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A traveling gallery of photos titled,“Les Paul Thru the Lens,” highlighting the life and career of music industry icon, inventor, and musician Les Paul, is April 12 to June 1 at the NAMM’s Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10-$15; free for kids age 3 and under. Visit museumofmakingmusic.org.

The La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band will put on a Jazz Fundraising Dinner for the community 5 p.m. Thursday, April 28th at Black Rail Kitchen, 6981 El Camino Real. Proceeds go towards new instruments and equipment, repairs and instrumental coaches. Tickets are $60, including dinner at eventbrite.com/e/lcc-jazz-band-fundraiser-tickets-311243687247.

The Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad will hold a drive through recycling event 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 30th in the church’s lower parking lot at 6628 Santa Isabel St. to benefit the homeless. Bring recyclable CA redemption cans and bottles. Visit http://seschurch.org.

Local genealogy buffs meet Tuesday

A free live webinar, “Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records,” will be presented by professional genealogist Julie Miller for the North San Diego County Genealogical Society from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 26. Free; registration is required at nsdcgs.org. Later that day the Legacy Users Group will meet virtually from 1 to 2 p.m. The meeting is free. Email [email protected]

Fiesta slated at Carrillo Ranch

The Fiesta at the Rancho fundraiser is 5:30 to May 14 at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, presented by Friends of Carrillo Ranch, Inc. Guests will experience a fiesta with an exclusive dinner and silent auction to support the park’s signature fourth grade California History and Art Program. Highlights include meal inspired by Leo’s love of California’s early history with a Santa Maria-style BBQ hosted by the event’s title sponsor, Personal Touch Dining, live entertainment and signature cocktails from a hosted bar along with silent auction featuring unique items from local businesses. Proceeds benefit the California History & Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Tickets $75 by May 1 and $100 after May1. Visit carlsbadca.gov/departments/parks-recreation/programs/special-events/fiesta-at-the-rancho.

Library bookstores reopen

The Friends of the Carlsbad Library have reopened their two bookstores, featuring gently used books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs along with children’s materials and a Bookstore Boutique offering gift-quality books. The Dove Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. The Cole Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Donations appreciated. The stores are looking for volunteers, stop by one of the stores and pick up an application. [email protected]

DEL MAR

Antique show back at fairgrounds

Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show is back at Bing Crosby Hall in the Del Mar Fairgrounds 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday Saturday April 29, 30 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1. The show will feature 75 exhibitors from California and across the U.S. and a range of antiques from furniture, silver, paintings, bronzes, porcelain and estate jewelry to crystals, rare books, dolls and vintage designer clothing. Appraisals offered for $5 per item. Weekend admission is $8 and offers return entry all three days of the show. Visit delmarantiques.com.

ESCONDIDO

Reunion Picnic for Escondido High School alumni

A celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of Escondido High School Golden Reunion is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at Escondido High School Wilson Stadium. ESH classes from 1972 and earlier are invited. Deadline for pre-registration is Monday April 25. Tickets and details are at ehsgoldenreunion.org. Call (760) 518-3088.

Food distribution planned

Two nonprofits, Feeding San Diego and Neighborhood Healthcare are holding a food distribution for Escondido residents in need from 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of the month at Neighborhood Healthcare, 425 N Date St. The next food distribution is May 7. Visit feedingsandiego.com.

Sunflowers for the Ukraine art display at library

An exhibit of paintings of sunflowers by 17 members of the Escondido Art Association will be shown through April 30 at the Escondido Library, 239 Kalmia St. The sunflower, a symbol of happiness, optimism, longevity and peace is the national flower of Ukraine. The paintings can be purchased by contacting the Escondido Art Association. proceeds minus sales tax will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. There is a partial list of Ukraine relief organizations next to this exhibit. Library hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, Friday, Saturdayand 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Closed Sunday. Visit escondidoartassociation.com.

