quarter art exhibition “Art Springs Eternal.” The opening art reception featuring music, refreshments, wine and Art is Saturday, Feb. 4 from 5-8 p.m. – free admission and stamped parking for the underground parking. Meet the artists and enjoy original art, jewelry, ceramics, fused glasswork, sculpture and more.

The Del Mar Art Center Gallery is located in the heart of Del Mar in the Del Mar Plaza, top level on the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street.

Cardiff Kook Run

The 6th annual Cardiff Kook 10K and 5K run will be held Sunday, Feb. 5 from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m. The scenic loop will begin on the 101 at the Encinitas sign, pass under the famous Cardiff Kook, rise above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and make its way down to Cardiff State Beach. Then experience it again on your way back. Costumes are encouraged; prizes will be awarded.


French Horn choir to perform at concert

On Sunday, Feb.5, at 6 p.m., the Hornswoggle (a French Horn choir) performs at the First Presbyterian Church (320 Date Street, San Diego). The concert will include a wide variety of works ranging from Great Gate of Kiev to Star Wars, plus more. The concert is free - donations are welcome.

Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

A Gluten-Free & Allergen Friendly Expo will be held Feb. 11-12 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This event is dedicated to meeting the needs of the celiac community, those with gluten and food sensitivities, autoimmune/inflammatory diseases, and autism. The public is helped through vendor expositions, educational sessions, and online resources. Manufacturers are serviced through vendor expositions, marketing programs, and consultation services. Over 100 booths exhibiting gluten-free products and services. There is also a large nut-free section. Free classes are included with entry.Visit