Oceanside Newcomers & Friends group puts on fashion show



Talk on therapeutic horsemanship program

The Bonsall Woman’s Club will host a presentation on the mission of REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship, presented by REINS Executive Director Debbie Shinner, at the club’s Thursday May 5 general meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bonsall Community Center, 31505 Old River Road. The REINS program supports the physical, mental and emotional health of children and young adults with disabilities through therapeutic equine activities. The presentation will include topics on the therapeutic benefits of horseback riding for a range of disabilities from cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome and head injuries to multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders and speech and learning disabilities. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Visit bonsallwomansclub.orgCQ. For questions, email [email protected].


Taste of Cardiff

set for Thursday May 5

The 12th annual Taste of Cardiff is set for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 on Cinco de Mayo in downtown Cardiff and Restaurant Row along South Coast Highway 101 with food, drinks, live music and photos with friends in the vintage Camera Camper. Local restaurants will serve tastes, and attendees can cast their votes. Sip Stops will offer samples of beer, wine, hard kombucha and spirits. Free bike valet courtesy of Electra Bicycle Co. in front of Harbaugh Parkway on Chesterfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue. Taste & Sip tickets are $40. Taste tickets are $30. Purchase tickets at cardiff101.com/events-list/2022-taste-of-cardiff.


Lagoona Kahuna Team Challenge set for Friday

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation hosts the annual Lagoona Kahuna Team Challenge, a community lagoon cleanup effort for individuals and businesses, on Friday May 6 at California Watersports, 4215 Harrison St. Large businesses (The Big Kahuna) will participate from 9 a.m. to noon; small businesses (The Little Kahuna) from noon to 3 p.m., and individuals/dynamic duos (The Mini Kahuna) from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the foundation’s environmental educational program. The team challenge begins with either a cleanup via kayak, paddleboard or shoreline stroll along the lagoon or team-building timed challenges, games and water relays. Team members receive event day apparel and pizza and beer from Pizza Port, the event’s food sponsor. Registration is from $40 per individual to $200 for a team of five at aguahedionda.orgCQ.run here too? Carlsbad Village Street Faire May 1 – NO ROOM

The Carlsbad Village Street Faire is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1 featuring more than 800 vendors with arts & crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world and more. There will be children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast. There is a Beer Garden with live entertainment. Parking is limited, so visitors are encouraged to use the free shuttles that run to and from the faire every 15 minutes. The shuttle pick-up locations are at the northwest corner of Sears at Shoppes at Carlsbad Plaza Camino Real as well as at the Poinsettia Coaster Station. Free admission. There will be limited amount of handicap parking throughout the event. The event is hosted by the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and managed by Kennedy Faires Inc. Visit kennedyfaires.com/carlsbad.

Soroptimists put on Lunafest Film Festival

The Lunafest Film Festival, an annual fundraiser for Soroptimist International Oceanside-Carlsbad, is set for Saturday May 7 at Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road. A Mexican Fiesta Dinner and Wine featuring the College Entrepreneurial Student Market is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Live auction starts at 7 p.m. The film festival is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 (VIP $250) at sioceansidecarlsbad.comCQ.

Fiesta slated at Carrillo Ranch

The Fiesta at the Rancho fundraiser is 5:30 to May 14 at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, presented by Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. Guests will experience a fiesta with dinner and silent auction to support the park’s fourth grade California History and Art Program. Highlights include meal inspired by Leo’s love of California’s early history with a Santa Maria-style BBQ hosted by the event’s title sponsor, Personal Touch Dining, live entertainment and signature cocktails from a hosted bar along with silent auction featuring unique items from local businesses. Proceeds benefit the California History & Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Tickets $75 by May 1 and $100 after May 1. Visit carlsbadca.gov/departments/parks-recreation/programs/special-events/fiesta-at-the-rancho.

The Flower Fields open daily

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch featuring 50 acres of giant tecolote ranunculus is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 5704 Paseo Del Norte. More than 70 million flowers are set to bloom over several months through mid-May. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Admission is $10-$22; seasons passes are $20-$46. Visit theflowerfields.comCQ. CARMEL VALLEY – IN SCHOOL NEWS BRIEFS

Discovery Fest Saturday

A communitywide Discovery Fest takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, on the field at Solana Pacific School, 3901 Townsgate Drive. The free, family-friendly, outdoor event offers challenges, presentations and hands-on activities. This year’s theme, “Can You Dig It? All Things Prehistoric,” is about the wonders of the prehistoric world and renewable energy sources. Visit solanabeachkids.orgCQ.


