Oct. 12: Event briefs

CCA presents ‘Mystifique: a Macabre Masquerade’

Tickets are available now to Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision Theater’s first show of the 2017-2018 season. Enter the wild, wondrous world of Edgar Allan Poe in this fusion of theatre, puppetry and music. Co-created in collaboration with Canyon Crest students, Poe’s grisly, gruesome stories and poems burst to life in “Mystifique: a Macabre Masquerade.” Dates: Oct. 27, 28; Nov. 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets at

‘Masterpieces from Latin America, Perez Simon Collection’

Speaker Beatriz Barraza, docent at the San Diego Museum of Art, will present an overview of Latin American art from the late 19th century to the late 20th century Monday, Oct. 16, including works by Mexican modernists Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, and the Colombian Fernando Botero. 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. to 11:30 am. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show

Get ready to discover a treasure trove of arts and crafts by the sea when the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Oct. 13-15, featuring 24,000 handmade originals from hundreds of artists.

As the west coast’s largest and most prestigious indoor showcase, the Harvest Festival creates a mega shopping experience for all ages with live entertainment, strolling performers, demonstrations, contests, and an interactive Kidzone. Visit

Vintage & Handmade Faire

Come experience a diverse gathering of artists/craftspeople, food, vintage merchants, and several North County historical societies. Artists will be demonstrating how they create their art. Merchants will be selling their wares, a great time to do your early holiday shopping, There will be live music, refreshments from gourmet food trucks and a beer garden. Saturday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. Free. 760-632-9711.

Art Rhythm & Wine Festival at The Forum Carlsbad

The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the Third Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-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 and a DJ will perform throughout the festival.

The Forum Carlsbad is located at 1923 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad, 92009. Visit or 760-479-0166

SDA Parents Night Out fundraiser Oct. 27

The San Dieguito High School Academy Boys Water Polo Team is holding its fourth annual Parents’ Night Out fundraiser Friday, Oct. 27, at the American Legion in Encinitas from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. A San Dieguito Academy Foundation-sponsored event, the fundraiser will feature live music by Toga Party, a local cover band, starting at 7 p.m. Dinner will be available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All adults, ages 21 and up, are welcome to attend this community event. Proceeds will help fund team expenses.

The American Legion is located at 210 West F Street in Encinitas. Also teaming up for the cause, Pandora’s Pizza and Dos Bandidos Food Truck are generously donating a percentage of the proceeds to the team. This, in addition to a suggested $15 donation at the door, should go a long way in helping the team. Visit or email questions to

‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’ returns to Old Globe

The Old Globe’s 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” will run Nov. 4-Dec. 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in The Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets:, (619) 23-GLOBE or visit the Box Office.

Del Mar International Horse Show

The Del Mar International Horse Show returns to Del Mar from Oct. 11-Oct. 29 at the Del Mar Horsepark, located at 14550 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 92014. Known for its incredible atmosphere and exciting competition, the Del Mar International Horse Show encompasses multiple weeks of world-class show jumping, which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders. Visit

Celebrate the Craft

In conjunction with the milestone anniversary of The Lodge at Torrey Pines, on Oct. 29 the property will host the 15th annual Celebrate the Craft, a premier food festival highlighting Southern California’s finest chefs, food artisans, produce, wine and craft beer. In honor of the momentous occasion, the lineup of featured chefs will mirror that of the inaugural 2002 festival.

The festival will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the luxury hotel’s Arroyo Terrace overlooking the world renowned Torrey Pines Golf Course and Pacific Ocean. Tickets are available at

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’

The African savannah is coming to life as JCompany Youth Theatre kicks off its Jubilee Season with Disney’s “The Lion King” at The Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla running Oct. 20-Nov. 5.

Based on the Disney’s 1994 Academy Award winning animated film, the stage adaptation with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, took Broadway by storm in 1998 winning six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. JCC Box Office: 858-362-1348 or

Medicare event at the Solana Beach Library

On Saturday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m., Christina Telesco from Bankers Life will be at the Solana Beach Library to discuss the details of Medicare in all its parts, long-term and in-home care, and how to determine the right vehicle to prepare for all areas of retirement. Question and answer period will follow the presentation; refreshments will be provided. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; the phone is 858-755-1404.

