April 27: Local and regional events


Village Church to hold annual women’s Spring Luncheon

(Copyright of Village Church of Rancho Santa Fe)

Women from across San Diego are welcome to the Village Church annual Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 10, starting at 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe. The guest speaker, Rev. Janice Cook of the Village Church, will present “Bloom Where You Are Planted.” Ladies are asked to support the church mission partner, Care House, by bringing $5 gift cards from McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box and In-N-Out.

Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. RSVPs are required by May 7. Sign up on the church patio on Sundays or visit:

For more information email:

RSF Garden Club to hold Plant and Artisan Market

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is hosting a Plant and Artisan Market on Wednesday, May 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be several local artisans with crafts ranging from specialty breads and chocolates to hand-crafted jewelry, clothing, plants, pottery and more. If you need a one-of-a-kind gift for that special mom (Mother’s Day is May 14) or something fun for yourself, you won’t want to miss this event.

The Artisan Market will be located at the Secret Garden, 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. There is plenty of free parking available.

In addition, the RSFGC Resale Shop, Bloom Again, will be open so attendees can just pop downstairs and check out the newly remodeled shop.

For questions about the Artisan Market, or if you are a local artisan and want to participate, contact RSFGC Executive Director Natalie Kaczur at 858-951-1885 or via email at

12th Annual Taste of Cardiff

Cardiff 101 Main Street will present the 12th Annual Taste of Cardiff on Thursday, May 5, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Join the community in celebrating culinary flavors and locally-crafted libations that make the downtown Cardiff district so unique. Come enjoy food, drinks, live music at Taste of Cardiff. Each stop provides a sample of North County’s finest foods, craft beers, wines, and/or kombucha. There will be local favorites and performing artists located throughout the event in downtown Cardiff and Restaurant Row. For more information, visit

Cardiff Chorale to present Rachmaninoff concert

The San Diego Master Chorale presents Sergei Rachmaninoff’s “soul-stirring” All-Night Vigil at 7p.m. Saturday, April 29, under the direction of Music Director John Russell at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 3459 Manchester Ave. A pre-concert talk is at 6 p.m. with Russell. Tickets are $25; $20 for adults older than 65; $15 for students and active military (with ID), and free for children(under 13) at

Spring Home/Garden Show at fairgrounds

The Spring Home/Garden Show returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30. Check out demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement and home decorating products and services, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with garden experts. Admission is free; there is a fee for parking. Visit

Ride to make a difference for the Alzheimer’s Association at CycleBar Carmel Valley event

Cyclebar Carmel Valley is holding a 45-minute indoor cycling class and fundraising event to directly impact the pace and momentum behind the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Help give hope to the more than 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and the more than 11 million Americans providing care.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a global organization working to advance care, support and research across the world. It drives research toward treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.

Sign up for the class which will be held Saturday, May 20 at 10:45 a.m. at:

Donations start at $25 for the class. Shoes and towel are provided. Arrive a few minutes early for bike set up and make sure to bring water. Bonus: Cyclebar will do a raffle and the winner will get five rides for free with one month validity.

To make an additional donation for the Alzheimer’s Association annual Longest Day Campaign at:

Cyclebar Carmel Valley is located at 12720 Carmel Country Road, Suite 110, San Diego, 92130, Carmel Country Plaza. Visit

San Dieguito Art Guild to hold 26th annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour

The San Dieguito Art Guild, a nonprofit group, will host its 26th annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art, Garden & Studio Tour. This is a self-guided, driving tour on Saturday and Sunday, Mother’s Day weekend, May 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Tickets are good for both days and homes may be re-visited.

Take your mom or best friends on a leisurely tour of the eight North San Diego County homes where you can peruse more than 30 unique exhibits of locally-made art, and relax in each unique coastal or inland garden. Artists from the San Dieguito Art Guild will be positioned in the gardens — showing and selling their paintings, ceramics, glass, gourd art, fiber arts, photography, jewelry, and much more. Free refreshments will be served at every stop.

The tour includes an eclectic group of homes, gardens, and art studios. The tour will include a visit to the art studio of a watercolor artist/instructor, a stained-glass gate salvaged from a nearby property that was being torn down, and outdoor kitchen, a succulent maze, a large metal sculpture by Ricardo Breceda, vegetable garden beds, an extensive vineyard, and a variety of native and drought resistant plantings.

