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Valentine’s Sunset Safari at animal refuge
Wild Wonders hosts a Valentine’s Sunset Safari at 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday through Feb. 15Feb. 9-15 . Participants from the same household will be seated in a safari tent, backlit by the sunset while the animal refuge’s keepers introduce some of its animal ambassadors and “edutain” with facts about them. Cost is $250 for up to four people. Visit wildwonders.org.
Geology Trail Walk Saturday at lagoon
Batiquitos Lagoon will host a free “Geology Trail Walk” at 10 a.m. Saturday. Feb. 12 Adults and older children can learn about local sandstone formations and nearby faults. Bring a favorite rock to identify and see the methods geologists use to examine soil and rock. Meet on the deck in front of the Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane. Visit batiquitoslagoon.org.
Library celebrates Black History Month
Each Carlsbad library location is featuring special displays with historical and contemporary reading materials highlighting the Black experience and excellence. A range of e-resources are offered, such as the Black Freedom Historical Records. The library offers a “Love is in the Air” collection of reading recommendations with emotional or romantic stories that reflect the values and dreams of Black culture. A Virtual Tween Scene gathering on Monday Feb. 7 will celebrate Black History Month and National Inventor’s Day by exploring the science of electricity and the contributions of Lewis Howard Latimer, the innovative African American genius behind both Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Visit library.carlsbadca.gov/library.
‘Salt Lake City Prep’ subject of meeting
The North San Diego County Genealogical Society will present a “Salt Lake City Prep Class” virtually from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 9 in GoToMeeting format. Marianne Meth will discuss how to plan for a research trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The class is free; reservations are not required. Visit nsdcgs.org.
Free blood pressure screenings at center
The Carlsbad Senior Center offers free blood pressure screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at 799 Pine Ave. Call (760) 602-4650 or visit carlsbadca.gov/departments/parks-recreation/adults-50.
Galentine’s Day Sweat Social set for Feb. 13
The Soultry Sisters’ annual Galentine’s Day Sweat Social is set for 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at Sq.FitCQ, 6802 Embarcadero Lane, with a virtual option via Zoom. Soultry Sisters co-founder Alyssa Junious will lead a cardio rhythms dance class. After the dance party, co-founder Toni Junious will lead a self-love soulcare practice. Cost is $25; $15 for sanctuary members; bring a sister/friend — two for $40. Visit soultrysisters.com/events-workshops.
Watercolor exhibit runs through Feb. 25
An art exhibition of 26 watercolors by Vista artist Krista Timberlake featuring a collection of watercolor paintings melding animals and figures with machinery and mechanical parts runs through Feb. 25 at Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Visit encinitasca.gov/Residents/Cultural-Arts/ArtNight.
Assistance League thrift store seeks donations
The nonprofit Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito seeks donations of clean clothing, decorator items, art and jewelry at its volunteer-run thrift shop, 1542 Encinitas Blvd. Items can be dropped off from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Proceeds support philanthropic outreach assistance programs in North County. Call 760-634-1091 or visit alrsd.org.
art show at library
An art show, “Concrete Alchemy,” by international muralist Maxx Moses is on view through Feb. 28 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The exhibit is said to capture the energy of New York City graffiti combined with colors shapes and forms inspired by ancient spiritual systems. Moses, who has painted large-scale murals across the globe, uses materials such as spray paint, acrylics, oils, collage, glitter and mirrored glass to get his point across. Visit encinitasca.gov/visualart.
on pizza cutters
Don Henley’s exhibit, “The Alternative Slice,” runs through Feb. 28 at the Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive. The exhibit features an assemblage of hand-crafted sculptural pizza slicers that “are alleged to have belonged to historic and literary characters.” A reading list complements the display. Visit encinitasca.gov/visualart.
‘Adventures With Glass’ on view at City Hall
An exhibit of glass art by Marcy Stinton, titled “Adventures With Glass,” is on view through Feb. 25 at Encinitas City Hall, 505 S. Vulcan Ave. Stinton, a wilderness traveler, uses a combination of glass-fusing techniques in her work, which is “inspired by nature and its many intricacies.” Visit encinitasca.gov/visualart.
‘Plants & Romance’ event at garden
The San Diego Botanic Garden will celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with “Plants & Romance.” Highlights include a serenading classical guitarist, thousands of twinkling lights and outdoor fire pits in the amphitheater. Visitors can sample free chocolate while learning about cacao and the process of making chocolate in the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory. The garden will open its doors from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday and SaturdayFeb. 11 and 12 for the event. The garden has a limited number of Sweet and Sparkling Souvenir Packages, sold separately from tickets and available as an upgrade. Each package includes two Champagne flutes with the garden’s logo, two glasses of sparkling wine or nonalcoholic sparkling juice, a box of chocolates from Chuao Chocolatier and an air plant to take home. Packages are $60 and can be bought until Monday Feb. 7. Visit sdbgarden.org/plants-romance.htm.
