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Garden club holds plant sale

The Carlsbad Garden Club will hold a plant sale 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th at the Makers Market on the grounds of St Michael’s by the Sea in Carlsbad, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd. A variety of potted flowers, succulents and other kinds of plants will be sold. Proceeds provides college scholarships for Horticulture students at Mira Costa Junior College. The club membership applications available at the sale. Visit

Library bookstore seeks volunteers

The Friends of the Carlsbad Library is looking for additional volunteers for the Georgina Cole Library Bookstore, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, and Dove Library Bookstore, 1775 Dove Lane. For more information or to volunteer, email [email protected] Volunteers should provide name, email address and the store location where they would like to volunteer.

Senior center offers free walking groups

The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups. The “Carlsbad Cruisers” gather from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays; meet at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. The “Calavera Cruisers” walk from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; meet at Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Register at

Monthly Bird Watch at botanic garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts a bird walk at 8 a.m. on the first Monday of the month led by birding specialists at the garden, which is a hot spot for native birds, migrants and wintering guests. The next bird walk is June 6. Visit


The Joshua White Trio will perform a free concert from 2 to 3 p.m. June 5 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive as part of the First Sunday Concert series. White was a top finalist of the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition and performs across the world. Call (760) 753-7376.

Rotary’s Wine and Food Fest Saturday

The Encinitas Rotary Wine and Food Festival is 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 4th at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, 1275 Quail Gardens Drive. Tastings will be offered by 25 wineries, breweries, and distilleries and there will be more than 20 food vendors. Tickets are $150 online by Friday June 3rd . benefiting local charities. Day of Event tickets will be $300 each. Visit


Celebration of Sikes Adobe 150th anniversary

San Diegito River Park and the Friends of Sikes Adobe holds a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Sikes Adobe Historic Homestead. The Open House is 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sikes Adobe, 12655 Sunset Drive. Free festivities will include the history of the Sikes homestead and early agriculture in North County, recognition of the descendants of the Sikes family, and tours of the adobe home and gardens. Refreshments served. Email [email protected] or call (858) 674-2270, Ext.14.

Writers group meets Saturday

The Escondido Writers Group at Escondido Public Library is hosting Once Upon a Book Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway. Local San Diego authors will be on site to sell and sign their books, and signed copies will be raffled off to attendees. Visit

Free workshop on strokes offered Friday

A free class on strokes is 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday June3 at the Escondido Adult School, 220 W. Crest St. The workshop will describe different kinds of strokes and many of the problems and disabilities associated with having a stroke along with signs and symptoms, causes, and risk factors for a stroke and how to prevent a stroke. Call (760) 737-8000.

Volunteer Training Sessions hosted by The Elizabeth Hospice

The Elizabeth Hospice holds free orientation sessions via videoconferencing for community members who want to help adults and children facing life-limiting illness or grieving the death of a loved one. Attendees will learn about a variety of virtual and in-person opportunities throughout San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County, including serving as a patient companion, providing caregiver respite, performing aromatherapy, sewing Cuddle Bears, officiating at veteran pinning ceremonies and more. Information will be provided on both the application and training process. Upcoming orientations are on the following days: May 31 from 10 to 11 a.m.; June 13 from noon to 1 p.m.; June 30 from 4 to 5 p.m., July 12 from 10 to 11 a.m. and July 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.An email address and a device with a camera interface are needed to participate in the training session or attendees can join by phone. RSVP at (800) 797-2050 or [email protected] .

Blood drive at Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Senator Brian Jones, is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, at the chamber, 720 N. Broadway. Register at;sponsor code: SenatorJones.


Climate Action Team meets Tuesday

Fallbrook Climate Action Team will present a talk with San Diego Green Building Council Project Manager, Robert Carr, about Building Electrification, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31st via Zoom. As a consultant Carr specializes in making the region’s built environment more sustainable and works with regional municipal and nonprofit organizations.To receive the Zoom link, sign up for the group’s eblast on the website


Upcoming blood drives

The San Diego Blood Bank will hold blood drives in the following parking lots:

The Forum Carlsbad 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 31at 1905 Calle Barcelona, Carlsbad.

