Tuesday, Oct. 15
DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES: CLIMATE EXPERT DR. DAVID PIERCE
The Distinguished Speaker Series will continue with an event on Climate Change at 6 p.m., Oct. 15, at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The series will feature a lecture from Dr. David Pierce of the climate research division at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. A reception will be held at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call to reserve at (858) 459-0831. For more information, visit ljcommunity.org.
CHRIS MCDOUGALL: ‘RUNNING WITH SHERMAN’ BOOK DISCUSSION
Elevation Culture, Milestone Running, and Warwick’s will host a meet-and-greet, run, chat, raffle, and “
“Running with Sherman” book launch with author Christopher McDougall at 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15 at 4901 Morena Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit eventbrite.com/e/running-with-sherman-book-experience-tickets-71838176921.
Author Chris McDougall will give a discussion on his new book “Running With Sherman” at
Friday, Oct. 18
‘DANCE NIGHT,’ WITH RACHEL & THE PIER GROUP
Rachel and The Pier Group will be performing at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18 at the La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The concert will hold an array of ballroom dance music, including swing, cha-cha, rumba, and more. Tickets are $10 per person. For more information, visit ljcommunity.org.
ESCHER QUARTET PRESENTS GUITARIST JASON VIEAUX
Escher Quartet returns to ArtPower with Grammy-winning guitarist Jason Vieaux at 8 p.m., Oct.18, at the Department of Music’s Conrad Prebys Concert Hall at UC San Diego. A pre-performance ArtTalk will be held at 7 p.m. at The Loft. Carrying out a duo program, the performance will be led by Escher Quartet with the works of Haydn and Enescu and classical guitarist Jason Vieaux. Tickets range from $45 to $59. Call to purchase tickets at (858) 534-8497 or visit boxoffice.ucsd.edu to purchase online. For more information, visit artpower.ucsd.edu.
Saturday, Oct. 19
SAN DIEGO BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION 2019 STEP & SUPPORT WALK/FUN RUN
The San Diego Brain Tumor Foundation will hold its 9th annual Step & Support Walk/Fun Run, at 9 a.m., Oct. 19 at 10290 Campus Point Athletic Field in La Jolla. This event is open to all and held to raise funds as well as awareness for San Diego’s pediatric and adult brain tumor patients and their families. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Pre-registration is recommended, but not necessary. All of the funds raised go directly to patient services in San Diego County. For more information, visit sdbtf.org.
GLOBAL EMPOWERMENT SUMMIT
The fourth-annual Global Empowerment Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Oct. 19 at UC San Diego,’s Beyster Auditorium, Rady School of Management. The summit is designed to bring thought-leaders together to discuss and propose changes to issues affecting the underserved. The event is free and will bring together a surprising collection of global leaders, elected officials, humanitarians, human rights advocates, activists, corporate executives, and change agents. For a full schedule of speakers, visit ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/uc-san-diegos-4th-global-empowerment-summit-inspires-first-san-diego-kindness-day.
28TH ANNUAL BOOTLEGGERS BALL
San Diego nonprofit Fresh Start Surgical Gifts will host its 28th annual gala ‘Bootleggers Ball’ on at 6 p.m., Oct. 19 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 3777 La Jolla Village Drive. The gala will feature a cocktail reception, a live/silent auction, dinner, live music by The Heroes, and casino table games. Dr. Greg Ostrow, director of pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Scripps Clinic Carmel Valley, and his wife, Dr. Stacy Ostrow, will serve as the event’s honorary chairs. The gala will celebrate Fresh Start’s commitment to providing free-of-cost reconstructive surgery and transforming the lives of infants, children and teens with physical deformities caused by birth defects, accidents, abuse, or disease. The nonprofit t seeks to raise over $200,000 at the event, of which 100% of proceeds will benefit the Fresh Start Surgical Gifts Medical Program. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit freshstart.org.
Sunday, Oct. 20
The Riford Library will host the Bananagrams Club, a fun and educational word game, at 4 p.m., every Sunday at 7555 Draper Ave. The game can be played by yourself or with up to eight players. The event is free to attend and is recommended for both adults and children ages 7 and up. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.
