What’s happening in your neighborhood: Calendar of Events for November/December 2019


Ongoing Events

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.

First Friday at Liberty Station: 5-9 p.m., 2640 Historic Decatur Road, open studios and performances. Dec. 6 will be quarterly FIRST FRIDAY (amplified) with free concert from Whitney Shay, a pop-up market, craft beer, wine bar and more. Free entrance. (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 Nov. 20.

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. No Farmers Market on Christmas, Dec. 25 or New Years, Jan. 1, 2020.

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 and 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays; Wigglers and Crawlers, 2 p.m. Thursdays; Signs at Play, 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. (619) 531-1532.

Point Loma/Hervey Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 3701 Voltaire St. Kids Song Jamboree 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Story time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Lego Club 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Arts & Crafts 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; Chess Club 2 p.m. Thursdays; Wii B’ Gamin’ 2:30 p.m. Fridays. (Note: Library hours 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27. Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28.) (619) 531-1539.

OB Kiwanis Club: Meets second and fourth Mondays, 6 p.m. at Hugo’s Cocina, 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.

OB Town Council: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400. No November or December meeting, resumes Jan. 22.

OB Woman’s Club: Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the clubhouse, 2160 Bacon St. Dinner included. No November meeting. (619) 222-1008.

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

Point Loma Republican Women: 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Point Loma Café, 4865 N. Harbor Drive, Suite 2304. Next meeting Dec. 18. (619) 222-4097.

Point Loma Rotary Club: Meets 12:10 p.m. Fridays at San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane.

Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Next meeting Nov. 21.

Peninsula Lions Club: Meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays at Point Loma Cafe, 4865 N. Harbor Drive.

Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting Dec. 11.

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

Women of the Gaslamp Quarter: Walking tour, 10:30 a.m. third Saturdays, meet on Lyceum Theatre steps, 79 Horton Plaza. Highlights concern the women who worked to improve the lives of people in the district. Next tour Dec. 21. Free. RSVP: (619) 233-7963,

Older Women’s League: Meets 1:30-3:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 103. New members welcome. Refreshments served.

National Organization for Women (NOW): 6-8 p.m. third Wednesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, 103. Contact leader Jenna at (619) 822-3601. Next meets Nov. 20.

OWL and WILPF meeting: 1:30-3:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, Suite 103. The Older Women’s League (The Voice of Women 40+) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom will next meet Tuesday, Nov. 26. Newcomers welcome.

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. RSVP: or (619) 297-7380. Next meetings Dec. 7 and 15.

THE LOT Trivia Nights: 7-9 p.m. Mondays, 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.

Shelter Island Walk & Talk Bunch: Meets 10 a.m. Thursdays, right of the entrance to the Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Walk the island to enjoy the air and beautiful sights, 2.5 miles round trip, 60-70 minutes, including a pit stop. Part of the nonprofit organization Walkabout International. Contact is Sally R. at (619) 222-3800.

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

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

Dated Events

“The Stories They Tell: A Hundred Years of Photography:” 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, now through Feb. 17, Museum of Photographic Arts, 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park. Details the history of photography through work by 33 artists. Donation.

OB Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays Nov. 30, Dec. 14 and 21 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7, Veterans Plaza, 1900 Ocean Front St. Proceeds support OB Town Council’s Holiday Food Drive, Holiday Parade and Community Grants.

Natale Journey to the North Pole: 5 and 8 p.m., Nov. 20-Dec. 6 at the South Promenade, 2850 Roosevelt Road, Liberty Station. Circus-style big show, including top acrobatic performers and dancing animatronic polar bears. The “Holiday Village” has train rides, glacier-like climbing wall, bounce house and vendors selling holiday merchandise and food. Show tickets: $29-$85. or

After School Movie: 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” (PG). Refreshments. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Maritime Lecture: 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, aboard the McKinney deck of the steam ferry “Berkeley,” Maritime Museum, 1492 N. Harbor Drive. Ocean Voyages Institute founder Mary Crowley and yacht designer Ron Holland will speak. Networking, no-host bar and book signing by Holland. Suggested donation: $5. Free with purchase of general admission tickets.

Doggie Street Festival: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2455 Cushing Road, Liberty Station. Music, food, vet tips, pet products and services, kids’ art area, auction prizes, contests, VIP lounge and more. Guests may bring their friendly dogs. Free. or

San Diego Margarita Madness 5K Run: 2-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, East Mission Bay Park, 2195 E. Mission Bay Drive. Three-mile course. DJs and dancing before and after the race. Check-in 2 p.m., first wave 4 p.m. Registration includes 5K Run Medal at the finish line, T-shirt, race bib, margarita and admission to the after-party $40. Parking: $15 cash only. or

Storm Drain Stenciling Day: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, Robb Athletic Fields, 2525 Bacon St. Think Blue and I Love A Clean San Diego team up to stencil pollution prevention messages on storm drains and remove litter and debris before it reaches the San Diego River watershed. Community service hours provided. Register at or call (619) 291-0103.

Broadway Tunes: 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Vanguard at Westminster Theatre, 3598 Talbot St. Musical showcase from young performers includes numbers from “Annie Get Your Gun,” “Wicked” and “Dear Evan Hansen.” Free, donations accepted. (619) 224-6263.

