Free family summer barbecue in the village church
The Village Church is hosting a free family summer barbecue on Sunday, July 3 from 11:15 am to 1:00 pm at the church campus at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. Enjoy a full barbecue lunch, family games, arts and crafts, a children’s bouncy castle and more. A service will be held in the church at 10 a.m. following the event.
Bring your beach chairs or blankets for an all-American sing-along. All ages are welcome to this July 4th celebration. For more information: villagechurch.org/family-summer-bbq
Voices for the CASA information evening for children
Meet the Voices for Children’s Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program on Monday, July 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Carmel Valley Library. At this informative event, you’ll learn how Voices for Children is positively impacting youth in foster care in San Diego, how you can get involved as CASA, and other ways you can support the nonprofit organization.
The Carmel Valley Library is located at 3919 Townsgate Dr., Carmel Valley, 92130. To learn more about the CASA program or to become a volunteer, visit www.speakupnow.org/volunteer/
Speaker Talks About “Beyond Fear To Healing”
First Church of Christ, Scientist, Rancho Santa Fe is sponsoring a free Christian Science talk for the fellowship entitled “Moving Past Fear to Healing” on Saturday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. Troseth by Christian Science teacher, Lecturer and Practitioner Lisa Troseth, CSB Talk about how “Fear can seem inevitable – part of who we are. But God’s all-encompassing love can conquer fear, reveal peace, and move life forward.” The talk will be held at the Christian Science Church, 6165 La Flecha, Rancho Santa Fe.
The lecture can also be streamed live by visiting cschurchrsf.org. All are welcome.
Del Mar Foundation Twilight Summer Concerts
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Del Mar Foundation’s ever-popular Summer Twilight Concert series returns to Powerhouse Park on Tuesday, June 28 with local favorite The Sully Band. The celebrations kick off with Zel’s opening act, The Donnis Trio, taking the stage at 6pm, followed by the main attraction at 7pm. The Foundation also has two more concerts planned for this summer: on July 19, long-running hits The Mighty Untouchables will headline, followed by acclaimed Rolling Stones tribute band The Rolling Heartbreakers on August 23.
For more information, visit www.delmarfoundation.org. Location address: 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar, 92014.
Solana Beach Concerts on the Bay
The City of Solana Beach and Belly Up Tavern will be hosting the “Concerts at the Cove” series, which will feature local musicians on the Fletcher Cove Park stage in performances for all ages on Thursday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. September 23-25.
The concert series offers community members, especially families, a variety of musical styles outdoors on the beach. Bring low-backed lounge chairs, ground covers, and picnics. Admission is free. No alcohol, tobacco, pets or personal barbecues allowed during concerts. For more information, visit cityofsolanabeach.org or call 858-720-2453. Fletcher Cove Park is located at 111 S. Sierra Ave., Solana Beach.
Del Mar Rose Society at the show
The Del Mar Rose Society (DMRS) will be represented in the Flower and Garden section at the San Diego County Fair on Thursday, June 30th. Visit the glowing display of beloved roses that have grown from DMRS members’ own gardens. Bring your friends and family to learn about and smell the many varieties of roses. Bring your questions, too, and members will happily share their knowledge to unravel the mystery of growing beautiful roses. Call 760-809-6860 for more information.
North Coast Symphony Pops concert
“Dancing with Diamonds” is the theme of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming pop concert on Saturday, July 9 at 2:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. The orchestra will perform a variety of famous dances including Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz, Balmages’ Summer Dances, Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 3, Rogers’ The Carousel Waltz, Selections from My Fair Lady and more. Now in its 75th year, the orchestra is conducted by Daniel Swem. Admission: $10 general, $8 senior/student/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphony.com.
The exhibition in the Spanish village explores different points of view
A painting and digital photography exhibition, Points of View, featuring creative artworks, is on view at Gallery 21, Spanish Village Art Center, in Balboa Park, 1770 Village Place, San Diego, daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 5. July to July 18th. There will be a reception on Saturday, July 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The exhibition features works by five well-known Californian artists: Marsha Korobkin, Dana Levine, Caroline Morse, Gwen Nobil and Philip Petrie. Visit spanishvillageartcenter.com for more information.
