March 23: Community events

TPHS Music Department to present chamber concert April 4

The Torrey Pines High School Music Department will present a Chamber Concert Tuesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theatre.

The event will feature solo instrumentalists and vocalists, chamber ensembles and jazz combos. $10 suggested donation per family at the door.

Master Rosarian to speak at Del Mar Rose Society meeting March 30

Del Mar Rose Society will host Edyie Osaki, master Rosarian with the Orange County Rose Society, March 30.

Osaki will be sharing her experience at the 100th Chelsea Flower show held in London, England in 2013. Her presentation will be a virtual tour through the flower show and gardens of London.

Del Mar Rose Society will meet March 30 at 6:30 p.m. for a wine and cheese social.The lecture begins at 7 p.m. at the Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd. The group meets the last Thursday of each month. Call 760-809-6860 or visit

Goodguys Meguiar Del Mar Nationals

Goodguys Meguiar Del Mar Nationals will be held March 31-April 2 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. A giant automotive festival delivering a full weekend of Cali-style hot roddin’. Over 2,500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked out trucks and classics in the country as they compete to win the coveted Goodguys 2017 Street Rod D’ Elegance Award. Hundreds of vendor exhibits, the “Nitro Thunderfest” vintage dragster exhibition, the Goodguys Autocross timed racing competition, a Swap Meet & Auto Trader Classics cars 4 Sale Corral, live music and free Kids Zone and more. Visit

Radici Hair Studio to hold grand opening event

Radici Hair Studio will hold a Grand Opening and ribbon-cutting event Thursday, March 30, from 5 p.m.-7: 30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of networking, tours, food, giveaways and drinks.

Radici Hair Studio is located at 512 Via de la Valle, Suite 100, Solana Beach, 92075. Visit

Memory Cafe welcomes speaker from Alzheimer’s San Diego March 24

This Friday, March 24, at the Memory Cafe guest speaker Amy Abrams from Alzheimer’s San Diego will discuss Memory Loss 101 and take questions. The free Memory Cafe is a social gathering place for friends wondering about, worried about, or even starting to experience memory loss. Memory Cafe participants socialize, enjoy refreshments, play games, and have discussion about aging and health issues. All family members are welcome. Monthly on second and sourth Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. at Grace Point Church, 13340 Hayford Way, Room 1B, Carmel Valley.

Maritime Museum of San Diego tall ship to participate in Regatta

The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s tall ship Californian, the official tall ship of California, will be participating in the 29th Annual America’s Schooner Cup Charity Regatta on San Diego Bay Saturday, April 1. Tickets are limited and available to sail in the race on the Californian or as a spectator aboard the1542 Spanish galleon San Salvador, a replica of the first European vessel to visit the Pacific West Coast. Tickets on the Californian or San Salvador for this special event are $65 for adults and $48 for children and include general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 619. 234-9153 ext. 106.

Osher Lifelong Learning classes to begin at UC San Diego

Registration for the spring quarter is now open at The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, San Diego. The Institute conducts twice daily lectures and seminars for members over 50 years of age with the first lecture for the quarter beginning on Monday, April 3 at 10 a.m. All lectures are held on the Extension campus located at 9600 North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla. Class offerings will include presentations from scholars and experts in the fields of international relations, science, medicine, art and humanities, among many other subjects. Spring quarter lecture subjects range from Hollywood’s Golden Age to stem cell research. For further information visit the UCSD Osher web site at or by calling 858-534-3409.

Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar meeting to be held March 25

Friendship Gardeners of Del Mar will hold its monthly meeting Saturday, March 25, from 1-3 p.m. Mary Freistadt, a seasoned docent at San Diego Botanic Garden, will give a presentation on herbs. The group meets in members’ homes and newcomers are always welcome.

Call 858-755-6570 for the Del Mar meeting locaiton.

Pi Beta Phi luncheon

A Pi Beta Phi luncheon with a community speaker will be held at Bernardo Heights Country Club in Rancho Bernardo Friday, March 31, 10:15 a.m.

For reservations and details contact Dotty Washburn at 858-487-7648.

