La Jolla events around town
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Paws hit the pavement —The Escondido Humane Society will host a community walk at its 14th annual Paws in the Park fundraiser on March 24 at the Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Parkway in Escondido. Festivities will begin at 8 a.m., and paws will hit the pavement at 9 a.m. along a 1.5- or 2.5-mile course. A post-walk celebration will begin at 10:15 a.m. with activities for the whole family. The first 1,000 walkers will also receive a goodie bag, and all walkers will receive incentive prizes based on dollars raised for the humane society.

Registration is free at www.escondidohumanesociety.org or on the morning of the event. For more information, call (760) 888-2235.

NEW gardening techniques — Weidner’s Gardens will host an Herb & Vegetable Festival from March 23-24 at its gardens located at 695 Normandy Road in Encinitas. Local tomato-grafting expert Nicole Jackson will be on hand at 3 p.m. on both days to describe the technique. Other free seminars include a cooking class with master gardener Mary Klibs at 11 a.m. and a session on organic vegetable gardening at 2 p.m. on both days. For more information on the free festival, contact Evelyn Weidner at (760) 436-2196 or visit www.weidners.com.

World’s largest blooming plant — In the foothills of Sierra Madre is the Guinness Book-certified world’s largest flowering plant. Each year, the Wistaria Vine Festival on March 17 celebrates the massive wistaria vine by bringing together the work of nearly 150 juried artisans and craftsman, dynamite musicians and food and drink in the village’s downtown area. Guests can browse art and other gift items at the festival’s 150 booths. The La Jolla Community Center is hosting a trip to the festival for $45 for members and $65 for nonmembers. Transportation will leave from the center, located at 6811 La Jolla Blvd., at 8 a.m. and return at 6 p.m. To register, visit www.lajollacommunitycenter.org or call (858) 459-0831.

50 years of surf — The Windansea Surf Club is kicking off its 50th anniversary celebration with a one-of-a-kind rummage sale on March 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring an array of surfing items, as well as traditional rummage-sale items. Proceeds from the sale will support the club’s community service projects, including Day at the Beach for underprivileged children and the Menehune Surf Contest for young surfers. The event will take place at the La Jolla Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd.

EVENTS FRIDAY, March 15

• Day trip to Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $45 members, $65 nonmembers

• Chamber ensembles, 8 p.m., CPMC Concert Hall at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-3448, free

• The Peter Sprague and Danny Green Project/ David Borgo, 8 p.m., The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, www.boxoffice.ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8497, $10 general admission

SATURDAY, March 16

• “The Taste of Ashes: The Afterlife of Totalitarianism in Eastern Europe” by Marci Shore, associate professor of history at Yale University, 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., book discussion, (858) 456-1800

• Batya MacAdam-Somer recital, 3 p.m., CPMC Theatre at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-3448, free

• La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Repeat/ Move On, 7:30 p.m., Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-3448, $29

SUNDAY, March 17

• 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

• Triathlon training camp for the Spring Sprint Triathlon on May 5,10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Sundays through April 28, 4126 Executive Dr., (858) 362-1340, $95 members, $125 nonmembers

• Weekend with the Locals: Galen Morgan Cooper, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “A Turmoil Called Home,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Wistaria Vine Festival, 8 a.m. 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $45 members, $65 nonmembers

• La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Repeat/ Move On, 2 p.m., Mandeville Auditorium at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, (858) 534-3448, $29

• 34th annual St. Patrick’s Open Reading of Irish Poetry and Prose, 7 p.m., D.G. Wills Books, 7461 Girard Ave., selections from Joyce, Yeats, Beckett and more, www.dgwillsbooks.com, (858) 456-1800, free

MONDAY, March 18

• Jacobs Mini Concert, noon, Lyceum Theatre, 79 Horton Plaza, (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Jewelry bead class, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $15 members, $20 nonmembers, $5 material fees

TUESDAY, March 19

• “Art for the Garden” demonstration by mosaic artist Judy McCutcheon, 1 p.m., La Jolla Lutheran Church, 7117 La Jolla Blvd., contact Ginger Taylor for reservations at mtaylor2@san.rr.com

• Hatha chair yoga class, 12:30 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, free

• “The Song is Ended,” Bruno Leone music lecture, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $14 members, $19 nonmembers

• “Real Teachers” by Stuart Grauer, 7:30 p.m., book discussion, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• The Legacy of Princess Diana — a special exhibition on The Queen Mary, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $65 members, $85 nonmembers, please RSVP

WEDNESDAY, March 20

• See your city: Mingei International Museum, 10:30 a.m. To 3:30 p..m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $20 members, $25 nonmembers

• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• “How to Travel the World on $50 a Day” by Matt Kepnes, 7:30 p.m., book discussion, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Opera singing chef soup class, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $10 members, $15 nonmembers

• Miracles of Modern Science, 9 p.m., The Loft at UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, www.boxoffice.ucsd.edu, (858) 534-8497, $10 general admission

THURSDAY, March 21

• A List music and art mixer presents “Beatniks,” 7 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, $10 members, 12 nonmembers

• Poetry workshop, 2 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, free

• Day trip to Borrego Desert sculptures and wildflowers, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $50 members, $70 nonmembers

FRIDAY, March 22

• “Oleander Girl” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, 7:30 p.m., book discussion, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

SATURDAY, March 23

• Art with Live Model, 9 a.m. To 1 p.m., join artists of all skill levels to paint or draw, La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $10

• Ikebana class, 8:50 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., learn how to create flower arrangements, (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, $19

SUNDAY, March 24

• 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

• Weekend with the Locals: Carol Tibbetts, noon, Warwick's, 7812 Girard Ave., book discussion with author of “Twelve Mindful Months,” (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

MONDAY, March 25

• Mini concert, noon, Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Lunch in Beverly Hills and LACMA, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $45 members, $65 nonmembers

TUESDAY, March 26

• Hatha chair yoga class, 12:30 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, free

• “The Song is Ended,” Bruno Leone music lecture, 7:30 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, $14 members, $19 nonmembers

WEDNESDAY, March 27

• Children’s storytime, 3 p.m., Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., (858) 454-5872, www.ljathenaeum.org, free

• Discussion with Amy Finley and Susan McBeth, 6:30 p.m., La Jolla Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, www.lajollalibrary.org, free

• “Heart Like Mine” by Amy Hatvany, 7:30 p.m., book discussion, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Craft and Folk Art Museum and Fowler Museum at UCLA, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $45 members, $65 nonmembers

• Opera singing chef soup class, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, $10 members, $15 nonmembers

THURSDAY, March 28

• Teen authors tell all, 7 p.m., book discussions with teen authors, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., (858) 454-0347, www.warwicks.com, free

• Distinguished speaker series presents Eddie Osterland, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd., (858) 459-0831, please RSVP

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