What’s happening in your neighborhood: Pacific Beach calendar of events



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 Oct. 5. (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.

Wagging Tales: 10:30-11:30 a.m., first Saturdays, Children’s Area of PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Young readers practice literacy skills by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs. Next reading Oct. 5.

Family Movie Day: 2-4:15 p.m. first Fridays, PB Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. All movies rated G or PG. Free. Next film Oct. 4. (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.

Hablamos: 1-2 p.m. third Fridays. Next meeting Oct. 18. Spanish conversation group, all skill levels, library, 4275 Cass St. (858) 581-9934,

Knitting Circle: 1-3 p.m. third Tuesdays and 10 a.m. to noon third Saturdays, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Bring yarn, needles and a project. Free. Next meets Oct. 15 and 19.

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. Most items 50 percent off retail at Oct. 2 sale. PB Library, 4275 Cass St. (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 Nov. 5. (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 to 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 Oct. 10. Free. Santa Clara Rec Center, 1008 Santa Clara Place, (858) 581-9928,

Qigong: 11:30-12:30 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 Oct. 15.

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 Oct. 15.

Mission Beach Town Council: Meets 6 p.m. second Wednesdays at the Community Room, Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd. Next meeting Oct. 9.

Mission Beach Women’s Club: Meets 5 p.m. second Mondays. Seeks new members who’d 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 Oct. 14. (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 Oct. 3.

Beautiful PB: Meets 6 p.m. second Mondays at Oakmont of Pacific Beach, 955 Grand Ave. Next meets Oct. 14.


San Diego Zoo’s HalGLOWeen: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 11-27, San Diego Zoo, 2920 Zoo Drive, Balboa Park. Skeleton Band, glow-in-the-dark hula hoops, acrobats, the Spooky Revue and the DJ Bubble Dance Party (participants invited to dance to Halloween and pop tunes among bubbles and black light). Demonstration with spiders and snakes by Dr. Zoolittle. Free entrance with admission/membership. Free parking. Ages 11 and younger get free Zoo admission in October when accompanied by an adult with admission.

Halloween Spooktacular: Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, SeaWorld, 500 SeaWorld Drive. Fall Festival at the Waterfront, pumpkin scavenger hunt, Sesame Street Parade, dia de los Muertos, sea lion and otter show, trick-or-treating. All free with paid admission. Costumes encouraged, only kids age 10 and under are permitted to wear a mask. Ticket prices vary. (619) 222-4732.

Crafternoon: 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Create a Halloween wreath to decorate your home. Advance registration required. (858) 581-9934.

Belmont Park’s Beachside Fall Fest: 5 p.m. to closing, Fridays-Sundays in October and November, beginning Oct. 4 and including Thursday, Oct. 31, 3146 Mission Blvd. Free trick-or-treating for ages 12 and under (beginning at 6:30 p.m.), costume contests, prizes, hay maze, Draft Halloween Bash (8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 21+, no cover) and more. In November, continued festive-themed rides and attractions. Free admission and parking. (858) 228-9283, or

Beachfest After Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 5 to 1 a.m. Oct. 6 at 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. Performances by local bands Stay Sweet, The Good Pour and Phunky Matters. $5 cover.

“Heart Disease: What is my risk?” 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Presented by Sharp Healthcare. Free. Register at 1 (800) 827-4277 or

Brews on the Beach (21+): 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, Pacific Beach AleHouse, 721 Grand Ave., five-course dinner paired with five house-made craft beers. Tickets: $30. (858) 581-2337. Visit the event on Facebook at or e-mail

October Fiesta: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, Mission Beach Women’s Club, 840 Santa Clara Place. Tacos from El Tapatio, craft beer, wine, margaritas, music and silent auction items. Proceeds help the nonprofit Postpartum Health Alliance. Tickets: $50-$160. or

Film screening: 2-4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Award-winning biopic about Harvey Milk, a human-rights activist and the first openly gay man elected to major public office (rated R). Free. (858) 581-9934.

Library NExT: Mysteries of the Human Genome: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Students in grades 6-8 grade explore DNA, create interactive models and play Sherlock Holmes to decode a series of genetic mysteries. Advance registration required:

Hallo-Wine Fall Festival: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Historic Burnham House in Balboa Park, 3565 Seventh Ave. 12th annual event features boutique wines, hand-crafted beers, small-batch spirits and hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, silent auction, for Home Start, Inc., child abuse prevention and treatment agency. Tickets from $50.

Teentober Crafting Event: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Partake in hair-raising crafts and receive a copy of the atmospheric graphic novel “Through the Woods” while supplies last. Free.

“Hocus Pocus:” 2-3:40 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Three 17th-century witches, hanged for their murderous crimes, are resurrected on Halloween in modern-day Salem by an unsuspecting boy. Free. (858) 581-9934.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Fest: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway. 20 of San Diego’s top restaurants and 14 breweries (and counting) to provide samples and compete for Best Gourmet Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Proceeds to World Wide Network of Learning. Must be age 21 or older. Admission: $39. VIP: $75.

Halloween Spooktacular at the Library: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 4275 Cass St. Costume contest (pets included), arts & crafts, carnival games, candy and prizes. Free. (858) 581-9934.

Haunted Aquarium: Meet the creeps of the deep at the 20th annual Sea Monster Mash, 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25, 26 and 27 at Birch Aquarium, 2300 Expedition Way in La Jolla. Families are invited to dive into the spooky and slimy side of ocean science through a Halloween-themed evening of music by Billy Lee and the Swamp Critters, plus crafts and close encounters with underwater creatures. Costumes encouraged, especially with a marine theme. Splash! Café open for ghoulish treats. Tickets $25 online at or $30 at the door. (858) 534-FISH.

PB Halloween Pub Crawl: 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 to 3 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27. Check-in 7-10 p.m. inside Moonshine Beach, 1165 Garnet Ave. Drink discounts and entry at more than 10 PB bars and nightclubs. Free welcome shots at select venues. Come in costume. Tickets: $35-$40.

Third Annual Best Bloody at the Beach Contest: noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Guava Beach Bar & Grill, 3714 Mission Blvd. Mission Beach Realty’s Third Annual Best Bloody at the Beach Contest is held in conjunction with Guava Beach Bar & Grill. All proceeds from entry fees, raffle tickets, drink sales and the silent auction support research conducted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, contact Jessica Bohlke at Mission Beach Realty at (530) 391-5013.

Halloween at the Station: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, North Promenade at Liberty Station, 2848 Dewey Road. Trick-or-treating, entertainment, arts & crafts, spooky games, inflatable obstacle course, Hollywood car show and more. (619) 756-7992.

Concert: Charlie Chavez & his Mexican Jazz Quartet perform, 2-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, in the PB Library community room, 4275 Cass St. Free. Note: schedule may change, check before attending.

The Haunted Trail of Balboa Park: Sept. 27-Nov. 2, 6th Avenue and Juniper Street 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

The Scream Zone: 7 p.m. to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays; 7-11 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, now through Nov. 2, Del Mar Scaregrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Three haunts: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride and The Chamber. Drinks at the Spirit Lounge. Tickets: $21 for Single Haunt, $34 Triple Haunt, $54 Triple Haunt with Fast Track, $84 VIP Pass.

—Send events for inclusion in the November PB Monthly calendar by Oct. 18 to Questions? Call (858) 875-5953.