Enjoy fine times offered at the Cardiff library this spring

Spring is always a new beginning and as usual this spring many events are taking place in Cardiff-by-the-Sea so mark your calendars and join the fun. 

Chriss Garza and Colin Franke have opened Flat Rock Eat & Drink Café at the corner of San Ellijo and Aberdeen where Chef Josh Perkins will be preparing foods for your enjoyment. They will serve breakfast and lunch which Chris told me they are calling California Cuisine and with emphasis on fresh, they plan to buy vegetables from the Cardiff Elementary School gardens.

Being California natives they are excited about being in this area so stop in, welcome them and try a Flat Rock Burger or a Veggie Scramble.

Cardiff Elementary school will be holding their 37 annual ice cream social May 4 with food, games, fun and, of course, ice cream.

The fourth annual Taste of Cardiff, sponsored by Cardiff 101 MainStreet will be May 16 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Cardiff Botanical Society Spring Fling is May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Carpentier Parkway.

The Annual Arts Alive Banner Auction is scheduled for May 26 at 5 p.m. in the Town Center.

For more information on these events visit cardiff101.com and tasteofcardiff.com.

Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will be at the Ice Cream Social May 4, and a $3 per bag book sale will be held at the library June 15.

First Wednesday of the month Friends sponsor musical programs and the Third Wednesday is movie night.

The third Thursday of the month the Book Group meets at 10:15 a.m. to discuss a book and enjoy lunch after.

The first, second and third Tuesday of the month 3 to 4:30 p.m. a group meets to knit or crochet. You may bring your own project to work on and enjoy some relaxed conversation.

Monday and Wednesday yoga classes meet in the library community room from 2 to 3 p.m.

On June 1 at 10 a.m. The Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library will present $1,000 scholarships to five graduating seniors.

Friends who haven’t renewed 2013 dues or if you wish to become a friend, applications are available on friendscardifflibrary.org. Your dues make possible programs for adult and children, the scholarships as well as many extras for the library.

Volunteers are always needed in our Book Nook so if you have some free time, call (760) 635-1000.

This year the theme of the summer reading program at the library is “Reading Is So Delicious;” sign up June 1, the program starts June 15.

On the weekends you may get a delicious sandwich at the blue tent at Cardiff Seaside Market and enjoy it under the umbrellas while listening to music.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society Thrift Shop, 120 Aberdeen, is now open on Sundays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. offering half-off merchandise.

For more information at (760) 753-0970 or visit sdpets.org.

As one can see it isn’t hard to find something to do in addition to enjoying the beach and that is why we love Cardiff-by-the-Sea, the jewel we call home.

A founding and life member as well as past president and current board member of the of the Friends of the Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library, Irene has lived here since 1982.

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