COME ON AND DANCE Friday Night music and dancing, is offered every Friday 7 to 11 p.m. at the Encinitas Elks Lodge, 1393 Windsor Road, Cardiff. Dance lessons are offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10 per person at the door.SCHOOL BAZAAR Get some last minute gifts at Poinsettia Elementary’s Holiday Boutique, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2445 Mica Road, Carlsbad.
YOU BETTER NOT POUT Chat with Santa Claus at Le Dimora from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center at 16089 San Dieguito Road, Suite H103 in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 759-2709. Holiday gift bags for children 12 and under
Through the lens Through Jan. 4, visit “Enlightened Lens 2013: New Work by Palomar College Photography Students,” 70 photographic works by students, at the Escondido Municipal Gallery, 262 E. Grand Ave., Escondido with a reception for the artists 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Gallery Hours are Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ; Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
DESIGN YOUR OWN Floral Designer, Rene van Rems Hosts four Holiday Decor classes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 15 at 5451 Avenida Encinas Suite F, Carlsbad to create three different holiday pieces to display at home. Supplies provided along with Dutch holiday treats and beverages. Cost is $175 per person. Call (888) 824-7368 for reservations.
WALK WITH US The Encinitas Historical Society will host a Downtown Walk from 10:30 to noon Dec. 15 starting from 390 West F St. Call (760) 753-5726 for more information.
Christmas Vespers At 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15, hear Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols,” Gerald Finzi’s “In Terra Pax,” “The Many Moods of Christmas—Suite 3” by Shaw & Bennett, and more with choir, orchestra, bell choir and organ at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas. Call (760) 753-6582 for more information. Free will offering.
MAVS’ HOLIDAY TUNES The La Costa Canyon High School Concert and Jazz Bands will perform a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 17 in the LCCHS Performing Arts Center at 1 Maverick Way, Carlsbad. $5 suggested donation.
MILITARY NEW YEAR The Military Order of the World Wars is hosting a New Year’s celebration and luncheon at 11 a.m. Dec. 28 at the El Camino Country Club, 3202 Vista Way, Oceanside, with a presentation by Jimmy Weldon and shuttle golf cart from and to parking. RSVP by Dec. 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 224-1403. Weldon was part of Patton’s Third Army when it liberated the Buchenwald Concentration Camp in WWII and will speak on his program, The Center for Youth Patriotism.
EXPECTING?Encinitas Branch Library presents “Breezy Parenting” with Chelsea Gladdenat 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas.
Scholarships open The North County African American Women’s Association has opened its scholarship application cycle through March 31. Applicants should speak with the counselors of their respective schools as well as check the Web site link at ncaawa.org.
Christmas camp Redeemer Presbyterian Church offers a Christmas camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 23, 1831 S. El Camino Real Encinitas, for youngsters 4-years-old through 6th grade.One or two children $35 each. Additional children (same household), $30. Scholarships are available. To register, visit redeemersd.org/jinglejam, e-mail email@example.com or call (760) 753-2535, ext. 13.