Yoga session for Galentine’s Day
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a 75-minute yoga session for women of all levels from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 13 at Moonlight State Beach, 400 B St. Highlights include calming pranayama (breathing techniques), Yoga Nidra guided deep relaxation and meditation and “luxury” picnic on the beach. Cost is $55 at bit.ly/3onWCkA.
Animal shelter’s program helps senior pet owners in need
The Rancho Coastal Humane Society offers a “Veterinary Care Assistance Program for Seniors” that provides financial assistance, resources and support to senior pet parents (60 years and older) facing economic hardship in providing veterinary care for their pets. Applicants must be on a fixed or limited income. Financial documentation and a written estimate and treatment plan from an accredited San Diego County veterinarian is required. To participate or make a donation, visit rchumanesociety.org or email email@example.com.
Motown show Friday, Saturday at arts center
California Center for the Arts, Escondido presents “Motown: The Music that Changed America” at 7:30 p.m. Friday Feb. 11 and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12 in the Center Theater, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The live show features the D. Ben-jamin’ BandCQ under the direction of Duane Benjamin performing hits from Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson and The Temptations, among others. Tickets are $15-$45. Visit artcenter.orgCQ or call (800) 988-4253.
Rotary to put on
Great Gatsby gala
Escondido Rotary After 5 presents the Great Gatsby Fundraising Gala at 5 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Morgan Run Resort in Rancho Santa Fe. Highlights include dinner, dancing and auctions. Al Owens will be honored with the ERA5 Spirit of the Community Award. The Rotary’s fundraising efforts go to local schools, veterans, families in need and social service organizations, such as Operation Stand Down, Salvation Army, Education COMPACT and Rising Star. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For The Love of Chocolate – Escondido Chocolate Festival is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12 in downtown Escondido. Stroll down historic Grand Avenue sampling chocolates paired with fine wines, Champagne and craft beer at 16 locations. Stop by restaurants, shops and art galleries and the Escondido Art Walk. Attendees can get Passport tickets from Will Call at Maple Street Plaza or online. Tickets are $40-$50. Visit downtownescondido.com/events.
‘Love is in the Air’ concert Feb. 16
The TEN Tenors present a “Love is in the Air” concert with popular love songs at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Concert Hall in California Center for the Arts, Escondido, 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The program includes “All You Need Is Love,” “Unchained Melody,” “I’d Do Anything For Love” and the classic “Somebody To Love,” along with others performed in 10-part harmony. The TEN Tenors are an Australian music ensemble that has toured nationally and internationally and released 15 albums and a number of DVDs. Tickets are $35-$70 at artcenter.org or (800) 988-4253.
Gallery presents wood furniture show
The Escondido Arts Partnership’s exhibition, titled, “WOOD A Furniture Show XII” runs through Feb. 25 at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave. The exhibit is hosted by Brian Murphy of Murphy’s Fine Woodworking and features furniture makers in Southern California showing their handcrafted work. The exhibition is presented in association with the San Diego Fine Woodworking Association. Visit escondidoarts.org/wood-a-furniture-show.
Walk for Animals benefits shelter
The San Diego Humane Society holds its Walk for Animals — North County in person from 7 to 11 a.m. Feb. 26 at Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, warmup and stretch, scenic 2-mile walk and dog activities, along with live music and vendor booths. Online event registration closes at 5 p.m. Feb. 25. On-site event-day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Kit Carson Park. Fees are $10-$30. Cat Nappers (individuals not attending the walk, but raising funds and walking their own way): $10. Register at sdwalkforanimals.org. For vendor or sponsorship information, email email@example.com.
Church offers marriage renewal ceremony
The Church of the Resurrection offers Amor Eterno/Eternal Love Community Marriage Vow Renewal for couples married in the Catholic Church at 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 12 at the church, 1445 Conway Drive. The event starts with Mass followed by a reception at 5 p.m. with a three-course dinner and dancing at the Parish Hall. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Donation of $150 per couple; guests, $50, with dinner. Proceeds benefit the New Church Debt Reduction. Bring marriage certificate. Reserve at (760) 747-2322 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit resurrectionchurch.org.
Exhibit focuses on team that puts together library art shows
The Fallbrook Library runs a free exhibit titled, “Show of Hands” which looks at the behind the scenes efforts that go into each art show at the library. Each show takes months to put together and the exhibit celebrates the creative efforts of the volunteer team, which includes award-winning artists and collectors. The library’s art shows have covered mediums ranging from mixed media, textiles, pastels, water color, encaustics, photography and themes such as climate concerns, pets, portraiture and art from other countries. The art show team includes Noreen Ring, Daniel Marquez, Christina Curiel, Joseph Curiel, Scott Thom, Steve Lee. Hajime Ohno, Joe Fedorchak, Ryan Clark and Carol Zaleski, who create, curate, hang and take down each show. The exhibit runs through Feb. 24 at the library, 124 S. Mission Road., and is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit sdcl.org/locations/15.
