The Green Store will hold an open house from 1 to 6 p.m. at 4843B Voltaire Street in Ocean Beach. Residents are invited to celebrate the store’s new location and 23 years of providing peace, social justice and environmental information to the community. For more information, call Colleen at (619) 225-1083
SUNDAY, July 15
Shades Oceanfront Bistro will join the San Diego Humane Society and Second Chance Dog Rescue to host an Ocean Beach adoption event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Puppies, dogs, kittens and cats will be available for immediate adoption on the patio of Shades, 5083 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, call (619) 222-0501, or visit www.shadesob.com.
WEDNESDAY, July 18
The Point Loma United Methodist Church hosts a free session of “Intro to Gentle Yoga for Relaxation” from 11:15 to noon at the church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Participants will learn to release aches, pains and stress with relaxation techniques. No previous experience necessary. For information or to register, call (619) 788-4838, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, July 19
The Ocean Beach Historical Society will present a remembrance program featuring friends and family of Ocean Beach poet and activist LoVerne Brown and the important part she played in Ocean Beach’s history. The program takes place at 7 p.m. at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit www.obhistory.wordpress.com.
SATURDAY, July 21
• St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church in Ocean Beach will host its annual Fun Fest with games, food, fun and fellowship at the church, located at 1371 Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, from 3 to 6 p.m. For more information, call (619) 224-1689, or visit www.stpetersbythesea.org.
• The Point Loma Artists Association hosts an “Art and Ice Cream” event, featuring displays of original works like fine jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture and more, along with an ice cream social as part of the free neighborhood show. All works of art will be available for sale. A portion of the proceeds from all art sales go to benefit the local library. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire Street. For more information, visit www.pointlomaartists.com.
• Producers of the hit reality-TV show “The Biggest Loser” will be holding an open call for contestants in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete to win $250,000. The open call takes place at NTC venues at Liberty Station, 2640 Historic Decatur Road. The open call is part of a 13-city cross-country search to find contestants for the 14th season of the show. The open call takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information on how to apply to the show and submit a videotape, visit www.nbs.com/casting or www.thebiggestlosercasting.com.
SUNDAY, July 22
Reconstruction Warehouse will sponsor a free electronics recycling drop-off day in partnership with All-Green Electronics, Inc. at the Reconstruction Warehouse location, 3341 Hancock St. in the Midway District. Money made from the recycling will go to benefit the Community Coaching Center, a children’s autism center in San Diego. Recyclables that may be dropped off include, but are not limited to, televisions (LCD, plasma, CRT), monitors, computers, laptops, printers, keyboards, mouses, copiers, audio/visual equipment, cell phones and miscellaneous computer equipment. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information and a list of recyclables that can be accepted, call (619) 795-7326, or visit www.reconstructionwarehouse.com.
The ninth annual San Diego Yacht & Boat Show, presented by the Auto Club of Southern California, cruises into the Sheraton Marina in Harbor Island for four days of fun on the water. The 2012 show provides attendees an all-access pass to discover the boating lifestyle and a chance to shop the newest boats and marine accessories. General admission is $12; active-duty military and children 12 and under admitted free. The show takes place at 1380 Harbor Island Drive. For more information and a list of activities and times, visit www.sandiegoyachtandboatshow.com.
SATURDAY, July 28
The nonprofit group Labrador Harbor will host its second annual “Hounds for Hope Walk,” a canine cancer awareness and wellness festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dusty Rhodes Park in Ocean Beach. The event will feature vendor booths with healthy pet products, along with doggie games in the Howlin’ Hounds FurZone and raffle prizes. All proceeds will benefit Labrador Harbor, which has helped more than 300 dogs with more than $68,000 in grants for surgeries and medical treatments. Pre-register at www.houndsforhopewalk.org. For more information about the organization, visit www.labradorharbor.org.
SATURDAY, Aug. 18
The Free to Breathe San Diego 5K Run/Walk is a family-friendly event that brings the community together to inspire hope and create change for people impacted by lung cancer. All proceeds help support the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vital research, education and awareness programs. Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 5K walk/run beginning at 8:15 a.m. The event takes place at Liberty Station NTC Park on Farragut Road in Point Loma. Online registration (through Aug. 13) is $20 and is $25 the day of the event. For more information, to register or to donate, visit www.FreeToBreathe.org.