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North County Farmers’ Markets Oceanside Farmers’ Market Thursdays, 9am-1pm and 5-9 pm MainStreet Oceanside hosts the Morning Farmer’s Market in downtown Oceanside. The Morning Market runs from 9am-1pm. The Sunset Market runs 5-9pm. The Morning Farmer’s Market in sunny California is famous for its cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables. Located in the heart of downtown Oceanside, the Market is a unique, lively yearround open air market. The event features live entertainment on the main stage as well as 4 other music locations with amazing local talent. The venue has over 150 vendors comprised of foods from around the globe, retail, fresh produce and flower vendors, and a children’s activity zone including pony rides, face and airbrush painting, caricature artist, jump house, and balloon man. There is something to do for the whole family! For more information call (760) 754-4512 or visit MainStreet Oceanside online at www. msoceanside.com. For updates on weekly special event promotions call the hotline at (760) 967-7915. Escondido Farmers’ Market and Other Purveyors Tuesdays, 3-6:30pm The Downtown Escondido Certified Farmers’ Market and Other Purveyors is an open-air marketplace celebrating 15 years of operation. It is located in the heart of the historic Downtown Commercial and Antique District of Escondido on Grand Avenue between Juniper and Kalmia Street. Local small farmers and California growers sell the freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables (many organic), flowers, herbs, nuts, eggs and honey. You will also find gourmet chocolates, salsas, European breads, tamales, coffees, crafts, clothing and jewelry. Enjoy the tastes of the many ready-to-eat foods at the market or take them home for a great dinner! The whole family is welcome to browse the booths and see what activities each new week brings to the marketplace. Vendors are required to grow their product in California, sell the product directly through the producer, and have the product certified by the California Department of Agriculture. For more information please contact Marie Pegram, Farmers’ Market and Advertising Manager at (760) 745-8877, or e-mail dba@downtownescondido.com. Cedros Avenue Certified Farmers’ Market Sundays, 1-5pm The Cedros Avenue Market runs from 1-5pm each Sunday at 410 Cedros Avenue, on the corner of Cedros and Rosa Street. The Market has an excellent assortment of farm fresh flowers, produce, fresh bread and even a French Patisserie. The market features a wide variety of fruits and vegetables in season as well as mushrooms, eggs, herbs, cheese, olives, baked goods, jam and certified organic produce. Reasonably priced, colorful flowers are always plentiful, along with plants for the home or garden. Recent additions to the Farmers’ Market include specialty orchids and organic kettle corn. For a lovely outdoor Sunday excursion, visit the market and then stroll the adjacent Cedros Design District, full of interesting shops, or pop over to the nearby beach. Certified Farmers’ Markets are the real thing, where actual farmers sell their fresh products directly to the consumer. Visit www.southcedros.com or call (858) 755-0444 for information.

Leucadia Farmers’ Market at Paul Ecke Elementary Sundays, 10am-2pm Paul Ecke Elementary School hosts the Leucadia Farmers’ Market at 185 Union Street on the corner of Vulcan and Union. It is a partnership between Paul Ecke Central PTA and Leucadia 101 Main Street. Visit www.leucadia101.com to find out more about the market. Carlsbad Village Rain or Shine Markets Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1-5pm Enjoy fresh and fabulous delights at the Carlsbad Village Farmers’ Market, located in the heart of the Village at 2930 Roosevelt Street between Grand Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive. The Carlsbad Village Farmers’ Market is California Certified which means you are guaranteed to get the freshest fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers from local farmers. They also have numerous specialty food vendors selling homemade and imported items including salsa, cheese, granola, popcorn, fresh-squeezed juice, olives and olive oil, seasonings and mixes, tamales and burritos, breads and pastries and local farm fresh eggs. So, bring the family and make a day of it! And be sure to try something you’ve never had before, like a cherimoya, or learn how to care for your gardenias or taste an old family recipe. You’re sure to find something fresh and fabulous at the Carlsbad Village Farmers’ Market. Visit www.shopcarlsbadvillage.org. San Marcos Farmers’ Market offers Fresh Produce and More! Wednesdays 1-5pm Stop by and do your weekly shopping at the San Marcos Farmers’ Market located off Twin Oaks Valley Road in the “entrance” parking lot at California State University of San Marcos. This is one of North County’s newest outdoor markets. Each week more and more people are finding out about this market, and it’s slowly but surely gaining a nice weekly crowd. Solana Beach Farmers’ Market Sundays, 1-5pm A great way to stay healthy this summer! Every Sunday from 1-5pm on South Cedros Avenue at Rosa Street. Everything under the sun! For more information call (858) 755-0444. Vista Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 8am-12pm The Vista Farmers Market is all about fresh, locally grown produce and a lot more! Stop by and browse and you’re sure to leave with a bag full. Vista County Courthouse at 325 S. Melrose Drive, Vista CA. For more information call (760) 945-7425. Del Mar Farmers’ Market Saturdays, 1-4pm The Del Mar Farmer’s Market is a certified Farmers’ Market that boasts about its international cuisine and wide range of gifts from around the world, freshest produce, poultry, seafood and flowers. Every Saturday 1-4pm at 1050 Camino Del Mar between 10th and 11th Streets. Call (760) 727-1471 for more information. Meadowlark Farmers Market in San Marcos Fridays 2-4pm The Meadowlark Farmers Market is located at Meadowlark Community Church 1918 Redwing Street San Marcos, 92078 ( just off Rancho Santa Fe Road, just 1.5 miles South of San Marcos Blvd and .5 miles to Lake San Marcos and S. Melrose). They have fresh local produce, seafood, USDA meats, poultry, flowers and hot and cold foods to eat there or to go! They also have art and music. The Market is open on Fridays year-round from 2-4pm. For more information call Lisa Hamel- Market Manager at (760) 500-7583.

FIND THE NORTH COUNTY SUN AT OVER 100 LOCATIONS FROM DEL MAR TO OCEANSIDE

Harvest Ranch Market– Del Mar (Inside Store) CVS Pharmacy– Del Mar (Inside Store) Auto Club– Del Mar (Rack) Elijas Deli– Del Mar Bruegger’s Bagels– Del Mar (Rack) Hilton Hotel– Del Mar CVS Pharmacy– Solana Beach (Inside Store) Vons– Solana Beach (Inside Store) Henry’s Marketplace– Solana Beach (Inside Store) Belly Up Tavern– Solana Beach (Rack) Courtyard by Marriott– Solana Beach Best Western– Solana Beach Seaside Market– Cardiff by the Sea (Rack) Howard Johnsons Hotel– Leucadia Pannikin Coffee Shop– Encinitas (Rack) Ralphs Encinitas (Inside) Starbucks 101– Encinitas (Rack) Ecke YMCA– Encinitas (Inside) WineStyles– Encinitas (Inside) Stater Bros.– Encinitas (Inside) E-Street Café– Encinitas Frazee Paint– Encinitas Encinitas BMW– Encinitas (Inside) Encinitas Ford– Encinitas (Inside) Beach Grass Café– Encinitas Boys and Girls Club– Encinitas Auto Club– Encinitas It’s A Grind Coffee– Encinitas Shell Carwash– Encinitas La Paloma Theater– Encinitas Henry’s Marketplace– Oceanside AM/PM Market– Oceanside (Inside Store) Little Ceasars Pizza– Oceanside (Inside Store) Oceanside Chamber of Commerce– Oceanside California Welcome Center– Oceanside (Inside Store) Quick Korner Market at Seagaze/Hwy 101– Oceanside Palomar Airport– Carlsbad AM/PM– San Marcos (Inside Store) San Elijo Hills Coffee Shop– San Elijo Hills San Elijo Hills Chevron– San Elijo Hills Tip Top Meats Carlsbad (Rack) Frazee Paint Poinsettia Village Carlsbad (Inside Store) Carlsbad Seapointe Resort– Carlsbad Quality Inn– Carlsbad Ralphs/Chevron– Poinsettia Village (Rack) Vinaka Coffee Shop– Carlsbad Village Fair Village Fair elevator– Carlsbad– (Rack) Carlsbad Welcome Center– Carlsbad Village Playwerx Avenida Encinas Carlsbad inside (1) Albertsons– Rancho Santa Fe and San Marcos Blvd Vons– Rancho Santa Fe and San Marcos Blvd Bank of America– Carlsbad Business Park The Islands @ Carlsbad Center Faraday (Rack) Kaiser Perm– Carlsbad Kaiser Perm– San Marcos Ralphs Twin Oaks– San Marcos San Marcos Car Wash Cal State San Marcos (Rack) Taco King– San Marcos Tommy’s Original– San Marcos Blvd Marriot Renaissance– San Marcos Tri-City Wellness– El Camino Real Taco King Twin Oaks Valley Rd– San Marcos Albertsons– San Elijo Hills Frazee Paint Carlsbad (Rack) Chevron Poinsettia Carlsbad (Rack) UPS Store Poinsettia Village– Carlsbad Vons– Encinitas (Inside Store) PlayWerx (Rack Inside) Carlsbad City Hall Peley’s Fish Market– Carlsbad Raddison Suites– Faraday Carlsbad Hoehn Mercedes– Carlsbad Grand Pacific Palasades– Armada Drive La Costa Coffee Roasting (Rack) Broken Yolk– La Costa (Rack) Borders– Forum Shopping Center-Carlsbad Jimbos– Forum Shopping Center– Carlsbad (Rack Inside) Henrys Market– La Costa (Rack Inside) Henry’s Market Encinitas (Rack Inside) Harvest Ranch Market– Olivenhain (Rack) Mexico Viego Los Coches La Costa (Rack Inside) Stagecoach Park– La Costa Starbucks/Brueggers La Costa/El Camino Real (Rack) Albertsons– La Costa Stater Bros– Bressi Ranch (Rack) Vons– Aviara (Rack Inside) La Costa Coffee Roasting– Aviara (Rack Inside) La Costa Resort and Spa Market Place (Inside) Park Hyatt Resort Aviara– Carlsbad (Inside) La Costa Glen Carlsbad (Inside) Crazy Burro Shopping Center Carlsbad (Rack) WaMu– La Costa (Rack)

AND... HOME DELIVERED TO THESE NEIGHBORHOODS! South Carlsbad Beach, La Costa, Aviara, Bressi Ranch, Rancho Carrillo, Tamarack, Encinitas, Encinitas Ranch, Olivenhain, Leucadia, Cardiff By the Sea, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Old Creek Ranch, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos.


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Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! Comes to San Diego September 16, Friday, 4pm & 7pm From Feld Entertainment, the producers of Disney On Ice, families can experience the witty humor and upbeat music of the hit Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb live at the Valley View Casino Center on Friday, September 16 at 4pm and 7pm. Audiences are whisked on a wild ride as Phineas and

Ferb build their way to another over the top, extraordinary adventure. It’s the ultimate end to summer vacation, so seize the day ‘cause Phineas and Ferb are gonna do it all! Tickets $18-$60. For more information, visit www. PhineasAndFerbLive.com.

Old Globe Theatre Presents Hershey Felder in Maestro: The Art of Leonard Bernstein Now through August 28 Throughout a story spanning the entire 20th century, Leonard Bernstein, one of America’s greatest musicians, broke through every artistic ceiling possible to become the world’s musical ambassador. Conductor, composer, pianist, author, teacher, librettist, television star . . . for Leonard Bernstein, boundaries simply did not exist. Tickets $39-$90. Engaging Shaw Now through September 4 This unexpected new comedy follows the battle of wits and the real-life romance between socialite Charlotte PayneTownshend and playwright George Bernard Shaw. When wealthy heiress Charlotte Payne-Townshend sets her sights on the famed author of Pygmalion, Mrs. Warren’s Profession and Major Barbara, the challenge of romancing this confirmed bachelor, philanderer and unromantic man is more complicated than in any of his stories. Tickets $29-$67. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show September 15 - November 6 When Brad and Janet, a clean-cut young couple from the suburbs, get caught with a flat in the middle of nowhere, they seek help from the devilishly charming transvestite Dr. Frank N. Furter. What they discover in his mysterious laboratory is a time warp of sexual and scientific possibilities – and, perhaps, true love. The musical that became a movie and started a 35-year nonstop cultural phenomenon is back where it is meant to be seen – live on stage. Tickets TBA. Somewhere September 24 - October 30 Old Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez’s poignant new play is about one family’s attempt to make its fantasy a reality. Gorgeous dance sequences are woven throughout the play and help to tell the story of Inez Candelaria and her three children’s dream of a life in show business. With their building scheduled for demolition and their life together beginning to crumble, the filming of the West Side Story on the streets of their soon-to-be-abandoned New York City neighborhood brings reality finally into focus. A World Premiere. Tickets TBA.

La Jolla Playhouse Sleeping Beauty Wakes Now through August 21, Tues-Wed 7:30pm, Thurs-Fri 8pm, Sat 2 & 8pm, Sun 2 & 7pm In Sleeping Beauty Wakes, a young beauty is brought to a sleep disorder clinic, and soon all the patients find themselves sharing a familiar dream. The show reunites two members of the acclaimed rock trio GrooveLily— Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda—with Tony Awardwinning librettist Rachel Sheinkin, who last collaborated on the inventive holiday tale Striking 12. With beguiling characters, hypnotic lyrics, and a rocking score, Sleeping Beauty Wakes delves into the magical space

SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL Amadeus Now through September 22 Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play and the Academy Award for Best Film, Amadeus weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Obsessively jealous of his God-given gift, Salieri realizes that his talent is no match for Mozart’s genius and sets out to destroy his rival. This theatrical masterpiece, part biography and part murder mystery, is filled with some of the greatest music ever composed. Much Ado about Nothing Now through September 24 One of the most popular and charming of Shakespeare’s comedies, Much Ado about Nothing features Benedick, an arrogant and confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. While Beatrice and Benedick hide their infatuation beneath witty barbs, young love blossoms as Hero and Claudio race to the altar. When the wicked Don John conspires to break up the wedding, will false accusations and misunderstandings prevent the young couple’s happy ending? Witty wordplay, passionate poetry and clever plot twists make this the perfect romantic evening under the stars. The Tempest Now through September 25 Romance, magic and a deserted island – Shakespeare’s final and most beloved masterpiece places the desire for revenge against the demands of love and captures the essence of the human condition with its compelling and timeless themes. Marooned on a distant island with his daughter Miranda, Prospero has spent 12 years perfecting his magic. When he learns that a ship bearing his old enemies is sailing near the island, with the help of the spirit Ariel, he raises a torrential storm, bringing within his grasp the enemies who robbed him of his dukedom. An enchanted tale filled with humor, romance and adventure, The Tempest is ultimately a story of redemption and forgiveness. The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. Ticket prices range from $29 to $243. Call (619) 234-5623 or visit www.TheOldGlobe.org for more information. between dreaming and waking in a delightful twist on a classic tale. Milk Like Sugar August 30- September 25, Tues-Wed 7:30pm, Thurs-Fri 8pm, Sat 2 & 8 pm, Sun 2 & 7pm Stuck in dead-end town and ignored by her family, 16-yearold Annie decides to create her own future by entering into a pregnancy pact with two of her high school friends. With savage humor and gritty poetry, Kirsten Greenidge’s new play explores the challenges of choosing between the safety of the life you know and the danger of the life you desire. The La Jolla Playhouse is located at 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. To buy tickets call (858) 550-1010 or visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org.

Poway Center for the Performing Arts The Max Weinberg Experience October 1, Sat, 8pm The Max Weinberg Experience is a bold, swinging seven-piece, big band combo that continues the traditions established by Max’s musical heroes from the big band era and beyond—Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Doc Severinsen, Maynard Ferguson and more. Max Weinberg has cut a wide swath across the world of popular music, first as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen’s legendary E Street Band (Born in the USA, Born to Run, The River), then as band leader for Conan O’Brien’s critically lauded Late Night Band (“the best band in late night television”—Washington Post). Now Weinberg launches an impressive ‘third act’ to his career as leader of the Max Weinberg Experience. Tickets $10-$42. Poway Center for the Performing Arts Ticket Office is located at 15498 Espola Road, Poway. For more information, go to www.maxweinberg.com, www.powayarts.org, or call (858) 748-0505.

The Laguna Playhouse I Left My Heart: A Salute To The Music Of Tony Bennett Now through August 21 “For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.” That’s high praise coming from Frank Sinatra, but Tony Bennett – whose career has spanned more than five decades – has long been considered one of the best interpreters of pop and jazz standards. The music icon remains as popular as ever, and celebrates his 85th birthday on August 3. To mark the milestone, The Laguna Playhouse is pleased to present the hit musical I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett now through August 21. Tony Bennett achieved acclaim in 1962 when he released the song that soon became known as his signature tune: “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” That song reached number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and achieved gold record status (as did his album of the same title). Bennett won the Grammy Awards for both Record of the Year and Best Male Solo Vocal Performance for “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” In total, he has won fifteen Grammy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and has sold over 50 million records worldwide. His voice remains powerful through time, and he continues to share his music with the world. I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett features three singers and a live on-stage jazz combo who celebrate his career by performing more than two dozen songs all recorded by Tony Bennett, including “Because of You,” “Stranger in Paradise,”“The Best Is Yet To Come,” “When Will The Bells Ring for Me,” “Cold, Cold Heart,” “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “The Good Life,” “Rags To Riches,” and of course, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” The songs are tied together with narrative that helps tell the story of Bennett’s career. Tickets $35-$70. Call (949) 497-2787, or visit www.LagunaPlayhouse.com. The Laguna Playhouse is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa Disney’s Mary Poppins Now - August 7, Tues-Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2 & 7:30pm, Sunday 1 & 6:30pm The world’s most famous nanny arrives at Segerstrom Center for the Arts this summer. Combining the best of the original stories by P.L. Travers and the beloved Walt Disney film, the Tony Award-winning Mary Poppins is everything you’d hope for in a Broadway musical, and more. Produced by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, the show includes such wonderful songs as “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite” and, of course, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” The NY Daily News hails Mary Poppins as “a roof-raising, toe-tapping, high-flying extravaganza!” Let your imagination take flight at this perfectly magical musical! $25-$85. An Evening with Steve Martin August 18, Thursday, 7:30pm One of America’s most beloved performers, Steve Martin, his banjo and the Steep

Canyon Rangers return to Segerstrom Center for an unforgettable evening filled with laughter and music from his latest release, Rare Bird Alert. $46-$76. Kathy Griffin August 27, Saturday 7 & 9:30pm Catch double Emmy award winning Kathy Griffin live in her true element. She has more stories, more dish, more of what she shouldn’t say but you know you want to hear. Come with an open mind and laugh until you puke . . . just a little. $46-$75. West Side Story September 6-18, Tues - Fri 7:30pm, Sat 2 & 7:30pm, Sun 1 & 6:30pm More than 50 years ago, one musical changed theater forever. Now it’s back on Broadway mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, West Side Story soars as the greatest love story of all time. Directed by the late Tony Award winner

Arthur Laurents, West Side Story remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. $20-$85. San Francisco Ballet September 27 - October 2; Tues, Wed and Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2 & 7:30pm; Sunday 2 pm Under the leadership of Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson, San Francisco Ballet, America’s oldest professional ballet company, returns to the Center to open the 2011–2012 International Dance Series. For this special 25th Anniversary Season engagement, the company will bring Tomasson’s elegant full length Romeo and Juliet which follows a program of spectacular repertory works. “One look at the dancers and I’m reminded that San Francisco Ballet is among the best companies in the world,” said The New York Times. $17-$120. For tickets, call the Box Office at (724) 556-2787 or visit www.SCFTA.org. Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.


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Moonlight Amphitheatre Presents its 31st Summer Season Annie Now through August 6, 8pm Leapin’ Lizards, Annie’s back! It’s been 24 years since Moonlight has presented Annie in its main stage season with an adult cast, an adorable company of little girls, and one cute pup. One of the world’s best-loved musicals about the comic strip heroine is a fun-filled adventure and is perfect summertime entertainment the entire family will love. Although Annie’s “hard knock life” has its challenges, this scrappy orphan refuses to let her circumstances get her down. Pretty soon this rags to riches kid captures the heart of everyone from Daddy Warbucks to Franklin Roosevelt. Hairspray August 17 - September 3, 8pm It’s 1960s Baltimore and change is in the air! Loveable plus-sized heroine Tracy Turnblad is a girl with big hair, a big heart, and a big passion for dance. When she wins a spot on “The Corny Collins Show,” she’s transformed overnight from outsider to teen celebrity. Will she be able to vanquish her nemesis, integrate the television show,

and find true love without denting her ‘do? Based on a hit cult movie, Hairspray bursts with original rock and roll songs and big dance numbers. You won’t want to miss this recent Broadway hit that captured eight Tony Awards and inspired a hit major motion picture. The Marvelous Wonderettes September 14 - October 1, 7:30pm The Marvelous Wonderettes is a cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical blast from the past that features your favorite songs from the 50s and 60s! You’ll be transported to the 1958 Springfield High School prom where you’ll meet the Wonderettes—Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy and Sissy—when the girls are called to perform when the entertainment doesn’t show up. This charming, fast-paced musical will delight all ages and will leave you humming when you take this trip down memory lane! Tickets range in price from $27 to $50 and are on sale now by calling (760) 724-2110 or by visiting www.moonlightstage.com. Moonlight Amphitheatre is located at 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista.

Oklahoma! ‘Comes Sweeping Down the Plain’ into Carlsbad August 12-14, Fri 7pm, Sat 2 & 7pm, Sun 2pm The North County School of the Arts presents the iconic musical Oklahoma!, the first great American musical, which comes to town this August 12, 13 and 14. Set in a western Indian territory just after the turn of the century, the story of Oklahoma! revolves around the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys. Their story provides a colorful background against which Curly (played by Chad Theriault, 15, Carlsbad) courts the winsome Laurey (Emma Perkis, 16, Olivenhain). The musical score includes some of the most famous songs from all of musical theater: “People Will Say We’re in Love,” “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” “The Surrey with

the Fringe on Top,” and, of course, “Oklahoma!”. Oklahoma! is one of the most successful musicals of all time. When it opened in 1943 on Broadway, no show had ever run for more than 500 performances; Oklahoma! was performed an astonishing 2,212 times. All performances are held at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center, 3557 Lancer Way, Carlsbad. Tickets can be purchased by calling or emailing Laura Bassett at  (760) 754-8207 or laurabassett@cox.net. Visit www.ncsarts.org or call (760) 633-3893.

North Coast Repertory Theatre Five Course Love Now through August 7 Five dates. Five restaurants. One chance at love. Five Course Love is a hilarious musical roller coaster ride that is equal parts comedy and music sprinkled with generous portions of that elusive search for love. Three actors portray fifteen characters whose amorous combinations are played out in this high-energy screwball comedy using an array of musical styles ranging from pop to country to a spoof of German cabaret to 1950s doo-wop to Italianate opera riffs to Motown and more. Fast-paced fun is served here. 2 Pianos 4 Hands August 18-28 Get ready for an interlude of riotous laughter as Mark Anders and Carl Danielsen, representing the show’s creators, take us on a musical semi-autobiographical journey about their would be careers as concert pianists. The talented duo trade stories

about piano lessons, parents, teachers, and exams while playing everything from Bach to Billy Joel. 2 Pianos, 4 Hands has had audiences cheering around the globe. Lend Me a Tenor September 10-October 2 Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 4 Drama Desk Awards, Lend Me a Tenor combines a chain-reaction of mistaken identity, plot twists, double entendres and the constant slamming of many doors to create one of the funniest farces to grace the American stage in the last 30 years. A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, Lend Me a Tenor pays homage to the madcap screwball comedies of the 1930s, guaranteed to leave audiences howling hysterically with laughter and walking out the door with a warm smile. North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 937 Lomas Santa Fe. For more information call (858) 481-1055 or visit www.northcoastrep.org.

San Diego Civic Theatre Mary Poppins August 10-21 The award-winning musical MARY POPPINS begins performances at San Diego Civic Theatre on Wednesday, August 10 for a limited engagement of two weeks. Opening night is set for Friday, August 12 at 7:30pm. The entire original creative team has reunited to bring this magical story of the world’s most famous nanny to audiences around North America. With four productions currently running on three continents, Mary Poppins is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the show has grossed over $457 million and welcomed 6.4 million guests. Blue Man Group September 20-25 NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production is stopping in San Diego Civic Theatre, September 20 – 25, in a Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation.

Although Blue Man Group has toured previously with its Megastar arena rock show, this marks the first theatrical production to tour North America. The theatrical tour features classic Blue Man moments as well as brand new content. Blue Man Group on tour also features a new physical design centering around a proscenium-sized LED curtain and high-resolution screen creating an entirely new visual experience for Broadway houses across the nation. The critically acclaimed Blue Man Group creates experiences that defy categorization. Blue Man Group is best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald and blue characters who take the audience on a journey that is funny, intelligent and visually stunning. San Diego Civic Theatre is located at 3rd and B Street, downtown San Diego. For more information call (619) 570-1100 or visit www.broadwaySD.com.

10th Annual San Diego Film Festival September 28-October 2, Wednesday-Sunday

San Diego Film Festival celebrates its tenth birthday September 28 through October 2. For five days, the Festival offers a fresh take on film premieres, showcasing 85 American and international features, thought-proving documentaries, short films and music videos at the Gaslamp Theatre. Festival-goers can enjoy intimate Q&A sessions with filmmakers and celebrity guests, industry workshops, hosted VIP lounges and glamorous nightly parties. Past festival films have included premieres of Waiting for Superman, Conviction, Welcome to the Rileys, Nowhere Boy, Garden State, SuperSize Me, and hundreds of others. Past guests have included Joaquin Phoenix, William Shatner, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Connolly, Jennifer Tilly, Colin Hanks, Zach Braff and many others. The San Diego Film Festival is located at 701 Fifth Avenue at the Gaslamp Theatre. For more information visit www.gaslamp.org or www.sdff.org.

