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Whale Watching Season 4/1 April Fool’s Day 4/1 Padres vs Mets – Padres first game of the season. 4/1 The Carlsbad Flower Fields now open

4/1-4/7 Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Interactive activities, new butterfly and bird species features, and more. 4/1-4/7 Moonlight Stage Productions presents Born Yesterday at the AVO Playhouse. 303 Main Street, Vista. 4/1-4/14 The Old Globe Theatre presents A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder 4/1-4/21 The Old Globe Theatre presents Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House 4/1-4/21 New Village Arts presents One Flew Over Cuckoo’s Nest. New Village Arts Theatre, 2787-B State Street, Carlsbad. (760) 433-3245 or 4/1-4/30 Carlsbad Sea Life Aquarium celebrates Earth Day all month long. Inspiring kids to do their part in caring for our seas. Tickets $5-$20. (760) 918-LEGO or 4/1-6/15 Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders at National history of Museum 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. (619) 232-3821 4/3 Scholastic Surf Series High School State Championships at South Harbor Jetty, Oceanside, 7am-430pm. (760) 439-0863 4/3 Wow! First Wednesday David de Alva, Passion Guitar, Percussion, & Dance at California Center of Arts in Escondido 4, 7pm Free event 4/4 Taste of Leucadia on Hwy 101 in Leucadia. Tickets at 4/4 Jazz at the Oceanside Museum featuring Susanna Kurner Trio 4/4 In the Mood at California Center of Arts in Escondido 3 & 7:30pm. 4/2,5,6 Murder in the Cathedral at Civic Center 2 & 7pm 4/5-4/6 Star Party at Miracosta College Baseball Field. 8-10pm Stargazing with binoculars and telescopes 4/5 Encinitas State of City event at Community Center 5-8pm 4/5 Cruisin’ Grand Escondido, 5-9pm. Era cars line Escondido’s main road Grand Avenue every Friday night. Amazing display of cars! 4/5-4/7 Goodguys Meguiar’s 13th Del Mar Nationals at Del Mar Fairground 4/5- 4/7 9th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor and Car Show at La Jolla Cove on 4/7 and Cocktail Party on 4/5 4/4-7 A Bad Day in Shootersville by Theatre West in San Marcos (760) 744-9000 4/6 Junior Carlsbad Marathon for kids 12 and under. 7:50am-11am. 4/6 This is Jazz! 2013. At Carlsbad Library Auditorium 4pm (760)434-2904 4/6 NCAA Final Four National Championship 4/6 Earthday Hike & Clean-up Cerro De Las Posas Ridgeline/ Double Peak 9am 4/7 Golden Voice presents Super Why Live! “You’ve Got the Power”At Balboa Theatre. 2,5pm 4/7 Sunday Live Music at Ignite Bistro Franklin Jenkins w/guest Tammy Urie 4/7 Carlsbad 5000 – World’s fastest 5K! Competitor Group (800) 311-1255 4/7 SD Humane Society presents Project KEPPT Day. Companion animal food drive, micro-chipping, behavior and training advice, and housing and veterinary financial aid referrals. 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside. (760) 757-4357 Ext2907 or 4/7 Oceanside Yacht Club Opening Day, 12pm-4pm. 1950 Harbor Drive North, Oceanside. (760) 722-5751 or 4/7 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance Motor and Car Show at La Jolla Cove . 4/7 Kids’ Day at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. Face painting, crafts and more. (760) 431-0352. 4/8-4/12 SD Humane Society and SPCA presents Annual Animal Adventure Camp. Hands on for %-13 yr olds with small animals. 9-3pm. 5500 Gaines St, San Diego. 4/8 NCAA Final Four National Championship 4/9 Arlo Guthrie at Balboa Theatre 7:30pm 4/10 SD Humane Society and SPCA presents Planting with Pooch. 6:30-8:00pm 572 Airport Road Oceanside 4/11 Botox Bazaar fun event at Before-N-After in San Marcos 4/12 Miracosta College’s International Film Series. 1 &7pm Free admission. 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside. (760) 795-6815 or 4/12 San Marcos Friday Fun Nites. Crafts, games, pizza, movies for children aged 4-12 at San Elijo Recreation Center. Professional supervision. $20 per child. 6pm-10pm. (760) 744-9000 or 4/12-4/14 Home Improvement Show at Del Mar Fairground 4/12, 4/27 Birch Aquarium Grunion Run at La Jolla beach. Hundreds of the small, silvery fish ride the waves onto shore for this remarkable mating ritual.

4/12-9/12 Dino-Jaws at San Diego Natural History

Museum. What the Dino had for a dinner. 1788 El Prado in Balboa Park. (619) 232-3821 4/13 Community Science Fair at Miracosta College, 1-4pm 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. (760) 757-2121 4/12 Cruisin’ Grand Escondido, 5-9pm. Era cars line Escondido’s main road Grand Avenue every Friday night. Amazing display of cars! 4/12, 4/26 SD Humane Society presents Doggie Café. Bring your friendly, on-leash dog to socialize with other dogs. $10 sugg. donation. 6pm-8pm. 572 Airport Rd, Oceanside. (619) 243-3432 or 4/12-14 Coachella Concert Weekend 4/13 MoCA SD Field Trip Explore Tijuana’s Explosive Art Scene Registration and tickets at 4/13 March of Dimes March for Babies, 8am, Oceanside Pier. 3.5 mile walk. 4/13 Old Poway Park hosts Standard Flower Show, 9am-3pm. Admission free for all ages. Old Poway Park at 14134 Midland Road, Poway. (858) 668-4576 4/13 Bluegrass Day at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad 11-4pm (760)431-0352 4/13 San Marcos Friday Fun Nites. Crafts, games, pizza, movies for children aged 4-12 at San Elijo Recreation Center. Professional supervision. $20 per child. 6pm-10pm. (760) 744-9000 or 4/13-20 Parade of Bloomin Baskets and Pots at Weidner’s Garden in Encinitas 4/13 Awake! Orchestra and Choir in Rancho Santa Fe 4/13 Sees San Elijo Hills Country Fair at San Elijo Elem School. 10am-4pm. (888) 726-3545 4/13- 5/5 The Odd Couple at the North Coast Repertory Theatre Solana Beach (858) 481-1055 4/13-14 Healthy Living Festival at Del Mar Fairgrounds 4/14 Scholastic Surf Series High School State Championships at South Harbor Jetty, Oceanside, 7am-430pm. (760) 439-0863 4/14 Zydeco Day, Free Accordion Concert at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad 11-4pm 4/14 Spring Festival at Via Vera Cruz Street in San Marcos. Music, entertainment, food, booths. 4/14 Sunday Live Music at Ignite Bistro Good Vibrations w Patrick Quillin 4/14-4/15 Asian Arts in Garden 9-4pm at San Diego Botanic Garden. 230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas (760) 436-3036 4/14-4/22 Journey to Cuba at Oceanside Museum of Art. 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside. (760) 435-3720 4/14 Swing into Spring Street Festival on Via Vera Cruz in San Marcos 4/16 Leo Carrillo Historic Park “Wild West Fest” in Carlsbad 760-434-2843 4/18 Spring Fling in Cardiff By the Sea at Carpentier Parkway. 4/18 Ballroom Dance at San Marco Senior Center, 2-4pm. Live music by Billy Harper Band. $5 per person. 111 Richmard Ave., San Marcos (760) 744-5535. 4/18-5/5 68th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show. (858) 792-4252 4/19 Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad presents 61st Annual Golf Tournament, 12:30-6:30pm. 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 729-0207 4/19 Cruisin’ Grand Escondido, 5-9pm. Era cars line Escondido’s main road Grand Avenue every Friday night. Music, food and amazing display of cars! 4/19 Plant Day and Orchid Odyssey at San Diego Zoo 4/19-21 Coachella Concert Weekend 4/19,20 7th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival, 7:30pm. Miracosta College hosts nearly 50 performing groups from schools around the US. (760) 795-6679 4/19-4/21 Del Mar Antique Show and Sale at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Admission is $8. Discount available at (800) 943-7501 4/20 La Costa Canyon High School Arts and Crafts Fair with live music, crafts, raffles promoting Visual and Performing Arts (760) 436-6136 4/20 San Marcos Talent Show at Community Center 5pm 4/20 Sea Days at Birch Aquarium. Party for The Planet 4/20 Encinitas Garden Festival & Tour, 10am-4:30pm. (760) 753-8615 4/20 The Vagina Monologues 7pm at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Solana Beach. Tickets 4/20-22 High School Scholastic Surf Series Oceanside Harbor 4/20 SD Humane Society presents. Paws for Parkinson’s Pet Festival. Walk & run. 7am-1pm (619) 243-3432 or 4/20 13th Annual Taste of Hillcrest, noon-4pm. $30-$35. (619) 233-5008 4/20-21 Work at Home Business Expo sponsored by GoDaddy at Del Mar Fairgrounds

4/20 San Diego Tour de Cure. 10-, 30-, 50-, or 100-mile

cycling fundraiser starting at Torrey Pines High School, San Diego. 4/20-21 Oceanside Days of Art on Pier View Way and Civic Center Drive, 10am-5pm. Local artists display work near Oceanside Civic Center. (760) 433-3532 or 4/21 Bridal Bazaar at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 10am-4pm. Tickets $12 at the door. (760) 334-5500 4/21 Sunday Live Music at Ignite Bistro Danny Gali 4/21 Fallbrook Avocado Festival, 9am-5pm. Exhibitors and booths in downtown Fallbrook. (760) 728-5845 4/21 Concert Series at Carlsbad Library. 2pm (760)602-2012 4/21 Ladybug Day at San Diego Botanical Garden 10-12:30pm. 230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas (760) 436-3036 4/21 Legoland MS Walk, 7am. 1.5-mile loop through the Park to raise money to support the MS Society. 4/21 5K Run/Walk for Life & Free Community Health Fair hosted by the Cardiovascular Disease Foundation, Embarcadero Marina Park North & South, San Diego. (888) 249-9575 4/21 Family Days at the San Diego Maritime Museum. Free Admission for Kids with ages 12 and under. (619) 234-9153 or 4/24 Houseof Blues presents SoJa 4/25 Two Wheels Thursdays. Community Bike Ride. 7-9pm 4/25-27 NFL Draft 4/25 Botox Bazaar fun event at Before-N-After in San Marcos 4/26-5/5 Parallel Lives at Brooks Theatre in Oceanside. 4/26 Miracosta College’s International Film Series. 1 &7pm Free admission. 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside,. (760) 795-6815 or 4/26-28 Oceanside Theatre Company presents Parallel Lives. Brooks Theatre, 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside. For full date listing call (760) 433-8900 or visit 4/26-4/28 Mainly Mozart Spotlight Series. Trio with Voice. Wine reception & music. 4/26 Cruisin’ Grand Escondido, 5-9pm. Era cars line Escondido’s main road Grand Avenue every Friday night. Amazing display of cars! 4/27 Blues Day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad 1-4pm (760)431-0352 4/27 $20 ticket to Legoland! Carlsbad Day at Legoland. Proceeds go to Carlsbad Schools. 4/27 Train Song Festival-The Age of Steam at Old Poway Park 4/27 Color Rebirth, the largest painting party at the Valley View Casino Center, 8pm. 3500 Valley View Casino Center, San Diego. (619) 4/27 Red Hatter’s Rendezvous at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Fashion show, wagon rides, refreshments, and door prizes. (760) 431-0352. 4/27 County Flea Market at Bates Nut Farm Valley Center.94pm. 4/27-28 San Diego Kids Expo & Fair at Del Mar Fairground 4/27-28 San Diego Wine Show at Del Mar Fairground 4/27-28 Ladybug Weekend at Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas. Free live ladybugs for all kids until they run out! Lots of fun arts and crafts. 4/27-28 Adams Avenue Unplugged. More than 170 live, acoustic musical performances along a two-mile stretch of Adams Ave., San Diego. (619) 282-7329 or 4/27-28 Adventure Series Family Campouts at Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772 or 4/27-28 Photo Video West show at Del Mar Fairgroundscontests, seminars, photo displays, photo products, how-to demos 4/27-28 Mission Federal ArtWalk in Little Italy. 4/27-28 Spring Fling Craft Fair at Bates Nut Farm Valley Center.9-4pm. 4/27-28 30th Annual Encinitas Street Fair, 9am-5pm. Along the South Coast Hwy 101 between D and J Streets. (760) 943-1950 4/27-6/2 The Old Globe presents Other Desert Cities. 4/28 Car Show Heartbeat Classic Chevy at Bates Nut Farm Valley Center.9-3pm. 4/28 La Jolla Half Marathon 4/14 Sunday Live Music at Ignite with H&I 4/28 Mira Costa Choirs sing Mozart at Miracosta College Tickets $8-$12. 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, Concert Hall, bldg. 2400. (760) 795-6815 or 4/28 5th Annual San Diego Breath of Hope 5K Walk at Bloch Cancer Survivor’s Park, 4100 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. Walk time 9am. 4/29 11th Annual Dennis Campbell Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by the San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation. (619) 515-9908 4/30 Tuesday Movie at Encinitas Library 4-6pm Free. 4/30 Billy Elliot The Musical at Civic Center 7pm 4/30 Annual Student Art Exhibit at Miracosta College. 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside. (760) 757-2121

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May 5/1 Jazz and Commercial Student Showcase at Miracosta

College 7:30pm. 5/1-5 Billy Elliot The Musical at the Civic Theatre. 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. (619) 570-1100 5/2-5 Dance Break 2013 at Miracosta College. Tickets $8-12. Seating is reserved. (760) 757-2121 5/3 Crusin’ Grand Escondido. Era cars line Escondido’s main road, Grand Ave every Friday night. 5/3 US Air Force of The Golden West Concert Band at the Civic Theatre. 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. (619) 570-1100 5/3-4 Star Party at Miracosta College Baseball Field. 8-10pm Stargazing with binoculars and telescopes 5/4-5 Chocolate Celebration at SD Maritime Museum 1492 North Harbor Drive, SD 92101 5/4 Childhelp SoCal fundraiser 6-11pm Hotel Del Coronado 5/4 Annual Pug Party at The Fair Grounds 10-4pm 5/4 Young Life Tea Party at Bates Nut Farm 3-5pm 5/4 Arts, Crafts, Psychic Fair at Encinitas Library, 1-4pm 5/4 7th Annual Oceanside Jazz Festival. Miracosta college hosts 50 performing groups from schools around US. (760)795-6679 5/4 19th Annual Humane Society and SPCA Walk for Animals fundraiser, 9am-noon. Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay. Pet lovers and vendors come together to celebrate San Diego animals. (619) 243-3408 5/4 Jazz Festival at Miracosta College, 3pm. (760) 757-2121 5/4-5 Art in the Pines at the Reserve. Artist’s booths featuring nature-inspired art. You can watch the artists at work the first two weeks of May. 10-4pm 5/4-5 Scholastic Surf Series High School State Championships at South Harbor Jetty, Oceanside. 7-4:30pm (760)439-0863 5/4-6 30th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo. Interactive, educational event in Old Town San Diego, free to the public and appropriate for families. Friday 5pm-10pm, Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-5pm. 5/5 Cinco de Mayo 5/5 Bellyup Tavern presents Tony Suracias The Highwayman 5/5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Melrose Ranch, 11am-3pm. Tickets $15-$45. 5/5 Sunday Live Music at Ignite Bistro w Franklin Jenkins 5/5 Carlsbad Village Street Faire, 8am-5pm. Vendors, food, children’s activities, and exhibits. Parking at Westfield Plaza Camino Real, Carlsbad. (760) 945-9288 5/5 3rd Annual Safari Park Half Marathon. 6:30am (619) 557-3915 or at 5/5 Celebrate Miracosta: A Showcase of Classical Music, 3pm. Solo students from the applied classical music program perform, and scholarship winners will be announced. Tickets $8-$10. (760) 757-2121 5/10 Mother’s Day Luncheon at San Marcos Senior Center. $5. 111 Richman Ave., San Marcos 92069 (760) 744-5535. 5/10 Miracosta College’s International Film Series. 1pm and 7pm. (760) 757-2121 5/10 Music by the Sea Series, Christopher Goodpasture 7:30-9pm 5/10 Art After Dark at Oceanside Museum of Art 5/10,11 Mainly Mozart presents Anne Marie McDermott & Stephen Prutsman Pianos, at The Neurosciences Institute. 7:30pm 5/10-12 12th Annual Gator By the Bay Louisiana-style Zydeco, blues & crawfish festival Mother’s Day Weekend on San Diego Bay. (619) 234-8612 or 5/11 Project Walk Free Charity Event 12-4pm The Crossings at Carlsbad (760) 634-9800 5/11 Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge at The Fair Grounds. Starts at 9 am.

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5/11 Girls On The Go Half Marathon in Mission Bay 10k-5k

walk/run 7am 5/11 Mainly Mozart presents Mozart & Mind Saturdays at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla 5/11 Miracle Mothers 5K for Healthy Baby Sponsored by Viacord at Embarcadero Marina Park South (619) 269-7047 5/11 Photocharity Concert of Hope Brings Out The Angels. (760)505-7077 5/11 Mother’s Day “Mad Hatters tea Party” at San Marcos Senior Center. 111 Richman Ave., San Marcos (760) 744-5535. 5/11 19th Annual Mother’s Day Tea. The Wood House at The Woodland Park in San Marcos. 11:30am 5/11 19th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Garden Tour 10-4PM Tour Various Homes & Gardens Filled with Arts in North County (760) 942-3636 5/11 Vocal Jazz Solo Night at Miracosta College, 7:30pm. The final performance of the school year by the Frequency vocal jazz ensemble. (760) 757-2121 5/11, 5/26 Birch Aquarium Grunion Run at La Jolla beach. Hundreds of the small, silvery fish ride the waves onto shore for this remarkable mating ritual. 5/11-12 Mother’s Day Sleepover at San Diego Zoo. 21 & older. Special events, Mimosa & Hot Breakfast. 4pm-9am 5/11-12 Bonsai Show and Sale at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. (760) 431-0352. 5/11-12 Free Mother’s Day Tea and Cookies at Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas 5/11-12 Roar and Snore Mother’s Day Celebration 4:309:30am at Safari Park 5/11 4th Annual Asian Cultural Festival, a celebration of Asian-Pacific American heritage at NTC Park in Liberty Station. 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego. (619) 746-8223 or 5/12 Mother’s Day 5/12 Mother’s Day Live Music at Ignite Bistro in Carlsbad with Danny Gali 5/12 Mother’s Day World Famous “Gospel Sunday Brunch” at the House of Blues. Two seatings: 10am and 1pm. 1055 Fifth Ave, San Diego 92101 619-525-1935 5/12 Chocolate Day at San Diego Botanical Garden 10-4pm Chocolate tasting, music, & kids activities . 230 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas (760) 436-3036 5/12 Rock Through Ages at Miracosta College 7:30pm 5/12-19 Amgen Cycling Tour of California begins in Escondido and ends in San Francisco 5/12 Mother’s Day Celebration at Carlsbad Flower Fields. (760) 431-0352. 5/13-19 41th Annual National Senior Tennis Tournament at La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. Admission free and open to the public. 2000 Spindrift Dr., La Jolla. (888) 828-0948 or 5/15 Ladies Night at Bates Nut Farm. A night of “Life’s a Beach.” Reservations required. 5/16 Botox Bazaar fun event at Before-N-After in San Marcos 5/16 4th Annual Taste of Cardiff from 5pm-8pm. $25 tickets in advance. 5/16 Encinitas Classic Car Nights 5:30pm Hwy 101 in Encinitas 5/16-19 Rapunzel- A Hairy Tale at 3 Civic Ctr Dr. San Marcos 5/16-18 Quilts, Crafts, & Sewing Show at The Fair Grounds 10-5pm 5/16 Museum of Contemporary Art presents “25 and under” art contest showcase event. 5/17 Bellyup Tavern presents Mike Pinto 5/17 Plant Day & Orchid Odyssey at the San Diego Zoo. (619)231-1515 5/17-18 Mainly Mozart Presents The St. Lawrence String Quartet at The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla 7:30pm 5/17-18 138th annual Preakness Stakes Horse Race. Gates open at 9am. 5/17-19 Dog Show Mt. Palomer Kennel Club at Bates Nut Farm 5/18-19 Encinitas Sports Festival Two-days of sporting events– SUP Race, 5K Race, Triathlon.

5/18 Sea Days at Birch aquarium. Breathing in Climate Change.

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The Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla 5/18 Stand Up Paddle Race (760) 635-1797 Details at 5/18-5/19 Southern California Beach Soccer Championships at Oceanside Harbor, 8am-6pm. (760) 473-8329 5/18 Cardiff 101 Main Street presents Spring Fling. Live music, treats from local eateries, a kids’ zone, guided tours of the downtown floral park, art, and more. Free admission. 5/18 Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show at Community Center. Tickets 5/18-19 Old Poway Park hosts Community Band Festival, 11am-8pm. Old Poway Park at 14134 Midland Road, Poway. (858) 668-4576 5/18 Operation Appreciation at the Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside, 11am-4pm. Gives thanks to the military for their service. (760) 722-1534 5/18-19 25th Annual Deep Pit BBQ at San Dieguito Heritage Museum. BBQ, poetry slam, kids’ activities, bake sale, antique cars, and more. Tickets $20-$30, kids under 5 free. 450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas. (760) 632-9711 or 5/18-19 Adventure Series Family Campouts at Lake Poway. (858) 668-4772 or 5/18 17th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts, 10am-6pm. Free event. (619) 294-2501 5/18 Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center Gala 2013. 1580 Cannon Rd., Carlsbad. (760) 804-1969 5/18-19 Miracosta College Symphony Orchestra presents “Thaikowsky’s Masterwork Symphony No.4”. 7:30pm (760) 757-2121 5/18-19 Swan Lake at the Civic Theatre. 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. (619) 570-1100 5/18 Wild West Fest at Leo Carrillo Historic Park, Carlsbad 11am to 2pm 5/19 Escondido Downtown Street Faire is the 2nd largest street fair in the state. 5/20 LCC Visual and Performing Arts presents 2nd Annual ArTurn Arts & Crafts Fair at La Costa Canyon High School. Painters, photographers, potters, culinary treats, vendors, student art, performances from professional and student musicians and dancers, 10am-3pm. 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. 5/21 Globe Guilders Fashion Show at Bayfront Hilton featuring Naeem Khan presented by Neiman Marcus 5/25 16th Annual American Heritage Car Show, 9am-3pm. On the lawn in Grape Day Park, Escondido. 5/25-9/2 Sea World Summer Nights, Sea World San Diego. Weekends only, featuring special shows and fireworks celebration. 5/26 American Heritage Car Show at Grape Day Park in Escondido. 5/27 Memorial Day 5/28-31 Green Days American Idiot at the Civic Theatre. 1100 3rd Avenue, San Diego. (619) 570-1100 5/29-6/23 North Coast Repertory Theatre presents “Becoming Cuba.” For showtimes and ticket prices call (858) 481-1055 or visit 5/30 Botox Bazaar fun event at Before-N-After in San Marcos

June 6/1-2 Fiesta del Sol, 9am-5pm. Featuring a rich live music

lineup, an international food court, beer garden, arts and crafts booth. Free admission, open to all ages (beer garden 21+). Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach. (858) 481-8040 or 6/8-7/4 San Diego County Fair “Game On” This year’s the fair is filled with fun & games galore. Tickets $8-$14; ages 5 and younger free; ages 6-12 free on Tuesdays. The Fair is closed 6/10, 17, and 24 (the three Mondays. 6/15 6th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest. Festivities include 5k low tide race on the sand, stand-up paddle races, a onemile ocean swim, four-hour Zumba fitness marathon on the beach, beach volleyball and soccer, kite flying, pro and amateur surf contests, sand castle building, and more. 8am-4pm.

