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Drive-thru recycling event set for Saturday

The Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Seton Church will hold a drive-thru recycling event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church’s lower parking lot, 6628 Santa Isabel St., to benefit programs for the area’s homeless. Bring recyclable cans and bottles and toss them in the bin; or volunteers can unload cars. Call (760) 207-6951.

Live webinar Tuesday on newspaper research

“Local Newspaper Research” will be discussed by Jennifer Anklesaria at the North San Diego Genealogical Society’s Intermediate Genealogy Class in a live webinar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The webinar is free; registration is required at

Senior center offers pingpong twice a week

Pingpong is offered for free from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Call (760) 602-4650 or visit

Genetic genealogist to give webinar Saturday

The DNA Interest Group, sponsored by the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will present a webinar program from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Genetic genealogist Kathleen Fernandez will discuss “Shared Matching Methodology,” which will demonstrate one of the research methods used to solve unknown parentage. The program is free; registration is required at

Zentangle class starts Tuesday at center

Zentangle 101 is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, and Zentangle 102 is from 10 to 11:45 a.m. July 20 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Students explore the process and theory of mindful drawing while learning new tangles. Each class costs $41. Call (760) 602-4650 or visit


Shopping center hosts movie nights Thursdays

Piazza Carmel puts on free Movie Nights at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and July 22 and July 29 at 3810-3890 Valley Centre Drive. “Sonic the Hedgehog” will be shown Thursday. Pre-movie activities include a free craft for kids ages 12 and younger and drawings for a chance to win prizes. No reservations are needed. There is seating or you can bring your own lawn chair. Visit


iPalpiti festival features international virtuosos

The following concerts will be held at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, as part of the 24th annual iPalpiti Festival.

iPalpiti Soloists Virtuosi II: Jaewon Wee on violin, Jacopo Giacopuzzi on piano and Egor Antonenko on cello, 7:30 p.m. Friday.

iPalpiti Soloisits Virtuosi III: Jacopo Giacopuzzi on piano, Takamori Arai on violin, Julia Clancy on viola and Laszlo Mezo on cello, 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are $25 for each show at

Encinitas Cruise Nights features VW Bus Night

Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s free Encinitas Cruise Nights with classic cars and live bands is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, featuring a VW Bus Night with Secret Car Club, Loco Legend, Little Guys Car Club, The Bronco Club and JEJ Customs Inc. Car Club along with music by the Ramblin’ Sweethearts, FreeMartin and The Retro Rocketts. All classics are invited. There will be three half-street closures on F, G and H streets; reserved space for car clubs along South Coast Highway 101. The event, sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts, is held on the third Thursday of each month through September. Visit

Sculpture exhibit

at botanic garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden and Oceanside Museum of Art Artist Alliance present their the Wild and Beautiful sculpture exhibition through Aug. 1 at the garden, 300 Quail Gardens Drive. Inspired by nature, the featured artworks were selected from submissions demonstrating various materials, styles and creative interpretations. The original sculptures in the collection were created by members of OMA Artist Alliance. Garden admission typically ranges from $5-$18; free for garden members. The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays and advance reservations are required at


Library has new hours, resumes overdue fees

The Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St., has updated hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays. The Pioneer Room is open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The library has resumed charging fees for overdue items. Call (760) 839-4683.

Volunteer training session at Sikes Adobe

The San Dieguito River Park and San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy once again host a Sikes Adobe docent training from 9 a.m. to noon July 25 at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, 12655 Sunset Drive. Participants learn about volunteer opportunities and educational resources and take a tour of the house and nearby trails. Space is limited; reservations are required at (858) 674-2270, ext. 18, or [email protected]

Hospice caregiver support group to meet

The Elizabeth Hospice has a support group to provide adult family and friend caregivers with the chance to meet with others in a similar situation, learn caregiving tips and reduce isolation. This month, the group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom on Tuesday and July 27. An email address and a device with a camera interface are required. To enroll, call (760) 737-2054. A one-on-one videoconference with one of the group facilitators is required prior to attending the group session.


