Calendar of Events for Point Loma-Ocean Beach



Bingo Games: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Cost: $21 to play all the games; food and drink for purchase, non-profit event. (619) 223-5880.

Friday Night Liberty: 5-9 p.m. first Fridays at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, open studios and performances. Next event Sept. 6. (619) 573-9306.

Midway Community Planning Advisory Group: Meets 3 p.m. third Wednesdays at San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education, West City Campus, 3249 Fordham St., Room 208. Next meeting Sept. 18.

OB Farmers Market: 4-8 p.m. Wednesdays down Newport Avenue with entertainment, street food, flowers, crafts and produce for show and sale. (619) 279-0032.

OB Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday. Closed Sunday, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Children’s Story Hour 10 a.m. Thursdays; Family Craft Hour 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; Baby/Children’s Yoga, 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Signing Crafts & Games, infants-preschoolers, 3:15 p.m. Mondays, Signs at Play, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. (619) 531-1532.

Point Loma/Hervey Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; open 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 3701 Voltaire St. Kids Song Jamboree 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Story time 3 p.m. Mondays (except Aug. 26); Summer Reading Programs/Performers 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Lego Club 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Building Blocks Story Time 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21; Arts & Crafts 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; Chess Club 2 p.m. Thursdays; Wii B’ Gamin’ 3:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 23 and 2:30 p.m. Friday Aug. 30. (619) 531-1539.

OB Town Council: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400. Next meeting Aug. 28.

OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Next meeting Sept. 4,

Open Mic Night: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Hosted by Tyler Neuenswander.

Clothing Swap: 7-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Swap out stuff you want to get rid of with like-minded individuals. $5, includes beverage. Next swap Sept. 19.

Trivia Night for Adults: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, at The LOT in Liberty Station, 2620 Truxtun Road. General knowledge trivia, first place team wins 10 movie tickets, second place team wins 6. Music and happy hour drinks. Free admission. (619) 566-0069.

Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Special August meeting 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Point Loma Library. Next regular meeting Sept. 19.

Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays. Next meeting Sept. 11 at The Wine Pub, 2907 Shelter Island Drive.

Mean Green Team Cleanups: Meets 9 a.m. Fridays. Location posted on Point Loma Association’s Facebook page. Gather at spots to weed, pick up trash, etc. (619) 736-1752.

Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party: 9-11 a.m. first Saturdays; third Sundays, 4444 Greene St. Light gardening activities and guided tour of the garden. Supplies provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring water and sun protection. E-mail or call (619) 297-7380 to RSVP. Next meetings Sept. 7 and Sept. 15.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council: Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays at Cabrillo Recreation Center, 3051 Canon St. Next meeting Sept. 2.

OWL & WILPF meeting: 1:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103. The Older Women’s League (The Voice of Women 40+) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom next meet Tuesday, Aug. 27 to discuss candidates who support peace, climate change and universal health care. New members welcome. Refreshments served. (619) 233-7963.

Zumba Dance Class: 10:15-11:15 a.m. Saturdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (619) 531-1539.


Old-fashioned summer concert: OB Historical Society presents the San Diego City Guard Band, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at the outdoor Greek Theatre overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Point Loma Nazarene University. The band has entertained audiences since 1885, with music from the turn of the 20th century, patriotic tunes from WWI, show tunes and everything in between. Bring your family, a picnic, dress in period clothes. Food venders will be on hand. Parking free on campus lots.

Oasis Lectures: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Community Room, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Aug. 21: Medicare Made Easy. Aug 28: The Uniqueness of the San Diego Region. Sept. 18: Shakespearean Stagecraft: A Survey of Theatrical History. Sept. 25: Jules Verne: The Father of Science-Fiction and an Armchair Navigator. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Weekend Sailing Clinic: Will help young sailors prepare for the San Diego Olympic Class Regatta (Sept. 6-8). Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25 at San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane. Contact Jeff Johnson for more details, (619) 758-6310 or or visit

OB Craft Fairs: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 24 and 31, Sept. 21 and 28. Veteran’s Plaza, OB, 1900 Ocean Front St. Proceeds help support OB Town Council’s Holiday Food Drive, Holiday Parade and Community Grants. Local vendors and Kid’s Corner activities.

Docent Tour “Heroines on the Home Front”: 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103. Docent-led tour of the exhibit “Heroines on the Home Front,” which chronicles the lives of women during wartime. Donation encouraged. (619) 233-7963.

U-T Festival of Books: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 Central Plaza, South Promenade, Building 177 and Dick Laub NTC Command Center, Liberty Station. The festival connects San Diego-area readers, booksellers, authors and businesses around their common love of the written word. Free admission, small fee for author panels.

Meet Festival of Books Authors: 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 103. Happy Hour Reception for women authors attending the Festival of Books in Liberty Station. Free. (619) 233-7963 or

San Diego International Organ Festival: 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26, finale Saturday, Aug. 31, Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Road, Balboa Park. Virtuoso performances. Free.

Suffrage Rally & Parade: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, Balboa Park. Assemble on the grass behind the International Cottages across from the Organ Pavilion. Bring women’s suffrage signs and flags. Performances and presentations at 5 p.m. March through the Prado carrying signs and chanting at 5:45 p.m. Twilight Concert performance in the Organ Pavilion by Lady J, singing the blues. Light refreshments.

