Around Town: Coastal North County events, October 2016

Through Oct. 16

Carlsbad’s La Costa Film Festival screenings and events take place at the La Costa Resort and Spa, Cinépolis and the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium. For more information, visit

Through Oct. 30

The Del Mar International Horse Show returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For additional information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit

Starting Oct. 17 (ongoing)

Silver Age Yoga offers a unique style of senior yoga based on geriatric science and research. North County coastal classes are held at the Encinitas Senior Center on Mondays at 2 p.m.; the Encinitas Library on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.; the Rancho Santa Fe Library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Temple Solel in Cardiff on Tuesdays at 10 a.m.; the Carmel Valley Library on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.; and St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar on Fridays at 10 a.m. There is no charge to attend a class. For more information, visit

Through Nov. 18

An edible plant exhibit is presented by the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern California at San Diego Botanic Garden’s Ecke Building in Encinitas. Titled “Cornucopia: A Botanical Art Exhibit of Edible Plants,” the exhibit is available for viewing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The exhibit is free with paid admission or membership.

Oct. 15

Attendees can don swimsuits to enjoy Halloween-themed pool activities and games during the city of Carlsbad’s Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatic Center (6565 Alicante Road) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Events include an outdoor screening of “Hotel Transylvania 2.” Every child will receive a pumpkin to take home to decorate. The cost is $10 per person (children 3 and under admitted free). For more information, visit

Oct. 15

The Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Historical Society present “Latinos in Oceanside: A Photo History Project” at 10:30 a.m. in the Civic Center Library community rooms (330 North Coast Highway). For more information, visit

Oct. 18

The League of Women Voters hosts a forum for Encinitas-Leucadia City Council candidates at the Encinitas Library community room from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 19-Nov. 13

North Coast Repertory Theatre stages Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” the playwright’s love letter to his early career as a writer for Sid Caesar’s “Your Show of Shows.” For dates, times and ticket prices, visit

Oct. 21-23

The Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show returns for the 44th year to the Del Mar Fairgrounds. More than 300 artists and craftspeople offer unique handmade crafts and gifts. For more information, visit

Oct. 21

The city of Carlsbad’s Foreign Film Fridays series screens “Starbuck” (Canada, R, 2011) at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane) at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Oct. 21

The Encinitas Library (540 Cornish Drive) hosts pianist Hung-Tao Lin at 7:30 p.m. for its Friday Music by the Sea concert. The series features the winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions competition. For tickets ($14 individual, $115 season pass), visit For more information, call 760-633-2746 or visit

Oct. 22

The 2016 Celebration of Second Chances event benefiting the Rancho Coastal Humane Society takes place at the Del Mar Country Club (6001 Country Club Drive) in Rancho Santa Fe from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Builder level tickets ($285) include a cocktail reception with RCHS President Jim Silveira. Tickets for the Architect level reception are $185. For tickets, call 760-753-6413 or visit

Oct. 22

A benefit concert for the La Paloma Theater has been organized to fund new seats in the theater. Singer-songwriters Jack Tempchin, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Alex Woodard and Darius Degher, all longtime Encinitas residents, will perform because they “Love the Dove.” Degher also will be playing with the Sham Saints. Tickets are $20, but attendees can donate more if they choose. For tickets, visit

Oct. 22

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is hosting a haunted pirate-themed party for adults ages 21 and up from 8 p.m. to midnight. The event includes costume contests and prizes, games, live music, photo booth pictures and dancing. Tickets are $35 and include complimentary photos, Pirate Grog and appetizers. The party will be held in the ghostly tavern on the ferryboat Berkeley. Guests are encouraged to wear pirate attire for a chance to win prizes. Tickets are available on the museum’s website at or by calling 619-234-9153, ext. 106.

Oct. 23

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert, “Symphonic Sampler,” featuring selected movements from symphonies by eight composers. The concert starts at 2:30 p.m. at
 Seaside Community Church (1050 Regal Road, Encinitas).

Oct. 31

Carlsbad Community Church (3175 Harding St.) offers free games and treats, bounce houses, free food, face painting, and more from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at its “Trunk or Treat” event. For more information, visit or call 760-729-2331.

Nov. 4

The city of Carlsbad’s Foreign Film Fridays series screens “Tangerines” (Estonia, NR, 2013) at Carlsbad City Library’s Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium (1775 Dove Lane) at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Nov. 5

The Women’s Club of Carlsbad puts on its holiday market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 3320 Monroe St. in Carlsbad. Shoppers can peruse a selection of local vendors, unique gift and decorative items, and sweet and savory treats. Proceeds benefit projects of the club.

Nov. 6

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church Christmas Bazaar in Encinitas takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parish hall. More than 800 donated new items include toys, plants, books, gifts, home decor, linens, baked goods, jewelry, holiday decor, holiday attire and tamales. There are also 20-plus silent auction baskets. Proceeds benefit the Monsignor Harnett Scholarship Fund.


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