Ride The Point is Nov. 9
The seventh annual Ride The Point fundraiser supporting pancreatic research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego will be Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 a.m.
Sponsored by Point Loma Rotary, the event features 600 riders of all ages cycling through Liberty Station, Point Loma, Ocean and Pacific beaches as well as La Jolla and Del Mar.
Additional volunteers are needed to join more than 250 staffers who perform a number of important functions, including running a water station at Robb Field.
Established in 1978, Moores Cancer Center is the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a designation reserved for centers with the highest achievements in cancer research, clinical care, education and community contributions. Moores Cancer Center unites cancer-related research laboratories, clinical trials, prevention and outreach programs, and patient care under one roof.
Those wishing to participate in the ride should email [email protected] or call 619-709-7087.
OB Restaurant Walk is Nov. 12
Co-sponsored by Ocean Beach Town Council and OBMA, the annual OB Restaurant Walk, which showcases 50 food samples from the community’s finest eateries and craft breweries, will be Tuesday, Nov.12, from 5-9 p.m.
Enjoy live music, face painting and a magician while walking the streets of OB. There will be a free trolley with multiple stops to get from one part of the neighborhood to the next.
Proceeds directly support the OB Food and Toy Drive, which provides assistance to more than 100 local families and seniors in need during the holidays, as well as the beloved OB Holiday Parade.
Participating restaurants include: 3rd Corner Wine Shop & Bistro, Arizona, BBQ House, Beach Sweets, Belching Beaver, Blue Water Seafood, BO- beau Kitchen and Bar, Café Bella, Cheswick’s West, Culture Brewing Co – Ocean Beach, Daybreak Island Grill, Dirty Birds, Gianni Buonomo Vintners, Harp Irish Pub & Restaurant, Hugo’s, Hummus, The Joint, Kaiserhof Restaurant and Biergarten, Kilowatt Brewing Co, Lighthouse Ice Cream, Lucy’s Tavern, Mad Munch Grilled Cheezer Co, Mike Hess Brewing Co, Mike’s Taco Club, Mother’s Saloon, Mr. Moto Pizza, Newport Pizza & Ale, OB Beans, OB Brewery, OB Kabob, OB Noodle House Bar 1502, OB Surf Lodge, OB Woman’s Club, Pacific Shores Cocktail Lounge, Pizza Port Brewing Co, Poma’s Italian Delicatessen, Raglan Public House, Shara- Ocean Beach, Shore Thing Pet Supply, South Beach Bar & Grille, Subway Sandwiches & Salads, Sundara Indian Cuisine & Craft Beer, Sunshine Company Saloon, Surf Rider Pizza Café, THC, Tony’s, Two Roots Brewing, Voltaire Beach House, Winstons, Wonderland.
General admission tickets are $30 and can be purchased online at obtowncouncil.org/restaurant-walk/. Bring printed or mobile phone receipts to show to volunteers at check-in tables in front of Lucy’s Tavern at 4906 Voltaire St., or Sunshine Company Saloon at 5028 Newport Ave., anytime from 5 to 9 p.m. the night of the event to receive tickets.
To volunteer, or for questions, contact Stephanie Ritter at [email protected].
OB Holiday Parade sponsors sought
The Ocean Beach Town Council is seeking sponsors for this year’s OB Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sponsorship cost varies from $125 to $500, and is a great opportunity to showcase your local business.
For more information, contact [email protected].
Inaugural Liberty Station Distiller’s Fest is Nov. 16
The San Diego Distillers Guild will celebrate the best of the region’s craft spirits with its first-ever Distiller’s Fest on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Building 177, 2875 Dewey Road, in Liberty Station.
Distiller’s Fest welcomes both casual festival-goers and cocktail connoisseurs to enjoy tastes from 20 local craft distilleries. As San Diego’s first upscale artisanal spirits festival, the event pays homage to San Diego’s quickly-growing craft distilling scene via a sensory and social experience that invites guests to mingle.
Besides featuring live music, local food and a VIP speakeasy experience, guests will also have the rare chance to meet and chat with many of the experts who create San Diego’s award-winning craft spirits.
San Diego jazz ensemble Justin Joyce Trio will be onsite playing. Those holding VIP tickets can experience a tucked-away speakeasy featuring a custom cocktail experience, access to VIP pours and next-level local fare.
The distillery lineup includes: 117 West, 619 Spirits, Copper Collar Distillery, Cutwater, Henebery Spirits, Liberty Call Distilling, Malahat Spirits Co., MC Distillery, Misadventure, Oceanside Distillers, Old Harbor Distilling, Pacific Coast Spirits, San Diego Distillery, San Diego Sunshine, Seven Caves Spirits, Shadow Ridge Spirits Company and You & Yours.
Parking at Liberty Station is complimentary.
Distiller’s Fest tickets are $60 for general admission, and $100 for VIP at sddistillersguildfest.com/#buy and at the door.
Follow @sddistillersguild to learn about ride share opportunities to and from the festival, and learn more about the San Diego Distillers Guild’s mission to promote artisanal distilled spirits production in San Diego County at sddistillers.com.
Parrot holiday ornaments for sale
This year’s Ocean Beach MainStreet Association (OBMA) holiday ornament is a parrot. Ornaments cost $25. If purchased from the OBMA office at 1868 Bacon St., two ornaments can be had from any year for $20 each.
“We’ve been doing ornaments since 2012,” said Denny Knox, OBMA executive director.
“Each year is unique, sometimes based on history,” said Knox, of how ornament themes are chosen. “Sometimes we just get a feeling that we have a great design.”
Of this year’s theme, Knox noted, “Ashley Lewis designed the street fair shirt, sticker and the ornament. The shirts sold out and we had to place a second order, and we are nearly sold out on shirts.”
Knox said all the funds raised with promotional merchandise pay for holiday decorations, beautification projects and repairs.