Astrology 101: Birth Charts & The Stars Jan. 13, Mystic Soul Ritual Shop Learn all about how your destiny and purpose is found in your astrological birth chart. This two-hour workshop, $44, will be led at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday by astrologer and numerologist Lisa Garcia and includes a glam version and reading of your natal chart. Register in advance and provide your birth date, time and location so the Artist Alley shop can have your chart ready.
Banana Dang seventh anniversary Jan. 14, Banana Dang Coffee Banana Dang Coffee is celebrating 7 years in Downtown Oceanside on Friday with free cupcakes from Petite Madeline Bakery, vegan banana donut holes from Split Bakehouse Vegan Bakery, and free bananas and gummi bears. Stop on by and raise a cup to the world’s first banana-inspired craft coffeehouse right here in Downtown.
The Green House first anniversary Jan. 15, The Green House The Green House is celebrating its one-year anniversary all week long. Through Sunday receive 10% off all sandwiches and salads purchased online through ChowNow for takeout or delivery. On the plant-based sandwich shop’s anniversary on Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., receive 15% off all sandwiches and salads purchased in person.
2022 and YOU Challenge Kickoff and Vision Board Workshop Jan. 15, The Rising Co. Therapy Social Fitness Studio is kicking off its 2022 and YOU Challenge of 22 classes in 40 days Saturday with a 9 a.m. workout and 10 a.m. Vision Board Workshop. The 90-minute workshop, a separate $25 fee from the workout, includes all materials, a guided abundance visualization, a Seaborne coffee, goal setting and more.
Artist Awakening XI Jan. 15, Artist Alley Oceanside Join Ikigai Artifacts Co. Saturday for this monthly community-based pop-up. From 1-8 p.m. throughout Artist Alley, experience live performances by seven local bands, live art and a variety of vendors. Come hang out, inspire and get inspired.Photo by explore_oceanside
Spin It Back Jan. 15, Urbn Water Co. Discover local vendors, artists, crafters and curated vintage at the Spin It Back pop-up on Saturday by Goldies Record Co. and Urbn Water Co. From 3-9 p.m. at the Downtown Oceanside water and retail store, enjoy live DJ sets and catered food and drinks while you shop.
Booze Brothers Brewing Co. second anniversary Jan. 15, Booze Brothers Oceanside Booze Brothers Brewing Co. is celebrating its second anniversary in Downtown Oceanside from 5-11 p.m. Saturday. The taproom will release a special collaborative beer with neighboring coffee shop Steel Mill Coffee called Steely Blonde and have food by Rosewood Kitchen next door and live music by Reverend Baron.
Beer-U Tasting Event Jan. 19, Stone Brewing Tap Room Beer-U at Stone Brewing Tap Room Oceanside returns next Wednesday from 6:30-8 p.m. featuring 2-ounce pours of limited Stone beers. Space is limited to 20 participants. $35 ticket includes a commemorative Stone Pairing Glass, a Welcome Pint and 10 pours. Food from Swagyu will be available for purchase. Select a takeout time to register below and include your contact info in the notes.
Authors Night Jan. 20, Sunset Market Come meet your local authors next Thursday at Authors Night at the Sunset Market. From 5-8 p.m., writers representing a variety of literary genres will be signing and selling their books. Chat with area authors while enjoying the international eats, gourmet goodies and desserts, eclectic shopping and live entertainment of the Sunset Market at this MainStreet Oceanside special event. See a list of confirmed authors below.
Taste of Art: The Power of Color Jan. 20, Oceanside Museum of Art Start the New Year with a refreshing look at how color can tell a complete visual story in this two-hour workshop led by Robin Douglas. Using unique color schemes inspired by master colorists Morris Louis and Joan Mitchell, paint a vibrant composition using acrylic paint from 6-8 p.m. next Thursday. All supplies will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome. Members $50, visitors $65.
City of Oceanside COVID-19 Nonprofit Grant Program Through Jan. 31, Oceanside As part of its ARPA spending plan, the Oceanside City Council approved $1 million for grants to local nonprofit organizations negatively impacted by COVID-19. To qualify, an applicant must be an Oceanside-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization in good standing. Grants will be awarded in two categories: $1,000 to $5,000 to offset revenue losses and $5,000 to $50,000 for specific programs to help address negative impacts in Oceanside caused by COVID-19.
Public Safety Night Feb. 3, Sunset Market Save the date to meet your Oceanside Public Safety first responders at Public Safety Night! From 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 3, the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Lifeguards will be back at the Sunset Market with vehicle displays, handing out items such as coloring books and stickers and sharing public safety information and opportunities to become part of our city’s safety team. Bring the whole family to this fun and free annual event!
OCEANSIDE SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS
MainStreet Oceanside awards Phase 3 grants Through Phase 3 of the Oceanside Small Business Grant Program, MainStreet Oceanside recently awarded 46 grants funded by the City of Oceanside to Downtown Oceanside businesses. Totaling $108,000, the grants ranged from $1,000 to $4,000 based on business tier and financial impact of COVID-19. Click to see the full list of recipients. FIND OUT MORE
NOW OPEN IN DOWNTOWN OCEANSIDE
The Lab Collaborative An American-style bistro with craft cocktails, The Lab Collaborative is now open daily from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at 201 N. Cleveland St. in Pierside North. Featuring a full menu by Executive Chef Ramiro Guerra, the 4,300-sq.-ft., full-service restaurant will also function as a test kitchen for area chefs and bartenders with quarterly menus. From left to right, the full management team is Ivan Castillo, Ramiro Guerra, Eddie Navarro, Mikayla Torres, Jack Everett and Raschelle Everett.
Mediterranean diet is best diet – once again
US News & World Report recently weighed in on the best diets for 2022. The Mediterranean diet topped the scale as the best diet overall in the annual best diet rankings for the fifth consecutive year.
US News also ranked the Mediterranean diet No. 1 in five other categories …
SUNSET MARKET VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
San Diego Cork Hat Co. The cork brim hats made by this San Diego-based company float in water. Wood and custom options are also available at both the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market and the Sunset Market, as well as Oceanside notebooks. Find Life in the Salt with San Diego Cork Hat Co.
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