Peninsula-area events, Jan. 30-March 28
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THURSDAY, Jan. 30

Loma Portal Elementary School hosts a Centennial Kickoff Party in preparation for the school’s 100th birthday during the 2014-15 school year. Alumni are urged to attend and children are welcome. The event takes place at the Burrell family residence, 2262 Willow St. For more information, call (619) 255-0800, email lomaportal100@gmail.com or visit www.lomaportalelementary.com.

SATURDAY, Feb. 1

The Institute of Feminine Wisdom, a program of the Women’s Museum of California based at Liberty Station, will hold an inaugural benefit event at a private home in Point Loma, themed “Under a Starry Night Sky.” The event benefits the institute’s Sophia Camp for Girls leadership program. Ticket costs for the fundraiser are $50, and includes appetizers by Chef Joann, desserts by Stephanie Weaver and live music by Mama Christy. The event takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2655 Poinsettia Drive. For more information, call (619) 820-0806, or visit instituteoffemininewisdom.com.

MONDAY, Feb. 3

The Sharp Healthcare Senior Res-ource Center will host a free seminar and consultation to help locals learn the ins and outs of getting 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 would like 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.

Feb. 8-9

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 Valentine’s 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. 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 paul@blue-oceanwindowcleaning.com. No nursery services will be available during the show.

SUNDAY, Feb. 16

Bethany Lutheran Church in Ocean Beach will host another offering in its annual Holy Trinity Concert Series, this time featuring premier traditional Scottish band The Tannahill Weavers. The concert takes place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at

7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25. For reservations and more information, call

(619) 222-0365, or email concerts@-holytrinityob.com.

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.

FRIDAY, March 28

Bethany Lutheran Church in Ocean Beach will host another offering in its annual Holy Trinity Concert Series, this time featuring the dynamic up-and-coming Irish band FullSet, which was nominated for Best New Irish CD in the 2013 Irish Music Awards. The concert takes place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23. For reservations and more information, call (619) 222-0365, or email concerts@holytrinityob.com.

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