Upcoming local and regional events

The Creative Collective’s new art exhibition “Aspire & Enlighten”

The Creative Collective presents “Aspire & Enlighten”, the latest show from the group of up-and-coming local artists who have become an exciting new addition to the San Diego art and gallery scene.

The reception of the artists will take place on Saturday June 11, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a live raffle and participatory works. The Collective hosts new shows each month and opens the second Saturday of each month. The exhibition highlights works of art in honor of parents, teachers and caregivers, and all the people who share their love every day.

The gallery is located at Flower Hill Promenade, 2720 Via de la Valle, Del Mar, and open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 11am-5pm or by appointment. Visit sdcreativecollective.org.

The San Diego County Fair is open until July 4

The San Diego County Fair will be held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds from June 8 through July 4. In addition to the usual rides, the fair will also include competitive exhibitions. The summer concert series includes artists such as Jason Derulo, Shaggy, Los Tigres Del Norte, Goo Goo Dolls and Gabriel Iglesias. The original theme planned for 2020, Heroes Unite, will be resurrected this year as Heroes Reunite. There will also be an exhibition that will pay homage to the stories of the ‘Heroes Next Door’. Visit sdfair.com.

Nature Discovery Series presents ‘Live Local Reptiles’

The next Nature Discovery Series presentation at Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve will be “Live Local Reptiles” by Jeff Nordland on Saturday, June 18 at 3 p.m. Tell your friends and neighbors and bring the grandkids. Jeff is great with the kids and even lets them touch some of the sweetest snakes and lizards. Participants will meet in the lodge area near the upper parking lot of Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve. Visit torreypine.org.

SD County Assessor, Taxpayer Advocate Jordan Marks will speak at the DM-SB Optimist Club Zoom meeting

The Del Mar-Solana Beach Optimist Club recently announced that San Diego County Taxpayer Advocate Jordan Marks will be the guest speaker at the club’s Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. Interested parties can join the Zoom meeting by contacting Don LaVigne at [email protected] or 760-419-9078 for the Zoom link to the meeting. This meeting is open to the public.

In his position, Marks assists taxpayers with office navigation issues and has resolved over 1,000 taxpayer cases since joining the office in 2017. Through his work, taxpayers in San Diego have received record property tax savings in 2021, exceeding $250 million.

Marks will discuss Proposition 13, new rules passed by voters with Proposition 19, including tax savings benefits for seniors and new family transfer rules. He will also discuss how homeowners and disabled veterans can save on their property taxes today. Marks will also answer any related questions you want to ask without giving your home address.

Optimist International is one of the largest service club organizations in the world with over 60,000 adult and youth members in over 2,700 clubs in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Europe , in Asia and all over the world. To learn more about Optimist International, visit optimist.org

North Shore Rep Presents “The Outgoing Tide”

Fiercely proud and battling the torments of an aging mind and an uncertain future, a man hatches a plan but his family has other ideas at the West Coast premiere of ‘The Outgoing Tide’, now at North Coast Repertory Theatre. Moving deftly between the present and the past, playwright Bruce Graham weaves a highly relatable story sprinkled with surprising humor and powerful emotions. This touching family drama asks thought-provoking questions about personal choice and what it really means to love someone.

The outgoing tide runs from June 8 to July 3. Call 858-481-1055 or visit northcoastrep.org to purchase tickets and for more information. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 LomasSanta Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

Del Mar Summer Solstice Event

The Del Mar Village Association, Uncle Ed’s Damn Good Vodka, and Monarch Ocean Pub will present the popular Summer Solstice event on Thursday, June 16, 5-8 p.m., at Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. Summer Solstice features local restaurant flavors and craft cocktails. , wine and beer from nationally recognized brands, music and more. For tickets and more information, visit visitdelmarvillage.com/summersolstice2022. Powerhouse Park is located at 1658 Coast Boulevard, Del Mar.

