The Ocean Beach Historical Society will present “Madame X, the Country Boy and Japanese Spy” by author Richard L. Carrico with the Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University. From 1934 to 1936, a ring of Japanese agents and spies enlisted the help of U.S. Navy personnel to conduct espionage in Washington, D.C.; San Diego; San Francisco; and Los Angeles — events Carrico details. The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. at Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit obhistory.wordpress.com.
SATURDAY, Sept. 22 and SUNDAY, Sept. 23
The Port of San Diego will play host to the seventh annual ArtWalk on the Bay at Waterfront Park near the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. The event is expected to draw more than 150 artists and thousands of spectators to The Big Bay to peruse and purchase thousands of paintings, sculpture, photographs and other original works of art. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days and is free to attend. Waterfront Park is located at 1 Park Blvd., behind the San Diego Convention Center. For more information, visit www.artwalkonthebay.org, or call (619) 615-1090.
SUNDAY, Sept. 23
A free wireless workshop will be conducted by Verizon officials from 9 to
11 a.m. at the Midway-area store, located at 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Suite A. Participants can learn about their wireless devices, powerful features and applications and how to access the Internet on the go in personalized, hands-on sessions. Workshops are geared toward basic and advanced users. For more information, call (619) 521-2128, or visit www.vzworkshops.verizonwireless.com/vzworkshops.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26
The Point Loma United Methodist Church hosts a free “Relax, Breathe, Share, Give” class from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at the church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Find your natural ability to relax and breathe easily. And with that discover your vast inner resources for being flexible and generous with life’s circumstances. The class features calming practices that you can do sitting, standing or in any situation. Reservations are required by calling (619) 788-4838, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIDAY, Sept. 28
• The United Portuguese SES in Point Loma hosts its “Splendor on the Grass XV” golf tournament fundraiser at the Riverwalk Golf Club in Fashion Valley. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the shotgun starts at 11:45 a.m. Later, appetizers, dinner and auction will take place at 6 p.m. at the SES Hall in Point Loma, located at 2818 Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma. The event cost is $150 for golf and dinner. Dinner-only tickets are available for 50. For reservations or for more information, call Cathy Silva Dellenbach at (619) 226-8211, email email@example.com or visit facebook.com/upsesfesta2013.
• Bodhi Tree Concerts: Performing Random Acts of Kindness presents Megan Weston (soprano) and Michael Fennelly (pianist) in a duet recital to benefit the microcredit organization Erase Poverty. The recital will include music of Mozart, R. Strauss, Liszt, Verdi and Gershwin. The performance takes place beginning at 7:30 p.m. at All Soul’s Church in Point Loma. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (646) 457-8707, or visit www.bodhitreeconcerts.org. For more information about Erase Poverty, visit www.erasepoverty.org.
SATURDAY, Sept. 29
GFWC Peninsula Woman’s Club will welcome guests for lunch, cards, conversation and relaxation during “Autumn in the Garden.” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $20. For more information, visit www.peninsulawomansclub.org. For reservations, call Susan Townsend at (619) 223-1504.