Calendar of Events for Ocean Beach: What’s happening in your neighborhood and San Diego region



Bingo Games

6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. (Doors open 4:30 p.m.) $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, features open studios and performances. (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.

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.

OB Town Council

Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400.

OB Planning Board

Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave.

Peninsula Community Planning Board

Meets 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (Next meeting June 21.)

Point Loma Association

Meets 7:30-8:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Bali Hai restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive,

Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party

9-11 a.m. first Saturdays and third Sundays, 4444 Greene St. Light gardening activities and guided tour of the garden. All 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.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council

Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays, Cabrillo Rec Center, 3051 Canon St.,

Zumba Dance

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


Library Concert

“From Handel to Handy,” an evening of dance music with Nuance Quartet, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Community Room, 3701 Voltaire St. Presented by The Friends of Point Loma Library. (619) 531-1539.

Rocky Horror Picture Show

The musical is on stage Oct. 17-Nov. 11 at OB Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sundays. Tickets $28. (619) 795-9305,

Beacon of Hope gala

7-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive. Community leaders, government officials and homeless advocates will gather to dine, dance and bid on adventure packages to raise funds for legal and social services for those living on the streets. Past galas have helped fund programs like San Diego’s first Transitional Storage Center, Fresh Start Showers and Portland Loos. Tickets $150 in advance, $175 at the door.

Family Fall Festival

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, Point Loma Nazarene University campus. Wagon, pony rides, food tastes, photo booths, kids craft area, karaoake on music stage (12:15-2 p.m.), marketplace vendors, pumpkin patch.

Craft Night

6:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Ocean Beach Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. “Bring your craft and join us as we stitch and bitch!” (619) 222-1008.

Tuesday Movies

Free screenings, 6 p.m. Community Room, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Oct. 23: “Ready Player One” (2018), a poor teen competes to win control of a virtual-reality world called the OASIS. PG-13. Oct. 30: “American Movie” (1999), documentary about an aspiring filmmaker’s attempts to finance his dream projects by finally completing a low-budget horror film he abandoned years before. R. Nov. 6: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018), documentary paints a portrait of the life and work of children’s entertainer Fred Rogers, star of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” PG-13. Nov. 13: “Hacksaw Ridge” (2016), WWII American Army Medic Desmond Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. R (619) 531-1539.

Literature Lecture

Oasis: Nancy Drew, The Story Behind America’s Favorite Teen Sleuth, 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (619) 531-1539.

Grocery Store Speakeasy benefit

Barons Market teams with Abnormal Brewing for a Backroom Beer Pairing, featuring curated bite and brew menus in its stockroom-turned-speakeasy, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 4001 W. Point Loma Blvd. Proceeds to Breast Cancer Prevention Partners and Michelle’s Place. Tickets, $15. (619) 223-4397. (Menu: Island cocktail wheat ale paired with a pomegranate salad; American-style IPA paired with Parmesan truffle fries; hazy-style IPA paired with Barons’ chicken ‘n’ dumpling soup; fruit wheat ale paired with a Niman Ranch pulled pork slider.)

OB Rec Center Halloween

Carnival games, activities, music, food and more! Wristbands $2 for all activities (food sold separately), 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Bring Halloween bag for prizes and treats. Costume contest times: Ages infant to 3 at 2:40 p.m. Ages 4-6 at 3 p.m. Ages 7-9 at 3:20 p.m. Ages 10-12 at 3:40 p.m. Ages 13-16 at 4 p.m. Ages 17 to adult at 4:10 p.m. (619) 531-1527.

Haunted Ship Tales

Lantern-led tours to hear eerie legends of Star of India’s past, 6-10 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, aboard the Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. Tales is included with general admission ticket to the Maritime Museum on the Embarcadero. $8-$18. (619) 234-9153.

Book Club Meeting

Discussion of “Half the Sky” by Nicholas Kristof, 6-7:45 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 30, Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. The book club is open to all and no registration is required. (619) 531-1532.

Halloween Party

Winner of pumpkin design contest (Oct. 17-24, voting Oct. 25-30) announced, costume parade, arts and crafts, refreshments, 4-6 p.m. Movie “Coco” screens, 6 p.m. (PG). Free. Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. (619) 531-1539.

Diabetes Lecture

Maria Ambrose, Sharp Certified Diabetes Educator, will talk about diabetes and how proper nutrition can make a difference in improving health, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St. Register: 1 (800) 827-4277.

24 Experiment San Diego

The 24 Experiment Workshop, Nov. 9-10, Point Loma Playhouse, at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Allows participants to register as a writer, director or actor to help create a performance in 24 hours! The finished pieces will be performed in front of a live audience. Audience-nominated awards are given for the best plays. Cost: $24. RSVP:

OB Restaurant Walk

5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 with more than 40 businesses participating. Proceeds support the OB Food and Toy Drive, which provides assistance to 80 families and seniors in need. Tickets $25 at Ocean Beach MainStreet Association, OB Farmers Market, Lucy’s, Dog Beach Dog Wash and Sunshine Co. Saloon.

Coping with Grief at Holidays

Those who have lost a loved one will gain new insights and identify strategies for coping with the holiday season from Kelly Engelson, Sharp HospiceCare, noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Point Loma Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Register at 1 (800) 827-4277.

Coastal Habitat Restoration

9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 17. Meet in the grassy area inside the Dog Beach parking lot in OB at the western end of Voltaire Avenue. Help save one of the last Coastal Dune Habitats in San Diego. Family activities, including invasive plant removal, native plant care, trail maintenance, litter removal, and an educational tour. E-mail or call (619) 297-7380 to RSVP.


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