California Center for the Arts Escondido Jam Sessions with Professional Jazz Musicians  August 5-Septetmber 2, Every Friday, 7-10pm Jam with the pros at the California Center for the Arts. Escondido’s all new Jam Session series happens every Friday night from August 5 - September 2. The public is invited to “jam” or perform with professional artists on our open-air theater. Bring your own instrument and be ready to show off your creative, musical talent on stage! This event is free and open to the public. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.  Coastal Communities Concert Band August 21, Sat, 2pm The Coastal Communities Band will present their ever popular pops concert performing classical favorites such as “In the Miller Mood” a medley of Glenn Miller tunes, “On the Mall March,” and “Phantom of the Opera” with vocalists Lillian Palmer and Michael Ruhl. As always, the concert will end with John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Tickets $15. The Superstars of Cable Comedy September 24, Sat, 7:30pm Starring Scott Wood, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Gilbert Esquivel and Jimmy Burns Take four funny friends, turn them loose on stage and you’ve got the “Comedy Rat Pack.” Hailed as one of the funniest stand-up touring shows today “The Comedy Rat Pack” delivers high energy comedy that’s outrageously funny and family friendly. Collectively Mark, Jimmy, Gilbert and Scott have hundreds of credits appearing on stage, television, movies, commercials and theaters. This team has you in stitches from beginning to end with their unique brand of clean, family style comedy! It’s the Rat Pack of Comedy: One Night - Four Star Comics! Note: This show is being filmed for an upcoming cable comedy special. Tickets $36-$42. Defying Reality: Bart Rockett’s Amazing World of Magic, Illusion and Comedy September 25, Sun, 2pm Experience the mystery, magic and illusion of Bart Rockett, one of the world’s most unique and astonishing variety entertainers. Bart Rockett’s acts have appeared on television specials and theater stages worldwide. His show offers a unique blend of music, magic, comedy and grand illusion, delivered in a dazzling presentation that will entertain the entire family! Tickets $36-$42. California Center for the Arts Escondido is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido. To purchase tickets, please call the Center’s Ticket Office at (800) 988-4253 or visit www.artcenter.org.


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Leucadia Sushi 199 N. Coast Hwy 101, Leucadia 92024 (760) 635-9312 Located near the beach on Highway 101, Leucadia Sushi has a really great happy hour. Specials are served nightly from 5-6pm and on Tuesday it’s happy hour all day! They offer $2 Sapporo beer, $2 ice cold sake, $2 glass of wine and 20% off appetizers including gyoza, chicken teriyaki, and shrimp and vegetable tempura. Leucadia Sushi is a favorite restaurant of locals and anyone that has eaten there before. Great, authentic, fresh, delicious food and fun atmosphere for the whole family. www.leucadiasushibar.com

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With ocean views and a lively atmosphere, Yogi’s offers happy hour 3-6 pm Mon-Fri with nightly drink and food specials. During happy hour they offer Bud Lite draft for $3 and other draft beer for $4. Well drinks are $3.50-$4. Try their Burger and Beer special (any burger and any beer) for only $10. Thursday and Friday nights they offer a Snapper Dinner for only $9.99! Yogi’s is a classic beach sports bar with a family-style restaurant. Very friendly and fun atmosphere with very good food. www.yogisbar.com

One of the most beautiful gems in North County, the Blue Fire Grill at the La Costa Resort, offers Happy Hour Tuesday to Saturday from 4pm – 7pm. On a warm summer evening enjoy sitting in their outdoor courtyard, listening to music and people watching. Well drinks are $6., domestic beer $5., imported beer $6., all martinis $10. Blue Fire signature appetizers include: Baked Artichoke Gratin $14., Pommes Frites $12., Baja Ceviche $16. Hotel Guests and non-members receive 20% discount off Happy Hour menu prices. www.lacosta.com

Summertime Cocktails and the Latest Buzz While lounging around the pool under the sun, there’s nothing better than a nice cold beverage to quench one’s thirst. Have a little fun and make it a cocktail! Summertime cocktails come in all shapes and flavors. This summer’s favorite, according to late night talk show host David Letterman, is the Osama Bin Laden cocktail. It doesn’t really matter what liquor you use, “it’s just two shots and a splash.” (rim shot) Poolside cocktails give us the feeling that we’re on a cruise in the Bahamas or lazing on a tropical island in the South Pacific. Tropical summertime cocktails tend to be on the fruitier side incorporating fresh pineapple, mango, peach, orange, lemon, lime, cherry, coconut, banana or

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other exotic flavors. Some all time favorite cocktails that have been around for quite some time are the Pina Colada, Mai Tai, and Blue Hawaii. The Blue Hawaii was invented by Harry Yee at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in 1957. It includes Blue Curacao, light rum, vodka, pineapple juice and sweet and sour mix. The Pink Mai Tai was created by Victor J. Bergeron in 1944 and brought to Hawaii in 1953 to the Royal Hawaiian, Moana and Surfrider Hotels. It includes dark rum, light rum, orange curacao, orange juice, limejuice, orgeat, simple syrup, and grenadine. Probably the most popular summertime cocktail, the Pina Colada, is made with fresh pineapple juice, rum, cocoanut cream and crushed ice. Yum!

The City of Encinitas 25-Year Anniversary and Lima Bean Festival October 1, Sat, Noon-4pm Twenty-five years ago, five distinct communities joined to incorporate as the City of Encinitas. On October 1, 1986, after five failed attempts, residents of Leucadia, old Encinitas, new Encinitas, Cardiff-by-theSea and Olivenhain roared their approval with a majority vote of nearly 70 percent. By achieving incorporation, they won local control over their communities’ operations and destiny. The City of Encinitas 25th Anniversary Celebration is being held on Saturday, October 1, from noon to 4pm at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum, located at 450 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas. Event festivities include live performances, exhibits, food, prizes and more.  The City has previously celebrated its 10 and 20 year anniversaries with community events. This year’s event theme is in line with the City’s General Plan theme of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” The San Dieguito Heritage Museum will be providing displays depicting the “yesterday” of Encinitas. Many cultural and community groups will be showcasing the best of what Encinitas offers “today,” and an area displaying future City projects, including an update of the City’s General Plan representing the “tomorrow” in the theme. In conjunction with the City of Encinitas’  25th Anniversary Party, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum is presenting its 3rd annual Lima Bean Cook-off. The event is free. There will be live entertainment noon to 4pm featuring The Classified, Bobby Hartman and Fern Street Circus, The Corvettes, and the magic act of Joel Ward. Food will include pizza, Mexican food, BBQ, burgers, vegetarian food and of course a lima bean tasting opportunity. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of food will be used to support the San Dieguito Heritage Museum. Enjoy. Fire Department and Search and Rescue trucks and vehicles will be on display. 

Calling all cooks! Come out, come out, wherever you are! This is your chance to create mouth-watering creations, and then win fame and fortune. The Third Annual Lima Bean Cook-off  is set to roll on October 1. Both amateur and professional cooks will compete to create the tastiest Lima Bean appetizer, soup, salad or main dish, and there is a separate category for ‘anything else’! Lima beans will be provided by the Lima Bean Council of California. There are prizes for all the winning entries. Before there were flowers, lima beans were an important crop to the early inhabitants of Encinitas. Lima Beans saved the early 1900s coastal farmers from  bankruptcy because they grew without extra water, living on the ever present coastal fog. Then the Lima Bean became the “Charlie Brown’ of all vegetables. They deserve better, and the Cook-off is out to prove that. For entry forms and information email sdheritage@sbcglobal.net  or call the Museum at (760) 632-9711. Entertainment, food, family-friendly activities and a dash of nostalgia will mark the weekend. The San Diego Botanic Garden opens its Children’s Garden for free admission. Everyone in attendance will receive a commemorative pin and the thrill of taking part in a festive 25th anniversary bash. This event is coordinated with the City of Encinitas’ Cultural Tourism Committee. To stay updated on all the features and fun, visit www.CityofEncinitas.org and www. sdheritage.org. For more information call (760) 632-9711.

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Mint, lime and sugar are refreshing ingredients, so it’s no wonder the Cuban rum-based highball, Mojito (pronounced Mo-hee-to), has become a very popular summertime drink here in the States. There are many Mojito variations, but the most common is made with white rum, muddled fresh spearmint leaves, fresh lime, simple sugar and club soda. The Mojito was a favorite cocktail of famed author Ernest Hemingway. The Mint Julep, is a cocktail similar to the Mojito, and is made with muddled mint leaves and Kentucky bourbon. Since 1938, the Mint Julep has been the cocktail of choice at the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Since 2006,

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Go See Dr. Peterson-Salgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry So often we neglect taking care of our eyes and our vision. If you are thinking that it’s time to get your eyes checked, then it probably is. And, if you want to go to a caring and professional optometrist, then Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado of Solana Beach Family Optometry is the person to see. Dr. Kristin Peterson-Salgado graduated from the University of California, Davis in 1993 with high honors 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. In 2010, Dr. Peterson-Salgado opened her private practice in Solana Beach with a desire to continue her medically based practice while also incorporating vision exams for the entire family. Dr. Peterson-Salgado enjoys fitting 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 enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, camping, playing sports, visiting family and friends, and going to the beach. She 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 PetersonSalgado at Solana Beach Family Optometry at (858) 2598239 or stop in at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach CA 92075.


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Q Restaurant and Sports Bar 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside 92054 (Exit 1-78 at El Camino Real and Vista Way) (760) 757-7070 Q is a family restaurant that serves All-American cuisine in a fun, friendly, relaxed atmosphere. They offer all sports packages on 27 HD TVs, a full bar, live entertainment, a large dance floor, outdoor patio, military honor wall, and (2) Happy Hours: Daily 3-7pm and Sun-Thrs 9pm to close. Wed: Karoke Night, Thrs: College DJ Night, Fri: DJ Frankie, Sat: Live Band or Ultimate Cage Fighting, Sun: Restaurnat Industry Night. They have 12 beers on tap. Happy Hour Dom. Beer $3, Well Drinks $3.25 and special appetizer specials. www.theqrestaurantandsportsbar.com

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300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008 (760) 729-4131

136 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas 92024 (760) 753-7192 and 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008 (760) 434-4412

The Ocean House is a North County landmark. Located just steps from the beach in Carlsbad Village, this historical elegant Victorian mansion dates back to the 1800s. Enjoy one of the best Happy Hours around. With already low priced drinks, during Happy Hour, Mon- Fri, from 3pm to 6pm, take $2 OFF domestic, imports, local drafts, all mixed drinks and house wines! Some food specials include nachos, spinach dip, and appetizers such as Jalapeno Poppers $3 and Loaded Potato Skins $5. www.oceanhousecarlsbad.com

Mr. Peabody’s has been serving great food and spirits since 1995. Their original recipes are all made from scratch. Happy Hour drink and food specials are offered daily from 3pm to 6pm. Domestic Draft Beer $2.75, Well Cocktails $2.75; Wings, rings and fries $3.50. Peabody’s also offers a second Happy Hour Sun – Thrs 10pm to close. Their Prime Rib dinner is the talk of the town at $9.99. Their Encinitas location has very good live entertainment Friday and Saturday nights. www.mrpeabodys.net


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Canapés 1032 W. San Marcos Blvd. #196, San Marcos 92078 (760) 510-2088 Canapés, located in California Restaurant Row in San Marcos, is where great food, wine, beer and cocktails blend in a flavorful and fresh dining experience without the pretention and price tag of comparable counterparts. The cuisine is absolutely wonderful. Happy Hour specials are served Sunday through Thursday from 4-6pm and nightly from 9pm. Canapés now offers 24% alcohol by volume “fermented” spirits as an alternative to distilled hard liquor. Weekly Happy Hour Specials: Sun: All Wine $6. Beer $4, Mon: W/any entrée complimentary glass of wine or beer, Tues: All wine $6 and Beer $4, Wed: Half off select bottle of wine, Thrs: W/any entrée complimentary glass of wine or beer. www.canapesgrill.com

Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ and Doc’s Saloon 6955 El Camino Real #107 Carlsbad 92009 (760) 929-1396 This delightful Memphis-style barbeque restaurant specializes in authentic southern recipes fused with SoCal flavor. Award-winning BBQ, very nice lite-bite menu that includes fresh salmon, and breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Mimosas and Bloody Marys are available with breakfast. Happy Hour is served everyday from 4pm to 7pm. Special Domestic Draft Beer $3.25, Imported Draft Beer $4., Domestic Pitchers of Beer $9.50. Great Happy Hour menu with special prices includes fish tacos, nachos, smoked brisket sliders, buffalo wings, nacho fries, and a BBQ Rib Tease. Early Bird Specials are from 2-5pm. Comedy Night is on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month, and Tuesday is Open Mic Night. www.joeyssmokinbbqdocsaloon.com

PepperTree Hills 1215 San Elijo Rd. San Marcos 92078 (760) 798-1722 Located in the quaint village of San Elijo Hills, this fine restaurant and café is all about freshness and taste. PepperTree provides a wonderful atmosphere, great customer service, delicious home-style food and hand-crafted drinks. Happy Hour is served everyday from 5pm to 8pm. Libations include: Black Star Beer $2.50, glass of house wine only $1, or the whole bottle for $18. They offer special Happy Hour food items such as: Fish Tacos $3, Asian Lettuce Wraps $3, Teriyaki Chicken Sliders $3, Artichoke Dip and Tortilla Chips $6, Cheese Quesadilla $3, Chicken Quesadilla $8. www.peppertreehillseatery.com


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Today’s Pizza and Salad 481 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas 92024 (760) 753-9700 A real Encinitas favorite, Today’s Pizza and Salad serves gourmet pizza (at very reasonable prices), pasta dishes, large, fresh garden salads, ice cold beer, and wine. Every Wednesday and Thursday night they provide live musical entertainment. Happy Hour is daily from 3pm to 6:30pm and all beers on tap are $3. They offer 10 different local beers on tap. During Happy Hour all appetizers are $3.99 and glasses of wine are discounted $1. Breadsticks with dipping sauce is $2. www.todayspizzaandsalad.com

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Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Resort Aviara 7747 Batiquitos Dr. Carlsbad 92009 (760) 603-6908 The Argyle is one of the finest steakhouses in San Diego. Located in the Clubhouse at the fringe of the 18-hole Aviara Golf Course, locals and visitors enjoy their lovely Happy Hour drinks and special appetizer menu. Their daily lounge fare includes home-made Pastrami Sliders $17, Buffalo Wings $11, Pork Belly Skewers $7, Slow Braised Boneless Short Ribs $12, The Burger $14. Try their Champagne Cocktail $13, Ginger-Blue Fizz $13, California Lemon Drop $13. www.argylesteakhouse.com

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Ignite 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009 (760) 438-7800 So far, so good! Ignite is a brand new player to Carlsbad’s thriving restaurant scene. They offer fire-crafted food and a full bar. Lounge on their lovely outdoor patio. The interior has a wide-open floor plan, large picture windows, sports on TV and a lively color scheme of reds and yellows. They offer delicious authentic Neopolitan wood-fired pizza prepared with fresh daily made mozzarella and ingredients imported from Naples Italy. Happy Hour is Mon – Fri from 4-7pm. $3 well drinks, $3 house wine, $3 select draft beer. Martini Madness all day Mondays and 1/2 OFF bottles of wine all day on Wednesdays. www.ignitecarlsbad.com


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El Torito 1068 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024 2693 Vista Way, Oceanside 92054 (760) 479-0003 Established in 1954, almost everyone knows how great the food is at El Torito. They use the finest ingredients and make their salsas throughout each day. Their tableside guacamole is prepared right before your eyes and is absolutely amazing. Chips and tortillas are served hot and fresh. Margaritas are to die for. Try their newest 3-Course Meximeal Deal for only $11.99. The 3-Course Meximeal Deal is served daily and consists of Mexican Caesar Salad or Tortilla Soup, one of their award-winning entrees, and dessert! Happy Hour is Mon-Fri from 2pm to 8pm (in the Cantina). $3 Margaritas, $3 domestic draft beers, $3 well drinks, $3 house wine. Ask about their many discounted appetizers. www.eltorito.com

Blue Fire Grill at La Costa Resort & Spa 2100 Costa del Mar Rd., Carlsbad, CA 92009 Basil Lemondrop: Grey Goose le Citron Vodka, Cointreau, muddled with fresh sweet basil, lemon, simple syrup. $15.

Canapés 1032 W. San Marcos Blvd. #196, San Marcos 92078 Margarita: Tequila, triple sec, margarita mix. $6. Pina Colada: Rum, coconut juice, lime. $6. Rum Runner: Rum, mango puree. $6.

Tony’s Jacal 621 Valley Avenue, Solana Beach 92075 Frozen Margarita: $6.50, Margarita on-the-rocks: $6, Cadillac Margarita: (not shown) Premium Tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour, side shot Grand Marnier.

Q Restaurant and Sports Bar 2725 Vista Way, Oceanside 92054 Blue Devil: Passion Fruit Vodka, Blue Curacao, Bacardi 151 Rum, peach schnapps, pineapple juice, sweet and sour, Sprite. (designated driver recommended) $25.

Sbicca 215 15th Street, Del Mar 92014 Blood Orange Drop: Skyy Blood Orange Vodka, Triple Sec, Evolution Orange Juice, Blood Orange Liquor, shake till chilled, strain into a raw sugar rimmed glass, float Solerno on top, garnish w/orange wedge. $9.

Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ and Doc’s Saloon 6955 El Camino Real #107 Carlsbad 92009 Mimosa: With breakfast or anytime –Champaign and orange juice $2.99, Sweet 16 Aztec: (not shown) 24% fermented rum, vodka, triple sec, cranberry and pineapple juice $6.50

SUMMERTIME COCKTAILS Continued from page A-8 custom-made extra-premium Mint Juleps, at a cost of $1,000 each, have been served with proceeds supporting charities dedicated to retired racehorses. Wine snobs, cover your ears. The latest buzz, at the moment, is about “fermented” spirits which are spirits that are “fermented” verses “distilled.” This is how wine is made. Hard liquor is fermented then distilled. Fermenting is the process of adding sugar and yeast. Fermented spirits skip the distilling process. So, now you can have fermented tequila, vodka or gin, etc; but you can drink two to three times as much and still stay under the legal limit. Fermented spirits pack a punch, just as wine and beer do, but you just may prefer the smoother tasting fermented liquor to the bite of distilled. Owner of Canapés restaurant in San Marcos, James Allyn, says, “The low alcohol (healthier) cocktail using fermented spirits verses distilled, is an innovative way to enjoy a cocktail with food. It’s more friendly, whereas the food isn’t masked by the overpowering high alcohol drink.” How about fermented tequila used in a margarita? San Gabriel Beverage Group carries a product called La Quinta Agave Wine. Popular in Mexico for some time, it is produced through fermentation of the agave plant and fortified with agave spirits to produce a genuine tequila aroma and taste. It’s available up to 24% alcohol by volume so it is classified as a wine, and this way it can be served in restaurants that have only a beer and wine license instead of a liquor license. Some savvy breakfast spots such as Joey’s Smokin’ BBQ and Doc’s Saloon are now able to serve Bloody Marys with breakfast, and cocktails with dinner.


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Yogi’s Beach Bar & Restaurant 2633 S. Coast Hwy 101, Cardiff 92007 Mai Tai: Bacardi Silver Rum, fresh squeezed OJ, pineapple juice, floater of Meyers Rum, dash of grenadine. $8.

Mr. Peabody’s 136 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas; 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Carlsbad Dirty Shirley: 7-Up, vodka, grenedine, topped with a cherry., Dirty Martini: Vodka, olive juice, skewer of olives, Mai Tai: Coconut rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, grenadine, rum floater, orange slice, cherry, umbrella.

Ocean House 300 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad 92008 Cosmocean: Skyy Vodka, triple sec, cranberry Juice, shaken, with fresh lime. $7. Ocean Margarita: Don Julio Tequilla, blue curacao, Cointreau, fresh squeezed lime and lemon, shaken, topped with fresh lime and a salted rim. $8.

Argyle Steakhouse at Park Hyatt Resort Aviara 7747 Batiquitos Dr. Carlsbad 92009 Cucumber Mint Martini: Hendricks, fresh mint, cucumber, simple syrup, lime $15. Fresa Tequila Mojito: Corzo Repesado, Cointreau, strawberries, mint, lime juice, simple syrup $15. The French Ginger: Grey Goose, Cointreau, Domaine de Canton Ginger Liquor $15.

Ignite 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad 92009 Upper West Side: Our version of a Manhattan. Buffalo Trace bourbon, Carpano Antica Vermouth , Peychauds bitters, dash of maraschino cherry juice, stirred, garnished with house-made sweet and spicy bacon jerky. $8.50

El Torito 1068 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024 Mango Strawberry Maraca-rita: Cazadores 100% Blue Agave Tequila, fresh strawberry, mango, Agave Nectar, lime juice, shaken at your table. $7.95. Cadillac Margarita: (not shown) Premium 1800 Reposato Tequila, triple sec, sweet & sour, side shot of Grand Marnier. $7.99. Skinny Cadillac: 1800 Silver Tequila, Agave Nectar, fresh lime juice, side shot of Grand Marinier $7.99


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Win Free Tickets to Knott’s Soak City Water Park Now that summer is heating up, it’s time to head south to cool off at Knott’s Soak City Water Park! There you’ll experience one of San Diego County’s newest and wildest water parks. Thirty-two waterlogged acres packed with twenty-two of the most fun and intense water rides imaginable—all themed to the surf woodies and longboards of the 1950s and San Diego coastal landmarks. Knott’s Soak City Water Park is open every day through September and is located at 2052 Entertainment Circle (off Auto Park Drive), Chula

Vista, CA 91911. Call (619) 661-7373 or visit www.knotts.com/public/park/soakcity/san_diego. It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to Knotts Soak City Water Park! Just visit our entertainment website at www.HotinNorthCounty.com and fill in the simple entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. If for some reason you don’t win free tickets, don’t forget to clip the money saving coupon on our coupon pages and save $8 on general admission. Best of luck! See you this summer at the amazing Knott’s Soak City Water Park!

Old Town Welcomes Back Spirits of Mexico Festival September 11-18, Sunday, Time Varies Daily The Spirits of Mexico Festival is set to showcase the top agave spirits brewed by hundreds of distillers in the heart of Mexican culture and historic landmark, Old Town San Diego. The week-long event, which is the largest, most comprehensive forum-style festival of agave-based spirits in North America, is packed with seminars discussing the finest spirits, tequila tastings, cocktail challenges, authentic Mexican dishes and an award ceremony. Tequila Trail on Sunday, Sept. 11, kicks off the spirited week and is a restaurant tasting tour. Starting at 3pm, trailblazers will be able to sip tequilas and satiate their appetites from nine of Old Town’s world-renowned eateries: Barra Barra Saloon, Café Coyote, Miguel’s Cocina, Old Town Mexican Café, El Fandango, The Cosmopolitan, Casa Guadalajara, La Pinata and Rockin’ Baja Lobster. The Solerno Liqueur Cocktail Challenge Semi-Final takes place from 3pm – 6pm the same day at The Cosmopolitan Restaurant. The top mixologists, bartenders and drinking establishments are encouraged to put their best cocktail forward in the semi-finals, which narrows down the field in the search for the Official Spirits of Mexico Cocktail of this year. From 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday, September 14, final-

ists shake, stir and pour their hearts out as they compete in the Solerno Liquer Cocktail Challenge Finals. The public is invited to watch the battle of the best. The Sprits of Mexico Tasting Competition begins Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13. A panel of experienced tequila connoisseurs judges hundreds of agave-based spirits in a private event held at the Best Western Hacienda Hotel. The  Spirits of Mexico Festival’s Main Event  takes place on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 5:30pm at the Robinson-Rose House, McCoy House Museum, Barra Barra Saloon and the plaza that connects them all in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park. More than 200 styles of agave spirits will be sampled and accompanied by culinary delights from Barra Barra’s kitchen. Seminars take place at intervals throughout the evening and a silent auction follows benefitting the Sky Ranch Foundation. Tickets can be purchased for $25 - $75

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depending on time of purchase and various event options. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the annual  Lobster Bus excursion to Puerto Nuevo, Baja California, takes place.  The public is welcome to join industry members and fellow Tequila aficionados on the bus for a traditional Baja lobster lunch hosted by Poco Tequila. Old Town San Diego is located at 2613 San Diego Avenue, San Diego. For more information and for tickets, visit www. polishedpalate.com or call (619) 220-5422.


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Stone 15th Anniversary San Diego Celebration and Restaurant Week September 18-23, Sunday-Friday Invitational Beer Festival August 19-20, Friday-Saturday The Stone Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival is taking place at California State University San Marcos on August 19-20, with three separate sessions; a Friday night “Brewers Reception” (6-9pm, $75 per person) and two sessions A N D I N V I TAT I O N A L B E E R F E S T I VA L on Saturday (11-2pm or 3-6pm, $40 per person). Participants may purchase an All Access Pass, which allows entrance to both sessions and admission to the “Rare Beer Section,” curated by “Dr.” Bill Sysak. Over 40 breweries are expected to be in attendance, offering over 100 beers on tap. (Only 10 taster tickets will be issued per person. Additional tickets will not be for sale. This is in compliance with the CA Dept of Alcoholic Beverage Control.) All proceeds from this event will go to local charities, including Surfrider Foundation, The Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos, Palomar Family YMCA, and Fight ALD. For more information, visit www.stonebrew.com/anniv. S

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New Restaurant Ignite: So Far, So Very Good! I was recently having a conversation with some friends about Ignite, the new fire-crafted food restaurant and bar in La Costa. We came to consensus that all they need to be successful is to have good food and service, and the rest will take care of itself. I recently had the pleasure of trying it out, and was pleasantly surprised. It was the end of their first week in business when I visited Ignite. Except for the huge red lettered “Ignite” signage on the exterior walls, the place looked the same, with brown stucco Spanish architecture and tiled roof. Past the front iron gate, the outdoor patio was bustling with happy customers, sitting, standing, eating, drinking and chatting. Two hostesses greeted us and seated us at a table inside next to a large picture window with hilltop views. The interior has a wide open floor plan, large bright windows, sports on TV and a lively color scheme of reds and yellows. Tables were just far enough from each other for private conversation. The noise level was lively, but not too loud, and I found myself not having to raise my voice to speak to my guests. The Artichoke Parmesan Dip with toast points was very nice and not overpowering and the “Man Candy” housemade spicy, candy-glazed bacon jerky was everything a man could ask for when it comes to bacon. The Neopolitan style wood-fired pizza is made from flour from Caputo Italy. The tomatoes are imported from Naples and are ground down and used directly as the sauce for the pizza. The mozzarella is made in-house fresh daily. The Eggplant Pizza was absolutely fabulous with perfectly thin crust, fresh tomato sauce and fresh ingredients. Other menu items included “Starters” such as Twin Kobe Sliders $8.95, Maryland Lump Crab Cakes $12.95; Handcrafted Angus Burgers $8-$12: and “House Favorites” such as Wild Salmon, Shrimp Scampi Pasta, and Filet Mignon. Ignite is a newcomer to Carlsbad’s thriving restaurant scene, and if they continue to keep serving delicious food and drinks, and the service doesn’t keep me waiting too long for my food to arrive, then I believe they will do very well. For now, I must say, “so far, so very good!” Ignite is located at 6996 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009. (760) 438-7800 or visit www.ignitecarlsbad.com.

