Community briefs for Ocean Beach and Point Loma
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Alan (Dead Alan) James creates giant bubbles at sunset in Ocean Beach last month. / PHOTO BY JIM GRANT
Alan (Dead Alan) James creates giant bubbles at sunset in Ocean Beach last month. / PHOTO BY JIM GRANT
Friday Night Liberty

Spring in to Art at Friday Night Liberty at Liberty Station on March 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. This is San Diego’s most unique, fun and authentic event to find locally made art and gifts. Experience Malashock Dance performances and site-specific theater with Circle Circle dot dot’s “San Diego, I Love You,” FX Dojo Popup gallery exhibit on Captain America, rock out with Recreation Music Center concerts in the North Chapel and in Barracks 17 Plaza, enjoy the newest works from artists in the Arts District. Visitors can start their stroll at the Dick Laub NTC Command Center – 2640 Historic Decatur Road and pick up a monthly program and District map.

Westminster Church’s spring production

Westminster Presbyterian Church’s Vanguard Theatre Ministry has announced its spring production “Who Am I This Time? (And Other Conundrums of Love),” by Aaron Posner, which is an adaptation of three early comic masterpieces by Kurt Vonnegut. Take a walk through simple, mythical small-town America and catch a glimpse of humankind’s most elusive, complicated and basic sentiment. Real folks. Real love. Real fun.

Shows will be March 24, 25, 26, 31 and April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at and For group sales and other information, call the Box Office at 619-224-6263. Westminster Theatre is located at 3598 Talbot St.

Gulls watch parties

Banzai, at 3048 Midway Drive, will be holding San Diego Gulls watch parties 3 p.m. March 5, 5 p.m. March 18, 7 p.m. April 1, and 8 p.m. April 8. Grab your blue, white and orange jersey because Banzai is throwing parties with the Gulls Girls and Gulliver while watching your favorite team faceoff on the ice.

Banzai serves honorary sake bombs each time the Gulls score. Not to mention, the hockey bar hands out chuck-a-pucks to the first 50 people who come in and order a drink to get ready for the big game, and sells them for $5 during all watch parties.

Republican Women lunch

Point Loma Republican Women Federated monthly luncheon meeting will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Point Loma Cafe, 4865 Harbor Drive. Program: Tony Krvaric, county chairman Republican Party San Diego, speaking on local and border issues. A no-host lunch follows. Guests welcome. Call Marilyn at 619-222-9532 for additional information.

Garden Club

Point Loma Garden Club meets monthly on the second Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon. The March 8 program is a presentation on Improving Garden Soil. Cindy Sparks will discuss how to improve the soil in your own garden to optimize plant growth and increase blooms. The meeting is free. The location is Portuguese Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal.

Nimitz Boulevard median art selection meeting

The Point Loma Association’s next project is a piece of public art to be placed on the Nimitz Boulevard median, just south of West Point Loma Boulevard. Several well-known artists have submitted proposals. Now, you can help make the selection. See the possibilities and cast your vote at one of these public presentations:

- Tuesday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in the Dick Laub NTC Command Center at 2640 Historic Decatur Road at Liberty Station. For more information, visit

America’s Schooner Cup

The Maritime Museum of San Diego’s tall ship Californian, the official tall ship of California, will be participating in the 29th annual America’s Schooner Cup Charity Regatta on San Diego Bay Saturday, April 1. Tickets are limited and available to sail in the race on the Californian or as a spectator aboard the 1542 Spanish galleon San Salvador, a replica of the first European vessel to visit the Pacific West Coast. Tickets on the Californian or San Salvador for this special event are $65 for adults and $48 for children and include general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 619-234-9153 ext. 106.

VanDover named sales manager

Zephyr’s The Park, Bankers Hill, has added luxury high-rise real estate specialist, Micah VanDover, as its community sales manager. With more than 16 years of experience selling luxury condominiums and private residences in high-profile buildings and hotels, VanDover brings a wealth of knowledge to his new role.

“I’ve always worked with luxury buyers, and while they have unique preferences, the one commonality they all share is a love of five-star service,” he says. “I’ll provide that level of service to buyers and the brokers and agents who represent them.”

VanDover is married with two children and one on the way. In his free time, he enjoys surfing, building sand castles with his kids and doing mission work.

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter is April 16 this year and the gates to Cabrillo National Monument will open at 6 a.m. with the non-denominational service beginning at 6:30 a.m. There is seating for approximately 700 attendees and the public is encouraged to arrive early. The Kiwanis Club of Point Loma will again present an ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the Cabrillo National Monument. The services will be held in the lower parking lot, giving those who attend a great early morning panoramic view of San Diego Harbor and the city behind it.

Club President, Matt Lemas points out that this year’s services will mark the 68th consecutive year that the Kiwanis Club of Point Loma has provided this community service for the people of San Diego. The speakers this year are Capt. Howard Warner, commanding officer, Naval Base Point Loma, Lonnie Folsom, Kiwanis Division 21, and Matt Lemas, president Point Loma Kiwanis Club.

California Gold comes to Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum of San Diego presents the second annual California Gold event, Sunday, March 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors will step back in time and relive the Gold Rush Days, pan for gold, climb deep into a “mine,” enjoy a train ride, make a covered wagon, and participate in other activities organized for all ages.

In 1849, thousands of gold seekers travelled to California by long narrow ships with extra-large sails called Clipper Ships. Between 1849 and 1869, 600,000 passengers boarded ships and used the Panama route to reach California. Tickets at are $17 for adults and $9 for children.

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