This two-day event is the major fundraiser of the year for the San Dieguito Art Guild. Without funds from this tour the Guild would operate at a loss. Tickets are $35 per person and may be purchased at the Off Track Gallery (937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C-103, Encinitas), at, or at each home both days of the tour. Children 17 and under are free.

For more information:,, 760-805-0434.

North Coast Rep announces plays for new season

North Coast Repertory Theatre has announced Season 42, featuring a host of plays that include two world premieres, a beloved musical masterpiece, side-splitting comedies, an eerie Gothic thriller, a poignant drama, and a taut psychological study, according to a news release.

Artistic Director David Ellenstein said he chose a season of plays that will provide a full range of emotional experiences for theatre-lovers of nearly every stripe.

“Season 42 is shaping up to be one of the most eclectic and entertaining series we have ever produced,” he said in the news release. For more information on the new season visit

Pets for Patriots adoption program

The Pets for Patriots adoption program at the Rancho Coastal Humane Society waives adoption fees for veterans. As with any other adoption, the goal is to make a lifelong match.

Standard procedures apply with an adoption survey and interview. Veterans can qualify by applying online at

Visionaries of the Year fundraiser kicks off

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Southern CA Region has kicked off its annual philanthropic competition, Visionaries of the Year, to raise money for the nonprofit and the fight against

blood cancer. Proceeds go to research for lifesaving therapies such as immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine, along with free blood cancer information, education and support for patients and families and national and local advocacy efforts. Visit

The Country Friends Annual Spring Luncheon benefit

The Country Friends nonprofit will hold its Annual Spring Luncheon Wednesday, May 10 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at The Crosby Country Club.

The spring luncheon and shopping event showcases local boutiques with the latest in fashion and accessories, and features a guest speaker, opportunity prizes and social time. Maggie Bobileff and Tamara Lafarga-Joseph are co-chairs of the event. Since it was founded in 1954, The Country Friends has donated nearly $15 million to causes which benefit women, children, the elderly, military families, and the disabled.

The Crosby Club is located at 17102 Bing Crosby Blvd., San Diego, 92127. Valet included. Buy tickets and RSVP by April 30 at

Spring Street Fair downtown Encinitas

The 38th annual Encinitas Spring Street Fair is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29-30, sponsored by Ting Internet in downtown Encinitas.

There will be more than 450 vendors, three stages with entertainment and a beer garden, along with rides for children and festivities. The family-friendly and pet-friendly beer garden will be open from noon to 5 p.m. both fair days.

Electra Bike is sponsoring a free bike valet service at each end of the festival, so cyclists arriving at D Street or J Street can leave their bikes there. For those arriving by car, parking will be available at Moonlight Beach, City Hall and Parking Lot B (southwest corner of Vulcan Avenue and E Street). Coast Highway 101 will be closed from D Street to J Street, from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the fair. Visit

North Coast Symphony Orchestra to present concert of all women composers

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra presents a concert of all women composers on Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdelena, Encinitas. The performance includes the Gaelic Symphony by Amy Beach, D’Un Matin du Printemps by Lili Boulanger, Callirhoë by Cécile Chaminade, and features Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra with flute soloist Valerie McElroy.

Founded in 1947, the orchestra is conducted by Daniel Swem. Admission: $12 general, $10 seniors/students/military, $30/family max. For more information, visit

Olivenhain Beer & Brat Festival

The Olivenhain Beer & Brat Festival will be held Sunday, April 30, 12 p.m.-4 p.m. at Olivenhain Meeting Hall Grounds, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road, Olivenhain.

Have lunch with your neighbors with delicious grilled bratwurst from Tip Top Meats, sides, cold craft beer, hot dogs for kids and more. The event also features a a new American Rockabilly band, the Johnny Deadly Trio.

For tickets and more information, visit

Casa de Amistad to host MOSAIC: An Evening Celebration and Benefit

Casa de Amistad, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) youth development organization, is celebrating student success in coastal North County San Diego. “MOSAIC—An Evening Celebration Benefiting Casa De Amistad” will be held at The Institute for Contemporary Art San Diego-North on Saturday, April 29, at 5 p.m.

