THE GOOD LIFE Discussing the Global Imperative to save Plants, and a look at Golden Eagles of San Diego County will be the topics at the lifelong learning group, LIFE Lectures at MiraCosta College, starting at 1 p.m. May 19, at the college’s Oceanside campus, 1 Barnard Drive, Admin. Bldg. #1000. Purchase a $1 parking permit at the machine in Lot 1A, and park in lots 1A or 1B. Visit miracosta.edu/life or call (760) 757-2121, ext. 6972.
CREATING A SAFE SPACE The San Diego Interfaith Disaster Council and the County Office of Emergency Services wants to help places of worship to be ready to help in a disaster. An introductory training will be held 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 1 at the Vista United Methodist Church, 409 S. Melrose, Vista. Get an overview of developing an Emergency Plan for your faith center. To register or for more information, contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 952-9707.
LIFE LESSONS FOR TEENS The Encinitas Youth Commission invites North County teens from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 19, at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas, to expand their horizons with seminars for teens with prominent local experts speaking on marketing, arts, education, living life with purpose and more. There will be live music from local singer-songwriter Cordelia Deghar, quick-format talks from local business CEOs, industry leaders and inspiring video content. Find full speaker lineup at facebook.com/events/1114027452036860/permalink/1150216005084671/.
HEALTHY WINDOW SHOPPING Join “Walk and Talk With a Doc” from 3:30 to 4 p.m. May 19, a doctor-led walk through and around the perimeter of the Flower Hill Promenade, meeting at Sharp Rees-Stealy Del Mar at Flower Hill Promenade, 2600 Via De La Valle, Suite 200, Del Mar. For more information or to register, call (800) 82-SHARP or visit sharp.com/classes.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Middle Grade Book Club for ages 9 to 12, will meet from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 19 at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido. Participants will explore Jennifer L Holm’s novel, “The Fourteenth Goldfish.” Registration is required at escondido.org/register.
BUTTERFLY RELEASE A Butterfly Release will be held by Hospice of the North Coast’s from 2 to 4 p.m. May 21 at Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo del Norte. Reservations are required at hospicenorthcoast.org/events or call (760) 431-4100.
LAGOON LEARNING Join the San Dieguito Lagoon Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20 at the Birdwing Open Air Classroom, 3201 Via De La Valle, Del Mar. At 8:30 a.m., a San Dieguito River Park Ranger will lead a bird walk. At 10 a.m., “Wild Wonders” will present live native birds, reptiles and mammals.
BOOKS AND MORE The Friends of Oceanside Public Library Book and Media Sale. Adult and children’s books from 25 cents to $1 to support Library programs and events, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 20, at 602 Civic Center Drive, Oceanside.
GOOD DAY FOR BOOKS The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will hold a half-price book sale 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 20, from in the Community Room of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library at 2081 Newcastle Ave., Cardiff.
WALK INTO HISTORY The Encinitas Historical Society will hold a free walking tour of Historic Encinitas at 10 a.m. May 20, led by an Encinitas Historical Society volunteer, beginning in the classroom of the 1883 Schoolhouse, located at 390 West F Street. The tour finishes around noon. For more information, call the Encinitas Historical Society President Carolyn Cope at (760) 753-4834.
KNOW YOUR NATURE Celebrate Endangered Species Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 20, Activities include: visiting with live snakes and raptors; a scavenger hunt, arts & crafts, and partaking in surveys of animals & plants at the lagoon. Located at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center, 2202 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside. For more information, call (760) 439-2473 or http://bvaudubon.org/.
BEST BOOKS Escondido Public Library’s Burritos & Book Club for ages 13 to 18, meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 20 to discuss “Rebel of the Sands,” by Alwyn Hamilton, at 239 S. Kalmia St., Escondido.
DEMOCRATS GATHER Lake San Marcos Democratic Club will meet at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Conference Center, at 1105 La Bonita Drive, San Marcos. Check the web site at lsmdem.org for directions or call (760) 743-2990.
PADDLE REGATTA The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation invites the community to participate in the Family Fun Paddle Regatta and Rubber Ducky Derby from 9 am to noon May 20 at California Watersports, 4215 Harrison St., Carlsbad.
ALL FOR ANIMALS A seminar/workshop Animal Advocacy; Taking it to the Streets with guest speaker Casey Kern, action team coordinator at PETA Los Angeles, will be held at 1 p.m. May 2 at Eve Encinitas, 575 S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas.
Carlsbad Republican Women will host San Diego Deputy District Attorney Summer Stephan, at 11 a.m. May 23 at the Green Dragon Tavern and Museum, 6115 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad. Cost is $35. RSVP to Niki at (760) 931-9420 or email@example.com.
GOP WOMEN MEET Del Mar Seacoast Republican Women host a luncheon and present Charles Wiley from Accuracy in Media and Lomas Santa Fe Country Club, 1505 Lomas Santa Fe, Solana Beach. Cost is $25 payable at sign in. Reservation for lunch required, contact: Terry – firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRASH PICK-UP DELAY Waste Management of North County and Coast Waste Management’s curbside residential trash and recycling pick-up schedule will be delayed by one day throughout the week of May 29, in observance of Memorial Day. Customers in Carlsbad, Del Mar, Oceanside, Rancho Santa Fe and Solana Beach should place their bins out for pick-up one day later than usual, beginning May 30 through June 3. For further information, contact customer service at (866) 967-3292.
ARTUP! May 25, come down to ArtUp!, an art gallery event at D Street Bar and Grill, 485 S. Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas,featuring art by students from Sunset Continuation High School in Encinitas. All proceeds from art sales will be donated to Stand-Up for Kids, a nationwide organization committed to ending the cycle of teen homelessness. Stand-Up is currently promoting the “48 Campaign” — an effort to send homeless teens away for a stress-free 48-hour camp experience.
CATHOLIC FRIENDS The Catholic Widows and Widowers of North County support group for those who desire to foster friendships through various social activities will meet for Happy Hour at Solterra Winery and Kitchen, Leucadia May 25. Reservations are necessary by calling (858) 674-4324.
‘NO NUKE DUMP’ MEETING A No Nuke Dump meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 25 at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas. Ray Lutz, national coordinator for Citizens Oversight. For more information, visit http://citizensoversight.org/StopNukeDump.
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‘WINE, MUSIC AND ART’ Get tickets now for the Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland “Wine, Music and Art” fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. June 10 at a private home in Oceanside. Tickets are $25. Funds raised will support scholarships for the club’s Live Your Dream Award winners.
BE READY North County houses of worship are invited to a free training session to be an emergency center in case of disasters from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 1 at the Vista United Methodist Church, 409 S. Melrose, Vista. To register or for more information, contact John at email@example.com, call (858) 952-9707 or visit sdinterfaithdisastercouncil.com/about-us/.
SUMMER SOLSTICE Get tickets now and salute the arrival of summer at the Del Mar Village Summer Solstice, from 5 to 8 p.m. June 22 at Powerhouse Park, 1050 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar. Join them for live music, wine and beer selections, tastes and the sunset. Tickets are $85 at https://visitdelmarvillage.com/summersolstice2017/.