Holiday Happenings, November 26, 2021

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Farmers’ Market offers lots of local holiday gift ideas jano’s garden jano nightingale


ometimes the most convenient and reliable way to shop for the holidays does not come out of a computer or an Amazon delivery truck. On a recent trip to the Carlsbad Farmers’ Market, I found all the supplies I needed for gift baskets filled with local artisanal food from nearby farmers. I started my shopping with two large empty wicker baskets – one will be for my friends who crave sweets and the other for my wine and cheese bunch. First on my list of bakeries to visit is the Carlsbad Cookie Company. Hollie Chamberlain has created a bakery that specializes in shortbread cookies both savory and sweet, which are 100% natural and contain only the finest local ingredients. Over a dozen varieties are available at the market, and special orders and delivery options are available for holiday gifts. The cookies are so fresh

CARLSBAD COOKIE COMPANY is offering pre-orders for custom boxes of artisan shortbread cookies by Dec. 4 using promo code “SweetHoliday” to receive complimentary gift wrapping, personalized greeting card and holiday ribbon. Photo courtesy of Carlsbad Cookie Co.

that the bakers guarantee shipping on the day of baking and delivery within two to four days by mail. The Cookie Club could be a welcome addition to anyone on your gift list and

includes monthly delivery of a variety of cookies. Local Carlsbad delivery is available by calling (760) 824-3030 or from the website at

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Next on my gift basket list is bread and cheese, and I visit the Spring Hill Cheese Company which produces organic, pastured fed artisan cheese from Sonoma County.

Their cheddar and other hard cheeses are some of the best I have tasted, and they also make their own butter! For delivery options contact orders@barnand- Prager Brothers Bread is on my list for the best place to fill in any bread and cheese basket, and I am always amazed by their traditional french bread and rolls that are all made from flour hand-ground on the premises of their bakery. Prager can be found at numerous farmers markets and their bread is available at their shop at 5611 Palmer Way in Carlsbad, (760)7048442. One of the bakers who has been baking her products for over 18 years is Janet Brauer of Grammys Granola. Her specialty breads ranging from zucchini to chocolate chip are available at the market and her ganola and granola bars can be mail ordered. Contact her at www.grammysgranola. com or (760) 809-8892. Also located on State Street is the Humble Olive Oil Company, and I will pay a visit to complete my bread and cheese basket. This little shop is wellstocked with a wide variety of virgin and infused olive oils, balsamic vinegar, olive oil body products and a wide assortment of spices and condiments to accomTURN TO JANO’S GARDEN ON A10


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pany any gourmet meal. Owner Zac Markham has not only oil and vinegar, but Spice Rubs and a wide variety of Truff Sauces. Visit them at 2922 State Street or call (760) 994 -0132 for more information. Zac and his wife opened the shop six years ago and now “feature four crushes each year originating in Chile, Australia and Spain, depending upon the season of the year. Our 18 year-old Modena Balsamic Vinegar is well-loved by our customers.” There are so many more artisan food vendors including fudge, honey, yogurt, bone broth, kombucha and bakery; and of course all the fruit and vegetable vendors who offer only the freshest local produce. For the plant person on your list Riveras Garden offers a wide assortment of herbs, succulents and house plants. Malonado Farms will again be offering holiday wreaths from their Christmas Tree Farm in Encinitas. The Carlsbad Farmers’ Market will be open every Wednesday, from 2:30 to 6 p.m., on State Street in Carlsbad. Check their website for a complete list of vendors at Please contact me at for any questions or suggestions. Happy Shopping! Jano Nightingale is a Horticulturist and Master Gardener and teaches adult gardening classes at the Carlsbad Senior Center. She is available for teaching HOLIDAY TREATS: Local businesses Prager Brothers, top, and bottom row, from left, Grammy’s Granola, Humble Olive Oils and Carlsbad Cookie Compaadult and children’s classes. ny, to name just a few, offer specialties at the Carlsbad Farmers’ Market that make for a uniquely local holiday gift. Courtesy photos

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Tickets for the COASTER Holiday Express train are on sale now for trains departing at 10:15 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 4 and Dec. 5 and Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The 65-minute round trip from Oceanside to Solana Beach offers visits with Santa and more. Tickets $20 at GoNCTD. com/holidayexpress. In keeping with state and federal orders, masks will be required on the train. Strollers and bikes are not permitted on board. WINTER HOURS FOR MARKET

With the end of daylight savings time, the Carlsbad State Street Farmers’ Market will close one hour earlier. New hours, until March 16, 2022, will be 2:30 to 6 p.m. DON’T MISS Cardiff 101 Main Street’s Holiday Extravanganza featuring both the 14th annual JOIN THE PARADE

It’s time to jump aboard for the Dec. 4 Vista Christmas Parade with a theme of “Come Together.” Register to be part of the event at form.jotform. com/212937210008143.

tion schedule begins with a Hanukkah Mommy & Me from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Chabad, 1930 Sunset Drive, Vista. Tickets $15, family reservation required at or (760) 806-7765.

