The Ocean Beach Historical Society is celebrating an important historical gift to the Peninsula by hosting a presentation on the 105th anniversary of Collier’s Parklands. The event will feature John Noble, Richard Dhu and Kathy Blavatt. In 1909, D.C. Collier’s dream of a park for the children of his beloved community was on its way to being established. More than a century later, parks on the property include Collier Park, the Point Loma Native Plant Reserve, the Ocean Beach Community Garden and Cleater Park (ballfields). Learn about the parks’ turbulent past, including areas that lost protection as designated parkland. Also hear about the home for unwed mothers that sat on the parkland’s site for decades. The program takes place at 7 p.m. at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit www.obhistory.wordpress.com.
The Progressive Insurance San Diego International Boat show launches at Sheraton Harbor Island and Spanish Landing. Show hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, with children 15 and under and active-duty military, police and fire personnel with ID admitted free. For the latest exhibitor, seminar and advance ticket-purchase information, visit www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com.
Come find bargains galore at the Point Loma American Cancer Discovery Shop’s semi-annual half-price sale. Everything will be on sale Friday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store, located at 3609 Midway Drive, Suite C, is open Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (619) 224-4336. Volunteers and donations are welcome.
FRIDAY, June 27
The Peninsula Shepherd Center hosts a “Games Day” to promote social activity and serve as an annual fundraiser for the senior center. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, located at 1475 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 223-1640, or visit www.sdpsc.org.