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It’s Game On! at the 2013 San Diego County Fair The Latest Scoop on the Newest Food, Entertainment and Fun Win Free Tickets! The San Diego County Fair is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the fourth largest fair in North America, and last year attracted over 1.5 million visitors. The North County Sun, along with the San Diego County Fair are excited to give you a preview of the 2013 Fair in this edition! “Game on!” is the theme for the 2013 San Diego County Fair and 2013 promises to be filled with fun and games galore for 24 days. This year the Fair will spotlight classic and nostalgic games (of all types) that we grew up with, and will highlight how games have evolved over the years. From board games and pinball, to television, videos and computers, technology has enhanced the gaming culture beyond our wildest dreams. The San Diego County Fair has something for everyone! In this special 2013 San Diego County Fair preview edition you’ll find out about a lot of new Fair fun and excitement, including: Concert Lineup on the Grand Stand Stage; Chicken Charlie’s deep fried culinary claim to fame and a sneak preview of some of his newest creations; My Big Time Wedding event in the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden area; Big Bite Bacon Festival; Newest Contests; 4-H Auction and Animals; Newest Themed Exhibits including the Main Exhibit about the history and popularity of games; and special Fair days and great ways to save money! The San Diego County Fair has been a fixture on the Del Mar Fairgrounds since 1936. In the early days of the Fair, the event was held in various places, such as Escondido, Oceanside and Balboa Park in San Diego. The Fair found

a permanent home in Del Mar in January of 1936, as the Works Progress Administration awarded San Diego County a half million dollar grant to build the Fairgrounds on what was the old Del Mar Golf Course. Constriction commenced, and the first County Fair in Del Mar opened on October 8, 1936. The Fair will be open Saturday, June 8 and run through Thursday, July 4. The Fair will be closed (on the first three Mondays) and will have more than 100 food vendors serving everything from deep-fried Oreos to a more healthy type of barbeque, Italian, Australian, Chinese and other cuisines, and will once again have a Wine Festival and a Beer Festival and competition. There are some quieter places but no less interesting, including the outdoor Paul Ecke Flower Garden that has themed hardscapes and softcsape landscaping and floral creations. There are also indoor flower shows, competitions, and exhibits. Other great features of the Fair include a plethora of crazy rides; farm animals exhibits; pony rides; elephant rides; carnival games, petting zoo; kid’s ride area; photo and painting competitions; collections of all types; student year books; rocks, gems and fossils; singing, dancing, acting, and cooking competitions; theatrical acts; local music acts on various stages; as well as Monster Truck; Fire Department Demonstrations; Turkey Stampede; Piggy Races; dog tricks; comedy and magic; headliner acts on the Grandstand Stage; the Paddock Concert Series; the Gospel Festival; Solid Gold Series; 4-H auctions; and Del Mar Arena events,

contests and more. For up-to-date information visit or Win Free Tickets! The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com are once again giving away tons of free tickets. It’s easy to win a free pair of admission tickets. Just visit and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and/or email or both. Only one entry per person is permitted. Some restrictions apply. Promoters are not liable for date or show schedule changes or inclement weather. Best of luck, and see you at the 2013 San Diego County Fair.

Special San Diego County Fair Days and Great Ways to Save $$$ North County Transit District is offering a special $15 “Fair Tripper” ticket that includes any day Fair admission and round-trip rides on North County Transit District’s Coaster, Sprinter and/or Breeze bus. This ticket is good any day of the fair. Relax and enjoy the ride to and from the fair with expanded hours this year. It’s the perfect way for North County folks as well as those living Downtown San Diego. The extended late train service is good for the entire duration of the Fair. This means people can stay for the Toyota Summer Concert Series shows and can still catch the Coaster home. Gates open daily at 11 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays, and 10 a.m., Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday, July 4. Admission is $14 for adults; $8 for ages 6-12 (and free on Tuesdays!); $8 for adults 62 and older; and free for ages 5 and younger. The Fair will be closed the first three Mondays in June. More information visit

“The Best Pass Ever” is available on or at Albertsons through June 7, or at the Fair Box Office through June 7 $24 for 24 days of non-stop fun Discount Rides and Game Tickets are available if you pre-pay. You can save 50%. Purchase a sheet of 25 midway ride coupons for only $15 (regularly $50). Albertson’s $4 Fair Day Tickets are available at Albertsons Stores and are good for Tuesday June 11th and June 18th only. Regular Fair admission is $14, so this is a huge savings! Note: $10 minimum store purchase required. Save $2 Adult Admission Tickets at Albertsons stores. No minimum purchase required. Visit a San Diego County Ford dealer and get 4 adult admission coupons for $32. Available at Ford on weekdays only. Visit a San Diego County Toyota dealer on weekdays only and get 2-for-1 adult admission coupon. Visit Herman Cook VW in Encinitas and take a test drive in one of their 2013 models and get two free Fair admission tickets. Only while supplies last! Kids’ Day is every Tuesday. All kids, 12 and younger, get free admission and will have special kids activities. Taste of the Fair is every Tuesday. The Fair is featuring $2. “tastes” of all the great Fair food. Do you remember past year’s coronary treats of Deep Fried Butter and Chocolate Covered Bacon? Pepsi Pay-One-Price Ride Days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. Buy a wristband and enjoy unlimited rides all day and night. There is also special online-only “bonus days.” Bring Your Own Food: Yes, it’s allowed! No alcohol, glass containers or knives of any kind. Free Parking: Park free everyday at Horsepark, on the corner of Via de la Valle and El Camino Real and take a shuttle from there

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Returns for Some Pre-Summer Fun at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, We’re Giving Away Free Tickets! ™

April 27 – 28

The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair, presented by Toyota, is right around the corner and will celebrate summer! Join us at this fun fair with music, dance, sports demos, games, cooking classes, plus so much more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. The fall 2012 Expo was a huge success, and the spring show will be even bigger! The San Diego Kids Expo & Fair showcases fun themed interactive features that everyone in the family can enjoy, including products and services on display for both parents and kids. New to the San Diego Kids Expo: The Baby Zone for all things baby with games by Babies “R” Us; The Home Depot will be hosting the Kids Workshop; JT Splatmaster will have a gymnasium-sized inflatable paintball arena; and the Cooking 4 Life area will

have professional chefs. Parents aren’t forgotten in this event either. The Expo will also showcase 175-200 exhibit booths featuring toys and games, sports and fitness, learning devices, safety products, health and nutrition, horticulture and natural products, activity equipment, camps and more, for every age and child, making it an incredible weekend outing for families. The Expo takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., both Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults and children 12 and under get in for free. For more information on the event, visit the website or call (619) 269-9441.

Win Free Tickets to The San Diego Kid’s Expo & Fair! It’s easy to win free tickets to the San Diego Kid’s Expo this spring. Just visit and fill in the easy entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. Best of luck! See you at the San Diego Kid’s Expo and Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds!

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North Coast Repertory Theatre Win Free Tickets! The Odd Couple April 13 through May 15 In this Tony Award-winning comic masterpiece, Neil Simon created two of the most memorable characters in the history of Broadway and broadcast television: Oscar Madison and Felix Unger. Discover (or rediscover) the genius of the original play that has become a high water mark that is strived for by comedy writers to this day. North Coast Rep’s first production of a Neil Simon play since 1999.

Becoming Cuba June 1-23 Commissioned by North Coast Rep, this World Premiere drama set in 1890s Cuba, introduces a family coping with a changing landscape of their country as it struggles for independence. Melinda Lopez’s knack for dialogue and drama, mixed with her knowledge and research of the time, opens the door for issues of loyalty and family, fighting for a cause and finding happiness to be interwoven through this powerful and often humorous drama.

Moonlight Amphitheatre’s 33rd Summer Season Outdoors Under The Stars The full slate of musicals of Moonlight Stage Productions’ 2013 summer season is now complete beginning with SOUTH PACIFIC as the opening show and rounding off the season with THE WIZARD OF OZ, MEL BROOKS’ YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and THE WHO’S TOMMY. SOUTH PACIFIC will run June 26 to July 13, and will be directed by Steven Glaudini, choreographed by Carlos Mendoza, and musically directed and conducted by Elan McMahan. This artistic team has assembled some of Moonlight’s most popular shows in its history including Miss Saigon, Cats, and West Side Story. SOUTH PACIFIC will be Glaudini’s first show as new Producing Artistic Director. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific is one of the most enchanting musicals of all time. Set in a tropical island paradise, South Pacific tells the sweeping romantic saga of two parallel love stories that are threatened by the realities of war and prejudice. Considered by many as one of the finest musicals ever written, the score includes such musical theatre gems as Some Enchanted Evening, I’m

The Old Globe A GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Until – April 14 Music by GENTLEMAN’S Steven Lutvak Directed by Darko Tresnjak When Monty Navarro finds out he is ninth in line to inherit a dukedom, he decides to eliminate the other eight heirs standing in his way – all played by Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a witty music hall comedy that explores how low we’ll go to make it to the top. Former Co-Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak returns to the Globe to direct this World Premiere musical of merriment and murder. A DOLL’S HOUSE Until – April 21 By Henrik Ibsen Adaptation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt Directed by Kirsten Brandt In a time of financial desperation, a young wife makes a dangerous decision, taking an illegal risk to save her husband’s life. Years later, her secret comes back to haunt her, and its revelation will shake the foundations of her entire world. Written in 1879, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House is a true landmark of modern drama. Director Kirsten Brandt and Ibsen translator Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey collaborate to create a new adaptation of the play expressly for the Globe’s intimate Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre.

Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair, This Nearly Was Mine and There is Nothin’ Like a Dame. Rated PG. 2013 SEASON CALENDAR South Pacific: June 26–July 13 at 8:00 pm The Wizard of Oz: July 24–Aug. 10 at 8:00 pm Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein: Aug. 21–Sept. 7 at 8:00 pm The Who’s Tommy: Sept. 18 – Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm Moonlight Stage Productions is the cultural arts program of the City of Vista and is partially funded by its non-profit fund-raising arm the Moonlight Cultural Foundation. The Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Tickets/information call (760) 724-2110 or visit OTHER DESERT CITIES April 27 – June 2, By Jon Robin Baitz Directed by Richard Seer Novelist Brooke Wyeth is home in Palm Springs for the holidays with a copy of her latest manuscript—one she’s not showing her parents. Her brother is a reality show producer, her dad a former movie actor turned politician, her mother a ’60s-era comedy writer turned socialite—but now long-buried secrets threaten to put her picture-perfect famous family back on the tabloid pages. Hold onto your seats—things are about to get bumpy. Globe favorite Richard Seer (Life of Riley, The Last Romance) directs this riveting portrait of a prominent family and their very public fall from grace. BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW May 11 – June 9 By Bekah Brunstetter Directed by Hal Brooks As a young wife, Melody is adjusting to choosing the best throw pillow and the proper temperature to serve her brie. But when her husband’s business trip ends in tragedy, Melody must learn how to behave like a proper widow with the help of her mother-in-law—who just happens to be an expert in the field. A bittersweet look at the messy parts of life, this quirky comedy contemplates how grief, devotion and hope can persevere within us all. The Old Globe is located in Balboa Park at1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101. Call 619-234-5623 or visit

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Melrose Ranch May 5, Saturday, 11am-3pm Enjoy an afternoon full of activities with a Mexican flair at historic Melrose Ranch, on Saturday, May 5, from 11am3pm. The 115-acre working ranch has gorgeous gardens, vineyards, long horn cattle, and goats. A converted barn has been designed for entertainment that you just have to see to believe. In addition to exploring the ranch, there are plenty of activities and sights for all ages. Enjoy wagon rides and a display of vintage cars, watch a cowboy sharpshooter, and see blacksmiths at work. Children can participate in

crafts and a piñata. The afternoon includes a delicious fiesta lunch, and ends with demonstrations on horseback by Charros de Escondido. Tickets to the fundraising event benefitting the Escondido History Center are $45 for adults, children under six are free, kids 6-12 $5, and teens are $15. Call or visit their website for details and time of event. Call (760) 743-8207 or visit

The North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach 92075. Call (858) 481-1055 or visit Win Free Tickets to the North Coast Repertory Theatre! It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to a show of your choice at the North Coast Repertory Theatre. Just visit our website at and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Promoters are not responsible for show date or time changes due to special circumstances. Best of luck and see you this spring at the North Coast Repertory Theatre in Solana Beach!

La Jolla Playhouse Accomplice: San Diego March 26–April 14 Accomplice: San Diego offers a completely unique theatrical experience, unlike any found on any stage, taking its audience on an adventure through the city streets. You’ll be sent on a mission, aided by clues and mysterious cast members strewn throughout various locations such as street corners, bars and out-of-the-way spots. Groups of 10 piece together the clues of a meticulously crafted criminal plot and rely on their own street smarts to make it to the end. Who’s in on it? Who’s not? With San Diego’s hip and historic Little Italy district as its stage, Accomplice is an experience you won’t soon forget. His Girl Friday May 28–June 30 A major story is brewing in a 1939 Chicago press room when ace reporter Hildy Johnson stops by for one last visit before leaving the newspaper game for good. But when her former editor and ex-husband entices her with the promise of the scoop that could break the story, the lure of fame and rekindled romance prove more than she can resist. Renowned playwright John Guare (Six Degrees of Separation) and Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) team up to deliver a fast-talking comedy that exposes the unsavory politics of tabloid journalism La Jolla Playhouse 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA, 92037. For more information call (858)550-1010 or visit

Mad House Comedy Club Brings Top Notch Talent to San Diego Mad House Comedy Club has some real sidesplitting acts coming this spring. Located on the top floor of Horton Plaza, you’ll see some of the best comedians around take the stage almost every night of the week.! Many have appeared on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central and more! Here are some upcoming shows: New Comics Talent Night Tuesday, April 2 No cover / 7:00pm See someone take the stage for the first time, or an up-and-comer practice. No cover, no drink minimum, and no promises! Comedy Juice Wednesday, April 3 $15 / 8:00pm Willie Barcena Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6 $20 / 7:30pm and 9:45pm both nights 12 Times on the Tonight Show, 2 hour long Comedy Central specials, The Wayans Brothers TV show and more! Mad house is located at 502 Horton Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. For tickets and more information call 619.702.666 or visit Never a drink minimum. Get 4 hours of free validated parking at Horton Plaza. All shows are 21+.  •  April–May ’13  •  11 Find more entertainment at

2013 “Game On!” Main Theme Exhibit And Activity Center This year “Game On!” is all about fun, fun, fun! And the “Game on!” Theme Exhibit and Activity Center is no exception! This exhibit is located in the exhibit hall as you enter through the front entrance gate into the Fair. Life is a game—play it! And in this year’s Theme Exhibit, there’s nothing but fun and games for all ages. Whether its board games, card games, traditional games, roll-playing games, miniatures or video/mobile games there is something for everyone at this year’s Game On! Exhibit. Here’s what there is to look forward to: •  The world’s most iconic game image is brought to life, or should we say larger-than-life, with a ten-foot Monopoly board and race car token—perfect for a photo opportunity. You may even discover a modern day Rich “Uncle” Pennybags. •  Larger-than-life versions of Dominos, Operation, Chess, Tumble Tower and Four in a Row are ready and waiting for fairgoers to play all day long—and watch for special versions of these favorites on Family Game Nights. •  Sit down for five minutes or five hours and learn a new game from one of our game partners—Game Empire, Pair A Dice Games and Wiggity Bang Games—Magic Feather, Quao, Euro games and many more will be featured. BROUGHT TO YOU BY

•  Interested in a career in games? Learn about what it takes to break into the video and mobile gaming industry with help from Arts Institute of California and UCSD Extension. After an education of a life time, Wired Talent can help you find your dream job. •  Stop by the Gam3rcon Video Game Lounge, and the Retro Arcade for non-stop action that will take you to another world. •  If game shows are your thing, join the audience and get selected for our original and unique, over the top and out of the box game shows featured daily at 12 noon and 5 PM. •  The Bar-cade is the place to stop off for a cool beverage so your house of cards doesn’t collapse from the pressure! •  Take a guided tour of the history of games, and play an old-fashioned parlor game with our resident game historian, Dr. Wayne Saunders. •  Each day there will be a series of guest speakers who will discuss game creation, what’s new in gaming, how artwork is developed, where an idea comes from, and what the future may bring—really, a bunch of cards! •  Join the fun each week for Monopoly weekends with screening and stars from the documentary “Under the Boardwalk”; Monopoly tournaments on Saturdays and Sundays (visit to see how you can be a competitor); and don’t miss the finals on July 4 when

the winner becomes eligible for an upcoming Monopoly world series. •  Meet the creator of Killer Bunnies, Jeffrey Bellinger, a San Diego resident and high school teacher, at Killer Bunnies weekend June 14-16. •  Be part of the Miniatures Tournament Weekend, June 21-23, as a player or observer. Visit to see how you can bring your troops to the table. •  Learn to play the hand you are dealt during Competitive Card Game Weekend, June 28-30, for Magic, Kaijudo and more. Visit to learn how you can get in the shuffle. •  If you like to follow the rules of the game, but don’t want to be left holding all the cards, find out about the history of games from Scrabble to Battleship to Chutes & Ladders and more. Perhaps a little game history lesson will inspire a gaming renaissance at your house! Also, watch for Spontaneous Tornado Jockey, the Game Tower, Family Game Night and many other surprises that will hold your interest as you go through the game of life —the cards are stacked in your favor….at the “Game On!” 2013 Theme Exhibit.

Go Daddy Sponsors Work at Home Business Expo at Del Mar Fairgrounds April 20-21, 10am to 4pm It’s a fact that more than half of all small businesses are now run from owners’ homes. And they’re not just hobbies. 6.6 million of them sup-

ply 50% or more of the household income. Two-fifths employ two to five people and 10% have more than five employees. Go Daddy proudly sponsors the San Diego Work at Home Business Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on April 20 and 21. Learn how to start, market, manage and grow your own home-based business. Educate yourself about the wide variety of home-based business models available to you and make informed decisions about which business is right for you, your family, your skill-sets and lifestyle. The WAHB Expo strives to show that everyone, or at least every family, should be business owners. History has

repeatedly demonstrated that no matter your profession or sense of job security, no job is 100% secure. This latest recession is only the most current reminder. Owning your own business, whether part time or full time, is about ensuring a revenue stream in spite of the uncertain depth and scope of unavoidable economic cycles. Investing in a business model online, or over the phone, is not for everyone. If you have ever considered a home based business but have been hesitant to invest without meeting representatives from the company face to face, then this is the event for you. For more information, visit

2013 Contests: Singers, Dancers, Actors, Gamers, Chefs, Craftsmen, Adults and Kids Compete for Prizes at County Fair The San Diego County Fair presented by Albertsons/Sav-On is once again bringing in new talent to compete through song, dance, and acting. This year’s hot new talent will compete for cash prizes while spreading the word about their showcased performance skills. The Fair’s yearly performance contests are back! The Ultimate Triple Threat Contest In its first year “The Ultimate Triple Threat” brings competitors (youth and teen) together to compete in not one, but three talents! Highlighting the competitor’s skills in acting, singing, and dancing, this new competition is sure to test the versatility of the individual’s well-rounded artistic talent. Youth performers (ages 8-12) and teen performers (ages 13-17) will compete in any one or two disciplines of acting, singing or dancing. Those that choose to compete in all three will show what it means the be the Ultimate Triple Threat! The grand prize winner will be awarded $1,200, a dance and fitness pack from the Academy of Performing Arts, a one year subscription to, and a one hour photo shoot with First and Orange. Apply today to reserve your spot in this exciting new competition at https://sdfair. April 28 Deadline to enter contest Southern California’s Best Dance Crew Contest The Fair is taking San Diego’s best Hip-Hop dancers to center stage for “Southern California’s Best Dance Crew”! This battle shows off some of the most skilled hip-hop dance crews the West Coast has ever seen. Amateur and professional groups of five members or more may compete. Most of the dancing must be performed in Hip-Hop style. Cash prizes will be awarded in two divisions: Youth/ Teen and Adult. The grand prize Youth/Teen winner will be awarded $1,000. Youth/Teen runner up will get $500. Adult division winner will be awarded $1,000 and the runner up $500. Both Adult and Teen third place winners will receive $250. April 28 Deadline to enter For more information visit

Singer/ Songwriter Contest Returning to the Fair, and back by popular demand is the “Singer/ Songwriter” competition. This is a search for the best performances by a solo singer and a showcase for original writing. The San Diego County Fair is in search of the best original songwriting and performance by a solo singer. Performance spots in their preliminary round will be on a first come-first served basis, so apply early and reserve your spot! The grand prize is $3,000, five hours of studio time from Recording Arts and Technology, a new Taylor guitar, tickets to a show at the House of Blues and an additional performing opportunity at the House of Blues in San Diego. All performers must be 18 or older. Second Place is $2,000, a Taylor guitar and three hours of recording time, and an additional opportunity to perform at the House of Blues in San Diego. Third place gets $1,000 plus a Taylor guitar and 2 hours of recording time and a chance to perform at the House of Blues. April 28 Deadline to enter If you have questions about this contest email or call (858) 755-1161 x 2363. Cantautor Latino Contest In its second year, the Fair welcomes back the “Cantautor Latino” contest. Featuring the best solo performance of an original song in Spanish, this contest offers singers/songwriters the opportunity to share their personally written songs with the Fair’s audience and the chance of winning a grand prize of $3,000, four hours at Track Star Studios, and a Taylor guitar. April 14 Deadline to enter For complete information on all of the Fair’s talent competitions, visit and click on “Contests”. You can contact the Special Events Department at: or call (858) 792-4259. Other Contests and Competitions Robotics Competition A One Day Robotics Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, June 15, in the Sports Club room at Surfside Race Place. Students from all over have been invited to participate in robotics challenges. Student teams design, program, and build robots to perform various challenges and win prizes! Oratorical Competition An Oratorical Competition will take place on Sunday, June 9, on the Flower Show Stage. Students in grades K-12

are invited to sign up for this contest. Each contestant has three minutes to complete an oration. Winners receive great cash prizes. See our future public speakers in action! Food Competitions 1) Pillsbury Pie Baking Championship 2) Re-purposed Plastic Grocery Store Bags 3) Bisquick Family Favorites Recipe 4) Karo Sweet Treats for Sweethearts 5) “Game On! Chili Cook Off” 6) Gold Medal Flour Scratch Bakers Cookie Challenge 7) The Great American Spam Championship 8) Ghirardelli Chocolate Championship. Livestock and Breed Competitions Livestock competitions are open to youth and adults in separate categories. Animals exhibited are swine, sheep, goats, beef cattle, dairy cattle and llamas. For registration and dates visit Three O’Clock Fun Contests Vie for the blue ribbon in the hula hoop contest, potato sack races or many other traditional “picnic” contests. Then stick around for the daily Theme Game Contests. Daily at 3:00 p.m. in the Infield Contest Area. No pre-registration. Enter at the Fair just before the contest. Homemade Wine and Cheese This competition is open to amateurs. Registration deadline is May 10. Many contests, games and competitions are single day events that do not require advance registration. For a complete up-to-date list of contests and competitions, events and games, visit Please note: date, venue, and times are subject to change.