North Coast Women’s Connection ‘Sweet Summertime’ Luncheon

All are invited to attend the North Coast Women’s Connection Spring Luncheon with guest speaker Barbara Whitman discussing “What it Takes to be Good Enough”. Program: Patrick Desmond, Cal Pacific Orchid Farm, Encinitas, “Learn About Orchid Care and Arrangements.” The event will take place on Tuesday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Lomas Santa Fe County Club. RSVP by June 10. Invite your friends to this heartfelt and inspiring event. Register at conta.cc/3regKqz

“Remembering Olympia” to the representative of the North Coast

“Remembering Olympia” will be played Monday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. at North Coast Repertory at Solana Beach. “Remembering Olympia” is a tribute and celebration of the life and career of the late actress Olympia Dukakis created in her loving memory by her brother Apollo. Consisting of a one-act play chronicling their turbulent but close relationship, the evening also salutes his films, stage work, family and friends through a montage of film clips and photos. The brother and sister will be played by Kandis Chappell and Apollo Dukakis. The evening ends with a Q&A with the audience. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at northcoastrep.org or at the box office: (858) 481-1055. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach.

Next Del Mar Toastmasters Meeting ‘Travel Adventures’ Theme

Del Mar Toastmasters invites community members to an in-person “Travel Adventures” meeting on Friday, June 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at St. Peters Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 334 14th St. , Del Mar. Each meeting offers two informative and entertaining talks. Then there is a tabletop topic session where willing participants briefly answer impromptu questions on the theme. Are you interested in getting a better job, a promotion, or just having fun and improving your communication skills? Del Mar Toastmasters have been laughing and learning for 35 years! For more details, visit DelMarToastmasters.com or contact [email protected]

Switchfoot Bro Am returns to Encinitas

The Switchfoot Bro Am returns live and in person Saturday, June 18 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Moonlight Beach, Encinitas. At Beach Fest, join more than 17,000 attendees of all ages in an empowering community movement of giving through a day of surfing, food, entertainment and live music. Founded by the band Switchfoot in 2005, the event gives back to the hometown that supported them as surfers and musicians and rallies the community to help kids who might need a helping hand. This year’s grantees include A Step Beyond, Challenged Athletes Foundation, Feeding San Diego, Monarch School, and Save the Music Foundation. Visit broam.org.

Passport to Performance Art in Persian Calligraphy

Encinitas Friends of the Arts, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, presents Passport to Persian Calligraphy Performance Art on Saturday, June 18 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas. Attendees will be transformed by musical performances by famous Iranian musicians based in San Diego and Orange County, conceptual traditional dance by the talented Kosar Abbasi, and masterful word paintings of Persian poet Rumi by the Los Angeles-based artist Mohtadi Mirak on the body of the canvas. , bringing the inner character of the subject to life. Light refreshments and Persian sweets will be served during the intermission.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. General admission is $45 and Encinitas Friends of the Arts members are $40. Tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/3Q2OD8F. All proceeds from the event go to public art and arts education in Encinitas. Visit EncinitasArts.org.

Tuesday night comic

Tuesday Night Comics returns to the North Coast Repertory Theater on June 28 at 7:30 p.m. Host Mark Christopher Lawrence taps into his long list of talented comedian friends and shares the North Coast rep stage with them. The show is comprised of talent from across the country with late night TV credits as well as credits from Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more. The lineup also includes: Tony Calabrese, headliner; James Hancock, feature film; Brendan Jay, part one; Ash Foster, musical act. The North Coast Repertory Theater is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach. Box office: (858) 481-1055 or.northcoastrep.org.

Exhibition and reception “Great Spaces”

Join local artists for the opening reception of “Great Outdoors” presented by Escondido Arts Partnership. Exhibition dates: June 10-July 1, 2022. Opening June 11, 4-6 p.m.

Awards announced by juror Pat Kelly at 5:30 p.m.

The Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery is located at 262 East Grand Ave., Escondido. 760-480-4101, [email protected], escondidoarts.org.

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