Peninsula-area events, Feb. 27-March 30
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The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will host a series of free tax-assistance sessions through the American Association of Retired Persons Tax Aide program. No appointments are necessary during the sessions on Tuesdays from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through April 11 at the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539, or visit


The Point Loma Art Association will host its popular art show at the Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire St. The show runs through April. A reception is planned for March 5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, call (619) 222-9825, or email


The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association will host its regular Sundowner social event for local merchants and residents to introduce one of the newest businesses in town, OB Rock ’n’ Roll school. The event takes place from

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Ave., Suite E. Munchies and drinks will be provided by Surfrider Pizza Café. For more information, call (619) 224-4906, email, or visit


The Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church will host a pipe-organ concert by internationally acclaimed Maestro Hector Olivera of Buenos Aires to benefit the Presbyterian Urban Ministries and UPLIFT in San Diego, as well as the church’s annual Day of Service in May and a seminary in Pakistan. The concert takes place at 7 p.m. at the church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Tickets are $20 at the door. For more information, call (619) 223-1633, or visit

MONDAY, March 3

The Ocean Beach Woman’s Club hosts its regular monthly meeting from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The first hour is dedicated to social time and food, followed by a discussion on ideas for improving the club’s front garden in the midst of the group’s 90th anniversary later this year. The meeting takes place at 2160 Bacon St. For more information, call

(619) 222-1008, or visit


Winston’s Beach Club will host a Red, White and Blues Food Drive and Fundraiser for the Miramar Marine Family Food Locker from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Performances by Robin Henkel and Whitney Shay, Jon Atkinson, Michele Lundeen and Blue Streak, Chet and The Committee, Tony Tomlinson with The Fremonts. The event takes place at Winston’s, located at 1921 Bacon St. Cost TBA. For more information, call (619) 222-6822.

MONDAY, March 10

Robin Henkel Band with Horns and guest Whitney Shay perform at Humphreys Backstage Lounge from 7 to 11 p.m. Free. 21 and up at Humphreys, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. For more information, call (619) 224-3411.

SUNDAY, March 16

Animal lovers will have a chance to bring home a new loving pet during an Ocean Beach pet-adoption event set to take place at Shades Oceanfront Bistro from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will present puppies, dogs, kittens and cats from the San Diego Humane Society, Second Chance Dog Rescue, San Diego Spaniel Rescue and Almost Home Animal Rescue. Shades is located at 5083 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, email or Elkie Wills at

SATURDAY, March 22

The American Academy of Pediatrics CA-Chapter 3 (AAPCA3) will hold its fifth annual “Read and Romp” event from 9 a.m. to noon at the McMillin Event Center at Liberty Station. The family-friendly fundraiser encourages parents to read to their children and promotes a love of reading. Proceeds benefit the pediatric literacy program Reach Out and Read San Diego, a program of the local AAP chapter. The cost is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four, which includes admission, activity tables, a character meet-and-greet, storytelling, music, dancing and continental breakfast. To register, visit


The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will be host to a free presentation by Road Scholar Ambassador Jull Swaim, who will discuss the world’s leading nonprofit educational travel organization. Road Scholar is the name for programs created by Elderhostel, Inc. The presentation takes place at the library, located at 3701 Voltaire St., at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.

FRIDAY, March 28

Bethany Lutheran Church in Ocean Beach will host another offering in its annual Holy Trinity Concert Series, this time featuring the dynamic up-and-coming Irish band FullSet, which was nominated for Best New Irish CD in the 2013 Irish Music Awards. The concert takes place at Bethany Lutheran Church, 2051 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $23. For reservations and more information, call (619) 222-0365, or email

SUNDAY, March 30

Brunch with blues music by Robin Henkel and Billy Watson from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Humphreys Backstage Lounge, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. Brunch is $43.50. For more information, call (619) 224-3411.
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