Alternative Gift Fair: 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot St. Find something for everyone on your list while benefitting local and international non-profits.

Toys for Tots at the Track: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Stretch Run Admission Gates and receive free admission to the track. (858) 755-1141. Also, Family Fun Run, 7 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, Del Mar Racetrack, receive a T-shirt, two racetrack admission passes, access to games, prizes, entertainment and holiday crafts. Tickets: $10-$20. Optional three-course Thanksgiving meal follows, tickets $100 per person at

Film screens: “12 Years a Slave,” (rated R), 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Sewing/Craft Night: 6:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, OB Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. Bring a project to complete. (619) 222-1008.

Liberty Station Tree Lighting: 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2875 Dewey Road, North Promenade, Liberty Station. The iconic 88-foot Norfolk pine tree lights up at 6:15 p.m., entertainment, firetruck rides, ice skating at Rady Children’s Ice Rink in the Central Promenade, free photos with Santa and a screening of “The Grinch.”

Book Sale: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, Barnes & Noble/Bookstar in the Loma Theater, 3150 Rosecrans Place. A portion of proceeds will benefit the OB Library, or visit to support the library online from Nov. 30 to Dec. 5. Enter ID# 12567970 at checkout. Book donations also accepted.

Small Business Saturday: Saturday, Nov. 30, Liberty Station. Holiday shopping from boutiques and art galleries, merch includes comic books and handmade jewelry to home goods.

“Gaza Fights for Freedom”: screens 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Presented by Jewish Voice for Peace, this documentary by Abby Martin and Mike Prysner of The Empire Files, includes legal documentation, photographic evidence and testimonies. Martin will be present for a Q&A. Free. and

OB Elementary Tree Decorating: 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec. 5, at the end of Newport Avenue, by the seawall. OB Elementary students will hang decorations at the bottom of the OB Christmas Tree. Appearance by Santa Claus. (619) 223-1631.

OB Holiday Auction: 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, Sunshine Company Saloon, 5028 Newport Ave. Prizes include surfboards, artwork, gift certificates and historic T-shirts from OB events dating back to 1982, and more. Must be 21 with ID. To donate items, e-mail

40th Annual OB Holiday Parade Rocking the theme ‘Miracle on Newport Avenue,’ the Peninsula community will gather along Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to usher in the holiday season with music, merriment and dozens of floats judged by Best Use of Lights, Best OB Spirit, Most Unusual, Best Kids Group, Best Performance, Best Live Music and Best Overall. Santa’s arrival closes the parade.
40th Annual OB Holiday Parade

Rocking the theme ‘Miracle on Newport Avenue,’ the Peninsula community will gather along Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach, 5:05 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, to usher in the holiday season with music, merriment and dozens of floats judged by Best Use of Lights, Best OB Spirit, Most Unusual, Best Kids Group, Best Performance, Best Live Music and Best Overall. Santa’s arrival closes the parade.

Cultural fair/fundraiser: Building Community Bridges for Bayside Community Center and its work in Linda Vista, 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3598 Talbot St. Taiko drumming, fan and dragon dancing and Ballet Folklorico, appetizers and silent auction. $50 suggested donation, kids free.

Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Starring community voices of the Peninsula Singers. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Parade of Lights Dinner: 5-8 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8 and 15, aboard the “Berkeley” steam ferry boat, Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 N. Harbor Drive. Watch the annual parade of boats decorated for the theme “Comic-Con on the Bay.” Dinner served, no-host bar. Tickets: $60 adults, $25 ages 3-12. Reservations:

Food & Toy Drive: 5:30-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Dec. 9-12, 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 14, Masonic Hall, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Volunteer and bring a donation Monday-Thursday. Arrive 8:30 a.m. to distribute food and toys to 100+ families and seniors on Saturday.

6th annual Ornament Party: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Registration required. Open to ages 5-12. Free. (619) 531-1539.

OB Woman’s Club Holiday Potluck: 5:30 p.m. during the regular second Tuesday meeting, Dec. 10, the clubhouse, 2160 Bacon St. Bring a dish and holiday spirit to share.

Holiday Tea & Bazaar: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Dec. 11, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Point Loma Garden Club hosts its annual event to sell fresh and dried decorations, crafts and homemade delectables. Proceeds benefit local PLGC philanthropies.

Holiday Concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, All Souls Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. After-concert visit from Santa. Tickets: $12 students, seniors, military; $15 adults; free for ages 10 and under. or

Nutcracker Tea Party with San Diego Ballet: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, Building 177, 2875 Dewey Road, Liberty Station. The inaugural tea party is an afternoon of tea; hot cocoa and cookies; and includes a narrated, interactive performance of “The Nutcracker” by San Diego Ballet, a visit from Santa and more. Tickets: $55. (619) 302-0888. or

Winter Concert: Point Loma High Music Program, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, Crill Hall, Point Loma Nazarene University, donation.

Concert: 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Stacy Antonel and Ginger Cowgirl perform Country music. Tickets: $10 at the door. (619) 786 5595.

— Got an event for inclusion in the January calendar? Send the details by Dec. 5 to or call (858) 875-5953.


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