What’s happening in your neighborhood: Calendar of events for Point Loma-Ocean Beach January 2020



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. Next event Jan. 3. 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 Dec. 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. No Farmers Market on Christmas, Dec. 25 or New Year’s Day, 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. Thursday activities not held Christmas Eve, Dec. 24. Closed Christmas, Dec. 25, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, MLK Day, Jan. 20. (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. No Kids Song Jamboree Mondays Dec. 23 and 30; Story time 10:30 a.m. Thursdays (not held Dec. 26); 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 (3:30 p.m. Dec. 27); Ruff Readers Story Time 11 a.m. Saturdays Dec. 14 and 28. Note: Library hours 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays Dec. 24 and 31. Closed Christmas, Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and MLK Day, Jan. 22. (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 December meeting, resumes Jan. 22.

OB Woman’s Club: Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the clubhouse, 2160 Bacon St. Dinner included. Next meeting Jan. 14. (619) 222-1008.

OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. No January meeting. Next meeting Feb. 5.

Republican Women of California Point Loma: 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Point Loma Café, 4865 N. Harbor Drive, Suite 2304. Next meeting Jan. 15. (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. No December meeting. Next meeting Jan. 16.

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 Jan. 8.

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.

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.

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 Dec. 18.

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. 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 Jan. 4 and Jan. 19.

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.

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


Church Potluck Brunch: 10-11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, Westminster Presbyterian Theater, 3598 Talbot St. A unique worship service over food and conversation. Bring favorite brunch dish to share. All welcome. (619) 223-3193.

Wonderspaces Virtual Reality Showcase: 4-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, through Dec. 30, San Diego Art Institute in Balboa Park, 1439 El Prado. Hour-long immersive experience allows visitors to be guided through a series of four virtual reality films with no wait. Tickets: $13-$15,

“Scrooge in Rouge”: 8-10 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dec. 19-21, and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, OB Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave. A quick-change, cross-dressing version of the Charles Dickens classic, this play abounds in bad puns, bawdy malapropisms and double-entendres. Rated: M for mature audiences. Tickets: $28-$46.

All Souls’ Episcopal Church Serves Dinner: 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, meet at the Church Center, 1475 Catalina Blvd. Volunteers welcome to dish up a holiday meal for the homeless men, women and children in Ocean Beach. (619) 223-6394.

Rare, Ravishing and Remarkable Birds of the World: 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Oasis program presentation. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Sit! Stay! Read!: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Ages 3-8 are invited to come read to the licensed therapy dog Luna. Free. (619) 531-1532.

Journey into Bethlehem: 6 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 and 3, 4:30 and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, Rock Church, 2277 Rosecrans St. Games, food trucks, then interactive experience in which participants will be given coins to pay through the Bethlehem Marketplace, be forced to pay state taxes by Roman guards, talk with townspeople and witness a live performance featuring Jesus’ birth. Free.

Non-Fiction Page Turners Lecture: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, San Diego Writers, Ink in Liberty Station, 2730 Decatur Road. Author Wesley Fulkerson talks through-lines, thematic writing, structure and voice to make non-fiction as exciting as a fiction novel. Cost: $45 member, $54 nonmembers.

Christmas Eve Service: Tuesday, Dec. 24, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. 3 p.m. Family Service, Pageant with Communion; 5:30 p.m. Eucharist with the Choir; 10:30 p.m. Britten’s Ceremony of Carols; 11 p.m. Solemn Midnight Mass. Free. (619) 223-6394.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: 1:30 and 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, Balboa Theatre, 868 4th Ave. 90-minute performances. Join the Peanuts gang as they produce a Christmas play and learn the true meaning of the season. Tickets: From $34.

Pajama Jam: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, the New Children’s Museum, 200 W. Island Ave. The Museum’s annual New Year’s Family Night Out includes a catered dinner, art activities, a dance jam, photo booth and countdown balloon drop. $35 adults, $25 children. $5 parking in Museum garage.

Landscape Design & Native Plants: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Point Loma Garden Club hosts a presentation by Patrick Montgomery of Recon Native Plants. Free.

Springboard West Band & Brew Crawl: 2 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Jan. 11, four stages in Ocean Beach: Winston’s, The Holding Company, The Harp, OB Brewery. Hear music from 40 top emerging artists. Tickets: $20-$40,

8th annual San Diego Brew Festival: 1-4 p.m. (opens noon for VIP) Saturday, Jan. 11, Liberty Station NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road. 70 breweries, 150 beers, food trucks and music. Unlimited beer tastings. General: $45. VIP: $60.

SD Professional Editors Network: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans St. Catherine Barr of Under the Oaks Indexing offers “Indexing Basics: Discover the Why, Who, What, Where and Some of the Hows of Indexing.” Free to SD/PEN members; $10 non-members. RSVP: by Jan. 15.

When Tiki Invaded San Diego: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. OB Historical Society presents a lecture on the immediate post-war period, how tourism and suburbanization exploited the indigenous architecture of Polynesia to create the “Tiki Style” (augmented by newly introduced and readily available tropical plants) and how San Diego became the mainland vacation alternative to Hawaii. Free.

Rooftop Yoga: 11 a.m. to noon, (doors open 10:30 a.m.) Saturday, Jan. 18, The Holding Company, 5046 Newport Ave. All-level yoga class, includes after-class complimentary drink (mimosa, draft beer or Skrewball whiskey). Must be age 21 or older. No refunds, but transfers can be requested. Bring mat. Tickets: $20-$25.

History Lecture: Kevin Hardy will discuss the many contributions of The Scripps — aka ‘The First Family of San Diego’ — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Suggested donation: $10.

College Prep Academy: Begins 12:30-1 p.m., ends 5 p.m. Saturdays Jan. 25, Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 7, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Provides SAT & ACT test prep, for students in grades 9-12. Free. Registration required. or E-mail

Sewing Circle & Craft Night: 6:15-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, OB Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. Gather to crotchet, knit, sew, socialize or work on any crafts in progress. Free. (619) 222-1008.

Evening with Isabel Allende: doors open 6:15 p.m., event runs 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, Brown Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Warwick’s and the Writer’s Symposium by the Sea present New York Times bestselling author discussing her book, “A Long Petal of the Sea.” Tickets (print before arrival): $32-$42, includes pre-signed copy in English or Spanish. Seating first-come first-served.

— Events for the February community calendar must be submitted by Jan. 9 to Questions? Call (858) 875-5950.


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