Genealogy buffs meet Tuesday
North San Diego County Genealogical Society will meet 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday October 11 virtually for a presentation by Marianne Meth on, “File Formats: What are are They? How to Use Them in Genealogical Research?” Free; register at nsdcgs.org.
Human Genome Project subject of talk
“The Human Genome Project” will be the subject of a free presenttion by Kelli Bergheimer hosted by the DNA Interest Group of North San Diego County Genealogical Society 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15 with virtual and in-person attendance at Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. (The speaker will be virtual). Register for GoToWebinar at nsdcgs.org.
Community input sought
The City of Carlsbad added a third public meeting to seek community input on what environmental impacts should be evaluated in a study on potential properties that could be rezoned to accommodate future housing. An Environmental Scoping Meeting is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at City of Carlsbad Faraday Administration Center, 1635 Faraday Ave. The city has also extended the deadline to provide comments from Oct. 14 to Oct. 26. Email [email protected]
Free nature talk at state reserve
Torrey Pines Docent Society’s Nature Discovery Series features a presentation about “Raptors: Birds of Prey” by Dr. Bob Gordon 3 p.m. Oct. 16 . Participants learn about local raptors and meet “Huxley the Harris Hawk.” The Meet at the pavilion area near the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve upper parking lot. Visit torreypine.org.
Anti-human trafficking conference set for Oct. 23 at library
A communitywide anti-human trafficking conference, titled “Stop Being A ‘Good Girl,’” is set for noon to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, and via Zoom. In recognition of the United Nation’s Day of the Girl Child, Speakers from internationally recognized organizations will discuss global trends in human trafficking, online crimes and internationally recognized human rights. The conference includes a book signing and debut reading of the novel “For My Sister” by Puja Shah starting at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, with a portion of proceeds going to the presenting organizations. Visit educationandexploration.org and formysisterbook.com. Register at forms.gle/fFFpp3aUsypvQ1wu5.
Butterfly Walk set for Monday at garden
A Butterfly Walk is slated for 10 a.m. to noon Monday Oct. 10 at the San Diego Botanic Garden. The walks, held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, June though October, are led by a garden volunteer and joined regularly by butterfly expert Michael Perry from the University of California San Diego and members of his lab. Visit sdbg.org
Motown event benefits hospice
The Elizabeth Hospice will host Motown Downtown, an event benefiting the Children’s Bereavement Program at The Elizabeth Hospice 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 14 at Escondido City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. The evening will include a gourmet dinner, wine and musical performance by Remembrance 5, a Temptations Tribute group. There will be a silent and live auction. The cost per person is $175, open to ages 21 and up. Proceeds support the program which includes free school-based grief support groups in 20 school districts, peer-based grief support groups held throughout the school year in Children’s Bereavement Centers in Escondido and Mission Valley, summer grief camp, and community grief education and support. Register at elizabethhospice.ejoinme.org/motown2022.
Library holds celebration of different cultures
The Escondido Public Library hosts a performance by Danza Xinaxtli 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the library, 239 South Kalmia St., as part of its celebration of different cultures, “Around the World in Many Ways,” which includes four programs through Dec. 3, funded by a California Humanities Library Innovation Lab Grant. The Escondido-based Aztec dance group Danza Xinaxtli will perform traditional Aztec dances and discuss Aztec culture. Atole and champurrado will be provided while supplies last. Visit escondidolibrary.org/events.
Hospice runs volunteer orientation
The Elizabeth Hospice holds a free volunteer orientation session via Zoom videoconferencing for community members interested in helping adults and children facing life-limiting illness and those grieving the death of a loved one. Attendees will learn about virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, including serving as a patient companion, providing caregiver respite, performing aromatherapy, sewing Cuddle Bears and officiating at veteran pinning ceremonies. Information will be provided on the application and training process. Orientation dates include 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday Oct. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. Oct. 21 and 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. RSVP at (800) 797-2050 or email [email protected] .
Library friends put on free concert
A Freaney and Friends free concert is 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 in the Community Room at the library, 124 S. Mission Rd. The concert will feature cellist Ruslan Biryukov, Principal cellist for the Temecula Valley Symphony and Huntington Beach Symphony orchestras, founder of the Glendale Philharmonic orchestra and the Los Angeles Cello Quartet. Biryukov has performed throughout the world and will perform Passacaglia by Handel, Suite No. 2 for cello solo by Bach and Sonata for cello solo by Cassado. Visit fallbrooklibraryfriends.org.
