Community event briefs


Adrienne Nims and Spirit Wind to perform at CV Library

September’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature saxophonist Adrienne Nims and Sprit Wind.

Adrienne Nims’ passionate energy and dazzling musicianship are well acclaimed; As featured solo artist, or with her talented band Spirit Wind, Adrienne creates an inspiring and unforgettable entertainment experience.

The program will last 45 minutes. The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive.

Del Mar Foundation hosts annual fall Meet & Greet

The Del Mar Foundation is holding its annual fall no-host Meet & Greet at Hotel Indigo on Monday, Sept. 19, from 6 – 9 p.m. Jointly organized by the Foundation’s Special Events and Young Del Mar committees, this event offers an extended Happy Hour to 9 p.m. Meet & Greet events bring people together in a casual setting to connect with one another in the community over a drink and optional dining. Hotel Indigo is located at 710 Camino Del Mar. Reservations are requested at or by calling 858-635-1363. For more information about the Del Mar Foundation visit

For more information, please call (858) 552-1668.

Taste of Del Mar

The Del Mar Village Association is hosting the first evening Taste of Del Mar event on Thursday, Sept. 8 in the Del Mar Village from 5 – 8 p.m. This year the focus will be on the culinary arts and talents of Del Mar’s top chefs, along with beer, wine, cider, mead, and distilled spirit tastings, called “Sip Stops.”

For more information, visit

Ice cream social to welcome interested gardeners

The Seaweeder’s garden club of Solana Beach is resuming it’s monthly meetings Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. at the yellow cottage located at 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive.

A fun ice cream social will kick off our first meeting and it is open to any garden enthusiasts. It is not necessary to reside in Solana Beach for membership is open to anyone in the surrounding communities. Come and meet other interested gardeners and learn about our programs and projects for the coming year.

Next SDMA Art Lecture event is Sept. 19 in DM

The 2016-2017 Del Mar Art Lecture Series for 2016-2017 kicks off Monday, Sept. 19 with the topic “ Tales from the Vault and Beyond: The New Galleries of European Art of SDMA.”

Featured speaker Michael Brown, curator of European Art at the San Diego Museum of Art, will present stories of reinstating the European permanent collection, the Grasset Collection and the Venetian Vews exhibit. 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.

Savvy Social Security Workshop at DM Library Sept. 20

Del Mar Library and Del Mar Community Connections will co-host Savvy Social Security, a workshop, led by Guy Ellison, Social Security and Retirement Income Strategies Consultant with Thrivent Financial.

Ellison will teach the basics of Social Security and discuss the best way to optimize the program’s benefits, with the goal of describing how these benefits fit into participants’ overall retirement income pictures. The workshop will take place at the library on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m.

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

Learn about ‘exciting changes’ at library

During the next two years, renovations will be occurring at the Solana Beach Library as part of the rebuilding of the Earl Warren Middle School campus. Learn from John Addleman, director of Planning Services with the San Dieguito Union High School District, about upcoming library and book store upgrades, the rebuilding and community use of the new Warren Hall, and the latest on Earl Warren campus construction schedules.

This program will be preceded by a short social time to thank the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and Supervisor Dave Roberts for their support for the library and book store renovations

This Friends Night Out program is sponsored by the Friends of the Solana Beach Library and will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Solana Beach Library at 157 Stevens Avenue in Solana Beach. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 858-755-1404

Expert to discuss ‘Death with Dignity’ law at SB Library

On Saturday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m., Dr. Derryck Smith will be at the Solana Beach Library to discuss Canadian Death with Dignity law compared to California law. Smith, a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, is a Dying with Dignity Canada board member who has been active in changing Canadian law. He will explain current laws and how they may change in the future. No registration is required. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave; the phone is 858-755-1404.

A discussion of race relations in America to be held at SB Library

On Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m., the Solana Beach Library will host a session of open discussion on race relations in America. The discussion will be moderated by Shawn McClondon and Ron Kimura, both of whom work with local nonprofit organizations. The purpose of the session is to have open, thoughtful, focused dialog sharing experiences and perspectives about race relations; and thus come to new understandings of the issues we face. No registration is required. The library location is 157 Stevens Ave, Solana Beach.

Next Del Mar Foundation Talks event is Sept. 12

The Del Mar Foundation (DMF) presents Dr. Ajit Varki, UCSD/Salk CARTA co-director, as the next DMF Talks speaker. Join Dr. Varki as he speaks on “How Anthropogeny, the study of the origin of our species, informs prevention and treatment of illnesses today”.

All living things are the product of evolutionary processes. Since the goals of the health sciences are to prevent disease, maintain health and treat illnesses, it follows that understanding of evolutionary mechanisms and processes in the context of human origins is of vital importance. New applications of evolutionary biology to medicine and health are developing fast, with special opportunities for contributions from anthropogeny.

