FREE PREDIABETES WORKSHOP
Sharp HealthCare will present a free prediabetes workshop from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 7, at the University Community Library, 4155 Governor Drive. Learn about prediabetes risk factors and how to prevent or delay the progression to Type 2 diabetes through nutrition and lifestyle tools. To register, call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277) or visit sharp.com/citywellness.
DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS
Doctors Without Borders aid worker Karen Stewart will discuss the challenges of bringing life-saving medical care to the most dangerous and remote areas of the globe at 1:30 p.m., Nov. 10, at The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, The JAI, 7600 Fay Ave. Stewart will discuss her experiences in the field and provide attendees with an opportunity to find out more about MSF’s programs across the globe. For more information, visit doctorswithoutborders.org.
RADIANCE: CONCERT BENEFITING VETERANS
Buddha Music Group will present “RADIANCE,” a fusion of artistic musical performances from rising stars KIYOSHI and DTO, from 7-9:30 p.m., Nov. 11, at The World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd. The concert aims to empower veterans and the families of the fallen and raise funds of $15,000 for the Travis Manion and Stan Lee Foundations. Tickets start at $22.22 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, visit worldbeatcenter.org.
SENSORY STORY TIME
An inclusive story time for ages 0-8 years, of all abilities (especially those with special needs) will be held at noon, Nov. 12, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. Enjoy stories, songs, rhymes and free play in a small group setting. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.
PRESENTATION ON CETACEAN MATING BEHAVIORS
The San Diego Chapter of the American Cetacean Society will host a free presentation on the mating behaviors of cetaceans at 7 p.m., Nov. 13, at Sumner Auditorium, 4595 La Jolla Shores Drive. Dara Orbach, assistant professor of marinebiology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, will present behavioral and anatomical data present in several cetacean species. Street parking only. For more information, visit acssandiego.org.
PINECONE TURKEY CRAFT
Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving craft activity and make your own little turkeys out of pinecones, feathers, and googly eyes at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 14, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. Free and for all ages. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.
UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
UC San Diego Arts and Community Engagement program will host a special panel discussion at 2 p.m., Nov. 14, at the University Art Gallery, 9500 Gilman Drive. The panel will discuss the impact of campus art galleries at the local, regional and national level, as well as what the future holds for UC San Diego. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. Please register for the panel at futureartucsd.eventbrite.com.
Take on the role of meteorologists and discover what makes the weather at 10 a.m., Nov. 15, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. Explore why weather changes and then create instruments to measure it. Presented by Fleet Science. For children ages 3-5. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.
POLAND’S PENDERECKI PIANO TRIO
The Penderecki Piano Trio will make its California debut at 8 p.m., Nov. 15, at ArtPower, Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive. The promisingly gifted pianist Konrad Skolarski, the breathtaking virtuoso Jarosław Nadrzycki, and the sensational cellist Karol Marianowski are all acclaimed artists in Poland and abroad. The concert is part of ArtPower’s chamber music series. Tickets are $45-$59 and can be purchased online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu.
MUSIC BEYOND BORDERS
Music Beyond Borders, the groundbreaking musical duo, will perform at 7 p.m., Nov. 16, at Congregational Church of La Jolla, 1216 Cave St. The concert is apart of the church’s “Re-Discovering and Re-Defining America” series. Concert proceeds will benefit a capital campaign dedicated to the restoration of the church's 93-year-old pipe organ. Tickets start at $10 and can be purchased by visiting lajollaucc.org/events.
HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP
Design and print your own 3D ornament to take home at 3:30 p.m., Nov. 19, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. All materials provided. Free and for all ages. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.
ARE WE WHAT WE EAT?
Take a look at the science behind food and eating in an interactive workshop held at 3 p.m., Nov. 23, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. All ages are welcome. Limit 20. Registration is required. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.
PERFORMANCE BY GLENN VANSTRUM
Pianist Glenn Vanstrum will give a lecture and perform classical works by Frédérik Chopin (“The Four Ballades”) in this free concert held at 2 p.m., Nov. 24, at the La Jolla Riford Library, 755 Draper Ave. For more information, visit sandiego.gov/public-library/locations/la-jolla-riford-library.