Kringle Mingle holiday festival and 11th annual Taste of Cardiff during one, all-day holiday event from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Dec. 5 in downtown Cardiff. Photo courtesy of Cardiff 101

open now and runs through Jan. 2 with a Christmas cirque show, meet Santa, Rudolph and Sesame Street friends. Feel snow falling plus holiday fireworks. Tickets $69.99. For bargains, DISCOUNT SEA WORLD TIX SeaWorld offers a Black SeaWorld San Diego’s Friday Sale, including Buy Christmas Celebration is One, Get One Free. More in-

formation at celebration in the Village san-diego /events /christ- from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. mas/. 27 and the Carlsbad High School Jazz Ensemble will be debuting its holiday musical program with a concert SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY outside the Carlsbad Village The Carlsbad Village Music store. CVA will be Association is gearing up for giving away gift cards from its Small Business Saturday nearly 50 local businesses.

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Get tickets now for Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside as Mainstreet Oceanside kicks off ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local with Sip & Shop Downtown Oceanside. On Small Business Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 27, enjoy 1- to 3-ounce tastings from Oceanside brewers, wineries, coffee shops and craft beverage makers, while you explore Downtown shops and listen to live holiday music. Tickets are $25 in advance at sip -and-shop -dow ntow noceanside, or $30 the day of. BE A MERRY MAKER


Registration is open to sponsor a Boys & Girls Club family for the holidays. Sponsors will be matched with a family and given a wish list of items. Visit interland3.donorperfect. net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E10926&id=21 for details and to register. VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

The Village Community Presbyterian Church presents “A Village Family Christmas” at 4 p.m. Nov. 28 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, as the church patio is lit for the Advent Season. Christmas cookies, cocoa and coffee and traditional carols. Make Christmas ornaments and wreaths Reservations required at v i l lagechu / a-v i llage-family-christmas.

MainStreet Oceanside would love to have you participate in the Sixth Annual Merry Makers Fair in Downtown Oceanside on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 at Lot 35 at Pier View Way and North Tremont Street. For more details and to apply for the Merry ADOPT A SENIOR PET Makers Fair, visit shoplocaNovember is “Adopt a Senior Pet Month,” and many shelters and rescue groups waive or reduce adoption fees. To find your HANUKKAH FUN new best friend, search onChabad of Oceanside/ Vista’s Hanukkah celebraTURN TO CALENDAR ON A15

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Don’t Miss Santa Claus as he makes a spectacular parachute landing at Mission Marketplace to launch the FREE Jingle

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at 12 noon on Saturday, November 27. Families will welcome Santa as he parachutes from an airplane for his holiday landing at noon! Use your smartphone or cameras to take pictures of your child’s visit with Santa.

The three-hour event also features:

• Kids holiday craft and cookie decorating activities • Carnival games and rides • Bingo games for prizes • Complimentary churros and cotton candy • Petting zoo & pony rides • Carolers, balloon artist and more!

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ERI, Inc., Oceanside, California, has opened its new café, Common Grounds Café & Coffee Bar, and retail boutique, Sheri’s – A Unique Boutique, at its Tom & Mary Tomlinson Vocational Center. Located north of San Marcos in Twin Oaks Valley at 555 Deer Springs Road, the café and boutique are open to the public Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy homemade foods, fresh brewed coffee, and handcrafted arts and merchandise, created by TERI’s staff and its Adult Arts and Education clients. Menu items are prepared at the Vocational Center by Executive Chef Dan Cannon’s team and TERI clients and may be ordered to go or enjoyed there. The unique menu features healthy, farm to table choices, and a variety of smoothies, beverages, tea, and coffee options. The Tom & Mary Tomlinson Vocational Center is designed to provide vocational training to individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, Down Syndrome,

