Peninsula-area events, Dec. 5.-Jan. 8
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THURSDAY, Dec. 5

• The Ocean Beach Town Council welcomes students from all local schools to visit with Santa at the OB Community Christmas Tree at the foot of Newport Avenue from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• The Ocean Beach Community Christmas Tree Auction takes place at the Sunshine Saloon with great auctioneers and helpers from Temptress Fashion. The event raises proceeds toward the Ocean Beach Town Council’s annual Food and Toy Drive to aid disadvantaged families and children. The event takes place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. To donate, call (619) 994-8539 or (619) 846-6269. For more information, visit obtowncouncil.org.

• A joint Mental Health Board and Alcohol Advisory Board meeting is scheduled at the county Administration Building, Room 302/303 at 1600 Pacific Hwy. at 4 p.m. and all participants are welcome. Documents, minutes and director’s reports will be make available at sandiego.networkkofcare.org/mh/home/meetings_agendas.cfm. For more information, call (619) 584-5086.

FRIDAY, Dec. 6 and SATURDAY, Dec. 7

Looking for something swanky for the holidays like a bit of glitz and glam? The Point Loma American Cancer Society Discovery Shop at 3609 Midway Drive, Suite C, is holding a Glitz & Glam Event on Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds go to cancer research and education. Donations and volunteers are welcome. The shop offers free wigs to the Cancer Society in its wig salon. For more information, call (619) 114-4336.

FRIDAY, Dec. 6

The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts a merchant storefront decoration contest with judging for most creative entries. Call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

SATURDAY, Dec. 7

• The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts the annual Ocean Beach Christmas Parade down Newport Avenue, beginning at 5:05 p.m. The lighting of the Ocean Beach Community Christmas Tree at the foot of Newport Avenue precedes the parade. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• The Ocean Beach Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans’ Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• Santa pays a visit with youngsters at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call

(619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• A free public Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on the USS Midway Museum’s flight deck. This is an especially powerful ceremony, featuring World War II veterans in their 80s and 90s.  Suitable for all ages; a unique opportunity to meet a World War II veteran. There is free admission to the museum for all event guests.  For more information, visit www.midway.org.

• Stop by Barons Market Point Loma on Saturday, Dec. 7 and enjoy performances by Correia Middle School’s string quintet, Strings by the Sea and their award-winning Jazz Ensemble. Joining the music fun will be Alison Bell, Jaden Rosenthal, Ian Ross & Easton Espinosa of the popular band Fate by Friday. The food, fun, raffles and a pre-Ocean Beach parade kick off and holiday blast runs from noon to 2 p.m. in the Barons parking lot. For more information, visit www.baronsmarket.com.

• The Point Loma Artists Association will host a holiday show and sale, featuring the latest works from local artists — painting, photography, jewelry, woodworking, fabric and glass, sculpture and more. The event takes place at 3636 Curtis St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for more information, visit pointlomaartists.com or call (610) 223-6326.

SATURDAY, Dec. 7 and Sunday, Dec. 8

The Vanguard Theater of Westminster Presbyterian Church will a free performance of “A Christmas Carol” at 3 p.m. both days at the church, located at 3898 Talbot St. Early arrival is suggested because there is open seating and no reserved seating. A free-will offering will be accepted. For more informati9on, call (619) 223-3193.

MONDAY, Dec. 9 through WEDNESDAY, Dec. 15

Barnes & Noble hosts a bookfair benefiting Friends of the Ocean Beach Library. Barnes & Noble staff will wrap your holiday purchases Dec. 14-15. The event takes place at Barnes & Noble Hazard Center at 7610 Hazard DrCenter Drive. A percentage of purchases will benefit the Ocean Beach Library. If you are unable to make it to the bookfair, you can purchase online at bn.com/bookfairs between Dec. 9-15. Enter bookfair ID #11090966 at checkout.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11

• The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts the popular OB Farmers Market along Newport Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (619) 846-6269.

• The Point Loma High School Site Master Planning (SMP) meeting scheduled for Dec. 11 has been postponed until the early part of 2014. Because of concerns raised at the most recent meeting regarding the feasibility of the proposed parking entrances off of Chatsworth Boulevard, the San Diego Unified School District is planningto have a traffic study/analysis conducted to ensure viability of the concept(s) proposed at the SMP meetings. A new date is determined for the final SMP meeting and notices will be emailed accordingly. For more information, contact project manager Lynn Roxas at aroxas@sandi.net, or call (858) 573-5715.

• Correia Middle School Instrumental Music Program will presents “Holiday Extravaganza: World Celebration I and II” during two performances on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 18. Take part in a holiday world tour as Correia’s instrumental ensembles explore the many cultures of the world and how it celebrates the season. The Dec. 11 concert begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Correia auditorium, featuring the orchestra, band, flute choir and jazz bad. The

Dec. 18 concert also takes place in the auditorium, featuring the guitar ensemble. For more information, visit www.correiamusic.com or call Christina McKay at (619) 993-7758.

SATURDAY, Dec. 14

• The Ocean Beach Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans’ Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• Santa pays a visit with youngsters at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• The Rock Church’s motorcycle ministry in Point Loma is riding to collect toys for the 17th annual Toys for Joy.  Each biker will bring one unwrapped toy as registration for the Toys for Joy toy drive. Toys For Joy will take place at Abraham Lincoln High School. More than 12,000 people are expected to attend the free distribution where families in need will receive toys, food, clothing, and groceries in time for the holidays. The event formally begins on Saturday, Dec. 7 with registration at 9 a.m. and rider taking to the road at 10 a.m. The route will begin at Sweetwater Harley Davidison,

3201 Hoover Ave. in National City and end at the Rock Church in Point Loma at 2277 Rosecrans St. For more information, visit www.toys-for-joys.org.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 11

The Point Loma Garden Club will host its monthly meeting and annual Holiday Tea and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be specialty holiday fresh and dried decorations, crafts and homemade delectibles — all for sale. Come find the perfect table centerpieces, wreaths and swags for your home and special gifts for hostesses, friends and family. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. The event is open to the public and takes place at the Portuguese United S.E.S. Hall, 2818 Avenida de Portugal. For more information, visit www.plgc.org.

MONDAY, Dec. 16

The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts its annual Holiday Homes Decoration Contest. The best-dressed 92107 holiday homes will be judged. For more information, call (619) 316-3403.

Dec. 16, 17 and 19

The Ocean Beach Town Council will host its annual Food & Toy Drive for local disadvantaged families and children from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each night at the Point Loma United Methodist Church, located at 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Union Bank will sponsor an Angel Tree for food and toy dropoffs; Chase Bank will host a Teddy Bear Tree dropoff; and US Bank will sponsor a Child or Teenage Book Tree dropoff. Residents are invited to donate any canned or boxed items or a new, unwrapped toy. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• Santa pays a visit with youngsters at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 18

• The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will be the site of a free performance by the Point Loma Singers in a holiday concert engagement. The concert takes place at the library,

3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.

• The Ocean Beach Town Council hosts the popular OB Farmers Market along Newport Avenue from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, call (619) 846-6269.

SATURDAY, Dec. 21

• The Ocean Beach Craft Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Veterans’ Plaza at the foot of Newport Avenue. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

• Ocean Beach Town Council members and community volunteers will begin delivering food and toy packages to disadvantaged families and children beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call (619) 846-6269 or (619) 515-4400.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8

Free presentation by speaker C.E. Poverman, who will discuss his fifth novel, “Learning by Drowning.” The work is an acutely intelligent, psychological thriller involving a volatile bond between two brothers and the mysterious woman who consumes their lives. The presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call (619) 531-1539.
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