Sept. 14: Event briefs

Solana Beach Business Expo  

The 7th Annual Solana Beach Business Expo will be held Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 5-7 p.m. The event will be held poolside at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club and will feature more than 50 local businesses, entertainment, food, raffle prizes and more.

Admission is free. For more information, visit

Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic Oct. 2

The 19th Annual Conner’s Cause for Children Golf Classic will be held Monday, Oct. 2 at Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., Shotgun Start is at noon. Conner’s Cause for Children is the only nonprofit organization in the San Diego region that offers direct family assistance for out-of-pocket expenses relating to any, and all life-threatening illnesses or injuries associated with children. With the help of the San Diego community, Conner’s Cause assists approximately 400 families per year. The entry fee includes greens fee with cart, box lunch, awards dinner, tee prizes, contests and more. Register at For more information, contact Carol at (760) 487-1592.

‘American Art at SDMA’ lecture

The next San Diego Museum of Art North County Chapter art lecture will be held Monday, Sept. 18 and feature the topic “The New Installation of American Art at SDMA.”

Speaker Sherry Reed, docent at the San Diego Museum of Art, will present highlights of familiar and “in the vault” works in the re-installation of American Art. 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 a.m. Free for San Diego Museum of Art, North County Chapter members. $10 for others. Information: 760-704-6436.  


KAABOO Del Mar returns to the fairgrounds for its third consecutive year from Sept. 15 to Sept. 17.

The event will feature 70 musical acts such as Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Pink, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Weezer. The festival will also include works from visual artists, food from craft vendors and more experiences. For more information about the festival, visit 

Body Design Grand Opening 

A Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting event will be held Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. for Body Design in Solana Beach. Body Design, “a state-of-the-art personal training and boxing facility,” is located at 742 Genevieve St. Suite T, Solana Beach. The free event will feature an evening of networking, tours, food and drinks.


Depression Bipolar group to meet Sept. 19 

The Del Mar branch of Depression Bipolar Support Alliance will meet from 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Pacifica Del Mar restaurant in the Del Mar Plaza. Parking is validated for the underground garage. 

For information about the group, contact Roger Alsabrook at 858-525-1509 or 

Ronald McDonald House Aloha gala 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego’s ROMP Aloha gala brings together philanthropists for a Polynesian-inspired evening at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar on Sept. 30 to raise funds for a serious cause – keeping families close to one another and the care they need during a child’s medical crisis.   

Tickets and more information are available at  

Senior Symposium at CV Library

A great event for seniors to learn about “Nature’s Ambassadors: The Birds of the San Diego Garden,” Monday, Sept. 18, 1 p.m. at Carmel Valley Branch Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr., San Diego, 92130. Presented by Mike Matherly from San Diego Audubon Society. Get to know the most common birds in a Southern California garden. Also, enjoy refreshments and the company of other seniors. For more information, call the library at (858) 552-1668. 

‘An Evening with Rod Laver

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild, in partnership with the RSF Tennis Club and Warwick’s, will present “An Evening with Rod Laver” Thursday, Oct. 5 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the RSF Tennis Club (5829 Via de la Cumbre, Rancho Santa Fe). The event will include a Q&A and “Tennis Talk,” beer, wine and appetizers. Cost is $65 and includes a signed copy of Laver’s autobiography. All proceeds benefit the RSF Library. Visit or call 858-756-4780.

CERT to present disaster preparedness program

On Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m., the Encinitas Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will present the two-hour disaster preparedness program “Are You Ready” at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive. The free program is tailored to address disasters that are likely to affect this area. Detailed steps to take before a disaster strikes will be discussed with the goal of minimizing the effects on families and homes. Materials will be provided that outline the supplies needed to support you and your family’s needs for up to 72 hours. Encinitas Fire Department endorsed Home Disaster Preparedness Starter Kits will be available at a reduced price during the training session. Please email RSVP to Visit

28th annual Fall Home/Garden Show

During its three-day extravaganza this Sept. 22-24 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, the 28th annual Fall Home/Garden Show will feature hundreds of products, remodeling inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars by professional trade, building and design associations.

For more information: 858-350-3738 or visit

Solana Beach Sunset 5K and Wellness Expo

Join Champions for Health at its 4th Annual Solana Beach Sunset 5K and Wellness Expo - Southern California’s only sunset 5K to take place on the sand. The event will be held Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. at Fletcher Cover in Solana Beach. Benefiting its diabetes prevention program, Jump Start for Health, the event includes a wellness expo and registration at 3 p.m. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 4 p.m. After the race, at 5 p.m., cool down and rock out to 706 Union Band.

Fletcher Cove is located at 111 S Sierra Ave, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Cost: $39-$100. For information and registration:  

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe

The Taste of Rancho Santa Fe will present country pop artist Steven Ybarra during the 5th annual Wine and Food Event on Oct. 1, from 4-7 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. Put on by the Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club, the Taste draws hundreds of attendees each year and raises thousands of dollars for charity. Tickets are on sale now at  

Silver Age Yoga

Silver Age Yoga, a nonprofit organization that provides free yoga classes to seniors, and which taught over 800 free classes last year, is holding its fifth annual fundraiser Monday, Sept. 18 at the Powerhouse Community Center in Del Mar. The event is from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. with live music, great food and wine, beautiful sunset, spectacular ocean view, and a fun silent auction featuring items from local artists, restaurants and businesses. Silver Age Yoga students and teachers tickets are $42.

All proceeds from the event will support Silver Age Yoga classes. For more information, or to buy tickets, go to or call 858-693-3110. 

SD Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run

To kick-off Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is holding the 2nd Annual San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run (+Fire Safety Expo) on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Embarcadero Marina Park South. The run not only allows San Diegans to have fun running with local firefighters but it also raises much-needed funds for the foundation. The money raised helps support their mission of providing enhanced equipment, training, technology and community education resources to support the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Times: 5K Race Start: 8 a.m.; Kids 1-Mile Run Start: 9 a.m.; Sparky Sprint Start: 9:30 a.m. Visit

Tuesday Night Comics

The R-rated local variety show Tuesday Night Comics returns to the stage, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe in Solana Beach. There will be a new lineup of talent from across the country with late night television credits, as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime. Pre-show happy hour 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $23. (858) 481-1055.

‘An Evening with Women Writers’

Four authors will share readings, answer questions and sign their books as part of “An Evening with Women Writers,” 6 p.m. Thursday Sept. 21 at the Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103, Liberty Station, Point Loma. These include Sheila Fugard, Ally Loprete, Carol Soloway and Geri Westphal. Admission: $5. (619) 233-7963.