Senior Center offers free walking group
The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts a free weekly walking group, the “Carlsbad Cruisers,” from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The group walks in various areas of Carlsbad, such as the village and coast. Wear comfortable shoes and sunscreen. Meet at the west entrance of the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Dogs, strollers, family and friends welcome. Visit carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec.
Kayaking fundraiser set at lagoon
The Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation holds its 15th Annual Kayak Fundraiser and Cleanup Oct. 30-31. Kayakers can enjoy a two-hour outing on the lagoon that is normally closed to boating, while preserving the lagoon habitat by removing trash. Proceeds benefit the Foundation’s educational and wetland preservation programs.The cost is $65 per person, and children as young as 6 can participate, accompanied by an adult. The first launch is at 7:30 a.m. and the last is 1:30 p.m. on both days. Kayaks, safety equipment, and water safety guides provided. Register early at batiquitoslagoon.org.
Local genealogy buffs give fall seminar
North San Diego County Genealogical Society will present its annual Fall Seminar via Webinar 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Renowned genealogy author and lecturer Tom Jones will give a presentation on, “Solving Your Mysteries: Techniques and Strategies.” Topics include Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Ancestor, Finding Your Ancestor’s European Origin, Using Autosomal DNA Test Results and Creating a Family History of Lasting Value. Online registration fee is $15. Registration deadline is Friday . E-mail [email protected].
Animal shelter hosts fall camp this week
Rancho Coastal Humane Society, hosts a Fall Animal Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Monday to Friday at 389 Requeza St. Highlights include hands-on games, activities, arts and crafts, guest speakers and live animals for 6–12 year olds. Fee is $220. Email [email protected]; visit sdpets.org.
Library hosts art exhibit titled, “Illumination”
Mt Helix artist Duke Windsor will exhibit new artwork in a solo exhibition through Nov. 8 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Visit dukewindsor.net.
Free concert Wednesday at library
The Latsos Piano Duo featuring virtuosos Anna Fedorova-Latso and Giorgi Latso will perform noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Their repertoire includes works for piano four hands and orchestral transcriptions, with a focus on French, Russian and German composers. Free. Visit giorgilatso.com.
Día de los Muertos altar workshop at library
Two free Día de los Muertos altar Workshops are 5 to 7:50 p.m. Thursday oct21 and Oct. 27 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. Make your own Día de los Muertos altar with local artist Luis Murguia. Materials provided. Participants must attend both workshops. Register at (760) 753-7376. Encinitas’ Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festivities are noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive and live streamed. Visit encinitasarts.org.
Outdoor fall symphony concert Saturday
The North Coast Symphony presents an outdoor autumn concert conducted by Daniel Swem 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the San Dieguito Methodist Church patio, 170 Calle Magdalena. The orchestra will perform a mostly Beethoven program including the Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony. Tickets are $8-$10; $25/family max. Call (760) 944-0872.
Art exhibit at community center
A free art exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by Michael Colletta runs through Nov. 9 at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive.
Submarine veterans gather Saturday
The United States Submarine Service Inc. Scamp Base meets at 10 a.m. Saturday at Charlies Family Restaurant, 210 North Ivy. The veterans group is open to submarine crew qualified to wear the warfare specialty pin, the dolphins (Silver or Gold). Others can apply to become associate members. Visit ussvi.org.
Blood drives coming up
In response to blood bank shortages, the San Diego Blood Bank will hold the following blood drives:
North Coast Church ‑ Vista 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 2405 N. Santa Fe Ave.
Office Depot ‑ Encinitas 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 1018 North El Camino Real.
St. Patrick Catholic Church – Carlsbad 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at 3821 Adams St.
Saint Mark’s Parish – San Marcos 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at 1147 Discovery St.
Fallbrook Regional Health District 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Community Health & Wellness Center, 1636 East Mission Road.
Appointments are strongly encouraged. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.
