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Carlsbad Village Street Faire set for Nov. 6

The Fall Carlsbad Village Street Faire is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 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 carlsbad.org.

Festival of Lanterns at community pool

The Festival of Lanterns, a night of light and reflection for all ages is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Alga Norte Aquatic Center. Hundreds of lanterns will float in the pool 6:15 to 7 p.m. and there will be music, singers and storytellers. Lanterns can be purchased ahead of time or at the event and can be decorated with pictures and inspirational messages. Event admission is free; $5 per lantern. A San Diego Divers showcase will be in the competition pool 5 to 6 p.m. Visit carlsbadca.gov.

Carlsbad Music Festival returns Saturday Nov. 5

The Carlsbad Music Festival is back for its 18th year from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, November 5 at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea, 2775 Carlsbad Blvd. The outdoor festival for all ages features headliner Monophonics, the psychedelic soul, six-member band with lead singer Kelly Finnigan. In addition, five San Diego area bands will perform including Son of Kane, Chunky Hustle Brass Band, Whitney Shay, Mitchum Yacoub and Sabrosas Latin Orquesta. The music fest, founded in 2003, will be led by new managing director, Ahmed Dents. Tickets are $35, free for kids and VIP package $125. Visit carlsbadmusicfestival.org.

Garden club meets Friday

The Carlsbad Garden Club meets 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, November 4 at the Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. This month’s speaker is Ruth Tiffany, master rosarian and award-winning rose exhibitor. Tiffany will talk about fertilizing roses. The nonprofit Carlsbad Garden Club was formed in 1932 and members share their love of gardening through educational scholarships, garden-related programs, lectures and community events. Free. Visit Carlsbadgardenclub.org.

Quilting enthusiasts gather

El Camino Quilt Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8 at The Fields Church, 2265 Camino Vida Roble. The speaker is Linda Schmidt of Short Attention Span Quilting, who will demonstrate blending of traditional quilting with modern fiberwork and wearable art. Guest fee for the meeting is $10. Schmidt’s “Life’s A Beach” workshop is Nov. 9; sign up early; space is limited. The nonprofit guild donates hundreds of quilts and other handmade items to a variety of groups including Senior centers, hospitals, police and military groups. Visit elcaminoquilters.com or email info@elcaminoquilters.com for more information.

Halloween candy buy back benefits local charities

Willes Orthodontics hosts a Halloween candy buy back event 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday Nov. 3 at the orthodontic office, 740 Oak Ave. Participants receive $2 per pound of candy (up to 5 pounds) and the office will donate an additional $2 to particpating local schools and community clubs. The candy is donated to Oceanside nonprofits Bread of Life Rescue Mission or Brother Benno’s. Visit willesortho.com.

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. Registration required in advance at carlsbadconnect.org.


Conservancy puts on River Valley Fest

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy puts on its River Valley Fest Nov. 6 at the San Diego/Del Mar Hilton. Funds raised will allow the Conservancy to continue its community programs and events fostering community involvement in the San Dieguito River Valley and watershed. The nonprofit conservancy offers recreational and educational programs throughout the watershed, Tickets are $175 per person at sdrvc.org/2022-river-valley-fest.


Free concert at library

The Friends of the Encinitas Library host a free concert featuring the Daneen Wilburn Quartet with ‘soulful jazz’ 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at 540 Cornish Dr. Vocalist and recording artist 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 go to encinitaslibfriends.org.


Church holds Christmas Bazaar, donations sought

Church of the Resurrection holds its annual Christmas Bazaar from 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 pm. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Donations are accepted until Nov. 7 of holiday items, Christmas lights, small appliances and household items. No books, clothing or furniture. Call (760) 747-2322.

Light Up a Life candle-lighting ceremony planned

The Elizabeth Hospice will hold a family-friendly Light Up a Life candle-lighting ceremony 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 to celebrate the lives of people, now deceased, who have been an inspiration. The event blends inspirational messages, music and a memorial ceremony and will be held at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. Admission and parking are free. In support of The Elizabeth Hospice’s nonprofit mission, a donation of $50 is suggested. Individuals can receive a 2022 keepsake ornament with a $100 donation or a personalized ornament with a donation of $250 or more. Registration is required by Friday November 4 at elizabethhospice.ejoinme.org/Light 2022.

Patio Playhouse stages musical, Murder Ballad

Patio Playhouse Community Theater stages Murder Ballad, a musical about a love triangle gone awry 8 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Nov. 6 at 116 S. Kalmia. The show is directed by Matt FitzGerald and Rachel Mink and produced by Matt FitzGerald and Rick Hernandez. Tickets are $22; $20 for seniors, military and students; $15 for age 16 and under. Group rates available. Call (760) 746-6669 or visit patioplayhouse.com.

