What’s happening in your neighborhood: Calendar of events for Pacific Beach for August 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.

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.

Hablamos: 1-2 p.m. third Fridays. Next meeting Aug. 16. Spanish conversation group, all skill levels welcome. 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, Aug. 7. (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 Sept. 3. (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 Aug. 8. 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 Aug. 20.

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 Aug. 20.

Mission Beach Town Council: Meets 6 p.m. second Wednesdays (not August and December) at the Community Room, Belmont Park, 3146 Mission Blvd. Next meeting Sept. 11.

Mission Beach Women’s Club: Meets 5 p.m. second Mondays (except August). The club seeks new members who would like to contribute to the beach community. Prospective members must be age 21 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 Aug. 12.


Annual National Night Out: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, neighbors are encouraged to bring potluck dishes, socialize, listen to music and meet police and firefighters, PB Library, 4275 Cass St.

Bayside Summer Nights: 7:30 p.m. Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way. Thursday, Aug. 8 “Jazz: A Tribute to Nancy Wilson ;” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10 “The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band;” Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17 “Some Enchanted Evening: The Broadway Hits of Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart;” Sunday, Aug. 18 “Blues Traveler;” Thursday, Aug. 22 “Miles Ahead: Miles Davis + 19 in Concert;” Friday, Aug. 23 “Singin’ in the Rain in Concert;” Saturday, Aug. 24 “ Chaka Khan ;” Sunday, Aug. 25 “The O’Jays plus The Commodores;” Friday-Sunday, Aug. 30-Sept. 1 “1812 Tchaikovsky Spectacular.” Prices vary.

Art Exhibition: Now through Aug. 16, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Painter and art instructor Joe Nyiri presents “New Paintings: Considering Van Gogh the Man.” Free. (858) 581-9934.

Summer Reading Program: Now through Aug. 31, kids, teens and adults earn prizes when they log registers that they’ve read 10 books or for 10 hours. Register at

It’s Showtime at Your Library: 2 p.m. Fridays, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Aug. 9: “Dreamgirls.” Aug. 23: “Waiting for Guffman.” Aug. 30: “A Star is Born.” Popcorn provided. Free. (858) 581-9934.

Sunset Luaus on the Bay: 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays Aug. 13, 20 and 27, Fridays Aug. 9, 16 and 30. Catamaran Resort, 3999 Mission Blvd., Polynesian island cuisine, tropical drinks, live entertainment from Pride of Polynesia (a group of authentic island music and dance performers). Tickets up to $78.

ArtWalk at Liberty Station: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11. 14th annual with paintings, sculptures, glassworks, fine jewelry, photography, music, family area, street food options and a wine and beer pavilion. Proceeds support ArtReach, a nonprofit delivering art education to K-8 schools. Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza, 2751 Dewey Road. Point Loma. Free.

Vegan Cooking 101: Vegan Seafood: 1-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Learn how to make vegan Hawaiian poke bowl and vegan crabcakes. Register online. Free. (858) 581-9934.

International Organ Festival: 7:30 p.m. summer Mondays at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Road, Balboa Park . Aug. 12: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Bach and Stravinsky by Isabelle Demers, USA/Canada. Aug. 19: Ravel’s Bolero, Paganini Variations, and Other Dances on the Organ by Gunnar Idenstam, Sweden. Aug. 26: 16 Strings, 5,000 Pipes: The Spreckels Organ and 4 String Instruments by San Diego Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez and San Diego Symphony artists. Aug. 31: Silent Movie Night with Clark Wilson (7:30 p.m.), USA, and Beer and Wine Tasting at the Japanese Friendship Garden (tasting 5:30 p.m., tickets $45 at Pet-friendly. Snacks, beverages and gifts for purchase. Free admission.

Pacific Beach Woman’s Club: No meetings in August. Next is a potluck lunch in September, to be announced. 1721 Hornblend St. (858) 882-7729,

Library NExT: Slimy Sea Creatures: 3-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Kids in grades 3-5 can be a marine biologist for the day and discover marine animal secrets. Free. Registration required at (858) 581-9934.

Weight-loss Workshop: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Presented by Sharp Healthcare. Free. Register: 1(800) 827-4277 or

Photo Travelers Club: Ethiopia is the topic with traveler Faye Girsh exploring the country in three parts: Lalibela in the north (the capital); Addis Ababa; and the Omo River Valley with its colorful tribal life, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, Wesley Palms, 2404 Loring St. Free. Cookies served. Newcomers welcome.

Open Mic Night: 6-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, PB Library 4275 Cass St. Residents, ages 16-25, may showcase their poems/songs/talent. Free. (858) 581-9934.

Blood Drive: 10-3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, PB Library, 4275 Cass St. Walk-ins welcome or make an appointment at or 1(800) 4MY-SDBB. (858) 581-9934.

Gem Fair Jewelry & Bead Show: Noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S. Global exhibitors, jewelry repair, cleaning and ring-sizing services. Free door prize drawings hourly. Admission: $7 for the weekend. Free parking. (503) 252- 8300. or

Hawaiian Plumeria Festival: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday Aug. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, Rooms 101, 102, 104 and Patio A, Casa del Prado, Balboa Park. The Southern California Plumeria Society members showcase potted plants and flowers to buy, as well as flowers to be judged. Free.

Family Movie Day: 2-4:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, PB Rec Center, 1405 Diamond St. Free. (858) 581-9927.

— To submit a community event for the What’s Happening calendar, e-mail details to Deadline is Aug. 16 for the September issue. Questions? Call (858) 875-5950.