Friends of Famosa Slough will host a work party at Famosa Slough to care for California native plants and remove invasive plants from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet inside gate east of the bus stop, near the southeast corner of W. Point Loma and Famosa boulevards. For more information, call (619) 224-4591.
THURSDAY, July 17
The Ocean Beach Historical Society will present a free presentation titled “WWII Comes to OB” at 7 p.m. at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. The presentation will feature speaker Dedi Ridenour, who will transport audience member back to the frightening start of World War II, as experienced in Ocean Beach. Ridenour will share details from a 72-year-old historical piece written by her mother, in which her mother tells of hearing “War is Declared!,” seeing armed soldiers patrolling Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, a hair-raising 45-mile trip in blackout, martial law and air raids. Hear the actual unpublished words of a Navy doctor’s wife journal describing the anxiety, bravery and courage of Obeceans as they faced possible invasion by Japan in the first weeks of the war, about O.B. Elementary School’s air-raid drills, finding k-rations washed up on shore and how growing up in a war affected these children later. For more information, visit obhistory.wordpress.com.
Visionary Dance Theatre will present “Travelogue: An Evening of Dance with Jeanne Travers and Dancers” from 8 to 10 p.m. both days at the Performing Arts Center at Point Loma High School, located at 2335 Chatsworth Blvd. Tickets are $13 advanced sale or $18 at the door. For more information or to register, visit www.visionarydancetheatre.org/Gallery/2014_VDT FallDanceConcert, or call (619) 758-8112.