Fall Festival of Gems Oct. 9
Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society’s Fall Festival of Gems featuring minerals, gems, fossils, jewelry, geode cracking garden rocks and rock spheres is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9 at 123 W. Alvarado St. Free admission and parking. Visit fallbrookgemandmineralsociety.wildapricot.org.
Fall Craft Faire & Vendor Alley
Christ the King Lutheran’s 36th Annual Fall Craft Faire & Vendor Alley is 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the church, 1620 S. Stage Coach Lane. Highlights include vendors selling handcrafted items and baked goods, cookie walk, frozen meals and silent auction. Proceeds support local charities. Also, the church supports Lutheran World Relief. Visit ctkfb.org or call (760) 728-3256.
Harvest Fair features crafts, food
Fallbrook Harvest Fair is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Main Avene in Downtown Fallbrook with autumn-themed, hand-made crafts, food, pumpkin contests, pony rides, pie baking contset and scarecrows. Live music in the beer and wine garden. Visit fallbrookchamberof commerce.org.
Halloween themed socks to be given to blood donors
The San Diego Blood Bank will hold blood drives in the following parking lots:
Ramona United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Oct. 10 at 3394 Chapel Lane, Ramona.
Grocery Outlet, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 11 at 1101 S. Main Ave., Fallbrook.
City of Encinitas 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, October 13at 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas.
In Memory of Scott, noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, October 15at 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside.
It’s Socktober! All donors will receive a limited-edition pair of Halloween themed socks.
Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.
Widows and Widowers group meets
The North County Widows and Widowers group for men and women who have lost a spouse and want to rebuild a new social network in an upbeat setting, offers various get togethers: Monday and Tuesday October: 10/11 Social Hour at Enzo’s in Oceanside, Friday 10/14 Vista Elks Dinner Dance, Oct. 16 Halloween Dinner Dance at Shadowridge Golf Club and Oct. 28 Oceanside Elks Dinner Dance. RSVP at (760) 522-5144.
Boys & Girls Clubs to hold gala Friday Oct. 14
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside will celebrate its seven-decade anniversary during the 33rd annual Boys and Girls Night Out Gala beginning at 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 14 . The club will once again open the doors to its Townsite Clubhouse after a two-year hiatus, at 401 Country Club Lane. The event features dinner, performances from club youths and ROAD’s members, live and silent auctions, a wine pull and live entertainment. The evening will also feature the club’s 2022-2023 Youth of the Year, Melinda Maldonado. Funds will support Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside’s summer and after-school programs for nearly 2,500 youths. Tickets cost $200. Visit bgcoceanside.org/galaCQ.
The Veterans’ Writing Group San Diego County will host its free monthly meeting Saturday 10/15/22 at the Veterans Association of North County center, 1617 Mission Ave. for veterans, dependents and active-duty military members. A women’s group meets 10-11 a.m. on Zoom and all writers meet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. live and on Zoom. Guest presenter is Susie Schaefer. Topics include The Trifecta of Nonfiction Publishing: Bringing together Your Story, Brand, and Community, The Sticky Note Method: How to Reverse Engineer Your Book to Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Heart and Options in Publishing, Costs & Timeline.There will be a Q&A. Email [email protected]
Library puts on watercolor workshop
Oceanside Public Library will host a free watercolor art workshop for adults 5 p.m. Tuesday Oct 11 at the Mission Branch Library, 3861 Mission Ave., sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. Participants will use isometric grid paper to make geometric designs using watercolors, and then use a heat source to make the underlaying grids vanish, leaving beautiful and unique geometric patterns. Register at oceansidepl.librarycalendar.com/event/vanishing-art.
Parkinson’s Benefit Classical Concert Saturday
Quartet Luminoso, a virtuoso ensemble of musicians playing clarinet, viola, violin and cello, will perform 2:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 at the Community Church of Poway, 13501 Community Road. the concert includes guest vocalist, Tremble Clefs Music Director, Matt Ignacio. The program includes works by Respighi, Sibelius, Stamitz, and Piazzolla. Refreshments served after the performance along with an opportunity to meet the musicians. Donations go to Tremble Clefs “Fighting Parkinson’s One Song at a time.” Suggested donation is $20. Tickets are at trembleclefs.com/events/quartet-luminoso-2022
Church holds free concert
The California Guitar Trio, featuring works ranging from the Beatles and Pink Floyd to Bach and Beethoven, will perform in the Rancho Bernardo Community Church Concert Series at 4 p.m. on Oct. 16 at 17010 Pomerado Road. The group explores intersections between rock, jazz, classical and world music and has performed across the world. arrangements. Free will offering. For questions, email [email protected]
Republican women’s group holds luncheon
The Rancho Bernardo Republican Women holds a luncheon meeting 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Oct. 21 at The Heights Golf Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway. Guest speaker will be Mark Larson, talk show host on 600 KOGO weekdays and guest on Fox News and national networks and political analyst on KUSI News Channel 9. Cost is $30 fo two-course lunch. RSVP by 6 p.m. Friday October 14th at rbrwf.org.