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San Diego’s Largest Free Health and Fitness Expo: Healthy Living Festival April 13-14 This spring, join the celebration of living healthier at San Diego’s largest health and fitness expo on April 13 and 14 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Energy, productivity and happiness thrive with a healthy lifestyle. Whether seeking a more healthful way of life, or looking for new ways to enrich an existing healthy regime, the Healthy Living Festival has it all and attendance is free! Attendees can learn more about eating healthier, finding a healthy weight, getting into healthy activities and keeping a healthier home. Choose from over 30 free lectures and workshops where experts will share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help prevent disease and lower stress. Guests can also take part in free medical testing and screening. In addition to all the educational sessions, the festival also features cooking demonstrations from local chefs, preparing healthy and ultra-tasty dishes with take home recipes. Festival goers can also watch and participate in belly dancing and take part in yoga, Zumba, and stretching classes. The biggest attraction of the event is its 150 exhibitors offering the latest in healthy living products and services, who have come to Del Mar from across the nation. Attendees can stroll through the festival and sample organic foods and beverages, visit health professionals and sports and fitness experts, and learn about the latest in nutrition, skin care and green living products. Admission is free. Show hours are Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit or call (805) 461-6700. L><HG= :GGN:E

Hyatt House Offering Discounted Suites and Special Extended Stay Rates Starting at Only $99 for April and May It’s a dream come true for our North County Sun readership! The newly renovated Hyatt House in Carlsbad, located near the beach, and about a mile from Legoland California is letting the North County Sun promote their absolutely beautiful and spacious SUITES, complete with comfortable sofas and full kitchens with special discounted rates and special extended stay rates starting at only $99 this April and May, through Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend, if you book early enough, based on availability. The Hyatt House, located near Carlsbad Beach, Carlsbad Flower Fields, You-Pick Strawberry Fields, Legoland California, and the Carlsbad Premium Outlet Stores, is offering our friends and neighbors and all their visiting guests, not just hotel rooms...but spacious SUITES at a very discounted rate through the months of April and May. It gets even better....all Hyatt House guests receive complimentary full breakfast buffets, complimentary appetizers and drinks Monday through Thursday, complimentary high-speed fiber optic WiFi, free parking, and free shuttle service to Legoland, the Flower Fields, the Carlsbad Premium Outlets (with over 90 stores), nearby restaurants and shopping! Hyatt Gold Passes are also accepted. This is the best spring break offer in town! To redeem this amazing offer, Call the Hyatt House directly at (760) 9298200 and tell them you want this special offer. You need to include code “NCSE.” You may also email john.saunders@ but you must include the code “NCSE.” Hyatt House is located at 5010 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad CA 92008 (at the Legoland exit at Cannon Road and I-5 Freeway)

6th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest June 15, Saturday, 8am-4pm More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the 6th Annual Carlsbad Beach Fest on Saturday, June 15, from 8am to 4pm. Staged on one mile of beach stretching from Tamarack to Pine Avenue, the festival offers a fun-filled day of events aimed at celebrating Carlsbad’s recreational paradise through good beach stewardship. Planned are competitive sporting events, free beach activities, live entertainment on multiple stages, and opportunities for the public to pitch in and help support our coastal environment. Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall helps kick off the festivities by sending off runners and walkers for the 5K Low Tide Race on the sand. SurfRide pres-

ents a 16-division pro and amateur surfing contest for youth and adults, and local Zumba dance fitness instructors provide a four-hour Zumba-thon on the beach to Latin and world music. Free activities include a one mile fun run for children, beach volleyball, beach soccer, surf clinics, and kite flying. Visit a health and safety expo with lifeguard demonstrations and sports therapy. Watch U.S. champions build gigantic sand sculptures. The Beach Fest is free and open to the public. The competitive sporting events require paid registration in advance. Visit for event registration, or visit for general information.

Carlsbad Village Street Faire May 5, Sunday, 8am–5pm Carlsbad VillageCinco Street Faire Celebrate de Mayo at the Carlsbad Village Street Parking for this very popular event is limited and someMay 5, Sunday, 8am - 5pm Faire in beautiful downtown Carlsbad Village. Rain or what challenging, so visitors are encouraged to use the Celebrate the CincoCarlsbad de Mayo at the CarlsbadStreet Village Street in beautifulyou downtown shine, Village FaireFair beckons to Carlsbad complimentary shuttles that run to and from the Faire Village. Rain or shine, the Carlsbad Village Street Faire beckons you to attend and take part in attend and take part in the fun. The Faire, the largest every 15 minutes. The shuttle pick-up locations are at the the fun. The Faire, the largest one-day street fair around, features over 850 unique vendors with a one-day streetarts fairandaround, features 850items unique ven-the world; northwest corner of Sears at Westfield Plaza Camino Real little of everything: crafts; antiques; uniqueover clothing; from around and more. Children's rides, anofinternational food center, and ancrafts; old-fashioned pancake breakfast dors with a little everything: arts and antiques; (Highway 78 and Jefferson) as well as at the Poinsettia guarantee that you'll find fun for the whole family! unique clothing; items from around the world; and more. Coaster Station (Poinsettia exit off of I-5). Parking for thisrides, very popular event is limited and somewhat challenging, visitors are Visit to view the Carlsbad Chamber of Children’s an international food center, and ansooldencouraged to use the complimentary shuttles that run to and from the Faire every 15 minutes. fashioned pancake guarantee you’ll find Commerce website. To find out more about the Carlsbad The shuttle pick-up locationsbreakfast are at the northwest corner ofthat Sears at Westfield Plaza Camino Real (Highway 78 and Jefferson) exit off Faire, go to fun for the whole family!as well as at the Poinsettia Coaster Station (PoinsettiaVillage of I-5).

San Elijo Elementary’s Sixth Annual Country Fair Visit to view the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce website. To find out more about the Carlsbad Village Faire, go to

April 13, 10am-4pm

The sixth annual San Elijo Hills Country Fair on Saturday, April 13, will be an extravaganza of sights, tastes, sounds and experiences for the whole family. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at San Elijo Elementary School, 1615 Schoolhouse Way,
San Marcos. “The Country Fair has become a much anticipated event in the San Elijo Hills Community. Each year, this event helps bring the community together by building friendships and creating family memories while raising money for the children to have much needed educational programs,” said Monee Gardner, co-vice president of the Country Fair. The festive event, which is organized by a team of community volunteers, will feature live international performances by local artists throughout the day, a petting zoo, a train that travels through fabled “Route 66,” inflatable slides and games, carnival rides, traditional fair food and treats, international food truck fare and more than 20 midway games. Additional highlights include a Prize Walk offering oversized pillow chums, arts and crafts for the kids and a silent auction with hundreds of items. Admission to the fair is free and open to the public; tickets for rides, games and food will be available for sale at the event. All proceeds benefit San Elijo Elementary to help meet the educational needs of the students.

“The Country Fair is one of the most treasured events of the year in the community,” said Halé Richardson, director of marketing for San Elijo Hills. “It’s a great way for neighbors to mingle and for visitors Photo Credit: Ed Philbrick to experience life here. And, it’s for a good cause,” she added. Richardson encourages out-of-town visitors to stroll around the adjoining San Elijo Hills Towncenter, visit local shops and eateries, explore the 19-acre park, and tour some beautiful model homes. San Elijo Hills currently features beautiful new homes that range in price from the low $400,000s to the $900,000s. The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center is at 1231 Elfin Forest Road West, Suite 111, San Marcos and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. Visit or call toll-free (888) SAN-ELIJO (726-3545).

Enjoy Cruising? How about Steamboating on The American Queen! Take a cruise on the Missippi River from New Orleans or the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Cincinnati or St. Louis on the American Queen! The largest steamboat ever built, the grand American Queen is a gracious and elegant triumph of American ingenuity. Although filled with today’s modern amenities, her rooms and accommodations display all the opulence of the American Victorian era. Glistening woodwork, fresh flowers and antiques adorn her interior spaces. Outside, lacy filigree evokes memories of the many stately river steamers that preceded her and so inspired her designers. While on board you can select a volume from the vast collection in the Mark Twain Gallery, the boat’s library. Or enjoy a singalong in the Main Deck Lounge, and then tap your toes to a lavish show in the two-deck-tall Grand Saloon, the most elegant showplace on the river. Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made Steamboating a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why. The American Queen is the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America. The acclaimed cuisine of famed American chef, Regina Charboneau, is abso-

lutely wonderful. Enjoy complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, beer and wine at dinner. This is the only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options at no additional charge. The service staff is friendly, gracious and professionally trained. Enjoy professional showboat-style nightly entertainment and dancing to swing and big band music. Exciting shore excursions provide an in-depth immersion into the history, culture and cuisine of America’s heartland. This is the greatest value in All-American vacations! For discounted pricing please call AAA Travel at (760) 635-4028 or visit or visit their Encinitas, San Marcos, Del Mar, or Oceanside branch.  •  April–May ’13  •  13 Find more entertainment at

“My Big Fair Wedding” at San Diego County Fair June 30 “My Big Fair Wedding” is a day-long event of a “making of a wedding” that takes place on June 30 in the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show—Floral and Garden Stage. Come early and stay late. Watch, learn, and take part as teams of professional floral designers and wedding professionals create a very special “Live Wedding Event.” Floral designers and wedding planners will create five toptrending wedding style themes. The Flower & Garden show will become a wedding day complete with a vow renewal ceremony, DJ, cake cutting, and bouquet toss! See and taste the latest in wedding cakes and cupcakes. View new styles in wedding dresses. Watch the experts in action and take advantage of the creative settings, “Save The Date” notices and talk with a professional wedding photographer. Tentative schedule (dates and events subject to change) For more information visit

10:30 My Big Fair Wedding Day begins early with the behind scenes floral designing creations and set up done by professional floral designers. Each step will be explained and demonstrated. 12:00 DJ Musical Break and vendor luncheon 1:00 Review of each of the Bridal Set Ups (Q&A) 1:30  Signage and beautiful backdrops will be arranged for photographers to take “Save The Date” photos. 2:30 Photo shoots available (hold the bouquet, wear the boutonniere) 3:00 Review of the Bridal set ups (Q&A) 3:30 Wedding and vow renewal setup (Q&A) 4:00 The Romance Begins; Vows exchanged (bring your one and only) and join-in, all are welcome! 4:30 Cutting of cake, toss of bouquet, (Q&A) 5:00  Reception on the midway (We couldn’t top that...Well you might go to a concert?) 5:30 Honeymoon? That is your decision!

Spring Fling at Carpentier Parkway April 18, Saturday, 9am-1pm Cardiff 101 Main Street invites you to celebrate spring and sustainable gardening practices by attending a free, informative event on Saturday, April 18, from 9am to 1pm. The purpose of the Spring Fling is to promote Carpentier Parkway as a public, organic, sustainable, and water-wise floral park in downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea.

Featuring live music, a kids’ zone, and delicious treats from local eateries, the event is a great way to support their community effort. The kids’ zone features a seed toss game and other interactive games. Horticulturalist Linda Lee gives informative guided tours of the park while several local artists are set up throughout the park with their art for sale. Make sure to buy a $5 raffle ticket to be entered to win some fabulous prizes! What was once a vacant lot paralleling the railroad train tracks between Birmingham Drive and Chesterfield Drive has been transformed by beautiful sustainable landscaping and a trail for all to enjoy. Carpentier Parkway has been featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles, Sunset Magazine’s Fresh Dirt blog and numerous local newspapers, and it serves as a fine example of what can be done with a vacant dirt lot to improve and beautify a downtown area. The Spring Fling event is free to the public. The event is held at Carpentier Parkway along San Elijo Ave in downtown Cardiff-by-the-Sea. For more details please visit


of free dance lessons—from 2012 ISH BL UE zydeco to zumba and swing to S & C R A WF salsa—will be available at the festival. Great food, including crawfish and other Louisiana favorites, will be available for purchase and festival goers can learn how to prepare—and taste— bayou-style favorites at a full schedule of free cooking demos. Tickets are available at or at the gate. Prices at the gate: Friday, $25; Saturday, $30; Sunday $30. Save $5 each day by ordering in advance online. A three day weekend package is $70 at the gate or online. Children 17 and under are free with a ticketed parent or guardian. Free shuttles are available from select parking areas at Spanish Landing Park, Harbor Drive, across from San Diego International Airport. For details, visit or call (619) 234-8612. O,

line-up includes the hottest zydeco and Cajun bands in the country, some smoking hot blues, healthy doses of swing, alternative-country, and Latin music. All ticket holders are automatically entered in the Visit Louisiana Sweepstakes, with a chance to win a four-day trip to New Orleans or the Bayou Country. The straight-from-Louisiana zydeco headliners include Grammy nominated Geno Delafose & French Rockin Boogie, a national favorite who will be performing two shows along with Lil Wayne & Same Ole Two Step (one of the hottest young bands in Louisiana today) taking the stage both Saturday and Sunday. And, from the San Francisco Bay area, Andre Thierry and Zydeco Magic, combine the best of the West Coast with the traditions of the Gulf coast. Cajun music headliners Lafayette Rhythm Devils will be performing Saturday and Sunday and playing joyous Cajun style music which is fast and spontaneous. Everyone will surely be up and out of their seats and moving to the music! The legendary Elvin Bishop headlines the blues/ Americana lineup with a performance on Saturday afternoon and is joined at Gator by the Bay by bluesman Johnny Vernazza. Saturday and Sunday will include headliners Mama Tokus (a British import whose unique style includes blues, gospel, and original music), Bill Magee Blues Band, Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra, The Bayou Brothers, Billy Lee & the Swamp Critters, Theo & the Zydeco Patrol, San Diego Cajun Playboys, Euphoria Brass Band, Chet Cannon, Robin Henkel and Three Chord Justice. 2013 will include a significant infusion of Latin music as well. Noted Salsa bands will include The Manny Cepeda Orchestra and Orchestra Primo. There will also be selected Nortenia, Ranchera and Nueva Latina music from Los Fabulosos and others. A complete schedule


The 12th Annual Gator by the Bay Festival, May 10 to 12, brings the joie de vivre of the Louisiana bayou to San Diego on Mother’s Day weekend, with 10,000 pounds of crawfish and some of the hottest blues, Cajun, and zydeco music around. The festival is expected to draw over 15,000 attendees enjoying over 75 performances on 5 stages, dance lessons, cooking demos, kid- and family-friendly activities, fantastic food, and dancing for all at Spanish Landing Park across from San Diego International Airport. At the heart of Gator by the Bay is the good-time Cajun and zydeco music and culture from Southwest Louisiana. Accordion and fiddle-driven Cajun music stems from the traditions of the state’s French Acadians (aka Cajuns) who have lived in the bayou country since the 1700s. Zydeco, the rollicking, up-tempo music of the Creole people, is the wilder, looser sister to Cajun music, taking the lively airs and soulful waltzes and infusing them with African, Caribbean and even Native American influences. This is music made for dancing, and everyone is encouraged to hit the dance floor! Presented this year by the State of Louisiana Office of Tourism, and made possible through both public and private local sponsorship, as well as sponsorship from the Unified Port of San Diego, Red Hook, Jazz 88.5 and many others, the exceptional star-studded


Win Free Tickets!  May 10-12


“Get Your Gator ON” at Gator By The Bay–Blues, Cajun and Zydeco Festival

Win Free Tickets! Enter to win a free pair of tickets to Gator by the Bay. Just visit our website at www.HotinNorthCounty. com and fill in the simple registration form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Promoters are not responsible for show date, performance, or time changes due to any circumstances. Best of luck, and see you up and dancing at Gator by the Bay!

SD Fair Arena Events

Date Time Event Sat, 8-Jun 5am-8pm  Farmers Insurance Fire EXPO and Demo Derby presented by Viejas Sun, 9-Jun 1pm-8pm SPY Mon, 10-Jun Dark Day Tue, 11-Jun 8am-8pm Charity Fair Horse Show (Move-In) Wed, 12-Jun 11am-10pm Charity Fair Horse Show Thur, 13-Jun 11am-10pm Charity Fair Horse Show Fri, 14-Jun 11am-10pm Charity Fair Horse Show Sat, 15-Jun 11am-6pm Charity Fair Horse Show Sun, 16-Jun 11am-3pm, The Big Bite Bacon Fest (Session #1) 4:30pm-8:30pm The Big Bite Bacon Fest (Session #2) Mon, 17-Jun 8am-8pm Dark Day (DMCAHS) Tue, 18-Jun 5am-8pm Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show Del Mar Classic Amateur Horse Show Wed, 19-Jun 5am-10pm Thur, 20-Jun 8am-8pm Beer Festival Set up TBD Timberworks Lumberjack Show Fri, 21-Jun 12pm-4pm San Diego International Beer Festival 5pm-9pm San Diego International Beer Festival 11am-3pm San Diego International Beer Festival Sat, 22-Jun 4pm-8pm San Diego International Beer Festival TBD Equidae show Sun, 23-Jun 1pm-5pm San Diego International Beer Festival TBD Equidae show Mon, 24-Jun Dark Day Tue, 25-Jun 11am-5pm San Diego Best Dance Crew Wed, 26-Jun TBD Red Bull Motorsports Spectacular Thu, 27-Jun 1pm & 5pm Tuff Truck Racing - Open Class Fri, 28-Jun 1pm & 5pm Tuff Truck Racing - Open Class Sat, 29-Jun 1pm & 5pm Beach Buggy Racing & Street Class Tuff Truck Racing 10a-12:30p Antique Car Races Sun, 30-Jun 1pm & 5pm VIP Class Demolition Derby & Open Class Demolition Derby Mon, 1-Jul 1pm & 5pm Monster Trucks High Jump contest & Trophy Kart Racing Tue, 2-Jul 1pm & 5pm  Monster Trucks Wheelie contest & Trophy Kart Racing Wed, 3-Jul 1pm & 5pm Monster Truck Free Style contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints Thu, 4-Jul 1pm & 5pm Monster Truck Free Style contest & Jr. Outlaw Sprints

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DADS PIG OUT ON FATHER’S DAY AT BIG BITE BACON FEST First Contest on April 13 and Second Contest and Fest at Fair on June 16 Something new is sizzling at the San Diego County Fair and if you have a love for bacon and/or a penchant for cooking, we suggest you sharpen your knives, season your skillets, and get your bellies ready in preparation for the 1st Annual Big Bite Bacon Fest sponsored by Farmer John taking place on Father’s Day, June 16. The Big Bite Bacon Fest is new to the 2013 fair season and with tickets starting at $55 (includes Fair Admission), it is sure to make the dreams of every San Diegan bacon lover come true. With thousands of square feet of wall to wall bacon paradise, this “walk-around tasting event” will showcase the cooking talents of dozens of the best chefs in the county, bacon tasting of epic porkportions, bacon-centric cocktails, tastings of the best craft brews in San Diego and a swanky VIP lounge. There will also be a private bar, beer tasting, an opening ceremony which includes the raising of the bacon flag and singing the National Bacon Anthem, a bacon wedding, a bacon beauty pageant, and bacon awards ceremonies. All events and times TBD. It’s sure to be a special Father’s Day treat for dad! Big Bite Bacon Fest is the first and only bacon event of its kind across the nation offering cash prizes and awards for participants in a sanctioned food competition that’s all about BACON! Whether you are a trained chef or home cook maven, or just have a secret bacon recipe, everyone 18+ is invited to participate in this first ever cook-off. Bacon competitors will prepare and serve small plates of bacon-y deliciousness that will range from appetizers to

desserts and everything in between. Guests will be able to quench their thirsts with refreshing bacon-inspired cocktails and brews. Competitors may select from two competition dates. The first contest date will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Saturday April 13, as a prelude to the Big Bite Bacon Fest on June 16. Entry fees are $39; the contest is licensed by the Kansas City Barbecue Society, and the First Place winner will receive $1,000 in cash prizes plus a highly coveted invitation & travel stipend to compete at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November. Second and third place winners will take home $600 and $300 respectively. Contest two will take place at the Big Bite Bacon Fest on Sunday, June 16. Competitors of the second contest must be able to cook large portions of their bacon-y creations for sampling to a crowd of hungry bacon lovers! Entries can be any fully prepared dish (this is not a “recipe contest” but rather a live food judging event) that contains bacon in the list of ingredients. Entries will be submitted to a panel of up to 100 trained food judges to be tasted and evaluated for flavor, appearance, and creativity. Contest 1 winners will be announced on April 13 and invited to the formal awards ceremony at the Big Bite Bacon Fest on June 16 to accept their prizes! For competition registration and more event details, please visit the event website at www.BigBiteBaconFest. com.

4th Annual Taste of Cardiff May 16, Thursday, 5pm-8pm Immerse yourself in the flourishing culinary vibe of Cardiff-by-the-Sea at the 4th Annual Taste of Cardiff event on Thursday, May 16, from 5-8pm. Enjoy an evening of strolling through the beautiful coastal community of Cardiff while savoring the very best of Cardiff’s delectable cuisine. The three-hour event allows you to take your time as you walk through downtown Cardiff and provides opportunities along the way to enjoy live music or to stop and have a drink. Downtown Cardiff has over 20 eateries and many of them are well-known throughout San Diego County for their excellent food. Last year’s standout restaurants were The Chart House, Seaside Market, The Beach House, and Pacific Coast Grill. Ticket holders can stroll from restaurant to restaurant for a small bite that captures the taste of each one’s unique cuisine. The restaurants begin offering samples of food at 5pm and serve those with tickets until 8pm, or until they run out of food. Over twenty restaurants will be whipping up their divine tastes and competing for your vote to win the 2013 Taste of Cardiff Golden Fork Award. Last year’s winner was The Beach House. Make sure to cast your vote by stopping by the Cardiff 101 Main Street office during the event! Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online or at 124 Aberdeen Drive in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. For more information, call (760) 436-0431 or visit

Taste of Leucadia Returns to Hwy 101 April 4, 5:30pm–8pm Leucadia 101 Main Street is proud to announce the return of Taste of Leucadia. The theme this year is “Food For Thought.” This event has been on hiatus for the last 7 years and Leucadians are excited to have it back. These days gourmet coffee shops, bakeries, wineries and some creative food enterprizes are sprouting in Leucadia. Get ready to eat your way through Leucadia. Food from 14 of Leucadia’s fine restaurants will be featured, including (soon to be open) Soltera Winery and Kitchen, which is the first winery in Encinitas, Café Ipe, Cap’n Kenos, Dos Palmas, El Torito Market, Fish 101, Foodie Amor Bakery, HapiFish, Juanita’s Taco Shop, Kotija Jr, Taco Shop, Le Papagayo, Pandora’s Pizza, Sugar Coffee & Tea, Vigilucci’s Pizzeria and Robbies Roadhouse.

