Events Calendar – Sept. 11 – Oct. 8, 2015

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Carnival of Services Expo
Tuesday, Sept. 15

The San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association and the San Diego Chapter of the International Facilities Management Association have organized the first-ever joint Carnival of Service Expo. Building owners, asset managers, property managers and facility managers are invited to attend for networking, professional learning, games and prizes, lunch and more. The event will be held at the Doubletree Mission Valley Hotel (7450 Hazard Center Drive) from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visit for more information and to register.

16th annual Taste of the Mission
Friday, Sept. 18

This event will take place from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the courtyard of the Mission San Diego de Alcalá (10818 San Diego Mission Road, Mission Valley/Grantville). It will include wine and beer tasting, food samples, live music, raffle and silent auction. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Money raised will benefit parish religious education and students attending Catholic schools. Visit for more information.

Bazaar del Mundo’s Santa Fe Market
Friday, Sept. 18 – Sunday, Sept. 20

This annual event in Old Town brings together artists featuring Native American jewelry, colorful collectibles, creative fashions and unique home décor. Pawn trader Art Quintana will be on hand to provide free appraisals of attendees’ fine Indian jewelry and heirlooms. The festival will showcase creations from Navajo, Cherokee, Hopi, Pima, Isleta Pueblo and Santo Domingo Pueblo tribe members along with work of Southwestern artists. There will also be live musical entertainment and food from Casa Guadalajara for purchase. The event runs 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Bazaar del Mundo Shops are located at the north entrance to Old Town on the corner of Juan and Taylor streets. Visit for more information.

Clean and Green River Cleanup
Saturday, Sept. 19

GADS (Grantville, Allied Gardens, Del Cerro and San Carlos) networking group will be participating in the California Coastal Cleanup Day organized by I Love a Clean San Diego. Tools will be provided at the Adobe Falls site in Del Cerro (10981 San Diego Mission Road). Family friendly. RSVP to 619-297-7380. Cleanup from 9 a.m. – noon. Learn more about GADS on Facebook at and visit for more information.

Saturday, Sept. 19

Fashion Valley Mall has teamed with Glamour and GQ magazines for a fall fashion event to be held in the Center Court of the mall from 1 – 5 p.m. The event will showcase men and women’s fashions and feature interactive aspects include one-on-one consultations with style experts. Other highlights include a photo booth, a shopping spree giveaway and style challenges with prizes. Fashion Valley Mall is located at 7007 Friars Road in Mission Valley. Visit for more information.

‘Plot Twist’ – Playwrights Project’s 30th anniversary celebration
Saturday, Oct. 10

This anniversary event will celebrate the program’s history, honor educator Ernie McCray and philanthropists Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky; and also highlight stories from program participants. The evening will be held at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice at University of San Diego (5998 Alcala Park, Linda Vista). Festivities start at 6 p.m. with wine, hors d’oeuvres, dinner and a silent auction in the courtyard overlooking Mission Bay. At 7:30, attendees will enjoy original performance emceed by Pat Launer and a live auction in the Institute’s theater. Playwrights Project is a nonprofit organization that works to “advance literacy, creativity, and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.” Visit for more information and tickets.

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