Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., Point Loma Democratic Club hosts speaker Carl Luna, professor of political science at Mesa College and regular lecturer on American government, comparative politics and international political economy at the University of San Diego. Luna will discuss the impending 2008 election. The free event will be held at the Peninsula Community Room behind Phil's BBQ, 3740 Sports Arena Blvd. For more information, call (619) 222-4974.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 to 11 a.m., the Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach and Ocean Beach Recreation Center host the Ocean Beach Fishing Derby at the OB fishing pier. The event is free and open to children up to age 12. For more information, call (619) 225-8705, (619) 226-2800 or (619) 223-2066.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 a.m., Girl Scouts San Diego-Imperial Council hosts Run/Walk for a New Day and health expo along NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. For more information, call (619) 298-7400, or visit www.girlscoutssdi.org.
Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, varying times, Make-A-Wish Foundation hosts 17th annual Tuna Challenge to benefit the charity granting wishes to children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. Fund-raising fishing event covers two days and multiple departure times. The event takes place at Silver Gate Yacht Club, 2091 Shelter Island Drive. For more information, call (858) 707-WISH, or visit www.wishsandiego.org.
Saturday, Sept. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 30, 44th annual Cabrillo Festival, one of the oldest cultural events in San Diego. The event includes a 16th-century Spanish soldier's encampment, exhibits, art contest, concerts, dinner dance, authentic Portuguese, Mexican and Spanish dance demonstrations and the re-enactment of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's landing at Ballast Point on Sept. 28, 1542. No gateway entry fee will be collected Sept. 29. For more information, call (619) 223-0056, or visit www.cabrillofestival.org.
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to noon, Sacred Heart Church of Ocean Beach offers classes in tai chi taught by certified instructor Sherlie Miller. Classes take place at the church, 4776 Saratoga Ave. For more information, call (619) 224-2746, or (858) 292-6284.
Thursdays through Nov. 15, 2:15 to 3:30 p.m., Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library hosts series "Let's Knit!" Events take place in the community room of the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.
Saturday, Oct. 6, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., San Diego Master Gardener Association and UC Cooperative Extension host "Timely Tips for Fall Gardeners." Event includes multiple classes and takes place at the Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivera Way. For more information, call (858) 694-2859, or visit www.mastergardenerssandiego.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., O.B. Oktoberfest at the OB Pier parking lot at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 224-4906, or visit www.oboktoberfest.com.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Point Loma Nazarene University hosts its Fall Festival with activities for adults and children. For more information, call (619) 849-2388, or visit www.pointloma.edu/fallfestival.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., the Business Exchange Club and Exit Stepping Stone Realty host a luncheon to honor a San Diego Police Department volunteer for service to the community. Keynote speaker is Chief William Landsdowne. Tickets are $34. Event to be held at Tom Ham's Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Drive. For more information, call (619) 258-8674.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library hosts "Baby Read-Aloud Basics" with specialist Barbara Ramirez. Event takes place in the community room of the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Ocean Beach MainStreet Association hosts 2007 OBMA Awards Celebration to honor contributors in the local business community. Event takes place at the Point Loma Masonic Lodge, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, call (619) 229-4906.
Wednesday, Sept. 29, 3 to 5 p.m., Point Loma Nazarene University Athletics Department and Surfrider host Big Wednesday Beach Cleanup. Event will take place at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park. Participants are asked to meet at the lower field of PLNU next to Young Hall. For more information, call (619) 849-2439, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 12, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., the San Diego Housing Federation sponsors the 16th annual Affordable Housing and Community Development Conference with a theme of "It's Easy Being Green." Even takes place at Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Registration fees vary. For more information, call (619) 239-6693, or visit www.housingsandiego.org/events_conference.php.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Zero Waste San Diego partners with Ocean Beach Community Development Committee, Ocean Beach Town Council and the city's Environmental Services Department to host OB Community Cleanup and Recycling Event. Event takes place next to Robb Field in Ocean Beach. For more information, call (858) 694-7000. For information on volunteering, e-mail email@example.com.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Zero Waste San Diego hosts four popular environmental films for a free public viewing. Event takes place at the Point Loma Masonic Hall, 1711 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit www.zerowastesandiego.org.