Walk benefits United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego
North County participants are sought for the 39th annual 5k “No Limits” Walk, sponsored by Mobilityworks to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk following at 9 a.m. Oct. 30 at De Anza Cove, at the northeast end of Mission Bay Park. Participants can walk, run, roll or hand cycle their way on a 3 ½ mile course. Continental breakfast served and later at the completion of the walk, a Mexican lunch. Visit ucpsd.org.
North County veterans group to benefit from golf fundraiser
The “Walk for the Fallen” has dedicated the Golf Tournament at Singing Hills Golf Resort and the 5/10k Walk/Run Nov. 5 at the Sycuan Casino Resort, to the 13 service members, who lost their lives in the service of our country at the Kabul Airport. Community members can golf or walk/run in their honor, starting at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit Veterans Association of North County and All Star Vets. Visit walkforthefallen.org/sycuan.
Oasis offers classes for seniors
The nonprofit San Diego Oasis offers a variety of classes for ages 50 and up. Most the classes and events are either free or low-cost. Visit san-diego.oasisnet.org.
American Legion Post 760 hosts a Halloween Party for adults 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Association North County resource center, 1617 Mission Ave. Tickets $40; $35 active duty and military veterans. Visit vanc.me.
Berkley Hart concert Friday outdoors
A Berkley Hart outdoor concert is set for 6 p.m. Friday at the Gas and Steam Engine Museum, Gates open 5 p.m. Bring picnic. Tickets $35 in advance; $40 at event. Proceeds benefit scholarships and leadership programs for local high school students. Hosted by Sunrise Vista Kiwanis. Visit sunsetsounds.live.
Library holds free screening of documentary
The Oceanside Public Library will host a free public screening and guided discussion of the documentary “Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution” 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave. as part of the One Book, One San Diego programs. The One Book, One San Diego adult selection for the 2021 is “Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist’’ by Judith Heumann and Kristen Joiner. An online screening is 5 p.m. Wednesday . Registration required. Visit tinyurl.com/3357sjhc.
Republican women’s group introduces candidates
The Carlsbad Republican Women club meets 11 a.m. Oct. 26 and a number of Republican candidates are slated to address the group, including, Elizabeth Heng, U.S. Senate; Brian Maryott, U.S. Congress, 49th District; Keith Blackburn, Mayor of Carlsbad; Tracy Carmichael, Carlsbad City Council, District 1; Sharon McKeeman, Carlsbad School District, Trustee Area 1 and Scott Davison, Carlsbad School District, Trustee Area 5. Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall will give an update on city issues. Leslie Salazar-Carrillo, CEO of Pathway Health Clinic, will give an update on the clinic. The luncheon is at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Cost is $32. Reservations required by noon Friday at CarlsbadRepublicans.com. Email [email protected].
Veterans group seeks volunteers
The Veterans Association of North County seeks volunteers to help at its resource center for active duty military, veterans and their families. Volunteer duties include front desk operations, handyman/maintenance, events set-up and take down and light cleaning a few hours a week. Shifts are normally from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call (760) 722-1277 or email [email protected] 1617 Mission Ave.
Brother Benno’s collecting gift cards
Brother Benno’s Auxiliary is collecting $25 Walmart gift cards for local children in need. The cards will be distributed at the Annual Christmas Party at Brother Benno’s Center in Oceanside. The goal is to collect 300 gift cards. Monetary donations are also welcome and cards will be purchased by the Auxiliary in your name. Send cards or donations to Brother Benno’s Auxiliary ,P.O.Box 334, San Luis Rey, CA 92068 by the end of November. Visit brotherbenno.org.