US Bank 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at 306 S Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos (in front of Ralphs).

The Island at Carlsbad 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 at 5806 Van Allen Way, Carlsbad.

City of Encinitas 9a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas.

Kaiser Permanente 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 6860 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad.

Mountain Mike’s Pizza noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at 2251 S El Camino Real.

The Elizabeth Hospice 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2 at 500 La Terraza Blvd., Escondido

Ocean Hills Country Club 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at 4701 Leisure Village Way, Oceanside.

Saint Francis Catholic Church 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 5 at 525 W. Vista Way, Vista.

Ezoic 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 at 6023 Innovation Way, Carlsbad.

Donors will receive a San Diego Padres Blood Drive T-shirt while supplies last.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit


Mobile home park holds two-day rummage sale

Rancho Calevero Mobile Home Park at 3570 Calevero Lane, is holding a carport and rummage sale 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, June 3 to Saturday, June 4. Residents of the 330 home community will selling a variety of items in their carports, rangning from household items, furniture, artwork, clothing and accessories to kitchen ware, and decorative items. Members of the Ladies Night Out social group will hold a rummage sale in their more than 2,000 square-foot warehouse, called the Treasure Cove, behind the clubhouse. For questions, call (760) 724-0053.

Filipino Cultural Celebration set for Saturday

The annual Filipino Cultural Celebration is noon to 6 p.m. June 4 in the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 330 N. Coast Highway. The 21st annual event features folk dancing and music, a fashion show of colorful costumes of the islands, ethnic cuisine and performances by local Filipino-American community members along with vendor booths selling Philippine crafts and native art along with other Filipino goods and services. Highlights include several competitions, including the 2015 Mrs. Fil-Am, Mrs. Fil-Am Senior, Little Miss Fil-Am, and Miss Pre-teen Fil-Am pageants coronation. This year’s theme is the Filipino-American Cultural Organization’s Journey and Legacy of Resilience. Free admission. Visit

Veterans group starts weekly Bingo games Wednesday

The Veterans Association of North County is starting bingo June 1 and continuing onn Wednesdays at the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Ave. Doors open at 4 p.m. for food and drink with first game 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for 10 games. Each game pays out $250. Proceeds benefit active duty military and veterans. Visit

Buena Vista Audubon looking for nature guides

Buena Vista Audubon is looking for volunteer nature guides to offer a short lesson as well as small-group walks on the Buena Vista Lagoon nature trails. School children come to the nature center for free guided tours on topics such as birds, insects and animals of the lagoon. All training and materials are provided and time commitment is flexible. Visit

or email [email protected]

Veterans group holds car show fundraiser

The Veterans Association of North County holds its annual car show fundraiser Saturday June 4 featuring classic cars, trucks and motorcycles to new rides with modern technology at the VANC resource center parking lot, 1617 Mission Ave. Highlights include live music. All years, makes and models are welcome, and trophies will be given to “The Best” in several categories. Event starts at 9 a.m.; a pancake breakfast begins at 8 a.m. for registrants. Breakfast, lunch and drinks are available for purchase. Parking is limited to the first 110 registrant. Free for spectators. Visit


Parkinson’s Support Group discusses Home Safety

The Inland North County Parkinson’s Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners meets from 10 noon June 6 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, in the Parish Hall. The featured speaker is Kendra French from 101 Mobility who will present “Home Safety.” Discussion sessions will follow the presentation. Call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963.

