June 8: Event briefs

The San Diego County Fair runs through July 4.
(Sebastian Montes)

CV Library Symposium for seniors June 19

Carmel Valley Branch Library is hosting monthly Symposiums for Seniors with June’s topic “Beauty and the Beast presents an examination of animals in photography.”

Please come to enjoy a discussion with Kevin Linde, Museum of Photographic Arts, on Monday, June 19, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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.

Belly dancing performance at Del Mar Library

Del Mar Library will host a Turkish Belly Dancing performance by members of the Arabina Dance Company on Wednesday, June 14 at 6 p.m. The performance by this multi-award-winning dance ensemble kicks-off the library’s 2017 Summer Reading Challenge.

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

Cinema by the Sea

On Saturday, June 10 the Del Mar Foundation invites all to see “Zootopia,” the second movie of Cinema by the Sea, a series of family-fun outdoor films at the Del Mar Shores Park this summer season. Zootopia will be shown at Del Mar Shores Park (between Camino del Mar, 9th Street, and Stratford Court) starting at sunset, which is at 7:58 p.m., on Saturday, June 10.

‘An Evening with Groucho’ at NC Rep

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante celebrates comedian Groucho Marx in a one-man show with music, 7:30 p.m., June 12-13 at North Coast Repertory Theatre, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Ferrante sings, dances, tells stories, performs classic Groucho routines and one-liners. Tickets: $35 with discounts. (858) 481-1055.

TPHS student mural unveiling

On Saturday, June 10, at 1 p.m. the San Dieguito Heritage Museum will hold an unveiling and celebration of a mural depicting flowers and plants once grown in the San Dieguito area. Fourteen students from Torrey Pines High School, under the direction of Encinitas artist Jennifer Richards, painted the mural, which will become a permanent part of the museum’s tribute to the San Dieguito region’s flower growing heritage. Share a memory! Explore the museum. Light refreshments.

450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. For information about Saturday’s ceremony, contact Evelyn Weidner, 760-753-6086 or 760-809-0789.

Summer Solstice

The Del Mar Village Association is holding its annual Summer Solstice celebration on June 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the ocean-front Powerhouse Park. This event is the premier kick off to summer celebration and will feature tastes from more than 20 exceptional coastal eateries. In addition there will be more than 25 craft breweries and vineyards participating along with distilled spirits and organic beverages. Sip and sup while enjoying the live sounds of local band Second Cousins, and enjoy the Del Mar Lifeguard’s Tiki Torch Paddle Out at sunset.

This is a sell out event and tickets are limited, so order online now at or check out visitdelmarvillagesummersolstice2.comfor further information.

Celebrate Father’s Day on San Diego Bay with the Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego plans Father’s Day fun Saturday, June 17 or Sunday, June 18 aboard the schooner Californian, official tall ship of California, and San Salvador, a 1542 galleon replica. Each adult receives a delicious bratwurst sandwich, chips, and a cold beer prior to sailing. Hotdogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. The three-hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 a.m. and return to the Maritime Museum of San Diego at 3 p.m.

Passengers have the option to join the lively crew and trim the sails or simply relax and enjoy the weekend sail on San Diego Bay. Tickets are available at or call (619) 234-9153, ext. 106 for details.

Biomimicry Nature Tour

Saturday, June 24: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., San Elijo Lagoon

An invention as simple as Velcro mimics the interlocking hooks in common burrs that attach to our hiking shoes. That’s copying nature’s best designs, the focus of a tour designed to open the ways we think inside nature’s strategies and patterns. Guest expert, Jacques Chirazi with Biomimicry San Diego, will lead the nature walk with hands-on activities including a scavenger hunt, a blindfold exercise to enhance the other senses, and nature drawing. Visit

San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair opened June 2 and runs through July 4 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The theme of this year’s fair is “Where the West is Fun.”

The fair is closed on the first four Mondays (June 5, 12, 19 and 26) and the first three Tuesdays (June 6, 13 and 20). Learn more at

Next Good Earth/Great Chef event

The Good Earth/Great Chef series presents Joshua McFadden Sunday, June 11, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Chino Farm in Rancho Santa Fe with his new cookbook “Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables.” The San Diego food community is invited to attend the event for an exciting morning with the author, complete with music, drinks and small bites inspired by the book. McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Ore., is a vegetable whisperer.

Rain or shine, free. Chino Farm is located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque Rancho Santa Fe. Visit