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Members of the UC Celebration Committee are working on the annual 4th of July UC Celebration. JEMMA SAMALA / VILLAGE NEWS
Members of the UC Celebration Committee are working on the annual 4th of July UC Celebration. JEMMA SAMALA / VILLAGE NEWS
Pure Water Day Open House

The city of San Diego’s Pure Water Project will be conducting an Open House on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the North City Water Reclamation Plant, located at 4949 Eastgate Mall. Residents are encouraged to bring their family, friends and neighbors for a fun day that includes a Pure Water demonstration, facility tours, Pure Water tastings, a kid zone, refreshments and more. RSVP by June 15 to confirm your tour spot at More info about the Pure Water Project can be found at

New synagogue reaches out to all

Founded in 2018, San Diego Outreach Synagogue (SDOS) is a new, independent, egalitarian congregation blending creativity with tradition, led by Cantor Cheri Weiss. SDOS welcomes people of all ages and religious backgrounds. They hold monthly musical Friday night Shabbat services in north University City, featuring Cantor Weiss and the Outreach Band, followed by vegetarian dinners. Recently, SDOS hosted a community Passover Seder, with nearly 100 people in attendance. This coming fall, SDOS will be holding musical High Holy Days services and will begin presenting adult education classes. The next SDOS musical Shabbat service and dinner will be on Friday, June 14, from 5:45-8 p.m. To register for this event and for more information about this new congregation, visit the SDOS website at: or call 858-280-6331. Details regarding location of this service and dinner will be provided upon registration.

University City Summer Movies in the Park

The free and fabulous Summer Movies in the Park program continues throughout the summer, and the date, park and movies to be shown in the University City area parks are:

• June 14, Friday, Doyle Park: “How to Train Your Dragon 3”;

• July 19, Friday, Villa La Jolla Park: “Greatest Showman”;

• Aug. 9, Friday, Nobel Park: “How to Train Your Dragon 3”;

• Aug. 10, Saturday, University Village Park: “Incredibles 2”;

• Aug. 16, Saturday, Doyle Park: “Jungle Book”;

• Sept. 7, Saturday, Standley Park: “Ralph Wrecks the Internet”;

• Oct.4, Friday, Doyle Park: “Casper.”

Annual 4th of July UC Celebration

University City’s all-time favorite annual event returns for the 30th time. The UC Celebration continues to have the 5k Race and 1-Mile Fun Run, Pancake Breakfast, Pet & Bike Parade, Snow Play, and the UC Car Show. Throughout the day there will live entertainment, vendor booths to shop at, raffle baskets to win, the Book Barn, free Swanson Pool swim time, games for the children and fun field games for everyone, Beer & Wine Garden, plus food, food, food! The trolley will also be providing free transportation up and down Governor Drive. The committee is still looking for vendors (community groups, arts and crafters, and businesses), volunteers, sponsors and donations. It takes the UC Village to pull off the celebration, so whatever you can do to contribute, please do. Proceeds support the summer concerts at Standley Park. Make sure to check out the website for more and updated information –, and like the Facebook event page @UCCelebration.
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