The ninth annual San Diego Yacht & Boat Show, presented by the Auto Club of Southern California, cruises into the Sheraton Marina Inn Harbor Island for four days of fun on the water. The 2012 show provides guests 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.
TUESDAY, July 31
The Point Loma United Methodist Church will host “The Yoga Way for Digestive Health,” an opportunity to learn easy ways to prepare healthy foods and discover eating with balance, peace and enjoyment. The session, which runs from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., costs $35. The event takes place at the church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, call (619) 788-4838, or email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, Aug. 3
“Friday Night Liberty,” the monthly first-Friday evening of free, open artist studios, galleries and performances takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the NTC Arts & Cultural District at Liberty Station. July features the opening of the Casa Valencia Baja Galleria, featuring artists from Tijuana and Rosarito, and the Ballast Point Gallery opening with watercolors by Chuck McPherson. NTC at Liberty Station is located at 2640 Historic Decatur Road. For more information, visit www.NTCLibertyStation.com.
SATURDAY, Aug. 4
McAlister Institute will hold its augural “5K Walk for Sobriety” at NTC Park at Liberty Station. Proceeds from the event benefit McAlister Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the compassionate care and treatment of individuals and families suffering from addiction and homelessness. The “Walk for Sobriety” celebrates a clean and sober lifestyle and honors McAlister Institute’s 35 years in the community. The registration fee for McAlister Institute’s Inaugural “5K Walk for Sobriety” is $35 for adults and $5 for those 12 and under. For more information and to register online, visit www.walkforsobriety.com or contact Marisa at (619) 442-0277, ext 108; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, Aug. 5
Walkabout International, a group of happy walkers in San Diego, will host a bus tour to the Richard Nixon Birthplace and Library in Yorba Linda. The cost of the trip is $55, which includes the entrance fee. Walkabout hosts 75 free walks per month at various locations, paces and distance. Locations include Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, Shelter Island, downtown and elsewhere around the county. The group also sponsors parties, picnics, potlucks and offers day trips as well as national and international trips. For more information, call the Liberty Station office at (619) 231-7463, or visit www.walkabout-int.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.