Dana Middle School
"¢ Thursday, Sept. 27, bake sale.
"¢ Friday, Sept 28, Dana Pride Day and Lifetouch Picture Day.
"¢ Oct. 1-5, 5th-graders to Balboa Park.
"¢ Oct. 1-5, 6th-graders to Camp Palomar.
"¢ Thursday, Oct. 4, bake sale
"¢ Friday, Oct. 5, Dana Pride Day.
Loma Portal Elementary
"¢ Thursday, Sept. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Correia School Curriculum Night at Correia Middle School, 4302 Valeta St.
"¢ Friday, Sept. 28, visit from author Lori Mitchell in auditorium. Hours vary, according to grade levels.
"¢ Through September, school library is seeking volunteers to shelve and/or help children with book checkouts. For information, call Debbie at (619) 578-2851, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"¢ Through September, the office is seeking volunteers for afternoon recess duty. For more information, call (619) 223-1683.
"¢ Through September, 4th-grade bake sale on Thursdays; Klassic Kids snow cone sales on Fridays.
"¢ Through September, reading volunteers needed for district-approved program called "Everyone-A-Reader. For information, call Christina Gilmore-McKay at (619) 223-4810, or e-mail email@example.com.
"¢ Mondays through Fridays through September, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., open registration. For more information, call (619) 223-1683.
"¢ Friday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., National Lights On After School to promote awareness about after-school programs. Event to include guest speaker District 2 Councilman Kevin Faulconer.
Ocean Beach Elementary
"¢ Tuesday, Oct 2, bake sale in Room K2.
"¢ Wednesday, Oct. 3, theater workshop for grades 3 and 4.
Silver Gate Elementary
"¢ Friday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. school picture day; principal's chat for all parents.
"¢ Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, 4th-graders to OCILE Program in Old Town.
"¢ Friday, Oct. 5, Student Council Spirit Friday's Mix-Up Day.
"¢ Today, Sept. 27, 6 to 8 p.m., Middle School Back to School Night (adults only).
"¢ Friday, Sept. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., barbecue for 1st- and 2nd-graders at the lower school in Point Loma.
"¢ Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., barbecue for 3rd- and 5th-graders at the lower school in Point Loma.
Point Loma High
"¢ Thursday, Oct. 11, 6 p.m., workshop in the PAC.
"¢ Thursday, Oct. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., college representatives to provide information to potential college bound students.
Today, Sept. 27, 7 to 9 p.m., San Diego Sail and Power Squadron presents the last of a sail and powerboating 2-week "Boat Smart" course. Classes will cover safe boat handling, state and federal boating regulations, buoys and lights and other topics. There is no cost for the course and materials are available at nominal cost. Event takes place at the Southwestern Yacht Club, 2702 Qualtrough St., Point Loma. For more information, call (760) 943-9965.
Friday, Sept. 28, 3 p.m., Point Loma High School football team takes on Mission Bay High. The PLHS Boosters will host Appreciation Day for the Class of 1950 and the championship team of 1949 during a pre-game ceremony around 2:40 p.m. Boosters will also be selling '49 team photographs for $2. For more information, call Bill Mayfield at (619) 223-5868.
Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m., Sail Ho Course hosts Night Golf Tournament to celebrate the first anniversary of the Liberty Station course. Cost is $40 per person and includes nine holes of golf and buffet. Reservations required. Event takes place at the course, NTC Landing, 2960 Truxtun Road. For more information, call (619) 222-4653.
Saturday, Sept. 29, International Game Fish Association and the San Diego Sportfishing Council hosts fifth annual Shelter Island Young Angler Tournament, Shelter Island Pier, 1776 Shelter Island Drive. For more information, call (619) 234-8793, or visit www.sportfishing.org.