Cooking demonstration to feature ‘Vegetarian Delights’

“Vegetarian Delights to Please the Palate,” a cooking demonstration and tasting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a private home in Carmel Valley. Learn to cook delicious vegetarian dishes from Chef Palma, a renowned expert in the field. She is the Vegetarian Chef at Rancho La Puerta and Integrative Health Demonstration Chef at Pacific Pearl, La Jolla. The cost is $36 per person. You can register at or by mail with a credit card or check made payable to HADASSAH. Please send your check or credit card information to Hadassah, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123. You will receive the address upon registration. Questions: 858-268-3200.

Parioli Solana Beach 20-year anniversary event

Parioli Italian Restaurant’s 20-year anniversary and ribbon-cutting event will be held Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5-7:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of networking, tours, food, drinks, wine pairings and live music. Free. Parioli Italian Restaurant is located at 647 S Highway 101, Solana Beach, 92075. Visit

SB Library Refresh Project ribbon-cutting event

A ribbon-cutting celebration for the Solana Beach Library Refresh Project will be held Friday, Oct. 20 at 9:30 a.m. at 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Phone: 858-755-1404.

Memory Cafe to host specialists from Kaizen Brain Center

At the next Memory Cafe meeting on Friday, Oct. 13, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., specialists from the Kaizen Brain Center will speak about the “Future of Brain Health and Symptom Management for Memory Disorders.” Dr. Mohammad Ahmed, Director & Memory/Cognitive Disorder and Concussion Specialist, Dr. Jennifer Sumner, Neuropsychologist and Cognitive Rehabilitation Specialist, and Dr. Kristoffer Nissinen, Cognitive Neurologist, will be available to answer questions as well.The event will be held at Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, Room 1B.

‘Civic Engagement’ at AAUW event

Mary Thompson and Martha Cox, well-known League of Women Voters presenters on civil discourse, will discuss Civic Engagement at the October meeting of the American Association of University Women Del Mar-Leucadia branch, on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon. This may be one of the most valuable talks you attend this year as we all strive to discuss issues in a nonpartisan, civil manner with others of differing beliefs. The public is welcome to attend this free discussion held at the Encinitis Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. Visit or

‘Of Mice and Men’ at NC Rep

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep in Solana Beach is reviving John Steinbeck’s classic drama novella-turned play, Of Mice and Men. Of Mice and Men previews begin Wednesday, Oct. 18. Opening Night is Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. The show runs through Nov. 12. There will be a special talkback on Friday, Oct. 27, with the cast and artistic director. Visit to purchase tickets.

CV Library’s Senior Symposium: Stories with Marilyn McPhie

Carmel Valley Branch Library will host this month’s Senior Symposium featuring Marilyn McPhie, who has been a storyteller for children and adults for many years. She will share some of her favorite stories, including a haunting one inspired by one of her ancestors from Salem, Mass. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. 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.

Meditation workshop at DM Library

Del Mar Library will host “Meditation: a Tool to Balance Your Life” on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:30 a.m.

The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the library at (858) 755-1666. For information about San Diego County Library and other events, visit

North Coast Symphony Orchestra: ‘Chills and Thrills’

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra, directed by Daniel Swem, will perform “Chills and Thrills” on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, 92024. For more details, visit

Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Luncheon and Meeting

The North County San Diego Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club Luncheon and Meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Please contact DeeDee Barkley for more information at 858-771-5120.

Be like a Bigfoot and leave no trace

Al Bates, a “Leave No Trace Trainer,” will educate young adults on outdoor ethics, their importance, and how to responsibly enjoy nature and cultural resources through interactive exercise. The free class, offered by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, will be held at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom on Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is required by Oct. 17. Visit The Birdwing is located on the San Dieguito Lagoon at 2775 Via de la Valle.