La Jolla’s Best bets for events

Fields of Flower Power

During the 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, San Diego Floral Association meeting, Patrick Anderson will discuss the private gardens of Holland and Belgium, as well as Holland’s Floriade festival, an horticultural event that takes place once every 10 years. Casa del Prado in Balboa Park, Room 101. Pre-lecture dinner $15, lecture free. (619) 232-5762.

Late Night Grunion Run

Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography will host the last grunion run event of the season, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14. Meet at 2300 Expedition Way. Bring a flashlight and jacket. $14 for members, $16 nonmembers. Ages 6-13 must attend with a paid adult. Reservations required: or (858) 534-7336.

Travels to Ethiopia

The La Jolla Photo Travelers Club presenter for June is global trekker David Brezic, who will share his impressions and images of Ethiopia, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16, at Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. in Pacific Beach. Unlike most of its North African neighbors, Ethiopia is predominantly Orthodox Christian, providing a rich historical and cultural experience for a visitor.

Dad’s Day Event

Celebrate dad and the military at the Father’s Day Walk and Festival, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 14. The walk to Miramar National Cemetery centers on a 9:30 a.m. ceremony. $20 walk registration. Free festival admission. Sears parking lot at UTC Mall, 4545 La Jolla Village Drive. (866) 991-3747.

Spine Specialist Lecture

UC San Diego School of Medicine associate professor Deborah Kado, M.D. will be the Distinguished Speaker at the La Jolla Community Center, 6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Her talk is titled, “Common age- related spine conditions, the role of osteoporosis and its consequences.” A reception kicks off the lecture at 5:30 p.m. (858) 459-0831.

It’s All Greek to Me!

San Diego Greek Festival — complete with food, wine, coffee, music, dancing and a kid zone — runs June 13-15 at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, 3655 Park Blvd. Parking at Eugene Brucker Education Center, 4100 Normal St. Free shuttle service. $3 admission. (619) 988-6538.

Celebrate Cancer Survival

Survivor Beach, a benefit for UCSD Moore’s Cancer Center, returns 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15 at Catamaran Resort, 3999 Mission Blvd. Paddleboard clinics and group paddling, plus races, a barbecue and inspirational speeches. Race entry $40, barbecue $25. (858) 246-1570.