Take a bite out of San Diego as you eat your way through Restaurant Week! Over 180 participating restaurants will be offering three-course prix-fixe menus for just $20, $30 or $40 per person from Sunday, September 18 through Friday, September 23. A new addition to San Diego Restaurant Week this September are Restaurant Week menus offered for lunch so you can delight your taste buds throughout the day! Lunch menus for San Diego Restaurant Week will offer two-course prix-fixe menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. This countywide affair gives foodies the chance to explore culinary delights from the beaches to downtown and from North County to South Bay. Leave the cooking to someone else and head over to that restaurant you have been dying to try. Tickets and passes aren’t necessary for this week of discounted dining; show up at any participating location or call ahead to make a reservation and eat to your heart’s desire. Visit San Diego Restaurant Week on the web at www.SanDiegoRestaurantWeek.com for a complete list of restaurants.

The 12th Annual Taste of Downtown September 8, Thurs, 5-9pm Take your taste buds out for a night on the town… Downtown that is! Taste of Downtown is back on Thursday, September 8, from 5pm to 9pm with over 50 restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, East Village and Horton Plaza. This self-guided walking tour will feature your favorite eateries, classic bistros, tasty take-outs and showcase the newest dining hot spots. Tickets to Taste of Downtown are only $30 in advance and $35 on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Downtown San Diego Partnership who continues to promote and enhance our unique community through programs such as: the Downtown Clean and Safe Program, the Downtown Walking Map, and other programs that help promote our urban Downtown District. A complimentary shuttle service will be available to take you to and from each neighborhood. Tickets are limited, so be sure to purchase yours in advance as the Taste of Downtown has sold out for the past eight years and will surely sell-out again. For tickets or information, please call (619) 233-5008 or visit www.dtsd.org.

El Torito Restaurant in Encinitas (still) The Place to Be Since their first restaurant opened on Ventura Boulevard in Encino, California, in 1954, El Torito has established itself as one of the most recognized and respected Mexican food chains in the United States. Throughout the years, El Torito continues to revitalize and reinvent itself to stay ahead of the pack, and keeps raising the bar on quality and service. Known for having the freshest ingredients, their menu features sizzling fajitas, hand-made tamales, enchiladas and tacos. One specialty that we highly recommend is their Flaming Fajitas Supremas. This dish comes with large portions of chipotle marinated grilled steak, chicken breast and large succulent sautéed shrimp, all sizzling together and flamed right at your table with premium tequila. For dessert, try their giant-sized Chocolate Volcano Cake which is served warm with a generous scoop of dulce de leche ice cream. A great Friday and Saturday night romantic destination is their “Destination Romantico,” a special place “for couples only” to enjoy eating and drinking on their beautiful and private outdoor patio. Known for their thirst quenching cocktails, if you haven’t experienced one yet, we urge you to try their Supercharged Cadillac Margarita made with Premium 1800 Reposato Tequila (100 Proof), Agave Nectar, fresh lime juice, and a side shot of Grand Marinier for $8.25; or order their Skinny Cadillac, made with 1800 Silver Tequila, Agave Nectar, fresh lime juice, and a side shot of Grand Marnier for $7.99. Ole! Visit El Torito in Encinitas or another location near you. El Torito 1068 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas 92024. Call (760) 479-0003 or look them up at www.eltorito.com.

BrewFest Encinitas August 13, Sat, 4-7pm BrewFest Encinitas is Saturday, August 13, from 4-7pm at Mira Costa College, San Elijo campus. Food, fun and great beer samples from some of San Diego’s finest breweries! Featured breweries include: Stone, Karl Strauss, Pizza Port, Lightning, Ballast Point, Iron Fist, Mission, Back Street, Green Flash and Lost Abbey. In addition, 4 food vendors will serve a variety of food at the event: MIHO GastroTruck, Devilicious, Flippin’ Pizza and Pub Cakes. This 21 and over event supports 6 local charities, including the Boys and Girls Club of Encinitas, Mira Costa College Foundation, Community Resource Center, Just in Time for Foster Youth, Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA and the Encinitas Coastal Rotary Club. Tickets are $40 and are on sale through the above website. Each ticket includes admission, a commemorative sampling glass, 10 beer tastings, free parking, and lots of fun! Designated drivers are admitted free! Attendees can choose to have $10 of their admission price donated directly to the participating charity of their choice. All the latest details on the event can be found at www.brewfestencinitas.com or call (760) 707-8593.

Taste of MainStreet September 8, Thursday, 6-9pm Presented by the Downtown Encinitas Mainstreet Association, the Taste of MainStreet has become one of the largest and most successful events of its kind in San Diego County. Participating restaurants offer delicious samples of a variety of food from restaurants of South Coast Hwy 101 in Downtown Encinitas. Guests are treated to 39 different taste sensations. Taste of Main Restaurant Participation Map Tickets are $25 each and are for sale beginning August 18. They are available online at the DEMA store or at the DEMA office and may be picked up Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm and from 9am to 8:30pm the day of the event. But be quick – tickets are strictly limited to 1,000 and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.encinitas101.com.

Freshest Fish at Pelly’s Fish Market in Carlsbad Pelly’s Fish Market is one of the original fresh fish markets in Coastal North County. Their fresh fish display features the widest variety around. On any given day, depending on the season, you will see large fillets of ahi, yellow tail, albacore, mahi-mahi, halibut, Atlantic salmon, swordfish, sea bass, and a wide assortment of local shellfish including oysters, clams, crab, and shrimp. Local white sea bass season just started and Pelly’s will be receiving an unlimited supply. Locals know Pelly’s as the best place for delicious fresh fish lunches and dinners, especially their shrimp scampi dinner. Their coconut shrimp appetizer comes with a spicy plum sauce. If you’re in the mood for a salad, try their special fresh ono salad, or bay shrimp and stone crab salad. Another Pelly’s specialty is their incredible clam chowder. It’s served daily and comes in Manhattan red or Boston white. A cup is only $3.25 and a large bowl is only $4.50. Look for their ad in this paper and find a coupon for free chowder with any order over $15. It’s not a fancy sit down restaurant, but the quality of their freshly prepared seafood more than makes up for it. They offer everything from grilled fish tacos to grilled scampi and lobster. Their very affordable char-grilled seafood plates are wonderful, as well as their char-grilled mahi-mahi, swordfish, or halibut plates. I guarantee you will become a repeat customer. Check their board for their Catch of the Day! Pelly’s Fish Market is open 7-days a week. They are located at 7110 Avenida Encinas #101, Carlsbad CA 92011. Call (760) 431-8454 or visit www.pellysfish.com.


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Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters at nearby Outdoor or Patio Wall Ideas Laguna Beach Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show By Evelyn Weidner August 1-August 31, Daily, 10am-11:30pm For years, the Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show has set the standard for what has become a highly sophisticated art scene in Orange County, California. Every year, hundreds of thousands of guests visit the Festival to be delighted by new and beautiful art produced by some of the most talented artists in the nation. Exhibited art by 140 of coastal Orange County’s most accomplished artists runs the complete spectrum of media, including paintings, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, jewelry and furniture. In addition, this open-air gallery features art workshops, several dining options, nightly musical entertainment and hands-on demonstrations. Special art-related attractions and events, such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, guided art tours, art discussions and activities for children, provide entertainment for all throughout the eight-week run. Free to military personnel and Laguna Beach residents. Visit www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org. Pageant of the Masters August 1-August 31, 8:30pm Art comes alive – literally – at the Pageant of the Masters, Laguna’s famous one-of-a-kind theatrical “living art” attraction. Over 500 volunteers from Laguna Beach and surrounding communities are transformed into life-sized re-creations of some of the world’s most famous paintings, sculptures, and other works of art. Elaborate lighting, stunning makeup, costumes and props render each scene an impressive audience-enthralling imitation of the original piece of art. There is a live orchestra providing the evening’s sweeping soundtrack, singing, and always an element of surprise. The theme is “Only Make Believe” and is sure to enchant. Presented nightly at 8:30pm in a starlit amphitheater now through August 31, tickets are $15-$100. Visit www.PageantTickets.com.

Jazz on the Green Sponsored by KSBR August 6 & August 13, Saturdays, 1pm-3pm The Festival of Arts is proud to welcome to the Festival green some of the finest jazz musicians living, to perform on select Saturdays from 1pm-3pm throughout the 2011 season. World-renowned musicians performing in the Festival’s new Jazz on the Green series include Eric Marienthal and Brian Bromberg with a special guest and none other than Poncho Sanchez. Beatles Sundays August 7-August 28, Sundays, 6pm-8pm With Beatles music, there’s always a little something for everyone. The only thing that’s better than live Beatles music is live Beatles music with wine and picnicking with loved ones! Sing along and get your dance groove on at the Festival’s new outdoor dance floor. Beatles Sundays make for lovely family outings full of good feeling, as well as date nights where romance is complemented by thorough fun. 3rd Annual Festival Runway Fashion August 20, Sat, 1pm-4pm The Festival of Arts is known for putting on truly unique and imaginative events, and for the third year in a row, Festival exhibiting artists are making fashion their medium. Think of it as the Festival of Arts version of Bravo’s Project Runway with an eco-friendly twist. Festival artists compete against each other to create the most inspired couture; 80% of the materials for which must be reclaimed, reused or recycled. A full runway fashion show, complete with a three-judge panel and celebrity host makes it a oneof-a-kind event that is becoming a summer highlight. The Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters is located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach. Call (949) 4941145 or (800) 487-3378.

22nd Annual Fall Home/Garden Show Returns to the Del Mar Fairgrounds September 16-18, Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm To celebrate the newest trends in interior design and landscaping, the 22nd annual Fall Home/Garden Show is coming back to the Del Mar Fair Grounds once again. The Fall Home/Garden Show offers hands-on expert advice and provides homeowners with new ideas for home renovation projects, decorating and landscape design. Attendees can enjoy professionally designed vignettes featuring rooms appealing to men and women alike. Design seminars feature leading-edge information from top local designers. Visitors can also enjoy the display gardens outside created by San Diego’s most talented landscapers and shop for plants directly from a selection of San Diego’s finest growers. Plus, attendees are also able

to “Meet the Experts” where they can schedule an appointment with an interior designer or ask professionals questions about everything from building codes to getting rid of garden pests. The show features  professional advice  on how to save water and how to have a beautiful yard. This informationpacked program includes instruction on  clearing your yard of thirsty plants; water saving landscape design, new types of water saving irrigation systems, information and visuals on recommended plant materials, and a walking tour of a huge display garden containing many of the suggested plant materials. For more information visit www.fallhomegardenshow.com.

Fairy Garden Workshop at Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas August 6, Sat, 1:30 pm On Saturday, August 6 at 1:30pm, the Fairies are looking for new homes at Weidner’s Gardens final summer Succulent Fairy Garden workshop. Create and plant a table-top fairy gar-

den complete with fairy furniture and fairies. Admission for adults is only $10, plus cost of materials. Fairy loving children under 5 years are free. Reservations are needed. Please call (760) 436-2194 or email Evelyn@weidners. com. Weidner’s Gardens is located at 695 Normandy Rd, Encinitas.

49th Annual Poway Days Festival September 18, Sun, 10am-5pm The Poway Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Poway Days Festival, Sunday, September 18 from 10am to 5pm. This familyfriendly event is being held on Midland Road between Poway Rd and Hilleary Place. The Festival features a fun kids zone, live music, a food court, beer garden, and over 175 vendors. The festival features music on the main stage and an educational presentation from the San Diego Zoo’s Dr.

Zoolittle. The kids’ area will include activities and learning opportunities provided by The San Diego Zoo, Project Wild Life, Poway Fire Department and Signature Dance Academy. Event Sponsors include: Allie’s Party Supply, Barona Resort and Casino, City of Poway, San Diego Union Tribune, SDG&E, and WalMart. Please call (858) 748-0016 or visit www.poway.com and click on the Calendar tab for more information.

Convenient, New Vehicle Registration Center Coming This Summer To Encinitas Located across the street from the new Whole Foods Market on Hwy 101 in Encinitas, is Encinitas Smog Test Only Center. Beginning this summer you will be able to get your car smog tested, certified and registered all in one convenient location. Why not make the best use of your time, and get all that done, and do a little grocery shopping across the street. Owner, Alex Stanton, believes that low prices and convenience will be a winning combination. Currently,

Encinitas Smog Test Only Center only tests and smog certifies vehicles, but starting this summer, they will be offering Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) services such as: Drivers License Renewal, Vehicle Registration, Transfer of Ownership, and New License Plates. Visit Encinitas Smog Test Only Center at 682 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas 92024 (at F Street and 101), or for more information and to make sure their new services are available, call (760) 436-6232.

If you take a look around you will see that there is bare wall space just waiting for your creative touch to turn it into an eye-catching masterpiece; e.g., the side of the house, the garage wall or the narrow space next to the sliding glass doors. The easiest way to make it come to life is to paint it creatively in colors. One option is to decorate your wall with bright Mexican Talavera pottery or other wall art. There are shining Talavera suns, beautiful butterflies, frogs and salamanders. Here’s another idea: start a family ‘vacation thing’ collection. On your vacation trip each family member looks for that one special ‘thing’ to hang on the wall. The picture frame wall is where you hang old picture frames in different sizes, shapes and colors. Collect them from thrift stores, garage sales, those old forgotten trunks in the garage or attic, etc. Arrange them in interesting patterns on the wall and fill them with a variety of objects and photos. You can also create a living wall with baskets of easy care succulents or full color blooming plants. Use interesting looking planters in many sizes and materials for variety. Many people enjoy watching the flurry of activity around hummingbird feeders. Hang the feeders from your patio walls or covers, preferably where you can see them from inside and outside the house. You can encourage the tiny birds to appear, by placing pots of humming bird attracting plants around your patio or foundation wall, relatively near the hanging feeders. After they have built their nests you will have a never ending summer show of colorful hummers feasting before your eyes. However you decorate your outside walls be sure that your personality shows through. It’s your wall; there are no limits to the possibilities. For pictures and more ideas go to www.weidners.com or visit Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas.

Pulte Homes Sales Success Continues in La Costa Returning to deliver unparalleled quality and customer care to Carlsbad residents, Pulte Homes announces the sales success of its first release of single-family homes at Amberly at La Costa Oaks. Designed by people who live in them, each Life Tested design by one of our nation’s premier home builders, ranges from about 1,896 to 2,889 sq. ft. of newly constructed and energy-efficient living area. Single-story and two-story model homes showcase up to five versatile bedrooms and four full bathrooms. Select plans also feature charming front porches, inviting foyers, flex rooms, casual breakfast nooks and direct access two or three-car garages. Shoppers seeking an unprecedented value are encouraged to tour the professionally furnished models to experience, firsthand, the extraordinary values that each Pulte home delivers. With pricing starting from the high $500,000s, combined with exceptionally low interest rates, the time to buy is now. La Costa Oaks is a master-planned community situated within the Villages of La Costa, a collection of four distinct master-planned communities set in the prestigious La Costa area of southeastern Carlsbad. Planned to take advantage of panoramic ocean, lagoon and hillside views, La Costa Oaks will feature approximately 1,000 homes within its two collections of neighborhoods. An array of resort-style amenities are available at the residents-only The Oaks Club and The Splash Club including wading, swimming and competition-size pools, indoor and outdoor entertainment areas with barbecues, a clubhouse with a gourmet catering kitchen, and an exercise facility. Amberly homes are served by the prestigious Encinitas School District and the San Dieguito Unified High School District, both touting California distinguished school honors. To visit Amberly at La Costa Oaks, travel the I-5 Freeway to the La Costa Avenue exit east. Continue to Rancho Santa Fe Road and turn left to Avenida Soledad. The sales office is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For sales information, please call 877-878-2119 or visit www.pulte.com. For more information about La Costa Oaks, visit www.LaCostaOaks.com. Pulte Homes, Inc. is based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and is one of America’s largest home building companies with operations in 29 states and the District of Columbia. The Company meets the needs of all buyer segments through its brand portfolio that includes Pulte Homes, Centex and Del Webb.


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African Extravaganza at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park We’ve got Free Tickets!

Summertime is a great time to get the family together, or maybe friends you haven’t seen in a while, and make a day of it to have some fun at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. This Summer, the Safari Park comes alive with exotic sights, sounds, and tastes during Summer Safari: African Extravaganza. You’ll feel as if you’ve traveled halfway around the world soon after you enter. As fanciful tunes fill the air, Chief Kahle welcomes guests into Safari Base Camp. He will also roam throughout Base Camp encouraging all his

new friends to take in all the sensational sights and fun activities—there’s something for everyone and every age! Abantwana the storyteller is eager for everyone to join in as she shares tales and music from Africa, and Akaayah and Bolga Zohdomah will get you singing and moving with their beautiful song and dance performances. The “crafty” members of your group will want to spend plenty of time at the African Activities Plaza making a safari vest, decorating a safari hat, or creating beaded jewelry. You can also try your hand at drumming, African style, and we’d be “lion” if we didn’t point out that the interactive Lion Puppet is an experience you won’t want to miss. What better summer experience than a safari to see exotic animals and try something new? The Safari Park has a whole list of exciting ways to create your own unforgettable adventure: take a Caravan Safari out into the large field enclosures to see animals up close and feed a giraffe or a rhino; embark on a Rolling Safari on a Segway

San Diego Botanic Garden SummerFest 25th Anniversary Festival

Thursday Family Fun Nights Every Thurs until 8pm The Garden is open on Thursday evenings until 8pm from now until Labor Day. There are activities for children every Thursday in the Hamilton Children’s Garden from 4:30 – 6pm followed by entertainment in the Lawn Garden from 6 – 7pm. Bring a blanket or low chair to sit on. To see a complete lineup with details visit www.sdbgarden.org/thursnights.htm. Free with admission or membership. Garden Expressions August 20-21, Sat-Sun, 9am – 5pm The Garden is buzzing with selected regional artists of all kinds—sculptors, painters, glass artists, potters, gourd artists, fiber artists, and more—creating and selling their work, much of it inspired by nature. To help celebrate this wonderful dynamic between art and nature they are honoring Jim Hubbell for his amazing contribution to the world of art. Please join them on Sunday, August 21 at 1:30pm in the Ecke Building for his presentation, “Gardens—the bridge between the Wild and the Order.” Everyone is invited to participate in a community sculpture using recycled materials inspired by artist Rodney Rodrigo. Free with admission or membership. Gala in the Garden

September 10, Sat, 5pm San Diego Botanic Garden is hosting the 12th Annual Ga- la in the Garden, Celebrating Nature, Art and James Hubbell. Join us in honoring world-renowned sculptor, artist and architect, James Hubbell as he is presented with the Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence. Enjoy art, exquisite floral arrangements, and live music while taking a twilight stroll through the Garden’s many landscapes including the Bamboo Garden and the new Lawn House Garden. Feast on an array of dishes prepared by thirty of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. The Gala is a Green Event with all food waste and service ware recycled or composted. Be a part of San Diego Botanic Garden’s largest fundraiser and contribute directly to the growth and enhancement of this community treasure. Tickets start at $175 per person. After August 10, the price increases to $200. Tickets may be purchased at www.SDBGarden.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Sherri Johnson at (760) 436-3036 x218. 17th Annual Orchid Fair September 30-October 2, Fri-Sun, 10am-4pm This is an American Orchid Society sanctioned judging event with vendors and ongoing lectures on the culture and care of orchids. Thousands of orchids will grace the grounds, some in exhibits and some for sale. Orchid related products, artistic pottery, paintings, and books will also be available and there will ongoing lectures on culture and care. Free with admission or membership. The San Diego Botanic Garden is located at 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. Call (760) 436-3036 or visit www. SDBGarden.org for more information.

August 3-26 La Jolla Music Society announces this year’s SummerFest, a nationally-recognized chamber music festival featuring over 70 world-class artists and ensembles performing in La Jolla from August 3 through August 26. SummerFest 2011 explores the dynamic range of chamber music while continuing to promote the creation and performance of modern-day masterworks. Since its inception in 1986, SummerFest has welcomed over 600 renowned artists and ensembles, four talented artistic directors and nearly a quarter of a million audience members at venues in San Diego and over the airwaves nationwide. There will be a free concert at La Jolla Cove on August 3. On the opening weekend of August 5-7, there will be 3 concerts featuring Cho-Liang Lin, Andreas Haefliger, Augustin Hadelich and Gil Shaham. New works by superstar composers John Williams and Joan Tower première at SummerFest. Pianists Olga Kern, Marc-André Hamlin and cellist Alisa Wielerstein, and violinist Midori perform in the popular “An Evening with…” Series, demonstrating the heart of their virtuosic musical talents. There are free events throughout the festival, including special “Encounters” at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, “Open Rehearsals” and “Coaching Workshops” with the Festival’s Fellowship Artists. Single tickets prices range from $45-$75 and are on sale now. For ticket information, call the La Jolla Music Society Ticket Office at (858) 459-3728 or visit www.LJMS.org.

Barona Celebrates Native American Culture at the 41st Annual Powwow September 2-4, Fri 6-11pm, Sat-Sun 1-11pm The Barona Band of Mission Indians invites you to experience Native American culture at the 41st annual Barona Powwow taking place on Friday, September 2 from 6 to 11pm and Saturday and Sunday, September 3-4, from 1 to 11pm. Since its inception in 1970, the tribal celebration has grown into a three-day event featuring more than 200 dancers with over 10,000 guests in attendance. During Labor Day weekend, Native Americans from across the country showcase traditional Tribal dances, singing and music, a hand drum contest, authentic Native American cuisine and exquisite handcrafted arts and jewelry. Guests also enjoy numerous contests and over $60,000 in cash prize giveaways. The festivities takes place at the Barona Baseball Field (just one mile north of Barona Resort & Casino) on the Barona Indian Reservation, located at 1095 Barona Road in Lakeside. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call (619) 443-6612 or visit www. barona-nsn.gov.

to see African and Asian animals, soar on Flightline Safari, an exhilarating zip line ride; or spend the night surrounded by wildlife on a Roar & Snore Safari. Of course, no trip to the Safari Park would be complete without the exciting attractions and experiences for which the Park is known, such as Robert the Zebra at Discovery Station, Africa Tram Safari, Shiley’s Cheetah Run, and much more. Summer Safari: African Extravaganza is a continent’s worth of excitement—all at the Safari Park! It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Just visit our entertainment website at www.HotinNorthCounty.com and fill in the simple entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you this summer at African Extravaganza at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

Family Sleepovers on Board the Star of India August 13-14, Sat-Sun, 2:30pm-9am

Join an imaginary voyage back to the 19th Century. The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you and your family to step back in time and spend a night on board the world’s oldest, active sailing ship. Experience what life was like for emigrants and crew who lived aboard the Star of India. This imaginary voyage begins on Saturday, August 13 at 2:30pm and ends on Sunday, August 14 at 9am. The cost of admission is $55 for museum members and $70 for non-members. The program includes dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday. Visiting passengers have the opportunity to help set sail, move cargo, and stand watch aboard one of the most historically significant ships in the world. This program is very popular and it typically sells out, so early reservations are encouraged. Please note that the ship does not leave the dock during this program. It is recommended little sailors are at least 6 years old to participate. For more information and reservations call (619) 2349153 ext. 124 or visit the website at www.sdmaritime. org. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101.

Summer Sailor’s Days for the Whole Family

Now through August 29, Mondays, 9am-2pm Tall ships in San Diego Harbor are having Sailor’s Days every Monday through August 29 from 9am-2pm. Adults and children alike can experience firsthand various activities, such as, what it is like to make rope for sailing, move cargo, raise and lower huge sails, tie sailor’s knots, climb through a steam engine and many more things to see and do. Each child can participate in a scavenger hunt around the ships, learning about history while having fun. Each child wins a prize of his or her choice from our treasure chest. All activities are included with regular admission prices. For adults, admission is $14 and child admission is $8. Tickets may be purchased at the gate. Rides on the Pilot can be added to regular admission for only $3 more. For more information the public can call (619) 234-9153 ext.101 or check the Maritime Museum’s website at www. sdmaritime.org. The museum is located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101.

Carlsbad Art in the Village August 14, Sun, 9am-5pm

Art in the Village is the premier art and fine craft event in the City of Carlsbad and boasts 20,000 visitors per year. Art in the Village is held every year on the second Sunday in August. Now in its thirteenth year, the show is ever more committed to providing the region with a quality arts and fine craft show. The show extends throughout the Village of Carlsbad with exhibitor booths located along State Street and Grand Avenue. In addition to the wide variety of fine arts and fine crafts vendors, there are a number of opportunity- type food vendors. This event is free. For more information on Carlsbad Art in the Village, call (760) 945-9288.


