On Thursday, March 12, as we approached the deadline for this issue of Point Loma-OB Monthly, the Mayor and County medical officials addressed San Diego regarding the rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. A State of Emergency was declared and a legally enforceable public health order banning mass gatherings of 250 people or more beginning at midnight March 12 was issued.
The next day, San Diego Unified School District announced the cancellation of classes until Monday, April 6, unless conditions call for an extension.
To aid the disbursement of accurate information and news, residents are advised to consult the County of San Diego’s website coronavirus-sd.com
It is also advised — since most public gatherings have been canceled GLOBALLY — to call ahead before heading out to any events we’ve listed in the What’s Happening calendar below. In most cases, these events will have a rescheduled date.
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.
Virtual First Friday ARTS DISTRICT: 5-9 p.m., now online. Food and drink to-go (curbside and delivery options), new online classes, exhibits and much more. Next event April 3. Free. (619) 573-9306. Full list and details at bit.ly/artsdistrictfirstfridays
Meditation Monday: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Yoga Arts, 3017 Cañon St. Introduction to seated posture, followed by guided meditation, Q&A. All levels. $10 donation.
Midway Community Planning Advisory Group: Meets 3 p.m. third Wednesdays, San Diego Community College District, Continuing Education, West City Campus, 3249 Fordham St. Room 208. Next meeting April 15.
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. (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. Wednesdays (cancelled April 15, 29); 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. Saturdays; After School Movies 2:30 p.m. March 26 (“The Lion King”), April 2 (“Abominable”), April 16 (“Aladdin”). Note: All libraries closed March 31, César Chávez Day. (619) 531-1539.
AARP Free Tax Assistance Program: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays, through April 14, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619) 531-1539. bit.ly/taxassistanceflyer
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. Sharp Memorial Hospital staff. sharp.com
OB Kiwanis Club: Meets second and fourth Mondays, 6 p.m. at Hugo’s Cocina, 1830 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. oceanbeachkiwanis.org
OB Town Council: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400. Next meeting March 25. obtowncouncil.org
OB Woman’s Club: Meets 5:30 p.m. second Tuesdays at the clubhouse, 2160 Bacon St. Dinner included. Next meeting April 14. (619) 222-1008. oceanbeachwomansclub.org
OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Next meeting April 1.
OBMA Clean & Safe Program: Meets 8:30 a.m. third Tuesdays, 1868 Bacon St. Suite A. The MainStreet Association coordinates efforts by committees, police, security team, lifeguards and community. Next meeting April 21. All welcome. bit.ly/obmainst
Reading, Wine & Conversation: 6 p.m. first Mondays, The Wine Pub, 2907 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting April 6. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Republican Women of California Point Loma: 10 a.m. third Wednesdays, Point Loma Café, 4865 N. Harbor Drive, Suite 2304. Next meeting April 15. (619) 222-4097.
Point Loma Rotary Club: Meets 12:10 p.m. Fridays at San Diego Yacht Club, 1011 Anchorage Lane. pointlomarotary.org
Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. No March meeting; board election 4-8 p.m. Thursday, March 19 at Point Loma Library. PCPB next meets April 16. pcpb.net
Peninsula Lions Club: Meets 6:30 p.m. first and third Wednesdays at Point Loma Cafe, 4865 N. Harbor Drive. firstname.lastname@example.org
Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting April 8. pointloma.org
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. pointloma.org/projects/mean-green-team
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. womensmuseumca.org
National Organization for Women (NOW): 6-8 p.m. third Wednesdays, Women’s Museum of California, 2730 Historic Decatur Road, 103. Next meets April 15. (619) 822-3601. womensmuseumca.org
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. womensmuseumca.org
Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party: 9-11 a.m. first Saturdays; third Sundays, 4444 Greene St. Light gardening and guided tour of the garden. Supplies provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to get dirty. Bring water/sun protection. RSVP: email@example.com or (619) 297-7380. Next meetings April 4 and 19. sandiegoriver.org
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. thelotent.com/liberty-station
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. walkabout-int.org
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council: Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays at Cabrillo Recreation Center, 3051 Canon St. firstname.lastname@example.org
Zumba Dance Class: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (619) 531-1539.