Church holds drive-thru food drive

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church is sponsoring a drive-thru food drop off 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at 17010 Pomerado Rd. Food will be going to “4 Community Care” food pantry serving seniors and families in need within the Poway Unified School District boundaries. Items needed include cereals, canned soups, low sugar snacks such as plain Triscuits, Goldfish, Vanilla Wafers, Graham Crackers, Granola or Breakfast Bars, canned meals, pasta and pasta sauces. Checks can be made out to “4 Community Care.” Visit


Animal Center marks 50th year at Spring Fling Gala

Helen Woodward Animal Center’s 34th Spring Fling Gala will celebrate the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary with the theme The Golden Age of Hollywood starting 6 p.m. June 11 hosted by Fairbanks Village Plaza in Rancho Santa Fe and will be emceed by KUSI’s Mark Mathis and 10News’ Megan Parry, Highlights include classic character impersonators, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and dinner featuring from San Diego’s top restaurants along with desserts. Tickets are $250-$750. Visit or call (858) 756-4117 x350.


Model A Ford club to hold meeting

The Palomar Model A Ford Club will hold its monthly membership meeting to discuss upcoming tours, technical advice and more at 7 p.m. Wednesday June 1st at the Palomar Estates East Clubhouse, 650 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Refreshments and socializing will follow the program. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month except in December; local day tours are typically scheduled for the Saturday following the meeting, departing from the clubhouse. All Model A owners and enthusiasts are welcome to attend meetings and join the tours; moderns are also welcome. Email [email protected], call (619)425-3241 or visit

Bingo on Mondays at senior center

The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., hosts bingo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $1 per card. Prizes include snacks, decorations and household items. Participants can also have lunch at 11:30 a.m. before bingo. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the Friday before bingo at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.

Writing group meets Wednesdays

The San Marcos Writers’ Critique Group meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom for serious writers to critique each other’s writings. Basic requirements include a computer with video, audio and Internet and a commitment to participate every week for four months. The group splits the $16 monthly cost between members. Participants read their pieces and receive constructive critique. Email [email protected]

Families needed for Type 1 diabetes study

Families with adolescent children with Type 1 diabetes are being sought for a study by graduate student Jessica Preciado, under the direction of professor Sharon Hamill, from the Psychology Department at California State University San Marcos. This study is designed to explore Type 1 diabetes in adolescents ages 13-18 and how families manage the disease. Participants will complete a brief online survey at their convenience. All eligible participants who complete the survey will receive $5 (maximum of $15 per family). Study results will be made available upon request. For more information on volunteering, visit: or email Preciado at [email protected]


Tuesday May31 deadline to enter art

The 6th Annual Alley Art Festival, a free community event with live entertainment, art demonstrations, food trucks, artist market and puppet parade, is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Road. Artists will exhibit a range of works from contemporary to traditional, including kinetic artworks and sculptures to puppetry and paintings. The family focused event will have a juried Student Art Show with cash prizes. Registration deadline is Tuesday May 31. To enter the show, visit Vendors and artists interested in participating in the fest, email [email protected] or [email protected] Visit

Bird club holds fundraiser auction

North County Aviculturists, a club for pet bird owners and breeders, will meet 5 p.m. Saturday June 4 at the Masonic Center, 761 Eucalyptus Ave. for its annual fundraiser and live auction. Plants, cages, supplies and birds will be auctioned off. Visit

Applications accepted for North County Celtic Queen Pageant

Applications accepted for North County Celtic Queen Pageant to be held 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at Faith Lutheran Church. Single girls living in North San Diego County between the ages of 13-28 are eligible to enter. Candidates do not need to be of Irish heritage, just Irish at heart. Court Members will be awarded prizes and gifts, and become goodwill ambassadors for the North County communities. The North County Celtic Queen Pageant is a nonprofit, providing Candidates with over 60 service opportunities during their year of service. All proceeds from the Pageant go to this year’s Charity of Choice, the Fallbrook Animal Sanctuary.

First Orientation will be held Friday, June 3, 2022 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Vista, 410 W. California Ave., in Vista. For further information, please contact [email protected]


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