The Country Friends put on Art of Fashion runway show to benefit area charities …community events


Quilting enthusiasts hold meeting Tuesday

El Camino Quilters Guild meets at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday June 14th at Faith Community Church, 2700 Rancho Pancho. The speaker is Yvonne Phenicie, a quiltmaker, teacher and designer, who will present “I Love a Challenge.” Doors open at 9 a.m. Parking is free. Guest fee is $10. The Sept. 13 meeting will feature a silent auction and mega sale. Visit or email [email protected].

New Village Arts shows back at Flower Fields

The New Village Arts second year in residence at The Flower Fields starts this month June and continues through Aug. 14. The month of June features concert events with popular San Diego-based bands. July brings a dance and song-filled musical theater performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “New York,” and in August the world premiere of “The Mechanicals” by Aleta Barthell. Visit or call (760) 433-3245.

Salsa Steel band to perform at center

The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts a free steel drum island music performance featuring the Salsa Steel band at 12:30 p.m. Monday June 13 in the center’s courtyard, 799 Pine Ave. Attendees are encouraged to dress in tropical attire. Visit

Genealogy group meets for webinar Tuesday

The North San Diego County Genealogical Society hosts a free webinar, “At Last: The 1950 United States Census,” presented by Dorothy Miller from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday June 14. Register at

DNA genealogy subject of free presentation

“My Experience with Y DNA Testing for Family Research: What it Can and Cannot Do,” will be presented by Donald Walker Quigley for the DNA Interest Group of the North San Diego County Genealogical Society from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday June 18. The free event will be in “hybrid format” with in-person attendance at the Georgina Cole Library, 1259 Carlsbad Village Drive. The speaker will present in person using real-life examples. For optional virtual attendance, register at

Library bookstore seeks volunteers

The Friends of the Carlsbad Library is looking for additional volunteers for the Georgina Cole Library Bookstore, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, and Dove Library Bookstore, 1775 Dove Lane. For more information or to volunteer, email [email protected]. Volunteers should provide name, email address and the store location where they would like to volunteer.

Senior center offers free walking groups

The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups. The “Carlsbad Cruisers” gather from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays; meet at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. The “Calavera Cruisers” walk from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; meet at Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Register at


Nature talk on reptiles Saturday at reserve

The Nature Discovery Series at Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve continues at 3 p.m. Saturday June 18 with a presentation on “Live Local Reptiles” by Jeff Nordland for all ages. Participants can touch some of the gentler snakes and lizards. Meet at the pavilion area near the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve upper parking lot. Visit

Kids Happy Hour runs through Aug. 25 – both of these are in biz briefs this week

One Paseo’s Kids Happy Hour series kicks off this month June and continues through Aug. 25 on Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. The event combines kid-friendly entertainment and snacks from One Paseo’s eateries to create a festive event for families. Entertainment includes magic shows, story time, a ventriloquist and puppet shows. The next Kids Happy Hour is Thursday June 16. Visit

Moonlight Cinema Series runs this summer

One Paseo’s outdoor movie series, Moonlight Cinema, runs Saturdays in June and July, through July 30. Movie selections include recent hits such as “Luca” and “Jungle Cruise,” as well as family-friendly classics like “Tangled” and “The Lego Movie.” The movies are from 7 to 9 p.m. on One Paseo’s Lawn, near Harland Brewing. Bring blankets or low chairs. Visit


Don Diego Scholarship Foundation holds gala –

The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation’s June 24 Gala begins 4 p.m. at the San Diego County Fair in The Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. The Gala will feature a hosted wine and beer bar, gourmet food stations, a tribute to retiring Executive Director Chana Mannen, and live auction, culminating in VIP Corona Grandstand stagefront seating for country music performer Sam Hunt. Country western attire is suggested. The Gala will present Don Diego’s 2022 college scholarship recipients. Gala-goers get all-day preferred parking. Tickets are $350 with a $50 per ticket discount if purchased by Monday June 13 at


Persian Calligraphy Performance set

The Encinitas Friends of the Arts, in partnership with the city of Encinitas, presents “Passport to Persian Calligraphy Performance Art” from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday June 18 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $45, and $40 for Encinitas Friends of the Arts members. Folks can become a member of the Encinitas Friends of the Arts and also attend the event, for $50 at Proceeds from the event go toward public art and arts education in Encinitas. Visit

Vegan Food Popup

set for Saturday

The Encinitas Vegan Food Popup is set for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday June 18 and has relocated to the grounds of the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, 450 Quail Gardens Drive. The event is planned for every other Saturday. The new venue is home to historic buildings and gardens and features shady areas to sit and play games. Singer-songwriter Jess Wright will be performing an acoustic set while attendees enjoy a large selection of food made from plants sold by more than 40 vendors. Vegan-friendly products including apparel, jewelry, beauty, wellness and home goods will also be sold. Visit


Food distribution

set for Saturday

Two nonprofits, Feeding San Diego and Neighborhood Healthcare, are holding a food distribution for Escondido residents in need from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at Neighborhood Healthcare, 425 N. Date St. The next food distribution is Saturday June 18. Visit

Dinner event celebrates history of S.D. County

The Brothers of 6 group hosts a “619-1 dinner” celebrating the history of San Diego County at 5 p.m. Saturday June 18 at the American Legion Post 149, 230 Park Ave. Bring a new piece of luggage, backpack, duffel or new package of socks for the luggage and sock drive to benefit San Diego’s homeless shelters and San Pasqual Academy and receive a special drink. Dinner is at 5 p.m., followed by live music at 6 p.m. Brothers of 6 is a fraternal group “dedicated to the study and preservation of the heritage of North San Diego County as well as its beautification.” Cost is $10 per person. RSVP at


Upcoming blood drives

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

The Shoppes at Carlsbad, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday , June 13at 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.

