LEISURE

Scripps Ranch Weekend

Siren’s Crush will perform a variety of modern dance music as well as old school favorites likely to get the crowd on its feet at the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park in Hoyt Park on Sunday, July 16. (sirenscrush.com)

Scripps Ranch Weekend

Sunday concert in Hoyt Park
Siren’s Crush brings its high-energy act to Hoyt Park on Sunday, July 16, starting at 6 p.m. as part of the Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series. 

The first performance in this summer’s series, held on June 11, brought a huge and enthusiastic crowd to the park, so it’s advisable to arrive early to find a good parking space and a decent place on the grass. It should be noted, however, that there was adequate parking for those who didn’t mind a brief walk, and room at the at the edges of the park was available even for those who arrived late.  

Siren’s Crush specializes in modern dance music and performs a wide range of old school favorites. The band, which numbers as many as eight performers, plays hits by Bruno Mars, Pharrell, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Its repertoire includes old school classics from Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince and Earth Wind & Fire. 

The Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park Series draws a crowd consisting of all ages, and the family atmosphere is quite obvious as young children can be seen dancing with their parents and grandparents. Bring blankets or lawn chairs, and a picnic basket, and claim your space on the turf. Visit symphonyinthepark.org

Sours of the Wench Day
Ballast Point Brewery in Scripps Ranch, 10051 Old Grove Road, is celebrating its upcoming release of Sour Wench six-packs with Sours of the Wench Day, Sunday, July 16 starting at 11 a.m. 

Ballast Point Scripps Ranch will celebrate Sours of the Wench Day on Sunday, July 16. (ballastpoint.com)

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The brewery will be highlighting its seven Sour Wench varieties and additional sour selection. To join in this special celebration, a $30 wristband will allow you to sample five 4-once tasters and receive a special Sours of the Wench glass. In addition, you can simply trade in your wristband on the way out for a six-pack of the newly bottled Blackberry Sour Wench. Pirate and Wench costumes are encouraged. Arrrgh! 

Free brewery tours are offered at Ballast Point Scripps Ranch every day at noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Food trucks this weekend include Screamin’ Pete’s BBQ on Friday, Doggos Gus (Mexican gourmet hotdogs) on Saturday and Screamin’ Pete’s BBQ again on Sunday. 

Ballast Point Scripps Ranch is open Sundays through Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visit ballastpoint.com.

Entertainment at Sanctuary Lounge

Sanctuary Lounge — the place with fine wines, craft beers, a full bar, premium cigars and an outdoor patio — also offers a variety of live entertainment. 

On Friday, Keni Yarbro plays acoustic guitar and sings, starting at 7 p.m. He is followed by DJ Gavin.

On Saturday, DJ Smooth provides the jams from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

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On Sunday, Sanctuary Lounge opens its doors to host a painting and wine event produced by Painting & Vino, and directed by master artist Susan Romain from 5 to 8 p.m. Romain will provide step-by-step instructions to help attendees recreate the painting titled “Red Trees.” Beverages will be available for purchase. Registration begins 15 minutes before the starting time.  Cost is $45. Use promo code SANCTUARY20 and the cost will be $20. RSVP required: infoca@paintingandvino.com. For more information, visit bit.ly/2uX1Num

Sanctuary Lounge is located at 12090 Scripps Summit Drive, off Scripps Poway Parkway. Hours are 4-10 p.m. Mondays; 3-11 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 2 p.m.-midnight Thursdays; 2 p.m.-2 a.m. Fridays; and 4 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturdays. Visit sanctuaryloungesd.com.

Scripps Ranch Farmer’s Market

The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market offers an array of food, beverages, services, bakery items, clothing, jewelry, plants, flowers, fresh produce and other goods. (photo by John Gregory)

The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market offers an array of food, beverages, services, bakery items, clothing, jewelry, plants, flowers, fresh produce and other goods each Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 10380 Spring Canyon Road, in the Innovations Academy parking lot. The farmer’s market is promoted as a weekly family festival. It features live music and a casual setting in which residents can mingle and browse. This is the only such event in Scripps Ranch held each week, rain or shine. About 60 vendors or more welcome visitors every Saturday. 

Bistro tables with umbrellas provide a place to sit in the shade, enjoy the food and drink, and listen to the live tunes.  

Kids can search for the vendor booth with a stuffed penguin. When the children spot the penguin, they can tell the vendor, who then issues the child a red ticket. The child can turn in the ticket at the information booth, where they are allowed to search through a treasure chest to select a free toy. Visit srfm.org.  

If you have a story idea or information about an event in Scripps Ranch, please contact John Gregory: john@scrippsranchnews.com.

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