Thursday | 11
Seven years ago, Anne Elliot of Kellynch Hall was engaged to Captain Frederick Wentworth, but was persuaded to break the engagement because of his low status. Now he is back from war — rich and single. And though Anne is still available, he cannot forget how she abandoned him.
Friday | 12
Married but estranged at the Del
In 1892, a 24-year-old woman checked into the Hotel del Coronado under an alias. Five days later, her body was found on a hotel staircase. Because little was known about her, newspapers referred to her as the “beautiful stranger.” Later, she was identified as Kate Morgan, married but estranged from her husband. It was surmised she had arrived at The Del hoping to rendezvous with her lover. Walk in Kate’s footsteps after dark and uncover the story of her death, plus maybe other spirits, in this 45-minute ghost tour.
When: Friday, October 12, 7 pm to 7:45 pm
Where: Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Avenue, Coronado. hoteldel.com
Saturday | 13
Autumn around the lakes
Take a morning walk to see deer, heron, and the changing colors of California Western Sycamore leaves around the lakes of Kumeyaay Campground. Learn about plants, animals, geology, and the history of the park’s east side on Grasslands Trail, which leads to grinding rocks. Walks may include a visit to the riparian habitat of Lake Kumeyaay shoreline, Oak Canyon, or the Old Mission Dam overlook. Trails are easy, but have uneven surfaces and some involve steps. Bring closed-toe shoes, water, hat, and sunscreen.
When: Saturday, October 13, 8:30 am to 10 am
Where: Kumeyaay Lake Campground, Two Father Junípero Serra Trail, El Cajon. mtrp.org
Serbian food and dancing
Enjoy burek (pastry filled with meat or cheese), cevapcici (barbequed minced beef and pork sausage), sarma (Serbian cabbage rolls), raznjici (barbequed grilled pork), palachinke (Serbian crepes), sopska salata (similar to Greek salad), and Serbian coffee (Serb version of espresso). See dances with authentic choreography and costumes by local troupe Morava Folklore Ensemble. Two live bands will sing Serbian storytelling ballads.
Tuesday | 16
Sting and Shaggy
The unexpected pairing of former Police frontman Sting and reggae hip-hop star Shaggy for an album called 44/876 proved successful enough for a spinoff concert tour. YouTube clips indicate each artist is digging deep into his respective catalog, reggae-ing up Sting numbers, practicing stand-up comedy between songs, and offering socio-political commentaries.