Orchid show opens Saturday at garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden will host its second spring orchid showcase, World of Orchids, starting Saturday , May 7 and continuing through June 12. The garden will stage the exhibition, which kicks off Mother’s Day weekend, in the 8,000-square-foot, glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. On select days, the show will feature sales of plants, potting materials, reference guides and other merchandise by vendors, conservation organizations, and local orchid societies. Garden admission is $12-$18, including access to the garden’s 37 acres. Members of SDBG and other gardens participating in the American Horticultural Society’s Reciprocal Admissions Program receive free admission. Reserve an entrance date and time at sdbgarden.org.

Bird walk Monday at botanic garden

The San Diego Botanic Garden hosts a bird walk at 8 a.m. Monday May 2 led by birding specialists at the garden, which is a birding hotspot to native birds, migrants and wintering guests. Visit sdbgarden.orgCQ.

Mother’s Day art, garden, studio tour

The nonprofit San Dieguito Art Guild hosts its annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and May 8. May7-8 The tour includes eight North San Diego County locations where visitors can peek into an artist’s studio, learn about San Dieguito history and view 30 unique art exhibits. Artists from the San Dieguito Art Guild will be in the homes’ gardens, showing and selling their paintings, ceramics, glass, gourd art, fiber arts, photography and jewelry. There will be free refreshments at each stop. Tickets are valid both days and benefit the guild. Tickets are $35 (free for age 17 and younger) at Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101, or offtrackgallery.comCQ.

Food distribution

slated 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. Saturday May 7 at Neighborhood Healthcare, 425 N. Date St. Visit feedingsandiego.comCQ.

Vascular dementia subject of workshop

A workshop on vascular dementia is from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday May 6 at the Escondido Adult School, 220 W. Crest St., Room 111. The class will cover what vascular dementia is, its causes and what folks can do to help prevent the disease. Call (760) 737-8000.


Community event for National Day of Prayer

The community is invited to gather at 5:30 p.m. Thursday May 5 outdoors at City Hall in observance of the annual National Day of Prayer. Communities across the country will be observing National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday of May. This local event will involve representatives from the city and faith communities offering prayers, encouragement and music. The observance is sponsored by Escondido Interfaith Leaders and Interfaith Community Services. Visit Escondido Together on Facebook.Assistance League recruiting volunteers

The Assistance League of Inland North County is recruiting volunteers to join in their mission to support local children and families. The nonprofit’s largest programs are Operation School Bell, which serves 100 schools in nine county school districts, and the McKinney-Vento Programs for homeless students in Vista, Escondido and Poway. The nonprofit also helps neighboring Assistance League chapters clothe children of military families at Camp Pendleton. A new program began this year with the state-subsidized child-care centers in Escondido called Growing Minds. Members work with children ages 3 to 5 with reading and other projects to prepare them for kindergarten. The group runs an all-volunteer thrift shop at 2068 E. Valley Pkwy. in Escondido, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays. Visit assistanceleague.org/inland-north-county or email [email protected] Day Escondido.ran? Escondido Public Library celebrates Star Wars Week

The Escondido Public Library hosts Star Wars-themed programs Monday May 2 through Saturday May 7.

Build Your Own Droid: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday., May 2 Build a custom Star Wars Droid from upcycled materials (ages 8-12).

PJ Storytime: 6 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. May 3 Wear Pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to this Star Wars evening storytime (ages 5-12).

May the Fourth Be with You Star Wars Day Celebration: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Celebrate Star Wars with crafts, costumes and trivia contest. Special guests from the 501st, Rebel Legion, Mando Mercs, and Saber Guild (all ages).

Rogue One— A Star Wars Story: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. A special showing of Rogue One, starring Felicity Jones and Diego Luna. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (ages 13 and up).

Inclusive Art Club: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m Friday. May 6, Special Star Wars story time for all ages and abilities featuring story, songs and art.

Star Wars Week Finale: Free Comic Book Day & Jedi Padawan Lightsaber Training 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday., May 7 Free Comic Book Day, board games, Jedi Padawan Lightsaber Training and special guests. Come by to pick up a free comic book courtesy of Knowhere Comics (while supplies last), play games and take photos with popular Star Wars characters from the 501st, Rebel Legion and Mando Mercs. At 11:30 a.m. there will be family lightsaber training with representatives from the Saber Guild for all ages. Visit escondidolibrary.org.

