The Ocean Beach Town Council will host its annual Food & Toy Drive for local disadvantaged families and children from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each night at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Union Bank will sponsor an Angel Tree for food and toy dropoffs; Chase Bank will host a Teddy Bear Tree dropoff; and US Bank will sponsor a Child or Teenage Book Tree dropoff. Residents can donate any canned or boxed items or a new, unwrapped toy. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400. Alliance Group Real Estate Services has partnered with the Ocean Beach Town Council and Ocean Beach Community Foundation to collect toys and food for local families in need in the 92106 or 92017 ZIP codes. For more information, visit www.mypointloma.com/FoodDrive.
• Santa pays a visit with youngsters at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.
SATURDAY, Dec. 21
• The Ocean Beach Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans’ Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.
• Ocean Beach Town Council members and community volunteers will begin delivering food and toy packages to disadvantaged families and children beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8
Free presentation by speaker C.E. Poverman, who will discuss his fifth novel, “Learning by Drowning.” The work is an acutely intelligent, psychological thriller involving a volatile bond between two brothers and the mysterious woman who consumes their lives. The presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the library, located at 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.