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Don’t Drink the Swimming Pool Water Three young kids are fighting over a Baby Ruth candy bar at the edge of an overcrowded swimming pool at an exclusive resort. The candy wrapper is torn off and the candy bar gets tossed into the pool. [Cue soundtrack of the movie JAWS] The haunting music gets louder and louder, while the brown projectile floats and bobs in the water. Soon, a little girl spots the horrible looking lumpy brown object and screams, “Doodie! Doodie!” An old woman watching nearby yells, “Don’t touch it!” Now, swimmers are screaming and yelling and everyone gets out of the pool. Hours later, a maintenance man, wearing toxic chemical protective gear, is walking, scrubbing and sweeping the floor of the deep end of the now empty pool. He finds the small brown log lying near the pool’s drain, picks it up and exclaims, “Here it is!” A woman gasps. He then says, “It’s no big deal!” To the shock and horror of onlookers, he examines it, smells it, and then takes a big bite out of it. A woman passes out. The maintenance man continues chewing it with a satisfying expression on his face. This, of course, is a scene from the 1980 classic movie, Caddyshack, starring Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield. Although this scene is purely comedic fiction,

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it’s not too far-fetched from what actually might be lurking beneath the surface of your favorite pool or spa. You may not really want to know the dirty truth, but I’d like to take you on a fun field trip to swimming pool school. It’s the place where we hang out while our kids play and swim all day. So, how safe is the pool water you and your kids are swimming in? Care to take a big gulp and find out? Uh oh, did you just swim into a nice warm spot? Better swim away! And, oh my, did you just see your neighbor’s runny nosed, not-yet-potty-trained baby girl enter the water with a big smile on her face? You probably know what that smile means! [Cue soundtrack to JAWS again] Contaminated water spreads germs that cause recreational water illnesses (RWIs). RWIs present a wide spectrum of problems, including skin, ear, eye, respiratory and digestive infections, the most common of which is diarrhea. Eeuw! Just think about all the yucky stuff people bring into swimming pools; e.g. bacterial and viral diseases, bodily excretions, unclean bodies, hair, makeup, skin care products, topical ointments, sunscreen, insect repellents, to name a few. Imbalance of chlorine, acid, pool sanitizer or disinfectant is also not healthy and can cause skin and internal irritations. By the way, the U.S. Centers for Disease

Control (CDC) warns that people with compromised immune systems, children, and pregnant women are at a higher risk of more severe illness if infected. Swimming pool maintenance technician, Lance Watters, of Watters Clean Pool Service in Vista says, “You’d be surprised how many adults get in with their children into foggy pools without even thinking about how bad it could be for them.” How many people shower before swimming? One of the most important ways to protect yourself and others is to shower thoroughly before entering a pool. Women and girls should wear appropriate protective attire during their menstrual cycles. If you have a cold, the flu, herpes flair up, or diarrhea, please consider others. Anyone with open wounds or sores should avoid swimming altogether. Try to avoid getting pool water in your mouth; and don’t swallow it if you do. Wear swimming goggles to protect your eyes. Take your children out of the pool often for bathroom breaks. Change their diapers often and far away from poolside. Germs can spread to surfaces around the pool. Wash your child thoroughly.

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Cheetah Run Debuts At San Congratulations 3rd Annual Father/Son Photo Diego Zoo Safari Park Look-A-Like Contest Winners! Don’t blink, or you just might miss it. Starting this summer, the fastest land animal will be showing off its speed every day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Shiley’s Cheetah Run shows Safari Park guests the cheetah’s astounding speed - 0 to 70 mph in just 4 seconds. Cheetah Run is part of the Park’s extended-hours program, Summer Safari: African Extravaganza, which will run until Aug. 21, during which the Park is open until 7 p.m. Located near Lion Camp, Cheetah Run will take place at 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting, and is included with Park admission and membership. Cheetah Run is made possible through the generosity of local philanthropist Darlene Shiley and is named in honor of Shiley, one of the participating cheetahs. There are three cheetahs who are trained to run off leash for Cheetah Run: Amara, Shiley and Johari. Each day, one of these cheetahs will run down a 330foot straight track while chasing a mechanical lure attached to its favorite toy. Guests, who could be as close as 7 feet away, may feel the wind as the cheetah passes by. “You are so close to the cheetahs here at the Safari Park,” said Janet Rose-Hinostroza, animal training manager for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, “You can hear them breathing; you can hear their claws ripping the sod as they go past you. It is an incredible, exhilarating experience.” For more information visit www.sdzsafaripark.org

The North County Sun, www.HotinNorthCounty.com and 102.1 KPRI FM want to congratulate our Father’s Day Father/Son Photo Contest Winners Ryan Martin and son, Brady Martin, and Jeff Ellis and son, Adam Ellis. Our two photo contest winners each won a family four-pack of tickets to Legoland California, dinner at the Brigantine Restaurant in Del Mar, a Hornblower Cruise, San Diego Padres Tickets, Planet BBQ Cookbook and a Magellan GPS System!

Fiestas Patrias celebrates Wild Ass Running Amuck At Safari Park Mexican Independence Day at Old Town A new small herd of Somali Wild Ass could be seen running through their exhibit at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The Safari Park celebrated three births in the herd of critically endangered species in July, which brings the size of the herd to seven. The Park has had 42 successful births since it started breeding the Somali Wild Ass in 1985. The herd sire is named Freedom and is the father of all three foals. The first foal, born on July 4, is a female named Uhura, which is Somali for “freedom.” The second foal, born on July 10, is also a female and named Kira after a river in Africa. The third foal, which was born late in the day on July 11, is a male and has yet to be named. Visitors to the Safari Park can see the colt and fillies on the Africa Tram Safari. The Somali Wild Ass is native to northeastern Africa in the countries of Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The species is often found living alone due to the lack of food in the deserts where it is found. Small herds do exist, though usually comprised of adult females and their offspring. Somali wild asses are most active at dawn, dusk and nighttime, when it is cool, in order to conserve energy and water. This summer the Safari Park is hosting an African Extravaganza with acrobats, a storyteller and an African chief. The Summer Safari celebration begins as soon as visitors step onto the Park’s front plaza, with the beat of an African drum setting the rhythm for adventure. Inside, Chief Kahle provides a warm welcome, poses for pictures and hands each child their very own safari hat. Abantwana, the storyteller, spins tales of African wildlife while guests play instruments that help the stories unfold. The Park also has extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., until August 21. For more information, visit www.sdzsafaripark.org

September 17, Sat, 12pm-4pm Step back in time when Old Town San Diego was part of Mexico on Saturday, September 17 from 12pm-4pm. The free event celebrates Mexican Independence and features live entertainment, Grito competition, Changing of the Flag Reenactment, paper flower making, relay races, vaquero games and other fun activities! Learn historic games such as cascarones, and how early San Diego was influenced by Mexican Independence. Fiestas Patrias celebrates the most important day in Mexican history - it commemorates the beginning of Mexico’s independence from Spain in 1810. Come early to participate in the parade and relax in the plaza while enjoying a picnic, music, dancing, and other activities until 4pm. The family friendly event is free and is supported by the Boosters of Old Town (BOOT), who financially aid education programs in the park. Free parking is available in the CalTrans headquarters on Taylor Street, one block from the event site. For more information, call Old Town San Diego State Historic Park Visitor Information Center at (619) 220-5422 or visit the park website at www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego.

Jeff Ellis and Son Adam

Ryan Martin and son Brady


www.HotinNorthCounty.com •  August–September ’11  •  A-21 Find more entertainment at www.HotinNorthCounty.com SWIMMING POOL WATER Continued from page A-20 Chlorine and pH fight most germs that make swimmers sick. Pool maintenance workers need to vigilantly monitor pH and chlorine levels and adjust accordingly. The ideal chlorine level in a swimming pool should be between 2 and 4 parts per million (ppm), and for health reasons should never go below 1ppm. The pH should be kept between 7.2 and 7.8ppm. Watters says, “If the water is green, the chlorine level is basically below zero!” Maintaining proper levels will minimize skin and eye irritation. If you find that your eyes are burning, then probably levels are too high. If you see a dirty diaper (or a human “Baby Ruth”) floating in the water, or down by the pool drain, keep in mind that chlorine can pretty much kill the Cryptosporidiosis parasites, but it will take some time. The water may be uninhabitable for days. On that lovely note, I hope you are now a little more aware about pool water safety. To learn more about swimming pool health and safety, please visit the CDC’s website at www.cdc.gov/healthyswimming/index.htm. And remember, don’t drink the water! Happy swimming everyone! Gurgle, gurgle, glub, glub.

Swimming is a fun and healthy activity and an excellent way to get physical activity needed for a healthy life. Of course, not every pool is a cesspool of horrible bacteria and microorganisms. Some pools are safer to swim in than others. Before entering a swimming pool—especially a public swimming pool—remember to rely on your four senses.

THE CARAVAN SAFARI. Become one with the animals. Get closer to rhinos than ever before on our Caravan Safari. Photograph, touch, and even feed our gentle giants in their expansive habitat. July 2nd through August 21st, enjoy the sights and sounds of Summer Safari - An African Extravaganza. See acrobats bend, artisans craft, and feel the rush of a cheetah running right past you! Book your safari today at sdzsafaripark.org

• Look: Healthy pool water should look crystal blue and sparkling, not murky or greenish. You should be able to see the bottom of the pool clearly. If you see leaves and debris floating on the surface or on the pool bottom, then maybe the pool’s filter system isn’t working properly. • Feel: Touch the pool tiles. They should feel smooth and clean, not sticky or slick. Algae and other types of organisms cause tiles to be slippery. • Smell: It’s normal to smell the odor of chlorine, but not an overpowering chemical odor. Be just as concerned or more concerned if you don’t smell any chlorine. • Listen: You should be able to hear nearby pool-cleaning equipment such as motors, pumps and filter systems.

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September 14-October 1 at 7:30 pm Betty Jean, Cindy Lou, Missy, and Suzy invite you back to the prom for a cotton-candy colored, non-stop pop musical blast from the past! Catch the San Diego premiere of this hit Off-Broadway musical featuring the greatest hits of the 50’s.

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AUGUST Now-8/6 Annie at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, 8pm. (760) 724-2110 www.moonlightstage.com Now-8/7 Mercury Insurance Pro Women’s Tennis Championship by Tri-City Medical at La Costa Resort and Spa, Carlsbad. www.mercuryinsuranceopen.com (760) 930-7032 Now-8/7 Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents Disney’s Mary Poppins. $25-$85. (724) 556-2787 www.scfta.org Now-8/7 Five Course Love at North Coast Repertory Theatre. (858) 481-1055 www.northcoastrep.org Now- 8/14 Orange County Fair, Wed-Sun. 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 922626. (714) 708-1500 www.ocfair.com/ocf Now-8/21 The Laguna Playhouse presents I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, $35-$70. (949) 497-2787 www.LagunaPlayhouse.com Now-8/21 La Jolla Playhouse presents Sleeping Beauty Wakes, TuesSun. (858) 550-1010 www.lajollaplayhouse.org Now-8/25 Concerts at the Cove at Fletcher Cove Park, Solana Beach. Thursdays 6-7:45pm. 140 So. Sierra Ave. (858) 720-2453 www.cityofsolanabeach.org. Now-8/29 Summer Sailor’s Days on the Star of India and other ships. 9am-2pm, 11492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org Now-9/4 Del Mar Racetrack Summer Concert Series. Begins August 5 and runs through September 4. www.delmarscene.com Now-9/5 San Diego Zoo’s Nighttime Zoo: China Celebration, 2-9pm. (619) 231-1515 www.sandiegozoo.org/nighttimezoo Now-9/22 Amadeus at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, Shakespeare Festival. (619) 234-5612 www.TheOldGlobe.org Now-9/24 Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, Shakespeare Festival. (619) 234-5612 www.TheOldGlobe.org Now-9/25 The Tempest at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park, Shakespeare Festival. (619) 234-5612 www.TheOldGlobe.org Now-10/15 Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series, $55-$170. (951) 699-3021 www.thorntonwine.com 8/1-8/31 Festival of Arts – California’s Premier Fine Art Show in Orange County, daily, 10am-11:30pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/1-8/31 Pageant of the Masters at Festival of Arts in Orange County. Daily, 8:30pm. (949) 494-1145 www.PageantTickets.com 8/2 Frampton Comes Alive! 35th Anniversary Tour at Balboa Theatre, 8pm. $39-$110. www.SDBalboa.org 8/2-21 Laguna Playhouse presents I Left My Heart, Tues-Sun. www.lagunaplayhouse.com 8/2-8/30 Art Talks at Laguna Festival of Arts, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am-11am. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/3-26 La Jolla Music Society presents SummerFest 25th Anniversary Festival. 8/3 free Summerfest Under the Stars concert. (858) 459-3728 www.ljms.org 8/4-8/25 Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate: What Could be Better? at Laguna Festival of Arts, Thursdays, 5pm-8pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/4 Concert at the Cove in Solana Beach at Fletcher Cove Park 6-8pm www.cityofsolanabeach.org. 8/5-9/30 Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido, 5-9pm. On Grand Ave. from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper St. Every Friday until 9/30. www.cruisingrand.com 8/5 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents Big Sam’s Funky Nation, 6-8pm at Calavera Hills Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive. (760) 434-2904 www.carlsbadca.gov/arts 8/5-8/26 Mix it Up DJ Style with DJ Lucky Lou at Laguna Festival of Arts, Fridays, 6pm-8pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org

8/5-9/2 Jam Sessions with Professional Jazz Musicians at California Center for the Arts Escondido. Every Fri 7-10pm. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 8/6 Cooking Classes with Chef Elizabeth at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 1:30-4pm. Register by 8/3. www.sdbgarden.org 8/6 Fairy Garden Workshop at Weidner’s Gardens in Encinitas, 1:30pm. Create and plant a table-top fairy garden. $10 plus cost of materials. (760) 436-2194 www.weidners.com 8/6 Bugs Bunny at the Symphony at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, 8pm. (714) 755-5799 www.PacificSymphony.org 8/6 Free Children’s Concert in the Park at 1148 Rock Springs Rd., San Marcos, 5-7pm. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 8/6 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: “Soldiers and Citizens.” www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego 8/6 Jazz on the Green, sponsored by KSBR at Festival of Arts in Orange County, 1pm-3pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/6 How to Install and Laundry to landscape Greywater Irrigation System at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-noon. $25-$30. Register by 8/3. www.SDBGarden.org 8/6-10/23 Oceanside Museum of Art presents Touching the Surface: Vicki Walsh. (760) 435-3721 www.oma-online.org 8/7 Blue Breeze Band (Motown, R&B, Soul) plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. www.ljconcertsbythesea.com 8/7 Chula Vista 15th Annual Lemon Festival, 11am-7pm. (619) 422-1982 8/7 Burnsville Band (blues) at Moonlight Beach, 3-5pm. Summer Sunday Concerts by the Sea. 4th and B Street, Encinitas. (760) 633-2756 8/7-8/27 Art of Cooking at Festival of Arts in Orange County, Sundays, 1-2pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/8-12 Animal Adventure Camp (North Campus) at San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 572 Airport Rd., Oceanside, 9am-3pm. (619) 243-3432 www.sdhumane.org 8/9 Vans Warped Tour at the Cricket Amphitheatre, San Diego. Tons of popular bands. www.warpedtour.com 8/10-21 Mary Poppins at San Diego Civic Theatre. (619) 570-1100 www.broadwaysd.com 8/11 6th Annual Health & Wellness Fair at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza, 9am-1pm. 300 North Coast Highway. (760) 722-1534 www.NCHealthFair.com 8/11 Thursday Family Fun Nights at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, until 8pm. www.SDBGarden.org 8/11 Concert at the Cove in Solana Beach at Fletcher Cove Park 6-8pm www.cityofsolanabeach.org. 8/12 27th Annual Longboard Surf Contest and Festival at Oceanside Pier. www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org 8/12 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents John Nemeth, 6-8pm at Calavera Hills Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive. (760) 434-2904 www.carlsbadca.gov/arts 8/12 $2 Taste of Fair Food at Orange County Fair. www.ocfair.com 8/12-14 27th Annual Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest and Beach Festival. Starts 8/12, 6am. Ends 8/14, 5pm. Pier Amphitheater. (800) 350-7873 www.visitoceanside.org 8/12-14 North County School of the Arts presents Oklahoma!, 3557 Lancer Way, Carlsbad. (760) 633-3893 www.ncsarts.org 8/12-15 La Jolla Playhouse presents Cankerblosson, a dark fairytale inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (858) 550-1010 www.lajollaplayhouse.org

9/1-4 Art San Diego Comtemporary Art Fair www.artsandiego-fair.com 9/2-9/30 Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido, 5-9pm. On Grand Ave. from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper St. Every Friday until 9/30. www.cruisingrand.com 9/2-4 41st Annual Barona Powwow at the Barona Baseball Field, 1095 Barona Road, Lakeside. Fri 6-11pm, Sat-Sun 1-11pm. Free. (619) 443-6612 www.barona-nsn.gov 9/2-5 Julian Arts Guild Fall Art Show. Fri 10am-8pm, Sat-Mon 10am-6pm, Julian Town Hall. (760) 765-0484 www.julianartsguild.org 9/3 Julian Grape Stomp Festa at Menghini Winery, 11am-7pm. $10 adults 21 and over, $5 for ages 6 to 20, 5 and under free. (760) 765-1857 www.julianca.com 9/4 Bill Bagee Blues Band (blues) plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. www.ljconcertsbythesea.com 9/5 Labor Day 9/5 82nd Annual Labor Day Pier Swim at Oceanside Pier, 8:30am. (760) 435-1031. www.oceansideswimclub.com 9/5 Fly an American Flag on Labor Day Weekend. Marines from Camp Pendleton will fly 1,000 American Flags along Interstate 5 freeway just outside the fence line of Camp Pendleton. For info or donations www.firstgiving.org 9/6-18 Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents West Side Story. $20-$85. (724) 556-2787 www.scfta.org 9/8 Taste of MainStreet, 6-9pm. Huge variety of food samples from restaurants along S. Coast Hwy 101 in Downtown Encinitas. www.encinitas101.com 9/8 12th Annual Taste of Downtown, 5-9pm. 50 restaurants throughout the Gaslamp Quarter, Financial District, East Village and Horton Plaza in Downtown San Diego. (619) 233-5008 www.dtsd.org 9/9-11 22nd Annual Sycuan Pow Wow, 5459 Sycuan Rd., El Cajon. (619) 445-7776 www.sycuantribe.com 9/10 Summer Concerts in the Gardens presents Danielle Tucker (Country), 5pm. At the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 9/10 Gala in the Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 5pm. $175-$200. (760) 436-3036 www.SDBGarden.org 9/10 Heartbreak Ridge 13.1 Marathon at Las Pulgas on Camp Pendleton, race starts at 8:05am www.camppendletonraces.com. 9/10 Grape Day Parade and Festival at Grape Day Park, Escondido. Parade at 9:30am, festival from 9:30am-4pm. Grape stomping, vendors, fun zone, good food, and more. (760) 743-8207 www.escondidohistory.org

9/10 Poway Days Heritage Parade on Poway Road, 9am, Poway. (858) 748-0016 www.poway.com 9/10 Second Saturday ArtWalk in Downtown Escondido, 5-9pm, Escondido. (760) 745-8877 www.downtownescondido.com 9/10-11 Surf for the Sea, benefit for the Surfrider Foundation, North Side of Oceanside Pier. (760) 439-0863. 9/10-11 33rd Annual Greek Festival, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm, Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Cardiff-bythe-Sea. (760) 942-0920 www.cardiffgreekfest.com 9/10-10/2 Lend Me a Tenor at North Coast Repertory Theatre. (858) 481-1055 www.northcoastrep.org 9/11 2,973 lives lost. We will never forget. 9/11 Chargers vs. Minnesota first regular season game. 9/11 81st La Jolla Rough Water Swim at La Jolla Cove. www.ljrws.com 9/11 Orange County Pacific Coast Triathlon in Mission Viejo.www. octriseries.com 9/11-18 Spirits of Mexico at Old Town San Diego Historic Park. Tasting, cocktail competitions, awards, seminars, lobster bus, silent auction, and more. (619) 220-5422 www.polishedpalate.com 9/14-10/1 The Marvelous Wonderettes at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, 7:30pm. (760) 724-2110 www.moonlightstage.com 9/15 Encinitas Classic Car Nights, 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street, Encinitas. www.encinitas101.com 9/15-11/6 Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show at The Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park. Tickets TBA. (619) 234-5612 www.theoldglobe.org 9/16 16th Annual Blind Surfing Event at South Ponto Beach, Carlsbad, 9am-2pm. (760) 436-7338 www.encinitaslions.org 9/16 Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever! at the Valley View Casino Center, 4pm and 7pm. $18$60. www.PhineasAndFerbLive.com 9/16-18 22nd Annual Fall Home and Garden Show at Del Mar Fairgrounds. 11am-6pm Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday. www.fallhomegardenshow.com 9/17 Three Choices for the Fall Garden at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-noon. $25-$30. Register by 9/14. www.SDBGarden.org 9/17 Fiestas Patrias (Mexican Independence Day) at Old Town, noon-4pm. Parade, music, dancing and more. (619) 220-5422 www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego 9/17 KIFM 98.1 Jazz at the Beach, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. KIFM 98.1 San Diego Concert Series 21 and up event. (619) 291-9797 www.kifm.com 9/17 Create Your Own Garden Toolbox workshop at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 9am-1pm. $55-$60. Register by 9/14. www.SDBGarden.org

10/1 City of Encinitas 25-Year Anniversary in conjunction with San Dieguito Heritage Museum’s Lima Bean Festival, noon-4pm. 450 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas. (760) 632-9711 www.sdheritage.org 10/1 Poway Music Fest featuring The Max Weinberg Experience, 8pm. $10-$42. Poway Center for the Performing Arts.

(858) 748-0505 www.powayarts.org 10/1 Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest at Holiday Park, Carlsbad. Noon10pm. (760) 434-6093 www.rotaryoktoberfest.org 10/1-2 Old Town San Diego Art Festival, 10am-6pm on San Diego Avenue. (619) 233-5008 www.oldtownartfestival.com 10/2 9th Annual Grape Stomp Festival at Ponte Winery in

8/13 Design Your Own Living Work of Art at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-noon. Design, create, maintain succulent creations. $75-$85. www.SDBGarden.org 8/13 Jazz on the Green, sponsored by KSBR at Festival of Arts in Orange County, 1pm-3pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/13 Cardiff Dog Days of Summer 10am-3pm. 124 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiff by The Sea, (760) 436-0431 www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com 8/13 Free Neil Diamond Tribute Concert at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Ct., San Marcos, 6pm. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 8/13 Drawing and Doodling From Your True Nature at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 2-4pm. $35-$45. Register by 8/10. www.SDBGarden.org 8/13 BrewFest Encinitas at Mira Costa College, 4-7pm. $40. (760) 707-8593 www.brewfestencinitas.com 8/13 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: “Californio Day.” www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego 8/13-14 Snores & S’mores Family Campout: Land of OZ, Aviara Community Park, 5-10pm. 6435 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad. BBQ and family movie. www.classweb.ci.carlsbad.ca.us 8/13-14 Family Sleepovers on the Star of India, 2:30pm-9am. $70 nonmembers, $55 members. 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego. (619) 234-9153 www.sdmaritime.org 8/14 Big Time Operator (swing) plays at La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. www.ljconcertsbythesea.com 8/14 Summer Concert in the Park Series at Lake Poway, 14644 Lake Poway Rd. Featuring Pomerado Community Band (orchestra). (858) 668-4771 www.poway.org 8/14 Carlsbad Art in the Village, 9am-5pm. Along State Street and Grand Ave. in Carlsbad Village. (760) 945-9288 www.kennedyfaires.com 8/17 Summer Green Flash Concert at Birch Aquarium brings singersongwriter Steve Poltz, 6-9pm. $30. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu 8/17-9/3 Hairspray at Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, 8pm. (760) 724-2110 www.moonlightstage.com 8/18 Thursday Family Fun Nights at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, until 8pm. www.SDBGarden.org 8/18 Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents An Evening with Steve Martin, 7:30pm. $46-$76. (724) 556-2787 www.scfta.org 8/18 333’s Jazz at the Museum at Oceanside Museum of Art, 712 Pier View Way, Oceanside, 7-9pm. (760) 435-3721 www.oma-online.org 8/18 Encinitas Classic Car Nights, 5:30-7:30pm. S. Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street, Encinitas. www.encinitas101.com 8/18-28 2 Pianos 4 Hands at North Coast Repertory Theatre. (858) 481-1055 www.northcoastrep.org 8/19 TGIF Jazz in the Parks presents Monette MarinoKeita, 6-8pm at Calavera Hills Park, 2997 Glasgow Drive. (760) 434-2904 www.carlsbadca.gov/arts 8/19-20 America’s Finest City Fitness Expo at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina (1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego). Fri noon7pm, Sat 10am-5pm. (760) 692-2900 www.afchalf 8/19-20 Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration and Invitational Beer Festival at CSU San Marcos. 40+ breweries. www.stonebrew.com/anniv/ 8/20 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: TwainFest. www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego 8/20 Professional Bull Riding comes to the Del Mar Arena, 8pm. Gates open 7pm. www.sdfair.com 8/20 25th Annual Fur Ball at San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 6pm-midnight. (619) 243-3479 furball@sdhumane.org

