Event briefs: Oct. 4


Suspicion, suspense fill the air at North Coast Rep’s ‘Holmes & Watson’

North Coast Repertory Theatre is challenging even the most astute mystery buffs to solve the riddle posed by Holmes & Watson. Cleverly conceived by Jeffrey Hatcher, this West Coast premiere dares Dr. Watson to discern which of three men is the missing Sherlock Holmes. Fast-paced, thrilling and full of twists and turns, it promises to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

Holmes & Watson previews begin Wednesday, Oct. 17. Opening Night on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. There will be a special talkback on Friday, Oct. 26, with the cast and artistic director. It will play Wednesdays at 7 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. with Sundays at 7 p.m. through Nov. 18.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Call 858-481-1055, or visit www.northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets.

‘A Day in the Life of Naval Aviator’ lecture at Del Mar Library

“A Day in the Life of a Naval Aviator” lecture by the U.S.S. Midway Museum will be hosted by Del Mar Library on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. The speaker will be Richard Earnest, a decorated Vietnam-era fighter pilot, volunteer with the U.S.S. Midway Museum, and a former mayor of Del Mar.

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 www.sdcl.org.

Local watercolor artist Margot Wallace exhibits at SB Library

Local watercolor artist Margot Wallace exhibits her colorful paintings for fall above the book shelves at the Solana Beach County Library, 157 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach. The “Cuyamaca Colors” exhibit is on display until Nov. 2. Meet and greet Margot at the reception at the Solana Beach Library on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. Open to the public.”

RSF Chabad course addresses dissonance between religion and western values

This November, Rabbi Levi Raskin of Chabad Jewish Center of Rancho Santa Fe will offer “Wrestling with Faith,” a new six-session course by the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with God.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. participants in the course will grapple with issues that many struggle with, including beliefs in Judaism that seem primitive or outdated, reconciling scientific findings with ideas that cannot be proven in a lab, and the role of religion regarding gender roles, relationship choices, and other such controversial issues.

Sharp Healthcare to present free workshop on heart disease in Carmel Valley

Sharp HealthCare and the City of San Diego are presenting a free seminar on heart disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S. The event will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 to 7 p.m., at Ocean Air Recreation Center in Carmel Valley (4770 Fairport Way, San Diego, 92130).

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the symptoms aren’t always obvious. Attendees can learn about the risk factors you aren’t able to control, such as your age and family history, and others that you are able to change, like your weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. The discussion will also include some of the keys to preventing heart disease by adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

To register, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit sharp.com/citywellness.

October Family Breakfast benefit at St. Therese

The Knights of Columbus at St. Therese of Carmel Catholic Parish will host an October Family Breakfast on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. This is a fundraising event and the beneficiary is The ARC of San Diego. The Arc of San Diego is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in San Diego County.

This family breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, pancakes, potatoes, fruit, coffee and juice. Prices are $8 for adults, $4 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are free. St. Therese of Carmel is located in Carmel Valley at 4355 Del Mar Trails Road, San Diego, CA 92130. Any questioLocal author talks to be held at Del Mar Library in Octoberns, call or text 619-540-7129.”

‘How to create a sustainable yard presentation’ to be held at Del Mar Library

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) will talk about its Next to Nature program at Del Mar Library on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

Through the Next to Nature program, SDRVC encourages the creation of sustainable yards, especially those that surround preserves, canyons, parks and other open spaces.

The SDRVC is partnering with Heaviland Landscape Management to assist homeowners, community associations and businesses in their efforts to develop areas that are friendly for wildlife and optimize water resources including rainfall and runoff to preserve the integrity of surrounding natural spaces.

Learn more about the Next to Nature Program and how to create a sustainable yard at this workshop. It is the first class of a series that will be ongoing throughout the year.

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 www.sdcl.org.

Author talks at DM Library

The Del Mar Library will present the following author talks in October:

Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m: Rosemarie Rubinetti-Cappiello, author of Speaking from Spirit: Inspiring Stories and Messages from Those Who Passed On. Based in Bergen County, NJ, Rubinetti-Cappiello trained at the Arthur Findlay College in Essex, England. She has worked professionally as a Medium/Intuitive/Healer since 2000. A mediumship demonstration will follow the presentation.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m.: Mickey Brent, author of Broad Awakening. This is Brent’s second novel. She has previously worked as a freelance artist and writer, and as a translator and language teacher. She lived in Brussels for 17 years. 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 www.sdcl.org.

Bark in the Park

The City of Solana Beach Parks and Recreation Commission is hosting “Bark in the Park” on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m., at La Colonia Park.

Enjoy a day in the park with your furry friend. You can “pawticipate” in one of the fun pet contest categories (Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, Best Trick, Owner-Pet Look Alike) or just watch your dog have fun socializing in the off-leash corral.

For more information on the “Bark in the Park” event, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at: (858) 720-2453. La Colonia Park is located at 715 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach.

