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Calendar of Events for Point Loma - Ocean Beach: March/April 2019

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54th Annual History Conference: Local presenters from the Congress of History San Diego & Imperial Counties, will explore the region’s defining moments (covering 250 years from 1769 to 2019), 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 29-30 at Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida De Portugal. (619) 469-7283. Registration: $15-$30 at congressofhistory.org

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ONGOING EVENTS

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.

Citizenship Classes: 12:30-3:30 p.m. Saturdays, through June 1, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Register in class or call (619) 388-1873.

Friday Night Liberty: 5-9 p.m. first Fridays at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, open studios and performances. Next event April 5. (619) 573-9306. libertystation.com

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 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.

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, Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Next meeting March 27. (619) 515-4400. obtowncouncil.org

OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, OB Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Next meeting April 3. oceanbeachplanning.org

Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Next meeting March 21. pcpb.net

Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays, Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting April 10. pointloma.org

Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party: 9-11 a.m. first Saturdays and third Sundays, 4444 Greene St. Light gardening, supplies provided. Wear closed-toe shoes and old clothes. Bring water and sun protection. Next meetings Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 21. RSVP: (619) 297-7380 or volunteer@sandiegoriver.org

Point Loma/Hervey Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3701 Voltaire St. Kids Song Jamboree Mondays 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. (exception: Building Blocks Story Time March 27); LEGO Club Wednesdays 3:30 p.m.; Story Time Thursdays 10:30 a.m.; Arts & Crafts 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; Chess Club 2 p.m. Thursdays; Wigglers & Crawlers Story Time 1 p.m. first and third Sundays; Wii B’ Gamin’ 2:30 p.m. Fridays. Library closed Sunday, March 31. (619) 531-1539. sandiegolibrary.org

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council: Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays, Cabrillo Rec Center, 3051 Canon St. Next meeting April 1. ann@swanson2.com

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

DATED EVENTS

Picture This! Movies screen 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. March 19: “Christopher Robin,” March 26: “Reprisal.” (619) 531-1539.

History Lecture: As a guest of the La Playa Trail Association, military historian and author Kenneth Glaze will discuss Fort Rosecrans (1852-1945), 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19 at Point Loma Assembly, 3035 Talbot St. Suggested donation: $10. laplayatrail.org

OB Woman’s Club, Book Club: 6:15-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. oceanbeachwomansclub.org

Editors Network Program: “The Elements of Contracts,” with attorney Alex Bennett, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, San Diego County Health Services Complex, 3851 Rosecrans St. Free for SD/PEN members; $10 nonmembers. RSVP: (760) 809-6205, pr@sdpen.com

OB Historical Society special event: 7 p.m., Thursday, March 21, Jennings House Café, 1018 Rosecrans. Discussion of the historic Jennings House with Cathy Gallagher. Free. obhistory.org

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies: Free refreshments. 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619) 531-1539. Sandiegolibrary.org

Spring into STEAM: “Dive in! Underwater Coding,” 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, March 21, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Register online. Limited seating. (619) 531-1539. bit.ly/springintosteam

OB Seed Library Launch: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, March 23, OB Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Belinda Ramirez from Project New Village and Cathryn Henning from Wild Willow Farm discuss their work; jazz at 2 p.m., gardening advice fair at 3 p.m. (619) 531-1532.

Malashock Dance benefit: VIP rooftop reception 5:30-6:30 p.m., general admission 6:30-8 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at The Hub at IDEA1, 899 Park Blvd., fundraiser features high-fashion contemporary dance, craft cocktails and culinary arts inspired by Chagall’s painting, “The Juggler.” VIP tickets $175, general admission $125. Contact Jasmine Reyes (562) 334-5156, vanguardintern7@gmail.com or visit malashockdance.org

March for Meals 5K Charity Walk: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at Liberty Station NTC Park, 2455 Cushing Road. Registration 7 a.m. Proceeds provide senior meals and daily wellness checks. $35 per person, ages 12 and under free, dog-friendly. meals-on-wheels.org