Upcoming blood drives

The San Diego Blood Bank will hold several blood drives in parking lots in North County:

Erickson-Hall Construction Co., 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at 500 Corporate Drive, Escondido.

Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1418 Calle Jules, Vista.

St. Margaret Parish Hall, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 18 at 4300 Oceanside Blvd., Oceanside.

Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club at Panera Bread, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 at 12156 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit


Veterans advisory group meets Monday

The Veterans Association of North County hosts the Veterans Advisory Committee meeting from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Ave. The speakers are Bob Bourdette, regional manager in Southern California for Advocate Health Advisors, and Col. Daniel Whitley, commanding officer, Headquarters and Support Battalion Camp Pendleton, who will give a briefing on current events on base. Pizza will be provided by Interfaith Community Services. Visit

Golf tournament to benefit ALS research

The Azzur Fore ALS Golf Tournament with scramble format starts at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at Goat Hill Park Golf Club, 2323 Goat Hill Drive. Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute. Registration fee is $150 per golfer; $40 for non-golfer, including non-player access to the tournament with breakfast and lunch. Visit

Fitness center for adults 55+ reopens

Vista Community Clinic’s fitness center, Club 55, has reopened at 448 Country Club Lane in Oceanside. The indoor exercise space with treadmills, free weights and weight machines for adults 55 and older is open by appointment from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Yearly membership is $65; $55 for seniors with low incomes. The gym is also open to community members ages 18 and older. Call (760) 631-5000, ext. 7206.


Virtual interfaith presentations planned

The Poway Interfaith Team, aka POINT, is sponsoring its 13th annual Interfaith Summer Nights event virtually this year with the theme “Building Interfaith Understanding.” A presentation from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday will be led by Benjamin Midler, author of “The Life of a Child Survivor from Bialystok, Poland,” about his experience surviving the Holocaust, and Aug. 9 by Bobo Elliot of the Manzanita Band of the Kumeyaay Nation on “Domination Decoded.” The events are free; donations are appreciated. To receive an eventbrite link, email [email protected] or call (858) 487-8885.


Church holds donation drop-off Saturday

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church sponsors a drive-thru donation drop-off to support Ronald McDonald House, a home-away-from-home for families with very ill children in the hospital, from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 17010 Pomerado Road. Items sought include new board games, stuffed animals, dolls, books, video games, toiletry items and household items such as sandwich baggies, laundry detergent, sponges, dish soap, napkins and paper towels. Volunteers can unload items from trunk. Visit


Memorial golf tournament Saturday

Friends of La Posada hosts the Andrew Salazar Memorial Golf Tournament to raise money to fight homelessness and mental illness Friday at the Lomas Santa Fe Executive Golf Course. Proceeds go to two nonprofits that help the homeless and mentally ill: Friends of La Posada and Interfaith Community Services. Visit

Concerts at the Cove weekly through Aug. 26

The free summer “Concerts at the Cove” series hosted by the city of Solana Beach and Belly Up Tavern are from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 26, featuring Quintinn Holi – Aloha Show at the first concert this week at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S. Sierra Ave. Bring beach chairs and picnics; no alcohol, tobacco, pets or personal barbecues. Visit


Boys & Girls Club

runs summer camp

The Boys & Girls Club of Vista holds its summer camp from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, through Aug. 13, at 401 W. California Ave. for ages 5-18. Highlights include field trips, arts and crafts, sports, STEM and music. Weekly themes range from pirates and superheroes to ocean and kindness. New membership registration fee is $50; weekly rate is $120. Register at

‘Beauty and the Beast’ hits Moonlight stage

Moonlight Stage Productions’ 40th anniversary summer season features Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at 8 p.m. July 21-25, July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 3-7 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for dining and picnicking. A socially distanced seating area is in the “great lawn.” Patrons in any other seating areas must be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of the show. Face masks are required. Tickets are $17-$59 at or (760) 724-2110.


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