8/20 3rd Annual Festival Runway Fashion at Laguna Festival of Arts, 1-4pm. (949) 494-1145 www.LagunaFestivalofArts.org 8/20-21 Garden Expressions at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 9am-5pm. www.SDBGarden.org 8/20-21 35th Annual World Bodysurfing Championships at Oceanside Pier, 6:30am-5pm. (310)457-2321 www.worldbodysurfing.org 8/20-21 First Annual Art in the Garden at Weidner’s Garden in Encinitas. Welcomes photographers and other artists. (760) 436-2194 www.weidners.com 8/21 Lao Tizer (contemporary) plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. www.ljconcertsbythesea.com 8/21 Coastal Communities Concert Band performs at California Center for the Arts Escondido, 2pm. $15. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 8/21 Shoreline Rootz (reggae) at Moonlight Beach, 3-5pm. Summer Sunday Concerts by the Sea. 4th and B Street, Encinitas. (760) 633-2756 8/21 34th Annual America’s Finest City Half-Marathon and AFC 5K. See article inside. (760) 692-2900 www.afchalf.com 8/24 Kundalini Yoga in the Garden at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 5:30-7pm. $10-$12. www.SDBGarden.org 8/25-26 Make Your Own Silk Floral Scarves at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas. Thurs 9:30am-5pm, Fri 9:30am-4pm. $185$200, additional $75 materials fee. Register by 8/22. www.SDBGarden.org 8/26 7th Annual Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park Film Festival begins, playing What’s Cookin. Film begins at sunset. Carlsbad. Continues 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, and 9/23. (760) 476-1564 www.classweb.ci.carlsbad.ca.us 8/26 Beach Party Doggie Café at San Diego Humane Society and SPCA, 5500 Gaines Street, San Diego, 6-8pm. (619) 299-7012 www.sdhumane.org 8/27 Stagecoach Day at Old Town San Diego, noon-4pm. Theme: Cattle Drive. www.parks.ca.gov/oldtownsandiego 8/27 4th Annual Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion show at Bliss 101 687 S. Coast Hwy 101 in downtown Encintas, 6-9pm. $10-$20 per person. www.encinitas101.com 8/27 9th Annual Chula Vista Rotary Wine and Food Festival, 6pm-9pm, Otay Ranch Town Center at Olympic Pkwy and Eastlake Pkwy. Featuring over 50 restaurants, breweries, wineries and more. (619) 233-5008 www.mcfarlanepromotions.com 8/27 Summer Concerts in the Gardens at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. Smokestaxx (Motown) performs, 7pm. Various ticket prices. (760) 744-9000 www.san-marcos.net 8/27 Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents Kathy Griffin, 7 & 9:30pm. $46-$75. (724) 556-2787 www.scfta.org 8/27-28 First Annual Art in the Garden at Weidner’s Garden in Encinitas. Welcomes photographers and other artists. (760) 436-2194 www.weidners.com 8/28 7th Annual LeucadiArt Walk, Hwy 101, 10am-5pm. Art, live music, Wine and Beer Garden, demonstrations and children’s activities. (760) 436-2320 www.leucadia101.com 8/28 Art in Motion: Hip Hop to Tango at Laguna Festival of Arts, 3-4pm. (949) 494-1145 www.lagunafestivalofarts.org 8/28 Rockola (classic) plays at the La Jolla Concerts by the Sea, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove, 2-4pm. www.ljconcertsbythesea.com 8/27 7th Annual Movie Night at Fletcher Cove Solana Beach 6-7pm www.cityofsolanabeach.org 8/30-9/25 La Jolla Playhouse presents Milk Like Sugar, Tues-Sun. (858) 550-1010 www.lajollaplayhouse.org

SEPTEMBER 9/17 Carlsbad Family Movie Night in the Park, Stagecoach Community Park, 3420 Camino de los Coches, 6-10pm. (760) 602-7519 www.carlsbadca.gov 9/17 That’s Italian- Autumn Dishes at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 1:30-4pm. Learn how to make various Italian dishes. Register by 9/14. www.SDBGarden.org 9/17-18 Rendezvous in Poway, Sat 10am-4 pm, Sun 10am-2 pm. (858) 668-4576 9/17-18 The Battle of the Bands (Sat) at Poway Valley Riders Association grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway. Annual Trail Ride (Sun) leaves at 9am. www.powayrodeo.com 9/17-18 41st Annual Julian Bluegrass Festival at Frank Lane Park, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 9am-4pm. $15. (760) 789-1857 9/17-18 Cardiff Surf Classic and Rerip Green Fest at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, 9am-5pm. www.cardiffsurfclassic.com 9/18 49th Annual Poway Days at Midland Rd., Poway, CA 92064. 10am-5pm. Live music, Food Court, fun kids zone, 175+ vendors, and a Beer Garden. www.poway.com 9/18 16th Annual Lions Club Blind Surfing Event at South Ponto Beach, 9am-2pm, Encinitas. (760) 436-0069 www.encinitaslions.org 9/18-23 San Diego Restaurant Week. No tickets necessary. Discounted dining. www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com 9/20 Encinitas Oktoberfest, 10am-6pm. (760) 753-6041 www.encinitaschamber.com 9/20-25 San Diego Civic Theatre presents Blue man Group. (619) 570-1100 www.broadwaySD.com 9/21 Summer Green Flash Concert at Birch Aquarium brings Brett Dennen, 6-9pm. $30. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu 9/22 The Country Friends 56th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. www.thecountryfriends.org 9/22-24 Sara Chang Plays Mendelssohn at Pacific Symphony, 3681 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, 8pm. (714) 715-5799 www.PacificSymphony.org 9/23 First Day of Autumn 9/23-24 Poway Rodeo at Poway Valley Riders Association grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Rd., Poway. Fri 7:30pm, Sat 1 & 7:30pm. www.powayrodeo.com 9/23-25 National Multiple Sclerosis 3-Day Walk, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad. (800) 344-4867 www.carlsbadca.gov or www.myMSchallenge.com 9/24 17th Annual Golf Classic at Rancho Bernardo Inn www.cancerforcollege.org 9/24 San Diego Derby Dolls at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. $15. www.derbydolls.com

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Temecula, 4-8pm. Take I-5 to Rancho California Road, go east for 6.5 miles, Ponte Winery on right hand side. (951) 694-8855 www.pontewinery.com 10/5-9 Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove at Valley View Casino Center. 10/7-8 Yom Kippur

9/24 Palm and Cycad Workshop at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-3pm. $45-$55. Register by 9/21. www.SDBGarden.org 9/24 Bates Nut Farm Giant Pumpkin Patch opens for Fall Season, 15954 Woods Valley Road, Valley Center, CA 92082. 9am-5pm. (760) 749-3333 www.batesnutfarm.biz 9/24 The Superstars of Cable Comedy at California Center for the Arts Escondido, 7:30pm. $36-$42. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 9/24-25 NSSA Surfing Championship South Harbor Jetty in Oceanside from 7am-5pm (714) 378-0899 www.ci.oceanside.ca.us 9/24-25 30th Anniversary of Adams Avenue Street Fair in Normal Heights community of San Diego. Sat 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pm. Music, vendors, beer gardens, carnival rides and more. (619) 282-7329 www.adamsavenuebusiness.com 9/24-25 ArtSplash street chalk art festival. Sat 10am-6 pm, Sun 10am–5pm. Located on Armada Drive above The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (760)-436-2828 www.carlsbadartsplash.com 9/24-25 Oceanside Harbor Days at Oceanside Harbor, 9am-6pm. Vendors, food, rides, beer garden, fishing derby and more. (760) 722-1534 www.oceansideharbordays.com 9/24-25 Volcan Mountain Folk Music Festival and Julian Art Guild Show at the Menghini Winery, Julian. 11am-5pm. $5-$8. (760) 765-1857 www.julianca.com 9/25 Tiki Swim from Oceanside pier to the Oceanside harbor, 2.4 mile swim. www.tikiswim.com 9/25 Defying Reality: Bart Rockett’s Amazing World of Magic, Illusion and Comedy at the California Center for the Arts Escondido, 2pm. $36-$42. (800) 988-4253 www.artcenter.org 9/25 KIFM smooth jazz radio’s Jazz at the Beach at Oceanside beach amphitheater, Oceanside Pier. (619) 443-6903 9/26-10/2 U.S. Putting Tour National Championship comes to The Crossings in Carlsbad. The winner qualifies for the 2012 World Putting Tour Championships. www.USPuttingTour.com 9/27 New Plants for Southern California presentation and plant sale at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-noon. $10$12. Register by 8/24. www.SDBGarden.org 9/27-10/2 Segerestrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa presents San Francisco Ballet. $17-$120. (724) 556-2787 www.scfta.org 9/28-10/2 San Diego Film Festival in the Gaslamp Quarter, 701 Fifth Avenue at the Gaslamp Theatre. www.gaslamp.org 9/30 Opening night of Scream Zone at Del Mar Fairgrounds, 7pm-11pm. (858) 755-1167 www.sdfair.com 9/30-10/2 17th Annual Orchid Fair at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, 10am-4pm. www.SDBGarden.org

10/9 3rd Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase, 11am-4pm. 5th Avenue from K Street to E Street in the Gaslamp Quarter. (619) 233-5008 www.gaslamp.org 10/9 Masters and Legends Surfing Competition at The Pier in Oceanside. risinsure@hotmail.com


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Win Free Tickets to These Four Great Shows at the Belly Up Tavern The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com are proud to announce a hot summertime ticket giveaway to North County’s premier concert venue, the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Enter our ticket giveaway and win tickets to see: Bushwalla on Aug 31; Platinum Rockstars on Sept 2; Thunder Road on Sept 10; and Lucas Nelson on Sept 22. 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 reserved. Stop and grab a bite at the Wild Note Café before the show, 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 our entertainment website at www.HotinNorthCounty.com 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 top three 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 this summer at the Belly Up Tavern!

Aug 31

Sept 2

Sept 10

Sept 22

Bushwalla

Platinum Rockstars

Thunder Road

Lucas Nelson

BELLY UP TAVERN Upcoming Shows

CONCERTS

143 South Cedros, Solana Beach, CA 92075, Ph: 858-481-8140 Fx: 858.481.4025 www.bellyup.com AUGUST Mon, Aug 1, 8pm

An Evening with GREENSKY BLUEGRASS “A Jerry Garcia Birthday Celebration”

Tues, Aug 2, 9pm

fm 949 presents BELLE BRIGADE w/guest

Wed, Aug 3, 8pm

MARCIA BALL w/The Bayou Brothers

Thurs, Aug 4, 9pm

TRANSFER w/Dead Feather Moon & Bully

Fri, Aug 5, 5-8pm

Happy Hour – THE MAR DELS

Fri, Aug 5, 9pm

DAZED AND CONFUSED (Led Zeppelin Trib) w/Back to Black (AC/DC Trib) & Rushed w/DJ ManCat

Sat, Aug 6, 7:30pm STILL GROOVIN’ WITH GODFATHER “For a Cause you Can’t Refuse!” w/ Atomic Groove & Rock Party! visit www.teamgodfather.org for VIP tickets and more info. Sun, Aug 7, 8pm

KMFDM w/Army of the Universe, 16 Volt & Human Factors Lab

Thurs, Aug 11, 9pm BOB SCHNEIDER w/guest

Get tickets at www.houseofblues.com, www.livenation.com the venue box office, all Ticketmasteroutlets or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. ARTIST & SUPPORT

DATE

VENUE

Kid Rock w/ Sheryl Crow, Leroy Powell & The Messengers

Tue., 8/2, 7:00pm

Moenia Unwritten Law Eclips Events & Amplified Access Presents Animal House w/ DJ FLO, Mr. Nice Guy, Dispia, Digitalife, DropSet, FiltrFreq Vans Warped Tour ‘11 Feat: 3OH3! – A Day To Remember – Against Me! – Gym Class Heroes – Asking Alexandria – Jack’s Mannequin – Less Than Jake – Pepper – Relient K – The Aggrolites & more! FM 949’s Big Sonic Chill Presents Sia LG Ones to Watch Presents STS9 (Sound Tribe Sector Nine) w/ Oh Land, Ximena Sarinana Toby Keith w/ Eric Church

Thur., 8/4, 7:30pm Fri., 8/5, 7:30pm Sat., 8/6, 9:00pm

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre House of Blues House of Blues House of Blues

Sat., 8/13, 6:30pm

Tue, 8/9

Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Thur., 8/11, 8:00pm Fri., 8/12, 9:00pm Fri., 8/12, 7:30pm

House of Blues House of Blues Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre House of Blues

Fri, Aug 12, 5-8pm

Happy Hour – ATOMIC GROOVE

Fri, Aug 12, 9pm

70s vs 80s Night w/WAYWARD SONS & Way Cool Jr w/DJ ManCat

Sat, Aug 13, 9pm

MIKE PINTO w/Social Green

Sun, Aug 14, 9pm

AIMEE MANN w/The Wilderness of Manitoba

Tues, Aug 16, 9pm

DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY ONES w/The Tilt

The Inked Magazine Music Tour featuring The Damned Things w/ Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Fair to Midland, A Shattered Hope, Hourcast with Special Guests Keith Buckley, Scott Ian, Andy Hurley, Rob Caggiano, Josh Newton, Joe Trohman Steel Pulse w/ Tribal Theory Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band & Old 97’s w/ David Wax Museum Josh Groban Reyli Motley Crue w/ Poison, New York Dolls

Wed, Aug 17, 9pm

ORGONE w/The Styletones

Adele Rescheduled date w/ Wanda Jackson

Thu, 8/18, 8:00pm

Fri, Aug 19, 9pm

BEATLES VS STONES feat Rubber Souls & Rocks Off w/Elvis Tribute & DJ ManCat

Sat, Aug 20, 9pm

PINE MOUNTAIN LOGS w/guest

Unity Tour 2011: 311 w/ Sublime with Rome

Fri., 8/19, 7:00pm

Sun, Aug 21, 9pm

GROUNDATION “Building an Ark” Tour w/Bambu Station & Kevin Kinsella

Mon, Aug 22, 9pm

GROUNDATION “Building an Ark” Tour w/Chali 2na & The Earful

Sat., 8/20, 8:00pm Sun., 8/21, 8:00pm

Tues, Aug 23, 8pm

Derek & The Evergreens, Rodello’s Machine & Astra Kelly

House of Blues and Rockhill Presents Cut Chemist w/ Mr. Lif, Edan Guerrilla Union & House of Blues Presents Rock the Bells – San Diego w/ Raekwon, Ghostface, Mobb Deep Sade w/ John Legend

Wed, Aug 24, 9pm

fm 949 presents COMPANY OF THIEVES w/The Hounds Below

Lil Wayne w/ Rick Ross, Keri Hilson, Far East Movement, Lloyd

Thu., 8/25, 7:00pm

Decibel Magazine Presents Metal, Arise! Tour LG Ones to Watch Presents 100 Monkeys w/ Kissing Club, Bleeding Horse Express, Still the Sky’s Limit w/ The Devasted, The Browning, Allegaeon Bring Me The Horizon w/ Parkway Drive, Architects (UK), Deez Nuts, While She Sleeps Identity Festival Kaskade – Pretty Lights --- Afrojack – The Disco Biscuits – Steve Aoki & many more! Molotov Kings Of Leon w/ Band Of Horses

Thu., 8/26, 6:30pm Sun., 8/28, 8:00pm

Heineken Presents Nacional Records Road Trip featuring Los Amigos Invisibles w/ Nortec Collective Presents: Bostitch & Fussible, Ana Tijoux FM 94/9’s Big Sonic Chill Presents Thievery Corporation w/ AM & Shawn Lee FM 94/9’s Big Sonic Chill Presents Thievery Corporation w/ AM & Shawn Lee Atomic Punks – Tribute to early Van Halen w/ 6ONE9 Luis Miguel

Tues., 9/6, 8:00pm

The Casbah and FM 94/9 Presents The Kills Hanson Blue October w/ iamdynamite Ray LaMontagne

Sun., 9/11, 8:00pm Mon., 9/12, 7:30pm Tues., 9/13, 8:00pm Tues, 9/13, 7:00pm

Polynesian Underground Presents Katchafire Boyce Avenue Flatts Fest Rascal Flatts w/ Sara Evans, Justin Moore

Wed., 9/14, 8:00pm Fri., 9/16, 8:00pm Sun, 9/18, 7:00pm

PETER, BJORN & JOHN w/guest

Ke$ha w/ LMFAO, Spank Rock

Sun, 9/18, 7:30pm

Sun, Oct 16, 9pm

THE NAKED & FAMOUS w/guest

Los Huracanes del Norte Santana

Sun., 9/18 8:00pm Wed, 9/21, 7:30pm

Wed, Oct 19, 8pm

ADRIAN BELEW POWER TRIO & STICK MEN feat Tony Levin & Pat Mastellotto

Dark Star Orchestra – Last Rose of Summer Tour w/ Michael Franti & Spearhead Marc Anthony Casbah Presents Ladytron w/ Sonoio Arctic Monkeys / TV On The Radiow/ The Smith Westerns

Thur., 9/22, 8:00pm Thur -9/22, 8:00pm Fri., 9/23, 8:00pm Sat, 9/24, 7:00pm

FM 94/9 Presents Two Door Cinema Club w/ GROUPLOVE, The Lonely Forest Queensyrche 30th Anniversary Tour Erasure – Tomorrow’s World Tour The Misfits w/ Agent Orange, Juicehead

Sat., 9/24, 7:30pm Thur., 9/29, 8:00pm Sun., 10/2, 8:00pm Mon, 10/3, 7:30pm

Thurs, Aug 25, 9pm CHARLES BRADLEY w/guest Fri, Aug 26, 5-8pm

Happy Hour – ATOMIC GROOVE

Fri, Aug 26, 9pm

90s Night! w/RED NOT CHILI PEPPERS, VITOLOGY (Pearl Jam Trib)& No Duh! (No Doubt Trib) w/DJ ManCat

Sat, Aug 27, 9pm

VOKAB KOMPANY w/guest

Wed, Aug 31, 8pm

BUSHWALLA w/Rafter and Gravity featuring Richie Al Dente

SEPTEMBER Fri, Sept 2, 9pm

PLATINUM ROCKSTARS W/WILD MOUNTAIN HONEY (Steve Miller Tribute)

Sun, Sept 4, 9pm

CASH’D OUT w/guest

Sun, Sept 11, 8pm

BRUCE HORNSBY & THE NOISEMAKERS (full band) w/Jackie Greene

Fri, Sept 16, 9pm

YOUNG DUBLINERS w/Lexington Field

Wed, Sept 21, 8pm BUDDY GUY w/Moreland & Arbuckle Thurs, Sept 22, 9pm LUKAS NELSON & THE PROMISE OF THE REAL Fri, Sept 23, 9pm

THE MOTHER HIPS w/guest

Sat, Sept 24, 9pm

ROLLING THE STONES w/HELP! (Beatles Tribute)

Wed, Sept 28, 8pm STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES (AND DUCHESS) feat ALLISON MOORER Fri, Sept 30, 9pm OCTOBER

Thurs, Oct 20, 9pm STEPHEN MALKMUS & THE JICKS w/guest Sun, Oct 30, 9pm

GAELIC STORM

NOVEMBER Fri, Nov 4, 9pm

LED ZEPPELIN 2 w/guest

Sun., 8/14, 8:00pm Tue., 8/16, 8:00pm Tue., 8/16, 7:30pm Wed., 8/17, 8:00pm Wed, 8/17, 7:00pm

8/23, 7:30pm

Wed., 8/31, 7:00pm Fri., 9/2, 1:00pm Sat., 9/3, 8:00pm Sun, 9/4, 7:00pm

Wed., 9/7, 6:30pm Thurs, 9/8, 8:00pm Sat., 9/10, 8:30pm Sat, 9/10, 8:00pm

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San Diego Symphony Summer Pops

HUMPHREY’S CONCERTS 2011 SCHEDULE 2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106 (800) 745-3000 www.humphreysconcerts.com

Monday, August 1

Chicago

7:30

$96

Wednesday, August 3

Hippiefest 2011 featuring Dave Mason, Mark Farner, Rick Derringer, Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals & Gary Wright

6:30

$55

Thursday, August 4

Yes with special guest Scott West

7:30

$70

Friday, August 5

Cheech & Chong – “Get It Legal” with guest Shelby Chong

8:00

$82

Sunday, August 7

Matisyahu with special guest Tea Leaf Green & John West

7:00

$37

7:30

$40

Tues/Wed, August 9-10 Colbie Caillat with special guest Andy Grammer Thursday, August 11

Keb Mo with special guest tba

7:30

$40

Friday, August 12

Dave Koz – Hello Tomorrow Tour 2011 with special guest tba

7:30

$68

Saturday, August 13

America – 40th Anniversary Tour with special guest tba

7:30

$50

Monday, August 15

B.B. King with special guests Stoney B Blues & Irv Goldstein

7:30

$80

Wednesday, August 17

Steve Martin performing with The Steep Canyon Rangers An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo

8:00

$75

Friday, August 19

Tower of Power with special guest Ruby & The Redhots

7:30

$45

Saturday, August 20

Carlos Mencia

7:30

$55

Sunday, August 21

Amos Lee with special guest Mutlu

7:30

$40

Tuesday, August 23

Goo Goo Dolls with guests Michelle Branch and Parachute

6:30

$73

Friday, August 26

Jesse Cook with special guest Maracatu Jangada

7:30

$40

Sunday, August 28

DMS featuring George Duke, Marcus Miller& David Sanborn

7:30

$60

Friday, September 9

The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show featuring The Contours, The Spaniels, Kathy Young, The Vibrations, The Olympics, The Volumes, Paul & Paula, The Pentagons/Joe Jones, The Royals of San Diego & The Blue Suede Orchestra

7:30

$59

Monday, September 12 Tears For Fears with special guest tba

7:30

$80

Tuesday, September 13 Diana Ross

8:00

$115

7:30

$48

8:00

$60

7:30

$37

7:00

$83

Friday, September 16

Three Dog Night with special guest tba

Saturday, September 17 Chris Botti Sunday, September 18

Cecilio & Kapono

Monday, September 19 Return to Forever IV featuring Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Lenny White, Jean-Luc Ponty & Frank Gambale with special guest Zappa Plays Zappa featuring Dweezil Friday, September 23

Jim Gaffigan

6:30 & 9:00

$50

Sat., September 24

Shaquille O’Neal’s All Star Comedy Jam

7:30

$59

Sunday, September 25

Basia

7:30

$45

7:30

$98

Monday, September 26 Michael McDonald/Boz Scaggs Fri/Sat., October 7-8

George Lopez

7:30

$75

Sunday, October 9

OMD/Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

7:30

$40

Thursday, October 13

Australian Pink Floyd

7:30

$50

Tuesday, October 18

Billy Idol

7:30

$78

7:30

$45

7:30

$75

Wednesday, October 19 Julieta Venegas Tuesday, October 25

Celtic Thunder

8/5-6 Broadway’s Tony Winners, 7:30pm 8/7 Burt Bacharach: That’s What Friends Are For, 7:30pm 8/12-13 Dennis Deyoung- The Music of Styx, 7:30pm 8/14 Pops Goes Classical – Passport to the World: A Night in Russia, 7:30pm 8/19-20 The Classical Mystery Tour, 7:30pm 8/21 Ozomatli, 7:30pm 8/25 The Music of the Rolling Stones, 7:30pm 8/26-27 Wynonna, 7:30pm 9/2-4 1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular!, 7:30pm From North County – take I-5 south, exit Front Street, drive south to Harbor Drive, turn left, proceed to Park Blvd. (just past Convention Center), turn right, parking on your left. Tickets can be purchased at 750 B Street, San Diego. For more information call (619) 235-0804 or visit www. sandiegosymphony.com.

4th & B 345 B St San Diego (619) 231-4343 www.4thandbevents.com Skinnie Magazine, Ernie Ball, NSD Presents: 2011 Vans Warped Tour Battle of the Bands Finals August 6, Saturday, 6:30pm, $12 Sean Healy Presents: Slaughterhouse August 19, Friday, 9pm, $22 Dead Man’s Party – 80’s Night! August 20, Saturday, 8pm, $15 Casbah Presents: Butthole Surfers August 26, Friday, 9pm, An alternative rock band hailing from Texas, The Butthole Surfers are known f or their hit single, “Pepper;” as well as their chaotic and disturbing performances displaying a sound that’s a combination of psychadelia, noise, punk rock, and electronica. $25 BCMG Presents: Zoe September 10, Saturday, 9pm, With León Larregui (guitar and voice), Sergio Acosta (guitar), Alberto Cabrera (drums), Ángel Mosqueda (bass), and Jesus Báez (keyboards). Zoe, a clear influence from The Beatles can be seen alongside the mentioned Britpop and grunge stylings and with certain resemblances to The Stone Roses and The Charlatans. $40 Reverend Horton Heat September 17, Saturday, 8pm, One of the lynchpins of the neo-roots movement and responsible for moving the genre forward and garnering it a whole new generation of fans. Mix that with a mythic stage presence and you’ve got a live act that turns rock clubs into psychobilly tent revivals across the country 300 days a year. $15

Win Free Concert Tickets To Four Great Shows at the House of Blues The North County Sun and www.HotinNorth County.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 this summer to see these four great shows at the world famous House of Blues. Win tickets to see: LG Ones to Watch Presents 100 Monkeys on Aug 28; Boyce Avenue on Sept 16; Hanson on Sept 12; and Tyrone Wells on Nov 18. 100 Monkeys is a funk rock band from Los Angeles. Current members of the group are Ben Graupner, Jackson Rathbone, Jerad Anderson, Ben Johnson, and Lawrence Abrams. Jackson Rathbone is also an actor who plays the character Jasper in the Twilight Saga movie series. Hanson is an American pop band from Tulsa Oklahoma. Three brothers Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson are best known for their mega hit 1997 song MMMBop. Their Middle of Nowhere debut album earned three Grammy nominations. Hanson has sold over 15 million records worldwide and has 8 top 40 singles in the UK and 6 top 40 singles in the US. The band now records under its own label, 3CG Records. Boyce Avenue is an American acoustic rock band

from Florida. They are signed to Universal Republic. They are well known for doing great cover songs on their YouTube channel with some cover’s of Katy Perry and Train reaching 11 million views. Tyrone Wells is a singer/songwriter in the folk-pop genre from Spokane, Washington. His songs have been featured in numerous television shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, Rescue Me, and The Vampire Diaries, and on movies such as Everyone’s Hero, and My Sister’s Keeper. It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to see one of these

four shows at the House of Blues San Diego. Just visit www.HotinNorthCounty.com 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 (1) entry per person is allowed. If you enter more than once you will be disqualified. 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 summer at the House of Blues!

