Gardening classes at Armstrong
For these free gardening classes, Armstrong Garden Centers will give tips and tricks on various topics and areas of interest. The Mission Valley/Grantville store is located at 10320 Friars Road; there are several other San Diego Armstrong locations. Sessions start at 9 a.m. Upcoming classes include:
- “Plants to attract birds and butterflies” on Aug. 13
- “Growing succulents and cacti” on Aug. 27
Visit ArmstrongGarden.com for more information.
Civita Friday Movie Night with ‘Back to the Future’
Friday, Aug. 19
Mission Valley housing community Civita will wrap up their summer movie series with this event. This edition features a screening of the 1985 sci-fi classic, “Back to the Future,” starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd. This event is open to the public and attendees are invited to bring their own picnic or partake in free popcorn. The film will start at about 7:45 p.m. at Civita’s temporary park located at the corner of Civita Boulevard and Via Alta. Visit CivitaLife.com for more information.
The Gem Faire returns to the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley) with a three-day event. Admission is $7 for the entire weekend (children under 12 are free) and there is free parking. Over 100 exhibitors will showcase fine jewelry, gems, beads, crystals, pearls, gold and silver and more. Jewelry repair, cleaning and ring-sizing services will be available while you shop. There will be a special wholesale preview on Friday from 10 a.m. –noon. The general admission hours are: Friday noon –6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. –6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. –5 p.m. Visit GemFaire.com for more information
Outdoor Family Movie Night: ‘Inside Out’
Saturday, Aug. 20
Mission Trails Church (4880 Zion Ave., Allied Gardens) is hosting one last family movie night on their front lawn. Attendees are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Popcorn and fun will be provided. Visit missiontrailschurch.com for more info.
‘Taste of OASIS’
Wednesday, Aug. 24
San Diego OASIS – a local nonprofit that supports successful aging – is hosting this event at their headquarters, located on the third floor of Macy’s Mission Valley (1702 Camino Del Rio North). The event from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will celebrate the kick off of OASIS’ fall 2016 trimester. There will best class demonstrations, an opportunity to meet OASIS members and instructors, and more information on classes. This event is free and open to the public. Visit sandiegooasis.org for more information.
Corporate wellness, team building and happy hour come together with this unique event at Qualcomm Stadium (9449 Friars Road, Mission Valley). Local companies will build teams to walk, jog or run in the Corporate Dash 5k race. Following the race there will be an after-party (also at the stadium) with a craft beer garden, food and live music. The event will raise funds for the PEERS network – a San Diego-based nonprofit. Event check-in starts at 5 p.m. with the beer garden opening at 6 p.m., first wave of the race at 7 p.m. and post-race celebration from 8 – 10:30 p.m. Visit bit.ly/2aGYLRP to register.
TICA ‘All Breed Championship and Household Pet Cat Show’
Saturday, Sept. 3 – Sunday, Sept. 4
The International Cat Association’s annual cat show will feature cat breeds from all over the world; plus vendors, an education ring and more. Town and Country Resort & Convention center (500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley) will host the two-day event. Get more information and make reservations at tica.org.