SB art reception

Solana Beach celebrates the centennial of Lake Hodges, a creation that made it possible to irrigate the city’s early farms and neighborhoods, with an exhibit by local artist Kevin Anderson at Solana Beach City Hall, 635 S. Hwy. 101, Solana Beach, Oct. 1 through Nov. 15.

Residents and visitors are invited to an opening reception for the exhibit on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 3 to 7 p.m. featuring two renowned locals, Kevin Anderson and jazz guitarist Peter Sprague.

Refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. A short Lake Hodges Centennial Program and recognition of Colonel Ed Fletcher and his descendants will take place at 4 p.m.

Kids Expo & Fair

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair will be held Oct. 20-21 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in O’Brien Hall. The event features vendors, sports instructors/coaches, music, dance, science, arts, kids activities and much more. Visit www.SanDiegoKidsExpo.com

North Coast Symphony Concert – Celebrating Autumn

Join the North Coast Symphony for its Autumn concert, conducted by Daniel Swem, on Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m. at Seacoast Community Church, 1050 Regal Road, Encinitas. The orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “Autumn” from the Four Seasons, featuring Cheryl Swem, concertmaster and violin soloist. Also on the program is the first movement of Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the Academic Festival Overture by Brahms, and Alexander Glazunov’s “Autumn” from his ballet The Seasons.

Lighter selections include Autumn Leaves, popularized by Johnny Mercer with music written by Joseph Kosma and “Try To Remember” from the musical The Fantasticks. The orchestra is funded in part by the City of Encinitas and the Mizel Family Foundation.

Suggested Donation is $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphony.com.

CCC Band Concert ‘America the Beautiful’

The Coastal Communities Concert Band thinks any time is a good time to celebrate America. The award-winning 75-piece symphonic band will present “America the Beautiful” on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. The venue is the Carlsbad Community Church, 3175 Harding Street in Carlsbad. Fan favorite vocalist Michael Ruhl will be there.

Some tunes will be tried-and-true favorites, and others are a twist on a familiar theme. Good for all ages, and students are free. Do a cultural outing with the whole family. $20 adult / $15 senior. Visit www.cccband.com; 760-436-6137.

Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show

The 2018 Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show, comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14 with more than 24,000 original and handmade works from hundreds of trend-setting artisans and crafters.

With live entertainment, strolling performers, specialty foods, an interactive Kidzone, contests, and demonstrations, the celebration serves up an intimate experience best shared with family and friends. Del Mar Fairgrounds (2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014) harvestfestival.com or call 925-392-7300. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

36th Beach Fun Run

At Jake’s Del Mar, they love the beach and love to have fun. If you add in an opportunity to support an important cause in the community, then you have a recipe for an Aloha filled day in Del Mar. Join Jake’s Del Mar for the 36th Annual Beach Fun Run on Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. The 5k Fun Run starts and finishes directly in front of Jake’s, and will be followed by a beach party featuring a brunch buffet prepared by Chef Duvinh, complimentary drinks, live music from Tower 7, entertainment from Pride of Polynesia and a raffle.

This year, the Fun Run will support the Friends of the Powerhouse and The La Colonia Branch of The Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito. To register for this event, visit jakesdelmar.com/fun-run/ Applications must be received by Oct. 8.

Art Glass Guild Annual Fall Show and Sale

The Art Glass Guild will be hosting its 2018 Fall Patio Show and Sale Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. This is a special event to view amazing art glass created by local artists all while enjoying the day in San Diego’s Historic Spanish Village in Balboa Park. You will see more than 30 juried artists exhibiting their creations as you stroll the patio in Spanish Village. The event will also feature entertainment for all including: live music, demonstrations featuring torch-work, and glass cutting as well as an area for children and adults alike to create their own unique mosaic art piece to take home. To learn more, visit www.artglassguild.com, or call 619-702-8006.

Fall Home & Garden Show

The Fall Home/Garden Show will be held Oct. 5-7 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall. Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. During its three-day extravaganza, the 29th annual Fall Home/Garden Show will feature hundreds of products, remodeling inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars by professional trade, building and design associations. This indoor-outdoor event and its hundreds of exhibitors will showcase the newest products and hottest trends for both inside and outside the home. Visit fallhomegardenshow.com

Taste of RSF

The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club is holding the 6th annual Taste of Rancho Santa Fe Sunday, Oct. 7, 4-7 p.m. at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. More than 50 premiere wineries, spirit providers, breweries and restaurants bring their top products for tasting by hundreds of guests. The Taste of Rancho Santa Fe raises more than $100,000 each year to benefit charity. Tickets can be purchased at www.tasteofrsf.org.

Dia Del Sol

The Beach & Country Guild will present the 2018 Dia Del Sol, with the theme “Age of Aquarius,” on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. The event, which benefits United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego, will feature a silent auction, gourmet lunch, live auction, and fashion show presented by Fashion Valley. Award-winning broadcast journalist Kimberly Hunt will once again serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the event.

