The Ocean Beach Historical Society will host a free program at 7 p.m. entitled “Miss Rankin and the Library She Built,” presented by current OB librarian Matt Beatty. Rankin was librarian at the Ocean Beach Library from 1921 to 1959. A lifelong force in Ocean Beach, she was largely responsible for getting the current OB library built and later remodel-ed. Rankin was also deeply involved in her community. The program will feature news clippings, Margaret’s own library reports and photos of the places where she lived and worked. The presentation will take place at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit www.obhistory.wordpress.com.
SATURDAY, Jan. 18
The Friends of Famosa Slough will host a work party for volunteers to take care of native California native plants at the slough and to invasive plants. The work party is scheduled to take place from
9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet inside the gate east of the bus stop near the southeast corner of West Point Loma and Famosa boulevards. For more information, call (619) 224-4591.
SUNDAY, Jan. 19
The San Diego Early Music Ensemble will perform at 4 p.m. as part of Music on the Point at All Souls’ Episcopal Church, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd. The ensemble consists of a vocal quartet and will be complemented by organist Paul Carmona, who will perform solo selections. A $5 donation is requested, or non-perishable food items for humans and pets. A reception follows. For more information, call (619) 223-6394, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, Jan. 21
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host free blood-pressure screenings by registered nurses at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian church, located at
2128 Chatsworth Blvd., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22
The Point Loma Republican Women Federated’s monthly program will feature speaker Loren Spivack, who will speak on how a free society cannot survive unless people understand what is going on. The luncheon is open to the public. The meeting begins at 10:15 a.m. at the Bali Hai Restaurant, located at 2230 Shelter Island Drive. The cost is $22 at the door. For reservations, call Marilyn Rogers at (619) 222-9532.
THURSDAY, Jan. 23
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association will host its monthly Sundowner as an opportunity for merchants to mingle and socialize in a relaxed environment. The event, which features muchies, drinks and a free drawing, takes place from
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Wonderland Ocean Pub, located at 5083 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 224-4906, or visit www.oceanbeachsandiego.com
MONDAY, Jan. 27
The Peninsula Shepherd Center for local seniors will host its Monday Lunch Club at noon for those 60 and older for food and socialization. The event is sponsored by Home Instead Senior Center. Van shuttle service is available and a $5 donation is suggested for the barbeque tri-tip lunch. The event takes place at the center, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 223-1640, or visit www.sdpsc.org.
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29
Loma Portal Elementary School will host a kindergarten tour for incoming parents with kindergartners who want to see the campus, as well as those who might be interested in “choicing” into the school. The deadline for the San Diego Unified School District choice deadline is Feb. 15. The Jan. 29 tour begins at 9:15 a.m. in the school auditorium, located at 3341 Browning St. For more information, email Heather Nelson at email@example.com.
MONDAY, Feb. 3
The Sharp Healthcare Senior Resource Center will host a free seminar and consultation to help locals learn how to get the most income from their homes with a program “Life Estate Gift Annuity vs. Reverse Mortgage.” If you or your parents are “house rich and cash poor and want to receive a meaningful income without moving, the seminar will be presented by Norm Timmins, J.D., gift and estate planning director of the Sharp HealthCare Foundation. The event takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St. Registration is required by calling (800) 827-4277 or by registering online at www.sharp.com.
TUESDAY, Feb. 4
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host free blood-pressure screenings by registered nurses at the Peninsula Family YMCA, located at 4390 Valeta St., from 9 to 11 a.m. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12
The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will be host to a free presentation by speaker by Sam Halpern, who will discuss “A Far Piece to Canaan,” in which he recalls his childhood memories of growing up in Georgetown, Ky. in a family of sharecroppers to tell the story of his central figure, Samuel Zelinsky. The presentation takes place at the library, located at 3701 Voltaire St., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.
SATURDAY, Feb. 8 and SUNDAY, Feb. 9
The Point Loma American Cancer Society Discovery Shop will host its February jewelry spectacular featuring some special bling from a wide selection of fine jewelry. Shoppers can also find something new for their wardrobes from a selection of fashion pieces just in time for Valentines Day. Proceeds raised from the sale benefit cancer research and treatment. The sale takes place Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the shop, located at 3609 Midway Drive, Suite C. Volunteers and donations are always welcome. For more information, call (619) 224-4336.
FRIDAY, Feb. 14
A fundraising comedy night will take place at the San Diego First Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center at 6:30 p.m., themed “Laughter is the Best Medicine.” The event, touted as bringing clean laughs to Point Lomans and neighbors, will raise money to aid impoverished Hondurans by developing technical schooling. The night features Christian Comedy Team 409. The work in Honduras began in 2008 in an effort founded by two Point Loma High graduates. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. The event takes place at the church, located at 3901 Lomaland Drive. For tickets and donor information, call Paul Pate at (619) 223-1407, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No nursery services will be available during the show.
TUESDAY, Feb. 18
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host free blood-pressure screenings by registered nurses at the Peninsula Family YMCA, located at 4390 Valeta St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277.
TUESDAY, Feb. 26
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host free blood-pressure screenings by registered nurses at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, located at 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., from 9 to 10:30 a.m. No appointments are necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, call (800) 827-4277.
WEDNESDAY, March 26
The Point Loma/ Hervey Branch Library will be host to a free presentation by Road Scholar Ambassador Jull Swaim, who will discuss the world’s leading nonprofit educational travel organization. Road Scholar is the name for programs created by Elderhostel, Inc. The presentation takes place at the library, located at 3701 Voltaire St., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.