A traveling gallery of photos titled,“Les Paul Thru the Lens,” highlighting the life and career of music industry icon, inventor, and musician Les Paul, opens Tuesday April 12 and runs through June 1 at the NAMM’s Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Drive. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission is $10-$15; free for kids age 3 and under. Visit museumofmakingmusic.org.
The La Costa Canyon Theatre Company presents The Fantasticks, opening Thursday April 14 at the David H. Thompson Performing Arts Center, at La Costa Canyon High School, 1 Maverick Way. Shows are 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday April 14-16, and April 21-23 with a 2 p.m. Matinee April 23. Tickets are $20; $10 for students. Audience members can pre-purchase reserved seats online at https://gofan.co/app/school/CA22804. Tickets will also be sold at the door for cash. Visit lacostacanyontheatre.com.
Congregation B’nai Tikvah holds a 1st Night Community Family Passover Seder 6 p.m. April 15 at Richard Walker’s Restaurant, 2656 Gateway Road. The 30-minute Seder will be led by Cantor Larry Kornit and followed by catered Kosher-style dinner and fun. Bring canned food for Interfaith Community Services. Reservations are $65, $35 for children under 11 and military. For those who prefer a virtual remote Seder experience, join Cantor Larry over Zoom for the B’nai Tikvah Family Seder April 15; cost is $35 per family. Reservations required at bnaitikvahsd.org (click “Shop page, Passover”). Call (760) 650-2262.
The Altar Society of St. Patrick Church in Carlsbad will hold its annual Easter Boutique and bake sale 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday April 9 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at the church in the hall, 3821 Adams St. More than 50 children’s Easter baskets will be for sale along with homemade baked goods and other items. Shoppers can also purchase raffle tickets for three baskets. Proceeds benefit the church community. Call (760) 729-2866.
A free webinar, “The Second Middle Passage: Following the DNA Trail,” will be presented by Melvin Collier 1 p.m. Saturday April 16 to the DNA Interest Group, sponsored by North San Diego County Genealogical Society. Collier, a researcher in slave ancestry, will discuss two cases where DNA was evidence that identified two enslaved ancestors. Free; registration is required at nsdcgs.org.
AARP Foundation’s free Tax-Aide program is offered 8:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Thursday April 14 at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. Volunteers help prepare income tax returns. Bring photo ID and required documents, along with a copy of last year’s tax return to the appointment. Schedule appointments at carlsbadconnect.org or (760) 602-4650.
The Carlsbad Senior Center hosts two free weekly walking groups, the “Carlsbad Cruisers,” 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays; meet at the Carlsbad Senior Center, 799 Pine Ave. and the Calavera Cruisers, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; meet at Calavera Community Center, 2997 Glasgow Drive. Register at carlsbadconnect.org.
A free live webinar, “Pandemics of Our Ancestors,” will be presented by Dr. Steve Baird for North San Diego County Genealogical Society from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12. Registration is required at nsdcgs.org. For questions email email@example.com.
The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch featuring 50 acres of giant tecolote ranunculus is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 5704 Paseo Del Norte. More than 70 million flowers are set to bloom over several months through mid-May. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. Admission is $10-$22; seasons passes are $20-$46. Visit theflowerfields.com.
The Friends of the Carlsbad Library have reopened their two bookstores, featuring gently used books, audio books, magazines, and DVDs along with children’s materials and a Bookstore Boutique offering gift-quality books. The Dove Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad. The Cole Library Bookstore is open 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday at 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive. Donations appreciated. The stores are looking for volunteers, stop by one of the stores and pick up an application. Friendsofcarlsbadcitylibrary@gmail.com.