May 18: Event briefs

2017 Memorial Day ceremony in SB

The City of Solana Beach and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5431 will host the 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29 at the Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park, located at 715 Valley Ave in Solana Beach. The ceremony will take place from 11 a.m. - noon. Some highlights of the ceremony will include: Camp Pendleton Young Marines Color Guard, Santa Fe Christian School Band, “Feathers from Heaven” doves, city dignitaries and a special guest speaker who will address the community.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information: 858-720-2453.

Author on parenting to hold book launch party at CV Library

Carmel Valley resident, author and consultant Shelli Chosak, Ph.D. is holding a book launch party on Tuesday, May 23, at the Carmel Valley Library, from 6-7:30 p.m. Chosak is the author of the book “Your Living Legacy.” Most parents wonder at some point - “Am I doing this right?” How is my parenting style going to affect my child now and in the future? Now, they can find out from a leading expert. Chosak has received three awards for her book and she is a finalist for the San Diego Book Awards. The winning authors will be announced at the organization’s dinner on June 10.

For more information, visit The Carmel Valley Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr, San Diego, 92130.

2017 Fiesta del Sol

The 2017 Fiesta del Sol will be held Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21 adjacent to Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach within the area bordered by South Sierra Avenue and Acacia Avenue.

The Fiesta del Sol is presented by the Solana Beach Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Belly Up and the City of Solana Beach. There is no admission charge to the Fiesta del Sol. The Fiesta del Sol opens each morning at 9 a.m. with the arts and crafts fair and closes each evening at 9 p.m. after the conclusion of the last musical performance.

The Fiesta del Sol rocks Solana Beach with a diverse musical showcase providing continuous live music. The event also features a variety of food offerings and showcases an eclectic array of arts and crafts exhibits, as well as a special area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities.

For more information, visit

Practice English at Del Mar library

Del Mar Branch Library announces English Conversation Café, a weekly program designed to help participants practice their English speaking skills. Conversation Café takes place on Tuesdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. No registration required. All skill levels welcome.

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

Meditation workshop at Del Mar Library

Del Mar Library will host Healing the Mind, Body, and Spirit with Meditation on Wednesday, May 31 at 1:30 p.m. Laura Baugh, RN has been meditating for over 30 years. Learn about the connection between meditation and spiritual development to important aspects of our lives. Baugh will also offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact your life.

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

Ribbon-cutting ceremony - La Colonia Community Center

Community members are invited to attend a special ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Wednesday, May 24, 4-6:30 p.m. at the La Colonia Community Center in Solana Beach to celebrate the completion of its renovation project. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call (858) 720-2453. Address: 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075.

Challenged Athletes Foundation Fashion Show May 28

Join the Challenged Athletes Foundation on Sunday, May 28, 5-8 p.m. at the Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar for food, beverages, activities, silent auction, and a special CAF fashion show (6:30 p.m.) highlighting several of Flower Hill’s top shops. For tickets and registration, visit

Arts Alive Live Auction May 21

Creativity and legendary local talent are the trademarks of the Arts Alive Exhibit adorning six miles of historic Highway 101 from La Costa Avenue through downtown Encinitas that will be up for auction Sunday, May 21 from 2-4 p.m. at the Cardiff Town Center. Each banner is an original work of art created by a local artist and will be on display for the last time during the live auction.

View each banner online and read the artists’ notes before the live auction at or

‘The Spitfire Grill, A Musical’ coming to North Coast Rep

North Coast Repertory Theatre opens its doors to “The Spitfire Grill, A Musical,” an honest, emotional musical about a young woman with an uncertain past. Filled with inspirational melodies and an engaging score, this heartwarming tale of fortitude and redemption offers an abundance of joy and goodwill. Come see why The New York Times dubbed it “a soul-satisfying new musical.”

“The Spitfire Grill, A Musical” previews begin Wednesday, May 31. Opening Night on Saturday, June 3, at 8 p.m. There will be a special talkback on Friday, June 9, with the cast and artistic director. Runs through June 25. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase tickets.

The Theatre School at NC Rep: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The Tony-Award-winning show “Peter and the Starcatcher” comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre for an imaginative, Theatre School performance May 17-21. Directed by Steve Smith, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of how one, small, orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. Extraordinary characters explore themes of greed, despair and ultimately the bonds of friendship, duty and love through many thrilling adventures.

To purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

Walk and Talk With a Doc May 19

Free doctor-led event by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers as part of inBloom at Flower Hill Promenade in Del Mar Get moving with a walk around the Flower Hill Promenade, led by Dr. Gary Levinson, Internal Medicine, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group. Receive expert health tips while putting in some steps and enjoying the center’s newest landscape features as part of the inBloom celebration in May. This event takes place Friday, May 19, 3:30 to 4 p.m., at Sharp Rees-Stealy Del Mar at Flower Hill Promenade, 2600 Via De La Valle, Suite 200, Del Mar, CA 92014

For more information or to register, call 1-800-82-SHARP or visit

Del Mar Foundation Spring Meet & Greet

 The Del Mar Foundation is holding its next spring no-host Meet & Greet at Seasalt Del Mar on Thursday, May 25, from 6 – 9 p.m. Jointly organized by the Foundation’s Special Events and Young Del Mar committees, this event offers extended Happy Hour pricing to attendees.

Meet & Greet events provide neighbors the opportunity to connect with one another in a casual setting. Seasalt Del Mar is located at 2282 Carmel Valley Road ( Reservations are requested at or by calling 858-635-1363. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation, visit

New exhibit at Herbert B. Turner Gallery

Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar will feature the photography of Terry Scott Allen. Scott Allen’s “Lonely California” is a collection of photographic images depicting California’s remote back country and quiet places. His selections are large in scale and deep in detail as well as being thought provoking.

A Grand Reception is scheduled for May 20, 2-5 p.m. Exhibition dates are May 13 to July 1, 2017. Refreshments served, free parking, free admission. 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar.


Comedy Night benefit May 19

“Comedy Night” comedians will be featured the night of Friday, May 19, at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. The event will feature headliner Russ T. Nailz, Terrell Wright (from T-Money on Storage Hunters) and Emcee Zach Miller. Time: 5:30 p.m. silent auction and raffle; 6 p.m. buffet, and 7 p.m. show time. Fairbanks Ranch Country Club is located at 15150 San Dieguito Rd., RSF. Reservations: 858-605-3232.

Proceeds to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County (UCP). 

‘Beethoven and Beyond’ concert May 21

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Swem will perform its next concert, “Beethoven and Beyond,” on Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. at Seaside Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas, 92024. Visit

Indian monk to speak in Encinitas May 20

Swami Atmapriyananda, a monk from India, will present a free talk on yoga and the scientific age we live in on May 20 at 4 p.m. at 2210 Encinitas Blvd. Suite U. Swami Atmapriyananda has been the Vice Chancellor of the Vivekananda University, in north Calcutta since 2005. Due to the emphasis on ‘gap areas’, it has been awarded full membership of ‘Global University Network for Innovation’ (GUNI), a global organization networking Universities with social commitment.

Swami Atmapriyananda received his Ph.D. from the University of Madras, India, in Theoretical Physics for his work in particle theory, and has contributed to a number of research publications.