Lunar New Year Festival 2017
Friday, Jan. 20-Sunday, Jan. 22
Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Tet and the Year of the Rooster at Qualcomm Stadium, 9449 Friars Road. Lion dance troupes will be on-site throughout each day. Thirty-thousand zodiac charms will be given away while they last.
Open Friday 5-10 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for kids; children ages 2 and under are admitted free.
A free carnival ride is offered for each ticket purchased. Anyone born in a Year of the Rooster will be admitted for free. Free parking. Visit lunarnewyearfestival.org.
San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Anniversary
Thursday, Feb. 2
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 146th anniversary in what could be the year’s largest networking event, 5-7 p.m. in the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina Grand Ballroom, 333 W. Harbor Drive.
The keynote speaker is business visionary Derreck Kayongo, founder of the Global Soap Project and CEO of the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Mayor Kevin Faulconer will also provide his perspective on the state of San Diego business. Individual member ticket costs $175; $350 for non-member ticket. Visit bit.ly/2jlqStv.
‘All About Eyes’
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy are some causes of senior-related vision loss. “All About Eyes: What You Need to Know About Age Related Eye Conditions” will take you on an educational journey.
Learn from Vickie Zimmerman-Fox, M.A.S.P., field service manager, Braille Institute, 10 to 11 a.m. at the Sharp Health Plan office, 8520 Tech Way. Registration required. Call 800-827-4277 or register at www.sharp.com.
Cheer, Dance, Tumbling and Spirit!
Saturday, Feb. 11
Patrick Henry High School will host its third annual Cheer/Dance Showcase featuring schools from around the county such as Serra, Santana and Steele Canyon high schools.
The event will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Patrick Henry High gym, 6702 Wandermere Drive. Admission is $5 at the door. Contact Terri Clark, cheer advisor, 619-977-7540.
Rowdy’s Run Dog Walk-a-Thon
Saturday, Feb. 11
Southern California German Shepherd Rescue (SCGSR) is hosting its first annual Dog Walk-a-Thon, starting at 8:30 a.m. at Lake Murray, 5540 Kiowa Drive. Named in honor of Rowdy, SCGSR’s 2016 rescue ambassador that passed away recently. The purpose is to raise funds to save the lives of the many pups that will be placed in shelters after the novelty of Christmas puppies wears off. To register, visit socalrescue.org.
‘Death and Dying from a Positive Perspective’
Thursday, Feb. 16
Modern medicine has prolonged human life and old age has taken on a new meaning, offering both the challenge and the opportunity to choose how we approach our inevitable demise. “Death and Dying from a Positive Perspective with Lindsay Wagner” is a monthly five-session series exploring age and death. The series runs through June. Starts at 12:45 p.m. in the College Avenue Center, 6299 Capri Drive. For more information, call 858-637-3270 or visit bit.ly/2jl1Ef7.