Live music will be at various locations on Hwy 101 and poetry in Leucadia Roadside Park will add to the festive atmosphere and the “Food for Thought” theme. Live music will be provided by Tomorrows Tulips and more bands to be announced. A free shuttle for the evening will be provided. Ride a bike, walk and get to know Leucadia. The Leucadia MainStreet is asking that participants recycle their taste lanyards when they vote for their favorite restaurant. The favorite taste of the evening will receive the “Silver Palate Award.” Participants can vote at the Leucadia 101 Main Street office. Other voting locations will be announced soon. Leucadia 101 Main Street Association is a non-profit organization. You can buy tickets online and for ticket sales locations, visit

San Diego County Fair’s 7th Annual International Beer Competition and Festival June 21–23 The Seventh Annual San Diego International Beer Festival takes place during the weekend of June 21 to 23, from Friday through Sunday. In just seven short years, the San Diego International Beer Festival has become one of the largest in the country, with more than 150 breweries and 350 beers from around the world. In 2010, 15 states and 22 countries participated in the festival. In 2011, Pizza Port of Solana Beach won Best of Show for its Poor Man’s IPA Beer entered in the Specialty Beer Class. That was the third year in a row that Pizza Port took top honors! The San Diego International Beer Competition is open to licensed microbreweries to compete with their specialty beers. Home brewers will have a separate contest, which is a one-day BJCP/AHA-sanctioned competition for Homemade Beer, Mead, Cider and Perry. New this year will be a crowning of a Champion Brewery in addition to the Best of Show Beer. The Champion Brewery will be awarded based on points earned for beers entered in the judging. Microbreweries and home brewers are urged to enter. Both professional and home brewers can go to to enter. Homebrew Competition Once again there will a Homebrew Beer Competition. This competition is open to amateur brewers 21 years of age or older. Registration deadline is May 22. Delivery deadline is June 2, and Live Judging takes place on June 2 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

International Beer Festival Sessions: Friday, June 21 • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM Saturday, June 22 • 11:00 PM-3:00 PM • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Sunday, June 23 • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Beer Festival Tickets: $55
Pre-Sale: $45
* Brewers Lounge: $90. (includes Fair admission) or Beer Festival: $41
* Brewers Lounge: $80 (does not include Fair admission) *The Brewers Lounge is Friday 5:00-9:00 PM, both Saturday sessions and the Sunday session. Tickets without Fair admission will not be available online but will be available at the Box Office or inside at the Festival. For more information or to enter a beer visit

2nd Annual Wine Festival and Competition June 15, Saturday

The 2nd Annual San Diego County Fair Wine Festival will be held on Saturday, June 15, in the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower and Garden Show. This festival will feature the top performing wines from the 2013 San Diego County Fair Wine Competition. After a successful first year, the competition has been expanded to accept entries from all over the State of California. Wines entered must be available for retail sale through wineries bonded in the State of California with grapes grown within State of California boundaries. Wineries with top performing wines will be invited to participate in the San Diego County Fair Wine Festival, a ticketed tasting event. Information and the online application for the competition can be found at This year the Wine Festival Competition will be awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals along with a Double Gold Award, which is reserved for the finest wines as agreed on unanimously by an assigned 3-judge panel. In addition, Best of County and Best of Appellation Awards will be given to the top performing wines in each varietal or blended category as merited. 

 Festival tickets are $58 per person and will be available for purchase online beginning April 27. Tickets include Fair and festival admission and unlimited tastes of California’s best wines, and a souvenir glass. For more information visit  •  April–May ’13 •  15

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North County Restaurant Reviews Ahi Sushi and Grill

Get a FREE 8-PIECE CRUNCHY ROLL with any purchase of $5 or more! This is one of the most amazing offers at one of the best sushi restaurants in North County! Celebrate Ahi Sushi’s 3rd Anniversary by enjoying a delicious (free) 8-piece Crunchy Roll. You must clip their coupon and present it when ordering. Only one coupon per table. Are you hungry for great tasting authentic sushi but are on a budget? You’ve got to try their daily special offer: 4-pieces of salmon roll + 4-pieces of spicy tuna roll + 4-pieces of California roll + 4-pieces of smoked salmon roll (16 pieces total) for only $6.95!!! Are you kidding me? Seriously, this is one of the best sushi restaurants in North County. Not only is their sushi absolutely delicious, their prices are even better! It’s the best taste and best value around. Everyday they offer 50% OFF Cut Rolls and Sushi. 50% OFF items are highlighted on their sushi menu. They also have lunch specials for $5.95 and Dinner specials for $7.50 and Sake Bombs for $6.95!

We highly recommend these selections: 2-piece Seared Tuna sushi for $3.25; 8- piece Crunchy Roll for $5.50; 8-piece Caterpillar Roll for $7; and their famous 8-piece Albacore Special Roll for $8. By the way, their menu is extensive and includes dishes such as Teriyaki Chicken, Orange Chicken, Katsu chicken, Yakisoba (stir fried noodles), Tempura Udon, Seafood Udon, Egg Rolls, Gyoza, a wide assortment of specialty rolls, appetizers, party platters, beer, wine, sake and desserts. Ahi Sushi and Grill has three locations now in San Marcos, Fletcher Hills, and Alpine Creek. The nearest North County location is in San Marcos on Twin Oaks Valley Road near Cal State University San Marcos and near the San Marcos Civic Center. This location is thriving and attracts nearby business people, local residents, college students and faculty and anyone that loves great sushi at great prices. Ahi Sushi and Grill is located at 157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, #136, San Marcos, CA 92069 (next to L.A. Fitness). Please call (760) 761-0238 or visit


sandwich piled so high that you wonder how you can ever open your mouth wide enough to take a bite? Nosh is the place for you! It’s been many years since Encinitas has had an authentic delicatessen. Nosh has recently opened its doors on El Camino Real (next to Papa John’s Pizza in the Michaels/Big Lots shopping Center) and already the word is spreading quickly, like cream cheese on a hot bagel. We highly recommend this Chicago-style deli to one and all. The #1, called “The Boss,” is a massive stack of very lean and perfectly seasoned corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, on warm rye bread. It comes with crispy cole slaw and a crunchy kosher pickle. Hope you’re hungry, ‘cause it’s big enough for two! Nosh’s menu is quite extensive. They have Specialty Sandwiches, Paninis and Club Sandwiches, and Nosh Signature Sandwiches such as Corned Beef, Pastrami, Roast Beef, Turkey, Chopped Liver, and Egg Salad just to name a few. Fresh breads include Rye, Kaiser Rolls, Challah, Bagels, and more. All sandwiches come with a Chipico kosher pickle and coleslaw. Homemade soups include an amazing Matza Ball Soup, Split

Pea, Chicken Noodle or Rice and Mushroom Barley. Other items worth mentioning are their many salads, desserts and breakfast specialties. Their Morning Take-Out Special is a bagel with cream cheese, coffee and a side of fruit for only $4.95! Owner and restaurateur, Bas Emani, hails from the windy city and brings the family business from Chicago to Encinitas. And Bas isn’t stopping here. He has already begun opening multiple restaurants in the San Diego area. You are going to hear a lot about this place. But talk is talk and the only way to believe how good it really is, is to try it your self. Clip their coupon from their ad or on our coupon page and get a FREE bowl of soup with any full-size sandwich. Must present coupon. Open daily from 8am to 8pm for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Party trays and catering are also available. Nosh Delicatessen is located at 337 N El Camino Real, Suite A, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 943-6674 (NOSH) or visit

a glass of wine or a cocktail and just hang out on their outdoor patio, people watching and taking in the scenic Del Mar ocean view. SBICCA is known for quality cuisine and wonderful libations at very reasonable prices. The food, service and atmosphere are all top notch. Everyone knows that a restaurant is only as good as its chef. Quality, excellent service, and atmosphere are very important, but the chef is the one that brings it all together, and no one does it better than Chef Adam Stuart at SBICCA in Del Mar. Chef Adam Stuart is a native San Diegan with an impressive array of experience and accolades. Adam graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas with honors. He then went on to work with some of the best chefs in the world including Charlie Palmer, Vincent Poussell and Mike Minor. After soaking up knowledge from the greats, he made his way back to San Diego to further his very impressive culinary career. He spent time at Whiskenladel and the Sky Room at La Valencia before moving on to the Vivace at the Four Seasons Aviara

(now the Park Hyatt) where he honed his skills in handmade pasta and pizza made in their wood burning pizza oven. His culinary journey then led him to Bernardo’s in Rancho Bernardo where he was the Sous Chef for 2 years before joining SBICCA to head up the kitchen. Adam’s passion for great food and local ingredients is a perfect fit for SBICCA and has brought new flavors and creativity to their already flavorful, multi-award winning kitchen. With superb service, an amazing ocean view, tasty fare and a casual yet elegant atmosphere, bring your loved ones or your out of town guests to this quaint Americana bistro nestled in the heart of ol’ Del Mar. Tuesday nights half-off bottles of wine is a popular weekly event. Happy Hour is 7 days a week from 4-6:30pm; and all night on Wednesdays get 1/2 off all bar menu items and $2 off all specialty cocktails, wines by the glass and beer. SBICCA is located at 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 481-1001 or visit

“One of the most authentic north of the border...” Zagat Survey 1999. Tony’s Jacal (pronounced hakal) is one of San Diego’s oldest and most treasured Mexican restaurants. Located in the seaside town of Solana Beach, Tony’s Jacal offers the most authentic Mexican food and drinks this side of the border. Bring your mom on Mother’s Day, your best friend, spouse, family member or out of town guest to experience the most delicious Mexican cuisine anywhere in San Diego. Taste the flavors of Mexico and enjoy the history of one of the first Mexican restaurants in San Diego! This historic landmark opened its doors in 1946 as a small neighborhood house where neighbors would stop by for a delicious meal. Its reputation built over the years because the cuisine is delicious and the atmosphere and service are

outstanding. For three generations, Tony’s Jacal has been serving family specialties like their famous chile relleno, turkey tacos, turkey enchiladas, shrimp burritos, tamales and amazing flautas. Their classic cantina lounge offers a wide selection of tequila and margaritas. Tony’s Jacal has a beautiful floral outdoor garden patio and live Mariachi music in the evenings. This classic Mexican restaurant accommodates some of the happiest and most satisfied customers anywhere. Lunch is served Mon – Sat 11am to 2pm: Dinner is served Weekdays 5-9:30pm, Fri and Sat 5-10pm, Sun 3-9:30pm: Closed on Tuesday. If you are looking for an authentic Mexican restaurant experience, with wonderful food, drinks and service, Tony’s Jacal is the place! Tony’s Jacal is located just west of the I-5 Fry and just south of Lomas Santa Fe on 621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075. Call (858) 755-2274 or visit

Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot

Located in La Costa overlooking La Costa Green’s expansive rolling hills, Ignite Bistro and Wine Spot has put all their pieces together and now offers an extensive wine collection as well as delectable appetizers, entrees, and their very popular wood-fired hand crafted Neopolitan style pizza. Other offerings include wonderful juicy burgers, fresh seafood, and juicy steaks. Looking for that “special” place to take mom on Mother’s Day? Ignite offers a deliciousl Sunday Brunch from 10am to 2pm with Live Acoustic Music from 12-3pm. Ignite is a great place to meet friends and family to hang out, relax and dine. There isn’t a bad seat in the house or outside on their beautifully designed Spanish-style patio garden that recently re-opened as “The Bistro Bar.” Don’t forget to make your Mother’s Day or Graduation Day reservations early. Uncork, drink and enjoy from a large selection of domestic and

imported wines at retail bottle prices. You can also purchase a bottle and take it home. Ask about joining their wine spot club! Happy Hour is Mon–Fri from 3-6pm and offers $3 or $5 drink specials as well as food specials. They have late night Happy Hours Thurs–Sat from 9pm to closing, and a Sunday Happy Hour until 6pm. Oh, and don’t forget every Sunday they have a great Sunday Brunch from 10am-2pm with bottomless mimosas for $6. And in the afternoon they have LIVE MUSIC. Check our event calendar or their website for the schedule. Kids 12 yrs and younger eat FREE from 4pm to closing every Sunday! And every day for lunch ask for their “Smokin Lunch Deal.” For only $10 you get a Neopolitan pizza and salad. It’s the tastiest lunch deal in town. Ignite Bistro & Wine Spot is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92011. Call 760-438-7800 or visit

The Broken Yolk Café

Diego. They consistently provide great food, great service, and great prices. Consistency in their food and service is what makes this place a true winner. It’s what everyone has come to expect time after time. The Broken Yolk Café is a nice place to take mom on Mother’s Day for breakfast, brunch or lunch. They can accommodate a booth for two or just about any size group. Eat inside or enjoy their covered outdoor patio (La Costa location) on a warm spring day. They have a great early bird breakfast menu for only $4.99 served every day of the week from 6am to 8am. It’s the best deal around! For the really hungry, try their Iron Man and Iron Woman Special. It’s a 12-egg omelet filled with mushrooms, onions and American cheese, smothered with their own house-made chili and more cheese. It’s served on a 15-inch pizza pan with a generous pile of home fries and two biscuits. This is for one person only and you get a one-hour time limit to gobble it down. If you can eat it within one hour, the omelet is free. Cost is $24.99.

All of their omelets are super large size meals. Between $9.49 and $9.99 you can build your own 4-egg omelet with a selection of cheese and as many ingredients as you like. They are famous for their omelets. For something truly healthy, try their fresh fruit bowls. We’ve never seen such gigantic fruit bowls anywhere else! Lunchtime at the Broken Yolk includes a wide selection of burgers, soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps and paninis. And again, all of their menu items are large portions. For something really special, try their Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Panini. It’s grilled eggplant, zucchini, red onions, roasted red peppers, alfalfa sprouts and goat cheese, served on crispy focaccia bread with pesto mayo for $8.99. You can’t beat it! We also recommend their Club Sandwich. There are nine Broken Yolk Café locations throughout San Diego with four in North County: La Costa location is 7670 El Camino Real 92009, and San Marcos location is 101 S. Las Posas Rd. San Marcos 92078. Call (760) 943-8182

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There isn’t a nicer place to celebrate with mom on Mother’s Day, or any other day in spring for that matter. Enjoy a wonderful entrée,

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North County Restaurant Reviews Mr. Taco

Neighborhood residents, nearby businesses and Cal State San Marcos students and faculty know Mister Taco is the best place to go for casual, quality, absolutely delicious, authentic, and best priced Mexican food around, and we couldn’t agree more! On any given day, the restaurant is packed with Mexican food lovers that crave the perfect giant burrito, tasty tacos, and special Mexican sauces. But don’t let the crowd deter you, because their service is really fast, helpful and friendly. Due to their popularity over the past eleven years, there are now two Mr. Taco locations and one Mrs. Taco. All three family-owned and operated restaurants offer very extensive menus with the finest and freshest ingredients available, in a casual sit-down atmosphere. They also offer take-out and catering. Some of their favorite menu items are any of their combo plates that come with rice and beans. We highly recommend the Charger Supreme burrito, which is a

giant size wet burrito filled with any type of meat, or fish, shrimp or crab, topped with tomatillo sauce and cheese for $7.75. Also try their Arrachera Beef Steak Sizzling Fajitas served over a bed of fried onions and bell peppers on a hot iron skillet for $9.95. Try a side order of their Jalapenos Chiles Toreados (3) for 95 cents or (6) for $1.50. Lastly, their chicken soup is gigantic with a ton of chicken. It’s fresh, hot and delicious for only $6.95. It’s enough for two! We love everything on their menu. The menu is huge, with appetizers, fajitas, combination plates, burritos, salads, tostadas, desserts and, of course, their famous tacos! Clip their discount coupon ad and get 50% OFF, 20% OFF, or $5 OFF the bill! San Marcos: 342 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road, San Marcos (across from CSUSM) San Marcos: 304 W. Mission Road, San Marcos (760) 744-4024 Vista: Mrs. Taco 2215 S. Melrose Dr., Vista (760) 727-7311

Souplantation Del Mar

tion is the first in North County to offer the new menu. A line formed for several hours as excited diners waited to build-their-own meal and check out their favorite local Souplantation with brand new updates. The first lucky 100 guests received Souplantation reusable bags filled with fun gifts. Guests enjoyed live music, cooking demonstrations, and a sampling of the new menu was distributed. 10% of the proceeds from the event were donated to the Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito. The original menu still remains, but with new additions and options. New menu items include cage-free and antibiotic-free chicken skewers, and Niman Ranch steak skewers hot off the grill for an upcharge. This allows guests to add healthy meat to their meal if they wish but it doesn’t force vegetarians to subsidize it. Souplantation will also be launching a local craft beer and wine menu in the future as well. With its recent “freshlift,” guests got to experience the new stainless steel dishware, contemporary butcher block tables, open spaces,

new décor and the communal eating areas for those who are dining solo or looking for a social experience. The Del Mar location is one of the first of many Souplantations to undergo a “freshlift” and implement these upgrades. The very first Souplantation brought delicious, healthy dining to San Diego in March 1978. Many folks have grown up creating their own fresh salads and indulging in fresh-baked muffins at their favorite local Souplantation. Many fans are reluctant to seeing any change but Tammy Bailey, chief market officer for Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., wants Souplantation fans to rest assured that it will remain the Souplantation everyone knows and loves but modernized to update the brand. Del Mar: 3804 Valley Centre Dr. (858) 481-3225 Encinitas: 109 North El Camino Real (760) 634-2500 Carlsbad: 2681 Gateway Road (760) 602-7800 (Express) Vista: 1860 University Dr. (760) 630-9217

Pelly’s Fish Market

Enjoy Pelly’s Fish Market’s newly renovated spacious outdoor patio and hang out under an umbrella on a bright sunny day. It’s the perfect place for a late breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the best place for fresh fish and people watching. Over the years, people have been turning to a healthier life style and eating more fresh fish. Pelly’s fresh fish market and seafood restaurant offers locals and visitors the freshest fish in town–fast and delicious! Pelly’s is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. On any given day, depending on the season, Pelly’s Fish Market offers large fillets of fresh ahi, yellowtail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams, mussels and lobster when in season. Pelly’s has an excellent reputation for serving delicious fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their shrimp scampi dinner,

char-grilled mahi-mahi, char-grilled halibut, and grilled fish tacos. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their fresh ono salad, or Pelly’s special salad, or their stone crab salad. We recommend their famous Manhattan red or Boston white clam chowder. Pelly’s is not a fancy, sit down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. Their prices are very reasonable. Check their board for their Catch of the Day. Entertaining guests or want to impress mom on Mother’s Day? Pelly’s offers Seafood Platters that will suit any type of party or family get-together. Big sellers are their ceviche, stone crab, or bay shrimp salads. Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located in the Poinsettia Village Shopping Center at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 431-8454 or visit

Crust Pizzeria

Clip their coupon from our coupon page and get two (2) 14” pizzas with two toppings each for only $24.99 or a 10” pizza and a glass of wine for $14.99. Crust is the place to eat great pizza, drink beer and wine, and hang out with friends and neighbors. Charlie Meola, Italian American and serious Pizza Pie Chef, has put together what many now say is some of the tastiest pie around. Drive by any night of the week and you’ll see plenty of cars parked in front of this wonderful neighborhood pizzeria. Once you venture in to see what the fuss is all about, you’ll soon understand why. Chef Meola’s passion for making the best pizza is evident as he brings his unique touch, Italian heritage and flavor to all his finely crafted masterpieces. At Crust Pizzeria you’ll experience handcrafted, artisan, New Yorkstyle pizza with a modern flair. Crust is a classy but unpretentious neighborhood pie shop with a lot of character. It’s truly become a

neighborhood meeting, eating, and drinking place. Enjoy their outdoor patio on a warm spring day or evening, and it’s a great place to take mom on Mother’s Day! Crust isn’t just about great pizza. They also serve nightly dinner specials and pasta dishes such as Spaghetti and Meatballs, Penne Pasta, Mediterranean, and Capellini Alla Checca. Their many salads and desserts are all really great. For a tasty treat, try their Chocolate Lava Cake–great for any occasion. They have TV sports, fine crafted beers and select bottles of wine. Happy Hour is nightly from 3-6pm and on Monday all day long! Half-off bottles of wine are very popular on Wine Wednesdays. Find their ad in this publication. Crust Pizzeria is open seven days a week and is located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches, Carlsbad 92009 (in the Sprout’s Shopping Center). Call (760) 944-1111 or visit

Tip Top Meats

John Haedrich has not only created the finest Butcher Shop, European Delicatessen and Gourmet Market in North County, but throughout the years has given back 100-fold to his community, residents, places of worship, schools, Camp Pendleton Marine families, community organizations and San Diego County. Andy Lee, Publisher of the North County Sun, says, “John is one of those amazing people that cross our paths once in a lifetime. I look up to him, and admire him and his achievements. He is a hard working, kind, and giving man and people who know him, love him and respect him.” John goes to the San Diego County Fair auction every year and donates champion 4-H hogs to Camp Pendleton Marine Families. Tip Top is a one-of-a-kind butcher shop, a gourmet European-style delicatessen and a full service European marketplace. Nobody in

San Diego County comes close to the service and value that Tip Top provides. Tip Top has been providing the highest quality meat and poultry for North County residents since 1967. The Big John Breakfast and the Big John Burger are also two of the best deals in town. When you think about meat, go see Big John! Tip Top Mother’s Day lunch or dinner special: Get Two Fillet Mignon Dinners with a bottle of their finest house wine between 2pm and 8pm for only $19.98! Spring is here and so is barbeque season, so don’t forget to stock up on your Memorial Day Weekend Barbeque fixins! Buy three steaks and get a fancy 9-10 oz. bacon-wrapped fillet mignon for FREE! Tip Top Meats is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad 92011. Call (760) 438-2620 or visit

Carlsbad Ranch Market

Springtime is blooming at Carlsbad Ranch Market. This wonderful indoor fruit and vegetable stand offers an abundance of fresh local produce, the freshest fruit, breads, specialty vegetables and so much more. Carlsbad Ranch Market is the place to stock up on early spring corn, fresh picked strawberries, locally grown tomatoes, green beans, a wide variety of melons, and their famous and extremely sweet ugly oranges and heirloom tomatoes. Other very popular items are their tortillas, breads, and dried fruits. They have San Marzano canned tomatoes for only $3.79. And, they have a really great selection of hard to find Lithuanian food products. There isn’t a salad bar around that compares to the price and selection of their hot and cold salad bar. Daily made delicious soups, tortilla pie, lasagna, pastas, rice dishes, hot vegetable dishes and cold salad bar items are sold by weight. Buy a little or pile it on; either way, it’s so hard to hold back when you see their amazing selection. We highly recom-

mend their daily homemade Mexican Tortilla Dip, Guacamole Dip, and Salsas along with their huge assortment of locally made Tortilla Chips. Surprise mom on Mother’s Day with a fresh baked Julian Pie. On a recent trip to Julian, the famous apple and pie capitol of the San Diego region, we made our way into the Julian Pie Company Store and enjoyed some really great apple, and strawberry pies. What surprised us more than anything is that we found that Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their pies for a dollar less than the pies right from the Julian Pie Company Store! As a matter of fact, Carlsbad Ranch Market sells their Julian Pies for less than anywhere we have found in North County! Julian Pie Company pies are fresh-baked without preservatives, so you know they will be fresh. Carlsbad Ranch Market is located at 6118 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92011. (next door to Tip Top Meats) Call (760) 438-3202. You can also find them on Facebook.

