Lest we forget God of our fathers, known of old-- Lord of our far-flung battle line-- Beneath whose awful hand we hold Dominion over palm and pine-- Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet, Lest we forget—lest we forget!
May 22: Science Center is Ready to Rock with Steve Poltz. Poltz’ sound is entirely unique--from his inhuman fingerstyle techniques to the inimitable melodies that roll from his guitar like cool waterfalls, you know a Poltz song as soon as you hear it. His show is frenzied, aggressive, hilarious and heartbreakingly sincere. This is their second annual live concert series. The show features two performances, food available, drinks available at no-host bar, 100 plus hands on exhibits throughout the night. Doors open at 7 p.m. for all shows. Rock in the Park is 21+ and IDs will be checked at the door. Purchase tickets at the Fleet Ticket counter or online at www.rhfleet.org or call (619) 238-1233 x806.
May 23: Santee Street Fair & Craft Beer Festival. Street Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Mission Gorge Road at Riverview Parkway, Santee, CA 92071. Chamber Members receive a discounted booth rate at all Chamber events. For more information call the Santee Chamber of Commerce at (619) 449-6572.
May 23: Unity Church of El Cajon presents opera singer Francisco Rodrigues (Mentored by Tenor Placido Domingo) in concert at 7 p.m. at 311 Highland Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020. Bring family and friends. Refreshments in the Narthex after concert.
May 29: San Diego County Library is celebrating Older Americans Month by honoring San Diego elders who serve as a testament to the value of hard work, spiritual integrity, and commitment to others. The 2015 San Diego Legends art and photography exhibit is launching with an opening reception on Friday at 6 p.m. at the Lemon Grove Branch (3001 School Ln). A partnership with the County of San Diego’s Aging and Independence Services department, this award-winning project is comprised of painted portraits by local artist Mona Mills, photographs by Library Director José Aponte, and impact statements about five local elders who lead by example, written by the library’s Deputy Director Susan Moore. The exhibit opening activities will include an introduction to the Legends and their stories as well as a cultural celebration of music and Traditional Filipino dances followed by a reception. Music will be provided by Richard Favale. Traditional Filipino dances such as Tinikling and Malong-Malong, passed on for generations will be performed by the County of San Diego’s Filipino-American Employees’ Association to pay homage to our elders. For more information, visit www.sdcl.org/legends or contact your local library.
May 30: 7th Annual International Fair. Travel around the world and learn about other cultures, watch traditional country dances, play carnival games and taste exotic foods at Riverview Elementary School’s 7th Annual International Fair on Saturday, May 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This fun-filled community event, complete with a one-of-the kind silent auction, crafts for the kids, photo booth, face painting, vendor booths, games and delicious international food takes place on the grounds of Riverview Elementary School at 9308 Winter Gardens Boulevard in Lakeside. All proceeds will benefit Riverview’s PTSA to provide field trips, assemblies, art, music and dance for Riverview students. For more information, please call (619) 390-2662, or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Riverview-Internation al-Fair/158649264184882?fref=ts
June 6: National Trails Day, 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Wright’s Field in Alpine. Hosted by Back Country Land Trust. This is a volunteer event. Parking at: Joan MacQueen Middle School, 2001 Tavern Road. For the 2nd-annual National Trails Day event, volunteers will be working on cleaning and maintaining the trails throughout Wright’s Field in Alpine. This year, another important project will be added — to remove unsightly graffiti from rocks on the preserve. Specifically, the hilltop viewpoint near the north end of the preserve, named Jerry’s Hill, in honor of one of Alpine’s late local artists, who loved to paint Wright’s Field. This is a great opportunity to meet other outdoor enthusiasts around Alpine and give back to our local nature preserve through this annual day of service! BCLT will provide all tools and equipment, and we’ll have extra gloves and safety gear for volunteers to use. Volunteers should bring: sturdy shoes, work clothes, and sun protection.