Picture This!: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, “Instant Family” (PG-13), Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Live Podcast with Janelle Romero: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Romero discusses the lack of the Native voice in the entertainment industry and her vision for bringing attention to multi-cultural diversity issues. Audience participation. (619) 233-7963. Tickets $25 at

Gem Faire Premier Jewelry & Bead Show: noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S. Show includes international vendors plus jewelry repair, cleaning/ring-sizing. Door prize drawings hourly. $7 admission for the entire weekend. Free parking. (503) 252- 8300. or

Hawaiian Plumeria Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Rooms 101, 102, 104 and Patio A, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. The Southern California Plumeria Society’s Hawaiian Plumeria Festival showcases potted plants and flowers to buy, as well as flowers to be judged. Free.

Vignettes 24th Anniversary Celebration: noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 4828 Newport Ave. Sip Champagne and shop while taking in the settings of vintage, antique and handcrafted goods at this charming décor shop. (619) 222-9244.

San Diego Olympic Classes Regatta (see SDYC clinic Aug. 23-25): The Snipe Fleet Championship begins Friday, Sept. 6 (check-in 9 a.m. to noon, 1-5 p.m.) at San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lanen. Nine fleets compete in international, high-performance classes beginning at noon, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 7-8 (check-in time 8:30-9:30 a.m.). The regatta includes two courses in Coronado Roads. Awards ceremony Sunday, SDYC Pavilion. Register: or contact Jeff Johnson at (619) 758-6310 or

BKS Iyengar Center Open House: Community classes, yoga demos and door prizes to celebrate 40 years of teaching Iyengar Yoga in OB, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 4869 Santa Monica Ave. Check-in: 9:30-9:45 a.m. for the two-hour community class; 15 minutes prior to “mini” classes (1 p.m. shoulders, 2 p.m. lower back). Tea and vegan snacks. Free. No dogs. No experience needed. 40 spots per class. RSVP: or e-mail

Author talk: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. In honor of the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Nov. 9), Elke Ertle, author of “Walled-in: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” will discuss her book and history growing up in West Berlin. Free. (619) 531-1539. E-mail

All About Roses: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Sue Streeper and Bob Kolb, members of the San Diego Rose Society and administrators of the Balboa Park Rose Corps, will discuss the history of Balboa Park’s Inez Grant Parker Memorial Rose Garden. Free. For more details, contact Susan Pettit of the Point Loma Garden Club at

Point Loma Playhous Presents: “Speed the Plow” a comedic satire of Hollywood written by David Mamet in 1988. It’s on stage 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays (Sept. 13-14, Sept. 20, Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6) at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Tickets: $14-$20. Stars Sara Alida LeClair, Bobby Gould and Jeff Hillman — directed by Jerry Pilato.

Point Loma Garden Club’s “A Touch of Class”: 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 and 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. This National Garden Clubs Standard Flower Show will feature two divisions: Design and Horticulture. Free.

Amazon’s Treasure Truck: noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd. Amazon’s Treasure Truck is collaborating with Carnival Cruise Lines to preview Carnival’s upcoming ship Panorama. Immersive activities, the first at-sea trampoline park and a special replica of Dr. Seuss Bookville are all featured. Dr. Seuss characters will interact with families and take photos with guests. Free.

“The Chimpos”: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. These musicians have reunited after playing together at Point Loma High School in the 1980s and have recorded an album. Free. (619) 531-1539.

“Behind the Scenes at San Diego Zoo Global Press”: 6:30 p.m. networking, 7-8:30 p.m. program, Thursday, Sept. 19, San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans St. Award-winning children’s book author and director of corporate publishing for San Diego Zoo Global Press, Georgeanne Irvine will present. Free for San Diego Professional Editors Network members; $10 nonmembers. Snacks and beverages included. RSVP: by Sept. 18.

Historical Crimes Lecture: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Richard Carrico, author of “Why Should the Woman Always Have to Pay: Unsolved Murders in San Diego,” will use trial transcripts, newspaper accounts and other historical documents to inform the OB Historical Society and guests about the unsolved murder of dancer/actress Fritzi Mann in 1923, and will touch on three other unsolved murder cases from 1931. Free.

35th annual Coastal Cleanup Day: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 21. Volunteer with I Love A Clean San Diego at one of more than 100 cleanup sites throughout San Diego County. RSVP: or (619) 704-2774.

Community Conversation with Campbell: 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. The Point Loma Association will host District 2 City Council member Jennifer Campbell for questions and updates on local issues. The community is encouraged to attend. Free.

Mayoral Debate: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mission Bay High School auditorium, 2475 Grand Ave. The Pacific Beach Town Council will host this debate between the candidates, the community is encouraged to attend. Free.

Peninsula Family YMCA benefit: 5:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Cocktail hour and buffet dinner, live music, silent and live auctions, volunteer celebration. Proceeds support camp scholarships. Tickets: $100 at

Harvest, Storage and Seed Saving: Master Gardener Association of San Diego County continues its Beginning Vegetable Gardening Series with a workshop on best practices, in collaboration with OB Library, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Free. (619) 531-1532.

— Send community events for inclusion in the Sept. 18-Oct. 16 calendar to by Sept. 11 or call (858) 875-5953.


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