What’s happening in your neighborhood: Pacific Beach Calendar of Events for September 2019



Original Farmers Market: 8 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Promenade at Pacific Beach, 4110 Mission Blvd.

Pacific Beach Toastmasters: Meets 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rec Center, 4649 Gresham St. Whether you’re looking to improve your public speaking skills, practice giving presentations, or just become more confident in front of an audience, Toastmasters provides a structured environment to help you along.

$5 Yoga Classes: All levels welcome, 10-11 a.m. Mondays and 10-11 a.m. on second, fourth and fifth Fridays (Chair Yoga); 10:15-11:15 a.m. Tuesdays (Slow Flow); 10-11 a.m. Saturdays (Slow Flow) at Christ Lutheran Church, 4761 Cass St. (858) 483-2300,

Kendall-Frost Marsh Reserve Work Party: 9 a.m. to noon, first Saturdays. Help preserve and enhance the marsh, 2055 Pacific Beach Drive. Next meeting Sept. 7. (858) 534-2077,

Let’s Make Art: For ages 4-9, 2:30-3:30 p.m. second and fourth Fridays, Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. Free. (858) 581-9927.

Family Movie Day: 2-4:15 p.m. first Fridays, PB Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. Family-friendly movie. All movies rated G or PG. Free. Next film Sept. 6. (858) 581-9927.

Family Game Night: 2-4 p.m. third Fridays, PB Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. Four in a Row, Tumbling Timbers, Pick-up Sticks, Dominoes, Cornhole, Chutes & Ladders, Bingo, Monopoly and more. Free. (858) 581-9927.

Balance Strong: 11 a.m. to noon, Fridays, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Learn leg-strengthening exercises to improve balance and posture. Chairs for seated exercises. (858) 581-9934.

Hablamos: 1-2 p.m. third Fridays. Next meeting Sept. 20. Spanish conversation group, all skill levels, library, 4275 Cass St. (858) 581-9934,

Do Your Homework @ the Library: 3-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 3-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Free tutoring for Grades K-12. PB Library, 4275 Cass St. (858) 581-9934,

Pacific Beach Teen Center: Activities include a game room for ages 11-15, open 3-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. (858) 581-9927,

Gamer’s Wednesday: 1-3 p.m., Wednesdays. Friendly competitions for kids in grades 6-9 at PB Teen Center. Free. Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. (858) 581-9927,

Community Exercise Classes: 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Free through San Diego Continuing Education, PB Woman’s Club, 1721 Hornblend St., (858) 882-7729,

Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library: Informative programs, exercise classes and book sales. Youth programs include story times, visits by entertainers, a monthly teen book discussion group and free tutoring. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday; 12:30-5 p.m. Sunday, 4275 Cass St. (858) 581-9934,

PB Library book sales: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Most items will be half priced Wednesday, Sept. 4. (858) 581-9934,

Chess at the Beach: 5:30-7:30 p.m., first Tuesdays, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. All ages and experience levels welcome for casual play. Bring a chess set if you have one. Next meeting Oct. 1. (858) 581-9934,

PB Artists: Noon to 3 p.m., Thursdays. Drop-in program for adults. Free. Bring art supplies. Santa Clara Rec Center, 1008 Santa Clara Place, (858) 581-9928,

Arts & Crafts for Kids: 3:30-4:10 p.m., Thursdays, ages 6-11. Free. New craft every week, using crayons, paints and glue. Santa Clara Rec Center, 1008 Santa Clara Place, (858) 581-9928,

Bingo for Adults: 1-2:30 p.m., second Thursday. Next meets Sept. 12. Free. Santa Clara Rec Center, 1008 Santa Clara Place, (858) 581-9928,

Qigong: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Practice deep breathing, gentle movements and stretching to promote vitality, improved balance, stronger immune system and better circulation. (858) 581-9934,

Santa Clara/Pacific Beach Park & Recreation Council: Meets 5:30 p.m. third Tuesdays. Community members are encouraged to attend. Location alternates between Santa Clara and Pacific Beach rec centers. To confirm, call (858) 581-9928. Next meeting Sept. 17.

Mission Beach Planning Board: Meets 7 p.m. third Tuesdays at Belmont Park Meeting Room, Fitness Advantage at the Plunge, 3146 Mission Blvd. Next meeting Sept. 17.

Mission Beach Town Council: Meets 6 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Community Room, Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd. Next meeting Sept. 11.

Mission Beach Women’s Club: Meets 5 p.m. second Mondays. Seeks new members who would like to contribute to the beach community. Prospective members must be age 21 or older and attend two meetings and one event. 840 Santa Clara Place. Next meeting Sept. 9. (858) 488-2628,

Pacific Beach Kiwanis Club: Meets 7:20 a.m. for breakfast Thursdays at the Broken Yolk Café, 1851 Garnet Ave. Newcomers invited. (619) 804-4917.

Pacific Beach Surf Club: Meets 7 p.m. first Thursdays at VFW, 853 Turquoise St. Next meets Sept. 5.

Beautiful PB: Meets 6 p.m. second Mondays at Oakmont of Pacific Beach, 955 Grand Ave. Next meets Sept. 9.


Family Movie Day: 2-4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, PB Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. Movie to be announced. All films rated G or PG. Free. (858) 581-9927.