Master Composting Course

Solana Center presents a five-week in-depth training about the art and science of composting on Saturdays in April. Course includes lectures, demonstrations and a field trip to a commercial composting facility. The trainings will take place at the Encinitas Boys & Girls Club, 1221 Encinitas Blvd., on Saturdays from April 1 to April 29 between 9:30 a.m. and noon. Encinitas residents get preferential registration, and the course fee is $50 per person. Scholarships are also available upon request.

For more information and to register, visit

Youth Theater

Featuring 13 La Jolla teens, J*Company presents “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” inspired by the 1971 Gene Wilder film. Matinees and evening shows through March 26 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Nathan Conlan is in the title role, Ben Jimenez is Mike Teavee and Marina Hall is Violet Beauregarde. Tickets: $17 JCC members, $19 general. (858) 362-1348.

Taste of Leucadia

The fifth annual Taste of Leucadia will take place April 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For the event, 23 of Leucadia’s restaurants will serve samples to ticket holders, and seven “Sip Stop” locations will be open after hours for attendees to drink libations from local breweries and wineries. at City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan, to Leucadia. It will run throughout the night to bring guests back to City Hall. The last pick-up will be from HapiFish at 8:55 p.m.

For more information about the event, visit

Theatre School at North Coast Rep presents Wizard of Oz

From the widely adored silver-screen film to the intimate theatre at North Coast Rep, comes the theatre school production of The Wizard of Oz, directed by Benjamin Cole. You won’t want to miss this exciting theatrical journey, as it brings you closer than ever to the magic of the ruby slippers. Two casts of 30-plus kids will take you through the tornado from dusty Kansas and right into the Wonderful Land of Oz.

The Wizard of Oz opens March 29. Performance schedule: March 29 at 6 p.m., March 30 and 31 at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m., April 1 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and April 2 at 2 p.m. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, 92075. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children 17 and under. To purchase tickets, call 858-481-1055 or visit

Conservancy Wax & Wine event March 26

San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy will hold its annual Wax & Wine event Sunday, March 26, from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. at Knorr Candle Factory (14906 Via de La Valle, Del Mar, 92014). Members $50, non-members $75.Savor gourmet fare. Sip delicious wine selected by the chefs. Enjoy live music. Learn how to make your own beeswax candle and take it home. Stroll the lovely grounds of the Knorr Candle Factory. Receive discounts on all Knorr Candle Factory products.

Gourmet fare provided by Urban Kitchen Catering. The event sold out last year so make your reservations early. Visit or call 858-755-6956.

Herbert B. Turner Gallery holding reception for new art exhibit

The Herbert B. Turner Gallery in Del Mar will host a solo art exhibit of images by photo illustrator Bob Coletti. Over 33 Images will be on display featuring work produced in his Foto Oscura style. A Grand Reception for the exhibit is scheduled for March 25, 2-5 p.m. The event is open to the public. Refreshments served. Free parking. Free admittance.

The Herbert B. Turner Gallery is located at 2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, 92014. Visit

Youth Theater

Featuring 13 La Jolla teens, J*Company presents “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” inspired by the 1971 Gene Wilder film. Matinees and evening shows through March 26 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive. Nathan Conlan is in the title role, Ben Jimenez is Mike Teavee and Marina Hall is Violet Beauregarde. Tickets: $17 JCC members, $19 general. (858) 362-1348.

T.E.A.M. to present program on Israel’s political system April 2

Curious about Israel’s political system and how a coalition government works? T.E.A.M. (Training and Education about the Middle East) will present a program on Israel’s political system and how it works on Sunday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive, San Diego. Israeli Political Science Professor Oded Brosh, visiting professor, Jewish Studies Program at San Diego State University, will share “inside info” on the Israeli political scene, followed by a Q&A session. A leading expert on nuclear politics and security studies, Brosh will return to teaching at the IDC, Herzliya, Israel, next month.

RSVP by March 31, latest, to or 858-232-2445 Bagels and cream cheese for those who RSVP early. Free and open to the public.

Water/money-saving plant fair

The San Diego County Water Authority and select locations of The Home Depot are again partnering to offer discounts on water-efficient plants ideal for springtime planting through a series of San Diego County Garden Friendly Plant Fairs. Consumers are invited to take advantage of these deals at seven events across the county. The next one will be held March 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Home Depot in Encinitas (1001 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas). Visit