What’s happening in Point Loma and Ocean Beach: Calendar of events for July/August 2019

Group Of Volunteers Tidying Up Rubbish On Beach
PACKING PARTY FOR COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 19-22, volunteers needed to prepare and pack supplies for 100+ locations for Coastal Clean-up Day. Must be age 14 or older. I Love A Clean San Diego, 2508 Historic Decatur Road. RSVP: (619) 704-2774.
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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.

Friday Night Liberty: 5-9 p.m. first Fridays at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road, open studios and performances. Next event Aug. 2. (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 July 17.

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.

Point Loma/Hervey Library: Open 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday-Saturday; open 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; open 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday. 3701 Voltaire St. Kids Song Jamboree 10:30 a.m. Mondays; Story time 3 p.m. Mondays; Summer Reading Programs/Performers 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Lego Club 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Building Blocks Story Time 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31; Arts & Crafts 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; Chess Club 2 p.m. Thursdays; Wii B’ Gamin’ 3 p.m. Fridays. (619) 531-1539.

OB Town Council: Meets 7 p.m. fourth Wednesdays at Masonic Center, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. (619) 515-4400. Next meeting July 24.

OB Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays at Ocean Beach Rec Center, 4726 Santa Monica Ave. Next meeting Aug. 7.


Open Mic Night: 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Hosted by Tyler Neuenswander.

Clothing Swap: 7-8:30 p.m. third Thursdays, Lazy Hummingbird Coffee & Tea House, 4876 Santa Monica Ave. Swap out stuff you want to get rid of with like-minded individuals. $5, includes beverage. Next swap July 18.

Peninsula Community Planning Board: Meets 6 p.m. third Thursdays at Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Next meeting July 18.

Point Loma Association: Meets 7:30 a.m. second Wednesdays at Bali Hai Restaurant, 2230 Shelter Island Drive. Next meeting Aug. 14.

Mean Green Team Cleanups: Meets 9 a.m. Fridays. Location posted on Point Loma Association’s Facebook page. Gather at spots to weed, pick up trash, etc. (619) 736-1752.

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. E-mail or call (619) 297-7380 to RSVP. Next meetings July 21 and Aug. 4.

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.

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Council: Meets 6:45 p.m. first Mondays at Cabrillo Recreation Center, 3051 Canon St. Next meeting Aug. 5.


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


Symphony Bayside Summer Nights: “Galaxy Quest” in concert, 7:30 p.m. Friday July 19; “Back to the Future” in concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center, 750 B St. Prices vary.

San Diego Yacht Club’s Dutch Shoe Marathon: 9 a.m. registration, first start at noon, Friday, July 19, SDYC, 1011 Anchorage Lane. Features more than 150 junior and senior sailors racing from SDYC to Coronado Yacht Club. Watch the race from Shelter Island, Seaport Village and Glorietta Bay.

Cabrillo Sunset 5K: For the 5th annual event, check-in at 6 p.m., race begins 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20 at Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive. Run or walk, first place winners in women’s and men’s divisions will be guaranteed registration for America’s Finest City Half Marathon, Aug. 18. Register: $20 child/$35 adult at or

LEARN ABOUT LIFEGUARDS The OB Historical Society will host Michael Martino, former chief lifeguard with the California State Parks, discussing life-and-death stories behind the formation of San Diego’s lifeguard service, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Free. (619) 226-8125.

Picture This! Movies screen 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. “Free Solo,” July 23; “The Upside,” July 30; “The Mustang,” Aug. 6; “Past Life,” Aug. 13; “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Aug. 20. Free. (619) 531-1539.

Craft night, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, OB Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. Crotchet, knit, embroider, sew, etc. Bring your own supplies. Free. (619) 222-1008.

Oasis: Marine’s Lost Squadron: 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24. Mark Carlson, author of The Marines’ Lost Squadron,” tells the story of Marines faced with a deadly Pacific typhoon in 1944. Free. (619) 531-1539.