Watkins Wellness, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 14 at 1280 Park Center Drive, Vista.

City of Vista, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday , June 15 at 200 Civic Center Drive, Vista.

San Diego County Fair, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16 Friday June 17 and Saturday , June 18 at 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. The Blood Mobile will be next to the Chevy Display.

Fallbrook Regional Health District, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday , June 16 at the Community Health & Wellness Center, 1636 E. Mis
sion Road, Fallbrook.

Eppig Brewing, noon to 5 p.m. Friday , June 17 at 1347 Keystone Way, Vista.

North San Diego County NAACP Juneteenth Celebration, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday , June 18 at 300 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside.

Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday , June 18, at 931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

Dove Library, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 20 at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad.

Donors will receive a San Diego Padres Blood Drive T-shirt while supplies last.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit


Dance Troupe seeks new members

The Toe Tappers senior dance group is recruiting experienced tap dancers who enjoy rehearsing and performing for audiences. The group entertains at special events throughout San Diego. Dancers rehearse in North County on Monday and Thursday mornings. Call (760) 845-5705.


Free art classes for older adults at library

The Oceanside Public Library hosts a series of three free Art Making classes for older adults from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, June 14, 21 and 28, at El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive, which is the site of a new Oceanside Public Library mini-library. This series of workshops will be taught by Diania CaudellCQ and assisted by teaching artist Linda KallasCQ. Participants learn about the art of Luiseño basket weaving and will create a Cherokee single-wall twine traditional basket to take home. Caudell is a Luiseño member of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians and board member of the California Indian Basket Weavers Association. Registration is required. Visit

NAACP Juneteenth Celebration Saturday

The North San Diego County NAACP Juneteenth Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. Saturday , June 18 at Pier View Way and Freeman Street. Highlights of the all-day event are performances, a cultural arts exhibit, free health screenings, Kidz Zone, educational presentations, community information, a vaccine station, local artists and musicians, along with shopping and food and beverage vendors. The celebration commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and promotes positive cultural interaction. Visit

Brother Benno

Thrift Shop open

The Brother Benno Thrift Shop is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays at 3955 Mission Ave. Donations are being accepted at the store from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Visit or call (760) 967-7505.

Republican club

meets Wednesday

The Republican Club of North County meets at noon Wednesday June 15 at El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way. The club will host two candidates running for Oceanside City Council District 1 in November: incumbent Kori Jensen and Darin Selnick. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Cash or check only at the door (credit cards not accepted). For questions, call or text (760) 212-9995.

Library hosts summer entertainment

The Oceanside Public Library hosts summer entertainment as part of its Summer Reading program. Mad Science of San Diego will be at the Mission Branch Library, 3861-B Mission Ave., at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday June 15 featuring a science show on “Fire and Ice,” with chemical reactions and more. Visit Summer reading program begins Oceanside Public Library kicks off its The library’s Summer Reading program is for children, teens, and adults. All ages earn prizes and can attend literacy-based, educational and entertaining events through Aug. 6. This year’s theme is “Read Beyond the Beaten Path.” Sign up at Other area libraries are also offering summer reading programs.


Senior patrol volunteers sought

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. Call (858) 232-8000. For information about the Senior Volunteer Patrol program in other parts of San Diego, visit


Church holding

shoe drop-off

Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church sponsors a drive-thru shoe drop-off from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday June 18 at 17010 Pomerado Road (upper parking lot). The church is partnering with Nova Ukraine collecting shoes that will be sold to Funds2orgs to purchase medical supplies for medical teams from UC San Diego going to Poland and Ukraine in July. Donate new or used shoes for men, women and children, including sandals, dress shoes, casual and gym shoes. Please pin, rubber band or tie the shoes together as a pair. Visit


Church putting on Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-24 for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade at the Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias. The theme is Food Truck Party – On a Roll with God. Highlights include music, crafts, art projects, outdoor games, cooking, gardening, science experiments and Bible stories. Campers are asked to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the San Diego Rescue Mission. Cost is $100 and includes snacks, lunch, supplies and VBS T-shirt. Campers and their parents/guardians are welcome to join the staff and volunteers for lunch each afternoon. Space is limited. Parents need to register by June 19 at For questions, email [email protected].


Bingo on Mondays at senior center

The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., hosts bingo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $1 per card. Prizes include snacks, decorations and household items. Participants can also have lunch at 11:30 a.m. before bingo. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. the Friday before bingo at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.

Writing group meets Wednesdays

The San Marcos Writers’ Critique Group meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays via Zoom for serious writers to critique each other’s writings. Basic requirements include a computer with video, audio and Internet and a commitment to participate every week for four months. The group splits the $16 monthly cost between members. Participants read their pieces and receive constructive critique. Email [email protected].

Families needed for Type 1 diabetes study

Families with adolescent children with Type 1 diabetes are being sought for a study by graduate student Jessica Preciado, under the direction of professor Sharon Hamill, from the Psychology Department at California State University San Marcos. This study is designed to explore Type 1 diabetes in adolescents ages 13-18 and how families manage the disease. Participants will complete a brief online survey at their convenience. All eligible participants who complete the survey will receive $5 (maximum of $15 per family). Study results will be made available upon request. For more information on volunteering, visit: or email Preciado at [email protected].


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