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In appreciation for health care workers, Contemporary Women of North County Club members recently collected various snack items and brought them to nurses at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, to thank them for their hard work.

BONSALL

Wild Wonders runs virtual program

The Wild Wonders animal refuge offers a virtual program, “Saturday Morning at The Zoo,” at 10 a.m. Saturday on “Our Big Backyard – wildlife a few miles away.” Cost for the 45-minute Zoom session is $20. Registration closes at noon Friday at wildwonders.org/saturday-morning-at-the-zoo.

CARLSBAD

Genealogy buffs to discuss land records

“Land Records Revisited” will be discussed by Marianne Meth at the North San Diego County Genealogical Society’s Intermediate Genealogy Class in a live webinar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The webinar is free; registration is required at nsdcgs.org.

Drive-thru recycling benefits homeless

The Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Seton Church will hold a drive-thru recycling event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church’s lower parking lot, 6628 Santa Isabel St. Bring recyclable California Redemption cans and bottles and toss them in the bin. Volunteers will be on hand to unload your car. The event benefits programs for the area’s homeless. Visit facebook.com/KnightsofColumbusSt.ElizabethAnnSetonCouncil9022.

DNA genealogy topic

of webinar Saturday

The DNA Interest Group, sponsored by the North San Diego County Genealogical Society, will present a live webinar on “Applied DNA: Solve Real Research Problems,” led by genealogist Gail Blankenau from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The webinar is free; registration is required at nsdcgs.org or (760) 688-9393.

ENCINITAS

Seahorse mysteries subject of program

A Virtual Connections program, “Seahorse’n Around,” is from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Thursday. The Nature Collective’s online program looks at the giant Pacific seahorse and includes an animal craft. Register at thenaturecollective.org/events.

Thrift shop holds sidewalk plant sale

Assistance League of Rancho San Dieguito will hold an outside sidewalk sale of plants from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at its thrift store, 1542 Encinitas Blvd. The sale includes creative pots, succulents, plant cuttings, starter plants and garden art prepared by volunteer members to help the nonprofit raise money for its philanthropic programs. Visit alrsd.org.

Art guild putting on silent auction

The San Dieguito Art Guild hosts a silent auction instead of its annual Mother’s Day weekend art tour Saturday through May 6 at the Off Track Gallery, 937 S. Coast Highway 101. Visit offtrackgallery.com.

ESCONDIDO

Book club for preteens meets virtually Friday

The Escondido Public Library’s Read, Eat, and Discuss (R.E.A.D.) Book Club will discuss “The Explorer’s Code” by Allison K. Hymas via Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The meeting for ages 9-12 includes a craft kit. Register at kristine.mirate@escondidolibrary.org.

Virtual grief support group for young adults

The Elizabeth Hospice hosts a free Young Grievers Support Group for ages 18-35 from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays via Zoom led by the grief counseling team. Space is limited and registration is required at cynthia.swayze@ehospice.org or (760) 294-5964.

Library runs teen terrarium workshop

The Escondido Public Library runs a Crafting with Cathy workshop for ages 13-18 on making a terrarium at 10 a.m. Monday via the library’s YouTube channel, Facebook and Instagram (@EscondidoLibrary). Call (760) 839-5456.

Virtual preschool storytime Monday

The Escondido Public Library hosts a Virtual Rhymes & Reading session at 10:30 a.m. Monday and April 26 for ages 4-5 on Facebook and Instagram (@EscondidoLibrary). Visit facebook.com/escondidolibrary.

Gallery holding two art shows this month

The Escondido Art Association holds its Open Show for the month of April, themed “Keep it Small,” and Kids Kaleidoscope art show through April 30 at the Artists Gallery, 121 W. Grand Ave. Visit escondidoartassociation.com.

Walk for Animals fundraiser starts Sunday

The San Diego Humane Society 27th annual Walk for Animals fundraiser, traditionally held at Kit Carson Park in Escondido and Liberty Station in San Diego, is combined into one virtual event Sunday through April 11-17. The event includes behind-the-scenes tours. Participants can walk around the block, backyard, living room or on a treadmill. Registration is free. Visit sdwalkforanimals.org.

