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Rancho Santa Fe Library hosts cooking class

The Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library proudly presents its 3rd Thursday monthly cooking program, “The Kitchen Hack,” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, in the library’s Community Room.

Once a month, staff or an invited guest foodie will lead a cooking demonstration of a simple themed recipe to be enjoyed by tasting afterwards by the audience. The idea for a community lunch gathering was set in motion with October’s premiere of a Pancit Noodle cooking demonstration offered in connection with this year’s One Book One San Diego selection, “Monstress” by Lysley Tenorio, whose short stories draw characters straddling both American and Philippino cultures.

With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, November’s culinary inspiration comes from Kelly Hayes who runs the monthly Adult Crafts program. She will demonstrate how to make “mashed potatoes and gravy” for the vegetarians on your guest list. This is a great introduction for those of us who are considering taking up a plant-based diet. In December, our Library Guild Board member, Susan Appleby will host “Italian for the Holidays.” In January 2015, “Soup” is on the menu. Reserve to 858-756-2512. The library is at 17040 Avenida de Acacias.

Accomplished author/journalist Richard Torregrossa to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library

Long-time San Diego resident and local author Richard Torregrossa will discuss “Terminal Life, A Suited Hero Novel,” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18 at the Rancho Santa Fe branch of the San Diego County Library as part of the Local Writer’s Showcase.

“Terminal Life” is first in a series by Oceanview Publishing, recognized as one of the country’s top independent publishers of original mystery, thriller, and suspense titles. Hear how this story was written within the walls of the local library. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Guild Room.

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters host ‘To Tell the Truth’ contest

Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters will hold “To Tell the Truth,” a special contest, on Tuesday, Nov. 18. In this spin on an old TV game-show favorite, two teams of three contestants each will describe the same unusual occupation or experience within a 2- to 3-minute time frame. The “truthful” character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the “real” person. Together, three of them each quote the same description of an unusual occupation or experience. (Look forward to some outlandish experiences laced with lots of humor!)

Rancho Santa Fe Library welcomes ‘Danny Dog’ author

Cheryl Chesivoir turns the pages as author Sid Shapira reads the story

The Rancho Santa Fe Library hosted a special storytime with local author Sid Shapira

Annual plant sale blossoms Oct. 18-19 at Botanic Garden in Encinitas

The San Diego Botanic Garden is preparing for its 30th annual Fall Plant Sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19 at the garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. All remaining stock goes on sale for half-price from 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Oct. 20.

Retirement finances to be topic Oct. 23 at UC San Diego roundtable

Retirement financing will be the topic at the next meeting of the UC San Diego Economics Roundtable, held at at 7:30 a.m. Oct. 23 at the UC San Diego Faculty Club.

CERT volunteers sought in Rancho Santa Fe area

Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Encinitas and Solana Beach residents are being asked to participate in a Community Emergency Response Team training to become disaster workers. The classes are free to all residents or employees of those communities who are 18 years or older.

Community takes to two wheels to support Bike 4 Mike fundraiser in Del Mar

The third annual Bike 4 Mike charity cycling event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26, in Del Mar. Bike 4 Mike benefits Team Godfather Charitable Foundation’s vision to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, while honoring Michael Ramirez from Carlsbad, who courageously battled and later passed away from the disease.

‘Pink Brunch’ Saturdays at Amaya at the Grand Del Mar

‘Pink Brunch’ Saturdays at Amaya at the Grand Del Mar are for a good cause.

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Amaya at The Grand Del Mar is featuring ‘Pink Brunch’ Saturdays on Oct. 11, 18 and 25 — donating $5 per guest attending the special pink-themed meals to the San Diego chapters of the Young Survival Coalition.

Halloween cruise benefiting Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe has treats for pets, owners

Treats abound for pets and their owners on the Bow Wow Brunch Cruise from Hornblower, which benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe.

Hornblower’s sixth annual Bow Wow Brunch Cruise on Oct. 19 offers pets and their owners brunch, Halloween-themed Fido-friendly activities and a stunning ride around the boo-tiful San Diego Bay.

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