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Point Loma-OB Happenings: Ballet at Liberty Station, sidewalk chalk, clothes swap, watercolor exhibit, more

San Diego Ballet will present "Ritmos Latinos" on Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 6-7 at the Arts District at Liberty Station.
(Canela Photography)

San Diego Ballet to open season at Liberty Station

San Diego Ballet will start its 2021-22 season with two weekends of outdoor shows at Ingram Plaza in the Arts District at Liberty Station in Point Loma.

The program, titled “Ritmos Latinos,” merges Latin rhythms and ballet and will feature performances of “Que Bonito Amor” and “Mambomania” each day.

“Ritmos Latinos” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 6-7. Tickets are available for purchase online and include assigned seating near the stage ($30-$40) and open lawn seating ($10). Senior, military and student discounts are available.

For more information, visit sandiegoballet.org.

‘Sidewalk Chalk Dad’ chalks up cheese in Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach resident Erick Toussaint, known on Instagram as “Sidewalk Chalk Dad,” added his art to the sidewalk outside Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Co. in Ocean Beach on Oct. 2.

Toussaint was profiled in the Point Loma-OB Monthly in August 2020 soon after he came up with the idea of entertaining his children during the COVID-19 pandemic by creating chalk art on the sidewalk in front of their home.

To entertain himself and neighbors during the coronavirus pandemic, Erick Toussaint has turned his Ocean Beach sidewalk into a canvas.

Toussaint’s neighbors fell in love with his weekly chalk reproductions of some of the world’s great masterpieces. And Toussaint, design director for the San Diego Natural History Museum, viewed it as a way to keep his art skills fresh during the pandemic.

So what did he draw outside Mad Munch? What else but a grilled cheese sandwich on horseback?

Clothes swap set for Oct. 21 in Ocean Beach

A clothes swap is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Ocean Beach Woman’s Club, 21650 Bacon St.

“We were on a long pause there with COVID, but we are back on,” organizer Danielle Eder said. “It gets the community together. It offers a fresh new closet for next to nothing.”

Admission is $10 at the door. All leftover clothing will be donated to Rachel’s Women’s Center in downtown San Diego, which provides services to homeless women.

Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition runs through Oct. 31

"Puddle Jumper" by Kathleen Eichler
“Puddle Jumper” by Kathleen Eichler is the 2021 Board of Directors Award winner at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition.
(Courtesy of Arts District Liberty Station)

The San Diego Watercolor Society is hosting its 41st International Exhibition through Sunday, Oct. 31, at its gallery in the Arts District at Liberty Station.

The International Exhibition attracts entries from hundreds of water-based media artists worldwide, with accepted artists eligible for various awards.

The San Diego Watercolor Society is at 2825 Dewey Road, Point Loma. For more information, visit sdws.org.

Doggie Street Festival coming to NTC Park

The 12th annual Doggie Street Festival will offer animal adoptions, pet products and services, veterinary tips, music, auction prizes and more from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at NTC Park at Liberty Station.

Dogs are welcome to attend with their owners. NTC Park is at 2455 Cushing Road, Point Loma.

For more information, visit doggiestreetfestival.org or email doggiestreet@gmail.com.

Proposal to repeal S.D.’s free trash pickup for single-family homes gets support

Environmental groups and labor unions expressed strong support Oct. 7 for repealing San Diego’s law guaranteeing free trash pickup to single-family homes, calling it outdated, unfair, too costly and a barrier to boosting recycling rates.

The groups lobbied for a ballot measure to repeal the law, called the People’s Ordinance, during a meeting of the City Council’s Environment Committee.

A majority of the panel voiced support for further analysis that could lead to such a public vote.

The law, which dates to 1919, provides free trash pickup for people living in single-family homes, but businesses and people in most condominiums and apartments in the city must pay private haulers to pick up their trash.

Critics of repealing the law said such a move would be divisive and that levying a new monthly charge of roughly $35 on low-income families living in single-family homes could worsen economic inequality in the city. — The San Diego Union-Tribune

Cub Scout pack seeks new members amid recruiting challenges

Cub Scout Pack 546 in Point Loma and Ocean Beach is back to meeting in person and is seeking boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade to join.

“Recruiting is always tough and COVID-19 has had a severe impact on all Scouts,” said Jill Treppa, assistant den leader for Pack 546. “Most schools have not had an in-person back-to-school night, so Scouts have not been able to set up tables for recruiting, and not all schools allow Scouts to have tables at back to school.”

She said children can join by going to the following websites: San Diego-Imperial Council of Boy Scouts of America, sdicbsa.org (follow the prompts to join), and San Diego Girl Scouts, sdgirlscouts.org (follow the prompts).

Pack 546 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month during the school year at Sunset View Elementary School, 4365 Hill St., Point Loma.

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff


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