What’s happening in your neighborhood: Calendar of events for Point Loma-Ocean Beach March 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/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 March 6. Free. (619) 573-9306.

Meditation Monday: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Yoga Arts, 3017 Cañon St. Introduction to seated posture, followed by guided meditation and Q & A. For all levels. $10 donation.

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 March 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. Signing Crafts & Games 3:15 p.m. Mondays; 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 Feb. 17, Presidents’ Day. (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 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday (excluding Feb. 26); 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; Ruff Readers Story Time 11 a.m. Saturday Feb. 22. Closed Feb. 17, Presidents’ Day. (619) 531-1539.

Clothing Swap: third Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., OB Woman’s Club, 260 Bacon St. Swap out stuff you want to get rid of with like-minded individuals. DIY station to make natural products that limit plastic-use. Child-care provided through ZenTotz. Price: $10 at the door, includes a free hot tea (must bring own mug). E-mail for more information.

AARP Free Tax Assistance Program: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, through April, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Stop in, or sign up for a date in the future. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Blood Pressure Screening: 9:30-11:30 a.m., first Tuesdays, Ryan Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St.; second Tuesdays, Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Free. Presented by Sharp Memorial Hospital.

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. Next meeting Feb. 26.

OB Woman’s Club: Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the clubhouse, 2160 Bacon St. Dinner included. Next meeting March 10. (619) 222-1008.

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

OBMA Clean & Safe Program: Meets 8:30 a.m. third Tuesdays, 1868 Bacon St. Suite A. The OB MainStreet Association coordinates efforts by committees, police, security team, lifeguards and community. Next meeting March 17. All welcome. Free.

Reading, Wine & Conversation: 6 p.m. first Mondays, The Wine Pub, 2907 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting March 2. Details: or

Republican Women of California Point Loma: 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Point Loma Café, 4865 N. Harbor Drive, Suite 2304. Next meeting March 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 Feb. 20.

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 March 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.

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

National Organization for Women (NOW): 6-8 p.m. third Wednesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, 103. Next meets March 18. (619) 822-3601.

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 to get dirty. Bring water/sun protection. RSVP: or (619) 297-7380. Next meetings March 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 six. 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 sights, 2.5 miles round trip, 60-70 minutes, including pit stop. Part of the nonprofit organization Walkabout International. 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.


San Diego Street Choir: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego Street Choir entertains with a mix of inspirational songs, both secular and sacred. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Build Your Resume: 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Learn to put together a resume step-by-step with professional employment specialist, Aurora Toledo of Goodwill San Diego. Bring existing resume or start from scratch. Free. (619) 531-1532.

Oasis Lectures: 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. “Art & Architecture of Northern Spain” (Feb. 19), “A Day in the Life of a California Gold Rush Physician” (Feb. 26). Free. (619) 531-1539.

The Pleasure of Versailles Concert: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd., presented by Bach Collegium San Diego, featuring the music of Charpentier, Sainte-Colombe, F. Couperin, Lambert and Rameau. French Baroque specialist Catharina Meints of the Oberlin Conservatory performs on viola da gamba, and soloists include Grammy Award winners Virginia Warnken and Aaron Sheehan. Tickets: $15-$50. (619) 341-1726.

Point Loma Playhouse: The 2020 season opens with “Making God Laugh,” by Sean Grennan, directed by Pati Reynolds. It follows a family over the course of 30 years’ worth of holidays and stars Dena Mattox, Lee Price, Eric Austin, Kayleen Plummer and Anthony Maze; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; Feb. 21-23 and Feb. 29, March 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15. Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Tickets: $20 at or the door.

Writer’s Symposium by the Sea: Tuesday-Thursday, Feb. 25-27, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Interviews with Symposium founder Dean Nelson featuring award-winning writers Sonia Nazario, Pico Iyer (both in Crill Performance Hall) and Alice Walker (in Brown Chapel). Tickets: $5 students, $15 general admission.

Picture This!: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. “The Goldfinch,” screens, rated R. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Cooking class, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Learn to make veggie sushi, tempura and miso soup. Free. Required registration: (619) 531-1539.

Classics Concert: Direct from the Czech Republic, Zuzana Ambrozova on piano and Miroslav Ambroz on violin, 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Tickets: $22/$27. (619) 788-7428.

Blood Drive for Carter Santos: 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 7, Veterans Park, corner of Abbott Street and Newport Avenue. Donate blood to aid 6-year-old local Carter Santos, who is in remission from leukemia but still needs transfusions. Donations aid Carter and other kids fighting leukemia. Photo ID required, arrive hydrated. Appointments at 1(800)-4MYSDBB or

Tea Talk: 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Cheryl Graf, owner of Point Loma Tea in Liberty Station (who holds a Tea Masters Certification from the Specialty Tea Institute) will discuss the variety of organic teas she sells and the taste-testing they go through, as a guest of Point Loma Garden Club. Free.

San Diego Leprechaun Run: 7:30 a.m. registration, Saturday, March 14, 900 Garnet Ave. 5K begins 9 a.m., Kids 1K begins 10:15 a.m. Participants receive a drink ticket for Mavericks Beach Club, 860 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach, for post-race celebration. Cost: $25-$40.

Editing Quotes & Dialogue Workshop: 6:30 p.m. networking, 7 p.m. program, Thursday, March 19, San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans St. The San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN) presents “That’s What She Said: Editing Quotes & Dialogue for Journalism and Fiction” workshop with copy editor of San Diego Magazine, Dan Letchworth. Free SD/PEN members, $10 nonmembers. Refreshments. RSVP to by March 18.

“Nunsense” Musical: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, March 20-April 5, Westminster Theatre, 3598 Talbot St. Vanguard performs a comedic and interactive musical about nuns singing and tap dancing to raise money for their Hoboken parish. Tickets: $12-$20. (619) 224-6263 or

Butterfly Jungle: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 21-April 19; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 20-May 10, Hidden Jungle Aviary, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. More than 30 species of butterflies in an aviary that also features exotic birds, including the endangered Bali myna and Mariana fruit dove. Wear bright colors to attract the butterflies. Cost included with Safari Park admission.

— Compiled by Savanah Duffy. Send items for the next issue’s calendar to, (858) 875-5953. Deadline is Friday, March 6.


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