Point Loma Assembly Fun: As part of Open House San Diego 2019, the turn-of-the-century Cosplayers will offer entertainment and a presentation on early Point Loma, with refreshments and ice cream, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 23, 3035 Talbot St. Free. (619) 857-3146. Kesty1@san.rr.com

Open House (OH!) San Diego: Annual free event by the San Diego Architectural Foundation, provides public access and in-depth information about the design of San Diego’s finest buildings and places, March 23-24. Tour some 100 sites in downtown, Bankers Hill, Barrio Logan, Point Loma and La Jolla. (619) 232-1385. sdarchitecture.org

OB Woman’s Club Sewing/Craft Night: 6:15-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. oceanbeachwomansclub.org

Bluegrass & Country Music: Desperado, performs, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Godspell: 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29-April 14 at Vanguard at Westminster Theatre, 3598 Talbot St. Tickets: $15-$20. (619) 224-6263. vanguardsd.org

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Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Spring Open House: 9-11 a.m., Saturday, March 30, Sunset Cliffs Naural Park, south side of Ladera Street parking lot. View some 40 native plants in bloom across three acres of natural park land. sunsetcliffs.info
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Dance Concert: 8 p.m. Saturday, March 30, White Box Live Arts Theatre, 2590 Truxtun Road. San Diego Ballet presents evening of mixed repertory pieces by emerging choreographs, directed by Javier Velasco. Tickets: $25. (619) 294-7378. sandiegoballet.org

Fine Art exhibit: Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents work by watercolor artists Thomas Franco, Ralph Kingery and Catie Somers, March 30-April 7, Visitor and Interpretive Center, 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail. Reception, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, April 7. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. (619) 668-3281. mtrp.org

Music at the Maritime: 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31 aboard the ferryboat Berkeley, hosted by Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive. The Hausmann Quartet performs Haydn Voyages. Commentary from musicologist Derek Katz. Tickets: $10-$50. (619) 234-9153, ext. 101. sdmaritime.org

All Souls’ Episcopal Church lecture: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, All Souls’ Episcopal Church, 1475 Catalina Blvd. Lecture by theologian Thomas Jay Oord, exploring how faith in a good God is possible in the face of suffering. Q&A to follow. Free. For more information, call (619) 223-6394 or visit allsoulspointloma.org 

2019 San Diego Arab Film Festival: Friday and Saturday, April 5-6 at Museum of Photographic Arts Balboa Park, 1649 El Prado; and Saturday and Sunday April 13-14 at AMC Mission Valley 20 at Westfield Mission Valley, 1640 Camino Del Rio N. sandiegoaff.org

Parkinson’s Association of San Diego Annual Step by Step 5K Walk : Check-in time begins 7:30 a.m., walk begins 9 a.m., Sunday, April 7, Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Road. Proceeds from the event will stay within San Diego County. Dog friendly. To request a ride, call 888-924-3228 no later than April 3. $50 fee. For registration and fundraising, visit parkinsonsassociation.org or call (858) 200-7277.

Point Loma Garden Club: 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 10, Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. Jim Zemcik will give lecture on breeding geranium (pelargonium) hybrids. Q&A to follow. Plgc.org

National Poetry Month Celebration: 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, Marla Haas Community Room, Point Loma/Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Free. (619)531-1539.

Belmont Park Easter Bash: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, April 21, Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd. Includes a boardwalk brunch, mimosa bubbles bar, morning and afternoon in-park and on-the-beach Easter egg hunts. Beach egg hunt tickets $6. belmontpark.com/easter

Anthony Garcia & Friends: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, Point Loma/Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Traditional and contemporary Flamenco guitar music. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Golden OptimisTiki: 5-11:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Dr. Point Loma Optimist Club presents a market, luau and Polynesian floorshow to benefit Peninsula area youth. Tickets from $110 at bit.ly/got2019 or pointlomaoptimist.com

— Send event information for inclusion in the May calendar by Monday, April 8 to sduffy@lajollalight.com