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Woman’s club makes comfort pillows for local hospitals, holds Holiday Market Nov. 12


Carlsbad Village Street Faire Nov. 6

The Fall Carlsbad Village Street Faire is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 on Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Blvd. More than 900 exhibitors are slated to sell gifts and household wares and products. Highlights include a pancake breakfast and international food court serving a variety of dishes ranging from seasonal treats to ethnic specialties and a beer garden along with arts and crafts, children’s games and rides. Special 2-for-1 fares on the Coaster. Fair shuttle stops at Westfield Plaza Camino Real (west of the Sears) and Poinsettia Train Station. The fair is expected to draw roughly 100,000 visitors, It is recommended that visitors leave pets at home. Visit

Senior center hosts Concert & Craft Fair

The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts a free Concert & Craft Fair Nov. 14 in the Carlsbad Senior Center Courtyard, 799 Pine Ave. The Craft Fair features holiday shopping 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and a concert by the Mountain Boys Blue Grass Band is 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Visit

“Native People of the Lagoon” subject of talk at nature center

Batiquitos Lagoon will host a free presentation 10 a.m. Saturday November 12 titled, “Native People of the Lagoon,” led by Cathleen Chilcote Wallace, who is Luiseno and a member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians. In her storytelling program, she connects the past and the present as she shares traditional and original tales about the Luiseno and Kumeyaay native culture and history. The event is open to adults and children age 4 or older. Meet at the Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane. Visit

“Get Your Head in the Cloud” subject of genealogy group’s presentation

“Get Your Head in the Cloud: Using the Cloud for Your Genealogy File Storage,” will be presented virtually by Stacey Sanders for North San Diego County Genealogical Society 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 8Free. Register at

Corvette show benefits veterans

The North Coast Vettes car club’s annual All-Corvette Car Show, called “Vettes for Veterans,” is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12 at The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, benefiting the Semper Fi & America’s Fund and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. More than 250 Corvettes are expected. Free to spectators. Visit

Volunteers sought at The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad offers volunteer opportunities including giving walking tours to elementary school children, greeting visitors, helping at events and workshops and welcoming people to The Flower Fields. Walking tour duties include greeting classes and leading children on tours through the art, music, composting, music and growing stations. Volunteers must like working with children and interacting with teachers and chaperones. Training will be provided in January and February, and volunteer shifts start March 1 and run through May 14. Experience is not required, and volunteer hours are flexible. Call Joni Miringoff at 760-930-9123 ext. 118.


Church holds workshop on contemplative spirituality

A workshop on contemplative spirituality is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 12, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 334 14th St. presented by Contemplative Outreach of North San Diego. The workshop is led by Father Vincent Pizzuto, Ph.D., who publishes and speaks internationally in areas such as Christian mysticism, contemplative spirituality and ecological discipleship. The workshop includes a time for centering prayer. Light refreshments at 8:30 a.m.; bring your own lunch. Suggested donation $20 at the door. Email [email protected] to register. Visit


Free concert Nov. 6 at library

The Friends of the Encinitas Library host a free concert featuring the Daneen Wilburn Quartet with “soulful jazz” from 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at 540 Cornish Drive. Vocalist Daneen Wilburn will be joined by Grammy winner Kamau Kenyatta on piano, Richard Sellers on drums and Cecil McBee Jr. on bass. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Visit

Adult ballet class offered at community center

Adult ballet for ages 18 up will be offered starting Nov. 15 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. A Beginning-Intermediate level class will run from 6:30-7:45 p.m. taught by former professional dancer Marti Neal. The class will consist of barre, center, stretching, adage and across the floor movements and terminology, all accompanied by music. Dancewear and ballet slippers required after first class meeting. Visit EncinitasRecReg or call (760) 943-2260.