Escondido Choral Arts presents concert

Escondido Choral Arts presents Spring Genesis- A New Beginning 3 p.m. May 1 at the The Ritz Theater, 301 E Grand Ave. Justin Gray will conduct the Center Chorale, Pacific Lyric Opera Association Orchestra, soloists, and bagpiper The performance features the Mozart Requiem as well as pieces of hopeful vision. Tickets are $10-$25 at springgenesis.brownpapertickets.com.

FALLBROOK

Kathryn Blankinship, a San Diego County Master Gardener, is the guest speaker at FGC’s Tuesday, April 26 general meeting. She will cover cultivation of acid-soil loving plants, including correct watering practices and amendments. Meetings are held at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Ln. 12:30 p.m. Social time, 1:00 p.m, Business meeting, 2:00 p.m. Program. The public is welcome. For further information relating to the club and its activities visit www.fallbrookgardenclub.org . Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

NORTH COUNTY

Upcoming blood drives

In response to blood bank shortages, the San Diego Blood Bank will hold the following blood drives at the bloodmobile in the following parking lots:

Donors will receive a limited-edition T-shirt while supplies last.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.

Heart of a Child concert back in person Saturday April 30

The 11th annual Heart of a Child benefit concert, which first debuted in North County, is back in person 7:30 p.m. April 30 in the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The concert features outstanding young musicians from throughout San Diego county. Proceeds support Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Healing Notes Program, which provides no-cost music therapy at Rady Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $30-$40; VIP package $100 at

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The San Diego-based Tremble Clefs, which is a therapeutic singing group with a benefit for voice symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease, will stream their virtual benefit concert, Shake, Rattle and Rock, on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm PST. The virtual event will feature singers from their three locations, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and Allied Gardens.

The Tremble Clefs San Diego have typically performed live at various events around San Diego as part of their fundraising efforts but were canceled due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. visit http://www.trembleclefs.com/shake-rattle-and-rock.

OCEANSIDE

The Oceanside Sea Lions will be sponsoring their 2nd annual golf tournament on Friday, May 6th, at Emerald Isle in Oceanside. Shotgun start is: 1:00 pm. All net proceeds from the tournament go to Rady Children’s Hospital for Childhood Cancer. afternoon of golf, lunch, raffle, and fun. Meet the reigning Miss Oceanside queens and princesses www.oceansidesealionsclub.com.

Friends bookstore seeks volunteers

The Friends of the Library bookstore is now open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2 Civic Center Drive. The nonprofit needs volunteers to return to normal operating hours. Stop by the front desk of the library for an application. Visit https://www.sdcl.org/locations/32.

SAN MARCOS

Friends bookstore seeks volunteers

The Friends of the Library bookstore is now open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2 Civic Center Drive. The nonprofit needs volunteers to return to normal operating hours. Stop by the front desk of the library for an application. Visit https://www.sdcl.org/locations/32.

California State University San Marcos’ Arts And Lectures Program will host a free for all event with “Voices of Our City Choir” on April 28, at 12pm in the USU Amphitheater. Voices of Our City Choir is a non-profit organization that is helping San Diego’s unsheltered neighbors through the healing power of music. The choir performs with an award-winning jazz group and performance-generated funds help employ case management staff and provide food and resources to choir members.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-our-city-choir-tickets-251544705987.

Play bingo for prizes at senior center

The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., hosts bingo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $1 per card. Prizes include snacks, decorations and household items. Participants can also have lunch at 11:30 a.m. before bingo. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. Friday at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.

Families Needed for Type 1 Diabetes Study

Families with adolescent children with Type 1 Diabetes are being sought for a study by Sharon Hamill, Ph.D. and her graduate student, Jessica Preciado from the Psychology Department at California State University San Marcos. This study is designed to explore Type 1 diabetes in adolescents aged 13-18 and how families manage the disease. Participants will complete a brief online survey at their convenience. All eligible participants who complete the survey will receive $5 (maximum of $15 per family). Study results will be made available upon request. For more information on volunteering, please visit: https://preci012.wixsite.com/my-site or email the researcher, Jessica Preciado, at [email protected]

Friends of Library seek volunteers

The Friends of the Library bookstore is now open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2 Civic Center Drive. The nonprofit needs volunteers to return to normal operating hours. Stop by the front desk of the library for an application. Visit https://www.sdcl.org/locations/32.

