Community briefs for Pacific Beach and Mission Beach
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The Giant Dipper is one of the popular rides at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
The Giant Dipper is one of the popular rides at Belmont Park in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy receives donation

The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy, chosen as a charity of choice by the Pacific Beach Buffalo Exchange, has received a donation of nearly $400 through Buffalo’s “Tokens for Bags” community-based giving program. Through the program, shoppers are offered a token in place of a bag at checkout, which they can donate to local charities.

The cashier explains to the customer that Buffalo Exchange is a plastic-bagless company and for each token, it donates 5 cents (the cost of a bag) to charity. The customer then drops their token into one of three charity boxes. Chosen by more than 7,729 customers, the conservancy received their check for $386.47, from the six-month period ending June 30. 

MBHS Class of 1962 55th reunion

On Sept. 20 and 21, Mission Bay High School Class of 1962 celebrate their 55th reunion in Bahia Resort Hotel, 998 West Mission Bay Drive. The Sept. 20 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and include happy hour appetizers, buffet dinner on the Bahia Belle, dancing to the oldies and a private bay cruise. The cost is $100 and $10 for happy hour appetizers only.

Yoga on library lawn

Vinyasa Flow Summer Series yoga, led by Jennifer Butler, will take place at 6 p.m. on the Pacific Beach Library lawn, 4274 Cass St. The series is free and runs through Sept. 21.

Summer meet ups at PB Library

Community meet-ups at Pacific Beach Library Park will take place 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays (on the grass lawn on east side of the library) at 4275 Cass St. Bring your family, friends and neighbors. Bring your dinner, munchies, leashed dogs, lawn chairs for a time socializing and getting to know neighbors in your community. Children may use the playground. This weekly event is a great way for the community to reclaim and enjoy the library grounds.

Memorial for Aristotle Georgio

On Sept. 17, a memorial will be held at Winston’s Beach Club from 1 to 5 p.m. in honor of Aristotle Georgio, who passed away on Aug. 2. Georgio was a musician who has been playing at OB venues since the ’70s. He spent his career moving from band to band; he played the harmonica for a number of local groups, including BB King, Bo Diddley, and The Almond Brothers. Georgio was a well-known figure in Ocean Beach — some referred to him as the “Mayor of OB,” due to his expansive personality and Southern charm. His friend, Paul Bolton, described him as “quite the character.”
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