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From Curly Garlic Fries to Deep-Fried Twinkies: What’s New on The Menu This Year Interview: San Diego County Fair’s Charlie Boghosian of Chicken Charlies Originally I’m from Syria. In the past many people never heard of Syria; but it’s big news these days, and most folks know about the Middle East, where Syria is located. I am a first generation American. I came to San Diego in 1980. We’re Roman Catholics. I have four siblings and my father had a dream to raise us in a Christian country. We were a minority in Syria because it’s predominantly Muslim. When we came to America, it was hard and we tried to look for any kind of work and learn English and drink Coca Cola. We were struggling financially and when I was 14 years old I convinced my dad to buy a little neighborhood produce store in downtown San Diego. It was called First Street Market and my dad and I ran it for 10 years. Although I was only 14, I worked there all the time. During the very first year I saw an ad for the Del Mar Fair. I asked my dad if I could work there for a couple of weeks in the summer and would consider it my vacation. I would do it for fun and I would bring the money back, because our family needed the extra money. We were kind of poor. The first person I asked for a job was Robert Jackson who owned the Charbroiled Potato Stand. I ended up working for him for twelve summers. During those summers, I finished high school and went on to San Diego State where I earned a Criminal Justice Degree. After that I went to Miramar College and got an AA Degree. I wanted to be a San Diego Police Officer. It was my dream and it was all I could think about. After 12 years of traveling to many fairs such as the Orange County Fair and the California State Fair, I had

completed my education. One day, a woman at the Fresno Fair walked up to me and asked, “Do you want to buy my char-broiled chicken trailer?” Without any hesitation, I said, “Sure!” There went all my dreams of becoming a cop! We decided to rename the trailer “Chicken Charlies.” As time went by, I developed a love for cooking, especially because my mom was very encouraging and helped me develop my cooking skills. It took a few years to get into the San Diego County Fair (Del Mar Fair); but during that time I was able to get into the Orange County Fair, the Fresno Fair and the California State Fair. We had a 10-month route and did 18 fairs and festivals. I loved those fairs and had a deep appreciation for cooking. There’s nothing better in my life now than when people eat my food and I see the look on their faces...I don’t know how to describe it. It’s so fulfilling to know that you’re doing something that people really enjoy. Although I didn’t invent them, in 1998 I started making garlic fries. It was a really big hit and you could smell the garlic from a mile away. The very next year I deep-fried cauliflower, eggplant, and zucchini. They’re my favorite vegetables and I learned how to fry them from my mother when I was a kid. One day I thought the chicken and our chicken tenders were too plain and we needed to flavor up the menu. On vacation, I had seen a lady deep frying a Twinkie. I bought one but didn’t like it. The batter was so thick and heavy, I couldn’t taste the Twinkie. When we immigrated to America, Twinkies were my all time favorite snack. My mom had different ways to deep fry various things. She taught me that delicate things, like cream-filled items or shrimp, need a thin crispy batter rather than a heavy wet batter. I bought a three pack of Twinkies for 59 cents, went home and mixed up an egg wash and some sweet flour. I rolled the Twinkies in the egg wash, and then the flour and fried it for a minute and a half. It was ten times better than the one I had bought from that lady. So I decided to add it to my menu in 2000 and it went crazy! At the end of the season I had sold so many, I was asked to do several interviews. At the end of one interview, the reporter asked, “So Chicken Charlie, what are you going to do next year?” I began thinking about my next big thing.


WITH SOUPLANTATION ALL OVER AGAIN. We’ve made your Del Mar Souplantation even easier to love with remodeled interiors and an upgraded menu.

.. More farm-fresh salad ingredients Premium add-ons like: . . .

Freshly grilled skewers of chicken & steak Gourmet cookies and cupcakes Local craft beer & wine (coming soon!!)

(Add-ons and beverages for additional charge.)

DEL MAR/CARMEL VALLEY 3804 Valley Centre Dr. (858) 481-3225

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North County Restaurant Reviews Off the Hook

Off the Hook is open every day and is a great place to impress family, friends and guests over spring break, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend. Now serving beer and wine along with Happy Hour and beer and wine pairings, this family owned and operated seafood grill, located in Encinitas, is the talk of the town and is always bustling with happy, satisfied customers. If you are looking for healthy, fresh, and delicious seafood, this is the place for you! Their motto, “Reel Fish. Done Right. Done Fast” is a mouthful and pretty much says it all. They are now serving 1 1/2 pound live Maine Lobster dinners for an unbelievable price of $26.95! These dinners come with cole slaw, corn on the cob, French fries and lemon butter. You will most likely pay over $40 for a dinner like this anywhere else! They also offer Maryland Crab Cakes dinner for $17.95, and Sweet Snow Crab 1-pound Crab Leg dinners for $18.95. This is how Off the Hooks works: First you select your favorite fish; then you choose your favorite flavoring; and then you tell them how

you want it–either 1) as a sandwich; 2) as a salad; 3) in a bowl; or 4) on a plate. Off the Hook fresh fish selections include favorites such as ahi, halibut, swordfish, mahi mahi, ono, salmon, trout, snapper, shark, etc. Flavor selections include lemon butter, garlic butter, Cajun, blackened, lemon olive oil, garlic olive oil, or teriyaki. They serve great appetizers such as Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, Deep Fried Calamari, Coconut Shrimp, as well as Grilled Fish Tacos, Fish and Chips, Halibut and Chips, Salmon and Chips, Grilled Fish Wraps, delicious Red or White Clam Chowder, Cole Slaw, Fresh Veggies, Green Salad, Brown Rice and Garlic Bread. They have a kid’s menu, cater for any occasion, and sell fresh fish by the pound. If you like fish and chips, you’ll love this place! Off the Hook is open every day from 11:30am -8pm and is located in the Target/Barnes & Noble shopping center on the corner of Leucadia Blvd and El Camino Real at 1042 N. El Camino Real, Suite E, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 632-8553 or visit

Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café

Coastal North County. This is one of the best places around to hold a business meeting, family celebration, or private affair. Pacifica Del Mar offers five distinct event venues: Private Reserve—is a state-orthe-art private dining and presentation space great for corporate parties from 54 to 75 guests; Breeze Café—is an outdoor covered patio with stunning ocean sunset views and accommodates 72 to 85 guests; Wine Room—is an intimate room displaying hundreds of fine vintage wines and will comfortably accommodate 12 guests; Pacifica’s Patio, now that the warm weather and sunny spring days are here, is perfect for casual fine dining parties up to 120 guests. The patio overlooks Old Del Mar with spectacular Pacific Ocean views; The Gallery—is an interior portion at the end of the Ocean Bar. It has lively special effects lighting with a Pacific Ocean backdrop. It’s perfect for up to 60 guests. Enjoy the best seat on the coast with mom and the family with a special Mother’s Day 3-course ala carte brunch menu that includes an amazing selection of entrees, soup or salad, and dessert.

Pacifica is a local gathering place, where high style and Del Mar culture come together for lovely libations and exquisite cuisine. Enjoy some of San Diego’s finest seafood dishes such as Sugar Spiced Salmon, Roasted Seabass, Seared Ahi and Grilled Mahi Mahi.. Other entrees include Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Filet Mignon, and Sous Vide Maine Lobster. They are recipients of the Gold Medallion for “Best Seafood Dining in San Diego,” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” Happy Hour is nightly from 4-6:30 and all night long on Mondays and Tuesdays. They offer over 150 Vodkas. Pacifica Del Mar offers a catering experience from the most lavish affair to a call-in take out party at your home or place of business. Catering is specially prices either by the pound or by the amount of guests. The Breeze Café, attached to Pacifica Del Mar, was once hailed by critics as one of San Diego’s best kept secrets, also overlooks the shimmering Pacific, and is a celebrated coastal gathering spot for casual, outdoor dining and perfect for Mother’s Day! Pacifica Del Mar and Breeze Café are located at 1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar 92014. Call (858) 792-0476 or visit

This spring, enjoy great food, fine wine, cocktails and breathtaking Del Mar panoramic ocean views from one of the finest restaurants in

San Diego Spirits Festival Named Top 5 Cocktail Festivals in the USA We’re Giving Away Free Tickets  August 24-25

The 5th Annual San Diego Spirits Festival on August 24-25, is set against the extraordinary backdrop of the luminous San Diego Bay at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier. Join the best and brightest of the cocktail and culinary community and celebrate Cocktails, Culinary and Culture on San Diego Bay. Sip, savor, and shake it up with this unique and unforgettable experience. The San Diego Spirits Festival will bring top rated chefs, brand ambassadors, mixologists and surprise celebrity guests from around the country. Enjoy thrilling competitions, breathtaking demonstrations, fashion

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shows, and awesome entertainment served up with some of the best cocktails ever made! This fabulous festival promises to ignite the senses of all those partaking in all the fun and libations. Attendees will mingle with spirit brand ambassadors as they sip and savor the latest cocktail creations, amidst the salt and sea air of San Diego Bay. Learn more about the world of mixology, or get a brief history lesson on the stories behind your favorite brands, as you immerse yourself in the ‘spirit’ of the festival. You won’t leave hungry as the festival welcomes culinary demonstrations by executive chefs from leading local restaurants. The big news is San Diego Spirits Festival has been named one of the Top 5 Cocktail Festivals in the USA by And, returning this year, they’ll have the unabashed Ron Jeremy and Johnny Schuler as special guests, and more guests soon to be announced. The After Party on Saturday August 24 at the host HOTEL W San Diego includes free admission to all ticket holders.

That day my brother and I bought all kinds of stuff and started frying it all up. Before long, we had a big mess in the kitchen! We had a box of Oreo Cookies, used a really wet pancake type of batter, and drizzled a little chocolate syrup and a bit of powered sugar on top. I knew it was heavenly right away and that this was going to be huge. I introduced my deep-fried Oreos the following year, and I was right! It was huge. I don’t know how many we sold or how much money we made, but the compliments and the people who kept coming back for more….well, it was awesome. When I moved here, finally, I instantly fell in love with avocados and the next year I introduced deep fried avocados. I deep fried quartered avocado wedges in a tempura, kind of a fish and chip batter, and squeezed some lemon on it and made my own fresco sauce to dip it in. Living in San Diego, you can image how big that was. Just a few years ago I deep-fried Kool-Aid. These are all thing I grew up loving as a kid. The deep-fried Kool-Aid got us on a lot of late night TV Shows and we were trending #1 all over the Internet. In 2006 our Krispy Krème Chicken Sandwich got us on the front page of the LA Times. The next year I invented the Zucchini Weenie and that got us on the Tonight Show with Conan O’Brian. The following year I invented the Deep Fried Klondike and that got me on the Chelsea Lately Show. Some of the other things that we’ve deep fried over the years include: cereal, peanut butter and jelly, brownies, BBQ ribs, Klondike Bars, Krispy Kreme sandwiches, chicken kabobs, beef kabobs, waffles, zucchini, avocados, fries, onion rings, frog legs, spam, pineapple, shrimp, Girl Scout Cookies, and Twinkies. The deep fried Oreo is my biggest success and was my first invention. Over the years I’ve sold a couple million Oreo cookies and over half a million Twinkies.

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Win a pair of tickets! Take a shot at winning a free pair of tickets to the San Diego Spirits Festival. It’s easy to win free tickets! Just visit and fill in the easy entry form . Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. En­trants must be 21 years or older to sign up for free tickets. Best of luck! See you soon at the San Diego Spirits Festival! And here’s what’s new for this summer....Krispy Kreme Sloppy Joe. We’re going to put a new meaning to the word gourmet. This is amazing. It really is delicious. I take a Krispy Kreme jelly filled doughnut, slice it down the middle and scoop up a massive amount of traditional ground beef sloppy joe. It’s not spicy but has all the flavors of a good tomato based sloppy joe. It tastes like sweet and savory, sugar and salt. When I first took my first bite, my brain froze for a second. If my brain could talk it would have asked me, “What’s going on?” Then my brain just went teeeeheee in my head (like giggling). After about a minute I was able to refocus and see again and it was exhilarating. Another new item to look for this summer is our Waffle Dog, which is like a corn dog, but not fried. It’s made in a special waffle iron that wraps the waffle around the dog. It’s delicious. We are also introducing Deep Fried Cookie Dough. I’m sure it’s going to be a big winner! During the San Diego County Fair we go through a couple thousand pounds of chicken in a day. Every single day we have our oil barrels picked up for re-cycling. We use fresh vegetable oil in our fryers every day. It’s important to know that we also offer a very healthy menu as well, including fresh vegetables, steak, chicken and shrimp and our very popular pineapple express menu. We have about 100 employees and we hire a lot of locals and a lot of kids and some of our people travel with us the whole summer. Look for us this summer at the three Fairs; the San Diego County Fair, The Orange County Fair and the LA County Fair. Of course, I love the San Diego County Fair the most because I’m from San Diego and this is where my heart is. This is my hometown. For more information visit  •  April–May ’13 •  21




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Celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend at San Diego Zoo’s Garden Festival We’re Giving Away Free Tickets  May 9–12 The San Diego Zoo’s Discovery Days: Garden Festival presented by Sparkletts will celebrate the Zoo’s fabulous “Shades of Green” foliage with displays, horticulture talks, tours and tastings over Mother’s Day weekend. Experience first hand the Zoo’s eight accredited gardens: bamboo, ficus, acacia, orchids, palms, cycads, coral and aloe—that can all be seen on a walking tour. Visit the Zoo’s stunning orchid house, which is open all four days of the event. Display booths will feature information including composting, carnivorous plant bogs, and making your home

garden more beautiful and bountiful. Guests can enjoy self-guided walking tours, a scavenger hunt and kid’s activities. They can chat with a Zoo horticulturalist or insect keeper and may possibly meet a researcher from the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research who is working to save plant species around the world and in our own backyards. Guests also can book a “What’s Growing On” private tour that will take them behind the scenes to see how the horticulturalists grow the Zoo’s collection of more than 700,000 lush and rare plants.

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Pari Land Miniature City and Kid’s Activity Center is the Happiest Place in Carlsbad Welcome to Pari Land! If you are looking for a wonderful world of imagination and creativity for your children or grandchildren, this is the place for you. Pari Land is the largest indoor children’s playground and activity center in North County. Think of Disney’s “It’s a Small World” and add hands-on experiences, like none other in San Diego or North County, and you have Pari Land. It’s a scaled down city for kids with play-size buildings, stores, theater, police station, grocery store with shopping carts, and mini cars to drive on roads. Discover interactive and unique activities. Pari Land is the only place in North County that has a water play area that includes a water table and a special Pipe Fountain. Your children will love becoming little plumbers by fitting together pvc pipes, twisting and turning them and building them with water flowing through them! Connecting large-size assorted plastic tubes to direct water flow is so much fun and very educational. Children will develop and strengthen hand to eye coordination by actually building. The water table is a great place for boat races, fishing and splashing around. Another unique and fun activity is their amazing Light Bright Wall. Here children can plug large acrylic rods into a light wall and create colorful light patterns. Every child loves Glow Sticks, right? Think of all the fun and imagination children will have with hundreds of multi-colored lighted pegs as they insert them into the Light Bright Wall! Pari Land is a place for unique adventures and imagination. Pari Land is open every day for walk-ins, camps, after school, weekends, classes, school field trips, and birthday parties. Children ages 1 to 12 cost only $12 and there’s no time limit! Parents are free! Pari Land has a restaurant with lounge for parents to relax (while the kids are playing) and enjoy something to eat and variety of hot and cold beverages; or they can go on-line with free WiFi. The restaurant or coffee shop is a perfect and affordable place for birthday parties! Be sure to bring socks because kids need to remove their shoes. Clip their money saving coupon in this edition and Get $2 OFF admission! Pari Land is located at 2614 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Call (760) 720-7274 or for more information visit

Calling All Kid Builders, Makers, Inventors and Scientists! Build It Workshop is Now Open for Kids with Imagination Is your child the type that loves to build things? With over fifty different building activities, including a special Build It Workshop project every day, your child’s brain will buzz with excitement with the thrill of actually building something that rolls, moves, flies or floats. Think out of the box and build and take home a functioning robot made from spare parts! Build It Workshop supports and encourages S.T.E.M. which is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Their mission is to inspire kids to be builder of things instead of consumer of things. There are no reservations needed. Every day Build It Workshop offers a daily building project or activity. It

is kind of an impromptu class that they call the “Daily Build.” Daily Build’s material fees for non-members cost between $3-$10 depending on the project. Junior Builder Club members always get the Daily Build for free. One week you could be building a robot out of tupperware and the next a race car from water bottles. Sometimes, they will clear the entire workshop and try to build the biggest cardboard castle ever! You never know what we they will be building! Build It Workshop offers unique building birthday parties, classes, school field trips, after school classes, home school classes, and much more. Build It Workshop is now open at 1818 Marron Road #103, Carlsbad 92008 (near Souplantation and the Westfield Carlsbad Mall) Call (760) 720-0001 or visit

Sunny Skys Bikinis in Cardiff – Affordable Custom Designed and Custom Fit Swimwear For You Sunny Skys was founded in 1977 in the small beach community of Cardiff By The Sea and was one of the first to manufacture and mix and match swimwear in their bikini retail store. After all these years, they still make all their own swimsuits and are proud to say “Made in USA.” The past thirty-five successful years at Sunny Skys Bikinis is largely attributed to the philosophy of providing the best customer service. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff knows how hard it can be to purchase a swimsuit but guarantees to make the experience as worry free and fun as possible. They strive to make sure that their customers leave the store feeling confident and as beautiful as ever. Sunny Skys designs and manufactures a large variety of bikinis; from itty bitty Brazilian bottoms, to full coverage. Extremely comfortable and stylish tops range from size A cups to DD. They have specialized in swimwear for surfers, lifeguards, volleyball teams and rowing teams. The retail

shop also carries a wide assortment of dresses, beachwear, jewelry, accessories and gifts. Sunny Skys is open year round, and really starts getting busy in spring and throughout summer. So, if you are ever in Cardiff, stop in, and check out their wonderful selection and get custom fit by one of their specialized staff, or have them make you a custom special order from their fabulous designs! You can also order online at Sunny Skys Bikinis is located at 2101 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff By The Sea, 92007. Call (760) 436-8810.

18th Annual San Marcos Talent Show April 20, Saturday, 6pm The City of San Marcos presents its 18th Annual Talent Show on April 20, Saturday, at 6pm at the San Marcos Community Center. The public is invited to attend this entertaining production featuring local talents performing in the following categories: Instrumental, Vocal, and Dance. Dancers, singers and musicians from the age of 5 years old to 17 years old will perform.