Batiquitos Lagoon Presents ‘Shells of the World’
Batiquitos Lagoon will host a presentation titled “Shells of the World” on July 9th at 10am, presented by BLF Instructor Paula Barton. A free family event that will be interesting for both adults and children. Learn about local mollusks and the animals that inhabit them, and see other beautiful shells from afar. Meet at the picnic tables adjacent to the Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. Visit Batiquitoslagoon.org for more information.
New Village Arts presents Leonard Bernstein’s New York
North County’s cultural hub, New Village Arts (NVA), will present a tribute to Leonard Bernstein’s work as a composer at the Flower Fields NVA outdoor theater in Carlsbad. The two-character show explores Bernstein’s relationship with New York City; his famous New York friends like Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jerome Robbins and Aaron Copland; and the influence that New York had on Bernstein’s music, life, and relationships.
Conceived and arranged by Broadway conductor, music director and arranger Rob Fisher, Leonard Bernstein’s New York features unforgettable songs from West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town and more. Previews: June 29th and 30th. Performances take place from July 1st to July 31st. Visit www.newvillagearts.org for exact dates, times and tickets. Also call 760-433-3245 for tickets.
Summer fun at the 101 music festival
The Leucadia 101 Mainstreet Association recently announced their annual summer fun at the 101 Music Festival on July 9 at Leucadia Roadside Park, 860 N. Coast Highway 101 from 11:45 am to 7:00 pm. Grateful for the return of live, in-person events, Leucadia 101 is celebrating big and featuring legendary local acts Jack Tempchin and Mrs. Henry. There will be a Craft Beer Garden sponsored by Ballast Point Brewing and Local Roots Kombucha. Attendees 21 and older can enjoy Ballast Point beer and Local Roots kombucha
Money raised through the event will fund college scholarships for two graduates from the local San Dieguito Academy pursuing music majors. For more information, email email@example.com or visit leucadia101.com.
Zero Waste Fair
I Love A Clean San Diego County and the City of Encinitas will host the Seventh Annual Zero Waste Fair on Saturday, June 25th. The event, taking place from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the EUSD Farm Lab, will provide an opportunity to learn all about Zero Waste with tips on living low-waste, composting, recycling, sustainable swapping for everyday products and more.
The event includes an informative panel of expert speakers, educational stands from local sustainable businesses and non-profits, hands-on, low-waste take-home DIY projects, a special kids’ corner with family-friendly activities, and even a “Swap and Shop” booth for guests to grab a few things and a can leave a few behind.
The EUSD Farm Lab is located at 441 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Visit zerowastefair.org.
The San Diego County Fair runs through July 4th
The San Diego County Fair takes place June 8th through July 4th at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. In addition to the usual rides, the fair will also include competitive exhibitions. The summer concert series features artists such as Jason Derulo, Shaggy, Los Tigres Del Norte, Goo Goo Dolls and Gabriel Iglesias. The Heroes Unite theme originally planned for 2020 will be revived this year as Heroes Reunite. There will also be an exhibition honoring the stories of the ‘heroes next door’. Visit sdfair.com.
Comics Tuesday Night
Tuesday Night Comics returns to the North Coast Repertory Theater on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Host Mark Christopher Lawrence draws on his extensive list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast Rep stage with them. The show features talent from across the country with late night TV credits, as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more. The line-up also includes: Tony Calabrese, headliner; James Hancock, feature film; Brendan Jay, opening act; Ash Foster, musical act. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Box office: (858) 481-1055 or.northcoastrep.org.
Taste of Encinitas
Tickets to the Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association’s 33rd Annual Taste of Encinitas, presented by Ting Wireless, are available now. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. along Coast Hwy 101 in downtown Encinitas. For a $40 ticket, attendees can enjoy samples from at least 15 restaurants, taste wine, beer and cider at over 20 sip stops, and enjoy live music at multiple venues. To reduce waste for the event, each attendee will receive a reusable cup, presented by C3 Bank.