Friends of the Library marks 50th year
To mark the Friends’ 50th Anniversary and National Friends of Libraries Week, the Friends are promoting sales of their memberships starting at 10 a.m. Thursday October 21 at the Oceanside Farmers Market, on the corner of Pier View Way and North Coast Highway. Friends of the Oceanside Library President Chris Wilson will be joined by speakers, including Oceanside Mayor Esther Sanchez, Oceanside Councilmember Kori Jensen, 76th District Assembly Member Tasha Boerner Horvath, and a representative from Congressman Mike Levin’s office. Attendees can buy Friends memberships starting at $10 during the celebration receive a free Oceanside Public Library car sunshield, while supplies last. Other giveaways include bookbags and candy, while supplies last. Visit oplfriends.org or call (760) 435-5560.
Church holds drive-thru toy collection
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church sponsors a drive-thru toy collection 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday oct23 and Oct. 30 at 17010 Pomerado Rd. The donations benefit Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief and evangelism group, to send gift-filled shoeboxes to children in need around the world. Suggested items include small toys, books, health care items (non liquid), coloring books, crayons, colored pencils and cards. Visit rbcommunity.org/events.
California State University San Marcos’ Arts And Lectures Program will host a free virtual talk entitled, “Tell Them Where You’re From” on 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday . Irene Sanchez, Ph.D. will share her experiences as a high school Latinx Studies teacher. Tickets are at eventbrite.com/e/tell-them-where-youre-from-teaching-our-livesstories-tickets-165928852665.
Writers’ group meets Tuesdays
The San Marcos Writers’ Critique Group meets 1 p.m. on Zoom Tuesdays for 3 hours for writers to critique each another’s writings. Basic requirements include a computer with video, audio and internet and a commitment to participate every week for 4 months. The group splits the $16 monthly cost between members. Participants read their pieces and receive constructive critique. Email [email protected].
Pathways to Citizenship group recognizes volunteers
The Pathways to Citizenship group hosts a community get-together 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday to show appreciation to volunteers who have assisted 100 immigrants from more than 25 countries become U.S. citizens. Light appetizers will be served under the big tent outdoors at Solana Beach Presbyterian Church, 120 Stevens Ave. Call (858) 509-2589.
Museum highlights legendary Native American woman
A large, rare original photograph of the legendary historical figure Felicita is at the Valley Center History Museum this month to celebrate her selection as “Star of the Month.” Felicita was a Native American woman known for the aid she and her father provided to wounded Americans during the Battle of San Pasqual in 1846. She was the daughter of Pantho, chief of the Kumayaay. The museum, at 29200 Cole Grade Road, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays. Visit vchistory.org or call (760) 749-2993.
Moonlight Angels puts on fundraiser Monday
The Moonlight Angels is putting on a fundraiser “Bravo! Bon Appetit’” 5 p.m. Mondayat Shadowridge Golf Club. Event highlights include cocktail hour, dinner and entertainment, silent auctions and fundraising goodies. Tickets are $75 at (760) 420-1922 or moonlightstage.com/our-foundation/moonlight-angels-auxiliary/bravo-and-bon-appetit.
Halloween Line Dance Party planned
The Vista Silver Star Foundation hosts a Halloween Line Dance Party with costume contest, prizes and pizza 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Carlsbad Harding Auditorium, 3096 Harding St. Space is limited. Donation tickets are $20 at vistasilverstarfoundation.com. Call (442) 224-3426.
Antique Engine and Tractor Show continues
The Fall Antique Engine and Tractor Show continues 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 16-17 and Saturday and Oct. 24 at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. Exhibits include antique gas and steam engines and tractors, antique autos and trucks, looms and spinning wheels, scale model railroad, antique watches and clocks, farming equipment and vintage construction equipment. Demonstrations are slated on weaving, spinning, blacksmithing and woodworking along with corn and wheat processing and milling. Parking is free. Admission is $8; $7 for ages 65 and older; $5 for ages 6-12; free for children younger than 6 and active-duty military. Visit agsem.org.
Veterans group collecting children’s items and household goods
The nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors is collecting donations of diapers, baby wipes, formula, car seats, cribs, school supplies and other household goods to benefit female veterans and their children. Visit foundationforwomenwarriors.org.
LINDA MCINTOSH U-T
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