Aug 28

Sept 12

Sept 16

Nov 18

100 Monkeys

Hanson

Boyce Avenue

Tyrone Wells


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Win Free Tickets to Three Great Shows at Humphrey’s By The Bay The North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty. com are proud to announce an amazing ticket giveaway to San Diego’s finest outdoor amphitheatre, Humphrey’s By The Bay in Shelter Island. Humphrey’s Concerts, year after year attracts some of the biggest names in entertainment from all over the world, and this year is certainly no exception. Enter to win a pair of tickets to one of these three great shows: Comedian Carlos Mencia Aug 20; Jesse Cook Aug 26; DMS George Duke, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn Aug 28. DMS combines a mixture of ferocious funk, to-thebone blues, and serious jazz like no other with keyboard wizard George Duke, bass master Marcus Miller and saxophone sorcerer David Sanborn. Each musician is a leader and composer in his own right and will be gifting the Humphreys audience with extra long sets of extraordinary music. Superstar/stand-up comedian, Carlos Mencia, is undoubtedly one of today’s most lauded entertainers

City of San Marcos Events Free Children’s Concert in the Park August 6, Sat, 5-7pm The City of San Marcos presents a free concert featuring “Hullabaloo” at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos, on Saturday, August 6. These 2 talented musicians combine folk, rock and country to create entertaining songs both original and traditional that will get children moving, thinking and singing. An optional low cost hotdog barbecue with games and prizes begins at 4pm. Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for lawn seating. The concert is sponsored by the San Diego Library (San Marcos Branch). For further information, go to www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000. Free Neil Diamond Tribute Concert August 13, Sat, 6pm  The City of San Marcos presents a free concert with “Diamond is Forever” a Neil Diamond Tribute band at Hollandia Park, 12 Mission Hills Ct., on Saturday, August 13. Pre-show activities start at 5pm and the concert starts at 6pm. Beach chairs or blankets are recommended for lawn seating. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.  Summer Concerts in the Gardens August 27 & September 10, Saturdays, 7pm The City of San Marcos presents its Annual “Summer Concerts in the Gardens” series at the Wood House, 1148 Rock Springs Road, San Marcos. A variety of bands provide music appropriate for all ages at this outdoor venue. Concerts begin at 7pm and gates open at 6pm (unless otherwise noted). Bring beach chairs or blankets for picnic seating. Food, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. Parking is free. On August 27, Smokestaxx, a Motown group, performs. On September 10, Danielle Tucker, a Country performer, starts her concert at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the San Marcos Community Center. Prices are $6 presale, $8 at the door, and $3 for children under 12. For more information, go to www.san-marcos.net or call (760) 744-9000.

Summer Sunday Concerts at Moonlight Beach August 7 & 21, Sundays, 3-5pm Bring your beach blankets and chairs to this fun concert series that takes place right on Moonlight Beach. Each concert features a different musical style. On August 7, Burnsville Band, a blues group plays, and on August 21, the reggae band Shoreline Rootz entertains the crowd. Reserve 3 - 5 pm for some great music and dancing under the sun. For more information call (760) 633-2756 or email recreg@cityofencinitas.org.

and feared comics. Called an “equal opportunity offender,” his style of comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, and social class, juxtaposing existing social issues with ethical convention. Jesse Cook’s extraordinary Latin rhythms and rumba flamenco styles trace him back to his roots in Cuba. He has an insatiable appetite for world music in all forms. He has released seven studio albums in fifteen years, and in itself, is a measure of Jesse Cook’s artistic success.

Aug 20

Comedian Carlos Mencia

It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets to see one of these three great shows at Humphrey’s By The Bay. Just visit www.HotinNorthCounty.com 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 (1) 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 summer at Humphrey’s By The Bay!

Aug 28

Aug 26

DMS George Duke, Marcus Miller, and David Sanborn

Jesse Cook

Summer Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium August 17 & September 21, Wednesdays, 6-9pm Enjoy a rockin’ sunset this summer at the sixth annual Green Flash Concert Series at Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. These unique monthly concerts—co-hosted by 102.1 FM KPRI—are held from 6-9pm for music lovers ages 21 and older. Proceeds support exhibits and educational programming at Birch Aquarium at Scripps. The concert series combines live music with panoramic ocean views on the aquarium’s stunning outdoor tidepool plaza. Savory happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines are available for purchase. Keep an eye out for a real “green flash,” a rare optical phenomenon caused by refraction of light as the sun sets on the horizon. On Wednesday, August 17, the Birch Aquarium welcomes the playful singer-songwriter and San Diego legend Steve Poltz as he returns for a clever, creative and fun-filled evening. He’s always quirky and unpredictable. On September 21, Brett Dennen comes into town. Dennen has headlined every major city in the United States, Europe and Australia and has been hand-picked as an artist to watch by a “who’s who” of his contemporaries, including John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews and O.A.R. The Birch Aquarium is located at 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. For tickets call (858) 534-4109. General admission is $25 with a season pass or $30 at the door. Admission includes the concert, entrance to all aquarium exhibits and parking. The concerts are for 21 years and older only. All concerts are standing-room only. Discounts for season passes and Birch Aquarium members are available. For full details, visit www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.

Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series Now through October 15 Thornton Winery is pleased to announce the lineup for its annual Champagne Jazz Series. The 23rd Annual Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz Series continues through October. Located in Southern California’s beautiful Temecula Wine Country, Thornton Winery hosts an entire series of smooth jazz concerts through October 15.  Guests are invited to relax and enjoy picturesque vineyard views, amazing food, premium wines, and top flight smooth jazz at the intimate and acoustically superb Mediterranean Fountain Terrace. Offering a memorable and unique concert experience, this outdoor concert venue is the ideal spot for combining amazing music, stunning surroundings, and the opportunity to taste premium wines and award-winning cuisine. August 7: Keiko Matsui & Sax Pack featuring Jeff Kashiwa, Kim Waters & Steve Cole August 14: Trombone Shorty&Orleans Avenue August 21: Soul of Summer featuring Jonathan Butler, Eric Darius, Maysa September 3: George Benson with special guest Brian Simpson September 10: Summer Jam featuring Norman Brown & Richard Elliot September 18: Chris Botti September 25: Jazz Attack featuring Peter White, Rick Braun & Gerald Albright October 1: Brian Culbertson General admission seating is available in rows of concert-style seats as well as a limited number of small tables for four on a first-come-first-serve basis. Season tickets, which offer reserved seating and parking, are also available. All tickets include a commemorative Champagne Jazz Series glass. Tickets are  $55-$170. Guests can order tickets at www.ThorntonWine.com or call (951) 699-3021.

28th Annual La Jolla Concerts by the Sea Now through September 4, Sundays, 2-4pm La Jolla Concerts by the Sea is proud to announce their 28th season of free concerts. Every Sunday afternoon now through September 4, Scripps Park at La Jolla Cove is filled with the sounds of live music. These family-friendly summer concerts are fun for people of all ages, offering a wide range of musical styles for everyone’s enjoyment in an ideal setting overlooking La Jolla Cove. Hot dog, soda, ice cream and popcorn concessions help support these ongoing concerts. Fantastic prizes including gift certificates for local activities and restaurants are raffled off each week. Gather your family and friends for summer sun, fun, and live music! The La Jolla Concerts by the Sea concert schedule is as follows: August 7 presents Blue Breeze Band, a motown, R&B, and soul group; August 14 brings Big Time Operator, which is a swing group; August 21 is Lao Tizer, contemporary; August 28 presents Rockola, classic; and September 4 is Bill Bagee Blues Band, whose genre is blues.

For more information visit www.ljconcertsbythesea.org.


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Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing’s 72nd Season We’ve Got Free Tickets! Those flower-covered cavalry grounds down by the blue Pacific spring to life with all things equine each summer at Del Mar. Ever since Hollywood star-of-stars Bing Crosby put the area’s first racing show together in 1937, those who like their horses fast and their two-legged fillies showing off their suntans have found Del Mar to be an oasis of delight from one side of August to the other.

Many of the nation’s top horses, jockeys and trainers have taken up residence in the seaside community that has taken on an iconic role in the Thoroughbred sporting world. When you think of class, dash, sun and fun, the words “Del Mar” usually follow soon thereafter. Topping the bill, just as it has for the past 20 years, is California’s only $1-million Thoroughbred race—the TVG Pacific Classic on Sunday, August 28. The mile and one quarter for 3-year-olds and up is likely to attract a gate-full of racing stars, many with designs on the games richest and most prestigious end-of-season prizes and accolades. All told, the track presents 42 stakes races for the best-of-the-best runners on the grounds during its 37-day meet, which runs for the most part in a Wednesday through Sunday format. The lone exception to that schedule is Labor Day Monday (September 5) when a holiday card will be offered. Besides the highly competitive racing action each afternoon, the track stays true to its roots with entertainment options that run the gamut during the sevenweek stand. The track’s hugely popular “Four O’Clock Fridays” (with a later start to the day’s racing action and a high-energy rock band following the last race) will be presented throughout the season, this time in

a new, larger and more convenient location adjacent to the track’s west end. Additionally, several major concerts also will use the new venue for Weekend shows headlined by fan-favorites like Ben Harper and Weezer. Del Mar again offers a wide-ranging selection of proven winners to its fun seekers, including a reggae festival, a beer festival, a chili cook-off and—for the first time—a Gourmet Food Truck festival. Throw in Family Fun Days, Donuts at Del Mar, Daybreak at Del Mar each weekend, Jockey Photo Day and many more events. First post for most racing cards is 2 p.m. Win Free Tickets to Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing How about heading to the track this summer already a winner with a pair of free tickets! It’s easy to win either Corporate Stretch Run seats or Turf Club tickets to Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing. Just visit www.HotinNorthCounty.com and fill in the simple entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted. Must be 21 years or older to win tickets. Tickets do not include Pacific Classic. Best of luck! See you this summer at the finish line at Del Mar Thoroughbred Horse Racing!

The Country Friends 56th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show September 22, Thursday The Country Friends 56th Annual Art of Fashion Runway Show will be presented at the Inn in Rancho Santa Fe on September 22. The Country Friends is pleased to announce it is partnering once again with South Coast Plaza to bring the highly anticipated luncheon, fashion show, boutique shopping and wine tasting to the Rancho Santa Fe community. The event begins with luncheon on the lawn at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The Art of Fashion Runway Show follows, highlighting fashions from the Fall/Winter collections of renowned international designers, including: CH Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan, Emilio Pucci, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue, Salvatore Ferragamo, St. John, TOD’S and Versace. During the day, the boutiques of South Coast Plaza offer the latest trends in clothing, handbags, jewelry, eye-

Rotary Clubs of Carlsbad Host 29h Annual Oktoberfest October 1, Sat, 12pm-10pm Join everyone at Holiday Park for the 29th Annual Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest at Holiday Park in Carlsbad. The event attracts thousands of people to enjoy authentic German food, beer, live music, and a variety of entertainment for children. The German band “Roger and the Villagers” once again highlights the festivities with their music, along with the Pacific Coast Community Band and the Mira Costa Windjammers. The event offers the ever-popular Oktoberfest Pumpkin Patch where children decorate pumpkins. Fun-filled festivities for the entire family include inflatable jumps, face painting, an antique fire truck and much more. German Dinner tickets can be purchased in advance or at the event for $10. This is the primary fundraiser for the two Rotary clubs in Carlsbad. Proceeds from the Oktoberfest are shared with various local non-profit organizations, primarily the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad and Women’s Resource Center. Holiday Park is located between Tamarack Avenue and Carlsbad Village Drive off the I-5 Freeway. For more information call the Convention & Visitors Bureau at (760) 434-6093 or visit www.rotaryoktoberfest.org.

wear and other accessories. The event concludes with the “Apres Affaire” wine tasting, a time to savor the day’s events and toast this year’s beneficiaries. This year’s event honors Priscilla Webb and the late Luba Johnston, longtime members of The Country Friends, for their commitment to community. Proceeds from The Art of Fashion will benefit 28 charities, including Rady Children’s Heart Institute, Helen Woodward Animal Center, Promises2Kids, and the Burn Institute, to name a few. The Art of Fashion Runway Show is the largest single fundraiser for The Country Friends, the non-profit volunteer organization that has funded human care agencies throughout San Diego County for more than 50 years. The Country Friends funds more than two

dozen charitable agencies each year, primarily through proceeds from its consignment shop in Rancho Santa Fe, specializing in exquisite furniture, antiques, rugs, silver, china and objects d’art. For more information visit www.thecountryfriends.org.

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer August 13, Sat, 10am-3pm Looking for something fun to do with your dog? Want a little exercise, socialization, and bonding with your dog, while having lots of fun? Come enjoy dog contests, custom pet products and animal adoptions. Vendors display the latest dog products and much, much more. Dog Days of Summer is San Diego County’s largest dog-centric event, hosted in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, 101 Main Street. This day-long event

involves over 150 vendors, dog contests, live music, food, an agility course, a doggie photo booth, doggie crafts, a silent auction and large ticket item raffle. Come join the fun! This event is located at 124 Aberdeen Drive, Cardiff by the Sea. For more information call (760) 436-0431 or visit www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com.

9th Annual Grape Stomp Festival at Ponte Winery October 2, Sun, 4pm-8pm The Annual Ponte Winery Grape Stomp Festival is their largest and most exciting event of the year. Join the fun and take off your shoes, roll up your pants and stomp! On Sunday, October 2, Ponte

Winery invites guests to take over the property and participate in grape stomp competitions, dancing, live music and a seasonal Harvest Celebration buffet dinner that include dishes such as Sweet Corn Raviolo and Halibut and Carved Roast Beef. There is a separate grape stomp for children and they can have their caricature drawn. Tickets are $41-$46 for children and $86-$95 for adults. For more information, visit www.pontewinery.com or call (951) 694-8855.


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MCAS Miramar Air Show Sept 30 Through Oct 2 We’ve Giving Away Free Grandstand Tickets!

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is host once again to the largest Air Show in the country! This year’s theme is “A Salute to San Diego: Birthplace of Naval Aviation. The amazing U.S. Navy Blue Angels will be performing once again this year. The Air Show will take place place on Sept. 30, and October 1, 2 at MCAS Miramar. To complement the aerial performances, the flight line will have military equipment exhibits, air show memorabilia, and plenty of refreshments. During the air show you will have the opportunity to spend time with our military’s most important asset our service members. Talking with these brave young men and women will reveal their dedication and passion for protecting our nation and our way of life. The air show has been a Miramar tradition for more than 50 years. The first large-scale Miramar Air Show was in 1953 at what was then Naval Air Station Miramar, and 300,000 people attended. The event faced cancellations throughout the 1960s and 1970s due to the Vietnam War,

but since 1974, it was held without interruption until it was cancelled in 2001 due to the September 11 attacks. The following items are prohibited on the flight line: Any type of weapons, alcoholic beverages, pets, glass containers, ice chests larger than two gallons, bags and backpacks larger than 8 x 11 inches (standard backpack), bicycles, skates, scooters and skateboards. The following items are permitted on the flight line: Non-alcoholic beverages, cameras, camcorders, cell phones, PDAs, folding chairs, umbrellas. To get there, take I-5 to the Miramar Rd. exit, and follow Miramar Rd. to the west gate of MCAS Miramar. To purchase special seating (grandstand, box seat, and chalet) call (619) 220-TIXS. For more information call (858) 577-1000 or visit www.miramarairshow.com.

restrictions apply. Only one entry per person is permitted to register. Best of luck! See you at the fabulous MCAS Miramar Air Show!

Enter to Win a Pair of Special Grandstand Tickets! Just visit our entertainment website at www.HotinNorthCounty.com and fill in the simple entry form. Ticket winners will be randomly selected and notified by phone and email. Some

“LET’S EAT!” at the 2011 Orange County Fair - Celebrating 13th Annual Encinitas Food, Fun & Family Now through August 14, Wed-Sun Classic Car Nights No matter how it’s served – battered, deep-fried, jumbosized, barbecued, on a stick, in a corn husk or just tasty —fair food has always been a favorite unofficial theme of the OC Fair and this year it’s the main theme with “LET’S EAT!” The Fair is open Wednesday-Sunday. The OC Fair was ranked the eighth highest attended fair in the U.S. last year by Venues Today magazine. Fairgoers can enjoy a gastronomical adventure and all that goes with it from where food comes from to how to prepare it to simply enjoying it on a budget. Here is a rundown of the special theme-related features for the “LET’S EAT!” theme of the OC Fair: Let’s Eat for $2 – Taste of Fair Food: Every Friday from noon-4pm, Fairgoers can enjoy the best and most variety of Fair food for the best price—only $2 per sample. Samples available for purchase include funnel cake, deepfried Oreos, BBQ tri-tip, lemonade, cinnamon roll, corn dog, falafel, gelato, sushi, bratwurst and more. Chef Series: Every Thursday in The Hangar, Fairgoers can enjoy free-with-Fair-admission performances from celebrity chefs. Food Truck Fare: Find gourmet fare within the Fair as the popular Food Truck Fare continues inside Fair gates offering food truck cuisine every Thursday from noon10pm. Featured food trucks include The OC Food Truck, The Burnt Truck, Baconmania, Piaggio On Wheels, Dos Chinos and more. Access is free with Fair admission and prices vary per truck. New Fair Food: Deep-fried Kool-Aid, deep-fried brownies, deep-fried Girl Scout cookies and deep-fried BBQ ribs,

deep-fried frogs legs, deep-fried Oreos and Krispy Kreme chicken sandwich. Also new is the chocolate-covered corn dog, beer-battered bacon and unique icy sweet treats from the new Legendairy Gelato. Contests and Competitions: From eating food to making food, Fairgoers have multiple opportunities to compete with food at the Fair. Daily free eating contests are held in the Fun Zone Tent at 6:30pm. Each Saturday, Fairgoers have the chance to compete in the Culinary Arts Special Contests, which are judged live at the Fair for the best lunch bags, spicy hot wings, pies, cupcakes and cuisine on a stick. For children, the Fun Zone Tent offers a variety of free daily contests that encourages them to get creative with their food. PACIFIC AMPHITHEATRE CONCERT LINEUP Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: August 3, Wed, 8:15pm Weezer: August 4, Thurs, 8:15pm Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of the Doors with Vocalist Dave Brock: August 5, Fri, 8:15pm Bill Cosby: August 6, Sat, 8:15pm Huey Lewis & The News: August 7, Sun, 8:15pm Montgomery Gentry: August 10, Wed, 8:15pm Kansas / Blue Oyster Cult: August 11, Thurs, 7:30pm Three Dog Night / America: August 12, Fri, 7:30pm Steel Pulse / The Wailers: August 13, Sat, 7:30pm B.B. King / Walter Trout: August 14, Sun, 8pm The OC Fair & Event Center is located off the 405 and 55 freeways at 88 Fair Drive in Costa Mesa (about 45 minutes by car from North County). For more information visit www.ocfair.com.

Grape Day Parade and Festival Sure to be a Great Day September 10, Saturday, 9:30am-4pm The theme of this year’s Grape Day Festival and Parade is “It’s A Grape Big Wonderful World.” This free community celebration takes place Saturday, September 10. With roots back to 1908, Grape Day is an opportunity to celebrate Escondido’s heritage, while also enjoying what the community offers today. The whimsical parade travels on Grand Avenue between Escondido Blvd. and Juniper beginning at 9:30am and features dignitaries, equestrians, floats, marching groups, bands and antique automobiles.

The festival in Grape Day Park begins at 9:30am and goes until 4pm. The free festival includes grape stomping, free grapes provided by Jimbo’s Naturally!, an entertainment stage and a youth stage, demonstrations, vendor booths, fun zone, international food court, bake sale, History Center museum tours and more. Reigning over the festivities is Grape Day Queen Greta Kertz, who is being honored for her many years of community service in Escondido. For information and directions contact the Escondido History Center at (760) 7438207 or visit www.escondidohistory.org.

Classic Cars Cruise Grand Avenue in Escondido Every Friday until Sept. 30 One of the greatest ongoing traditions in San Diego County is Cruisin’ Grand in Escondido. Cruisin’ Grand is a free event where more than 5000 visitors and car enthusiasts meet each Friday night to check out the 500+ cars lining the streets of historic downtown Escondido. Cruise nights run through September from 5pm until 9pm. In addition to the cars, there are many family friendly activi-

ties and the restaurants on Grand Avenue stay open late for all the guests. Cruisin’ Grand parking for all 1973 and earlier “event cars” is on Grand Avenue from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper Street. For people intending to look at the cars and join in the fun, the best parking is in the city parking lots located on 2nd Avenue and Valley Parkway from Escondido Blvd. to Juniper Street. For further information visit www.cruisingrand.com.

August 18 & September 15, Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm The streets of Downtown Encinitas are rockin’ and rollin’ when Encinitas Classic Car Nights comes to Downtown Encinitas. The third Thursday of each summer month from 5:30 to 7;30pm, hot rods, Woodies and other classic and vintage cars line South Coast Highway 101 from D Street to K Street. These beauties are parked in dedicated lots along Hwy 101 and on side streets. This year’s series is greatly expanded, starting with six dedicated lots for car clubs! Special thanks to Stellar Solar for powering the bands in the SMOG Test Only Center Awards Lot, to Charlie’s Foreign Car for hosting clubs in their Regent Lot and to Cardiff Classics for making room for a club—and a band!—on their lot. Yes, there will be live music at two venues: SMOG Test Only Center (682 S. Coast Hwy 101) and Cardiff Classics (1049 S. Coast Hwy 101). The Small Mall, Sofspra and The Black Sheep are hosting three additional car clubs, and special signs reading “Recommended Parking for Classic Cars” make added room for the many cars that park in available curbside spots. Everyone is welcome to show off their classic cars of all decades and genres or just to come downtown and admire these beauties. The event is open and free to the public. Every car in attendance is eligible for awards and there is no cost for displaying or viewing the cars. Come early for the best parking spots because parking is limited, and dine at one of the many fine restaurants in Downtown Encinitas before the event “shifts into 5th gear.” For more information, call (760) 943-1950 or visit www.encinitas101.com.

The 3rd Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase October 9, Sun, 11am-4pm Get your walking shoes ready to enjoy an afternoon of exquisite automobiles at the 3rd Annual Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase. Car enthusiasts from all over San Diego County will flock to the historic Gaslamp Quarter this fall to take over 5th Avenue from K Street to E Street on Sunday, October 9 from 11am to 4pm. This free event will be open to the public and showcase highperformance automobiles ranging from the traditional classics to the lavish luxury modern vehicles of today. As you make your way down 5th Avenue, you’ll feast your eyes upon the makes and models of Italian exotics such as Ferrari and Maserati, to the American classics including the Thunderbird and Corvette. You won’t want to miss this occasion as these magnificent automobiles stop traffic to provide an extravagant display of horsepower and ingenuity. For more information visit www.gaslamp.org or call (619) 233-5008.


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Learn Spanish, French, and Mandarin at Lingua Natal Language School in Solana Beach For more than eighteen years, Lingua Natal has been changing the way kids and adults learn foreign languages. Their method, called Origin, The Natural Language Acquisition Method, mixes

learning culture, and language with real life experiences. This summer, culturally immerse your child in one of Lingua Natal’s special summer camps and classes to learn language along with cooking, art, music, science, geography, sewing or movement. They offer beginners or bilingual children summer camps every morning, or summer classes every afternoon.

These days, learning a second language is so important. Call Lingua Natal now and receive 10% off summer camps and classes programs by just mentioning the North County Sun. Lingua Natal is located at 983-A Lomas Santa Fe Dr. in Solana Beach. Call them at (858) 792-0750 or visit www.linguanatal.com.


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ArtSplash and Roz’s Sweet Art Together Again September 24-25, Sat. 10am–6pm, Sun. 10am–5pm Dive into Carls­ bad’s Fall Classic, Art­Splash, the family-friendly festival offering access to a multitude of arts in a variety of media, including chalk art, hula hooping, yo-yo making, daredevil demonstrations, hands-on art projects, awesome cake, and more! This year’s theme is “ArtSplash 2011 … Rock Around the Beach.” Scenic Armada Drive with its panoramic ocean view makes the perfect canvas for the event, which annually brings together more than 25,000 people from across southern California eager to enjoy an arts adventure under the Carlsbad sun. Nonstop entertainment including the renowned Duotones surf music group, KUSI’s Dave Scott and his New Slide Quartet, street entertainers and the acclaimed Fern Street Circus, add to the festival ambience. Throughout the weekend, you can see museum quality

chalk art by professional artists come to life on the street, and also view and purchase fine art in a variety of media. Save time to take your kids to the Family Art Carnival area, where they can create “make it and take it” crafts, including newspaper hats, faux stained glass and—for your little princess—tiaras and crowns. In harmony with the rockin’ theme, Studio 2 artists and ArtSplash staples, Ron Juncal and Phyllis Swanson, create a magnificent multimedia record that is featured in a time-lapse video in which event-goers can star. Unique clocks created by diverse artists on old records will be auctioned, and a fantastic weekend raffle will culminate the event on Sunday. Hungry for art? Sample a cakepop, then check out the Cake Decorating Exhibition and Competition coordinated by Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio. Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio is one of North County’s premier Cake Studios and Schools of Confectionary Art.

Back to School with Childish Couture: New apparel for Savvy Shoppers

Headlines The Salon: Keeping It Fresh, New, Exciting, Looking Ahead

With kids going back to school, it’s time to refresh their closets with fun, comfortable and fashionable styles for Fall. Childish Couture, an award-winning boutique in Encinitas, offers not only the latest in fashion trends for preemie to pre-tween and products for the mom-to-be and new mom, but is a hot spot for savvy shoppers. Due to the overwhelming response of their bi-annual sample/ overstock sale events, they have officially incorporated Designer Samples and Overstock all of the time, and always changing. They are the only children’s boutique to offer these types of specials while still carrying an amazing collection of the newest fashions. This is exciting news for the savvy shopper who wants brand names at low prices. Samples are new designer outfits that are given to sales reps to show retailers for the next season. Overstock apparel comes straight from the designer and is inventory that did not sell during the season. These items are usually sold online, but at Childish Couture, you have the benefit of coming into the store to make sure you’re getting the right fit, while still getting amazingly reduced prices. “We are excited for this new addition to our store. It’s the best of both worlds. We can offer the latest trends for the season, as well as great deals for that Savvy Shopper,” states Diane. “We know about bargain shopping and appreciate it as much as the next shopper. It’s a win-winwin for the designer, the boutique, and most of all - the buyer,” says Erika. New fashions for fall are filled with color, textures, and embellishments. Girls will have comfort in dresses and legging sets trimmed in fur and frills. Boys will show their true colors with all their favorite super heroes and graphic tees. Infants will bundle up in comfy cottons and bamboos and pretty patterns. From local designer to new European surprises, there will be styles to suit both child and parents alike. Topped with the best hair accessories and shoes, your child will be picture perfect for a back-to-school debut. Lots of fun events are scheduled for this fall including Princess Playdates, Tea Parties, talent shows and much more. So, make sure to check their website for updates and to “like” Childish Couture on Facebook. Childish Couture is located at Rancho Santa Fe Plaza, 162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd, Suite #E-30 in Encinitas. They are open from 10am to 5pm, Mon- Sat. and 10am to 2pm on Sundays. Visit www.childishcouture.com or call (760) 230-6000.

