• Vegetable Delight with Urs le Chef, 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., cooking class, (858) 459-0831, www.ljcommunitycenter.org, $40 members, $45 nonmembers
• “Unmeasured Strength: A Journey of Survival & Resiliency,” 11 a.m., Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, luncheon and lecture by Lauren Manning, (858) 637-3231, www.jfssd.org, $55
• La Jolla Traffic & Transportation meeting, 4 p.m., La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St., (858) 456-7900, www.lajollacpa.org, free
• Yacht, 8 p.m., The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-8497, www.artpwr.com, $12 UCSD students, $15 general admission
• Women’s taekwondo and kundalini yoga class with Dr. Ron Shane, 7 p.m., Spa of La Jolla, 7630 Fay Ave., (858) 459-6868, www.thespaoflajolla.com, free
• Shih-Tzu Shindig, 7 p.m., Muttropolis La Jolla, playtime and socialization with other Shih-Tzus, 7755 Girard Ave., (858) 459-9663, www.muttropolis.com, free
FRIDAY, May 25
• “Roger Guillemin & Le Corbeau: Father & Son,” 6:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., artists’ opening reception, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• “Prints by Brigitte Feucht,” 6:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., opening reception, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• “Service: A Navy SEAL at War,” 7 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book signing with author Marcus Luttrell, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free with purchase of book
SATURDAY, May 26
• Guided walking tour of historic La Jolla, 10 a.m., Wisteria Cottage, 780 Prospect St., RSVP required, (858) 480-6424, www.lajollahistory.org, $10
• “Twenty-One Steps of Courage,” noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with local author Sarah Bates, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free
• “Fabulicious! Fast & Fit,” 5 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice, (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free with purchase of book
SUNDAY, May 27
• San Diego Harp Society student recital, 2 p.m., The Neurosciences Institute, 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive, (619) 470-0583, www.sandiegoharpsociety.org, free
• La Jolla Open Aire Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., La Jolla Elementary School, 1111 Marine St., (858) 454-1699, www.lajollamarket.com, free
• “ADHD in HD: Brains Gone Wild,” noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with Jonathan Chesner, (858) 454-0347, free
MONDAY, May 28
• Memorial Day ceremony, 2 p.m., Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial, Soledad Park Rd., ceremony and special plaque presentation honoring former U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower, (858) 459-2314, www.soledadmemorial.com, free
TUESDAY, May 29
• “Fin de Siecle, Modernism, and Postmodernism,” 7:30 p.m., The Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., lecture and concert, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $19 members, $24 nonmembers
• UCSD Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., UCSD Price Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-6467, calendar.ucsd.edu, free
WEDNESDAY, May 30
• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free
• Crafts for Kids, 2 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, free
• SIP: Real World Wine Education, 6 p.m., The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 822-2068, calendar.ucsd.edu, $15 general admission, $10 UCSD students, $5 members
• “Der Kaiser Von Atlantis,” 7 p.m., UCSD Conrad Prebys Music Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-3448, musicweb.ucsd.edu, $15.50 general admission, $10.50 UCSD faculty, staff and alumni, students free one hour before concert
THURSDAY, May 31
• Club Salsa, 7 p.m., The Loft, 9500 Gilman Drive, performances, live music and salsa dancing, (858) 534-8497, www.artpwr.com, free
• PC Blockbusters: “The Vow,” 6 p.m., UCSD Price Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, film screening, $5 general admission, $3 UCSD students, members free
• “Feed Your Greedy Organ” workshop, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., UCSD Price Center, 9500 Gilman Drive, art contest for artists 25 years and younger, (858) 454- 3541, www.mcasd.org, free
MUST HEAR Strings take the stage
Six extraordinary string players will perform in La Jolla and Rancho Santa Fe from May 31 through June 2 as part of a Mainly Mozart concert series, at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe and at The Neurosciences Institute.
Each player is a Mainly Mozart audience favorite — violinists Ida Levin and Marie Bérard, violists Che-Yen Chen and Richard O'Neill, and cellists Ronald Thomas and Robert deMaine.
Concerts at The Neurosciences Institute start with an included wine reception at 6:30 p.m. outside the auditorium. The concerts are just over an hour long, performed without intermission, and followed by a brief Q&A session with the artists.
June 1 program: Boccherini's String Quartet in E, Op. 5, No. 1; Strauss's Prelude to Capriccio String Sextet; and Verdi's String Quartet No. 1 in E minor.
June 2: Mozart's String Quintet No. 1 in B flat; and Brahms' String Sextet No. 1 in B flat.
Tickets to concerts at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe are $75. Tickets at The Neurosciences Institute are $55, and are available by phone at (619) 46-MUSIC (466-8742), or online at www.mainlymozart.org.
MUST GO Travel for a day
Discover the world just outside of La Jolla with the La Jolla Community Center’s day trips in May.
• Thursday, May 24: Bowers Museum. Founded in 1936, the Bowers Museum is one of California's finest museums. Some of the current exhibitions include Sacred Gold: Pre-Hispanic Art of Colombia; Ancient Arts of China: A 5000 Year Legacy; California Gold; First Californians and more.
Thursday, May 24, depart 9 a.m., return 6 p.m. $50 members, $60 non-members.
• Thursday, May. 31: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley. Experience the new 26,400-square-foot exhibition hall that opened in celebration of Reagan’s 100th birthday in 2011. The experience integrates dozens of interactive displays and thousands of artifacts, including some never-before-seen items that have been in storage since the library opened in 1991. Guests can walk through the presidential jet used by Reagan as well as several other presidents.
Depart 8 a.m., return 7 p.m. $65 members, $75 non-members.
Tours include roundtrip transportation, admission, docent tour, snacks, drinks and wine on the way home. RSVP at (858) 459-0831.
Mangelsen — Images of Nature Gallery will host a book signing and author discussion on May 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. with Robin Binckes, author of “Canvas Under the Sky.” Binckes, a South Africa tour guide, Binckes’ novel is set in South Africa’s Eastern Cape in the 1800s, against the backdrop of the Boer migration known as the Great Trek.
The event will feature topics including travel and history in South Africa. Wine and South African finger food will be served. Mangelsen Gallery is located at 7916 Girard Ave., www.mangelsen.com/lajolla.
Participants of Scripps Health’s 21st annual Spinoff: Auction for Life charity event will get a sweet mouthful with this year’s theme: “Champagne and Chocolate.”
The event will be held on Thursday, May 31 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine. Spinoff features live and silent auctions, with proceeds benefiting patient support services, early detection, education and outreach at Scripps Cancer Center, Stevens Division. This year, a portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Scripps Polster Breast Care Center.
In keeping with the theme, guests can sip champagne and enjoy chocolate, while bidding on luxury items, including a five-night stay in Paris with VIP chocolate tour and a trip to Dubai with a behind-the-scenes tour at a chocolate factory.
For tickets or more information, visit Scripps-Spinoff.org or call (858) 678-6349.