July 29: Upcoming local and regional events

Taste of Encinitas

Encinitas 101 Main Street’s Taste of Encinitas returns Tuesday, August 2 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Treat your taste buds to food and drink samples from over 15 local restaurants and sample local wine and local craft beer served at 20 Sip stops bustling with shops and lounges. There will also be alcohol-free stops throughout the city. Pause along the way to listen to live music at multiple venues.

To help make this year’s Taste of Encinitas easier on the environment, Encinitas 101 will provide each attendee with an Encinitas 101 MainStreet reusable to-go cup, sponsored by New Bank C3. Participating restaurants are encouraged to minimize waste and use environmentally friendly plates and utensils. Also, for the third year, the event will not allow the use of styrofoam. For tickets, visit encinitas101.com.

Family Fun Day at San Elijo Lagoon

The Nature Collective will be hosting a free family fun day at the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center on Sunday, August 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The family event focuses on fire awareness with the opportunity to learn about the impact of fire on wildlife, special adaptations for survival, and the plants and animals that depend on fire. Additionally, the Encinitas and Solana Beach Fire Departments will make a special appearance with fire trucks to share fire safety tips. Learn more at naturecollective.org.

The room provides the state of the city address

The Encinitas Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 2022 State of the City Address, taking place from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on September 1 at the Alila Marea Beach Resort.

Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear will recap her three terms as mayor, her vision for the future of Encinitas, and recognizing outstanding local businesses. The Encinitas Chamber and the three 101s – Encinitas 101 Mainstreet Association, Leucadia 101 Main Street Association and Cardiff 101 Main Street – will also each recap their year. Reception at 5:30 p.m. offers food samples from local restaurants. Drinks are available for purchase. The official program begins at 7 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call (760) 753-6041 or email [email protected] To purchase tickets, go to encinitaschamber.com/events/state-of-the-city/

Garden offers $1 admission for those in need

The San Diego Botanical Garden has joined Museums for All, an access program to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums and other collections. Museums for All is supporting those receiving food assistance benefits by offering admission to the garden for $1 per person, for groups of up to four, with a state-issued SNAP electronic transfer card or women’s card , infants and children and a valid photo. IDENTIFIER. Visit sdbgarden.org.

Moonlight Beach Concert Series

The Encinitas Park and Recreation Department’s Moonlight Beach Summer Concert Series will continue with rock band Joker’s Hand on Sunday, August 7. The free concert takes place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Coast to Crest Trail Challenge

This year, the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy (SDRVC) resumes its popular Coast to Crest Trail Challenge (C2C) with the most popular hikes from the first five years of the challenge.

The best-of series for 2022-23 will take hikers from the scrubby hills of Bernardo Summit to the pine forest of Volcan Mountain, with plenty of oaks and meadows in between.

The new SDRVC Executive Director, Cheryl Goddard, urges adventurers to: “Lace up your boots and grab your camera. Snap photos of yourself at your favorite spots along the way. Send us your best trail experiences.

Hikers can hike the five trails in any order. They must end no later than June 30, 2023.

At the end of the challenge, the reserve will choose their favorite photo and the winner(s) will receive a vintage Coast to Crest Trail t-shirt. Those who post their challenge photos on social media and tag SDRVC will also be entered to win an SDRVC jersey. All participants will receive a C2C patch, designed this year by Canyon Crest Academy student Joyce Lee.

The trails are as follows: Hike 1: Volcano Mountain via Five Oaks (5.5 miles, moderate to strenuous); Hike 2: Mt. Bernardo summit via Hodges Lake pedestrian bridge (6.6 miles, moderate to strenuous); Hike 3: Blue Sky Canyon Trail (5.3 miles, moderate); Hike 4: Santa Ysabel East, West View Loop (4.2 miles, moderate-to-intense); Hike 5: Raptor Ridge (4.6 miles, easy to moderate)

Visit the SDRVC website www.sdrvc.org for full details.

Animal shelter teen foster program

The Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Teen Foster Program gives teens 15 and older a chance to work with animals at the shelter while earning hours of service for their school or another organization. The average length of stay for animals in foster care is 4 to 6 weeks. Training and parental approval are required. Visit rhumanesociety.org/foster.

