May 31: Event briefs


Torrey Pines High School Spring Fling June 7

Torrey Pines High School will hold its annual Spring Fling on Thursday, June 7, from 5-8 p.m. This is a community event with food trucks, music, student performances, snacks and desserts. Athletic physicals are being held on the same night for $25.

Bring a blanket, chairs and family for this fun community event, which is sponsored by the Torrey Pines High School Foundation.

TPHS Music Department Spring Concert

The Torrey Pines High School Music Department will hold its Spring Concert, the “Falcon Finale,” on Monday, June 4, and Tuesday, June 5, at 7-8 p.m. each evening. The performances will take place in the Canyon Crest Academy Proscenium Theater. There is a suggested donation of $10 per family at the door.

The Monday, June 4, concert will feature performances by the Choir, Guitar, and Wind Ensemble classes, and the Tuesday, June 5, concert will feature the Orchestra and Jazz Band.

Under the direction of Amy Gelb, all of the classes have been rehearsing heavily to prepare for the festival season that just concluded, as well as for the concert.

Families in the community with younger students are encouraged to attend for a firsthand experience of what it is like to be a music student at TPHS. This is the last opportunity to hear the very talented class of 2018 seniors performing with the TPHS music program.

For more information about the TPHS music program, visit

San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair opens June 1 at 4 p.m. and runs through July 4, except for Mondays and Tuesdays in June. This year’s theme is “How Sweet It Is.” The event features great food, music, rides, activities and more. For more information, visit

‘Conversational Spanish for Beginniners’ at Del Mar Library

Del Mar Library hosts a weekly, drop-in Conversational Spanish for Beginners group to practice your speaking skills. Led by native speaker Lucy De Marchant, the group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

The Del Mar Branch Library is located at 1309 Camino Del Mar. For more information, call the Del Mar Branch Library at (858) 755-1666. Visit

Rattlesnake safety class at Del Mar Library

Del Mar Library will host a Rattlesnake Safety Class presented by the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy on Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. Snake researcher Steve Bledsoe will give an in-depth presentation on identifying dangerous snakes in San Diego County and what to do if they are encountered in the wild. Come learn what to do if you see a snake and how you and your family, friends, and pets can stay safe in the outdoors. Space is limited and registration is required. To register:

For more information about the event, call the library at (858) 755-1666. Visit

‘Rock & Dine Under the Stars’ with former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder

“Rock & Dine Under The Stars” at Humphreys Concerts by the bay with an exclusive, private concert by Don Felder, former lead guitarist of the Eagles, to support programs and services at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Jacobs Family Campus. The event will take place on June 24 beginning at 6 p.m. with cocktails and dinner, followed by the concert and a decadent dessert reception.

Tickets and more information at

Blood drive at SB Library

The American Red Cross is counting on volunteer donors to give blood and help ensure patient needs can be met this summer. A blood drive will be held at the Solana Beach Library Saturday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Address: 157 Stevens Ave., Solana Beach).

To donate blood another time, make an appointment by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Robin Zenkel returns to Zel’s Del Mar

Solo blues musician Robin Zenkel will perform at Zel’s Del Mar Thursday, June 7 from 7-10 p.m.

Address: 1247 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar; (858) 755-0076.

Carmel Creek reunion for the Class of 2018

On Tuesday, June 5, at 3:15-4:15 p.m. high school seniors that once attended Carmel Creek Elementary School are invited to a casual reunion at the school. (Carmel Creek 4210 Carmel Center Road.)

The highlight of this event is when students and teachers gather in a big circle to share a favorite memory and what their future plans are and the teachers share stories and words of encouragement to the students as they begin this next stage in life.

Earl Warren Seahawk Showcase

Earl Warren’s Seahawk Showcase, a night celebrating the arts and student achievement, will be held on Thursday, May 31, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at EW’s MPR and outdoor stage. Join the event for art viewing, band and guitar performances, student award recognition, and the play The Pink Panther Strikes Again, performed by drama students. This is a VPA fundraising event; tickets are a suggested $5 donation and Earl Warren students get in free.

San Diego Festival of the Arts

The 2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts ( will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists June 9 and 10 at downtown San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park.

Beyond the incredible selection of art on display during this juried competition available for purchase, guests will once again enjoy live music and entertainment both days, a craft beer and wine garden, a selection of outdoor games and cuisine from San Diego’s top restaurants.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Location: County Administration Center, Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego CA 92101. Tickets available at:

Sea to Shining Sea Yoga & Music Festival

Connected Warriors has announced the launch of its first annual Sea to Shining Sea Yoga and Music Festival. The event will kick off the summer season on June 9 on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego and will conclude Sept. 15 on the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum Complex in New York City.

The yoga and music festival will include a meditation, live music by Dave Kemp of DTO and Buddha Music Group, and 60 minutes of yoga for all ages and skill levels, from Connected Warriors founder and yoga therapist Judy Weaver, and local yoga celebrities from Core Power Yoga. Over 1,000 people are estimated to be in attendance. Registration and information is available online at

To learn more about Connected Warriors visit

Songs for Social Justice

Songs for Social Justice will be held June 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim United Church of Christ, 2020 Chestnut St., Carlsbad 92008.

Folk music has a long tradition of activism toward social causes. Last year $1,500 was raised for good works performed by Pilgrim Church, including hunger alleviation, families in need, and homeless sheltering. The lineup of artists this year includes songstress Peggy Watson, klezmer diva Elizabeth Schwartz, Song Search alumnus Joey Pearson, local poet/musician/activist Darius Degher, and popular Americana band Gemini Junction. $18 ($15 members) Visit

National Trails Day with REI

June 2, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. National Trails Day is American Hiking Society’s signature trail-awareness program that inspires people of all ages to discover, engage, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities and trail-work projects. Join REI as it teams up with San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy and Hike San Diego to help remove invasive plants and other needed habitat restoration activities along one of the Coast to Crest Trail segments at the River Path Del Mar.

All ages welcome. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or boots and a hat and bring a water bottle and sunscreen. Tools and gloves provided. To register:

International Documentary Film Series

Every year, unique perspectives from around the world come to San Diego for the International Rescue Committee’s International Documentary Film Series. This year the film’s will be held June 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Photographic Arts (Balboa Park), 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

From the frontlines of conflict to rebuilding life in a new country, these films take an honest look at the reality of the refugee experience. Each screening is followed by a Q&A discussion with an expert on the film’s subject area.

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