The Ocean Beach Historical Society continues the yearlong celebration of its 25th Anniversary by presenting a free concert of the San Diego City Guard Band at 6 p.m., Aug. 17 at Point Loma Nazarene University’s Greek Theatre. Bring your own picnic or enjoy popcorn, lemonade or something delicious from one of the food vendors who will be on hand. Plenty of Free Parking will be available on the PLNU Campus.
The relationship between Ocean Beach and The City Guard Band goes back to 1887, and the present day City Guard Band stands as a memorial to one of the first San Diego bands. In the 1800s, the City of San Diego supported a volunteer community militia as protection against the risks associated with life in the early days of the city. The City Guard Band was an auxiliary unit of the militia, which eventually became part of the California National Guard, and served the needs of the city around the state and across the nation.
After gradually disintegrating in the wake of World War I, a group of local musicians interested in preserving "turn-of-the-century" band music formed the Heritage Band Society, a California a 501(c)(3) Non-profit Corporation in 1980. The Society re-established the City Guard Band to keep alive the musical heritage by performing period music (1880 to 1950) in its library of nearly 3,000 compositions.
For more information about the event, visit obhistory.org.
The McAlister Institute will hold its 7th Annual 5K Walk for Sobriety at 9 a.m., Aug. 25 at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Participants of all ages can join the 5K as a timed runner or general admission walker. Check-in and registration begins at 8 a.m. All proceeds from the Walk for Sobriety benefit McAlister Institute, one of San Diego's leading resources for individuals and families impacted by addiction. Registration costs $35 for adults, $5 for children (ages 12 and under), and $45 for timed runners. For more information, visit walkforsobriety.com.
CRAFT FAIR DATES ANNOUNCED
The Ocean Beach Town Council recently announced the fair dates fr the 2019 Craft Fair as Aug. 3, Aug. 24, Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Sept. 28, Oct. 5, Oct. 25, Nov. 16, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21. The Craft Fair will be held on the grass of the Veteran’s Plaza and will feature local craft vendors, a “Kid’s Corner” with activities and more. All proceeds support the OBTC’s Holiday Food Drive, Holiday Parade and Community Grants. For more information, visit oceanbeachsandiego.com/community-group/ob-town-council.
MCALISTER INSTITUTE’S ANNUAL WALK FOR SOBRIETY