SCRIPPS RANCH

The Taming continues at Scripps Ranch Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre stages ‘The Taming’ by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Marti Gobel. The production runs through May 1 on the campus of Alliant International University. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$39 at scrippsranchtheatre.org/tickets.

VALLEY CENTER

History museum extends hours,

honors two local women

The Valley Center History Museum, which has been running at a reduced schedule for the past two years, is now open Tuesdays through Fridays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The museum will reopen on Saturdays during the same hours. Admission and parking remain free. At the same time, the museum is spotlighting two local women with an expanded display on both historic figures. The Women in American History Award was presented to Elizabeth Jane Wimmer who identified the first gold nugget that launched the famed California Gold Rush, and Agnes White, who portrayed the fictional cooking icon Betty Crocker. Both women lived in Valley Center and are buried in the local cemetery. The awards were presented by the National Council of the Daughters of the American Revolution. visit the museum at 29200 Cole Grade Road or call (760) 749-2993.

Recap of this week’s Community news…

CARLSBAD
New area at Calavera Hills Community Park
A new one-acre entryway to Calavera Hills Community Park is now open at Glasgow and Carlsbad Village drives. The area has outdoor fitness equipment, shaded picnic tables, open lawn, looped path and benches and was designed based on community input gathered as part of the city’s Parks & Recreation Master Plan. When Calavera Hills Community Park was constructed, Fire Station 3 was originally proposed to be located on the site, but later was built at Robertson Ranch community, so the vacant lot became available for other uses. Visit carlsbadca.gov.

Jazz Band Fundaiser benefits music program – skipping for space (ran in school news last week)

The La Costa Canyon High School Jazz Band will put on a Jazz Fundraising Dinner for the community 5 p.m. Thursday April 28, at Black Rail Kitchen, 6981 El Camino Real. Proceeds go toward new instruments and equipment, repairs and instrumental coaches. Tickets are $60, including dinner at eventbrite.com/e/lcc-jazz-band-fundraiser-tickets-311243687247.

Drive-thru recycling event Saturday

The Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Carlsbad will hold a drive-thru recycling event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday April 30 in the church’s lower parking lot at 6628 Santa Isabel St. to benefit the homeless. Bring recyclable CA redemption cans and bottles. Visit seschurch.org.

Local genealogy buffs meet Tuesday

A free live webinar, “Carriers of News and Knowledge: Post Office Records,” will be presented by professional genealogist Julie Miller for the North San Diego County Genealogical Society from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday April 26. The webinar is free; registration is required at nsdcgs.org. Later that day the Legacy Users Group will hold a free meeting virtually from 1 to 2 p.m. Email [email protected]

Genealogical Society holds Spring Seminar

North San Diego County Genealogical Society will hold its annual Spring Seminar via GoToWebinar from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday April 30. Society members will present case studies on “Black Sheep: the Criminals, the Rebels, and the Non-Conformists in Our Families.” The webinar is free; registration is required by Friday at register.nsdcgs.org.

Fiesta fundraiser at Carrillo Ranch

The Fiesta at the Rancho fundraiser is set for 5:30 p.m. May 14 at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park, 6200 Flying Leo Carrillo Lane, presented by Friends of Carrillo Ranch. The fiesta includes dinner and silent auction to support the park’s fourth grade California History and Art Program. Highlights include meal inspired by Leo’s love of California’s early history with a Santa Maria-style BBQ hosted by event title sponsor, Personal Touch Dining, live entertainment and signature cocktails from a hosted bar along with silent auction featuring unique items from local businesses. Proceeds benefit the California History & Art Program at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Tickets are $75 by May 1 and $100 after May 1. Visit carlsbadca.gov/departments/parks-recreation/programs/special-events/fiesta-at-the-rancho.