Monday, Oct. 21
19TH ANNUAL TASTE OF LA JOLLA
The Foundation of La Jolla High School will host the 19th annual Taste of La Jolla at 6 p.m., Oct.21 at Chase Bank, 7777 Girard Ave. The event benefits scholastic programs at the school. The party will feature an evening of sampling dishes and drinks from a variety of restaurants alongside music. Participating restaurants include Catania, The Cove House, Sushi on the Rock, and more. An after-party will be held on the patio at Donovan’s Steak & Chop House. Tickets for a discounted price of $50 will be available in advance online at bit.ly/TasteofLaJolla2019. Tickets for the day of the event are $55. For more information, visit foundationfljhs.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 22
TEMPLE BODY ACTIVATION FOR FEMALE LEADERS BIRTHED IN SAN DIEGO
Sofiah Thom (founder of The Temple Body Arts School of Sacred Sensuality and Dance) will host a three-day immersion event titled “Temple Body Activation for Female Leaders” from Oct. 22-24 at the La Jolla Women’s Center. The event is a transformational experience designed to ignite each participant’s sovereign soul purpose and supply them with the real-time tools and practices necessary to birth their passions and start-ups into profitable businesses. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit sofiahthom.com/3-day-activation.
Thursday, Oct. 24
COLLAGE PAINTING CLASS WITH PEGGY HINAEKIAN
Award-winning international artist Peggy Hinaekian will hold a collage painting class at 10 a.m., Oct. 24 at La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. The class will provide step-by-step instructions on creating original paintings using acrylics and more. The cost of attendance is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Call the LJCC to register at (858) 459-0831.
Friday, Oct. 25
BIG SCIENCE FOR LITTLE PEOPLE: SECRETS OF THE DINOSAURS
The Big Science for Little People Series will present “Secrets of the Dinosaurs” at 10 a.m., Oct. 25 at The Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave. The event is part of the series and is recommended for ages 3 to 5 years old. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.
HUMANS VS. ZOMBIES: A CAPTURE THE FLAG GAME
The Riford Library will host Humans vs. Zombies at 7 p.m., Oct. 25, at 7555 Draper Ave. The game is a capture-the-flag event recommended for teens in grades 6-12. Snacks will be provided. No registration is required. There is no re-entry. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.
Sunday, Oct. 27
HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING
Bird Rock Community Council will host a Halloween window-painting event from 11 a.m. to 1 p..m, Oct, 27, in the Bird Rock Merchant District. Participants can help paint a local merchant’s window. All supplies will be provided. Meet at the Edward Jones office, 5695 La Jolla Blvd. Pre-register by emailing [email protected]
Monday, Oct. 28
FREE MOVIES & POPCORN
The Riford Library will host a “Free Movies and Popcorn” event at 2 p.m., Oct. 28, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event will feature the 2005 American epic drama film, “Memoirs of a Geisha.” For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.
SCOUTING BSA TROOP OPEN HOUSE
Scouting BSA Troop 506 invites all interested youth 10-17 years old to an open house at 6;30 p.m., Oct. 28 at the La Jolla United Methodist Church, 6063 La Jolla Blvd. Troop 506 is a great place for boys and girls looking for outdoor adventure, service to others, and fellowship. For more information, visit lajollatroop506.com.
Thursday, Oct. 31
HALLOWEEN STORYTIME & TRICK OR TREAT
The Riford Library will celebrate Halloween at 10:30 a.m., Oct.31, at 7555 Draper Ave. In addition to storytime, treats will be given around the library. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. The event is free to attend. For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.
SPECIAL HALLOWEEN MOVIE PRESENTATION
The La Jolla Riford Library will host a special Halloween movie presentation at 3 p.m., Oct. 31, at 7555 Draper Ave. The event will feature the 1944 American dark comedy film “Arsenic and Old Lace.” For more information, visit lajollalibrary.org.