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'Once Upon a Time in the West,' by artist Kota Ezowa (2017) is located at 7905 Heschel Ave. With Salk-selected architect, Louis Kahn in the foreground, this is one work that arguably could not provide a better depiction of the development of La Jolla. Sponsored by Lisette and Mick Farell, Ezowa's works adds to the charming Murals of La Jolla project. For more information, visit muralsoflajolla.com. BLAKE BUNCH/VILLAGE NEWS
'Once Upon a Time in the West,' by artist Kota Ezowa (2017) is located at 7905 Heschel Ave. With Salk-selected architect, Louis Kahn in the foreground, this is one work that arguably could not provide a better depiction of the development of La Jolla. Sponsored by Lisette and Mick Farell, Ezowa's works adds to the charming Murals of La Jolla project. For more information, visit muralsoflajolla.com. BLAKE BUNCH/VILLAGE NEWS
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Coastal Writers Connect networking happy hour

On Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m., meet other local writers, exchange ideas, announce projects, share information, advance your marketing, or update skills.

The happy hour will be held at Hennessey’s, located at 7811 Herschel Ave. Cost is $5.

The first event combined with “Off the Wall” 3-minute fiction open mic night. For more information, contact Diane Malloy at mdtm07@gmail.com.

Registration open for PGA Jr. League

Boys and girls learn and play golf on teams with their friends

PGA and LPGA professionals in the San Diego area are offering PGA Jr. League, a game-changing way for kids to learn and play golf. The program brings friends and family together around fun, team golf experiences with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA professionals.

Boys and girls of all background and skill levels learn and play together in a supportive, two-person scramble format that encourages mentorship, builds confidence, and promotes sportsmanship. PGA Jr. League is primarily for boys and girls ages 13 and under, though some facilities offer 16-and-under programs (included in the online program description).

Below is a list of facilities hosting open registration, meaning that families don’t have to have an existing relationship with the golf course in order for their kids to participate, in the greater San Diego area. Parents can visit PGAJrLeague.com to search with their kids for a team by ZIP code or facility, and register online for the following golf courses:

Mission Trails Golf Course, Mission Bay Golf Course, Tecolote Canyon Golf Course, NAS/Sea & Air Golf Course, Admiral Baker Golf Course*, The Loma Club, Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course* and Torrey Pines Golf Course.

San Diego Symphony ‘Leonard Bernstein at 100’

As one of the most celebrated musicians of his time, Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990) dedicated his life and career to the joy of music and the development of humanity. In his centennial year, the San Diego Symphony is proud to host a special Bernstein Festival in association with “Leonard Bernstein at 100”, a worldwide celebration of his 100th birthday.

Throughout May, the San Diego Symphony will perform four special programs honoring Leonard Bernstein’s life as a composer, conductor, educator, musician, cultural ambassador, and activist.

The San Diego Symphony’s month-long salute to Bernstein’s Centennial kicks off on May 4 and 6 with one of his great early successes, music to the ballet "Fancy-Free" led by Maestro Fabien Gabel. The celebration continues on May 8 with a chamber concert featuring pianist Orli Shaham, then May 11 to 13 it’s San Diego’s update of the famous “BBB” classical formula featuring Bernstein’s “Jeremiah Symphony,” written in 1944 when the composer was 24 years old and desperate to call out fascism’s destructive ascendency in Europe. The festival concludes May 25 to 27 with “Lenny’s” quintessential curtain-raiser, the overture to Candide led by Maestro Edo de Waart.

Tickets are on sale for all Bernstein Festival performances. For more information, visit sandiegosymphony.org/bernstein-festival/ or call the box office at 619-235-0804.

Steven A. Cohen military family clinic coming to Veterans Village of San Diego

America’s finest city, home to more than 300,000 veterans, will soon offer veterans and their families access to life-saving personalized care at no cost or low cost through The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Veterans Village.

“Veterans Village of San Diego (VVSD) is honored to partner with the Cohen Veteran Network to operate and run a state-of-the-art military family mental health clinic in San Diego,” said Kim Mitchell, VVSD president, and CEO.

“San Diego has for decades been a city that respects and supports its active-duty and retired military, and Veterans Village of San Diego has been an important partner in that effort. We welcome The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at Veterans Village of San Diego, which will be a much-needed resource for our growing population of veterans living here in San Diego,” said  Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

The Cohen Clinics treat any post-9/11 veteran who has served in the United States Armed Forces, regardless of role while in uniform, discharge status, or combat experience. This includes the National Guard and Reserves and family members of veterans.

VVSD believes that it is the responsibility of all Americans to support the courageous and honorable veterans who have returned home.

The Cohen Clinic at Veterans Village will help to address the immediate mental health needs for veterans and their families dealing with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, adjustment issues, anger, grief and loss, family issues, etc. The new Cohen Clinic at Veterans Village is expected to open in November.
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