BOOK BONANZA The Rancho Santa Fe branch library Book Cellar is holding a half-price book sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 and Oct. 4 at 17040 Avenida de Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. For more information, call (858) 756-4780 or visit rsflibraryguild.org.
BIG BBQ The Rancho Santa Fe Rotary Club Fall Festival Family Barbecue will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo.
FALL IN THE GARDEN The Vista Garden Club will meet at noon Oct. 3, 2014 at the Vista Senior Center, 1400 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista. Call (760) 726-8737 for more information or directions.
LEARN AT LIFE A lifelong learning group at MiraCosta College meets from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Oceanside Campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Administration Bldg. #1000, Room 1068. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972.
WORD ON WATER The MiraCosta Horticulture Club will meet at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 4, at the Aztlan Rooms of MiraCosta College. Teresa Penunuri, of the San Diego County Water Authority, will be speaking on San Diego Water Reliability: When in Drought. For more information call (760) 721-3281.
FALL FESTIVAL A Fall Festival and Pumpkin Patch will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at The North Coast Methodist Church, 1501 Kelly St., Oceanside, with arts and craft booths, book sale, bake sale, vintage items, food, a pumpkin patch, jewelry, pottery.
BRICK-OR-TREAT Brick-or-Treat Party Nights at Legoland will be open until 9 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. on Sundays in October. The event has music, live entertainment, interaction with the Boo Crew and fireworks. Admission is $30 online in advance. Visit brickortreat.com or call (760) 918-5346 for more information.
TASTE AND STROLL The annual Del Mar Taste & Art Stroll returns to the Del Mar Village from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5, along Camino Del Mar with a free art stroll, ticketed restaurant tastings, live music, sip stops and a dog stroll area. Tickets are $25 before the event at taste.delmarmainstreet.com and $30 on event day. For more information, call (858) 735-3650.
BEST OF BREWS Carlsbad Rotary Clubs invite all to its Brewfest from noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Holiday Park in Carlsbad. Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Tickets are $25, in advance, and may be purchased online at oktoberbrewfest.org.
SENIOR TALENT SHOW South Bay Health and Insurance Services will host a Seniors With Talent event plus a Medicare information resource fair, from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at 161 Thunder Drive, Vista. Participants compete for a grand prize of $1,000. To audition, call (888) 838-1136 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
EIR READY The draft Program Environmental Impact Report for the Solana Beach General Plan Update is available for review and public comments at ci.solana-beach.ca.us/. Comments must be made in writing in order to be considered by the city, by 5 p.m. by Oct. 10, at 635 S. Highway 101, Solana Beach or electronically to email@example.com, or by fax to (858) 792-6513. The draft of Land Use Element and Circulation Element are available for public review online. For more information, call (858) 720-2400.
CARPE DIEM Enjoy an Open House Carpe Diem at Sunset from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Rancho Santa Fe library, 17040 Avenida de Acacias, then enjoy extended hours at sunset after taking in “Petals & Pro’s” at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club across the street.
A BIT WACKY The Friends of Women’s Resource Center invite all to its “Wacky & Wonderful Fall Event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7at the Bellefleur Restaurant, 5610 Paseo Del Norte, Suite 100, Carlsbad. Cost is $35 per person with a performance by the Encore Youth Theatre. For reservations, call Blake at (760) 439-0928.
WOMENHEART San Diego North Coastal WomenHeart Support Group welcomes women with interests and concerns about cardiac health to share information and sisterhood 10:15 a.m. Oct. 7 at Tri-City Wellness Center, 6250 El Camino Rd, Carlsbad. For more information, contact Marilyn at (760) 438-5890.
VISTA WOMEN The Woman’s Club of Vista will meet at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at the Shadowridge Country Club, 1980 Gateway Drive, Vista. The luncheon speaker will be Reggie Mattox, vice-president of the California Federation of Women’s Clubs. For reservations, call Fran Jensen at (760) 414-1423 or visit womansclubofvista.org.
VETS BENEFIT ViaSat BeerFest, Homebrew & Chip Dip competition will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the ViaSat HUB in front of the MegaBite Café, 6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. All proceeds benefit the Veterans Association of North County. Admission is $20 and proceeds will be matched by ViaSat.
HARVEST FUN Enjoy the Harvest Festival community fundraiser from 4 p.m. ‘til dusk Oct. 10 at Park Dale Lane Elementary School, 2050 Park Dale Lane, Encinitas, with a carnival, games, inflatables, rock wall, food vendors, a dance party and more. Come in costume and be a part of the Costume Parade. For more information, visit /parkdalepta.org/harvest-festival/.
CAREER FAIR From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4, high-school students are invited to meet with colleges, universities, trade schools, adult education certification schools, military and other institutes of higher learning at Westfield North County, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido.
‘FANCY NANCY’ TEA Join the “Fancy Nancy” Tea Party with Robin Preiss Glasser, illustrator of “Fancy Nancy” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 11, free, in the Carlsbad City Library courtyard, 1775 Dove Lane. Admission tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10:30 a.m. Supported by the Robert H. Gartner Fund of the Carlsbad Library and Arts Foundation.
ELECTION INFORMATION Escondido Democrats invite the community to discuss Nov. 4 state and local propositions at 10 a.m. Oct. 11, at the Democratic campaign office, 431 N. Escondido Blvd. For additional information, call (760) 740-8595, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit escondidodems.org.
MEET A BAT Project Wildlife once again bring a live bat for Bat Chat, followed by crafts from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. To register, call (760) 804-1969 or visit aguahedionda.org
PADDLE FOR TRASH Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation will hold its Kayak Cleanup Oct. 11 and Oct. 12. The first launch is at 7:30 a.m. and the last launch is at 3:30 p.m. on both days. The cost is $50 per person. Kayakers get a two-hour excursion on the lagoon while removing trash. For more information, and to register online, through Eventbrite, visit batiquitosfoundation.org.
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FALL CRAFTS The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club Fall Workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct 21 at 17025 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe. Bring exotic pumpkin or squash along with small succulents. Additional supplies will be provided. For reservations, call (858) 922-2463
BOW WOW BRUNCH Hornblower Cruises & Events will host a Bow Wow Brunch Cruise from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 19 to benefit the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Tickets are $80 for adults, $50 for children ages 4 to 12. Each adult passenger is invited to board with one dog. Canines must be kept on a leash throughout the cruise. To make reservations, visit hornblower.com/bowwow
ALNC FUNDRAISER The Assistance League of North Coast celebrates its 20th Autumn Fantasy fundraiser Oct. 25. Chairwoman Barbara Bradham is looking for corporate sponsors. Tickets can be bought and donations made to opportunity baskets and the silent auction, by contacting Lynn Smith at LSmith8454@sbcglobal.net or call (760-722-2286).
PARENTS NIGHT OUT K Martial Arts & Fitness hosts an October Parents Night Out for children 5 and up to benefit Carrillo Elementary School from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 18 with glow-in-the-dark laser tag, Wii games, a costume contest and a pizza party. The cost is $30 for the first child and $25 for each additional sibling. Register at akkarate.com/Parent_Night_Out.php or call (760) 828-7165