Wildlife reserve hosts Cheetah Conservation fundraiser
A Cheetah Conservation fundraiser is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 28 at the Wild Wonders wildlife center, 5712 Vía Montellano. Highlights include African craft shopping, presentation by Dr. Laurie Marker, director of the Cheetah Conservation fund, about conservation work being done in Namibia and Somaliland and encounters with more than 100 animal ambassadors along with wine and barbecue buffet. Attendees can explore the 5-acre wildlife center. Tickets are $125-$250 with early admission 3:30 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. Visit cheetah.org/events/fundraiser-for-cheetah-conservation-fund-at-wild-wonders.
Woman’s club puts on Holiday Market
The Woman’s Club of Carlsbad will host its 8th annual Carlsbad Holiday Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Clubhouse, 3320 Monroe St. The event features a shopping extravaganza of local vendors and Club handcrafted unique gift, decorative and garden items along with treats. Proceeds benefit the philanthropic projects of the Club. Visit womansclubofcarlsbad.org.
Open house at Leo Carrillo Ranch with for Dia de los Muertos display
The Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Ranch Park will host an open house 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30 Oct. 29-30, with free guided tours. The hacienda of the late movie star Leo Carrillo will be adorned with traditional Dia de los Muertos decorations honoring those who have died. The display will include colorful ceramic art with an ofrenda that highlights the life of Carrillo and his family. The ranch, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, is open from 9 a.m. from 5 p.m. daily. For tours, meet at the welcome kiosk in the parking lot. Visit carrillo-ranch.org.
Genealogy buffs meet Tuesday
“Location, Location, Location: Land Records in U. S. Research,” will be the topic presented by Lisa Medina for North San Diego County Genealogical Society 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 25at Carlsbad City Council Chambers, 1200 Carlsbad Village Drive. Free. For attendees who wish to attend virtually on GoToWebinar at nsdcgs.org.
Civil War ancestry topic of talk
The Legacy Users Group, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will meet virtually 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 25. Genean Dunn will present a short webinar from Legacy Tree on how to create a list of Civil War candidates who might be relatives. The techniques can also be used to identify possible ancestors in other wars. Free. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library offers Sugar Skull Crafts for Day of the Dead
Learn about the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) tradition of remembering loved ones who died. Highlights include a bilingual performance by youth singer Maya Jaimes of Tierra Caliente Academy and decorating a sugar skull. Limited capacity. Dates are 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday Oct. 24 at Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane for grades K-5; 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday Oct. 27 at the Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place for grades K-12 and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive for grades 4-6 along with 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Cole Library for grades K-5. Visit carlsbadca.gov.
Senior center offers free walking groups
The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups, the “Carlsbad Cruisers,” 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays; meet at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. and the Calavera Cruisers, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; meet at Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Register at carlsbadconnect.org.
Caroling groups sought at shopping center
Piazza Carmel invites schools, churches, Scouts, choral groups and other groups to come caroling and receive a donation at the Piazza Carmel open-air shopping center, 3810 Valley Centre Drive. Piazza Carmel will make a $200 donation to each group scheduled for an hour of caroling. Groups can also get an additional donation though a Dining Fundraiser at a Piazza Carmel restaurant. A limited number of caroling groups can be scheduled. If you are interested in bringing a caroling group, email email@example.com.
Animal shelter holds class on “How To Choose The Dog For You”
“How To Choose The Dog For You” will be the topic of the Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s free, online, Zoom class 10 a.m. Nov. 6. Instructor Lys Carlson will discuss what to look for when looking for a new dog and how to help a new dog transition from shelter to home along with qualities that are essential and behaviors you don’t need to stress over. Class size is limited. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dia de los Muertos fest Saturday
A free family-oriented “Day of the Dead” festival is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, and livestreamed. The annual event includes performances by Ballet Folklorico dancers and Mariachi bands. Festivities include face painting, craft workshops for children to make sugar skulls and paper flowers; artist demonstrations and Day of the Dead art exhibit by students. There will be a low rider car show by Callejeros De Encinitas Car Club, food and vendor booths. A Community Ofrenda, remembrance altar, will be on display indoors. Visit encinitasarts.org.
