Members of Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women, from left, Vice President Programs Judy Howarter with garden owner and past President Barbara Jenkins-Lee and past President Joanne Viner plus Snoodles, the resident Bichon; gather at the Jenkins-Lee Asian garden, site of the upcoming Boutique Mystique, a showcase of handcrafted items by local artisans. Photo by Betty Reed

Crafts and books fill boutique for AAUW

COAST CITIES — The Del Mar-Leucadia branch of the American Association of University Women will host the Boutique Mystique showcase of handcrafted items by local artisans and books by Encinitas children’s author Edith Fine. This day of arts will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22 in the Asian garden of member Barbara Jenkins-Lee, 1327 La Sobrina Court, Solana Beach.Parking and entrance is on San Andres Drive, then look for the Japanese gate with the tile roof. The shopping will offer antiques, jewelry, sculptures and ceramics as well as a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds will fund scholarships for students attending Mira Costa College and California State University San Marcos as well as local middle school girls attending Tech Trek, a math and science camp at University of California San Diego.

Membership in the American Association of University Women is open to all graduates who hold an associate or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The Del Mar-Leucadia Branch reflects the varied interests of its members with informative, educational monthly meetings. Founded in 1955, the local branch serves the North Coastal communities of Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Leucadia and La Costa.

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