Peninsula-area events, Nov. 3 through Dec. 2
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Point Loma Pointer alum Jon Berndes (class of 1965), is making his political voice heard in a big way – via a 500-pound pumpkin he grew in his garden over the summer. “I’m just having fun with it,” he said. Unlike other bumper stickers on the road, Berndes totes his political endorsement of presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the back of his pickup – a feat that took the help of 10 neighbors – eliciting roadside honks, thumbs-ups and conversation starters, he said.     Photo by Mariko Lamb I The Beacon
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The 2012 Fitness Together Point Loma Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run kicks off to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the American Breast Cancer Foundation. The event takes place at 2750 Dewey Road at Liberty Station. The event is free, but there is a suggested donation of $10 per walker or $5 for support crew. Registration begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call (619) 756-7500 or email


The Point Loma United Methodist Church hosts a free introduction to gentle yoga, designed for all physical levels. The class takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Registration required. Call (619) 788-4838 or email


Friends of Famosa Slough host a work party to plant and care for California native plants and remove invasive species from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants are asked to meet at the southeast corner of West Point Loma and Famosa boulevards. For more information, call (619) 224-4591. 

TUESDAY, Nov. 13

The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library, located at 3701 Voltaire St., hosts a new art exhibit by the Point Loma Artists Association in the Community Room Gallery from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Meet the artists and see paintings/photographs and three-dimensional works. For more information, visit


The Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library presents an evening with Diana Lindsay and her book “Ricard Breceda: Accidental Artist.” The book illustrates and discusses the fascinating sculptures by Breceda, which decorate the desert landscape around Borrego Springs. The free event takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the library’s community room, located at 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, contact head librarian Christine Gonzalez at (619) 531-1532.


The Ocean Beach Historical Society presents members of V.O.T.E., the founders of the people’s 30-foot coastal height-limit initiative on the 40th anniversary of the successful initiative. The event takes place at 7 p.m. at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit 

MONDAY, Nov. 19

Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with The Rawlins Trio, featuring Susan Keith Gray on piano, Eunho Kim on violin and Marie-Elaine Gagnon at cello in a dynamic group of performers, teachers and scholars who are on the faculty of The University of South Dakota Department of Music. Touring regularly throughout the United States and abroad, most recently in Taiwan and Panama, the artists combine school visits and master classes with performances in a variety of concert venues. The program takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2345, or visit



• The Point Loma Peninsula Republican Woman’s Club monthly meeting takes place at 10 a.m. at the Point Loma Café, 4865 Harbor Drive. Bobby Woods from USO Airport will speak. A no-host lunch follows and visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marilyn at (619) 222-9532.

• Boy Scout Troop 500 of Point Loma is calling for all previous Troop 500 Eagle Scouts and Scoutmaster alumni to join in an evening of Eagle Scout Court of Honor celebrations and a reacquaintance from 7 to 8 p.m. at Saint Agnes Parish Hall at the corner of Evergreen Street and Avenida de Portugal in Point Loma. For more information, visit, or call Scoutmaster Todd Shinohara at (619) 823-9691.

FRIDAY, Nov. 30 and SATURDAY, Dec. 1

The 10th annual Cider Celebration Christmas Show at Point Loma Nazarene University will feature Concert Choir, Extol and Chorale and will climax with a choir of 140. The Concert Choir and Chorale, under the direction of conductor Dr. Dan Jackson, will perform both inspirational and entertaining music throughout the event. Additional performances will include solos, duets and quartets of Christmas favorites. This hour of family entertainment will include such songs as “Sing We Now of Christmas,” “Joy to the World,” “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” and other Christmas favorites accompanied by a live orchestra. Share some music and a cup of hot apple cider to welcome this holiday season. The program takes place at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Crill Performance Hall, 3900 Lomaland Drive. Tickets are $9. For ticket information, call (619) 849-2325, or visit


SUNDAY, Dec. 2

Point Loma Nazarene University’s (PLNU) Music Department continues its fall/winter concert series with “Messiah,” now being performed for 60-plus years at the university. Conductor Dr. Keith Pedersen brings Handel’s “Messiah” to life as it is performed by Choral Union and Orchestra. The 160-voice choir consists of PLNU students, faculty, staff and community singers. The orchestra is anchored by PLNU’s string program and augmented by members of the wind program. Admission is free. The event takes place at 3 p.m. at Brown Chapel, 3900 Lomaland Drive. For more information, visit
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