Tickets are $5-7 and can be purchased in advance at the Community Center or at the door starting at 5pm. The Community Center is located at 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos. For a performance application or more information, please call (760) 744-9000 or visit

Noonan Family Swim School Now Open in Carlsbad Noonan Family Swim School recently opened its fifth year-round swim school in Carlsbad. This beautiful indoor aquatics facility is perfect for all swimming abilities from beginners through advanced swimmers. Noonan Family Swim School is well known in San Diego County and the Inland Empire for its excellent swim programs. Locations are in Carlsbad, Del Mar, Central San Diego, Rancho Bernardo and Murrieta/Temecula. All five facilities are family owned and operated. The goal at Noonan Family Swim School is to provide parents and children fundamental swimming knowledge in a safe and loving environment. Their Learn-to-Swim

program is designed for children ages 3 and up. Their instruction programs cover levels for beginners up to advanced swimmers and focus on swimming techniques. Each level places emphasis on water safety skills. For infants and toddlers, Noonan has its Splash Babies program in which the teacher and parent work together to teach the child swimming fundamentals. This program focuses on water safety, floating, motor skill development, movement and fun! For more advanced swimmers, Noonan Family Swim School offers intramural swim teams and stroke clinics. These are designed for swimmers who have graduated the Learn-to-Swim program, those looking for a stepping

Looking for the Best in Eye Care? So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. Sometimes we don’t pay enough attention if we have dry eyes, blurred vision, or easily get eye infections. Don’t take your eyes for granted and take the time to make an appointment with someone that has an extensive background in ocular diseases and conditions. If you are looking for a caring and professional optometrist, then we recommend Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado of Solana Beach Family Optometry. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high hon-

ors then went on and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Optometry in 1997. For 13 years she has been practicing medically-based optometry with a focus on ocular disease, geriatrics, traditional and hard-to-fit contact lenses, diabetic exams, and Lasik or cataract surgery pre-operative exams. Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach in 2010 with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting

stone to a competitive swim team, or competitive swimmers seeking further stroke refinement. The intramural swim team works on building endurance and refining competitive strokes. In the stroke clinics, an emphasis is placed on stroke mechanics, teaching the swimmer how to move through the water in a more efficient manner. All of Noonan Family Swim School’s programs emphasize teaching children and their families how to be safer both in and around the water, while developing a lifelong love of swimming. For more information about Noonan’s programs, visit, or call (858) 451-0794 or stop by today! all types of contact lenses, including bifocal, monovision, rigid gas permeable, and astigmatic lenses. She also has an extensive background in the treatment of dry eye conditions. She is board certified in the treatment and management of ocular disease and can prescribe medications for eye infections, allergies, and dry eyes. Dr. Peterson- Salgado grew up in Del Mar and currently lives in Solana Beach with her husband (4th generation Solana Beach resident) and their 2 kids. Call for an appointment to see Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 259-8239 or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.  •  April–May ’13 •  25

Scholastic Surf Series Middle and High School Championships in Oceanside April 20-22 and May 4-5 The Scholastic Surf Series for middle and high school surf teams (SSS) provides a professionally managed and operated platform for school surf teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara. The Scholastic Surf Series provides teams with professional judging, quality events, and family oriented programs. Surf Series competition areas are divided into three sections—San Diego, Orange County and LA to Santa Barbara. School competitions are divided into nine individual contest divisions—San Diego High School Divions 1, 2, 3, 4, and middle schools; Orange County high school and middle schools, LA to Santa Barbara high school and middle school. Each section consists of five events culminating with a State Championship contest for both middle school and high school teams. High school teams consist of six to nine shortboard men, three longboard men, two to three shortboard women, two to three longboard women and one coed bodyboarder. Middle school teams will field nine shortboard boys, three longboard boys, two shortboard girls, two longboard girls and three coed bodyboarders. Competition Schedule: San Diego / Orange County / LA – Santa Barbara Sections APRIL 20, 21,22 HIGH SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS OEANSIDE HARBOR MAY 4 & 5 MIDDLE SCHOOL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS OCEANSIDE HARBOR * All Dates and Venues are subject to change

ArTURN Crafts Fair at La Costa Canyon High School May 20, Saturday, 10am-3pm The second annual ArTURN Arts & Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, May 20, from 10am-3pm at La Costa Canyon High School. Offering their work for sale are painters, photographers, jewelers, glass artists, potters and crafts makers. The event includes student theatrical performances as well as professional musicians and dancers. ArTURN benefits the La Costa Canyon’s Visual and Performing Arts Department. The high school is located at One Maverick Way in Carlsbad. The Arts and Crafts Fair takes place in the traffic turnaround off of Calle Acervo, beside the school’s gymnasium. For more information please visit


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The Three Bs For Spring Hair Styles By Haim Knister In a season defined by natural beauty and minimalism, a large part of our style evolves with the latest hair and beauty trends. Not that we have to follow them, but they do inspire us. This spring we pay homage to the 1960’s with playful bouffant styles that will inspire nostalgia with beach waves and bangin’ bangs. The bouffant was thought to be ideal because it looked glamorous. It was very popular in the 60s as worn by first lady Jackie Kennedy. According to history, the bouffant originated from French Queen Marie Antoinette to mask her thin hair. The classic bouffant was associated with elegance and glamour. It was designed to accompany formal gowns or mini dresses and to call attention to a woman. There is an increased demand for effortlessly wavy hair with a vintage look. Beach waves are a sexy hair style that works in both spring and summer. They refer to the waves at the beache…sizes of waves can vary from large, loose curls to a tighter curl for a more polished look. Achieving beach waves is simple. You can do it yourself by going to bed with wet hair that is gently combed; add a scrunch and sleep on it all night. Or you can go to a salon for a soft perm to create a wavy texture, especially if you have straight hair. Finally, the demand for bangs, both soft and edgy is back. The right bangs will help show off your cheekbones, make your eyes pop, or help hide a high forehead. All bangs are not created the same; some extend to the lashes and others are swept to the side. Long bangs are great for thick straight hair that is worn short in the back. Ragged uneven bangs are popular among fashionistas wearing long, asymmetrical flat bangs with jagged edges. Bangs can be subtle or add volume, depending on what effect you want to achieve. Some options are: long sleek hair with side swept bangs; long hair with blunt cut bangs; bangs blown-waved smooth to frame the tip of the face; or layered hair and wispy bangs. Even first lady Michele Obama has recently been in the news for adding bangs to her hairstyle. Haim Knister is the owner of Haim Salon. His professional, award-winning staff is dedicated to creating the latest styles and is ready to help their clients look and feel stunning this spring. Stop by for a complimentary consultation with one of their stylists. Locations include the Del Mar Plaza, the five-diamond Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, and the triple five-star Grand Del Mar Resort.

5th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show May 18, Saturday, 6:00pm Reception, 7:00pm Show The 5th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show will be held on May 18 and will showcase the diverse and unique fashions of local retailers. The event will be held in the banquet room of the Encinitas Community & Senior Center. The evening will begin with a 6pm reception featuring wine, beer and

appetizers from nearby restaurants, and live music. After the reception, the runway models will take the stage accompanied by the music of hip local DJ, Gabe Vega, at 7pm. Tickets will be on sale online and at the DEMA office in early May. Ticket pricing is $25 for general admission and $40 for VIP. VIP tickets include a reserved seat and swag bag. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit a local nonprofit charity, Community Resource Center. The reception and show will be held at the Encinitas Community & Senior Center at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. For more information please visit http://www. or call DEMA at 760-943-1950.

Bryll Hair Lounge Announces Spring Cleaning Event Challenge: Walk into your bathroom and look around. Do you see any shampoos, conditioners, body lotions, or products that you just don’t use any more? Are they taking up space that you could utilize better but you don’t want to throw it away because it’s wasteful? Solution: Bryll Hair Lounge is having its 1st Annual Spring Cleaning event during the month of April. We are asking you to bring in all of your old product, swap it out with our Bumble and Bumble, Moroccanoil, or Redken for a 15% savings on any new product, and we will donate your product back to the community and shelters to help out the people that need it. Bryll Hair Lounge wants to make an impact on your look, feel, and fashion, and at the same time would like to help give back to the community. What better way to

replace items you no longer need or use and save on getting great products from us while helping people who need it at the same time. Also, come visit us during May/June for our parent appreciation month and all moms will receive complimentary Moroccan Getaway (Moroccanoil treatment) with any hair service and dads will receive our complimentary barbers special that includes a facial hot towel service and flat razor neck shave. We are located at 3263 Camino de Los Coches in the heart of La Costa. We are in the Sprout’s shopping center across the street from Stagecoach Park. If you have any questions regarding donations or our services please call (760) 753-1337 or visit our website at

Las Posas Dental Practice Affordable Modern Dentistry As the premier dental office serving San Marcos and its surrounding areas, Las Posas Dental Practice is committed to building a lasting relationship with you, your family and the community. Las Posas Dental Practice understands your needs as a patient. They take great pride in providing professional excellence, the best quality materials, and state-of-the-art equipment. In fact, this makes them one of the most technologically advanced dental offices in North County. Their Intra-oral camera allows you and the dentist to view your teeth on a flat screen monitor directly in front of you. They also use digital x-rays which emit 90% less radiation than standard x-rays. Need a crown? Cad/Cam technology enables your dentist to create it in less than 2 hours! It’s a far less invasive procedure that gives a more

precise fit, plus there are no temporaries to contend with. At Las Posas Dental Practice you can even watch a movie while being treated. All of this technology allows Las Posas Dental Practice to be more accurate and efficient with your dental care, and enables them to provide modern dentistry that’s affordable. Las Posas Dental Practice is conveniently located on the corner of Las Posas Road and Grand Avenue in the Grand Plaza Shopping Center where Sprouts and Nordstrom are also located. The office accepts most insurance plans and looks forward to meeting you soon. You can save time by requesting an appointment and registering online at or call them at (760) 736-4247.

The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store Retailer of the Month by Raquel Welch Wigs Mention this article and get 10% OFF their 2013 wig collection and get a free cut and style! They have over 100 wigs on display including a brand new line of wigs called “Now” for darker skin complexions by The View co-host, Sherri Shepherd. This is one of the best places in all of San Diego to get a wig or hairpiece. Owner, hairstylist, and wig specialist, Cathy Ketchum, is a little chagrinned about admitting how long she’s been working with wigs and styling hair. But experience really does matter in this business. Ketchum began working with wigs in East Lansing Michigan in 1975. She opened her first Headquarters Salon

in San Marcos on Rancho Santa Fe Drive in 1985, and just recently opened a new, beautiful 2,700 square-foot salon and wig store in San Marcos on North Twin Oaks Road near Hwy 78, across the street from the US Post Office. The Wig Store has a private consultation room. The Headquarters will find and fit you with the perfect wig. And, because they are a full-service salon, they will custom cut your wig to perfectly fit you, and to make it even more natural, they will also color it to match your hair color or give it a perm. If you purchase a wig from them, they will cut it and customize it at no additional a very private consultation room. Headquarters specializes in working with chemo patients. Cathy says, “My whole heart is in the chemo side of the busi-

ness. I just love my work so much. It’s not about the money.” The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is a full service salon. Haircuts are only $30 and manicures are $20. Salon Services include: men’s and women’s hair cuts/styling, razor cuts, colors, perms, weaves. They also offer complete nail services and wax services. The wig store carries synthetic and human wigs and hairpieces by Sherri Shepherd, Jon Renau, Raquel Welch, and Eva Gabor. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is recommended to call ahead for an appointment. The Headquarters Salon and Wig Store is located at 405 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd #114, San Marcos 92069. Call (760) 744-2911

Arts, Crafts and Psychic Fair May 4, 1-4pm Mark your calendar for the Arts, Crafts and Psychic Fair on May 4, from 1 to 4pm, at the Encinitas Library located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas. Vendor booths will include arts, crafts, and gemstone jewelry. Psychic readings are only $20/15min. Every spiritual reader and healer at the Psychic Fair is an established professional and certified medium, with the highest of ethics and accuracy, and meets the highest standards of Grace Spiritual Center. Spiritual healers may use different energies including Chakra balancing, Reiki, or Healing Touch. Register your booth space today by contacting Rev. John Rainey at Join Rev. Grace Wynands at the Grace Spiritual Center in Encinitas and together live in light, love, peace, harmony

and prosperity. People from all beliefs and world views are welcome. Rev. Grace strongly believes that there is indeed a higher power that is greater than all of us and believes each of us should accept whatever religious concepts resonate within us and make our choices accordingly. Rev. Grace incorporates the principles that resonate within her, and uses them for spiritual guidance in a loving, compassionate environment. Rev. Grace teaches a variety of spiritual awareness classes including classes for certified spiritual and energetic healing, certified evidential mediumship, and ministerial studies in preparation for ordination. Over the years Rev. Grace has attended numerous international spiritual conferences with renowned spiritual teachers to increase her knowledge of spiritual counsel-

ing. She has also participated in a variety of workshops and trainings in past life regressions with Dr. Brian Weiss.  Always seeking to improve her teaching skills, Rev. Grace recently completed her Tutor Training course in evidential mediumship at the prestigious Arthur Findlay College in London (UK). She is a certified spiritualist medium and healer as well as a certified hypnotherapist. Sunday Service offers harmony in mind, body and spirit with meditation, inspirational talk, live music, singing and spiritual healing in the form of powerful radiating loving energy. Also, join Grace Spiritual Center in a variety of classes and workshops as well as spiritual movie nights. Join Grace Spiritual Center at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center located at 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024 or visit 

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9th Annual Gospel Festival at San Diego County Fair June 29, Saturday, All Day The 9th Annual Gospel Festival will feature a full schedule of uplifting gospel music on Saturday, beginning at 10:00 a.m., when the Fair opens, on June 29, including uplifting gospel groups and more than 30 gospel artists performing on the Fair’s various stages all day long, ending with a featured grandstand stage performance. The show is a part of the 2013 San Diego County Fair’s Toyota Summer Concert Series on the Heineken Grandstand Stage. This year, the highlight of the festival will be Grandstand Stage performances at 7:30 p.m. featuring nationally known gospel performers Mary Mary and Dottie Peoples. Mary Mary is the American contemporary gospel duo consisting of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina “Tina” Atkins-Campbell. The two are often credited for being responsible for broadening the fan base of urban contemporary gospel in the 2000s by introducing elements of soul, hip hop, funk and jazz. Their hit song “Shackles (Praise You)” is considered to be one of the pioneering songs of urban contemporary gospel music. Their 2000 debut album Thankful went Platinum. Since then, they have had three Gold albums: Incredible (2002), Mary Mary (2005), and The Sound (2008), which all charted No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums. In addition, Mary Mary has received four Grammys. In 2011, they released their fifth album Something Big with their hit single “Walking”.

Gospel singer, songwriter, and producer, Dottie Peoples, has been a star in the gospel music industry for more than 30 years and is considered a gospel music icon and pioneer. The list of awards she has received in the industry is long and includes: Atlanta Gospel Choice Award Winner, 1994, for Song of the Year, Pure Love, and Female Soloist Traditional; Atlanta Gospel Choice Award Winner, 1995, for Song of the Year, On Time God; Gospel Music Workshop of America/Gospel Excellence Awards, 1995, Album of the Year-Traditional, Female Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, On Time God; Vision Awards Recipient, 1995, Bobby Jones Gospel; Atlanta Gospel Choice Award Winner, 1995, Best Choir of the Year, Song of the Year, Everybody Ought to Know Who Jesus Is; Stellar Awards Winner, 1996, Top For more information about the Fair, visit the Fair webFemale Vocalist; Gospel Traditional Female Vocalist of the site, Year, Song of the Year, Count On God; National Association of Independent Record Distributors (Indie Award), 1997 and Gospel Album of the Year. The Grandstand show, presented by which begins at 7:30 p.m., is free with Fair admission for unreserved seats, but reserved seating is available on the GRANDSTAND STAGE at the Fair’s box office and online at Ticketmaster. For June 8 more information, go to www. The Beach Boys June 11

BELLY UP TAVERN Upcoming Shows

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Steve Miller Band for full concert lineup • 143 S Cedros, Solana Beach, Ca 92075 (858) 481 8140 main box office. open every day. Date

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Wed April 3, 9pm

Dark Star Orchestra

Thurs April 4 9pm

Soul Asylum w/ guest

Fri April 5, 9pm

An Evening with Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Sun April 7, 8pm masterclass at 5:30

Eddie Jobson Four Decades Tour and Master Class w/ Marc Bonilla, Alex Machacek, Billy Sherwood, Virgil Donati. * check web for meet and greet details

Wed April 10, 8pm

Merle Haggard w/ guest

Sat April 13, 9pm

Wild Child w/ guest

Sun April 14, 9pm

Lucero - Casbah presents w/ Langhorne Slim

Fri April 19, 9pm

An Evening with Queensryche starring Geoff Tate Performing 25th Anniversary of Operation: MindCrime

Sun April 21, 8pm

The Revival Tour: Feat Tim McIllrath (of Rise Against), Chuck Ragan (of Hot Water Music) w/ Jenny O, Dave Hause (of the Loved Ones)

Sat April 20, 9pm

40 Oz To Freedom w/ No Duh & Red Not Chili Peppers

Mon April 22, 9pm

Gaslight Anthem w/ guest

Fri April 26, 9pm

Transfer w/ guest

Sat April 27, 9pm

An Acoustic Evening with Medeski, Martin and Wood

Monday May 6, 9pm

Bonobo (Live Show) w/ DJ Eddie Turbo

Sat May 18, 9pm

Wayward Sons w/ guest

Sun May 19, 9pm

The Black Angels - Casbah presents“The Indigo Meadow Tour” w/ Wall of Death

Tues May 21, 9pm

The Presidents of the United States of America performing their classic self titled album w/ Eternal Summers

Thurs May 23, 9pm

Katchafire w/ MAOLI

Fri May 24, 9pm

Katchafire w/ MAOLI

Sun May 25, 9pm

Cold War Kids - Casbah presents w/ guest

Sun June 16, 8pm

They Might Be Giants w/ Moon Hooch

June 16

La Arrolladora Banda El Limón ^ June 18



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Third Day June 20

Martina McBride June 22

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Bad Company June 26

Bridgit Mendler June 27



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Mary & Dottie Peoples

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Julión Álvarez ^ July 1


“Weird Al” Yankovic: The Alpocalypse Tour July 2

Adam Lambert July 4

Happy Together Tour 2013 The greatest pop/rock artists of the ‘60s all together…on tour! with Navy Band Southwest & fireworks

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San Diego Symphony Spring Schedule 4/12-14 Jacobs Masterworks: Brahms’ Violin Concerto 5/11 Fox Theatre Film Series: My Best Girl (1927) 4/19 City Lights: The 5 Browns 5/16 Symphony Exposé: The Romeros: Royal Family of the Guitar 4/21 Family Festival: Musical Celebrations 5/17-19 Jacobs Masterworks: The Romeros Return! 5/3-5 Jacobs Masterworks: Olga Kern Plays Rachmaninoff 5/21 Chamber Music Series: Avi Avital Performs 5/7 Chamber Music Series: Olga Kern Plays 5/24-26 Jacobs Masterworks: Joshua Bell Plays Schumann Tchaikovsky Concerts are held at Copley Symphony Hall in San Diego. Call (619) 235-0800 or visit for tickets and information.

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Win Free Tickets to Seven Great Shows at the House of Blues including Mother’s Day Gospel Sunday Brunch The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com have once again partnered with the House of Blues San Diego and Live Nation, the biggest concert promoter in the United States, to give away tickets to seven amazing shows at the world famous House of Blues. Win a pair of tickets to see: GWAR on April 11; The Expendables on April 12; Tyrone Wells on April 19; Black Rebel Motorcycle Club on April 24: SOJA on April 24: Mindless Self Indulgence on May 5; and Mother’s Day Gospel Sunday Brunch on May 12. Treat mom this Mother’s Day to a one-of-a-kind, foot stompin’ soul singing, gospel performance. Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits please, Amen! Gospel Sunday Brunch at the House of Blues offers great live gospel singing along with an amazing southern-style buffet with all the fixins so you can eat to your hearts desire. You’ll enjoy southern specialties and morning

favorites such as cornbread muffins with maple butter, cheese-filled tortellini salad with smoked salmon, traditional Caesar salad, hickory smoked bacon, sausage links, homemade biscuits and country gravy, breakfast potatoes with sautéed onions and peppers, homemade waffles, an omelette station, southern fried chicken, homemade macaroni and cheese, Creole chicken and shrimp jambalaya, carved smoked turkey breast or prime rib of beef, white chocolate brownies, homemade fruit cobbler, and white chocolate banana bread pudding. If you’re searching for the best entertainment in San Diego this spring, The House of Blues is one of the finest venues in the country to see live shows and concerts. The House of Blues is located on 5th Avenue in Downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp District. The House of Blues features the most sought after performers and perfor-

mances in the world. For complete concert information, visit and Win Free Tickets! It’s easy to win tickets to see one of these seven great shows at the House of Blues in San Diego. Just visit and fill in the simple entry form. Select your top three choices. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and contacted by phone and email. We cannot guarantee your selections. Only one entry per person is allowed. Some restrictions apply. Must be 18 years or older to win tickets. Promoters are not liable for change in dates, times or cancellations. Best of luck, and see you this spring at the House of Blues!

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Win Free Tickets to These Four Awesome Shows at the Belly Up Tavern The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com are very pleased to announce an amazing ticket giveaway to North County’s premier concert venue, the Belly Up Tavern! Enter our ticket giveaway and win tickets to see one of these four shows: The Spazmatics on April 12; KPRI Presents: Paul Cannon on April 25; Tony Suraci as The Highwayman on May 5; and Mike Pinto on May 17. San Diego resident, Mike Pinto, is a singer/songwriter to the core that defies categorization. When coupled with the band, which includes bassist Matt Brein, drummer Todd Elrod, and a varying cast of horns and other

musicians, you get the timeless songs and unique lyrical delivery of Pinto with the energy of a live show truly unique unto itself. Pinto has crafted an exceptional style with a truly unique take on Roots, Vintage Rock, Folk, Reggae, Ska and Classic Surf, but it’s his distinct voice and seamless storytelling that has brought him success both in the States and overseas. 
 Those who know the BUT keep going back again and again. Those who don’t, seriously need to explore the BUT. The Belly Up Tavern is one of the most intimate, provocative, and electrifying venues you’ll ever experience! We suggest you come early, because seats are not

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reserved. Stop in and grab a bite at the Wild Note Café, and they may let you in to claim a seat a little earlier! It’s easy to win free pair of tickets to one of these four great nights at the Belly Up Tavern. Just visit and fill in the simple registration form. Winners will be randomly selected and will be notified by phone and email. Only (1) entry is allowed per person. Select your first, second, and third choice of shows. We cannot guarantee your selections. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Some restrictions apply. Must be 21 or older to win tickets. Good luck, and see you at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach!

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May 5

KPRI Presents: Paul Cannon

Tony Suraci as The Highwayman

May 17

Mike Pinto

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BLUESD Presents Jammingout the House of Blues Free SOJA with Rootz Underground and Los Rakas 91X presents Alkaline Trio with Bayside and Off With Their Heads Groove International Presents Sweethearts Salute Radio Latina 104.5FM presenta Los Amigos Invisibles Face to Face with Teenage Bottlerocket and Make Do And Mend Mindless Self Indulgence with Chantal Claret Marina and the Diamonds with Charli XCX House of Blues Gospel Brunch House of Blues Gospel Brunch Suicidal Tendencies with Sick Of It All and Waking The Dead Yngwie Malmsteen Casbah and 91X present Bloc Party with Bear Mountain Turbonegro with Torche Marilyn Manson Casbah and 91X presents Tame Impala

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Fiesta Del Sol’s Gonna Rock Solana Beach with Tristan Prettyman, Greyboy Allstars, Anuhea and More June 1-2

Saturday June 1 •  Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen tribute) •  2Tone Sounds (collective members from SKANIC, The Upbeat and Sandollar Sound/Dynamic Pressure, playing The Best of British Ska…Live! •  Anuhea (recently had sold out show at the Belly Up–one of Hawaii’s top up and coming singer / songwrtiers •  Greyboy Allstars (funk and soul) Sunday June 2 •  Old Man Markley (combo of LA’s finest punk bands and seasoned bluegrass musician) •  One Drop (classic roots reggae and dub music with a blend of r&b, pop and rock) •  Tristan Prettyman (sold out Belly Up TWO nights in Feb) Climbing the charts with her San Diego surf female pop and singer songwriter.

Wild West Fest at Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park

The Belly Up Tavern brings its tradition of presenting some of the music world’s most notable performers to Fiesta Del Sol Saturday, June 1 and Sunday June 2 at Fletcher Cove in scenic Solana Beach. This will be the 7th year that the Belly Up Tavern has booked Fiesta Del Sol’s bands, and the 34th year of Fiesta Del Sol. The Belly Up Tavern joined forces with the Chamber of Commerce to lend a hand in the booking and saw it as an opportunity to showcase to the community the up and coming bands that do well at the Belly Up , as well as the heavy hitters (years past include English Beat, Donavon Frankenreiter, Bedouin Soundclash) that are well known, and can be enjoyed by all ages at the festival. Belly Up strives to book a diverse lineup, including reggae, blues, rock, tribute acts, soul funk and worldbeat. The estimated festival attendance is over 50,000 people and according to talent buyer Eric Milhouse, “Fiesta Del Sol is a great opportunity for us to show bands and musicians what a vibrant and music loving town Solana Beach is. We hear great reviews from the bands after the festival. They

San Marcos Swing into Spring Festival April 14, Sunday, 9am-5pm

May 18, Saturday, 11am-2pm The Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park “Wild West Fest” celebrates Native American culture with demonstrations, crafts, activities, and entertainment. Take the entire family out to Leo Carrillo Ranch in Carlsbad for pony rides, salsa tasting, and the Family Adventure Pack, featuring Native American-themed activities and group projects. Participants wishing to enter the salsa contest must register ahead of time. Parking is available at Carrillo Elementary, with entry into Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park through the school field. Leo Carrillo Ranch and Historic Park is located at 6200 Flying LC Lane, Carlsbad. For further information, visit or call (760) 434-2843. Free admission; some activities require a fee.