Carlsbad Reads Together program this week

The annual literary program Carlsbad Reads Together brings the community together to discuss and participate in a series of events related to this year’s selection, “The Personal Librarian,” sponsored by the Friends of the Carlsbad Library. An Evening with Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray is at 7 p.m. Thursday April 28. Adult Memory Kits are available through Saturday, while supplies last, to create a memory jar capturing special moments. Register at carlsbadca.gov/carlsbadreadstogether. Library bookstores reopen

The Friends of the Carlsbad Library have reopened their two bookstores, featuring gently used books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs along with children’s materials and a Bookstore Boutique offering gift-quality books. The Dove Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. The Cole Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Donations appreciated. The stores are looking for volunteers, stop by one of the stores and pick up an application. [email protected]

DEL MAR

Antique show back at fairgrounds

Del Mar Antiques + Art + Design Show is back at Bing Crosby Hall in the Del Mar Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 29-30 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1. The show will feature 75 exhibitors from California and across the U.S. and a range of antiques from furniture, silver, paintings, bronzes, porcelain and estate jewelry to crystals, rare books, dolls and vintage designer clothing. Appraisals offered for $5 per item. Weekend admission is $8 and offers return entry all three days of the show. Visit delmarantiques.com.

Del Mar Rose Society meets Thursday

The Del Mar Rose Society hosts Master Rosarian Dwyn Robbie, who will talk about how to nurture roses and prepare them for the Rose Show exhibition 6:30 p.m. Thursday April 28 at the Del Mar Powerhouse Community Center, 1658 Coast Blvd. Wine and cheese reception followed by lecture at 7 p.m. Call (760) 809-6860.

ENCINITAS

Free concert at library

Besos de Coco will perform a free concert at the Encinitas Library from 2 to 3 p.m. May 1. Besos de Coco, an innovative and eclectic chamber group, includes tap dancer Claudia Gomez , double-bassist Evona Wascinski and classical guitarist-vocalist Lorraine Theresa Hussey. Their lyrical Afro-Brazilian composition, Spanish rhumba and driving tango have their roots in the romantic music of the old-world Mediterranean, Latin American and Jazz traditions. Visit sdcl.org/locations/14.

ESCONDIDO
Reunion Picnic for Escondido High School alumni

A celebration marking the 75th Anniversary of Escondido High School Golden Reunion is slated for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14 at Escondido High School Wilson Stadium. ESH classes from 1972 and earlier are invited. Deadline for pre-registration is Monday . Tickets and details are at ehsgoldenreunion.org. Call (760) 518-3088.

Arbor Day celebration set for Saturday

The city of Escondido will celebrate Arbor Day with the planting of 100 trees Saturday April 30 in partnership with SDG&E and West Coast Arborists. Volunteers will start at 9 a.m. planting along Mission Avenue from Aster Street to Goldenrod Street. To volunteer, visit volunteer.escondido.org. For more information, visit escondido.org/urban-forestry.

Sunflowers for Ukraine art display at library

An exhibit of paintings of sunflowers by 17 members of the Escondido Art Association are on display through Saturday April 30 at the Escondido Public Library, 239 S. Kalmia St. The sunflower, a symbol of happiness, optimism, longevity and peace is the national flower of Ukraine. The paintings can be purchased by contacting the Escondido Art Association. Proceeds minus sales tax will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. There is a partial list of Ukraine relief organizations next to this exhibit. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday; closed Sunday. Visit escondidoartassociation.com.

Renter’s forum set for Tuesday

Escondido Councilmember Consuelo Martinez hosts a community Renter’s Meeting and Community Forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday April 26 in the Mitchell Room at Escondido City Hall, 201 N. Broadway. Know your rights and share your experience as a renter in Escondido. Bilingual in English and Spanish. Reserve at [email protected] or (760) 839-4003.