June 13: 2nd Annual NAAMA San Diego Community Health Fair. Advanced Training and NAAMA are hosting the 2nd annual Health Fair designed to offer the community a FREE health screening. The health screening will include screenings for high cholesterol, blood pressure, body mass index, Diabetes, bone density, fall prevention, dental, vision, cancer screening schedule and vaccination schedule. Doctors, Dentists, Physical Therapists, Corpsman and Medical Assistants will be conducting the screenings and consultations. FREE childcare, food and prizes will be available for participants. Event will be held at 1810 Gillespie Way, Suite #104, El Cajon, CA 92020 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pre-registration available online at www.advancedtraining.edu/NAAMA. Email email@example.com for more information
June 19: Education Day at Airshow San Diego 2015 with a focus on Aviation related Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (A-STEM). This "A-STEM" day is presented by Air Group One. There will be no scheduled air show flying on Education Day. Airshow San Diego is located at Gillespie Field, El Cajon. For more information, visit www.ag1caf.org
June 20: Boars and Brew. Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy is introducing their first ever Boars and Brew event. Join the River Park in a beer stroll along the San Diego River from 4 - 8 p.m. (or until the boars and brew run out). The Boars and Brew event will highlight local breweries and traditional BBQ styles. Held along the section of the San Diego River that is managed by Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy, the entry point for the event will be the Channel Road Trail Head in Lakeside, California. The admission ticket will include event entry, beer samples, and food. This will be a 21 years or older event and dogs on leashes are welcome. Our servers have the right to refuse to pour for those who may seem too intoxicated. For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit our website at www.BoarsandBrew.weebly.com or contact Christina Deleon, Event Coordinator, at Events@LakesideRiverPark.org or (619) 443-4770. We look forward to toasting clean water with locally crafted beer with our community!
June 20-21: AirShow San Diego is back for its 20th year and the line-up is more exciting than ever! With a P38 and a B25 on the roster and attendance records climbing it is a must-do event for aviation enthusiasts and San Diegans alike. AirShow San Diego commemorates the 70th anniversary of America’s triumph in WWII, and Salutes our Veterans’ devotion and sacrifice in all conflicts since 1945. AirShow San Diego is a once-a-year family event with amazing aircraft, a FREE Kid’s Zone, amusements, rides, education displays, a variety of food and beverages, classic cars, plus a beer garden- insuring a wonderful weekend for all. Mark your calendars now – Saturday June 20 & Sunday June 21 2015. Gates open 9 am to 4 pm at Gillespie Field in El Cajon and parking is only $5. This year’s AirShow San Diego will feature a representative collection of aircraft and acts featuring our show headliner the “23 Skidoo,” a P-38 Lightening that is marked with 9 victories. Many other historic aircraft will be flying and on ground display in addition to a mock battle with pyro. Other attractions include but aren’t limited to: . Mock Dogfight with Pyro . Warbird rides available for purchase . Beer Garden featuring Craft Beers . Classic Cars . Over 70 Static Vintage, Antique, and WWII Aircraft . Over 60 Vendors offering Food, Services & More . Free Kids Zone . Parking only $5! . Enter a Raffle to win a Warbird ride! . Free Shuttle from Gillespie Field Trolley Station (green line) to Main Gate. Located on Gillespie Field in El Cajon, California, Air Group One formed as the “San Diego Squadron” of the CAF (Commemorative Air Force) in 1981. Two years later it was reformed as a CAF Wing and renamed “Air Group One.” Air Group One is a purely volunteer-driven organization. The members and volunteers dedicate their efforts to a variety of local projects, such as the maintenance and restoration of WWII aircraft, memorial flyovers at special events, contribution of museum displays to educate the public, and providing support and presence at Southern California air shows. Air Group One presents monthly member and volunteer gatherings, youth educational events and symposiums as well as annual events, such as the highly-anticipated World War II air show, “AirShow San Diego” formerly Wings Over Gillespie. We invite you to join us to share an interest in history, aviation and community outreach endeavors. www.ag1caf.org August 28-30: El Capitan Class of 1975 Class Reunion. Friday - Reunion mixer 4 -6 p.m. Happy hour at Hilton Olive Lounge. Classmates reminisce 7-10 p.m. (California suite). Satiurday: Coffee and donuts (California Suite 9-11 a.m. 40th Classroom Reunion Party Terrazza Ballroom 6 p.m. - 12 a.m. Sunday: Picnic lunch 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bring your own blanket or towel to sit on). Call today and get your reservations or find out more information at (619) 443-3599.