To reserve your tickets or table now, register online by visiting beachandcountry.org.

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, Oct. 6-7

Join fine art and wine aficionados from around the region on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., as they gather to celebrate La Jolla Art & Wine Festival’s 10-year anniversary. Free admission. The event features great food, art,entertainment, a Wine & Beer Garden and more.Proceeds benefit local public school art programs. Located on Girard Avenue, between Torrey Pines Road and Prospect Street in La Jolla. For more information visit www.ljawf.com or call 619-233-5008.

Free ‘Fall Prevention Workshop’

Scripps Memorial Hospitals and the San Diego Fall Prevention Task Force will hold a free “Fall Prevention Workshop” Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla – Schaetzel Center Great Hall (9890 Genesee Ave.,La Jolla, 92037).

Keynote presentation from Dr. Shawn Evans, Scripps emergency physician, and engaging presentations from fall prevention experts. Free balance screens and fall risk assessments from trained physical therapists. Resources for you and your family, complimentary lunch, free parking and raffle prizes.

Space is limited so RSVP to InjuryPreventionLJ@scrippshealth.org or call Paige at 858-626-6160.

SD International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival, produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, runs from Oct. 10 - 14. Visit www.sdfilmfest.com for a complete list of events and more information.

Maker Faire San Diego

Maker Faire San Diego welcomes the future Comic-Con Museum to the list of 12 locations and 10 venues at this annual celebration of invention and creativity in Balboa Park, Oct. 6-7. Event attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to give input for the vision and design of the future year-round pop culture center, as well as see and experience awesome projects at their location from more than 30 makers. Expect several surprises along the way, too. Visit sandiego.makerfaire.com/ticket/

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala,one of San Diego’s most anticipated charity food events, takes place Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Del Mar Race Track. The evening begins at 4 p.m. with an extraordinary tasting of San Diego’s most desirable cuisine, prepared and served by culinary masters from top local establishments, followed by a seated dessert program and a rousing live auction, offering an opportunity to bid on unique experiences and exciting travel and leisure packages. The philanthropic event raises critical funds to benefit the March of Dimes mission to lead the fight to improve the health of all moms and babies.

For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, visit signaturechefs.org/sandiego or contact Emma Santer of March of Dimes at 619-481-1313 or by emailing at esanter@marchofdimes.org.

Scream Zone

The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Fairgrounds returns Sept. 28 for a month of haunts and scream-worthy scarezones. This year, the 21st annual event runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 31 at at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. For more information, visit thescreamzone.com or call 858-755-1161.

Artist Reception at the Off Track Gallery

The public is invited to an artists’ reception at the Off Track Gallery in Encinitas Oct. 13, from 4-7 p.m., featuring David Rickert. Rickert spent most of his life in the Minneapolis area where he was an active, award-winning painter, a member of the Edina Art Center teaching staff for 12 years, and president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society. He is a Signature Member of the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society and member of Oil Painters of America. Refreshments will be served at the reception. All artwork in the Gallery will be 10 percent off the entire day from 10 a.m. to closing. This event is free and open to the public. Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas, 760-942-3636, pr@sandieguitoartguild.com, OffTrackGallery.com.

Symphony Season Opener

The San Diego Symphony 2018-2019 Jacobs Masterworks series opens with Edo de Waart conducts pianist Joyce Yang in her performance of Michael Ippolito’s “Nocturne,” Grieg’s “Pinao Concerto” and Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 7,” 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, 750 B St. downtown. Tickets from $20. (619) 235-0804. sandiegosymphony.org

Party ARTy 2018

On Sunday, Oct. 7, 3 to 6 p.m., ArtReach will host Party ARTy 2018, an afternoon of organic elegance in a stunning Encinitas home and garden. Guests will be immersed in an afternoon of creative inspiration and sweeping views while celebrating 11 years of the ArtReach Access to Art program, which takes high quality visual art lessons to San Diego County elementary schools that do not have arts education as a part of their normal school curriculum. Visit www.artreachsandiego.org/events

JCompany Youth Theatre presents ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. A sweeping score and powerful story make The Hunchback of Notre Dame an instant classic. Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical and favorites, “The Bells of Notre Dame,” “Topsy Turvy,” “Out There,” and “God Help the Outcasts.”

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92037. Information: (858) 362-1157 or www.jcompanysd.org.

Author to speak at Optimist Club meeting

The Optimist Club of Del Mar – Solana Beach will host keynote speaker John Allcock who will present “Forty Things I Wish I’d Told My Kids,” and a special informative presentation of Sea Change Prepatory School, located in Del Mar, at the monthly dinner meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club. Allcock has been a student and teacher of mindfulness for over 15 years. He is a published author and a frequent lecturer on the topic, having been interviewed on over 50 radio and television stations across the country, including many in San Diego.

Social time for the event begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:15 p.m. Dinner is $30 per adult. Reservation deadline is Thursday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. Contact Audrey Eller at audrey.eller@att.net.