State of the City and Cardiff calendar set

ENCINITAS — Join Mayor Teresa Barth for her State of the City address from 5 to 8 p.m. April 5 at the Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive. Tickets are $20 and drinks and appetizers will be served. The event is presented by the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, Leucadia 101 Main Street, Encinitas 101 MainStreet and Cardiff 101 Main Street. Tickets are available through the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce at 535 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 116 or call (760) 753-6041.Taste of Cardiff is back on May 16 and sponsors are being sought. A complete list of the 2013 participating restaurants will be available soon. Tickets go on sale April 15.

Residents can also support The Friends of Cardiff and Carlsbad State Beaches (FCCSB) by becoming an Adopt-A-Stairway sponsor by donating funds or materials. You can contribute through the park’s non-profit association with cash at the entrance kiosk or by credit card/PayPal at the FCCSB Web site. These repairs are being completed through donations of time by local licensed contractors.

Repairs to the beach-access stairways throughout 2013 will result in some temporary closings. FCCSB will try to give notice of stairway closing dates.

Call (858) 603-2705 for more Adopt-A-Stairway donor information.

The eighth annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer is set for Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an expanded dog contest this year. Join the fun as a sponsor by calling (760) 436-0431.

The Cardiff Surf Classic & Green Beach Fair will be held Sept. 21 and Sept. 22 this year at a new location, Cardiff Reef. Vendor applications are available now.