Peninsula-area events, June 13-Aug. 9
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THURSDAY, June 13

• The Green Store/Ocean Beach Green Center will host a free presentation by local environmentalist Jim Bell, who has been talking about sustainability and greening our city for decades. A visionary lecturer, designer and author, Bell will be discussing his new book, “Consciousness and Knowledge: Achieving Peace, Prosperity and Life-Support Sustainability” during the 7 p.m. presentation at the Green Store, 4843 Suite B, Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 225-1083, or visit greenstore1.weebly.com.

• The Point Loma Ocean Beach Realty Association will host a blood drive for the San Diego Blood Bank from

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall, located at 2818 Avenida De Portugal. The blood bank has established a goal of

40 pints for the blood drive. However, realty association members said they hope to double that amount. The general public is invited to participate. Walk-ins are welcome, but online appointments may be made by visiting www.mysdbb.org/Appointment/location.html?-code=plob&did=62136. For more information, call (619) 778-7050 or (619) 813-6400, or email saldemaria@yahoo.com or jen@jensoule.com.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

The Point Loma Peninsula Republican Women’s monthly luncheon meeting will be 10 a.m., featuring a program by Dan Lamborn, assistant chief deputy district attorney. His talk will focus on Sharia law. There will be a no-host lunch. Guests are welcome, but are asked to RSVP by June 12 to Marilyn at (619) 222-9532. The event takes place at the Bali Hai Resort’s Tiki Room on Shelter Island.

THURSDAY, June 20

The Ocean Beach Historical Society will host a special, free presentation on “Wonderland: The 100-Year Celebration!” Learn about D.C. Collier and his vision for Wonderland and Ocean Beach. Hear how Wonderland was affected by the famous 1916 flood and its relationship to Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo — an important bit of three-year history that changed OB and San Diego forever. The program presenters are Pat James, president of the Ocean Beach Historical Society, and Jonnie Wilson, a historical society board member and author. The 7 p.m. event takes place at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. For more information, visit obhistory.wordpress.com.

SATURDAY, June 22

• The 34th annual Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off takes off on Saturday, June 22 and this year will celebrate the 100th anniversary of San Diego’s first amusement park, Wonderland. Thousands of guests will gather to enjoy beachfront entertainment with six stages of continuous live music, beer garden, oceanfront chili cook-off and more. In honor of Wonderland, there will be a “Wonderland: Take Two” game area in Saratoga Park with a surf simulator, large inflatable slides and other attractions. One of the most popular activities is the painting of two annual Ocean Beach mural projects, which are hung in the community, with one of this year’s designs paying homage to Wonderland. For more information, call the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association at (619) 224-4906, or visit www.oceanbeachsandiego.com.

• The Point Loma Artists Association will hold its annual “Art in the Park” exhibit featuring paintings, sculpture, glass, wood and textiles — all created by local artists. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the grassy area around the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library, 3701 Voltaire Street. For more information, visit www.pointlomaartists.com.

MONDAY, June 24

Phil’s BBQ will host its fifth annual “Big BBQ at the Ballpark” event June 24 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County’s military mentoring program, Operation Bigs. More than 3,000 guests can enjoy a Phil’s BBQ meal, receive a ticket to the Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies game that day, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, access to the Karl Strauss beer garden and the Kid Ventures Kid Zone. All proceeds go directly to Operation Bigs. For more information, call Beth Brannigan at (858) 536-4900, ext. 205, or visit www.SDBigs.org/PhilsBigBBQ.

FRIDAY, July 12

The 13th annual free Point Loma Summer Concert Series kicks off with the first of five concerts, featuring Jumping Jack Flash, which bills itself as the “world’s greatest Rolling Stones re-creation.” Concertgoers bring their own seating and/or blankets and can order dinner from the night’s sponsor, Gabardine. The concerts will feature young talent on the “Junior Stage” starting at 5:30 p.m. The main stage performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Point Loma Park, located at 1049 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 226-4896, or visit www.plconcerts.org.

FRIDAY, July 19

The 13th annual free Point Loma Summer Concert Series hosts the second of five concerts, featuring Cash’d Out with special guest June Carter. Concertgoers bring their own seating and/or blankets and can order dinner from the night’s sponsor, Miguel’s Cocina. The concerts will feature young talent on the “Junior Stage” starting at 5:30 p.m. The main stage performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Point Loma Park, located at 1049 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 226-4896, or visit www.plconcerts.org.

SATURDAY, July 20

Surfers may want to stop by St. Peter’s by the Sea Lutheran Church for the church’s annual Blessing of the Surfboards and Those Who Ride Them event. The church started this unusual custom in 2012, inspired by the long tradition some churches have of blessing fishing fleets. The blessing, which will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, is free and open to everyone. The church is located at the corner of Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Point Loma Avenue. For more information, call (619) 224-2894, or visit www.stpetersbythesea.org.

FRIDAY, July 26

The 13th annual free Point Loma Summer Concert Series hosts the third of five concerts, featuring Back To The Garden Tribute to Woodstock, with special guests Eve Selis and Mattie Mills. Concertgoers bring their own seating and/or blankets and can order dinner from the night’s sponsor, Hodad’s. The concerts will feature young talent on the “Junior Stage” starting at 5:30 p.m. The main stage performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Point Loma Park, located at 1049 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 226-4896, or visit www.plconcerts.org.

FRIDAY, Aug. 2

The 13th annual free Point Loma Summer Concert Series hosts the fourth of five concerts, featuring Left4Dead (1980s). Concertgoers bring their own seating and/or blankets and can order dinner from the night’s sponsor, Barons Marketplace. The concerts will feature young talent on the “Junior Stage” starting at 5:30 p.m. The main stage performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Point Loma Park, located at 1049 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call

(619) 226-4896, or visit www.plconcerts.org.

FRIDAY, Aug. 9

The 13th annual free Point Loma Summer Concert Series hosts the last of five concerts, featuring The Bayou Brothers, which describes itself as “San Diego’s favorite Zydeco band” with special guest Sue Palmer. Concertgoers bring their own seating and/or blankets and can order dinner from the night’s sponsor, Stump’s Family Marketplace. The concerts will feature young talent on the “Junior Stage” starting at 5:30 p.m. The main stage performance begins at 6:30 p.m. at Point Loma Park, located at 1049 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 226-4896, or visit www.plconcerts.org.



THURSDAYS

The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library chess club meets in an informal format at 2 p.m. on the lower level of the library at the tables near the librarian’s desk.  There are no memberships or dues. All ages and levels of players are welcome. The library provides some chess sets but players may bring their own. The library is located at 3701 Voltaire St. Contact Mark Harryman at the library at (619) 531-1539.

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