The Ocean Beach Historical Society presents a free presentation, “Local Birds & Life in O.B.,” by Ocean Beach photographer Steve Rowell. The presentation takes place at 7 p.m. at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, lo-cated at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Rowell programs are a visual treat with great insight into both the local two- and four-legged residents. For more information, visit obhistory.wordpress.com.
FRIDAY, Oct. 19
Silver Gate Elementary School will host its annual communitywide Harvest Festival from 5 to 8 p.m. The event includes games, food, Halloween costume contest, laser tag, haunted pathway, cake walk, games for the kiddies, pumpkin patch, face painting and other activities. Tickets for games and activities are on sale for $1 each at the door. The school is located at 1499 Venice St. For more Information, visit www.sandi.net/silvergate, or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, Oct. 20
Friends of the Ocean Beach Library will host their second book sale of the year from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 531-1532.
FRIDAY, Oct. 26
Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department begins its fall/winter concert series with a cantata. Conductors Dr. Keith Pedersen and Dr. Kim Bogan present a program with a wide variety of choral styles, from classical throughout the ages to contemporary, including musicals, jazz and gospel. Special features include a work with chamber orchestra and a choreographed musical medley performed by the Point Loma Singers, various jazz styles by the Vocal Jazz Ensemble and its rhythm section, and moving gospel music by Voices in Praise. The program takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2345, or visit www.pointloma.edu/music.
SATURDAY, Oct. 27
• Sunset View Elementary School will host its 54th annual community Halloween Carnival from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, which is open to the public and all families, will feature costume contests, a haunted hallway, silly-string zone, slime booth, bake sale, face painting, cake walk, prizes, games, food and more. For information, visit www.kidsfirstatsunsetview.org/hallowencarnival.
• Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with Les Trio, which features San Diego-based artists Laura Vaughn, harp; Cathy Blickenstaff, flute; and Päivikki Nykter, violin. This ensemble will perform an evening of music for flute, violin and harp by French composers. The program will feature a performance of Debussy’s Trio for flute, viola and harp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the composer’s birth. The program takes place at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2345, or visit www.pointloma.edu/music.
MONDAY, Nov. 19
Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with The Rawlins Trio, featuring Susan Keith Gray on piano, Eunho Kim on violin and Marie-Elaine Gagnon on cello in a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars who are on the faculty of The University of South Dakota Department of 7:30 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2345, or visit www.pointloma.edu/music.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21
Boy Scout Troop 500 of Point Loma is calling for all previous Troop 500 Eagle Scouts and Scoutmaster alumni to join in an evening of Eagle Scout Court of Honor celebrations and a reacquaintance from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saint Agnes Parish Hall at the corner of Evergreen Street and Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma. For more information, visit www.troop500.net, or call Scoutmaster Todd Shinohara at (619) 823-9691.
FRIDAY, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1
The 10th annual Cider Celebration Christmas Show at Point Loma Naz-arene University will feature Concert Choir, Extol and Chorale and will climax with a choir of 140. The Concert Choir and Chorale, under the direction of conductor Dr. Dan Jackson, will perform both inspirational and entertaining music throughout the event. Additional performances will include solos, duets and quartets of Christmas favorites. This hour of family entertainment will include such songs as “Sing we Now of Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” “Ru-dolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and many other Christmas favorites accompanied by a live orchestra. The program takes place at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Admission price is $9. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2325, or visit www.pointloma.edu/music.
SUNDAY, Dec. 2
Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with “Messiah,” now being performed for 60-plus years at the university. Conductor Dr. Keith Pedersen brings Handel’s “Messiah” to life as it is performed by Choral Union and Orchestra. The 160-voice choir consists of PLNU students, faculty, staff and a large number of dedicated community singers and the soloists are PLNU students chosen by audition. The orchestra is anchored by PLNU’s string program and augmented by members of the wind program, headed by Dr. Philip Tyler and Prof. John Dally respectively, as well as a few professionals as needed. Admission is free. The event takes place at 3 p.m. at Brown Chapel, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For information, visit For more information, visit www.pointloma.edu/music.
FRIDAY, Dec. 7
Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with its 12th annual winter concert, led by conductor Dr. Philip Tyler, who is a tenured violin professor and orchestra director. The evening will include Gustav Holst “St. Paul’s Suite” for string orchestra and Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68. The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Admission is free. For more information, call (619) 849-2325, or visit www.pointloma.edu/music.