Hospice runs free 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 2 to 3 p.m. Nov. 1. RSVP at (800) 797-2050 or email volunteer@ehospice.org.


Blood drives planned this week

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

Flourish + Live Well 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 at 510 North Coast Highway, Oceanside.

North San Diego County Realtors 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 2 at 1903 Wright Place, Carlsbad.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.

Widows and Widowers group holds social events

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County, a group that fosters friendships through various social activities, will hold these events.

Wednesday November 2: All Souls Mass, Prince of Peace Abby, Oceanside.

Friday November 4: Walk, Oak Riparian Park, 4625 Lake Blvd, Oceanside with meal afterward at Teri Café, Oceanside.

Nov. 13: General Meeting and Thanksgiving Potluck, San Rafael Church, Oceanside

Nov. 15: Walk, Lake Poway with meal afterward at Hamburger Factory, Poway.

November 19: Shakespeare Play, Merry Wives of Windsor, Mira Costa Theatre, Oceanside with meal to follow at Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe, Carlsbad.

November 21: Lunch, Cocina del Charro, San Marcos.

Reservations are required at (760) 696-3502. Visit cwwnc.com.

Free screening of documentary, ‘Unsung Heroes’

A free virtual screening of the documentary Unsung Heroes: The Story of America’s Female Patriots is 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 hosted by the San Diego nonprofit Foundation for Women Warriors. The film highlights the heroic sacrifices of women that served in the U.S. military and is codirected by Ron Howard, Academy Award winning filmmaker and executive producer. Register at foundationforwomenwarriors.org/event/unsung-heroes-nov-2022.


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. Nov. 9. Attendees learn about support services for older adults to comfortably age 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 colleenb@fhcsd.org or call (619) 838-5553.

Library closed Wednesday

All Oceanside Public Library locations will be closed on Wednesday, November 2, for staff training. The Library will reopen 9 a.m. Thursday, November 3 for normal business hours. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.org.

Paperworks exhibit at Kruglak Gallery

An exhibit titled Paperworks, featuring the work of artist Sage Serrano, will be on display through Friday 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 Highway. 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.


Parkinson’s Support Group discusses driving

The Inland North County Parkinson’s Support Group for people with Parkinson’s and their care partners meets from 10 a.m. to noon 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.

Church holds drive-thru food drive

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church sponsors a drive-thru food drop off 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, November 5th at 17010 Pomerado Rd. This month donations will go to 4 Community Care, a nonprofit food pantry serving families and seniors living in the Poway Unified School District. Food needed includes cereal and oatmeal, healthy snacks, soups, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly or jam. Cash or checks made out to 4 Community Care are also appeciated. rbcommunity.org


Model A Ford club to hold meeting

The Palomar Model A Ford Club will hold its monthly membership meeting to discuss upcoming tours and technical tips 7 p.m. Wednesday November 2nd 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. Local day tours are typically scheduled for the Saturday following the meeting, departing from the clubhouse. All Model A owners and enthusiasts are welcome; moderns are also welcome. Email barb11how@gmail.com, call (619) 425-3241 or visit palomarmodelaclub.org.

Church hosts food distribution

A drive-thru food distribution starts noon Thursday, November 3 and Nov. 17 at the Rock Church San Marcos Campus, 1370 W San Marcos Blvd. Drive-thru continues while supplies last. Visit sdrock.com/ministries/provisions.


Kids in the Garden class at botanic garden

A Kids in the Garden class is 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens,1270 Vale Terrace Drive. The topic will be Cotton and Nature Crafts, led by Farmer Jones. Participants see how cotton grows, harvest ripe cotton and then use that cotton for craft projects. A Garden walkabout will be included. Adults will stay with their kids. Class fee is $5 per person which includes entry and time to enjoy the Gardens untill closing at 4:30 p.m. Families attend free if they have a family membership. Pre-registration required by noon Nov.10 at farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com.

Senior talk focuses on fraud, scam prevention

Gloria McClellan Senior Center is hosting a free Fraud and Scam Prevention presentation by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in the Center’s Park Terrace Café, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive. The talk covers phone, text and email scams, as well as personal safety and the “Take Me Home” program for at-risk community members. No RSVP required. Seniors who attend an event, presentation or club during the month of November will receive a complimentary lunch coupon for the Park Terrace Café. Call (760) 643-5282 or email ssaito@cityofvista.com.


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