Escondido Choral Arts presents concert

Escondido Choral Arts presents Spring Genesis- A New Beginning 3 p.m. May 1 at the The Ritz Theater, 301 E Grand Ave. Justin Gray will conduct the Center Chorale, Pacific Lyric Opera Association Orchestra, soloists, and bagpiper The performance features the Mozart Requiem as well as pieces of hopeful vision. Tickets are $10-$25 at springgenesis.brownpapertickets.com.

Friends of Library book sale slated

The Friends of the Escondido Public Library bookstore is holding its monthly half-price sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday April 29-30 at the library, 239 S Kalmia St. All items in the store will be 50 percent off (25 cent minimum), including a wide variety of fiction, non-fiction, collectors books and DVDs and CDs along with an extensive children’s section, with books, DVDs and VHS. Call (760) 839-4832. Visit library.escondido.org.

FALLBROOK
Fallbrook Avocado Festival today – skipping for space (running all zones saturday)

The annual Fallbrook Avocado Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today April 24 in the Village Square Main at Alvarado Street in downtown Fallbrook. Highlights include craft and food booths, a guacamole contest, an artisan walk and a beer and wine garden, along with an entertainment stage and live bands. For kids there will be entertainment, Little Miss and Mr. Avocado Contest, Best Dressed Avocado Contest, Avo 500 Race and a fun zone. Admission is free, and there will be free shuttles available. No pets are allowed. The event is presented by the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce. Visit fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org.

Master gardener to give talk Tuesday

Kathryn Blankinship, a San Diego County Master Gardener, is the guest speaker at the Fallbrook Garden Club’s meeting Tuesday April 26 at the Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane. Blankinship will cover cultivation of acid-soil loving plants, including correct watering practices and amendments. Social time is 12:30 p.m.; business meeting 1 p.m. and program 2 p.m. Visit fallbrookgardenclub.org.

Pianist to perform Tuesday at library

The Fallbrook Library hosts local pianist, Bob Freaney and Friends who will perform at the Fallbrook Library 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday April 26 in the library’s Community room, 124 S. Mission Rd. The concert features Dr. Peter Gach, retired artist-in-residence and professor from Palomar College. Visit sdcl.org/locations/15.

NORTH COUNTY

Upcoming blood drives

In response to blood bank shortages, the San Diego Blood Bank will hold the following blood drives at the bloodmobile in the following parking lots:

Fallbrook Community Center 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 27 at 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook.

Carlsbad Love Cohosted by Council Member Priya Bhat‑Patel & the Firefighters & Police Officers Associations 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday April 27at 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad.

Dr. Chan’s Dental Office at Pointe Del Mar 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Thursday April 28at 12835 Pointe Del Mar Way, Del Mar.

Donors will receive a limited-edition T-shirt while supplies last.

Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org. Heart of a Child concert back in person – skipping for space – separate running in all zones

The 11th annual Heart of a Child benefit concert, which first debuted in North County, is back in person 7:30 p.m. Saturday April 30 in the Baker-Baum Concert Hall, at the Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla. The concert features outstanding young musicians from throughout San Diego county. Proceeds support Resounding Joy’s Ariana Miller Healing Notes Program, which provides no-cost music therapy at Rady Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $30-$40; VIP package $100 at resoundingjoyinc.org/11th-annual-heart-of-a-child-benefit-concert.

Tremble Clefs gives concert Friday

The San Diego-based Tremble Clefs, which is a therapeutic singing group with a benefit for voice symptoms associated with Parkinson’s Disease, will stream their virtual benefit concert, Shake, Rattle and Rock, 5 p.m. Friday April 29. The virtual event will feature singers from their three locations, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and Allied Gardens. The Tremble Clefs San Diego have typically performed live at various events around San Diego as part of their fundraising efforts but were canceled due to concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit trembleclefs.com/shake-rattle-and-rock.