“From Every Corner Sing” featured at arts center

The Center Chorale and Pacific Coast Chorale will give a concert 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido, titled, “From Every Corner Sing” with symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Joseph Valent and soloist Gregorio González. The program features C.V. Stanford’s Songs of the Fleet and Vaughn Williams’ Five Mystical Songs, conducted by Dr. Joe Stanford and John Nettles. Tickets are $27; $22 students, seniors and military; $10 children. Visit

Hospice hosts job fair Thursday

The Elizabeth Hospice, an Escondido-based nonprofit, hosts a job fair 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 10 at the nonprofit’s headquarters, 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130. The nonprofit is seeking candidates to fill a variety of clinical and non-clinical positions including registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, children’s bereavement coordinator and intake coordinator. Recruiters will be available to answer questions. Applicants can meet members of the leadership team, schedule a ride-along with one of the organization’s preceptors, and take a tour of the learning lab. No appointment is needed. For questions, call (760) 796-3768. To view all open positions, visit

Christmas Bazaar opens Tuesday

Church of the Resurrection holds its annual Christmas Bazaar Tuesday through Nov. 13 Nov. 8-13 in the parish hall at 1445 Conway Drive. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Call (760) 747-2322.

Patio Playhouse stages jukebox musical

Luminary Arts presents, Honky Tonk Laundry, a comedy country jukebox musical by Roger Bean with country music favorites Friday Nov. 11 through Nov. 20 at the Patio Playhouse Theater, 116 S. Kalmia. Tickets are $20-$25. Visit

Arts Partnership holds ‘Yart’ sidewalk sale

The Escondido Arts Partnership holds a ‘Yart’ sidewalk sale 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12 at the gallery, 262 E Grand Ave. The fundraiser features art work, books, art supplies and tools. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s Art for Teens program and free workshops. Visit

“The BIG Little Art Show ” opens Friday

The Escondido Arts Partnership hosts an exhibit titled, “The BIG Little Art Show ” opening Friday Nov. 11 and running through Dec. 2 at the gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave. The juried show features 72 little artworks in a variety of art media by a number of area artists. Visit


Beautification Alliance hosts Community Clean Up

Fallbrook Beautification Alliance is hosting a Community Clean Up of the downtown, Pico Promenade and surrounding area from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 12. Meet at the Fallbrook Library lower parking lot at 124 S. Mission Road. Bring a reusable water bottle and gloves. Participation in the family-friendly event earns community service hours. Participants will receive a coupon for a free Jersey Mike’s Sub. Register at


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

The Elizabeth Hospice 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 9 at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Escondido.

Versum Materials 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 9at 1969 Palomar Oaks Way, Carlsbad.

Two Jinn, Inc. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 9at 1000 Aviara Pkwy, Carlsbad.

Dove Library 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, November 10at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit


Veterans group meets Monday

The Veterans Advisory Committee of the Veterans Association of North County meets noon to 1 p.m. Monday November 7 in the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Ave. The speakers include, Joshua “Jay” Baptist, Wave Neuroscience veteran coordinator; Jim Reiser, licensed marriage and family therapist and bereavement coordinator at Hospice of the North Coast and Bob Bourdette, regional manager at veteran-owned Advocate Health Advisors. Visit

Brother Benno’s holds gift card drive

Oceanside-based nonprofit Brother Benno’s is collecting Walmart gift cards to give at its annual Children’s Christmas Party. The nonprofit serves homeless and working poor community members. The gift card drive is through Dec. 10. Visit

Buena Vista Audubon Nature looking for nature guides

The Buena Vista Audubon is looking for volunteer nature guides to offer a short lesson as well as small group walks on the 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. email [email protected].

PACE Family Health Center holds grand opening

The Family Health Centers of San Diego PACE at 2201 Mission Ave. holds a grand opening and ribbon cutting 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 9. Attendees learn about support services for older adults to age comfortably at home. Ribbon cutting followed by refreshments. Meet and greet with staff and tour the Center and Oceanside Family Counseling Center. For questions or to RSVP, email [email protected] or call (619) 838-5553.


Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service set for Nov. 15

The POINT Poway Interfaith Team is hosting its’ 14th Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 7 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Community Church of Poway 13501 Community Rd. This year’s theme is “Simunye: I See You, We are One.” Along with music and prayers, people will share their personal stories on “What experiences they have had from life that showed them the importance of being seen.” Donations, both monetary and non-perishable/canned food, will go to Interfaith Community Services in Escondido to help feed the homeless. Refreshments served after the service. For questions, email Rev. Michelle Ingalls [email protected].

