Wondering what to do the week of Nov. 4...Here's some community events
RANCHO SANTA FE
Annual food and wine benefit slated
The Equinox Center will hold its annual benefit at 6 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Bridges at Rancho Santa Fe, 18378 Calle Stellina. The event will include an evening of gourmet food and rare vintage wines and help raise awareness and funds for Equinox Center, which works to improve water, energy, jobs, housing, land use, transportation and economic prosperity and preserve quality of life in the San Diego region. Talented chefs and well-known sommeliers will prepare food and wine. Live entertainment and a small private auction will also be featured. Tickets start at $250 through Nov. 5; or $300 thereafter. Register at equinoxcenter.org/donate/event.html.
Library to hold used book sale
The Friends of the Solana Beach Library will hold a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 17 at the Solana Beach Library, 157 Stevens Ave. Shoppers may fill a grocery bag for $5. Call (858) 755-1404.
Woman’s Club to meet Monday
The Escondido Woman’s Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday at 751 N. Rose St. Special guests will be artists Nancy Moran and Valerie Salatino of Nature Works. A demonstration of their “vine hose” will be presented. Cost of lunch is $10. Call (760) 489-0579.
Quilt show, sale slated
The North County Quilters’ Association will hold a Quilt show and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 at the California Center for the Arts, 340 N. Broadway. The show will include 100 quilts on display made by the group’s members; some will be for sale. Vendors will also be selling a variety of products. Attendees are welcome to buy tickets for a raffle to win the “Opportunity Quilt” made by one of the Neighborhood Groups in the guild. Proceeds from the show and raffle will be distributed among Elizabeth Hospice, the Escondido Humane Society, St. Claire’s Home, Casa de Amparo, and Interfaith Community Services. Entry costs $5; a $1 off coupon is available to print at the website. Visit ncountyquilters.com.
Piano and string trio to perform at library
The Neave Trio, a piano and string trio will be opening the Escondido Public Library’s free 2nd Saturday Concert Series at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at 239 S. Kalmia St. The group, which includes violinist Anna Williams, cellist Mikhail Veselov and pianist Toni James, has enjoyed international concert and competition success spanning four continents, including a recital at the British Embassy in Oslo, Norway. Selections include works by Ravel, Beethoven, and Dvorak. This is the first in the 2nd Saturday Concerts Series. In the coming months, performances are scheduled by the Danny Green Jazz Quartet and Zimbeat playing the music of Zimbabwe. Visit library.escondido.org or call (760) 839-4839.
Travelers group to meet Friday
The Rancho Bernardo Travelers will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Seven Oaks Community Center, 16789 Bernardo Oaks Drive. Rudi Thurau will present “Mississippi River Adventure.” Guests 18 and older are welcome to enjoy the program and obtain a list of available trips. A drawing is held for door prizes. Call (858) 451-3964.
Heart of a Child concert Saturday
The third annual Heart of a Child concert event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Lutheran Church, 424 Via de la Valle. Refreshments and a silent auction will be followed by the concert to begin at 7 p.m. Talent lineup includes: the Bunnell Strings, siblings Keren, Kimberly, Corrie, Cara and Ross Bunnell of Chula Vista, who will play two violins, viola, cello and bass; Sadie Duca of Carlsbad, a fourth-grader who sings, plays piano and writes music; Daniel Myers of San Diego, a solo vocalist who has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera; and J*Company’s On The Town, young musicians from around the county who are ambassadors for the J*Company Youth Theatre in San Diego. Proceeds will benefit the Ariana Fund, a nonprofit formed in 2008 in memory of Ariana Miller, a 13-year-old Encinitas girl who died while awaiting a heart transplant. Tickets cost $15 for students or $25 for all others and may be purchased online or at the door. Visit thearianafund.org.
Arts and crafts fair slated
The Olivenhain Arts and Craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Olivenhain Meeting Hall, 423 Rancho Santa Fe Road. Crafters will be selling jewelry, clothing, lotions, baked goods, candy, cards, photos, plants, pottery, glassware and quilts. Call (760) 436-2128.
Women’s group to hold craft fair
The St. Elizabeth Seton Women’s Auxiliary will hold a “Handmade with Love: Love From Above” craft fair from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, 6628 Santa Isabel. Handmade scarves, hats, shawls, leg warmers, silks, jewelry and ceramic and wood items will be for sale. Christmas gifts, baby items and cards, some with matching gift bags, will also be sold. Proceeds benefit the St. Elizabeth Seton debt reduction campaign to pay for the new parish center. Raffle to be held. Call (760) 942-8920.
Recycling event for paper, hard drives
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church will hold a document and hard drive recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6628 Santa Isabel, in the lower parking lot. Cost is $5 to have a copy-paper-box-sized container filled with paper destroyed, or for anything with a plug or battery. Cost is $10 to destroy a hard drive. Proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth Seton’s new parish center. Call (760) 419-9243.