Calendar: Aug. 18 – Sept. 14, 2017


Armstrong Garden Center events
Saturday, Aug. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 9

Armstrong Garden Center will host two community classes this month at their new location, 1350 W. Morena Blvd. Visit

– Aug. 19: “Houseplants Made Easy” at 9 a.m.
– July 29: “Garden Basics” at 9 a.m.

Great American Eclipse at the Fleet
Monday, Aug. 21

Enjoy the Great American Eclipse as the Fleet Science Center will host various activities — including a viewing and “Ask an Astronomer” — throughout the morning. Free. 9–11:45 a.m. at 1875 El Prado, Balboa Park. Visit 

OLLI Welcome Orientation and Tour
Friday, Aug. 25

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU — which offers intellectual and literal adventures for adults age 50 and better — invites you to a Welcome Orientation and Tour. Free event and complimentary parking. Light refreshments provided. Comfortable shoes recommended. 9:30–11:30 a.m. at San Diego State University, 5250 Campanile Drive. RSVP by Thursday, Aug. 24 at 619-594-2863, or

Sharp HospiceCare benefit dinner and regatta
Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26

Support the Sharp HospiceCare’s Homes for Hospice program with this two-day benefit. Visit

–  Pre-race event, Friday, Aug. 25. Enjoy a full-course dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Tickets $195. 6 p.m. at Hotel del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave.

–  Race and spectator yacht seating, Saturday, Aug. 26. Celebrate the race with a yacht reservation, lunch, refreshments, wine and post-race dinner party. Tickets $150. 11 a.m. at Coronado Yacht Club, 1631 Strand Way. Race begins at 1 p.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Saturday, Sept. 9

Join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor. The route length is 5K. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. ceremony; 10 a.m. walk. The walk takes place at Crown Point Park, Mission Bay. Contact Edward Jones at 858-551-9811 or visit

‘Memory: Increasing Your Fluid Intelligence and Cognitive Ability’
Tuesday, Sept. 12

Lindsay Wagner will cover ways to improve cognitive ability and “fluid intelligence.” 12:45 p.m. at The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. Visit


Summer of Sycuan Concerts

Sycuan Casino hosts a concert series this summer. Must be 21-and-over to attend. Buy tickets online or at the Live & Up Close box office. 5469 Casino Way, El Cajon. Visit or call 619-445-6002.

Upcoming concerts:

Friday, Aug. 18: Freddie Jackson, 8 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 19: Chippendales, 8 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 3: Chubby Checker, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 7: Lita Ford, 8 p.m.

311 concert
Sunday, Aug. 20

American rock band 311 will perform with New Politics. Tickets start at $23. 7:30 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit

Movies at College Avenue Center
Monday, Aug. 21 and Monday, Sept. 11

The College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive, Del Cerro, hosts occasional movie screenings. Free for supporting members; $2 for all others. Visit

Upcoming films:

Monday, Aug. 21: A film with Ralph De Lauro at 1 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 11: “A United Kingdon” at 1 p.m.



Through Sunday, Aug. 27

Wonderspaces provides a local, family-friendly alternative to Burning Man. The eclectic pop-up installation of artworks encourages audience interaction. Tickets $16–24 online. Civita Park, 760 Civita Blvd., Mission Valley. Visit

‘Sister Parks’ Art Exhibit
Through Thursday, Aug. 31

Mission Valley Library presents “Sister Parks,” a photography exhibit that explores the connection between California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the Ikh Nartiin Chuluu Reserve in Mongolia. Exhibit is open the same hours as the library. 2123 Fenton Parkway. Visit or contact Phillip Roullard at

Goo Goo Dolls concert
Tuesday, Sept. 12

American rock band Goo Goo Dolls will perform with Phillip Phillips. Tickets start at $33. 7:30 p.m. at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, 5500 Campanile Drive. Visit


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