Peninsula-area events, Oct. 19-Nov. 12
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• The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts an Ocean Beach Craft Fair to benefit OB Christmas events, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue. For information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• OB Friends of the Library will hold a book sale from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Books, DVDs and audiovisual materials will be available for purchase. Donations of gently used materials may be brought to the library, located at 4801 Santa Monica Ave. the day before. For more information, call (619) 223-1890, or email

SUNDAY, Oct. 20

• Music on the Point begins a new season with Ruben Valenzuela performing in concert on the Baroque-style pipe organ at All Souls’ Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. A donation of $5 is requested. No one will be turned away. A complimentary reception follows at the church, located at

1475 Catalina Blvd. For more information, call (619) 223-6394, ext. 13, or visit

• A “Rhythm Renewal — Drum Circle for Women” is planned at Expressive Arts, 3201 Thorn Street. Treat your body, mind and spirit in this uplifting rhythm journey. Discover peace in your inner rhythms, unleash your creative expression and rock out in celebration with other women. This intimate circle is a place to relax and enjoy the health benefits of drumming, take time to appreciate yourself and super-charge your intentions for the coming weeks. The event takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $10 (or pay what you can). Other dates at the same location are Nov. 17 and

Dec. 15. To register, visit. For more information, call Mary Tolena at (619) 307-1003, visit, or email


• Dr. Benamin K. Bergen of UCSD will discuss his book, “Louder Than Words,” during a free presentation at the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. Whether it’s brusque, convincing, fraught with emotion or dripping with innuendo, language is fundamentally a tool for conveying meaning — a uniquely human magic trick. Learn more about the secrets behind the science of how the mind makes meaning through language. The library is located at l3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call head librarian Christine Gonzalez at (619) 531-1539.

• The Ocean Beach Library will host an interactive workshop by Nutritional Coach Samantha Hua titled “Learn Sustainable Nutrition for Family Health.” The event is in celebration of National Food Day and will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Guests will learn action steps and resources and walk away with free cooking videos. The library is located at 4801 Santa Monica Ave.

FRIDAY, Oct. 25

Loma Portal Elementary School will host its annual community Monster Bash, featuring carnival games, crafts, food, cakewalk and a haunted house sponsored by the school’s Dad’s Cub. The event is a fundraiser for school needs and tickets will be available at the door for use at various booths. The Monster Bash takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the school, located at 3341 Browning St.

SUNDAY, Oct. 27

Westminster Presbyterian Church will host a Pastor’s Forum featuring J. Elke Ertle, who will discuss her memoir, “Walled In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom.” Ertle will share what it was like to grow up in West Berlin, Germany during the aftermath of World War II, a time when the city was divided into American, British, French and Soviet occupation sectors. In the late 1940s, her family braved the Berlin Blockade, surviving by-and-large because of the American-conceived Berlin Airlift. More than a decade later, when Jutta was a teenager, her family endured many hours, days and weeks of petrifying uncertainty in the wake of the construction of the Berlin Wall. The forum takes place at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall of Westminster Presbyterian, located at 3598 Talbot St., (619) 223-3193, or visit


The Point Loma Rotary Club hosts an inaugural Jim Krause Memorial Charity Bicycle Tour of Point Loma to benefit the UCSD Moores Cancer Center and other civic projects. The event covers either a 25-mile or 52-mile route. For more information, visit

SUNDAY, Nov. 10

San Diego VisionWalk will host its sixth annual 5K fundraiser and rally to help fight blindness. The event takes place at 10 a.m. at NTC Cushing Park on Cushing Road. To participate or support the walk, visit walk.

TUESDAY, Nov. 12

The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts its annual OB Restaurant Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. More information is forthcoming and participants are urged to purchase tickets in advance. For information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.


J. Elke Ertle will introduce her new book, “Walled In: A West Berlin Girl’s Journey to Freedom,” during a free presentation at the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library at 6:30 p.m. “Walled-In” weaves together the dramatic events of Germany and the fall of the Berlin Wall and her ultimate decision to choose freedom in the West. The library is located at l3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call head librarian Christine Gonzalez at (619) 531-1539.
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