Escondido Renaissance Faire starts Oct. 29
The Escondido Renaissance Faire is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 30 Oct. 29-30 along with Nov. 5-6 at the Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane. Highlights include jousting tournament, dual stage with live entertainment, clothing, weapon and trinket shoppes, beer, ale, mead and wine along with food, such as turkey legs. Period attire encouraged. Tickets are $8 to $19. Email email@example.com.
Library Friends group holds book sale
The Friends of the Escondido Library bookstore holds its monthly half-price sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday October 28th and 29th at the library, 239 S Kalmia St. All items in the store will be 50 percent off (25 cent minimum), including a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, collectors books and DVDs and CDs along with an extensive children’s section, with books, DVDs and VHS. Call (760) 839-4832. Visit library.escondido.org.
Mobilehome action group meets Saturday
The Escondido Mobilehome Positive Action Committee hosts Tim Sheehan, former vice president of Golden State Mobilehome Owners League, as guest speaker at its meeting 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 29 at Imperial Estates Mobilehome Park clubhouse, 2300 East Valley Parkway. Sheehan will explain a new California bill that makes it mandatory for park managers to be trained and certified by the state. The group keeps members informed about rights as a resident in a mobilehome park. Refreshments will be served.
Grand opening of Interfaith’s Recuperative Care Center
Interfaith Community Services holds a community-wide grand opening of the Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center along with its annual meeting 9 a.m. Wednesday, October 26th at 555 N. Centre City Pkwy. The center will offer recuperative care for people overcoming homelessness, physical and mental illness, and recovery. Register at interfaithservices.org/event/annual-meeting.
Day of the Dead community ofrenda at library
To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the Escondido Public Library is organizing its second annual community ofrenda— altar— a creative memorial to loved ones who died. Community members can contribute images and artwork in memory of loved ones. The ofrenda will be in the library lobby Monday Oct. 24 to Nov. 5. Visit escondidolibrary.org.
Art show “Stormy Weather” seeks entries
The Escondido Art Association seeks art for its November show “Stormy Weather” running through Dec. 2 at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Ave. Take-in of art will be noon to 6 p.m. Nov 5. Entry fees are $30, $5 each additional entry; $20 for members and $10 for students. A free artist demonstration is 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 featuring artist Margaret Larlham at the Fusion Restaurant, 201 East Grand Ave., Suite A in Escondido. Visit escondidoartassociation.com.
Library holds ‘Not-So-Spooky Storytime’ for families
Not-So-Spooky Storytime: Stories, songs, and crafts 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday Oct. 27 for kids ages 5-12 and their families at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St. Registration not required; early arrival recommended. Supplies may be limited. escondidolibrary.org.
Weight loss support group meets Fridays
The Escondido TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) club CA0116 meets 9 to 11 a.m. Fridays in the parish hall at Trinity Episcopal Church, 845 Chestnut St. This chapter of the support group for healthy weight loss started more than 60 years and has members of all ages. Drop in or contact Bill Eichler at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Retreat titled, “Restoring Justice With Love” Saturday at Camp Stevens
A retreat celebrating the 70th anniversary of Camp Stevens, titled, Restoring Justice With Love, features keynote speaker Valarie Kaur 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29 at Camp Stevens, an Episcopal camp and conference. Kaur, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, will speak from her experience as a civil rights leader. Workshop topics range from Immigration Justice, Restorative Justice 101, Self Compassion and Resilience to Environmental Transformation. Free childcare as well as youth program, hands-on green building projects, campfires and sunset hikes. Day trip and overnight options. Register at campstevens.org/70years.
Halloween themed socks to be given to blood donors
The San Diego Blood Bank will hold blood drives in the following parking lots:
Anytime Fitness noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 25at 850 Main St. Ramona.
CVS 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 26, at 1101 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook.
Millennium Dental 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 26at 334 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas.
North Coast United Methodist Church 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, October 26at 1501 Kelly Street, Oceanside.
The Crossings at Carlsbad 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27at 5800 The Crossings Drive, Carlsbad.
Del Mar Solana Beach Rotary 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 29at Lomas Santa Fe Plaza , 931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.
Saint Francis Catholic Church 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at 525 W. Vista Way, Vista.
St. Patrick Catholic Church 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at 3821 Adams Street, Carlsbad.