Headlines The Salon, (formerly Headlines For Hair) located in the heart of the New Encinitas corridor, is expanding while being reinvented. Recipients of numerous awards, partners Gayle Fulbright and Letty Skinner see the brightest light upon the horizon and know how important it is to grow and keep innovating. After 24 years at the same location, Headlines is changing their name, and moving across the way, in the same shopping center, but taking their business and their clientele to a more spacious, fashionable environment. Fulbright, Salon Owner and Global Business Educator for Eufora, more than anyone, knows her stuff about reinventing oneself. This is what she teaches throughout the U.S.A. and Canada, to inspiring young stylists and seasoned salon owners. Fulbright says, “It’s time. We’re taking Headlines The Salon from comfortable to creative. Our vision is to have a creative edge with an extraordinary customer experience as the forefront.” Fulbright and Skinner,

The icing on the cake for Art­ Splash coordinators is twofold, relates Chair Joni Miringoff. “The first is the joy of seeing people of all ages and from all walks of life enjoying the day and discovering their inner creativity. The second is knowing that the event brings people together for a great cause. As a community celebration for arts education, ArtSplash proceeds benefit arts and music programs in North County schools. And that’s sweet music to our ears!” ArtSplash is located on Armada Drive, between Cannon Road and Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad. For more information call (760) 436-2828 or visit www.CarlsbadArtSplash.com.

friends for more than 28 years and business partners, agree that change isn’t only good, but necessary. They also know the importance of education. Every Monday the Salon closes to educate its staff and to rehearse. Fulbright confides, “The secret to our success is our belief in education.” Headlines currently has 34 stylists/staff and 12 chairs, and are in very tight quarters. Their new location will be color coordinated, stylish and have 18 chairs and 6 color chairs. Most of their current Salon’s furnishings will be given up, but the one special item that they will bring to their new salon is an inspirational quote on a wall hanging by Gandhi, that reads, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Maybe it’s time for you to see the change too. Visit the new Headlines The Salon at 121 N. El Camino Real, Suite C, Encinitas 92024, or call ahead for an appointment (760) 436-1812. (located in the Trader Joes/Ralphs/CVS Pharmacy shopping center.)

ART SOUP $10. One Helping and the Whole Family will Crave It Are you racking your brain by 8am trying to figure out how to keep your kids from being bored, fighting, or hogging your iPad? Big pat on the back and warm congrats it’s almost back to school. Looking for the awesome, original birthday party? How about a place for your tweens? Are you a troop leader looking for a creative troop outing to spend that cookie money? How about a fun mom’s night out? We found the ultimate place that will satisfy the whole spectrum: toddlers to tweens and moms, and it’s such a bargain you can afford for the kiddos to crave it regularly. Move over daily deal sites: Art Soup’s everyday drop in experience is unbeatable at only $10 for an hour and half and the kids get to leave with armfuls of artwork. By comparison, a loaded frozen yogurt around town piled high with toppings will set you back $6 bucks per kiddo for only 5 minutes of fun. A must-see, the studio has a magical, cheerful atmosphere loaded with large-scale, hands —on activities including: glass wall, VW Bug, chalk wall, massive-stocked, craft bar. A tasty treat for all: Art Soup is made for moms of multiples trying to please everyone.

When you don’t want to cook, you go out to eat. Now you have a place to go when your kids want to glitter glue, and paint and you’re looking to outsource the mess. Imagine sitting back and enjoying watching your kids paint, splatter, glitter, and create at someone else’s place not yours —say ahhhh. Are your kids one of the lucky and nearly 1,500 that have attended or hosted an Art Soup birthday party in a short 4 months? Get in on the action if you have a birthday party to plan: the birthday parties at Art Soup are unbeatable in price, value, originality, and a feature a true no mess - no stress bargain for the parents. Even for tweens Art Soup is love at first site. Are your tweens bored or hanging outside the grocery store or the mall? Art Soup has all of the ingredients sure to satisfy your pickiest. Check their calendar for recently launched tween-socials on select Thursday and Friday evenings from 6-8pm. We love this for two reasons: kid is happy and we can have a nice dinner the two of us. Art Soup is YUM-O. Visit ArtSoup at 191 El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA (760) 230-2060. www.ArtSoupSD.com.

North County Foot and Body Massage Lovers will Love Zendona Enjoy Amazing, Luxurious 1-hr Massage for only $23! Located in nearby San Marcos, Zendona Foot and Body Massage is the most affordable, professional and luxurious foot and body massage spa in North County. Clients no longer need to travel to Kearney Mesa or San Diego for a reasonably priced professional, relaxing spa experience, now that Zendona has opened at their newest North County location in San Marcos. Relieve muscle ache, pain and stress with a relaxing, detoxifying and soothing foot, legs, arms, head, and neck 1-hour reflexology session for only $23! Or, indulge yourself with a luxurious, private, head-to-toe 1-hour full-body massage for only $38! *Please clip the $23 discount coupon in our advertise-

ment in this issue for our special North County Sun readers. Located in nearby San Marcos, just 15 minutes by car from the coast, Zendona is open seven days a week from 10am to 10pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but it is highly recommended to call ahead. There are no sales people trying to sell you an annual membership, but you may want to purchase six 1-hour sessions to use any day or anytime within six months for only $138. If you wish to have only a single session, that’s perfectly fine, too. But chances are very high that you will want to return again and again. Zendona Foot and Body Massage is located just off the 78 Freeway at 730 Nordahl Rd. Suite 106, San

Marcos 92069 (across from the Kohls/WalMart shopping center). Call (760) 796-7945 or visit their website at www.zendonafootmassage.com.


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Moonlight Amphitheatre: North County’s Finest Outdoor Venue Win Free Tickets to Three Great Summer Shows The Moonlight Amphitheatre, located in Vista’s Brengle Terrace Park is one of the most exquisite and intimate outdoor venues that you will ever experience. The Amphitheatre was constructed in 1975, as a bicentennial project, by the Vista Foundation (now the Moonlight Cultural Foundation). It has recently undergone a $13 million renovation and is subsequently one of the finest outdoor venues, not only in San Diego County, but all of Southern California. If you are seeking a wonderful outdoor experience such as a concert or a live theatrical production under the stars this summer, this is the place for you.

The $13 million dollar state-of-the-art project includes a brand new stage, chorus and principal dressing rooms, rehearsal rooms, wardrobe room, a stage technician room, and improved theater seating, especially for those with disabilities. The archectural firm, RNTA Architects, along with the builder, Sundt, built a 60’ tall stage house with a fly loft, a 40’ x 90’ lighting and sound canopy, and an orchestra pit that accommodates 30–35 musicians. In all, the new Moonlight Amphitheatre is absolutely magnificent! Win Free Tickets! This summer, the North County Sun and www.HotinNorthCounty.com are proud to announce an incredible ticket giveaway with the Moonlight Amphi theatre. Enter to win tickets to see one of these three fabulous shows: Annie, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Hairspray. It’s easy to win a free pair of tickets. Just visit our entertainment website at

www.HotinNorthCounty.com 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 top three shows. We cannot guarantee your selections. Promoters are not liable in the event of date or time change or show cancellation. Some restrictions apply. Good luck, and see you this summer at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.

Mercury Insurance Open Presented By Tri-City Medical Pro Tennis At La Costa Resort And Spa Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges and Sabine Lisicki, Germany’s top three female professional tennis stars are playing in the Mercury Insurance Open, July 30  to August 7 at the La Costa Resort and Spa. “All three of these dynamic rapidly-rising players have a very entertaining style. They are starting to make an impact in women’s professional tennis and are on the verge of achieving great things in the sport,” said Mercury Insurance Open Tournament Director Raquel Giscafre. Petkovic, ranked 11th in the world, captured her second career WTA singles title in Brisbane, Australia in January. She also reached the quarterfinals at the Australian Open and French Open earlier this year.  Petkovic will be making her first appearance in Carlsbad. Goerges is currently ranked a career-high 16th in the world. She won her second career WTA title in Stuttgart,

Germany in April, defeating No. 1 in the world Caroline Wozniacki, 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the final. Goerges will be making her first appearance in Carlsbad. Lisicki, ranked 26th in the world in the latest WTA rankings, achieved her best singles result in a Grand Slam when she reached the semifinals at Wimbledon this year. Just prior to Wimbledon, Lisicki won her second career WTA singles title at Birmingham, England on grass. She will also be making her first Carlsbad appearance. Tournament officials also announced that Kim Clijsters of Belgium, the two-time defending US Open champion and reigning Australian Open titlist, along with 2011 Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic, have withdrawn from the Mercury Insurance Open, both due to injuries. Clijsters is recovering from a right ankle injury that forced her to miss Wimbledon this summer, and seventh-ranked Kvitova is suffering from a pulled abdominal muscle.

Giscafre says the tournament still has a very strong field.   “We continue to have an excellent draw that includes world No. 3 Vera Zvonareva, defending champion Svetlana Kuznetsova Ana Ivanovic and last year’s finalist Agnieszka Radwanska,” Giscafre said. Other WTA players entered in the 2011 Mercury Insurance Open include former world No. 1 Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, Russia’s Maria Kirilenko, Flavia Pennetta of Italy, Daniela Hantuchova and Dominika Cibulkova of Slovakia and Americans Coco Vandeweghe, Christina McHale and Melanie Oudin.  Tickets are available at www.mercuryinsuranceopen. com or through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com.

Vans Warped Tour Rocks Cricket Amphitheatre August 9, Tuesday It’s not summer until the  VANS WARPED TOUR comes to San Diego! The annual punk rock extravaganza—renowned for bringing skate/punk/action sports and youth culture to the forefront on a global scale--celebrates its 17th  year and organizers promise another memorable jaunt for  North America’s longest-running touring festival. The 44-date Best Tour/Festival of the Year is coming to the Cricket Amphitheatre in San Diego on Tuesday, August 9. This year’s main stage artists include 3OH3!, A Day to Remember, Gym Class Heroes, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Less Than Jake, Pepper, Against Me!, Attack Attack!, Paramore, D.R.U.G.S., and Jack’s

Mannequin. These acts join an eclectic mix of hotly-tipped artists from punk, indie, metal and hardcore, to rock, pop, electronic, reggae, and hip-hip, including: The Word Alive, A Day To Remember, Unwritten Law, Street Dogs, Lucero, Yelawolf, Sum 41, We Came As Romans, Foxy Shazam, MC Lars, The Ready Set, Winds of Plague, Simple Plan, Eyes Set to Kill, Big B., Relient K, Electric Touch, The Steelwells and The Aggrolites. Check out the full list of confirmed artists and the specific lineup for your city at www.warpedtour. com.  Artist bios and photos are available on the official site under the “Bands” tab at www.vanswarpedtour.com. The Vans Warped Tour is well established as America’s premiere music and lifestyle festival of the summer,  featuring up-and-coming indie talent  as well as both  creating and showcasing major established artists since 1995.

The nationally renowned festival is the most eclectic traveling tour with  a diverse array of artists, as well as a variety of  lifestyle attractions,  for a low ticket price. The tour has cemented its place in history by bringing the punkrock/skate/action sports culture from underground to the forefront of global youth culture, while at the same time helping those in need and being the first tour to consistently use groundbreaking environmental techniques.

Carlsbad’s TGIF Jazz in the Parks Now through August 19, 6pm–8pm The 26th season of “TGIF Jazz in the Parks” free outdoor concerts features great new bands and singers covering dance-oriented music from west coast blues to Latin salsa and jazz-funk. The concerts continue through August 19, and are presented by the City of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office. The three August concerts take place in Calavera Hills Park at 2997 Glasgow Drive on the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive. Free shuttle service will operate between 4:30 and 9pm from Hope Elementary School, 3010 Tamarack Drive and from Calavera Hills School, 4100 Tamarack Drive at College Avenue. August 5: Big Sam’s Funky Nation, led by trombone powerhouse “Big Sam” Williams, formerly of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, is an established presence at the forefront of the New Orleans music scene. The energy level is always high voltage when BSFN takes the stage with its masterful blend of rock, improv-jazz styling and hornheavy front section.

August 12: John Nemeth is a singer steeped in the tradition of B.B. King, Ray Charles and Junior Parker, and a harmonica player of riveting intensity and virtuosity who evokes comparison to Sonny Boy Williamson and Little Walter. With his smooth, emotive voice and stellar harp playing, John’s uncanny blend of retro-modern blues and soul music delights purists and young hipsters alike. August 19: San Diego-based Monette Marino-Keita began drumming as a kid on her dad’s sparkle blue Ludwig drum set. When he introduced her to the congas, she fell in love with the contact of skin on skin and immersed herself in the world of hand drumming,  exploring AfroCuban, Afro-Brazilian and traditional Korean rhythms and instruments. Warning: Carlsbad Police will give tickets to any cars parked illegally. Patrons should bring low-back beach chairs and ground cover to TGIF concerts. Long-sleeve shirts, long

pants, and insect repellent with “deet” are recommended. Many patrons bring picnics; light refreshments are for sale. Opportunity drawings are conducted during the intermission by the Carlsbad Friends of the Arts to support the concert series and other cultural programs. The use of bikes, skateboards, skates and roller blades is strictly prohibited. Smoking, pets and personal barbeque grills are not allowed in city parks by municipal ordinance. For more information call (760) 434-2904 or visit www.carlsbadca.gov/arts.


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Cardiff Greek Festival – Enter to Win 2012 Mercedes Benz September 10-11, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm Be Greek for the day and enjoy authentic food, music, live entertainment, dancing, and more for the entire family at the 33rd annual Greek Festival held at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 10 pm, and Sunday, September 11 from 11 am to 9 pm. The event is located half a mile east of I-5 at the Manchester Avenue exit in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 12. Free parking is available at adjacent Mira Costa College. The open marketplace typifies a traditional Bazaar with Greek imports, pottery, fine jewelry, artwork, Greek Deli specialty food items, a selection of special Greek wines, and an array of items at YiaYia’s (Grandma’s) Treasures. Visit the North County Greek School booth and learn to say and write your name in Greek. Then get a personalized T-shirt with your new name in Greek letters. While adults are shopping, the children can enjoy the new Fun Zone with crafts, game booths and carnival rides for kids of all ages.

Visitors can experience a variety of traditional Greek cuisine and new specialties as if they came straight from YiaYia’s kitchen. Appetizers include Tiropita (cheese phyllo pie), Dolmathes (grape leaves stuffed with rice and meat served warm with egg lemon sauce), Dolmathes Yialantzi (grape leaves stuffed with rice, pine nuts and herbs), Keftethes (Greek meatballs), Loukaniko (Greek sausage), Taramosalata (Greek caviar dip), Calamari, Rizogalo (Greek rice pudding), and the ever-popular Loukoumathes (honey-dipped Greek donuts). A la carte specialties feature succulent rotisserie roasted Lamb and Chicken, Souvlakia (shish-kabob cooked over charcoal), Gyros (seasoned meat, onions, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce on pita bread), Spanakopita (spinach phyllo pie), Pastitsio (baked layers of macaroni, seasoned meat, cheese and béchamel sauce), Pilafe (Greek rice), and Salata (Greek salad with olives and feta cheese). In addition, enjoy freshly brewed Greek coffee with many famous homemade Greek pastries in the Kafenio (coffeehouse) while being entertained by live music. Be sure to enter their online-only contest to win a Free VIP dinner for 4 at the festival. No purchase necessary, restrictions apply. Enter the contest at cardiffgreekfest.com. The church’s award-winning folk dance troupes, Armonia and Neo Kyma Dancers, perform in full traditional dress on the outdoor patio. Those interest-

Oceanside Harbor Days

Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show

September 24-25, Sat-Sun, 9am-6pm The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce presents Oceanside Harbor Days on September 24 and 25 at Oceanside Harbor. Visitors enjoy popular events including roaming pirates, trendy local bands, arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is free to the public. Opening Ceremonies for Harbor Days will take place Saturday, September 24 around 12:00 noon at the Harbor Stage. Captain Jack, a look-a-like from the popular movie series, will be emceeing the event. Last year Briana Roecks, Miss Oceanside, sang the National Anthem and the Oceanside Fire Department presented the colors. Pirate Village, a Harbor Day’s favorite, is returning this year with lots of Pirate fun and mayhem. The historic tall ship, Californian, will also be returning to the harbor providing scenic tours with spectacular photo opportunities. Popular performers include: Upstream, Irieside, The Buzzbombs, Full Energy Band, The Pirates Charles, Vista School of Rock, North County Academy of Music Performance, CCF Poly Dance Team, Aloha Nui Hula and more. For those anticipating all things pirate, visitors won’t be disappointed. Captain Jack makes his fifth annual appearance along with all his crew to stir up all kinds of swashbuckling fun in the Harbor. Area Pirate Guilds will also be available for pictures, pirate stories and games. The famous tall ship “Californian” is located at the Dolphin Dock on Saturday for dockside tours as well as

First Annual Art in the Garden August 20-21 & 27-28, Weekends Calling all photographers, amateur and professional. Start your shutters snapping and get ready for Weidner’s Gardens, Art in the Garden Photo contest. August 20, 21 & 27, 28. Weidner’s Gardens is known as one of Southern California’s most beautiful garden centers. Photographers from all over Southern California are competing with photos taken at Weidner’s Gardens and photos of home garden picture perfect settings. Calling all painters and other a artists! Bring your easel and paint in the Garden during any or all of the days of the Art in the Garden event. We also want any interesting or unique Garden Art creations. All participants receive a gift certificate and may have their creations for sale. Free to the public. $100 gift certificate prize for best photo. For Registration and details go to www.weidners.com and click on Art in the Garden. Weidner’s Garden is located at 695 Normandy Rd, Encinitas. Email Evelyn@Weidners. com, call (760) 436-2194, or visit www.weidners.com.

ed in learning to Greek dance have the opportunity as instruction takes place throughout the weekend. Afterward, try Greek dancing in the Taverna to the live music of the popular and contemporary band The Olympians. A live auction featuring many valuable donated items will take place at 5 pm both days. The annual drawing for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan will be held on Sunday, September 11 at 7pm. Tickets are only $10 each and limited to 7,500 sold. Tickets can be purchased at the festival or on the website at www.cardiffgreekfest. com. Winner need not be present. All proceeds benefit the church building fund and charities throughout the world. Through hard work and dedication, Saints Constantine and Helen has assisted many organizations in Africa, the Japan earthquake effort, as well as Kids n’ Cancer and the Community Resource Center in Encinitas. It is the church’s goal to give back through celebration as well as philanthropy. Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church is located at 3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Call (760) 942-0920 or visit www.cardiffgreekfest.com. Photos by Fred Greaves.

August 27, Sat, 6pm-9pm

offering a sailing tour on Sunday at noon. Harbor Days would not be complete without its traditional Fishing Derby. People will crowd around the fishing pier in order to witness young fishermen cast their lines for the biggest fish. The Annual Nail and Sail event will entertain spectators as sailors sink or swim in this contest which pits brain against brawn as teams build and navigate a seaworthy craft around a short, but treacherous course. Our United States Marine Corps and Navy Static will display massive military machines at Oceanside Harbor Beach. It’s a great opportunity to connect with our local military and learn more about their diverse responsibilities in the military. This event is located at Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside. For more information call (760) 722-1534 or visit www. OceansideHarborDays.com.

Oceanside Museum of Art Touching The Surface: Vicki Walsh August 6-October 23 Looking beyond the physical surface, Vicki Walsh captures the depth of a person’s soul in her hyper-realistic portraits. Touching the Surface features large-scale portraits of important people who have touched her life. By breaking down the face and amplifying minute details found on the skin’s surface, Walsh makes room for the viewer to contemplate what lies underneath. Meet the Artist on August 13 at 2pm and hear Walsh discuss her Renaissance glazing technique and the meaning behind her imagery. The talk is free with museum admission and complimentary for OMA members, students and military. Academically trained as a painter and illustrator, Walsh’s fifteen-year experience as a forensic medical illustrator provided her a strong understanding for how to analyze and visually interpret the figure with exquisite detail. Her indepth process involves hundreds of transparent layers of oil glaze that achieve subtle tonalities of color. 333’s Jazz at the Museum August 18, Thurs, 7pm–9pm Once again, 333 Pacific Steak and Seafood Restaurant has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a smooth and swing jazz concert featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, gourmet appetizers, desserts, and specialty wines on August 18 at 7pm – 9pm at Oceanside

The Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show showcases the diverse and unique fashions the downtown shops and local Encinitas based designers have to offer. Pairing art and fashion with music and dance, the show highlights the many different styles and attitudes represented in Downtown Encinitas. Whether you live in your yoga clothes, gravitate towards the surfer style or like to get all gussied up for a night on the town, the Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show represents it all. Doors open at 5pm. Music, art, food and drinks from 5-7pm. Show starts at 7pm sharp. Musical Performances by Opaleye, Photography by Daniella DeVarney, live art by Ron & Vanessa Lemen, art exhibits by local artists, and live sewing with bikini artist Rose Ponizil. The fashion show is a great way to come out and support the MainStreet program. All proceeds will be used for the DEMA high school scholarship foundation. The Lifestyles Fashion Show is located at Bliss 101 687 S. Coast Hwy 101 in downtown Encinitas. Tickets $10-$20. For more information call (760) 943-1950 or visit www.encinitas101.com.

Museum of Art. The performer for this season’s Jazz at the Museum is Danny Green. This is a unique experience where you can please your appetite with spectacular cuisine and relaxing music while enjoying art at OMA. Admission fee for the 333’s Jazz at the Museum is $20 for OMA members and $25 for nonmembers. It is open seating. Oceanside Museum of Art is located at 712 Pier View Way, Oceanside. Call (760) 435-3721 or visit www.oma-online.org.


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San Diego Derby Dolls’ Swarm Face LA Derby Dolls’ Tough Cookies September 24, Sat, 7pm The San Diego Derby Dolls’ Swarm gets a chance to revisit with the LA Derby Dolls’ Tough Cookies on the banked track at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The last time these two teams skated against each other was for the 2010 LA Championship title at the Doll Factory in LA. The Swarm was unable to get a win on the Tough Cookies in the 2010 Championship game and took second place to the Tough Cookies, for the second year in a row. The Tough Cookies have been the LA Doll Factory Champions for the past three years, winning the trophy in 2007 through 2009. General admission tickets are $15. The doors open at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm. This event is at Del Mar Fairgrounds. It’s an all ages event with a full bar for 21 and up with proper ID. To purchase tickets, and for more information visit www.derbydolls.com.

Professional Bull Riding at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Arena August 20, Sat, 8pm The roar of the crowd is sure to deafen as Professional Bull Riding (PBR) thunders into the Del Mar Arena Saturday, August 20, during the Del Mar Invitational, a Touring Pro Division event. The excitement begins at 8pm; the gates open at 7pm. The PBR’s Touring Pro Division offers up-and-coming bull riders and riders not competing on the elite Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS) the opportunity to compete in PBRsanctioned events while earning money to qualify them for the BFTS and the PBR BFTS Finals. This event features the world’s toughest riders and the industry’s most notoriously mean and nasty bulls, to create non-stop, edge-of-your-seat action. A diverse group of over 800 cowboys share the same goal – to conquer the rankest bulls in the world. Hailing from every corner of the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada and Brazil, these cowboys have grown up on ranches and in the inner cities, but their determination and will to succeed sets them apart from other professional athletes. Professional Bull Riders, Inc. was founded in 1992 by 20 accomplished bull riders who joined together and took a

business risk to make bull riding, the most popular event in traditional rodeo, into a stand-alone sport. Each rider chipped in $1,000 to help launch his dream of someday seeing bull riders recognized as mainstream professional athletes. Since that time, the PBR, unlike any other rodeo or bull riding organization in North America, has been owned and operated by its athletes. Tickets for the Del Mar Invitational Professional Bull Riding Event are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com and at the Del Mar Fairgrounds Administration Box Office. For more information on Professional Bull Riders, go to www. pbrnow.com. For information on the event, click on the “Events Calendar” link at www.sdfair.com.

America’s Finest City Half Marathon and AFC 5K August 21, Sunday, 7am The 34th America’s Finest City Half Marathon (AFC Half) and the AFC 5K Run/Walk are scheduled for Sunday, August 21. Over 9,700 runners and walkers from all over the US and many foreign countries are expected to participate in the race weekend festivities. The scenic 13.1-mile America’s Finest City Half Marathon starts at 7am at the historic Cabrillo National Monument in Point Loma, continues along San Diego Bay, through downtown San Diego and finishes near the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. The 3.1-mile AFC 5K Run/ Walk, which is held completely within Balboa Park, starts at 6:45am and finishes at the half-marathon finish line. A post-race party and awards ceremony for both races follows in Balboa Park. The event weekend also includes the AFC Fitness Expo to be held on Friday, August 19 (noon to 7pm) and Saturday, August 20 (10am to 5pm) at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego. The 2011 America’s Finest City Half Marathon will benefit the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, Cancer Patients Alliance and other local charities. During its 33-year history, the AFC Half has raised more than $3.4 million for non-profit organizations. For more information or to volunteer, please visit www.afchalf.com or call (760) 692-2900.

Poway Rodeo Rides into Town September 17-18 and 23-24 The Poway Rodeo is taking place at 1pm at the Poway Valley Riders Association grounds, 14336 Tierra Bonita Road, Poway.  The Stock contractor is, once again, Salt River Rodeo Company and the clown act will be Donny Landis. The Silver Buckle Seating area is catered by Kaminski’s sports grill and the Sponsor Tower is catered by the Taco Shop. The Silver Buckle seating area is geared toward kids this year for the 1pm Saturday afternoon performance.

SERVICES DIRECTORY AUTOMOTIVE

CARLSBAD VILLAGE INDEPENDENT MERCEDES & VOLVO SERVICE

Mercedes and Volvo independent auto service in Carlsbad Village for 20 years! Master technicians. Complete diagnostics, maintenance and repair. Carlsbad Village Independent Mercedes & Volvo Service is located at 3045 Roosevelt St. Carlsbad 92008. Call (760) 434-1348.

ENCINITAS FORD

New and used car sales and service. The Works Service Special includes oil and filter change, rotate tires, brake inspection, belt and hoses inspection, top off fluids for only $39.95! Clip or download coupon. Located at Encinitas Blvd and El Camino Real. Call (760) 753-6286.

