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:
- “Garden basics” on Sept. 10.
- “Fall container gardens” on Sept. 24.
- “Cool season veggies and herbs” on Oct. 1.
- “Pumpkin with succulents – make and take” on Oct. 22.
Visit ArmstrongGarden.com for more information.
Saturday, Sept. 10
With many musical years under his belt, singer-songwriter Dan Navarro is preparing to release his first solo studio album, “Shed My Skin.” The folk-rock artist – once half of Lowen & Navarro – will make a tour stop at Grassroots Oasis (3130 Moore St., Midway) to showcase old and new tunes. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Visit grassrootsoasis.com for more information.
Volunteers of America Southwest’s 17th annual Celebrity Golf Class
Monday, Sept. 12
This all-day event will be held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo (12280 Greens East Road) with a tee time of 11 a.m. The Mission Valley nonprofit Volunteers of America Southwest is a faith-based organization and part of a national network. Visit voasw.org to register.
National Medicare Education Week
Thursday, Sept. 15–Wednesday, Sept. 21
Educational events will take place throughout the week to help Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers better understand the system. The annual observance begins one month before the Medicare open enrollment period (Oct. 15–Dec. 7). On Thursday, Sept. 15, UnitedHealthCare representatives will be answering questions and offering one-on-one assistance at Mission Valley OASIS at Macy’s (1702 Camino Del Rio North) at 5 p.m. Walgreens will offer pneumonia and/or flu vaccinations at the event and there will be fitness demonstration with the SilverSneakers program. To RSVP, visit NMEW.com. The event is free but registration is required.
Derryck Smith, MD, on assisted dying in Canada
Sunday, Sept. 18
This meeting sponsored by The Hemlock Society of San Diego will feature Dr. Derryck Smith – a Vancouver-based psychiatrist and right-to-die activist. He will discuss how Canada – and especially Catholic-dominated Quebec – got ahead of the U.S. in assisted dying. The event is free and will be held at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley). Visit hemlocksocietysandiego.org for more information.
Just Between Friends of San Diego children’s consignment event
Thursday, Sept. 22–Sunday, Sept. 25
Shoppers can prepare for cooler weather at this special consignment event and families can also “recycle by reselling” items their children have outgrown. Items available will include: Halloween costumes, holiday clothing, gifts, shoes, toys, games books, kids clothing, baby equipment, furniture and more. The event will start with an early shopping time on Thursday from 6–9 p.m. which costs $10 in advance or $15 at the door. The sale will continue from 3–6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.–noon on Sunday. Tickets for Friday and Saturday are $3 and Sunday is free. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Event Center (1895 Camino del Rio South, Mission Valley). Visit bit.ly/2c8CKwx for more information.
‘All Out for Her’ ovarian cancer fitness fundraiser
Saturday, Sept. 24
The Clearity Foundation is holding this fitness fundraiser that will take place at multiple San Diego Orangetheory Fitness studios in an effort to raise awareness and money to support women with ovarian cancer. The event will consist of hour-long dynamic training sessions. Individuals of all fitness levels are encouraged to register. The money raised will help ovarian cancer patients receive genomic information to improve their treatment options. Orangetheory Fitness Mission Valley (7510 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 401) will be participating from 12:30–1:30 p.m. Registration is $24. For additional details and participating locations, visit clearityfoundation.org/news-events.
‘Art & Craft Show’
Saturday, Sept. 24–Sunday, Sept. 25
This event in Old Town will feature fine art, music, food, craft beer, wine and more. The annual show takes place along San Diego Avenue and is free to the public. The hours for the event will be 10 a.m.–6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Artwork by over 80 contemporary artists will be displayed in mediums including painting, quilting, ceramics and much more. Visit oldtownartfestival.org for more information.
Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – San Diego
Sunday, Sept. 25
This annual event takes place in over 100 cities around the world to “incite a complete and total ban on the ivory and rhino horn trade.” The San Diego contingency of the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos has teamed with NSEFU Wildlife Conservation Foundation for this event. NSEFU is a nonprofit that creates strategies and programs to fight poaching of endangered species in Southern Africa. The San Diego march will take place from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at San Diego Waterfront Park (1600 Pacific Highway, Downtown). Marchers are encouraged to bring posters, banners and comfortable shoes for the event. Visit march4elephantsandrhinos.org for more information.