April 27: Event briefs

Wetland Restoration update at Del Mar Library

Del Mar Library will host San Dieguito Wetland Restoration Update a lecture presented by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m. The speaker, Dr. Stephen Schroeter, is a research ecologist with the Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and adjunct professor, Department of Biology at San Diego State University.

Schroeter has a strong background in field experimentation, and currently is one of a team of scientists conducting independent monitoring of two large mitigation projects for the California Coastal Commission: the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project and the Wheeler North Reef. His work has both theoretical and applied aspects.

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

WAVELength Volley & Vine Sunset Soiree May 11

The WAVELength Association will hold its 3rd Annual Volley & Vine Sunset Soiree on Thursday, May 11 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Powerhouse Park Community Center in Del Mar. The event will feature wine, beer, delicious food, silent and live auctions, raffle and door prizes. Proceeds benefit youth volleyball athletes. Adults 21 and older only.

Powerhouse Park Community Center is located at 1658 Coast Blvd. Del Mar, 92014. Visit for more information and tickets.

Free Fair Housing workshop

Del Mar Library will host a free Fair Housing Workshop on Wednesday, May 3rd at 6 p.m. At this presentation by the Fair Housing Center of the Legal Aid Society of San Diego, learn about your rights under the Fair Housing Act to be free from unlawful housing discrimination. Topics that will be covered include Fair Housing Act history; What is prohibited under the law; How to report illegal housing discrimination; Information on Emotional Support Animals.

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

Del Mar Art Gallery reception May 6

The Del Mar Art Gallery will hold a reception Saturday, May 6, 5-8 p.m. for its new “Summer Sizzle” exhibition. The community is invited to come take in the artwork, meet the artists and enjoy the party. The gallery offers original art, jewelry, ceramics, fused glasswork, sculpture and more.

The gallery is located in the heart of Del Mar in the Del Mar Plaza, top level (suite 314) on the corner of Camino del Mar and 15th Street. Onsite parking is available with the first two hours free with validation. Call 858-481-1678 or visit for more information.

Robin Henkel at Zel’s Del Mar May 4

Solo blues musician Robin Henkel will perform Thursday, May 4, from 7-10 p.m. at Zel’s Del Mar, 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, 92014. Phone: 858-755-0076.

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair takes place April 29-30 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.. There are over 150 different companies with products and services for kids. Many of the vendors provide free activities and demos so kids can hit some balls in the batting cage and try a little volleyball. The event also includes two huge outdoor fairs with a variety of activities. Visit

‘Take It Outside California!’

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) is joining the second annual Take It Outside California! initiative the first weekend in May to better connect all Californians to great outdoor places and experiences. This year, SDRVC will be partnering with Rincon Consultants to host Day Out in Del Dios Gorge, a recreational hike along the San Dieguito River Park’s Coast to Crest Trail at Del Dios Gorge on May 6 at 9 a.m. This event is free. Hikers should meet at the Santa Fe Valley Staging Area. Register at

Children to perform The Lion King, Jr.

Youth performers from The Star Theatre will present a production of The Lion King, Jr. on select days from May 5 to May 14. Children from all over North San Diego County will be in the show, according to a news release from The Star Theatre.

Shows are 7:30 pm Fridays, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturdays; and 2 pm Sundays. Tickets cost $10 for children; $15 for seniors, students and military; and $20 for adults. For tickets and more information, visit

‘Salute to Young Musicians’ concert

The award-winning Coastal Communities Concert Band is featuring top North County high school musicians at its “Salute to Young Musicians” concert on Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m., at San Dieguito Academy, 800 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas.

This concert is made possible by a generous grant from the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation. Thirty of the top student musicians in the San Dieguito Union High School District are selected by their respective school band directors to perform with the CCCBand. For more information, visit

Coastal Artists exhibit opens May 1

Coastal Artists will exhibit artworks at the Carmel Valley Library from May 1 to June 30, titled “SpringArtFling’17.” A reception for the artists will be held on Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 3 p.m., with a buffet lunch on the patio and live music. The exhibit is free and open to the public daily.

The Carmel Valley Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego 92130. Directions: from Del Mar Heights Rd. and El Camino Real, go south one long block and turn left at Townsgate Dr. For more information call 858-552-1668, and visit 

Holocaust survivor to speak at Carmel Valley Library

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.

Laurence Luckinbill’s ‘LYNDON’ coming to NC Rep

Broadway actor Laurence Luckinbill stars as Lyndon Johnson at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach May 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. He was the greatest master of Congress in history, and came to the presidency after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Johnson proved himself to be a brilliant and disciplined liberal Democrat who created 200 pieces of domestic legislation for the American people. This stage reading was written by Laurence Luckinbill. For tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

Taste of Cardiff

It’s time once again to exercise your culinary palates and celebrate the beauty of Cardiff-bythe-Sea at the 8th Annual Taste of Cardiff Thursday, May 4 from 5-8:30 p.m. at downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea and Cardiff Restaurant Row. Cardiff 101 Main Street invites everyone to enjoy an evening of strolling through the beautiful coastal community while savoring the very best of Cardiff’s delectable cuisine and libations from local breweries and wineries.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

Olivenhain Bratwurst & Beer Festival

Olivenhain’s longest continually running community event, the Bratwurst & Beer Festival, is scheduled for Sunday, April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024. Visit

Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour

The San Dieguito Art Guild, a nonprofit group, hosts the 2017 Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. This is a self-guided, driving tour on Saturday and Sunday, Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets are good for both days and homes may be re-visited.

For more information:,, 760-805-0434.

Encinitas Spring Street Fair

The Encinitas Spring Street Fair, presented by the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association and sponsored by Scripps Health, will be held Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 pm. It features more than 450 booths, family/children activities, and four entertainment stages. Location: Highway 101 in Encinitas from D street to J street.