Cabaret: “Rhyme & Reason: Songs About Things You Need to Know,” doors open 6:45 p.m. for meet-and-greet, silent auction, 7:30 p.m. cabaret, Saturday, March 21, White Box Live Arts, 2590 Truxtun Road. Hear mix of blues, country and jazz standards by Trisha Gooch and her band. Dessert and donation-only bar with wine and Champagne. Tickets: $25-$35 at americanhistorytheater.org (858) 689-9106.
Emerging Poets of San Diego: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Share a love of reading, writing and listening to poetry — no technical feedback. Free. (619) 531-1539.
Picture This! 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. “Downton Abbey” (March 24), “Ad Astra” (April 7), “Collateral” (April 14). Refreshments. Free. (619) 531-1539.
“Intelligent Lives” screens: 7-9 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Crill Hall at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Dan Habib’s documentary challenges perceptions of “intelligence” and the limits placed on people with intellectual disabilities, while advocating inclusion and acceptance of differences. Complimentary tickets: plnuintelligentlives.eventbrite.com
Light Shines Over the World Concert: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 29, Sacred Heart Church of Ocean Beach, 4776 Saratoga Ave. Key of She presents folk music arrangements by Kirchner, Trecek-King, Alexander and Culloton, with sets of poetry from Juhan Liiv, Francisco X Alarcón, E. E. Cummings and Leonard Cohen’s Anthem. $10 suggested donation. (619) 890-6734. keyofshe.org
Vegan Cooking 101 Spring Tea Menu: 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Using all plant-based food and ingredients make angel biscuit vegan ham sandwiches, vegan deviled eggs, cucumber canapés and mini carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Bring apron, gloves provided. Free. Registration required: bit.ly/veganspringtea
Parkinson’s Association Step by Step 5K Walk: Check-in 8:30 a.m., walk begins 10 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Liberty Station. Fundraiser to help get resources to those affected. Includes dog-friendly walk and health expert booths. Free rides to/from the walk for those with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers (888) 924-3228 by April 1. Registration: $50 donation, includes T-shirt. (858) 200-7277. parkinsonsassociation.org
“Nunsense” Musical: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 5, Westminster Theatre, 3598 Talbot St. Vanguard stars in this fun show about nuns singing and tap dancing to raise money for their Hoboken parish. Tickets: $12-$20. (619) 224-6263 or vanguardsd.org/nunsense
Floral Design & Tablescapes: 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Point Loma Garden Club. Free.
National Poetry Month Celebration: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Hear readings from 15th edition of 2019-2020 San Diego Poetry Annual, which includes works from more than 300 poets. Free. (619) 531-1539.
Easter Sunrise Service: 5:45 a.m. (gates open), 6:35 a.m. (service), Sunday, April 12, Cabrillo National Monument. The Kiwanis Club of Point Loma presents nondenominational service conducted by Chaplain Brian Kirschenbaum and followed by coffee, tea and pastries. Limited seating, arrive early. Free. email@example.com
POC Fungi Community: 2 p.m. Saturday, April 18, Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Join Mario Ceballos for “Mycelium is Intersectional.” Free. (619) 531-1532.
One-on-one with an OB Planner: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 18, Te Mana Cafe, 4956 Voltaire St. Bring questions, concerns and comments to an informal meeting with an Ocean Beach Planning Board member. Location subject to change, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org prior to meeting to confirm.
31st EarthFair: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 19, Balboa Park. The 31st annual EarthFair honors the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and features the Earth Day Parade with the theme “Together We Can.” Parade begins 10:30 a.m. down El Prado, through the EarthFair and ending at Kids Area in Plaza de Panama. Free admission. Register online at EarthDayWeb.org
Rummage Sale Bargains: Boy Scout Troop 24B is accepting donations of all kinds of items for a fundraising rummage sale, 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 25 at Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church Family Life Center, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Donations can be dropped off 7-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 24 and 31; and Tuesdays, April 7, 14 or 21 at the center. For details, call Sarah Axford (619) 987-9332. For donation pick-up info, e-mail email@example.com
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