To launch the summer season, Joseph Bellows Gallery is presenting three discrete yet complementary exhibitions titled "Sea Creatures, by Joni Sternbach, Dana Montlack & Liz Lantz." The separate exhibitions will feature selections from each artist’s work that examine life above, below and around the sea. They include one-of-a-kind tintype portraits of surfers (Sternbach), images of life beneath the deep (Montlack) and the lifestyles of women surfers around southern California (Lantz).
The photographs will be on view from June 11 through Aug. 13, 2011. An opening reception with the artists will be held on June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Joseph Bellows Gallery is located at 7661 Girard Ave.
On Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Warwick’s, local author Laurel Corona will moderate a panel discussion on English royalty in fiction with three acclaimed historical fiction novelists: Anne Easter Smith (“Queen by Right”), Margaret George (“Elizabeth I”) and Sandra Worth (“Pale Rose of England”). Warwick’s is located at 7812 Girard Ave.
THURSDAY, June 9
• 5:11 contemporary worship gathering and music appreciation, 5:11 p.m., Univesrity City United Church, 2877 Governor Drive, (858) 453-3444
FRIDAY, June 10 • Film noir classics: “Desperate,” 3 p.m., La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., (858) 552-1657, free
SATURDAY, June 11
• Teaching the Holocaust’s lessons, 1 p.m., La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave., a program for teachers at all grade levels on themes, media and resources for including Holocaust studies in existing curricula, (858) 552-1657, free
• Day of dance and wellness hosted by Ooh La La Dance Company, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Firehouse YMCA La Jolla, 7877 Herschel Ave., 10 dance workshops, free 10-minute massages, dance shows, discussions with health experts, (858) 488-6900, www.OohLaLaDanceCompany.com
• Spring concert: “I Hear America Singing,” 2 p.m., Sherwood Auditorium, 700 Prospect St., traditional and modern American music including a 100-voice choir directed by Eunice Williams plus soloists and ensembles with Vicki Heins-Shaw and Naomi Hobbs, (858) 232-7548, email@example.com, free
SUNDAY, June 12
• Cancer Survivor’s Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Scripps Green Hospital, 10666 North Torrey Pines Road, event including a variety of presentations such as a breast surgeon’s perspective on survivorship and a discussion about the role of integrative medicine in cancer care, (858) 554-8533, free
• “I’m There for You, Baby: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to the Galaxy, Volume 1” by Neil Senturia, noon, Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., part of the Weekend with Locals series, Warwick’s hosts local author for a discussion and book-signing event, (858) 454-0347, free
MONDAY, June 13
• Birch Aquarium summer evening lecture series: “Sea Turtles of Indonesian New Guinea,” 6:30 p.m., 2300 Expedition Way, lecture by Scripps marine biology student Geoffrey Gearheart, (858) 534-5771, $8
• “The 17 Day Diet” by Mike Moreno, 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., author discussion and book-signing event, (858) 454-0347, free
TUESDAY, June 14
• Farrell Family Jazz at the Athenaeum, 7:30 p.m., 1008 Wall St., Gilbert Castellanos Quartet and guest James Zollar will perform for the first show of the annual summer jazz series, (858) 454-5872, $19 members, $24 nonmembers
• An evening with the Warwick’s booksellers, 6:30 p.m., 7812 Girard Ave., get recommendations from Warwick’s booksellers on the next great read, (858) 454-0347, free
WEDNESDAY, June 15
• Birch Aquarium Green Flash Concert Series: Donavon Frankenreiter, 6 p.m., 2300 Expedition Way, watch the sunset while listening to live music and enjoying happy-hour appetizers, craft beers and wines, 21 and up, (858) 534-4109, $25
• 11th annual used book sale at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 9 a.m., 1426 Executive Drive, first day of event that continues through June 19 offering about 7,000 titles from all genres of literature, (858) 362-1150, $10
• “What’s Eating Your Child: The Hidden Connections Between Food and Childhood Ailments” by Kelly Dorfman, 7:30 p.m., Warwick’s, 7812 Girard Ave., author discussion and book signing, (858) 454-0347, free
THURSDAY, June 16
• Community information and Environmental Impact Report scoping meeting, 6 p.m., University Center Administrative Complex, Building 111A, 9500 Gilman Drive, a meeting to discuss the proposed Clinical and Translational Research Institute and the East Campus Recreational Area, (858) 534-4464, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Overseas missions program, noon, University City United Church, 2877 Governor Drive, discussion from three panelists, reverends Loletta Barrett, Nancy Fowler and Sharon Mann, sharing their experiences in the global mission field, (858) 453-3444
• Full moon walk on Scripps Pier, 7 to 9:30 p.m., 2300 Expedition Way, explore the Scripps Pier, normally closed to the public, by light of the full moon and listen to aquarium naturalists talk about the structure’s history, watch them dissect a squid, make marine organisms glow in the dark, collect plankton, observe ocean conditions and study the nocturnal habits of marine life (includes a tour of Scripps Institution of Oceanography campus), (858) 534-FISH, $25
• SoundON Festival of Modern Music, starting at 1 p.m. through the evening, Athenaeum, 1008 Wall St., opening day for festival that continues through June 18 featuring numerous events each day, (858) 454-5872, $15 one-day pass members, $20 nonmembers