Join Casa de Amistad students, volunteers and staff for a welcome reception, opportunity drawing, dinner, and live music. All funds raised will benefit the students at Casa de Amistad. Casa de Amistad is committed to removing barriers to academic success for underserved K-12 students in coastal North County San Diego. Casa helps students become leaders in their communities by providing academic mentoring, career development, college preparedness, and STEM-focused enrichment activities

To purchase tickets, please visit:

Casa de Amistad now has two locations in coastal North County and can be reached at 858-509-2590 or by visiting their website at

ASID and NKBA Kitchen and Bath Tour

The San Diego chapters of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) have teamed up to present the first ASID and NKBA Kitchen and Bath Tour, Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The self-guided tour will feature 12 beautifully designed homes in San Diego County with newly remodeled spaces. Located from Carlsbad to Coronado, the tour showcases an array of tastes, lifestyles, and personal preferences. It also demonstrates the effectiveness of professional interior design in meeting specific objectives.

The 12 tour sites are located in the San Diego County communities of Carlsbad, La Costa, Rancho Santa Fe, Fletcher Hills, Bay Park, Kensington, Mt. Helix, North Park, Golden Hill, City Heights and Coronado. Advance tickets are $30 per person via Eventbrite. The link to tickets is on the ASID San Diego website,

Day-of-event tickets for $35 will be available at all tour sites via Eventbrite. Addresses for all tour sites will be posted on the ASID San Diego website on April 29, the day of the tour. For previews and updates, the public is invited to follow @ASIDSanDiego on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Join North Coast Women’s Connection ‘Fiesta & Fashion’ luncheon

All are cordially invited to the North Coast Women’s Connection “Fiesta & Fashion” luncheon on Tuesday, May 9, from 10:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. It will be held at the Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. The event’s guest speaker will be April Albrecht, a real lover of birds, who will share what it is like to be “Free as a Bird”. Program: Satori Designs reveals “An eclectic collection of women’s clothing & accessories from around the world.” Invite your friends and attend this fun, festive and uplifting luncheon. Tickets: $35. Questions? Call Barbara Litwitter at 760-487-5151.

North Coast Rep: Comic mystery ‘Murder on the Links’

North Coast Repertory Theatre will feature the comic mystery “Murder on the Links” April 19-May 14. Something’s afoul on the private golf course at Merlinville-SurMer – namely the body of Hercule Poirot’s newest client. Acclaimed playwright Steven Dietz brings the famed Belgian detective to life to solve one of Agatha Christie’s most intricate whodunits. Of course, there are the host of usual – and – unusual suspects.

A cast of six versatile actors embody myriad characters as they navigate the twists and turns of this lively and fun new adaptation. There will be a talkback with the artistic director and cast on Friday, April 28. Call 858-481-1055, or visit to purchase tickets and for more information.

“My Life with Will: An Evening with Will Shakespeare and James Sutorius” at North Coast Rep

North Coast Repertory Theatre Variety Nights presents “My Life with Will: An Evening with Will Shakespeare and James Sutorius” on May 1 and May 2 at 7:30 p.m.

In a breezy and nostalgic stroll down memory lane, North Coast Rep favorite James Sutorius chronicles his lifelong love affair with the Bard of Avon. Return to a time 50 years ago when Liz and Dick rocked, and Christopher Plummer ruled the stage. In an acting career highlighted by roles on television and film, Sutorius always returns to Shakespeare for sustenance. So he will again, in the delightful My Life with Will.

North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Tickets are $39 with discounts for students, military, and educators. Call 858-481-1055, or visit to purchase tickets.

Book discussion with acclaimed actor Andrew McCarthy

On Wednesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. Warwick’s, in partnership with University of San Diego’s College of Arts and Sciences and Humanities Center, will host the New York Times bestselling author of Brat: An ‘80s Story and acclaimed actor Andrew McCarthy as he discusses his new book, Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain.

This intimate, funny, and poignant travel memoir follows McCarthy as he walks the Camino de Santiago with his son Sam. This is a ticketed in-person event at USD’s IPJ Theatre; tickets are available through the Warwick’s Eventbrite page at

Call the Book Dept. at (858) 454-0347 for more information or visit

Events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

A variety of events are being held this month at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For more information, visit