Saturdays through Oct. 31, 9 to 10:30 a.m., The Rock Church offers free mixed martial arts classes through the Right Cross Mixed Martial Arts ministry. Training held at Knockout Fitness, 1231 Camino del Rio South. Additional classes held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lord's Gym, 4153 Market St. For more information, call (619) 226-7625, or visit www.therocksandiego.org.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 to 6 p.m., the Herb Club of San Diego, the local chapter of the American Herbalist Guild and retail sponsor Coastal Sage Gardening will host a free Ocean Beach Herb Day Festival as part of the greater National Herb Day. The event takes place in the parking lot of Coastal Sage Gardening, 3685 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 223-5229 or (619) 527-4030.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Saturday, Sept. 29, 7 to 10 p.m., "Newport Nights" featuring artwalk, live music, food and drink. Event takes place along Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. For more information, visit www.newportnight.org.
Sunday, Sept. 30, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Eveoke Dance Theater holds its annual fund-raiser, "Afternoon of AbunDance," at the Point Loma home of Mary and Scott Clifton. For more information, call (619) 238-1153.
Friday, Oct. 5, 5 to 8 p.m., San Diego Watercolor Society hosts First Friday Reception and Awards to kick off the 27th International Exhibition running through Oct. 31. Show takes place at the society's new location at NTC Promenade, 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 105. The new location is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (619) 876-4550 or visit www.sdws.org.
Tuesday, Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m., poet Jean Janzen willl read from her works during the annual Evening of Poetry at Point Loma Nazarene University's Crill Performance Hall. Free admission. For more information, call (619) 849-2297.
Through Oct. 28, New Visions Art Quilt Gallery hosts a reception to launch a new monthlong exhibit titled "Three Voices/Three Visions," featuring the quiltwork of artists Elizabeth Barton, Katie Pasquini-Masopust and Fran Skiles. The gallery is located at 2825 Dewey Road, NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. For more information, call (619) 546-4872, or visit www.quiltvisions.org.
Fridays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market Friday Night Music, 4765 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 224-1387, or visit www.obpeoplesfood.coop.
Saturdays, 7:40 p.m., "Newport Nights," a monthly cooperative art event featuring various artisans and art outlets in Ocean Beach, main business area along Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 222-0836.
Winston's, 1921 Bacon St., (619) 222-6822
"¢ Friday, Sept. 28, 7 p.m., stand-up comedian and actor Shang performs at Ocean Beach Comedy. Cost is $5.
"¢ Saturday, Sept. 29, 6 to 9 p.m., Blessed Relief concert to benefit Common Ground Relief featuring funk, electronics, gospel and fetish punk with Miss Kitty & Yeah You Right; Southern Sexual; and Fing. Tickets are $5.
"¢ Wednesday, Oct. 3, 9 p.m., Pruitt Igoe opens for Banyan. Cover is $15.
San Diego Sports Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., (619) 224-4171
"¢ Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14, varying times, "Disney's High School Musical: The Ice Tour." Tickets range from $16.50 to $51.50. For more information, visit www.sandiegoarena.com.
Humphrey's by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive, (619) 224-3577
"¢ Thursday, Sept. 27, Indie By Design (Humphrey's Music Club) immediately following the Trisha Yearwood concert; 7:30 p.m. Carol Ames; 8:30 p.m. Kevin Wood; 9:30 p.m, Danielle LoPresti & The Masses featuring Alicia Champion; 10:50 p.m. Alex Woodard.
"¢ Thursday, Oct. 18/Friday, Oct. 19, Grammy-nominated singer Keali'i Reichel.
Portugalia restaurant, 4839 Newport Ave., Ocean Beach, (619) 222-PORT
"¢ Sunday, Sept. 30, 7 to 9 p.m,, Turiya Mareya performs Latin jazz with David Millard. Cost is $5.
Soma Sidestage, 3550 Sports Arena Blvd., (619) 726-7662
"¢ Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Every Time I Die performs with Poison the Well, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster and Underoath. Tickets are $18 in advance or $22 at the door.
"¢ Friday, Oct. 5, 6:30 p.m., Norma Jean performs with Saosin, Alexisonfire, The Dear and Departed, and Envy on the Coast. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door.
"¢ Saturday, Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Horse the Band performs with Between the Buried and Me. Tickets are $13 in advance or $14 at the door.