San Marcos is Swinging into Spring on Sunday, April 14, with a baseball and garden themed festival. Setting the mood for all things spring, the 9am-5pm festival features a home and garden show along with a certified farmer’s market. Festival-goers have become accustomed to finding hundreds of vendors selling unique gifts and crafts while mingling with local businesses at this street fair. This year, visitors are also treated to fresh produce, plants, and gardening ideas. Keeping the kids entertained at this family-friendly affair isn’t difficult, thanks to a large section dedicated to carnival rides and games. Food vendors serve up favorites like

Mother’s Day Weekend Art & Garden Tour May 11–12, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm San Dieguito Art Guild is pleased to announce its 19th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, May 11 and 12, from 10am-4pm. This year’s self-guided tour of unique gardens meanders through the nostalgic beach town of Leucadia, then east through New Encinitas, and onto the winding rural roads past the estates of historic Olivenhain. The gardens are easily accessible in a day, but nevertheless many visitors choose to take both days to complete the tour. Each elegant private garden features several San Dieguito Art Guild members who have their artwork on

display and for sale. All art pieces, priced directly from the artists, are originals and include paintings, original drawings, fine art photography, sculptures, unique glass, metal and gourd art, and one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. “The Art and Garden Tour is an annual fundraiser that helps support the Guild’s operating expenses as well as art programs that benefit the community, such as the ‘Try It You’ll Like It’ workshops,” says San Dieguito Art Guild President, Cheryl Ehlers. “We’re also excited to use a portion of the event’s proceeds to provide a cash grant to an underserved high school art department in our community.” Tickets are $20 per person and cover admission for both Saturday and Sunday, and include a souvenir booklet and map with driving directions to each location. Ticket holders can feel free to re-visit a favorite home or split their visits over the weekend. Tickets may be purchased either online or in person at the Off Track Gallery, 937 South Coast Highway 101, Suite C103 (in the Lumberyard Shopping Center behind St. Tropez Bakery) in Encinitas. Tickets may also be purchased at any of the featured homes during the event. For more information about the 19th Annual Mother’s Day Weekend Art and Garden Tour, please contact the Art Guild at (760) 942-3636 or visit

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are happy with the community feedback and how welcoming their experience is.” Fiesta del Sol takes place adjacent to Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, within the area bordered by South Sierra Avenue and Acacia Avenue, and it is a free event, open to all ages. There is a beer garden, and the two day festival closes each evening at 9pm after the conclusion of the last musical performance. For vendor information, please contact, and for general festival info visit

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bacon-wrapped hot dogs and sausages, BBQ, burritos, lemonade, and nearly every kind of frozen treat you might want. Enhancing the popular festival, the entertainment stage brings a variety of music and community acts for everyone’s tastes. Coming from Naval Station North Island in Coronado, the Navy Brass Band plays everything from smooth pop and jazz to old favorites and New Orleans jazz. Bluegrass, pop, rock and funk will also be performed by various bands throughout the day. Located on Via Vera Cruz between Grand Ave. and San Marcos Blvd., this event is free and open to the public. For more information visit or call 760-473-4516.

Oceanside Museum’s Volcanos And Full Moons By Ernest Silva May 25 – September 15 Contemplative and expressive of the human condition, Ernest Silva’s body of work reflects his interest in using multiple-narratives to explore personal and universal images. Recognized for his metaphoric imagery of deer, lighthouses, water, birds and figures, Silva presents an engaging conversation between his earlier and more recent work. Silva derives his imagery from a variety of sources: family photographs of his childhood in Rhode Island, vintage story book covers from the 1950s, popular culture and art history. His imagery formed by memory, provides a panoply of symbols that combine to activate a strong emotional response. Interested in the intersection between painting, sculpture and installation, his exhibition reflects a combination of the three that transforms the gallery into a stage set with drawings and paintings on the walls and props on the floor. Silva encourages the viewer to become part of the painting and the story, losing the separation between artist, art and audience. Ernest Silva moved to San Diego from Rhode Island in 1979 to accept a teaching position at the University of California San Diego where he is a Professor of Visual Art. Since then he has been an active force not only in the San Diego/Southern California art community, but also on a national and international level. His public art projects have included an installation at the Centro Cultural Tijuana, Tijuana, Mexico and he has a major long-term project called the Rain House at The New Children’s Museum of San Diego. The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10 am to 4 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm. General admission is $8, $5 for seniors and free for students and military. For more information call (760) 435.3720 or visit The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside.  •  April–May ’13  •  31 Find more entertainment at

16th Annual American Heritage Car Show May 25, Saturday, 9am-3pm (Memorial Day Weekend)

If you like to see fabulous vehicles in a beautiful setting, Grape Day Park is the place to be on Saturday, May 25, from 9am to 3pm. That’s when the 16th Annual American Heritage Car Show roars into the park. With close to 250 vehicles parked on grass, this is one of the nicest car shows anywhere. Start the day off at 9am with a delicious pancake breakfast. Then, walk the park to find your favorite car, while listening to a DJ spinning classic rock ‘n roll tunes. Buy some raffle tickets and you might win a fabulous prize. Local car dealers sponsor this show, which benefits the non-profit Escondido History Center. They’ll be on site with some new cars for you to see, too. Vendors offer a variety of merchandise, but you don’t need to spend any money to

enjoy the American Heritage Car Show. Spectators are free, and so are tours of the Escondido History Center. Twenty-three awards are given out in a lively ceremony at 2:30pm where all the winners get the chance to talk about their rides. Entrants vote for their 20 favorite vehicles. Additional awards are given for Best of Show and Mayor’s Choice. People’s Choice is given to the vehicle with the most votes. Spectators always are free. Vehicle entry is $25. The local history museum has a number of different buildings. The City’s original train station from 1888 takes you back to a time when agriculture was king. Kids love the 1929 railroad car, which has an HO scale model train inside. The 1901 barn features an agricultural display, and everyone loves watching blacksmiths at work inside the Bandy Blacksmith Shop. The Victorian Country Home, built in 1890, illustrates what life was like in 1900 with antique furnishing and a wonderful textile collection. A windmill, tankhouse, and Native American metate are also part of the museum. The show takes place at Grape Day Park, 321 N. Broadway, Escondido. For more information, call (760) 743-8207 or visit .

ART AFTER DARK: Dr. Steampunk’s Art Extravaganza May 10, Friday, 7 – 10pm Mark your calendar for the return of Dr. Steampunk’s Art Extravaganza on Friday, May 10, from 7-10 pm, where a carnival of curiosities awaits you at the next Oceanside Museum of Arts After Dark. Immerse yourself in the art and culture of the Steampunk movement where Victorian fashion, science fiction, fantasy, retro-futuristic technology and clockwork wonders collide in an amazing circus of oddities and artistic invention. Guests will enjoy an evening of art, innovation, fashion, live music, art performances, interactive art areas and more. Experience a unique and alternative world of wonder at Dr. Steampunk’s Art Extravaganza! Each Art After Dark event is inspired by a different theme that often relates to the museum’s exhibitions.

Recent events have grown exponentially, with attendance reaching over 700 patrons. Art After Dark is a program designed to attract an array of audiences interested in broadening their understanding and appreciation of art. This entertaining “art party” provides members and new visitors with a sensational evening intended to support the museum’s dynamic exhibitions and events. Creatively charged with live music, performance, interactive stations, stunning thematic art, and delectable food and beverages, guests enjoy an artistic sensory overload. Admission is $10 for OMA Members or $20 for Nonmembers. Visit or call (760) 4353721 for reservations. Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 704 Pierview Way, Oceanside.

The Carlsbad Flower Fields Amazing Ranunculus April – May The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch have transformed into a dazzling array of colors. The 50-acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers cascade down the hillside in spectacular color patterns sure to take your breath away. The fields of color overlooking the Pacific Ocean always impress both new and past visitors. Enjoy a ride on an open-air wagon pulled by an antique

tractor, visit the Cymbidium Orchid Greenhouse, or have fun in the fragrant Sweet Pea Maze. Make long lasting memories with your friends and family at The Flower Fields and participate in any of their special spring events. Tickets are $11 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children 3-10 yrs. Kids under 2 are free. The Flower Fields are open daily from 9am to 6pm through May 12. For the convenience of guests, The Flower Fields provides free parking, restroom facilities and accessibility for people with disabilities. The Flower Fields are located at 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 431-0352 or visit

Extended Park Hours at Seaworld This spring, guests can enjoy all their favorite SeaWorld attractions by day and then stay late to enjoy the nighttime killer whale rock ’n’ roll show, Shamu Rocks®. Extended Park hours during spring break at SeaWorld are from 9am to 8pm. Manta® features a double-launch coaster and 100,000-gallon aquarium with bat rays and other marinelife. Turtle Reef features a 280,000-gallon turtle aquarium, interactive game, touch-screen turtle map and ride.

SeaWorld’s Shamu show, One Ocean, features the park’s majestic killer whales as ambassadors of the sea. Blue Horizons is a spectacular show featuring energetic bottlenose dolphins, magnificent pilot whales, a colorful array of exotic birds and amazing human performers. The 190-acre marine-life park features thousands of fascinating mammals, fish, reptiles and birds including; 10 species of sharks at the Shark Encounter; more than 300 penguins representing five species at the Penguin Encounter; and polar bears, beluga whales and walruses at Wild Arctic. Ages 10 and older, $78; ages 3–9, $70; children under 3, free; parking $15. For more information visit or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

Mother’s Day Sleepover at San Diego Zoo May 11, Saturday, 4pm – 9am Enjoy some grown-up time this month and receive firstclass treatment in the form of animal-themed adventures and unique experiences during this sleepover event for adults only. Meet some fabulous animals during check-in, and then enjoy an exclusive guided bus tour and keeper chats around the Zoo before you disembark at Camp Timbuktu, where you can settle down in your safari tent (provided). A buffet dinner with a glass of wine or beer will be served and your camp host, the affable Dr. Zoolittle, has an evening of

fun planned. After dessert, you can take a moonlight stroll through the Zoo back to the campground to settle down for the night. The following morning, enjoy a hot breakfast with mimosas at the Zoo’s Sabertooth Grill, overlooking Elephant Odyssey, and the opportunity to take an early morning walk for exclusive animal viewing with a keeper. Cost is $149 per person. 21 years and older. Call (619) 718-3000 or visit

Adams Avenue Unplugged April 27 & 28, Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 12-7pm Adams Avenue Unplugged happens along a two-mile stretch of Adams Avenue on Saturday, April 27 and 28. This exciting weekend music festival is free and open to the public. From Texas Street on the west end to Kensington on the east end, more than 30 participating restaurants and bars present over 150 live, unplugged (acoustic) musical performances. Adams Avenue Unplugged offers music lovers an intimate and club-like setting on three community stages dispersed along Adams Avenue. Some of San Diego’s top musicians perform a variety of musical genres over the weekend, with some performers playing multiple sets to allow attendees to catch their favorite artists while enjoying the neighborhood’s many unique shops along the Adams Avenue business corridor. Adams Avenue Unplugged is provided by a quartet of local music veterans who have curated past music festivals, including the Adams Avenue Roots Festival and Adams Avenue Street Fair. The fab-four are Kent Johnson, a local musician and co-publisher of The Troubadour; Lou Curtiss, roots music historian and owner of Folk Arts Rare Records; Louis Brazier, talent programmer at Lestat’s; and Steve Kader, music promoter for several Adams Avenue Street Fairs. Since street parking is limited, the organizers have provided free trolley service along Adams Avenue along with a bike valet. Mass transit bus service (MTS #2 & 11) is also available. Check performers schedules at or call (619) 282-7329. This event is free to the public.

North County Professional Cake Artist & Baker, Ro Zinniger’s Cupcake Recipe Book Gourmet Themed By Andy Lee Striving for a bit of flavor variety in her baking endeavors throughout the last 15 years or so, Ro Zinniger began experimenting, developing and creating recipes. One ingredient led to another, along with many “fails” in her “tries,” leading to many documented recipes. She tried those recipes on her friends, family, and students, and they have become not only popular with students in her baking classes but with their friends too. “If the feedback I received was flavor related or texture related, I went back to the kitchen to revise the recipe,” said Zinniger, who just released her first recipe book, “Gourmet Cupcakes: From Scratch—Simple and Easy.” “I was not really jumping on board with the trend, as much as I was trying to find a nice variety of flavors that could be incorporated into base recipes, which ultimately led to baking smaller quantities of batter resulting in better cupcake recipes than cake recipes,” Zinniger explained. The collection of recipes is compiled into a simple, 40-page black and white recipe book with Ro’s most popular recipes from her cake decorating and baking school, Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio, where she instructs and offers classes in baking from scratch—cakes and cupcakes, cake decorating with icing and fondant, sugar art, and more. Her main motivation to publishing her book was due to her students wanting all of her recipes in a book to refer to when they were baking for their friends and family. A confessed “chocoholic,” Zinniger highly recommends the Brownie Cream Cheese cupcake, and as she says, “It is worth every calorie and gram of fat!” You will find student favorites as well, including the Vanilla Bean Sour Cream gourmet cupcake recipe that can be made into a cake instead of cupcakes. Zinniger recommends that you begin with quality ingredients, especially vanilla bean paste for this recipe. She also recommends using cake flour instead of all-purpose flour, and to always know where your oven temperature is by hanging an oven thermometer on the center rack in your oven. There are many more great tips and tricks in her book, which you can find in her retail supply store or on for $9.99 or even on her website at

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$20 Tickets to Celebrate 27th Annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival Carlsbad Day at LEGOLAND® April 21, Sunday, 9am-5pm April 27 The sixth annual ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ at LEGOLAND® California will take place on Saturday, April 27 from 1 pm to 8 pm. Specially priced $20 ‘Celebrate Carlsbad Day’ tickets include admission with park hours extended to 8 p.m. SEA LIFE™ Aquarium tickets are also available at a discounted rate of $7 each. Parking is $15 at the gate. The highlight of the day will be live performances by students from all Carlsbad Unified School District Schools from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on a special stage set up in Miniland U.S.A. Interspered between the performances will be recognition of event sponsors, elected officials and highlights of outstanding programs. LEGOLAND® will donate hands-on science-based field trips and a portion of the event proceeds to the Carlsbad Educational Foundation to support district-wide science initiatives for students at all Carlsbad Unified School District Schools. These specially priced tickets are only available in advance through the Carlsbad Educational Foundation and local ticket sales outlets including: All Carlsbad Unified schools, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce (5934 Priestly Drive), Carlsbad Visitors Bureau (400 Carlsbad Village Drive), OPUS Bank (7690 El Camino Real) US Bank (2520 El Camino Real and 7730 El Camino Real), Lola’s 7 Up Market & Deli (3292 Roosevelt St.), San Marcos Boys & Girls Club (1 Positive Place), Vista Boys & Girls Club (410 W. California Ave) and the Carlsbad Educational Foundation (5631 Palmer Way, Suite L). To become a sponsor or to purchase tickets and have them emailed directly to you, call the Carlsbad Educational Foundation at (760) 929-1555.

25th Annual Deep Pit BBQ May 18, 12–4pm The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will celebrate local history by hosting its annual Deep Pit BBQ at the Museum site. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the BBQ, and again this year, the meat will be cooked in the ground according to tradition. In days gone by, the San Dieguito area was planted with lima beans and after the lima bean harvest was finished, a celebration commenced that included a deep pit BBQ. The techniques for the BBQ were learned from descendants of Californios who families perfected cooking beef in the ground. There is no better way to eat BBQ. The BBQ starts at noon and food will be served until 2:30 p.m. During the event, the museum and exhibits will be open for visitors to browse through. There will be kid’s activities, a silent auction, and a bake sale. Several vehicles will be on display, including a 1957 Del Mar Fire Department fire engine, a stagecoach, a 1917 Model T Ford and other unique cars. There will be music provided by Two of Us Plus One. Tickets are $25.00 for adults ($30.00 at the door); $20.00 for teens (13-17), $10.00 for children (5-12), under 5 is free with an adult. All proceeds help to support the Museum and its mission of collecting and preserving the history of the San Dieguito area. Tickets for the BBQ are available at the museum or on the museum website, San Dieguito Heritage Museum is located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024. Call 760-632-9711 or visit

An anticipated 70,000 people are expected to descend upon downtown Fallbrook on Sunday, April 21, for the 27th annual Avocado Festival. The Avocado Festival is a modern street fair promoting the town’s flagship industry with avocado specialties such as guacamole and avocado ice cream. The culinary and avocado themed fun is provided by more than 350 vendors lined up in the streets of Fallbrook. With over 40 food booths, crafters, a carnival, two beer gardens, and live bands, there’s something for everyone. Of course, the avocado theme rules throughout the festival. Creative avocado foods such as avocado ice cream, yogurt, and gelato will be available. There will be many contests for kids and adults such as a guacamole tasting

contest, and a contest for the largest grown avocado. This great family outing is organized annually by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce and takes an army of volunteers to accomplish such an enjoyable event. Don’t forget to pick up an official Avocado Festival t-shirt on your way out! The festival runs down historic Main Avenue., from E. Mission to Fallbrook Street. Admission, parking, and shuttles are free. For more information call 760-728-5845 or visit

30th Annual Encinitas Street Fair April 27-28, Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm During the two-day Encinitas Street Fair on Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, over 100,000 guests visit downtown Encinitas to check out more than 450 vendors selling clothes, accessories, plants, art, antiques, and home decor. The Encinitas Street Fair also offers unique food, arts and crafts, live music, children’s rides, and a beer garden stage. The fair runs from 9am-5pm both days. Entertainment will be featured on four stages: Beer Garden Stage; Lumberyard Courtyard Stage; Encinitas School of Music Stage; and the Community Stage. The entertainment lineup includes: Stranger, Bill Magee Blues Band, The Retro Rocketts, Peter Sprague Trio, Elaine Faye & the Big Bang, Allegato World Jazz, and more. The Community Stage will feature acts from Janice Lee School of Ballet, Magdalena Ecke YMCA, San Diego Belly Dance Community, California Music Studios, Stage Door Dance, A School of Guitar, Dance Connection, and more. Saturday is the Encinitas Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast. The Encinitas Fire Department will set up in the 7-Eleven Parking Lot located at D Street and Hwy

101 and will cook pancakes from 7am until 11am. Stop by and eat a delicious breakfast that goes to support our local firefighters. The beer garden features Stone Brewing Company and Pizza Port Brewing Company and continues from 11am-5pm in the Lumberyard parking lot at Highway 101 and I Street. In past years, the beer garden stage has featured such acts as Rhythm Method, Shoreline Rootz, The Bozzani Brothers, and The Bill Magee Blues Band. The fair runs along South Coast Highway, between D and J Streets in Encinitas. Entrance to the fair is free. For more information call (760) 943-1950 or visit

30th Annual Fiesta Old Town: Hot Tamales, Hot Salsa, and Hot Music = One Hot Weekend! May 3–5, Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm The spiciest weekend of the year is “hot, hot, hot” as Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo has expanded from a two-day festival to a three-day festival extravaganza! The 30th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, presented by Corona & Corona Light, is going all out in 2013 by closing down the entire Historic Old Town area and transforming the streets into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5. This fiesta features three stages with live entertainment, over 40 bands, traditional ballet folklorico dancers, Lucha Libre performances, equestrian shows, a mercado with over 100 retail and food booths, a beer garden, and Lowrider Lane! There’s something for everyone including a children’s

area complete with fun carnival rides and games, entertainment, stage coach rides provided by Wells Fargo, and an array of interactive activities to learn the history behind this beloved holiday. After so much excitement, appease your appetite by visiting over fifteen restaurants to enjoy zesty food and quench your thirst with margaritas and Corona & Corona Light specials. Admission to the fiesta is free. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be surrounded by the history and culture of Mexico! For additional information please call (619) 291-4903 or visit

New Alta San Marcos Apartment Homes 1-Bed 1-Bath Apartments from $1,420 and 2-Bed 2-Bath Apartments from $1,799 Alta San Marcos is a brand new boutique apartment community with urban-style amenities and a great location. Located in the hills of San Marcos, near San Elijo Hills and California State University San Marcos, Alta San Marcos is just minutes from the beach, biking & hiking trails, lakes, and a short walk to excellent shopping and restaurants. Alta offers residents the use of a 24-hr fitness studio, cyber café, resident club lounge, heated pool, spa and barbeque area. These pristine apartment homes come with ample closet space, full capacity front loading washer & dryer, a fully appointed kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, a spacious

terrace and plank wood-inspired flooring. Got pets? Bring them with you to share your brand new home! These sleek, new, one and two bedroom apartment homes are brand new, so call soon for information about reserving one today! Lease today and receive your first month FREE!* Don’t hesitate! Choose the perfect location for you! Call (858) 450-0101 today to schedule an appointment to view your future home or visit Alta San Marcos Apartment Homes at 850 Village Drive, San Marcos, CA 92078. *Specials are subject to change and restrictions apply.  •  April–May ’13  •  33 Find more entertainment at

8th Annual Encinitas Sports Amgen Cycling Tour of California Begins in Escondido and Ends 750 miles Away in Santa Rosa Festival–Run, Bike, Swim, May 12-19 Paddle May 18-19 The 8th Annual Encinitas Sports Festival will take place during the weekend of May 18 and 19 at the Seaside Reef parking lot at the south end of Cardiff State Beach. Join thousands of your closest friends, family members and neighbors for two days of sports and fun in the beautiful coastal town of Encinitas. The City becomes a sports destination the weekend prior to Memorial Day and you really won’t want to miss it. Sporting events include a sprint and super-sprint triathlon; a mini-sprint with a beach run start duathlon; three bike tour distances of 103, 66, and 37 miles; a 5K and Family 1K walk/run; a 3 or 6 mile Paddle/SUP at Moonlight Beach; and a 1-mile open water swim. 5KM: The 5km will start and finish in the parking lot at Seaside Reef which is located at the south end of Cardiff State Beach. The course starts flat and fast going south on Coast Highway 101 and passing the 1-mile mark at the bridge overlooking Cardiff Reef. This is where you start a gradual climb to the turn-around just past the main entrance to the Cardiff State Beach Camp Grounds. Upon making the turn-around, your legs are ready for the downhill to carry you back to Cardiff Reef and the flat final mile to the finish line. There will be an aid station at turn-around that will provide water. Paddle/SUP: The Encinitas Sports Festival’s Paddleboard & SUP race is a Southern California classic. Starting at the Seaside Parking lot, the race begins on the beach. If surf conditions permit, go a quarter mile west and then turn north for just under 1.5-miles. Paddlers will then return southbound to the finish for the 3-mile course or another loop for those taking on the 6-mile event. Triathlon: The Encinitas Sprint Triathlon is considered by many to be the climax of the weekend. This event begins with a beach start, surf swim, and then a fast bike course, between Solana Beach in the south and Swami’s to the north, that features a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway on which the legends of this sport were born. The final run takes place on Pacific Coast Highway in Solana Beach and finishes back at Seaside. Finishers will be able to join thousands who came before including some of the giants of the sport like Chris McCormack, Michellie Jones, Paula Newby-Fraser and Scott Tinley. Swim: Swimmers who thrive in open water will get an added bonus of a real beach start and waves at the Encinitas Sports Festival’s 1-mile Open Water Swim. Authentic surf swims aren’t easy to come by, but this race has become an instant classic. Whether you’re an age-group swimmer, a triathlete who can’t get enough of the opportunity to catch a wave in at the finish, or a fitness swimmer who loves swimming in the gorgeous Pacific, you won’t be disappointed. For more information such as days and times or to register for any of the events visit

Del Mar National Horse Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds April 18–May 5 The 68th Annual Del Mar National Horse Show runs Thursday, April 18, through Sunday, May 5, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena. The Del Mar National represents the best in competitive opportunities for worldclass equestrians and is unrivaled in its entertainment appeal. During Western Week, from April 18 to 21, the “Night of the Horse” promises evenings full of action, celebrities, color, and top-notch entertainment. The featured event of Western Week is the Night of the Horse show, Saturday, April 20, at 7pm. The Night of the Horse also features the Wild West Show. Fashioned after the genius of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows, the Wild West Show highlights top entertainers and horsemen from across the nation. Hunter/Jumper Week is April 30 to May 5 and features the $100,000 Grand Prix of Del Mar, which caps off the three weeks with an evening filled with speed, agility, and nail-biting competition. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at or by calling (858) 792-4252.

