Upcoming local events: guest speaker from the Del Mar Foundation, Del Mar Rotary Chili and Quackers, concerts and more

The Del Mar Foundation event will feature a speaker on “Insights into Medical Research”

The Del Mar Foundation will present a DMFTalk, featuring Dr. CC King, CEO of Diabetes Research Connection, on Monday, May 23, at City Hall. King will speak on “Insights into Medical Research: Why it is Important and Where it Going”. The event begins with a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m., followed by the presentation from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Register at delmarfoundation.org.

Return of the Rotary Club of Del Mar Chile and Quackers event

The highly anticipated and universally acclaimed Rotary Club of Del Mar Chile and Quackers event is back. Live and in person, the Rotary Club is hosting the 14th Annual Chili & Quackers Challenge on Saturday, May 21, from noon to 3 p.m. Join the fun for all ages at Powerhouse Park, 1658 Coast Blvd, Del Mar.

The event offers family fun with a duck derby, a race of rubber ducks in the water (contained by nets at Powerhouse Park). This community event is free – adopting ducks is completely optional. Also enjoy chili dogs and soft drinks. A beer and wine garden will also be available for guests over 21, all of which will be available for purchase. Children will enjoy the games and the twists of the balloons. All proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Del Mar’s charitable service projects, both nationwide and around the world.

Ducky Derby: Adopt a duck or multiple ducks to be released by Del Mar’s rescuers as part of a duck flotilla. The adopters of the ducks who land the fastest will win valuable prizes.

Viewing is free; racing ducks are available for purchase. Go to the chiliandquackers.org website to purchase advance tickets, duck races, food and drink, more information and for direct donations to a number of projects the club supports locally and internationally.

The opening ceremonies will take place on Saturday, May 21 at noon with the Ducky Derby race taking place at 2:30 p.m. Del Mar lifeguards will take thousands of rubber ducks out into the Pacific surf, release them, and return them to the shore. The first ducks to reach the shore will win thousands of dollars in prizes. First prize: $1,000; second prize: $600; third prize: $400; fourth and fifth prize: $200; and additional prizes in kind. —Dee House Report, Rotary Club of Del Mar

Earl Warren Middle School will present “Seahawk Showcase”

Earl Warren Middle School will host its “Seahawk Showcase: A Night Celebrating the Arts and Student Achievement,” Thursday, May 26, from 5-8 p.m. The evening will open with an art gallery followed by student awards and conclude with musical and student drama performances. There is a suggested $5 donation at the door to benefit Earl Warren’s VPA programs. Address: 155 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075.

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar celebrates Memorial Day with a memorial service

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Del Mar will celebrate Memorial Day with a memorial service of hymns and prayers on Monday, May 30 at 11 a.m. After the service, a memorial roll call where the names of members of the armed forces who died on active duty are read. This event is rich in tradition; one that will “stir your heart and fill you with pride”. The service ends with “Taps”.

Send the names (and rank if known) of deceased service members to Vicki Harney at [email protected] or by phone at 858-755-1616 as soon as possible.

The next concert will be at the Solana Beach Presbyterian Church

“Divine Encounter: 200 Years of Sacred Choral Music”: Come hear the combined forces of the choirs of Solana Beach Presbyterian Church and Oceanside Presbyterian Church perform alongside a professional chamber instrumental ensemble at their return to the annual spring concerts. These programs will each take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday June 5 at the SBPC and on Sunday June 12 at the OFPC. A voluntary offering will be collected. The concerts feature the works of Franz Schubert, Mack Wilberg and Craig Courtney. Visit solanabeach.church. SBPC is located at 120 Stevens Avenue, Solana Beach. The OFPC is located at 2001 S. El Camino Real, Oceanside.

The North Coast Symphony presents the “Romantic Diamonds Revealed” concert

The North Coast Symphony Orchestra presents Romantic Diamonds Revealed, a concert featuring Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 in D Major, Debussy’s March Ecossaise, Coleridge-Taylor’s The Bamboula and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 4. The performance will take place on Saturday, May 28 at 2:30 p.m., at San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdelena, Encinitas. Now in its 75th year, the orchestra is conducted by Daniel Swem. Tickets at the door: $10 general, $8 seniors/students/military, $25/family max. For more information, visit www.northcoastsymphony.com.

Scripps MD Anderson will host a free Cancer Survivors Day event on June 8

The Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center will host a virtual Cancer Survivor’s Day event for cancer survivors, families, friends and the community at large on Wednesday, June 8, from 4-6 p.m.

This informative and inspiring event will focus on living life well. The program will begin with welcoming remarks from Scripps MD Anderson Medical Director Thomas Buchholz, MD, followed by a cancer patient story by author Catherine Datte. Robert Bonakdar, MD, of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, will present on using mindfulness meditation to help cope with stress.

Attendees can take part in a mindfulness and stretching break led by Scripps Fitness Instructor Amy Callahan, followed by a discussion on nutrition and fitness for wellness, with Scripps Registered Dietitian Alison Meagher and Shiley Fitness Center supervisor Teresa Hodge. The Cancer Survivors Day event is free, but pre-registration is required, either online at bit.ly/3LTtueJ or by calling 1-800-SCRIPPS (1-800-727-4777).

Visit www.scripps.org.

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