The event is free and will be held at the Powerhouse Community Center on Sept. 12 at 6 p.m. Online reservations are required and may be made at Seating is limited.

Next CV Library Senior Symposium is Sept. 19

The Carmel Valley Branch Library will host the Senior Symposium: “Drought Tolerant Gardening” on Monday, Sept.19 at 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Pam Meisner, president of the Water Conservation Garden, will speak on habitat gardening and drought tolerant plants. Discussion and refreshments will follow. The Carmel Valley Branch Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., 92130. For more information, contact the Carmel Valley Branch Library at (858) 552-1668.

Friends of Jung host psychotherapist Sept. 16 in Del Mar

The Friends of Jung host their next Friday lecture at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 with speaker Sheherezad Shashaani at the Winston School. Shashaani is a Jungian-oriented psychotherapist practicing in Santa Monica and Irvine. Born in Iran, she traveled between her native land and the U.S., earning a master’s in counseling psychology with an emphasis on depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She also studied Persian mythology, and wrote her thesis on the ancient Persian Moon Goddess Anahita.

The event costs $20 for non-members. The Winston School is located at 215 9th St., Del Mar. For more information, visit

Country Friends Art of Fashion Show

The 2016 Country Friends Art of Fashion Show and Luncheon will be held Sept. 15 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The event features a day of boutique shopping, runway fashion show (presented by South Coast Plaza), luncheon, and more.Proceeds benefit The Country Friends charities. For more information and tickets, visit

Cardiff Greek Festival runs Sept.10-11

The Cardiff Greek Festival will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 10 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds of Saints Constantine and Helen, 3459 Manchester Avenue, a half mile east of I-5 at the Manchester exit in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Free parking is available at the adjacent Mira Costa College. The event will include great food, entertainment and more. To commemorate those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, a ceremony is planned with the Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton and boy scouts presenting the colors on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

For more information, visit

Book launch party Sept. 11 at The Chino Farm

The Good Earth/Great Chefs and The Chino Farm will host a book launch celebration for San Diego author Tershia d’Elgin and her book, “The Man Who Thought He Owned Water: On the Brink with American Farms, Cities, and Food.”

San Diego has more small farms than any county in the nation. This gripping, personal tale of farm water policies and urban development takes on one of the gravest challenges of our time and provides essential background about farms, food, and water in the West, which is a concern of all San Diego residents. The book launch party is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at The Chino Farm, located at 6123 Calzada del Bosque, Rancho Santa Fe. There will be music and refreshments.

For more about the event, contact Adele Irwin at or 619-889-2271. Please visit and

Poetry Slam scheduled at La Paloma

One of the largest events of its kind in San Diego County, the La Paloma Summer Poetry Slam is set for Sept. 17 at the historic Encinitas theater.

The 17th annual competition is one of two presented each year by Full Moon Poets (the other is in the winter) which are free and open to the public. Poets from throughout North County and beyond will have their names placed in the famous popcorn bucket, with the first 17 names pulled making up the night’s lineup.

Poets call is at 6 p.m., doors at the La Paloma Theater, 471 S. Coast Highway 101, open at 6:30 p.m. and the poetry begins at 7 p.m. Prize money collected from the audience will go to the winners. No props, musical instruments, costumes or recorded music is allowed and poets need three original poems that do not exceed three minutes each. For more information and rules, visit For more information on the event, call Danny Salzhandler at 760-845-8456.

Museum of Making Music Gala brings legendary musicians to San Diego

The National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) Museum of Making Music (MoMM) recently announced its Annual “Play it Forward” Gala, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Inspired by Memphis, Tennessee and its musically rich heritage, the evening’s highlight will be the nationally touring live show “Take Me To The River” with performances by award-winning, legendary musicians that have shaped the music scene for blues, soul, rhythm & blues, rock ‘n roll, rockabilly, rap, hiphop and more. Proceeds from the gala will help offset the $100,000 annual operating cost of the Museum’s yearround music education programs that are crucial to thousands of children, adults and seniors in San Diego County. The recommended attire for the evening is casual elegance. Tickets can be purchased at

The Museum of Making Music is located at 5790 Armada Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008.

SD Jewish Film Festival to present special screening of ‘For the Love of Spock’

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival presented by the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus, will present the screening of the San Diego premiere of “For the Love of Spock,” directed by Leonard Nimoy’s son Adam Nimoy on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theater LFJCC, Jacobs Family Campus, 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla and Thursday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. at Carlsbad Village Theatre (sponsored by Leichtag) 2822 State Street, Carlsbad. Both special screenings will have a Q&A with Adam Nimoy. David Ellenstein Artistic Director of North Coast Rep will be joining Adam Nimoy on Sept. 21 for a Q&A at the JCC.

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival will be presented Feb. 9 – 19, 2017. This year the festival will showcase more than 60 of the best contemporary Jewish-themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression. To buy tickets: 858-362-1348 or visit