HOEHN INFINITI New and used car sales and service. Spring Special includes oil and filter change, rotate and balance 4 tires, replace air filter and wiper blades, car wash, multi-point inspection, and top off fluids for only $159.99! Clip or download coupons. Hoehn Infiniti 5425 Car Country Drive, Carlsbad. (760) 431-3100.

$20 gets kids 6 -17 years into the rodeo, a hamburger or hot dog, chips, and a drink. They are also treated to visits from the Rodeo Queens, a behind-the-scenes tour of the stock, a face painter, the rodeo clown and our announcer Wayne Brooks, plus a chance to win a special PRCA buckle by raffle. This is a great way to celebrate a birthday, end of the summer or just being a kid. The Battle of the Bands is September 17 at the Riders Association, where six bands compete for a cash prize.

There are food and craft vendors, a mechanical bull, a casino area and a singing “Idol” type contest, the winner to sing the National Anthem at the Rodeo. The Annual Trail Ride is on Sunday, September 18, leaving from PVRA at 9am.  Lunch is provided by Kaminski’s Sports Grill and is highlighted by a raffle. Tickets are now available online and are sold at Hamburger Factory and Albertson’s in Poway. Please visit www.powayrodeo.com for further information.

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EYE CARE

SOLANA BEACH FAMILY OPTOMETRY

Comprehensive eye care for children and adults. Child-friendly exams. Contact lens fittings. Full service optical department. Designer frames and sunglasses. Dr. Kristin Peterson- Salgado. Located at 977 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite B, Solana Beach 92075. Call (858) 259-8239 or visit www.sdeyevision.com.

FURNITURE UPHOLSTERY

LA COSTA UPHOLSTERY

Slipcovers, Restyling, Patio Cushions, Custom Furniture, Headboards, Cornice Boxes, 30% OFF all fabrics. Large Showroom. See our ad in this issue. (760) 744-1360 Free Estimates. www.lacostaupholstery.com

GOLD AND JEWELRY

Gems of La Costa

Gems of La Costa is buying gold and platinum. Receive an extra $25 when you sell them your scrap gold totaling $250 or more. Quality, Integrity, and Value since 1989. Located at 6985 El Camino Real #107, La Costa 92009. Call (760) 930-1200 or visit www.gemsoflacosta.com.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

ZENDONA FOOT & BODY MASSAGE

Clip our coupon in this issue and receive a 1-hour reflexology massage for only $23! Must present coupon! Luxurious, private, peaceful, expert foot reflexology and headto-toe full body massage. Located in North County at 730 Nordahl Rd. Suite 106, San Marcos, CA 92069. Call (760) 796-7945 or visit www.zendonafootmassage.com.

HOME AND GARDEN

CARPINELLI CONSTRUCTION

New home construction, remodel, room additions, outdoor living room, plumbing and more! “Make your home your castle” with Carpinelli Construction. Licensed and insured. Call for FREE estimate. (760) 726-3236 or visit www.carpinelliconstruction.com.

POOL AND SPA

WATTERS CLEAN POOL SERVICE Mention this listing and receive 50% OFF first month’s service with minimum three month agreement. Pool Service, Repair, Equipment Upgrades, Salt Systems, Serving Coastal North County. Lic # 921955 Call (760) 910-4178

TIMESHARES

VIAPOINTE RESORT SERVICES

Learn about how to save money selling your timeshare or how to maximize the value of your timeshare. ViaPointe offers no-cost and no-obligation analysis of your timeshare. They are located upstairs at the Carlsbad Village Faire shopping center. Call (760) 494-0211.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION

NORTHSTAR LIMOUSINES

Lowest rates, luxury limos, and professional service. Rates are an average of $10 per hour less than a taxi. NorthStar is the only limo company with a one-hour minimum. $75 per hour for stretch limo. Call (760) 613-8290.

AIR2AIR LOCAL AIRLINE SERVICE

Affordable air travel from Carlsbad Palomar Airport to LA, Las Vegas, Santa Barbara, etc. It’s the same cost if you fly 1 or 5 passengers. Great for family travel and business travel. Fast and convenient service. Call (760) 603-6774 or visit air2aircorp.com.

AUTO CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ENCINITAS/DEL MAR)

Whether you decide to stay in San Diego or venture away the Auto Club will help you book hotels, flights, cruises, map out your trip, or put a whole package together for you. Call Sher or Sandy at (760) 635-4070.


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World Bodysurfing Championship in Oceanside August 20-21, Sat-Sun, 6:30am–5pm

Cardiff Surf Classic and Rerip Green Fest September 17-18, Sat-Sun, 9am-5pm This year the Cardiff 101 Main Street is teaming with Rerip, an organization dedicated to creating accountability, measurability and sustainability of the surf industry. In addition to surfboard recycling at the event, the Rerip Green Fest will include participation by organizations and individuals in the surf industry showcasing sustainable practices and innovations related to surfboard shaping, manufacturing and more. The mission of the Cardiff Surf Classic is to bring environmental awareness to our coastal communities. Local San Diego professionals, government and non-profit organizations in all fields including architecture, building materials, energy and conservation, food and agriculture, reuse and recycling, transportation, eco-friendly products and environmental education will have booths exhibiting their services and products to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle. As in years past, attendees enjoy a variety of musical entertainment on the solar-powered stage, multiple kids activities including two performances from the San Diego Zoo’s Dr. Zoolittle, delicious food vendors and a surfing contest. This event takes place at the Seaside Reef in Cardiff. For more information on the Classic visit www. cardiffsurfclassic.com.

SD PADRES SCHEDULE August 8/1 vs. Dodgers 7:05pm 8/2 vs. Dodgers 7:05pm 8/3 vs. Dodgers 7:05pm 8/5 @ Pirates 4:05pm 8/6 @ Pirates 4:05pm 8/7 @ Pirates 10:35am 8/8 @ Mets 4:10pm 8/9 @ Mets 4:10pm 8/10 @ Mets 4:10pm 8/11 @ Mets 9:10am 8/12 @ Reds 4:10pm 8/13 @ Reds 4:10pm 8/14 @ Reds 10:10am 8/15 vs. Mets 7:05pm 8/16 vs. Mets 7:05pm 8/17 vs. Mets 3:35pm 8/18 vs. Marlins 7:05pm 8/19 vs. Marlins 7:05pm 8/20 vs. Marlins 5:35pm 8/21 vs. Marlins 1:05pm 8/23 @ Giants 7:15pm

8/24 @ Giants 7:15pm 8/26 @ Diamondbacks 6:40pm 8/27 @ Diamondbacks 5:10pm 8/28 @ Diamondbacks 1:10pm 8/29 @ Dodgers 7:10pm 8/30 @ Dodgers 7:10pm 8/31 @ Dodgers 12:10pm September 9/2 vs. Rockies 7:05pm 9/3 vs. Rockies 5:35pm 9/4 vs. Rockies 1:05pm 9/5 vs. Giants 1:05pm 9/6 vs. Giants 7:05pm 9/7 vs. Giants 3:35pm 9/8 @ Diamondbacks 6:40pm 9/9 @ Diamondbacks 6:40pm

9/10 @ Diamondbacks 5:10pm 9/11 @ Diamondbacks 1:10pm 9/12 @ Giants 7:15pm 9/13 @ Giants 7:15pm 9/14 @ Giants 12:45pm 9/16 vs. Diamondbacks 7:05pm 9/17 vs. Diamondbacks 5:35pm 9/18 vs. Diamondbacks 1:05pm 9/19 @ Rockies 5:40pm 9/20 @ Rockies 5:40pm 9/21 @ Rockies 12:10pm 9/23 vs. Dodgers 7:05pm 9/24 vs. Dodgers 5:35pm 9/25 vs. Dodgers 1:05pm 9/26 vs. Cubs 7:05pm 9/27 vs. Cubs 7:05pm 9/28 vs. Cubs 5:35pm

San Diego Chargers Schedule PRESEASON 8/11 vs. Seattle 5:00pm 8/20 @ Dallas 5:00pm 8/27 @ Arizona 7:00pm 9/1 vs. San Francisco 7:00pm REGULAR SEASON 9/11 vs. Minnesota 1:15pm 9/18 @ New England 1:15pm 9/25 vs. Kansas City 1:05pm 10/2 vs. Miami 1:15pm

This is the 35th annual World Body Surfing Championship. International and U.S. body surfers compete at the Oceanside Pier and Beach in Oceanside, San Diego’s classic surfing spot located in North County. Approximately 350400 body surfers from around the world will participate in

heats by age division. Judges are on the pier to observe the surfers’ ultimate technique for accurate scoring. The Grand Championship is finalized on the last day of event (Sunday, August 21). The first contest is projected to start at 6:30am on Saturday, August 20. The event is free for the spectators. Bodysurfing is a water sport popular worldwide. It is the art and sport of riding a wave without the assistance of any buoyant device such as a surfboard or bodyboard. Bodysurfers typically equip themselves only with a pair of specialized swim fins that stay on during turbulent conditions and optimize propulsion. Different types of fins help the bodysurfers in different ways. For example, the Churchill fin gives power and acceleration for catching waves; the Viper fin helps the surfer direct the flow of water. The World Body Surfing Championship is sponsored by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Bud Light, KROQ 106.7FM, Axe Excited, Australian Gold, Genuine Muscle Milk, SPG Speed Gel, Rockstar Energy Drink, and www.VampsEyewear.com The Championship takes place at Oceanside Pier Beach, 200 North the Strand, Oceanside. For more information, please call (310) 457-2321, visit www.worldbodysurfing. org, or visit California Welcome Center in Oceanside for events in Oceanside at www.visitoceanside.org.

Masters and Legends Surfing Competition October 9, Sunday The Masters & Legends Surfing Competition in Oceanside is the surfing event for the San Diego Senior Olympic Games that will be held on Sunday, October 9, at The Pier in Oceanside. The competition is open to any man or woman 50 years or older. There will be three categories of competition: Longboard, Shortboard, and Stand Up. Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third place winners in various age brackets. Registration fee is $25 plus $15 for each event. Surfing legend Linda Benson is the Honorary Commissioner and will preside over the day’s activities. In attendance will be representatives of all of the leading manufacturers in the surfing industry and there will be more than $5,000 in opportunity drawings. For registration and sponsorship information contact John Reinhardt at risinsure@hotmail.com.

16th Annual Blind Surfing Event in Carlsbad September 18, Sun, 9am-2pm The Encinitas Lions Club’s 16th Annual Surfing Clinic for the sight impaired, blind, and visually impaired takes place on September 18 at Ponto Beach in Carlsbad. Participants are given instruction and assistance in the water by local surfers and volunteers as they challenge themselves to balance atop surfboards. San Diego’s visually impaired once again have the opportunity to experience our famous shorelines from a surfer’s perspective. Last year The Lions Club provided lunch to over 100 visually impaired guests and surfing instructors. The San Diego Surfing Academy and Swami’s Surfing Association will provide the professional surfing instructors necessary to make this event a success. Blind surfers throughout San Diego and North County will be participating in this unique event. For more information please call (760) 436-7338.

Timeshares and Today’s Economy ViaPointe Resort Services, Inc. in Carlsbad ViaPointe works with individuals and families that are considering making their first purchase of a timeshare and also works closely with Resort Services Inc. current owners who have a vested interest in their deeded timeshares and consider the timeshare as an asset that should produce a return every year. Today’s timeshare owners realize that the current resale market confirms that the value of a timeshare is not based on the deed but on how it is being used. Increased maintenance fees and special assessments tied to a deeded timeshare have gotten out of control. The fact that these fees must be paid every year, whether you use your time or not, has owners angry and frustrated. ViaPointe Services Inc. has been successful in helping owners drastically reduce their maintenance fees and eliminating property taxes all together. As a result of today’s economy, many owners would like to be timeshare free. Timeshares are tough to sell, even in the best of times. ViaPointe Resort Services Inc. helps owners sell or liquidate their timeshares and instantly stop all fees by totally removing their name from the deed.

The more owners understand about their options through timeshare analysis, the better the odds are of maximizing the value of their timeshare. By upgrading existing owners to RCI Points, the owner’s vacation choices become limitless giving them access to all of RCI’s 6,500 resorts around the world. Owners also benefit from the added flexibility to use their points for cruises, hotel stays, major theme park tickets, airfares from over 300 airlines around the world, and car rentals. ViaPointe offers a no cost, no obligation analysis of current owner’s timeshare(s). Our analysis focuses on the owner’s concerns about increased maintenance fees, special assessments, vacation weeks going to waste, difficulties exchanging weeks, the need for more flexibility and even wanting to sell or liquidate their week(s). Through ViaPointe Resort Services Inc., owners develop a much better understanding and the ability to solve their problems. They look forward to the opportunity to meet with you at their new Carlsbad office located upstairs in the Carlsbad Village Faire Plaza, for a no cost, no obligation, analysis of your timeshare week(s). Please stop by or call them at (760) 494-0211.


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Kid’s Summer Camps & Classes Directory ART SOUP CAMP Camp Out at Art Soup mornings from 9:30-12:30 during select weeks throughout the summer. Keep art in your kid’s daily diet with art projects that will have them begging for more! Check out their calendar for specific themes and art projects. Art Soup is located at 191 N. El Camino Real, Ste 203 Encinitas, CA 92024. (just above Supercuts) Call us at (760) 230-2060 or visit www.artsoupsd.com. SOL SURF CAMP Surf Camp for ages 6 and up who want to learn how to surf in the new styles with the old soul. We provide a 3/1 student to instructor ratio. We also provide students with individual instruction specific to each camper’s skill level. Call to register now at (619) 889-0404 or visit www. soulsurfcamp.com. DAWN PATROL SURFING LESSONS, CAMPS, AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS Dawn Patrol Surf offers the finest and most professional surf instruction in Southern California. Private and group camps and classes are available year-round from sunrise to sunset. Our after school enrichment programs are also offered through the City of Encinitas throughout the entire school year. For more information please call (760) 519-3739, and to sign up for our programs, visit www.encinitasrecreg.com. SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK SUMMER CAMPS 2011 Have you ever wanted to see what it’s like to be a zookeeper, veterinarian, or animal trainer? Ever wished you could paint, sketch, sculpt, or photograph wildlife? Want to meet amazing animals up close and explore the Safari Park with your own private tour guide? Join us for Summer Camps 2011! Both Day and Overnight camps are available. Day Camps are set up for ages 2 to 12 yrs. Overnight Camps are for 6th to 8th Grades. Extended Day Camp times are also available. Register now at (760) 747-8702 or visit www.sandiegozoo.org/park/. K1 SPEED K1 Speed is a revolution in indoor karting, with its award winning centers and professionally designed race tracks. Their emission free electric karts are the best available. K1 Speed Carlsbad is located at 6212 Corte Del Abeto, Carlsbad CA 92011. Stop by and enjoy their large lobby area, racing memorabilia and exhilarating Indoor Racing Excitement for junior and adult racers alike - it’s the perfect venue for Summer Break and all-year-round. Great for camp gatherings, birthdays or just plain fun! Call (760) 929-2225 or visit www.k1speed.com. CALIFORNIA MUSIC STUDIOS 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, and their new glee club, call (760) 632-7577 or visit www.californiamusicstudios.com. KNUCKLEHEADS GYM State of the art video technology is coupled with kid friendly interactive gym equipment gives boys and girls an incredibly fun, safe, and healthy way to stay fit! Join their Summer Fun Fitness Camps. Register early and receive a $20 Knuckleheads Gift Card to use any way you want. Knuckleheads Gym is located at 6102 Avenida Encinas, “M” Carlsbad 92011. Call now to register. Camps will fill quickly! (760) 438-8600 or visit www.knuckleheadscarlsbad.com. CARLSBAD LIGHTNING SOCCER CLUB Easy on-line registration. Ages 4 ½ to 18, Boys & Girls. Clip their coupon from this issue and receive a reduced summer soccer camp fee for $49. or reduced soccer season fee of $125. Fees include trained volunteer coaches, paid referees, uniform, trophy, All-Stars program. Call (760) 632-6966 or visit their website at www.lightningsoccerclub.com. LABCAMP-Z AT ENCINITAS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL LabcampZ is a full week of non-stop action with teacher-run summer

programs designed to enrich the natural curiosity of 4th through 8th grade students. Weekly themed activities teach and inspire through demonstration, art, music and hands on science. On-campus visual and performing arts studios, science and technology labs, a media center, conservation areas, playgrounds and field, support their exploration. Eight Camps to choose from: Extreme Athletes, World of Adventure, California Dreamin’, Eyes on Our Ocean, Out of This World, The Show Must Go On, Extreme Biosphere, and Techno Blast! Encinitas Country Day School 3616 Manchester Ave, Encinitas 92024 (760) 942-1111. www.labcampz.org BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SAN DIEGUITO During summer, there is no better way to spend time than at a camp at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Encinitas. Through a range of activities your children will have the camp experience of their lives, meet kids their age with similar interests, and share unique experiences that will last a lifetime. Affordable for anyone to join. 1221 Encinitas Blvd., Encinitas, CA 92024. (760) 942-1111 or visit www.positiveplacesd.org ART SOUP Art Soup Events (our approach to classes – we do not offer formal classes by definition) Are your kids feeling over-programmed? Do they need a creative outlet without the confines of a structured class? The coolest drop-in make and take art projects at $15 and $20. Go to ArtSoupSD. com for weekly project specifics. Art Soup is located at 191 N. El Camino Real, Ste 203 Encinitas, CA 92024. Call (760) 230-2060 or visit www.artsoupsd.com. KUMON MATH AND READING CENTERS Kumon is an after-school math and reading program that helps children fulfill their potential by motivating them to achieve more on their own. The learning method uses a systematic and individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration and develop better study skills. Kumon has 26,000 Centers in 46 countries and more than four million students worldwide. For more information please call (760) 942-1799 or visit www.kumon.com. LA COSTA VALLEY PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTEN Nationally accredited La Costa Valley Preschool and Kindergarten offers year-round educational programs for children 2 - 6 years. They have been nurturing and educating North County’s children since 1991. For more information call (760) 436-2797 or visit www.lacostavalleypreschool.com. FOREIGN LANGUAGE CAMPS AT LINGUA NATAL Lingua Natal is San Diego’s #1 foreign language program. They offer Spanish, French and Mandarin and are a full-emersion program for babies through adults. They offer summer camps in the morning and summer classes in the afternoon. Lingua Natal is located at 983 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Suite A, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Call (858) 792-0750 or visit www.linguanatal.com. OHANA TENNIS JUNIOR TENNIS CAMPS Tennis camps for ages 6 to 18. Beginners camp is for those players who have not played before, and for those that need to work on basic strokes, skills and strategy. Intermediate-Advanced camp is for players who know the strokes, skills and strategy. They want to play tournaments and get on their high school tennis team. Price is $125 per week. Please contact Amy Kelts at Ohana Tennis with any questions and to sign up. Ohana Tennis (760) 310-3946 aekelts@yahoo.com www.ohanatennis.com. ADVANCED CAKE CAMP Students who know how to bake, know piping techniques and fondant application are perfect for this class! Students will learn flowers and learn to work with royal icing to create flood work pieces. Students will create samples on boards, styrofoam and cake. Wear hair in a pony tail or away from face and closed toe shoes. 4 days Mon. thru Thurs. August 1-4 10am-12:30pm $275. All supplies included. Ro Z’s Sweet Art Studio (760) 744-0447 www.rozsweetartstudio.com. MECHANICAL MOVIE MADNESS: CARLSBAD PARKS & RECREATION Campers discover movie making and robotics while creating various

types of short films. Students explore stop motion, claymation, digital animation and filmmaking with robots as characters. Explore applications such as Power Point, Windows Movie Maker, and take home Pivot, and Alice programs as well as all of their movie creations. Ages 7-10, June 20-23, 1-4:30 pm. Stagecoach Community Center, 3420 Camino de los Coches. Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call 760-602-4690. THE ORIGINAL DREAMS AND FAIRYTALES: CARLSBAD PARKS & RECREATION Celebrate all things colorful as we decorate, decoupage, design, and delight! Learn about princesses and fairy tales from around the world. We’ll make jewelry boxes and the jewels to go in them. Create fairy tale sculptures, paint crowns and wands, collage castles and design sparkly, shiny, arty creations! Please bring a snack each day. Ages 3-5, July 18-22, Stagecoach Community Center, 3420 Camino de los Coches. Visit www.carlsbadca.gov/parksandrec or call 760-602-4690. GLEE PERFORMANCE CAMPS: CALIFORNIA MUSIC STUDIOS Four new week-long “Glee Performance Workshops” with CMS vocal coach Judy M. Students will learn vocal technique, how to sing with a group, choreography, audition preparation, and other related topics, as well as great performance numbers that have been featured on the hit show “Glee”. Soloists will be auditioned from within the group for various lead roles. At the end of each workshop, the students will perform in a special show. Some exceptional performers will be selected to be a part of our CMS “Glee” Show Choir. Call (760) 632-7577 or visit www.californiamusicstudios.com. ART A LA CARTE SUMMER CAMP FUN! Art a la Carte, the new do-it-yourself Art studio in Solana Beach, will be holding week-long themed camps for all ages form June-August! Join us Surf and Sea Week, or Girls Just Want To Have Fun Week! Please call (760) 710-1633 for a list of all camps, prices and more info! Visit our website www.artalacarte101.com or stop in during business hours at 349 N. Hwy 101, Suite B, Solana Beach, CA 92075. CARLSBAD JUNIORS VOLLEYBALL CLUB CAMP IN BRESSI RANCH- BGC CARLSBAD Carlsbad Juniors Volleyball Club and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad are joining together to bring you a summer of fun! Whether you are young, new to the game, or a seasoned player, All-American, award-winning former collegiate coach Barb Corbeil and her staff have something for you. Volleyball Camps are for girls grades 4th through high school. The Boys & Girls Club in Bressi Ranch is located at 2730 Bressi Ranch Way, Carlsbad 92010. Phone: 760-729-0956 ext. 308. For more information or to register please visit www.bgccarlsbad.org. SPORTS LOVERS CAMP IN BRESSI RANCH- BGC CARLSBAD Does your child love sports? If so, this camp is for them. The Sports Lovers camp focuses on a different sport each day. Campers will learn about the fundamentals of one sport and spend the rest of the day playing games and participating in contests. The week will conclude with a sports-themed field trip on Friday. The Boys & Girls Club in Bressi Ranch is located at 2730 Bressi Ranch Way, Carlsbad 92010. Phone: 760-729-0956 ext. 308. For more information or to register please visit www.bgccarlsbad.org. OUT AND ABOUT CAMP IN BGC CARLSBAD VILLAGE BRANCH This camp is for 12-18 year olds who want to get out and explore San Diego. Campers will participate in daily field trips including: hiking, The Wave, kayaking, the beach, & K1 Speed among many others. Cost of the camp per week is $110 which includes all trips. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad’s Village Branch is located at 3115 Roosevelt Street, Carlsbad 92008. For more information please call 760-729-0956 or visit our website at: www.bgccarlsbad.org TENNIS LESSONS WITH MARTIN BARBA
 Learn from the man who trained with John McEnroe and Martina Navratalova. Contact La Costa Resident and Tennis Pro, Martin Barba at (760) 707-4015.

Oceanside Museum of Art It’s Not My Fault: Everett Peck, Sept 11 - Jan 29 Although most well-known for his television series Duckman (1994-1997, USA Network), Everett Peck is a multifaceted artist: an animator, a cartoonist, an illustrator, and a painter. It’s Not My Fault showcases Peck’s work over the past thirty years and traces his evolution as an artist from his early concept sketches to his recent large-scale paintings, which humorously explore the pop culture of modern America and

its intersection with everyday life. Also on display will be illustrations, sketch books and preliminary and concept drawings from Peck’s extensive animation work. A native of Oceanside, Everett Peck was born in 1950 and has been passionate about comics and animation ever since childhood. After graduating from Oceanside High School in 1968, he attended Long Beach State University, where he ultimately received a degree in illustration. Peck’s illustrations have appeared in all major editorial publications, including The New Yorker, Time, Playboy and Rolling Stone. He is the creator of the animated series Duckman, nominated for two Emmy awards, and

Squirrelboy (2006-2007, Cartoon Network). He has been featured in exhibitions and gallery shows worldwide and his work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. Peck currently resides in Carlsbad, where he focuses his time on his painting and animation work. Join Everett Peck and a panel of animators and illustrators on Saturday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m. for a special program on animation and the entertainment industry. Complimentary with museum admission and free for OMA members. For more information call (760) 435-3720 or visit the museum’s website at www.oma-online.org. The museum is located at 704 Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside.

Bethany Hamilton’s Shark-Bit Surfboard on Display Reality of Soul Surfer’s Tale on Long Term Loan to Oceanside’s California Surf Museum The recent release of the movie Soul Surfer, which chronicles how surfer Bethany Hamilton has overcome the odds of losing an arm to a shark bite, has given travelers a whole new reason to visit Oceanside. Oceanside’s California Surf Museum is home to the surfboard that Bethany Hamilton was riding on the fateful day the tiger shark took her arm. The surfboard, which includes the massive shark bite, is on long term loan to the museum and is a huge draw for visitors to the area. Print Zone Entertainment 7040 Avenida Encinas 104-115 Carlsbad, CA 92011 info@NorthCountySun.com www.HotinNorthCounty.com Advertising Office (760) 635-9100 Fax (760) 635-9200

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“It’s a display that will send goose bumps shivering up your spine, but also one that, thanks to the recent release of Soul Surfer, provides an inspiring story about meeting adversity head on,” says Julie Cox, operations manager. “We feel extremely lucky that the Hamilton family felt that our museum was the best place for the board.” In addition to the surfboard, the display also includes the bathing suit she was wearing on the day of the attack and photos of Bethany.

Recently featured on the History Channel’s popular American Pickers show, the California Surf Museum serves as an international repository and resource center for the lifestyle sport of surfing through capturing, preserving and chronicling its art, culture and heritage for the education and enjoyment of future generations. The California Surf Museum is a 501(c) (3) non-profit located at 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054; phone (760) 721-6876 or email csm@surfmuseum.org. Please visit the website at surfmuseum.org. Open daily 10am-4pm with extended hours Thursdays to 8pm.

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