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 Hear the actual unpublished words of a Navy doctor’s wife from a journal describing the anxiety, bravery and courage of Obeceans as they faced possible invasion by Japan in the first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.
SATURDAY, July 26
Come join the fabulous Pizarro Brothers for an evening of fun, original compositions and music of many genres at Point Break Cafe at 7 p.m. Have an early dinner and drinks and stay for the music. The Pizarro Brothers have composed new music and are looking forward to sharing it with a crowd of music lovers. Point Break is located at 2743 Shelter Island Drive, offers a wonderful menu and is a great venue for music and dining. For more information, call (619) 319-7969.
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.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13
The Sharp Senior Resource Center can help you learn tips to improve communication skills with memory-impaired adults. Identify techniques to cope with challenging behaviors from Holly Pobst, a community education manager with the Alzheimer’s Association, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St. Registration required. Call (800) 827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.
THURSDAY, Aug. 21
The Sharp Senior Resources Center is offering help for those experiencing intermittent or chronic low-back pain or stiffness because of osteoarthritis or other reasons. Sharp rehabilitation outpatient orthopedics therapists will discuss self-treatment strategies that may help ease or prevent low-back pain. The discussion will include instruction on proper posture and body mechanics, therapeutic exercises and use of heat or ice. The session takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, located at 3701 Voltaire St. Registration required. Call (800) 827-4277 or register online at www.sharp.com.