PHOTO: The Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation gave $71,821 in grants to more than a dozen area nonprofits and several schools for programs that support youth development, education, fitness, technology and the arts in the community. Grants ranged from $1,500 to $6,500. Pictured are foundation President Debbie Kurth (far left) with the nonprofit's 2017 grantees.
The Vidals to perform at senior center
The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts the monthly dance featuring The Vidals from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday with refreshments and prizes sponsored by Las Villas de Carlsbad. Admission costs $4. The senior center is at 799 Pine Ave. Call (760) 602-4650.
Group to discuss
North San Diego County Genealogical Society will meet Jan. 9 in Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive, to hear former genealogy librarian Mary Van Orsdol discuss “Civil Registration: Birth, Marriages, Death” in the first of a new series of intermediate genealogy classes that is replacing the “Computer Genealogy Group.” The free classes on the second Tuesday of each month will be taught by a team of experienced genealogy instructors. Coffee hour is at 9:30; class runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Reservations not necessary. Email email@example.com or call (760) 476-9289.
Pilates classes start
Thursday at center
Pilates mat classes for ages 14 through adult will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 15, at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. The instructor is Sandra Schroeder. Call (760) 943-2260 or visit encinitasparksandrec.com.
Zimbeat to perform next month at library
Zimbeat, a San Diego-based ensemble, recreates the music of Southern Africa from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Encinitas Library Community Room, 540 Cornish Drive. The ensemble will perform dances and songs rooted in tribal and popular traditions of both South Africa and Zimbabwe with a contemporary sound. Admission is free. Call (760) 753-7376 or visit encinitaslibfriends.org.
Winter storytime kicks off Jan. 10 at library
Escondido Public Library’s winter and spring storytime programs for babies, toddlers and pre-kindergarten children kicks off Jan. 10 and runs through April 26. The storytime includes songs, fingerplays, flannel board presentations and puppets. Programs include Rhymes and Reading at 11 a.m. Mondays for ages 3-5; Baby Lapsit at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays for newborn babies to pre-walkers; Toddler Tales, a bilingual program, at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays for toddlers who are walking and up to 3 years old and the monthly P.J. Storytime for ages 4-12. The library is at 239 S. Kalmia St. Visit library.escondido.org.
Senior Service Council offers taxi vouchers
Senior Service Council, Escondido gives out taxi vouchers from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays to Wednesdays for transportation to medical-related appointments in Escondido. Low-income Escondido residents ages 60 and older with no other means of transportation may qualify. Residents must apply in person. Bring proof of income, including most recent bank statement, picture ID and proof of age and allow one week for approval. Call (760) 480-0611.
Grandmothers to meet
for potluck luncheon
The Grandmothers Club will hold a meeting and potluck luncheon at noon Thursday at the Park Avenue Community Center, 210 E. Park Ave. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share plus their own eating utensils. Call (760) 746-0215 or (818) 219-3040.
Hospice to hold 2-day volunteer orientation
The Elizabeth Hospice will host a volunteer orientation for the Children’s Bereavement Program from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 6 and 7 (must attend both days). Volunteers serve a six-hour monthly commitment from January to May at the nonprofit’s Center for Compassionate Care. The Elizabeth Hospice is at 930 Canterbury Place. Volunteers assist with child and parent groups, administrative support and community outreach. Email Melissa.Lunardini@ehospice.org or call (760) 796-3705.
Church to kicks off
Bible study series
New Hope Church starts a 14-week Bible study Jan. 16 at 10330 Carmel Mountain Road. The group meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and will study “The Mind of Christ” by T.W. Hunt and Claude V. King. Free child care is provided. Call (858) 588-0888 or email vickie@ newhopechurch.com.
Library to screen
silent classic films
Starting Jan. 18 and continuing at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, the Oceanside Public Library will screen silent classic films in the Foundation Room at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway. The first screening features the comedy of Charlie Chaplin in a series of short films, including Charlie Chaplin’s 1915 classic “The Tramp,” and his 1916 films “The Vagabond” and “The Pawnshop.” Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.
Public input sought on coastal program update
The California Coastal Conservancy and the city of Oceanside started a comprehensive update of the city’s Local Coastal Program. A key part of the program update will be to assess anticipated impacts of sea level rise and related coastal hazards. A survey is posted to the project web page for the LCP update. Open to all members of the public, the survey seeks input on sea level rise impacts, commercial uses within the city’s coastal zone, progress in implementing the city’s existing LCP and challenges facing the city’s coastal zone. The survey can be accessed at www.ci.oceanside.ca.us/gov/dev/planning/local_coastal.asp. The survey will remain open through Jan. 31.
Carnival of Animals concert set for Jan. 13
The humorous musical suite Carnival of the Animals, by French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns, will be presented at 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. The free Discovery Series concert is being performed by students of the nonprofit All About Music San Diego. The concert features 14 movements, each representing a different animal or animals. There will also be original art and humorous poetry verses about each animal written by Ogden Nash, known for whimsical poetry. Call (858) 538-8163.
Club to discuss
origins of birds
The North County Aviculturists group meets at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Vista Masonic Lodge, 761 Eucalyptus Ave. The group of pet bird owners and breeders hosts aviculturists Johan Otter and Demi Hungerford who will speak about “Where in the world birds we know come from and what the diet is like in that part of the world.” Visit ncabirdclub.com.
LINDA MCINTOSH U-T