TERI, INC. has opened its new café, Common Grounds Café & Coffee Bar, and retail boutique, Sheri’s – A Unique Boutique, at its Tomlinson Vocational Center in San Marcos. Stop by and enjoy homemade foods, fresh brewed coffee at Common Grounds Cafe and Coffee Bar, pictured above, and handcrafted arts and merchandise, created by TERI staff and its Adult Arts and Education clients. Courtesy photos

cerebral palsy, learning disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. The social enterprises facilitated out of the Center will be training grounds for real life, hands on experience in a multitude of programs as TERI’s education team designs and implements its workforce training curricula. Retail, café, and culinary training programs are

already in place. Once clients have graduated from the training programs, TERI has plans for the placement of these individuals with local businesses in need of skilled labor. TERI operates twenty plus programs which support individuals with disabilities across their lifespans. It operates 12 residential homes in the North County area, two

nonpublic special education schools in Oceanside, respite, speech language therapy, day programs, life plans, and therapeutic equestrian, to name a few. While the café and boutique are new enterprises, social enterprises are not new to TERI. For several years, TERI has grown and sold custom blend microgreens to many North County restaurants.

Clients who are employed in the microgreens program learn the cycle of growing, harvesting, packaging, and delivering the microgreens to the restaurants. TERI understands the needs of individuals with disabilities and provides every client with the opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way to their communities.

As the Campus expands, additional opportunities will be launched for vocational courses. If you would like to be a part of TERI’s mission to change the way the world sees, helps, and empowers individuals with special needs, please visit TERI’s website at www.teriinc. org, call 760-721-1706, or e-mail

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Fe-based nonprofit, for a festive luncheon, complete with holiday cheer, boutique shopping and an opportunity drawing, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Santaluz Club, 8170 Caminito Santaluz East. Tickets are $125 at thecountryfriends. org or by calling (858) 7561192.


line sites like or, or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. HANUKKAH CONCERT

Chabad of Oceanside/ Vista will be part of the Hanukkah celebration with musician Yishai Lapidot at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Humphrey's by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego.

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The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities, will gather for lunch at Urban Plates, Carlsbad Dec. 9; host a Christmas Party lunch Dec. 12 at El Camino Country Club, Oceanside and meet for lunch at Chin’s in Vista Dec. 14. For additional information, call (760) 6963502

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Chabad of Oceanside/ Vista will host a local Hanukkah community celebration and lighting of the Menorah plus a fire show, chocolate gelt drop, hot cocoa, latkes, donuts and live music at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Regal Cinema, 401 Mission Ave., Oceanside. SING ALONG

What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a good, old fashioned sing-along? The Carlsbad Newcomers Club presents a sing-along led by Rebecca Buchen at 9:45 a.m. Dec. 1 at Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave., Carlsbad. HOLIDAYS AT BIRCH

From Dec. 1 to Dec. 31, Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host “Seas ‘n’ Greetings” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Christmas and New Year’s Day). Enjoy festive photo opportunities throughout the aquarium, holiday music and an interactive scavenger hunt. MUSEUM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

The Vista Historical Museum is holding a meeting at 10 a.m. Dec. 1 at 2317 Old Foothill Dr, Vista, for anyone interested in volunteering at the museum. RSVP by Nov. 24 by calling (760) 630-0444 or e-mail

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Mainstreet Oceanside hosts the Holiday Tree-lighting Ceremony at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Regal Cinema Plaza, 401 Mission Ave., Oceanside, with bounce houses, slides crafts and Santa. DEEP LOOK AT COVID

Join UC San Diego experts for a virtual seminar, “A Deep Look into COVID-19: Adapting to a COVID World” at 11 a.m. Dec. 2. Register at /e /a-deeplook-into-covid-19 -adapting-to-a-covid-world-regist rat ion-211274245957. Scientists will discuss the latest research on interferons and hear from biologists about what we’ve learned

DEC. 11


The Oceanside Yacht club is hosting a Watersports, Boating and All Kinds of Outdoor Gear Swap Meet from 7 a.m. to noon Dec. 11 at 1950 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside. Sales spaces are available at (760) 722-5751. The event benefits the Oceanside Juniors SailSANTA CLAUS will make a spectacular parachute landing at Mission Marketplace to launch the free Jingle Bell Jump event, ing Program. 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, in Oceanside. Courtesy photo

about disease transmission, changes from the initial Wuhan strain and what these variants could mean for the future of this pandemic. SAVE THE DATE

a holiday white elephant swap/gift exchange. Reservations close at noon Dec. 3. No payments will be accepted at the door. All reservations must include a payment of $30. Paid reservations are required to Susie Glass, 1164 Sunrise Way, San Marcos. For more information, call (760) 744-0953 or