OCEANSIDE

Library event celebrates poetry

The Oceanside Public Library will hold a poetry and spoken word open mic 5 to 6 p.m. Friday April 29, for National Poetry Month in the Oceanside Public Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Highway. Local educator, singer-songwriter, poet, and advocate of the arts and culture, Kizzy Satchell, will host the event via her organization, Kizzy Presents. Participants will hear recited poetry and can read original poetry and poems by notable poets such as Maya Angelou. Visit oceansidepubliclibrary.com.

Cowboy Jack at Mellano Farm Stand

Cowboy Jack performs country music 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday April 30 at the Mellano Farm Stand, 5750 North River Road. There will be fresh produce, flowers, wagon rides along with the live music. Visit hankshow.com and mellano.com.

RANCHO SANTA FE

Church holds annual women’s luncheon

The Village Church holds its annual Women’s Spring Luncheon 11:30 a.m. May 4 in the Fellowship Hall at 6225 Paseo Delicias. The guest speaker is Francie Murphy, who will take the audience through a visual tour of the church’s new Biblical Garden featuring various fruit trees, herbs, succulents and flowers cited throughout the bible. Ladies are asked to support the church mission partner, Care House, by bringing $5 gift cards from McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box and In & Out. There is no charge for the catered luncheon, but seating is limited. RSVPs are required. Sign up by May 1 at the church patio on Sundays or email [email protected]

SAN MARCOS

‘Voices of Our City Choir’ program

California State University San Marcos’ Arts And Lectures Program will host a free event with “Voices of Our City Choir” noon Thursday April 28 in the University Student Union Amphitheater. Voices of Our City Choir is nonprofit helping San Diego’s unsheltered neighbors through the healing power of music. The choir performs with an award-winning jazz group and performance-generated funds help employ case management staff and provide food and resources to choir members. Visit eventbrite.com/e/voices-of-our-city-choir-tickets-251544705987.Play bingo for prizes at senior center

The San Marcos Senior Activity Center, at 111 Richmar Ave., hosts bingo from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays. The cost is $1 per card. Prizes include snacks, decorations and household items. Participants can also have lunch at 11:30 a.m. before bingo. Suggested lunch contribution for ages 60 and older is $4; cost for ages 59 and younger is $5. Lunch reservations must be made by 2 p.m. Friday at (760) 744-5535, ext. 3607, or visit the Lunch Desk.

Friends bookstore seeks volunteers

The Friends of the San Marcos Library bookstore is now open from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2 Civic Center Drive. The nonprofit needs volunteers so the store can return to its normal hours. Stop by the library’s front desk for an application. Visit sdcl.org/locations/32CQ.

SCRIPPS RANCH

‘The Taming’ continues at Scripps Ranch Theatre

Scripps Ranch Theatre stages “The Taming” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Marti Gobel. The production runs through May 1 on the campus of Alliant International University. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $10-$39 at scrippsranchtheatre.org/tickets.

VISTA

Poker Run Saturday benefits nonprofit

The annual “Poker Run” hosted by the American Legion Alvin Myo Dunn Post 365 is set for Saturday April 30. The fundraiser event supports local nonprofit Wounded Warrior Homes. The event is open to the public and folks do not have to be motorcycle riders to participate. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. at 1234 S. Santa Fe Ave. Cost is $25 riders, $20 passengers. Visit woundedwarriorhomes.org.

Family History Center holds free class

The Vista Family History Center, 1310 Foothill Drive, will present a free class 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdayon the 1950 Census. Attendees learn about a collaborative effort to create a searchable index of the over 150 million people in this census. Leave with skills to be a volunteer indexer and find relatives in the 1950 census even before the indexes are complete. This class will also cover tips on using prior census records. Visit familysearch.org/en/wiki/Vista_California_Family_History_CenterCQ.

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