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Calendar: March 10 – April 9, 2017

Race Legal Drag Racing

Friday, March 10

Race Legal 1/8 mile street legal drag racing is scheduled for 6 to 11:55 p.m. at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. The Race Legal program was developed as the safer and sanctioned track alternative to illegal street racing.

It includes a “heads-up” street legal format. All races take place on the west side parking lot portion of Qualcomm Stadium. Enter the main Qualcomm Stadium gate and follow the signage to the event site. Visit RaceLegal.com.

Just Between Friends Children’s Consignment Event

Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 12

Families can find all they need to raise a family, from maternity to teen at 50 to 90 percent off retail prices. This year’s Just Between Friends (JBF) of San Diego event will be held in the Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South.

Families can also turn their own items into cash, and price their own items, and JBF does the rest of the work handling the sales. For this weekend’s daily schedule, visit bit.ly/2lBCRYn.

Citywide Community Cleanup/Drop-off Event

Saturday, March 11

Looking to clean out your garage or spare bedroom? Need somewhere to get rid of that old appliance, used furniture, mattress or electronics?

City of San Diego residents can drop off all unwanted items at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Simply drop your bulky items at Qualcomm Stadium anytime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on March 11.

Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Saturday, March 11

Sexting, social media, teen suicide and substance abuse are among the pressing issues facing today’s youth. These topics and more will be addressed at the second annual Critical Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel 2270 Hotel Circle North.

The conference will feature nationally and locally recognized clinicians, best-selling authors, social action advocates, and a panel of youth. The cost is $75. To register, visit bit.ly/2lZthuy.

Color in Motion 5k

Saturday, March 18

The Color In Motion 5K is a chance to dress wacky, throw color packets on people — all while supporting Special Olympics Southern California. Participants start in white shirts that quickly get covered in color from the Mega Color Blaster at the race’s start. Participants run through four color stations where more color powder gets thrown onto them.

New this year: music at each color station and wacky mirrors for selfies. Color in Motion 5k at Qualcomm Stadium is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Visit bit.ly/2lZuxhe.

Hemlock Society CPR Informational Session

Sunday, March 19

What is CPR? How often is it successful? Speaker James Dunford, Jr., MD, city of San Diego EMS medical director, will speak about the topic. A Hemlock Society chat will follow. 1:30–3 p.m. at Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino Del Rio South. Visit bit.ly/2kIUipF.

Civic Meetings                                 

Linda Vista Planning Group

Monday, March 27

The Linda Vista Planning Group will hold its general meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Linda Vista Branch Library, 2160 Ulric St. Visit bit.ly/2jZpXh5. 

Linda Vista Town Council

Thursday, March 16

The Linda Vista Town Council will hold its next meeting with refreshments at 6 p.m. and program at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Michael Prinz, senior planner, City Planning Department, will discuss the Morena Corridor Specific Plan.

American Legion Post 731, 7245 Linda Vista Road. Visit lindavista.org.

Mission Valley Planning Group

Wednesday, April 5

Mission Valley Planning Group will hold its general meeting at noon in the Mission Valley Branch Library Community Room, 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit bit.ly/2jZs7gA.

Women’s History Month events at Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College celebrates Women’s History Month with special exhibitions, lectures and performances. All events will be held on the Mesa College campus, 7250 Mesa College Drive. Women’s History Month at Mesa will include the following free public events:

  • Get Your Voice Heard, Tuesday, March 14, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Action Booths with Dora Schoenberg-Fernandez, professor of Spanish, Women’s Alliance Club. As a follow up to the Women Marches, this event is dedicated to helping students take action. San Diego Mesa College Quad.
  • Resisting Erasure: Women Artists Confront the 20th Century, Thursday, March 16, 12:45-2:10 p.m. A discussion led by art historians and Mesa College professors Denise Rogers and Cara Smulevitz. San Diego Mesa College, G-102.
  • Turn of the Century Transformations: Women’s Roles and the Fashions that Resulted, 1870-1920, Monday, March 20, 4-5 p.m. Professor Susan Lazear will lead this presentation detailing how fashion was influenced during this half-century period. San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435.
  • Sixth Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series, Wednesday, March 22, 12:45-2:10 p.m. Filmmaker Richard Saiz will screen “My Journey with Gracia” followed by a discussion. San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435.
  • Milicianas: Women on the Sports Field and the Battlefield in Spain’s Civil War, Wednesday, March 22, 4-5 p.m. Mesa College History Professor James Stouts will lead a discussion on the vital role women played during the Spanish Civil War. San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435.
  • Women’s Words, Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Women’s Words is a collection of stage readings that include contemporary and historical works as well as musical and performance pieces by women presented by students in the Dramatic Arts Program. San Diego Mesa College Quad.
  • Nevertheless She Persisted: Addressing the Needs of our Female Students, Thursday, March 23, 11 a.m.-noon. Mesa College professors Denise Rogers, Gloria Kim and Debra Llgorksy tackle this always contemporary issue. San Diego Mesa College, LRC-435.

In addition to these events, the first floor of the Learning Resource Center at Mesa College will be the site of two displays throughout March in recognition of Women’s History Month: “Power and Femininity in African Art” and “Empowered Women in History.”

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