The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host a free blood-pressure screening by registered nurses at the Peninsula Family YMCA, 4390 Valeta St., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, visit www.sharp.com.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3
The San Diego Blood Bank Bloodmobile will pay a visit to the Ocean Beach community from 1:30 to 7 p.m. in the Rite Aid parking lot at 4840 Niagara St. Anyone 17 and older who weighs at least 114 pounds and is in good health may qualify to give blood. A good meal and plenty of fluids are recommended prior to donation. All donors must show picture identification. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment before they donate by calling (800) 469-7322 or by visiting www.sandiegobloodbank.org.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 10
• The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host a free program titled “Medicare and You.” Learn about the basics of Medicare, including Parts A, B, C and D. Also learn about Medicare Advantage, HMOs, PPOs and more. The program is presented by Pablo Corona of the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program from noon to 1 p.m. at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. Registration is required. Call (800) 827-4277, or register online at www.sharp.com.
• The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will host author Helen Kaufmann, who will share her memoir book, “White Gloves and Collards.” The memoir details Kaufmann’s life growing up privileged in a small North Carolina town during the 1950s and ’60s. The program takes place at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call Christine Gonzalez at (619) 531-1539.
THURSDAY, Sept. 11
League of Women Voters’ (LWV) Ocean Beach/Point Loma Unit will host a meeting at 10 a.m. at the Point Loma Library, 3701 Voltaire St. The topic will be “The Pros and Cons of the State Propositions,” and the program will last until questions are answered. All are welcome. The LWV is a nonpartisan organization. For more information, visit www.lwvsandiego.org.
SATURDAY, Sept. 13
Shades Oceanfront Bistro will host its quarterly pet-adoption event with the San Diego Humane Society, Second Chance Dog Rescue, Labrador Rescuers, San Diego Spaniel Rescue and Almost Home Animal Rescue. Organizers hope to beat the previous adoption record of
32 puppies, dogs, kittens and cats set by Shades. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant, 5083 Santa Monica Ave. For more information, visit www.shadesob.com.
TUESDAY, Sept. 16
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host a free blood-pressure screening by registered nurses at the Point Loma Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd., from 9:30 to 11 a.m. No appointment is necessary and the public is welcome. For more information, visit www.sharp.com.
THURSDAY, Sept. 18
The League of Women Voters of San Diego will co-sponsor a Lunch With League event at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse restaurant from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. The topic is “Climate Change and Its Challenges.” Speakers will be Timu Gallien, UCSD Chancellor’s Fellow and postdoctoral scholar, Scripps Institution of Oceanography; Nicola Hedge, director of the Climate Initiative for The San Diego Foundation; and Kayla Race, policy advocate for the Environmental Health Coalition. The cost for the lunch is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Guests may register on the website, www.lwvsandiego.org.
SATURDAY, Sept. 20
The Point Loma/Hervey Branch Library will host “Art Alive” and an open house, featuring members of the Point Loma Artists Association and the Point Loma Garden Club, who have paired a display of paintings and floral exhibits. Fun and treats will be provided. Displays open at 9:30 a.m., followed by the open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library, 3701 Voltaire St. For more information, call Christine Gonzalez and library staff at (619) 531-1539.
THROUGH SEPT. 30
The Art Glass Association of Southern California will host “Secrets of Art Glass Revealed” during a special exhibit through Sept. 30 at the Hervey/Point Loma Branch Library’s Community Room, 3701 Voltaire St. This educational exhibit focuses on several art-glass techniques. Technical explanations have been provided by each artist to explain how their piece was made. Twelve artists, including three from Point Loma — Leslie Perlis, Cathy Coverley and Carolyn Moore — are exhibiting their work. For more information, call the library at (619) 531-1539 or Perlis at (619) 890-8776, or visit www.agasc.org.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1
The Sharp Senior Resource Center will host a Senior Health & Wellness Fair, featuring flu shots for adults age 60 and over and adults with chronic illness. The event also features health screenings, health and community information and other offerings. The event runs from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church, 2128 Chatsworth Blvd. No appointments are necessary. For more information, visit www.sharp.com.