‘The Beauty of Color’ theme of art show

The Escondido Art Association hosts its May show, “The Beauty of Color,” at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Avenue. Entry fees are $20 for the first entry and $5 for second and third for members; $30/$5 for nonmembers. Take-in of art will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SaturdayMay 7. The Artists Gallery will host a free reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. May 14. An art demo by Chuck McPherson will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. May 12 at Fusion Restaurant, 201 E. Grand Ave. Admission is free to members; nominal fee to guests. Visit scondidoartassociation.com.


Next week Garden Tour & Plant Sale

The Fallbrook Garden Club’s Garden Tour is slated for May 14 and will feature six unique private gardens in the Fallbrook area. This fundraiser supports community projects, club activities and scholarships. Purchase tickets at Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce, Major Market (cash or check only) or GardenTour2022.brownpapertickets.com; $20 in advance; $25 day of event. On day of event exchange tickets for self-guided tour map at the Fallbrook Historical Society, 260 Rocky Crest. There will be a plant sale. Gates open 8:30 to 4 p.m. Gardens open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Docents will be in all the gardens. Visit fallbrookgardenclub.or


Woman’s club puts on annual Wildflower show

The Julian Woman’s Club will present the 96th annual Wildflower Show, Wildflowers – Jewels of the Backcountry, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday May 6-7 at its clubhouse, 2607 C St. The plant display ranges from desert cacti to high mountain dogwood gathered in a 15-mile radius of Julian. The show will include public speakers on topics such as wildflowers and conservation, displays of local school artwork and science projects on wildflowers. There will be items for sale, including books, seeds and plants, plus a raffle for prizes. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Visit julianwomansclub.orgCQ.


Upcoming blood drives

In response to blood bank shortages, The San Diego Blood Bank will hold the following blood drives at the bloodmobile in the following parking lots:

Anytime Fitness, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 at 850 Main St., Ramona.

Target, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday , May 6at 3150 Business Park Drive, Vista.

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

Widows, widowers support group meets

The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group to foster friendships through various social activities will hold the following events:

FridayMay 6: Walk, Armada Drive, above the Carlsbad Flower Fields.

May 12: Happy hour and dinner at Craftsman Tavern, Encinitas.

May18: Lunch at Jay’s Gourmet Seafood and Pizza, Carlsbad.

May 19: Bowling at Bowlero, San Marcos, with meal afterward.

May 20: Oceanside Museum of Art with lunch to follow at Swami’s Café, Oceanside.

May 22: Mass at San Rafael Church with meal to follow at Chicken Charlie’s, Rancho Bernardo.

May 25: Play at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista.

May 26: Dinner at Akai Hana, Rancho Bernardo.

Reservations are required at (760) 696-3502

Mother’s Day drive for veterans

The San Diego-based Foundation for Women Warriors will host a Mother’s Day Drive through May 31 to benefit veteran mothers and their children living in Southern California. This year’s drive will help veteran moms acquire essential goods such as hygiene supplies, strollers, car seats and baby blankets. Visit foundationforwomenwarriors.org.


Veterans group meets Monday

The next Veterans Association of North County Veterans Advisory Committee meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Monday May2 in the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Ave. The speakers will be Cristal Cruz, enrollment coordinator/career counselor from Archi’s Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Jaime Salome, assistant director for Ft. Rosecrans & Miramar National Cemetery and Brittney Murrillo, employment Case Manager for Veterans Village of San Diego. Visit vanc.me.

Library’s Storycorner open

The Oceanside Civic Center Library hosts a celebration at the new Storycorner and Craft Room at 4 p.m. Monday, May 2 at 330 N. Coast Highway. Families can visit the space, see the mural, take home craft activities, enter book giveaways and have light refreshments. The story corner offers story times for young children, homework help for students, children’s book clubs, school tours, after-school activities, special events for families, and community space promoting play, learning and reading. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.orgCQ.

Book club focuses on social justice

A new in-person and online adult book club covering social justice topics meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday may 4 at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Ave. The club will explore social justice issues through literature and nonfiction. Register at bit.ly/osidesignup.

