News Briefs 9/17/09
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NPR’s Keillor cancels PLNU speaking event

Garrison Keillor, radio personality, author and host of National Public Radio’s comedy variety show “Prairie Home Companion,” has cancelled his speaking engagement slated for Thursday, Sept. 24, at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), according to university officials. Keillor, 67, suffered a mild stroke in recent weeks.

“We were informed … that Mr. Keillor had to cancel because doctors recommended that he not fly,” said Michelle Corbett, PLNU’s director of marketing and creative services.

Corbett said the event, “A Night with Garrison Keillor,” may possibly be rescheduled for the spring.

University officials are refunding ticket sales for the cancelled event. A portion of the sales would have benefited the San Diego Police Foundation’s SafetyNet program.

For more information on refunds, visit the university’s website at or call the office of community outreach at (619) 849-2298.

Portuguese Folklore

Festival set for Saturday

Residents can immerse themselves in a festive cultural experience from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19 with the Portuguese Folklore Festival in Point Loma.

The event, themed “Generations,” will feature folkore, food, ceramics, Portuguese dance performances by various age groups and sports memorabilia.

Performances run from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at the United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. A dance will follow until 9 p.m. For more information, call (619) 851-8596.

Fishing derby to lure anglers to OB Pier

The Kiwanis Club of Ocean Beach and the OB Recreation Center will co-host the annual Ocean Beach Fishing Derby on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the OB Pier.

The event includes prizes for various categories and is free for children up to 12 years of age.

For more information, visit

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