Amgen Tour of California organizers have selected 16 teams from among the best international and domestic squads to compete in the country’s largest professional road cycling stage race May 12 to 19. With full rosters, the field includes Olympic medalists and Tour de France competitors. The eight annual race will begin this year in Escondido (San Diego North County) on May 12, and will conclude on May 19 in Santa Rosa (in the San Francisco Bay Area). Teams will cover a full range of challenging terrain as they speed through some of California’s most majestic and iconic highways, bridges, roadways and coastlines to claim stages in 12 official host cities. The race will wind through some of California’s most demanding and scenic roads and serve as a preview of key contests, including the Tour de France. This year, worldwide fans will get a new perspective on a nearly 750-mile course.

This year’s event is headlined by eight of the world’s top ranking Pro Teams along with UCI Pro Continental and Continental squads, collectively representing nine countries. Included among the American teams are the top two U.S. Pro Teams: BMC Racing Team of Santa Rosa, Calif., whose roster includes current world road champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium, and eight-time* participant Team Garmin-Sharp of Denver, which will be defending its record-setting three Overall Team Standings wins. Returning for their sixth year of California competition are Belgium’s top team Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team, who has confirmed Tom Boonen, who last year became the first rider to win all four “cobbled classics” in Europe, for the race; and Italy’s top professional team Cannondale Pro Cycling. Other top World Tour teams selected include perennial powerhouse RadioShack Leopard TREK of Luxembourg, whose roster includes 2011 Amgen Tour of California champion Chris Horner of Bend, Ore., Australia’s top team ORICAGreenEDGE, Denmark’s top professional club Team SaxoTinkoff, and Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team from the Netherlands. The largest cycling event in America, the 2013 Amgen Tour of California, created and presented by AEG, challenges the world’s top professional cycling teams to compete along a demanding course. For more information, visit

World’s Fastest 5K Returns: Carlsbad 5000 Kid’s Race April 6, Adult 5K April 7 The Carlsbad 5000, voted “Best 5K of 2007” by Competitor Magazine, returns to the seaside village of Carlsbad. The race weekend kicks off with Junior Carlsbad on Saturday, April 6. Nearly 4,500 kids ages 2-12 will take part in a variety of age appropriate races. All racers receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and finisher’s medal for their efforts. Awards will be presented to the top three junior athletes ages 5-12. Registration is $22 for those who sign-up early. On Sunday, April 7, the Carlsbad 5000 takes place. Since 1986, thousands of competitors have converged on the scenic course or set world records at the Carlsbad 5000. The 3.1-mile race that has consistently maintained the title of “World’s Fastest 5K,” will celebrate its twenty-fourth anniversary with over 10,000 participants. The Carlsbad 5000 is known for attracting competitive runners from around the world. There’s also a strong group of walkers that participate. Race day begins at 7:05 a.m. with the first of nine races for walkers, invited wheelchair

Encinitas Classic Car Nights May 16, Thursday, 5:30pm-7:30pm The streets of Downtown Encinitas will be rockin’ and rollin’ when Encinitas Classic Car Nights comes to Downtown Encinitas from May through September. The third Thursday of each summer month from 5:30pm7:30pm, hot rods, woodies and other classic and vintage cars will line South Coast Hwy 101 from D Street to J Street. These beauties will be parked in dedicated lots, along Hwy 101 as well as on side streets. This year’s series will have numerous dedicated lots for car clubs! There will be live music at three venues: SMOG Test Only Center, Lumberyard Courtyard, and Cardiff Classics. The Small Mall, Sofspra, The Lumberyard, Coastal Furniture and The Black Sheep will host additional car clubs. Special “Recommended Parking for Classic Cars” signs will make added room for the many cars that park in available curbside spots. No entry or registration is necessary. This is a free event for classic car owners and enthusiast! Visit downtown Encinitas for the unbeatable combination of historic cars and historic Hwy 101 and experience their national award-winning MainStreet! The Classic Car Nights are held on South Coast Hwy 101 from D Street to J Street in Downtown Encinitas. For more information visit or call Downtown Encinitas MainStreet Association (DEMA) at (760) 943.1950.

athletes, and runners of all abilities. The main event, featuring the world’s fastest professional athletes, begins at 12:15 p.m. Race fans can expect a strong attack at the world’s best times from the emerging field. A free Health & Fitness Expo takes place on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Sunday, from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Expo serves as the Carlsbad 5000 race registration headquarters on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The Expo is located on Roosevelt Street between Grand and Carlsbad Village Drive. For race schedule information or to register for the Carlsbad 5000 and the Junior Carlsbad, visit or call (800) 311-1255. Please check website for any date or time changes.

San Diego Padres Schedule April 4/1 @ Mets 10:10am 4/3 @ Mets 4:10pm 4/4 @ Mets 10:10am 4/5 @ Rockies 1:10pm 4/6 @ Rockies 5:10pm 4/7 @ Rockies 1:10pm 4/9 vs. Dodgers 3:40pm 4/10 vs. Dodgers 7:10pm 4/11 vs. Dodgers 7:10pm 4/12 vs. Rockies 7:10pm 4/13 vs. Rockies 5:40pm 4/14 vs. Rockies 1:10pm 4/15 @ Dodgers 7:10pm 4/16 @ Dodgers 7:10pm 4/17 @ Dodgers 7:10pm 4/19 @ Giants 7:15pm 4/20 @ Giants 6:05pm 4/21 @ Giants 1:05pm 4/22 vs. Brewers 7:10pm 4/23 vs. Brewers 7:10pm 4/24 vs. Brewers 7:10pm 4/26 vs. Giants 7:10pm 4/27 vs. Giants 5:40pm 4/28 vs. Giants 1:10pm 4/29 @ Cubs 5:05pm 4/30 @ Cubs 5:05pma

May 5/1 @ Cubs 5:05pm 5/2 @ Cubs 11:20am 5/3 vs. D-backs 7:10pm 5/4 vs. D-backs 5:40pm 5/5 vs. D-backs 1:10pm 5/6 vs. Marlins 7:10pm 5/7 vs. Marlins 7:10pm 5/8 vs. Marlins 12:40pm 5/10 @ Rays 4:10pm 5/11 @ Rays 3:10pm 5/12 @ Rays 10:40am 5/14 @ Orioles 4:05pm 5/15 @ Orioles 9:35pm 5/16 vs. Nationals 7:10pm 5/17 vs. Nationals 7:10pm 5/18 vs. Nationals 5:40pm 5/19 vs. Nationals 1:10pm 5/20 vs. Cardinals 7:10pm 5/21 vs. Cardinals 7:10pm 5/22 vs. Cardinals 7:10pm 5/24 @ D-backs 6:40pm 5/25 @ D-backs 7:10pm 5/26 @ D-backs 1:10pm 5/27 @ Mariners 1:10pm 5/28 @ mariners 7:10pm 5/29 vs. Mariners 7:10pm 5/30 vs. Mariners 12:40pm 5/31 vs. Blue Jays 7:10pm

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New Encinitas Vehicle Registration Center Now Open

3rd Annual San Diego Zoo Safari Park Half-Marathon May 5, Sunday, 6:30am

Get $10 Off Registration Fee! For over 32 years North County residents have been going to Encinitas Smog Test Only Center on Coast Highway 101, to get their cars smog tested, but now Alex Stanton and family have expanded their smog services and opened their new Encinitas Vehicle Registration Center. You no longer have to go to the DMV in Escondido or Oceanside! The Encinitas Vehicle Registration Center (Star Certified) now offers vehicle registration services, new license plates, license plate stickers, and in-state transfers of ownership. Clip their coupon from our coupon pages and GET $10 OFF your vehicle registration fee! Or, if you need to smog your vehicle, clip their coupon and pay only $44.95 which includes a free retest if needed! Encinitas Smog Center and Encinitas Vehicle Registration Center are located at 682 and 682-A South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, 92024. Call (760) 436-7582.

One of the wildest half-marathons on the racing circuit returns for its third year to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on Sunday, May 5, with a brand-new course route that offers runners beautiful vista views of the park and its wild animals. Runners in The Safari Park Half-Marathon are given the chance to race through the scenic San Pasqual Valley past vineyards, golf courses, and orange groves, ending in the heart of the Safari Park surrounded by giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos and flamingoes. The competitive half-marathon starts at 6:30am in the parking lot of the Westfield North County Mall, just off

of Interstate 15. Awards are given to the top three overall half-marathon finishers and the top three finishers in each division. The 13.1-mile course is limited to 3,500 runners and has a time limit of three hours. Each half-marathon registration includes admission to the Park on the day of the race, and a high quality t-shirt. Spectators may enter the Safari Park on race day for $22 (valid on race day only). All funds raised from the race go toward building a new tiger habitat at the Safari Park. Registration forms can be obtained by calling (619) 557-3915 or at

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North County Classes & Kid’s Camps Post and search for free for just about any type of class, lesson, workshop or kid’s camp anytime day or night, on Incorporating the latest in search engine technology, this site is designed for North County residents to find classes or kid’s camps in North County without having to search multiple websites. The website is ideal for private teachers, instructors, colleges, universities, businesses, fitness centers, parks and recreation, activity centers, pre-schools, and kid’s camps to post their classes, lessons and kid’s camps. NOONAN FAMILY SWIM SCHOOLS

Their newest swim school on Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad joins their other four locations. This beautiful aquatics facility is perfect for all swimming abilities from beginners through advanced. Also offering a “Splash Babies” program for infants and toddlers which focuses on water safety, floating, and motor skills. Call (858) 451-0794 or visit PARI LAND

Pari Land is a miniature city, adventure land, and activity center for children. It’s the happiest place in Carlsbad. Camps include interactive and unique activities. Try their incredible water table or their amazing Light Wall where kids can design a wall using colored pegs that light up when inserted into the wall! Open everyday, after school and for spring and summer camps! Free Wifi and a real restaurant for parents to relax while kids play. Walk-ins welcome. Clip their coupon and save $2 on the $12 admission. Stay all day! Pari Land is located at 2614 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92008. Call (760) 720-7274 or visit BUILD IT!

Calling all kid builders, makers and inventors! Build It! is now open in Carlsbad for kids that like building things and being creative. No reservations needed. Every day Build It Workshops offers a daily building project. It is an impromptu class that they call the “Daily Build”. One week you could be building a robot out of tupperware and the next a race car from water bottles. . Build It! Workshop is at 1818 Marron Road #103, Carlsbad 92008 (near Souplantation and the Westfield Carlsbad Mall) Call (760) 720-0001 or visit SAN DIEGO CHILDRENS DISCOVERY CENTER CAMP

The museum focuses on the critical years of child development and encourages hands-on interaction. Exhibits at the Museum include: the Explorer Discovery Sailboat; Children’s Discovery Garden; Imagination Playground; Keva Planks; Light Table; Cat in the Hat; and an Imagination Stage and Puppet Theater. San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is located at 320 North Broadway, Escondido, CA 92109. Call (760) 233-7755 or visit Sign up now for Discovery Camps! ECKE YMCA

With over 100 camps to choose from, the Paul Ecke YMCA in Encinitas is the fun place to be this spring and summer! Aquatics, dance, fitness, sports, soccer, tennis, golf, skateboarding, horse back riding, surfing, and art are some samples of their many youth camps. Register now at www.ecke.ymca. org or call (760) 942-9622 for more information. DAWN PATROL SURF CAMP

Dawn Patrol Surf offers summer camps as well as private and group classes. Summer camps are offered through the City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department from June 1 through the end of September. For more information please call
(760) 519-3739. To sign up for spring and summer camps visit AGUA HEDIONDA LAGOON SUMMER DAY CAMP

Campers will enjoy fun and educational hands-on activities that include science, arts & crafts, games, animal interactions, and outdoor activities. Campers get a tour of the HubbsSeaWorld Research Institute Fish Hatchery. Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center is located at 1580 Cannon. Call (760) 804-1969 or visit THE SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK

The Safari Park offers unique camps for ages 2 to 17. Campers will have the chance to meet animals up close. Younger children enjoy fun hands-on activities. Older campers feed rhinos

and giraffes and create treats for other animals such as elephants and lions. All day camps have extended-day options. Safari Park also will be offering one-day camps for ages 6 through 17. Call (619) 718-3000 or visit LA COSTA VALLEY PRESCHOOL SPRING INTERSESSION FUN CAMPS

La Costa Valley Preschool & Kindergarten is now enrolling Kindergarten students for Spring Intersession Fun Camps. Science, Technology, Arts, Crafts, games, field trips and lots more for children through age six. For more information visit, or call the school, 760-436-2797.


Musicians of ages 12 to 18 are invited to participate in a program designed to teach music fundamentals in a big band format. The camp is held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., July 8-12 at Encinitas School of Music. The one week music camp cost is $200. To sign up or for more info call Ron Ebel at (760) 757-3096 or go to CALIFORNIA MUSIC STUDIOS

La Costa Valley Preschool & KIndergarten is now enrolling students ages two-six for Summer Fun Camps–Schedule a week or more. Students enjoy crafts, science, technology, drama, music, art, and much more. For more information visit, www. or call the school, 760-436-2797.

Since 1987 California Music Studios has been offering San Diego and Orange County a unique, professional, and personal approach to private music lessons to students of all ages and levels. They carefully match one of their 350 pre-qualified teachers to meet your musical goals and objectives. They offer in-home instruction or at one of their 300 local studio locations to make your musical lessons convenient and easy. For more information about lessons, camps, call (760) 632-7577 or visit




CEF invites your K-9th grade student to participate in our 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs, featuring more than 60 half-day classes. Popular classes, such as Web Studio and Animation, Music Recording Studio, Junior Broadcasting, Fantastic Magic, Karate, Woodworking, Carlsbad Idol, Video Game Design, Jr. Authors & Illustrators, Digital Photography, Lego Robotics, Kid vs. Wild, Summer Band, cooking classes and more. Classes are one week each between June 24–July 19 at Jefferson Elementary School and July 22–August 2 at Pacific Rim Elementary. Register today at CARLSBAD EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION KID’S CARE DISCOVERY ZONE

The Kids’ Care Discovery Zone offers full day week-long camps for kindergarten through 5th grade students. Kids will be making discoveries through hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities incorporated throughout the weekly themes. June 17 – Aug 23. Camps will be held at Jefferson and Pacific Rim Elementary Schools. Register at K-9TH GRADE SUMMER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The Carlsbad Educational Foundation invites your kindergarten through 9th grade student to participate in our 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs, featuring more than 60 half-day classes. Popular classes, such as Web Studio and Animation, Music Recording Studio, Junior Broadcasting, Fantastic Magic, Karate, Woodworking, Carlsbad Idol, Video Game Design, Jr. Authors & Illustrators, Digital Photography, Lego Robotics, Kid vs. Wild, Summer Band, and cooking classes. One-week classes from June 24–July 19 at Jefferson Elementary School and July 22–August 2 at Pacific Rim Elementary. Register today at Summer High School

The CEF Summer Academy provides a variety of courses for academic advancement credit. Classes are designed for students going into grades 9-through-12. Full-year (10 credits) courses are taught in a six-week period, June 18–July 3 (semester 1) and July 9 – July 26. Classes include Algebra, American Sign Language, Art 1, Digital Photography, English 4, Geometry, Physics, Spanish 2 and 3, U.S. History, and World History. All credit classes will be held at Carlsbad High. Also offered are non-credit SAT Test Prep courses. Tuition details and registration at PACIFIC PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN

Private early education programs offered in San Elijo Hills for 18 months through kindergarten. Teachers have bachelor’s degree and or Calif. Dept of Education teaching permit. Registering now for summer and fall.

This class encompasses the latest trends and designs using piped techniques and how to stack a cake. Beginners and intermediate students are welcome. A supply list will be provided at the first class. April 3-24. 6pm to 8:15pm. Price: Resident: $97.50. Non-resident: $107.50 Find additional information at RO Z’S CAKE DECORATING WITH FONDANT – ENCINITAS REC. CENTER

Watch those television shows of elaborate cakes? Most are decorated with fondant! Students will learn how to properly apply fondant, make flowers and accents, and how to stack a cake. Learn latest designs and fondant trends. Beginners and intermediate students. A supply list will be provided at the first class, May 8 – 22, Wednesdays from 6pm to 8:15pm. Resident: $77.50, Non-resident: $87.50. Info at MIRACOSTA COLLEGE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION

Career and Technical Education at MiraCosta College prepares students for successful employment, life enrichment and future learning. Courses are available in a wide variety of subjects, including nursing, automotive technology, business office technology, hospitality and more. Classes are offered in Oceanside and Cardiff and online. Call (760) 757-2121 or visit CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL

Now enrolling for spring and summer. Friendly, fun environment with qualified, nurturing teachers. Offering flexible days and flexible hours 7am to 6pm. Located at 7807 Centella treet, La Costa, CA 92009 LAB CAMPZ–ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Summer adventures tailored for students entering 3rd to 6th and 7th to 9th grade. Themed weeks of non-stop learning and fun! Includes 2-3 exciting field trips per week with plenty of hands-on exploration in the science and technology labs and visual & performing arts studios. Campers will enjoy amazing weekly adventures. Call (760) 942-1111 or visit VARIETY CAMPZ – ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

Summer fun for children entering K, 1st, and 2nd grades. Students enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities, including on-site water slides and water play on Splash Days! Call (760) 942-1111 or visit GOLF CAMP– ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

4th to 9th grades summer youth golf camps for beginning to intermediate golfers. Join the President of the Scholastic Jr. Golf Association, Steve Simons, in a 2-week intensive golf experience.  •  April–May ’13 •  35

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MiraCosta College Oceanside Campus 1 Barnard Drive, Oceanside

Community Learning Center 1831 Mission Avenue, Oceanside

San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff


MiraCosta College: Excellence. Community. Success. Enroll online at  •  April–May ’13 •  37

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SummerCampz Kids Love! All Campz and Workshopz are weekly programs, open to the public, led by credentialed teachers and based at the beautiful campus of Encinitas Country Day School

VarietyCampz summer fun Summer Fun K & 1st Grades Summer fun for children entering K and 1st grades in the fall 2013. Students enjoy a wide array of academic, artistic, and outdoor enrichment activities, including on-site water slides and water play on Splash Day. Surrounded by the warmth of friendship, the wonder of nature, and loads of traditional summer fun, young campers find reading, math, music, science, and art activities to nurture their love of learning all summer long.


summer fun PLUS Exploration & Expression 2nd Grade Summer exploration and expression tailored specifically for 2nd graders looking to have fun, exciting and challenging summer experiences. In addition to academic and artistic endeavors, Variety Campz-Plus students go on one field trip per week (typically on Tuesdays). These off-campus enrichment adventures offer opportunities to connect concepts learned in the classroom with real-world, hands-on experiences.

GolfCampz youth programs

LabCampz summer adventures Youth Golf Programs 4th to 9th Grades Summer youth golf programs for boys and girls entering 4th to 9th grades in the fall. Beginning and intermediate golfers join the President of the Scholastic Jr. Golf Association, Steve Simons, in 2-week long intensive golf experiences that include classroom and hands-on instruction. Students learn golf history and etiquette along with swing analysis and playing strategies at both ECDS and local golf courses. Summer Adventures 3rd to 7th Grades Summer adventures tailored for students entering 3rd to 7th grade. Themed weeks of non-stop learning and fun! Includes 2 exciting field trips per week with plenty of hands-on exploration in the on-site science & technology labs, and visual & performing arts studios. Campers also enjoy water adventures every Friday at a local beach or on our 27’ high GIANT “Hurricane” water slide.

RockBand Where Musicians Become Performers (Guitar, Keyboard, Percussion & Voice) 3rd to 7th Grades RockBand Workshopz are weeklong musical jam sessions for 3rd to 7th grade students. All are welcome -- beginners, as well as those with more developed musical proficiency. Individual and small group instruction includes guitar, keyboard, percussion and voice. These workshopz offer opportunities for novice and intermediate level musicians to learn first-hand what it takes to play in a rock band, all with the back-up of seasoned professional musicians.

Actor’ Weekly Drama Classes 1st to 3rd, 3rd to 6th, 4th to 8th Grades Beginning and experienced “actors” learn basic theater techniques, or take their existing skills to the next level, with world-class drama instructor Catherine Colby! Mini-musical weeks conclude with an on-stage performance for classmates and parents. Audition and Call-Back Workshopz help budding actors hone skills that will enhance their ability to land parts in school or community theater productions.

It’s not just a’s your Summer! ECDS currently serves approximately 500 students on two campuses in Preschool through 8th grade. Campz and workshopz are based at the ECDS campus located at 3616 Manchester Ave, Encinitas 760-942-1111 /

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