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Tennis center fundraiser Oct.16
The 16th Annual Sean Eduardo Sanchez Tennis Center fundraising Pro-Am tennis tournament begins at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, 5921 Valencia Circle. Tennis-playing Amateurs will pay a donation entry fee in three separate divisions. Proceeds benefit children enrolled in the nonprofit SES Tennis Center in Tecate, Mexico. The nonprofit provides tennis lessons, tennis equipment and cross-border tournament transportation while also supporting the efforts of the Empty Cradle, a Southern California nonprofit that helps parents cope with the loss of an infant. Tickets are $150, $35 for kids under 18. Reservations include a barbeque dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. during the finals of the tournament. Visit
Free pet vaccines
Free pet vaccines will be given 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday Oct 15 at North County Family Advocacy, One Safe Place, 1050 Los Vallecitos Blvd., while supplies last. Cohosted by Rancho Coastal Humane. Visit care.petcolove.org and sdpets.org/events.
Horse Heritage Festival in Walnut Grove Park
Horse Heritage Festival and 16th Annual Ride & Stride 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Walnut Grove Park, with family activities including demonstrations, exhibits and food. Visit facebook.com/TwinOaksValleyEquestrianAssociation.
Free indoor rock climbing
Mesa Rim North City hosts a free indoor rock climbing event 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 as part of its “grandiversary” with climbing, food and entertainment so the community can learn more about the sport. The event is at Mesa Rim North City Visit mesarim.com/northcity.
Moonlight Youth Theatre takes the stage of the Moonlight Amphitheatre with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins” 7:30 p.m. Friday to Oct. 16 Oct.14-16 and Oct. 20-22 at Moonlight Amphitheatre 1250 Vale Terrace Drive. Tickets are $14-$28 at moonlightstage.com or (760) 724-2110.
“Novemberfest in the Gardens” slated next month
The Amigos De Vista Lions Club and the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens are putting on their 8th annual “Novemberfest in the Gardens” from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Brengle Terrace Drive, Vista. The outdoor event offers beer sampling from local breweries along with mead and wine tasting. Also included is live music by the Oceans Band, dancing, vendors, games, food concessions, a raffle and a silent auction. Visit novemberfest.eventbrite.com.
Antique Engine & Tractor Show opens Saturday
The Fall Antique Engine & Tractor Show is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct 15 and Oct. 16 and Oct. 22-23 at the Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, 2040 N. Santa Fe Ave. Highlights include gas engine row startup, antique equipment parade, tractor games on the parade route; demonstrations on weaving, spinning, blacksmithing and woodworking along with milling. Pumpkin pinata, candy and prizes and pumpkin patch. Admission is $8; adults ages 65 and up, $7; kids ages 6-12, $5 and free for kids younger than 6. Free for active-duty military. Visit agsem.com.
Fall fest Saturday at botanic garden
Alta Vista Botanical Gardens’ 14th Fall Fun Festival is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 at the Garden, 1270 Vale Terrace Drive. The free event includes Scarecrow Contest, pumpkin painting, kids’ crafts and activities, GrowGetters Plant Sale, Music by Vic (guitar and song), craft vendors and food vendors including the Amigos de Vista Lions BBQ lunch. Scarecrows for the contest must be made at home. Register and pick up scarecrow supplies at the Children’s Garden 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15. Participant’s deposit of $10 covers the scarecrow’s armature (sticks), a head, stuffing and clothing. The $5 will be returned when the completed scarecrow is brought back to the Gardens. Bring the scarecrow to the Gardens for judging 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Oct. 14, or 9 a.m. to noon Saturday Oct. 15. Homemade scarecrows (created with your own supplies) can also be registered for the contest for $5 on those days. Vista Silver Star Foundation, which helps the local senior community, will hold a fundraiser during this event and have various flavors of ice cream for sale. Visit altavistabotanicalgardens.org.
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