MDA Muscle Walk San Diego: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, Crown Point Park in Mission Bay. The Muscular Dystrophy Association hosts a 1- to 3.1- mile lap walk designed for participants of all ages and abilities, including a wheelchair- and equipment-friendly course. Register at or (858) 492-9792 or e-mail

Vegan Cooking 101: All About Apples, 1-2:30 p.m. second Sundays. Next meeting Sept. 8 at PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Free. (858) 581-9934. Register online:

Heart of PB Restaurant Walk: Take a self-guided food tour along Garnet Avenue, between Dawes and Lamont streets, to sample a variety of dishes from local restaurants, hosted by Discover PB, 4-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11. Vegetarian options will be noted on the ticket map. In honor of September 11th Remembrance Day, participants may donate to Pacific Beach Fire Station 21. Tickets $25 online at or $30 day of.

Friday Films: “School of Rock,” 2-3:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. PG-13. Free. (858) 581-9934.

Coffee Talk: Health & Wealth: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Learn life-changing strategies to improve physically and financially. Refreshments. Free. RSVP: 1 (800) 272-3900.

Friends Meeting: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Get involved with Library volunteers and offer input on the library’s future.

America’s Finest BBQ State Championship: Opens 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Crown Point Park. Held in partnership with San Diego Bayfair. Sample world-class BBQ and vote for the best. Live music and beer garden. $10 for BBQ access, $10 parking.

OMBAC Classic Longboard Surfing Contest: The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club presents the 26th annual surf competition, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on the north side of Crystal Pier in Mission Beach, 4500 Ocean Blvd. Contestants must surf on 1969 or older longboards, 9 feet or longer, no leash. Early registration: $30. Late registration: $40. Proceeds benefit Drowning Prevention Foundation of San Diego.

6th Annual Pints & Paddles for a Cause: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Mission Bay Yacht Club, 1215 El Carmel Place. Recreational paddle around Mission Bay’s Vacation Isle, then Khaotic Kayak and SUP Pandemonium races, all launching from Santa Clara Point. All skill levels welcome. Barbecue lunch, beer garden and raffle available. Proceeds benefits Team River Runner, a non-profit that uses kayak and other paddling programs to help wounded veterans recover. $60 per person, additional $25 to participate in extra events.

Mayoral Debate: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Mission Bay High School auditorium, 2475 Grand Ave. The PB Town Council will host a presentation between candidates in lieu of its regular monthly meeting.

La Jolla Photo Travelers Club: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St., east of Soledad Mountain Road. World traveler Gloria McCoy will discuss her journey to West Africa, from Burkina Faso to Senegal. Refreshments. Free.

25th Annual Pacific Islander Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, Mission Bay’s Ski Beach, 2600 Vacation Rd. This festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts. Free. (619) 699-8797 or

Open Mic Night: 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Young artists can share their poems/songs/talent. For ages 16-25. Free. (858) 581-9934.

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park: Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 6th & Juniper at Marston Point in Balboa Park. Mile-long trail featuring a horrifying maze of more than 3,500 square feet of terror-provoking characters such as Pennywise, Leatherface and Annabelle, and the “Stranger Things” house. Not for children under age 10, pregnant women or anyone with heart conditions or prone to seizures. Tickets $25-$40. (619) 696-SCARE or

5K SCADaddle for Research: Registration 7:30-8:15 a.m., 5K begins 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, 3701 Crown Point Park. Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD) can cause heart attacks in (most commonly) young, healthy and active women, can be fatal. This race funds research to fight SCAD. Tickets: $15-$30. Register at

Spike for a Clean PB: Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., tournament begins 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28, OTL Field on Fiesta Island, 1590 East Mission Bay Drive. All skill levels of spike ball players are welcome at this best-of-three tournament. Must be 18 or older. Prizes for top-finishing teams. Fees: $20 per team of two. All proceeds benefit I Love A Clean San Diego. Register at

PB Community Against Crime Walk: 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, meet at Fanuel Park, 4000 Fanuel St. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness to the increasing crime, lack of resources and lenient laws that fail to protect the community. The walk will go from Fanuel Street Park to the PB Library, head north to McDonald’s, west down Garnet Avenue to the pier, then south on Mission Boulevard, ending at the lifeguard station. Participants are encouraged to wear blue.

XTERRA Wetsuit Mission Bay Triathlon: 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Bonita Cove Park, 1100 W. Mission Bay Drive. Competitors from around the country will return for this run-bike-swim event. Includes continental breakfast, Sierra Nevada beer garden, live band, mini sprint, kids events and more. Prices vary.

Roll for Kindness: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, Catamaran Resort Hotel & Spa, 3999 Mission Blvd. Inlight Institute brings together young families, professional athletes and first-responders to encourage healthier parenting habits and to strengthen family and community bonds. Bring scooter, bike or rollerblades. Includes donuts, beach barbecue, bar, sandcastle workshop, ball passes with professional athletes, silent auction and mermaid experience. Tickets: $8-$35.

Chick Corea Trilogy: 7 p.m. prelude, 8 p.m. performance, Wednesday, Oct. 2, Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave. La Jolla Music Society presents NEA Jazz Master and 22-time Grammy Award winner Chick Corea with bassist Christian McBride and drum master Brian Blade, performing reinventions of classic Corea compositions, previously unrecorded originals and an array of jazz standards. Tickets from $33. (858) 459-3728 or visit

Pacific Beachfest: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, along the boardwalk from Felspar to Thomas streets in Pacific Beach. Family-friendly festival with three stages of live music, action sports on the sand, fish taco contest, shopping and more. Free.

—Compiled by Savanah Duffy. Send community events for inclusion in the Oct. 2 to Nov. 6 PB/MB calendar to by Sept. 20 or call (858) 875-5953.