Presentation on “Raid on Entebbe” Monday

A presentation on the “Raid on Entebbe” is set for 7 p.m. Monday Nov. 7 at Chabad of Poway. A veteran of an elite unit in the Israel Defense Forces, Rami Sherman, will share his personal experiences in the rescue of more than 100 hostages from a hijacked plane in Entebbe, Uganda, over 46 years ago. Free to the community, reservations required at or call (858) 451-0455.

Kiwanis seeks donations for its Holiday with Heroes

The Kiwanis Club of Poway hosts Holiday with Heroes Dec. 8 at the Poway Community Center for underserved children and seeks donations and sponsors. At the event, children will be paired with a hero from the local Sheriff’s Department, Fire Department or military and will shop for their families at an on-site holiday store. Then the children attend a holiday festival including dinner, music, games. Children will receive art supplies, crocheted beanies, blankets, cupcakes, batteries, wrapping paper, books, candy, stuffed animals, socks, a large box of food and photo with Santa. The club needs help in providing the families with towels, laundry detergent, or gifts for the 150 children and their families. Visit


Rising Young Stars perform at library

The Rising Young Stars will be featured in a program 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday Nov. 12 as part of the Discovery Concert Series at the Rancho Bernardo Branch Library in the 2nd floor Community Room of the library, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive. The Rising Young Stars are San Diego area young musicians who are in school music programs and area symphonies. Many have distinguished themselves at music competitions. Free admission. Visit

Parkinson’s Support Group meets Monday

The Inland North County Parkinson’s Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners meets from 10 a.m. to noon Monday Nov. 7 at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, in the Parish Hall. The featured speaker is Megan Robbins, a driver rehabilitation specialist from Scripps Clinic, who will present “How Parkinson’s Affects Driving.” Discussion sessions will follow the presentation. Call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963.


Steve Poltz concert at Belly Up

A fundraiser concert headlined by Steve Poltz is 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 10 at the Belly Up Tavern, 143 S. Cedros Ave. The concert will benefit Adapt Functional Movement Center, a local nonprofit neurological rehabilitation center in Carlsbad. Proceeds will be donated to the Adapt Scholarship Fund to help provide financial support to people affected by MS, ALS, SCI and other conditions so they can access physical rehabilitation and treatment. Tickets are $50-$100 at

Rob Machado Foundation benefit concert Thursday

The Rob Machado Foundation’s annual benefit concert and fundraiser will be held in partnership with Belly Up starting 5:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10 at Alila Marea Beach Resort, 2100 N Coast Hwy 101. The concert features Grammy award-winning musician Lukas Nelson.Tickets for the benefit are $400, including cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Claudette Zepeda, and live and silent auctions. Visit


Gourmet award winner to give cooking presentation

The Gloria McClellan Senior Center presents “Cooking with Code Enforcement Manager Clarence Rich” noon Nov. 18 at the Center’s Park Terrace Cafe, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. Rich recently won a gourmet award for his jackfruit salad which he will prepare while updating residents on the City’s recent R-1 Residence Zone changes that include “guesthouses, dogs, cats, sheep, gardens, pot-bellied pigs, and flies.” A $4 contribution is suggested for guests 60 and older; $8 fee for guests 59 and under. Transportation can be provided for Vista seniors over age 60 with 48-hour advance notice. RSVP by Thursday, November 11 at (760) 643-5288.

Senior Center hosts Thanksgiving feast, Turkey Trot
In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Gloria McClellan Senior Center hosts a Turkey Trot, music by Lou Rosgen, monthly Birthday’s and a traditional Thanksgiving meal starting 11 a.m. Nov. 23 at the Center’s Park Terrace Café, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. The meal will be served at noon. A $4 contribution is suggested for guests age 60 and older; $8 fee for guests 59 and under. Transportation can be provided for Vista seniors age 60 and up with 48-hour advance notice. RSVP by Wednesday, Nov. 16 at (760) 643-5288.


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