Barons Market Summertime Barbecue: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, Barons Market, 4001 W. Point Loma Blvd., other locations listed online. Food and brew speakeasy featuring summer-themed beer pairing with Mikkeller Brewing. All proceeds go to Feeding San Diego and Feeding America: Riverside/San Bernadino. Tickets $15. (619) 223-4397.

San Diego International Organ Festival: 7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26, finale Saturday, Aug. 31, at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Road, Balboa Park. Virtuoso performances by organists from Spain, the USA and Argentina, along with award-winning rising stars. July 22: “Organ Four Hands and Four Feet” by Peter Richard Conte, with Andrew Ennis. July 29: “Paraphrases and Improvisations on Bohemian Rhapsody, Jesus Christ Superstar, Could It Be Magic and more” by Hector Olivera. Pet-friendly. Snacks, beverages and gifts for purchase. Free admission.

PARK CONCERTS IN POINT LOMA 6:30 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 9 at Point Loma Community Park, 1049 Catalina Blvd. July 19 Band Overboard ; July 26 Full Strength Funk (pictured above); Aug. 2 Doctor Wu ; Aug. 9 Pine Mountain Logs . Young talent at 5:30 p.m. on ‘Junior Stage.’ Free. Bring picnic, blankets/chairs.
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National Carousel Day: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Balboa Park Carousel. Free rides, face painting, balloon animals, J7 Productions (stilt-walker, unicyclist, juggler, hula hoops and tight-wire), music performances by Hullabaloo Band and Kathryn the Grape. Free.

Coastal Habitat Restoration: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 27. Family-friendly activities such as invasive plant removal, native plant care, trail maintenance, litter removal and an educational tour. Meet in grassy area inside Dog Beach parking lot in OB at the western end of Voltaire Avenue. RSVP: or (619) 297-7380.

Music at Dusk: 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, July 22-Aug. 12. Concert series, bring a blanket, bottle of wine and picnic dinner, or purchase a snack at Westminster Park Amphitheater, 3965 Talbot St. (behind the church). July 22, Peter Sprague; July 29, Fred Beneditti; Aug. 5, Billy Hawkins; Aug. 12, Preacher Patterson. Free.

3rd annual “A Short Walk Home”: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Spanish Landing Park. Two-mile charity walk to raise support for Father Joe’s Villages’ mission to move those experiencing homelessness into their own homes. Register as individual or team, by noon, Friday, Aug. 2. Walk-up registration available. (619) 446-2116 or e-mail or visit

Summer Fresh Sound Concert: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, Box Live Arts, Liberty Station, Truxton Road #205. Featuring the FLUX Quartet: Tom Chiu, violin; Conrad Harris, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Felix Fan, cello. Tickets at the door: $20, $10 students. (619) 987-6214.

Vegan Cooking 101: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, Marla Haas Community Room, Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Learn a variety of fillings and fresh vegetable options for easy summer wraps. Make a batch of coconut milk vanilla ice cream. Apron recommended. Free. (619) 531-1539. to register.

OB Woman’s Club: Monthly meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2160 Bacon St. Light meal 5:30 p.m., business at 6:15 p.m. (619) 222-1008.

San Diego City Guard Band Concert: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, the Greek Theatre at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. OB Historical Society continues to celebrate its 25th anniversary, now with a performance by the San Diego City Guard Band. Bring a picnic and dress in “turn of the 20th Century” time period clothes. Food vendors will be available. Free. For more information, e-mail OB Historical Society president Eric DuVall at

Packing Party for Coastal Cleanup Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Aug. 19-22. Volunteers needed to prepare and pack supplies for 100+ locations for Coastal Cleanup Day. Must be age 14 or older. I Love A Clean San Diego, 2508 Historic Decatur Road. RSVP: (619) 704-2774.

OB Woman’s Book Club: 6:15-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, OB Woman’s Club, 2160 Bacon St. Reflect on literature, no need to read the same book as others in the group. (619) 222-1008.

—Compiled by Savanah Duffy. Send events for inclusion in next month’s calendar to or call (858) 875-5953.