Sea Lions hold golf fundraiser

The Oceanside Sea Lions Club will be sponsoring its second golf tournament on Friday, May 6th at Emerald Isle in Oceanside. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Net proceeds go to Rady Children’s Hospital for Childhood Cancer. Highlights include an afternoon of golf, lunch and raffle. Meet the reigning Miss Oceanside queens and princesses. Visit oceansidesealionsclub.com.Entries for library photo contest due May 15 – USING AS A SEPARATE ON B2 SUNDAY – BOTH ZONES

The Friends of the Oceanside Public Library host a photography contest for community members of all ages. The contest is open to San Diego County residents and the images must be taken in Oceanside. Entries will be accepted through May 15. The theme is Capturing Your City: Urban Life – everyday encounters and random events in public spaces that best represent Oceanside to each participant. The contest has three categories of participants: adults ages 21 and older, teens/young adults ages 14-20, and youths up to age 13. A panel of judges will select one winner and one honorable mention in each category, with prizes being for winners. Entry fee is a $10 donation for two images or $18 donation for five images. Each image must include the photographer’s name, image title and image location. Visit osidefriends.wix.com/contest.Library board seeks new member

The Oceanside Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a community-oriented board member to serve a three-year term. The five-member volunteer Library Board of Trustees is responsible for setting policy, guiding the Library’s mission and vision, giving direction for library services in the City, and reviewing and approving the proposed library budget for submission to Council. Library Trustees represent the community’s interest and are advocates for library services, including intellectual freedom, the right to read and free and equal access. Library Trustees are appointed by the Mayor, with the consent of the City Council, from applications submitted to the City Clerk’s Office. Fill out an application at oceansideca.seamlessdocs.com/f/LBTAPP and email to [email protected] or mail to City Clerk’s Office, City of Oceanside, 300 N. Coast Highway.


Parkinson’s support group meets Monday

The Inland North County Parkinson’s Support Group for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners meets from 10 a.m. to noon Monday , May 2nd at San Rafael Church, 17252 Bernardo Center Drive, in the Parish Hall. The featured speaker is UC San Diego speech pathologist Susan NeeseCQ, who discuss “Strengthening the Parkinson’s Voice.” Discussion sessions will follow the presentation. Call (760) 749-8234 or (760) 518-1963.RANCHO SANTA FE

Church holds annual Women’s Spring Luncheon – RAN LAST WEEK

The Village Church holds its annual Women’s Spring Luncheon 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4 in the Fellowship Hall at 6225 Paseo Delicias. The guest speaker is Francie Murphy, who will take the audience through a visual tour of the church’s new Biblical Garden featuring various fruit trees, herbs, succulents and flowers cited throughout the Bible. Ladies are asked to support the church mission partner, Care House, by bringing $5 gift cards from McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box and In & Out. There is no charge for the catered luncheon, but seating is limited. RSVPs are required. Sign up by May 1 at the church patio on Sundays or email [email protected].

SAN MARCOSPlay bingo for prizes 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. Friday at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.

Pickling class offered Saturday

The TERI Campus of Life offers a pickling class from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday May 7 with KISMET Vinegars, as part of its new “Cook Cultivate Create” series at 555 Deer Springs Road. Participants learn how to preserve and pickle fruits and vegetables. The two-hour class costs $45. The nonprofit empowers people with special needs. Sign up at bit.ly/3xZK3BwCQ. Call (760) 721-1706.Friends of Library seek volunteers

The Friends of the San Marcos Library bookstore is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2 Civic Center Drive. The nonprofit needs volunteers so the store can return to its normal hours. Stop by the front desk of the library for an application. Visit sdcl.org/locations/32.

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 Sharon Hamill, Ph.D. and her graduate student, Jessica Preciado from the Psychology Department at California State University San Marcos. This study is designed to explore Type 1 diabetes in adolescents aged 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, please visit: https://preci012.wixsite.com/my-site or email the researcher, Jessica Preciado, at [email protected].


Spring Fashion and luncheon planned

The San Dieguito Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will have a Spring Fling Fashion Show and Luncheon at 10:30 a.m. May 12 at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe Drive. Weeds on Cedros will provide the fashions for the show, and four other boutiques will provide jewelry and clothing for a shopping experience before lunch. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this is the chapter’s first and only fundraising activity this year, with proceeds going to Brandeis University’s Sustaining the Mind Fund. Reservations must be mailed by MondayMay 2CQ deadline extended to May 2 per Linda ($50, or greater donations of $75, $100, or $150). For the menu and details, call Phyllis at (858) 487-1422.


Night of food, songs and prayer at church

A night of food, songs and prayer in English and Spanish is set for 5 p.m. May 5 First Thursday at All Saints Vista Episcopal Church, 651 Eucalyptus Ave. Admission is free. Visit allsaintsvista.org.


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