Upcoming blood drives
In response to blood bank shortages, the San Diego Blood Bank will hold blood drives at the bloodmobile in the following parking lots:
The Upper Deck Company, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday Feb. 7 at 5830 El Camino Real, Carlsbad.
Care Choice Home Care, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 8 at 338 Via Veracruz, Suite 120, San Marcos.
Precision One Medical, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday , February 10 at 3923 Oceanic Drive, Suite 200, Oceanside.
Hunter Industries, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 10 at 1785 La Costa Meadows Drive, San Marcos.
Maria Martin RE/MAX Connections, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday , February 11at 16840 Bernardo Center Drive, Rancho Bernardo.
Eric Proul Blood Drive hosted by MHaus, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb.15 at 1234 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar.
Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org. Tech program seeks volunteer trainers
San Diego Oasis is bridging the technology gap for seniors through its Digital Divide Program by providing tablets and training sessions for older adults to boost tech skills and reduce social isolation. At no cost, San Diego Oasis provides a Samsung tablet, Internet for 12 months and training for eligible seniors. Oasis is looking for tech-savvy volunteers to train older adults to use their devices, which are given through various community organizations. To volunteer, call Jolyn Parker at (858) 353-0439.
Black History Month presentation at library on health and wellness
The Oceanside Public Library will host a Black History Month Celebration online at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 12. Alyssa and Toni Junious, founders of the Soultry Sisters will lead an educational workshop highlighting Black Americans who have contributed to the health and wellness industry and will reflect on activists who have used holistic health and wellness to sustain themselves throughout social justice movements. The sisters will also lead an interactive wellness activity. The Junious sisters formed their arts and wellness collective to “empower women to live creative and healthy lives.” Register at bit.ly/osidesignup. Visit soultrysisters.com.
Cowboy Jack performs Saturday at farm stand
Cowboy Jack will sing Valentine’s Day-themed vintage country music while playing acoustic guitar and harmonica from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. SaturdayFeb. 12 at Mellano Farm Stand, 5750 N. River Road. Highlights include family fun on the farm with fresh produce, flowers and wagon rides. Admission is free. Visit hankshow.com and mellano.comCQ.
Veterans advisory group meets Monday
The Veterans Advisory Committee meeting hosted by the Veterans Association of North County will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Monday February 7 at the VANC Resource Center, 1617 Mission Ave. Speakers include Crystal Gates, USO Camp Pendleton Center Operations and Programs manager, who will discuss morale boosting programs for military families and troops; Lisa Kaufman, account manager for Southern California-CaptionCall, who will talk about its phone service for the hearing impaired, which offers written captions of what a caller is saying on a phone screen; and Matt Shillingburg, who will discuss agencies and nonprofits helping welcome new Afghan neighbors resettling in the San Diego area. Visit vanc.me.
Church holds Souper Bowl food drive
Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church holds its annual Souper Bowl of Caring drive-thru nonperishable food drop-off sponsored by its Carpenter’s Fellowship group at 11 a.m. Saturday , February 12 at the church’s upper parking lot, 17010 Pomerado Road. Items collected include canned fruits and vegetables, cereals, pasta and pasta sauces, soups and canned meals (no fresh produce). Donations will be split between Interfaith Community Services and New Day Urban Ministries. Cash and check donations can also be made. Visit rbcommunity.org.
Republican women’s group meets Feb. 18
Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated hosts a luncheon meeting from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Bernardo Heights Country Club, 16066 Bernardo Heights Parkway. Cost is $30, including lunch. The guest speaker is Ruth Weiss from Election Integrity Project California, who will discuss strategies needed to make sure every lawfully cast vote is legally counted. Register by noon Friday Feb.11 at rbrwf.org.
Democratic club to meet online Saturday
The San Marcos Democratic Club is slated to meet at 12:35 p.m. virtually Saturday Feb. 12. Brian Lane, senior regional planner for San Diego Association of Governments, will focus his presentation on SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan and projects in North County. There will be a Q&A after the presentation. The event begins with a social time, and the business meeting starts at 1 p.m. For the Zoom invite, email email@example.com. Visit sanmarcosdems.org.
Center celebrating Valentine’s Day
A Valentine’s Day lunchtime celebration is at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the Discovery Café at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Ave. Highlights include meat and cheese lasagna and a sweet treat along with live music by Ricky Rivas. As a prelude, Shuckleberries Preschool children will be at the center at 10:45 a.m. TuesdayFeb. 8 with cookies, valentines and song. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. The deadline to reserve lunch for the Tuesday Feb. 8 event is by 3 p.m. MondayFeb. 7. Reservations for the Valentine’s Day luncheon must be made by 3 p.m. FridayFeb. 11. Sign up by calling (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.
LINDA MCINTOSH U-T
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