Mark your new calendar now and save the date for April 4, 2022 for the Operation Game on 14th Annual Golf Classic at Fairbanks Ranch Country Club in support of combat wound- REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR ed Veterans. OGO’s motto is Register by noon Dec. 3 “Building Confidence One for the Carlsbad Republican Swing at a Time!” Women holiday celebration at 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Holiday Inn, 2725 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. The event will feature live enterLANDSCAPE ADVICE Small and large resi- tainment, a silent auction, dential landscape design live auction, shopping and a will be the topic at 1:45 p.m. festive lunch. The guest will Dec. 3 at the Gloria McClel- be a Pearl Harbor survivor, lan Senior Center, 1400 Vale as the club commemorates Terrace Drive. The speaker the 80th anniversary of the is Matt Cornforth of Second attack on Pearl Harbor. For Nature Landscapes. Plant ticket options, menu choicmaterials will be available es, and to RSVP online, go CarlsbadRepublicans. for purchase. Fingertip to lunch at noon. Visit cali- com. No payments will be accepted at the door. For stagardenclub or e-mail Vi- more information, contact Ann at (760) 415-7006 or

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Make reservations now for the Republican Women of California – San Marcos luncheon at 11 a.m. Dec. 6 with guest, San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister, at the St. Mark Country Club 1750 San Pablo Drive, Lake San Marcos. There will also be

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The annual Vista Christmas Parade is gearing up and will step off at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 in downtown Vista. More information at BREAKFAST IN BETHLEHEM

Start the Christmas season at the Rancho Santa Fe Village Presbyterian Church with “Breakfast in Bethlehem” at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. Families will gather ‘round to see and hear the Christmas story read by Pastor Jack Baca and a few of his Bible character friends. Children can make ornaments and Christmas crafts while everyone enjoys a picnic-style breakfast. Reservations are required at villagechurch. org/breakfast-in-bethlehem. MERRY MAKERS FAIR

Come meet local vendors with handcrafted products at The Holiday Showcase, a Carlsbad Village Makers Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4, at St. Michael’s by-the-Sea EpiscoBLUE SUNDAY The Village Church pal Church, 2775 Carlsbad hosts a special Blue Christ- Blvd., Carlsbad, for holiday mas Service of Remem- shopping of all kinds. brance at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, for those who grieve during the holidays. HIT THE LIGHTS The city of Solana Beach’s Parks and Recre-

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ation Commission is hosting the annual Holiday Tree Lighting event from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at Fletcher Cove Park, 111 S Sierra Ave., with sweets, cider and cocoa, the Hullabaloo Band, and youth choir from Saint James Academy. Santa arrives by a fire-truck escort at 5:20 p.m. KRINGLE MINGLE

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The Vista Community Clinic Holiday Homes Tour runs from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, this year marking 35 years. The tour will be held virtually, allowing everyone to see inside some of San Diego’s most impressive homes. The tour will also include a silent auction filled with holiday baskets and one-of-a-kind items. Everyone who purchases a virtual ticket to the tour will be automatically entered to win a special vacation gift. Tickets at

Join the Kringle Mingle from noon to 5 pm. Dec. 5 in downtown Cardiff-by-theSea and Restaurant Row along South Coast Highway 101. Photos with Santa from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aberdeen Drive, plus children’s crafts, WINE AUCTION Promises2Kids is holdlocal musicians and holiday treats provided by Cardiff ing its second annual Holiday Wine Auction from 3 101 Main Street. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 at Julep, 1735 Hancock St., San DiTASTE OF CARDIFF The 11th annual Taste ego. There will be tastof Cardiff will be from 3 to ings, live entertainment, as 6 p.m. Dec. 5, in downtown well as live and silent aucCardiff-by-the-Sea. Start or tions. General admission end your Taste experience is $50 at at Ki’s and Tower 13. There promises2kids-2021-holwill be a free bike valet id ay-w i ne - auc t ion - t ic kcourtesy of Electra Bicycle ets-201285027937. Company in front of Harbaugh Parkway on Chester- HOLIDAY EVENT Plaza Paseo Real, Carlsfield Drive and San Elijo Avenue. Taste & Sip tickets are bad hosts its Holiday Spec$40. Taste tickets are $30 tacular from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dec. 12 at 6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. This event is taste-of-cardiff-2021. subject to change or cancellation based on restrictions in place at the time of the event. For more information, HOLIDAY CHEER Join The Country visit https://plazapaseoreal. Friends, the Rancho Santa com/events-and-promotions.

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