NORTH COUNTY

San Diego Promise Zone recruitment open

The San Diego Promise Zone is recruiting community members to serve as AmeriCorps VISTAs, aka Volunteers in Service to America. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program established to alleviate poverty. Candidates are sought to fill four roles with a June 7 start date. Volunteers receive some compensation, such as living allowance, education award or end of service stipend, health coverage, child care assistance and training. Deadline to apply is April 23. Visit americorps.gov/serve/fit-finder/americorps-vista. For questions, email asouthard@sandiego.gov or call (619) 236-6302.

Upcoming blood drives throughout county

The San Diego Blood Bank will hold several blood drives in parking lots in North County:

Kaiser Permanente, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at 6860 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad.

Lomas Santa Fe Plaza, co-sponsored with the Del Mar-Solana Beach Rotary Club, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at 931 Lomas Santa Fe Drive in the parking lot between Vons and Starbucks, Solana Beach.

CVS, 1 to 6 p.m. April 19 at 1101 S. Mission Road, Fallbrook.

Blood donations will be tested for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. Donors must be 17 or older, weigh at least 114 pounds and be in good health. Appointments are required. Call (800) 469-7322 or visit sandiegobloodbank.org.

OCEANSIDE

Folk art class focuses on Grandma Moses

The Oceanside Public Library and Studio ACE host a free, virtual folk art class with lecture and art making focusing on Grandma Moses, an American artist known for her pastoral landscape paintings. Art making will be at 10 a.m. Friday and participants will create a torn paper collage to resemble a Grandma Moses pastoral landscape. The art making portion has limited space and is open to older adults. Registration is required at forms.gle/vBzhwwfRiGnf1Vjg9.

Female entrepreneurs group meets Monday

The Oceanside chapter of the nonprofit Global Society for Female Entrepreneurs meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Oceanside Broiler, 1325 N. Harbor Blvd. Speaker Dr. Cherlyn Lee will discuss Epigenetics: Your Health — Your Wealth. There will be networking time. Cost is $10 for group members; $15 for guests; dinner ordered separately. Annual membership dues are $50. Call (951) 255-9200 or email rmotter@aol.com. Visit globalsocietyforfemaleentrepreneurs.org.

POWAY

Craft market in park set for Saturday

The Poway Arts and Crafts Guild runs its Boardwalk Craft Market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road. The market is open the first and third Saturdays of each month through Labor Day, then every Saturday until Christmas. It features a rotating group of artists selling handcrafted woodwork, paintings, photography, jewelry, glass, textiles, decor, leather and soaps. Visit poway.org/454/boardwalk-craft-market.

AAUW branch to meet Wednesday via Zoom

The AAUW Poway Peñasquitos branch holds its general meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday via Zoom, featuring a presentation by the new director of the county’s recently formed Office of Equity and Racial Justice, Andrew Strong, a Navy veteran. RSVP at aauwboard@gmail.com.

RANCHO BERNARDO

Republican women’s group meets Friday

Rancho Bernardo Republican Women Federated will meet from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday outside at the Mainstream Bar & Grill, 13385 Poway Road. The guest speaker is retired Border
Patrol Agent Chris Harris. Cost is $20 for brunch. To register and buy tickets, visit rbrwf.org.

SAN MARCOS

Food distribution planned for Saturday

Feeding San Diego will host a free food distribution for community members in need from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. To register, visit feedingsandiego.org/together-tour. More distributions are planned for May 15, June 19 and July 17.

VISTA

Summer camp registration opens

Registration for the city’s Summer Day Camp program begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Weekly camps are June 21-Aug. 13 at the Jim Porter Recreation Center, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive. Fees per week are $180 for Vista residents; $220 for all others. Students in grades 9-11 interested in becoming future camp leaders may register for the Counselor in Training program. The weekly rate is $90 for Vista residents; $105 for all others. Camps are divided by age group, and include crafts, games, science, sports and music. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays with free extended care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Register at vistarecreation.com or (760) 643-5272.

LINDA MCINTOSH U-T

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