Events: Beloved Unity Garden Celebration, Relief League Sidewalk Sale, Foodies 4 Kids, Puppy Prom

Garden of Oneness Multicultural Event Saturday May 14

The Beloved’s Unity Garden Celebration, a multicultural event promoting unity, peace, love, and inclusion is from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Dr. Highlights include a community collaborative art exhibit and sculpture art. The program includes the unveiling of the Community Collaborative Oneness sculpture, made up of hundreds of messages received from the public on the themes of unity. Guest speakers include Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, the MTO School of Islamic Sufism, and other members of the science, arts, interfaith, and nonprofit communities. There will be exhibitions of multicultural and interfaith Sufi music, dance, poetry and art as well as an artists’ reception for the “Oneness” exhibition for the gallery exhibition taking place at the community center in ‘Encinitas through June 30. Refreshments, ethnic specialties and aperitifs. FREE ENTRANCE. The event is sponsored by MTO Shamaghsoudi Schools of Islamic Sufism in San Diego and Los Angeles.

The sidewalk sale benefits the Assistance League

The Rancho San Dieguito Relief League will be hosting an outdoor sidewalk plant sale on Friday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the thrift store, 1542 Encinitas Blvd. The sale will offer creative pots, succulents, plant cuttings, starter plants, containers, bird feeders and garden artwork that has been prepared by volunteer members to help the organization raise funds for the League’s philanthropic programs. The ALRSD thrift store welcomes plant donations for this sale as well as household items and lightly used clothing. Visit

Restaurants team up with Promises2Kids for Foodies 4 Foster Kids

Show you care by dining where it matters throughout May to benefit 3,000 foster children. Promises2Kids has partnered with 37 local restaurants to raise money for foster children in San Diego. The campaign will run throughout May, in celebration of National Foster Care Month.

Each restaurant will nominate selected menu items that will support the Foodies 4 Foster Kids campaign. Funds raised will benefit foster children by bringing together siblings living separately in foster care, helping high school and college students achieve their educational goals, providing birthday gifts, clothing school and opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities, and providing an emergency shelter where children feel safe and cared for.

Promises2Kids helps foster children overcome the challenges of their past and grow into healthy, successful adults. The community is invited to support Promises2Kids by dining or ordering online at participating businesses. The community can also donate online at

For more information on Foodies 4 Foster Kids, including participating restaurants, visit:

Helen Woodward Animal Center will host Puppy Prom

Helen Woodward Animal Center, a Rancho Santa Fe-based nonprofit, will host a Puppy Prom for former adopters, their pets, and all animal lovers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at Original 40 Brewing Company, 3117 University Ave. in San Diego. The event will feature music, food, drink, vendors, a ballroom costume contest, a bodice-making station, a photo station, special prizes, and the crowning of a king and prince. a prom queen on all fours. Free to attend. Costume contest participants are asked to donate $15 to the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Visit