Bitchin’ Sauce 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at 6211 Yarrow Drive, Carlsbad.
It’s Socktober! Donors will receive a limited-edition pair of Halloween themed socks.
Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29 to raise awareness about the proper disposal of unwanted prescription drugs. To find a nearby location to bring unwanted prescription drugs Saturday Oct. 29, visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.
Free concert by Greater San Diego Music Coterie
A free concert by the Greater San Diego Music Coterie is 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church, 4300 Oceanside Blvd. The coterie’s chorus and orchestra will present the Fauré “Requiem” in addition to other choral settings by Mozart, Gounod, and Elgar. Free parking. Visit gsdmusicoterie.org.
Paperworks exhibit at Kruglak Gallery
An exhibit titled Paperworks, featuring the work of artist Sage Serrano, will be on display through Nov. 4 at the MiraCosta College Kruglak Art Gallery, in the Student Center, Building 3400 (lower lever), 1 Barnard Drive. In the exhibition, Serrano explores her ongoing research of “connections that are forced, found, or failed through material experimentations and drawings and uses her drawings as a meditative process to reflect on personal experiences.” Gallery hours are 2:30-7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. Admission is free. Visit kruglakgallery.weebly.com.
Free O’side Turkey Trot Running Club
A free adult training program sponsored by the Move Your Feet Before You Eat foundation is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. at 330 N Coast Hwy. The program is led by former UCSB women’s Track and Cross-Country coach and Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier, Kathy Kinane. The program helps walkers, joggers and runners age 18 and older achieve fitness goals and prepare for the annual Oside Turkey Trot slated for Nov. 24. The group meets at Oceanside Civic Center water fountain, at 330 N Coast Hwy. Visit osideturkeytrot.com/training. Call (760) 434-2312.
Senior Patrol seeks volunteers
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department stations in Poway and 4S Ranch are looking for adults to join the Senior Volunteer Patrol. Duties include traffic control, patrolling neighborhoods in Poway and 4S Ranch, checking on homes of residents on vacation, and checking on the welfare of residents as part of the Sheriff’s Department’s “You Are Not Alone” program. Volunteers must be at least 50 years old, a U.S. citizen or legal resident who has applied for citizenship, and have a valid California driver’s license and car insurance. Volunteers must be of good moral character with no felony convictions and attend a two-week Senior Volunteer Patrol Academy. Volunteers typically work up to five hours a week. To volunteer, call (858) 232-8000.
“The Swingin’ with Dean” show featured at library
Dean Ratzman will perform “The Swingin’ with Dean” show 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29 for all ages at the Rancho Bernardo Library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. Ratzman, , who plays the piano, trumpet, valve trombone and sing, will perform Tijuana Brass, ’40s Swing, Jazz standards, 60’s and 70’s rock and soul, along with his originals. Ratzman has performed across the country. Free. Visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/rancho-bernardo-library.
The Vista Historical Society and Museum at 2317 Old Foothill Drive will be closed beginning Friday, Oct. 28 and will reopen Nov. 14 for museum volunteers and staff to have a break. The museum will reopen Nov. 16. Visit vistahistoriclsociety.com.
Dia de los Muertos celebration at historic adobe
A Day of the Dead celebration is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29 at Rancho Guajome Adobe, 2210 N Santa Fe Ave. The event features food, altars—ofrenda, live entertainment and arts and crafts. admission (cash only) is $4; $2 for ages 4-12 and free for ages 3 and under. Free parking. sdcounty.ca.gov or (760) 724-4082.
‘Novemberfest in the Gardens’ slated next month
The Amigos De Vista Lions Club and the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens are putting on their eight annual “Novemberfest in the Gardens” from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 19 at Alta Vista Botanical Gardens, 1270 Brengle Terrace Drive. 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.
Senior center’s Bridge Club and Music Appreciation are back
Gloria McClellan Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive once again holds its Bridge Club 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays in the Azalea Building and Music Appreciation classes 1 to 3 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month in the Park Terrace Café. No RSVP required. Seniors who attend an event, presentation or club during November receive a complimentary lunch coupon for the Park Terrace Café. For questions, call (760) 643-5282 or email email@example.com.
LINDA MCINTOSH U-T
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