The Batiquitos Lagoon will hold an “All About Eggs” family event

Batiquitos Lagoon will host a presentation on August 13 at 10 a.m. titled “All About Eggs,” presented by BLF Docent, Kathy Dickey, and Barbara Wallach. A free family event that will appeal to both adults and children. Come and learn all about birds and other kinds of eggs, such as insects, spiders and reptiles. Meet at the picnic tables next to the Nature Center, 7380 Gabbiano Lane, Carlsbad. For more information, visit Batiquitoslagoon.org.

Encinitas Historic Bus Tour Including Bumann Ranch

The Encinitas Preservation Association (EPA) will be hosting the historic bus tour again on Saturday, August 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The tour includes over 50 historic points of interest and scheduled stops at OIivenhain Town Hall, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, and a walk through the old Ecke Poinsettia Farmhouse. The highlight of the tour will be a rare opportunity to visit the historic Bumann Ranch which was established in 1886. This ranch has been carefully preserved and depicts rural life in the late 1800s and early 1900s. is an amazing opportunity to see a working ranch with many historic buildings. Three generations of the Bumann family have lived in this house for the past 125 years. Buildings and content are totally original and unchanged. Of the many Encinitas family ranches that once dotted the backcountry, this is the only one to survive into the 21st century.

Each ticket supports the preservation of two of Encinitas’ most iconic historic buildings, the Boathouses. The EPA acquired the SS Moonlight and SS Encinitas in 2008 to maintain them and ensure they remain in place for future generations.

Tickets are available for $50 each. They can be purchased through www.eventbrite.com. The tour will depart from the 1883 School House at F ST and 4th St at 9 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. The 1883 School House will be open to the public after the tour. Parking will be available at Pacific View.

Basket and Squash Class at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum

Members and non-members are invited to take a class at the Misti Washington Gourd and Basket Guild’s annual basketball and squash lesson day on Sunday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is your chance to learn from talented guild members Cookie Hanson (Fun With Knotless Netting), Sue Kamin (Pine Needle Jewelry), and Carol Lang (Pine Needle Basketry Around A Found Object).

Students will bring their own tools and supplies for lunch and class as listed in the class descriptions at baskets-gourds.com/classes. Classes will be held outdoors under a covered patio at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum at Heritage Ranch, 450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas – next to the San Diego Botanical Garden. Turn onto Ecke Ranch Road to access the driveway.

Cardiff Dog Days of the summer

The 17th Annual Cardiff Pupologie Summer Dog Days will take place on Sunday, August 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Park. Presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street and the City of Encinitas, this free one-day event for dogs and dog lovers features many pet vendors, rescue groups, dog adoption agencies pets and an agility course by Kamp Kanine. There will be dog contests, live music, food trucks, a libation lounge and opportunity drawings. For a full calendar of events and to volunteer at the event, see cardiff101.com.

‘Carney Magic’ is coming to the North Coast rep

Comedian, actor and sleight-of-hand virtuoso John Carney returns to North Coast Rep in his one-man show: Carney Magic, August 8-9, 7:30 p.m. at the North Coast Repertory Theater. The show is a charming, hilarious and amazing theatrical experience with everything from narration, personal stories and magic. From the silly to the sentimental, Carney Magic deftly weaves likable characters with jaw-dropping magic and gestures to deliver a performance that will amaze and delight.

Honored by Hollywood’s Magic Castle and the prestigious Performing Masters Fellowship of the Academy of Magical Arts, Carney’s engaging wit and dazzling talent earned him appearances on “Jerry Seinfeld’s HBO Special” and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. Carney is also an accomplished actor, with appearances on television shows such as “Spin City” and “Two and a Half Men,” as well as numerous sketch shows, plays, and theater productions. He has lectured extensively around the world and his books ‘Magic by Design’, ‘Carneycopia’ and ‘The Book of Secrets’ are considered modern classics in the teaching of the art form. A family show.

Visit northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets or call the box office at 858-481-1055. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

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