ONGOING Camp at Lake Jennings Park. Bring family and friends for a great time outdoors. Relax in the quiet, cool, restful campground while enjoyng the viewws of the lake and watching the wildlife — deer, owls, osprey and even the occasional eagle. Take a walk along the nature trail and enjoy the wildflowers. Fish from the bank, launch your own boat, or rent a motor boat or paddle boat on weekends. For information and camping reservations, visit www.lakejennings.org or call (619) 390-1623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Computer Classes, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to noon. Self paced, instructor assisted. Learn computer basics and Microsoft Office Programs at the East Count Career Center, 924 E. Main St., El Cajon (619) 590-3950.
Tuesdays: Join our senior community singers (55+) “Memories of Music” for fun and friendship 12:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center, 8450 La Mesa Blvd, 91942. No auditions. Musical instruments welcome. $2. Contact: Carroll (619) 697-3223.
Wednesdays: Santee Farmer’s Market from 3 to 7 p.m. on Pathways Church parking lot, 9608 Carlton Hills Blvd., Santee. Call (619) 449-8427 for more information.
Wednesdays: Music & Motion for Babies, a special time for babies and their favorite grownups to learn and grow together. Lakeside Library, 9639 Vine Street in Lakeside. Classes will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sign up at the library desk.
Wednesday: La Mesa Foothills Democratic Club (First Wednesday of Every Month). Time-Social hour at 6:30 p.m., Program begins at 7 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center-4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942.
Thursdays: New Home School Loaning Library, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Community Church of San Diego, 7811 Mission Gorge Rd San Diego CA 92120. For more info, to make a donation or an appointment (619) 583-8200.
The El Cajon Farmers’ Market Every Thursday at the Prescott Promenade, located at 201 E. Main Street. Hours are from 3 to 6 p.m. - rain or shine! The Farmers’ Market offers a wide variety of fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, fresh baked breads and hot prepared food. Also, there are several vendors and live music! For more information, visit www.elcajonfarmersmarket.org.
Fridays: Read a Book, Write a Book For Elementary Students at Lakeside Library, 3:30 p.m.
Thursdays: T.O.P.S. (Take off pounds sensibly) Everyone welcome to join! Come and learn a healthy way to take off and keep off pounds.. Meetings held every Thursday from 9:15-10:30 a.m. at Lakeside Presbyterian Church 9908 Channel Road, Lakeside. The meetings keep you accountable and give support for a positive lifestyle change.
Fridays: Teen Music Shop: Musicians, Vocalists & Songwriters Welcome at Ramona Library, 3 p.m.
Fridays: La Mesa Farmers Market 3 to 6 p.m. in Allison Ave. parking lot, East of Spring Street.
Sundays: Rancho San Diego Farmers Market! We have a new location, new day and new hours! Now all we need is the support of our community! Join us in helping spread the word about this great local community event. Our market provides a wonderful opportunity for customers to buy their fresh fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs direct from the farm! We also have delicious cookies, oils, hot foods, lotions and so much more. The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market will operate on the Valhalla High School, located at 1725 Hillsdale Road, El Cajon, CA 92019. Look for us at the corner of Chase Avenue and Hillsdale Road in Rancho San Diego! The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market is not your typical Farmers Market! In addition to helping local entrepreneurs, your attendance and purchases help eradicate poverty both locally and globally. The Rancho San Diego Farmers Market is managed entirely by Charity World volunteers and 100% of our vendor fees go towards Charity World programs (after paying for market permitting and logistical costs). Charity World is a small, volunteer led 501(c)3 Public Benefit Corporation, founded in El Cajon. Our programs provide food, clothing, shelter, health and education services to individuals living in poverty.